- Distance: 4.6km / 6629 steps
- Time: ~ 50 minutes
- Summary: A lovely walk around the newly established suburb of Somerset, part of
Thornton. Nice wide paths and beautifully kept reserves, including several duck ponds, make this a very pleasant stroll for feet and/or wheels.
Park at the Thornton shopping centre off Taylor avenue, in Thornton
Look for the path between the Thornton Park oval and the shopping centre and follow it down to Blakewell crescent. Cross over and you’ll see another pathway a little to your right. This takes you to Welwen crescent. Turn right and once you have turned the corner, look for a pathway on your right which will take you through to Government road. Turn left and left again onto Reilly street. Walk up here and then right down Elizabeth close. At the end you’ll see a pathway that will take you through to Government road. Cross over and turn right and keep left as the road splits in two and you should see a path on your left.
Walk down here and go left as the path splits. This takes you to the first of the three duck ponds on this walk! Stay on the path as it meanders in between the housing development. The path crosses over Somerset drive and continue along until you see some bushland on your right. Go right here and follow this path around the duck pond and then you’ll have to walk on the road for a little bit. Walk past the playground and then you’ll see another path along the third (and final) duck pond.
Once you’ve walked around the pond you’ll be back on Somerset drive. Turn left and walk along until you see a path on your right in between the houses. Walk up here through to Lemonwood circuit. Keep left and around the corner you’ll see another path which will take you back to Somerset drive again. Cross over and walk down Willow close. At the end there will be a path, go right and follow this along whilst admiring the view across the fields towards the railway line. Keep left and the path will end in Redman cove. Walk up to Eurimbla street, which turns into Taylor avenue, and this will take you back up to where you parked your car.
Please see link for Map of Somerset walk