Richley Reserve Circuit

Download & Print Map and Notes

30 mins

731 m Circuit

21 m

Very easy
This easy walk, which is wheelchair accessible, travels through open grasslands that are surrounded by healthy eucalyptus forest. The grasslands have two large ponds, with two black swans on the lower pond. Do beware of the swans defending their territory. Richley Reserve is well maintained and makes this walk particularly attractive. This walk is recommended.

Maps for the Richley Reserve Circuit walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Wallsend 1:25 000 Map Series 92323S WALLSEND NSW-92323S
Newcastle 1:100 000 Map Series 9232 NEWCASTLE 9232

Cross sectional view of the Richley Reserve Circuit bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Richley Reserve Circuit

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 731 m
Time 30 mins

Grade 1/6

Very easy
AS 2156.1 Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


This whole walk, 730m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 730m follows a smooth and hardened path.


This whole walk, 730m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 730m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 730m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 730m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Richley Reserve Circuit walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Richley Reserve Circuit walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Richley Reserve Circuit walk starts and ends at the Richley Reserve (car park) (gps: -32.932403, 151.7)
Your transport options to Richley Reserve (car park) are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂