Walk Our Paths
Casual walking is a wonderful physical activity that can help improve your health and wellbeing. Here at the City of Ryde you can take your pick of picturesque, accessible and attractive walking routes.
The Ryde Riverwalk is a 12km-long landscaped pathway that skirts along the banks of the Parramatta River, between Kissing Point Park and Melrose Park. The pathway showcases the foreshore and its historic and cultural significance to the area.
The Ryde Riverwalk is designed for use by walkers and cyclists and connects to many other cycling routes. Visit the Ryde Riverwalk page for more information.
Field of Mars Walking Tracks
Explore Field of Mars and discover wildflowers, shady gullies, magnificent gum trees and native wildlife. There are a variety of tracks for all abilities and fitness levels.
Download the Field of Mars Walking Trails Map(PDF, 823KB)
Brush Farm Park Walking Tracks
With its remnant bushland, rare rainforest species and sportsfield Brush Farm Park is a great place to explore. The natural and cultural heritage of this bushland oasis area sets it apart from other parks and reserves in Sydney.
Explorer Gregory Blaxland built his home, Brush Farm House, circa 1820 on what is now the northern side of Lawson St, Eastwood. It is one of Australia’s oldest surviving houses and one of the most substantial houses surviving from the Macquarie period.
Today Brush Farm Park contains remnants of Critically Endangered Blue Gum High Forest, Sydney Turpentine Ironbark Forest and Rainforest.
Brush Farm Park Loop Track
930m, 20min return Grade: Moderate
Starting at the carpark, wander beneath the canopy of beautiful turpentine trees down into the rainforest gully. Loop back to the start point along the eastern gully or venture west to the Bowling Club track or south onto the Lambert Park track.
Lambert Park Track
380m, 6min one-way Grade: Easy
Continuing south from the Brush Farm Loop, you will notice a change in the vegetation as you walk along the filled valley. Exit at the southern end near the Guide Hall or head up the steps to John Street.
Download the Brush Farm Park Walking Tracks Map(PDF, 1MB)
Great North Walk
A 250km walking track from Sydney to Newcastle. This can be accessed from Buffalo Creek Reserve, Magdala Park and Lane Cove National Park.
Parramatta River Walk
A loop beginning and ending at Rhodes Station with access points at various stages along the loop. The walk includes a river crossing by ferry and one by train. Estimated walking time 5-6 hours.
Ryde College at 250 Blaxland Road, Ryde. Free self-guided tour allows participants to learn more about sustainable gardening and its impact on the environment.
Terrys Creek Walk
Discover Terrys Creek Walk, an important bushland link to Lane Cove National Park. With its impressive waterfall, sandstone outcrops and bushland there is plenty to explore.
Download the Terry Creek Walking Trail Map(PDF, 9MB)