Sheldon Forest Walk

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50 mins

1.8 km One way

33 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.

Maps for the Sheldon Forest Walk 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.
Hornsby 1:25 000 Map Series 91304S HORNSBY NSW-91304S
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Sheldon Forest Walk bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Sheldon Forest Walk

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 1.8 km
Time 50 mins

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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


Around 1.1km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 690m has short steep hills.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 1.8km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


This whole walk, 1.8km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 1.8km requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 1.8km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 890m of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 890m 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 Sheldon Forest Walk walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Sheldon Forest Walk walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Sheldon Forest Walk walk starts at the 1st Turramurra Scout Hall (gps: -33.738754, 151.13177)
Your transport options to 1st Turramurra Scout Hall are by;
Train. (get details)
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

The Sheldon Forest Walk ends at the Troon Place(before road bridge) (gps: -33.747729, 151.12774)
Your transport options to Troon Place(before road bridge) 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 Metropolitan 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 🙂