I normally walk about 1150m to the train station in the morning. Last night, with the assistance of Google Earth, I figured out that if I jumped fences (and a creek) then I could get to a different station in only 450m. Most of that is through a reserve. You'd think the council would put in walkways for people. :p I tried walking home from that station last night but it's 1300m if I stick to the roads.