A new walking track recently opened in Camden allows people to take a stroll down history lane while enjoying some of the region's most scenic views.
The 2.35 kilometre Miss Llewella Davies Pioneer Walkway at Camden Town Farm offers views of St John's Anglican Church, the Chinese Washing Wells, the Nepean River and Macquarie House.
It passes through pastoral, grazing and cropping paddocks.
Three different walking tracks are available:
- Nepean River Link, which is 250 metres long. This track has a flat, even surface with no steps or steep sections. It is suitable for wheelchair users who have someone to assist;
- Matahill Creek Loop, which is 800 metres in length. This track also has a flat, even surface with no steps or steep sections and is suitable for wheelchair users with assistance; 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.
Miss Davies - or the Queen of Camden as she was affectionately known - bequeathed her 52-hectare former dairy farm to the people of Camden.
The walking track, funded by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and Camden Council, recognises the rich pastoral and agricultural history of the region.
Signage at the beginning of the track details the history of Camden Town Farm.
Please note, there is no drinkable water along the pathway and dogs are not allowed due to it being an operational farm.