Walk Number 11 – Two Parks – Bowen and Telopea


With the rev and roar of Summernats blaring across from Exhibition Park, it was a delight this morning to cross the lake and walk through Bowen and Telopea Parks.

Beginning with the open vista from the lake’s edge, the experience changes regularly through out the walk.  Bowen Park is marked by its relationship to the lake.  The trees are low and densely packed in groups.  Across the road, Telopea Park quickly opens out to the majestic.

There are no public sculptures here, as if that would be an insult to the trees themselves.


Paddler and Swan - Lake Burley Griffin


Bowen Park 1


Bowen Park 2


Telopea Park


Telopea Park - Tree Bark


Telopea Park - Tree Line


Telopea Park - Duck


Series Notes

I’m drawing my walking inspiration from Marion Stuart’s “Canberra’s Best Bush, Park & City Walks”, published by Woodslane Press Pty Ltd.  The book contains details of 49 walks of varying lengths and grades.  I’m deliberately starting with the easier walks, while I warm up to the challenging tracks.


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