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Bellamy fire trail

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Alerts for Berowra Valley National Park: closed areas

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Updated: 23/04/2015 11:27 AM

“I love the variety of plants on the Bellamy fire trail. A walk in the cool fresh air sets me up for the day.”

This short walk through Berowra Valley National Park is perfect for a daily breather. A level path takes you down to Zig-Zag Creek, over a bridge and up to the high walls and towering forest of the old railway quarry, an attractive natural amphitheatre of sandstone.

You’ll see fern trees, grass trees, coachwood and a variety of tall eucalypts while hearing the joyful call of kookaburras. Interpretive signs tell the history of the historic Zig-Zag railway that used to pass through here. Take a seat on the old railway sleepers and enjoy the peace and beauty of the bush before heading back to daily life.

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Getting there

Getting there:

Bellamy fire trail is in the regional park precinct of Berowra Valley National Park. To get there:

  • From the M2 motorway, take the Pennant Hills Road exit and head north.
  • Turn left at Observatory Park to stay on Pennant Hills Road
  • Turn left onto Boundary Road in Pennant Hills
  • Turn right onto Bellamy Street and follow all the way to the end of the road, where the track begins.

From Thornleigh:

  • You can join Bellamy fire trail from De Saxe Close, which leads off the intersection of Quarter Sessions Road and Giblett Avenue, Thornleigh.

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Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD vehicles - All weather

Parking:

Parking is available for the Bellamy fire trail at the end of Bellamy Street, Pennant Hills, and on De Saxe Close, Thornleigh.

Important info

Distance:

400m (one-way)

Time suggested:

18 minutes each way

Difficulty:

Easy

You should know:

  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat and drinking water
  • Dogs are not permitted on the Jungo walk or the Benowie walking track
  • On-leash dog walking is permitted along the Bellamy fire trail as it traverses the adjacent park, Berowra Valley Regional Park
  • Dogs need to be kept on a leash at all times, and please remember to pick up after them

Wheelchair access:

Medium

Assistance may be required to access this area

Opening hours:

The Bellamy fire trail is open from sunrise to sunset and may be closed due to poor weather or fire danger.

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Berowra Valley National Park

closed areas

Berowra Valley closures due to storm damage (Ends Friday 1 May)

Due to the heavy rain and high winds experienced across Sydney, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service recommends that visitors delay their trip until trees and branches have been cleared. Priority will be given to popular picnic areas which are expected to reopen by Monday 27 April 2015. Tracks and trails remain closed and are expected to reopen later next week. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Closed areas are:

  • All tracks and trails.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Bobbin Head Information Centre on (02) 9472 8949 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.
Locations affected: Great North walk - Berowra Valley National Park, Bellamy fire trail, Place of Winds interpretive trail, Barnetts lookout
Great North Walk - Calna Creek Bridge currently closed - Great North walk - Berowra Valley National Park
National Parks are working to restore access at Calna Creek after the footbridge connecting Crosslands Reserve, Hornsby Heights and the Great North Walk north of Sam's Creek was damaged during heavy rains and became impassable. The Great North Walk northbound can be accessed from Glenview Road at Mount Ku-ring-gai. For information regarding the upcoming works contact NPWS Valleys Area office on (02) 8448 0400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines. For walking information please go to Great North Walk.
Quarry Trail restricted access (Ends Tuesday 28 July)

The North Shore Regional (NSR) Target Shooting Complex Management Association and NPWS are working to improve visitor safety along the Quarry Trail. As such access restrictions are in place where the trail bisects the danger area of the Hornsby RSL Rifle Range.  Entry points to the Rifle Range danger area are signposted. Restricted areas are:
  • An 800m section of trail, 2km from the Quarry Road entrance, Dural and
  • An 800m section of trail 300m from the Stewart Avenue entrance, Hornsby
View a map of the affected area All visitors and personnel wishing to traverse the restricted section of trail must request prior authorisation by contacting the NSR Target Shooting Complex Management Association on their 24 hour contact number: 0417 201 606. If shooting activities are underway unauthorised visitors and personnel must use alternative authorised routes to navigate around the affected area. Alternative routes for walkers are currently being investigated. Great North Walk access adjacent to Berowra Creek is unaffected by the closure. Follow the link for further information regarding the Hornsby RSL Rifle Range
Locations affected: Great North Walk, Great North walk - Berowra Valley National Park

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Looking along the Bellamy Fire Trail. Photo: John Yurasek