Camden residents can now enjoy a brand new, 2.35-kilometre track following the official opening of the Llewella Davies Pioneer Walkway on the weekend.
Located in Camden Town Farm, the walkway traverses riparian zones, pastoral, grazing and cropping paddocks, offers fantastic views of St Johns Church, the Chinese Washing Wells, the Nepean River and Macquarie House.
Mayor of Camden, Cr Theresa Fedeli, who cut the ribbon at Saturday’s official opening, paid tribute to Llewella Davies, one of Camden’s most colourful identities.
“The Camden Town Farm was bequeathed to Camden Council by Miss Llewella Davies, who wanted the property to be left to the community for their benefit and enjoyment,” Cr Fedeli said.
“She was an energetic member of the Camden community and this walkway is a key part of honouring her. It continues her legacy of community participation while maintaining its significant heritage value.
“We are dedicated to helping our residents get active and keep fit.
“We have some great sporting and fitness options at our leisure centres, beautiful parks, playgrounds and sporting fields across the area and state-of-the-art facilities, like the Narellan Sports Hub, all available to our residents.
“This walkway is another option for our community to enjoy,” Cr Fedeli said.
The Llewella Davies Pioneer Walkway was completed at a cost of $702,000; of that $351,000 was in funding through the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s Metropolitan Greenspace Program, with the rest paid by Camden Council.
The new walkway offers a choice of three tracks:
- Matahill Creek Loop, which is 800 metres in length. This track has a flat, even surface with no steps or steep sections and is suitable for wheelchair users with assistance;
- Nepean River Link, which is an extension of the Matahill Creek Loop. This extra 250-metres track has a flat, even surface with no steps or steep sections. It is suitable for wheelchair users who have someone to assist; and
- Elizabeth Street Farm Link, which is 1.3 kilometres long. This track may have short steep hill sections with rough surfaces and is not wheelchair accessible.
There are a number of other cycle and walkways across the Camden area, including, William Howe Regional Park, Mount Annan, The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan, Camden Town Centre and the Harrington Park Recreational Area.