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Sheldon Forest Walk
Tracks & Trails | bushwalking | Sydney North | New South Wales

Sheldon Forest Walk

by Susie Baber  |  23 February 2021

Turramurra to Pymble | 1.7km | 0.5 hour |moderate

A local walk that has been on my list for a while now, Sheldon Forest contains some of the last remnants of the endangered Sydney Turpentine-Ironbark Forest and Blue Gum High Forest in the Sydney basin. The walking track begins at the historic 1st Turramurra Scout hall on Warragal Road, Turramurra, within walking distance of Turramurra Station.

View down to the creek
What goes down, must go up

The first part of the walk along the ridge takes you through the Blue Gum High Forest, as you descend toward the creek you pass open forest-woodland and then ripairian or closed forest in the bottom of the valley. The track follows the creek for a while passing several small waterfalls.

The forest is one of the few remaining areas of the Blue Gum high forest in the Sydney Basin

The track is well sign posted and you can exit at the end of Warragal Road or at Mimosa Oval in Turramurra, or Jubilee Avenue, Kimbarra Road or Troon Place in Pymble.

At roughly 1.7km one way it makes a lovely afternoon walk.

A variety of fungus growing in the forest
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