Sydney is a city of parklands, whether they be the enormous National Parks that define the land boundaries of the Sydney basin or smaller patches dotted within the metropolis itself one is never too far from green spaces. The Field of Mars Reserve located in East Ryde exists a unique pocket of dense bushland (approximately 51 hectares worth) right in the middle of inner-suburbia.
There are a number of hiking tracks within the reserve that cover a broad range of skill sets. From an easy boardwalk circuit that covers the local creek to a steep climb, which takes advantage of the area’s valley like geography.
For an easy Sydney based nature break without the worries of crowds of the national parks, this reserve will serve that nature fix very well.