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Scheyville horse riding trails

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Alerts for Scheyville National Park: hazard reduction burns, upcoming fire bans

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Updated: 31/10/2014 03:17 PM

“These trails are such a lovely, relaxing place to ride and the landscape is so varied. We especially love seeing the beautiful downy wattles in bloom.”

Canter, trot or gallop through the 12km of horse riding trails in Scheyville National Park, which are situated in a picturesque, diverse woodland setting. Most riders find it easy to check out all of the trails here within a day, riding at a leisurely pace through forest and shrub, along open grasslands, and across creek crossings. Overall, the trails make for an easy, relaxed ride on reasonably flat terrain.

The trails are popular all year around as there’s plenty of shade for those hot summer days, and when the weather is cooler, you can make the most of the sunshine riding through grassland areas. In spring, the grounds are blanketed in beautiful native wildflowers. Keep your eyes open for eastern grey kangaroos and the occasional red-necked wallaby in the early morning or late afternoon.

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Getting there

Getting there:

Scheyville horse riding trails are in the central precinct of Scheyville National Park. To get there:

From Parramatta:

  • Travel north-west on Windsor Road to Boundary Road, Vineyard (6km east of Windsor).
  • Turn north onto Boundary Road, and then west on Old Pitt Town Road.
  • Turn north-east on Scheyville Road

From Windsor:

  • Take Windsor Road and turn east onto Pitt Town Road, then onto Saunders Road, then Scheyville Road.

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Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD vehicles - All weather

Parking:

Parking for horse floats is available at two locations:

  • At the junction of Scheyville and Old Pitt Town Road
  • On the northern side of Scheyville Road, just south of the junction with Midson and Dunns Road.

Important info

Distance:

12km (one-way)

Time suggested:

2 hours 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
  • Horse riding isn't permitted during or following wet weather due to trail damage
  • Let someone know where you are in case you come off your horse and get injured

Opening hours:

Scheyville National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. Memorial Drive vehicle access (main park entry via Scheyville Road – no horseriding):

  • Weekdays: open 8.30am – 4.30pm.
  • Weekends: open 8.30, closure time may vary - may close any time after 4pm.

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- Alerts

Scheyville National Park

hazard reduction burns

Hazard reduction burn - Longneck Lagoon walking track (Ends Friday 31 October)

Some tracks and trails in Scheyville National Park are closed today 29 October 2014 due to a hazard reduction burn. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Walking tracks closed during burn operations include:

  • Lagoon Link track
  • Pitt Town
  • Dural Road track and
  • Lagoon track (eastern side) 
Closed vehicle trails include Scribbly Gum trail and Llewellyn Creek Pipeline trail. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local area office on (02) 9580 2700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page.

upcoming fire bans

Fire ban (Saturday 1 November) A total fire ban has been declared by the Commissioner of the Rural Fire Service which includes this park. The total fire ban applies on Saturday 1 November for the entire 24 hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
Find out more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities:http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/safety/fire
 
For visitor safety all tracks and trails are closed when a Total Fire Ban is in force. The picnic areas will remain open. For information on Total Fire Bans please visit: www.rfs.nsw.gov.au

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Scheyville National Park, Horseriding trails. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government