It extends for less than a kilometre from Pebbly Beach and over Bennetts Headland but Frewin's Walk will forever remain the legacy of Forster's Geoff Frewin.
Sadly, Geoff died late last month aged 90-years.
This 0.8km beautiful stretch of coastal walkway encompasses amazing views of the ocean and coastline, is wheelchair friendly, and a tribute to a man determined to preserve a small section of the Mid North Coast from the ravages of development for future generations.
He was instrumental in reclaiming, rejuvenating and restoring the original rainforest headland.
Geoff retired to the Great Lakes from Sydney's north shore back in the mid-1980s with his wife Elizabeth.
A former engineer Geoff immersed himself into his new community and worked tirelessly towards ensuring the Great Lakes had a safe and healthy environment.
Sorting through some of his paperwork, daughter-in-law Carolyn found this write-up submitted by the former Great Lakes Council when he was nominated for Citizen of the Year back in 2010.
“Care for our environment is of great concern to Geoff Frewin.
“He has been instrumental in seeing work on environment control undertaken in our area.
“Many of you will remember the trees planted along Macintosh Street, which were sadly lost to vandalism and the continuing coastal work on the pathway from Pebbly Beach up the hill is better known as Frewin's Walk.”
Geoff ensured the seats along Frewein's Walk were given by various donors and placed at specific locations enabling everyone to enjoy the view and a rest at the same time.
A Bicentennial grant in 1988 assisted Geoff and his team of volunteers to undertake some of the work.
He was chairman of the Centenary Fund committee and received acknowledgment for many of his voluntary work by both council and service clubs.
Geoff was farwelled at a private service attended by his wife, children Jane, Richard, Susan and their partners, and his four grandchildren.