Inner West Sydney Walks That Aren't The Bay Run
Now that we're all walking 500 miles a day, Sydney's scenic walks are busier than ever. Particularly the Bay Run which feels like Grand Central Station at rush hour.
It's great that COVID-19 has made us more outdoorsy, but really, we should be keeping our distance when we exercise.
Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne is so fed up he's imploring residents to 'go take a hike' and give the Bay Run a miss.
"If safe distancing isn’t adhered to, access to the Bay Run may need to be restricted," he said in a media statement.
"Stay away from popular and crowded areas. Go to a quiet park or walk around the block rather than crowded spaces.
"Council has lots of suggested walks, and other cycling and running routes - why not explore a part of the Inner West you may not be familiar with?"
So, thanks to the Mayor, here are some self-guided walks in the inner west of Sydney that will give you a little more breathing space.
Balmain Walking Tour
A snapshot of the peninsula’s industrial heritage and has been developed by Council with input from community volunteers. The free MP3 audio files and accompanying map guide is available on Council's website here.
Norton Street Historical Walking Tour
Covering notable sites and infamous businesses in the heart of Leichhardt. Narrated by historian Sue Tronser from the Heritage Group of Leichhardt District and compiled by local artist Patch Sinclair the tour offers an insight into the colourful history of the area. Download the Norton Street historical walking tour map here.
Tom Uren Trail
A two hour walk covering the Balmain of Tom Uren, the place where he was born and returned to enjoy the final years of his life. Download the Tom Uren Trail map here.
Perfect Match Street Art Walking Tour
Discover amazing art on the streets of the Inner West. Every year, Council commissions at least 20 new public artworks. Download the Perfect Match street art walking tour map here.
Happy walking, inner-westies!
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