Paul Granville has a passion for the history of Highgate Hill, where he has lived for almost 40 years, and he has been publishing his vignettes about local characters and houses since 2016.

Now, just in time for Queensland Walks’Walk Week’, Paul has published a Self-guided Walking Tour of Highgate Hill.

The walk covers the topics featured in a number of Paul’s publish blogs, “plus a bit more,” he says. So, if you want more details before, after, or during your walk, you can always link back to the full story.

The walk starts and finishes at the Highgate Hill Park, and Paul says it is about 5.5 kilometres long and will take around 1.5 to 2 hours. He reminds us that Highgate Hill is hilly, and there is some climbing involved in this walk.

You don’t have to do the whole walk in one go – you can take it in stages if preferred.

Paul has provided a helpful map and a PDF guide which you can print out and carry with you, or for the more technologically inclined, you can use the Wikiloc app which includes descriptions you can read on your phone as you walk.

Rosecliffe Street with its gully bridge, is among his favourite spots, Paul says.

“And even with the heavy traffic, Dornoch Terrace has many interesting remaining houses. I tried to capture a tiny bit of the lives of the people who lived in the suburb and what their lives were like,” Paul said.

Why not take some images as you walk and post them with the hashtag #WalkWeek and #HighgateHill – share them with us too at #Westender.

See link to the walking app here

See Paul Granville’s story of Dornoch Terrace Bridge here:

Local History: Dornoch Terrace Bridge, Highgate Hill