- Distance: 4.2 km /6057 steps
- Time: ~ 45 min
- Summary: This is a nice easy walk through the quiet neighbourhood of Bolwarra. There is an eclectic mix of housing; from modest cottages to mansions, some dating from the late 1800s and some brand new, architectural styles ranging from federation style to the very modern and anything in between. All on pavement so great for wheels and also fine to do in the wet.
Park by the Bolwarra sporting complex on Victoria road, Bolwarra. It is to the left, off Paterson road if coming from Maitland and is signposted.
Walk down Victoria road back towards Paterson road and turn right when you get there. There is ample space to walk alongside the road but traffic can get heavy at times. Continue down until you get to Bolwarra road on your right. Go down here, past Bolwarra public school and then turn left down Maitland road. This is a dead end but there is a cycle/pedestrian path that will take you past the horse paddocks and dams, and back alongside Paterson road.
Continue along until you see Westbourne road and turn right down here. There are some stately old homes along here, mostly hidden behind the lush foliage but with grandeur evidenced by glimpses of tennis courts and impressive gold-plated gates. You’ll also walk past a war memorial (see photo below). At the end of the road your only option is to turn right up Kensington road. When you reach Bayswater road you need to zigzag right and then left to continue on Kensington road.
At the end you will be back on Bolwarra road and turn right. Once you get to the abandoned bus, turn left up Kings road. The sporting fields will be on your right and on your left you get a nice view across open fields and a small lake, towards the new housing developments at Bolwarra heights. As the road loops around it turns into Victoria road and it takes you back to where you parked your car. Please see link for map of Bolwarra walk