Latham

Walk Features: This loop walk takes you from the Shops through streets, parkland and along Ginninderra Creek. It also passes the Umbagong District Park. Traces of Aboriginal culture remain along the Creek with a marked site of axe-grinding grooves.

Duration of the walk: About 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Region: Belconnen.

Information about the Suburb: Latham was established in 1971 and named after Sir John Latham, Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia from 1935 to 1952. Previously he was Attorney-General, Minister for External Affairs and Minister for Industry. He was Opposition Leader from 1929 to 1931. Its streets are named after Australian judges.

Walk Directions

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To get to the start of the walk proceed north along Kingsford Smith Drive. Turn left into Southern Cross Drive. Then, first right into O’Loghlen St, left into Onslow St, right into Wanliss St and park at the Shops on the left.

Note that streets in brackets means there is no street sign at this point of the walk.

  1. Go R down Wanliss St.
  2. Go L on a concrete path.
  3. Pass a playground on your R.
  4. Veer R on a dirt track.
  5. Pass an unnamed road on your R.
  6. Go R on a concrete path passing a playing field on your R and houses on L.
  7. Go R on a concrete path to proceed alongside (Stretton Cr) on your L and a playing field on your R.
  8. Go R onto O’Loghlen St.
  9. Pass Latham Primary School on your R.
  10. Go L on a concrete path through a reserve.
  11. Go R on a concrete path to pass a playground on your R.
  12. Go R onto (Faucett St).
  13. Go L onto (Chubb St).
  14. Pass Chubb Pl on your L.
  15. Pass Faucett St on your L.
  16. Go R onto O’Loghlen St.
  17. Go L onto Cleland St.
  18. Pass Pohlman St on your L.
  19. Pass Wrixon St on your R.
  20. Go L onto Pohlman St.
  21. Go R on a concrete path to proceed all the way through a reserve.
  22. Pass a playground on your R.
  23. Go L onto Dalley Cr at a bus shelter.
  24. Go R on a concrete path opposite Gurner St with houses on your L.
  25. Proceed down (Poole Pl).
  26. Go R onto Solomon Cr.
  27. Pass Denny St on your L.
  28. Pass a playground on your L.
  29. Just past number 51 go L downhill on a bitumen path.
  30. Go L on a bitumen path.
  31. Pass a bitumen path on your R and continue straight ahead towards Kippax Centre with Ginninderra Creek on your R.
  32. Pass seat on your L with large pipe over to your R.
  33. Pass large pipe on your R.
  34. Go R on a bitumen path towards McGregor.
  35. Go R on a bitumen path downhill.
  36. At the Umbagong District Park sign cross an iron railing bridge.
  37. Go R on a bitumen path.
  38. Go L on a concrete path to cross over a bridge alongside Florey Dr on your L.
  39. Go R on a bitumen path and continue straight ahead with the creek on your R.
  40. Pass a seat on your R.
  41. Proceed under a large pipe.
  42. Cross a bridge and pass a seat on your L.
  43. Pass a playground away and up over to your L.
  44. Pass seat on your R.
  45. Ignore a bitumen path to your R that leads down to stepping stones.
  46. Proceed around to the L.
  47. Take the L fork on a bitumen path up to a playground.
  48. Pass the playground on your L.
  49. Veer L on a bitumen path to continue alongside the creek on your R.
  50. Pass a seat on your R.
  51. Take the R fork on a bitumen path.
  52. Pass a seat on your R.
  53. Cross a bridge.
  54. Cross another bridge.
  55. Pass a playground up to your L.
  56. At a seat and picnic tables take the R fork on a concrete path over a bridge across Ginninderra Creek.
  57. Go L on a bitumen path.
  58. Go L on a concrete path down to the creek and grinding stones.
  59. Proceed back up a concrete path.
  60. Go R on a bitumen path to continue alongside the creek on your R.
  61. Pass a seat on your L and then another seat on your L.
  62. Pass a bitumen path to your R that goes down to stepping stones across the creek.
  63. Go L on a bitumen path at a sign to Latham Shops.
  64. Pass a bitumen path up to Solomon Cr on your R.
  65. Cross over Dalley Cr and back to the Shops.