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Published July 2nd 2012
Cycling or walking along the 4 km long the Camden or Nepean River Cycleway is a very pleasant way to spend a sunny day. My daughter is 18 now, and I have fond memories of days spent meandering the length of Camden Cycleway with her when she was little; to this day it remains something I enjoy. A shared walkway and cycleway, the largely flat, occasionally undulating, concreted path is great for scooters, bikes and prams.
A flat or gently undulating pathway- perfect for prams, scooters and bikes.
A number of areas ideal for a picnic lunch, a barbeque, or a gathering of family and friends, are located alongside the track; these include Chellaston and Belgenny Reserves.
The cycleway also includes natural bushland and a wetlands feature- perfect for bird-watching. In fact, when I visited on Sunday, my stroll was accompanied by the song of bellbirds, and I watched several fairy wren 'families' dancing amongst the grasses and shrubs alongside the pathway.
The track has garden seats peppering its length, accommodating those of us who enjoy an easy stroll as opposed to a more energetic walk. In the various reserves, there are picnic shelters, barbeques, and amenities, all of which are clean and in good condition.
Well-maintained barbeque facilities
There is a playground to please the children at Chellaston Reserve, as well as several fitness stations in various locations to appeal to those seeking to work on their physique.
Dogs on a leash are welcome. Note: Should you look at a map of the area, you will notice that there is a bridge spanning the river between Chellaston Street and River Road; the map will also indicate a "leash free" area for dogs on the River Road side of the river. Sadly, the bridge is currently closed as a result of the floods in March, so this "leash free" area is inaccessible from the cycleway side of the river.