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Walking, running and cycling



Cycle along the historic Cooks River and have a great day out! The Ryde to Botany Bay Cycleway is 23 kilometres long, starting at Settlers Park in Ryde, travelling through Gough Whitlam Park and finishing at Botany Bay. You can enjoy the many parks dotted along the cycleway which have great spots for barbeques and picnics.

We have the Cooks River bicycle path, extending from Punchbowl Road in Belfield to Gough Whitlam Park in Earlwood. There's also the M5 bicycle path, extending from Salt Pan Creek to King Georges Road, with a proposed extension to Waterworth Park.


We have hundreds of kilometres of walkways and footpaths across the City, and we recognise the need to further develop this network of footpaths to provide safer pedestrian access and mobility for the community. There is also a need to maintain existing footpaths, many of which are quite old. We spend money annually in maintaining the existing footpaths and constructing new ones.

There are numerous benefits to walking. The Heart Foun​dation website explains.

The Two Valley Trail Walk is a beautiful 13-kilometre walk in Sydney's inner South-West. You can choose to walk all of it or just sections.

Council is currently developing a series of scenic walkways/cycleways along the Georges River. The following sections are now complete and open to the public:

Looking for a way to stay physically active and improve your fitness without becoming involved in strenuous and demanding exercise? Then why not get involved in a walking group! In partnership with the Heart Foundation, we have established walking groups that meet throughout the Canterbury-Bankstown area.

Respect all pathways, footpaths and trails. Do not litter; leave the space exactly as you found it. Take plenty of water with you when walking long distances and practice safety precautions!