I like to participate in life rather than be a spectator. Music, dancing, theatre, travelling, food, cycling and walking are some of my passions. Writing is an enjoyable pastime that allows me to share my experiences.
Cumberland State Forest has been replanted and regenerated since 1939 on previously cleared (1908) agricultural land that has been traditionally visited by the Dharug, Guringah and Cammeriagal Aboriginal peoples.
Within the environs of the site, there are three walking trails, a cafe, picnic and barbecue facilities, a visitor centre, a nursery, an adventure park through the treetops. This is all serviced by ample parking and toilet facilities.
The three walking trails are well marked with coloured markers on posts and are easy for most to accomplish. The Sensory Trail, which is a 350-metre loop, is classified as easy and is accessible for strollers and wheelchairs. As you walk along, make sure you take time out to hug a tree, smell the eucalyptus and listen for the sounds of bird life. You will most likely see noisy parrots and colourful lorikeets but the forest is also home to satin bowerbirds and eastern whip birds.