Location - Sydney, Australia
Distance - 8.4km around the lagoon. Detour to Dee Why add 10 km for the round trip.
Terrain - Shared pedestrian path and cycleway. The path is sealed in some sections only, therefore it is not suitable for road bikes.
Difficulty - Flat and very easy
Highlights - Beautiful views across the lake.
Map and Info - For a great map and info click - here.
|Smooth easy cycling for much of the trail.|
Parking - Unless you live in Warringah Shire and have a parking sticker, the car parks at Middle Creek Reserve and Jamieson Park charge extortionate amounts. There is free parking at Deep Creek Reserve, which is in the Pittwater Council area. An underpass under Wakehurst Pky links the reserve to the trail. There is also free parking at the small reserve at the end of Wimbledon Ave.
|It is not all smooth concrete.|
The trail is perfect for families. This is a shared cycle path and walkway. With a couple of playgrounds along the route, you will pass lots of mums and dads out with young children and if you are lucky a few mother ducks with crowds of newly hatched ducklings. This is not a trail for riding fast. Slow down, enjoy the views and cruise.
|You need to keep an eye out for mums and bubs.|
Cafes - There are a few cafes just past the Pittwater Rd bridge and lots more at Dee Why beach.
|Sunset over the lagoon.|
Detour to Dee Why Beach - Lovely as this cycle is it isn't really long enough for us. Leave the lake path at the far southern end and cycle adjacent to James Wheeler Pl and Sth Creek Rd. Keep straight ahead at Fisher Rd North and take the cycle path next to the petrol station opposite Grover Avenue. This follows Dee Why Creek all the way to Dee Why Beach.
|The recent storms took their toll with much of the trail blocked by fallen trees.|
The April 2015 storms - The severe storms which hit Sydney in late April took their toll on the trail with many large trees falling down across the path. Some sections of the trail were closed while the trees were cleared but have now been re-opened.
|Did anyone else see this guy? Have you got a better photo?|
Have you walked, cycled or jogged this path? If so, I would love to hear what you thought of it.
Note: This post is the first in a series which I am writing on cycle paths in Sydney. Look for new posts either on my homepage from time to time or under the tab 'Cycle Paths and Rail Trails'.