The walking track within the reserve follows a loop and users can enjoy seeing high natural values of native flora and fauna – including rare species of plants.

The track offers spectacular views across to Richmond Village and the Coal River Valley making for an enjoyable walk.

The reserve, which was previously used as an illegal dumping ground, is connected to Richmond Village by the Richmond Park Track. The track skirts the northern boundary of one of the oldest properties in Australia and is locally known as David’s Way, after the late David Eddington, a well-known Richmond identity.

The Richmond Park Track starts from the corner of Morgan and Wellington streets in Richmond, and it takes around 40 minutes to walk to the Brinktop lookout. The track is open to walkers and bike riders alike. Dogs are welcome but must remain on a lead at all times as sheep graze alongside the track.

Council would like to recognise the many people who have contributed to the establishment of the reserve. This includes Mr J Steele, a local Richmond resident who lobbied Council’s Tracks and Trails Committee, the Eddington family, the Coal River Valley Sustainable Living Group, Iona Mitchell who identified rare and threatened plants in the reserve, Richmond Farmers Market who donated funds for interpretive signs and Mr J Easton, as well as Council’s Tracks and Trails Committee. The reserve will be sustainably managed by Council to protect and enhance the natural, cultural and social value.

“Brinktop Reserve is a great example of Council working with the community and we hope to see this continue for the care and maintenance of the reserve,” said Alderman Chipman.

More information on the track can be found on our trails page.