Only a serious walker would do the 30 kms of Linear Park in one go so I’m dividing it up, Section 1 was “The Breakout” and this next section starts where that finished.
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Maintenance work being carried out on the Henley Beach Rd bridge.
Looking upriver from the rock crossing
There are a variety of tracks along the northern side of the river.
Shared cycle/pedestrian bitumen track
Simple walking track
Kids’ alternative bike track
I grew up in this area but it looks very different since remediation work has been carried out.
As kids we used to swim in massive concrete pits here, now all covered over.
There were many irrigation pumps along the river, used to water the Market Gardens. The base of one, I think.
Observation platforms have been built.
There are plenty of places to simply stop and savour the environment.
Native trees have replaced the Willows which are invasive and their roots erode riverbanks.
Peaceful, soothing water – not to drink though.
Some Gum Trees are growing in more open areas.
Footbridge that led to our old street at Lockleys.
Pine Tree fruit
Grasses like Kikuyu are difficult to eradicate.
Foot bridge to Torrens Ave.
The bridge at Findon Rd was our turning point.
On the southern side of the river the path is closer to houses and it’s clear that there has been considerable redevelopment over the last 35 years.
Not one of the originals and not one of the newest.
Probably built in the 1950s, I love the grapevines, fruit trees and Wisteria.
Taking advantage of the river view
The old Fulham Park Stud homestead, in the 1980s still had some horse yards beside it.
For more information on Fulham Park Stud check here.
Being a walk beside water there have to be birds.
Little Pied Cormorant
Little Black Cormorants
We crossed the river using the big stones rather than trying to negotiate the trucks on the bridge then took the path with the mosaics back to the car.
People obviously feed the ducks at this spot.
Swan and cygnet mosaic