Field of Mars Reserve – 19 September 2017

The Field of mars Reserve is another bushland remnant in Sydney and one that I had not visited before. Before starting my walk through the Reserve I downloaded two maps – one here (from the City of Ryde Council)and the other here (from The Ryde – Hunters Hill Flora and Fauna Preservation Society).

I caught a bus from Sydney Town Hall to the western entrance of the reserve (a 506 bus, to the corner of Higginbottom and Cressy Roads). I then started walking down the Kunzea Track which I followed through attractive forest until it became boardwalk near the Education Centre. 

I then walked along a section of the Warada Track and along the Strangers Creek Track and back along the Sand Track to where it joined the Kunzea Track, which I followed once more back to the Visitor Centre. This was I was able  to complete most of the walking tracks in the Reserve.

The Field of Mars Reserve contains attractive bushland and is well worth a visit.

To finish the day, I walked through the nearby Buffalo Creek Reserve to the Great North Walk track, which I followed across some boardwalks through Mangroves to Sugarloaf Point and then along to Magdala Park. A convenient footbridge here crosses the Lane Cove River and from there I crossed Epping Road and caught a bus back to the city.

More photos from this excursion are online here.

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