Maitland Walk # 13: Largs

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  • Distance: 4.3km/ 6171 steps
  • Time: ~ 45 min
  • Suitability: An interesting walk around the historic settlement of Largs which has an eclectic mix of buildings; from very old through to new and modern housing. Largs was settled in the early 19th century and boasts the oldest public school in New South Wales. Wheels may struggle through the numerous reserves.

Park at Ernie Jurd oval at Largs Park, just off Largs avenue.

Exit the parking lot onto Largs avenue and turn right.  Walk up to Credela street, turn right and then right again onto Parklands road at the bottom of the hill.  This ends in a cul-de-sac but you’ll find a paved pathway that will lead you through to High street.  Cross over and walk down Morpeth street until you get to Largs public school.  This was established in 1838 and is the oldest public school in the state.

Turn right down Hunter street and right again on Church street. Walk past the Guides hall and the Church of the Holy Family and continue until you get back to High street. Turn left at High street and walk down to Dalveen road, you’ll pass another historic school on your right; the School of Arts from 1878.  Turn right and walk along Dalveen road, past a modern house built on stilts and further along with farmland on one side and well-established housing on the other side.

At the bottom of a small hill, just before the road splits in two, there is a reserve on your right.  Walk through here and you will now be in Stanley close.  Turn right and walk down to April circuit.  Turn right, then left down Betula avenue and then immediately left again up Alyce close.  You will shortly see a reserve on your right, walk through here and you will get through to Robina close, cross over and walk through another reserve onto a pathway which will take you through to Ribbonwood close. Cross over and you will see another pathway that will take you through to Largs Avenue. Turn left and walk back to where you parked your car.

Please see link for map of walk Map of Largs walk

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