- Distance: 4.3 km/6143 steps
- Time: 40 minutes
- Suitability: Good combination of walking through reserves and streets, allowing you to admire some lovely historical buildings and gardens. All on concrete paths or tarmac so should be fine for wheels. Can easily be combined with walk #4 (Telarah).
This walk starts at the car park in Sempill street, behind the Maitland Court House.
Start by walking over to High street and turn right. Stay on this street until the Long Bridge which goes across Veterans Flat, you’ll see a clearly marked pedestrian and cycleway going down on the right and it follows along the bridge but at a lower level. Stay on this until you get to the other side and there is a left turn underneath the bridge. Follow this onto Regent street and turn left. Walk down the street and admire the lovely old houses, including the stately Benhome Home for the Aged. Walk to the end of the street, cross over and walk back on the other side. You will walk past some beautifully kept gardens with wonderfully fragrant flowers. When you get to a magnificent old house called Cintra, turn right down the lane and then right again on Bonar street. Follow this up to the hospital car park and then around as it links up with High street again. (Just before you get to the car park you will see a signposted cycleway going underneath the New England Highway, follow this if you want to link up with walk #4 around Telarah). Turn left and walk past the hospital after having used the pedestrian crossing by the hospital main entrance. Continue up and past another hospital car park until you reach Mt Pleasant street. Turn right and walk down the hill and along Johnson Reserve and all the way until the T-section with the road that is signposted to Walka Water works. Turn right and continue along Sempill street until you get back to the car park. Please see link below to a map of the walk. Map of Veterans Flat walk