This 11 ha. reserve is 100% natural bushland, apart from the wide paths that pass through and around the reserve. The wide well-formed paths can be quite steep in parts which would make them wheel chair unfriendly.
Like most suburban parks access is available from several streets surrounding the reserve, a definite advantage to local residents. Part of the reserve is situated in a steep gully with many of the adjacent houses perched on the rim, often with direct access to the reserve. It would be a very peaceful place to reside.
Surprisingly on a couple of the path's signs indicated that horses were permitted but bicycles were not. There was evidence that horses had used the paths. I wonder if the riders should carry a very large bag!
Several areas were fenced off with signs designating them as regeneration areas. This was often noticed by the many new tree plantings, protected by plastic surrounds. There are a few very narrow tracks off the main paths, taking you into untouched bush areas.
My walk was on a weekday and no other recreational persons were seen. At one spot a flash of hi-viz clothing was seen among the vegetation. This was four workpersons (one was a lady) spraying unwanted weeds, helping to keep the reserve in its natural state.
In my many wanderings as a WeekendNotes writer, it is pleasing to see how local councils care for the parks and reserves in their bailiwick. Weekend wanderers never see this aspect of what they are enjoying.
A walk in this reserve is recommended to those who put exercise on a par with a bushland experience.