Sheldon Forest Walk
Darug Country

40 min to 50 min

1.9 km
oneway

↑ 19 m
↓ -89 m

Moderate track
This is a pleasant walk exploring the Sheldon Forest from the 1st Turramurra Scout Hall to Troon place in Pymble. The forest is one of the few remaining pieces of the Blue Gum high forest in the Sydney Basin, and is supported by community bushcare programs. This walk meanders through rainforest for the most part, following a stream that boasts a number of small waterfalls. Let us begin by acknowledging the Darug people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Scouthall and carpark. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
start of sheldon forest track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Jubilee Ave track intersection. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Jubilee ave track intersection. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Cleft in rock. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Closed (riparian) section of forest.. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Stream. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Bridge over tributary. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Mushroom. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Wooden steps. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Waterfall. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Bridge over small stream near Troon place. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-33.738745,151.1319009)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.) Train
DirectionsFrom Pacific Highway, A1
  • Turn on to Kissing Point Road then drive for 310 m
  • Keep left onto Catalpa Crescent and drive for another 270 m
  • Turn left onto Avoca Road and drive for another 160 m
  • Continue onto Avoca Road and drive for another 55 m
  • Turn slight left onto Warragal Road and drive for another 260 m
  • Turn right and drive for another 60 m
Finish (-33.7477648,151.1278878)
Mode (end) Car Shuttle   Bus   Car   (There is free parking available.)
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the car park in front of 1st Turramurra Scout Hall, near the top of Warragal Rd, this walk heads around the hall (keeping the hall to the left) and along the track, past the clearing and the 'Please leash your dog' sign to an intersection at a 'Jubilee Ave' sign.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 55 m find the "Scout hall" (10 m on your left).
Scout hall
Scout hall

The 1st Turramurra Scout Hall has a car park and a tap at the front. It also offers some shelter under an awning and a fire place out the back. For more information on scouting, contact Scouts Australia NSW on (02)9735 9000.
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The 1st Turramurra Scout Hall has a car park and a tap at the front. It also offers some shelter under an awning and a fire place out the back. For more information on scouting, contact Scouts Australia NSW on (02)9735 9000.

Then head down the earthen steps (about 25 m long)
Continue straight.
After another 60 m pass a seat (7 m on your left).
After another 55 m turn right.
After another 225 m turn right.
After another 830 m continue straight.
After another 460 m cross the bridge (about 7 m long)
After another 175 m come to the end.
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Terrain
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Sheldon Forest Walk


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 1.9 km
Time 40 min to 50 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Seat: There is one 140 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Building
55 mScout hall
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