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North Arm Walking Track
Time: 2 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
4.2 km E of Chatswood
Length: 3.1 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 3.1 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Willoughby(LGA)
Climb: 145 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 145 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: One way
Track: Moderate

Following the edge of Middle Harbour, this walk has excellent views and Special spots, including the views from the end of North Arm Rd and the trail near the Mannerim Rd Turnoff. The change in the track from bush track to mangroves and mudflats south of the Pump Station gives a good feel of the diversity of environments that can be found in the area. (open in app)


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  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for North Arm Walking Track

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of North Arm Walking Track
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H.C. Press Park
End of Willis Rd
Mannerim Rd turnoff
End of Deepwater Road servicetrail
Pump Station Int
Starting point for this hiking track: H.C. Press 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
 Parramatta River 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91303N 
 Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 

Photo Gallery

 
Track from the end of Emerstan Rd
 
Track from the end of Emerstan Rd +
 
Small seat and lookout at the bottom of Emerstan Rd
 
Small seat and lookout at the bottom of Emerstan Rd +
 
Track just before Mannerim Rd Intersection
 
Track just before Mannerim Rd Intersection +

 
Views over Middle Harbour
 
Views over Middle Harbour +
 
Pump Station Int (pump station in distance)
 
Pump Station Int (pump station in distance) +
 
Track becomes quite narrow in places
 
Track becomes quite narrow in places +

 
Views over Middle Harbour from North Arm Rd
 
Views over Middle Harbour from North Arm Rd +
 
Track just north of North Arm Rd
 
Track just north of North Arm Rd +
 
North Arm Rd
 
North Arm Rd +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the North Arm Walking Track bushwalking track

Cross Section of the North Arm Walking Track bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the North Arm Walking Track bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the North Arm Walking Track 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 3.1km
Time 2 hrs
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
*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
This whole walk, 3.1km has short steep hills.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 3.1km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
Around 2.4km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 740m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 3.1km requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 3.1km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 3.1km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Catch the bus to H.C. Press 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.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive to H.C. Press 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
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

(0 km) H.C. Press Park to End of Willis Rd
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 885 m Time = 19 mins
Climb = 26 m Descent = -59 m
From the end of Emerstan Rd, this walk begins by descending steeply from the road along the asphalted management trail, past the large green gate and information signs. Soon the track flattens out it changes and narrows into a track that curves around to the south-west, running parallel to Middle Harbour. The track continues pass a small boat shed and widens back into an asphalted management trail, heading slightly uphill to an intersection at the end of Willis Road. This is marked by a large gate and more information signs.

(0.89 km) End of Willis Rd to Mannerim Rd turnoff
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 862 m Time = 22 mins
Climb = 63 m Descent = -61 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads north-west along the management trail until coming to a small green building. From the building, the trail narrows to a track and continues north-west until coming to an intersection with another track (that heads up the hill away from Middle Harbour). This intersection is marked by a small sign and arrow stating that this is the 'Mannerim Rd turnoff'.

(1.75 km) Mannerim Rd turnoff to Pump Station Int
Track: Moderate - bushtrack,road
Length = 632 m Time = 14 mins
Climb = 28 m Descent = -33 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads north-west along the track (following Scotts Creek) before coming to an intersection with an asphalt road.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads down the road to the south, coming to a small intersection with a diverging track, marked by an arrow. At this point, there is a large fenced building, approximately 100m away.

(2.38 km) Pump Station Int to North Arm Road
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 740 m Time = 14 mins
Climb = 28 m Descent = -11 m
Continue straight: From the intersection near the pumping station, this walk heads steeply down along the track. At the bottom of the hill, the track continues south until reaching the grasslands and the boardwalk across Scotts Creek. On the southern side of the creek, the track then curves around to the east. After heading east for a short while, the track suddenly climbs away from the grasslands and heads steadily up to North Arm Rd.

Catch the bus from North Arm Road
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.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive from North Arm Road
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
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry
Public Transport Timetables

To the start of the walk

From
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney
From the end of the walk

To
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney

Driving Directions
Map Car Shuffle
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

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Near by



Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs 165-167 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood (02) 9884 9199 3.2 km
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 77 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9412 4777 4 km
Mountain Equipment 72 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9419 6955 4.1 km
Mountain Designs Shop 16/ 9 Spring St , Chatswood (02) 9415 4566 4.1 km
Kellys Camping & Outdoors 826 Pittwater Rd , Dee Why (02) 9972 0061 6.3 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to North Arm Walking Track.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from North Arm Walking Track
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5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
13 km (to the WNW)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 21 km (to the NNW)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 23 km (to the SSW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 29 km (to the W)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 40 km (to the N)

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
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
Partly cloudy.
Partly cloudy.
15.3°C (feels like 0.0°)
9 km/h from the W (gusting 9)
0% humidity     (as at 28/10:04pm)
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

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