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BUSHWALK: Lyrebird Valley


Sunday 00th Month 2022


Join us for a fun day journeying through the Lyrebird Valley micro climate and beyond

Come along and enjoy this special fundraising bushwalk for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation as we journey through Mount Kuring-gai’s beautiful Lyrebird Valley into a rainforest microclimate while passing under amazing sandstone architecture.The Lyrebird Valley is full of rugged beauty with its twisted river gums and bird song along with a babbling brook that runs through its heart.

This bushwalk passes through a unique wonderland of eucalypt forests, stands of swamp oak (casuarina), salt marshes and mangrove forests and swamps. Where the walk reaches Berowra Creek there are stunning views up and down the river. Once we have reached Crosslands Reserve we can take a short walk around the park or simply relax in a delightful settings with a fully catered morning tea that has been provided by Greg's & Carmel's Wilderness Cafe.


Preliminary event briefing, catered morning tea plus you'll get to meet like minded people while having a lot of fun, not ot mention the health benefits of bushwalking and being with nature.


Participants are asked to meet near the Lyrebird Trackhead, adjacent to the corner of Pacific Highway and Glenview Road, Mount Kurig-gai, not later than 8.00am.


Dress for the conditions and wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Take water, food and sunscreen. We recommend 1litre of water each way if the weather is hot. Drinking water top-up and amenties are available at Crosslands Reserve. Dependent on individual fitness levels, this event is expected to conclude at Mount Kuring-gai at approximately 1.15pm. The bushwalk has only one main stop which is at Crosslands, although, there will be several very brief stops along the track for water and rests etc.


The river flats of Crosslands Reserve lie on the eastern bank of Berowra Creek, at the northern boundary of Hornsby Heights. Before the arrival of the Europeans, the valley of Berowra Creek marked the boundary between the Guringai people to the east, and the Dharug people to the west.

Burt Crossland moved here in the mid 1800s and made a living there by timber-cutting, fishing, boat-building and tending an orchard. He transported his timber to Sydney using two boats he built himself, the 'Mary Crossland' and the 'White Cloud'. On his return trips, he brought in sandstone, which he used with his own timber to build many of the early settlers' houses on Berowra Creek.

Burton Crossland also constructed a road (now Somerville Road) to give access to Peats Ferry Road (now the Pacific Highway). After the railway line to Hornsby was completed, Crosslands Reserve became a popular picnic spot, and boats could be hired there.

Crosslands Reserve remains a popular location for picnics, barbeques, bushwalks, canoeing, and camping. Access is via the northern section of Somerville Road. Crosslands Reserve has now become part of Berowra Valley Regional Park and is managed by Hornsby Shire Council.



My Outdoor Recreational Group has taken all care in producing this information. Bushwalking can be hazardous. Trails are unsealed and you may encounter slippery or loose surfaces, creek crossings, fallen timber and sloping ground. Poisonous plants and animals or biting insects along with snakes may be encountered. Snakes are rare but may be seen in warmer seasons.


Distance: 11.5km Ascent 220m Grade 3.

This is not an easy track and therefore all walkers will need to have a reasonble fitness level and the agility to tackle some steppy sections along the way. This is a grade 3 bushwalk with some medium-hard areas to negotiate. A moderate level of agility and fitness is required to complete this bushwalk. Note: This bushwalk is not suitable to anyone who has health issues.

Event Now Open To Bookings


Event cost including morning tea is $25.00

Please let us know at time of booking if you would like to purchase

our special Wilderness Cafe coffee mug.

This event is proudly hosted by My Outdoor Recreational Group

All proceeds from this event including Wilderness Cafe mug purchases go to support

our club's cancer research fundraising campaign.

Our beneficiary is the Australian Cancer Research Foundation

Enquiries - T: 0409 917 776

To secure your place a $25.00pp bushwalk subscription must be made at time of booking.

Subscriptions to: MyORG  BSB: 633 000 - ACC: 118 034 495

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