Camden Council opens Llewella Davies memorial walkway

Residents can now take a stroll down history lane and enjoy scenic views of Camden along a brand new walking track at Camden Town Farm.

The 2.35-kilometre Miss Llewella Davies Pioneer Walkway offers fantastic views of St John's Anglican Church, the Chinese Washing Wells, the Nepean River and Macquarie House.

Camden mayor Theresa Fedeli said the walkway was named in honour of one Camden's most colourful identities, Llewella Davies.

"The Camden Town Farm was bequeathed to Camden Council by Miss Llewella Davies, who wanted the property to be left to the community for their benefit and enjoyment," Cr Fedeli said.

"She was an energetic member of the Camden community and this walkway is a key part of honouring her.

"It continues her legacy of community participation while maintaining its significant heritage value."

Residents can choose from three different walking tracks, including the Matahill Creek Loop, which is 800 metres in length.

This track has a flat, even surface with no steps or steep sections and is suitable for wheelchair users with assistance.

The Nepean River Link is an extension of the Matahill Creek Loop.

This extra 250-metre track has a flat, even surface with no steps or steep sections.

It is suitable for wheelchair users who have someone to assist.

The Elizabeth Street Farm Link is 1.3 kilometres long.

This track may have short steep hill sections with rough surfaces and is not wheelchair accessible.

"We are dedicated to helping our residents get active and keep fit," Cr Fedeli said.

"We have some great sporting and fitness options at our Leisure Centres, beautiful parks, playgrounds and sporting fields across the area and state-of-the art facilities, like the Narellan Sports Hub, all available to our residents.

"This walkway is another option for our community to enjoy."

The $702,000 walkway was partly funded through the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment's Metropolitan Greenspace Program.

Camden MP Peter Sidgreaves said the track recognised the importance of a significant figure in the Macarthur region's rich pastoral and agricultural history.

"Miss Llewella Davies - or the Queen of Camden, as she was affectionately known - gifted her home, Camden Town Farm, to 'the people of Camden' on her death," he said.

"Now visitors will walk in her footsteps, taking in views of the Nepean River and the spire of St John's Church, built on land donated by the father of Australia's wool industry John Macarthur."

Mr Sidgreaves said the walkway would be a significant tourism drawcard for the region.

"Camden is home to many heritage-listed attractions, including Camden Town Farm which features in the free 'Colonial Heritage of Western Sydney' mobile phone app," he said.

"I look forward to seeing the community's history buffs and walking enthusiasts come together to share in this wonderful new outdoor activity."

Details: camden.nsw.gov.au.