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Richley Reserve to Carnley Reserve Circuit
Time: 1 hr 15 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.4 km W of Adamstown
Length: 2.9 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 2.9 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Newcastle(LGA)
Climb: 96 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 96 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Moderate

A great family length walk that takes in both of the large reserves in the Blackbutt Park. This walk starts at Richley Reserve and travels to Carnley Reserve and the Wildlife Exhibits before returning a different way to Richley Reserve. Never far from facilities, this walk suits families or those who want to stay on the wider trails. An excellent walk. (open in app)


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  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Richley Reserve to Carnley Reserve Circuit

Map of Walk

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Richley Reserve (Car Park)
Int of Richley Reserve & Tall Tree Walk (loop)
Dunkley Ave Entrance
Int of Carnley & Tall Trees Trails
Main Ridge & Carnley Trails
Carlney Ave Car Park (Eastern end)
Carnley Ave Car Park
Carnley Avenue Reserve
Int of Boardwalk & Carnley Trail
Int of Boardwalk & Main Ridge Trail
Int of Boardwalk & Carnley Trail
Carnley Avenue Reserve
Int of Carnley Trail & Blueberry Ash Walk
Main Ridge & Carnley Trails
Int of Main Ridge & Tall Trees Walks
Richley Reserve (Short Cut Intersection)
Richley Reseve (four way intersection)
Starting point for this hiking track: Richley Reserve (Car Park)

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Wallsend 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-92323S 
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Photo Gallery

 
Large pond with swans in Richley Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Large pond with swans in Richley Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve +
 
Sheltered picnic tables in Richley Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Sheltered picnic tables in Richley Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve +
 
Richley Reserve Car Park, Blackbutt Reserve
 
Richley Reserve Car Park, Blackbutt Reserve +

 
Sealed road in the Richley Reserve Car Park in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Sealed road in the Richley Reserve Car Park in Blackbutt Reserve +
 
Sign at Richley Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Sign at Richley Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve +
 
Trail near Richley Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Trail near Richley Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve +

 
Sealed trail in Richley Reserve
 
Sealed trail in Richley Reserve +
 
Gently uphill trail near Richley Reserve
 
Gently uphill trail near Richley Reserve +
 
Trail with overhead powerlines in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Trail with overhead powerlines in Blackbutt Reserve +

 
Trail near Dunkley Ave in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Trail near Dunkley Ave in Blackbutt Reserve +
 
House and Dunkley Ave near Blackbutt Reserve
 
House and Dunkley Ave near Blackbutt Reserve +
 
Sealed trail in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Sealed trail in Blackbutt Reserve +

 
Trail through forest in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Trail through forest in Blackbutt Reserve +
 
Seat on the Tall Trees walk in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Seat on the Tall Trees walk in Blackbutt Reserve +
 
Intersection near Carnley Ave Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Intersection near Carnley Ave Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve +

 
Trail and metal ring fence near Carnley Ave Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Trail and metal ring fence near Carnley Ave Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve +
 
Metal fence and trail in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Metal fence and trail in Blackbutt Reserve +
 
Locked metal gate near Carnley Ave Car Park in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Locked metal gate near Carnley Ave Car Park in Blackbutt Reserve +

 
Kangaroo behind a metal ring fence at Carnley Ave Reserve
 
Kangaroo behind a metal ring fence at Carnley Ave Reserve +
 
Carnley Ave Car Park and Carnely Ave in the distance
 
Carnley Ave Car Park and Carnely Ave in the distance +
 
Carnley Ave Car Park
 
Carnley Ave Car Park +

 
Carnley Ave Car Park in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Carnley Ave Car Park in Blackbutt Reserve +
 
Sign and footpath in Carnley Ave Reserve
 
Sign and footpath in Carnley Ave Reserve +
 
Dry rocky creek bed in Carnley Ave Reserve
 
Dry rocky creek bed in Carnley Ave Reserve +

 
Dry rocky creek bed with timber barrier in Carnley Ave Reserve
 
Dry rocky creek bed with timber barrier in Carnley Ave Reserve +
 
Car Park ticketing machine in Carnley Ave Car Park
 
Car Park ticketing machine in Carnley Ave Car Park +
 
Carnley Ave Car Park in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Carnley Ave Car Park in Blackbutt Reserve +

 
Timber boardwalk into Wildlife Exhibit at Blackbutt Reserve
 
Timber boardwalk into Wildlife Exhibit at Blackbutt Reserve +
 
Toilets at Carnley Ave Reserve
 
Toilets at Carnley Ave Reserve +
 
Childrens playground at Carnley Ave in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Childrens playground at Carnley Ave in Blackbutt Reserve +

 
Picnic table by pond at Carnley Ave Reserve
 
Picnic table by pond at Carnley Ave Reserve +
 
Signage at the Wildlife Exhibits at Carnley Ave Reserve
 
Signage at the Wildlife Exhibits at Carnley Ave Reserve +
 
Blackbutt Reserve 'Wildlife Exhibits' sign in Carnley Ave Reserve
 
Blackbutt Reserve 'Wildlife Exhibits' sign in Carnley Ave Reserve +

 
Boardwalk and fencing at the Wildlife Exhibits at Carnley Ave Reserve
 
Boardwalk and fencing at the Wildlife Exhibits at Carnley Ave Reserve +
 
Large aviary at the Wildlife Exhibits at Carnley Ave Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Large aviary at the Wildlife Exhibits at Carnley Ave Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve +
 
Koala at the Wildlife Exhibits at Blackbutt Reserve
 
Koala at the Wildlife Exhibits at Blackbutt Reserve +

 
The Wildlife Exhibits at Carnley Ave Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve
 
The Wildlife Exhibits at Carnley Ave Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve +
 
Dove at the Wildlife Exhibits at Carnley Ave Reserve
 
Dove at the Wildlife Exhibits at Carnley Ave Reserve +
 
Lace Monitors at the Wildlife Exhibits in Carnley Ave Reserve
 
Lace Monitors at the Wildlife Exhibits in Carnley Ave Reserve +

 
Owl in the Wildlife Exhibits at Carnley Ave Reserve
 
Owl in the Wildlife Exhibits at Carnley Ave Reserve +
 
Boardwalk on the Wildlife Exhibits at Carnley Ave Reserve
 
Boardwalk on the Wildlife Exhibits at Carnley Ave Reserve +
 
Elevated boardwalk on the Wildlife Exhibits at Carnley Ave Reserve
 
Elevated boardwalk on the Wildlife Exhibits at Carnley Ave Reserve +

 
Aviary at the Wildlife Exhibits at Carnley Ave Reserve
 
Aviary at the Wildlife Exhibits at Carnley Ave Reserve +
 
Stilts at the Wildlife Exhibits at Carnley Ave Reserve
 
Stilts at the Wildlife Exhibits at Carnley Ave Reserve +
 
Heron at the Wildlife Exhibits in Carnley Ave Reserve
 
Heron at the Wildlife Exhibits in Carnley Ave Reserve +

 
Kingfisher at the Wildlife Exhibits in Carnley Ave Reserve
 
Kingfisher at the Wildlife Exhibits in Carnley Ave Reserve +
 
Information centre at Carnley Reserve
 
Information centre at Carnley Reserve +
 
Sealed trail near Carnley Ave Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Sealed trail near Carnley Ave Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve +

 
Sheltered picnic table in Carnley Ave Reserve
 
Sheltered picnic table in Carnley Ave Reserve +
 
Trail and metal ring fence in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Trail and metal ring fence in Blackbutt Reserve +
 
'Red Kangaroo' sign at Carnley Ave Reserve
 
'Red Kangaroo' sign at Carnley Ave Reserve +

 
Trail in forest in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Trail in forest in Blackbutt Reserve +
 
Sealed trail with metal post near Richley Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Sealed trail with metal post near Richley Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve +
 
Sealed trail in the Blackbutt Reserve
 
Sealed trail in the Blackbutt Reserve +

 
Trail to a clearing in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Trail to a clearing in Blackbutt Reserve +
 
Sealed footpath down to large grassy clearing in Richley Reserve
 
Sealed footpath down to large grassy clearing in Richley Reserve +
 
Metal post in footpath with a large grassy clearing in Richley Reserve
 
Metal post in footpath with a large grassy clearing in Richley Reserve +

 
Large grassy clearing looking to the north in Richley Reserve
 
Large grassy clearing looking to the north in Richley Reserve +
 
Large grassy picnic area in Richley Reserve
 
Large grassy picnic area in Richley Reserve +
 
Trail with garage bin in the distance in Richley Reserve
 
Trail with garage bin in the distance in Richley Reserve +

 
Wide trail at Richley Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Wide trail at Richley Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve +
 
Trail behind the office building at Richley Reserve
 
Trail behind the office building at Richley Reserve +
 
Trail in Richley Reserve near the large ponds in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Trail in Richley Reserve near the large ponds in Blackbutt Reserve +

 
Timber bridge by large pond in Richley Reserve
 
Timber bridge by large pond in Richley Reserve +
 
Large pond with outlet at Richley Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Large pond with outlet at Richley Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve +
 
Grasslands with a large pond in the distance at Richley Reserve
 
Grasslands with a large pond in the distance at Richley Reserve +

 
Timber bridge by large pond in Richley Reserve
 
Timber bridge by large pond in Richley Reserve +
 
Timber bridge by pond with black swan in Richley Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Timber bridge by pond with black swan in Richley Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve +
 
Black swan in large pond in Richley Reserve
 
Black swan in large pond in Richley Reserve +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Richley Reserve to Carnley Reserve Circuit bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Richley Reserve to Carnley Reserve Circuit bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Richley Reserve to Carnley Reserve Circuit bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Richley Reserve to Carnley Reserve Circuit bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 2.9km
Time 1 hr 15 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
Around 2.8km of this walk is flat with no steps, whilst the remaining 130m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 2.9km follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
Around 2.2km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 770m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 2.9km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 2.9km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 2.9km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Catch the bus to Richley Reserve (Car Park)
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip to the end of this walk.
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Drive to Richley Reserve (Car Park)
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
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Blackbutt Reserve Alt = 73 m
Blackbutt Reserve, near Newcastle, occupies over 182 hectares of land and provides visitors with the chance to enjoy nature trails[1], wildlife exhibits[2][3], children's playgrounds[4] and recreational facilities. The reserve is the perfect place for a relaxing family picnic or to explore on a bushwalk. Native wildlife, such as the Powerful Owl and the Grey-headed flying fox[5] can be seen within the park. There is an information cottage[6] at Carnley Avenue, which is open 7am to 5pm, or 7am to 7pm during daylight savings. The reserve has car parking at Carnley Avenue, Richley Reserve, Lookout Road and Mahonoy Drive. For more information, phone 02 4904 3344.

Richley Reserve Alt = 38 m
The Richley Reserve, within Blackbutt Reserve, has a park office[7], large pond areas[8] with swans (beware the swans[9] as they defend their territory), sheltered picnic tables[10], water taps[11], toilets[12], open grassed areas[13], a children's playground[14], electric barbecues[15] and a car park[16]. The Richley Reserve car park has disability friendly parking and is open from 7am to 5pm or 7am to 7pm during daylight savings. For further information phone 02 4904 3344.

(0 km) Richley Reserve (Car Park) to Int of Richley Reserve & Tall Tree Walk (loop)
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - road
Length = 198 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = -6 m
From the Richley Reserve (Car Park)[17], this walk follows the car park gently downhill, while leaving the ponds directly behind you. This walk continues for about 150m, to find a three-way intersection[18][19], with a metal gate and 'Blackbutt Reserve - Freyberg St Entrance' sign[20] (on the right). This walk turns right and continues gently uphill for about 45m, passing through the metal gate, until coming to a three-way intersection[21] with a sealed trail and 'Tall Tree Walk (loop)' sign[22] (on the left).

(0.2 km) Int of Richley Reserve & Tall Tree Walk (loop) to Int of Main Ridge AND Tall Trees Walks
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 655 m Time = 13 mins
Climb = 32 m Descent = -3 m
Veer left: From the intersection[23][24], this walk follows the 'Wildlife Exhibit' sign[25] and trail gently uphill, while keeping the valley on your left. This walk continues through forest[26] for about 300m, until coming to a faint three-way intersection[27] with a track on the left (houses[28] visible on the left) at a right-hand turn in the trail.
Turn right: From the intersection[29][30], this walk follows the trail gently uphill[31], while leaving Dunkley Ave and the houses[32][33] directly behind. This walk continues through attractive forest[34] for about 400m until coming to a four-way intersection[35], with a 'Main Ridge Walk (loop) sign[36] (on the right) and a timber seat[37].

(0.85 km) Int of Carnley & Tall Trees Trails to Carlney Ave Car Park (Eastern end)
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 274 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -28 m
Turn left: From the intersection[38][39], this walk follows the trail gently downhill[40], while moving directly away from the face of the 'Richley Car Park' sign[41] and keeping the valley on the left. This walk continues, undulating for about 170m until coming to a three-way intersection[42], with a trail and metal ring fence[43] (on the left).
Veer left: From the intersection[44][45], this walk follows the trail gently downhill, while keeping the metal ring fence on your right. This walk continues for about 60m, until passing around a locked metal gate[46][47] and coming to the end of the metal ring fence and the Carnley Avenue car park[48][49].

(1.13 km) Carlney Ave Car Park (Eastern end) to Carnley Ave Car Park (western end)
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - road
Length = 136 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -2 m
Veer right: From the intersection[50], this walk follows the road gently downhill through the car park, while leaving the metal ring fence[51] and locked metal gate directly behind. This walk continues for about 60m, turning right (leaving Carnley Avenue on the left in the distance). Then this walk continues for about 40m, to come to a three-way intersection, with a footpath and 'Blackbutt Reserve - Carnley Ave Car Park' sign[52] on the right. This walk then continues straight ahead for about 50m, crossing a bridge over Black Duck Creek[53] and then continuing gently uphill for about 50m, until coming to a three-way intersection[54][55] with a footpath and 'Blackbutt Reserve - Carnley Ave Entrance' sign[56] (on the right).

Carnley Ave Reserve Alt = 39 m
The Carnley Avenue Reserve, within Blackbutt Reserve, is wheelchair accessible and has toilets[57], drinking fountains[58], gas/electric barbeques[59], sheltered picnic tables[60], a children's playground[61], fenced displays of kangaroos and emu[62], a large black duck pond[63] and an information centre[64] that is housed within a replica pioneering cottage. The information cottage has a range of souvenirs, focusing on quality and affordable products. A fee of $4 per vehicle can be paid from the automatic machines[65] in the car park. The information centre is open 7am to 5pm, or 7am to 7pm during daylight savings. For further information phone: 02 4904 3344.

(1.26 km) Carnley Ave Car Park to Int of Boardwalk & Carnley Trail
Walk: Easy - footpath,road
Length = 106 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = 0 m
Turn right: From the Carnley Ave Car Park[66][67] (Off Carnley Ave, Kotara), this walk follows the footpath through the metal fenced gate way[68], while initially keeping the 'Blackbutt Reserve - Carnley Ave Reserve' sign[69] on your left. This walk follows the footpath for about 90m (passing toilets[70], picnic tables and a children's playground[71] on the left), until coming to a four-way intersection[72], with Black Duck Pond[73] directly ahead and a replica pioneering cottage on the left.
Turn left: From the intersection[74], this walk follows the 'Animal' sign[75] and sealed trail gently uphill, while initially passing the replica pioneering cottage[76][77] on the right. This walk continues for about 20m until coming to a three-way intersection[78], with a large timber fenced gate[79] (on the right).

(1.37 km) Int of Boardwalk & Carnley Trail to Int of Boardwalk & Main Ridge Trail
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - servicetrail
Length = 97 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -2 m
Turn left: From the intersection[80][81], this walk follows the sealed trail gently uphill, while initially passing the large timber fenced gate[82] on the right and keeping the valley on the left. This walk continues for about 90m, passing an 'Animals' sign[83] and 'Information' sign (on the right) and concrete stairs (on the left), until coming to a four-way intersection[84], with an 'Animals' sign and elevated boardwalk[85] (on the right) and disabled parking[86] and general car parking (on the left).

Blackbutt Wildlife Exhibits Alt = 47 m
This boardwalk in the Blackbutt Reserve offers wildlife exhibits[87] on an elevated timber boardwalk which is wheelchair accessible. Some of the wildlife that you are likely to encounter are kangaroos, koalas[88], wombats[89], Lace monitors[90], Wonga Pigeons, Red-winged Parrots, Black-winged Stilt[91], Buff-banded Rail, Herons[92], Eastern long-necked Turtle, Kingfishers[93], Turquoise Parrot, Banded Plover, Peaceful Dove[94], Cockatoos, Lorikeets, True Parrots, Major Mitchell Cockatoo, Bush Stone Curlew, Long-tailed Finch and Barking Owls[95]. Entry is free and the exhibit is open from 9.00am to 5.00pm every day (closed Christmas Day, Good Friday and until 1pm ANZAC Day). Personal koala encounters[96] are available at 2pm daily and cost $3.50/person. For further information, phone: 02 4904 3344. More info

(1.47 km) Int of Boardwalk & Main Ridge Trail to Int of Boardwalk & Carnley Trail
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - duckboard
Length = 383 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 12 m Descent = -13 m
Turn right: From the intersection[97][98][99], this walk follows the 'Animals' sign[100] and timber boardwalk gently uphill, while initially keeping the car park[101] on the right. This walk continues, undulating for about 300m on an elevated boardwalk[102] through large and small animal enclosures[103][104], with a fascinating selection of native animals[105][106] and birds[107][108][109]. Then this walk continues on a sealed footpath for about 70m, until passing through a high timber fenced gate and coming to a three-way intersection, with a sealed trail[110] (on the left towards the pond[111]) and a trail[112] directly ahead.

(1.85 km) Int of Boardwalk & Carnley Trail to Carnley Avenue Reserve
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - road
Length = 16 m Time =
Climb = 0 m Descent = -2 m
Turn left: From the intersection[113], this walk follows the sealed trail[114] gently downhill and towards the Black Duck Pond[115], while initially keeping the large timber fenced gate[116] on your left. This walk continues for about 20m until coming to a four-way intersection[117], with the replica pioneering cottage[118][119], Black Duck Pond and a 'Richley Reserve' sign[120] (on the left).

(1.87 km) Carnley Avenue Reserve to Int of Blueberry Ash Walk & Carnley Trail
Walk: Easy - road
Length = 131 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 9 m Descent = -1 m
Continue straight: From the intersection[121][122], this walk follows the sealed road, while initially keeping the Black Duck Pond[123] on your left and the replica pioneering cottage[124][125] directly behind you. This walk continues, passing the Black Duck Pond (on the left) and continues gently uphill[126] for about 150m (passing a sheltered picnic area[127] and children's playground on the right) until coming to a three-way intersection[128] with a gravel trail (on the left), a metal ring fence (on the right) and a 'Main Ridge Walk (loop)' sign[129].

(2 km) Int of Carnley Trail & Blueberry Ash Walk to Int of Carnley & Tall Trees Trails
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 305 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 18 m Descent = 0 m
Veer right: From the intersection[130], this walk follows the 'Main Ridge Walk (loop)' sign[131] on your left and trail gently downhill. This walk continues through forest with a metal ring fence (on the left) for about 170m, until coming to a three-way intersection[132][133] with a gently downhill trail[134] (on the right) and the end of the metal ring fence.
Continue straight: From the intersection[135][136], this walk follows the gently downhill trail and moves directly away from the metal ring fence, while initially keeping the trail and fence[137] on your right. This walk continues, undulating for about 170m until coming to a three-way intersection[138][139], with a 'Richley Car Park' sign[140].

(2.3 km) Int of Main Ridge & Tall Trees Walks to Richley Reserve (Short Cut Intersection)
Track: Moderate - footpath
Length = 191 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -25 m
Continue straight: From the intersection[141], this walk passes around a metal post[142] and follows the 'Richley Carpark 400m' sign[143] and sealed footpath gently downhill, while leaving the bench seat[144] directly behind. This walk continues through forest for about 140m, to pass around a metal post[145] and find a large grassy picnic area[146][147]. Then this walk continues straight ahead over grass and through some trees for about 70m, until coming to a sealed trail[148][149][150] (with the valley beyond).

(2.49 km) Richley Reserve (Short Cut Intersection) to Richley Reserve (car park)
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - servicetrail,footpath
Length = 441 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 12 m Descent = -15 m
Turn left: From the trail[151][152] below the large elevated grassed picnic area, this walk follows the gently downhill trail west, while keeping the valley on your right. This walk continues for about 120m to find a sheltered picnic area[153] (on the right). Then this walk continues straight ahead and gently uphill for about 160m, becoming gently downhill and passing timber steps[154] (on the left) and a toilet block (on the right), until coming to a four-way intersection[155], with a playground[156] on the right and a timber footbridge[157] directly ahead.
Turn right: From the intersection[158], this walk follows the footpath[159] gently downhill, while initially keeping the timber footbridge[160] on your left. This walk continues for about 180m, beside a pond[161] (on your left), until coming to a car park[162] with a sheltered picnic table[163] and 'Tall Tree Ridge Walk' sign[164] (on the left).

Catch the bus from Richley Reserve (car park)
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip from the end of this walk.
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Drive from Richley Reserve (car park)
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
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Getting there

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Near by



Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Kathmandu 6 Northcott Drv, Kotara (02) 4952 1233 1.2 km
Aussie Disposal Newcastle 4/ 14 Northcott Drv, Kotara (02) 4965 5500 1.2 km
Boots Great Outdoors 27 Lambton Rd , Broadmeadow (02) 4969 4655 3.3 km
Wallsend Army Disposal Store Cnr Tyrrell & Council Sts, Wallsend (02) 4951 5725 4.5 km
Mountain Designs Cnr King & National Park Sts, Newcastle West (02) 4962 3311 5.7 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Richley Reserve to Carnley Reserve Circuit.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Richley Reserve to Carnley Reserve Circuit
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1 CHT01 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN 3 km (to the S)
5 CHN05 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN
Emergency use only
3 km (to the S)
6 NEW06 Gencom Site 1 Sugarloaf Range via NEWCASTLE 17 km (to the W)
2 VMB4 Auzcom Communications Site 1 Sugarloaf Range Via NEWCASTLE 17 km (to the W)
4 BOR04 Redgums Property 331 Lowes Lane BOORAL 54 km (to the NNE)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
Please Note: 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 and Climate
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Wed11°|22°Sunny.
Thu11°|23°Windy. Sunny.
Fri13°|19°Partly cloudy.
Sat|16°A few showers.
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