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Bellamy fire trail

“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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Looking along the Bellamy Fire Trail. Photo: John Yurasek