Walk Features: This loop walk takes you from the Shops through the streets, playgrounds and reserves. Some of the walk is on dirt tracks.

Duration of the walk: About 1 hour and 50 minutes.

Region: Belconnen.

Information about the Suburb: Spence was established in 1974 and named after William Spence (1846–1926), one of the founders of the Australian Workers’ Union and later a member of the first Australian House of Representatives. Its streets are named after trade unionists.

Walk Directions

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To get to the start of the walk proceed north along Kingsford Smith Dr. Turn R into Clarey Cr. R into Glassey Pl and park in front of the Shops.

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

  1. Facing the Shops proceed out from the R hand side past a playground on your R.
  2. Go L on a concrete path behind the shops.
  3. Proceed through the (Kingsford Smith Dr) underpass.
  4. Veer R then L and proceed uphill on a concrete path.
  5. Go L onto (Magrath Cr) passing Magrath Pl, Jordon Pl, McNolty Pl and Schey Pl on your R.
  6. Go R onto Hammett Pl.
  7. Proceed out of Hammett Pl on a concrete path.
  8. Go L on a concrete path downhill.
  9. Go through the (Kingsford Smith Dr) underpass.
  10. Go L on a concrete path with houses on your R.
  11. Go L onto (Standbridge Pl).
  12. Go R onto Baddeley Cr.
  13. Go L onto Crofts Cr and pass Dodd Pl on your R
  14. Go L onto Crofts Pl.
  15. Proceed out from its end on a concrete path.
  16. Go R on a concrete path going downhill.
  17. Follow the concrete path around passing a playground on your R.
  18. Go L onto Crofts Cr.
  19. Pass Horan Pl on your R and Toomey Pl and Kelsall Pl on your L.
  20. Go L onto Curley St.
  21. Go R onto Clarey St.
  22. Just before an iron railing bridge go R down a concrete path with St Paul’s Anglican Church Centre on your R.
  23. Continue all the way down on a concrete path through a reserve passing a playground on your R.
  24. Proceed through the (Baddeley Cr) underpass.
  25. At the next playground on your L take the L fork on a concrete path.
  26. Go L up a concrete path before the (Alpen St) underpass.
  27. Go L onto (Alpen St).
  28. Pass Clifford Cr on R and Baddeley St on your L.
  29. Go L on a concrete path at bus stop.
  30. Continue uphill on a concrete path with houses on your L.
  31. Go R on a concrete path as it goes through a playground.
  32. Go R onto (Bowling Pl).
  33. Go L onto Bennet St.
  34. Pass Bennet Pl on your L
  35. Go L onto Copland Dr.
  36. Pass Fuhrman St on your R
  37. Pass Garrard St on your L.
  38. Pass Emerton St on your R twice.
  39. Proceed over an iron bridge.
  40. Pass Cawthorn Cr on your R.
  41. Go L onto Don Pl.
  42. Proceed onto a reserve and cross it going uphill.
  43. Go up and over the hill and down a dirt road.
  44. Go R onto (Clarey Cr) and past a bus stop.
  45. Go L onto Boote St.
  46. Pass Thornton Pl on your L.
  47. Go L onto Boote Pl.
  48. Go L on a dirt path and follow it all the way behind houses on your L.
  49. Go L on a concrete path with houses on your L.
  50. At a break between houses go L across a reserve and down (Clark Cl).
  51. At a T-junction go R down an arm of (Clark Cl).
  52. Go R onto Clarey Cr.
  53. Pass O’Neill St on L and back to the Shops.