The nice old Clubrooms.
I remember having a lovely meal at the Golf Course clubrooms many years ago but in early 2018 it apparently became uneconomical to keep the course going and since then things have deteriorated.
The Clubrooms, Pro Shop and a pavilion where weddings were held.
The old Pro Shop now a place to hire Mountain Bikes.
Golfers wouldn’t be happy about the state of the course but it’s a nice place to walk especially since you’re not expected to hit a ball then walk after it again and again until it eventually falls in a hole.
Dogs on leads are allowed on the course.
Across the “fairway” is Upper Sturt Road heading towards Stirling.
Scruffy old sand trap.
“I remember hitting ……”
From tee to green.
Nice open spaces for walking.
“Not one I lost!”
Past golfers can remember every fairway and its traps.
There are native plants and feral ones on the course.
Mauver flower 2
Lovely old Gum Tree
Looks like paper to me
I was surprised that we didn’t see any wallabies or kangaroos but there was some wildlife about.
Eastern Rosella near Upper Sturt Rd
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