He wrote in his book The Voyage of the Beagle "In the middle of the day we baited our horses at a little inn, called the Weatherboard. The country here is elevated 2800 feet above the sea. About a mile and a half from this place there is a view exceedingly well worth visiting. Following down a little valley and its tiny rill of water, an immense gulf unexpectedly opens through the trees which border the pathway, at the depth of perhaps 1500 feet. "
Today Darwin's Walk is an easy 3km (one way) walk on a well maintained track and boardwalks beside Jamison Creek. The music of the stream as it flows over rocks, small cascades and sandy pools is a cheerful accompanyment for a pleasant stroll.
The water in Jamison Creek eventually flows through to Lake Burragorang which supplies water for Sydney. (Shown in my post of 13 March 2007)
Words to walk with:
From The Brook by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
"I chatter over stony ways,
In little sharps and trebles,
I bubble into eddying bays,
I babble on the pebbles.
With many a curve my banks I fret
by many a field and fallow,
And many a fairy foreland set
With willow-weed and mallow.
I chatter, chatter, as I flow
To join the brimming river,
For men may comeand men may go,
But I go on forever. "