The Rail to River walk, spanning 3.5km from Chatswood railway station to the Lane Cove river, is a beautiful bush walk track with flourishing native wildlife. The track encompasses the Ferndale Park loop, passing through Whitton rd, Eddy Av, Edgar st reserve, and Western Way. The Ferndale Park loop takes approximately an hour to walk, while the full Rail to river route takes 2.5 hours. A downloadable pdf brochure including full map of the tracks can be found here.
There is a small stream and beautiful relaxing spot in Ferndale park. The dense foliage gives the impression of a rainforest with the sound of the flowing stream and native birds chirping. It is an extremely pleasant way to spend a Sunday afternoon sitting on the wooden bench at Ferndale park watching the golden rays of sunshine glistening on the pale green leaves. When I visited, the long blades of grass were dancing in the gentle breeze, giving an incredibly peaceful atmosphere. Inside the park are great spots to rest, contemplate life and have a quiet time with nature.
The track is medium grade with steep bush steps. It is quite a rough track with many rocks, and hardly any paved areas. After rain the track can get quite muddy at certain areas. I recommend taking covered shoes and clothes that can get dirty.
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