The Nitty Gritty
Location: Manly Dam, Allambie Heights
Distance: 7.3 km
Trail style: Circuit
Save your cash and park along the King St, where street parking is free and unmetered on weekends. Winning!
This is a fairly easy walk – but it was a little underwhelming if honest. A lot of the walk is inland and away from the actual dam, so don’t be fooled into thinking that this is along the dam the entire length. Only 5% of the walk has dam views, the rest of the way is bush bashing or walking along fire trails shared with mountain bikers. There is also inadequate signage, which meant we often had to double back after taking the wrong turn at a fork crossing.
If you don’t mind all of the above, it’s a worthwhile trip to combine a hike with a swim.
Disclaimer: Be smart and prepare for the conditions of the day. This site accepts no responsibility for any misfortunes.