After the heart fluttering of the Glass Bridge I needed a more leisurely path, so I randomly walked around the botanic gardens taking in the flora of the gardens. Walking amongst the native vegetation of Western Australia was the relaxing walk I desired. I then moved on from the designed and often artistic landscaping of the botanic gardens and into the natural bushland within the heart of the park. I am spoilt for path choice within the bushlands. There are so many paths, but the highlight for me was the Bushland Nature Trail, which includes a slightly raised metal path right in the depths of the bushland.
After an extensive meander within the natural bushland I head back to the botanic garden and the Law Walk loop, which starts at the end of Cliff Walk. I take the southerly section of the Law Walk loop, which passes under the Glass Bridge of the Lotterywest Federation Walkway. I feel much more confident walking under the Glass Bridge than on it. The Law Walk is a bushland walk on the limestone cliffs on the southern perimeter of the park. The path is relatively steep in sections and with the sun beating down I develop a bit of a sweat.
Think it might be time to call it a day and head back home. After about 1km of walking on the Law Path I head towards the Crawley Steps, the southernmost entrance to Kings Park. From the Crawley steps I walk along the path between Mounts Bay Road and the Swan River, passing by the old Swan Brewery and taking in some great views of the river. Soon enough I am back at the Esplanade train station with a full sweat. Hopefully my fellow train riders don't mind.
Today I walked 16.6km. Nevertheless, I only made it through a small proportion of the paths available in Kings Park. Dare say I am going to visit here much more often.