Stringybark Ridge loop via Bellamy St

Download & Print Map and Notes

1 hr 45 mins

4.2 km Circuit

123 m

Hard track
A really nice loop walk in a corner of Berowra Valley Regional Park. The walk starts and finishes at the end of Schofield Pde, Pennant Hills. The scenery includes nice forest while going down Stringybark ridge and beautiful scenes along Zig Zag creek, as well as an optional side trip to see the remnants of the historic Thornleigh Quarry and Zig Zag railway.

Maps for the Stringybark Ridge loop via Bellamy St 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 Stringybark Ridge loop via Bellamy St bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Stringybark Ridge loop via Bellamy St

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 4.2 km
Time 1 hr 45 mins

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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


1.6km of this walk has short steep hills and another 1.2km is very steep. Whilst another 980m is flat with no steps and the remaining 460m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

2.7km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 1.2km follows a smooth and hardened path. The remaining (290m) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.


2.6km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 1.4km has minimal directional signs. The remaining (220m) is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 2.6km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.6km requires some bushwalking experience.


Around 4.1km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 140m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.


Around 4km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 220m 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 Stringybark Ridge loop via Bellamy St walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Stringybark Ridge loop via Bellamy St walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Stringybark Ridge loop via Bellamy St walk starts and ends at the End of Schofield Parade (gps: -33.729499, 151.06196)
Your main transport option to End of Schofield Parade is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
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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 🙂