Cherrybrook to Hornsby via Fishponds


3 hrs 45 mins

9 km One way

536 m

Hard track
A beautiful walk through the Berowra Valley Regional Park. The walk mostly follows the Great North Walk, between Cherrybrook and Hornsby. There are some fantastic lookouts along the way and some excellent scenery along Berowra creek, including the ‘Fishponds’. The start and end of the walk are close to good shopping centres, so this is also a good walk for those who like to start or finish their walks in a cafe.

Maps for the Cherrybrook to Hornsby via Fishponds walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Hornsby 1:25 000 Map Series 91304S HORNSBY NSW-91304S
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Cherrybrook to Hornsby via Fishponds bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Cherrybrook to Hornsby via Fishponds

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 9 km
Time 3 hrs 45 mins
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Grade 4/6



Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

6km of this walk has short steep hills and another 1.7km has gentle hills with occasional steps. Whilst another 1.3km is very steep and the remaining 350m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

6km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 3km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (350m) follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

Around 8km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 1.2km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

5km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience and another 2.9km requires no previous bushwalking experience. The remaining (990m) requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 8km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 1.4km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

Around 7km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 2.3km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Cherrybrook to Hornsby via Fishponds walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Cherrybrook to Hornsby via Fishponds walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Cherrybrook to Hornsby via Fishponds walk starts at the Top of The Lakes Of Cherrybrook park (gps: -33.721735, 151.04418)
Your transport options to Top of The Lakes Of Cherrybrook park are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)



The Cherrybrook to Hornsby via Fishponds ends at the Hornsby Train Station (gps: -33.703509, 151.09801)
Your transport options to Hornsby Train Station are by;
Train. (get details)
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)


Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments

 


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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt :)