Hunters Hill plus Ferry

Saturday November 05, 2022, 09:30:00

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Summary : Use 3k of cycleway into Lane Cove Village. Cross Burns Bay and Riverglade Reserves to Tour Hunters Hill both sides of Figtree Bridge. Short ferry crossing from Woolwich Wharf to Greenwich Wharf then ride through St Leonards back to Naremburn.

This ride starts at 09:30:00 Naremburn Shops, Willoughby Rd and Rohan St

NOTES: Free parking available in Slade St, Naremburn, ride across share bridge to start location at the shops. Duration approx 3hrs due to stops for history/commentary. Jacaranda will be in bloom in HH. Leader m 0493382359 on ride only. Bring Opal card for Ferry

This is a MEMBERS ONLY ride

Ride Leader
Wendy Jannings
Ph9958 1345

Ride Grade Information
Distance (km)21
Average moving pacegentle
approx. 15-17 kms/hr
Metres climbed 274.74
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Explanations of grades, pace, RDI, REE

Further Information
SuitabilityConfident in close traffic, able to ride 250 metres of rough tree root surface. Many stops.
FeaturesCycle way. Bridges. Reserves. Water views. Varied architecture. Historical significance.
Coffee stopCongregational Church cafe or Woolwich Hill hotel
Expected duration3.00 hour(s) (estimate only - ride may be longer due to on the day factors)
Future dates for this route24 Apr 2023
Ride With GPS Map/Cue/Profile/TCX/GPX

From Naremburn shops we ride down to use 3k of cycleway to Lane Cove Village. Following a visit to The Canopy, we navigate through Lane Cove West to Riverview Rd - a steep road leading down to Burns Bay; very important to check brakes the evening before- this route is chosen so as it miss the majority of busy Burns Bay Road. Cross Fig Tree Bridge which spans Lane Cove River, to ride through tranquil Riverglade Reserve, then on to cross Tarban Creek Bridge and into Hunter Hill Village to view many domestic architectural styles plus see the local white sand stone Gothic style churches. Good river views plus Kelly's Bush.

Only one Ferry per hour, so aiming for the 12.24 pm Ferry from Valencia St at Woolwich over to Greenwich Wharf works well if commencing ride at 9.30am.
From Greenwich Wharf, cross the share bridge over Smoothey Park and ride into St Leonards after crossing River Road with much care, make use of refuge island. From the train station ride back up to Naremburn shops to finish. There are a choice of eateries at shops.

Coffee shops are a plenty in Hunters Hill and Woolwich. This ride is of historical significance, leaders would do well to study up prior to ride. Bail out opportunity only at St Leonards Station near end of ride.
Hazards : I x steep hill down; 2 x 250meters at Riverglades and Burns Bay Reserves ie uneven tree root surfaces in places; and can be muddy if rained recently. No more than a total of ten riders would suit this ride, narrow roads, tight corners in Hunters Hill. Although short on ks the ride can take 3 hours, many stops of interest and to listen to historical commentary.

Keeping us COVID-safe:
- Pre-registration is compulsory. There are no walk-ins.
- Physical distancing of 1.5 metres should be observed where possible.
- All riders are encouraged to bring hand sanitizer.
- Riders must not attend if sick, have Covid-19, influenza or symptoms of any communicable disease.

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