Lane Cove Tourist Park to Baker’s Cottage


2 hrs 30 mins

5.9 km Return

163 m

Moderate track
From the Tourist Park, this walk heads down to the other side of the Lane Cove River, to Baker’s Cottage. The walk passes the Lane Cove River Boat Shed and a play ground for the kids with plenty of open areas to run and play. Baker’s Cottage, perched up a slight hill, is worth the short distance with its unique history and age of the structure. Grab an ice-cream from the boat shed or hire a boat and go for a paddle. Spend some time and enjoy the park and bush lands.

Maps for the Lane Cove Tourist Park to Baker’s Cottage 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.
Parramatta River 1:25 000 Map Series 91303N PARRAMATTA RIVER NSW-91303N
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Lane Cove Tourist Park to Baker’s Cottage bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Lane Cove Tourist Park to Baker’s Cottage

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 5.9 km
Time 2 hrs 30 mins
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Grade 3/6



Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
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 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

1.8km of this walk is flat with no steps and another 740m has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (410m) has short steep hills.

Quality of track

1.5km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 740m follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (720m) follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

Around 2.7km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 290m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 3km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 3km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 2.8km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 120m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Lane Cove Tourist Park to Baker’s Cottage walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Lane Cove Tourist Park to Baker’s Cottage walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Lane Cove Tourist Park to Baker’s Cottage walk starts and ends at the Lane Cove Tourist Park (gps: -33.789442, 151.14332)
Your main transport option to Lane Cove Tourist Park is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
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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

 


Short URL = http://wild.tl/lctptbsxx


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 :)