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Last week for our bush walking adventure we went for a more urban option, starting in Aranda in the reserve. We walked through the morning mist and found the forest beautiful with white trunks and very little undergrowth. We walked along the firetrail and headed towards the underpasss that crosses below Caswell Drive.
There was a lot of traffic passing on Caswell Drive which certainly influenced our experience of the walk but it was still lovely to be in the forest and it was quite a gentle walk in terms of gradient and quality of the track. We took the right turn option and ascended Black Mountain which is a short climb that becomes quite steep.
The forest in the Black Mountain reserve was lovely and we enjoyed seeing the wildflowers.
From the summit of Black Mountain we descended on the same path but this time took the right turning and followed the path to the Botanic Gardens.
The Botanic Gardens are lovely and offer a wide array of wildflowers to view at all times of the year. There are beautiful grassy lawns for picnickers and it really is designed to be enjoyed. I particularly like walking through the Sydney Basin area and the rainforest gullies.