Feb 24, 2011

Crosslands Reserve

crosslands reserve park

Hubs likes what works well. Whether it's a toothbrush, or restaurant, or a park (or perhaps, a woman ;)), if it works, he's a loyal patron. I, on the other hand, like to seek out new places and things.

So I declare that we are off to seek Crosslands Reserve, at Hornsby Heights. We head along Somerville Road and at its end is the sign which marks the entry to the park grounds. Gates close at 7.30pm, the sign cautioned.

After a somewhat narrow, mildly winding road, we arrive. The setting is beautiful, with wide open grassed areas surrounded by tall greens (gum trees!) all around.

There are BBQ facilities, shelter and toilets, even a site for campfire. Crosslands Reserve, is an overnight stop for folks doing long walks through the bush. The Great North Walk (which spans 250 km from Sydney to Newcastle), goes through here.

crosslands reserve camp fire site

crosslands reserve sign

The playground is a bit basic though - a flying fox and two swings.
crosslands reserve playground

But we found other things to keep the kids occupied. There is a track, where kids can use scooters and bikes.

crosslands reserve park

We go along this track and find...

a creek.. (We waded in for a bit, the first time we've ever waded in a creek)

crosslands reserve creek

and a mangrove swamp.

crosslands reserve mangrove swamp

I thought this looked like a natural bench in an idyllic setting, but my illusion was shattered upon closer inspection - crabs lurk everywhere. (more on that here)

crosslands reserve mangrove swamp

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful place! This is a place of peace and serenity.