We’ve found another dog-friendly walking trail to share with you: David’s Way in Richmond. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times because… paddocks with sheep. The track is fenced, but the fence wouldn’t do much to stop a little dog getting through or under. Our big dog would clear the fence in a single bound.
Brinktop Reserve: David’s Way
The Brinktop Reserve walk apparently takes 40-50 minutes one way. We started at the Richmond bakery rather than the suggested bridge car-park, and eventually reached the fenced corridor of trees alongside Wellington Street/Brinktop Road leading away from the township.
We didn’t allow enough time to climb Brinktop Hill and capture the views over the Richmond township. We checked the information on Clarence City Council website when we got home, so we’re more prepared next time…
The track follows the northern boundary of Richmond Park, one of the oldest properties in Australia dating from the 1810s. It climbs gently towards Brinktop Hill where it crosses a quiet road and enters Brinktop Bushland Reserve. There is a circuit track in the reserve which gives views across the Coal River Valley.
Richmond Walk: Dogs, Bikes and Plants
We met another couple who were out walking; sans a dog. We could’ve met bike riders too, but it was all quiet on that front on this particular day. The Brinktop Bushland Reserve contains rare and endangered plant species, another point of interest.
The David’s Way walking track starts and ends at Morgan Street in Richmond. You can begin the journey at the car-park off Wellington Street, designated for the historic convict-built bridge. Phone Clarence City Council on (03) 62 17 9500 for more details.
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