LOCAL HISTORY WALK ALONG THE HAWTHORNE CANAL
Join local historian Beatrice Scheepers for a walk along the (mostly) shady Long Cove Creek, nowadays known as the Hawthorne Canal. The area has a rich and varied history. It is thought that the Creek, during pre-colonial times, formed the natural boundary between the Gadigal and Wangal people. These days it is the north-south border between the suburbs of Leichhardt and Haberfield. Come for a walk along its banks and discover the creative arts hubs, heritage infrastructure, engineering marvels, and stories of rebellion. Total distance 4km, mostly flat.
Finish the walk with a coffee, cake and debrief at Moulin Café at the Lewisham West (silos) light rail stop.
Requirements: reasonable fitness, comfortable shoes, sun/rain protection, and water.
Walk starts at Leichhardt North Light Rail stop and finishes at Lewisham West Light Rail Stop.
Please note that replacement bus services may be used in view of the recent issues with the Inner West light rail carriages.