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WalkID: 49
1-5 Nov (Sat-Wed) 1970: PUTTY TO CULOUL RANGE VIA WOLLEMI CK (M) Five-day walk- in conjunction with Friends of the Colo. Survey and treat willows (if any!) along Putty and Wollemi Creeks- exiting at Tinda Creek. For experienced overnight walkers. Lots of wading- sand and rock-hopping- but delightful gorge scenery and campsites. L Limit: 8. Map: Wirraba- Six Brothers.
WalkID: 1971
1 Jul (Wed) 1970: GLENBROOK (E-M) ROADS AND RAILS. Start and end at Glenbrook. Walking to Lennox Bridge, Marge and Elizabeth Lookouts, Knapsack Gully Bridge, Zig-Zag Railway. 1892 Tunnel Track, Darks Common, Bluff Lookouts then back to Glenbrook. About 6km. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 862
1 Jun (Wed) 2011: LONG ANGLE GULLY (E) Long Angle Gully Meet in Springwood for morning tea then we’ll do a leisurely walk along Long Angle Gully starting from Singles Ridge Road and finishing up at Sun Valley. This is an easy tracked walk through some beautiful stands of Blue Gums. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 801
1-4 Apr (Fri-Mon) 2011: AIRLY CAR CAMP (E-M-Exp, cycling) Base camp near cars, off Capertee-Glen Davis Road. Our usual camp with a range of day walks, possibly cycling and great camp fires. Bring everything but toilets provided. Limit: 30. Map: Glen Alice.
WalkID: 1733
1 Nov (Sat) 2014: ANZAC BRIDGE, ROZELLE & BLACKWATTLE BAYS (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks and suburban roads. Walk over The Anzac Bridge and enjoy good views of this section of Sydney Harbour and the City Skyline, about 5 km with no significant hills. We shall finish the walk at The Sydney Fish Markets and enjoy a lazy lunch, phone before 7:00pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Sydneys Best Harbour & Coastal Walks.
WalkID: 1572
1 Mar (Sat) 2014: B TO B PART 6 (M) Botany Bay N.P. Captain Cook\'s landing place, Cape Baily, then Boat Harbour to Cronulla. Pleasant historic walk with a chance of a swim. Best fish and chips in Sydney at Sth. Cronulla. Some beach walking. About 15klms. Limit: 10. Map: Sydney's Best Harbour and Coastal Walks.
WalkID: 1212
1 Sep (Sat) 2012: BACK TO BLUE GUM (M) The 80th Anniversary of the Blue Gum Conservation Campaign. Two day pack walk into the Blue Gum Forest, with a camp on the meadow. Campfire with songs, stories etc. Sat. night. Time to explore the forest, then amble out on the Sun. Steep ascent and descent of Perrys. Limit: 12. Map: Mt. Wilson.
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WalkID: 2125
1-16 Sep 2016 (Thu-Fri) 2016: BIBBILUM HIGHLIGHTS (M-H) Fly to Perth, hire a car or two and do supported day and overnight walks of the highlights of the iconic Bibbulum Track in SW WA. Hut and shelter accommodation and lots of amazing coastal scenery and wildflowers. No huge hills but may be some longish days. Each walker will have a day or two to drive, support walkers and get supplies. Express your interest in this excellent excursion by the 30th of May. Warning long distance walking can be addictive and positively effect your physical and mental health. Limit: 8. Map: Various WA.
WalkID: 1187
1-2 Sep (Sat-Sun) 2012: BLUE GUM FOREST ANNIVERSARY (M) Celebrate the 80th anniversary of the saving of Blue Gum, with a camp and community campfire near Acacia Flat. Our party will be one of many. We will walk in via Lockley Pylon and arrive in time for a big birthday cake for afternoon tea. Musicians, story-tellers and poets will have their opportunity at the campfire. Overnight walk. 6km each way, 700 metres descent and ascent. (Please note: anyone planning to walk to the celebrations independently must register with NPWS at Blackheath.) Limit: 15. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3101
1-2 Sep (Sat-Sun) 2018: BONNUM PIC + AHEARN LOOKOUT (M) Sat. Bonum Pic is an imposing peak on the Wanganderry Tablelands at Mittagong, and first seen by Barrallier in 1802. This peak is visible from Kanangra and looks out over the Burragorang Valley. Dinner in Mittagong, as it will be a long day! Great rock formations with wildflowers! Stay overnight and come on--- Sun. Ahearn Lookout is a spectacular lookout at the end of a fairly flat ridge in the Middle Nattai, offering views of the Nattai Gorge, Mt. Jellore and Russells Needle. An easier walk than Sat.! Limit: 12. Map: Hilltop.
WalkID: 108
1-3 Jan 09 (Thu-Sat) 2009: Deanes Creek Traverse (M) (Possibly a 4th day) Our aim is to walk from Newnes via Zobels Gully, Constance Gorge, into Deanes Creek and camping somewhere along Deanes Creek on the 1st night, then following Deanes Creek through to its junction with Rocky Creek and camping there on the 2nd night. The 3rd day will be walking back to Newnes via the Wolgan River. Expect some wading or short swims, Maybe some scrambling but will be at a leisurely pace. Leaders have walked about two thirds of the route before but the rest is exploratory so there is a small chance that it may take longer. Limit: 6. Map: Ben Bullen, Mount Morgan.
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WalkID: 1588
1 Mar (Sat) 2014: DU FAURS HEAD (E, 1) Join me for an easy walk from The Pinnacles to Du Faur Head & return. Approx 7km. No big ascents or descents. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba & Mt Wilson.
WalkID: 3184
1 Dec (Sat) 2018: ERSKINE CREEK- PISGAH ROCK- TIERNEYS TRACK (M) Steep walk down to the best swimming spot in the Blueys. Have fun in the waterfalls, or just relax! Scramble back out to the top. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 454
1 May (Sat) 2010: EVANS CROWN (E-Exp, E-X) An easy paced walk on tracks and through trackless open forests. Scramble about on huge granite boulders, visit caves and wander through superb forests. We will visit The Squeeze, Standley Chasm, Sough Dough Rock, Split Rock and Balancing Rock plus explore nooks and crannies. Just wander where it looks interesting. No lunch at the Tarana Pub this time so bring your own to eat on the hill. Limit: 16. Map: Tarana.
WalkID: 550
1 Sep (Wed) 2010: EVANS CROWN (E-Exp) An easy paced walk on tracks and through trackless open forests. Scramble about on huge granite boulders, visit caves and wander through superb forests. We will visit The Squeeze, Standley Chasm, Soughdough Rock, Split Rock and Balancing Rock, plus explore nooks and crannies. Just wander where it looks interesting. Afterwards, join us to help celebrate Gail's Birthday at Tarana Pub, where we will have a lunch booking. Limit: 12. Map: Tarana.
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WalkID: 3103
1 Jul (Sun) 2018: FAULCONBRIDGE (E) BIRDWOOD GULLY. Short afternoon walk with a surprising variety of vegetation. Great for beginners. Children welcome. Approximately 2 hours. A round trip from Chapman Parade starting at 1.00. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 995
1-7 Mar 2012 (Thu-Wed) 2012: GIBRALTER RANGE/WASHPOOL NP (M-Exp) Spend a week exploring these world heritage listed parks and some nearby smaller reserves. This will be achieved by doing day walks on tracks of varying lengths - the longest being approx 15km. Our accommodation will be at Gibraltar House a recently renovated house owned by National Parks. Gibraltar House is very conveniently located between Washpool and Gibraltar Range NP. Cost of the accommodation is $18p/p per night based on 5 people. A deposit of $50 will be required on booking. Here is your chance to explore a new area! Limit: 5. Map: National Park publications.
WalkID: 1271
1 Dec (Sat) 2012: GLENBROOK (E-M) Moderate paced walk around Knapsack park, E Blaxland and/or Darks Commons. Difficulty level adapted to walkers. Leave from 30 Barnet St. at 7:47am. Return around noon. One tea break. BBQ afterwards if there is an interest. 300m ascent/descent. 7km distance. Bring friends and family. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 2352
1 Jul (Fri) 2016: GLENBROOK EUROKA CLEARING-NEPEAN RIVER BANK (M) This is a combined NPWS and SBC activity. Weeding in the National Park at Euroka clearing walking down the Nepean River track removing invasive weeds from underneath cedar trees. Bring Morning Tea and Lunch plus water to drink. Will need to carry your needs for the day plus tools which are provided. Limit: 15. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 1896
1 Apr (Wed) 2015: GROSE RIVER MT VIC (E) A full day weeding the headwaters of the Grose River that are still coming up after the 2013 fires. Be prepared for some walking through swamps and the creek. Morning tea and lunch supplied. Limit: 8. Map: NPWS activity.
WalkID: 1189
1 Sep (Sat) 2012: HOURN POINT/PULPIT ROCK/RIENITZ PASS [Mt Victoria] (E-M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks. Wander through an historic region whilst enjoying beautiful forests, soaring cliff faces and panoramic views of the Kanimbla Valley. About 10km with 300m descent and ascent. Limit: 12. Map: Mount Wilson.
WalkID: 3074
1 Sep (Sat) 2018: INDUCTION WALK AND TALK (E-M) Spend about 90 minutes after lunch learning about how to get the most benefit from Springwood Bushwalking Club and safe bushwalking. We will have a short tea break and then do a 5km bushwalk. It involves descending 200m into Sassafrass Gully and then walking the rainforest path along Sassafrass Creek and later ascending the steep in sections Wiggins track. Will include a short semi-tracked section to visit Stratton's Ampitheatre and the mystery stone cross. All members are welcome to come along for the walk and/or the talk. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3175
1 Oct (Mon) 2018: INTRODUCTION TALK AND WALK (E-M) Finish off the long weekend with an afternoon learning how to get the most out of the club and safe bushwalking. We will have a short tea break after an informal 70 minute talk, and then do a 6km bushwalk. It involves descending 200m into Sassafrass Gully and then walking the rainforest path along Sassafrass Creek to the junction of Sassafrass and Glenbrook Creeks, We may do a semi off-track visit to the mystery stone cross. All members are welcome to come along for the walk and/or the talk. Limit: 8. Map: Springwoood.
WalkID: 2449
1-3 Oct (Sat - Mon) 2016: KANANGRA TO KATOOMBA (M) Classic Blue Mountains walk. If you've never done this, book in now. We're coordinating with two other leaders for this weekend, to make transport easier. (actually, we'll finish at Dunphy's in Megalong, but you can walk along Narrow Neck any time you don't have a full pack! Limit: 8. Map: Kanangra, Jenolan.
WalkID: 626
1-31 Oct (Fri-Sun) 2010: KANCHENJUNGA BASE CAMP, (H) A challenging 24 day walk to Pangpema, on the remote northern side of this spectacular Himalayan peak. Great scenery, high passes. Camping, with porter support. Maximum elevation approx. 5,600 m. Detailed trip notes on the World Expeditions web site. Limit: 10. Map: To be supplied.
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WalkID: 1882
1 Mar (Sun) 2015: KATOOMBA (M) Golden Stairs to Mt Solitary. This is a training walk for those going to Nepal. However others are welcome to join us. All on well marked tracks. Load a few extra kilos into your pack for a good workout. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 486
1 May (Sat) 2010: KOOMBANDA BROOK- KAMARAH GULLY (M-H, M-H) A delightful walk, visiting the canyon sections of two of the nicest creeks in the Upper Grose Valley, says Michael Keats. Come and find out why. Longish day, some off-track, with lawyer vines and wet feet. Limit: 10. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 1866
1-20 Aug (Sat-Thu) 2015: LARAPINTA TRACK NO.3 (E-M-H-Exp, desert) Larapinta Trail, MacDonnell Ranges NT. If you missed the 2014 trip, and you can\'t join Greg in July, this is another chance to do this iconic walk. We\'re not trying to compete with the other trips, we just couldn\'t go on those dates. Contact one of us as soon as possible, we plan on booking transport soon. Return flights to Alice are still around $650. 223 km, food drop to be organised, but we\'re doing it the hard way - no support vehicle. Map package from: www.parksandwildlife.nt.gov.au/parks/walks/larapinta/package#.VMtr6WiUfAw Limit: 6. Map: order online.
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WalkID: 3143
1 Aug (Wed) 2018: LAWSON (E) The walk is Empire Pass, Lawson: A half day walk in the catchment of the Blue Mountains Creek: The highlights include Dantes Glen, the Pass itself, Frederica Falls and Echo Bluff. A very nice bush land circuit. Bring morning tea. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1153
1 Aug (Wed) 2012: LITHGOW DAM (E-M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks & fire trails. About 8km with 300m ascent/descent. From the Top Points Station of the Zig Zag Railway descend a hill to the Bottom Points Station then walk a couple of kms along a dirt road before climbing up a ridge that provides excellent views of pagodas. Then scramble down a short steep hill to Lithgow Dam. Return to the cars along the valley floor. Phone before 7pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Lithgow.
WalkID: 3154
1 Sep (Sat) 2018: LOCKLEYS PYLON (E-M) Mountains Classics walk. A new series of walks to be held on the weekend before the the Club's general meeting. New members in particular are invited to take note. This one is a favourite with great views - a leisurely walk about 8ks in length. It can be windy out there so be ready for that. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2395
1-3 Oct (Sat - Mon) 2016: LONG WEEKEND K TO K EXTRAVAGANZA (E-M-H) Ever wanted to do Kanangra to Katoomba but can't organise the transport? Here's the solution - but we need three leaders for this activity: 1. Car camp at Kanangra, there's lots of tracks to explore and peaks to bag. 2. Breakfast Creek - Cox's River full pack walk, start and finish at Dunphy's car park. 3. Kanangra to Megalong Valley, with transport at both ends sorted! If you're interested in leading either the K to K or the Breakfast Creek trip, book in on this activity and include a note. Book in anyway, and tell us which bit you'd like to do. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba, Jamison, Jenolan, Kanangra.
WalkID: 945
1 Oct (Sat) 2011: MANLY DAM WILDFLOWER CIRCUIT (E-M) An easy paced walk on tracks, passing through heath, swamp, wildflowers and woodland, with plenty of time for a swim. 7.2klms. with 125 metres of ascent. I haven't lead this walk, but have a good guide book. Limit: 12. Map: Sydney's Best Park, Bush & City Walks..
WalkID: 2619
1 May (Mon) 2017: MAY GENERAL MEETING (E) Slides from the June trip to South Africa. Two week Kruger walking safari and winter walk in the Drakensburg. Limit: 0. Map: .
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WalkID: 1745
1 Sep (Mon) 2014: MEETING Festival of Walking - Angela from the Blue Mountains Festival of Walking will talk about how we can contribute to this event. We have been invited to join in - there will be time after supper to discuss ideas about how we can use this opportunity
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WalkID: 2200
1 Aug (Mon) 2016: MEETING Program and newsletter night. After our meeting expect a slide show featuring superb images of outstanding natural beauty and interest. Briian G is an outstanding wilderness photographer and a highly experienced Bushwalker. Don't miss what promises to be a terrific presentation.
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WalkID: 1812
1 Dec (Mon) 2014: MT HAY, BMNP (M-H, g.; 3/4) Butterbox Canyon. AKA Rocky Points Ravine. A rather intense and technical canyon in parts, with abseils to 20 metres and through a waterfall. Has been repeated often by this leader. Certainly pleasant, if not exciting, views for much of the route in and the walk out - which includes a well-known, short, bolted rock-climb. Limit: 4. Map: Katoomba Gary Roberts 0421 185 260 Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 3041
1 Oct (Mon) 2018: OCTOBER GENERAL MEETING There will be no speaker on this long weekend and members can socialise after the meeting's formalities. There will also be a swap-meet for those wishing to give away/swap/sell their bushwalking gear. Map: -
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WalkID: 2248
1 Jan (Fri) 2016: RED HANDS CAVE CIRCUIT (E) A circuit walk from either the causeway or the Red Hands Cave parking area. 8km. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 702
1 Dec (Wed) 2010: RIVER CAVES CANYON (E-M) This is a walk through canyon, you will get wet feet and maybe wet pants. A thermal top & quick dry shorts with volleys, is needed and a dry bag inside your pack. A change of dry clothes and foot wear back at the cars will be needed. Limit: 12. Map: Rock Hill.
WalkID: 226
1 Aug (Sat) 2009: Roberts Pass (E-M, E-M) An easy paced walk on tracks (one short muddy section). Wander through magnificent forests along a section of the historical Lindeman track then slowly stroll up the Valley of the Waters passing many beautiful waterfalls. Limit: 15. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1811
1 Nov (Sun) 2015: SASSAFRASS AND MAGDALA CREEKS (M) Early Sunday morning track walking for fitness and endurance. start in the cool of the day and walk down Sassafrass Gully to the Perch Ponds and then up Magdala Creek back into Springwood for a coffee or breakfast. The distance is about 9km and the ascent is very gradual in comparison with most other Blue Mountains tracks. Expect to be walking for somewhat over 2 hours at a steady but not a gruelling pace with a short stop about half way - and say another hour for coffee or breakfast and to walk back to our starting point. Participate and then bask the rest of the day in the self righteous glow which is familiar to those who indulge in early morning excercise. Limit: 20. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 654
1-8 Nov (Mon-Mon) 2010: SNOWY MOUNTAINS (M-Exp) Hut Walk of the Snowy Mountains, Kiandra to Kosciusko. A walk mainly track visiting new and old huts. Limit: 8. Map: Cabramurra, Denison, Khancoban, Mount Kosciusko.
WalkID: 118
1 Feb (Sun) 2009: Sunday afternoon stroll - Linden Creek (E) A short walk down to a pool near Linden creek in Faulconbridge- there may be enough water for a quick dip, we'll have afternoon tea and return the same way. Suitable for families and a walk that kids would enjoy. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 778
1 Nov (Sat) 2011: TAHMOOR (E-M) Tahmoor Gorge-Bargo River Easy walk on track suitable for beginers,around 10km.We will walk down Bargo River and visit Mermaid Pools,Pencil Falls and See Through Pools and then decend into the gorge on loop track.Great views along the way and opportunities for swimming Limit: 12. Map: Tahmoor.
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WalkID: 285
1-9 Jan (Fri-Sat) 2010: TASMANIAN SW COAST (M) Sign up with SPRATS to keep the invasive weed Sea Spurge out of the SW Wilderness. Either do a two-week stint on a difficult section of coast (limited openings), or join the groups doing 9-day stints in the easier-walking part closer to Strahan. Transport from Hobart to Strahan and return provided, along with helicopter and/or boat transport to the coast. Lots of (easy) weeding to be done, in magnificent settings in the freshest air in the world. Come along to the August club meeting and hear what it\'s all about. Limit: 40. Map: na.
WalkID: 1345
1 Jun (Sat) 2013: THE RUINS OF NEWNESS (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks, about 5 klms with no significent hills. An interesting day exploring the Coke Ovens, Paraffin Sheds, Oil washing Tanks, Distillation Area and more. The superb mountain scenery alone is worth the drive. One river crossing so bring volleys just in case the river is flowing above the stepping stones. Limit: 12. Map: Cullen Bullen.
WalkID: 97
1 Feb (Sun) 2009: Victoria Falls (E) Walk from Blackheath on Victoria Fall track to Grose River. Lunch and a swim at the river stopping on return at the swimming hole to cool off. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1556
1 Feb (Sat) 2014: WARRIMOO TO GLENBROOK (E-M) Half the Florabella track, then descend via a ladder to Glenbrook Creek. Follow Glenbrook Creek downstream, periodically cooling off in the magnificent pools. Exit for a 40 minute walk with no big hills back to Glenbrook for refreshments. A train friendly excursion. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 294
1 Sep (Tue) 2009: Wentworth Falls (M, M) Falls Fitness Walks (see 11 August entry for details) Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 378
1 Dec (Tue) 2009: Wentworth Falls (M, M) 21/2-3 hour continuous walking for fitness (water stops only). Nature Track, National Pass and Charles Darwin. 8.30am start. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2443
1 Oct (Sat) 2016: WOLLANGAMBE CRATER WITH WILDFLOWERS (M) A walk in the Wollangambe Wilderness, with wildflowers, pagodas and the sparkling Wollangambe River. No huge hills, but a longish walk, with some off-track. The Crater is a grassy open area that just has to be explored. Approx. 100 metres ascent. Limit: 10. Map: Wollongambe.
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WalkID: 773
1 Jan (Sat) 2011: WOLLANGAMBE ONE (E-M) CHANGE OF DATE. This trip was previously postponed on 28/12 due to the weather. Li-Lo trip down a section the beautiful Wollangambe River. Great relaxing day floating down this spectactular canyon. Cold water. Need wet suit or thermals. Some rock hopping and long steady up hill walk out. Suitable for beginners. Limit: 10. Map: Mt Wilson.
WalkID: 2071
2 Dec (Wed) 2015: GLENBROOK (M) This walk is out to WORD CAVE (one of the Halls Brothers meeting caves), which is on the Junction of Nepean River and Erskine Creek. Swimming or wading across Erskine Creek. A easy day of about 5-6 km. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 1972
2 Sep (Wed) 1970: MT VICTORIA (E-M) Walk out the ridge to Ikara Head, wonderful views, back and down to Girraween Cave, up and across to the next ridge and out. No rush just a day to enjoy our great Blue Mountains Limit: 12. Map: Mt Wilson.
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WalkID: 1853
2 Mar (Mon) 2015: ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Tonight will be our Annual General Meeting. Find out what has been happening and who has won our annual golden boot, golden volley and the new golden croc award? We will elect a new committee for a year. The committee keeps the club running and all positions are open for contestable election. If you\'d like to give back to Springwood Bushwalking Club then one way is to nominate for a committee role. Please check http://www.springwoodbushwalker.org.au/website/home_policies.php to find out what is involved or feel free to discuss the possibilities with a committee member. We shall also be voting on updated by laws and club constitution (front page) as well as setting membership fees for 2015/2016 financial year.
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WalkID: 3276
2 Dec (Sun) 2018: BALD HEAD, BLACKHEATH (E) A half day trip to a spectacular lookout over the Grose Valley. We start from Hat Hill carpark in Blackheath, follow the track out to Bennett Lookout, and then head over to Bald Head to have a look over the end of Hat Hill Canyon. I'll do my best to keep this walk on tracks and we should be back around lunchtime, to beat the traffic home. We do visit Hat Hill (it's 10 minutes from the cars) There should still be wildflowers in some of the heath we cross. Limit: 8. Map: Mount Wilson, Katoomba.
WalkID: 3334
2 Mar (Sat) 2019: BEDFORD CREEK LAKES VIA MURPHY'S GLEN WOODFORD (E-M) Commence at 8.45am and from Bedford Road Woodford preferably by 4WD on the scenic route past the equally tallest tree in NSW to Murphy's Glen and thence on foot by established track for some 30-40 minutes to Bedford Lake 1, an excellent swimming spot. If time permits then, a further ten minute walk beside the track to another swimmable lake. If time permits on the return journey, a drive around the area of giant blue gums at Murphy's Glen and a glimpse of the giant tree on the way back. We plan to arrive at Woodford Station at 12 noon. Limit: 20. Map: 8930-2N & 8930-IS.
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WalkID: 2046
2 Sep (Wed) 2015: BLUE GUM FOREST (M) It's the 83rd anniversary of the saving of Blue Gum! Don't let the story die! Enjoy lunch in the (real) forest. Cake and coffee obligatory. In from the Pinnacles, out to Govetts. If we get enough starters a second party led by Carol will do the reverse route so we can swap cars. Steep 650m descent and ascent. (People wanting a shorter day might like to organise a walk down from Perrys and meet us in the Forest) Limit: 20. Map: Katoomba, Mt Wilson.
WalkID: 3262
2 Feb 2019 (Sat) 2019: BOB TURNERS TRACK (M) A classic summer walk on a well-made track, with beautiful trees and flannel flowers. Time to swim, relax and explore. Limit: 12. Map: Colo.
WalkID: 2150
2 Apr (Sat) 2016: BUNDEENA TO LITTLE MARLEY (M) A walk we've done a few times, but it's always worth doing. Along the cliffs of the Royal to Little Marley, with a shady overhang to rest, swim and lunch in. By car to Cronulla, then ferry to Bundeena. Fish and chips at S. Cronulla to finish. Limit: 12. Map: Royal Nat. Park Tourist Map.
WalkID: 415
2-8 Apr 2010 (Fri-Thu) 2010: Capertee and Colo Rivers (H, H) Wilderness walkers wanted for the third COLO COLOSSUS! Join in this wonderful journey across the Wollemi through magnificent gorges, and do a little feral plant control along the way. This is the third event of a biannual exercise conducted by the Friends of the Colo, aimed at keeping willows and other serious weeds out of the Capertee and Wolgan Rivers and the upper part of the Colo. Start near Glen Davis and finish on the Culoul Range. There is no track, and participants can expect lots of wading and rock-hopping. Experience in multi-day off-track wilderness trips is essential. Transport will be provided to the start and from the finish. Limit: 16. Map: Mount Morgan and Six Brothers..
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WalkID: 2265
2 Mar (Wed) 2016: COWAN TO TAFFY'S ROCK (M) Start at Cowan railway station and walk down the Jerusalem Bay track in the Ku-ring-gai National Park then continue up onto the ridge and follow the ridge to Top of the World Lookout and tessellated rock. our lunch stop will be at Taffy’s Rock. Here we will have stunning views to Lion Island and Cowan Creek. We will return the way we came.Distance about 17km Elevation 300m up and down Limit: 5. Map: Cowan.
WalkID: 612
2-4 Oct (Sat-Mon) 2010: CROSSING THE BLUE LABYRINTH (M-H-Exp) The Oaks, the wheel, along Massif Ridge, descend \"bowl creek\" just north of Mt Erskine, thence via interesting stream capture saddle and final descent along the NW facing spur. Cross Erskine Creek and ascend Rocky Knob Creek for a short distance before making for the Rocky Knob ridge and its fire trail. Car shuffle from the Oaks to McMahons Lookout road. Experienced walkers only. Email contact preferred. Book by 17th September Limit: 4. Map: Jamison.
WalkID: 919
2 Jul (Sat) 2011: DARKS CAVE/ FORTRESS HILL (E-M) An easy paced walk on tracks over mostly undulating terrain, (steep descent and ascent to and from Darks Cave,) excellent views of the Grose Valley and absolutely the best view of Lockley Pylon. Explore the cliff line below the summit including Gorilla and Skull Rocks, (no falls this year I hope.) Car Pooling; dry weather conditions only; alternative walk, Valley of the Waters. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2779
2 Sep (Sat) 2017: DHARUG NP-MILL CREEK / GROUP 6 ABORIGINAL SITE (M) We will start this walk from the Mill Creek Picnic area in Dharug NP. We will follow part of the Grass Tree Circuit Track away from the picnic area along Biamea Creek to its intersection with the Mill Creek Circuit Track. We continue along to an unnamed and insignificant track intersection which leads steeply up and over rocky outcrops with views over the rugged sandstone ridges of Dharug National Park to a rock platform known as Group 6. This area has a stunning array of archaeological sites. Group Six indicates the significant of this area by the Hawkesbury river for the aboriginal population of the region. We will spend our time exploring the area before returning to the Mill Creek picnic area. Limit: 12. Map: Gunderman.
WalkID: 1269
2 Feb (Sat) 2013: DOWN THE WIRE FROM BOWEN MT. (M-H) This is a short, but adventurous walk, due to the scramble down the \"wire\". The steep section used to have a length of fence wire to hang on to. After the steep descent, we\'ll relax on the Grose River with lunch and a swim before walking out. 200 metres descent and ascent, but only 4.5km. Limit: 12. Map: Kurrajong.
WalkID: 218
2 May (Sat) 2009: Empire Pass/Echo Bluff. (E, E) An easy paced walk on tracks. Visit four waterfalls. We will have morning tea at Frederica Falls then bypass a rough fire trail using a pleasant bush track before traversing through a forest to arrive at Echo Bluff. Here you can drop your inhibitions and yell your lungs out and be surprised by the resulting echo. After lunch we will visit Fairy Falls followed by an easy stroll back to the cars. Limit: 20. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3169
2 Sep (Sun) 2018: FAULCONBRIDGE (E-M) Sunday afternoon walk. Walk down the little used track cut by old club member, Ted Winter, to take his horses from Chapman Pde to Hawkesbury Rd. Continue to Birdwood Gully and return via different track to Chapman Pde. Beginners and children welcome. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 36
Sun 02-Nov 2008: Faulconbridge to Linden Ridge (M) Explore the feasibility of potential short cuts across Linden Creek to cut out boring track walking along Linden Ridge on future trips to Calendina Loops. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 2368
2-30 Sep (Sat-Sat) 2017: FLINDERS AND GAWLER RANGES, PILDAPPA ROCKS AND EYR (M) Camping and walking in South Australia. Full itinerary at a later date!! 5 cars ONLY!! A NATIONAL PARKS TRIP Limit: 10. Map: Tourist map, South Australia.
WalkID: 1575
2 Mar (Sun) 2014: GLENBROOK (E-M) Please keep this day free as it is CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY. Hopefully it will be the Junction of Nepean River and Glenbrook Creek, if not somewhere in the area of the BMNP. 5km walk in and out. Limit: 20. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 3078
2 Jun (Sat) 2018: GRAND CANYON (M) Owing to forecast high winds Lockleys Pylon walk moved to Grand Canyon walk at Blackheath. Leisurely walk on iconic Blue Mountains. Track clearly marked and recently upgraded. Aprox 6 kms. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3092
2 Oct (Tue) 2018: HARTLEY VILLAGE AND THE PURPLE DONKEY (M) Morning tea in the café, then some easy walks to explore the village. There's a boardwalk by the river, a sculpture walk and a short walk to the granite tors. After this, we'll go over to Londonderry Reserve to look for the Purple Donkey Orchid, which were sighted here last year and have our lunch. Bring a relaxed nature! Limit: 12. Map: Hartley.
WalkID: 164
2 May (Sat) 2009: Induction Course/Walk to Lions Head (E) We shall to the course at Wentworth Falls first, the onto the walk. Lions Head is on the Kings Tableland, it provide great views of the Kedumba Valley, there will be a little bit of bush bashing, as well as track walking. So for the new walkers you may need leg protection and gloves. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2957
2 Apr (Mon) 2018: INDUCTION WALK AND TALK SPRINGWOOD (E-M) Prospective members! This is your opportunity to learn about the Springwood Bushwalking Club, discuss minimal impact walking and outdoor practices to keep everyone safe. After afternoon tea there will be a 3km walk down Sassafrass Gully and up the Yondell track. There are steps, minor obstacles and possibly slippery spots but it is on track, except for a short off track detour to visit the mystery stone cross and pool. Full members are very welcome to attend. Approx 3 to 4 afternoon hours. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 3105
2-11 Aug (Thu - Sat) 2018: KAKADU (H-Exp) An off-track walk from Jim Jim Falls to Koolpin Gorge, crossing the plateau offering diverse landforms and vegetation, cultural sites and oodles of waterholes (without crocs). This is not a guided walk. We have a party of 3 with a vacancy for just one more, due to transport logistic limitations. You'd need to arrive in Darwin by the afternoon of 31 July, and leave no earlier than the afternoon of of 12 August. Limit: 4. Map: Jim Jim, Koopin 1:25000.
WalkID: 581
2-4 Oct (Sat-Mon) 2010: KANANGRA BOYD (M) Walk to the Kowmung River taking in the terrific views of the Kanangra Plateau. Descent down Brumby Ridge camping below Orange Bluff. Sunday spent exploring Bulga Denis Canyon. All track walking Limit: 8. Map: Kanangra & Yerranderie.
WalkID: 3308
2 Mar (Sat) 2019: KANUKA BROOK AND CRAYFISH POOL (M) A short walk to a mountain pool with cool, clear water and a sandy beach. Some rock scrambling. Plenty of time to swim and enjoy! Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 358
2 Oct (Fri) 2009: Leura (M, M) .Volunteers needed for The Great Grose Weed Walk Friday 2nd October – Brahma Kumaris Landcare Group, Leura, 9:30am – 1pm Support the group in treating weeds along the creekline, mainly Broom, Japanese honeysuckle and Montbretia. Lunch provided at 1pm. ### Community Coordinator: Ruth Ley (ph) 4782 1635 Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2403
2 Oct (Sun) 2016: LINDEN RIDGE TO FAULCONBRIDGE (M-H-Exp, Scrub, Cliffs?) From Linden Observatory walk Linden Ridge fire trail to explore rock outcrop overlooking the Adeline fire trail. Double back a short distance to explore large rock outcrop on smaller spur, then descend into Rainforested Linden Creek. Arrive in Faulconbridge by climbing the spur of Hill Crest Avenue. 15km with around 6km off track. 450m climbing and 550m descending Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 1104
2 Jun (Sat) 2012: LION'S HEAD PASS AND THE GOAT TRACK (M-H) Classic Kedumba Walk. Last time we did this we got very wet and had no view. This time, who knows? Hope to walk via Sunrise and Sunset Hills from old Kedumba. Goat track is steep, but no real exposure. Mostly on tracks with a walk ascent/descent of 600 metres. 12km approx. Limit: 10. Map: Jamison.
WalkID: 1060
2 Feb (Thu) 2012: LOWER GROSE RIVER (E-Exp, Water Activity) Explore the last 6 km of the Grose River by li-lo. More a paddle than a walk. Start at old 4WD track near Vale Lookout off Cabbage Tree Road and finish at the confluence of the Grose and Nepean at Navua Reserve. Only a short descent down to river. Explore old river gauge up river. Wet suit optional. Short car swap. Limit: 8. Map: Kurrajong.
WalkID: 2306
2 Jul (Sat) 2016: MCLEAN PASS-MT. MCLEAN-MT. JAMISON-MT. DAVIDSON (M-H) A 50 Peaks Walk!!! Very scenic, heaps of pagodas and the pondage. A longish walk. Limit: 12. Map: Ben Bullen. Peaks bagged: 3
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WalkID: 1705
2 Jun (Mon) 2014: MEETING 28 days on the Bibbulmum Track - Ganeson returned recently from this epic trip. Billed as \"one of the world\'s great long distance walk trails\" this track runs from Kalamunda in Perth to Albany.
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WalkID: 2089
2 Nov (Mon) 2015: MEETING South Africa. Vic will present some slides and videos of his recent visit to some of that country's National Parks, including getting up close and personal to wildlife on a couple walking safaris.
WalkID: 1198
2-9 Oct (Tue-Tue) 2012: NEW ENGLAND NATIONAL PARK (M-Exp) This trip is in two parts so you can come for the first part or for the entire trip. The first part involves hiring a cabin for five nights and using this as a base. We can do day walks in New England, Cathedral Rocks and Dorrigo National Parks. The second part of the trip involves completing the 3 day ‘New England Wilderness Walk”. This is a partly tracked walk which descends from the New England tableland to the headwaters of the Bellinger River. (For more information see www.environment.nsw.gov.au/nationalparks/) If you are interested in doing all or part of this walk please let me know by 9th Aug so I can organise the accommodation. This is a popular time to walk in this area so there are very few cabin vacancies during October. Cost will be between $26 -$34 p/n depending on numbers. Limit: 8. Map: Dorrigo, Hyatts Flat, Ebor and Darkwood.
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WalkID: 1911
2-3 May (Sat-Sun) 2015: NEWNES (M-H-Exp) Base camp at cars. Day 1. Rainbow Caves via Pipeline Track, then home via Petrie\'s Gully. Day 2. The Altar Room, high on the pagoda studded ridge near Little Capertee Creek is described by Geoff Fox as \" the best walk in the Newnes Valley\". Some off-track with scrub. Limit: 10. Map: Ben Bullen and Mt. Morgan.
WalkID: 1107
2 Jun (Sat) 2012: NOBLE CANYON AND GLOW WORM TUNNEL (E-M) A leisurely paced walk, mostly on tracks. Morning: Wander through Noble Canyon, where you can reach your arms out and touch both sides of the canyon walls. Sensational cliffs soar above your head, with a spectacular view over the Wolgan Valley. (Photographers are advised to bring a tripod, as there is very dim light in the canyon). Afternoon: Walk through the Glow Worm Tunnel, where a TORCH IS ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL! Leaving the Tunnel, we shall wander through another canyon for a short distance then return to the cars. About 6 km with no significant hills. This event is dependent on 4 x 4\'s. Phone before 7pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Cullen Bullen.
WalkID: 826
2-3 Apr (Sat-Sun) 2011: PETRIES GULLY (M-Exp) Overnight walk up Petries Gully at Newnes. We will probably set up camp early at a camp cave (tents optional) and then spend the rest of the day exploring. Most of the gully is rainforest so we will be out of the sun. There will be some rock scrambling and walking in shallow water. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Morgan & Ben Bullen.
WalkID: 815
2 Mar (Wed) 2011: RIVER CAVES CANYON (E-M) This is a walk through canyon, you will get wet feet and maybe wet shorts. A thermal top & quick dry shorts with volleys is needed, also a dry bag in your pack. A change of clothes at the car would be a good idea. Limit: 12. Map: Rock Hill.
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WalkID: 3355
2 Mar (Sat) 2019: RUINED CASTLE, (E-M) RUINED CASTLE, KATOOMBA One of the Blue Mountains classic walks. Leisurely walk out to Ruined Castle for morning tea & back. Short Day. Descend the Golden Stairs to the old (mostly level and shaded) track used for coal mining activities. A short climb at the end to Ruined Castle, where there are spectacular views down Cedar Creek to the wilderness that is the Warragamba dam catchment. Limit: 8. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2326
2 Apr (Sat) 2016: SATURDAY AFTERNOON STROLL - WINMALEE (E) A short delightful walk (all but 300m on track) from Whitecross to Shaw's swamp (think of shady ferny glens, surprising clifflines, towering blue gum forest). Bring afternoon tea to share. Leave around 1pm, back by 3:30pm. About 5km. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 2770
2 Sep (Sat) 2017: SPRINGWOOD INDUCTION SESSION AND WALK (E-M) Prospective members! On Saturday from 1 pm to 4 or 5pm this is your opportunity for induction and a short walk. We will discuss how the club operates, what happens when you book on a walk and safe bushwalking. This will be followed by afternoon tea and a walk down Sassafrass gully, along the rainforest of Sassafrass Creek and then up the Wiggins Track. Approximately 5km with 200m of descent and ascent. Steps and occasional slippery surfaces. Full members are, of course, are welcome to come for all or just the walk. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 3405
2 Sep (Mon) 2019: SPRINGWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH HALL ( ) GENERAL MEETING. Linda Groom, a Convenor of Save Kosci inc will give a presentation titled "Save Kosci: a 560 km protest walk to Australia’s highest peak." Limit: 80. Map: .
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WalkID: 2741
2 Jul (Sun) 2017: SUNDAY MORNING STROLL (E) A short track among the blue gums at Winmalee - start at 9, finish before lunch. (This is NOT the Blue Gum Swamp trail, but is close by. Join us and discover a gem of a local short walk! Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 724
2 Feb (Wed) 2011: SUPPER IN THE BUSH (E) Relax in the bush with great food and company in a wonderful location. Bring food and drink to share, plates plates, cutlery etc. and torch for the return walk. Short scenic walk, with great sunset views. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 942
2-11 Jan (Mon-Wed) 2012: TASMANIA SW COAST (M) It's on again for the 5th year! Forget the Tarkine. Join the SPRATS for a further opportunity to walk on otherwise-inaccessible parts of the magnificent SW and South coast, while doing something for the environment (ridding the wilderness coast of the weed sea spurge). Once again there\'ll be several sectors, varying from easy to very hard. Most activity will be in January, with the first 3 sectors heading out on 2 January probably for 10 days. Springwood bushies have made an impressive contribution to this program so far—let\'s keep it up! Contact Andy to get your SPRATPACK with all the information. Limit: 50. Map: TASMAP South West 1:250000.
WalkID: 1292
2 Mar (Sat) 2013: THE SPIT TO THE ZOO (E-M) The second of two classic harbourside walks. Walk from the Spit Bridge via Balmoral Beach and Clifton Gardens to Taronga Zoo wharf. Enjoy more great views. Bring swimmers and snorkel. You might be in luck to see the elusive sea horse at Clifton Gardens. Approx. 11km. Limit: 8. Map: Sydney, UBD.
WalkID: 1676
2 Aug (Sat) 2014: THE THREE CAVES WALK, MOUNT VICTORIA (M) A leisurely paced walk mostly on tracks 8 kl with 680 metres of ascent & descent. Visit Cox\'s Cave then climb up to Mount Piddington, followed by a descent to Dunns Leap & Ferris Cave, then a steep climb up an eroded track back up to the fire trail. Next walk out to Hourn\'s Point and traverse over the hillside to Witches Cave, followed by a steady climb back up to Mount Piddington, phone before 7:00pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Mount Wilson.
WalkID: 1666
2 Aug (Sat) 2014: TIN POT HILL (M-H) Via Little River, Coxs River and Six Foot Track. A walk we\'ve done a couple of times before, but a real delight. All on track. Car shuffle needed. Limit: 10. Map: Jenolan.
WalkID: 582
2-4 Oct (Sat-Mon) 2010: WOLGAN RIVER (M) Wander the Wolgan from Newnes to Rocky Creek, checking for errant willows. Great gorge country, beaut campsites. Rock-hopping and wading involved. This is basically a bushwalk where you keep your eyes open: hopefully no willows will be found! In conjunction with the Friends of the Colo. Limit: 8. Map: Mount Morgan.
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WalkID: 1297
2 Feb (Sat) 2013: WOLLANGAMBE RIVER (E-M, Exp.) This walk which was scheduled for the 15/12/12 has been moved to this new date. We tried to do this walk last summer but the water levels were too high so we’ll have another go. We will walk in from Bell and explore the upper reaches of the river which has some lovely canyon sections. The walk will involve river walking and some short swimming sections. The walk is approx 14km most of which is tracked except for our walk in the river. There will be an early start and, depending on our finishing time, dinner could be at Blackheath. Limit: 8. Map: Wollangambe.
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WalkID: 2315
2-3 Apr (Sat-Sun) 2016: WOLLEMI CREEK MARK 2 (H-VH-Exp) A further attempt to find a historic cave (the last effort was cancelled due to the extreme hot weather). Descend to Wollemi Creek at the Goba Creek junction (the pass down is exploratory) and walk Wollemi Ck to Crawfords Pass. Lilos optional (they are no faster than walking in this section due to the amount of portaging). Steep descents and ascents, rough walking along the river. Magnificent gorge and wilderness. Limit: 5. Map: Six Brothers.
WalkID: 3124
2 Sep (Sun) 2018: YELLOWMUNDIE SAWS RIDGE WINMALEE (M-H-Exp, Scrub cliffs?) Park at Yellowmundie and explore for a heritage shelter. Then make our way hopefully (steeply for 100m) onto Shaws Ridge. Visitor book placement. Amble along the bumps of the ridge checking out some geological faults and likely views. Maybe visit the bowl to the south and exit via the Whitecross firetrail. 10km with approx half off track and 200m ascending. Car shuffle required. Dry weather walk only. If damp will organise a similar grade local walk. Limit: 8. Map: SPRINGWOOD .
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WalkID: 359
3 Oct (Sat) 2009: Acacia Flat (M, M) Volunteers needed for The Great Grose Weed Walk Sat 3rd – Sun 4th October (overnight) Remote 2 day activity - Junction Rock/ Acacia Flat Follow up on previous weed work around the beautiful Blue Gum Forest. Camping at Acacia Flat. Moderate fitness is required. NPWS Coordinator: Vanessa Richardson (ph) 4787 3112 or vanessa.richardson@environment.nsw.gov.au Limit: 10. Map: Mt Wilson.
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WalkID: 1936
3 May (Sun) 2015: BENNETT LOOKOUT, BALD HEAD (E, mostly flat) A half day trip to a spectacular lookout over the Grose Valley. We start from Hat Hill carpark in Blackheath, follow the track out to Bennett Lookout, and then head over to Bald Head to have a look over the end of Hat Hill Canyon. I\'ll do my best to keep this walk on tracks and we should be back around lunchtime, to beat the traffic home. We do visit Hat Hill (it\'s 10 minutes from the cars) Limit: 12. Map: Mount Wilson.
WalkID: 419
3 Mar (Wed) 2010: Birrabang Canyon (E-M, E-M) Thought it would be nice to do this at a diffrent time this year, this is just a delightfull creek with lots of yabbies and overhangs to be seen a short swim required or ledge walk thermials & volleys required. Limit: 10. Map: Mt Wilson.
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WalkID: 1997
3 Sep (Thu) 2015: BLACKHEATH (E) Valley View Swamp Blackheath 9 - 3pm. Joint activity with NPWS part of the Spring 2015 Great Grose Weed Walk program. Come for the day or just the morning. Help us get this swamp back into shape. This stream is part of the headwaters of Braeside Swamp which is very important to the health of Govett Leap Falls. There is a wide range of weeds to choose from including Holly, Honeysuckle, Privet, Jasmine etc. Enjoy a delicious morning tea and lunch donated by the Hominy Bakery. Book with Lyndal on 47805623 or lsulllivan@bmcc.nsw.gov.au by 25th August. Limit: 0. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2464
3 Nov (Thu) 2016: BLACKHEATH (E) Valley View Swamp - 2016 Great Grose Weed Walk. Combined NPWS/SBC activity. 9.00-3.00. Come for the day or just the morning and help us get this precious swamp back in shape - you can really make a difference. Valley View Swamp forms part of the extensive Braeside Upland Swamp which flows into Govetts Leap Falls. Enjoy delicious morning tea and lunch donated by Hominy Bakery. Book direct with Lyndal on 4780 5623 or lsullivan@bmcc.nsw.gov.au by Thursday 27th October. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba .
WalkID: 1258
3 Nov (Sat) 2012: BLUE MOUNTAINS (E-M) EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Venue to be advised. But will be a moderate paced walk on tracks with some hills and close to Great Western Hwy. 8:22 AM start and lunch time return. One tea break. The idea is to get a core group who likes the early start and lunch time out format. If this is working out then more will be scheduled as short notice walks. Limit: 16. Map: Penrith/Springwood/Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1300
3 Mar (Sun) 2013: BLUE MOUNTAINS NP LAPSTONE (E-M) CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY. We will be cleaning up the junction of Nepean River and Glenbrook Creek. The NPWS will be taking out the garage by boat. The walk in and out is about 3km all up and all on tracks. You will be advised of the time and meeting place when booking. Limit: 0. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 703
3 Nov (Wed) 2010: CAMPBELLS RHODODENDRON GARDENS BLACKHEATH (E) This is the most beautiful place to walk around at this time of the year. We can have devonshire tea or lunch at the cafe, cost is about $8.00 each the cafe is run by the most lovley ladies you will ever meet. Let me know if you are intrested in one or the other. A gold coin donation is required. Limit: 12. Map: Gardens Map.
WalkID: 1519
3 Nov (Sun) 2013: CASTLE HEAD ABSEIL (M) Walk a short distance along Narrow Neck then out to Castle Head. 6-7 pitches up to 40 meters. Great lunch spot with views into Jamison Valley. We may visit The Castle at the bottom. Must have some abseiling experience and your own gear including helmet. Rope fee applies. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1072
3 Mar (Sat) 2012: COCKATOO ISLAND (E) Visit the largest island in Sydney Harbour and explore its convict prison and remnants of its ship building past. Free entry with guided or self-guided walks available. Also, audio tapes are available for hire. Bring lunch, or buy something in the cafe. Limit: 8. Map: Sydney Ferries.
WalkID: 2861
3 Mar 2018 (Sat) 2018: COWAN CREEK (M) From Mt. Kuringai station, we'll walk down to Apple Tree Bay, then along the creek to Waratah Bay, then up to Berowra railway station. Cool gullies, with swimming along the way. Just over 10klms. Limit: 10. Map: Sydney.
WalkID: 1359
3 Aug (Sat) 2013: COX'S RIVER SWINGBRIDGE (M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks. Wander firstly through farmland and then through forests dotted with large granite boulders to arrive at the swingbridge. Only one person at a time can cross this 100 metre bridge. We shall lunch a short distance further then retrace our steps back to our vehicles. 16 klms with one long and several short hills. Limit: 16. Map: Hampton.
WalkID: 2817
3-6 Oct (Tue - Fri) 2017: DEANES CREEK TRAVERSE (M) Easy paced walk taking in the ambiance of this spectacular area. From Newnes we head up to the base of Zobel's Gully, up to Constance Gorge and through to Deanes Creek. Follow Deanes Creek to Rocky Creek and then to Wolgan River and back to Newnes. Limit: 8. Map: Ben Bullen, Mount Morgan.
WalkID: 476
3 Jul (Sat) 2010: DONKEY MOUNTAIN (M-H) This is a very steep mountain, although fairly short, about one hour; tree litter underfoot does not help a great deal and there are no established tracks, just animal pads. However, the rewards on attaining the summit crest are superb. Sensational pagodas, enchanting caves and sweeping views of the Wolgan Valley; a great day. On the return walk we shall take a detour and stroll along a narrow ledge that again provides sensational views. There is one unavoidable short rock scramble (a hand line will be provided). DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS WALK IF YOU ARE NOT USED TO CLIMBING VERY STEEP HILLS. Limit: 12. Map: Ben Bullen.
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WalkID: 1404
3 Aug (Sat) 2013: EUROKA A social BBQ at Euroka Clearing in Glenbrook National Park is to be planned for Saturday. It is envisaged that we have a social gathering around the BBQ theme. There might be room for short walks from the area should members be interested. Map: Penrith
WalkID: 2401
3 Jun (Fri) 2016: FAULCONBRIDGE (M) From the end of Adeline Avenue at Springwood walk along the 4wd track and then bush track to the pretty pool on the junction of two unnamed Linden Creek tributaries. Approx 90 minutes of walking for exercise. which may become a regular Friday morning event. Weather permitting. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 2400
3 Jul (Sun) 2016: FAULCONBRIDGE TO WINMALEE (H-Exp, Scrub, Cliffs?) Previously cancelled but its back on again. Rainforest, waterfalls, rock outcrops and adventure can be expected on this walk just north of Springwood. From Faulconbridge Point car park we walk halfway along the fire trail to enter the bush on the spur opposite spot height 448 and then descend SE via an extensive rock outcrop and gully complex into the rainforest of Faulconbridge Creek, thence emerging onto Chapman Ridge near spot height 402. We will descend into Springwood Creek using a north facing spur and after heading about 700m downstream we will ascend a south facing spur onto Springwood Ridge. Thence an old fire trail and interesting gentle SE spur towards Blue Gum Swamp Creek and parked cars at the end of Whitecross Road. Car shuffle required Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 1757
3 Sep (Wed) 2014: GOVETTS LEAP (E) NPWS - Spring 2014 Great Grose Weed Walk Come along & help NP with their weeding efforts at Govetts Leap while enjoying a special morning tea & taking in the views of the Gross Valley. The focus will be removal of weeds from underneath the lookout. Limit: 0. Map: .
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WalkID: 3277
3 Dec (Mon) 2018: GRAND CANYON, BLACKHEATH (E-M) We'll start at Evans Lookout with fabulous views of Grose Valley then head down into Grand Canyon to enjoy the relatively easy walk along the Canyon trail (not the lower canyoning route through water). We ascend back to the road via Neates Glen where I plan to have a car waiting. A classic Mountains bushwalk. About 5 km. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1553
3-4 Jan 2014 (Fri-Sat) 2014: HEATHCOTE (M) An overnight camping trip at Boodera Pool. This is a great swimming spot on the Woronora River. There will.be plenty of time for swimming along the way and exploring around the camp site. We will drive to the Heathcote Scout camp to start this walk. The walk is aprox 12 km in length. Limit: 8. Map: Heathcote NP Tourist map.
WalkID: 2118
3 Jan (Sun) 2016: KANUKA BROOK (M, off track sections) From Glenbrook station we walk on track to the Duck Hole then along St Helena fire trail for a few km. Bush navigation to descend a short and amazing boulder labyrinth and mystery track to arrive at the fabled Kanuka camp site where many bushwalking party weekends have been held. Visit the stunning sandstone cave formations, periodically swim and make our way along pristine Kanuka Brook to its confluence with Glenbrook Creek. Return to Glenbrook via a series of tracks for refreshments and transport home, Opal card friendly. Route will be shortened if hot conditions 10km with 4km off track. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 2318
3 Jul (Sun) 2016: KATOOMBA (M) Pinnacle Abseil. Also known as Malatia Wall.Great abseil with views into Jamison Valley. 5 or 6 pitches up to 40 mts with good lunch spot half way down. Must have own gear including helmet and some abseiling experience. $5 rope fee applies. Short walk in and out. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 3038
3 May (Thu) 2018: KURRAJONG (M) Bike ride from North Richmond to Kurrajong, for coffee and great views, and return for lunch. Some hills, 30 km on tarred back roads. Bring or buy lunch which will be in Hanna Park, North Richmond by the riverDescription of walk: Limit: 12. Map: Gregory.
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WalkID: 1830
3 Jan (Sat) 2015: LAWSON 5km group run/jog/walk. parkrun is a worldwide phenomenon that celebrated its 10th year in 2014, starting in London. Commencing in Australia in 2011, there are over 25 events in NSW. These timed events are strictly run over a modest 5km, and held worldwide at 0800 every Saturday morning. The statistics offered on-line afterward are rather detailed (while maintaining your privacy). These events are totally free. A new weekly event commences January 3, 2015 - in North Lawson. You must register first, and print off a bar-code to take with you (so as to get an accurate time). The buzz of a new event is somewhat more exciting than usual at any of these accepting and friendly locations. http://www.parkrun.com.au/ http://www.parkrun.com.au/register/ http://www.parkrun.com.au/lawson/ http://www.parkrun.com.au/penrithlakes/ http://www.parkrun.com.au/events/
WalkID: 2874
3 Feb 2018 (Sat) 2018: LITTLE RIVER AT BUXTON (M) Short walk down to the river, but it is steep, to a swimming spot with flat rocks and a waterfall. There are at least 2 other rock pools to check out. Limit: 12. Map: Bargo.
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WalkID: 1990
3 Aug (Mon) 2015: MEETING Tonight's presentation will be pictures and videos from the club's 7 day packraft trip through Katherine Gorge and 3 day walk in Kakadu NP. Also showing some tribute photos of Phil T climbing The Matterhorn in Switzerland when he was about 35 years old.
WalkID: 3182
3 Nov (Sat) 2018: MINERVA AND JINNGA POOLS (M) A short walk through bushland dominated by Sydney Red Gums, brings us to Minerva Pool, with a waterfall, where we will have a swim, then walk across to Jingga Pool to swim and see wildflowers etc. before walking out. Very scenic! Dharawal N.P. Limit: 12. Map: Campbelltown.
WalkID: 2425
3 Sep (Sat) 2016: PINDARI'S CROWN, NEWNES VALLEY (M) A 50 PEAKS WALK!!! Destination changed, due to raging river! Limit: 12. Map: Ben Bullen and Mt. Morgan. Peaks bagged: 1
WalkID: 3249
3 Feb 2019 (Sun) 2019: PLATYPUS LOOP (E-M) Walk around the languid pools of Erskine Creek. Plenty of stops along the way to swim or just enjoy the scenery. Mostly on track or light scrub. Best of all there are no huge hills to negotiate. A nice 5km walk for hot weather with plenty of interesting things to see. Swimming opportunities. 130m climb. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 1053
3 Jan (Tue) 2012: PLATYPUS LOOP LILO (E-M, Water travel) Enjoy the warm new year weather and float on languid reflections of Erskine Creek. Complete the loop and may be see a platypus or two. BYO operational lilo and your gear in a dry bag within your backpack. 3km floating & 3 km walking. Helmets compulsory. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 1614
3 May (Sat) 2014: POPES GLEN TO PULPIT ROCK (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks with superb views of the Grose Valley, about 7 kl with no significant hills, phone before 7:00pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Mount Wilson.
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WalkID: 2654
3 Apr (Mon) 2017: PRESENTATION Walking in Hong Kong and The New Territories in November last year. Limit: 8. Map: .
WalkID: 1796
3 Jan (Sat) 2015: ROSE BAY TO WATSONS BAY (E-M) Scenic Sydney Harbour walk past the Hermitage Foreshores, Nielsen Park and numerous beaches. Time to swim and relax, etc. approx. 8klms. on paths. Bring swimmers. Fish and chips at Doyles to finish. Limit: 12. Map: Sydney's Best Harbour and Coastal Walks.
WalkID: 1247
3 Nov (Sat) 2012: ROYAL NATIONAL PARK (M) The Palm Jungle-Figure 8 Pool-Burning Palms. A classic summer walk with good views of spectacular coastal scenery, palm forests and the wonderfully sculpted figure 8 pool. Time for swimming and finish off with fish and chips at Waterfall on the way home. Approx. 10km on tracks. Limit: 12. Map: Royal Nat. Park Tourist Map.
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WalkID: 937
3 Aug (Wed) 2011: SLACKS STAIRS, WENTWORTH PASS (E-M) An easy paced walk on tracks. Descend the Grand Staircase to Slacks Stairs and continue down to the foot of Wentworth Falls, then traverse across the hillside to the Valley of the Waters. We pass enchanting waterfalls as we slowly plod up many steps back to our cars. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2091
3 Dec (Thu) 2015: SPRINGWOOD (E) Annual evening firefly/glow-worm walk - less than 2kms return on tracks. Suitable for chn. Bring a torch. There could be leeches if it's been wet. See the fireflies flick on and off like fairy lights and then the glow-worms turn on. Meet at the junction of Lucinda and Bednal Rd Springwood at 8PM. Takes about 11/2 hours. No need to book - just turn up. Limit: 15. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 2725
3 Jun (Sat) 2017: SPRINGWOOD (E-M, Induction Talk and Wa) Prospective members! On Saturday after lunch this is your opportunity for induction and a walk. We will discuss how the club operates, what happens when you book on a walk and safe bushwalking. This will be followed by afternoon tea and a walk down Sassafrass gully, along the rainforest of Sassafrass Creek and then up the Wiggins Track. Approximately 5km with 200m of descent and ascent. Steps and occasional slippery surfaces. All members are welcome. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 3214
3 Oct (Wed) 2018: SPRINGWOOD (E-M) A half day walk: 6km: Magdala Creek & Batman Tracks Springwood: From Lawson Lookout then the Magdala Creek Track. Morning tea at the Blue Pool. Then back to the Batman Track, then off the Batman Track to Council bushland and rock platforms with views to the valley of Batman Creek. (The source of Batman Creek is at the junction of Burns & Farm Roads) Then to a redundant fire road, that is being allowed to overgrow and is just great for walking, it will bring us out at the top end of Farm Road and the cars. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3306
3 Jan (Thu) 2019: SPRINGWOOD (E-M) Bike ride, mountain bike recommended, but road bike can cope with much of it. Springwood to end of Burns Rd, then Farm Rd to Martins Lookout. Next Lalor Rd/Drive then along fire trail at the end. Return to Macquarie Rd, ride to Greens Rd and follow fire trail at the end. This is the only hard bit, will require some walking. Return to Springwood for lunch, or? Meet Manners Park near Springwood station at 8 am. Bring water and morning tea. Limit: 16. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 450
3 Apr (Sat) 2010: SUGAR LOAF MTN.AND MT.VICTORIA (M, M) If you\'ve driven down Victoria Pass, you may have seen this massif on the left. We\'ll start from the Zig Zag track and stay high, away from the farms in the valley. Great views in an area rarely walked; some steep sections. Afternoon tea and Easter Eggs back at our place. Limit: 12. Map: Hampton.
WalkID: 410
3 Feb (Wed) 2010: SUPPER IN THE BUSH (E, E) Enjoy a relaxed walk at the end of the day to a beautiful sunset viewing spot.Bring food to share,plus utensils. Limit: 15. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 1218
3-10 Jan 2013 (Thu-Thu) 2013: TASMANIA, SOUTH COAST TRACK (E-M-H, Exp.; mud) This is one of the world\'s great wilderness walks and the reputation is justified - 84km along the southern coastline of Tasmania, crossing the southern edge of one of the largest temperate wilderness areas of the world - a magnificent 5 to 9 day walk. Apart from the possible muddy track (which has been improved in parts) and possible bad weather, this is not considered a difficult walk. For more information see: http://www.john.chapman.name/tas-sthc.html We plan to start at Melaleuca (fly in). Dates are flexible, and we hope to work on one of the SPRATTS sectors (so we will either walk before or after SPRATTS). Limit: 8. Map: South Coast Walks.
WalkID: 1200
3-12 Jan 2013 (Thu-Sat) 2013: TASMANIAN WILDERNESS COAST (E, E-H) Join a SPRATS team as the amazing work continues to eradicate the weed Sea Spurge from the Tasmanian wilderness coastline. You will never get to see this coastline unless you fly in by chopper with SPRATS. This timeslot offers choice of an easy base-camping sector, a medium walking sector, a hard sector and a very hard sector. Placings may be competitive. Contact Andy for your SPRATPACK with all the info. Limit: 30. Map: TASMAP South West 1:250000.
WalkID: 680
3 Sep to 5 Oct 2011 (Sat-Wed) 2011: THE ULTIMATE AFRICAN ADVENTURE (M) This is our ultimate African Safari and it can be yours too!!! Come and join us. Fly into Capetown, then spend 2 weeks walking in some of S.Africa\'s wonderful N.Parks. Whale watch along the coast and wander amongst wildflowers; all from a comfortable base. Namaqua N.P. has 3,500 plant species. Next, drive up the West Coast with a guide to Orange River, Fish River Canyon and the Kalahari. Etosha N.P. ranks as one of the world\'s greatest wildlife venues. On to Okavango and Nunda River Lodge where there are 430 species of birds. Then the Skeleton Coast, Botswana and Victoria Falls. Finish with a week in the game parks of Kenya and Tanzania and see the Big 5 and the 1.2 million flamingos of Lake Nakuru. Stay in tented game lodges close to the action at Samburu and Masai Mara etc. Approx. 33 days and $14,000 all founded, with some meals and all airfares. Contact us for an itinerary. Limit: 12. Map: .
WalkID: 1722
3 Sep (Wed) 2014: THE VICTORY TRACK, FAULCONBRIDGE (E-M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks wandering through beautiful forests, followed by a slow plod out to Springwood, around 10 km with about 400 metres of descent and ascent. Please phone before 7pm. Limit: 16. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 838
3 Sep (Sat) 2011: VICTORY TRACK (E-M) Faulconbridge to Springwood via Perches Ponds. An easy paced walk on tracks wandering through beautiful forests, then a steep, slow plod out to Springwood. Around 10klms., so bring plenty of water. Limit: 16. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 374
3 Nov (Tue) 2009: Wentworth Falls (M, M) 21/2-3 hour continuous walking for fitness (water stops only). Nature Track, National Pass, Undercliff, Princes Rock and Short Cut Track. 8.30am start. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1118
3 Jun (Sun) 2012: WENTWORTH FALLS (E-M) INDUCTION COURSE & WALK: After the induction talk we will walk the National Pass, about 5km in length. RING to book-in Limit: 16. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2264
3-4 Mar (Thu-Fri) 2016: WOLLEMI CREEK MK2 (H-Exp) A further attempt to find a historic cave. Descend to Wollemi Creek at the Goba Creek junction (the pass down is exploratory) and walk Wollemi Ck to Crawfords Pass. Lilos are an option but no faster than walking due to the amount of portaging. Steep descents and ascents, rough walking along the river. Magnificent gorge and wilderness. Limit: 5. Map: Six Brothers.
WalkID: 958
4-7 Nov (Fri-Mon) 2011: AIRLY VIA CAPERTEE (E-M-Exp, Bike riding) Another car camp at Airly (now Mugii Murumban SCA)just east of Capertee. Day walks of all grades and great camp fires and cooking. We will attempt a 15 km walk and alternatively bike ride from Airly to the new Capertee NP homestead. Bring everything, toilets provided. Limit: 40. Map: Glen Alice.
WalkID: 1854
4 Apr (Sat) 2015: BALLS HEAD & BERRY ISLAND (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks, superb harbour views, aboriginal history, disused tunnels, pristine sections of bush-land, with no significant hills, about 8 km. Book online or phone please. Limit: 12. Map: Sydneys Best Harbour & Coastal Walks.
WalkID: 2760
4 Nov (Sat) 2017: BELL TO JINKI RIDGE (M) In the upper mountains, waratahs bloom late, along with many other spring flowers. This walk is in 3 areas, to see as many as possible, including yellow peas, guinea flowers and heaths. Limit: 12. Map: Mount Wilson.
WalkID: 3255
4 May (Sat) 2019: BEST OF ERSKINE CREEK (M-H-Exp, Scrub, Cliffs) How many times can this walk be cancelled? This walk encompasses the best of lower Erskine Creek. Jack Evans Track, Cross Erskine Creek, Ascend spur hopefully and cross the ridge. Descend to Dadder Cave, thence down stream to the Big Pool, Lincoln Creek, Monkey Ropes Creek, Attic Cave. Replenish two visitor books. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 128
4 Apr (Sat) 2009: Blackheath Bike Ride (E) Leisurely bike ride to 2 lookouts. In the morning, Mt Blackheath on the Shipley Plateau, for a glorious view of the Kanimbla Valley, return to Blackheath for a coffee break, then cycle to Baltzer Lookout for definitive views of Hanging Rock. Some may choose to walk down to the gap. All members who reach the base jumping ledge of Hanging Rock will be photographed. I am bringing a telephoto lens for the purpose. This ride is 50% on dirt roads, some rough, so mountain bikes are preferable. No serious hills, and I only walk about 200m. Distance about 33km. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 568
4 Sep (Sat) 2010: BRUCE'S WALK; LEURA-BLACKHEATH (M) Historic walk across the grain of the ridges. Some original artifacts still in place and beautiful glens and lookouts. Should also be some wildflowers. Limit: 12. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 1126
4 Aug to 11 Sep (Sat-Tue) 2012: CHINA (E-M, travel) 13 day tour Tiger Leaping Gorge, Kunming, Dali, Shaxi, Lijiang, Shangri-La. Includes a 2 day walk through the Gorge. Snow capped peaks, winding trails, World Heritage listed villages. Limit: 8. Map: China.
WalkID: 2028
4 Nov (Wed) 2015: COLO HEIGHTS (M) Walk the Bob Turners Track to the Colo River. A day of swimming or just sitting around and enjoying the surround of the beautiful wild Colo River. Descent / Ascent 350 metres. 7 kms return. Limit: 12. Map: Colo Heights, Mountain Lagoon.
WalkID: 2030
4 Nov (Wed) 2015: COLO HEIGHTS (M) Walk the Bob Turners Track to the Colo River. A day of swimming or just sitting around and enjoying the surround of the beautiful wild Colo River. Descent / Ascent 350 metres. 7 kms return. Limit: 12. Map: Colo Heights, Mountain Lagoon.
WalkID: 579
4-7 Sep (Sat-Tue) 2010: COLO RIVER FROM T3 TO MTB (M) After completing the two days near Tootie Creek (above), walk down to another delightful spot at Mount Townsend Bend (treating a few rogue weeds on the way), where we’ll continue our search and destroy of cape ivy. In association with the Friends of the Colo. Involves a steep 400-metre ascent on the final afternoon. Limit: 8. Map: Mountain Lagoon.
WalkID: 1833
4-6 Mar 2015 (Wed-Fri) 2015: COLO RIVER: PASS 6 TO CANOE CK (H) A Friends of the Colo Activity. Pack-raft trip on the Colo from Pass 6 (2km downstream from Wollemi Creek) to Canoe Creek. Check for willows, cape ivy, privet and other nasties. Steep route in with some scrambling/down-climbing, steep track out. Portages at rapids involve boulder-scrambling. Experienced off-track wilderness walkers only. Must be able to swim. Preference to those with relevant experience. Limit: 6. Map: Six Brothers and Colo Heights.
WalkID: 1165
4 Aug (Sat) 2012: CONSTANCE GORGE-NEWNES PLATEAU (M) Out near Tiger Snake Canyon on the Plateau. It\'s a beautiful walk through a rainforest gorge. May get feet wet, but we\'ll endeavour to stay dry. Some off track. About 12km. Limit: 12. Map: Ben Bullen and Mt. Morgan.
WalkID: 662
4 Aug (Wed) 2010: DHARUG NATIONAL PARK (M) A tracked walk to a significant Aboriginal engraving site. Limit: 8. Map: Gunderman.
WalkID: 205
4 Jul (Sat) 2009: DISCOVERING NARROW NECK SERIES; WALK 2 (M, M) THE TRIFECTA: From the locked gate, out to Diamond Spray Falls, then Redledge Pass, through Coral Swamp and out to Castle Head. Great views, birds, banksias and heaps of history thrown in. Approx. 2kms. of off-track walking. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 683
4 Dec (Sat) 2010: ERSKINE CREEK (M) Our annual Christmas walk before the night party. Down Pisgah to our wonderful swimming spot on the creek. Steep descent with rock scrambling. Bring something nice for a shared lunch and a unisex pressy for under $5; please make it light. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith .
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WalkID: 3222
4 Nov (Sun) 2018: FITZGERALD CK WARRIMOO POOL (E) Part of Warrimoo Centenary celebrations. This is the pool built by the land developer Rickard (of Rickard Road fame) early last century. A local history expert will be explaining some of the fascinating background to this area. The track leads down the hill from the reserve on the corner of Cross Street to the fire trail along Fitzgerald Creek. A half day walk to a historic destination. (2-3 hours) Suitable for prospectives. Two start times - morning and afternoon. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 1841
4 Apr (Sat) 2015: FOUR HEADS AT MOUNT VIC. (M) \"Some of the grandest views in all the mountains.\" Asgard, Thor, Valhalla and Ikara are all cliff-top lookouts overlooking the Grose Valley, that can be enjoyed on a circular walk. No great ascent/descent, but some off-track. Afternoon tea back at the Fosters. Limit: 12. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 593
4 Jul (Sun) 2010: GLENBROOK CREEK (E-M) From Wright St Glenbrook walk down to the Duck Hole for morning tea. Then along the Creek for several ks to The Wog Hole for lunch. Back up the ridge to cars and coffee in Glenbrook if you wish. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 224
4 Jul (Sat) 2009: Govetts Leap to Evans Lookout (M, M) A slow paced walk on tracks. No, no, no, no not over the cliff top that’s too easy. Descend Govetts Leap then on to Junction Rock and back up the Horse Track. Steep descent followed by a slow stiff climb out off the valley. Bring plenty of water. Do not sign up for this walk if you are not used to climbing a long steep hill. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1154
4 Aug (Sat) 2012: HAT HILL/BALD HEAD (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks mostly through pleasant forests. About 7km with 250m ascent/descent. Stunning views of the Upper Grose Gorge and Hanging Rock are ample reward for little effort. Phone before 7pm please. Limit: 16. Map: Mount Wilson.
WalkID: 1299
4-5 May (Sat-Sun) 2013: HILL END CAR CAMP (E) Once one of Australia\'s prime gold mining areas, today it\'s a sleepy old town with an historic past. We\'ll do some walks to enjoy the bush and the gold mining. Camp in the newly renovated camp area at Glendora, which is 1km from the village centre in a bush setting. Camp fees apply. Come up Fri. night, ready for the weekend. We may like to enjoy a pub meal on the Sat. night. Coin operated hot showers and toilets. Limit: 12. Map: Hill End and Tambaroora.
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WalkID: 1050
4 Dec (Sun) 2011: KANUKA BROOK (M, Scrambling, Scrub) Note that this has been changed to Sunday 4/12. Good exmas party recovery activity. Glenbrook to the Duckhole. Route depends on weather forecast. If cool ascend the saddle behind the Wog Hole and descend via the twin streams for an extended shady lunch then exit either via waterholes or via the hole in cave route and out via the Duck Hole. If hot then travel via the creeks. Off track walking with plenty of swimming opportunities. Distance for the full version (cool day)circa 11km Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 1807
4 Jan (Sun) 2015: KANUKA BROOK (E-M) One hour of tracked and semi-tracked walking from Glenbrook Station and approx 80m descending to arrive at \'twin stream bend\' on the pristine Kanuka Brook. Extensive overhangs of deep shade and a nice long pool to swim and float in. Lazy day with a slow walk out punctuated with further swims. If the weather is unseasonally cool and the party is keen then we may venture further upstream. Please use the club website to book. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 2447
4 Sep (Sun) 2016: KATOOMBA (M-H) Devils Hole abseil, spectacular bolted abseil route in Devils Hole. 1st pitch is onto the chock stone, second pitch from the chock stone into Devils Hole. Short walk to do Africa and Kilimanjaro abseils. Includes a tricky traverse to reach the start point. Experienced abseilers with there own gear only. Rope fee applies. Limit: 6. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1944
4-6 May (Mon-Wed) 2015: KOOLPIN-FREEZE GORGES - KAKADU (M, 4) A short walk in one of the best spots in Kakudu (weather and 10 and 12 page permits permitting). Leaving Jarrangbarnmi we head up Koolpin creek climbing onto the southwestern edge of the Arnhem Land plateau escarpment. A day of spectucular plunge pools and gorges. We leave Koolpin creek and go cross country dropping into the Freezing gorge camping at the end of the gorge onrock boulders. Special precautions are required to survive the water temperature of Freezing Gorge. The third day takes us downstream to Jarrangbarnmi. Limit: 6. Map: Koolpin, El Sherana.
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WalkID: 2131
4 Apr (Mon) 2016: LARAPINTA SLIDE SHOW View some great pictures and find out how we organised a successful car supported walk along the iconic 220km 14 day for us Larapinta Track. This 30 minute slide show features 3D google earth images as well as a selection of photos we took along the way.
WalkID: 3082
4 Aug (Sat) 2018: LEURA / KATOOMBA (E) Induction Talk & Walk. The compulsory induction talk for prospective members, followed by a pleasant walk on some of the lesser known tracks between Leura Cascades and the Three Sisters. Full members welcome to join the walk. 8-10km. (Greg Chapman will be away, so I am running this Induction Course) Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 854
4 May (Wed) 2011: LEURA FOREST LOOP (M) Starting at Leura Cascades and taking the Prince Henry Cliff track walk to the Furber Stairs, down to the Federal Pass and back to Leura Forest via Dardanelles Pass and up the stairs to the Jamision L.O. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3191
4 Nov (Sun) 2018: LOCKLEY'S PYLON, DU FAUR'S HEAD (E) A mountains classic walk. From the pinnacles, take the track to Lockley's Pylon for one of the best views in the mountains. For those who don't mind steps, continue on to Du Faur's head for wildflowers and stupendous views down the Grose Valley. There may even be pink boronia with the amazing scent. If you've never done this walk, now is one of the best times to do it - wildflowers should be in abundance. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Wilson, Katoomba.
WalkID: 3368
4 May (Sat) 2019: LOCKLEYS PYLON AND DU FAURS BUTTRESS (E-M) LOCKLEYS PYLON AND DU FAURS BUTTRESS (E-M) A BLUE MOUNTAINS CLASSIC WALK. A leisurely paced walk on tracks to one of the best lookouts in the Mountains. It is about 8km with one short 80 metre descent & ascent. It is a suitable walk for beginners and if some walkers would prefer not to go the whole distance to Du Faurs Buttress they could wait at the top of Lockleys Pylon. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1864
4 May (Mon) 2015: MEETING The program tonight will feature the U.K. Countryside and walks, without the big cities. Skye, Staffa, Iona in Scotland and England and Wales. New members welcome, the hall is open at 7pm for a 7:30 start.
WalkID: 889
4 Jun (Sat) 2011: MOUNT PIDDINGTON (E-M) An easy paced walk on tracks via Hourn\'s Point, Pulpit Rock, Little Zig Zag, Reinit\'s Pass and Pulpit rock. Wander through an historic region whilst enjoying beautiful forests, soaring cliff faces and panoramic views of Kanimbla Valley, optional visit to Bush Rangers Cave Limit: 16. Map: Mount Wilson.
WalkID: 265
4-5 Jul (Sat-Sun) 2009: Mt Dawson (M-Exp, M-X) Overnight walk to Mt Dawson via Little Capertee Creek to the saddle, then follow the escarpment to the camp cave at Mt Dawson. Expect a cold winter night around the campfire. Limit: 8. Map: Ben Bullen .
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WalkID: 963
4 Sep (Sun) 2011: NARROW NECK - CLEAR HILL (M) Wilf Hilder memorial walk and service. Narrow Neck gate to Clear Hill and return (18km on fire trail). This walk is to commemorate legendary bushwalker Wilf Hilder, who died a few weeks ago. Wilf was a member of many clubs including, some 40 years ago, Springwood. Sydney Bush Walkers club will be hosting the event, with individual clubs responsible for their own parties. There will be a commemorative ceremony at Clear Hill, including a rousing Bushman’s farewell for Wilf, in the form of a “Dayhoo” to make the ranges ring. Anyone is welcome but obviously the day will be of most significance to those of us who knew Wilf. Wilf’s obituary can be seen at http://www.smh.com.au/national/obituaries/lost-bush-trails-were-his-to-tread-20110812-1iqt6.html Limit: 20. Map: .
WalkID: 2898
4 Mar (Sun) 2018: NATIONAL PARK GLENBROOK = CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY (E-M) We well clean up in the Glenbrook area of the National Park. TIME and PLACE to be announced, is now Glenbrook Creek from the Blue Pool to The Jelly Bean Pool and surrounds, and 8.00 am is the time, to try and beat the heat. Bring morning tea and lunch as well as the usual bushwalking gear. You might like to bring swimmer also. Limit: 20. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 2902
4 Feb (Sun) 2018: PLATYPUS LOOP (E-M) Drive deep into the national park from Glenbrook. Descend the Jack Evans track and enjoy a swim in Erskine Creek. Off track walk of the beautiful platypus loop and return via the short track to the saddle and then Jack Evans track. An ideal short walk, punctuated with swims for a warm day. Two creek crossings. Limit: 15. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 1176
4 Aug (Sat) 2012: RAINBOW CAVES, PIPELINE TRACK, NEWNES (M-Exp, off track) Follow the pipeline track from Newnes to the saddle, then explore along a ridge to the northwest (head north along the cliff edge for about 2.5km to GR 437 296) in search of the Rainbow Caves as described by Michael Keats. This walk promises fantastic views in unexplored area. Limit: 8. Map: Ben Bullen.
WalkID: 1136
4-6 May (Fri-Sun) 2012: ROBERTSON (M) Weekend of cycling, walking and possibly dancing. Camping at the Robertson Showground we are a short stroll into this historic town. Saturday\'s activities include a 20km ride to Belmore Falls. For those more energetic and adventurous a further ride can be taken along the forest track to Fitzroy Falls. Those who remain can do a walk in the area or return to Robertson to enjoy the town attractions. Saturday night is a social around the campfire. Sunday morning options include a cycle to Carrington Falls (20km) and additional bush walks to the escarpment looking over the beautiful Shoalhaven or alternatively visit The Illawarra Fly to catch the same view (cost involved). Return to Robertson Pub for a meal and music before returning home. Limit: 12. Map: Southern Highlands.
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WalkID: 1088
4 Mar (Sun) 2012: SCULPTURE IN THE BUSH AT KATOOMBA (E) Walk down Furber Steps and along the Boardwalk to admire sculptures set amongst the forest; 25 sculptures in total. Can walk back up Furber Steps or catch the cable car or scenic railway to regain the cliff top. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 546
4 Sep (Sat) 2010: SLACKS STAIRS/VERA FALLS (E-M) An easy paced walk on tracks. Descend the Grand Staircase to Slacks Stairs and continue down to the foot of Wentworth Falls, then continue on to Vera Falls on the valley floor for lunch. Afterwards, slowly plod up to the Conservation Hut passing many beautiful waterfalls. Do not sign up for this walk if you are not used to climbing a lengthy, steep hill with hundreds of steps. Bring plenty of water for a long day. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 758
4-6 Mar (Fri-Sun) 2011: SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS (E-M) Come away for a great weekend of cycling and walking in the Southern Highlands staying at the beautiful Bundanoon YHA. Whole house booked for our group - limit of 30. Festive dinner planned for Sat night - so bring an international dish - and dress according to that country. A $30.00 deposit will be required on booking. Limit: 30. Map: Southern Highlands.
WalkID: 2567
4 Mar (Sat) 2017: SPIT TO MANLY (E) A 5OTH YEAR CELEBRATION!! Send us your favourite day walk you've done with us and we'll endeavour to put it on when it suits you. This is one of our favourites. Harbour views, with a side trip to The Grotto. Bring swimmers. Train, bus, ferry. Limit: 12. Map: Manly Tourist Map.
WalkID: 2960
4 Jun (Mon) 2018: SPRINGWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ( ) Carol Isaacs will present “Value added bushwalking”, a presentation on adventure conservation. David Churches will also present the 51+ Parks competition achievements and awards. Limit: 70. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 578
4-5 Sep (Sat-Sun) 2010: T3 TRACK TO COLO RIVER (M) Walk the T3 track to the Colo River for the ongoing mop-up of lantana. Camp by the river in delightful surroundings while doing your bit for the National Park. The walk is on a track and only takes half a day, but involves 500 metres of steep descent/ascent. If you can find the extra time, stay with the crew and walk down the river to Mount Townsend Bend (see below). In association with the Friends of the Colo. Limit: 12. Map: Mountain Lagoon.
WalkID: 1728
4 Oct (Sat) 2014: TARONGA ZOO TO BALMORAL BEACH (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks, this walk offers superb views of Sydney Harbour & the City Skyline, pristine sections of bushland, sheltered beaches and plenty of time for a swim. 6:5 km with no significant hills, phone before 7:00pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Sydney's Best Harbour & Coastal Walks.
WalkID: 290
4 Aug (Tue) 2009: Wentworth Falls (M, M) Falls Fitness Walks (see 28 July entry for details) Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1294
4 Dec (Tue) 2012: WINMALEE (E) Meet at Whitecross Road, walk into Blue Gum Swamp and out to Grose Head South for lunch. Return via the completion of Blue Gum circuit. Approx. 10km. Limit: 10. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 1039
4 Feb (Sat) 2012: WOLLANGAMBE RIVER (M-H-Exp) We will walk in from Bell and explore the upper reaches of the river which has some lovely canyon sections. The walk will involve river walking and some short swimming sections. The walk is approx 14km, some of which is tracked so there will be an early start and depending on our finishing time, dinner will be at Blackheath. This was a postponed walk from Dec. Limit: 6. Map: Wollangambe.
WalkID: 1973
5 Aug (Wed) 1970: SPRINGWOOD (M) From Martins Lookout we will walk down to and cross Glenbrook Creek, with a side trip to Psalm Rock, then on and up Kings Link Track to Bunyan Lookout, then Lost World. Ascent and descent 465metres, distance 6.3 kilometres. Great views, and another great walk in our own backyard. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 1068
5-13 May (Sat-Sun) 2012: BEACH WALKS OF THE SOUTH COAST (M) This is a week of the best of the Saphire Coast Walk. Bermagui to Walaga Lake, Kangarutha Track at Tathra, Mimosa Rocks N.P., then on to Eden for The Pinnacles and the Light to Light walk in Ben Boyd N.P. There will also be one mountain, Gulaga, with fabulous forests and some of the best granite tors you'll ever see. A truly great walk!! Accom. will be in cabins or cottages at Bermagui and Eden and the cost will be about $25/head/night. A deposit of $50 is required to secure your spot when booking. Limit: 10. Map: Scenic Coast Walk, Graeme Barrow.
WalkID: 456
5 Jun (Sat) 2010: BEROWRA TO COWAN (E-M, E-M) An easy paced walk on tracks. A short road section from the station leads to the bush then a delightful mixture of forests and Hawkesbury River water views. This is part of the Great North Walk Track along the Benowie Walking Track and will probably take around 5 hours. Limit: 16. Map: Cowan.
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WalkID: 1761
5 Oct (Sun) 2014: BLACKHEATH (E) NPWS - Spring 2014 Great Grose Weed Walk Popes Glen Creek, Blackheath 9am - 3.30pm Come along to extend the work of the Popes Glen Bushcare Group who have been working in the area for over 15 years. This is a joint NPWS & BMCC Activity. Please be prepared for some wading. Bookings needed by 24/9/14 Limit: 0. Map: .
WalkID: 951
5 Nov (Sat) 2011: BONDI TO COOGEE (E) Sydney's best known coastal walk, with stunning views and plenty of time for swimming. 6klms. with no significant hills. I haven't led this walk, but have a good guidebook. Limit: 12. Map: Sydney's Best Harbour and Coastal Walks.
WalkID: 1285
5-7 Feb 2013 (Tue-Thu) 2013: BOUDDI NATIONAL PARK (E-M) From our car camp at Putty Beach we will do a series of tracked day walks to explore this park. As the longest walk is approx 11km there will be plenty of time for swimming during the walk and back at the campsite. Cost for the two nights is $28 and if you don’t have a Park\'s pass there will be an additional charge. If interested please let us know soon so that enough sites can be booked. Limit: 10. Map: Broken Bay.
WalkID: 2835
5-7 Dec (Tue - Thu) 2017: BOUDDI NATIONAL PARK (E-M) We'll car camp at Putty Beach and do a series of walks to explore this park - the longest being the coastal walk which is 8kms so there will be plenty of time for swimming. Cost is $17p/p night plus park entry fees if you don't have a parks pass. The campground is well set up with toilets,showers and a BBQ area however the campground is tent only. ***If you'd like to come please let us know ASAP so sites can be booked.**** Limit: 8. Map: Bouddi National Park Tourist map.
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WalkID: 719
5-11 Mar 2011 (Sat-Fri) 2011: COLO COLOSSUS (H) Wilderness walkers wanted! Join in this wonderful journey through magnificent gorges, with Friends of the Colo, and do a little feral plant control along the way. This is the 5th event of a biannual exercise aimed at keeping willows and other serious weeds out of the Capertee and Wolgan Rivers, and the upper part of the Colo. Participants will start near Glen Davis and finish on the Culoul Range. There is no track, and participants can expect lots of wading and rock-hopping. Experience in multi-day off-track wilderness trips is essential. Transport will be provided to the start and from the finish. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Morgan & Six Brothers.
WalkID: 281
5-6 Sep (Sat-Sun) 2009: COLO RIVER (M, M) Overnight walk to the Colo River at Mount Townsend Bend. The walk in is only 2 hours, but be prepared for a steep 400 m descent, no track, and a wade across the river. This is a weed-control activity, in conjunction with Friends of the Colo, suitable for beginner bush-regenerators – or just bludging. Camping is on a beach, with shared camp-oven dinner. Map: Mountain Lagoon. Limit: 8. Map: Mountain Lagoon.
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WalkID: 1966
5-6 Sep (Sat-Sun) 2015: COLO RIVER AT TOOTIE CK (M) A Friends of the Colo activity. Help stop the advance of lantana into the wilderness! Walk the T3 track to the Colo River near Tootie Creek for the ongoing control of the (now scarce) lantana in the area. Camp in delightful surroundings. The walk in is on a track and only takes 1.5 hours, but involves 500 metres of steep descent/ascent. This activity is the first two days of the Dead Wallaby Hop (see below) ? for those who can only make the weekend. Limit: 12. Map: Mtn Lagoon.
WalkID: 1627
5 Jul (Sat) 2014: COX'S RIVER SWING BRIDGE (M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks. Wander firstly through farmland and then through forests dotted with large granite boulders to arrive at the swing bridge. Only one person at a time can cross this 100 metre bridge. We shall lunch a short distance further then return along the same route. 16 kl with one long hill and several short hills, phone before 7:00pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Hampton.
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WalkID: 2262
5 Mar (Sat) 2016: DU FAURS CANYON (M-H, M/H) Du Faurs canyon is deep and cold. It is a beautiful canyon with long swims and is dark and narrow. A lilo and a wetsuit is recommended. We will park at Mt Wilson Bushfire Brigade Station and walk to the canyon. Lots of swims and some rope scrambles but no abseils. Limit: 6. Map: Wollangambe.
WalkID: 135
5-12 Oct 09 (Mon-Mon) 2009: East Gippsland Rail Trail (M) We will initially base ourselves at Nowa Nowa and do day rides to not only explore this rail trail which extends from Bairnsdale to Orbost but some of the surrounding scenic forest areas. The last 2 days will be spent doing day walks at the picturesque coastal Cape Conran National Park. This trip is suited to mountain bikes. Most days will involve cycling about 50 km. Cost for accommodation will be approx $25 each night. A deposit will be required when booking. Limit: 6. Map: 'Rail Trails of Victoria' publication..
WalkID: 70
5-6 Dec (Fri-Sat) 1970: ERSKINE CREEK WILLOW WHACKING (E) Walk up Erskine Creek via Pisgah Rock to camp beside a fantastic swimming hole just upstream from Dadder Cave. A little rockhopping and scrub to negotiate. The aim is to treat a few willows discovered on a recent club trip but there will be lots of time for swimming and relaxing. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 1964
5 Jun (Fri) 2015: EUROKA CLEARING (M) Join Friends of Glenbrook on a NPWS activity attacking the weeds at Euroka Clearing in Blue Mountains National Park. Will be removing as much of the moth vine and other weeds encroaching on the creek line on the track leading down to the river this time. Will be working in the creek with steep sides rough ground and slippery at times, may get wet feet, short distance to walk only from car park. Bring morning tea, lunch and water. Gloves supplied gaiters are a good idea to wear for leech protection. Limit: 8. Map: .
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WalkID: 1226
5 Aug (Sun) 2012: FAULCONBRIDGE (M) A walk involving beauty and history. Walk down an unnamed creek with its aboriginal engravings to the Victory Track, then up to Numantia Falls and up again to follow a creek with remains of an old road still visible. Hopefully we can find several beautifully carved sets of steps before reaching the lovely ruins of Eurama [or Weemala] House. Only 5 kms or even less but some rough off-track sections and a bush-bash climb. However we have plenty of time. Bring your adventurous children or grandchildren. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 1248
5 Jan (Sat) 2013: FLAT ROCK BEACH TO BANTRY BAY (M) Starting from Roseville Bridge, we\'ll walk some of the best of Middle Harbour to Garigal NP and the Natural Bridge Track and then on to Bantry Bay. Great Harbour views and quality bush that feels a long way from a city. Public transport [Day Tripper or Seniors] Approx. 14km on tracks. Bring swimmers. Limit: 10. Map: Sydney.
WalkID: 1380
5 Jun (Wed) 2013: GLENBROOK AREA (E) Glenbrook, Roads and Rails: This walk will be a easy pace walk, around some of the roads (Lennox Bridge) and rails (Little Zig Zag and 1913 rail area). Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 424
5 Jan (Tue) 2010: Heathcote (E, E) Karloo Pool. A leisurely walk of about 2 kms down to this beautiful swimming hole on the Eastern side of Heathcote. Spend the day there or continue onto Uloola Falls. Interesting rock formations as well. Children welcome. Limit: 12. Map: Heathcote.
WalkID: 738
5 Feb (Sat) 2011: INDUCTION COURSE & WALK BLACKHEATH (E-M) The walk we shall do is the Grand Canyon to Neats Glen. Just a perfect walk for the new members to finish of their yelow sheets, this walk has some of the most outstanding features of the Blue Mountains with great views and canyons all in one trip. This walk is open to all members not just prospectives. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3127
5 Aug (Sun) 2018: JINKI RIDGE (E) Walk out Jinki Ridge from the Bell's Line of Road and check out 3 lines of pagodas Limit: 8. Map: MtWilson.
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WalkID: 3298
5 Jan 2019 (Sat) 2019: KANGAROO CREEK ROYAL NATIONAL PARK (M) Longish half day li-lo down Kangaroo Creek. Meet at Audley, then perform car shuffle to start the walk on the Karloo Pool track at Heathcote RFS. Walk down the creek a bit past the pool, then inflate the lilos and paddle down to where a track cross the creek before it becomes backed up, then walk over the short steep hill back to Audley. Nice pools and creek. Some inconvenient bits of creek to get down but mostly lovely going. Limit: 6. Map: Port Hacking.
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WalkID: 800
5 Feb (Sat) 2011: KATOOMBA (M) Weeding in the National Park Katoomba Creek (remote) 8am-5pm. A full day walking in a remote section of Katoomba Creek, searching out any weeds that have been missed or news ones. Off track walking, moving around fallen tree, walking through and crossing creeks may be required to check both creek banks. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2084
5 Nov (Thu) 2015: LITHGOW (H) Mountain bike ride, starts and finishes at Lithgow. Ride up the State Mine Road, onto Old Bells Line of Road, turn left onto Beecroft Fire Trail (named something else on the ground), follow this with a couple of deviations to Groves Rd and Wolgan Valley Rd near Lidsdale. Ride south through Lidsdale, turn left onto Skelly Rd, then left onto Castlereagh Highway (Mudgee road). Unfortunately we have about 4 km of highway, but the shoulder is fairly wide. Next is the junction with the Great Western Highway. Here we go over the fence and ride on a short section of old highway then over an historic viaduct and along next to the railway as far as the golf course. Then it is back onto the Great Western Highway for 2 km. Next turn left onto the old highway (now called Cooerwull Rd), and into Lithgow. Rated as Hard because it is about 45 km and just a hard day's ride. Mostly fire trails, one big uphill and one big downhill, but you can walk these. No shops after Lithgow. Bring your own morning tea and lunch. Limit: 15. Map: Lithgow and Cullen Bullen.
WalkID: 923
5 Jul (Tue) 2011: MARRAMARRA NP (M) A 14km tracked walk out along Coba Ridge to Collingridge Point and return. Great views of the Hawkesbury from our lunch spot. Limit: 8. Map: Cowan.
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WalkID: 1654
5 May (Mon) 2014: MEETING Myles Dunphy Memorial Walk - an outline of the historical event and some of the plans for the event - speaker TBA. We have been invited to participate, come and find out more.
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WalkID: 1836
5 Jan (Mon) 2015: MEETING A very informal meeting as most club members are off walking at this time of year.
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WalkID: 2551
5 Dec (Mon) 2016: MEETING HALL Presentation at general meeting by Jim and Deidree Noss showing slides of their walk through the Lapponia world heritage area of northern Sweden in Sarek - the wilderness national park there. Limit: 0. Map: .
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WalkID: 2513
5 Nov (Sat) 2016: MOUNT MORGAN (H-Exp) A trip up this rarely-climbed mountain, from a base camp on the Wolgan River near Annie Rowan Creek - assuming we can find the pass. This walk will be conducted in a day off from weeding activities during the Friends of the Colo's “Wolgan Wallop”. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Morgan. Peaks bagged: 1
WalkID: 2553
5 Mar (Sun) 2017: NATIONAL PARK GLENBROOK (E-M) Clean up along Glenbrook Creek, from the Duckhole to Blue Pool. As of this time we will only be doing around The Blue Pool to the Jelly Bean Pool. Meeting time 8.30 at the park gates, I will be away on Jeanette's walk on Friday and Saturday, so just turn up with the usual bushwalking gear. Morning Tea and Lunch and Water etc. Limit: 100. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 1641
5 Jul (Sat) 2014: NAVSHIELD (E-M-H-Exp, off track) Find your bushwalking buddy to enter this fantastic event. Set your own pace, or aim for the prizes. Navshield is a navigation event run each year to allow clubs and rescue organisations to test their navigation skills. Entries have to be a couple of weeks before the event, so contact me if you can\'t find a team. The event will be held at a location within 2 hours drive of Sydney and teams usually arrive on Friday night to set a course. The race starts at 8:30 Saturday morning. Limit: 8. Map: unknown - TBA.
WalkID: 3083
5 Nov (Mon) 2018: NOVEMBER GENERAL MEETING ( ) Andy Macqueen will talk about his recent book 'Wayfaring in Wollemi: stories of people in wilderness', with an emphasis on historic bushwalking exploits. Limit: 70. Map: .
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WalkID: 933
5-9 Oct (Wed-Sun) 2011: OXLEY WILD RIVERS NP. "THE GREEN GULLY TRACK" (M-H, Pack Walk) This is a 4 day pack walk with a difference. You will only have to carry a sleeping bag, clothes and food, as you will be staying in huts with everything else supplied. www.envirnment.nsw.gov.au will tell you all about it. Limit: 6. Map: TBA.
WalkID: 429
5-10 Jan 2010 (Tue-Sun) 2010: PRETTY PLAIN HUT REBUILD (E-M, E-M) NPWS is currently rebuilding Pretty Plain Hut in the Kosciusko National Park and is seeking volunteers to lend a hand - no experience necessary! The original hut was burnt in the fires of 2003. The rebuild will be completed at the end of February so you can join me on these dates or go at another time that suits you. I plan to have a 'rest day' to allow for a day walk in the area as well as helping out with the hut construction. Limit: 4. Map: Jagungal.
WalkID: 1190
5 Sep (Wed) 2012: RED HANDS CAVE [Glenbrook] (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks. Stroll through beautiful forests to an Aboriginal Rock Art site. Distance 9km return, 300m ascent and descent. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 1115
5-6 May (Sat-Sun) 2012: RED ROCKS, NEWNES (M) Given all the rain we've had, there ought to be water at the overhang where we camp at Red Rocks, so a good time to go up there. Walk up Little Capertee Ck from Newnes, then bush bash up over a saddle into Canobla Ck and up to our camp - about 4km. Spend afternoon exploring (great views) then watch the sunset from the escarpment. Return by same route. Limit: 8. Map: Ben Bullen.
WalkID: 2837
5 Oct (Thu) 2017: SPRINGWOOD (M) Mountain bike ride Springwood to Grose Head South. Hawkesbury Rd then fire trail. Rough bit on the way in to fire trail, but can be walked. No more than 3 hours there and back. Limit: 16. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3272
5 Dec (Wed) 2018: SPRINGWOOD (E-M) SASSAFRAS GULLY / PERCH PONDS / MAGDALA CREEK. Once again a slow walk to take in what is around us, so close to civilation. Walking from Springwood down Sassafras Gully Track to Sassafras Creek, Glenbrook Creek, and onto Perch Ponds, then up Magdala Creek and back to Springwood. Bring your swimmers. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 2017
5 Dec (Sat) 2015: TARONGA TO BALMORAL, VIA MIDDLE HEAD (M) We've all done this walk, but who has explored Middle Head? There's heaps of history and views of the Harbour. Chance of a swim at Balmoral. Ferry and bus. Limit: 12. Map: Sydney's Best Harbour and Coastal Walks.
WalkID: 1112
5 May (Sat) 2012: THE RUINS OF NEWNES (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks. An interesting day exploring the coke ovens, paraffin sheds, oil washing tanks, distillation area and much more. The superb mountain scenery alone is worth the drive. About a 5 km walk with no significant hills. One river crossing, so bring volleys just in case the river is flowing above the stepping stones. Limit: 12. Map: Cullen Bullen.
WalkID: 1477
5 Oct (Sat) 2013: THE TEMPLE OF DOOM AND BEYOND (M-Exp) This walk is out on the edge of Newnes Plateau, in Gardens of Stone country. Last time we spied a small canyon, usually dry, that we plan to explore out to the cliffs. Great pagodas and views into the Wolgan and Carne Creek. Limit: 12. Map: Cullen Bullen.
WalkID: 777
5 Mar (Sat) 2011: WENTWORTH FALLS (E-M) Roberts Pass-Linderman Pass Easy walk suitable for beginners.Start and finish at the Conservastion hut.We will cross the new Lillians bridge then up to the golf course and down Roberts Pass,then traverse along Lindermans Pass and exit up the Valley of the waters.Finish with coffey at the Cons hut.This walk can be muddy in places. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 819
5 Mar (Sat) 2011: WENTWORTH FALLS (E-M) INDUCTION COURSE & WALK National Pass circuit We will start with the induction course and then do the walk, good veiws of the Jamison valley, ring to book in and otain more information Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1583
5-6 Apr (Sat-Sun) 2014: WOODFORD BEDFORD CREEK CIRCUIT (M-H-Exp, Scrub,Cliffs) Murphys Glenn, Bedford Creek and then ascend near the edge of an interesting wetland to the Woodford Fire Trail. Visit the tall forest of Toby\'s Rill (diatreme) and then a short way along explore a large rock platform knoll. We then make our way along a ridge to camp by a big pool on Bedford Creek. The next morning we ascend a side creek and make our way towards Scorpion Hill but turn east for a gentle descent to an interesting saddle. Lastly we walk downstream along Bedford Creek to Murphys Glenn. 16km approx including 4km fire trail. This is a co-lead walk Limit: 8. Map: Jamison and Penrith.
WalkID: 978
5-6 Dec (Mon-Tue) 2011: YENGO NP (E, E-M X) On Monday we will walk down Howes Valley creek to the junction of the Macdonald River where we will set up camp (12km). On Tuesday we will follow the Macdonald River back to the Putty Road (8km). The walk will entail walking in the shallow, sandy water courses so you will get wet feet and we may encounter quick sand. This provides a few laughs for those not caught. You will survive! Limit: 8. Map: Howes Valley Mount Yengo.
WalkID: 1424
6 Jul (Sat) 2013: 5 PASSES ON NARROWNECK (H) A PHIL ONLY WALK. From Green Gully, we'll tackle Carlon's Head, then Glen Raphael Head and on to Harmil Ledge, then Dunphys and finally, Taro's Ladders and Duncan's Pass. Exposure and ropework needed. Limit: 6. Map: Jamison.
WalkID: 836
6 Aug (Sat) 2011: BEROWRA TO COWAN (E-M) An easy paced walk on tracks. A short road section from the station leads to the bush, then a delightful mixture of forests and Hawkesbury River water views. This is part of the Great North Walk along the Benowie Track and will probably take around five hours. Limit: 16. Map: Cowan.
WalkID: 2888
6 Feb (Tue) 2018: BEROWRA VALLEY REGIONAL PARK (E-M) Berowra Biathlon After morning tea at Berowra Waters the participants will divide into 2 groups. One group will walk 7 kms to Crosslands which is part of The Great North walk. The other group which will be led by Kevin and Gordon will paddle on an incoming tide up to met the walkers for lunch and a swim. On the return the group will swap over. (An out going tide will help the paddling group.) There are a few spare kayaks and PFDs for those who would like to come but don’t have their own gear. Limit 10 Limit: 10. Map: Cowan and Hornsby.
WalkID: 2900
6 Jan (Sat) 2018: BIG CRATER CREEK EXPLORE (E-M-Exp, Scrub wet feet) *9am via SMS - changed due to hot weather and partial park closure - walking down Glenbrook Gorge and back.* An iconic short summer walk with plenty of time for swimming. From Glenbrook drive into the National Park, descend Jack Evans Track to beautiful Erskine Creek. Cross the creek and make our way down stream to pristine Big Crater Creek. Make our way upstream gradually exploring and swimming. There are some excellent water holes. Return via Jack Evans track. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 2552
6 Dec (Tue) 2016: BIRDWOOD GULLY - FIREFLIES (E, dark) Join us on a short walk to find the fireflies. There are definitely gloworms, but this time of year there should be fireflies just before dusk. Bring a torch, mozzie protection, water. Limit: 8. Map: springwood.
WalkID: 1303
6 Apr (Sat) 2013: BLACKHEATH (E-M) Cycle to Mount Blackheath and enjoy sweeping views over the Kanimbla Valley followed by a coffee break in Blackheath. Then cycle to Baltzer Lookout. I shall then lead team members who so desire down to Hanging Rock for sensational views of the Gross Valley. Ride along a mixture of bitumen roads and dirt fire trails. No significant hills. I have to push the bike uphill for about 800m during the ride. The walk down to Hanging Rock is steep. About 33km of cycling and 1km of walking. Limit: 10. Map: Mount Wilson.
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WalkID: 3342
6-16 Feb (Wed - Sat) 2019: BLUE MOUNTAINS CANYONS (Various) If you are interested in doing a canyon or two, I will be doing a few with a very experienced friend between Feb 6 to 17. At this stage, I'm not sure which canyons and when, because it will depend on weather and other factors. But if you'd like to get an email at short notice and join us, send a request to join walk and in the email to leader tell me what days you are available, whether you are competent abseiling (some canyons may not require abseils) and whether you have your own abseiling gear, wetsuit, etc. Limit: 8. Map: Various.
WalkID: 1305
6 Apr (Sat) 2013: BOX CREEK FALLS (M) A walk on the Boyd Plateau, cancelled last time due to rain. A short walk in to the granite gorge of Box Creek, so time to explore and swim. Approx. 6km, with no huge ascent/descent. Limit: 12. Map: Kanangra.
WalkID: 167
6 May (Wed) 2009: Caleys Monument, Mt Banks, Banks Wall return (E) This is a walk I have always wanted to do, but never got around to it. So it shall be a great explore for us all, with just the best views over the Grose Valley. Many a lookout to visit, and being Autumn the weather should be kind as well. Limit: 12. Map: Mt Wilson.
WalkID: 1712
6-7 Sep (Sat-Sun) 2014: COLO RIVER AT TOOTIE CREEK (M) A Friends of the Colo activity. Help keep the Wollemi Wilderness pristine! Walk the T3 track to the Colo River near Tootie Creek for the ongoing mop-up of lantana and some other weeds in the area. Camp in delightful surroundings. The walk is on a track and only takes 1.5 hours, but involves 500 metres of steep descent/ascent. This is the first 2 days of the Dead Wallaby Hop (see below) — for those who can only make the weekend. Limit: 8. Map: Mtn Lagoon.
WalkID: 1806
6 Dec (Sun) 2015: COOLING IN BIG CRATER CREEK (E-M-Exp) Big Crater Creek is one of the largest and most easily accessed tributaries of Erskine Creek which convincingly qualifies as a beautiful unpolluted river. This walk was on last year and the area is beautiful with lots of promise for more exploration. Driving from the Glenbrook park gates we will descend the gentle Jack Evans track. We will then explore at a very leisurely pace, depending on conditions. There will be lots of opportunities for swimming both in Erskine and Big Crater Creeks. No big hills and up to 7km all up - half the distance will include usual obstacles encountered along rainforested creeks. Please book using SBC web site. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 1352
6 Jul (Sat) 2013: DARKS CAVE/FORTRESS HILL (E-M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks mostly over undulating terrain about 10 klms. There is one 140 metre very steep decent & ascent. Excellant views of the Grose Valley and absolutely the best view of Lockley Pylon. Explore the cliff line south & north below the summit of Fortress Hill including Gorilla Rock & Skull Cave. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1043
6 Jan (Fri) 2012: DEEP PASS/RIVER CAVES CANYON (E, E/M) Both easy but you'll get your feet wet in River Caves - 2 to 3 kms return. Deep Pass is a 1 km walk in and then you do as little or much as you like exploring the crack, cave, pagodas, waterfall, hand prints and canyon all within reach of one another. A magic area. Suitable for adventurous children but we do need 4WDs. Limit: 12. Map: Rock Hill.
WalkID: 1975
6-8 Nov (Fri-Sun) 1970: DUNNS SWAMP (E-M) Dunns Swamp which is on the Cudgegong River east of Rylstone. A weekend of doing as much as you want, some short walks, canoeing ,liloing swimming, birding and of course those photos. Limit: 20. Map: Olinda.
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WalkID: 3347
6 Feb (Wed) 2019: EMPRESS FALLS, WENTWORTH FALLS (M) We'll walk down from Conservation Hut and enter the creek. Walking in water, a water jump and finally a waterfall abseil. You need a wetsuit and abseil gear. Only competent abseilers. We should be out by lunchtime. Limit: 6. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3188
6 Oct (Sat) 2018: ERSKINE CREEK HIGHLIGHTS (M-H-Exp, Scrub, cliffs?) CANCELLED DUE TO WET CONDITIONS MAKING SCRAMBLING RISKY. Visit the major features of this iconic walking area. Views, big pools and caves. Jack Evans track to Platypus Loop knoll for visitor book replenishment. Cross Erskine Creek, climb the spur to Spot Height 245, visit the intriguing elbow bend and make our way along Little Crater Ridge and then descend to Dadder Cave to replenish the visitor book. Make our way downstream to the Erskine mega pool and return via the traditional Lincoln and Monkey Ropes Creek rainforest route with further visitor book replenishment at the famous Attic Cave. 8km mostly off track and two 180m and some smaller ascents. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 751
6 Feb (Sun) 2011: FAULCONBRIDGE (E) Meander along the Sassafras Gully track through rainforest leading to swimming holes at Perch Ponds before winding back up to Springwood along Magdala Creek. This is a perfect walk for a warm day with the opportunity to cool off along the way. Limit: 10. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3346
6 Jul (Sat) 2019: FIRST AID TRAINING - FAULCONBRIDGE (E, training) What was Senior First Aid - refresher and first timers. Maximum price for club members will be $80, maybe less for walks leaders. One day, there will be an online component to complete before the day. This training has now been finalised, and will be run at Faulconbridge (the community hall) on Saturday 6th July Limit: 18. Map: .
WalkID: 1254
6 Oct (Sat) 2012: GLENBROOK (E) Debut of new type of Saturday AM till lunch walk with one tea break at a moderate pace on hilly tracks. This first one will be fairly easy from upper Knapsack to Leonay lookouts, but there is one rocky ascent/descent of about 150m. Great views of both river and National Forest. 7km total round trip. Leave 8:22am back by 12:22pm unless group agrees to extend. Friends and kids welcomed but pace is not for the faint hearted! Prefer SMS or phone call for contact. Limit: 16. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 2414
6 Aug (Sat) 2016: ILLAWARRA ESCARPMENT (E-M-Exp) On this walk we will complete the Mt Keira Ring Track and then summit Mt Keira. After taking in the great views we will then drive to Mt Kembla Lookout. From here we will climb to the top and again be rewarded with great views of Lake Illawarra and Wollongong. z 50 peaks walk Limit: 8. Map: Bulli. Peaks bagged: 2
WalkID: 914
6 Aug (Sat) 2011: INDUCTION COURSE & WALK LAWSON (E) We shall do the induction course first the we shall do a walk to Dantes Glen, Empire Pass, Frederica Falls & Echo Point. All up this is a very easy walk with the distance only being 7kms and 180m asc. Please dont ring before 9th July. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 699
6 Nov (Sat) 2010: INDUCTION COURSE & WALK BLACKHEATH (E-M) This is the final Induction Course for the year. The walk we shall do is The Grand Canyon finishing at Neats Glen. This is a great walk for newcomers, as it has some of the most outstanding features of the Blue Mountains with views and canyons, all in one trip. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 770
6 Mar (Sun) 2010: JUNCTION OF NEPEAN RIVER & GLENBROOK CREEK (E-M) This walk is for Clean-Up Australia Day. We will walk in from Lapstone Railway Station to the junction of the river and creek. Clean up the area, and out the same way. Now for removing the JUNK! "HAS ANYONE GOT A BOAT, WHICH COULD GO UP THE RIVER?" It seems it is all too hard for the national parks. If not I will change the plans for removal. Hope to see many of the members there on the day Limit: 50. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 1383
6-7 Apr (Sat-Sun) 2013: KANANGRA (M) Overnight walk to Hundred Man Cave on Tiwilla Plateau.About 18km return. Camp in cave and return by the same route on Sunday. Hope after recent rain thee will be water near the cave, so will need to carry plenty in case. Limit: 8. Map: Kanangra.
WalkID: 688
6 Nov (Sat) 2010: KURING-GAI CHASE N.P. (M) The Sphinks - Bobbin Head - Apple Tree Bay - Mt. Kuring-gai Medium paced walk on tracks, following the tidal inlets of Broken Bay. Beautiful sandstone cliffs and plenty of wildflowers. Time to check out the mangroves and attendant bird life from the boardwalk. 10 - 11kms. on tracks. Limit: 12. Map: Hornsby, Cowan and Kuring-gai Chase N.P. tourist m.
WalkID: 1723
6 Sep (Sat) 2014: LOCKLEY PYLON & DU FAUR BUTTRESS (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks to one of the best lookouts in the Blue Mountains. About 10 km with one short 80 metre descent & ascent. Dry weather conditions only as the Lycon Plateau is severely exposed, phone before 7pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 221
6 Jun (Sat) 2009: Lockley Pylon/Du Faur Buttress/Blue Gum Forest (M, M) Drive to Pinnacles Car Park then an easy paced walk over undulating ground to Lockley Pylon for superb views of the Grose Valley followed by a steep descent to the Blue Gum Forest. Long slow plod back up to Lockley Pylon then back to the cars. THIS WILL BE A LONG DAY bring plenty of water. Do not sign up for this walk if you are not used to climbing a long extremely steep hill.(Car Pooling). (Dry weather conditions only, alternative walk Leura Forest/Furber Steps). Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba, Mount Wilson.
WalkID: 2780
6 Sep (Wed) 2017: LONG ANGLE GULLY SPRINGWOOD (E-M) After a coffee in Springwood we will drive to the start of the walk. From here we will walk down into the valley to where the fire trail meets Fitzgerald Creek. After crossing over the creek we'll head up the hill and along the fire trail to where we'll pick up a track leading to our lunch spot which has a lovely view over Penrith Lakes. After lunch we'll continue back along the fire trail to Rickard Road to our cars. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 2483
6 Feb 2017 (Mon) 2017: MEETING Tonight - Slides of the Kumano Kodo walk in Japan by David C
WalkID: 276
6-8 Jun (Sat-Mon) 2009: Mt Coricudgy (M-H, M-H) Drive to the top (or as near as possible) of Mt Coricudgy, walk to Mt Kerry and establish a base camp. Explore northerly ridge on Sunday towards the Widden Valley and return Monday with a detour for the view near Middle Hill. Walking, maybe a little scrambling MX. Someone needs to bring a 4WD. Actual limit depends on transport. Limit: 8. Map: Coricudgy, Mt Pomany.
WalkID: 2575
6 May (Sat) 2017: NARROW NECK TO LEURA FOREST (M/H) Walk from Narrow Neck via the Golden Stairs, then along the Federal Pass walking track via Malaita Point, the bottom of Katoomba Falls ad the Dardanelles Pass walking track to Leura Pass. Up through the Fern Bower to the cars. Car Shuffle involved. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 960
6 Aug (Sat) 2011: NEWNES PLATEAU AREA (E-M) A leisurely day exploring some of the Newnes Plateau attractions. We'll start with a walk through Nobles Canyon and then on to River Caves Canyon (where you may get your feet wet). We'll have a sausage sizzle lunch and then go out on to No 2 firetrail and a walk out to admire the views over Carne Ck. Spectacular area. Magnificent views. Ideal walk for prospective members. 4WD required, can car pool. Limit: 8. Map: Cullen Bullen & Rock Hill.
WalkID: 1529
6 Oct (Sun) 2013: OBERON (E-M, kayak/canoe) Kayak and canoe trip. Lake Oberon (formerly known as Fish River Dam), which finally opens for recreational paddling (but not for motorised watercraft) on October 1. 13 km return. It ought be pleasant to view the rolling hills of the Central West from a different perspective. Leader has one kayak and kit for loan. This body of water is a deemed Alpine Lake. Average daytime air temperature for October in Oberon is 17 degrees C. - do dress appropriately; don\'t dress like a bushwalker and PFDs are compulsory. Read this; http://www.maritime.nsw.gov.au/news/2012/media-alpine2012.html Official opening for allowing non-motorised craft is October 5. Limit: 8. Map: Oberon.
WalkID: 1590
6-13 May (Tue-Tue) 2014: ONLY STRONG MEN NEED START (H-Exp) A 8-day exploratory in the heart of the Wollemi Wilderness, in search of historic routes and heritage between the Culoul Range and the mysterious Simmons Mount (the real Mount Molong). Will involve pass-finding and scrambling, and lots of recently burnt country. Note: the title of this walk is a historic artefact – no correspondence will be entered into, and in any case neither the gender nor strength of anyone starting in trousers will be investigated. Limit: 5. Map: Six Brothers, Wirraba, Gospers Mountain.
WalkID: 1677
6 Aug (Wed) 2014: POPES GLEN TO PULPIT ROCK, BLACKHEATH. (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks with superb views of the Grose Valley, about 7 kl with no significant hills. This second visit is to accommodate walkers that can not walk on Saturdays, phone before 7:00pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Mount Wilson.
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WalkID: 2396
6-8 Aug (Sat-Mon) 2016: PUTTY CAMP AND PRIVET CONTROL (E) A Friends of the Colo activity. Car-based camping in delightful surroundings on a private rural property. Come for the 3 days, or just the weekend. Help continue the privet control through farmlands along nearby Putty Creek, to protect the wild Wollemi Creek further down. Families welcome (providing someone does some priveting), with an option for easy short walks on farmland or adjacent State Forest. Enjoy a good social around the campfire in the evenings. The activity will be led by long-time FOC member Ian Partridge. Limit: 15. Map: Putty.
WalkID: 2178
6 Mar (Sun) 2016: SOUTH SPRINGWOOD CULTURAL WALK (M, minor scrambling and ) This walk encompasses the best cultural features of Springwood, discovered over many years of local exploration. Descend Sassafrass Gully and view the stone ruins, and try to decipher the runes of Paddy's grave, then along the Victory track and more rainforest track walking to Numantia Falls. Later we will browse the excellent and unique art gallery. Thence to the saddle to view Kangaroo iconography, then down the Sassafrass knife edge spur to savour its overhangs. On the way out we will follow Sassafrass Creek and visit the Perch Ponds, Magdala Falls and re-discover the forgotten steps of the old Yondell linking track. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 3367
6 Mar (Wed) 2019: SPRINGWOOD (E-M) Florabella & Pippas Passes: A half day walk in two very nice creek valleys, both of which flow into Glenbrook Creek. Bring morning tea. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3016
6 Aug (Mon) 2018: SPRINGWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ( ) August General Meeting. Rae Gooch will present the club's recent walks on Norfolk Island and at Charlotte Pass. Limit: 60. Map: .
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WalkID: 3235
6 May (Mon) 2019: SPRINGWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH June General Meeting. Greg Chapman presents: five SBC walkers spend a few weeks walking in northern South Australia. How did we do it? What did we see? And was that a giant cuttlefish? An entertaining and inspiring selection of photos of the best bits of the best walks and sights in the Flinders and the Gammon Ranges. Map: -
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WalkID: 2506
6 Oct (Thu) 2016: SUN VALLLEY (M, cycle) Join me on a ride from Springwood on back roads down to Sun Valley, then on fire trails through beautiful blue gum forest, before climbing back up to Singles Ridge Rd & back on sealed roads to Springwood. Suitable for MTBs with a steep climb with some gravel, back from the valley to the ridge but walking is permitted! Bring morning tea then back to my place, 56 Farm Rd Springwood, for BBQ lunch, to celebrate 7 decades of fun, much of the last 3 spent in the saddle! Bring appetite & humour; rain or shine. PLEASE contact me, rod@jillianandrod.com or 0411405896, by Tuesday 4th, for catering, thank you. Limit: 10. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 1266
6 Feb (Wed) 2013: SUPPER IN THE BUSH (E) Come and enjoy an easy walk along a delightful track to enjoy supper with a view and a sunset. Bring food to share + utensils etc. and a torch. No real ups or downs. Limit: 15. Map: Jamison.
WalkID: 1713
6-11 Sep (Sat-Thu) 2014: THE DEAD WALLABY HOP (M) A Friends of the Colo activity. A 6-day walking activity to control lantana, cape ivy and other unwelcome plants along the generally-pristine 4 km of river from Bob Turners Track to Mt Townsend Bend. Great campsites in wonderful surroundings. We will only move camp once or twice, so will be base-camping most of the time. Steep 500-metre descent on the first morning, and 400-metre ascent on the final afternoon. Limit: 8. Map: Mtn Lagoon.
WalkID: 614
6 Jun (Sun) 2010: VICTORIA FALLS (E, steep sections) Short walk down to the Grose River. Beautiful walk through forests to riverside for lunch then slow plod back up again. Limit: 10. Map: m, Mount Wilson.
WalkID: 2365
6 Aug (Sat) 2016: WATERFALLS NO. 6 (M-H) Lindeman Pass to Copeland Pass. Lindeman is the forgotten track of this area. Built in 1911, it missed the early boom of tourist walks. Copeland Pass remembers an early store owner and explorer. An adventurous day out; not all that long and we'll pass under Gordon Falls on Lindeman Pass. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 752
6 Mar (Sun) 2011: WENTWORTH FALLS (E) In 1836 Charles Darwin walked along Jamison Creek to the cliff's edge. We will be following in his footsteps and continue along National Pass exiting at Edinburgh Castle Rock. This is an easy half day walk with lots of stairs, spectacular views and pristine waterfalls. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 3242
7 Nov (Wed) 2018: WOODFORD (E-M) The Turpentine Track to Bedford Creek & Return: A half day walk through Murphy's Glen to Bedford Creek. Bring morning tea. Limit: 10. Map: Jamison.
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WalkID: 109
7 Mar (Sat) 2009: A SOCIAL WITH A DIFFERENCE A day of mystery, mayhem, walks and good food. Bring: gormet brekky to share/ afternoon tea to share/ pen and paper/ a baby photo of you/ 3 things about yourself that other club members hopefully won't know; write these on a piece of paper/ utensils for eating. Give yourself a day of fun and exercise. Map: Mystery
WalkID: 1147
7 Jul (Sat) 2012: BARDENS LOOKOUT CLIMBING CLIFFS, COX (E-M) A leisurely paced walk on historical tracks. Descend a short hill to view stunning cliffs and a large cave very popular with climbers, then return to our vehicles and continue on to Mount York. Walk down Cox\'s Road, the first road across the Blue Mountains then return via Lockyer\'s Road. No bitumen roads or motor cars just fire trails and pleasant bush tracks. The section along Lockyer\'s Ridge is very attractive. Superb views of the Hartley Valley from Mount York. About 10km with 320m descent/ascent. Please phone before 7pm. Limit: 12. Map: Hartley.
WalkID: 1020
7 Jan (Sat) 2012: BEST OF THE ROYAL N.P. AND CRONULLA (M) Ferry across Port Hacking, then walk the magnificent white cliffs to Little Marley. Plenty of time for swimming and there's a good shady overhang, if hot. Return to Cronulla by ferry for a fish supper in the park at S. Cronulla. All on tracks. Bring swim gear etc. Limit: 12. Map: Royal N.P. Tourist Map.
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WalkID: 2907
7 Dec (Thu) 2017: BIRDWOOD GULLY, FIREFLIES (E, dark, steps) Join us on a short walk to find the fireflies. There are definitely gloworms, but this time of year there should be fireflies just before dusk. Bring a torch, mozzie protection, water. Kids welcome. Leave at 7:45pm, back by 9:30pm. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 2962
7 Mar (Wed) 2018: BLACKHEATH (E) Pope's Glen. 9 -4pm. A joint BMCC/NPWS /SBC activity. Enjoy a walk along Pope's Glen Creek and its banks treating and checking for weeds before they fall off and over the cliff into Grose Valley. Morning tea and lunch provided. Book directly with Lyndal by Friday 2nd March on 4780 5623 or lyndalsullivan@bmcc.nsw.gov.au. Limit: 0. Map: Mt Wilson.
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WalkID: 3321
7 Mar (Thu) 2019: BLACKHEATH (E) Valley View Swamp (Blackheath). 9.00am - 3.00pm. Come for the day or just the morning. Help us get this swamp back into shape. This stream is part of the headwaters of Braeside Swamp which is very important to the health of Govetts Leap Falls. There is a wide range of weeds to choose from, including honeysuckle, privet, jasmine etc. Enjoy a delicious morning tea and lunch donated by Hominy Bakery. Please note that to book on this walk you need to book in directly with the co-ordinator by 25th February on 4780 5623 or at bushcare@bmcc nsw.gov.au. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 453
7-21 Aug (Sat-Sat) 2010: BORDER RANGES-THE SCENIC RIM, GWONDANA FORESTS (M) This 2 week odyssey will take us on a circuit thru the ancient forests of Gondwana. Starting at Tenterfield, we\'ll look at Border Ranges, Barney, Lindsay and Maroon, then on to Lamington and Springbrook, finishing at Mt. Warning. Camping only, no caravans. Day walks only. Limit: 12. Map: Various.
WalkID: 1791
7 Feb (Sat) 2015: BOX CREEK FALLS (M) On the granite escarpment of the Boyd Plateau. Short walk in then plenty of time to swim and explore the 7 waterfalls of Box Creek. Limit: 12. Map: Kanangra.
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WalkID: 586
7 Jun (Mon) 2010: BRUCES WALK (E-M) This is for all know miss out on Gail's walk or could not do it on that day. We will start Bruces Walk from Bullaburra and ending at Wentworth Falls, with doing the side trips along the way. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2310
7 May (Sat) 2016: CASTLE HEAD (M) A classic abseil trip, with nice clean walls, great views and a pleasant walk out via Golden Stairs. Harness and Helmet needed and $5 rope fee applies. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba and Jamison.
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WalkID: 2316
7 Apr (Thu) 2016: COLO RIVER AT PINCHGUT CREEK (H-Exp) From the Grassy Hill firetrail, search for Army surveyor Major Clews' "flour cave" and his 1926 route down into the Colo Gorge near Pinchgut Creek. THIS IS A SHORTENED VERSION OF THE 3-DAY WALK ORIGINALLY PLANNED FOR THIS TIME. THE ROUTE UP TO MOUNT SAVAGE WILL NOT BE EXPLORED ON THIS OCCASION Limit: 4. Map: Colo Heights.
WalkID: 1439
7-8 Sep (Sat-Sun) 2013: COLO RIVER AT TOOTIE CREEK (M) This is a Friends of the Colo activity. Stop the advance of lantana further into the wilderness! Walk the T3 track to the Colo River near Tootie Creek for the ongoing mop-up of lantana in the area. Camp in delightful surroundings. The walk is on a track and only takes 1.5 hours, but involves 500 metres of steep descent/ascent. This is the first 2 days of the Dead Wallaby Hop (see below) Limit: 12. Map: Mtn Lagoon.
WalkID: 100
7-9 Mar 09 (Sat-Mon) 2009: Colo River Lilo Trip (H) Lilo from Boorai Creek to Canoe Creek to check/treat willows, and do follow up treatment on small patches of tree of heaven and cape ivy. Wild gorge scenery. For experienced wilderness walkers. The second and third days will be spent travelling on air-beds, with rock hopping necessary around rapids. Limit: 8. Map: Six Brothers, Colo Heights.
WalkID: 1440
7-12 Sep (Sat-Thu) 2013: COLO RIVER: THE DEAD WALLABY HOP (M) This is a Friends of the Colo Activity. A 6-day activity to control lantana, cape ivy and other nasties along the generally-pristine 6 km of river from Bob Turners Track to Mt Townsend Bend. Great campsites in wonderful surroundings. We will only move camp once or twice, so will be base-camping most of the time. Steep 500-metre descent on the first morning, and 400-metre ascent on the final afternoon. Note the option to come just for the first two days (see walk of 7-8 September). Limit: 12. Map: Mtn Lagoon.
WalkID: 3058
7 Jul (Sat) 2018: CONSTANCE GORGE (M) This walk was closed last time, so here's hoping! Along the Tiger Snake canyon track to Deanes Creek, where we enter the Gorge. Dark rainforest and a place of wonder, with time to explore. Some steep bits and some off-track. Limit: 12. Map: Mount Morgan.
WalkID: 715
7 May (Sat) 2011: DONKEY MOUNTAIN (M-H) In Spring we were guided through the maze of the N. end of Donkey Mtn. by Geoff Fox, so this is for those who weren't on that trip. You'll need rock scrambling skills and a sense of adventure; this is Luna Park for bushwalkers!!! Steep ascent and descent. Limit: 10. Map: Ben Bullen.
WalkID: 2027
7 Oct (Wed) 2015: DUNDAS VALLEY (E-M, Exp) Walk from Rydalmere to Carlingford Railway Stations via a corridor of bushland in the Baulkham Hills Area. All new walk for me, but come along for the adventure. Limit: 12. Map: Sydney's Best, Par & City Walks.
WalkID: 1163
7 Jul (Sat) 2012: EXPLORATION OF MT. BANKS (H-Exp) A PHIL ONLY WALK across the face of Mt. Banks. I\'ve heard it\'s possible, but is it a walker\'s pass? Or somewhere only gods can tread? Bring head for heights and a sense of adventure. Some exposed scrambling. Limit: 6. Map: Mt. Wilson.
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WalkID: 2731
7 Aug (Mon) 2017: GENERAL MEETING (E) and SWAP - SELL market. Bring any gear you no longer need but in reasonable condition to trade or give away. This may include walking, camping, climbing, paddling or cycling gear etc. All items must be labelled with a price and your name for return in the event of non-trade. Limit: 100. Map: .
WalkID: 2524
7 Jan 2017 (Sat) 2017: GREAT UNCLE GEORGE CANYON (M) Right on our doorstep on Kings Tableland is a great canyon, with 3-4 abseils, and a magnificent fern-filled rainforest creek. Walk out to Ingar Road. Bring abseil gear, helmet and wetsuit and $5 rope fee. A great day out! Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 611
7-8 Aug (Sat-Sun) 2010: GROSE RIVER - BLUE GUM FOREST (M) Another Blue Mtns classic - start at the Victoria Falls track, walk down the Grose River to Blue Gum Forest, camp at Acacia Flat. Return via Govett\'s Leap, which is a long climb, but not difficult if you take it slowly. Car swap needed. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba, Mount Wilson.
WalkID: 966
7-9 Oct (Fri-Sun) 2011: GROSE VALLEY (M-Exp) Blue Gum Forest and beyond - Via Lockley\'s Pylon and Du Faur\'s buttress to the Grose River, then east until we find a suitable base camp. Next day, look for the colluvial lake (previously attempted in other walks), and possibly Kolonga Walls, then back to base camp. Return the same way on Sunday for an early start to beat the traffic down the hill. Modified - now going via Mary Byles Pass (Shaw's gully), camp at Zobel Gully jn Grose. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1468
7 Sep (Sat) 2013: HAT HILL/BALD HEAD,BLACKHEATH (E) A leisurely paced walk mostly on tracks through pleasant forests about 7 km with 150 metres of ascent and descent. The magnificent views of the Upper Grose Gorge and Hanging Rock only come into sight during the final 100 metres. Ring before 7:00pm please. Limit: 16. Map: Mount Wilson.
WalkID: 3161
7 Oct (Sun) 2018: HAZELBROOK (E) To commemorate the very day 100 years ago when a plaque was unveiled to Hazelbrook resident and World War I Sapper Edward Burgess who died in conflict in Belgium, there will be a walk to the falls named after him, one of the earliest walks constructed on the mountains. We'll then walk through unspoilt rainforest gorges where lyrebirds are often seen to Oaklands Falls and return by an alternative dry sclerophyll route. Suitable for prospectives, run in conjunction with Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre. Limit: 20. Map: katoomba.
WalkID: 39
7 Feb (SAT) 2009: HEATHCOTE NATIONAL PARK (M) From Waterfall, we'll head down the Mooray Track and check out the swimming pools on Kingfisher Creek. If cool, we'll walk a section of the Bullawarring Track to Minda Pool. Otherwise, we'll find a shady pool and settle in. Limit: 12. Map: Royal Nat. Park Tourist Map.
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WalkID: 2503
7 Nov (Mon) 2016: HYDRO MAJESTIC WALKS (M) The Three Brothers-Maxines Bower-Marks Tomb etc. Years ago I wrote a guide for NPA on these walks, so I would like to rediscover some of the forgotten sections and see if we can still do these historic and beautiful walks. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 113
7 Feb (Sat) 2009: Induction Walk (E) Govetts Leap to Pulpit Rock, easy cliff walk with spectacular views. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Wilson .
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WalkID: 3018
7 Apr (Sat) 2018: KATOOMBA - MT SOLITARY TRAVERSE (M-H) A full day walk from King Tablelands to Narrowneck via Mt Solitary. Beautiful views of Lake Burragorang and the Blue Breaks and Broken Rock Range beyond.A good level of fitness required.approx 17km. Car swap needed. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba: Jamison.
WalkID: 877
7 May (Sat) 2011: KURRAJONG/BOWEN MT/ BURRALOW SWAMP (E-M) Meeting at picturesque Kurrajong Village; A day of history, Aboriginal sites; explore rainforest/canyon grotto. 12kms approx; on track, some steep sections. Bonus optional arvo tea at Virginia's art studio after the walk. Prospectives welcome. Limit: 10. Map: Kurrajong.
WalkID: 1446
7 Sep (Sat) 2013: LEURA (E) Induction Talk & Walk. The compulsory induction talk, followed by a pleasant walk on some of the lesser known tracks between Leura Cascades and the Three Sisters - 8-10km. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba..
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WalkID: 2465
7 Nov (Mon) 2016: LEURA (M) Henson Glen - 2016 Great Grose Weed Walk. 8.30 - 4.00pm. Combined NPWS/SBC activity. The rare and endangered Epacris Hamiltoni needs your help - the weeds must go! Join a full-day off-track walk tackling weeds along Govetts Creek. Be prepared for wet feet. Morning tea and lunch provided. Book direct with Vanessa on 4787 3112 or vanessa.richardson@environment.nsw.gov.au by Wednesday 28th September. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba .
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WalkID: 2793
7 Oct (Sat) 2017: LEURA (E-M) Walking out to Lockley Pylon via The Pinnacles. We will be looking for Waratahs and other Wild Flowers. On the way back will have look around near The Pinnacles for any Aboriginal sites. This day will not be a rush, but a day to enjoy the area. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba and Mt Wilson .
WalkID: 2067
7 Dec (Mon) 2015: LINDEN - HAZELBROOK (M) Linden - Hazelbrook via Paradise and various waterfalls - OPAL CARD FRIENDLY This 8km walk takes you to a nice swimming hole and waterfalls in the mid mountains. Limit: 8. Map: .
WalkID: 1859
7 Mar (Sat) 2015: LINDEN RIDGE (M-Exp, Scrub?) Exploration of rock outcrops and associated overhangs for heritage features. From Glossop Road track end we will walk on fire trails approx 3km to the Mt Twiss and Linden Ridge junction. We will then somewhat systematically explore the extensive rock outcrops in the vicinity as well as around spot height 589 and the valley between with its small waterfall. Lots of small elevation changes and off track rambling. Return the same way. Please book using the web site. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 3106
7 Jul (Sat) 2018: LOCKLEYS PYLON AND DU FAURS BUTTRESS (E-M) (E-M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks to one of the best lookouts in the Mountains. About 8km with one short 80 metre descent & ascent. The plateau is exposed in windy weather so there is a need to be prepared for that possibility. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba. Paul D 0407113806 pdaley48@gmail.com Meeting Details:Meet at the beginning Of Mt Hay Rd near Leura Public School at 9.30 am of walk: Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1621
7 Jun (Sat) 2014: MEDLOW BATH CIRCUIT (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks (some seriously overgrown) about 6 kl with 300 metres of descent and ascent. Expansive views of the Megalong Valley. Descend superb ancient stone staircases and a ladder then traverse a narrow track beneath soaring cliffs to The Coliseum. Due to constant pushing through foliage this is a dry weather only walk, phone before 7:00pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2041
7 Sep (Mon) 2015: MEETING A presentation from World Expeditions on walks in South America including Venezuela (Lost World & Angel Falls). Although this is a commercial company, the presenter lives locally and can help with running customised trips.
NOTICE
WalkID: 2105
7 Dec (Mon) 2015: MEETING With summer coming up, we should be aware of the risk of bushfire. Colin from RFS will be talking tonight about what you could do if caught out on a walk with fire threatening. Best practice is to avoid being there (ie cancel the walk), but sometimes the unexpected happens. Colin is involved in RAFT (Remote Area Firefighting Team) training, so come with questions.
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WalkID: 2499
7 Nov (Mon) 2016: MEETING - BIBBULMUN TRACK SLIDE PRESENTATION A team of 6 bushwalkers from the club spent two weeks systematically walking the best parts of arguably the best long distance walk in Australia. How did we organise it? What did we see, how much did it cost, what was the track like and how did we feel after 245km? A joint presentation featuring photos of botanic marvels, big forest and excellent coastal scenery by Greg Jeanette, Tony, Robyn, Paul and Dympna. Map: non
WalkID: 1311
7-10 Jun (Fri-Mon) 2013: MT AIRLY CAR CAMP (E-M, Exp.) Car camp with good road access near Capertee. A variety of walks, gradings and leaders on offer exploring Mts Genowlan and Airly pagodas etc. Possible mountain bike rides as well. Evenings with camp fires, camp ovens. Relaxing and short walks optional as well. Shelters and toilets provided, bring everything else (incl water). Limit: 20. Map: Glen Alice.
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WalkID: 1671
7-9 Jun (Sat-Mon) 2014: MT COLONG & MOOTIK WALLS (H-Exp) Mt Colong dominates the skyline in the southern Blue Mountains. Start at the head waters of Colong Creek, climb Morton Head to Roaring Wind Mountain and the Colong causeway. Join us on this challenging but spectacular walk. Approx. 17km with interesting climbs! Limit: 6. Map: Bindook & Yerranderie.
WalkID: 818
7 May (Sat) 2011: MT SOLITARY TRAVERSE (M-H) We'll start from King's Tableland and head down to the Kedumba River before the very steep (and breathtaking) climb for the undulating traverse of Mt Solitary. It's a fun scramble down the Korowall Knife Edge and we'll finish via the Golden Stairs. A challenging and long daywalk but you'll be rewarded with fantastic views. The log book at the top of 'The Col' has recently been replaced so there's another reason to go. Rock scrambling and steep rough tracks. Bring WD40 for the knees. Early start and a car shuffle. Limit: 8. Map: Jamison and Katoomba.
WalkID: 1599
7 Jun (Sat) 2014: MT. BANKS TRAVERSE OF THE GODS (M-H) This is the first time we\'ve been able to offer the complete traverse across the face. 200 metres down, 300 metres up on a narrow ledge. Not for the feint hearted. Some exposure and rock scrambling. IF THIS WALK IS STILL CLOSED DUE TO FIRE DAMAGE, WE\'LL DO A SIMILAR GRADED WALK IN ANOTHER AREA. Limit: 8. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 1478
7 Sep (Sat) 2013: MUOGAMARRA NATURE RESERVE (E) Muogamarra is only open for a small window in Spring. Spectacular displays of wildflowers, including Boronias, Croweas and Eriostemon. No huge descents/ascents, with easy walks amongst the blooms. Bring camera!!! Afternoon tea at Pie in the Sky. Approx. entry fee, $10. Limit: 12. Map: Book: Wildflowers of the Sydney Region; Beadle etc.
WalkID: 1615
7 May (Wed) 2014: NATIONAL PASS (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks, one of the iconic walks of the Blue Mountains, we view enchanting waterfalls and wander through superb forest, 6:9 kl with 590 metres descent and ascent, phone before 7:00pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1747
7-28 Apr (Tue-Tue) 2015: NEPAL (M-H, M/H) Numbur Trek - A 15 day trek in the Himalayas in the peak of spring to see the rhododendrons, magnolia and daphne in full bloom. A circuit walk from Phaplu in the Solu Region of Nepal to Dudh Kund below Numbur peak, well away from the popular trekking routes. This is a privately organised fully-supported expedition, and my 14th trek! I will supply comprehensive information to those interested. Participants will need appropriate fitness, camping experience, and a good attitude. Limit: 10. Map: .
WalkID: 2818
7-10 Nov (Tue-Fri) 2017: NEWNES CAR CAMP (M-H) THIS ACTIVITY HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT YEAR All walks will be in steep country, climbing a minimum of 200m. Day 1, Tues: Starting from Petrie's Gully, we follow a side gully up to an old log chute, where in mining days, they used to slide logs down into the valley. Interesting remnants remain anchored in the narrow walls of the chute. Day 2, Wed: On the opposite side of the the Wolgan River to Zobel's Gully we will climb steeply to a dry canyon called Minotaur Lair (approx 415232 Ben Bullen map). Day 3, Thur: We will climb up Mystery Mtn to the cliff line, then follow the base of the cliffs until we find a chute to the top. Then walk over the ridge and down through the rainforested Zobel's Gully back to camp. Day 4, Fri: Maybe a short walk before we return home. Limit: 8. Map: Ben Bullen, Mt Morgan.
WalkID: 943
7 Sep (Wed) 2011: NOBLE CANYON AND GLOW WORM TUNNEL (E-M) An easy paced walk, mostly on tracks. Morning: Wander through Noble Canyon and touch both sides of the canyon walls without fully stretching your arms out. Sensational cliffs soar above your head, followed by a spectacular view over the Wolgan Valley. (Plenty of time for photos, but bring a tripod as the canyon has very dim light.) Afternoon: Walk through the Glow Worm Tunnel where a TORCH IS ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL!!! Leaving the Tunnel, we shall wander through Bells Grotto for a short distance, then return to the cars. About 8kms. with no significant hills. Car pooling with Subaru or 4WD required. Limit: 12. Map: Cullen Bullen.
WalkID: 1965
7-9 Aug (Fri-Sun) 2015: PUTTY CAMP AND PRIVET BASH (E) Organised by Friends of the Colo. Car-based camping on a private rural property. Come for the 3 days, or the weekend, or even just for a day. Help with privet control through farmlands along Putty Creek, to protect Wollemi Creek further downstream. Families welcome (providing someone does some priveting), with an option for easy short walks on farmland or adjacent State Forest. Enjoy a good social around the campfire in the evenings?especially on Saturday night when we?ll informally celebrate 15 years of Friends of the Colo! Limit: 20. Map: Putty.
WalkID: 1522
7 Dec (Sat) 2013: RIVER CAVES CANYON (M) This is a beautiful walk-in canyon, but you will get wet up to the waist. Wildflowers are plentiful on the walk in. Limit: 12. Map: Rock Hill.
WalkID: 3155
7 Oct (Sun) 2018: RUINED CASTLE (M) Mountains Classics walk. A new series of walks to be held on the weekend before the the Club's general meeting.RUINED CASTLE, KATOOMBA (M) One of the Blue Mountains iconic walks. Leisurely walk out to Ruined Castle for morning tea & back. Short Day. Descend the Golden Stairs to the old (mostly level) track used for coal mining activities. A short climb at the end to Ruined Castle, where there are spectacular views down Cedar Creek to the wilderness that is the Warragamba dam catchment. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1467
7-8 Sep (Sat-Sun) 2013: RYLESTONE-WOLLEMI (M-Exp) Visit an obscure and scenic part of Wollemi. From as we can go on the fire trail to Never Never below Nullo Mountain (4WD appreciated), walk onto the GDr above Widden Brook follow the ridge NE and N to a point overlooking Corricudgy Creek, work our way through the cliff line and around to Razorback Creek to camp. Explore the eponymous razorback and return via the creek and more of the GDr. The leader has previously walked about half the route. The expected distance is around 7-8 km with many detours and possible scrambling. Limit: 6. Map: Olinda, Coricudgy.
WalkID: 433
7 Feb (Sun) 2010: South Lawson circuit (E, E) This walk is on the south side of the railway line and is hidden by the dry scrub on its ridges. We will walk the circuit of Cataract Falls, Federal Falls, Junction Falls and Adelina Falls where there are numerous opportunities to photograph the waterfalls as well as soak up the ambience of this hidden area. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 463
7 Feb (Sun) 2010: Springwood (E-M, E-M) Wiggins Track-Sassafrass Gully - Perch Ponds - Martins Falls-Picnic Point Circuit. Approx 10km. A leisurely day as we descend to Sassafrass Creek via Wiggins Track & follow the creek through to Perch Ponds, returning to Springwood via Magdala Creek. Nice shady walk with good swimming. Great trip for a hot day. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 2772
7 Oct (Sat) 2017: SPRINGWOOD CREEK KARIWOGA RIDGE VBRP2 (M-H) This walk is a classic.. Chapman Ridge to the junction of Springwood and Faulconbridge Creeks. Downstream negotiating usual rainforest obstacles then ascend Kariwoga Ridge. Visitor Book Replacement at the wonderful Kariwoga saddle, savour views above the Grose River and then follow the Faulconbridge Point track. Car shuffle required. Limit: 10. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 158
7-9 Mar 09 (Sat-Mon) 2009: WEEDING Walford Gully, Grose River (Exp) Remote 3 day activity - Walford Gully, Grose River. Activity - Walk, wade and weed together with other bushwalkers and NPWS for two nights camping along on the Grose River, 3 days treating weeds after the recent bushfires in the area. This is an activity for experienced walkers only and numbers are limited. NPWS Contact - Monica Nugent: (ph) 4787 3108 (Paul &Sue will be on another trip at this time) Limit: 8. Map: Mt Wilson.
WalkID: 649
7 Aug (Sat) 2010: WENTWORTH FALLS (E) This walk starts at Charles Darwin park and follows Jamison Creek to the top of Wentworth Falls. Then it follows the Undercliff track and emerges at the Conservation Hut for a well-deserved coffee. Lots of views and mostly level walking. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1185
7 Jul (Sat) 2012: WENTWORTH FALLS (E-M) INDUCTION AND WALK. For anyone who wants to become a full member. Walk the National Pass and Valley of the Waters after the INDUCTION TALK. About 5km. RING TO CONFIRM. Limit: 12. Map: KATOOMBA.
WalkID: 401
7 Nov (Sat) 2009: Whungee Wheengee canyon (M, M, cold) A spectacular canyon, but long and cold, the walk in requires crossing the Wollangambe. Need wetsuit and harness - several abseils, otherwise not a difficult canyon. Limit: 6. Map: Wollangambe, Mount Wilson.
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WalkID: 1184
7-8 Jul (Sat-Sun) 2012: WOLLANGAMBE CRATER (E-M) A fairly easy 7km walk gets us to the \"crater\" where we\'ll camp. If rain, we\'ll retreat to a nearby overhang. If you\'re new to overnight walks, this is a good one to do. Kids are welcome provided they\'re capable of walking the distance with full pack. Limit: 8. Map: Wollangambe.
WalkID: 87
7-8 FEB (SAT-SUN) 2009: Wollangambe River (M) A weekend of creek walking exploring the upper reaches of the Wollangambe. Saturday night’s accommodation is a great camp cave on the river. This trip may involve swimming with packs. Limit: 8. Map: Wollangambe.
WalkID: 1694
7-30 Jul (Mon-Wed) 2014: WOLLONGONG/NOWRA (E, E/M) In between these dates, I\'ll be back at my sister\'s with her daughter in Oak Flats past Wollongong sitting in her sunny room overlooking the lake and the mts watching the sunset. Come and join me - 2 bedrooms up for grabs. Contact me with dates that suit you and walks to suit will follow. Limit: 8. Map: various.
WalkID: 55
8 Nov (Sat) 1970: ROYAL NATIONAL PARK (M) Garawarra - Palm Jungle - Figure 8 Pools - Burning Palms - Garawarra Classic Royal National Park walk. Wildflowers - palm forest and rugged coastal scenery. Enjoy the swimming at the Figure 8 Pools and Burning Palms Limit: 12. Map: Tourist map of R.N.P..
WalkID: 489
8 May (Sat) 2010: 4 PASSES ON NARROW NECK (H, H) A PHIL ONLY WALK. Not one for the faint-hearted. Black Billys Head, Harmil Ledge, Glen Raphael Head, Dunphys Pass and home via Carlons Head. This walk has it all; exposed climbing, heaps of thick scrub and 4 of the best passes with views to match. It's a big day out by anyones standards. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba and Jenolan.
WalkID: 714
8 Dec (Wed) 2010: ANSTO TOUR AND WALK AT LUCAS HEIGHTS (E) The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, has a new Reactor which is now up and running and we have organised a Tour on Wedensday 8th December 2010. The plan is to go in the morning meeting at 8am at Glenbrook car pooling to Lucas Heights and then doing one of the walks around the buffer zone to Bardens Creek have morning tea there, another short walk back to the reactor for Lunch at the cafe at 12pm cost $10.00, at 1pm go on the Tour which will last untill 3.30pm, this is free. I have an information sheet to give you if you are interested in coming. Please advise as S.A.P. as I need to confirm the numbers by November. Limit: 20. Map: Booklet by Ansto.
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WalkID: 1937
8 Apr (Wed) 2015: ARTHUR PHILLIP WALK (GNW PART 1C) (M) Western access to the Great North Walk (Parramatta to Thornleigh) Walk through bushland corridors via the upper reaches of Parramatta River and then into the southern end of the Hornsby Plateau and the source of Berowra Creek. This walk will include walking through Darling Mills and Cumberland State Forests. See historic features in Parramatta and Northmead then on into the state forests where we will see delightful bird habitats with a native arboretum and Mt Wilberforce Lookout with panoramic views. Distance:16km Elevation:200m Limit: 8. Map: Parramatta River, Hornsby.
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WalkID: 1979
8 Aug (Sat) 2015: BARDENS LOOKOUT, COX'S RD, LOCKYERS RD (M) A leisurely paced walk on historical tracks. Descend a short hill to view stunning cliffs and a large cave very popular with climbers, then return to our vehicles and continue on to Mount York. Walk down Cox's Road, the first road across the Blue Mountains then return via Lockyer's Road. No bitumen roads or motor cars - just fire trails and pleasant bush tracks. The section along Lockyer's Ridge is very attractive. Superb views of the Hartley Valley from Mount York. About 10km with 320m descent/ascent. Limit: 10. Map: Hartley.
WalkID: 2681
8 Jul (Sat) 2017: BEST OF BALMAIN (E) An easy-paced walk along the historic foreshores to Birchgrove, then along the Parramatta R. to Rozelle and back through Balmain, where we'll find a pub for lunch. Limit: 10. Map: Sydney.
WalkID: 1023
8 Feb (Wed) 2012: BIRRABANG CANYON (E-M) This is one of the best walk through canyons in the mountains with lots of yabbies and fern overhangs to see, you will get wet feet and you may have a short swim too. Thermals ,volleys and a dry bag required. Limit: 12. Map: Mt Wilson.
WalkID: 1217
8 Sep (Sat) 2012: BOWEN MT TO BURRALOW SWAMP (E, SOCIAL) Bowen Mt to Burralow Swamp. 10km approx; some steep bits. Join Virginia for a walk on the \"other side\". Beaut views from Bowen Mt, then descend past abseiling cliffs and honeycomb caves to Aboriginal sites and the location of the first rice-growing farm in Australia. On to a mini-canyon before returning via the same route. Includes history of early exploration and plans for a railway. End the day at Virginia\'s art studio for arvo tea. Limit 12. Phone before 9pm. Limit: 12. Map: Kurrajong.
WalkID: 35
Sat 08-Nov to 09-Nov 2008: Breakfast Creek (E) Camp alongside the Cox's river near Breakfast Creek. Walk in probably down Ironmonger Spur, very steep descent to the river. Apart from the descent, a reasonably easy weekend with time to enjoy any pools there may be. Limit: 8. Map: Jenolan.
WalkID: 2550
8 Mar 2017 (Wed) 2017: CLOUDMAKER IN A DAY (H) A 50 PEAKS WALK!! Across Kanangra Tops to Mt. Berry, then on to Mt. High and Mighty and Mt. Storm Breaker, then over Rip, Rack, Roar and Rumble to Mt. Cloudmaker. 5 Peaks and 4 Knolls; hard, fast and steep, with a very early start. Limit: 5. Map: Kanangra. Peaks bagged: 5
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WalkID: 1984
8 Jun (Mon) 2015: DUMBANO TUNNELS (E-M-Exp, wet feet) Explore the upper section of Dumbano Creek and possibly Steam Ridge. The creek is a short distance from the fire trail so an easy walk in. The top section of Dumbano creek is a labyrinth of narrow slots and side creeks. If we have time, we'll continue on to the ridge to the north where there are views over the pagoda maze. If you're on the Holt's Heaven walk on Sunday, camp overnight with us somewhere away from the trail bikers! Limit: 5. Map: Wollangambe.
WalkID: 1064
8 Apr (Sun) 2012: EASTER WALK IN THE MT. VICTORIA AREA (M) Lost Horse Shoe Falls at Mt. Vic. and the lost steam engine and a mine. The Horse Shoe Falls near Victoria Falls was last mentioned in 1948. The Wallace Brothers had a flying fox, steam powered, to bring timber out at the Grose. It's still there, plus we'll take a look at Blair Athol coal mine, circa 1922. Then, back to the Fosters for our annual Easter afternoon tea. No huge hills, but some off-track walking and bring a large torch for the mine. Limit: 12. Map: Mt. Wilson and Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1518
8 Oct (Tue) 2013: FAULCONBRIDGE (M) A beautiful walk starting and ending near the station. It has everything - rainforest, waterfalls, overhangs with fantastic rock formations, aboriginal engravings and lots of historical remains with an old track, beautifully carved stone steps and a pool and the remains of Weemala House. About 5 kms but much is off-track including a steep climb. Pace will be easy though. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 573
8 Sep (Wed) 2010: FORTRESS RIDGE & DARKS CAVE CIRCUIT (E-M) Walk out a long Lockleys Track, as far as Mount Stead for morning tea, with great views over the area we are about to walk into. After taking the ridge down to Fortress creek the up to Fortress ridge then along to the ridge descending into the back way of Darks Cave for lunch. Return to the cars along the usual track. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1191
8 Sep (Sat) 2012: GLASTONBELL [Mt Victoria] (E-M) The Long Walk, The Cathedral, Split Rock and Sunset Rocks. A leisurely paced walk mostly on tracks. I may have to do some hunting around for tracks if the Orange Plastic Markers are no longer hanging on bushes. This is a fantastic area to walk amongst huge caves, magnificent trees and lots of pagodas. Walk is on private property. Other club leaders are asked to refrain from putting on walks at Glastonbell until after Sep 10 as special negotiation with the custodian is required. [This walk replaces advertised walk on same date to The Lost World] About 10km with a couple of small hills. Limit: 16. Map: Mt Wilson.
WalkID: 1272
8 Dec (Sat) 2012: GLENBROOK (E-M) Moderate paced walk around knapsack park, E Blaxland, and / or Darks Commons. Difficulty level adapted to walkers. Leave from 30 Barnet St. at 7:47 AM. Return around noon. One tea break. BBQ afterwards if there is an interest. 300M ascent / descent. 7km distance. Friends welcomed. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 1252
8-9 Dec (Sat-Sun) 2012: GOULBURN RIVER NP (E-M, Exp.) We plan to do a 15km walk along the Goulburn River which will include the very pretty gorge section. We will mostly be walking in the river which is shallow and sandy with the possibility of encountering quicksand. On the Friday night we will be camping on private property on the river at a cost of $5 p/p which is where we will start the walk the next day. Limit: 8. Map: Durridgere.
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WalkID: 1327
8-10 Feb (Fri-Sun) 2013: GROSE RIVER (M) We will walk in on Friday, late afternoon, to the Devils wilderness via Browns Ridge paddle (packraft) down to Yarramundi exiting onto the Grose Head South fire trial and out to Mountain View Road. This is also a willow warriers trip and we will be keeping an eye out and treating any ferals. Walk in 5-6 Km, paddle 14km, walkout 1 km. Limit: 6. Map: Kurrajong.
WalkID: 1587
8-9 Feb (Sat-Sun) 2014: GROSE RIVER (M) Grose River Dehyd packrafting trip - add water and go. This trip will be held during Febuary/March if the Grose river is between 0.9 - 1.3m at the Burralow gauging station. Dropping into the Grose at the Devils wilderness via Browns Ridge we will paddle (packraft) down to Yarramundi exiting onto the Grose Head South fire trial and out to Mountain View Road. Walk in 5-6 km, paddle 14km, walkout 1 km. Limit: 6. Map: Kurrajong .
WalkID: 1493
8-9 Feb 2014 (Sat-Sun) 2014: GROSE RIVER - ROCKY POINTS CREEK (M, Scrub ) Lockleys Pylon and down towards the Blue Gum forest. Off track down the Grose river to camp in the vicinity of Rocky Points Creek and Grose River Junction. Wonderful camping spot and great swimming pools. Date changed from late october due to unexpected commitments Approx 8 km each day and 600m elevation change each day. If the weather is going to be too hot will change to a gentler walk with good swimming. Limit: 8. Map: katoomba.
WalkID: 790
8 Jun (Wed) 2011: HAT HILL/BALD HEAD/BENNETT LOOKOUT (E-M) An easy paced walk on tracks, (some rough), mostly through forests. The magnificent views of the Grose Gorge and Hanging Rock only come into sight during the final fifty metres. Limit: 16. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 1717
8 Nov (Sat) 2014: HOLT'S HEAVEN AND THE DUMBANO TUNNELS (M-H) The Tunnels are a \"Z\"-shaped section of canyon within Dumbano Creek. It will be very beautiful and a quite exciting walk. You will get your feet wet!!! Holt\'s Heaven is a pagoda maze we\'ll visit on the way in. Limit: 8. Map: Wollongambe.
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WalkID: 3215
8 Dec (Sat) 2018: INTRODUCTION TALK AND WALK (E-M) Spend the morning learning how to get the most out of the club and safe bushwalking. We will have a short tea break after an informal one hour talk, and then do a 6km bushwalk. It involves descending 200m into Sassafrass Gully and then walking the rainforest path along Sassafrass Creek to the junction of Sassafrass and Glenbrook Creeks, with its camping area and pretty pool. Swim or paddle and early start if it is going to be hot. We may do a semi off-track visit to the mystery stone cross. Members are welcome to come along for the walk and/or the talk. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood .
WalkID: 1166
8-10 Sep (Sat-Mon) 2012: KANANGRA (H) Three peaks in three days. Starting at Kanangra car park walk to Mt Cloudmaker via Kanangra Gorge and Thunder Bend for first night camp. Day 2 climb Mt Paralyser camping at Whalania Deep at the base of Nooroo Buttress. Final day climb Nooroo Buttress to Mt Guoudgang. Distance approx 50km 2,500 meters climbing. Limit: 6. Map: Kanangra.
WalkID: 2787
8 Oct (Sun) 2017: KURRAJONG (E, social) 8th October 2017( (Sunday)(E)(S) Mystery walk Kurrajong. Be challenged by coming over to "the other side" - of the mountains. Competitive mystery walk leaving from Virginia's house and art studio in historic Kurrajong village. Two or more teams will be sent forth for a half day walking and following clues, followed by a self-catering/bring to share gourmet lunch and arvo tea. Limit: 12. Map: Kurrajong.
WalkID: 2573
8 Apr (Sat) 2017: LEURA/VERA FALLS/WENTWORTH FALLS (M/H) An on-track loop walk from Leura via Roberts Pass to the bottom of Vera Falls, then the bottom of Wentworth Falls. Return via National Pass and Lillians Bridge. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 211
8 Jul (Wed) 2009: Lindeman Pass-Roberts Pass (M, M) Starting at Wentworth Falls if Lillians Bridge is open, if not at Leura. Descending into the valley via Roberts Pass then onto Lindeman Pass, Leura Forest and up the steps of the Federal Pass. Lots of step work in this walk, but great views as the reward distance about 12km. A car shuttle will be required. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 970
8 Sep (Thu) 2011: MILL CREEK (M) A tracked circuit walk of 11km.As we follow a creek initially and then climb onto a ridge we should see a good variety of spring flowers. Afternoon tea will be in a café overlooking the Hawkesbury. Limit: 8. Map: Gunderman.
WalkID: 1744
8-9 Nov (Sat-Sun) 2014: MOUNT BANKS TO MOUNT HAY (M-H-Exp, Scrub Cliffs?) This is a co lead walk with two parties, each travelling the same route but in opposite directions. Saturday night rendezous on the Grose River. This will avoid a lengthy car shuffle. Just in case each team will be carrying two sets of car keys! The number one team walks the Explorers Range over Mt Strezlecki and descending Garrard\'s Gulch to the Grose River and meeting the A Team at our known camp site on the Grose River just below Shaws Gully. The A team travels from the Mt Hay Car Park over Boorong Crags to descend via Shaws Gully. The next day each team completes the second part of their journey including should time permit a visit to the unique perched lake. NB: A section of this walk is through park burnt in the 2013 state mine fire and is currently closed. Dates may be adjusted earlier or later according to accessibility. Limit: 8. Map: Mount Wilson.
WalkID: 2304
8 Jun (Wed) 2016: MOUNT BANKS TRAVERSE (H) A 50 Peaks Walk. Ascend Mt. Banks, traverse over both summits, then drop down to Explorers Range and traverse across the face. Home via the Northern Spur. Exposure and some rock scrambling. Limit: 8. Map: Mt. Wilson. Peaks bagged: 1
WalkID: 2984
8-11 Jun (Fri-Mon) 2018: MT AIRLY VIA CAPERTEE (E-M-Exp) Car camp at Mt Airly. Day walks from camp with various leaders and grades. Camp in Mugii Murrumban SCA in a grassy area below pagodas on Mts Airly and Genowlan. Bring everything but pit toilets provided. Camp ovens and good fires in the evenings. Limit: 25. Map: Glen Alice.
WalkID: 504
8-18 Jan 2011 (Sat-Tue) 2011: New Zealand (E-M, Notice) The Milford Track and the Kepler Track. Two Great Walks in New Zealand. Both 4 days each with 1 day in between for a rest day. Bookings for this walk need to be in by the 1st July so I need to know numbers. The Milford track is the best known walking track in New Zealand, with rainforests, alpine meadows and waterfalls including the spectacular Sutherland Falls. The Kepler track was built in 1988 to reduce the pressure on the Milford and Routeburn Tracks. This tramp rivals both in terms of alpine scenery. The Kepler is one of the best planned tracks in New Zealand. Both of these walks are brilliant. You don\'t have to carry a tent as you stay in huts along the way. The huts have gas for cooking running water, flush toilets and resident wardens. Limit: 12. Map: 1;70,000 Parkmap 33501 Milford track and 1;60,000 .
WalkID: 2841
8-15 Apr 2018 (Sun-Sun) 2018: NORFOLK ISLAND (E-M-H-Exp, history) Note change of date. The group booking is closed. If you really want to come you can try ringing the travel agent and getting a quote. Trip includes 7 days car hire, return airport transfers, entry to World of Norfolk Exhibit, Norfolk language class, Half day orientation tour, Wonderland by night show, Life as a convict tour, Pitcairn pioneers tour Two course welcome dinner and shopping and dining discounts. current price (until Oct 18th) is around $1200. There is also some walking to be done on the island, and some swimming. Limit: 8. Map: Norfolk island.
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WalkID: 2003
8 Nov (Sun) 2015: NORTH KATOOMBA (M) Katoomba Creek, North Katoomba (remote) 8-5pm. This is a combined activity with NPWS and BMCC. Continue the fantastic work in another remote section of Katoomba Creek seeking out weeds. Some bush regeneration and bushwalking experience is needed. This activity involves off track walking and wading. This is a joint NPWS and BMCC activity and numbers are limited. Lunch and morning tea provided. Book with Lyndal on 4780 5623 or lsullivan@bmcc.nsw.gov.au by 30th October. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3256
8 Dec (Sat) 2018: PARADISE POOL LINDEN (E-M, steep in part) Walk from north of Linden Station. 45 minute walk, starting with panoramic views north from a historic mountains road. descend down through ancient rocks on excellent steps. A clearly marked trail to the stunning beauty of a sandy beach and deep water pool. Return journey by same route. Planned return 11.30am. Limit: 20. Map: Katoomba 8930 - IS.
WalkID: 1729
8 Oct (Wed) 2014: PARRAMATTA LAKE (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks, stroll around the lake on an attractive bush track with small rocky sections. A little gem situated just outside the CBD of Parramatta. Bring lunch to eat under a shady tree. The walk is 4:5 km and the walk to and from the bus stop is 2 km, 6:5 km all up, phone before 7:00pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Gregory's Sydney Road Maps.
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WalkID: 1969
8 Aug (Sat) 2015: PORTERS PASS/WALLS LEDGE/CENTENNIAL GLEN, BLACKHEA (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks. Splendid views of soaring cliffs along Colliers Causeway and expansive views of the Kanimbla Valley. Visit The Grotto to view a waterfall. Close up views of climbers in action on Walls Ledge. About 8 km with some small hills. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1659
8-11 Aug (Fri-Mon) 2014: PUTTY (E) A Friends of the Colo activity. Car-based camping in delightful surroundings on private rural property. Come for the 4 days (Friday-Monday), or the weekend, or just for a day. Help continue with the privet bash along nearby Putty Creek, the importance of which recently skyrocketed after our discovery of privet on the Colo in the downstream wilderness. Families welcome (providing at least one family member is priveting), with an option for short easy walks on farmland or State Forest. Enjoy a good social around the campfire in the evenings. A BBQ will probably be laid on for us on the Saturday night. Limit: 20. Map: Putty.
WalkID: 1339
8 May (Wed) 2013: RED HANDS CAVE (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks through beautiful forests to an Aboriginal Rock Art Site. Distance 9 klms return with 300 metres of ascent & descent. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 3186
8 Dec (Sat) 2018: SPIT TO MANLY (M) An iconic walk that's been done before, but there are plenty of swimming spots along the way to cool off in. May go into Crater Cove for lunch. Fish and chips afterwards? Limit: 12. Map: Sydney Harbour and Coastal Walks.
WalkID: 749
8 Jan (Sat) 2011: SPRINGWOOD (E-M) This walk will include the Victory track from Faulconbridge up to Numantia Falls, on to Sassafras Ridge, down to Sassafras Creek and up to Glenbrook Creek to an exclusive swimming hole and out via Sassafras track. May view some aboriginal art in this area. Limit: 10. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 2519
8 Feb 2017 (Wed) 2017: SUPPER IN THE BUSH (E) An easy walk to a magical spot to enjoy the summer evening. Bring a meal to share + utensils and a torch. We may even see a sunset!!! Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1346
8 Jun (Sat) 2013: THE LOST WORLD (M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks about 7 klms with 470 metres of ascent & descent. Descend Martin's Lookout and cross Glenbrook Creek. We shall then detour to the rock that has the 23rd Psalm etched on it. Retrace our steps to the track junction and commence the steep climb up to the Lost World where we shall enjoy splendid views whilst eating lunch. Return along the same route. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 1586
8 Mar (Sat) 2014: THE SPIT TO SHELLEY BEACH (M) Join me on my annual walk to Manly and Shelley Beach. Enjoy a snorkel in the marine reserve where you are guaranteed to see a wide variety of fish plus the resident gropers. Magnificent harbour views all day. Finish with fish and chips before boarding the ferry. 12k. Limit: 8. Map: UBD.
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WalkID: 1785
8 Nov (Sat) 2014: UPPER HAWKESBURY RIVER (E-M, waterway) Kayak trip. Yarramundi to Windsor. 18km one-way. Night - under a near-full moon, commencing prior to sunset. Ought be an exquisite thing to do, beneath the silhouette of many she-oaks. Appreciate the junction of three rivers; there is a proposal to build a large bridge over the terminus of the Grose River here :( Expect to be on the water for about 3 hours. The outgoing tide will be in our favour, though it is fairly weak this far upstream. Car shuttle required. Leader has guided this very route at night previously. A PFD + warm clothing, including a beanie + a non-flashing bright white torch is compulsory, please. Your bushwalking clothes are not deemed warm kayaking clothing... Limit: 8. Map: Hawkesbury.
WalkID: 1155
8 Aug (Wed) 2012: VICTORIA FALLS (E-M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks with excellent views of cliffs, cascades and Victoria Falls. About 5km with 250m descent/ascent. Slow plod mode used on the zigzag climb back up to our vehicles. Phone before 7pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Mount Wilson.
WalkID: 3153
8 Aug (Wed) 2018: WARRIMOO & BLAXLAND (E) Florabella Pass & Pippas Pass: A half day walk in two very nice creek valleys, both of which flow into Glenbrook Creek. Bring morning tea. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 2444
8 Oct (Sat) 2016: WATERFALLS NO. 7 (M) Katoomba and Leura have many beautiful waterfalls. Some we've visited on other walks, but these are mostly accessed from the Prince Henry Cliff Track, with one exception; Mini Ha Ha Falls at North Katoomba and that's where we'll start. All on tracks with some steps. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 295
8 Sep (Tue) 2009: Wentworth Falls (M, M) Falls Fitness Walks (see 11 August entry for details) Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 360
8 Oct (Thu) 2009: Wentworth Falls (M, M) . Volunteers needed for The Great Grose Weed Walk. . Kitty Hawke Swamp, Wentworth Falls, 9am–3pm Continue the work already started in this threatened ecosystem by helping to stop the invasion of weeds from urban development. This is home to both the Giant Dragonfly and the Blue Mountains Water Skink. BMCC Coordinator: Michael Hensen (ph) 4780 5471 or mhensen@bmcc.nsw.gov.au Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1592
8 Mar (Sat) 2014: WENTWORTH FALLS (E-M) NATIONAL PASS: We'll start at Conservation Hut on the Nature Trail, walk via Edinburgh Castle Rock, through Lilians Glen and then Empress Falls. May get to see some Canyoners abseiling the falls. From here we follow the National Pass across to the bottom of Wentworth Falls. From the top of the falls we will take the Overcliff Track back to Conservation Hut for a cuppa. Waterfalls, spectacular views, approx. 300m descent/ascent. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1506
8 Sep (Sun) 2013: WENTWORTH FALLS NATIONAL PASS (E-M) 3-4 hour walk starting from Valley Road and heading down via Edinburgh Castle Rock, through Lilians Glen and then Empress Falls. May get to see abseilers coming down the falls. From here we follow the National Pass across to the bottom of Wentworth Falls. Heading up to the top of the falls we then follow The Charles Darwin Walk back to Wilson Park for afternoon tea. This walk has waterfalls, spectacular views, quite a few steps and a pretty walk alongside the Jamison Creek. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2846
8 Nov (Wed) 2017: WOLLANGAMBE WILDERNESS (M-Exp) An exploration! I've a mind to walk Mt. Wilson to Bell, through the W. Wilderness. This trip is to check out a couple of passes across the 'Gambe and walk through the pagodas, if possible. Some off-track and a little rock scrambling; may also get wet feet. On this trip I will return to Mt. Wilson. Limit: 8. Map: Wollangambe.
WalkID: 57
9 Nov (Sun) 1970: BARGO RIVER- TAHMOOR GORGE (M) Easy walk on tracks down Bargo River to the Tahmoor Gorge to see things like The Potholes- See-Through Pool and Mermaid Pool. Plenty of opportunity for swimming. Some rock hopping required. Approx 8 km return. Exploratory only because leader has not done it. L Limit: 12. Map: Picton.
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WalkID: 938
9 Jul (Sat) 2011: ): MARRAMARRA NP (M) This walk was originally postponed from the 5/7/2011 Our Green Gully 9/7/2011 planting activity has been canceled. We have decided to put this activity on to make up for cancelations. A 14km tracked walk out along Coba Ridge to Collingridge Point and return. Great views of the Hawkesbury from our lunch spot. Limit: 8. Map: Cowan.
WalkID: 1526
9 Nov (Sat) 2013: ANZAC BRIDGE, ROZELLE & BLACKWATTLE BAYS (E) Excellent views of this section of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline. About 5km with no hills, only the Anzac Bridge span, we shall finish the walk at the Sydney Fish Markets and enjoy a lazy lunch. Ring before 7pm please. Limit: 8. Map: Sydneys Best Harbour and Coastal Walks.
WalkID: 1301
9 Mar (Sat) 2013: BALLS HEAD & BERRY ISLAND (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks, superb harbour views, aboriginal history, pristine sections of bushland with no significant hills. About 8 km. Limit: 12. Map: Gregory's Street Directory.
WalkID: 303
9 Sep (Wed) 2009: Barren Grounds Illawarra (E-M, E-M) I havent been here for years, this area is a nature reserve for birds and being Spring hopeful we will see some, but I am sure the views will be worth it, if we do the shorter walk at the reserve about 8km we shall then go and do the Illawarra tree top walk as well, then onto the Robertson Pie shop for coffee ect.The tree top walk will cost $20. each. Limit: 12. Map: Kangaroo Valley.
WalkID: 1539
9-10 Nov (Sat-Sun) 2013: BUDAWANG NP (M-Exp) On this car camping weekend we will explore the Little Forest Plateau area of the Budawang NP. We will meet down there on Friday and on Saturday we will walk out to Rusden Head and Florence Head (16 kms return). On Sunday we will walk out to Mt Bushwalker (7kms return) and explore \'The Ravines\' area. All of the walks are tracked, fairly level and lead to great lookouts. Where we camp will depend on the weather.If it is hot we will camp at Lake Conjola so we can go for a swim otherwise we will stay in the neighbouring state forest. However, we didn\'t find any excellent camp sites in the state forest. Limit: 8. Map: Milton/Tianjara.
WalkID: 1661
9-12 May (Fri-Mon) 2014: BUDAWANGS (H) Drive down Friday and spend 2 nights camped out Cooyoyo after walking in on Saturday. From here we will explore Monolith Valley, walk around Mt Cole and climb The Castle. 20kms with 800mt ascent and some exposure. Limit: 8. Map: Corang.
WalkID: 2311
9 Jul (Sat) 2016: CATHEDRAL CAVE-GARDENS OF STONE N.P. (M) Out near Birds Rock a disected area of slots, creeks and some amazing caverns. Not a long walk, but spectacular. No tracks and some rock scrambling. Bring your spirit of adventure!!! Limit: 12. Map: Cullen Bullen.
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WalkID: 1992
9 Aug (Sun) 2015: CITY TO SURF (E-M-H, brisk walk) Would you like to use your fitness for a good cause? Enjoy a brisk walk from the city to Bondi? Then join the STOP THE TRAFFIK team in the City to Surf and do your bit to put an end to slavery and people-trafficking. Contact Libby Sorrell at sttbluemts@gmail.com for sponsoring details. Limit: 50. Map: city.
WalkID: 720
9-10 Apr 2011 (Sat-Sun) 2011: COLO RIVER (M) Stop the advance of lantana further into the wilderness! Walk the T3 track to the Colo River near Tootie Creek for the ongoing mop-up of lantana in the area. Camp in delightful surroundings. The walk is on a track and only takes 1.5 hours, but involves 500 metres of steep descent/ascent. In association with Friends of the Colo. Limit: 12. Map: Mountain Lagoon.
WalkID: 219
9 May (Sat) 2009: Darks Cave/Fortress Hill. (E-M, E-M) An easy paced walk on tracks over mostly undulating terrain, (steep descent & ascent to and from Darks Cave), excellent views of the Grose Valley and absolutely the best view of Lockley Pylon. Explore the cliff line below the summit including Gorilla & Skull Rocks, (no falls this year I hope). Car Pooling. (Dry weather conditions only. Alternative walk Valley of the Waters). Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1678
9 Aug (Sat) 2014: DEVILS HOLE/NELLIES GLEN, KATOOMBA. (M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks 9 kl with 750 metres of descent & ascent. Descend a very steep rocky gorge passing under a huge chockstone then continue descending through a beautiful forest to the valley floor, cross over Devils Hole Creek and continue through the forest to reach a fire trail. Follow this fire trail for a couple of kl to a bush track and then in slow plod mode climb up many steps to Nellies Glen. Shortly afterwards we arrive at our vehicles, phone before 7:00pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 792
9 Apr (Sat) 2011: FOUR HEADS ARE BETTER THAN ONE; A DAY WITH THE GOD (M-H) Last time we did this we only ticked off 3 heads, so here is another attempt. We\'ve learnt a bit, so who knows? Asgard, Thor, Valhalla and Ikara are the heads at Mt. Vic., overlooking the Grose. Great views all day and no tracks to speak of, make this an iconic walk. Check out Keats and Fox; The Upper Grose Valley Limit: 10. Map: Mt. Wilson.
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WalkID: 1927
9 May (Sat) 2015: GOVETTS LEAP TO PULPIT ROCK (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks with superb views of the Grose Valley, about 9 km with no significant hills. Please book via the website. Merryn or Selena 0418420445 selenaestelle@bigpond.com Limit: 10. Map: Mt Wilson.
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WalkID: 3349
9 Feb (Sat) 2019: HORSESHOE CANYON, MT WILSON (M-H) Near Geronimo Canyon at MT Wilson. Walk down to Wollangambee, up spur as if to Geronimo but head down to right, 3 interesting abseils in short canyon, then back up to Mt W. Need abseil gear, wetsuit. Limit: 8. Map: Wollangambee.
WalkID: 2546
9 Jan 2017 (Mon) 2017: ILLAWARRA (M) This walk includes coastal scenery, swimming if you like and a visit to the Scarborough Hotel. We will drive to Scarborough park our cars and catch the 10.28 am train to Thirroul. We will walk from the station to the coast and walk South. Keeping the Sea on our right. The distance is about 10km mostly flat except for the climb to the hotel. Limit: 8. Map: Tourist map.
WalkID: 1628
9 Jul (Wed) 2014: IRONPOT MOUNTAIN/IRONMONGER SPUR (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks and through trackless open forest, about 5 kl with one very steep hill, then glorious views of the Wild Dogs Range, the Kanangra area and the Megalong Valley. View axe sharpening grooves, rock orchids and of course Ironpots, please phone before 7:00pm. Limit: 12. Map: Jenolan.
WalkID: 2486
9-15 Jan 2017 (Mon-Sun) 2017: JAGUNGAL WILDERNESS AREA (H) Walk in along the Snakey Plain track to Wheelers Hut, Pretty Plain, Strumbo Range, Grey Mare Hut, Mount Jagungal, Boobee Hut, Far Bald Mountain, down to Happy Jacks Pondage then up to the Cabramurra Road. Good views over the central part of Kosciuszko National Park from some of the less frequently climbed peaks. Approximately 70 kilometres, including 17 kilometres off track with scrub. Limit: 8. Map: Khancoban 1:50000.
WalkID: 1770
9 Nov (Sun) 2014: JUNCTION NEPEAN RIVER & GLENBROOK CREEK (E-M) This is a CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY when you don\'t do it on the day. We will walk into the site from Lapstone Railway Station, and clean the area around the junction. There will be no carrying our of rubbish as the NPWS, will come in by boat in the following week to pick up what we collect. You will get wet feet as we will cross the creek, to the site. Bring gloves, hat, sun screen, morning tea and lunch. There will be time for a swim. We will return the same way out, about 4-5 km all up. Limit: 0. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 3187
9 Sep (Sun) 2018: KATOOMBA (M) The weather forecast looks great for Sunday, so a nice classic mountains walk down the Furber Stairs, around the Scenic World boardwalk, then along part of the Federal Pass walking track to Ruined Castle. Then we will backtrack a bit before ascending the Golden Staircase on Narrow Neck. The Federal Pass is relatively level, but there will be a reasonable number of stairs at the start and finish. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3056
9 Jun (Sat) 2018: LAWSON (E) Empire Pass Walk. This is a guided bushwalk with Ken. It includes deep shaded rainforest, gorge-book ended by stunning waterfalls. This walk is a morning walk and is combined with Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre. Limit: 21. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1367
9 Jun (Sun) 2013: LEURA (E) Induction Talk & Walk. The compulsory induction talk for prospective members, followed by a pleasant walk on some of the lesser known tracks between Leura Cascades and the Three Sisters - 6-8km.(call to book from Wednesday 17 April) Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1181
9 Jun (Sat) 2012: LEURA CASCADES AMPHITHEATRE, LEURA FALL, JAMISON L (E-M) A leisurely paced on track walk of approx. 6km with around 300m descent/ascent. Enjoy tumbling cascades then descend to base of bridal falls. Climb up through amphitheatre and admire soaring cliff faces. Walk through beautiful forests to junction of Jamison lookout. Here we will detour and descend to view Leura Falls off beaten track. Not sign posted and seldom visited despite being one of major waterfalls in Blue Mountains. This is followed by SLOW PLOD up many stairs back to vehicles at Jamison lookout. Please phone before 7pm. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1577
9 Mar (Sun) 2014: LINDEN (E) Paradise Pool. NOTE CHANGE OF DATE FROM 30th. Also I\'m away from 19th Feb to 7th March. No more than 3 kms return. Bring your children and grand children because this pool with its waterfall, sandy beach and easy walk in, really is a paradise for them. Enjoy a leisurely lunch and bring a book or just relax. Limit: 20. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1959
9 Sep (Wed) 2015: LINDEN (E) Linden Stn - Hazelbrook Stn via Paradise Pool - OPAL CARD friendly, an 8km walk visiting some waterfalls along the way, some may wish to go swimming ? some not.... Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 834
9 Jul (Sat) 2011: LOCKLEY PYLON/DU FAUR BUTTRESS/BLUE GUM FOREST (M) Drive to The Pinnacles Car Park, then an easy paced walk over undulating ground to Lockley Pylon for superb views of the Grose Valley, followed by a steep descent to the Blue Gum Forest. Long slow plod back up to Lockley Pylon, then back to the cars. THIS WILL BE A LONG DAY so bring plenty of water. Do not sign up for this walk if you are not used to climbing a long, extremely steep hill. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba and Mt. Wilson.
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WalkID: 3079
9 Jun (Sat) 2018: LOCKLEYS PYLON AND DU FAURS BUTTRESS (E-M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks to one of the best lookouts in the Mountains. About 8km with one short 80 metre descent & ascent. The plateau is severely exposed in windy weather so there is a need to be prepared for that possibility. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 902
9 Jul (Sat) 2011: MOUNT SOLITARY TRAVERSE (H-Exp) A PHIL ONLY WALK! Look for Coal Miner's Pass, then home via the Goat Track. A long, hard day with some rock scrambling, scrub and lawyer vines. Some trackless sections, so only for the fit, fearless and crazy!!! Limit: 5. Map: Jamison.
WalkID: 2025
9-12 Aug (Sun-Wed) 2015: MOUNT WIRRABA (H) From a Putty property, walk to and explore the Mount Wirraba vicinity, checking out the rocks which Surveyor Peter Ogilvie sampled in 1832. Commence on the Sunday afternoon after Putty privetting with Friends of the Colo, or drive up on Sunday and meet us there. Camps on Wollemi Creek and Mount Wirraba. Limit: 6. Map: Wirraba.
WalkID: 2724
9 Aug (Wed) 2017: MOUNTAIN LAGOON (M-Exp) We hope to do 2 walks in this area. The first along the T3 track as far as the Colo River gorge view. This is only 4kms return but has an elevation gain/loss of 380m but the view is worth it. We will then drive back to the Cabbage Tree Creek track and if time permits follow it down to the creek passing a lovely waterfall on the way. This is another short walk of about 4kms but the elevation gain/loss is about 180m. This second walk is exploratory for us. Limit: 8. Map: Mountain Lagoon.
WalkID: 2651
9-12 Jun (Fri-Mon) 2017: MT AIRLY (E-M-Exp) Car camp at Mt Airly. Day walks from camp with various leaders and grades. Camp in Mugii Murrumban SCA in a grassy area below pagodas on Mts Airly and Genowlan. Bring everything but pit toilets provided. Camp ovens and good fires in the evenings. 51+ Parks Limit: 25. Map: Glen Alice.
WalkID: 1120
9-15 Sep (Sun-Sat) 2012: NORTH OF MT CAMERON WOLLEMI NP (H-Exp) Walk to Mt Cameron then further north along the plateau to view the junction of Wolgan and Rocky Creeks. Turn West and head down a gully to cross Rocky Creek and walk up a side creek to Heart Attack Canyon exit. Total distance approx. 35km. Ascent/descent 500m. All off track. Limit: 6. Map: Rock Hill, Mt Morgan.
WalkID: 2652
9 Apr (Sun) 2017: PROSPECTIVE INDUCTION AND WALK (E-M) Prospective members! This is your opportunity to learn about the Springwood Bushwalking Club, discuss minimal impact walking and outdoor practices to keep everyone safe. After afternoon tea there will be a 3km walk down Sassafrass Gully and up the Yondell track. There are steps, minor obstacles and possibly slippery spots but it is on track. Full members are very welcome to attend. Approx 3 to 4 Sunday afternoon hours. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 2564
9-10 Sep (Sat-Sun) 2017: RNP COAST TRACK (E-M) Change of date due to rain. One of the world's iconic walks just got better - they have upgraded the track between Otford and Bundeena (maybe I exaggerate, but it's close!). This walk takes in some fantastic coastal scenery, remnant palm forest, beautiful beaches, freshwater pools and even the controversial Wedding Cake Rock. Stay overnight at Era. Ideal for new members. Leave cars at Sutherland or Waterfall and use public transport at both ends (ferry + train from Bundeena to Sutherland and train from Sutherland to Otford). Limit: 14. Map: Royal National Park tourist map.
WalkID: 2658
9 Apr (Sun) 2017: SASSAFRAS GULLY (E) Prospective induction and walk- Sassafras Gully Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 1779
9 Dec (Tue) 2014: SPRINGWOOD (E) Firefly and glow worm walk. Less than 2km return and all on tracks. Suitable for children of all ages. Meet at the junction of Lucinda Ave and Bednal Rd at 8 PM with a torch. Last year the fireflies were incredible. No need to book - just turn up. Limit: 0. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3252
9 Feb 2019 (Sat) 2019: SPRINGWOOD INTRODUCTION WALK AND TALK (E-M) Prospective members: Find out how to get the most out of the club and safe bushwalking practices. Come on an easy-medium entry level standard walk down Sassafrass Gully to the nice pool at the junction of Glenbrook Creek. Early start to beat the heat 5km with a 200m descent and ascent. Rainforest and some rough sections of track. Maybe a steep semi off track section to view the mystery cross. The walk will be punctuated with lots of stops where we go over items in the introduction course, Approx 3 and a half hours. Full members are welcome to come along. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 524
9 Jun (Wed) 2010: TAHMOOR GORGE (E-M) A walk of 8 to 10 klms through this beautiful gorge near Bargo, just an hour\'s drive south. See Mermaid Falls and Pool and Pencil Falls. Limit: 15. Map: From Yvonne .
WalkID: 1665
9 Aug (Sat) 2014: THE KINDERAN TRACK (M-H) This track has a lot of history, views and rainforest in the valley. The walk is a result of research into the chert mine and other things. Some off track; all interesting!!! Limit: 10. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 1291
9 Feb (Sat) 2013: THE SPIT TO MANLY (E-M) The first of two classic harbourside walks. Enjoy the views of the harbour as we walk to Manly and then on to the protected Marine Park at Shelley Beach. Bring swimmers, snorkel and mask. Finish up with more fish (take away this time) and chips on the ferry back to Circular Quay. Approx. 12km. Limit: 8. Map: Sydney, UBD.
WalkID: 1124
9 Apr (Mon) 2012: VICTORY TRACK & MAGDALA CREEK (M) 10km of rainforest walking along two classic tracks to wear off those extra easter eggs. No huge hills but the pace will be sustained. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 2147
9 Apr (Sat) 2016: WATERFALL WALK 4 (M) North Lawson Park; beautiful walk on Empire Pass to St. Michaels, Fairy, Dantes Glen and Fredricka Falls. May also do Minnatonka Falls at Bullaburra. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 347
9 Aug (Sun) 2009: Watertrough Hill (E-M-Exp, E-M-X, scrub, off tra) Start at Watertrough Hill (off Bell's Line), follow one ridge to Bell Creek and return along a ridge to the east. I've done part of this walk, the rest is exploratory. Limit: 8. Map: Wollangambe.
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WalkID: 1998
9 Sep (Wed) 2015: WENTWORTH (E) West Kittyhawke Swampcare, Wentworth Falls 9 - 3pm. Joint activity with NPWS, part of the Spring 2015 Great Grose Weed Walk program. An opportunity to continue the long term efforts of volunteers to keep improving this large swamp system that needs help to reverse the impact of many varieties of weeds. A known site of 2 threatened species, Giant Dragon Fly and the Blue Mountains Water Skink. This is a joint NPWS and BMCC activity. Lunch and morning tea donated by Hominy Bakery. Book with Lyndal on 47805623 or lsullivan@bmcc.nsw.gov.au by 2nd September Limit: 0. Map: .
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WalkID: 1324
9 Feb (Sat) 2013: WENTWORTH FALLS (E) Induction & Walk. An induction talk, then a walk on the Under Cliff-Over Cliff track. About 5km. Ring to book in. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2122
10-13 Jun 2016 (Fri-Mon) 2016: AIRLY (E-M-Exp, Car camp) Car camp at Airly in Mugii Murrum-ban SCA via Capertee. Exploring old Airly village and oil-shale site and surrounding pagodas and canyons on Mts Airly and Genowlan. Various grades of walks and distances to suit all. Camp fires and camp oven cooking in evenings. Bring everything, toilets and communal shelters provided. Limit: 20. Map: Glen Alice.
WalkID: 1360
10 Aug (Sat) 2013: BARDEN'S LOOKOUT/COX'S ROAD/LOCKYER'S ROAD (E-M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks & firetrails. Descend a short hill to view stunning cliffs and a large cave popular with climbers. Then return to our vehicles and continue on to Mount York. Walk down Cox's Road, the first road across the Blue Mountains then return via Lockyers Road. No bitumen roads or motorcars just firetrails and pleasant bush tracks. The section along Lockyer's Ridge is very attractive. Superb views of the Hartley Valley from Mount York. Limit: 16. Map: Hartley.
WalkID: 2977
10 Mar (Sat) 2018: BEDFORD CREEK (E) Continuing the series of local historic walks in mid-mountains - this is a guided bushwalk with Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre. Treading a new but easy track especially made for this walk - swimmable pools in the silence of the bush and views of challenging sheer cliffs. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3146
10 Aug (Fri) 2018: CENTRAL WEST NSW (VH) Cycle touring on public roads. Very early start. Shared pub meal to finish. Lake Lyell - Hampton - Jenolan Caves - walk up Edith Road - Bastard Point Rd - Butter Factory Lane - Oberon to Hazelgrove Heritage Rail Trail - Lowes Mt Rd - Mutton Falls church - Diamond Swamp Rd - Curly Dick Rd - 6km along GWH - Rydal - Lake Lyell. 140km, with 2400m of climbing. Elevations; JC 826m, Mt Trickett (on Edith Rd) 1423m, Tarana 772m, Mt Lambie 1122m, Lake Lyell carpark 785m Limit: 3. Map: Bathurst State Forests. Peaks bagged: 2
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WalkID: 1878
10-17 Jan 2016 (Sun-Sun) 2016: CHARLOTTE PASS (E-M-H) Fourth Annual Summer visit to the Snowy Mountains. Stay at a lodge in the heart of spectacular walking country.Experience the wild flowers. Climb Mounts Kosciuszco, Twynam, Carruthers, Townsend, Wheatley, Anton. Limit: 40. Map: Perisher Valley, Geehi Dam.
WalkID: 1027
10-12 Feb 2012 (Fri-Sun) 2012: COLO RIVER (H) Travel the Colo gorge from Boorai Creek to Canoe Creek, with Friends of the Colo. On the way check for willows, and do some follow-up treatment on small patches of tree of heaven and cape ivy. For experienced wilderness walkers. The second and third days will be spent travelling on Friends of the Colo lightweight pack-rafts, with rock hopping necessary around rapids. Three spaces will be reserved for experienced willow-spotters. Limit: 6. Map: Six Brothers & Colo Heights.
WalkID: 2878
10 Feb 2018 (Sat) 2018: DALPURA CANYON (M) An easy canyon with 1 abseil, but you will get wet. Quality rainforest and a great walk out with amazing views via Jinki Ridge. Bring abseil gear, helmet and wetsuit. Rope fee applies. Limit: 8. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 1244
10 Nov (Sat) 2012: ERSKINE CREEK - FLAT ROCK POOL (M) One of the finest natural swimming pools in the Blueys. This walk involves a short but steep climb down Pisgah Rock, then we\'ll spend the day enjoying this beautiful area. Descent/ascent 240m; 5km return. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 2822
10 Dec (Sun) 2017: ERSKINE KNOLL VISITOR BOOK REPLENISHMENT (M-H-Exp, Some scrambling, wate) Drive south from Glenbrook. Jack Evans track to Platypus loop on magnificent Erskine Creek, ascend Jack Evans track onto the Erskine Range and replenish the visitor book at Erskine Knoll. Tricky scrambling/some exposure in a couple of places so we need dry rocks. Short distance but lots of ups and downs and two river crossings. If the weather is hot this walk will be amended to a circuit of Platypus Loop. This walk has been down graded from the harder version which was posponed from mid October. Limit: 8. Map: Penrtih. Peaks bagged: 1
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WalkID: 1055
10-11 Dec (Sat-Sun) 2011: GLEN DAVIS, CAPERTEE RIVER (M-H) Two days of canyons. Car camp overnight Friday Coorangooba camp ground or arrive early Saturday.Saturday do Bull-ant (aka Doomsday) canyon. 3km walk in, some steep up. Abseils, some short swims and a duck under. Need wet suit or thermals. Round trip 7km. Camp overnight at cars. Sunday do Coinslot - dry canyon. Short steep climb up, scrambling. Couple of great long abseils. Round trip 4km, short day, drive home Sunday afternoon. Experienced abseilers only. Need own abseil gear (prefer no figure 8) and helmet. Rope fee applies. Limit: 8. Map: Mount Morgan, Gospers Mtn.
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WalkID: 2473
10 Oct (Mon) 2016: GRAND CANYON (M) Always a great walk, but in Spring with wildflowers, especially waratahs and the newly re-constructed track, it promises much. We'll go in via Evans and out via Neates Glen. All on tracks with some steps. Limit: 12. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 1869
10 Feb (Tue) 2015: GREAT NORTH WALK PART 1A (E-M, exploratory) We will start from the Obelisk in Macquarie Park, Sydney, at the official start of the Great North Walk. Walk to the ferry at Circular Quay and take a ferry to Woolwich, then follow the Great North Walk through the streets of Hunters Hill and into the Lane Cove National Park. Catch a Train back from North Ryde. The walk is fairly level - highest point is 170m. Walking is on tracks. Overall Distance is about 20km. This walk should pass historic locations and heritage homes. Limit: 8. Map: Sydney street map.
WalkID: 232
10 May (Sun) 2009: Horseshoe Falls, Hazelbrook (E, E) NEW LEADER WANTED. Come for a walk in the morning and spend the afternoon with your mother (or bring her along!). There are 3 other falls in this area and some beautiful rainforest. Leisurely pace. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2930
10 Feb (Sat) 2018: INDUCTION WALK AND TALK - GLENBROOK (E) 8:00am from Glenbrook, walk to the Duck Hole on Glenbrook Creek, then downstream to the junction with Kanuka Brook and return. Induction topics will be covered at various shady places along the walk. Approx 5km with 100m descent and ascent. Steep in short sections. Swimming opportunities if it is hot. Approx three and a half hours all up. Full members are welcome. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 418
10 Feb (Wed) 2010: Kanuka Brook & Crayfish Pool (E-M, E-M) We shall just walk along campfire creek to Red Hands Cave then onto Kanuka Brook and Crafish Pool for lunch & swim and out the circuit track if very hot just go straight to the brook & pool. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 3340
10 Mar (Sun) 2019: KANUKA BROOK - GLENBROOK (M) Kanuka Brook is pristine and beautiful. This is a classic lower mountains walk. Leave cars at Red Hands Cave carpark. Ridge and spur descent to S bend and its interesting caves, then downstream to the twin creek junction. Swim or relax. Ascend via rough track to fire trail and return 6km and 120m climb. Mostly off-track. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 609
10-11 Jul (Sat-Sun) 2010: KOSCIUSZKO NP (M) Cross-country ski trip. D1; ski 9km to camp at Teddy\'s Hut via Brindle Bull Hill. Short arvo tour to Mt Terrible. D2; ski across the Boggy Plain to do a side trip to Cascade Hut, then return to Dead Horse Gap. If you have any skiing experience, AND overnight bushwalking experience, you may just enjoy this. If no-snow down low, then we will go to the Main Range. Limit: 8. Map: Thredbo 1:50000, other various.
WalkID: 2266
10-21 Oct (Mon-Fri) 2016: KYOTO, KOYASAN & KUMANO KODO PILGRIMAGE TREK JAPAN (H) A 12 day trip. Explore Kyoto, stay in a buddhist temple at Koyasan, walk through ancient forests and old villages on pilgrimage trails, rest day at an Onsen. Possible explorations before and after the core trip. WARNING - HIGH COST! Around $3,000 trek cost + some local expenses + airfares. More if you do more! Call or email me if you are interested. Limit: 6. Map: Try Google Earth.
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WalkID: 965
10 Sep (Sat) 2011: LAPSTONE ZIG ZAG (E-M) An easy paced walk on tracks winding through open forest to view two magnificent stone bridges, plus expansive views over Penrith Plains. I haven't led this walk but I have a good guide book. Limit: 16. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 1353
10 Jul (Wed) 2013: LAPSTONE ZIGZAG (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks & firetrails. Visit Lennox & Knapsack Bridges and admire the superb stonework. Wander through forests and gaze across the Penrith Plains. About 12 klms with 250 metres ascent & descent. Limit: 16. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 3219
10 Oct (Wed) 2018: LAWSON (E-M) South Lawson Waterfalls: A half day walk: Adelina, Junction, Federal & Cataract Falls, the creeks - Ridge, Lawson & Cataract. With the rain in the last few days they should be working well. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2014
10 Oct (Sat) 2015: LERIDA GORGE (M-H) There's only a few walks we repeat and this is one of the best. Wildflowers, wild country and superb views into the Grose, plus a little history thrown in, with a view down to Arethusa Falls and Gorge. Some exposure and rock scrambling. Limit: 10. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 2143
10 Jan (Sun) 2016: LINDEN CREEK (E-Exp, swim) A short (1.5km) walk to an alleged pool on a tributary of Linden Creek. There's a nice set of cascades that I know of, but apparently a pool big enough for a dip further down. Join us to find out if this is true! Leave at 12, bring lunch, back by 3:30. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 2476
10 Dec (Sat) 2016: MANLY DAM WILDFLOWER CIRCUIT (E) A walk through a diverse range of habitats around the freshwater lake of Manly Dam. Not a long walk, so time to chill and swim. Train, bus and ferry. All on tracks. Limit: 12. Map: Sydney.
WalkID: 203
10 May (Sun) 2009: MOTHER'S DAY WALK (E, E) A walk to celebrate our mothers who we no longer have with us at Yardley Cave.If you don't have your own family celebration to go to,we would love you to join us. Limit: 12. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 477
10 Jul (Sat) 2010: MOUNT SOLITARY (E-M, E-M) Commence the walk at the Golden Stairs and descend to the Federal Pass then stroll through delightful forests to the foot of the Koorowall Knife Edge. Scramble up the Knife Edge to the start of the summit plateau where we shall lunch. This will be a long day so BRING PLENTY OF WATER. Limit: 16. Map: Katoomba and Jamison.
WalkID: 1233
10 Oct (Wed) 2012: PARRAMATTA LAKE (E) Stroll around the lake on an attractive bush track with small rocky sections. A little gem just outside the CBD of Parramatta. Bring lunch to eat under a shady tree before we finish the walk. The lake walk is 4.5km and the walk to & from the bus stop is 2km; 6.5km all up. Limit: 8. Map: Gregory's Sydney Street Directory.
WalkID: 2434
10 Sep (Sat) 2016: PIDGEON HOUSE MOUNTAIN (M) A 50 PEAKS WALK FOR THOSE ON THE SAPPHIRE COAST!! On the N-E corner of the Budawangs, Pigeon House is an iconic peak, named by Capt. Cook. An uphill track leads to a series of ladders that top out to a 360 degree view. Limit: 12. Map: Milton. Peaks bagged: 1
WalkID: 1532
10-12 Dec (Tue-Thu) 2013: PITTWATER YHA (E-M) Come and spend a couple of days at this idyllic location before the Christmas madness descends upon us. The activities on offer are walking, canoeing and swimming. What we do will depend on the weather and the group. The cost is $28 p/p per night plus the cost of the ferry over and back to the hostel. I have booked 6 beds but this can be added to if necessary. Limit: 6. Map: Ku ring gai NP Tourist Map.
WalkID: 1616
10 May (Sat) 2014: RED HANDS CAVE, GLENBROOK (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks. Stroll through beautiful forests to an Aboriginal Rock Art Site. Distance 9 kl with 300 metres of ascent and descent, phone before 7:00pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 1180
10 Jun (Sun) 2012: ROYAL NATIONAL PARK (E-M-Exp) Uloola Track - This path travels from Waterfall Station to Audley, through heathlands and woodlands and past Uloola Falls. We\'ll take a short side track leading to Peach Trees Trig Station, which offers views out over the Hacking River valley. 10km, all on track, thanks to RNP for the walk description! This is a new walk for the leader, but RNP has tracks everywhere. Limit: 12. Map: Royal National Park.
WalkID: 1442
10 Aug (Sat) 2013: RUSHCUTTERS BAY TO CLOVELLY (M) A walk with a twist. Walk from the Harbour to the coast via the parks of the Eastern suburbs.Trumper, Centennial, Queens and Varna Parks and then walk through the cemetery with the best view in the world, Waverley Cemetery. Finish with a walk though Burrows Park to Clovelly. 13Km. Limit: 8. Map: Gregorys..
WalkID: 2935
10 Jun (Mon) 2019: SCORPION HILL LOOP (M-H-Exp, scrub, scrambling) CANCELLED to attend another event. Leave cars at and a short car shuffle from Murphys Glenn, cross Bedford Creek and replenish visitor book at Scorpion Hill, follow Notts ridge, via interesting saddle and sugarloaf hill to 'club med' on Bedford Creek and then return via Bedford Creek fire trail. Two river crossings, scrub and possible cliffs. 10km This walk is on the program again as the original walk was cancelled Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3060
10 Jul (Tue) 2018: SHORT WALKS AT MT. WILSON (E-M) Waterfall Walk and Happy Valley are 2 of the delightful short walks in this area. Bring a camera, as fungiis and ferns abound. We'll stop at a café for morning tea, but bring lunch. Limit: 12. Map: MT. WILSON.
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WalkID: 1560
10 Dec (Tue) 2013: SPRINGWOOD (E) Birdwood Gully firefly evening Walk. 1km return. Last week there were dozens of fireflies all flicking their lights along the creek and up the hillside. Hopefully they\'re still at it. Just meet at 8.00 PM at the T junction of Bednal and Lucinda Ave. No need to contact me. Bring a torch. Then enjoy the hundreds of glow worms once the firefly display is over. Magic. Bring kids, grandkids or any other kids you can find. Limit: 0. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 2098
10 Feb (Wed) 2016: SUPPER IN THE BUSH (E) Enjoy Dinner out, with a gentle walk to a wonderful spot, with a grand Blue Mountain's view. Bring a meal to share and plates, cutlery etc., plus torch. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 37
10 Jan (Sat) 2009: SYDNEY HARBOUR WALK (E) CREMORNE POINT TO BALMORAL BEACH. Shady summer walk with Harbour views and a swim at Balmoral to finish. All on tracks; approx. 10 kms. with a water taxi back to Circular Quay. Note: Buy a Day Tripper ticket Limit: 12. Map: Book: Katrina O'Brien's Harbour and Coastal Walks.
WalkID: 953
10 Dec (Sat) 2011: TARONGA ZOO TO BALMORAL (E) Sensational views of the city skyline, pristine bushland and plenty of time for swimming. 6.5klms. with no significant hills. I haven't led this walk, but have a good guide book. Limit: 12. Map: Sydney's Best Harbour and Coastal Walks.
WalkID: 2320
10-17 Sep (Sat-Sat) 2016: THE SAPPHIRE COAST (M) A 50 peaks week!!! Rainforests, white sandy beaches, rugged coastlines and some big hills. Pigeon House, the Castle and Gulaga will certainly feature, as will coastal walks in Murramorang N.P. and Wallaga Lake. We may also be able to claim Little Dromedary Mtn. and Mt. Agony. Camp 2 nights Budawangs and 5 nights Dalmeny; tents only!!! Scenic walks each day and catch up with former members John and Narelle. Limit: 12. Map: Nerriga and Tilba. Peaks bagged: 5
WalkID: 2771
10 Sep (Sun) 2017: VBRP1 ERSKINE CREEK- DADDER CAVE (M, Mild Exposure ) VBRP means visitors book replacement program. This will be the first in the VBRP where we visit iconic bushwalking locations. Scramble down Pisgah Rock to the junction of Lincoln Creek and Erskine Creek. Amble along the superb rock platforms above the pristine pools and Rapids of Erskine Creek (it really should have been called a river) to the famous Dadder Cave. We will replace the visitor's book. Explore up Little Crater Creek and/or ice breakers may even enjoy swims in this pristine river. Return via Pisgah rock or Monkey Ropes Creek and the Attic Cave for another VBR. Excellent day out. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 1057
10 Mar (Sat) 2012: WARRAGAMBA DAM Lets go out for a "Dam" Breakfast. BBQ/or light brekkie, whichever is your way, come along and have it all at Warragamba Dam - bring everything you need for Brekkie - Undercover seating - gas BBQ's only allowed so if you have one bring it along if you want a hot brekki - Check out or revisit the new Info Centre and its digital tablet - The walls inside will speak for themselves - view a movie on how, when and why it all started - take a hike around the easy accessible dam area - there is heaps to see. - we will finish the morning off with a short bush walk. - If coffee is your calling for a refreshment on the way home Peppercorn Cafe on Mulgoa Road is a must. Contact by email only please. Map: Warragamba
WalkID: 375
10 Nov (Tue) 2009: Wentworth Falls (M, M) 21/2-3 hour continuous walking for fitness (water stops only). Undercliff / Overcliff and National Pass. 8.30am start. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 344
10-11 Oct (Sat-Sun) 2009: Wollangambe Crater (E-M, E-M) If you haven't done a practice walk for the Tassie trip this may be your last chance. We've been here before but it's a nice walk and great in spring - there should be wildflowers. Other beginners to overnight camping welcome. Limit: 8. Map: Mount Wilson, Wollangambe.
WalkID: 979
10 Dec (Sat) 2011: WOLLANGAMBE RIVER (M-H-Exp) We will walk in from Bell and explore the upper reaches of the river which has some lovely canyon sections. The walk will involve river walking and some short swimming sections. The walk is approx 14km, some of which is tracked so there will be an early start and depending on our finishing time, dinner will be at Blackheath. Limit: 6. Map: Wollangambe.
WalkID: 716
10-18 Jun 2011 (Fri-Sat) 2011: WOLLANGARRA OUTDOOR EDUCATION PROJECT (M) Wollangarra is a not-for-profit education facility near Licola, Victoria. Access is by flying fox across the river that transports you back into a world without modern conveniences and teaches self-sufficiency and pioneer skills. This week is about putting something back and enjoying the walking in the area. We'll spend a few days helping with a project, then have plenty of time for a heap of walks. (The Crinoline, McMillans Lookout etc.) Cost---- $20/day for full board, payable by the April meeting. ($160). B.Y.O. campgear, or hire a tent. CAR POOLING Limit: 12. Map: see SecondHand and Solid in the club library.
WalkID: 452
10 Apr (Sat) 2010: WONDERS OF NARROW NECK PART 3 (M-H, M-H) Redledge Pass-Glen Alan- Megalong-Megalong Head-Ben Esgate's Pass Elphinstone Plateau. A very old and easy pass to the valley off Narrowneck, then thru the old mining area to Megalong. Out via Megalong Head and Ben Esgates to Elphinstone Plateau. Ben Esgate's Pass is an ascent by a chain up the cliffs. This walk is a real gem!!! Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2910
10 Dec (Sun) 2017: WOODFORD (E) Woodford Dam. Well made track to a hidden gem. A couple of hours only. This is a joint walk with Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre (Ken Goodlet) I understand that there are a couple of Aboriginal sites to be viewed. Strictly limited numbers for this reason Limit: 3. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2514
11 Feb 2017 (Sat) 2017: ANZAC BRIDGE-ROZELLE-BLACKWATTLE BAY (E) An easy walk with an option of lunch at the newly opened tram sheds. Limit: 12. Map: Harbour and Coastal Walks,Katrina O.
WalkID: 1083
11 Mar (Sun) 2012: BENT'S BASIN AND LUNCH AT HOPEWOOD, WALLACIA (E) From Bent's Basin State Recreational Area, we walk along a fire trail to Campbell's Ford on the Nepean R. The fire trail has a mildly steep descent to the river. Total distance approx. 7 km. Then drive to Hopewood Health Retreat for buffet lunch, cost $25. The Retreat has beautiful grounds to relax in. Limit: 20. Map: Warragamba.
WalkID: 2423
11 Jul (Mon) 2016: BLACKHEATH (M-Exp) Walk from Ridgwell Rd to Burra Korain Head and return. I look for a possible route down into Victoria Ck. Limit: 8. Map: Mount Wilson.
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WalkID: 2599
11 Mar (Sat) 2017: BLACKHEATH (H) Govett's Creek, 8.30am - 4.00pm. Help ensure Govett's Creek remains free of weeds to protect the rare and endangered Epacris hamiltonii. Includes full day of walking off-track and wading down Govett's Creek. Be prepared for wet feet. Morning tea and lunch provided. Book directly with Vanessa on (02) 4787 3112 or vanessa.richardson@environment.nsw.gov.au by Wednesday 8th March. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1036
11 Dec (Sun) 2011: BOB TURNER'S TRACK (E-M) A walk to a great swimming spot on the Colo along a gently graded track.Return via the same way. Distance is 7km return. Limit: 8. Map: Colo Heights.
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WalkID: 1695
11-18 Jan 2015 (Sun-Sun) 2015: CHARLOTTE PASS (M) Charlotte Pass, Snowy Mountains. Serious expressions of interest for our third annual visit to stay at Pygmy Possum Lodge in the heart of the Snowy Mountains. Walks to Mt Kosciuszko, Mt Townsend, Mt Twynam, Mt Stillwell, Blue Lake, Club Lake. Visit historic huts, Whites, Horse Camp, Disappointment Spur. Very comfortable accommodation. Approximate cost $200 per person. Limit: 25. Map: Geehi Dam ; Perisher Valley.
WalkID: 908
11 Sep (Sun) 2011: COLO RIVER AT PINCHGUT CREEK (H) A long and adventurous day-walk from the Canoe Creek carpark to the Colo River at Pinchgut Creek, using two different passes (11a and 12). 500 metre descent and ascent; no tracks; steep terrain and rock scrambling involved. While on the river we'll treat a small patch of cape ivy for the Friends of the Colo (participation optional). Limit: 6. Map: Colo Heights.
WalkID: 73
11 Dec (Thurs) 1970: CRAYFISH POOL (E) Walk out along Campfire Creek then onto Red Hands Cave- then onto Kanuka Brook and Crayfish Pool. Lunch and a swim. Return to the circuit track and down to Campfire Creek with its aboriginal work site- and then out. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 1019
11 Feb (Sat) 2012: CREMORNE POINT TO BALMORAL (M) Scenic section of Sydney Harbour N.P. Beautiful gums along the track and plenty of swimming at Balmoral, where we can hang out 'til late if hot, then get the water taxi back to the quay. Cost approx. $10-$12/head. One of the best harbour walks! All on track, with no big hills. Bring sunscreen, swimmers and hat. Limit: 12. Map: Sydney Harbour and Coastal Walks, Katrina O'Brien.
WalkID: 798
11-13 Mar (Fri-Sun) 2011: DEANES CREEK (M) Starting at Newnes we will walk up through Zobel's Gully to Constance Gorge and then through to Deanes Creek. We will follow Deanes Creek until we reach the junction with Rocky Creek then on to the Wolgan River and back up the river to Newnes. Lot's of creek walking, some rock hopping. Beautiful scenery and great camp sites. Limit: 8. Map: Ben Bullen & Mt Morgan.
WalkID: 1335
11 May (Sat) 2013: DONKEY MOUNTAIN TRAVERSE (M-H) We'll walk north to south across the top, exploring a land of canyons, pagodas, amazing slots and huge views. An adventure park for bushwalkers. Some exposure and rock scrambling. Limit: 10. Map: Ben Bullen.
WalkID: 1340
11 May (Sat) 2013: EMPIRE PASS (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks visiting four waterfalls and passing through very attractive forests, about eight klms with a few short hills. Leaving Frederica Falls we bypass a rough firetrail using a pleasant bush track before traversing through a forest to arrive at Echo Bluff where we shall lunch. Here drop your inhibitions and yell your lungs out and be surprised by the resulting echo. After lunch we visit Fairy Falls followed by an easy stroll back to the cars. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3061
11 Aug (Sat) 2018: ENGINEERS TRACK TO IKARA HEAD (M-H) Down the historic track from Mt. Vic., then along the valley 'til we're under Ikara Head; then steeply up to walk under the cliffs to Girraween Cave. A pass then takes us up to Ikara Head and home. Car shuffle needed! 250metre ascent; 12klms. walk. Limit: 10. Map: MT. WILSON.
WalkID: 788
11 Jun (Sat) 2011: EVANS CROWN (E-Exp) Exploratory day if the ground is dry; if wet we shall do the usual circuit. An easy paced walk on tracks and through trackless open forests. Scramble about on huge granite boulders, visit caves and wander through superb forests. Just wander where it looks interesting. No lunch at Tarana Pub this year, so bring your own to eat on the hill. Limit: 16. Map: Tarana.
WalkID: 1148
11 Jul (Wed) 2012: EVANS CROWN (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks and through trackless open forest, about 6km with 200m ascent/descent. Scramble about on huge granite boulders, visit caves and meander through superb forests. This second visit to this location is to accommodate members who are unable to walk on Saturdays. Lunch at Tarana Pub or bring your own to eat outside the pub. Phone before 7pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Tarana.
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WalkID: 1499
11 Aug (Sun) 2013: FAULCONBRIDGE SAWMILL (E, hill, steep bits) Sunday afternoon stroll. From the end of Highland Road in Faulconbridge, walk down the fire trail and find the track that follows the path of the route used to haul logs out of the valley. We may find remnants of the sawmill that operated here in the early 1900\'s. Family, friends and/or children welcome. Approx 6 k return Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 931
11 Jun (Sat) 2011: FRASERS CREEK, WINMALEE (E-M) Frasers Creek runs between Winmalee and Yellow Rock, it passes through beautiful rainforest and into the Nepean river. The walk is about 10km return with a 120 metre climb to lunch at Yellow Rock lookout. Limit: 10. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 769
11 Dec (Sat) 2010: GARIGAL NATIONAL PARK (E-M) There is a change to our WHEENY GAP walk on the 11/12/10. We are doing a walk in Garigal National Park. We will walk from the Roseville bridge to Seaforth Oval. This walk will follow the shore line. Plenty of views to enjoy along the way. There is an opportunity to swim at Flat Rock Beach. This walk is all on tracks. Distance 10kms. Sue and Paul 47544437 Limit: 10. Map: Sydney Waterways.
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WalkID: 2374
11 Jun (Sat) 2016: GENOWLAN MOUNTAIN (M-Exp) A 50 peaks walk!! From our camp at Airly Gap we climb Genowlan Mountain and bag Airly Turret on the way to Genowlan Trig (1040 m). That's about 4 km mostly on tracks and gravel roads. From here there is optional exploration of pagodas and cliff lines to the SE. After that we return to Genowlan Road to visit the Grotto, Keats et al's "Ultimate Slot" and their "Airly Turret Slot" on our way back. Mostly on track again, optional scrambling and exploring. Track notes to be provided. A slow trip of only about 7 - 8 km with some steep climbs. Bring ample water, lunch and drinks and snacks for stops. Limit: 15. Map: Glen Alice, Keats & Fox track notes. Peaks bagged: 2
WalkID: 2376
11 Jun (Sat) 2016: GLEN DAVIES (M-H) Coinslot canyon. Short dry canyon,may get wet feet or worse. 4-5 abseils up to 30 mts The walk for this canyon starts in the valley with a scramble up through the cliff line. At the end of the canyon its down hill all the way back to the car. Must have some abseiling exp and your own gear including helmet. $5 rope fee applies. This date coincides with the Airley car camp and the leader and a few others will be camping there, others can travel from the mountains on the morning for a possible 10 am atart Limit: 8. Map: Coorongooba.
WalkID: 99
11-17 Apr 09 (Sat-Fri) 2009: Glen Davis to Coloul Range (H) This is the inaugural COLO COLOSSUS walk, organised by the Friends of the Colo. It involves a trip down the Capertee and the upper part of the Colo gorge, to the Culoul Range. Apart from enjoying the walking and the scenery, participants will deal will a few of the weeds which threaten to invade the wilderness. This is a challenging walk, involving a lot of wading and rock-hopping, so it's for experienced multi-day remote-area walkers only. (There will be a second COLO COLOSSUS in early November, starting at Newnes.) Limit: 16. Map: Mount Morgan, Six Brothers.
WalkID: 2761
11 Nov (Sat) 2017: HEATHCOTE NATIONAL PARK (M) Bottle Brush Forest-Red Gum Forest-Karloo Pool. Timed to see the bottle brush flower, along with many other species. Swimming holes, rock platforms and a stunning red gum forest make this a relaxing and enjoyable day with swimming. A NATIONAL PARKS WALK Limit: 12. Map: Heathcote.
WalkID: 2827
11 Nov (Sat) 2017: INDUCTION TALK AND WALK SASSAFRASS GULLY SPRINGWOO (E-M) Prospective members! From 1 pm to 4 or 5pm this is your opportunity for induction and a short walk. We will discuss how the club operates, what happens when you book on a walk and safe bushwalking. This will be followed by afternoon tea and a walk down Sassafrass gully, along the rainforest of Sassafrass Creek and then up the Wiggins Track. Approximately 5km with 200m of descent and ascent. Steps and occasional slippery surfaces. Full members are, of course, are welcome to come for all or just the walk. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 1847
11 Apr (Sat) 2015: KOOMBANDA BROOK (M) Most of this walk is in the shaded rainforest of the Upper Grose, with lovely pools for swimming. Walk down from Canyon Colliery, then up to the Brook and exit via Kamarah Gully. Some off-track. Limit: 12. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 2485
11-16 Dec (Sun - Fri) 2016: KOSCIUSZKO NATIONAL PARK (M) Walk along the Main Range from South Rams Head to Dicky Cooper Bogong. Start at Dead Horse Gap and finish at Guthega Power Station. Approximately 50 kilometres, mostly above the tree line. Limit: 12. Map: Kosciuszko Alpine Area.
WalkID: 991
11 Jun to 2 Jul (Mon-Mon) 2012: KUNUNURRU AREA, WESTERN AUSTRALIA (M) BUNGLE BUNGLES AND EL QUESTRO, WA- Hire 2 x 4WDs from Kununurra. Drive to the Bungles for a week including a 4 day walk to a base camp in Piccaninny Gorge to explore all the fantastic side arms. Then a week in the El Questro area and maybe the Keep River, Hidden Valley National Parks. End with a 5 day guided trek in the Carr Boyd Ranges. Walk fully booked. Limit: 10. Map: Bungle Bungles.
WalkID: 2545
11 Feb 2017 (Sat) 2017: LAWSON (E) Induction Walk South Lawson Please meet at 11 Badgery Crescent Lawson for an induction talk then a walk to south Lawson and walk to waterfalls. Please bring sturdy shoes, water and lunch. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1445
11 Aug (Sun) 2013: LEURA (E) Induction Walk & Talk. The compulsory induction talk for members, followed by a pleasant walk on some of the lesser known tracks between Leura Cascades & the Three Sisters - 8-10km. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba..
WalkID: 1366
11 May (Sat) 2013: LEURA (E) Induction Talk & Walk. The compulsory induction talk for prospective members, followed by a pleasant walk on some of the lesser known tracks between Leura Cascades and the Three Sisters - 6-8km.(call to book from Wednesday 17 April) Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2068
11 Oct (Sun) 2015: LEURA CASCADES (E) Induction walk. Enjoy a leisurely walk along the beautiful Leura cascades proceeded by an induction talk. There will be less than 100 meters gradient with some steps on a good track. Walking distance will be about 3 Kms. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1622
11 Jun (Wed) 2014: LEURA CASCADES/LEURA FOREST/JAMISON LOOKOUT (M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks visiting Bridal Veil Falls and the seldom visited Leura Falls (no signpost), we then descend to the Water Board Road for a magnificent view of the cliff line above Leura & Katoomba. From here we make our way up to the Federal Pass Track and walk to Leura Forest then exit via Jamison Lookout Track, thus avoiding the herds of tourists on the Dardanelle\'s Track, about 10 kl with around 500 metres of descent & ascent, phone before 7:00pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 984
11-12 Nov (Fri-Sat) 2011: LOCKLEY PYLON (M) Easy overnight walk along a formed track to camp under the full moon, on top of a treeless hill. Speccy views over the Grose Valley. If raining, we may go to Dr Dark's Cave instead. Commencing at 7pm from the Mt Hay Fire Trail. Return to the cars by 0930 Saturday. Beginners welcome. 8km return. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1207
11 Aug (Sat) 2012: LOCKLEY PYLON & DU FAUR BUTTRESS (E-M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks to one of the best lookouts in the Blue Mountains. About 8km mostly over undulating terrain with one short steep 80m descent/ascent. Dry weather conditions only as the Lycon Plateau is severely exposed to the elements. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1214
11 Aug (Sat) 2012: MARRAMARRA NP (M) A tracked, circuit walk of 17km descending Smugglers Ridge to Marramarra Creek and then returning via Marramarra Ridge. An interesting walk as we see evidence of Aboriginal occupation and early European settlement and hopefully some early spring flowers. Limit: 8. Map: Gunderman.
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WalkID: 2153
11 Jan (Mon) 2016: MOUNT TATE (H) A circuit walk from Guthega Dam (1,560m) to Consett Stephen Pass and Mount Tate (2,068m). This is an area less-walked than elsewhere in Kosciusko National Park. The walk starts with a steep climb on a basic track to Guthega trig (1,819m), then there is a gradual climb to the southern end of the Rolling Ground (1,950m). We briefly join the main range track to cross Consett Stephen Pass and then the easy climb of Mount Tate where there are magnificent views. Then a gradual descent across alpine grasslands along Tate East Ridge, passing Gills Knob, then a final steep descent to Guthega Dam. The pad in this section is difficult to find, and it often involves a bit of a bush-bash through mint brush. Approx. 12km. Confirm your booking with me at Pygmy Possum Lodge. Limit: 12. Map: Geehi Dam.
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WalkID: 2626
11 Mar (Sat) 2017: MOUNT TWISS, LINDEN (E) Easy walk to claim another peak (we are running out of time). All on track. Enjoy spectacular views. Approx 10 km return. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba. Peaks bagged: 1
WalkID: 596
11 Sep (Sat) 2010: MT YORK (E) INDUCTION COURSE & WALK Starting at Mt York we shall go down Lockyers Road and up the Cox Road which is one of the historic roads of the 1800's. This is one of the best round trips in the area with great views and a table to sit for lunch, steep hill at end. Limit: 12. Map: Hartley.
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WalkID: 2745
11 Jun (Sun) 2017: MT AIRLY (E-M-Exp, off-track) Walk along old tramway from our Airly Gap camp to the Torbane Creek lookout. Then off-track south onto the Airly plateau and skirt deep canyons and many pagodas as we head back to the east to an old roadway. Follow this NE and find our way down a canyon back to the Airly Gap road and our camp. Bring morning tea and lunch. Should be back by mid-afternoon, about 10 km, possibly some scrambling. Limit: 20. Map: Glen Alice.
WalkID: 2408
11 Jul (Mon) 2016: MT CLARENCE (E-M) 7 peaks in 7 days -The ultimate challenge We propose to summit 7 local peaks in seven days. The walks are mostly on tracks and are E-M to M grades. Day 2 Mt Clarence. On this walk we will look at an interesting aboriginal art site as well as visit some places with great views over Hartley. This walk is all tracked and an E-M grade. A 50 peaks walk. Limit: 8. Map: Map Lithgow. Peaks bagged: 1
WalkID: 1177
11-12 Aug (Sat-Sun) 2012: MT SOLITARY (E-M, steep climb) If you've never camped on Solitary you should do this walk. Even if you have, you should do it again. A classic Blue Mountains walk, starting from Golden stairway, climbing up the knife edge (Korowal), camping at Chinaman\'s Gully and returning the same way. Fantastic views to Warragamba Dam. Korowal is 250m (up and down), the Golden Stairs are 150m (up and down) but total distance is only about 7 km each way. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba, Jamison.
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WalkID: 361
11 Oct (Sun) 2009: Mt Victoria (M, M) Volunteers needed for The Great Grose Weed Walk. Sunday 11th October – Post fire bush regeneration, Mt Victoria, 8:30am – 4pm. A short walk into the headwaters of the Grose River to remove urban weeds that are regenerating after the fires. Targeted weeds will include Holly, Broom and Irish Strawberry Tree. NPWS Coordinator: Vanessa Richardson (ph) 4787 3112 . Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 566
11 Sep (Sat) 2010: MUOGAMARRA NATURE RESERVE (E) This Reserve only opens for the Spring Wildflowers and as we haven't been there yet, thought it would be a great day out. Beautiful walks at an easy pace to enjoy and identify the flowers. Plenty of photographic time. Entry fee applies. Limit: 12. Map: Reserve Brochure.
WalkID: 640
11-13 Aug (Wed-Fri) 2010: NATTAI (M-Exp) A walk on the Nattai Tableland where we will get great views over the Nattai River valley. Mostly off track. We will have to go after rain, water is an issue. Limit: 8. Map: Hilltop, Nattai.
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WalkID: 2612
11 Feb (Sat) 2017: PARADISE POOL (E) Afternoon swim at Paradise pool - leave at 1pm, back by 5pm and hope there won't be too many people there! One of the best swimming places near Springwood, but now it's internet famous it's often busy. Walk in from Bull's camp, because I haven't been that way yet! Limit: 10. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 1208
11-14 Sep (Tue-Fri) 2012: POPRAN/BRISBANE WATERS (M-Exp) This is a great time of year to see the wildflowers in these parks so we will use the Kariong Scout Camp as our base and explore the area through a series of day walks. Day 1: Emerald Pool- 9kms Popran NP; Day 2: Scout Camp to Somersby Falls-13km Brisbane Waters NP; Day 3: Koolewong Ridge-11km Brisbane NP; Day 4: Bulgandry Art Site to Camp Kariong-8kms Brisbane Waters NP This is a car camping trip and the cost is $8.50 p/p p/n. Limit: 8. Map: Gunderman/Gosford.
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WalkID: 26
Sat 11-Oct to 12-Oct 2008: Saint Helena Crater (E) Friends of Saint Helena Crater: working bee to prepare for NPWS spraying, exact details not yet determined. Overnight camp, walking in from Martins Lookout, walk out same route. Bring a water filter if you have one, the dam's water is silty. Please bring GPS if you have one. (Submitted by web form per Jeanette L suggestion.) Project web site is http://miller.emu.id.au/pmiller/st_helena/ Limit: 50. Map: Penrith 1:25k, Springwood 1:25k.
WalkID: 40
Wed 11-Feb 2009: SUPPER IN THE BUSH (E) Enjoy an evening in the bush with fine food. Short walk in to serene dining spot. Bring a dish to share for dinner plus utensils and torch. Limit: 15. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1855
11 Apr (Sat) 2015: TARONGA ZOO TO BALMORAL BEACH (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks. One of the best walks for harbour views. 6:5 kl with no significant hills. Book online or phone please. Limit: 12. Map: Sydneys Best Harbour & Coastal Walks.
WalkID: 2435
11 Sep (Sun) 2016: THE CASTLE (H) A 50 PEAKS WALK FOR THOSE ON THE SAPPHIRE COAST!! From our camp at Long Gully, we'll climb Kalianna Ridge and thread our way through the tunnel and the rocks of the lower cliffs. Next are a series of rock scrambles, with the last being a rope assist. On top, we'll walk across the plateau to soak up the views. 8-9 hours, some off-track. Limit: 12. Map: Corang. Peaks bagged: 1
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WalkID: 2011
11 Jul (Sat) 2015: VICTORY TRACK (E-M) Training walk for Larapinta - yes, this has changed - it used to be Mt Mouin - we'll do that later this year, as an overnight to Splendour Rock. This walk starts at Faulconbridge, and we'll walk straight through to Martin's Lookout, enjoying the rainforest along the way. If you still need more walking at the end, we'll head up to Lost World Lookout before the other hill to Martin's lookout. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood, Penrith.
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WalkID: 1775
11 Nov (Tue) 2014: VICTORY TRACK AND GLENBROOK CREEK (M) Acknowledge WWI fallen by walking the Victory Track [bring a shared something for elevenses]. Once beyond the Kings Link track we will continue along semi tracked Glenbrook Creek with an aspiration exit at Glenbrook or if energy is flagging at Blaxland. Car shuffle or using public transport depending on participants. Approx 10km. This is a combined SBC Bush Club activity Limit: 8. Map: Springwood Penrith.
WalkID: 658
11 Sep (Sat) 2010: WALK LAPSTONE ZIG-ZAG AND LUNCH LAPSTONE HOTEL (E-M) Walking from Lapstone carpark, we skirt Glenbrook Lagoon, then have a good look over and under Lennox Bridge. Take bush tracks on to Margie’s and Elizabeth lookouts, then down under the amazing sandstone Knapsack Bridge, and up to the zig-zag. We follow the ‘zag’ to back roads to take us to the Lapstone Hotel for large, low-cost lunches. Limit: 15. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 291
11 Aug (Tue) 2009: Wentworth Falls (M, M) Falls Fitness Walk: 2-3 hours of medium paced continuous walking in the Wentworth Falls area. Most Tuesdays (see program details). All on track, will include steps. 8.30am start. Ring for details for your first Falls Fitness Walk only. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1087
11 Mar (Sun) 2012: WENTWORTH FALLS (E-M) Induction Course & Walk: After the Induction talk we will walk the National Pass, about 5 Kl in length Ring to book-in. Limit: 16. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1186
11 Aug (Sat) 2012: WENTWORTH FALLS (E-M) INDUCTION AND WALK. For anyone who wants to be come a full member. A walk out to Lions Head overlooking the Kedumba Valley after the induction talk. About 9km. RING TO CONFIRM. Limit: 12. Map: KATOOMBA.
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WalkID: 2634
11 Mar (Sat) 2017: WENTWORTH FALLS (E-M) Jamison Creek Catchment Care. 9.30am-1.30pm. Joint NPWS/BMCC/SBC activity. A weeding activity in the section of Jamison Creek near the Charles Darwin walk. A small agile group is needed to meet Arthur Henry at the NPWS car park at Wentworth Falls and wade up this beautiful section of the creek checking for weeds until they meet up with another group who will be starting from Fletcher St and working downstream. Although the walking distance is very short, the aim of Arthur's group will be to cover a fair amount of creek line. Gum boots can be provided if you need some. Please reply directly to Monica Nugent ( by Monday afternoon 6th March if possible) if you wish to join up, on 4780 5528 or mnugent@bmcc.nsw.gov.au Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba .
WalkID: 748
11 Dec (Sat) 2010: WHEENY GAP (E-M) Walking on fire trail and off track to a fantastic swimming hole. It has been sometime since we have done this walk there could be some scrub. There will be time to explore the area. Afternoon tea at Bilpin. Limit: 10. Map: Mountain Lagoon.
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WalkID: 3350
11 Feb (Mon) 2019: WHUNGEE WHEENGEE CANYON, MT WILSON (H-VH) SORRY. CANCELLED A long day, difficult canyon with a few abseils, few duck-unders, tricky climb-downs/climb-ups, but a great canyon. Walk down to Wollangambee, up opposite side then into canyon. Swim down Wollangambee to #2 exit track. Quite a long walk out. Need abseil gear, wetsuit. Limit: 6. Map: Mt Wilson, Wollangambee.
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WalkID: 2478
11-13 Sep (Sun - Tue) 2016: WOLGAN VALLEY (H) Visit some spectacular passes out of the Wolgan Valley below Rocky Creek, and examine a historic route. 14-km walk down from Newnes on Day 1, full off-track day-walk on Day 2 (500m ascent and descent), walk back to Newnes on the final morning. Limit: 6. Map: Mount Morgan.
WalkID: 2409
12 Jul (Tue) 2016: MT PORTAL (M) 7 peaks in 7 days -The ultimate challenge We propose to summit 7 local peaks in seven days. The walks are mostly on tracks and are E-M to M grades. Day 3 Mt Portal Today we will leave our cars at the entry gate and descend to Glenbrook Creek and ascend Mt Portal via the Abseilers Track. We will then continue onto Euroka Clearing and return via the foot track to the causeway and then up the road to the gates. This walk is all tracked and is a medium grade. A 50 peaks walk. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith. Peaks bagged: 1
WalkID: 2429
12 Jun (Sun) 2016: AIRLY VILLAGE NEAR CAPERTEE (E) Walk the Airly tramway to the lookout over Torbane Creek. Visit remnants of miners cottages and cave houses on the way. Slow pace with lunch at lookout. Limit: 8. Map: Glen Alice.
WalkID: 1573
12 Apr (Sat) 2014: BALLS HEAD& BERRY ISLAND (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks, superb harbour views, aboriginal history, disused tunnels, pristine sections of bushland, with no significant hills, about 8 klms. Please phone before 7:00pm. Limit: 12. Map: Sydneys best harbour & coastalwalks..
WalkID: 493
12 May (Wed) 2010: Bruce (E-M, E-M) Bullaburra Stn to Wentworth Falls via Historic Railway walking track with overhangs, very old iron ladders, 3 creek crossings and a great lunch spot with coffee at the end at Wenty Falls. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 601
12-13 Jun (Sat-Sun) 2010: CARRA BEANGA CANYON OVERNIGHT (H-Exp, Limit of 4) Walk out to Mt Thurat on Friday night. Up to 15 abseils on Saturday. Exit via Kanangra Ck to Mt Berry and back to Kanangra Walls. High fives all \'round on public holiday Monday as we do the technically easier Dione Dell... Limit: 4. Map: Kanangra.
WalkID: 1495
12-19 Jan (Tue-Tue) 2014: CHARLOTT PASS, SNOWY MOUNTAINS (M) Advance Notice: There are a few spaces left to stay at a private lodge at Charlotte Pass in the heart of the Kosciuszko Nat. Park. Walk to Mt Kosciuszko, Townsend, Twynam, Dicky Cooper Bogong, Club Lake and Blue Lake. Visit the ruins of the old restaurant at the site of the abandoned chairlift. See the magnificent wildflowers. Numbers need to be confirmed by September. Cost approx. $200 for the week. Limit: 15. Map: Several..
WalkID: 3320
12-19 Jan (Sun - Sun) 2020: CHARLOTTE PASS (M) Join us for the 8th annual visit to say at a private ski lodge in the heart of the Snowy Mountains. We are within walking distance of the 10 highest peaks in Australia, plus several slightly lower peaks. Accommodation in a very comfortable lodge. We need to book and pay for the accommodation as soon as possible. Cost approx. $290 per person. Limit: 25. Map: Perisher, Geehi Dam.
WalkID: 1332
12-19 Jan 2014 (Sun-Sun) 2014: Charlotte Pass [Snowy Mountains] (E-M) Looking for definite EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST to stay at a lodge at Charlotte Pass. The Club has decided to repeat the very successful trip to the Snowys held last January, perhaps on an annual basis. Day walks from a base in the heart of the park. Walk to Kosciuszko, Townsend, Twynam, Stillwell. Visit the abandoned chairlift and restaurant ruins. Walk to Horse Camp, Dago and Whites River Huts. Bicycle trips, both road and mountain biking, are also possible. Approx. cost $180 ea. We need to book early to secure the whole lodge. Limit: 25. Map: Perisher Valley, Geehi Dam.
WalkID: 2687
12 Aug (Sat) 2017: CITY WALK WITH LUNCH (E) Central Station- China Town- Barangaroo. We'll use the Goods Rail Walkway into China Town, then via Paddys Market for Yum Cha; Chinese Brunch, with vegetarian options. Then to The Chinese Gardens, $3 pensioners, after which we'll walk through Darling Harbour to the new walkway parkland at Barangaroo; under the bridge and back to Circular Quay. Bring cash for a shared meal. Limit: 10. Map: Sydney UBD.
WalkID: 1092
12-13 May (Sat-Sun) 2012: COLO RIVER (M) Medium overnight walk to Colo River at Mount Townsend Bend with Friends of the Colo, with the primary purpose of checking the cape ivy patch there. The walk in is only 2.5km, but be prepared for a steep 400 m descent, no track, and a wade across the river. Those not involved in cape ivy treatment will be exploring for other weeds further up the river. Camping is on a beach, with shared camp-oven dinner. Limit: 8. Map: Mountain Lagoon.
WalkID: 1700
12-14 Jun (Thu-Sat) 2014: COLO WILDERNESS (M-H-Exp, 5) Drive to the end of Culoul Range (off the Putty Rd, 55km N of Windsor). Descend Boorai Ridge, then gradually ascend the W side of the Colo River along Woolshed Gully, prior to climbing up to a broad un-named ridge, camping at spot height 476 for the first night under moonlight. Just SE of here is an eroded geological fault/sill/intrusion exceeding 80m in height that was prominently viewed on the walk in. 2nd night will find us camping on a Colo River beach prior to our departure. Unfinished business - I have a gear stash riverside... And of course there will be abseils, helmets please. Limit: 6. Map: Six Brothers.
WalkID: 1192
12 Sep (Wed) 2012: DEVILS HOLE/NELLIES GLEN [Narrow Neck, Katoomba] (M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks. Descend a steep rocky gorge passing under a huge chockstone then continue descending through a beautiful forest to the valley floor followed by a slow plod up to Nellies Glen. About 7km, 300m descent and ascent. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 139
12 Feb (Thu) 2009: Dr Darks Cave & beyond (E) Walk to Dr Darks and out the back door to Fortess Ridge. Have a look around the area and enjoy our beautiful backyard. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 542
12-14 Jun (Sat-Mon) 2010: DUNN'S SWAMP (E-M) Long weekend car camp and day walks. Walk amongst pagodas, magnificent views. Visit the \"Hobbit Cave\" and some settlement ruins. Plenty of time to relax or you can bring your canoe and have a paddle on the weir. Limit: 8. Map: Olinda.
WalkID: 1105
12 May (Sat) 2012: EMPIRE PASS/ECHO BLUFF (E-M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks visiting 4 waterfalls and passing through very attractive forests. About 6 km with a couple of small hills. Leaving Frederica Falls we bypass a rough fire trail using a pleasant bush track before traversing through a forest to arrive at Echo Bluff, where we shall lunch. Here you can drop your inhibitions and yell your lungs out and be surprised by the resulting echo. After lunch we visit Fairy Falls followed by an easy stroll back to the cars. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 750
12 Dec (Sun) 2010: ERSKINE CREEK LILO (E-M, wet) Lilo down erskine creek from Pisgah Rock to the Jack Evans Track. We've done this before but it should be even better now that the creek has been flushed out by all the rain. Assuming it's hot, no wetsuits are needed, just shoes that can get wet, sun protection and a lilo. Some rock scrambling, steep but short descent. If it rains, we'll walk somewhere in glenbrook instead. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 2470
12 Nov (Sat) 2016: FORESHORES OF THE INNER WEST (M) Right in the backyard of Sydney, there is a serene bushwalk with mangroves, paddocks with horses and the memorial Kokoda Track. Approx. 10klms. all on tracks. Train and ferry. Limit: 12. Map: Sydney.
WalkID: 985
12 Nov (Sat) 2011: FORTRESS (M-H) Fortress canyon. Meeting at 10am. 10km. 2 abseils, but beginners are welcome; please tell leader should you need a loan of some rap gear. Helmets compulsory. Walk out along a formed track with great views from treeless Fortress Ridge after finishing the canyon route atop a waterfall. Wetsuit useful, a shared lilo can be great fun, too. Long cold swims and walking up an initially steep track with a wet backpack make for the grading of this trip. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 400
12 Dec (Sat) 2009: Glenbrook - Erskine Creek (E, E) Lilo down Erskine creek from Pisgah Rock to the Jack Evans track. No wetsuits needed if it's hot, just a lilo, sun protection and volleys (or old sandshoes). If too cold, we may just walk. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 628
12 Jul (Mon) 2010: GLENBROOK NATIONAL PARK (E-M) Walk out to Euroka, then across to Camp Fire Creek and Red Hands Cave, then to the cars at Glenbrook Creek. On tracks, but could be a rough track to Camp Fire Creek. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 1476
12 Oct (Sat) 2013: GOOCH'S CRATER (E) Only a short walk to this unique hidden valley, in a beautiful pagoda landscape. We should also be in time for the Spring wildflowers. A rough track that can be slippery, but no huge ascent/descent. Limit: 12. Map: Wollongambe and Lithgow.
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WalkID: 3283
12 Dec (Wed) 2018: HAZELBROOK (E-M) A half day circuit walk: Lake Road Hazelbrook then to Bedford & Lester Pools & Ken Goolet's unnamed Pool in Bedford Creek. Then Terrance & Victor Falls in Terrance Falls Creek, then on to Adams Lookout & the cars in Lake Road. Bring morning tea. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 709
12 Dec (Sun) 2010: HEATHCOTE (E) Walk from the station down to Uloola Falls and up the creek to some nice pools and then spend time relaxing and swimming at Karloo Pool on the way back. Option to stay at Karloo Pool the whole day. Children welcome. Limit: 16. Map: Royal National Park Map.
WalkID: 3301
12 Jan 2019 (Sat) 2019: INTRODUCTION TALK AND WALK (E-M) New members this is your opportunity to spend a morning learning how to get the most out of your membership and get some tips on safe bushwalking. Early start to avoid heat. The walk down sassafrass gully and along to the junction of Glenbrook Creek is about 6km with 200m descent and ascent. The junction has a camping site and a nice pool for swimming. On the walk there are uneven steps and rough possibly slippery surfaces. We will punctuate the walk with stops for discussion plus some interesting local features. Possible semi-tracked side trip to visit the mystery cross if time permits. Full members are more than welcome. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 2458
12-19 Jul (Wed-Wed) 2017: JATBULA TRACK, KAKADU (M, on track) The Jatbula trail goes from Katherine Gorge to Edith Falls in the Northern Territory. The website says you must be 'Capable of walking over rough ground with up to 15kg backpack'. Sounds pretty easy to me! There is also a 39 km walk in Litchfield that looks interesting, or I'm researching something in Kakadu. Max 15 starters per day - we were lucky enough to book 11 places to start on July 13, for the 5-night option. This walk is now closed, unless someone cancels. Information Jatbula: https://nt.gov.au/leisure/recreation/bushwalking-hiking/nitmiluk-national-park-jatbula-trail Limit: 12. Map: .
WalkID: 590
12-14 Jun (Sat-Mon) 2010: KANANGRA TO KATOOMBA (H) This is the classic K to K walk. This is a great walk to get used to carrying a full pack. Kanangra is an Aboriginal word meaning beautiful view. Great time of the year to do it as the cool days make for great walking at night time sit around the camp fire to rest the weary bones. Limit: 10. Map: Kanangra , Jenolan, Katoomba.
WalkID: 2542
12 Jan (Thu) 2017: KINGS TABLELAND EXPLORE (E-M-VH, scrub?) From the "King's Table" we will explore the aboriginal cave and follow a foot track to bag "Podgers" trig. Then a series of short walks, mostly following google earth located foot tracks, including Sunset Rock and visiting some interesting pools along Queen Victoria Creek. No big hills but may be exposed to sun. An early start to avoid the heat and possible swimming or wading opportunities. Limit: 8. Map: katoomba. Peaks bagged: 2
WalkID: 1684
12 Jul (Sat) 2014: LEURA (E, E-M) Induction Talk & Walk. The compulsory induction talk for prospective members, followed by a pleasant walk on some of the lesser known tracks between Leura Cascades and the Three Sisters. Full members welcome to join the walk. 8-10km. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba..
WalkID: 2998
12 May (Sat) 2018: LEURA / KATOOMBA (E) Induction Talk & Walk. The compulsory induction talk for prospective members, followed by a pleasant walk on some of the lesser known tracks between Leura Cascades and the Three Sisters. Full members welcome to join the walk. 8-10km. (Greg Chapman will be away, so I am running the May Induction Course) Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 3177
12 Sep (Wed) 2018: LINDEN & WOODFORD (E) Linden to Woodford: A half day walk, Linden to Woodford via Paradise Pool and a quick call on Jonathan & David? Car shuffle. Bring morning tea. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1347
12 Jun (Wed) 2013: MEDLOW BATH CIRCUIT (E-M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks (some seriously overgrown, a few fallen trees may require crawling under) about 6 klms with 200 metres of ascent and descent. Expansive views of the Megalong Valley. Descend superb ancient stone staircases and a ladder then traverse a narrow track below soaring cliffs to the Coliseum. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3400
12 May (Sun) 2019: MOTHERS DAY LEG STRETCH WINMALEE TO YARRAMUNDI (M) Mothers* go bushwalking whilst your family prepares your sumptuous dinner. Here is the plan: After breakfast in bed* car shuffle then start from Whitecross Road. Enjoy birdsong rich blue-gum forest then ascend Beehive Hill. Smoko at Grose Lookout for the view and admire the sharpening grooves. Ascend Grose Head South. Replace/repair visitor book then descend to waiting cars at the base of Springwood Ridge. 12km All on track - yes it is a Greg C walk. 300m start 100m finisht highest point of approx 460m Limit: 8. Map: Springwood, Kurrajong.
WalkID: 2370
12 Jun (Sun) 2016: MOUNT AIRLY (M-H) A 50 Peaks Walk!! This is for people booked on Frank's Airly weekend. From the campsite at Airly, we'll head up through the pagoda maze, to top out on Airly. Home via the Peace Pagoda and the Green Canyon. Off-track and steep. Limit: 10. Map: Glen Alice.
WalkID: 983
12-13 Nov (Sat-Sun) 2011: MOUNT CAMERON (M-Exp) Explore the area around Mount Cameron. Start at natural bridge, walk along the Mount Cameron fire trail to an area supposedly with open forested camping (an old farm and remains of hut - 9km on track). May need to explore to find water. Return the same way. Limit: 8. Map: Rock Hill.
WalkID: 1698
12-13 Jul (Sat-Sun) 2014: MOUNT SOLITARY TRAVERSE (M) Golden stairs, the ruined castle, the knife edge camp at Singajingawell Creek. Next day descend to and cross Kedumba Creek and up hill to our cars parked at the Kedumba Road gate. A classic blue mountains walk. All on tracks but with significant hills and minor scrambling Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 341
12-13 Sep (Sat-Sun) 2009: Mountain Lagoon - Colo (M, M) Overnight pack walk from Mt Lagoon along Mailes Ridge, with great views over Colo River, to a pleasant camping area for overnight camp at Colo Meroo. Return same way next day. Some scrambling & 500 m ascent on return, but not difficult. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Lagoon - Wollemi NP Tourist.
WalkID: 1225
12-15 Oct (Fri-Mon) 2012: MT AIRLY (E-M-Exp) Airly Car Camp. As for previous camps we set up near our cars on a grassy flat with plenty of firewood and loos provided. Bring everything else. Walks of various grades with different leaders. Opportunities for exploring and rock scrambling. Mountain bike ride opportunities also available. Camp oven cooking on Saturday night. Limit: 30. Map: Glen Alice.
WalkID: 1898
12 Mar (Thu) 2015: MT VICTORIA (M) Bicycle ride, mountain bike. Mt Victoria along Mt York Rd, down Lawsons Long Alley to Hartley Vale. Turn left and cycle along road to Great Western Highway. About 3 km of dodging traffic along the highway shoulder, then cycle up Berghofers Pass and back to Mt Victoria. Mt York road is sealed, top part of Lawsons is rideable. Then there is a real rough, steep downhill where you will walk (the walk is easy). Then a \"nature trail\" that avoids private property, followed by an easy dirt road into Hartley Vale. There are no shops (apart from the lolly shop on the highway), so you need to bring all you need to eat or drink. Estimated time 3 hours. Limit: 20. Map: .
WalkID: 2632
12 Apr (Wed) 2017: MT.BANKS TRAVERSE (M-H) THIS IS SUE RYERSON and ROS WARDS FAVOURITE WALK. Over Mt. Banks, then down to Explorer's Range, where we drop down onto the face for a steep ledge traverse. Not for the faint-hearted, with lots of exposure and a climb out. Home via the Northern Spur. No tracks and some scrub. Limit: 8. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 457
12 Jun (Sat) 2010: PAGODA TRACK/GLOW WORM TUNNEL (E-M, E-M) An easy paced walk on tracks, about 12 klms. Stroll through open forest with splendid views of Pagodas and sweeping views of the Wolgan Valley. At the Western end of the Glow Worm Tunnel we shall take a short detour into a pleasant canyon. We shall then walk through the Glow Worm Tunnel where a torch is ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY. At the conclusion of the walk if time and the inclination of the group permit we could make a quick visit to Noble Canyon. Limit: 16. Map: Ben Bullen.
WalkID: 1472
12 Oct (Sat) 2013: PARRAMATTA LAKE. (E) Stroll around the lake on a surprisingly attractive bush track with small rocky sections. A little gem just outside the CBD of Parramatta. Bring lunch to eat under a shady tree before we finish the walk. The lake walk is 4:5 km and the walk to and from the bus stop is 2 km. Limit: 12. Map: Sydney Gregory's.
WalkID: 959
12 Nov (Sat) 2011: PISGAH ROCK-ERSKINE CREEK-DADDER CAVE AND RETURN (M) One of the best short walks in the lower mountains. Tierney's Track, down Pisgah (steep rock scrambling), then along Erskine Creek to Dadder Cave. (Approx. 2klms. of creek walking). Plenty of time for lunch and swimming in Blands Pool. Approx. 250 metres ascent and descent and 6klms. return. Limit: 10. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 2507
12 Nov (Sat) 2016: RODRIGUEZ PASS & THE HORSE TRACK, BLACKHEATH (M) When Phil T led this walk for the last time, I promised him I would put it on the program each year. A leisurely paced walk on tracks, about 12km, with around 800 metres descent and ascent. Descend from Evans Lookout to the junction with the Grand Canyon, then turn left and descend to Beauchamp Falls. Then steeply descend to the valley floor, passing delightful cascades. Next we wander along the Grose Valley to the Horse Track junction. From here it is a long steady climb back up to Evans Lookout, enjoying superb views of Fortress Hill and the adjacent peaks. At Phil T's suggestion we will climb the Horse Track in slow pod style. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 229
12 Sep (Sat) 2009: Royal National Park (E-M, E-M) An easy paced walk on tracks. Walk from Loftus to Audley Weir through pleasant bush land then pick up the Uloola Track and wander along a ridge through heath land to Uloola Falls. There will be time for a swim for mad Aussie walkers (definitely not your Fearless Leader!!). After lunch continue on a track to Uloola Swamp where a fire trail leads to Waterfall. 18 km approx. Limit: 20. Map: Royal National Park.
WalkID: 1672
12 Jul (Sat) 2014: SLACKS STAIRS/WENTWORTH PASS (E-M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks, descend the Grand Staircase to Slacks Stairs and continue down to the foot of Wentworth Falls, then traverse across the hillside to the Valley of the Waters. We pass enchanting waterfalls as we slowly plod up many steps back to our vehicles. About 9 kl with around 700 metres of descent and ascent, phone before 7:00pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1261
12-19 Jan 2013 (Sat-Sat) 2013: SNOWY MOUNTAINS (E-M) Day walks in the heart of the Snowy Mountains. Accommodation in a private lodge at Charlotte Pass. Walks to Mt Kosciusko, Mt Townsend, Blue Lake, Mt Twynam, Horse Camp and Whites River Huts. Walk to the ruins of the old restaurant and abandoned chair lift near Mt Stillwell. Bookings need to be made A.S.A.P. (This week if possible). Cost $165 pp for the week. Limit: 8. Map: Kosciusko NP.
WalkID: 2032
12-13 Sep (Sat-Sun) 2015: SPLENDOUR ROCK (M) Overnight camp in the saddle below Splendour Rock, with easy access to this iconic lookout. Start and end at Dunphy's carpark (the old Packsaddlers, at the end of Megalong Valley). We may have to carry water a short distance (or longer, if it's been dry). We'll walk out via Medlow Gap, return via Black Horse Ridge. Limit: 8. Map: Jenolan, Jamison.
WalkID: 1571
12 Feb (Wed) 2014: SUPPER IN THE BUSH AT WENTWORTH FALLS (E) Whilst the rest of Sydney struggle home in the heat, we\'ll enjoy a leisurely paced walk with a shared supper. Don\'t forget your utensils!!! Limit: 15. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1237
12 Dec (Wed) 2012: TARONGO ZOO TO BALMORAL BEACH (E) This walk offers superb views of Sydney Harbour & the City skyline, pristine sections of bushland, sheltered beaches and plenty of time for a swim. 6.5km with no significant hills. Limit: 8. Map: Gregory's Sydney Street Maps.
WalkID: 1815
12 Dec (Fri) 2014: VALLEY OF THE WATERS (M-H, g.;4) Canyoning. Empress Falls. Has a 28m abseil with an overhang to start, and finishes in a deep pool. Late meeting time for after work, but the rappels will be completed before darkness, prior to exiting along a fenced walking track. Limit: 4. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2018
12 Dec (Sat) 2015: WATERFALLS OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS (M) No.1 This series of walks aims to visit all the waterfalls in the mountains. To qualify, the waterfall has to be named on the CMA maps. Starting at Springwood, we'll visit Martins and Magdala Falls on Magdala Creek, then head for Numantia and Clarinda Falls at the head of the Victory Track. Some steep sections. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 3095
12 Aug (Sun) 2018: WENTWORTH FALLS (M) Wentworth Falls Nature Track Volunteer Activity. (9.30-3.30). This is a joint NPWS/SBC activity to restore the access to an old track from the Nature Track down to the creek in the upper valley and to close off a track across the swamp which is currently being used to access the creek. Jim Smith has located some very well cut steps along the line of an old track which is now overgrown and recommended to NPWS that this track be reinstated. Both old and new tracks take off from the same point, about 15-20 min. walk from the cars. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 808
12 Mar (Sat) 2011: WESTERN CREEK RIDGE (M-Exp, Scrub Cliffs) Exploratory local adventure for experienced walkers. Ascend spur where Glenbrook and Sassafrass Creeks join. Inspect significant rock platform spied on google earth and then descend upstream of the Perch Ponds. Return via the old Yondell track from Magdala Falls. Big day out Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 2155
12 Jan (Tue) 2016: WILDFLOWER WALK, KOSCIUSKO NP (E/M) A walk to an area that in previous years has provided a spectacular wildflower display. We start on the Summit Track from Charlottes Pass to Kosciusko, as far as Seamans Hut. Then an off-track diversion to this floral fantasy. If the group is up to it, and the conditions are good, we may continue off-track to the Blue Lake track. Otherwise along Merritts Creek to the bridge, and return by the Summit Track. Approx. 14km. We are cooking on Tuesday night, so we won't be late back to the lodge! Confirm bookings with me at Pygmy Possum Lodge. Limit: 12. Map: Perisher Valley.
WalkID: 1974
12-13 Sep (Sat-Sun) 1970: WISEMAN FERRY (E-M) Start from Wiseman Ferry with a car shuffle, then back to start the Old Great North Road (Devine's Hill) and Finch's Line Circuit. The GNW is a old convict road build between 1826 and 1836. See the old sandstone roads, and Hangmans Rock, also great views of the Hawkesbury River. Camp at Mill Creek for the night. Next day we will walk the Mill Creek Circuit though sandstone country and open forests and shady creeks. Limit: 8. Map: Gunderman,Lower Portland, St Albans.
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WalkID: 1070
12 Feb (Sun) 2012: WOLLANGAMBE - 2ND SECTION (M) An unrushed lilo down this beautiful 2nd section with a detour into the bottom of Whungee Wheengee Canyon. Adventurous children welcome. About 5 kms walking with some scrambling + 1 and 1/2 of liloing. Limit: 10. Map: Wollangambe.
WalkID: 2740
12 Aug (Sat) 2017: WOLLANGAMBE CRATER - OFF TRACK (M-Exp, scrub?) Walk south along the narrow ridge from the Dumbano Creek firetrail, descend from the end to the Wollangambe, then find a route to the east and south that will take us to the crater. Should be about 7km return. Some excellent views along the ridge and the River. Limit: 8. Map: Wollangambe.
WalkID: 3299
12 Jan 2019 (Sat) 2019: WOLLANGAMBE RIVER (E-M) Lilo the Wollangambe River section 1. Walk down from Mt Wilson fire station, blow up lilos and do a leisurely paddle down the river between towering cliffs to the usual exit. The beginning of the climb out is a little tricky but I can set up a rope to help. You need a good tough lilo that you must test beforehand, wetsuit (or thermals, because you will get wet) and volleys or similar footwear that can get wet. If you've not done a lilo trip before, I'll send more details prior to the walk. This is a great way to spend a hot summer day. Limit: 6. Map: Mt Wilson.
WalkID: 1958
13 Jul (Mon) 2015: BEROWRA (M) Berowra Stn to Mt Kuringai Stn via Cowan Creek - OPAL CARD friendly, a 9.5km one way walk along the foreshore winding on and out of bays with views. Limit: 10. Map: Berowra.
WalkID: 728
13 Dec (Mon) 2010: BLUE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK - GLENBROOK (M) Set off down the Jack Evans Track, then down to the Nepean River/Erskine Creek and The Word Cave, for morning tea. We will then go up Erskine Creek to the Jack Evans Track for lunch. There will be some rock hopping on the way. It will be a slow walk with lots of swims also. Limit: 10. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 488
13 Jun (Sun) 2010: BOARS HEAD (H, H) 5 abseils, 1 of 50 metres. Some exposure and the famous "Bottomless Traverse". Great views and an easy walk out via Devils Hole. Experienced abseilers only. B.Y.O. all gear, plus helmet. Rope fee applies. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 75
13 Dec (Sat) 1970: BOX CREEK FALLS (M) Kowmung River Trail - Gillespies Lookout - Box Creek Falls. A short walk in Kanangra-Boyd N.P. to a series of waterfalls and swimming holes. Some scrambling to get down to the bottom of the falls. L Limit: 12. Map: Kanangra.
WalkID: 3309
13 Apr (Sat) 2019: CASTLE HEAD ABSEIL (H) Very scenic with some exposure and a few big abseils. This will hopefully be 3rd time lucky! Walk out via Golden Stairs. Experienced abseilers only. ROPE FEE APPLIES. Bring harness, helmet and gloves. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2954
13-20 Jan (Sun - Sun) 2019: CHARLOTTE PASS (E-M-H) Join us for the 7th annual visit to stay at a private ski lodge in the heart of the Snowy Mountains.We are within walking distance of the 10 highest peaks in Australia plus lots of lightly lower peaks.Accommodation in a very comfortable lodge. We need to book and pay for the accommodation as soon as possible. Cost approx. $280 per person. Limit: 21. Map: Perisher, Geehi Dam.
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WalkID: 2675
13 May (Sat) 2017: COXES RIVER (M) Walk along the Six Foot Track from the Megalong Valley to the swinging bridge and return approx. 16km. Limit: 12. Map: Hampden.
WalkID: 144
13-15 Feb 09 (Fri-Sun) 2009: Deanes Creek Traverse (M) This was postponed at New Year and is now on again. Our aim is to walk from Newnes via Zobels Gully, Constance Gorge, into Deanes Creek and camping somewhere along Deanes Creek on the 1st night, then following Deanes Creek through to its junction with Rocky Creek and camping there on the 2nd night. The 3rd day will be walking back to Newnes via the Wolgan River. Expect some wading or short swims, Maybe some scrambling but will be at a leisurely pace. Leaders have walked about two thirds of the route before but the rest is exploratory so there is a small chance that it may take longer. Limit: 6. Map: Ben Bullen & Mt Morgan.
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WalkID: 1930
13 Jun (Sat) 2015: DEVILS HOLE/NELLIES GLEN (M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks. About 9 km with 750 metres of descent & ascent. Descend a very steep rocky gorge passing under a huge chockstone then continue descending through a beautiful forest to the valley floor, cross over Devils Hole Creek and then up many steps to Nellies Glen. Please book via the website. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1718
13 Dec (Sat) 2014: ERSKINE CREEK VIA PISGAH ROCK (M-H) A short, but steep walk will take us to the wonders of Erskine and the Big Pool. Clean water, beautiful cascades; we\'ll spend the day swimming and exploring the various pools. Some rock scrambling. Limit: 10. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 893
13 Jul (Wed) 2011: FAULCONBRIDGE (M) A mid-week version of the walk Jeanette led in April going down a little-used track, past aboriginal carvings, through a beautiful creek to the Victory Track. Then up Numantia Falls to see - hopefully - remains of old roads, steps and the ruins of Eurama [Weemala]. A fascinating walk right on our doorstep. Some bushbashing. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 1255
13 Oct (Sat) 2012: GLENBROOK (E-M) Moderate paced walk on hilly tracks. Knapsack creek bottom with minor rock hop and narrow track up into East Blaxland then down to Emu Heights. 300m ascent/descent. 8km long. Explore nice places you never knew were so close to urban streets. Leave top of Knapsack Park at 8:22 AM then return by 1 PM. One tea break. No Lunch break. Limit: 16. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 3381
13 Mar (Wed) 2019: GLENBROOK (E-M) A half day circuit, start and finish at the southern end of Brook Road, Glenbrook. From Brook Road to Hillside Cr then a tunnel under the GWH to the RAAF Base and Knapsack Street. From there to Lapstone Zig Zag to Top Points Lookout. Then down under the GWH and up Tunnel Gully Creek and on to Darks Common, the Tramway and lookouts over Glenbrook Gorge and the Western Railway, then Chalmers Lookout with views to The Blue Labyrinth, from there back to the cars. Bring morning tea. The details of this walk were kindly provided by Robyn Hine. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 1314
13 Mar (Wed) 2013: GOVETTS LEAP-WEEDING WITH A VIEW (E) Continuing our work in the Govetts Leap area treating the weeds along the creek line and walking tracks as well as some seedling maintenance whilst enjoying the spectacular views and a special morning tea. If interested please let me know by Monday the 11/3/13. Limit: 0. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1768
13 Dec (Sat) 2014: GROSE RIVER. BIKE, HIKE AND LILO. (E-M, Grade 3) Ride out along the Grose Road firetrail to the walking track where we will leave our bikes chained and concealed. Descend to the Grose where we inflate our lilos for a lazy drift downstream to Springwood Creek. Return to the bikes via Kariwoga Ridge taking in the views of the river we have just floated down. Please no plastic lilos! Limit: 8. Map: Kurrajong.
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WalkID: 1758
13-15 Sep (Sat-Mon) 2014: GROSS RIVER REMOTE (H) NPWS - Spring Great Grose Weed Walk For the more adventurous come & spend 3 days walking & weeding along a section of the Grose River. This trip will focus on \"Little Blue Gum\" & removing weeds after the 2013 Grose Valley Fires. A good level of fitness & some experience is necessary for this activity. Limit: 8. Map: .
WalkID: 821
13 Mar (Sun) 2011: HAZELBROOK WATERFALLS SOUTH SIDE - ADELINA FALLS (M) A ‘tour’ of six waterfalls on the south side of Lawson / Hazelbrook, and walking down to Bedford Ck for lunch. All on well made tracks. Limit: 20. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1692
13-14 Sep (Sat-Sun) 2014: JENOLAN CAVES (M) Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve Sycamore War: Help control the 50ha of weed trees invading bushland at Jenolan Caves. Training in techniques & weed identification given. Accommodation & main meals provided. BBQ Dinner & Saturday evening activity eg. Guided Cave Tour or Native Fauna spotlight walk. Limit: 0. Map: .
WalkID: 1463
13 Aug (Tue) 2013: KATOOMBA (M) Pinnacle Abseil. Great abseil with views into Jamison Valley. 5 or 6 pitches with good lunch spot half way down. Must have own gear including helmet and some abseiling experience. Rope fee applies. Short walk in and out. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2327
13 Aug (Sat) 2016: KING CAVE, LINDEN Birthday celebration in Kings Cave Linden after dark . Be great if you can come and celebrate my birthday ( no presents please) Time: 6pm Bring: Torch and walking shoes, chair (if required) Byo and plate of finger food.and a Mug for mulled wine. if anyone can spare some fire wood or a few Small tables that would help a Lot. CIRCUS - Traditional or Cirque du Soleil Masks are easy if you get stuck Warm fire and mulled wine on arrival so You won't be cold even in your leotards ! Ring me on 0411528182 or 47514535 if you Have any questions
WalkID: 1498
13 Oct (Sun) 2013: LEURA (E) Induction Talk & Walk. The compulsory induction session for prospective members, followed by a pleasant walk on some of the lesser known tracks between Leura Cascades & the Three Sisters. Full members welcome to join the walk. 8-10km. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba..
WalkID: 1686
13 Sep (Sat) 2014: LEURA (E, E-M) Induction Talk & Walk. The compulsory induction talk for prospective members, followed by a pleasant walk on some of the lesser known tracks between Leura Cascades and the Three Sisters. Full members welcome to join the walk. 8-10km. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1724
13 Sep (Sat) 2014: LEURA CASCADES/LEURA FOREST/JAMISON LOOKOUT (M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks visiting Bridal Veil Falls & the seldom visited Leura Falls (no signage), we then descend to the water board road for a magnificent view of the cliff line above Leura and Katoomba. From here we make our way up to The Federal Pass and head for Leura Forest where we shall lunch. We then climb up many steps and ladders to Jamison Lookout. Please phone before 7pm. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2783
13 Aug (Sun) 2017: LEURA FOREST (M) Leura Cascades - The Three Sisters - Leura Forest and return. Start at Leura Cascades walking down past the cascades. Follow the Ampitheatre Track up to Prince Henry Cliff Track which we continue on to the Three Sisters. Here we head down via The Giant Stairway to the beautiful Leura Forest - our lunch spot. Will then head back up past Marguerite Cascades, Linda Falls and Lila Falls. This walk has many lookouts, a few tourists - sorry, lots of steps, amazing forest, mossy boulders and waterfalls. Approximately 4 - 5 hour walk. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2415
13 Aug (Sat) 2016: LOCKLEYS PYLON AND DU FAURS BUTTRESS (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks to one of the best lookouts in the Mountains. About 8km with one short 80 metre descent & ascent. Dry weather only as the plateau is severely exposed. Selena W selenaestelle@bigpond.com Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1071
13-16 Apr (Fri-Mon) 2012: MT AIRLY (E-M-Exp, cycling) Airly car camp. Usual day walks, optional bike rides, camp cooking. Range of walks for everyone, multiple leaders. We may explore new areas as well as more of nearby Capertee NP. Toilets provided, bring everything else. Limit: 30. Map: Glen Alice.
WalkID: 2410
13 Jul (Wed) 2016: MT TOWNSEND (M) 7 peaks in 7 days -The ultimate challenge We propose to summit 7 local peaks in seven days. The walks are mostly on tracks and are E-M to M grades. Day 4 Mt Townsend. The walk today is nearly all off track. After leaving Bob Turners Track we head along the ridge to Mt Townsend where we will get great views over the Colo river. Return the same way. This walk is medium grade. A 50 peaks walk. Limit: 8. Map: Mountain Lagoon Colo Heights. Peaks bagged: 1
WalkID: 2949
13-15 Mar (Tue - Thu) 2018: MUNMORAH STATE CONSERVATION AREA (M) We will base ourselves at Budgewoi Tourist Park which is a lovely,quiet park overlooking the lake. From here we will do walks in Wyrrabalong, Munmorah State Conservation Area and Wallarah National Park. The walks are all tracked with some beach walking. There will be opportunities for swimming in some magical places such as the Bogey Hole and Catherine Hill Bay. Cost is $18p/p night if 2 people share a site Limit: 10. Map: Catherine Hill Bay, Swansea, Toukley. Peaks bagged: 3
WalkID: 1354
13 Jul (Sat) 2013: NATIONAL PASS (E-M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks. One of the iconic walks of the Blue Mountains, we wander through superb forests and admire enchanting waterfalls, about 6 klms with 400 metres descent & ascent. Limit: 16. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2130
13 Feb (Sat) 2016: NOBLES CANYON (E) Induction Walk: Nobles Canyon. Meet at 9 am at Clarence Railway station which is on the Bells line of Road. From there we will drive 30km to start of walk. Nobles canyon is a dry walk through canyon. There is some rock scrambling but magnificent views of the Wolgan Valley. Please bring water, lunch and wear sturdy footwear. Limit: 12. Map: Cullen Bullen.
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WalkID: 2182
13 Feb (Sat) 2016: NORTH KATOOMBA (H) Katoomba Creek, North Katoomba (remote). A joint NPWS/SBC activity. A full day of weeding and bushwalking in a rugged part of Katoomba Creek. Bush regeneration and bushwalking experience needed. Involves off-track walking and creek wading. Lunch and morning tea provided. To book contact Lyndal on 4780 5623 or lsullivan@bmcc.nsw.gov.au by 5th Feb at the latest. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2495
13 Nov (Sun) 2016: NORTH SPRINGWOOD CULTURE MORNING WALK (M-Exp) From Bednall Street we walk down Springwood Creek to the Scout Pool then make our way off track up cemetery spur and sidle down to explore Kables Spring and waterfall to exit the bush near the entrance to St Columbas. Short car shuffle required. Approx 6km. Early start and late morning coffee at Springwood after. Prospectives may stay on for induction course. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 2399
13 Jul (Wed) 2016: PANTONEYS CROWN (H) A 50 PEAKS WALK!!! An isolated mesa in the Capertee Valley, Pantoneys is cliff-rimmed with only 2 ascent points. Both have some exposure and steep cliff scrambling. Great views and a pagoda paradise at the summit. 300 metres ascent/descent. We are able to access through private property!!! Limit: 8. Map: Ben Bullen. Peaks bagged: 1
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WalkID: 2126
13 Dec (Sun) 2015: PARADISE POOL - SUNDAY STROLL (E, swim) A very short trip down to a local swimming hole. If you've never been here, join us for the shortest bushwalk we do! I'm hoping it will be hot. Leave 12:00 - back by 3pm, bring lunch to eat by the pool! Limit: 8. Map: Springwood, Katoomba.
WalkID: 2630
13 May (Sat) 2017: REDLEDGE PASS (M) THIS IS ROS KING'S FAVOURITE WALK; let us know what yours is. Down the Pass off Narrowneck, to Glen Allen Mine and up Devil's Hole. Very scenic, with a pleasant forest walk in the valley. Some off-track. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1307
13 Apr (Sat) 2013: ROYAL NATIONAL PARK (E) A short walk up Curracurrang Creek is a great bush rock pool. Plenty of time to swim and explore Curracurrang Inlet and the Wattamolla Lagoon and Beach, where Bass and Flinders sheltered in 1796. About 5km. [Note change of date from Mar 23] Limit: 12. Map: Otford.
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WalkID: 3353
13 Feb (Wed) 2019: SERENDIPITY CANYON, MT WILSON (M) Walk to start of canyon via beginning of Wollangambee #2 entrance track. One abseil and a dry walk most of the way. Near the end we'll don wetsuits for a series of abseils into water with swims. Exit is into the Wollangambe and a short swim/wade upstream. Return to cars same way as we came in. A nice narrow little canyon. Limit: 6. Map: Mt Wilson, Wollangambee.
WalkID: 1141
13 Jun (Wed) 2012: SLACKS STAIRS, WENTWORTH PASS (M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks; about 6km with 400m descent/ascent. Descend the Grand Staircase at Slacks Stairs and continue down to the foot of Wentworth Falls, then traverse across the hillside to the Valley of the Waters. We pass several beautiful waterfalls as we slowly plod up many steps back to our cars. Please phone before 7pm. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1418
13 Jul (Sat) 2013: THE CLIFFS OF CARNE CREEK (Exp) An exploratory walk on Newnes Plateau, overlooking Carne Creek. There are several major caves in the area, maybe as many as 10. Time to visit Michael's Chair and other exciting places found by Michael Keats in his 3rd Garden of Stones Book. No great ascent/descent. Limit: 10. Map: Rock Hill.
WalkID: 1907
13 Jun (Sat) 2015: THE FLYING CARPET (M-H-Exp) This walk is thanks to Michael Keats. Out near Carne Creek, the Flying Carpet is a suspended ledge half way down the cliffs. Great views, with some exposure. Limit: 12. Map: Cullen Bullen.
WalkID: 2833
13 Nov (Mon) 2017: THE SPIT TO MANLY (E) Using public transport we'll travel to The Spit where we'll start the walk. This 10km walk is one of the most scenic walks in Sydney Harbour National Park and if the weather is hot there are opportunities to swim along the way. After refreshments at Manly we'll make our way home. Limit: 10. Map: Sydney Harbour Tourist.
WalkID: 1734
13 Sep (Sat) 2014: VALLEY OF THE WATERS - VERA FALLS (M) A wonderful walk of approx 8kms a beautiful area of waterfalls and cascades before descending to the bottom of the valley to Vera Falls. From here we head across to Hippocrene falls and then climb out to Wentworth Falls and up Slack Stairs. Then back to the Conservation Hut.. Approx 550m descent and ascent steep in places. Please ring before 8pm Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba .
WalkID: 521
13 Jun (Sun) 2010: VICTORY TRACK (E-M, E-M) Sunday morning stroll sampling the delights of this rainforested Faulconbridge classic walk. Option to visit Numantia Falls and some heritage features. Springwood for coffee/ late lunch afterward. Suitable for those who wish to use public transport. Otherwise car shuffle. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 2877
13 Jan 2018 (Sat) 2018: WATERFALL-HEATHCOTE, VIA KINGDOM COME (M) It's a bushwalker's paradise, that was often used in days past. Beautiful pools that invite swimming. We'll walk down via Bulwarring Track, past Kingfisher Falls, then take the Goanna Track across the Pipeline, to find the track to Boobera Pool (Kingdom Come) and return past Lake Eckersley on the Pipeline Track to Heathcote. On tracks, but a longish day, so fish and chips at Heathcote. Limit: 12. Map: Campbelltown.
WalkID: 1
13-Sep to 14-Sep-08 2008: Wollangambe Crater (E) An easy overnight walk with spectacular wildflower displays. Limit: 8. Map: Mount Wilson, Wollangambe.
WalkID: 855
14 May (Sat) 2011: INDUCTION COURSE AND WALK (E-M) We shall do the course first at Wentworth Falls then onto the walk. Lions Head is on Kings Tableland, this is one of my favourite walks, it provides the best views in the mountains of the Kedumba Valley, from the lions head and all the way back there is viewing spots to pause at. Limit: 12. Map: Jamision.
WalkID: 440
14-17 May 2010 (Fri-Mon) 2010: Airly car camp (E-M-Exp, E-M-X) Easy access from Capertee - Glen Davis Road. Base camp near cars. Camp fires and gourmet cooking. Walks graded easy to moderate and exploratory. Bring everything. Toilets provided. Limit: 30. Map: Glen Alice.
WalkID: 1598
14 Jun (Sat) 2014: B TO B PART 6 (M) Botany Bay N.P. Capt. Cook's landing place, Cape Baily, then Boat Harbour to Cronulla. Pleasant, historic walk with whale watching and finish off with the best fish and chips in Sydney at South Cronulla. Some beach walking; 15km in all. We WON'T be washed out this time!!! As days are shorter, we'll drive to Cronulla and take the bus to Kurnell, so transport needed!!! PRECEDENCE GIVEN TO THOSE DOING THE WHOLE THROUGH WALK!!! Limit: 12. Map: Sydney's Best Harbour and Coastal Walks.
WalkID: 990
14-18 Nov (Mon-Fri) 2011: BEN BOYD NATIONAL PARK (E, E/M) Monday 14th: We\'ll drive down and climb Mt Dromedary at Tilba where there are some fabulous rock formations. Then spend the next 2 days doing the easy 30 km \'Light to Light\' pack walk from north to south after organizing a car swap. The walk has plenty of sandy beaches, ocean platforms and sheltered inlets....swimming, fishing, maybe whale watching and some history. On Wed night we could book into the Green Cape Lighthouse cottages and pamper ourselves [$280 for a cottage taking 6 people]. People who just want to do day walks in the park are welcome. Thursday and Friday, we\'ll do some of the many other interesting walks in the area before driving home. Email for options available. Limit: 12. Map: Eden.
WalkID: 1021
14 Dec (Wed) 2011: BLACKHEATH (E) This is our wednesday xmas walk, with a twist. All mid week walkers and leaders are invited to share in our xmas party. We are going to the Grand Canyon at Blackheath, but meeting at 3.30pm to walk in the cooler part of the day. Please bring a plate to share, your own plates cup ect and a torch may be handy for the way out. Distance 4km. Limit: 16. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3180
14 Nov (Wed) 2018: BLACKHEATH (E-M) Evans Lookout via Govetts Leap, to Pulpit Rock. Walking along the cliff tops with no rushing, to take in it's wonderful views. There is now a CAR SHUTTLE, with the hot weather now arriving, so only one way to walk. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba, Mount Wilson.
WalkID: 2019
14 Nov (Sat) 2015: BREAKFAST IN THE WILD DOGS (M) Have brekky with the kangaroos at Dunphys, then enjoy a medium walk over Ironmonger and Tinpot. We'll do the breakfast, approx. $5/head, but you bring plates, cutlery etc. Limit: 12. Map: Jenolan.
WalkID: 571
14 Jun (Mon) 2010: CARLON'S FARM TO CLEAR HILL RETURN (M-Exp) Exhilarating day walk from Green Gully to Clear Hill via Taros Ladder & return same way. Spectacular views over Lake Burragorang, Wild Dog Mountains & Kanangra. 600m ascent. (7m ascent spikes/rungs but alt. route avail. for those not wanting to climb ladder) Limit: 8. Map: Jenolan/ Jamison.
WalkID: 1795
14 Feb (Sat) 2015: CASCADING ON THE COX (E-M) We\'ll walk in on the Six Foot Track, then head down to the river to find a grassy spot with shade and a beach to spend time swimming and exploring this beautiful granite section of the river. Bring a lilo if you have one, swimmers and water shoes. Limit: 12. Map: Jenolan.
WalkID: 1386
14 Apr (Sun) 2013: CLARENCE (M) This is an opportunity to visit an area that is not normally accessible as we pass through private property. We will firstly visit Reedy Cliffs for fantastic views over Hartley Valley then onto Blacksmiths Cave. This was the site of a camp used in the construction of the 10 Tunnel Deviation near Clarence. Our final destinatation will be the Clarence Arch which is an impressive natural feature of the area. This walk is predominately on fire trails and tracks but there is about 100 metres of very scratchy scrub to negotiate to get to the arch. Total distance of the walk is approx 9kms. Limit: 8. Map: Lithgow.
WalkID: 844
14 May (Sat) 2011: CLASSIC COX'S RIVER WALK (M-H) Over Tinpot Hill, down to the Cox's R. at Flaggi Clear, then skirt Galong Hill, down into Little River. The walk down Little R. is one of the best!!! We'll have a look at Galong Creek on the way home. Limit: 10. Map: Jenolan.
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WalkID: 721
14-15 May 2011 (Sat-Sun) 2011: COLO RIVER (M) Medium overnight walk to Colo River at Mount Townsend Bend with Friends of the Colo, with the primary purpose of checking the much-diminished cape ivy patch. The walk in is only 2 hours, but be prepared for a steep 400 m descent, no track, and a wade across the river. Those not involved in cape ivy treatment will be exploring for other weeds further up the river. Camping is on a beach, with shared dinner. Limit: 8. Map: Mountain Lagoon.
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WalkID: 2255
14 May 2016: DEEP PASS (M) Newnes plateau has many beautiful hidden places. Come and join us and explore canyons, rock formations and concealed crevasses. Short walk to the pass with approximately 100 metres elevation. Limit: 8. Map: Rock Hill.
WalkID: 2301
14 May (Sat) 2016: DEEP PASS (E-M) Deep Pass lies on the Newnes plateau, which has has many beautiful hidden places.. The pass has some interesting rock formations, concealed crevasses, caves and a canyon. It is a beautiful place to visit. Come and join us and enjoy this excellent place. Short walk to the pass with approximately 100m elevation Limit: 8. Map: Rock Hill.
WalkID: 549
14 Jul (Wed) 2010: DEVIL'S HOLE/NELLIES GLEN (M) An old historic walk that the miners used. Steep, but all on track. Beautiful forest scenery. Slow plod out; snail's pace for Bastille Day. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1546
14 Aug to 16 Sep (Thu-Tue) 2014: EUROPEAN ALPS (M) Advance Notice. We\'re in the planning stages of a trip to Italy, Switzerland and France. In Italy, the Cinque Terre coastal walk, then on to Lake Como and the Dolomites, which are possibly the most picturesque mountains in Italy, with food, views, history and culture. Also time to sightsee in Florence. Approx. 2 weeks. In Switzerland, we\'ll base in the Bernese Oberland in the heart of the Alps to use cable cars and rack and pinion rail to access some of the alp\'s best walks. Leaving Interlaken, we\'ll head for Brig, with mountain views, walking etc. then on to the Matterhorn, before crossing in to France; Chamonix and Mont Blanc with time to ride the cable car to Aiguille du Midi and to Courmayeur in Italy. Home via Geneva. All day walks from a comfortable base, close to the action. Expressions of interest. THIS WALK IS NOW FULL, WITH A WAITING LIST Limit: 12. Map: Euro Map, Hallwag International.
WalkID: 1523
14 Dec (Sat) 2013: FELT FERN CANYON (M-Exp) This small canyon flows into Carne Creek on Newnes Plateau. It holds great promise. Towering walls, tight bends and some challenging bits, according to Michael Keats. Pepare to get wet feet. We will explore the pagodas on the walk out. No tracks. Limit: 12. Map: Cullen Bullen.
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WalkID: 2044
14-20 Sep (Mon-Sun) 2015: FLINDERS RANGES (supported) A club member (Maria P) is organising a walk with Flinders and Beyond Camel Treks. Proposed dates are between 14 September to 25 September ? a 7 day walk around the northern area of the Flinders Ranges, leaving from Blinman and return to Blinman travelling through the country and camping as we go, not a strict routine. Cost is $1750 per adult. Costs include all food and drinks, dinner and accommodation in the Blinman pub on return. This has been organised with camel trainers Ryan and Nat who are excellent guides and have experience mapping flora and fauna in the area as well as the historical sites. If you're interested, I'll forward your request to Maria. Limit: 3. Map: .
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WalkID: 2912
14 Dec (Thu) 2017: GLENBROOK CREEK (E, cycling, swimming) Cycle, walk to and swim in the Wog Hole in Glenbrook Creek. An early start and early finish on account of hot day forecast. Cycle short firetrail off end of Park St Glenbrook and then walking track about 0.5 km. Suitable for road and mountain bikes, bring suitable bushwalk shoes, swimmers and morning tea drink and snack. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 1623
14 Jun (Sat) 2014: GOLDEN STAIRS/RUINED CASTLE (M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks, descend the Golden Stairs then wander along a gentle track through a superb forest before climbing up an eroded track to the Ruined Castle for stunning views of the Jamison Valley, 10:5 kl with 567 metres of descent and ascent. Slow Plod mode will be used going up the Ruined Castle and the Golden Stairs, phone before 7:00pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2411
14 Jul (Thu) 2016: GROSE HEAD SOUTH (E-M) 7 peaks in 7 days -The ultimate challenge We propose to summit 7 local peaks in seven days. The walks are mostly on tracks and are E-M to M grades. Day 5 Grose Head South. Today we will walk along Shaws Ridge and then drop down into Blue Gum Swamp. We will then ascend Grose Head South via Bees Nest Hill. Our return will be via Blue Gum Swamp. This walk is tracked all the way and is an E-M grade. A 50 peaks walk. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood. Peaks bagged: 1
WalkID: 2436
14 Sep (Wed) 2016: GULAGA, MT. DROMEDARY (M-H) A 50 PEAKS WALK FOR THOSE ON THE SAPPHIRE COAST!! Starting from Pam's store, we'll head up an old road to a saddle, where we'll take a break and look at the teaching rocks. Then up through an amazing pink wood rainforest to the summit. Limit: 12. Map: Central Tilba. Peaks bagged: 1
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WalkID: 3250
14 Nov (Wed) 2018: HAZELBROOK (E-M) A half day circuit walk: Lake Road Hazelbrook then to Bedford & Lester Pools & Ken Goodlet's unnamed Pool in Bedford Creek. Then Terrace & Victor Falls in Terrace Falls Creek, then on to Adam's lookout & the cars in Lake Road. Bring morning tea. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 273
14 Jul (Tue) 2009: Heathcote National Park (M-Exp, M-X) Note: TUESDAY MID-WEEK WALK We will leave from Glenbrook at 9am so as to miss the peak hour traffic. The leader has not been to this park before. Walk will be approx 11-13 kms and will be mostly on tracks. Limit: 8. Map: Royal National Park Tourist Map.
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WalkID: 1537
14-31 Oct (Mon-Thu) 2013: ILLAWARRA AREA (E, grades to suit all) I\'ll be down at my sister\'s again with her daughter for this period. Come and stay in her lovely house with views of the lake and mountains and choose which walks you\'d like to do. The area has some great easy to medium walks in the mts or along the coast. Limit: 8. Map: various.
WalkID: 300
14 Nov (Sat) 2009: Induction Course & Walk Wentworth Falls Area (E-M, E-M) Starting at Wenty Falls we shall do a bit of Darwin's walk then go down to the second level of the falls and along the National Pass to the Valley of the Waters this is one of the great walks of the BM with outstanding views and spectacular waterfalls and great coffee at the end. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 602
14 Jun (Mon) 2010: KANANGRA WALLS (M) Dione Dell canyon. Some experience of abseiling necessary and should have your own kit. Could be useful to wear neoprene socks in your volleys for the walk along Upper Christys Creek. Plenty of slippery rocks if wet. Limit: 4. Map: Kanangra, Yerranderie.
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WalkID: 1963
14 May (Thu) 2015: KATOOMBA (M) 30km ride on Narrow Neck Fire Trial to view Taros Ladder updated for the NF100. This track is for mountain bikes includes rough gravel and recently graded fire trail which I am informed by reliable sources is good at the moment for mountain bikes. Some hills that you will need to walk up, fantastic views. Lunch or morning tea at the end depending on fire trail condition. If we have any energy left over return down the mountains via Barney\'s route off the highway which would increase the kilometerage accordingly but is optional. Bring morning tea, lunch Water, Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3341
14 Apr (Sun) 2019: LAWSON TO WOODFORD VIA INGAR (M-H-Exp, Scrub, Cliffs?) Should be an excellent walk. Terrace Falls, Bedford Pool then ascend to and explore the aeroplane hills rock outcrops. Short distance on firetrail then cross country bush with minor creek crossings, grassy flats and an old fire trail to spot height 657 thence Mount Bedford and the best bit of the classic the Ingar Circuit. Admire views, Ingar pool and the falls. Then descend on the fire trail to cross Bedford Creek and ascent along the Bedford Ridge fire trail to our waiting cars. Short car shuffle. Lots of interesting vege communities and views. Two 150m ascents and descents. Approx 12km with half on track. Short car shuffle. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1819
14 Feb (Sat) 2015: LEURA (E, E-M) Induction Talk & Walk. The compulsory induction talk for prospective members, followed by a pleasant walk on some of the lesser known tracks between Leura Cascades and the Three Sisters. Full members are welcome to join the walk. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE 8-10km. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1469
14 Sep (Sat) 2013: LEURACASCADES/THE AMPHITHEATRE/FURBER STEPS (M) A leisurely paced walk with splendid views of waterfalls, including the seldom visited Bridal Veil & Leura Falls, two of the major waterfalls in the Blue Mountains, lush forests and soaring cliffs. About 6km with 300 metres of descent & ascent, slow plod mode used climbing up Furber Steps. Please ring don\'t email as this goes to another persons email address Limit: 16. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2510
14 Nov (Mon) 2016: LOCKLEYS PYLON-MT. STEAD-FLAT TOP TRIG (M) A 50 Peaks Walk!!! A short day, but we'll include 3 peaks, wildflowers and great views, all on a good track. As this was a favourite with Phil T. we'll pay homage and dedicate the peaks to him. Limit: 12. Map: Mt. Wilson. Peaks bagged: 3
WalkID: 1423
14 Sep (Sat) 2013: MOUNT BANKS (H) A PHIL ONLY WALK. Continue our exploration of the face of Mt. Banks and hope to complete the circular walk. Some exposure and rope skills needed. Limit: 6. Map: Mt. Wilson.
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WalkID: 1183
14 Jul (Sat) 2012: MT MOUIN (M) GREEN GULLY TO MT MOUIN RETURN VIA MEDLOW GAP: This is a longish day but easy walking as most of the walk is along the fire trail. Approx 17km. 250m ascent to Mt Mouin. Fantastic views. Limit: 12. Map: Jamison.
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WalkID: 1889
14 Mar (Sat) 2015: MTS TOMAH, BANKS & WILSON Mountain photography and Aboriginal sites:Enjoy a combined social/walks event starting at Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens (free entry) for good coffee and viewing of the Ian Brown photographic exhibition. After starting out clean and respectable for the public we will travel down Bells Line of Road to view Aboriginal engravings in a cave, then climb halfway up Mt Banks to see axe-grinding grooves; On to Mt Wilson to explore controversial rock art and do a 5km walk with rock squeeze to finish. Latter two walks 5km approx; on track with some steep bits. Phone Virginia before 9pm on 0245 731632. Map: Mt Wilson 1:25,000
WalkID: 2853
14-16 Mar (Wed-Fri) 2018: NEWNES CAR CAMP (M-H) THIS ACTIVITY WAS POSTPONED FROM NOV DATES - NEW DATES MAY CHANGE. All walks will be in steep country, climbing a minimum of 200m. Day 1, Tues: Starting from Petrie's Gully, we follow a side gully up to an old log chute, where in mining days, they used to slide logs down into the valley. Interesting remnants remain anchored in the narrow walls of the chute. Day 2, Wed: On the opposite side of the the Wolgan River to Zobel's Gully we will climb steeply to a dry canyon called Minotaur Lair (approx 415232 Ben Bullen map). Day 3, Thur: We will climb up Mystery Mtn to the cliff line, then follow the base of the cliffs until we find a chute to the top. Then walk over the ridge and down through the rainforested Zobel's Gully back to camp. Day 4, Fri: Maybe a short walk before we return home. Limit: 8. Map: Ben Bullen, Mount Morgan.
WalkID: 148
14-21 Jan 10 (Thu-Thu) 2010: Overland Track (E) Following on from the Walls of Jerusalem. 8 days to walk from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair with side trips wherever the weather is nice to us. Dates may vary slightly. Firm bookings must be made (with money) before July. Limit: 8. Map: Cradle Mountain.
WalkID: 2758
14 Oct (Sat) 2017: PALONA CAVE AND BOLA CREEK (M) First we'll walk through the thick rainforest canopy over the dark waters of Bola Creek, where groves of palms give a tropical vibe. After lunch we'll find Palona Cave which is a large overhang, complete with stalagmites and stalactites. Above the cave, the creek is a wonderland of potholes and small pools. Limit: 12. Map: Otford.
WalkID: 949
14-16 Oct (Fri-Sun) 2011: POPRAN NP (M) The weekend will be spent exploring this NP through a series of tracked day walks. Day 1 will be a circuit walk to Emerald Pool with a side trip to Mt Olive. (13km approx} Day 2 will be a return walk to Glenworth Valley via the historic Postman’s Track (10km approx) We will be car camping at Kariong Scout Camp at a cost of $17 p/p for the weekend. If enough people have Friday free another walk could be organized for this day as well. Please book after the 30th August Limit: 10. Map: Gunderman Mangrove.
WalkID: 786
14 May (Sat) 2011: PORTERS PASS/WALLS LEDGE/CENTENNIAL GLEN (E) An easy paced walk on tracks. Splendid views of soaring cliffs along Colliers Causeway and expansive views of the Kanimbla Valley. Visit "The Grotto" to view a waterfall. Possible close up views of climbers on Walls Ledge. Limit: 20. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 365
14 Nov (Sat) 2009: RIVER CAVES (M, M) Dust off the volleys for this walk-in canyon. No swimming, but you will get the lower half wet.. . We will visit a beautiful pagoda landscape on the way home. Plenty of time for photography. Bring dry gear and shoes. Chance of seeing waratahs by the hundred. Limit: 10. Map: Mt. Morgan.
WalkID: 441
14 Feb (Sun) 2010: ROSE BAY TO WATSON'S BAY (E, E) A fascinating 5 - 6 km walk alongside magnificent Sydney Harbour, passing Strickland House, Greycliffe House and Vaucluse House. Travel by train and ferry to Rose Bay, then the scenic and historical walk to Watson's Bay. Suggest buy low-cost fish lunch at Doyles take-away, before returning by ferry to the Quay, then Rivercat to Parramatta and train to mountains. 'Day tripper' ticket from Emu Plains or concession covers all train-bus-ferry travel. Limit: 20. Map: Street directory.
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WalkID: 2060
14 Jun to 11 Jul (Tue-Mon) 2016: SOUTH AFRICAN WALKING SAFARI WITH DRAKENSBERG'S OP Two weeks walking and camping out in the African bush. Get up close and personal to a myriad of critters. Elephants, lions, the lot. Scared? Dont be. The risk is minimal as our guide, Wayne, is one of the best in the business. His knowledge of the African bush and the creatures that inhabit it will ensure we avoid any dicey situations. This is the ultimate wildlife experience. Viewing animals from a vehicle can't even come close. This is a bespoke trip created for our group. It will be conducted in the Kruger National Park and adjoining game reserves and will be split 50/50 between multiday backpack trails, where we carry overnight packs with our food, tent etc. and fixed camps from where we will do day walks. Price at the present exchange rate is approx $3100, and includes road transport and internal flights, food, accommodation, park fees and professional guide for the full 14 days. Return international airfare to Johannesburg and pre/post safari accommodation and activities not included. To make it happen I will need 7 takers. For those interested, we will also be including some walks in the Drakensberg Mountains post safari. The details to be confirmed amongst those taking part. Limit: 8. Map: .
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WalkID: 712
14 Feb (Mon) 2011: SURVEY BRIEFING NIGHT WENTWORTH FALLS This briefing NIGHT, being held for those who wish to volunteered to do the second stage of the survey by our Club on the Federal Pass & Mount Solitary Walking Tracks, if you are volunteering for this part of the survey you MUST attended this presentation held by the National Park Ranger, Chris Banffy. The survey days will be 19th February & 30 April.
WalkID: 1820
14 Feb (Sat) 2015: SYDNEY HARBOUR (M) Join me for my annual harbourside walk from Spit Bridge to Manly. Spectacular views. We will finish at the enclosed harbour pool at Manly and look for the elusive sea horses on the netting Finish with the best fish and chips in Sydney before catching the ferry back to Circular Quay. approx. 12km. Limit: 8. Map: Google.
WalkID: 1801
14 Dec (Sun) 2014: SYDNEY HARBOUR AND SURROUNDS (E-M, Sea Kayak, g.; 3/4) Shelly Beach (Manly) - S along North Head sea cliffs - Sydney Heads - Camp Cove (Watsons Bay) - Balmoral - Manly Scenic Walk route, waterside - Little Manly beach. 20km incl. meanders/contouring. Dawn start, please, prior to the seas rising, and racing harbour traffic increasing. Off the water by 2pm. If the sea state is not conducive to paddling pleasure, we will launch from Little Manly and stay inside Sydney Harbour. Many highlights, including Hornby and Grotto Point lighthouses, as well as innumerate waterside cafes. Horizon Line or another kayak shop may hire out to you a sit-in kayak with rudder and spray deck - if you have some paddling ability. Limit: 4. Map: Any street directory will suffice.
WalkID: 3059
14 Jul (Sat) 2018: THE CLIFFS S. OF MT. VICTORIA (M-Exp) If you've crossed the mountains by train, no doubt you've gazed at this area and wondered! Come along and find out; rainforest gullies, cliff-top views, pagodas, caves and lots more. Not a long walk, just adventurous. Off-track! Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1361
14 Aug (Wed) 2013: THE LOST WORLD (M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks, about 7 klms with 470 metres of descent & ascent. Descend Martins Lookout and cross Glenbrook Creek. We shall then detour to visit the rock that has the 23rd Psalm etched on it. Retrace our steps to the track junction and commence the steep climb up to The Lost World where we shall enjoy splendid views whilst eating lunch. Return along the same route. This second visit is to accommodate members who can not walk on Saturday's. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 2154
14 Jan (Thu) 2016: THE RAMSHEADS, KOSCIUSKO NP (M) An exploration of the wonderful Ramsheads. We start with a brief walk on the boardwalk from the top station of the Thredbo Chairlift, then an off-track circuit through the Ramsheads, with wildflowers, tarns, and great views - and usually very few walkers! Possibly we will climb one of the Ramsheads. Some scrambling, but not overly difficult. Return via the chairlift. Date may change depending upon the weather. Check your booking with me at Pygmy Possum Lodge. Date may change depending upon the weather. Approx. 9km. Limit: 12. Map: Perisher Valley.
WalkID: 2766
14-16 Oct (Sat - Mon) 2017: THE TOOTIE TOOTLE (H) A Friends of the Colo activity. Help stop the advance of lantana into the wilderness! Walk the T3 track to the Colo River near Tootie Creek to search and destroy occasional lantana and other weeds between D’Arcy Bend and Dead Wallaby Beach. Steep 500m descent and ascent with packs; thick scrub involved along the river. On the upside: base-camp by the river and enjoy another famous convivial camp-oven dinner. Come just for the weekend, or stay on for the Monday. Limit: 12. Map: Mountain Lagoon.
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WalkID: 3098
14 Jul (Sat) 2018: VALLEY OF THE WATERS, WENTWORTH FALLS (E) Come on this classic walk at Wentworth Falls and experience rainforest, a 1896 iron bridge, waterfalls, a hanging swamp and panoramic vistas. Suitable for prospectives, run in conjunction with Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre. Limit: 15. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1149
14 Jul (Sat) 2012: VICTORY TRACK, FAULCONBRIDGE TO SPRINGWOOD (E-M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks wandering through beautiful forests, then a steep slow plod out to Springwood. About 10km with 400m descent/ascent. Bring plenty of water. Phone before 7pm please. Limit: 16. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3190
14 Oct (Sun) 2018: WARATAHS AND DUMBANO TUNNELS (E, wet feet) From the Zig Zag railway, take a 4WD track for about 6km to an area where there are usually forests of waratahs. They may not be as good this year, but we'll check anyway. Walk about 2km on a rough track to Dumbano Creek where we'll visit a camping cave for morning tea, then follow the creek downstream to a unique canyon section with grottos and mysterious narrow connecting channels. Bring crocs or sandals, the water will be cold. Wet feet are optional, but you'll miss the best bit if you decline! 4wd appreciated, please indicate if you can help with transport when you book. Numbers may be limited by available transport. Soft 4wd is OK, there is one hill, and a bit of sand that rules out 2WD. Limit: 10. Map: wo, Wollangambe.
WalkID: 2099
14-22 May (Sat-Sun) 2016: WARRUMBUNGLES AND KAPUTAR (M) Spend 3 days walking in the Bungles, a night and day in the Pilliga Scrub and 3 days at Kaputar. Tents only!!! This will now also be a 50 Peak Week!!! The Grand High Tops, Bluff mountain and Mt. Exmouth in the Bungles and Mtns. Coryah, Yullundunida, The Governor, Dowe and Linsay at Kaputar. Limit: 12. Map: Warrumbungle Tourist Map.
WalkID: 2588
14 May (Sun) 2017: WENTWORTH FALLS (M-Exp, Scrub Cliffs?) Wear off the chocky blues with this walk. An explore around the Ingar region of Kings Tableland. Aeroplane Hills, North Hill, Mount Bedford, Ingar Picnic area, South Hill, West Hill and then visiting Camp Cave Hill and Double Hill. Short car shuffle is required. 13km mostly off track. One steep valley to cross. Limit: 8. Map: katoomba. Peaks bagged: 7
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WalkID: 781
14 Jan (Fri) 2011: WORD CAVE (E-M) Walk to the Word Cave on Erskine Creek, have a look around, and if able walk via the creek to Jack Evans Track. Some rock hopping, and you will get wet as we will have to cross the creek to get to the cave. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 60
15 Nov (Sat) 1970: INDUCTION WALK (E) Mt Hay Road -Lockley Track-The Pinnacles- Lockley Pylon-Du Faur Head & return. This is a great spring/ early Summer walk hopeful the wild flowers are still out- and there are outstanding views into the Gross Valley the distance is approx 8km. L Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba..
WalkID: 59
15 Nov (Sat) 1970: KANUKA BROOK (E) A short walk to a mountain rock pool. Swim and enjoy this idyllic spot. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood..
WalkID: 2412
15 Jul (Fri) 2016: RILEYS MOUNTAIN (E) 7 peaks in 7 days -The ultimate challenge. We propose to summit 7 local peaks in seven days. The walks are mostly on tracks and are E-M to M grades. Day 6 Rileys Mountain. Today we will start our walk at The Rock Lookout and then we will then walk to Rileys Mountain where we will get great views over the Nepean. We will return the same way. This walk is tracked all the way. A 50 peaks walk. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith. Peaks bagged: 1
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WalkID: 1844
15-18 May (Fri-Mon) 2015: AIRLY VIA CAPERTEE (E-M-Exp) AIRLY CAR CAMP Come and explore the pagodas around the Airly and Genowlan Mountains in the Mugii Murumban SCA east of Capertee. Less than 2 hours from lower Mountains with easy access but need to bring everything. Day walks with various leaders and grades. Camp fire and ovens under the stars. Limit: 20. Map: Glen Alice.
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WalkID: 2418
15 Jun (Wed) 2016: ALIDADE HILL (H-Exp) The second search for Major Clews' 1926 'Flour Cave' above the Colo gorge, and while we're at it a bagging of Alidade Hill (alas not a mountain, but it should be). Off-track, possible minor scrambling. Start and finish from the Canoe Creek trackhead. (a 50 peaks walk) Limit: 5. Map: Colo Heights. Peaks bagged: 1
WalkID: 873
15-16 Oct (Sat-Sun) 2011: BONNIE VALE ROYAL NP (E-M, car camp) Depending on camping permits, spend the weekend at Bonnie Vale (drive down Friday night). Day walks to South West Arm, the Basin, Figure Eight Pool. Maybe hire a kayak and visit the Basin if Bundeena Kayaks are open for business. Fantastic wildflowers this time of year. Alternate date is 15th October. Limit: 15. Map: Royal National Park.
WalkID: 2590
15 May (Mon) 2017: BULLS CAMP AND LINDEN (M-H-Exp, scrub Cliffs? Highway) Burn off those easter eggs with a walk steeped in historical features: From Bulls Camp, claim Woodford Trig, descend to a four way junction on Glenbrook Creek and then down stream a short distance, ascend to Spot Height 408, ascend to the cool waters of Lady Martin's bath, claim Linden Trig, inspect the round railway water tank, visit Kings Cave with its historic grafitti and mock Cayleys repulse, cross a gully to pick up the Bulls Camp track. Approx 8km with some hard bits. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood. Peaks bagged: 2
WalkID: 2268
15-22 Jan (Sun - Sun) 2017: CHARLOTTE PASS (M-H) CHARLOTTE PASS. SUN to SUN. 15th to 22nd. The 5th Annual visit to stay at a private ski lodge in the heart of the Snowy Mountains. We are within walking distance of the 10 highest peaks in Australia, plus lots of slightly lower peaks. We will be climbing as many as we can for the Club's '50 Peaks for 50 Years'. Accommodation in a very comfortable lodge. Limit: 50. Map: Perisher, Geehi Dam. Peaks bagged: 1
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WalkID: 2556
15-21 Jan (Sun - Sat) 2017: CHARLOTTE PASS (M) Snowy Mountains Stay at a private lodge and walk in the Kosciuszko area. We have had a cancellation . Book now. See the program for more details. Limit: 8. Map: Perisher Valley.
WalkID: 3185
15 Dec (Sat) 2018: CHRISTMAS EVENT- BEDFORD CREEK (E-M) Starting at the picnic ground with morning tea; something to share that's Christmassy and present giving. Bring a wrapped present to suit male or female for up to $10. Then we'll walk down to Bedford Creek along a delightful path to a sandy-bottomed swimming hole. Plenty of time to chill out! Limit: 16. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 911
15-16 Oct (Sat-Sun) 2011: COLO RIVER AT TOOTIE CREEK (M) Stop the advance of lantana further into the wilderness! In conjunction with Friends of the Colo. Walk the T3 track to the Colo River near Tootie Creek for the ongoing control of lantana in the area. Camp in delightful surroundings. The walk is on a track and only takes 1.5 hours, but involves 500 metres of steep descent/ascent. Limit: 12. Map: Mountain Lagoon.
WalkID: 1569
15 Feb (Sat) 2014: DOWN THE WIRE TO THE GROSE (M-H) Named for the wire that runs down a steep slope. You could hang on and slide down, but we\'ll pick our way down this short, but steep slope, then have time for swimming and exploration. Great views from the lookouts. Short, but steep walk. Limit: 10. Map: Kurrajong.
WalkID: 1861
15 Mar (Sun) 2015: EARLY MORNING WALK SHAWS RIDGE- BLUE GUM SWAMP (E-M) Early Sunday morning leg stretch series continues. 7am start. Distance approx 7km at a maintained pace along Shaws Ridge Fire Trail and along the Blue Gum Swamp (BGS) fire trail. All tracks. Features a steep fire trail descent of approximately 100m and a gentle climb out of BGS. Should be lots of bird calls and magnificent forest scenery. Expected walk duration 2 hours - with limited stops means a sustained pace. Coffee/breakfast after at Winmalee or Springwood Cafe - then get on with your day. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 1193
15 Sep (Sat) 2012: FLORABELLA PASS [Springwood] (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks. Attractive forests, creeks, caves, a sink hole and no demanding hills. 6.5km with 330m descent and ascent. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 1348
15 Jun (Sat) 2013: GLASTONBELL ( PRIVATE PROPERTY) THE LONG WALK/THE (M) Spectacular Caves, magnificent forests, the track has not been maintained for 5 years, so lots of scrambling over and under fallen trees and other bush litter and sometimes navigation is tricky, but I have last years walk stored in my GPS. 6:7 klms with 370 metres of ascent & descent, plus this year we have to walk in from the Bells Line of Road, so all up about 9 klms. Limit: 12. Map: Mount Wilson.
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WalkID: 2349
15 Apr (Fri) 2016: GLENBROOK (M) Vegetation trimming on the Red Hands Cave track. This will involve trimming any vegetation from the track as well as head height branches and obstructions from the walking track, carrying tool kit and personal requirements for day walking in to work area, moving lifting trimmed vegetation off the track. Tools and instruction provided on the day. Bring lunch morning tea and water. This is a combined activity with NPWS Limit: 14. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 166
15 Apr (Wed) 2009: Glow Worm Tunnel Newnes (E) We shall start this walk at the Tiger snake car park, so we will need 4 wheel drives for this one, part of this first section we will be exploring around for a lost dam, see John, then we shall do the normal walk and check out the Emirates project, before going into tunnel. Bring a touch, or we may do the canyon if you have already done the Tunnel before. SHORT NOTICE AS THIS IS ONE DAY AFTER NEXT PROGRAMME COMES OUT Limit: 12. Map: Ben Bullen, Cullen Bullen .
WalkID: 2321
15 May (Sun) 2016: GRAND HIGH TOPS AND BLUFF MOUNTAIN (M) For those on our Bungles and Kaputar trip, please book on to these walks if you would like to participate. THIS WEEK IS FULL WITH A WAITING LIST!!! A 50 PEAK WALK!!! Limit: 12. Map: Warrumbungle Tourist Map.
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WalkID: 1797
15 Dec (Mon) 2014: HAT HILL CANYON (E, short swims) A canyon not too far away, without difficult climb downs or abseils, and very accessible. From Hat Hill road at Blackheath, walk down a short ridge to the creek, the canyon starts almost immediately. There are three sections, separated by pleasant creek walking. Exit up a gully to Bald Head Ridge and back along the track that goes over Hat Hill to the road. Wetsuit advisable - there are a couple of unavoidable short swims. Limit: 8. Map: Mount Wilson.
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WalkID: 3351
15 Feb (Fri) 2019: HAT HILL CANYON, BLACKHEATH (M) A pretty little canyon with NO abseils, but lots of wades/swims. Walk from Hat Hill carpark to the creek, and return back up the canyon back to cars. You need a wetsuit. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Wilson, .
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WalkID: 1750
15-17 Sep (Mon-Wed) 2014: ILLAWARRA (M) We and Marnie are planning to spend three days doing some of best walks in the Illawarra area. These include the Mt Keira Ring Track(5km)and the Escarpment Traverse(13km) both of which have fantastic views. Accommodation will be in a cabin at the Bulli Caravan Park. Cost will be approx $25-30 p/p per night depending on numbers. If you are interested in coming you need to book in early so that the accommodation can be booked. Limit: 8. Map: Bulli.
WalkID: 2773
15 Oct (Sun) 2017: INDUCTION SESSION AND SHORT WALK (E-M) Prospective members! On Sunday from 1pm till 4 or 5pm, this is your opportunity for induction and a short walk. We will discuss how the club operates, what happens when you book on a walk and safe bushwalking. This will be followed by afternoon tea and a walk down Sassafrass gully, along the rainforest of Sassafrass Creek and then up the Wiggins Track. Approximately 5km with 200m of descent and ascent. Steps and occasional slippery surfaces. All members are welcome to come on the walk or even do the walk and talk. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 1693
15-16 Nov (Sat-Sun) 2014: JENOLAN CAVES (M) Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve Sycamore War: Help control the 50ha of weed trees invading bushland at Jenolan Caves. Training in techniques & weed identification given. Accommodation & main meals provided. BBQ Dinner & Saturday evening activity eg. Guided Cave Tour or Native Fauna spotlight walk. Limit: 0. Map: .
WalkID: 1168
15 Jul (Sun) 2012: KATOOMBA (E) An easy family walk suitable for children. Walk down the Furber Steps and see the middle and bottom of Katoomba Falls. Great views and forest. Explore the bottom of the Scenic Railway. Rainforest walks and coal mining history before ascending with the railway. Less than 4 km depending how much exploring we do. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1273
15 Dec (Sat) 2012: LAWSON - EMPIRE PASS (E-M) Moderate pace with some hills and nice waterfalls. Dense rainforest type walk. Leave 7:37am from across train tracks (San Jose St.) One or two tea breaks. Return early afternoon in time for lunch. Open to lunch suggestions. 350m ascent/ descent. 9km distance. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1579
15 Mar (Sat) 2014: LEURA (E, E-M) Induction Talk & Walk. Rescheduled from Saturday 8th March. The compulsory induction talk for prospective members, followed by a pleasant walk on some of the lesser known tracks between Leura Cascades and the Three Sisters. Full members welcome to join the walk. 8-10km. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba..
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WalkID: 1872
15 Feb (Sun) 2015: LEURA (M-H, M/H) This is a training walk for those booked on my Nepal trip in April. As many stairs as I can find between Leura Cascades and Leura Falls Creek in the Jamison Valley, but all on track. 12-14Km. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 731
15-16 Jan 2011 (Sat-Sun) 2011: LINCOLN CREEK (M-Exp, Off track) Scramble down Pisgah to magnificent Erskine Lincoln junction. Upstream through mostly easy rainforest to one of my favourite camping caves - replete with excellent deep pool and twin falls. If cool on Sunday walk out via recently burnt Dadder Ridge. Book after 12 December. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 1852
15 Mar (Sun) 2015: LINDEN (E) Family Sunday walk to Paradise Pool at Linden. Short 1.5km rough walk down to Pool for a swim and lunch by this beautiful Mountain pool, the children will love it. (Book online) Limit: 20. Map: .
WalkID: 149
15 Mar (Sun) 2009: Linden-Woodford (M) Follow Martin Place (Linden) to the end of the ridge, down the spur, across Glenbrook creek and up a likely looking spur and ridge to the Woodford fire trail. From there, it's a short walk (1km) to Woodford station. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood, Katoomba.
WalkID: 1337
15 Jun (Sat) 2013: MCLEAN PASS-STARGATE TUNNEL-MT. DAVIDSON AND RETUR (M-H) This walk is on the divide between the Capertee and the Wolgan, so the views are magnificent. We'll walk out across the pagodas to Nipple Rock, then check out The Pondage. After exploring the area, return the same way. No huge ascents; some off-track and can be scratchy. Approx. 12klms. Limit: 10. Map: Cullen Bullen and Ben Bullen.
WalkID: 270
15 Nov (Sun) 2009: Medlow Bath area (M, M) Starting at the Hydro Majestic, we would drop down to do the full length of the Glenn Rosa trail, along and around some tracks and fire trails in an easterly direction, with a detour to the Three Brothers, before winding across to the top of Mt Mark, descending a short section of poorly made track to join the trail down to the Grottos near Katoomba lunch), then returning more directly to the Hydro. This is the same route as a walk I lead earlier this year with the UBMBWC. It takes about 5 - 5 1/2 hours, with breaks, at an easy pace. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 227
15 Aug (Sat) 2009: Medlow Bath Circuit. Squeeze Rock/Coliseum (E-M, E-M) An easy paced walk on tracks, (some seriously overgrown) expansive views of the Megalong Valley. Descend superb ancient stone staircases and a ladder then traverse a narrow track below soaring cliffs to the Coliseum. Return the same way. Limit: 15. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 551
15 Sep (Wed) 2010: MEDLOW BATH. SQUEEZE ROCK/COLISEUM (E-M) An easy paced walk on tracks, ( some seriously overgrown ), with expansive views of the Megalong Valley. Descend superb ancient stone staircases and a ladder, then traverse a narrow track below soaring cliffs to the Coliseum. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1798
15 Nov (Sat) 2014: MT MOUIN (M, 4) Mt Mouin is the highest of the peaks in the Wild Dogs & although it has a steep climb to its summit the views make it more than worthwhile. This walk starts at Carlon\'s Farm (Dunphy Camping area) in the Megalong Valley. It is mostly on track but tracks are faint & not easy to follow in places. I\'m planning on going via Carlon Creek (legendary for stinging nettle, so wear long pants) & Blackhorse Ridge, into Blackhorse Gap & over to Mt Mouin. Return via Medlow Gap & Fire Trail. Approx 15km. Ascent 640m. Limit: 8. Map: Jenolan/Jamison.
WalkID: 529
15-16 May (Sat-Sun) 2010: Mt Solitary (E-M, E-M) A classic overnight trip. Camp on top of Mt Solitary, and watch the sun rise over Kedumba valley and Warragamba catchment. There is a steep climb up Korowal, but the rest of the walk is easy. Limit: 8. Map: Jamison.
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WalkID: 1762
15 Oct (Wed) 2014: MT VICTORIA (E) NPWS - Spring 2014 Great Grose Weed Walk Grose River - Mt Victoria (9am-3.30pm) A full day of walking & weeding at the headwaters of the Grose River to remove weeds that have propagated after the 2006 & 2013 fires. Some wading through swamps. Joint NPWS & BMSS activity with morning tea & lunch provided. Limit: 0. Map: .
WalkID: 767
15-16 Jan 2011 (Sat-Sun) 2011: MT. SOLITARY (M) MT. SOLITARY (E-M)- A nice overnight walk. Camp on top of Mt Solitary at Chinaman\'s cave (tents optional). Starting at the Golden stairs then onto the Ruined Castle for lunch and up Mt Solitary for the night. Map: Jamison Limit: 8 Limit: 8. Map: Jamison.
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WalkID: 1462
15-16 Jun (Sat-Sun) 2013: NEWNES (M-Exp) Walk up Pipeline track and explore the pagoda ridges above Canobla Creek. Camp on creek and Sunday climb to Red Rocks before exiting by Little Capertee Creek. A walk with great vistas! Approx 15km and a few hills. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Morgan & Ben Bullen.
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WalkID: 2053
15 Sep (Tue) 2015: NEXT PROGRAM DEADLINE IS 24TH SEPTEMBER Greetings leaders and budding leaders! Our next activity program covers October to the beginning of January 2016. Dont miss out. Get your in before the 24th! Submit your walks using our web site. It is quick and easy to do. Remember there is a calendar which will show you where any gaps are and to help avoid overlaps with similar walks on the same day.
WalkID: 2568
15 Apr (Sat) 2017: NORTHERN SPUR, MOUNT BANKS (M) We've got a history of exploring here. On this walk, we'll explore the caves and arches. Not a long walk, but there are a couple of ledges to scramble along, so bring a sense of adventure. Some off-track. Afternoon tea back at our place. Limit: 12. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 1719
15 Nov (Sat) 2014: PARADISE LOST (M-H) Ben Bullen State Forest is under threat from coal mining, so come and see what we stand to lose. Canyons, pagodas and art sites are all quite close, so not a long walk, just very diverse and interesting. Rock scrambling and no tracks. Limit: 12. Map: Ben Bullen.
WalkID: 3051
15 May (Tue) 2018: REDFERN TOWN HALL - BUSHWALKING NSW (E) Hear about the latest in the NSW state government’s plans to raise the Warragamba Dam wall. The proposal would, during flood events, inundate 4,700 hectares of pristine World Heritage listed national parks and 65 kilometres of wild rivers - twice the length of the Franklin River that was under threat in the 1980s. How can bushwalkers help protect these precious, wild places? Limit: 20. Map: UBD.
WalkID: 657
15 Aug (Sun) 2010: ROSE BAY TO WATSON (E) FERRY AND WALK CIRCULAR QUAY TO WATSON’S BAY We take the train to Circular Quay and ferry to Rose Bay. Then walk via an almost pristine track along the water’s edge and through wealthy suburbs to Watson’s Bay, past Strickland House, Greycliffe House and Vaucluse House. Lunch at Doyle’s take-away and visit ‘The Gap’, etc. Return by ferry to the Quay and take Rivercat to Parramatta and train home. Purchase ‘Day Tripper’ ticket. Limit: 15. Map: Street directory.
WalkID: 2385
15-22 Jan 2017 (Sun-Sun) 2017: SNOWY MOUNTAINS (E-M-H) 50 PEAKS WALK. Mts Lee, Clarke, Little Twynam, Twynam, Duncan, Carruthers, Porcupine, Wheatley, Stilwell, Perisher, Anton, The Sentinel Townsend, Tate, Ramsheads, Kosciuszko. Walks will be led by members staying at Charlotte Pass. Limit: 10. Map: Perisher, Geehi Dam. Peaks bagged: 16
WalkID: 1533
15 Oct (Tue) 2013: SOUTH SASSAFRASS GULLY EXPLORE (M-Exp, scrub) This the inaugural walk of a series of irregular, off track local exploratory adventures based on Tuesday mornings (see you next Tuesday). We will explore south of Sassafrass gully, particularly the eastern side of the valley below the kangaroo etchings, looking for signs of cultural occupation. Expect about three hours of morning bush exploration. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 723
15 Jan (Sat) 2011: SPIT TO MANLY (M) A classic coast walk. Plenty of time for swimming, with a side trip to Crater Cove. (Swimming and snorkelling). Fish and chips on the beach to finish. Train, bus and ferry; day tripper or seniors ticket. 10kms. on tracks. Limit: 12. Map: Best Harbour and Coastal Walks, Katrina O' Brien.
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WalkID: 3159
15 Aug (Wed) 2018: SPRINGWOOD & LINDEN (E) Springwood, Sassafas Ridge to Linden: A half day walk from the end of Sassafas Gully Road to Martin Place Linden. Sassafas Ridge has some nice changes of direction and is fairly open with no scrub. Bring morning tea. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 351
15 Aug (Sat) 2009: Springwood Numantia (E-M, E-M) Set aside approx four hours of your sunday to experience the Victory track, Numantia Falls, Numantia Ridge and Sassafrass Gully. Rain forest, eucalypt woodland, waterfalls and rock art included on what is possibly one of the most interesting walks in the lower mountains. All on tracks but with some steep and rough sections. Limit: 10. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 3099
15 Jul (Sun) 2018: SUNDAY MORNING STROLL - WINMALEE (E) Short walk amongst the Blue-Gums at Winmalee. A slightly different route to last time, because I now have the map! An amazing diversity of scenery and you can do your shopping at Coles on the way home. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 2682
15 Jul (Sat) 2017: TESSELATED PAVEMENT AND BEYOND (M) Starting at Mt. Irvine, we'll head out on a track to the Pavement, then walk along the ridge as far as possible. Great views into Wollongambe Country and Bowen Creek. Some off-track. Limit: 12. Map: Wollongambe.
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WalkID: 2813
15 Nov (Wed) 2017: WENT WORTH FALLS (M) BLUE MOUNTAINS CREEK (REMOTE). 9am - 3pm. A joint NPWS/BMCC/SBC activity. A day of off-track walking below Water Nymph's Dell to check and treat weeds. This activity requires a good level of fitness and for you to be prepared for rock-hopping and wet feet. Morning tea and lunch provided. Book direct with Lyndal by Thursday 9th November on 4780 5623 or lsullivan@bmcc.nsw.gov.au. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 296
15 Sep (Tue) 2009: Wentworth Falls (M, M) Falls Fitness Walks (see 11 August entry for details) Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2852
15 Nov (Wed) 2017: WENTWORTH FALLS (H) Lindeman Pass Track Maintenance (9.00 - 4.00). Re-scheduled from 9th November. A joint SBC/NPWS activity. Today we will accompany John Good from NPWS to assist him on clearing the path through the section of Lindeman Pass track immediately east of Sublime Point, where there are a number of fallen trees. There is a long walk in to this area with a shorter but steeper path out. We will do some minor trimming of vegetation where needed. Limit: 5. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1253
15 Dec (Sat) 2012: WOLLANGAMBE RIVER (M-Exp) We tried to do this walk last summer but the water levels were too high so we’ll have another go. We will walk in from Bell and explore the upper reaches of the river which has some lovely canyon sections. The walk will involve river walking and some short swimming sections. The walk is approx 14km most of which is tracked except for our walk in the river. There will be an early start and, depending on our finishing time, dinner could be at Blackheath. Limit: 8. Map: Wollangambe.
WalkID: 2788
15 Oct (Sun) 2017: WOLLI CREEK VALLEY (E) This walk is being run by the Wolli Creek Preservation Society. Led by Ute Forester of the Society it is intended for leaders of clubs like SBC to familiarise us with the walk, the valley's environment and interesting history. The walk is 5 km from Bexley North to Tempe with a tea break at Jackson Place. Limit: "numbers are limited". Contact Judy Finlason judy@imageoz.net. Limit: 0. Map: UBD.
WalkID: 1585
16-18 May (Fri-Sun) 2014: AIRLY (E-M-Exp) AIRLY CAR CAMP Between Capertee and Glen Davis. Range of walks from easy to exploratory, some flat, some with scrambling but not more than about 10 km. Camp fires and camp ovens. Good for tents or trailers. Toilets provided but bring everything else. Limit: 20. Map: Glen Alice.
WalkID: 1268
16 Feb (Sat) 2013: BARRENJOEY TO BELLOMBI WALK 2 (M) Mona Vale-Collaroy-Dee Why Lagoon-Queenscliff-Manly. The beaches are more beautiful on this section and we\'ll look at the Wildlife Refuge. Finish with a swim and fish and chips. Public Transport. Some beach walking. 14.5km. Limit: 10. Map: Bushwalks in the Sydney Region, Vol. 1.
WalkID: 1077
16-21 Apr (Mon-Sat) 2012: BARRINGTON TOPS (M-Exp) From our base at Moonan Brook forestry cottage, which is fully self contained (need to bring your own bedding) we will do a series of tracked day walks exploring the Barrington Tops plateau. Cost is $30pp per night (cheaper if we get more than 6). A deposit of $30 is required when booking. Limit: 10. Map: Barrington Tops National Park Tourist Map.
WalkID: 1699
16-17 Aug (Sat-Sun) 2014: BEDFORD CREEK COMPLETION (M-H-Exp, Scrub, Cliffs) Completion of the walk which was washed out in April. Walk down Bedford Creek from Murphy\'s Glenn to camp on the creek below the Wheel. The next morning we ascend a side creek and make our way towards Scorpion Hill but turn east for a gentle descent to an interesting saddle. Lastly we walk downstream along Bedford Creek to Murphys Glenn. 16km approx including 4km fire trail. Limit: 8. Map: Jamison.
WalkID: 2065
16 Oct (Fri) 2015: BEROWRA (M) Berowra to Mt Kuring-gai via Cowan Ck - OPAL CARD FRIENDLY This 10km walk follows Cowan Ck with an option of visiting Apple Tree Bay. Meet leader on Platform at Berowra railway stn and finish around 2pm for the train home from Mt Kuring-gai. Limit: 8. Map: .
WalkID: 1282
16 Jan (Wed) 2013: BEROWRA WATERS (E-M) Berowra Waters Triathlon. After a heart starter coffee at Berowra we will form 2 teams. One team will paddle up to Crosslands picnic area while the other team will walk along the track (a part of the Great North Walk). We will meet there for lunch and a swim and then swap over. Total distance is 14kms return. As we will be sharing boats, not all participants will need to own one and those who do must be willing to share boats and PFDs. If there is a shortfall in boats, kayaks can be hired at Berowra. Limit: 10. Map: Cowan Hornsby.
WalkID: 305
16 Dec (Wed) 2009: Blackheath (E, E) This is our xmas get together shared lunch so dress up for the occasion, this year we are going to Walls Cave you might like to bring you swimmers as if its hot we shall go for a walk/swim down the creek. Limit: 16. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2990
16 Jun (Sat) 2018: BRUCES WALK (M) Lawson to Blackheath; this walk was constructed by NSW's railways at a time when railways were interested in getting people to use their transport to go walking. The walk goes through some delightful glens, with some of the original railings and furniture in place. Long forgotten, Jim Smith revived interest in this walk in the 1980's, so come along and enjoy some of your history. Some ups and downs! Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1947
16 Apr to 14 Jun (Fri-Mon) 1999: CHILE/BOLIVIA/PERU (M-H, M/H) This walk is cancelled for next year but I'm hopeful I can put it on for 2017. Limit: 8. Map: various.
WalkID: 1737
16 Aug (Sat) 2014: CLARENCE (M) This is an opportunity to visit an area that is not normally accessible as we pass through private property.We will have morning tea at Reedy Cliffs for fantastic views over Hartley Valley then onto Blacksmith\'s Cave. This was the site of a camp used in the construction of the 10 Tunnel Deviation near Clarence.Our final destination will be the Clarence Arch which is an impressive natural feature of the area. This walk is predominately on fire trails and tracks but there is a short,steep descent of about 100m of burnt out scrub to negotiate to get to the arch. Total distance of the walk is approx 9kms with an elevation gain and loss of about 200m. Limit: 8. Map: Lithgow.
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WalkID: 1918
16-17 May (Sat-Sun) 2015: COLO RIVER (M) A Friends of the Colo activity (volunteering for NPWS). The annual overnight walk to the Colo River at Mount Townsend Bend, to check and treat the cape ivy patches there. Those not involved in that will be exploring for tobacco trees nearby. The walk starts on a firetrail near Mountain Lagoon and is only 2.5km, but there\'s a steep 400m descent and a wade across the river. Camping is on a beach, with shared camp-oven dinner. Limit: 8. Map: Mtn Lagoon.
WalkID: 283
16-18 Oct (Fri-Sun) 2009: COLO RIVER AT TOOTIE CREEK (M, M) Help the Friends of the Colo keep lantana out of the wilderness! Come for 3 days (Fri-Sun) or just the weekend. Walk to the Colo River, for the ongoing control of lantana near Tootie Creek. The walk is on a track but involves 500 metres of descent and ascent, sometimes steep. Camp on a beach in delightful surroundings. Limit: 12. Map: Mountain Lagoon.
WalkID: 266
16 Aug (Sun) 2009: Dawes Creek (M-Exp, M-X) This could be a very scrubby walk. We will walk into Dawes Creek from about the junction of Linden and Dawes Ridge tracks, hopefully emerging past Mt Twiss on Dawes Ridge. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood/Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2299
16 Apr (Sat) 2016: DR DARKS CAVE (E-M, E/M) Induction Walk. Dr Dark's Cave is large and impressive a great place to visit. There is a steep walk in on a rough track. The walk out has some challenging sections of rock scrambling. Beautiful views of Govett's gorge and Blackwall Glen. Some exposure due to cliffs. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3205
16 Dec (Sun) 2018: ERSKINE CREEK EXCURSION (M) SORRY BUT CANCELLED. LEADER HAS INJURED ANKLE This walk encompasses the best bits of wonderful Erskine Creek. Attic cave visitor book replenishment, Pisgah Rock Descent and a swim in the big pool. Mosey upstream along various rock platforms to replenish the visitor book at Dadder Cave. Return via Monkey Ropes Creek and the side creek route. Plenty of swimming opportunities. Mostly on track with an early start and languid pace to avoid heat impacts. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 3281
16 Feb 2019 (Sat) 2019: ERSKINE CREEK- PISGAH ROCK- TIERNEYS TRACK (M) Steep walk down to the best swimming spot in the Blueys. Hope we get there this time, as the road was closed in Dec. Have fun in the waterholes, or just relax! Scramble back out to the top. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 2892
16 Dec (Sat) 2017: GRAND CANYON, BLACKHEATH (M) SADLY I HAVE HAD TO CANCEL THIS WALK - Hope to reschedule early in 2018. A Christmas Supper Walk - we will start at 4.30pm - have supper in the "Rotunda" (a cave), and exit in the dark. Enjoy the award winning restoration of the Grand Canyon track. Limit: 16. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 825
16-17 Apr (Sat-Sun) 2011: GROSE VALLEY SUNRISE (E-M) Something different! A short walk Saturday afternoon for photos of the Grose Valley followed by an early BBQ dinner. We\'ll then take our overnight packs with us on a moonlight walk along a gently undulating fire trail to our campsite. We\'ll wake just before dawn to wait for the sunrise over the Grose. After a lazy morning visiting a few nearby vantage points for photos we\'ll pack our gear and return along the fire trail. Short sections of off-track walking through scrub. Reliable alarm clock, headtorch and caffeine are essential. Limit: 8. Map: Mount Wilson.
WalkID: 1238
16 Nov to 2 Dec (Fri-Sun) 2012: ILLAWARRA/SHOALHAVEN (E-M) EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Walks by negotiation. I will be down at my sister\'s again with her daughter while she\'s away so anyone wishing to do some walks in this area, please contact me. You are welcome to stay at her house with me with it\'s views of the lake and escarpment. See 17th and 18th for planned walks. Limit: 12. Map: Books - Walks in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven .
WalkID: 3075
16 Jun (Sat) 2018: INDUCTION TALK AND WALK (E-M) Spend about 90 minutes after lunch learning about how to get the most benefit from Springwood Bushwalking Club and safe bushwalking. We will have a short tea break and then do a 5km bushwalk. It involves descending 200m into Sassafrass Gully and then walking the rainforest path along Sassafrass Creek and later ascending the steep in sections Wiggins track. Will include a short semi-tracked section to visit Stratton's Ampitheatre and the mystery stone cross. All members are welcome to come along for the walk and/or the talk. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 637
16 Oct (Sat) 2010: KANGAROO VALLEY (E-Exp) 16-17 Oct Kangaroo Valley (E-M X) we are planning to do 2 day walks each of about 12kms in length and on tracks. We will be staying in a bunkhouse on a property just outside the village. Cost is $38 for the weekend.. If interested please let us know EARLY, with payment(not refundable unless you find a replacement)so that we can secure the booking. Limit 10 Limit: 10. Map: Kangaroo.
WalkID: 3323
16 Mar (Sat) 2019: KATOOMBA (M) Katoomba Creek (remote). (8.30 - 5.00pm). Continue the great work done by volunteers over 16 years in a remote section of Katoomba Creek. Bush regeneration experience and bushwalking experience essential. Off-track walking and wading along the creek. Morning tea and lunch supplied. Joint NPWS/BMCC activity. Book by 11th March on 4780 5623 or bushcare@bmcc.nsw.gov.au. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1578
16 Mar (Sun) 2014: LAWSON (E-Exp) Lawson Cave Falls. This will be an exploratory walk to find these falls described in the last Bushwalker magazine as \'very impressive\'. The pool sounds big enough for a swim with a \'log even for sitting on\'. The walk sounds quite easy - 30 minutes each way. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2496
16 Oct (Sun) 2016: LAWSON (E) Induction Walk. Meet at my place at 9am for an induction talk and a welcome to our club. A walk in the North Lawson park on walking tracks and some off track walking will follow. Please bring your lunch sturdy walking shoes and 1 litre of water to drink. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 920
16 Jul (Sat) 2011: MOUNT SOLITARY (E-M) Commence the walk at the Golden Stairs and descend to the Federal Pass, then stroll through delightful forests to the foot of the Koorowall Knife Edge. Scramble up the Knife Edge to the start of the summit plateau where we shall lunch. This will be a long day, so bring plenty of water. Limit: 16. Map: Katoomba and Jamison.
WalkID: 2378
16 Jan 2017 (Mon) 2007: MOUNTS KOSCIUSKO & TOWNSEND, KOSCIUSKO NP (H) A 50 Peaks Walk - for those staying at Charlotte Pass. Join the crowds on Australia's highest peak, and then enjoy the solitude and beauty of the second highest peak. Limit: 12. Map: Perisher Valley. Peaks bagged: 2
WalkID: 428
16-17 Dec (Wed-Thu) 2009: Mt Solitary (M, , M/H) Mt Solitary. Cross this beautiful mountain with its great views and lots of shade as an overnight walk and a side trip up Ruined Castle, if temperatures and water allow. Possibly we'll do it as a traverse, depending on participants. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2413
16 Jul (Sat) 2016: MT YORK (M) 7 peaks in 7 days -The ultimate challenge We propose to summit 7 local peaks in seven days. The walks are mostly on tracks and are E-M to M grades. Day 7 Mt York The final conquest! Today we will go down Cox’s Road and return via Lockyer’s Road. All on tracks but some steep bits particularly going down. Grade Medium Come and join in the adventure and the challenge! A 50 peaks walk. Limit: 8. Map: Hartley.
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WalkID: 2554
16 Dec (Fri) 2016: NATIONAL PARK GLENBROOK (E-M, Social) Meet at the National Park Glenbrook, for FOG NURSERY at 9.00am. This will be at day of getting to know what we will be able to do, and getting ready for the new venture into Native Plants growing. Bring the usual things for a bush walk etc. Limit: 25. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 1132
16 May (Wed) 2012: NEWNES PLATEAU (M) Zorro Canyon. A short but spectacular canyon. Two abseils up to 40m. 5km walk total. Dry canyon but you could get wet if you fall in. Must have own harness and helmet. Rope fee applies. This replaces the abandoned trip from 28th March. Limit: 8. Map: Cullen Bullen.
WalkID: 2151
16-17 Apr (Sat-Sun) 2016: OVERNIGHT CAMP IN THE SAND CAVE (E) In this area of Newnes Plateau, there are 10 large caves, including the Rain Cave and the Twin Arch Cave. Approx. 1km. walk in and no tent needed. Campfire cooking. We'll bring the barbie and watch the sun go down on the pagodas and the firelight shadows in the sand cave. We'll meet Sat. lunch time and will finish early Sun. Limit: 10. Map: Cullen Bullen.
WalkID: 2328
16 Apr (Sat) 2016: Popes Glen to Pulpit Rock (E-M) A very pretty walk with superb views of the Grose Valley. An easy walk that's all on track, however it may get a little boggy after rain. Graded E-M due to distance. Approx 11 kms. MerrynC and Selena W selenaestelle@bigpond.com Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 763
16 Jan (Sun) 2011: PORTER'S PASS - COLLIER'S CAUSEWAY (M) From Blackheath Station, walk to Porters Pass, then along Colliers Causeway, an elevated track with exhilarating views over pretty Kanimbla Valley and Megalong Valley in the distance. Travel to Blackheath by train suggested. Limit: 20. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1113
16 Jun (Sat) 2012: PORTERS PASS/WALLS LEDGE/CENTENNIAL GLEN (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks with splendid views of soaring cliffs along Colliers Causeway and expansive views of the Kanimbla Valley. Visit \"The Grotto\" to view a waterfall. Possible close up views of climbers on Walls Ledge. About 8 km with some small hills. Phone before 7pm please. Limit: 20. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1679
16 Aug (Sat) 2014: RODRIQUEZ PASS/THE HORSE TRACK, BLACKHEATH. (M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks about 12 kl with around 800 metres of descent and ascent. Descend from Evans Lookout to the junction with the Grand Canyon then turn left and descend to Beauchamp Falls. We then steeply descend to the valley floor passing delightful cascades, next we wander along the Grose Valley to the Horse Track junction. From here it a long steady climb back up to Evans Lookout enjoying superb views of Fortress Hill and the adjacent peaks. We will climb The Horse Track in slow plod mode so don\'t sign up for this walk if you want to rush up The Horse Track, phone before 7:00pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2882
16 Dec (Sat) 2017: SOUTH SPRINGWOOD - SHARKS HEAD, LOST WORLD, PSALM (M, some scrub) From Martins Lookout, descend and cross Glenbrook Creek. Short off track section to Sharks Head Cave for smoko and visitor book replenishment. Continue via scramble up a natural rock tunnel up to Lost World Lookout. Return on track via Bunyan Lookout and the Kings Link track to Psalm Rock and a swim in Glenbrook Creek. If it is going to be hot the walk will be changed to the Wiggins track and time swimming at the pool on the junction of Sassafrass and Glenbrook Creeks. Bring a small xmas contribution for sharing at smoko. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 794
16 Apr (Sat) 2011: THE BEST OF SYDNEY HARBOUR (E) This trip consists of a good deal of ferry hopping, some walking and lunch at the Sydney Fish Markets. See the best of the Harbour by ferry; River Cat from Parramatta, then Darling Harbour, Pyrmont and the fish market for lunch. (Don't book in if you don't eat fish). Walk across Anzac Bridge on to Blackwattle Bay etc. and back to Pyrmont Bay where we'll catch the ferry back to Circ. Quay and then the train home; all for $2.50 if you're a senior, otherwise you'll need a Day Tripper. An easy social day; approx. 10klms. of walking. Limit: 12. Map: Book: Katrina O'Brien's Harbour and Coastal Walks.
WalkID: 3372
16 Apr (Tue) 2019: THE ROPEWAY REVISITED (M-H) The Bleichart Ropeway ran from near Scenic World across the valley to Ruined Castle. Built in 1888, it was cutting edge engineering. Springwood Bushies have helped with the history project, finding all the artefacts left in the valley. Great rainforest walk in a rarely visited area. Some scrambling. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1374
16 Mar (Sat) 2013: VICTORY TRACK, NUMANTIA FALLS (M) As our city walk isn't now on, we have exchanged it for this. An historical walk behind Faulconbridge, to see rock carvings and ancient steps and swim at Numantia Falls. It will be nice and cool along the creek and is only about 6klms. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 1375
16 Mar (Sat) 2013: VICTORY TRACK, NUMANTIA FALLS (M) Substitute walk in place of city walk, Part 3. Victory track and Numantia Falls at Faulconbridge. It will be cool in the creek and we'll swim in the Falls. Approx. 6klms. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3102
16-31 Mar 2019 (Sat-Sun) 2019: VOLCANOES OF VICTORIA (M) Approx. last 2 weeks in March. Exact dates and itinerary to follow later. A camping safari, checking out the volcanic past. We will start at Mt. Macedon and Hanging Rock, then Mt. Buninyong, a more complex volcano. Mt. Elephant at Derrinallum, has 3 scoria cones and nearby Lake Corangamite is Victoria's largest lake. From here, we'll head to Mt. Eccles N.P. via Mt. Shadwell. At Mt. Eccles, we'll have time to explore maar craters, a lava canal, lava tunnels and a rare natural bridge. After a few days here, we'll head for Port Fairy, following the lava flow for 56klms. to the ocean. Time here to relax and enjoy a causeway walk to the mutton bird sanctuary, before moving on through Warnambool for our last camp near Colac, to explore Lake Purrumbete, one of the world's largest maar volcanoes. After this we'll head home via Geelong and Melbourne for the garden show, which is 2nd in the world to Chelsea. 5 camps and 1 night in a cabin. See Aust. Geog. No. 137. Limit: 8. Map: various.
WalkID: 131
16-19 May 09 (Sat-Tue) 2009: WARRUMBUNGLES (M) Base camp at camp Blackman with all facilities and a good camp kitchen. Walks will include Grand High Tops and Mt. Exmouth, with other shorter options like Split Rock. Nights can be cool, but days at this time of year can be sparkling. Limit: 12. Map: Warrumbungle Tourist Map.
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WalkID: 2466
16 Nov (Wed) 2016: WENTWORTH FALLS (E-M) Water Nymph's Dell - 2016 Great Grose Weed Walk. 9.00-3.00pm. Combined NPWS/SBC activity. Weeds have spread downslope from the de-commissioned sewerage treatment plant. You can expect to kill lots of privet and crofton weed and breathe new life into this environment. Morning tea and lunch provided. Book direct with Vanessa on 4787 3112 or vanessa.richardson@environment.nsw.gov.au by Monday 14th November. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba .
WalkID: 1831
16-20 Feb 2015 (Mon-Fri) 2015: WOLLEMI CREEK (H) A Friends of the Colo activity. A survey of the lower part of Putty Creek, and Wollemi Creek from there probably down to Tinda Creek, looking primarily for willows and privet. Wild and beautiful as always. Lots of wading and rock-hopping, and some optional swimming sections. Experience in remote off-track bushwalking essential. Limit: 6. Map: Putty, Wirraba, Six Brothers.
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WalkID: 3352
16 Feb (Sat) 2019: YILEEN CANYON (H) Yileen Canyon is off Bells line of Road. It has wades, swims and abseils (last one spectacular 45m into Grose Valley). Walk out up Pearce's Pass where we will have a car. Need abseil gear, wetsuit. Need at least 2 cars for start and finish points. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Wilson, .
WalkID: 63
17 Nov (Mon) 1970: BALMAIN PENINSULA (E) N.R.L. centenary walk. Train to Central.. Walk across Anzac Bridge past the historic homes of Balmain on the way to Birchgrove Oval (the birthplace of rugby league in 1908). Visit Dawn Fraser if at home. 8 km on roads. Suitable for propectives. Map: UBD. L Limit: 8. Map: UBD.
WalkID: 1787
17 Dec (Wed) 2014: NATIONAL PARK, GLENBROOK (M) Walk out to Nepean Lookout for Morning Tea, and then down to Erskine Creek for Lunch, swimming and relaxing. Distance about 3km with a descent and ascent 190m, THIS WALK WILL BE CHANGED TO WALKING OUT TO EUROKA CLEARING AND SWIM AT THE JELLY BEAN POOL.(ROADS ARE CLOSED) Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 2796
17 Mar (Sat) 2018: 2 CAVES PLUS THE GARDEN OF EDEN (M) This walk takes advantage of our recent explorations near Rocky Creek. The quality of the coachwood forest and the magnificence of the Orchestra Pit Cave and the Music Bowl Cave, make a wondrous day out. Off-track! Limit: 12. Map: Rock Hill.
WalkID: 1239
17 Nov (Sat) 2012: Austinmer to Sublime Point [Illawarra] (E-M) A short walk [4kms] through lovely rainforest but with a steep climb via steps and ladders to a great lookout. Walk can be added to or go to the beach afterwards. Combine with Sunday\'s walk and stay with me at my sister\'s at Oak Flats. Limit: 12. Map: 'Walks in the Illawarra'.
WalkID: 3183
17 Nov (Sat) 2018: BIRRABANG CANYON (M) A short walk through a very good quality canyon; often heaps of orange yabbies and other interesting things to see. Suitable for kids if they can swim. Bring dry bag and wetsuit. Limit: 10. Map: MT. WILSON.
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WalkID: 3151
17 Nov (Sat) 2018: BLACKHEATH (M) Pope's Glen Creek downstream. 9.00am - 4.30pm. A joint NPWS/BMCC/SBC activity. Enjoy a walk along Pope's Glen Creek checking for weeds and treating them before they spread down over the cliff into the Grose Valley. This activity involves off track walking and wading along the creek, and is a good introduction to remote bush care. Numbers are limited. Morning tea and lunch supplied. Book by Saturday 10th November with Lyndal on 4780 5623 or lsullivan@bmcc.nsw.gov.au. Limit: 8. Map: katoomba.
WalkID: 1322
17 Apr (Wed) 2013: BULLABURRA TO WENTWORTH FALLS (E-M) Starting from Bullaburra Railway Station and ending at Wentworth Falls Station, we will do \"The Bruce\'s\" walk. This will be a slower pace walk, with three up and downs. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1265
17-19 May (Fri-Sun) 2013: BUNDANOON (M) Bundanoon Blitz May It's on again! Blitzing Bundanoon with our bikes, bakes and balloons! An error has occurred with dates - I apologise. This fun filled weekend excursion is planned for May 17-19th. Yes it was on the program for the 10th-12th. I apologise for the inconvenience. Please contact me urgently with your requests as there is limited space. Friday night evening meal at the local pub - walking distance from the YHA. Not too much cheer as we are hopping on our bikes and touring the beautiful southern highland trails in the morning. Saturday night - dress up according to the cuisine you bring to share! Music will be playing and an opportunity to strut your stuff! Sunday morning will be a hike through the valley past a lovely waterfall. Limit: 12. Map: Southern Highlands.
WalkID: 3063
17 Jul (Tue) 2018: BURRA KORAIN RIDGE- VIC. FALLS (M-H-Exp) Walk down Burra Korain Ridge, check out the head, then down a gully to Victoria Creek in the vicinity of Silver Cascades, then up the Victoria Falls Track. Mostly off-track; car shuffle needed! Limit: 8. Map: MT. WILSON.
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WalkID: 3360
17 Mar (Sun) 2019: COLLIERS CAUSEWAY, BLACKHEATH (E) As described on Bushwalking NSW - https://bushwalkingnsw.com/walk.php?nid=809 - Colliers Causeway is one of the less well publicised tracks, and is quite spectacular in its own right. Passing along ledges, under waterfalls and on top of cliffs, it offers a great deal of variety in a short distance. Includes Centennial Glen, the grotto, and more. 4 hours, 9km, 200m ascent. Limit: 12. Map: Mount Wilson.
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WalkID: 3361
17 Mar (Fri) 2000: COLLIERS CAUSEWAY, BLACKHEATH (E) As described on Bushwalking NSW - https://bushwalkingnsw.com/walk.php?nid=809 - Colliers Causeway is one of the less well publicised tracks, and is quite spectacular in its own right. Passing along ledges, under waterfalls and on top of cliffs, it offers a great deal of variety in a short distance. Includes Centennial Glen, the grotto, and more. 4 hours, 9km, 200m ascent. Limit: 12. Map: Mount Wilson.
WalkID: 2026
17-20 Sep (Thu-Sun) 2015: COLO GORGE AND MOUNT SAVAGE (VHExp) Walk cancelled Limit: 5. Map: Colo Heights.
WalkID: 1243
17-19 Nov (Sat-Mon) 2012: COLO RIVER (H) Travel the Colo gorge from Boorai Creek to Canoe Creek, in lightweight packrafts. This is a Friends of the Colo activity, checking for willows and doing some follow-up treatment on small patches of tree of heaven and cape ivy. 10km walking, 500 metres descent and ascent; 10km of river, portaging past many of the rapids. Experienced in multi-day remote trips essential. Priority to experienced rafters and weed spotters. Limit: 8. Map: Six Brothers and Colo Heights.
WalkID: 2883
17 Dec (Sun) 2017: COMBINED INDUCTION WALK AND WALK SPRINGWOOD (E-M) Prospective members this is your opportunity for a short walk and combined induction talk. We will walk down Sassafrass gully, along the rainforest of Sassafrass Creek and then up the Wiggins Track. There will be plenty of stops where we discuss how the club operates, what happens when you book on a walk and safe bushwalking. Approximately 5km with 200m of descent and ascent. Steps and occasional slippery surfaces. Full members are, of course, are welcome to come for all or just the walk. We will be walking fairly early to avoid the heat of the day. 8am to approximately 11am. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 2015
17 Oct (Sat) 2015: DALPURA CANYON (M) 1 short abseil canyon of 10 metres. You will get wet, but not a lot of swimming. Great wildflowers, especially waratahs and the walk out is beautiful. Bring abseil gear, helmet, wetsuit etc. Limit: 8. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 2548
17 Jan 2017 (Tue) 2017: DHARAWAL NATIONAL PARK WEDDERBURN (M) This park has had alot of money spent doing up the sinage, lookouts and tracks. We will go to O'Hares Lookout for morning tea and then walk to Minerva pool for a swim and lunch. We then make our way back to our cars. Limit: 8. Map: Appin.
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WalkID: 2249
17 Apr (Sun) 2016: ERSKINE CREEK, PLATYPUS LOOP (E-M-Exp, off track) A half day event with a bit of everything. We'll take the Jack Evans track down to the saddle, then find our way up to the knoll above the platypus loop. Find a way down the south east ridge to Erskine Creek, then walk down the creek and follow the rough track up to the Jack Evans track and back to the carpark. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 1428
17 Aug (Sat) 2013: FAULCONBRIDGE First Aid Training (previously called senior first aid). 9:00 - approx 4:00, either the refresher or the complete course, bring your previous first aid certificate if you\\\'d like to avoid doing the theory again. The trainer is Frances from Pulse training - www.pulsetraining.com.au, and you will receive the usual first aid certificate (provided you pass). Possible subsidy for walks leaders. Contact the leader for payment details.
WalkID: 432
17 Jan (Sun) 2010: Faulconbridge sawmill (E, E) This delightful walk follows the remains of a cable incline built in 1910 that led to a sawmill beside Linden Creek. Nowadays the steam engine is still visible and sits in the creek waiting for Harrison Ford to claim it! Be prepared for a short, steep section down and up the incline. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 1492
17 Nov (Sun) 2013: FAULCONBRIDGE TO LINDEN (M-Exp, Scrub,Cliffs) Date for this walk has been changed from 29/9. From the Faulconbridge Helipad amble down the ridge to cross Linden Creek and the climb up to meet the closest part of the Linden Ridge fire trail complex. We will return via Linden Ridge fire trail - checking out heritage features on the way. If the Linden Creek crossing is relatively easy this will cut 7km of fire trail walking from future exploration walks around Linden Ridge Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 2722
17 Jun (Sat) 2017: FORTRESS RIDGE (M) This is one of our favourite walks in the mountains because of the great views especially at the end of the ridge where we have lunch. This is an 8km tracked walk with not too many ups and downs so there is plenty of time to take in the views. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 734
17 Jan (Mon) 2011: GLENBROOK (M) Down Pisgah Rock to the Erskine Creek. Have a look around and morning tea we will head down Erskine creek towards Jack Evans Track. Lots of swims and there might be some rock hopping. Will walk up the track back to the cars. A long and lazy day. Limit: 10. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 1920
17 Jun (Wed) 2015: GLENBROOK (E-M) ABORIGINAL SITES. Walking out to Euroka Clearing, then across to Breakfast Creek, then around to Red Hands Cave, and out to Glenbrook Creek and cars. All tracked but some over grown. About13km. One short steep section. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 2948
17 Feb (Sat) 2018: GLENBROOK GORGE (M) Descend to Glenbrook Creek from behind the visitor centre and then walk the length of the gorge On reaching the Nepean we will walk along the river to our cars. There will be plenty of time for swimming on the way. A car shuffle will be necessary. This walk is mainly off track. Limit: 10. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 1885
17 Mar (Tue) 2015: GREAT NORTH WALK PART 1B (E-M, Exploratory) Walk up the main spine of Lane Cove National Park. Walk through dry grass tree and eucalypt forest and along the ferny and moist valley beside Lane Cove River. See the strangely named Pass which is some stone steps built during the depression which have some rock engravings with 1930\'s style political satire Limit: 8. Map: Sydney street map.
WalkID: 2775
17-19 Sep (Sun-Tue) 2017: HAWKESBURY RIVER (E-M) A three day car camping trip to explore the Mt White, Brooklyn and Berowra Creek areas. We will do three walks during this trip, all have great views and the wild flowers should be out at this time. Day 1 Big Jims Point. This is in Popran NP. This is an 11.5 km return walk with some ups and downs along a fire trail. Grade M Day 2 Pindar Cave Brisbane Water NP. We drive to Hawkesbury River station at Brooklyn catch the train to Wondabyne. This walk is about 12 km. It is on a fire trail and a track Grade E-M Day 3 We drive over the the Berwora Ferry and out through Fiddletown to the Neverfail Fire trail. We will walk along Coba Ridge to Collingridge Point Murramurra NP. There is a at view over Berowra Creek. This is a 10km return walk Grade E We will be camping at Greenman’s Caravan Park on the Hawkesbury River. The camping costs $20PP per night. An additional $5 for power. There also onsite vans as well. Limit: 12. Map: Cowan Gunderman.
WalkID: 2976
17 Feb (Sat) 2018: HAZELBROOK INDUCTION (E) After the Hazelbrook history and waterfalls walk Greg and Jeanette did the induction talk with three prospective members Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2460
17 Sep (Sat) 2016: HAZELBROOK SWAMP (E) Hazelbrook Swamp. 9.00-3.00. Great Grose Weed Walk 2016 combined NPWS/SBC activity. Noxious weeds are infesting this swamp, identified as an area to tackle before it's too late. Take this opportunity to search and destroy a small infestation of weeds in this swamps and reverse the damage - be prepared to get your feet wet. Morning tea and lunch provided. Book direct with Vanessa on 4787 3112 or vanessa.richardson@environment.nsw.gov.au by Wednesday 14th September. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba .
WalkID: 1250
17 Nov (Sat) 2012: KANANGRA BOYD N.P. BOX CREEK FALLS (M) Not a long walk, but a spectacular destination. Box Creek tumbles off the escarpment here in a series of cascades. It\'s granite country, so quite different from Blue Mtns. water courses. We\'ll have time to explore, swim or just relax. 5km return, off-track. Limit: 12. Map: Shooters Hill .
WalkID: 2511
17-19 Feb (Fri-Sun) 2017: KANANGRA CAMP (M-Exp) A 50 PEAKS WALK AND WATERFALLS 9, THE FINALE!!! Camp at Boyd River; bring water and firewood. Sun. Walk to Mtns. Kanangra, Plateau Trig., Kanangra walls, Boyd Trig, King and Queen Pin, Mount Emperor and Mount Empress. Sat. Box Creek, Black Banksia Falls, Kalang and Kanangra Main waterfalls. Some off-track walking with scrambling. Limit: 12. Map: Kanangra and Yerranderie. Peaks bagged: 7
WalkID: 710
17 Nov (Wed) 2010: KANUKA BROOK & CRAYFISH POOL (E-M) We shall just walk along campfire creek to Red Hands Cave then onto Kanuka Brook and Crayfish Pool for lunch and maybe a swim if its hot enough, we shall come out the Circuit Track back to the cars. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 81
17-18 Jan (Sat-Sun) 1970: KANUKA BROOK BIVOUAC (E-M) Depending on fire bans – either camp at the S bend or double creek junction twixt 4 and 1 hour pack walking- then swim- explore- laze or socialise. Happy hour on the beach or in sandstone overhang. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 519
17 Jul (Sat) 2010: KATOOMBA AREA (E, E, Volunteer) For those who put their name down as a volunteer to help NPWS survey walkers in these vicinities here is your chance. Base of Golden Stairs, Scenic Railway, road junction of Kedumba Pass (experienced walkers needed here) and STP access Road. Teams will be made up of 2 but as it will be a long day so we are hoping to break the time into 4 hour lots. This means we need 16 people for the 4 venues. Supplies for the day are provided by NPWS. Food, ID shirts, first aid kits etc. For more info phone Gail. Limit: 16. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2999
17 Jun (Sun) 2018: KEDUMBA PASS TO LEURA CASCADES (M/H) Walk from Kings Tableland to Leura via Kedumba Pass and the Jamison Valley. Approx. 700m descent/ascent on fire trails and well formed tracks. Impressive forests and outstanding views of Mount Solitary and the Three Sisters. Car shuffle involved. This is a training walk for those coming to Nepal in November, but others are welcome to come. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1227
17 Aug (Fri) 2012: KINGS TABLELAND [Wentworth Falls] (E-M, Exp.) Goat track. We have not done this walk before hence the exploratory nature of the walk. We will walk down the road into the valley, find the track and walk up it to the top. There will be views and some scrub. Distance about 10km with steep section. Limit: 8. Map: Jamison.
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WalkID: 1924
17 May (Sun) 2015: LAPSTONE ZIG-ZAG (M) Walking from Lapstone car park, we skirt Glenbrook Lagoon, then have a good look over and under Lennox Bridge. Take bush tracks on to Margie?s and Elizabeth lookouts, then down about 1,000 steps to the amazing sandstone Knapsack Bridge. Then up steps to the zig-zag and hear the remarkable history of how the early engineers struggled to get the trains up Lapstone hill. We follow back roads to the Lapstone Hotel for optional low-cost lunch. Approx. 10 km. Limit: 20. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 1685
17 Aug (Sun) 2014: LEURA (E, E-M) Induction Talk & Walk. The compulsory induction talk for prospective members, followed by a pleasant walk on some of the lesser known tracks between Leura Cascades and the Three Sisters. Full members welcome to join the walk. 8-10km. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3179
17 Oct (Wed) 2018: LOCKLEY PYLON (E-M) Walk out to Lockley Pylon via The Pinnacles and Mt Stead. If time we can walk out to Du Four Head. At this time of the year there should be Waratah with other Wildflowers out. A slower trip to take in the wonderful area. 8 km. $5 car fee. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba, Mount Wilson.
WalkID: 302
17 Jul (Fri) 2009: Lower Blue Mtns (M, M) This walk will take in the general route taken by one of the successful groups from SBC in last weekend’s Nav Shield. We will avoid most of the hard checkpoint deviations, but might make a few excursions to give you a feeling for the nature of the challenges faced. This should be an interesting walk for those who have heard of the Nav Shield but have never participated. It is mostly on level tracks, with some small tough sections. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 2322
17 May (Tue) 2016: MOUNT EXMOUTH (M) A 50 PEAK WALK!!! Limit: 12. Map: Warrumbungle Tourist Map. Peaks bagged: 1
WalkID: 1417
17 Aug (Sat) 2013: MOUNT SOLITARY VIA GOLDEN STAIRS AND THE KNIFE EDG (M-H) An all on tracks walk to enjoy one of the best mountain walks. Chinaman's Gully, Melville's Lookout and Singajinglewell Creek are some of the highlights. We may exit via Kedumba Pass. Ascent/descent 700 metres. Limit: 10. Map: Jamison.
WalkID: 2923
17 Apr (Tue) 2018: MOUNT WILSON TO BELL (H) Crossing of the Wollangambe Wilderness. A spectacular walk through pagodas and forest, with the odd creek and river crossing. A long day with a car shuffle needed. Mostly off-track, but it will be amazing! Limit: 8. Map: Mt. Wilson and Wollangambe.
WalkID: 2407
17 Jul (Sun) 2016: MT HAY AND BOORANG CRAGS (M) 7 peaks in 7 days -The ultimate challenge We propose to summit 7 local peaks in seven days. The walks are mostly on tracks and are E-M to M grades. Day 1 Mt Hay. Today we will ascend Mt Hay and the continue onto Boorang Crags where we will get great views over the Grose River. This walk is only tracked to Mt Hay This is a 50 peaks walk. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Wilson Katoomba . Peaks bagged: 1
WalkID: 451
17 Apr (Sat) 2010: MYSTERY WALK (E, E) A fun day in the bush, with a mystery to solve and plenty of twists and turns. A prize for the winning team and a bar-b-que afterwards. An easy walk, but as former participants will tell, the mystery isn\'t always easy to figure. Limit: 20. Map: Hampton.
WalkID: 1617
17 May (Sat) 2014: NOBLE CANYON & GLOW WORM TUNNEL (E) A leisurely paced walk, mostly on tracks. Morning: Wander through Noble Canyon, a dry canyon, reach your arms out and touch both sides of the canyon walls. Sensational cliffs soar above your head, spectacular view over the Wolgan Valley. Afternoon: Walk through the Glow Worm Tunnel where a torch is absolutely essential!! Leaving the tunnel we shall wander through another canyon for a short distance. About 6 kl with no significant hills, this event is dependent on 4x4 or all wheel drive vehicles(Subaru etc),phone before 7:00pm please. Limit: 0. Map: Cullen Bullen.
WalkID: 2917
17 Feb (Sat) 2018: NORTH HAZELBROOK (E, steps) Half day easy walk on trails built early last century in north Hazelbrook. Visit The reopened Amphitheatre lower walk, Horseshoe Falls, the 1916 Glow Worm Nook Falls, a stunning unnamed hidden waterfall, unearthed century-old steps cut into the sandstone and the upper Amphitheatre track. This is a combined trip with Mid-Mountains Neighbourhood Centre. New members and children (accompanied by a parent) are welcome. Limit: 15. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1960
17 May (Sun) 2015: NUMANTIA FALLS (E) A half day \'easy paced walk on track\' to a waterfall on the south side of Springwood, we\'ll be back by lunchtime. We\'ll start at the Victory Track in Faulconbridge. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 1362
17 Aug (Sat) 2013: Perry's Lookdown/Blue Gum Forest/Pierces Pass (M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks with one rock hopping river crossing. Magnificent views all day. A very steep descent to the Blue Gum Forest followed by a couple of hours or so along the roller-coaster track beside the Grose River. Slow plod mode will be used on the climb up to Pierces Pass. About 10 km with around 600m of descent and ascent. This will be a long day so bring plenty of water. Limit: 10. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 526
17 Apr (Sat) 2010: RUINED CASTLE (E, E) One of the exceptional tourist walks in the Blue Mountains. A short descent from Golden Stairs, then a flat walk along the old rail line which was used to haul oil shale back to the Scenic railway. Spectacular views after a short climb up to the \'Ruined Castle\'. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba, Jamison.
WalkID: 849
17 Apr (Sun) 2011: SHAWS RIDGE - GROSE MOUNTAIN - BLUE GUM SWAMP (E) Great views of the lower Grose & a pleasant walk. Approx 15km easy walking. PRIORITY GIVEN TO PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 1916
17-18 Oct (Sat-Sun) 2015: SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS (E-M, +Exp) Saturdays walk is BOX VALE TACK & THE FORTY FOOT FALLS (Medium). Distance 11km loop. Ascent/descent 270m, with camping the night at Berrima. Sundays walk is Sixty Foot Falls (Medium/Exp). Distance 10km loop. Ascent/descent 270m. Limit: 8. Map: Mittagong.
WalkID: 318
17 Oct (Sat) 2009: SPRING WILDFLOWERS (M, M) An easy paced walk to experience the best of the Blueys wildflowers.Exact route decided on the day.Jinki or Lightning Ridge are contenders with plenty of views to match the flowers.Some off-track. Limit: 15. Map: Mt. Wilson.
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WalkID: 1817
17 Dec (Wed) 2014: SYDNEY SOCIAL ACTIVITY: Aztec Exhibition at the Australian Museum. Followed by a walk through the Domain and then lunch in the Botanic Gardens. Exhibition cost: Adult $24, Concession $14.
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WalkID: 2397
17-19 Sep (Sat-Mon) 2016: THE DEAD WALLABY HOP (H) Help stop the advance of lantana into the wilderness! Walk the T3 track to the Colo River near Tootie Creek to search and destroy occasional lantana, and to continue work on moth vine sites. Come just for the weekend, or if possible stay on for the Monday. Steep 500m descent and ascent. Base camp by the river. Camp-oven dinner being considered. Expressions of interest are also sought regarding a possible extension of the activity to 5 days (ie till Wednesday 18th), finishing at Tobacco Creek. This could be packraft-supported to avoid carrying packs down the river while weeding. Limit: 12. Map: Mountain Lagoon.
WalkID: 839
17 Sep (Sat) 2011: THE LOST WORLD (E-M) An easy paced walk on tracks. Descend Martins Lookout and cross Glenbrook Creek. We shall then detour to visit the rock that has the 23rd Psalm etched on it. Retrace our steps to the track junction and commence the steep climb up to the Lost World where we shall enjoy splendid views whilst eating lunch. Return along the same route. Limit: 16. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 1222
17 Oct (Wed) 2012: WEEDING WITH A VIEW (E) Continue our work in the Govetts Leap area, treating the weeds along the creeklines and along the walking track whilst enjoying the spectacular views. A special morning tea and lunch will be supplied. This is a Great Grose weeding activity organized by National Parks so if you can attend please let us know by the 15th October so that we can ring through numbers for catering purposes. Limit: 0. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 362
17 Oct (Sat) 2009: Wentworth Falls (M, M) Volunteers needed for The Great Grose Weed Walk. Saturday 17th October – Water Nymphs Dell Bushcare, Wentworth Falls 2pm – 5pm An afternoon of weeding to protect a nearby swamp and rainforest. Afternoon tea provided. BMCC Coordinator: Karen Hising (ph) 4780 5623 or khising@bmcc.nsw.gov.au Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 376
17 Nov (Tue) 2009: Wentworth Falls (M, M) 21/2-3 hour continuous walking for fitness (water stops only). Charles Darwin and Wentworth Pass. 8.30am start. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1260
17 Nov (Sat) 2012: WENTWORTH FALLS (E) Induction & Walk. Under cliff and over cliff walk after the induction talk. Please ring to book in. Limit: 12. Map: KATOOMBA.
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WalkID: 3220
17 Oct (Wed) 2018: WENTWORTH FALLS (E-M) A half day walk: Water Nymphs Dell & Wentworth Falls Lake circuits. Water Nymphs Dell is a spectacular rain forest with a water fall and a pool, a short drive away is Wentworth Falls Lake. On the circuit of the lake, we will see the lake from different view points and houses with very nice spring flowering gardens. We will also see how Blue Mountains City Council is progressing with the Wentworth Falls Lake boardwalk. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1433
17 Jun (Mon) 2013: WESTERN ESCARPMENT (E-M, Bicycle) Cycle ride. Bell - Hartley Vale - Browns Gap - Hassans Walls - Lithgow. Fantastic vistas at this time of day, at this time of year. 24km. No shame if you have to walk Browns Gap. Please be aware that it is all public road, and that we are cycling in a 100km/h zone for a couple of km. Limit: 15. Map: Lithgow.
WalkID: 1045
17 Dec (Sat) 2011: WHEENY CREEK (M) A short, steep and at times slippery (lots of leaf litter) off track walk to two fantastic swimming spots. Not only are the pools lovely but as we venture down the hill we will walk among huge birds nest ferns and cabbage tree palms. We have recently recut the route so you won't get too scratched! Distance is 4km with a vertical drop of 200m. We need to use cars with higher clearence to get to the start of the walk. Limit: 8. Map: Mountain Lagoon.
WalkID: 412
17-21 Feb 2010 (Wed-Sun) 2010: Wollangambe River and Bowens Creek (H-Exp, H-X) In the footsteps of an 1833 survey expedition by Frederick D'Arcy. Explore his very same passes and the same sections of the rivers, and see it all through the eyes of the surveyor and his convict assistants. Lots of scrambling, boulder-hopping, wading and possibly swimming. For dedicated off-track wilderness walkers with a sense of history. Limit: 5. Map: Wollangambe,Mountain Lagoon,Colo Heights..
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WalkID: 3005
17 Mar (Sat) 2018: WOLLANGAMBEE #2 (M) It's going to be a hot weekend and I haven't done a lilo trip this season. So let's go! Start at Cathedral of Ferns camp. Walk in 3.5km via the Serendipity exit track, a leisurely 2km paddle down the Wollangambee River canyon to the big bend exit. Then the 3km relatively easy uphill walk back to cars. You need lilo, wetsuit/thermals (water might be cold after rain) and lunch, dry clothes etc in dry bag. Limit: 8. Map: Wollangambee.
WalkID: 76
17 Dec (Wed) 1970: XMAS WALK & LUNCH AT INGAR PICNIC AREA (E) First of all we will walk to the plane crash site just to stretch our legs. 7km before lunch- then swim and maybe some other short walks in area. This is our usual xmas lunch which we share together. Limit: 16. Map: Jamison.
WalkID: 43
18-19 Oct (Sat-Sun) 1970: T3 TRACK TO COLO RIVER (M) Help Friends of the Colo stop the advance of lantana further into the wilderness! An overnight walk to the Colo River. The walk is on a track but involves 500 metres of descent and ascent- sometimes steep. Camp on sand in delightful surroundings near Tootie Creek- while spending an afternoon and a morning seeking and destroying lantana plants. L Limit: 12. Map: Mountain Lagoon.
WalkID: 2929
18 Feb (Sun) 2018: BIG CRATER CREEK EXPLORE (M-Exp, Scrub wet feet) Descend Jack Evans Track, cross Erskine Creek and negotiate our way down stream to pristine Big Crater Creek. Explore upstream, with swims and lengthy breaks to the north flowing tributary and perhaps make our way up that smaller creek for a short distance. This walk was amended from an earlier attempt due to fire hazard. Approx 6km 120m climb and 50% off track. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 225
18 Jul (Sat) 2009: Blue Gum Forest/Pierces Pass (M, M) A slow paced walk on tracks. A very steep descent to the Blue Gum Forest then follow the Grose River for a couple of hours to the junction of the track to Pierces Pass. Rock Hop across the Grose River and plod slowly up a steep hill to our cars. Do not sign up for this walk if you are not used to climbing a long steep hill. Bring plenty of water. (Car Pooling) Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1240
18 Nov (Sun) 2012: Bomaderry Creek [Nowra] (E) A leisurely circuit walk along this creek with lovely rainforest, rocks, overhangs and trees. 5km. A gem amongst suburbia. Possibly do Ben\'s Walk along the Shoalhaven River afterwards. Can combine with my walk on the 17th and stay with me at my sister\'s house at Oak Flats. Limit: 12. Map: 'Walks in the Shoalhaven' .
WalkID: 1017
18 Feb (Sat) 2012: CORKSCREW CANYON (H) This one got rained out last year, so here goes. It\'s N. of the Bell Rd. in the Bowen Creek system and promises to be spectacular. Longish walk out along Range Hill. Expect a few abseils, up to 20 metres. Bring harness, helmet and wetsuit. Rope fee applies. Limit: 8. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 697
18-19 Dec (Sat-Sun) 2010: DUMBANO CREEK (M) Two day canyon trip on Dumbano Creek. Walk and scramble down the south branch through some lovely canyon, camp in an overhang and walk out first thing Sunday morning. No abseils. A 4WD would be appreciated by the leader. Limit: 6. Map: Wollangambe.
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WalkID: 3304
18 Feb 2019 (Mon) 2019: ELECTRONIC NAVIGATION TRAINING (Training) A series of 90 minute evening adult ed sessions to improve confidence in the use of computer navigation tools and several other apps. Topographic map reading with practical tips for off-track navigators to plan and navigate for off-track bushwalking. Topics outlined in meeting details. Attendance will be given to iphone users, but more importantly to aspiring and current leaders. When you book in nominate how many extra walks you intend to lead in the next twelve months! Third monday of the month 7:30 private home in Springwood. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 2566
18 Feb (Sat) 2017: ERSKINE CREEK LILO (E-M, steep track) Lilo down Erskine Creek from the Pisgah Rock to the Jack Evans track. You must have a serviceable lilo. If the water is too low or the weather is cool, we'll walk to Dadder Cave instead. There is a steep descent down the pisgah rock track, but we can use a handline if necessary. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 1582
18-21 Apr (Fri-Mon) 2014: ETTREMA GORGE (M-H-Exp) Enter Ettrema Gorge from The Jumps on the Tolwong Road and walk down Bullfrog Creek to Ettrema Creek. Walk down stream through Sentry Box Canyon. Exit gorge via Myall Ridge with excellent views from up top. Distance approx.: 26 km Elevation approx.: 1,200m Limit: 6. Map: Touga & Nerrriga .
WalkID: 1341
18 May (Sat) 2013: EVANS CROWN (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks and through trackless open forests, about six klms with 200 metres of ascent & descent. Scramble about on huge granite boulders, visit caves and meander through superb forests. Just wander where it looks interesting. Lunch at Tarana Pub or bring your own to eat outside the pub. Limit: 16. Map: Tarana.
WalkID: 130
18 Apr (Sat) 2009: EXPLORING NARROW NECK REVISITED (M) Walk No. 1 We ran this series of walks a while ago, but since then we've had a few more adventures and discovered a little more. The first walk is a cut-down version of the 4 Passes Walk. Walk from the locked gate to the fire tower, then find Harmil Ledge, down Glen Raphael Head,across the valley to Dunphy's Pass, then through the swamp to the road. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2049
18 Oct (Sun) 2015: FAULCONBRIDGE TO WINMALEE (H-Exp, Scrub Cliffs?) Rainforest, waterfalls, rock outcrops and adventure can be expected on this walk just north of Springwood. From Faulconbridge Point car park we walk halfway along the fire trail to enter the bush on the spur opposite spot height 448 and then descend SE via an extensive rock outcrop and gully complex into the rainforest of Faulconbridge Creek, thence emerging onto Chapman Ridge near spot height 402. We will descend into Springwood Creek using a north facing spur and after heading about 700m downstream we will ascend a south facing spur onto Springwood Ridge. Thence an old fire trail and interesting gentle SE spur towards Blue Gum Swamp Creek and parked cars at the end of Whitecross Road. Car shuffle required. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 1846
18-19 Apr (Sat-Sun) 2015: FINISH OF THE B-B (M) Overnight in cabins. Day 1. Walk from Otford South, via Wodi Wodi Track to Seacliff Bridge. Day 2. Coalcliff to Berambi via the Coastal Track. Limit: 12. Map: Wollongong Tourist Map.
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WalkID: 2586
18 Feb (Sat) 2017: GLENBROOK (M) WALK CANCELLED DUE TO HEAT Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 1334
18 May (Sat) 2013: GREEN GULLY TO LITTLE RIVER (M-H) Over Tinpot Hill and down to the Cox's River, then on to Little River, which is a real gem. Time to explore, then on to the Six Foot Track and finish at Megalong Road. One of the best river walks in the Blueys. Longish day, but all on tracks and no huge ascents. Limit: 10. Map: Jenolan.
WalkID: 3152
18 Aug (Sat) 2018: GROSE HEAD SOUTH AND BEYOND (M) A 12km walk to the top of Grose Head South starting at Winmalee and then descending to Yarramundi. This walk is all tracked with an elevation gain/loss of 230m/390m and has some great views along the way. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood/Kurrajong .
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WalkID: 2994
18 Mar (Sun) 2018: HISTORIC SAWMILL - FAULCONBRIDGE (E-M, scrub) A half-day walk to the location of the famed sawmill on Linden Creek. We walk down the route of the funicular (long gone) to the remnants of a sawmill used to cut logs for telegraph poles in the early 1900's (allegedly). Return via a track to St Georges Crescent. Suitable for new members, but there is some rock scrambling. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 3228
18 Oct (Thu) 2018: HISTORIC SAWMILL - FAULCONBRIDGE (E-M) HISTORIC SAWMILL A half-day walk to the location of the famed sawmill on Linden Creek. We walk down the route of the funicular (long gone) to the remnants of a sawmill used to cut logs for telegraph poles in the early 1900's (allegedly). Return via a track to St Georges Crescent. Suitable for new members, but there is some rock scrambling and scrub. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 520
18 Sep (Sat) 2010: KATOOMBA/KEDUMBA PASS (E, E, Volunteer) For those who put their name down as a volunteer to help NPWS survey walkers in these vicinities here is your chance. Base of Golden Stairs, Scenic Railway, road junction of Kedumba Pass (experienced walkers needed here) and STP access Road. Teams will be made up of 2 but as it will be a long day so we are hoping to break the time into 4 hour lots. This means we need 16 people for the 4 venues. Supplies for the day are provided by NPWS. Food, ID shirts, first aid kits etc. For more info phone Gail. Map: Katoomba Limit: 16 Limit: 16. Map: Katoomba & Jamison Valley.
WalkID: 2718
18 Jun (Sun) 2017: LAPSONE ZIG-ZAG (E-M) Walking from Lapstone Hotel car park, we skirt Glenbrook Lagoon, look over Lennox Bridge, and take bush tracks to Margie's and Elizabeth Lookouts. Then a long descent to beneath the amazing sandstone Knapsack Bridge, and up to the zig-zag for a detailed account of the engineers' difficulties in 1850 in getting trains up the east side of the mountains. We follow part of the formation and take roads back to the Hotel for a low-cost pub lunch (optional, of course). Limit: 20. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 212
18 Jul (Sat) 2009: Lawson-Dantes Glen-Empire Pass-Frederica Falls-Law (E, E) We shall do the induction course first at the parking area in the shellter shed and then the walk after,this is a very pretty walk about 7km all up with water falls and a view. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1157
18 Aug (Sat) 2012: MEDLOW BATH CIRCUIT (E-M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks (some seriously overgrown) about 6km with 200m descent/ascent. Expansive views of the Megalong Valley. Descend superb ancient stone staircases and a ladder, then traverse a narrow track below soaring cliffs to the Colliseum. Phone before 7pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2611
18 Jan (Wed) 2017: MOUNT KOSCIUSKO FROM THREDBO (E-M) Chairlift and then walk to summit. Limit: 8. Map: Mount Kosciusko. Peaks bagged: 1
WalkID: 2379
18 Jan 2017 (Wed) 2007: MOUNT TATE, KOSCIUSKO NP (H) A 50 Peaks Walk - for those staying at Charlotte Pass. A repeat of our popular circuit walk from Guthega Dam (1,560m) to Consett Stephen Pass, then Mount Tate (2,068 m). This area is less-walked than elsewhere in Kosciusko National Park. Great views in all directions from Mount Tate. The descent can involve a bit of scrambling through mint bush. Approx. 12km. Limit: 12. Map: Geehi Dam. Peaks bagged: 1
WalkID: 1022
18 Jan (Wed) 2012: MT WILSON (E-M) We are going to walk down the Wollangambe River from the big tree to the first swim section. Thermals, quick dry shorts,volleys and a dry bag required. This should be a fun day. Limit: 12. Map: Mt Wilson.
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WalkID: 1507
18 Aug (Sun) 2013: NEPEAN RIVER AT PENRITH (E-M, paddle) From Tench Reserve boat ramp at Penrith, kayak or canoe 6km up the Nepean River. Walk 900m to Euroka clearing and return. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith or street directory.
WalkID: 1025
18-19 Feb 2012 (Sat-Sun) 2012: NEWNES PLATEAU (M) Heart Attack and Surefire Canyons. Walk in and set up a camp. Descend Heart Attack return to the camp and do Surefire the next day then walk out. A fair bit of track walking but two good canyons. Abseiling, scrambling etc and about 20km of walk. Limit: 6. Map: Mt Morgan.
WalkID: 2331
18 Jun (Sat) 2016: NOBLE CANYON, GLOW-WORM TUNNEL (E) An easy paced walk, mostly on tracks. Wander through Noble Canyon, a dry canyon. Reach your arms out and touch both sides of the canyon walls, with sensational cliffs overhead. Spectacular views of the Wolgan Valley. Photographers: very dim light in the canyon. After returning to our cars we'll take a short drive to walk a km or so to the Glow Worm Tunnel where a torch is ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL!!! Leaving the tunnel we'll wander through another short canyon before rejoining the main trail back to the cars. 4WD may be required if it's been raining. Merryn C and Selena W selenaestelle@bigpond.com Limit: 12. Map: Cullen Bullen.
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WalkID: 1763
18 Oct (Sat) 2014: NORTH KATOOMBA (E) NPWS - Spring 2014 Great Grose Weed Walk Katoomba Creek - North Katoomba (8am to 5pm) Continue this fantastic weeding work in Katoomba Creek. A full day of remote walking & weeding in another remote section of Katoomba Creek. Wading will be necessary. Experience required. Bookings needed by 2/10/2014 Limit: 0. Map: .
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WalkID: 1662
18 Jun (Wed) 2014: NPWS - GROSE VALLEY SIGN INSTALLATION (M) This is a full day & involves walking in along Govetts Creek with NPWS staff & helping with totem installation at 5 different locations. Signs are being slung into spot by helicopter. NPWS will provide morning Tea & lunch. Full safety briefing will be undertaken by Park Air. All volunteers will need to have a current NPWS Volunteer Agreement in place. This can be done on the day. More details available for those interested. Limit: 8. Map: .
WalkID: 1716
18 Oct (Sat) 2014: ROCK ISLAND WILDFLOWER WALK (M) A bushwalker\'s dream!!! A short walk in to a different world. Think rock pagodas, rainforest, gullys and views across a landscape called The Land Time Forgot. Expect wildflowers in abundance!!! Off-track walk, with some rock scrambling. Limit: 12. Map: Mt. Morgan and Rock Hill.
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WalkID: 1856
18 Apr (Sat) 2015: SPIT BRIDGE TO MANLY (M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks, magnificent harbour views all day. We shall take a detour to visit Crater Cove along a little known bush track. About 12 km with no significant hills. Book online please. Limit: 12. Map: Sydneys Best Harbour & Coastal Walks.
WalkID: 3126
18 Jul (Wed) 2018: SPRINGWOOD (E) VICTORY & SASSAFRAS GULLY TRACKS.(E) A classic walk from Faulconbridge to Springwood. Car shuffle. Bring a thermos and something for morning tea. A half day walk. Limit 12. Map Springwood. Andy C. 47587787. macandy@iprimus.com.au Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 1850
18 Jan (Sun) 2015: SPRINGWOOD MORNING JAUNT (M, 3) Sunday early morning leg stretch series. Two hours of mostly rainforest walking at a steady pace from Springwood shops down the Wiggins track and then up Magdala Creek. approx 7km all on track with 200m down and 200m relatively gentle up. Afterwards reward yourself with coffee or breakfast at a Springwood cafe and then get on with the rest of your day. Please book using club website before Friday. Details will be emailed back on Saturday. Limit: 10. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 2700
18 May (Thu) 2017: ST ALBANS (M) Mountain bike ride along Jacks track in Yengo National Park. Starts at St Albans, 2 km dirt road, then fire trail for 22 km, then 10 km bitumen back to St Albans. Woosey riders can just do the 10 km each way on the bitumen. Drive to Wisemans Ferry, upon arrival at the town, turn left and take the Webbs Creek ferry, not the Wisemans Ferry. Both get you to St Albans, but the left one has a bitumen road while the right one has a narrow dirt road. Jacks track starts with a big uphill that you will walk. The rest of it is fine and the views are great. Bring morning tea and water. Nice lunches at the historic St Albans pub. Could be a late lunch. Limit: 16. Map: St Albans.
WalkID: 2533
18 Nov (Fri) 2016: SUN VALLEY (E) A short (2 hours) mindful meditative walk in Sun Valley on Friday. I am running this silent walk as part of a U3A class in meditation and relaxation that I teach, but I am opening it to anyone in the Club with a meditation practise. We need a bit of calm! Bring some morning tea to share afterwards, and something to sit on. Give me a quick ring to confirm. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 466
18 Apr (Sun) 2010: TERRACE FALLS (E, E) This is an ideal half-day walk if it\'s a hot day. It will take us through shady rainforest and cool gullies with the possibility of cooling off in Bedford Pool. Bring some morning tea and experience the waterfalls in southern Hazelbrook. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1730
18 Oct (Sat) 2014: THE FIVE FERRIES WALK (E-M) A leisurely paced walk on cycle tracks and quiet suburban roads. Combine a 13 km walk with no significant hills with five rides on Sydney Ferries whilst exploring the shoreline of the Parramatta River and all for a $2:50 concession ticket, younger members will need to buy a Day Tripper Ticket. If you have never walked over the Gladesville Bridge this is your opportunity to do so, phone before 7:00pm please Limit: 12. Map: Gregory's Sydney Road Maps.
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WalkID: 1206
18 Jul (Wed) 2012: THE TESSELLATED PAVEMENT [Mt Irvine] (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks through forests to an area of stunning tessellated rock. After lunch we shall attempt to explore the area below the tessellations that should provide excellent views of cliff faces. About 5km (depending on how far we explore) with no significent hills. Limit: 12. Map: Wollangambe.
WalkID: 3065
18 Aug (Sat) 2018: TINPOT HILL-COXS R.- LITTLE R. (M) A beautiful section of the Cox, with tall casuarinas and grassy banks. We'll walk up the Cox, admire the granite slabs and exit via the Six Foot Track. Car shuffle required! Limit: 10. Map: Jenolan and Hampton.
WalkID: 547
18 Sep (Sat) 2010: TINPOT HILL/IRONPOT MOUNTAIN/IRONMONGER SPUR (E) An easy paced walk on tracks in the Megalong Valley. Only one short hill and then glorious views over the Wild Dogs and Kanangra area. Interesting rock formations, axe sharpening grooves, rock orchids and lots more. Limit: 16. Map: Jenolan.
WalkID: 292
18 Aug (Tue) 2009: Wentworth Falls (M, M) Falls Fitness Walks (see 11 August entry for details) Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 44
18 Oct (Sat) 1970: SCULPTURES BY THE SEA (E) On the cliffs between Bondi and Clovelly- this is an annual event. We'll park at Clovelly- have a swim and snorkel in the lagoon- then walk the cliff-top path to the Sculptures by the Sea. L Limit: 12. Map: Sydney Harbours Best Day Walks by Katrina O'Brien..
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WalkID: 1786
19 Nov (Wed) 2014: GLENBROOK (M) This is a walk in the lower mountains, walking the Glenbrook Creek from the Duck Hole to The Wog Hole. Time for swimming and relaxing. Distance 5-6 km, ascent & descent 100m. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 2927
19 May (Sat) 2018: 4 HEADS AND A MINE (M-H) Asgard, Ikara, Thor and Vallhala Head, plus Asgard Mine. A circular walk at Mt. Vic. Great views into the Grose Valley and mostly on track. A longish walk in spectacular country. Limit: 10. Map: Mount Wilson.
WalkID: 632
19 Sep (Sun) 2010: BAR-B-QUE BREAKFAST (E) Help me celebrate my 100th activity as a leader. Bar-b-que brekky at Gordon Falls followed by a short walk to the Pool of Siloam then join in some fun competitions with prizes. Limit: 20. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1267
19 Jan (Sat) 2013: BARRENJOEY TO MONA VALE (M) This is the first of a series of walks from BARRENJOEY TO BELLOMBI. About 150km in all, seeing the Northern Beaches, Watsons Bay, Bondi to La Perouse, Botany Bay N.P., Cronulla and the Royal, then after Otford, the last stretch into Wollongong. Walk 1. Barrenjoey-Palm Beach-Avalon-Mona Vale. Mostly on tracks, with some beach walking and always time to enjoy a swim. Public Transport-Seniors or Day Tripper. Come on one or all ten walks!!! Approx. 13.5km. Limit: 10. Map: Bushwalks in the Sydney Region, Vol. 1.
WalkID: 736
19 Jan (Wed) 2011: BIRRABANG CANYON (E-M) This is just such a delightful walk through canyon, for a hot summers day, with lots of yabbies and fern filled overhangs, perfect if you have the kids or grandchildren in the holidays. They need to be 12 years and over. You will need thermals & volleys and water proof pack. Limit: 12. Map: Mt Wilson.
WalkID: 1129
19 Apr (Thu) 2012: BLACKHEATH: GRAND CANYON (E-M) Leisurely paced walk on track. One of classic walks of Blue Mountains. Track is currently closed for renovations but will be open for Easter and school holidays. Grab this opportunity to walk this iconic track. Who knows when it will re-open permanently? Please phone before 7pm. Limit: 16. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1673
19 Jul (Sat) 2014: BLUE GUM FOREST (M) Slowly descend the Docker Buttress to the Blue Gum Forest. As Pieces Pass is currently closed we can not do the classic traverse this year. Instead we shall spend about three hours just wandering and resting in the Blue Gum Forest area before returning to our vehicles back up the Docker Buttress. The climb up the Docker Buttress will be a very slow plod so don\'t sign up for this walk if you want to rush up. Limit: 12. Map: Mount Wilson & Katoomba.
WalkID: 138
19 Mar (Thu) 2009: Circular Quay to Waverton (E) Walk from Circular Quay over the Harbour Bridge ( it is its Birthday) onto Kirribilli and Waverton then catch the ferry back. This is all for $2.50 if you are old enough. Limit: 10. Map: Katrina O'Brien Book.
WalkID: 647
19-20 Feb 2011 (Sat-Sun) 2011: COAST TRACK, ROYAL NP (E-M) (re-scheduled - will now be warm enough to swim!) Overnight pack walk along the Coast Track in the Royal National Park, enjoying some of the most spectular views around Sydney. We will catch the train from Sutherland to Otford, descend through Burning Palms and proceed to our overnight camp at Era. Next day continue on to Bundeena for a ferry ride to Cronulla & train back to Sutherland. If you are new to overnights, this would be a great place to start! Book in early as we need to reserve and pay for a campsite ($5). Limit: 20. Map: Royal NP CMA .
WalkID: 329
19-20 Sep (Sat-Sun) 2009: COLO RIVER (M, M) Overnight walk to the Colo River at Mount Townsend Bend. The walk in is only 2 hours, but be prepared for a steep 400 m descent, no track, and a wade across the river. This is a weed-control activity, in conjunction with Friends of the Colo, suitable for beginner bush-regenerators – or just bludging. Camping is on a beach, with shared camp-oven dinner. Limit: 8. Map: Mountain Lagoon.
WalkID: 910
19-22 Nov (Sat-Tue) 2011: COLO RIVER (M-H, M-H) Travel the Colo gorge on packrafts from Canoe Creek to Bob Turners Track, with the Friends of the Colo. On the way check for willows, tree of heaven and cape ivy. For experienced wilderness walkers and paddlers. We will be travelling on pack-rafts, with rock hopping necessary around rapids. Steep 500m descent but easier climb out on track. Limit: 8. Map: Colo Heights, Mtn Lagoon.
WalkID: 487
19 Jun (Sat) 2010: CONSTANCE GORGE (M, M) Last year the walk went, but we didn't. (A bug from our Grandson). In via the Tiger Snake track, then thru the gorge to the crest of the ridge where it meets with Zobel Gully. May get wet feet. Limit: 10. Map: Mt. Morgan and Cullen Bullen .
WalkID: 2688
19 Aug (Sat) 2017: DARKS CAVE (M) Short walk to historic cave, with a warm fire. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 264
19-22 Jun (Fri-Mon) 2009: Deua National Park (M, M) 4WD adventure weekend.Fri night camp at Araluen(or meet sat morn) Sat travel to bendethra valley via Merricumbene fire trail(approx 4 hrs) then set up camp and explore before happy hour and a roaring fire.Sun morn more exploring and walk to bendethra caves(7km return med grade).Sun arvo leave the valley via Dampier Mt fire trail(approx 2.5 hours)and camp at Berlang camp area(another happy hour).Mon morn walk to The Big Hole and Marble Arch(13 km return,med grade)Mon arvo return home via Braidwood.Fire trails around Bendethra are not to rough but are very steep,some shallow creek crossings.Only fully equip 4WD with experienced drivers.Trip is weather dependent due to steepness of the hills.May be some spare seats available Limit: 5. Map: Sth Coast Forest Map.
WalkID: 2097
19-21 Feb 2016 (Fri-Sun) 2016: DUNNS SWAMP (E-M) Dunns Swamp which is on the Cudgegong River east of Rylstone. A weekend car camp of doing as much as you want, some short walks, canoeing, liloing, swimming, birding and of course those photos. There are Rock Houses and caves to explore, and Aboriginal Art too. Limit: 20. Map: Olinda.
WalkID: 1135
19 Dec to 10 Jan (Wed-Thu) 2012: EVEREST CIRCUIT - NEPAL (M-H) This fantastic 22 day guided/supported trek takes in Gokyo Lakes/Ridge (5483m), the Cho La Pass (5420m) and Kala Pattar (5545m) for awesome views of Everest. Accommodation is predominately permanent or wilderness campsites with some use of lodges and hotels. The trip is carefully paced for acclimatisation. Christmas Day is a rest day in Namche Bazaar. The crossing of the Cho La Pass on 1 Jan is an awesome way to celebrate the New Year! It is winter so the conditions will be cold and you will need to ensure you have adequate gear. Low humidity means clear skies. There will be far fewer tourists on the trails than in the peak trekking season of October/November. Frequent cardio training is required for at least 3-6 months prior to departure to ensure adequate fitness. I will be running a number of walks for fitness training. You will be responsible for making your own bookings and travel arrangements. Total cost is around $5500-$6000 for trip bookings, flights, visas and any extra gear you may need to buy. World Expeditions provide warm sleeping gear and a down jacket. You need to arrive in Kathmandu no later than 20 December. More info on the World Expeditions Website: http://tinyurl.com/3fnn68f Limit: 16. Map: Nepal.
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WalkID: 3295
19 Dec (Wed) 2018: FAULCONBRIDGE (E-M) A half day walk: From Highland Road Faulconbridge, a spur to Linden Creek, a side creek to remains of a Steam Driven Sawmill, then down stream through rain forest to aboriginal spear sharpening groves in Linden Creek, up a spur through Casuarinas to St Georges Crescent. A car shuffle. Bring morning tea. Limit: 10. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 961
19 Nov (Sat) 2011: FIVE FERRIES WALK (E-M) Combine a 10km walk with no significant hills with 5 rides on Sydney Ferries, whilst exploring the shoreline of the Parramatta River and all for $2.50 concession. Younger members will need to buy A DAY TRIPPER TICKET. Limit: 12. Map: Sydney UBD.
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WalkID: 3178
19 Sep (Wed) 2018: GLENBROOK (E-M) This will be a slower walk with no rushing to be done over the whole day. Walking from Glenbrook out to Lennox Bridge, Marges Lookout, Elizabeth Lookout then down across and under Knapsack Gully Bridge and on to the Little Zigzag. Then across to Dark's Common and the Bluff Lookouts and back to Glenbrook. Distance about 10km with some downs and ups. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 1044
19 Jan (Thu) 2012: GRAND CANYON (E, E/M) Abseil into the canyon or just walk the tourist track above on one of the best walks in the mountains. 5 kms. Abseilers must have helmet and gear etc. Wetsuit recommended. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 636
19 Jul (Mon) 2010: GRAND CANYON (E-M) Now the canyon is open again, we will walk in at Neates Glen through the Grand Canyon and out at Evans Lookout. Limit: 15. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 543
19 May (Wed) 2010: HAT HILL/BALD HEAD/BENNETT LOOKOUT (E-M) An easy paced walk on tracks, some rough, mostly through forests. The magnificent views of the Upper Grose Gorge and Hanging Rock only come into sight during the final 50 metres. Limit: 12. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 3296
19 Jan (Sat) 2019: HAZELBROOK SOUTH (E) The walk starts near the eastern end of Valley Rd Hazelbrook at Heron Place and descends to Bedford Pool steeply on a good track, crosses Bedford Creek there and continues south to Lester Pool that is good swimming. From there, we traverse a rough but quite flat track made nine months ago to another but unnamed swimmable pool, our final destination. We then return. Total time on Saturday morning: 3.5 hours. Limit: 20. Map: Katoomba 8930 - IS.
WalkID: 2730
19 Aug (Sat) 2017: INDUCTION WALK SPRINGWOOD (E-M) Prospective members! On Saturday right after lunch this is your opportunity for induction and a short walk. We will discuss how the club operates, what happens when you book on a walk and safe bushwalking. This will be followed by afternoon tea and a walk down Sassafrass gully, along the rainforest of Sassafrass Creek and then up the Wiggins Track. Approximately 5km with 200m of descent and ascent. Steps and occasional slippery surfaces. All members are welcome. Takes about 3 or 4 hours all up. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 137
19 Apr (Sun) 2009: Jack Evans Track (E) In and out the Jack Evans Track. We will walk to Erskine Creek, will depend on who comes which way we will do this walk. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 2704
19-23 Jul (Wed - Sun) 2017: KAKADU NATIONAL PARK (M-Exp, Heat, Humidity, Insec) From Katherine we will make our way to Darwin via Jabiru visiting as many famous Kakadu places as possible. Expect fabulous scenery, amazing plants, astounding art work, swim in lovely pools above the escarpment and do a series of day walks (and possibly an overnight walk) in this world renown area. We will travel via 4wd vehicles to cover as much as possible in the park and camp most nights. Limit: 7. Map: .
WalkID: 730
19 Dec (Sun) 2010: KANUKA BROOK BURBLE (M, Off track) Early start from Glenbrook Station. Thence to the New Australian Hole, Red Hands Ridge. Smoko on the banks of Kanuka Brook at twin creek junction. Amble down stream along the rock flats of Glenbrook Creek and return via the New Australian hole. Plenty of opportunity for swims and rests at a series of wonderful places. Approx 4 hours walking in 30 minute intervals. May return via the Duck Hole if our chloachas get too hot. Book after 13 Dec Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 743
19 Feb (Sat) 2011: KATOOMBA (E) This is the 3rd Survey for National Parks on the Federal Pass & Mt Solitary Walking Tracks. You need to attend the briefing night if you wish to assist the club with this project. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 301
19 Aug (Wed) 2009: Kedumba Pass - Leura (M, M) This is a very intresting walk first we have just the best views then onto the track to the creek crossing for morning tea a bit more of a walk along the old road and then a climb up to the copeland pass with a very tricky step across then lunch in a beautiful angophora forest a bit more of a climb and out at Sublime point. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2504
19 Nov (Sat) 2016: LAWSON (E) Induction walk.9am start at Lawson Bowling Club car park. Please bring good walking shoes water 1 litre and lunch. Morning Tea provided. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1687
19 Oct (Sun) 2014: LEURA (E, E-M) Induction Talk & Walk. The compulsory induction talk for prospective members, followed by a pleasant walk on some of the lesser known tracks between Leura Cascades and the Three Sisters. Full members welcome to join the walk. 8-10km. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 267
19 Jul (Sun) 2009: Lithgow (E-M, E-M) Train trip to Lithgow. Visit Lithgow Court House (circa 1890), walk across impressive Hassans Walls, great views, lunch in private garden in Valley of Clwydd, follow pagoda ridge to Clarence & Zig Zag tourist railway. Limit 15. Dep Springwood 7.10am, arr Lithgow 8.44am. Dep Zig Zag 3.41pm, arr Springwood 5.05pm. Limit: 12. Map: Lithgow.
WalkID: 2723
19 Jul (Wed) 2017: LOCKLEYS PYLON AND YARDLEY CAVE (M) We will head out along the Lockley's Pylon track and then walk off track a short distance to the historic Yardley Cave where we will have lunch. The return walk is about 8kms with great views all day. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 282
19-20 Sep (Sat-Sun) 2009: MELONG AND TINDA CREEKS (M-Exp, M-X) Overnight walk in conjunction with the Friends of the Colo, to explore these tributaries of Wollemi Creek, and check for any willows. Will involve rockhopping and possibly some wading. Limit: 6. Map: Six Brothers.
WalkID: 2471
19 Nov (Sat) 2016: MERMAIDS POOL AND TAHMOOR CANYON (M-H) Deep swimming holes and a canyon, give this walk a lost world feel. Approx. 10klms. some off-track. Plenty of time for swimming. Limit: 12. Map: Bargo.
WalkID: 507
19-20 Jun (Sat-Sun) 2010: MOUNT ERSKINE (M-Exp, M-X) From the Oaks we follow a old fire trail which starts near the wheel, then via the Massif Ridge to reach Mount Erskine (and place a visitor book). Overnight in the large flat basin to the north. On Sunday return via Aquila Point. Exploratory ridge walking in the heart of the Erskine. No big hills but may be scrubby. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 2181
19-21 Feb (Fri-Sun) 2016: MT SOLITARY (M) Rock Art Restoration at Chinaman's Gap. Combined activity with NPWS. On Friday walk out to Mt Solitary and set up camp at Chinaman's. On Saturday, work in small teams removing graffiti from 3 shelters containing rock art, under the supervision of a rock art expert. Supplies and equipment for the work will be helicoptered in on Saturday, along with extra water and cakes. 6 volunteers from SBC will join 6 others, including 5 Aboriginal team members. Walk out on Sunday. To book contact Chris Banffy (NPWS) on 0428965171. For more info call me on 47843423. Limit: 6. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2314
19 Apr (Tue) 2016: MT VICTORIA (E-M) As I was the one to submit the ideal way back in 2011, I thought I would claim the 19th of April (the date of the first meeting in 1967) as my first 50 Peaks (mountain ) walk. This will be a easy and slow walk to start the the 50 PEAKS off. We will meet at Mt Victoria Railway Station, (trains were use a lot in those days) and then the walk will start. Walking to Mount Piddington 1093 meters high, then doing a walk to Fairy Bower, Coxs Cave and Dunn,s Leap, then back to Mt Piddington and to Witch's Glen and out Wilson's Glen. Descent and Ascents 250 metres. 8 to 9 kms. So come along and enjoy day out in our lovely Blue Mountains, the first of 50 peaks walks. Limit: 15. Map: Mt Wilson. Peaks bagged: 1
WalkID: 2323
19 May (Thu) 2016: MT. KAPUTAR, MT. LINSAY AND MT. DOWE (M) A 50 PEAK WALK!!! Limit: 12. Map: Kaputar Tourist Map. Peaks bagged: 3
WalkID: 1048
19 Feb (Sun) 2012: NEPEAN RIVER EAST RIDGE (M) Starting at Nepean Gorge Lookout near Mulgoa, we follow the East ridge of the Nepean Gorge to within sight of the Glenbrook Ck junction. Walk is north along fire trails. Stunning views at a couple of locations. A swim is possible for those who care to make a tricky descent to the Nepean River. Return via same route. Approx. 12 km. Limit: 15. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 1116
19 Feb to 20 Mar 2013 (Tue-Wed 2013: NEW ZEALAND (M) Do some or all. Week 1 - Fly to Queenstown to walk the Routeburn/Greenstone Circuit - 6 days - 21st to 26th Feb. Weeks 2 and 3 - Drive to Christchurch via Mt Aspiring NP, West Coast and Arthur\'s Pass. We hope to do some 3/4 day walks at Arthur\'s Pass and around Makarora as well as day walks. Week 4 - 4 day Banks Peninsula Walk near Christchurch - 16th to 19th March. Limit: 8. Map: various.
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WalkID: 2531
19 Nov (Sat) 2016: SATURDAY STROLL - LOCAL TRACKS (E, scrub) Peggy's pool is an old track very close to Faulconbridge Primary School. This is a short walk, we'll leave just after lunch, bring afternoon tea to share, and we'll be back before 5pm. Beginners, kids, family and anyone else you can drag along are welcome. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3052
19 May (Sat) 2018: SATURDAY STROLL - WHITECROSS, WINMALEE (E) A delightful walk into a Blue Gum forest at Winmalee. Start after lunch, we should be back by 3:30pm. All on tracks - who put these tracks in is a mystery. If you know, come and tell us! Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 1139
19 May (Sat) 2012: TARANA (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks and through trackless open forests. About 6km with 200m ascent/descent. Scramble about on huge granite boulders, visit caves and meander through superb forests. Just wander where it looks interesting. Lunch at Tarana Pub or bring your own to eat outside the pub. Please phone before 7pm. Limit: 16. Map: Tarana.
WalkID: 1102
19 May (Sat) 2012: TEMPLE OF DOOM (M-Exp) An exploration of a pagoda complex out on the edge of Newnes Plateau. Not a long walk, but may prove to be adventurous. Time permitting, will explore pagodas close by. No great ascent or descent, but could be some scrambling, as there are no tracks. Limit: 10. Map: Cullen Bullen.
WalkID: 1195
19 Sep (Wed) 2012: THE THREE CAVES WALK (E-M) A leisurely paced walk mostly on tracks about 6km with around 300m of ascent and descent. Visit Cox\'s Cave then climb up to Mount Piddington followed by a descent to Dunn\'s Leap and Ferris Cave, then a steep climb on an eroded track back up to the fire trail. Next walk out to Hourn\'s Point and traverse over the hillside to Witches Cave, then climb up to Mount Piddington and descend via The Grotto to our vehicles. This second visit is to accommodate members who cannot walk on Saturdays. Limit: 12. Map: Mount Wilson.
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WalkID: 2462
19 Oct (Wed) 2016: WENTWORTH FALLS (E) Kittyhawke Swampcare. 9.00-3.00. Combined 2016 Great Grose Weed Walk. Combined NPWS/SBC activity. Volunteers are needed to free this large swamp system of a huge variety of weeds and restore the habitat of the Giant Dragon Fly and the Blue Mountains Water Skink. It's been a long-term effort in conjunction with BMCC and more work is urgently needed. Lunch and morning tea(donated by Hominy) provided. Book direct with Lyndal on 4780 5623 or lsullivan@bmcc.nsw.gov.au by Tuesday 11th October. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba .
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WalkID: 1657
19-20 Apr (Sat-Sun) 2014: WOLLEMI NP (E-H-Exp, Grade 5) Colo Wilderness. Overnight pack walk incl. multiple abseils. Yep - middle of the long weekend. D1; 15km. Early start. Walking the familiar Boorai Ridge track to the Colo River, prior to walking up Woolshed Gully. Climbing up to an un-named ridge, to walk over to camp at spot height 476 for the night under clear skies. D2; 9km. Just SE of camp is a chimney-like watercourse directly above the Colo River, requiring abseiling inside an eroded geological fault/sill/intrusion exceeding 80m in height that was prominently viewed on the walk in. And Rise, out along Boorai Ridge. Ascension awaits and we can talk about a return vist. Or Second Coming and its dispensation as to Paradise. We shall carry two ropes. Helmets, please. Limit: 6. Map: Six Brothers, Colo Routes and Passes sketch map.
WalkID: 932
19-24 Sep (Mon-Sat) 2011: WOLLEMI WILDERNESS (M-H-Exp) A walk across the Wollemi from Glen Alice to Kings Waterhole via Gospers Mountain. Further research of a historic cattle route. Limit: 6. Map: Gospers Mountains, Wirraba.
WalkID: 1321
20 Mar (Wed) 2013: GLENBROOK (E-M) Walk from Railway Station to Glenbrook Creek and follow it down and out to Red Hands Cave and circuit. Creek walking, then all on tracks. Limit: 10. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 1234
20 Oct (Sat) 2012: ANZAC BRIDGE, ROZELLE & BLACKWATTLE BAYS (E) Excellant views of this section of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline. We shall finish the walk at the Sydney Fish Markets and enjoy a lazy fish lunch. About 5km with no hills; only the Anzac Bridge span. Limit: 8. Map: Gregory's Sydney Street Directory.
WalkID: 153
20 Apr (Mon) 2009: Big Walks Planning Evening (E) With busy lives it is difficult for people to find time to get away for overnight and longer walks. If you are a leader or an experienced overnight walker who wants to input into where we go and when then meet at my place to nominate places, plan & set dates for longer walks. Bring your calendar and a plate for a shared meal. Limit: 12. Map: na.
WalkID: 403
20 Feb (Sat) 2010: BIKE RIDE - Blackheath (E-M, E-M, 33 km) A leisurely ride with no serious hills, (I have to dismount and push the bike about 200 metres) to two outstanding lookouts. Firstly Mount Blackheath on the Shipley Plateau followed by a coffee break in Blackheath then cycle out to Baltzer Lookout for definitive views of Hanging Rock. Those wishing to do so can walk down to Hanging Rock and jump over a narrow gap to attain the rock. Photos will be taken of all members who reach the Base Jumping Ledge of Hanging Rock. These photos should be sensational. The ride is 50% on dirt roads (some rough and stony) and therefore more suitable for Mountain Bikes. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1420
20 Jul (Sat) 2013: BLUE GUM FOREST VIA LOCKLEYS PYLON (M-H) Classic winter walk to the iconic Blue Gum. Time to enjoy the forest, before returning the same way. Ascent/descent 600 metres. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba and Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 3042
20-21 Oct (Sat - Sun) 2018: BUNGONIA (Exp) NSW Bushwalking Annual Camp - Walks, workshops,talks and training on abseiling, navigation, first aid etc. Volunteers invited to put on day walks over the weekend and attendees can express interest in the various talks/training activities - see their website for details - bushwalkingnsw.org.au Limit: 200. Map: Gregory.
WalkID: 1392
20-21 Apr (Sat-Sun) 2013: CALLENDINA LOOP (M-Exp, Scrub & Cliffs) Early start from Linden past Mount Twiss with along an old fire trail. Cross Dawes saddles and descend 200m into the Callendina Loop to camp on Lawson Creek (10km tracked and 6km trackless). On Sunday continue down Lawson Creek to ascend the spur at the junction of Dawes and Lawson Creeks then return via the fire trail (5km trackless and 10km tracked). Views, rainforest and wilderness for experienced walkers Limit: 8. Map: Springwood, Katoomba, Kurrajong.
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WalkID: 896
20 May (Fri) 2011: CAPERTEE NP GLEN ALICE STAYIN’ ALIVE PARTY – Sat May 21 – Sun May 22, or Fri May 20 – Mon May 23 for those who can manage a longer break. Celebrations starting at 6.00 pm on Saturday. On a property recently acquired by NPWS, near Glen Alice. This is now part of the new Capertee National Park. In return for killing some willows on the property, NPWS have allowed Friends of the Colo to organize a weekend there. So … LET’S PARTY! Kids of all ages welcome. We have allowed for a 4 day weekend, for those who would like a longer break. Otherwise, come along for whatever period of time suits. Earliest arrivals will probably be after lunch on Friday; in particular, those taking part in the willow whacking on Saturday may find it more convenient to arrive on Friday. Bring: For Saturday night bring either a salad or dessert; Carol and Phil will provide meat/vege patties for the BBQ and champagne, tea and coffee making; BYO EVERYTHING ELSE (WATER, chair, plates, cutlery, drinking vessels, camping/overnight gear, food for the weekend); party music CD if you have something suitable (nothing funereal). Dress: Warm and comfy. Angel wings or ghost outfits appreciated. RSVP – Mon 16th May. We need to know numbers so we can organize food for the BBQ. You are welcome to reply later but you may need to bring your own BBQ food. You must let us know you are coming so we can tell you the combination for the lock on the gate. Accommodation. There is a house, adjacent cottage and a shed on the property, plus space for tents near the house as well as by the river, 400 metres away. There are a limited number of beds but most have been allocated to those who are not accustomed to camping so, everyone else, please bring your camping gear (if you have a difficulty with camping and would like a bed, talk to Carol). FoC Activities. Sat 21 – local willow whacking, 10 am - 4 pm; equipment and instruction provided by FoC. Sun 22 – wander down the Capertee River near Glen Davis, looking for willows; easy day walk, probably wet feet; 10 am – 4 pm. Sat 21 – a party of two - four to walk down a section of the Wolgan River, checking if any willows have survived recent treatment. Sat 21 – late arvo, balloon blowing up and putting up decorations (kids especially welcome). Map: Dunno
WalkID: 414
20-21 Mar 2010 (Sat-Sun) 2010: Colo River at Mount Townsend Bend (M, M) Overnight walk to Colo River at Mount Townsend Bend, to further treat the much-diminished cape ivy patch - and enjoy the magnificent surroundings. The walk in is only 2 hours, but be prepared for a steep 400 m descent with no track. Those not involved in cape ivy treatment can work on other weeds or simply enjoy a relaxed weekend by the river. Preference will be given to experienced herbicide spray operators or those willing to learn. Camping is on a beach, with shared dinner. In conjunction with Friends of the Colo. Limit: 8. Map: Mountain Lagoon.
WalkID: 1372
20 Apr (Sat) 2013: COLO RIVER AT PINCHGUT CREEK (H) This is a Friends of the Colo activity. A long day's walk visiting a spectacular part of the Colo Gorge, to check and treat a cape ivy patch. Steep rock scrambling involved. 500 metres descent and ascent. Limit: 5. Map: Colo Heights.
WalkID: 1038
20 Dec (Tue) 2011: DHARAWAL STATE COSERVATION  RESERVE (E) We will have morning tea at a lookout overlooking O'Hares Creek before we head down the hill to a great swimming spot on Stokes Creek for lunch. Return the same way. This is a tracked walk of approx 5km. Limit: 10. Map: Appin.
WalkID: 3310
20 Apr (Sat) 2019: EASTER WALK (M) A great walk around Mt. Vic. with great views and pagodas in the Upper Grose, THEN BACK TO OUR PLACE FOR AFTERNOON TEA. Limit: 12. Map: MT. WILSON.
WalkID: 1568
20 Apr (Sun) 2014: EASTER WALK; EXPLORE MT. VIC. (M) Mount Vic. as you\'ve never seen it. Forgotten walks, some history, some adventure, plenty of views and finish off with afternoon tea at the Fosters. Limit: 10. Map: Hartley and Mt. Wilson.
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WalkID: 1771
20 Sep (Sat) 2014: FESTIVAL OF WALKING - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The official opening of the 2014 Festival of Walking is being held at Euroka Clearing, Glenbrook. Springwood Bushwalkers is setting up a stall and we need volunteers to help man it. Our job will be to answer any questions from the public regarding bushwalking and promote our club at the same time. Maybe even sign up some new members. It goes from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Get there an hour early to set up. If you can spare a few hours on the day please email me.
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WalkID: 1934
20 Jun (Sat) 2015: Fortress Ridge, Leura (E) Fortress Canyon exit Lookout - Dr Dark\'s Cave This 10km walk has a few interesting lookouts and a little bit of history in Dr Dark's Cave Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 484
20 Mar (Sat) 2010: Geronimo Canyon (E-M, E-M, abseils) Canyon on the far side of Wollangambe. Wetsuits are required. There are a couple of abseils with awkward starts. From the Mt Wilson Fire station cross the Wollangambe, climb the other side at the tourist track and enter the creek from a side gully. The canyon is nice without being wonderful with one or two short swims. Walk back along a very pretty section of the Wollangambe. Not a long day. Limit: 6. Map: Wollangambe.
WalkID: 1256
20 Oct (Sat) 2012: GLENBROOK (M) Moderate paced walk on steep tracks including narrow cliff ledge with fun vine swing. Very nice cliff formations and tree roots growing over rocks. Also includes about 500m rock hop up knapsack creek. Not suitable for walkers with stability issues. No ropes necessary but has some areas that require sound footing. 300m ascent/descent. 8km distance. Leave 8:22 AM. Back by 1:12 PM. One tea break. Lunch after return. Limit: 16. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 1931
20 Jun (Sat) 2015: GOLDEN STAIRS/RUINED CASTLE (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks, descend the Golden Stairs then wander along a gentle track through a superb forest before climbing up an eroded track to the Ruined Castle for stunning views of the Jamison Valley, 10:5 km with 567 metres of descent and ascent. Slow Plod mode will be used going up the Ruined Castle and the Golden Stairs. Please book via the website. Limit: 10. Map: Jamison.
WalkID: 837
20 Aug (Sat) 2011: GOVETTS LEAP TO EVANS LOOKOUT. (M) An easy paced walk on tracks; descend Govetts Leap to Junction Rock, then climb up to Evans Lookout via The Horse Track. Do not sign up for this walk if you are not used to climbing a long, steep hill. This will be a long day, so bring plenty of water. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1117
20-23 May (Sun-Wed) 2012: ILLAWARRA (E-M) I will be staying in my sister\'s house with her daughter. It overlooks Lake Illawarra and the escarpment. Come for some or all of these dates [first in get the beds]and do various walks chosen to suit those present - leisurely pace. Many beautiful walks available from Nowra to Stanwell Park. Could arrive Sat as well. Wed evening we can go bush-dancing with the Wongawilli Band. Shared meals. Book in before end April or after 11th May. Limit: 10. Map: Various.
WalkID: 459
20 Mar (Sat) 2010: Induction Walk & Course (E, E) Please note: CHANGE OF WALK DETAILS as the Grand Canyon is closed till mid June 2010. We shall now do the walk from Govetts Leap to Pulpit Rock and return. is is a great short walk with the best of views. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 460
20 Mar (Sat) 2010: Induction Walk & Course (E, E) Please note: CHANGE OF WALK DETAILS as the Grand Canyon is closed till mid June 2010. We shall now do the walk from Govetts Leap to Pulpit Rock and return, this is a great short walk with the best of views. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 416
20 Mar (Sat) 2010: Induction Walk & Course Blackheath (E-M, E-M) We shall go and do the Grand Canyon & Neates Glen walking track and check out all the new track work that has been going on for months. This is a very pretty glen & gully with about 12 water crossings. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1403
20 Apr (Sat) 2013: KATOOMBA (M-H) Mt Solitary Traverse:A full day walk from King Tablelands to Narrowneck. Beautiful views.A good level of fitness required.approx 17km. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba, Jamison.
WalkID: 1035
20-27 Mar (Tue-Tue) 2012: KOSCIUSKO NATIONAL PARK (M) Round Mountain to Kosciusko mainly on fire trails some off track walking visiting new and hold huts. There will be a bus fee and camping fees to be advised. Starting from Round Mountain track head and continuing down on fire trails via Deuskos hut, Grey Mare hut, Valentines hut, White\'s River hut up onto the Rolling ground camp around Mount Twynam in a sheltered spot as we can find, and on to Kosciusko. May finish March 26. Limit: 8. Map: Mount Kosciusko, Khancoban, Eucumbene, Cabramurra.
WalkID: 1738
20 Aug (Wed) 2014: LONG ANGLE GULLY (M) Come and see the fantastic regrowth that has occurred since the fires.We will start at Singles Ridge and descend into the valley, climbing to a great spot overlooking Penrith Lakes for lunch. We will then descend back down into the valley and exit via Sun Valley. This 10km walk is all on fire trails or tracks with an 140m ascent and 200m descent. Limit: 10. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 222
20 Jun (Sat) 2009: Mount Piddington Circuit (E-M, E-M) Help me celebrate my birthday. An easy paced walk on tracks. Wander through an historic region whilst enjoying beautiful forests, soaring cliff faces and panoramic views of the Kanimbla Valley. (Short Car Shuttle) Limit: 20. Map: Mount Wilson.
WalkID: 746
20 Feb to 1 Mar 2011 (Sun-Tue) 2011: NAMADGI NP (ACT) (E-M-Exp) This is a walk in a new National Park for the leader, so will be all exploratory. (Am getting up dated maps of walks.) There will three different campsites, as you can only stay 3 nights at each site, with walks in all areas. At this time the first site Honeysuckle campground, second Orroral campground, and third Mt. Clear campground. Tents only in some, with camp fees. Please reply by the end of December, if interested, as I have to book the sites. Limit: 12. Map: Namadgi plus Topos.
WalkID: 2555
20 Jan (Fri) 2017: NATIONAL PARK GLENBROOK (E-M, Social) Meet at the National Park Glenbrook, for FOG Nursery at 9.00am. Hope fully we will have seeds to sow and be on our way to be successful in our new project. Bring the usual bush walk things etc. Limit: 25. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 646
20 Jul (Tue) 2010: NEWENS (M) A day walk to Gooch's Crater. A pleasant day walk. We will meet from the Zig Zag railway parking area and drive out to the start of the walk. We will view the "crater" from one of the viewing points and then drop down to an extensive over hang and Aboriginal site. This will be a quick walk we will not have time to explore further areas. Limit: 8. Map: Wollangambe.
WalkID: 1127
20 Apr (Fri) 2012: NORTH LAWSON (E) A 4/5 km walk called Empire Pass especially for children and grandchildren with lots of time for exploring, climbing and maybe even swimming at Frederica Falls. Unaccompanied adults welcome [but of course children will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult]. Beautiful rainforests and four waterfalls, including Dante\'s Glen. Leisurely pace. Limit: 15. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1355
20 Jul (Sat) 2013: PAGODA TRACK/GLOW WORM TUNNEL (E-M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks & firetrails, about 12 klms with 300 metres of descent & ascent. Stroll through open forests with splendid views of Pagodas and sweeping views of the Wolgan Valley. At the western end of the Glow Worm Tunnel we shall take a short detour into a pleasant canyon then walk through the Glow Worm Tunnel WHERE A TORCH IS ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL. We then traverse over a hill to reach the final steep uphill section back to our vehicles. This event is dependent on 4x4 or Suburu vehicles. Limit: 12. Map: Cullen Bullen & Ben Bullen.
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WalkID: 2132
20 Dec (Sun) 2015: PARADISE POOL - SUNDAY STROLL (E, swim) So - you have a second chance to do this - A very short trip down to a local swimming hole. If you've never been here, join us for the shortest bushwalk we do! I'm hoping it will be hot. Leave 12:00 - back by 3pm, bring lunch to eat by the pool! Limit: 8. Map: Springwood, Katoomba.
WalkID: 313
20-26 Jan 2010 (Wed-Tue) 2010: Snowy Mountains (E-M, E-M, Pack Walk) Day 1. Drive down to Dead Horse Gap, and walk into Cascade Hut, 8km. Day 2. Cascade Hut to Tin Mine, Carters Hut, 19km. Day 3. Tin Mine to Cowombat Flat, 17.5km, plus a side trip to Mt Pilot. Day 4 Rest Day, with a look for the source of the Murray River and the wreck of the RAAF DC3 aircraft. Day 5.Back to Tin Mine. Day 6. Back to Cascade Hut, with a side trip to Tin Mine Falls. Day 7. Back to cars & home. Limit: 8. Map: Thredbo & Suggan Buggan .
WalkID: 2050
20 Aug (Thu) 2015: SPRINGWOOD (M) Mountain bike ride, starts Springwood, down back roads to Sun Valley, along Rosenthals Lane, turn into Long Angle Valley, up to Long Angle Road, Singles Ridge Road. Then if you haven't had enough, ride around the Blue Gum Swamp circuit, and back to Winmalee and Springwood. About 25 km, all on roads or fire trails. No good for road bikes. There are a couple of hills, but you can walk if you can't ride. Bring morning tea. Limit: 16. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 3383
20 Mar (Wed) 2019: SPRINGWOOD (E-M) A half day walk: Sassaffras Gully, The Victory Track, Namantia Creek to Namantia Falls and return. This will be a shady walk, mostly in rain forrest and cooler if the weather is warm. Bring morning tea. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 449
20 Mar (Sat) 2010: SYDNEY HARBOUR NAT.PARK (M, M) Enjoy a day on the harbour,walking around North Head and the old Quarantine Centre.Swim at beautiful secluded coves,with a fish supper to finish.Public Transport.$2.50 all day for SENIORS. Limit: 12. Map: Harbour and Coastal Walks,Katrina O'Brien..
WalkID: 2325
20 May (Fri) 2016: THE GOVERNOR (M) A 50 PEAK WALK!!! Limit: 12. Map: Kaputar Tourist Map. Peaks bagged: 1
WalkID: 1725
20 Sep (Sat) 2014: THE LAPSTONE ZIG ZAG (E-M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks, visit Lennox & Knapsack Bridges and admire the superb stonework, wander through attractive forest\'s and gaze across the Penrith Plains, about 12 km with around 300 metres of ascent & descent. This second visit is to accommodate members that cannot walk on Wednesdays, phone before 7pm please. Limit: 16. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 2380
20 Jan 2017 (Fri) 2007: THE RAMSHEADS, KOSCIUSKO NP (M/H) A 50 Peaks Walk - for those staying at Charlotte Pass. An exploration of the Ramsheads, with an ascent of North Rams Head (2,177m) and Rams Head (2,190m). We start with a brief walk from the top station at Thredbo, then an off-track circuit with wildflowers, tarns, and great views - and usually very few walkers! Some scrambling involved, but not overly difficult. Hopefully better weather than our January 2016 walk! Limit: 12. Map: Perisher Valley. Peaks bagged: 2
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WalkID: 2157
20 Mar (Sun) 2016: WALKS FOR OUR NEXT PROGRAM Current and potential leaders, why not put a walk or two on the next program? If you haven't lead a walk or other outdoor activity for a while, then now is the time to put it on the next program. Simply log in and click the My Walks button to get started. Nominal deadline is the 20th of March and the program runs through to May. The weather is usually great for walking in Autumn. Its a great time of year for getting out and about. Go for it - remember our 50 peaks target starts in April as does 50 days of activities to celebrate 50 years of SBC.
WalkID: 372
20 Oct (Tue) 2009: Wentworth Falls (M, M) 21/2-3 hours continuous walking for fitness (water stops only). Shortcut Track, Princes Rock, Undercliff and National Pass. 8.30am start. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1228
20 Aug (Mon) 2012: WISEMANS FERRY (E) We are walking part of the Mill Creek Circuit and diverting to Group 6 art sites. This is a plesasant walk along Mill Creek and some cross country walking to the art site. If the members on the walk are willing we will walk to other art sites near by. The length of the walk is about 7k with about 390m elevation change. Limit: 8. Map: Gunderman.
WalkID: 417
20 Jan (Wed) 2010: Wollangambe River (E-M, E-M) We shall start the year of by getting wet in this beautfull creek shall go in by Joes Canyon and walk, swim, rock hop down stream to the canyon. May need thermals,volleys & packs water proofed. Limit: 12. Map: Mt Wilson.
WalkID: 2159
20-22 Feb (Sat-Mon) 2016: WOLLEMI CREEK (H) Lilo the lower part of wild Wollemi Creek (from Tinda Creek to the Crawfords track) searching for a historic stash cave. Steep half-day walks in and out, two nights on the river. A packraft would be an option if you have one, but it’d be of doubtful advantage as there is extended portaging unless the river is up a bit. Limit: 6. Map: Six Brothers.
WalkID: 2404
20 Aug (Sat) 2016: WOODFORD LAKE CIRCUIT (M-Exp, Scrub) From the observatory to the water tanks then down hill towards the dam wall. Short off track section below the dam to the junction with Hzelbrook creek where there is reputedly a large cave, then walk the edge of the lake. Cross a ridge and descend for lunch at Paradise pool. Follow a series of local paths and short off track sections to a series of lookouts and rock outcrops along Linden Ridge. 14km and 512m elevation changes. Approx 5km off track. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 897
20-29 Jun (Mon-Wed) 2011: YURAYGIR/BUNDJALUNG NP (M-Exp) We are doing the 4 day coastal walk from Angourie to Red Rock (66 km) and then spending 3 days doing daywalks in Bundjalung NP from a cabin base at Iluka.When we are doing the coastal walk we are also staying in cabins each night (to travel light)but camping is an option at both parks. We have booked our accommodation butif you would like to join us please let us know so that the necessary changes can be made. You would need to add travelling time up and back to the North Coast to these dates. Limit: 6. Map: NP publications.
WalkID: 1788
21 Feb (Sat) 2000: SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS (M) Saturdays walk is BOX VALE TRACK & THE FORTY FOOT FALLS (Medium) Distance 11km loop. Ascent / Descent 270m , with camping the night at BERRIMA. Sundays walk is SIXTY FOOT FALLS (Medium) Distance 10km loop. Ascent / Descent 270 m. Limit: 12. Map: Mittagong.
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WalkID: 1840
21 Jun (Sun) 2015: A BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO PHIL T. (E) Lockley\'s Pylon and the Pinnacles. This is a walk Phil loved, so come along, enjoy the bush and bring some food to share for a picnic lunch and some favourite memories and stories. Limit: 35. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 2162
21-22 May (Sat-Sun) 2016: BONNUM PIC (M-Exp, 3) A full moon special inspired by Gary Roberts. To coincide with the full moon we will turn this usually day walk into an overnighter camping on the spectacular knife-edge ridge that juts out into the Wollondilly Valley, Nattai NP. This will allow views back across to the Blue Breaks,Kanangra, Mt Colongs etc as the full moon rises. The walk to the Pic has a bit of everything - valley views, on-track walking, off-track walking, rock scrambling if you want to get to the end of the ridge and route finding. Distance 16km. Limit: 10. Map: Hilltop.
WalkID: 129
21 Mar (Sat) 2009: BOX CREEK FALLS (M) Try no. 2 after we were rained out on the last program. Kowmung River Trail-Gillespies Lookout-Box Creek Falls. A short walk in Kanangra-Boyd N.P. to a series of waterfalls and swimming holes. Some scrambling to get down to the bottom of the falls. Limit: 12. Map: Kanangra.
WalkID: 572
21 Jul (Wed) 2010: BRUCE'S WALK PART 2 (M) Wentworth Falls to Meadlow Bath & Grand Canyon if open. This is the second stage of this historic walk, with creek crossing and ridges to go up and over. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 355
21-25 Oct (Wed-Sun) 2009: Budawangs (M-Exp, M-X, Mountains) Currockobilly Mountain is the iconic guardian of the southern Budawangs, marking the top of the coastal escarpment. We have special access. Warm up trip: Explore the heathland of majestic Currockobilly mountain, and descend Collie Spur to a waiting car. Main trip is one of the classic NSW big bushwalks: Currockobilly, Wirritin Ridge, Belowra Creek, Yadboro Creek. Car shuffles. Limit: 8. Map: Budawangs Sketch, Broomen, Corang.
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WalkID: 690
21-23 Sep (Tue-Thu) 2010: CAPERTEE VALLEY (M) We have booked a house in the Capertee Valley. We are intending to do walks and mountain bike rides in the area. Cost $35 per night. Please ring to book Limit: 8. Map: Ben Bullen and Cullen Bullen.
WalkID: 2587
21-28 Jan 2018 (Sun-Sun) 2018: CHARLOTTE PASS (E-M-H) CHARLOTTE PASS. Join us for the 6th annual visit to stay at a private ski lodge in the heart of the Snowy Mountains. We are within walking distance of the 10 highest peaks in Australia plus lots of slightly lower peaks. Accommodation in a very comfortable lodge. We need to book and pay for the accommodation as soon as possible. Cost approx. $250 per person. Limit: 40. Map: Perisher, Geehi Dam.
WalkID: 101
21-22 Mar 09 (Sat-Sun) 2009: Colo River at Mt Townsend Bend (M) Medium overnight walk to Colo River at Mount Townsend Bend, with the primary purpose of treating the much-diminished cape ivy patch. The walk in is only 2 hours, but be prepared for a steep 400 m descent, no track, and a wade across the river. Those not involved in cape ivy treatment can work on other weeds in the area or simply enjoy a relaxed weekend by the river. Camping is on a beach, with shared dinner. Limit 8. Limit: 8. Map: Mountain Lagoon.
WalkID: 333
21-22 Nov (Sat-Sun) 2009: COLO RIVER AT PINCHGUT CREEK (M-H, M-H) An overnight walk and lilo trip, with a beautiful camping spot on a beach. The walk in is steep and rugged. Depending on the weather and inclination, the return on Sunday will be by the same route, or by liloing down the river to Canoe Creek and climbing out via the track. This is a joint activity with Friends of the Colo, and a few hours will be spent treating a cape ivy patch and some tree of heaven (involvement optional). Limit: 8. Map: Colo Heights.
WalkID: 465
21 Mar (Sun) 2010: Dantes Glen to Frederica Falls (E, E) This half-day walk follows the creek below Dantes Glen to Frederica Falls. We will be walking along Empire Pass through shady rainforest contrasting with the cascades of Frederica Falls. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 977
21 Sep (Wed) 2011: DHARUG NP (M) We have cancelled our MARRAMARRA NP walk and will do this one instead. This is an 11km tracked walk starting from Mill Creek to AREA 6 which is an interesting aboriginal engraving site. As we follow a creek initially and then climb onto a ridge we will see a good variety of spring flowers. If we have time we may visit some other sites that are close by. Afternoon tea will be at Wisemans Ferry. Limit: 8. Map: Gunderman.
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WalkID: 679
21 Aug (Sat) 2010: DOCKER HEAD TO DU FAUR HEAD RETURN (H) This is a half day fitness training walk. Approx 7km but with 2 x 500m plus ascents & descents. You need to phone me to register on this walk. 6.30am start. Limit: 6. Map: Mt Wilson.
WalkID: 944
21 Sep (Wed) 2011: EMPIRE PASS/ECHO BLUFF (E-M) An easy paced walk on tracks, visiting 4 waterfalls and passing through very attractive forests. Leaving Frederica Falls, we shall bypass a rough fire trail using a pleasant bush track, before traversing through a forest, to arrive at Echo Bluff. Here you can drop your inhibitions and yell your lungs out and be surprised by the resulting echo. After lunch, we will visit Fairy Falls, followed by an easy stroll back to the cars. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 845
21 May (Sat) 2011: ENGINEERS TRACK (M-H) Down the Engineers Track to Surveyors Creek, then up to Ikara Head and Girraween Cave. Walk down this iconic track (150+ years old ), then bushbash up to Ikara Head and our exit. Some off track walking! Limit: 10. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 1839
21 Feb (Sat) 2015: ERSKINE CREEK VIA PISGAH ROCK (M-H) HOPEFULLY, WE GET THERE THIS TIME!! A short, but steep walk will take us to the wonders of Erskine and the Big Pool. Clean water; beautiful cascades; we\'ll spend the day swimming and exploring the various pools. Some rock scrambling. Limit: 10. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 913
21 May (Sat) 2011: FLORABELLA PASS (E-M) An easy paced walk on tracks. Attractive forests, creeks, caves, a sink hole and no demanding hills. Limit: 15. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 2160
21 Jan (Thu) 2016: GLENBROOK (E, cycling) Cycle from Cowdery St Glenbrook across line south into Glenbrook Nature Area, chain up bikes and bushwalk down to Wog Wog pool on Glenbrook Creek between the Blue Pool and the Duckhole. Morning tea and swim in well flowing creek. Back to Glenbrook before lunch, further local ride if interested. Above only about 6 km, good tracks but wide tyres preferred, some scrambling near creek. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 2577
21 Jan (Sat) 2017: GLENBROOK (M) 12km walk all on tracks and fire trails. We will scramble up the Abseiler's track to Tunnel View lookout for morning tea then out to the Nepean River at Euroka for lunch, with time for a swim. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 1793
21 Jan (Wed) 2015: GRAND CANYON BY NIGHT (M) We\'ll walk in the twilight, have a light supper and wait for dark and the glow worms and maybe an owl. Bring a torch and something to share for supper. Limit: 12. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 2936
21 Mar (Wed) 2018: HARRIS HILL EQUINOX PICNIC - WENTWORTH FALLS (E) CANCELLED due to ill health and poor weather. Will do a rain check. Gourmet picnic to celebrate the equinox! A short esky-proof 250m walk with 50m ascent with a minor scramble from Kings Tableland road to the summit of Harris Hill. Harris Hill has one of the best views I know of in the Blue Mountains. The summit includes a large flat rock platform, suitable for languishing on picnic rugs. BYO gourmet picnic kit with food item to share. Best dish wins the highly coveted gourmet picnic trophy! Maybe a 3km prandial fire trail stroll to neraby Centre Mount? or just recover under a tree. Limit: 30. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1151
21 Jul (Sat) 2012: IRONPOT MOUNTAIN/IRONMONGER SPUR (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks and trackless open forests in the Megalong Valley. About 5km with 200m ascent/descent. Fabulous views of the Wild Dogs Range & the Kanangra area. Interesting rock formations, axe sharpening grooves, rock orchids and lots more, plus of course Ironpots. Phone before 7pm please. Limit: 16. Map: Jenolan.
WalkID: 2406
21 Aug (Sun) 2016: JEWEL OF LINDEN RIDGE (H, Scrub) This walk goes to the best rock carvings i have ever visited. Jennings track and then via fire trail, track and old faint track to the carvings, briefly explore the adjacent area and return the same way. 20km with 5km following a poorly defined trail includes two 250m ascents and descents so a longish day out for fit walkers. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood, Kurrajong.
WalkID: 711
21-27 Mar (Mon-Sun) 2011: KOSCIUSZKO NP (M-Exp) A week will be spent exploring by foot and mountain bike the Long Plain area of the Kosciuszko NP. The week’s activities will include: Riding along mostly management trails to visit some of the historic huts in the area. Walking in the Blue Waterholes and Yarrangobilly caves area. Relaxing in the thermal pool at Yarrangobilly or at the homestead. Our accommodation for the week will be the historic Currango homestead which is very central to the week’s activities. Cost is $25 pp per night. A deposit will be required when booking. Activities For Kosciuszko NP Trip based at Currango homestead 21-27March 1. Ride Currango to Pockets and Oldfields huts return approx. 30Km 2. Walk Explore Blue Waterholes area Nichols and Clarke gorge. Approx. 11 km 3. Ride Ghost gully to either Old Currango or Bill Jones hut 24 or 34 km 4. Ride and walk Cumberland Range Landers creek walk 28 km return 5. Ride Currango to Murrumbidgee River fire trail via Circuits hut and return to dam. This ride requires us to set up a car swap to avoid a very steep climb.25 km approx. 6. Walk Yarrangobilly Caves explore thermal soak? The above list is dependent on the condition of roads and access in the area. Changes may have to be made with consultation. Limit: 7. Map: Rules Point Tantangara Rendezvous Creek.
WalkID: 706
21-27 Mar (Sun-Sat) 2010: KOSCIUSZKO NP (M-Exp) A week will be spent exploring by foot and mountain bike the Long Plain area of the Kosciuszko NP. The week’s activities will include: .*Riding along mostly management trails to visit some of the historic huts in the area. *Walking in the Blue Waterholes and Yarrangobilly caves area. *Relaxing in the thermal pool at Yarrangobilly or over a glass of wine at the homestead. Our accommodation for the week will be the historic Currango homestead which is very central to the week’s activities. Cost is $34 pp per night. A deposit will be required when booking. Limit: 5. Map: Rules Point Tantangara Rendezvous Creek.
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WalkID: 3266
21 Nov (Wed) 2018: LAWSON (E-M) A half day circuit walk: Empire Pass: A walk in the catchment of Blue Mountains Creek: The highlights include Dantes Glen, the Pass itself, Frederica Falls, Echo Bluff & Fairy Falls. Bring morning tea. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1862
21 Feb (Sat) 2015: LINDEN RIDGE BASIN EXPLORE (M-Exp, Scrub) Descend the Jennings Track to Linden Creek and then (as per last Spring) we will follow the NW arm of the delightful rainforested un-named (Hermit?) creek up and via the spur to the south onto Linden Ridge. Explore the rock outcrop complex for heritage items near spot height 538 and the interesting basin and its exit waterfall. Return via Linden fire trail and the Jennings Track. According to Google Earth 10km and approx 600m up and the same down - though not all at once. This walk features many vegetation communities. Please book using the club web site. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 462
21 Apr (Wed) 2010: LION'S HEAD KING'S TABLELAND (E-M, E-M) This is the first time that I have taken the Wednesday walkers to this spot,the views from the Lions Head into the Kedumba Valley are just some of the best in this area. We shall also explore the pass that goes down into the Kedumba Valley where there is one of the biggest carns you will ever see, if you can find it. Returning the same way, the views even get better. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba /Jamison.
WalkID: 950
21 Sep (Wed) 2011: MARRAMARRA NP (M) In this circuit tracked walk we will descend to Marramarra Creek via Marramarra Ridge and return via Smugglers Ridge. This walk has some great views and the wildflowers at this time of year should be great.Distance is 17km. Afternoon tea will be at Glenorie Bakery. Please book after the 30th August. Limit: 8. Map: Cowan.
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WalkID: 3362
21 Feb (Thu) 2019: MT VICTORIA (M) Mountain bike ride Mt Victoria - Berghofers Pass - Hartley - Lawsons Long Alley - Mt Victoria. Cycle home or catch the train. Lawsons Long Alley is a dirt road then single track then a couple hundred metres walking and pushing the bike. Anyone not wanting to do this bit can ride up Hartley Vale Road. Forecast max 22C, possible light showers. Train 7:42 from Springwood, 7:25 Glenbrook. Limit: 16. Map: Hartley.
WalkID: 2324
21 May (Sat) 2016: MT. CORYAH AND MT. YULLUNDUNIDA (M) A 50 PEAK WALK!!! Limit: 12. Map: Kaputar Tourist Map. Peaks bagged: 2
WalkID: 872
21 May (Sat) 2011: NORTH LAWSON (E-M) Empire Pass and Beyond. Waterfalls, views and swamps will delight you on this beautiful walk. Some light scrub and a short scramble will have to be undertaken, but the effort will be rewarding Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 619
21-22 Aug (Sat-Sun) 2010: POINT CAMERON (E-M) Return to the campsite under the fabled dead tree. This area has it all - fantastic pagodas, views towards Pantoney's Crown, a superb flat campsite, an overhang if it rains, a canyon, and even some water if we're lucky, and all for just a 4-5 km walk in that's mostly on some sort of track. 4WD advisable if it rains. Limit: 8. Map: Ben Bullen.
WalkID: 2690
21-23 Jul (Fri - Sun) 2017: PORT STEPHENS (M) 21st Jly Tomaree & Yaccaba Headlands (M) Two great walks at the entrance to Port Stephens. Spend the weekend at " Chateau Foster " we have room at our holiday house for up to 10 people.Some will need to sleep on the floor. Extras will need to book in to the Shoal Bay Holiday Park -( Ph 49811427) who have a range of accommodation from tent sites to Cabins This is only 500m from our place. We are planning to take the ferry (approx $20 return) to Tea Gardens around 9am Sat. From there we'll walk up the beach and then up Yaccaba Head elevation approx 185m. Sunday a walk up Tomaree Head 161m and look at the WW2 fortifications. Possible options are :- a sunset cruise around the bay on Saturday evening, or fish & chips on the beach. Two National Parks - Tomaree and Myall Lakes National Park. Limit: 20. Map: Port Stephens .
WalkID: 1178
21-22 Jul (Sat-Sun) 2012: PUTTY VALLEY (E, Social) Have a sociable time while doing something to protect the iconic Wollemi NP. Join Friends of the Colo\'s annual car camp on private property in the Putty Valley. While the main activity is walking along Putty Creek treating privet seedlings this is not compulsory. You may prefer to relax, read, watch birds and \'guard\' the camp. Distance 0-8 km (your choice). Limit: 20. Map: Putty.
WalkID: 2703
21-22 Oct (Sat - Sun) 2017: SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS (E-M-Exp) Meeting at Mittagong, we will drive to Moss Vale then onto Morton NP and the start of the walk out to Wombat Hill Lookout. This is a easy, 4 hours, 11.5 km return walk. Great views east over Yarrunga Creek, Kangaroo Valleys also Lake Yarrunga and west over Sandy Creek. Our campsite will be back at Berrima, (last year we used the site) clean, toilets, cold showers, BBQ's and tables, all you need for overnight site. On Sunday we will go to Gibbergunyah Reserve, this is where "the flash mirrors" where sent from to Leura on the 8th April. The walk is medium, 3hours, 5.2 circuit, Ascent/descent 150m up and down, but many rest spots along the way. When booking please pay me the campsite fee of $8.00 to reserve a place. Limit: 12. Map: Mittagong & Bundanoon.
WalkID: 860
21-22 May (Sat-Sun) 2011: SPLENDOUR ROCK (E-M) Starting at Carlons farm, we will walk along Carlon\'s creek, then along Blackhorse Ridge to camp the night at Mobbs Swamp. Climb to Splendour Rock where we will have arvo tea. Returning the next day to cars on the same track Limit: 8. Map: Jenolan.
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WalkID: 1508
21 Aug (Wed) 2013: SPRINGWOOD (M) This walk involves going down the Victory Track as far as Numantia Creek. We will then follow a track up to Numantia Falls and then continue up to Sassafras Ridge where we will have lunch as it has some good views. From here we will follow the ridge down to where it meets Sassafras Creek and then back in to Springwwod via the Sassafras Gully track. This walk is approx 6kms long and is tracked all the way. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 1169
21 Jul (Sat) 2012: STANWELL PARK (E-M) Meet at the station to do the Wodi Wodi track which starts behind it. Great rainforest and coastal views. Also some railway history. 7kms. Option to stay at my sister\'s right on Lake Illawarra with Mountain views where I\'ll be house sitting and join me for Sunday\'s walk. Limit: 12. Map: Book - Walks in the Illawarra.
WalkID: 1704
21 Jun (Sat) 2014: SYDNEY HARBOUR (M, 3) Grand tour of lower Sydney Harbour and various heads. Sea-kayak/SUP trip. Clontarf - Manly Scenic Walk - Quarantine Beach - Sydney Heads - Watson\'s Bay - Clifton Gardens - Balmoral - Spit Bridge - Clontarf. 20km. In theory it will mainly be a X-wind all day for us; there are many bail-out options. Alternate no.1 - If the S wind is too cold, but the sea-state is flat, recommend Little Manly to Cabbage Tree Bay (Shelly Beach) via North Head sea cliffs and walk back for the car. 9km paddling one-way. Alternate no.2 - If weather is poor, recommend sheltered paddling Tunks Park boat ramp at Northbridge to headwaters of Middle Harbour and return. 4.5hrs at most. Limit: 8. Map: .
WalkID: 509
21-23 May (Fri-Sun) 2010: Tesselate Ridge and Wollangambe River (M-H-Exp, M-H-X) Check out a historic pass to the Wollangambe. Walk 8 kilometres along Tesselate Ridge from Mount Irvine and base-camp at a cave while exploring a pass gully to the river. Spectacular views of the Wollangambe and Bowens Creek country. Scrub and rock scrambling to be expected. This walk is a sequel to the very successful trip in the same country on 15-18 March (but on which no participants from SBC materialised!) Limit: 5. Map: Wollangambe.
WalkID: 2330
21 May (Sat) 2016: TINPOT AND IRONMONGER SPUR (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks and through open trackless forest, about 5kms with one steep hill, then fabulous views of the Wild Dogs Range, Kanangra and the Megalong Valley. View axe sharpening grooves, rock orchids and of course, ironpots. A really easy '50 peaks' walk! Merryn C and Selena W Limit: 12. Map: Jenolan. Peaks bagged: 1
WalkID: 1470
21 Sep (Sat) 2013: VICTORIA FALLS, MOUNT WILSON. (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks with splendid views of cliffs, cascades and Victoria Falls. About 5 km with 250 metres of descent & ascent. Slow plod mode used on the zigzag climb back to our cars. Limit: 16. Map: Mount Wilson.
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WalkID: 1912
21 Mar (Sat) 2015: WALKS PROGRAM REMINDER Our program deadline for activities for April, May and June is due on the 25th. April to June is a fabulous time for bushwalking. Please log in to our website, select My Walks and put a walk on. If you have not lead a walk or are thinking of leading a walk for the first time. Please have a go.
WalkID: 1475
21-22 Sep (Sat-Sun) 2013: WILD WEEKEND AT THE WALLS (M) We'll camp at Boyd River Fri. night ready for a great walk on Sat., then a shorter walk Sun. to allow an afternoon getaway. Bring firewood if you have some, as it can be cold at night. Limit: 12. Map: Kanangra and Yerranderie.
WalkID: 3171
21 Oct (Sun) 2018: WINMALEE (E) BLUE GUM SWAMP CIRCUIT. Sunday afternoon walk. Easy walk through magnificent stands of trees. Beginners and children welcome. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 1491
21-22 Sep (Sat-Sun) 2013: WOODFORD TO SPRINGWOOD (M-H-Exp, Scrub,Cliffs) Saturday: Murphy\'s Glen, Bedford Creek, The Circles, Western Ridge Fire trail. Camp on a ridge and carry water a short distance back to the camp site. Sunday: Descend the creek west of spot height 384 and east of 50r cliff to Glenbrook Creek and eventually exit via the Wiggins Track. This walk will have plenty of adventure, views, rainforest and interesting creek and ridge walking. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood, Katoomba, Kurrajong.
WalkID: 485
22 May (Sat) 2010: 4 HEADS ARE BETTER THAN 1 (M-H, M-H) A classic walk at Mt. Victoria; Asgard, Thor, Valhalla and Ikara Heads. WHICH ONE IS THE ODD ONE OUT? Some off-track walking and a descent across a creek, then climb up to Ikara Head. Approx. 15 kms. Limit: 10. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 3094
22 Sep (Sat) 2018: BIRRABANG RIDGE-LIVERSIDGE RIDGE-BIRRABANG WALLS (M) A ridgetop walk that promises much! We've looked at this pagoda-crested ridge from the other side of the Grose and it looks interesting. Wild flowers, interesting pagodas and views across the Grose. No huge hills, but no tracks either. Limit: 12. Map: MT. WILSON.
WalkID: 1158
22 Aug (Wed) 2012: BLACKFELLOWS HANDS CAVE & HIDDEN VALLEY (E) A leisurely paced walk mostly on tracks about 5km with 100m ascent/descent. View Aboriginal art at the cave then stroll through one of the greenest valleys on the Newnes Plateau. We then detour through open forest to visit an area of pagodas. You won\'t work up a sweat on this walk but the scenery more than compensates. This second visit to this location is to accommodate members unable to walk on Saturdays. Phone before 7pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Cullen Bullen.
WalkID: 1448
22 Jun (Sat) 2013: CALLENDINA LOOP (M-H-Exp, Scrub cliffs) This walk is a second attempt after the original planned adventure was postponed on the 20 and 21 April due to inclement weather.Early start from Linden past Mount Twiss with along an old fire trail. Cross Dawes saddles and descend 200m into the Callendina Loop to camp on Lawson Creek (10km tracked and 6km trackless). On Sunday continue down Lawson Creek to ascend the spur at the junction of Dawes and Lawson Creeks then return via the fire trail (5km trackless and 10km tracked). Views, rainforest and wilderness for experienced walkers Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba, Springwood, Kurrajong, Mt Wilson.
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WalkID: 2419
22 Jun (Wed) 2016: DEEP PASS - RAILMOTOR RIDGE (H-Exp) An almost-solstice walk. A fast-paced day out from Deep Pass in search of, as surveyor Clews put it, 'a really beautiful cave, the best I’ve ever seen and I’ve camped in a lot of caves while in the Blue Mountains area'. Off-track. Climb Mount Norris - a 50 peaks walk. Limit: 5. Map: Rock Hill. Peaks bagged: 1
WalkID: 3142
22 Aug (Wed) 2018: DHARUG NATIONAL PARK (E) This is a well established walk in the Wiseman's Ferry region. We will walk up Devine's Hill, along the ridge and down Finch's track. All walking is on track apart from viewpoints along the way. 9km Limit: 12. Map: Gundaman, lower portland.
WalkID: 1731
22 Oct (Wed) 2014: DISCOVER THE ROCKS (E) A leisurely paced walk on roads as we weave our way around the narrow streets of The Rocks, we shall visit The Rocks Museum (free entry), Cadman\'s Cottage (free entry), Suez Canal Alley, Nurses Walk and lots more. We shall then walk to a pylon of the Harbour Bridge and climb up to the viewing platform to enjoy stunning views of the city and the harbour, the Pylon entrance fee is $8:50 concession and $13:50 for others. About 4 to 6 km with no significant hills, bring lunch or buy something from a caf?, phone before 7:00pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Gregory's Sydney Road Maps.
WalkID: 1720
22 Nov (Sat) 2014: DOWN THE WIRE INTO THE GROSE (M-H) This steep track once had a length of wire running down it to hang on to. We\'ll take a rope and descend slowly to enjoy the area and swim. Exit will be via an old waterboard access road. This is the 3rd time this walk has been programmed, so hopefully, 3rd time lucky!!! Limit: 10. Map: Kurrajong.
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WalkID: 1781
22 Nov (Sat) 2014: FAULCONBRIDGE CREEK (M-Exp, scrub) From the end of Chapman Parade, take the ridge down to the pretty pool at the junction of Springwood and Faulconbridge Creeks. Walk up Faulconbridge Creek enjoying the rainforest, pools, staghorns and elkhorns. If it\'s hot, there are pools for a quick dip. After the cliffs, take a negotiable ridge back to Chapman Parade and the car. Although this is mostly off track, it is a shorter, easier version of the Springwood Creek - Kariwoga Ridge walk (22nd Oct) and ideal if you\'d like to try some exploring. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood, Kurrajong.
WalkID: 631
22 Aug (Sun) 2010: FLORABELLA PASS (E-M) This Sunday walk is aimed at members living in the Lower Mountains so no travelling south in heavy traffic to get home. This is one of the prettiest walks in the Lower Blue Mountains. Beautiful forests, shelter caves and much more. Limit: 16. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 1196
22 Sep (Sat) 2012: GLASTONBELL [Mt Victoria] (E-M) The Long Walk, The Cathedral, Split Rock and Sunset Rocks. A leisurely paced walk mostly on tracks. This is a fantastic area to walk amongst huge caves, magnificent trees and lots of pagodas. Walk is on private property. About 10km with a couple of small hills. This walk has been rescheduled from the previous date for this walk that was cancelled and preference will be given to those who booked in for the Glastonbell walk on Saturday Sep 8. However, others are most welcome to also book if places are available. [This walk replaces advertised walk on same date to the Grand Canyon] Limit: 16. Map: Mt Wilson.
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WalkID: 1919
22 Apr (Wed) 2015: GLENBROOK (E-M) ROADS AND RAILS. Start and end at Glenbrook. Walking to Lennox Bridge, Marge and Elizabeth Lookouts, Knapsack Gully Bridge, Zig-Zag Railway, 1892 Tunnel Track, Darks Common, Bluff Lookouts then back to Glenbrook. About 6km. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 3271
22 Jan 2019 (Tue) 2019: GREAT UNCLE GEORGE CANYON (M) This is a quality canyon, right on our doorstep. 3 or so abseils a couple of swims and a walk down a lovely creek with lots of ferns. Bring harness, wetsuit etc. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1566
22 Feb (Sat) 2014: GREAT UNCLE GEORGE CANYON. BULLABURRA (M) A short walk in and out but a long creek.A superb creek walk with lots of canyon sections, 3 or 4 abseils up to 25 meters.1 short tricky climb down. 2 or 3 swims and some wades. Must have own gear including helmet. Rope fee applies. Car shuffle required. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2124
22 Apr to 12 May 2018 (Sun-Sat 2018: HEYSEN TRACK HIGHLIGHTS (M-Exp) The plan is to take a couple of 4wds over to South Australia to do car camping and car supported walking (day walks and overnight trips) of the best parts of the iconic Heysen trail and other excellent tracks in the vicinity of scenic Arkaroola and the Flinders and Gammon ranges. We will all take turns driving on various days, getting supplies and supporting walkers as was successfully organised for our Larapinta track excursion. Dates are nominally set to cover school holidays but are flexible. Possible option for FIFO from Adelaide. Warning: long distance walking can be addictive and positively effect your physical and mental health. Limit: 8. Map: Various SA. Peaks bagged: 5
WalkID: 1624
22 Jun (Sun) 2014: HOURN'S POINT / REINIT'S PASS/PULPIT ROCK (M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks, my traditional birthday walk, wander through an historic region whilst enjoying beautiful forests, soaring cliff faces and panoramic views of the Kanimbla Valley we shall also take a short detour to visit The Bushrangers Cave. About 10 km with around 300 metres of descent and ascent, phone before 7:00pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Mount Wilson.
WalkID: 1284
22 Jan (Tue) 2013: ILLAWARRA COAST WALK (E, Exp.) This is a picturesque walk of approx 10km from Thirroul to Coaldale. As we are walking on a falling tide we will mainly be walking on beaches and around headlands with a little street walking. There will be opportunities for refreshing swims along the way either in the surf or in saltwater pools. We will check out one of the many cafes there for afternoon tea before we head home. Limit: 10. Map: Bulli.
WalkID: 1780
22 Dec (Mon) 2014: LAWSON (E-Exp) Lawson Cave Falls. I haven\'t done this walk but The Bushwalker describes it as \'30 minutes each way\' with some scrambling. The falls are supposed to be \'very impressive\' and the pool sounds big enough for a swim. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2451
22 Sep (Thu) 2016: LINDEMAN PASS, LEURA (H) Lindeman Pass track maintenance. 9.00am-4.00pm. Rescheduled from 2nd September due to wet weather. Another opportunity for club members to help improve this historic path for bushwalkers' use! This is a combined NPWS/SBC activity and the ranger, Arthur Henry, will be joining us for the day. This time we plan to enter from the western end of the path at Leura Falls. We will make our way along the path as far as we can on the day, clearing overgrown vegetation from the path and doing minor track repairs. Tools will be provided by NPWS. Bring your food and drinks for the day with you. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba .
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WalkID: 2816
22 Sep (Fri) 2017: LINDEN-LAKE WOODFORD (M-H) Walk from locked gate on Glossop Road down to Lake Woodford. Follow Woodford Creek down to Paradise and then continue to Bull's Camp. If time permits, we will look at Bull's Bath and old Hwy Culvert. Mostly off track. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2840
22 Oct (Sun) 2017: LOCKLEY'S PYLON (E) Walk across the plateau to Lockley's Pylon which overlooks Blue Gum Forest. Fantastic views and perhaps some wildflowers. We'll continue on to Du Faur's head to see further views down the Grose valley - and perhaps some pale pink boronia in flower. A great trip for beginners. Limit: 15. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1980
22 Aug (Sat) 2015: LOCKLEY'S PYLON, DU FAURS BUTTRESS (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks to one of the best lookouts in the Blue Mountains. About 10 km with one short 80 metre descent & ascent. Dry weather conditions only as the Lycon Plateau is severely exposed. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2437
22 Oct (Sat) 2016: MOUNT HAYSTACK WITH WILDFLOWERS (M) A 50 PEAKS WALK!!! The ridges running off the Bell Range have a flora that is tough and hardened to mountain's weather, but in Spring comes to life in a blaze of colour. Mount Haystack is one of these ridges. It's a short walk, with plenty of time to botanize along the way. Off-track and maybe some scrub. We will also climb Mt. Tomah South. Limit: 10. Map: Mt. Wilson. Peaks bagged: 2
WalkID: 733
22-23 Jan 2011 (Sat-Sun) 2011: NEWNES (E) Newnes car camp. Saturday enjoy summer with a cooling walk down and in the Wolgan River and return via the ruins. Sunday, depending on temperature, a return walk to the glow worm tunnel or to a cool canyon. Limit: 10. Map: Newnes.
WalkID: 1170
22 Jul (Sun) 2012: NOWRA (E) Two easy walks in the Nowra area. The Bomaderry Creek Walk is a circuit up and down this creek with lovely rainforest, trees and rocks - 5kms. Then do some walking along the north side of the Shoalhaven River with distance depending on time. Very pretty area. Option to combine with my Wodi Wodi track walk and spend Sat night at my sister\'s on Lake Illawarra. Limit: 12. Map: Book - Walks in the Shoalhaven .
WalkID: 1570
22 Mar (Sat) 2014: PAGODA GARDENS (M-H) A beautiful walk through a canyon, with some climb-downs, but good for most agile walkers. Prepare to get your feet wet. Time after to have a look at Wolgan Falls and some fabulous pagodas. Not a long distance to walk. Limit: 10. Map: Ben Bullen.
WalkID: 340
22-23 Aug (Sat-Sun) 2009: Royal NP (M, M) Overnight pack walk along the Coast Track in the Royal enjoying some of the most spactular views around Sydney. We will catch the train from Sutherland to Otford, descend through Burning Palms and proceed to our overnight camp. Next day continuing onto Bundeena for coffee before ferry ride to Cronulla & train back to Sutherland. Limit: 10. Map: Royal NP CMA.
WalkID: 186
22 Mar (Sun) 2009: RUINED CASTLE (E) Walk from Golden stairs on Narrowneck and return same way. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 3039
22-23 Sep (Sat-Sun) 2018: SPLENDOUR ROCK OVERNIGHT (E-M) Rescheduled - in the hope it will rain sometime soon. For those who missed the Anzac day celebration. From Dunphy's carpark, walk out to Mobbs Soak alternative campsite, set up camp and then walk on to Splendour Rock (maybe even for sunset, walk back in torchlight) Return via Black Horse Ridge and Breakfast Creek. Want to test your brand new overnight gear? This is a perfect trip for that. Limit: 8. Map: Jenolan.
WalkID: 3170
22 Sep (Sat) 2018: SPRINGWOOD (E-M) Three Lookouts Walk. Walk via Glenbrook Creek to Martins Lookout, Bunya Lookout, Lost World Lookout. Great views from all three. A good local walk for beginners. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 1342
22 May (Wed) 2013: THE THREE CAVES WALK (E-M) A leisurely paced walk mostly on tracks about six klms with around 300 metres of ascent & descent. Visit Cox's Cave then climb up to Mount Piddington, followed by a descent to Dunn's Leap & Ferris Cave, then a steep climb on an eroded track back up to a firetrail. Next walk out to Hourn's Point and traverse over the hillside to Witches Cave, followed by a steady climb back up to Mount Piddington. Limit: 12. Map: Mount Wilson.
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WalkID: 2534
22 Nov (Tue) 2016: TIME FOR LEADERS TO PUT WALKS ON OUR SUMMER PROGRA (E) The deadline for our next newsletter is the 22nd of November. The newsletter and walks program comes out on the 5th of December and covers walks through to early March 17. Summer walking can be onerous in the heat, but shorter and easier walks near waterbodies with swimming opportunities, early morning walks, walks at higher altitudes and canyoning or packrafting or lilo trips are often popular. The committee is especially after people to lead easy walks for the next program. Leaders and potential leaders please head to the web-site and put your walks on. Limit: 0. Map: Any.
WalkID: 2005
22 Jul (Wed) 2015: TRAVERSE OF THE GODS (M-H) A walk across the face of Mt. Banks. 300 metres up and 200 metres down! Not as hard as it sounds, although there are a couple of tricky bits and some exposure. I've still got some more research to do, hence the trip. Limit: 8. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 395
22 Nov (Sun) 2009: Victoria Falls (E-M, M, steep ) Walk down to the junction of the Grose river on track. Have lunch by the river and maybe a dip in the water hole on the way back. Bring plenty of water as it's a steep exit. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 810
22-25 Apr (Fri-Mon) 2011: WARRUMBUNGLES (E-M, Easter) Car camp at the Warrumbungles. We\'ll do the obligatory circuit walk to Western High Tops (via the Breadknife), and possibly Mt Exmouth or Wambelong, but I\'d like to include other non-tourist off track walks such as Wedding Cake and Mopra Creek. This is Easter long weekend-this time at the end of school hols-but National Parks assures me there will be camping spots and they open a group camping area when it\'s busy. Limit: 20. Map: TOORAWEENAH and others.
WalkID: 701
22 Dec (Wed) 2010: WATER NYMPHS DELL WENTWORTH FALLS (E) This is the Mid Week Walkers XMAS Lunch. I have found another little Cave/Dell/Waterfall and beach for our usually shared christmas get together. I think this year the theme will be Water Nymphs, so lets see who can dress for the occasion, you may get wet so be prepared or warned especially if its hot. Limit: 16. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 297
22 Sep (Tue) 2009: Wentworth Falls (M, M) Falls Fitness Walks (see 11 August entry for details) Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2781
22 Aug (Tue) 2017: WENTWORTH FALLS (E-M) Charles Darwin Walk and Overcliff/Undercliff Circuit. We will take the Charles Darwin Walk from Wentworth Falls(E) This walk follows the path taken by Charles Darwin in January 1836. Then on to Overcliff & Undercliff Circuit(E-M) A spectacular circuit walk from the Wentworth Falls picnic area. Return back up the Charles Darwin Walk to Wilson Park. 12km Limit: 8. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 3162
22 Aug (Wed) 2018: WENTWORTH FALLS (E) Darwin's walk Wentworth Falls: This classic walking track follows Jamison Creek to Wentworth Falls, we then cross the falls to Rocket Point. The return will be the same way. Bring morning tea. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 230
22 Aug (Sat) 2009: Wentworth Pass (M, M) An easy paced walk on tracks. Descend the Grand Staircase to Slacks Stairs and continue down to the foot of Wentworth Falls. Continue down to Hippocrene Falls and Vera Falls. Return through delightful forests to the Valley of the Waters then slowly plod up to the Conservation Hut passing many beautiful waterfalls. Limit: 20. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 312
22-29 Aug (Sat-Sat) 2009: Wollemi NP (H-Exp, H-X) Walk along Railmotor Ridge, Cross Nayook Creek up to Mt Mistake, cross Main Creek, join Tambo Creek and follow it to the Colo River. Exit at Canoe Creek. Limit: 6. Map: Rock Hill, Colo Heights .
WalkID: 248
23-26 Apr (Thu-Sun) 2009: Airly (E-M-Exp, E-M-X, Car camp) Car camp, walks and cycling at Airly. Our traditional get-together car camp and optional walks and bike rides. Full day walk Friday (E-M). Walk or cycle to new area for exploration Saturday (M-X), or 60 km bike ride via Glen Alice. Shorter walks Sunday (E-M). Bring everything incl. water. Toilets provided. Limit: 30. Map: Glen Alice..
WalkID: 2176
23-25 Apr (Sat-Mon) 2000: ALONG THE GROSE RIVER (M-H) Track via Lockelys Pylon to the Blue Gum, then down-stream along the Grose River to camp near Rocky Points Creek and its confluence with the Grose. Next day make our way down stream to camp next to the Grose under Mary Byles pass or a dry camp at the attic above Mary Byles Pass. On the final day we make our way over the visually stunning Boorong Crags and Mount Hay. Great views and photo opportunities assured. Short car shuffle is required. This walk is included as a true 50 peaks walk. Limit: 8. Map: Mount Wilson.
WalkID: 1521
23 Nov (Sat) 2013: BARRENJOEY TO BEROMBI PART 3 (M) This walk will take us past Shelley Beach, over the headland, through the hole in the wall and on to North Head. Wonderful views. Bring swimmers. Limit: 10. Map: Sydney's Best Harbour and Coastal Walks.
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WalkID: 2884
23 Nov (Thu) 2017: BLACKHEATH (M) Came and join me in walking the newly open GRAND CAYON walk. Start at Neates Glen and walking though the Grand Canyon and out at Evans Lookout. This will be a slow walk, so as to be able to take in all the work which has been done, and take in one of The Blue Mountains treasures. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba .
WalkID: 835
23 Jul (Sat) 2011: BLUE GUM FOREST/PIERCE'S PASS (M) An easy paced walk on tracks. A very steep descent to the Blue Gum Forest, then follow the Grose River along a roller-coaster track for a couple of hours to the junction of the track to Pierce's Pass. Rock hop across the Grose River and plod slowly up a steep hill to our cars. Do not sign up for this walk if you are not used to climbing a long, steep hill. This will be a long day, so bring plenty of water. CAR POOLING!!! Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 625
23-29 Aug (Mon-Sun) 2010: BRAIDWOOD (E-M-H-Exp) Stay in the comfortable Moon cottage. Day walks to nearby Budawangs and Monga National Parks, or simply relax in peace and quiet. Max 12 in cottage, camping also possible. Come for a few days or just a long weekend. We could also use the cottage as a base for an overnight walk, if sufficient interest. Cost approx $20 pp per night. Limit: 12. Map: Braidwood, Monga, Brooman, Corang .
WalkID: 795
23 Apr (Sat) 2011: CLIFF TOP TRAVERSE; PULPIT ROCK TO PT. PILCHER (M) A longish walk from Blackheath to Medlow; all on tracks, although the Pt. Pilcher section is a little degraded with a few scrambles. Views all day, Grand Canyon and the newly upgraded track, plus the historic Pt. Pilcher track. Finish with afternoon tea and Easter eggs at The Fosters. A car shuffle is needed. Limit: 12. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 1140
23 May (Wed) 2012: DARKS CAVE/FORTRESS HILL (E-M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks over mostly undulating terrain; about 6km with 200m steep descent/ascent. Excellent views of the Grose Valley and absolutely the best view of Lockley Pylon. Explore the cliff line south & north below the summit of Fortress Hill including Gorilla & Skull Rocks. Please phone before 7pm. (Alternative walk if inclement weather: Valley of the Waters) Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 445
23-25 Jan (Sat-Mon) 2010: Deanes Creek Traverse (M-Exp, M-X) This is the walk which was postponed in November. Hopefully third time lucky with this one. Starting at Newnes, up through Zobel's Gully to Constance Gorge and on to Deanes Ck where we will camp on Saturday night. Sunday camp at the Junction of Deanes and Rocky creeks and then back up the Wolgan River to Newnes on Monday. You will get your feet wet and possibly some wading. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Morgan & Rock Hill.
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WalkID: 1926
23-24 May (Sat-Sun) 2015: DUMBANO CREEK AREA (M-Exp) Explore the Pagodas and small canyons between Dumbano and Bungleboori Creek. The walk is off track through areas I believe the state mine fire has burnt, so the scrub should be OK. The area is new to the leader and almost all off track so the walk is unlikely to be go far in distance and be good practise for navigation. The leader would appreciate a 4WD in the party. Limit: 5. Map: Wollangambe.
WalkID: 1674
23 Jul (Wed) 2014: EVANS CROWN (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks and through trackless open forest, about six kl with around 200 metres of ascent & descent. Scramble about on huge granite boulders, visit caves and meander through magnificent forests, just wander where it looks interesting. Lunch at Tarana Pub or bring your own to eat at tables outside the pub. This second visit is to accommodate walkers that can not walk on Saturdays, please phone before 7:00pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Tarana.
WalkID: 2516
23 Oct (Sun) 2016: EVANS CROWN (E-M) An easy paced walk to the summit of Evans Crown with its majestic views of green pastures and forests. Even get to bag a peak. This walk is a club favorite. Minor scrambling amongst granite tors and jumbled boulders. Limit: 8. Map: Tarana.
WalkID: 2029
23 Sep (Wed) 2015: GLENBROOK (E-M) ABORIGINAL SITES. Walking out to Euroka Clearing, then across to Breakfast Creek, then around to Red Hands Cave, and out to Glenbrook Creek and cars. All tracked but some over grown. About 13 km. One short steep section. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 3053
23-26 Nov (Fri - Mon) 2018: GREENPATCH JERVIS BAY (E, Carcamp) Annual car camp at Jervis Bay. Three nights at Greenpatch in an area of 8 short-walk-in tent sites overlooking the creek we should have to ourselves. Close to good group amenities. Activities include swimming, walks, cycling, campfires and Christmas party. Peak rates are walk-in tent sites @ $22 + $11 p.p. per night max 2 small tents & 5 people. Indicative cost $44 per night for a couple, $33/couple if sharing. About 10 car spaces only available for these sites. About 5 nearby large sites available for campers $49 + $11 p.p. If interested contact leader for a brochure of full details and recommended sites. Make your own booking directly on or after 23 July to secure a site. Some may wish to extend their stay. Limit: 30. Map: Jervis Bay.
WalkID: 1349
23 Jun (Sun) 2013: HOURN'S POINT/REINIT'S PASS (E-M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks, my traditional birthday walk. Wander through an historic region, visit a Bushrangers Cave, so bring a torch, enjoy beautiful forests, soaring cliff faces and panoramic views of the Kanimbla Valley. About 10 klms with 300 metres of descent & ascent. Limit: 12. Map: Mount Wilson.
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WalkID: 2161
23-26 Jan (Sat-Tue) 2016: KANANGRA - KOWMUNG (H-Exp, 5) Access the Kowmung River via Megalith Ridge, this is the usual exit from Morong Deep - about 3 hour walk in, 700m descent. From here we will head 9km downstream walking/paddling to Hatchers Hollow and then on to the Uni rovers trial (8km). The going will be slow with an average river gradient of 8m/km. We think these 2 segments will take 2 days but the packrafts and water level may speed progress. Depending on progress we will head down to Christys creek or beyond. The exit point will be Mt Armour - Armour Ridge back to Yerranderie Road (6 hour walk out, 530m ascent)). This is the only bit of the Kowmung we haven't walked so times are a bit of guesswork. Limit: 6. Map: Yerranderie, Kanangra.
WalkID: 352
23 Aug (Sun) 2009: Kariwoga Ridge (E-M, E-M) Kariwoga Ridge runs off the Faulconbridge Point Fire trail. It features excellent views of the Grose Valley and a very special saddle for lunch. This walk is particularly flat but has long fire trail sections. Limit: 8. Map: s.
WalkID: 623
23 Oct (Sat) 2010: KEVIN'S WATCH (M) (The name comes from the chronicles of Thomas Covenant). Mclean Pass-Stargate Tunnel. On the divide between the Capertee and the Wolgan is the ultimate Gardens of Stone experience. We'll explore the pagodas and the pass, then walk out to a great view over Pantoney's Crown. 4WD needed. Limit: 12. Map: Ben Bullen.
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WalkID: 2428
23 Jun (Thu) 2016: LEURA (M) Mt. Hay, Leura.(M) Cycle (+ lunch) from Katoomba station cycle on sealed road approx. 6km then 13kms on gravel to car park at Mt Hay walk. Suitable for MTBs; expect some hills, loose rocky & sandy surfaces. Return to Bramah Kumaris (BK) Mediation Centre for delicious vegetarian 2 course lunch, tea/coffee & tour of centre & grounds ($10). Those who wish to only ride the seal as far as the BK Centre are welcome to join us, as are those who wish to drive in for lunch. Be there by 12.45pm for lunch at 1pm, worth the trip! Ride with a difference. Acceptances required by Tuesday 21st, please. Mob 0411405896; 4751 9998 Ride back after lunch to Leura Station about 4km. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2624
23 Feb (Thu) 2017: LITHGOW (H) Bike ride, start at Lithgow, cycle up State Mine hill, turn onto Old Bells Line of Road, then across dirt track to Clarence Colliery and on to Bell. Follow the track next to the railway to Mt Victoria (involves a couple of bits of the Darling Causeway road). My unreliable phone says 30 degree max at Katoomba and 28 degrees at Lithgow. Bring morning tea and enough water. Gordon Watson to lead an alternative route for road bikes: Browns Gap Rd, Highway, Berghofers Pass, Mt Victoria (you can walk Berghofers). 7:40 am train from Springwood, 7:22 from Glenbrook. Limit: 16. Map: Lithgow, Katoomba.
WalkID: 1108
23 Jun (Sat) 2012: LOST CITY (E) A leisurely paced walk wandering amongst spectacular pagodas. Walking mostly on animal pads or pushing through low scrub. (This is an astonishing area of great beauty where we will be able to celebrate Phil\'s 77th Birthday). This event is dependent on large 4 x 4 vehicles. Phone before 7pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Lithgow.
WalkID: 1535
23 Nov (Sat) 2013: LYCON PLATEAU PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPLORATION (E-M-Exp) Starting from the pinnacles we will search the heathy crests and hanging wetlands of this interesting area. Expect to photograph magnificent ironstone formations backdropped by the cliffs of the upper Grose valley. No big hills but approx 6km of off track walking. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2302
23 Apr (Sat) 2016: MOUNT VICTORIA; A 50 PEAKS WALK (M) As this is the first in the series for us, we'll start at home. It's not as simple as it seems!!! Bushranger's Cave, then down into the valley, followed by a steep ridge climb with some rock scrambling. Views over Mitchells Pass and the Valley, then on to Mt. Sugarloaf overlooking Hartley Valley. No tracks and some exposure. We can bag 2 peaks on this walk!!! Limit: 10. Map: Hartley.
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WalkID: 3031
23 Apr (Mon) 2018: MT BANKS AND THE WALLS LOOKOUT (E) Mt Banks and the Walls Lookout - great weather forecast for Monday - yes THIS Monday 23rd! Two gentle walks all on track each approx 3km; some steep bits. Awesome views of the Grose Valley, Hanging Rock, Blue Gum Forest plus Aboriginal axe grinding grooves.Prospectives welcome. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Wilson.
WalkID: 495
23 Jun (Wed) 2010: Mt. MOUIN (M, M) This walk is in the Wilddogs, a nice walk along a fire trail to warm up for the climb and back the same way, the views are breathtaking from the top of Mt. Mouin, we shall have coffee and scones back at the Megalong cafe. Limit: 12. Map: Jenolan.
WalkID: 3076
23-24 Jun (Sat - Sun) 2018: NAVSHIELD (VH) We've entered the two-day bushwalkers event, with a team of four ancient navigators including another keen rogainer from the Coast and Mountain Walkers. This will be the 30th NavShield. The organisers, the Bush Search and Rescue mob, have recently divorced themselves completely from the bushwalking club community which gave birth to them by becoming a group within the SES. Now there's a rumour going around that this NavShield may be the last which bushwalkers can enter! Limit: 3. Map: Unknown.
WalkID: 696
23-24 Oct (Sat-Sun) 2010: NEWNES PLATEAU (M-Exp) Rescheduled! Walk down the scenic ridge that runs north roughly along 490 on the bottom of the Mt Morgan map. Scramble down to Rocky Creek and camp. Explore the area and exit up a previously used exit up onto the Deanes Creek trail. The leader will take some rope in case of difficulties scrambling down to Rocky Creek. Limit: 8. Map: Rock Hill/Mt Morgan.
WalkID: 220
23 May (Sat) 2009: Noble Canyon & Glow Worm Tunnel. (E-M, E-M) An easy paced walk, mostly on tracks. Morning: Wander through Noble Canyon, a dry canyon. Reach your arms out and touch both sides of the canyon walls. Sensational cliffs soar above your head, spectacular view over the Wolgan Valley. (Photographers are advised to bring a tripod, very dim light in the canyon). Afternoon: Walk through the Glow Worm Tunnel where a torch is absolutely essential!!! Leaving the Tunnel we shall wander through another canyon for a short distance then plod up a hill to a fire trail that will bring us back to the cars. (Car Pooling). Limit: 16. Map: Cullen Bullen..
WalkID: 3307
23 Feb (Sat) 2019: NORTH HEAD TO MANLY (M) From the wharf at Manly walk to Shelley Beach, then across the headland to North Head. Lots of history along the way, as well as time to explore. Then we'll head to Collins Beach for a swim. About 12klms. Limit: 12. Map: Sydney.
WalkID: 1680
23 Aug (Sat) 2014: PORTERS PASS/WALLS LEDGE/CENTENNIAL GLEN, BLACKHEA (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks. We enjoy splendid views of soaring cliffs along Colliers Causeway and expansive views of the Kanimbla Valley. Visit The Grotto to view a waterfall. Usually we enjoy close up views of climbers in action on Walls Ledge. About 8 kl with some small hills, this second visit is to accommodate members who can not walk on Wednesdays, phone before 7:00pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3379
23 Mar (Sat) 2019: RADIATA PLATEAU (E-M-Exp, may be off track) Explore this area, and find out why there is a move to protect it from development. Follow the fire trail to Megalong head, possibly look for the access paths to Blacks ladder and/or Esgate pass. Some at least will be on fire trail, but we'll refer to old track notes from dave Nobles blog - http://www.david-noble.net/blog/?p=6355, also Tom Brennans notes - https://ozultimate.com/tom/bushwalking/2009/20090808_esgate_pass/index.htm. I'll NOT be going down any chained or spiked passes - at least not on this trip. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1302
23 Mar (Sat) 2013: SPIT BRIDGE TO MANLY (E-M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks with superb harbour views, detouring to Grotto Point Lighthouse & Crater Cove. About 11 km with no significant hills. Limit: 12. Map: Sydney.
WalkID: 447
23 Jan (Sat) 2010: Springwood (E-M, E-M) Wiggins Track,Sassafras Gully,Perch Ponds, Martins Falls,Picnic Point Circuit.10.8km A leisurely day as we descend to Sassadras Creek via Wiggins Track & follow the creek through to Perch Ponds, returning to Springwood via Magdala creek. Nice shady walk with great swimming. Swimming holes are looking great after the rain. This is the perfect trip for a hot day. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3206
23 Dec (Sun) 2018: SPRINGWOOD XMAS BLUDGE (E-M) Get some gentle exercise prior to taking on Santa. This is a classic Blue Mountains walk but without the mountains. No big hills and lots of shady rainforest to appreciate because we will start early and walk the track at a languid pace to avoid heat issues. Sassafrass Gully to the camping site and swimming hole at the junction of Sassafrass and Glenbrook Creeks for a lengthy aquatic morning tea. Visit the Perch Ponds and make our way up gentle rainforested Magdala Creek to Martins Falls and then back to Springwood. All on track. Short car shuffle and small xmas party/picnic at the end. Limit: 14. Map: Springwood .
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WalkID: 2832
23-24 Sep (Sat - Sun) 2017: STARLIGHT'S TRACK, HILLTOP (M) I'm leading an overnight walk for the BM Conservation Society to the Nattai river, this weekend, September 23 and 24. We're walking down Starlight's track (bushranger history!). You're welcome to join. It is a 2 1/4 hour drive to Hilltop, and the walk is about 3 - 4 hours down a track. Grade 3. You need to be able to carry about 11kgs in an overnight pack, either that or hire a personal assistant. You'll need tent, sleeping gear, food, stove and clothing. There is lovely fresh water at the campsite in a side creek. You can see photos on: Facebook "BMCS Longer Bushwalks". Limit: 8. Map: Hilltop.
WalkID: 2989
23 Jun (Sat) 2018: SUNNYSIDE POINT AND WOLGAN PINNACLE (M) Gardens of Stone at its best! Views and stone pagodas all day. A 10klms. walk which will take you into another world. No tracks, but little scrub and great views into Wolgan Valley. Limit: 12. Map: Cullen Bullen.
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WalkID: 1782
23 Nov (Sun) 2014: WENTWORTH FALLS (E-M) National Pass Wentworth Falls. We will meet my place and walk in via Edinburgh Castle Rock and Lilians Glen down to Empress Falls. Quite often you will see groups abseiling down the falls. Continue on the National Pass to the base of Wentworth Falls. Up slack stairs and at the top we will take the Charles Darwin walk back to Wilson Park. If it is a hot day perhaps spash in the small pools of water along the Darwin Walk. I will provide afternoon tea in the park. This walk has spectacular views, waterfalls, beautiful rainforest and many, many steps. Should take between 3-4 hours depending on group and breaks. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1799
23 Nov (Sun) 2014: WENTWORTH FALLS (E-M) National Pass Wentworth Falls. We will meet my place and walk in via Edinburgh Castle Rock and Lilians Glen down to Empress Falls. Quite often you will see groups abseiling down the falls. Continue on the National Pass to the base of Wentworth Falls. Up slack stairs and at the top we will take the Charles Darwin walk back to Wilson Park. If it is a hot day perhaps spash in the small pools of water along the Darwin Walk. I will provide afternoon tea in the park. This walk has spectacular views, waterfalls, beautiful rainforest and many, many steps. Should take between 3-4 hours depending on group and breaks. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1946
23 Apr (Thu) 2015: WENTWORTH FALLS (E-H, MTB ride) We meet at Wentworth Falls ride to Kings Tableland Road, turn left onto the Ingar track and ride to Woodford. From Woodford we have the option of then riding down the Oaks fire trail to Glenbrook. Take morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. This is a long ride approx. 55k with some long walk outs on both tracks. Limit: 8. Map: Wentworth Falls.
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WalkID: 2792
23 Sep (Sat) 2017: WENTWORTH FALLS (M) Walking from Wentworth Falls we will follow Darwin's Walk then out to Rocket Point, then onto The National Pass and returning back to Wentworth Falls. There will be no rush as the leader is out to enjoy our wonderful area we live in. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2101
23 Jan (Sat) 2016: WHEENY GAP (M) A great swimming spot!!! Short, but steep descent into Wheeny Creek; there may be leeches. Then walk down the creek through quality rainforest to the Gap. Clean water and excellent swimming. Limit: 12. Map: Kurrajong.
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WalkID: 1460
24-29 Jun (Mon-Sat) 2013: 6 DAY WALK TO BLACK COOLA, IN THE BLUE BREAKS (E-M-H, steep, scrub, rock, ) A chance to explore that seldom visited wilderness on the other side of the dam with a trip into the Blue Breaks and to the seldom visited Black Coola. We will start at Kanangra Walls, go down the Gingra Track, cross the Kowmung, go up and over Scotts Main Range and then down to Butchers Creek. Then there is a steep climb to a pass onto the Broken Rock Range where we will spend a night camped on top before visiting the Black Coola itself. The views will be spectacular. Our return trip goes down a different pass to Green Wattle Saddle, different ridges into and out of Butchers Creek and back down to the Kowmung before climbing Fourth Top Ridge back onto the Gingra Range and then back to Kanangra. 33.1 km off track; 32 km on track; 4.3 km fire trail. You need to be an experienced multi-day walker with an ability to keep your pack light. Trip will not proceed if significant rain is likely. Limit: 6. Map: Kanangra, Yerranderie, Bimlow, Burragorang.
WalkID: 2021
24-26 Oct (Sat-Mon) 2015: AIRLY VIA CAPERTEE (E-M-Exp, Car camp) Spring car camp at Airly near Capertee. Various walks and grades, cycling opportunities and exploring. Campfires and camp ovens. Bring everything but toilets and shelters provided. Limit: 20. Map: Glen Alice.
WalkID: 2689
24-25 Apr (Tue - Wed) 2018: ANZAC, SPLENDOUR ROCK, 2018 (M) It's early, but next year is the 70th Anniversary of placing the Plaque to remember bushwalkers who lost their lives. We plan to walk in early on the Tues. ready for the Dawn Service on ANZAC DAY. Get fit and come and join us; we'll take it easy in and out; up Blackhorse and Mt. Dingo and back the same way. Limit: 10. Map: Jenolan.
WalkID: 1789
24 Jan (Sat) 2015: B TO B (M) PREFERENCE GIVEN TO THOSE DOING THE FULL WALK!! Bundeena to Garie, a longish walk, although all along the coast and no big hills. Plenty of swimming and fish and chips at Waterfall on the way home. Approx. 15klms. Limit: 12. Map: Royal Nat. Park Tourist Map.
WalkID: 2696
24 Jun (Sat) 2017: BMNP GLENBROOK. (E-M) Walk out to Euroka from The Causeway and then to The Ironbarks, on to the Red Hands Cave circuit, and back to the cars. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 2708
24-27 Nov (Fri - Mon) 2017: BOUDEREE NATIONAL PARK (E, S) BRISTOL POINT ANNUAL CAR CAMP at beautiful Bouderee National Park on Jervis Bay. Swimming, snorkeling, bike riding, beach activities and walking or just relaxing. To secure our sites the booking must be made in July and full payment is required once the booking is confirmed. Cost depends on the number but as a guide last year we paid $56 per person for 3 nights. There will be a shared meal on Saturday night.Note tent based camping only. Limit: 20. Map: Jervis Bay.
WalkID: 2858
24 Feb 2018 (Sat) 2018: BREAKFAST WITH THE KANGAROOS (E) We'll cook a bar-b-que brekky, approx. $5, at Dunphy Carpark, under Narrowneck, in the Wild Dogs, then a short walk to enjoy the ambiance. If hot, we'll stop and cool off in Megalong Creek on the way home. Bring plates, cutlery, cup and thermos. Limit: 12. Map: JENOLAN.
WalkID: 508
24-25 Apr (Sat-Sun) 2010: COLO RIVER (M, M) Overnight walk to the Colo River via the T3 Track from Mountain Lagoon, with the option to stay for the whole long weekend. Help stop the advance of lantana further into the wilderness by spending a few hours seeking errant seedlings in this otherwise pristine area. Camp in delightful surroundings, and maybe hear or see a koala. The walk itself takes about 2 hours each way and is very scenic. There is a rough track, with a descent/ascent of 500 metres. For those with more time and curiosity, there will be an option to make a 3-day trip of it and walk down to Mount Townsend Bend, returning via another route. In conjunction with Friends of the Colo and NPWS. Limit: 10. Map: Mountain Lagoon.
WalkID: 906
24 Jul (Sun) 2011: COLO RIVER VIA BOORAI RIDGE (M) A day walk in the heart of the Wollemi Wilderness, with the partial aim of checking on the vestiges of a small cape ivy patch for Friends of the Colo. A big day out involving 14kms on track and 500 metres down and up, BUT you get to relax on the river for 2 or 3 hours, and enjoy magnificent views. Return trip from Hollow Rock carpark. Limit: 8. Map: Six Brothers.
WalkID: 2313
24 Jun (Fri) 2016: COOKS LOOK (E-M) A 50 peaks walk. For those on the Lizard Island trip, climb to the summit of the island. See the view that Captain Cook saw on his first voyage to Australia - a stupendous view over Lizard Island and the lagoon, with the outer reef on the horizon. Day trippers welcome, especially if you come in your own boat! Limit: 8. Map: none available. Peaks bagged: 1
WalkID: 534
24 Apr (Sat) 2010: COX'S RIVER CAMP SITE (E, E) An easy paced walk on tracks, 8kms along one of the best sections of the \"Six Foot Track\", plus a crossing of the 100 metre \"Bowtells Swingbridge\". (Alternatives will be suggested for walkers who do not wish to cross the swingbridge). Return the same way, approx 16kms. Limit: 20. Map: Jenolan.
WalkID: 1618
24 May (Sat) 2014: EMPIRE PASS/ECHO BLUFF (E-M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks, visiting four waterfalls and passing through very attractive forests, about 8 kl with a few short hills, phone before 7:00pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2312
24-28 Mar (Thu - Mon) 2016: ETTREMA CREEK (H) Walk down Myall Ridge to Ettrema Creek. As a side trip we may explore Jones Creek. We will continue along Ettrema Creek and exit via Transportation Spur. Distance approximately 20 kms all off track. Elevation 700m down into the creek and 700m back up. Limit: 8. Map: Touga.
WalkID: 1740
24 Aug (Sun) 2014: EXPLORING LOWER ERSKINE CREEK (M-H-Exp, Scrub Cliffs?) Jack Evans Track and saddle track to the bottom of Platypus Loop, cross Erskine Creek, find the fabled Word Cave and then attempt to reach Erskine Knoll via the hill behind the word cave. Return via Jack Evans track. Walkers will require scrambling and creek crossing skills. Bushwalking history, variety and great views ensured. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 3089
24 Jun (Sun) 2018: FAULCONBRIDGE (E-M) A leisurely Sunday morning walk between Faulconbridge and Springwood on the popular, well established Victory Track. About 6 kms with one or two steep spots. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 1726
24 Sep (Wed) 2014: FLORABELLA PASS, BLAXLAND (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks. Attractive forest\'s, creeks, caves, a sink hole and no demanding hills, 6:5 km with about 300 metres of descent and ascent. Phone before 7:00pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 350
24 Sep (Thu) 2009: GLENBROOK AREA NATIONAL PARK (M, M) Walk to Tunnel View Lookout via the abseiling track, onto Euroka Clearing, Bennett Ridge, and out along the bike track. A lot more to see along the way. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 461
24 Mar (Wed) 2010: Gooch's Crater (E-M, E-M) This is the first time I have put this walk on, but it shall be different than previous times. First of we shall leave the cars at a intersection and walk along the road a bit till we come to the first track then do some exploring at the crater and walk out a totally new way back to the cars. Limit: 12. Map: Wollangambe.
WalkID: 918
24 Aug (Wed) 2011: GREEN GULLY, MEDLOW GAP, MT MOUIN (M) This is a longish day as we walk about 17km, but most of it is along a fire trail with a climb of 250mts you get the most rewarding views at the top. On our way home we shall call into the Megalong Cafe. Limit: 12. Map: Jamision.
WalkID: 954
24 Sep (Sat) 2011: INDUCTION COURSE & WALK WENTWORTH FALLS (E-M) Shall do the Induction Course at Wentworth Falls, then we shall go to Wentworth Falls via Darwins walk, then onto the National Pass and up the Valley of the Waters track back to Wentworth Falls via the short cut track. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1356
24 Jul (Wed) 2013: IRONPOT MOUNTAIN/IRONMONGER SPUR (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks and trackless open forests in the Megalong Valley. About 5 klms with only one steep hill then glorious views over the Wild Dogs Range & the Kanangra area. Interesting rock formations, axe sharpening grooves, rock orchids and lots more, plus of course Ironpots. Limit: 16. Map: Jenolan.
WalkID: 2847
24 Aug to 2 Sep (Fri-Sun) 2018: JATBULA, NITMILUK NATIONAL PARK NT (E-M) This walk is now fully booked, BUT i will keep a waiting list. Follow a traditional Jaywon songline across the plateau, with campsites at amazing swimming holes (no crocs). No great hills, the most difficult thing is the heat, but we'll do a day walk or two in Litchfield to acclimatise beforehand. We have 8 places booked to start August 26th. The plan is to arrive late Wednesday (after midnight), walk in Litchfield on Thursday, stay at Adelaide River (Mt Bundy Station) Thursday night, drive to Katherine on Friday and stay 2 nights before the walk. There will be time for a day walk in Nitmiluk on Saturday. Limit: 8. Map: Various.
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WalkID: 1933
24 May (Sun) 2015: KATOOMBA (M) Explorers Tree - Megalong - Devils Hole A 10km walk requiring a car shuffle to avoid street walking. The first section involves climbing down many steps from Explorers Tree then climbing through rainforest on the return Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2969
24 Mar (Sat) 2018: KATOOMBA (M) Katoomba Creek (remote). 8 -5pm. A joint NPWS/ SBC activity. Continue this amazing 18 years of volunteers efforts to remove weeds from remote sections of Katoomba Creek. Walking experience is needed for off-track walking and wading along the creek. Morning tea and lunch provided. Numbers limited. Book directly with Lyndal by Friday 16th March on 4780 5623 or lsullivan@bmcc.nsw.gov.au. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 3227
24 Oct (Wed) 2018: LEURA (E-M) Gordon Falls to Sublime Point & Return: A half day walk: With great views of the Jamison Valley, from Gordon Falls, the Golf Links Lookout & Sublime Point. Bring morning tea. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3338
24 Mar (Fri) 2000: LINDEN CREEK EXPLORE (M-H-Exp, Rainforest Creek Obst) CANCELLED DUE TO OTHER COMMITMENT date moved to 24/3/2000 From Highland Road Faulconbridge descend along the route of the old trestle track and visit the remains of the abandoned saw mill. Make our way along the banks of Linden Creek to Paul's pool at the end of the Shirlow Avenue track. Explore along the creek. Approx 3km of off track walking along the creek. 6km on track. 180m descent and ascent. Short car shuffle. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 497
24 Jul (Sat) 2010: LION'S HEAD (E-M, E-M) INDUCTION COURSE AND WALK We shall do the course first at Wentworth Falls, then onto the walk. Lions Head is on the Kings Tableland, it provides great views of the Kedumba Valley, the will be a little bit of bush bashing, as well as track walking. So for the new walkers you may need leg protection and gloves. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1363
24 Aug (Sat) 2013: LITHGOW DAM (E-M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks & firetrails about 10 klms with 300 metres ascent & descent. From the Top Station of the ZigZag Railway descend a hill to the Bottom Station then walk a couple of klms along a dirt road before climbing up a ridge that provides excellant views of pagodas, then if we can find a way we shall descend to the dam and return to our cars along the valley floor, otherwise we shall return via the ridge. Limit: 12. Map: Lithgow.
WalkID: 969
24-25 Sep (Sat-Sun) 2011: MACQUARIE MARSHES (E) We are joining a discovery ranger weekend of walks to explore this area. At the moment there are heaps of birds breeding as the marshes are the best they have been in 10 years. Cost of the weekend is $60 p/p. This includes 3 guided walks, camping fees, a slide presentation and a barbeque dinner. Additional meals are available at a small cost. If you are interested in joining us you need to book through the Warrumbungle NP Visitor Centre 68254364. Numbers are limited so an early booking is advised. Note: date has been changed by National Parks. Please let us know when you have made abooking Limit: 0. Map: .
WalkID: 1123
24 Mar (Sat) 2012: MEGALONG VALLEY (E-M) SHORT NOTICE We thought, since it is going to be sunny on Saturday, let’s do a walk down the Six Foot Track, to see how fast the Cox River is flowing. We shall start at the cemetery in the Megalong and go to the swing bridge and maybe to the camping area, returning the same way. The distance is about 14km depending on how far we go and 300m ascent. We shall go to the coffee shop in the valley on the way home. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba Gail & John 47572764 gail.siccardi@bigpond.com Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1805
24 Nov (Mon) 2014: MT HAY (H, Canyoning g.;4) Butterbox Canyon. AKA Rocky Points Ravine. A rather intense and technical canyon in parts, with abseils to 20 metres and through a waterfall. Has been repeated often by this leader. Certainly pleasant, if not exciting, views for much of the route in and the walk out - which includes a well-known, short, bolted rock-climb. Limit: 4. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 653
24 Sep (Fri) 2010: MT SOLITARY (M) Walk from Golden Stairs to Kings Tableland via Ruined Castle and Mt. Solitary. Approx. 17k. Mostly on tracks. A fairly long day with plenty of ups and downs. Car swap required. Limit: 12. Map: Jamison and Katoomba.
WalkID: 2430
24 Sep (Sat) 2016: MT. BLAXLAND-WENTWORTH SUGARLOAF-LAWSON SUGARLOAF (M) A 50 PEAKS WALK!!! Mt. Blaxland was the terminus of the 3 explorer's journey across the mountains. Off-track walk through private property, which we have been given access to. Limit: 8. Map: Hartley. Peaks bagged: 3
WalkID: 236
24 May (Sun) 2009: Point Cameron (E-M-Exp, E-M-X, scratchy scrub) Walk in to Mcleans pass, Stargate and Kevin's watch from the Cape Horn road, explore the plateau up to Point Cameron, and return the same day. Spectacular sandstone gullies/canyons, pagodas and views to Pantoneys Crown. No big hills but off-track challenges. Hidden agenda is to find the camping area and water under the special tree near Point Cameron. Limit: 8. Map: Ben Bullen.
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WalkID: 2625
24-26 Mar (Fri-Sun) 2017: PUTTY VALLEY (PRIVATE PROPERTY) (E-M, Car camping) Putty privet and PARTY - a Friends of the Colo activity. Join us for one, two or three days car camping on private property in the Putty Valley (camper trailer friendly). On the night of Saturday 25th NPWS are treating us to a BBQ to celebrate 16 years of achievement. All FOC participants, past and present, along with their families, are welcome. Weeding, mostly privet, is not compulsory but we would expect at least one person from each family to help us chase down the privet heading towards Wollemi NP. For those not priveting, there are options for short easy walks on farmland or adjacent State Forest. Limit: 40. Map: Putty, Wirraba.
WalkID: 939
24 Aug (Wed) 2011: RED HANDS CAVE (E-M) An easy paced walk on tracks. Stroll through beautiful forests to an Aboriginal Rock Art site. Distance 9kms. return, with 300metres ascent and descent. I haven't led this walk, but I have a good guide book. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 2924
24 Mar (Sat) 2018: RIVER CAVES (M) Out near Natural Bridge on the Mt. Cameron Rd, River Caves is a beautiful walk through a canyon, where you will get wet. Be prepared to be amazed! Time to take photos, so bring a tripod. Limit: 10. Map: Rock Hill.
WalkID: 2072
24 Oct (Sat) 2015: RODRIGUEZPASS / THE HORSE TRACK, BLACKHEATH (M) Last year, when Phil T led this walk for the last time, I promised him I would put it on the program each year. A leisurely paced walk on tracks about 12km with around 800 metres of descent and ascent. Descend from Evans Lookout to the junction with the Grand Canyon then turn left and descend to Beauchamp Falls. Then steeply descend to the valley floor passing delightful cascades, next we wander along the Grose Valley to the Horse Track junction. From here it is a long steady climb back up to Evans Lookout enjoying superb views of Fortress Hill and the adjacent peaks. At Phil's request we will climb the Horse Track in slow pod mode. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 3010
24 Mar (Sat) 2018: RUINED CASTLE, KATOOMBA (M) One of the Blue Mountains iconic walks. Leisurely walk out to Ruined Castle for morning tea & back. Short Day. Descend the Golden Stairs to the old (mostly level) track used for coal mining activities. A short climb at the end to Ruined Castle, where there are spectacular views down Cedar Creek to the wilderness that is the Warragamba dam catchment. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3040
24-28 Apr (Wed - Sun) 2019: SPLENDOUR ROCK, COX'S RIVER, KANANGRA CREEK (M) walk out to camp at Mt Dingo ready for the dawn Anzac day commemoration. On anzac day, continue on to the Cox's River via Yellow Pup ridge. Camp two nights at Konongaroo clearing and explore Kanangra Creek and maybe the Cox's River. Return the same way, perhaps stopping at the Mobbs Soak alternative campsite on saturday night. Limit: 8. Map: Jenolan.
WalkID: 1312
24 Mar (Sun) 2013: UPPER GLENBROOK CREEK (E-M, Exp.) Commencing at the Woodford Fire Trail, explore along the second ridge to the east visiting three potential rock art/habitation sites. Angle down the promising spur into the rainforest and pristine pools of Upper Glenbrook Creek, returning to civilisation via the Yondell Track. Scrub and scrambling. Early start; approx 9km of exploratory bush and a car shuffle. Suitable for experienced off track walkers. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 377
24 Nov (Tue) 2009: Wentworth Falls (M, M) 21/2-3 hour continuous walking for fitness (water stops only). Nature Track, Wentworth Pass and Shortcut Track. 8.30am start. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 964
24 Aug (Wed) 2011: WENTWORTH FALLS (M) This is a change of walk details for Wed 24th August. Due to wet weather we are only now doing a short walk around the passes at Wentworth Falls. Starting with the National Pass and then maybe Wentworth Pass all subject to the weather. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2629
24 Jun (Sat) 2017: WHALE WATCHING AT BOTANY BAY N.P. (E-M) BOTANY BAY N.P. Great walk along the cliffs to whale watching platforms. We'll check out the wildlife, then head along the coast, past Boat Harbour to Cronulla. Some on sand; 12klms. Limit: 10. Map: Sydney.
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WalkID: 3166
24 Aug (Fri) 2018: WINMALEE TO GROSE HEAD SOUTH (M, Exercise walk) Early start with a mission to replace the visitor book box on Grose Head South and replenish SBC material. From the end of White Cross Road Winmalee via the Blue Gum Swamp and Beehive Hill. Great views and some sharpening grooves. Back before lunch. Bring your thermos for morning tea. Approx 3 hours walking at a reasonable pace. 10km on track with some steep bits Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 1711
24-27 Jun (Tue-Fri) 2014: WOLGAN VALLEY (M-H-Exp) A walk down the Wolgan to explore the historic but elusive Binnings Hole Gap, and climb Mount Morgan while we\'re at it. (This is NOT a Friends of the Colo trip - all weeds will be studiously ignored!) Limit: 6. Map: Mount Morgan.
WalkID: 478
24 Jul (Sat) 2010: WOLLANGAMBE RIVER (E-Exp, E-X) An easy paced walk on tracks. I haven\'t walked this track but I have a good guidebook so I should not become geographically embarrassed. A steep descent to a beautiful river gorge followed by a slow steep plod back to our vehicles. Bring plenty of water. Limit: 16. Map: Mt. Wilson and Wollangambe.
WalkID: 47
25 Oct (Sat) 1970: A HARBOUR CIRCLE WALK PART 3 (M) This is the third of 4 one day walks that will result in a complete circumnavigation of Sydney Harbour following a route developed by the Sydney Foreshore Authority. This leg of the journey is from Huntleys point to Balmain Wharf approx 20 km (if we do all the side trips). We will walk around Iron Cove. Great views are a highlight. If you would like more information about the walk there is a downloadable map and excellent historical notes obtainable from www.planning.nsw.gov.au.harbour : click ‘Walking Sydney Harbour’. L Limit: 10. Map: Map Street directory.
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WalkID: 45
25-26 Oct (Sat-Sun) 1970: HELP US CELEBRATE MANY 60TH BIRTHDAYS We have many colourful club identities who turn 60 around this time and we are looking for member 48ers to join us at our property at Meadow Flat. We are happy for people to arrive there on Friday afternoon if you wish. It will be a weekend of celebration- with walks and bike rides. Please bring food to share for the Saturday evening dinner. Selena will be happy to supply a map for first time visitors. L
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WalkID: 3131
25 Jul (Wed) 2018: WOODFORD (E) Transit of Venus walk Woodford: Mable, Edith & Hazel Falls. A very nice bush land circuit, approximately 2.5 hrs. We will see the falls when there is a minimum of water flowing over. We will catch them later in the year when they are at maximum flow. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1600
25 Apr (Fri) 2014: ANZAC DAY AT THE RAIN CAVES (E) A short walk to a magnificent set of overhangs for lunch. We\'ll bring a barbie hot plate, so bring some sausages and we\'ll remember our Diggers over lunch. A rough track, with a short, steep descent. Limit: 16. Map: Cullen Bullen.
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WalkID: 2001
25 Oct (Sun) 2015: BLACKHEATH (E) 'Braeside Blitz', Braeside Swamp, Blackheath 9-3pm. This is a combined activity with NPWS. Come along and support the Braeside Bushcare group. We will spend the day walking through the swamp in search of weeds especially Gorse and Broom. Morning Tea and Lunch provided. Book with Vanessa on 47873112 or vanessa.richardson@environment.nsw.gov.au by 22nd October Limit: 0. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2461
25 Sep (Sun) 2016: BLACKHEATH (E) Braeside Blitz 9.00-1.00. Combined 2016 Great Grose Weed Walk. NPWS/SBC combined activity. Ideal for first-timers - spend the morning with Braeside bushcare group seeking out large and small weeds throughout the Braeside Upland Swamp which flows into Govetts Leap Falls. No experience necessary, this is a great chance to learn basic skills and weed identification. Morning tea provided. Book direct with Vanessa on 4787 3112 or vanessa.richardson@environment.nsw.gov.au by 21st September. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba .
WalkID: 2333
25-28 Nov (Fri-Mon) 2016: BOUDEREE NATIONAL PARK (E, S) EXPINTERST BRISTOL POINT Annual CAR CAMP at beautiful Bouderee National Park on Jervis Bay. Swimming, snorkelling, bike-riding, walking or just relaxing. Booking cannot be made until July but we need to know how many to book for. Cost depends on number but as a guide last year we paid $56 per person for 3 nights. Full payment required once the booking is made and confirmed in July. Note: tent based camping only. Limit: 20. Map: Jervis Bay.
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WalkID: 936
25-27 Nov (Fri-Sun) 2011: BRISTOL POINT JERVIS BAY The SBC annual car camp at Bristol Point. All the usual activities bushwalks, bike rides, snorkelling, swimming, beach cricket and much more fun. Bring food to share Saturday night. Cost is $30 per person for the weekend. Please book early to as places fill fast. Map: Booderee National Park
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WalkID: 2672
25 Apr (Tue) 2017: CARLONS TO SPLENDOUR ROCK (H) Feel like a workout? Meet the members celebrating the 50th anniversary of the club's first walk at Splendour Rock, by walking from the Dunphy campsite at Green Gully via Blackhorse Ridge (and back again). Total distance about 23km, total ascent/descent about 1100m. Fastish pace with minimal breaks except at Splendour Rock. Limit: 8. Map: Jenolan.
WalkID: 1732
25 Oct (Sat) 2014: COCKATOO ISLAND (E) Visit the largest Island in Sydney Harbour and explore its convict prison and remnants of its ship building past. Free entry with guided or self guided walks, also audio tapes are available for hire. Bring lunch or buy something in the caf?. If you roam the entire island you will probably walk about 4 km and the island is virtually flat. Members without a Pension or Seniors Card buy a Day Tripper ticket that covers Train, Bus and Ferry journeys. Phone before 7:00pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Sydney Ferries.
WalkID: 718
25-27 Feb 2011 (Fri-Sun) 2011: COLO RIVER (H) Travel the Colo gorge from Boorai Creek to Canoe Creek, with Friends of the Colo. On the way check for willows, and do some follow-up treatment on small patches of tree of heaven and cape ivy. For experienced wilderness walkers. The second and third days will be spent travelling on air-beds or pack-rafts, with rock hopping necessary around rapids. Limit: 8. Map: Six Brothers and Colo Heights.
WalkID: 1978
25 Jul (Sat) 2015: COX'S RIVER SWINGBRIDGE (M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks. Wander firstly through farmland and then through forests dotted with large granite boulders to arrive at the swing bridge. Only one person at a time can cross this 100 metre bridge, we will also look for an alternative ground-level crossing if river level permits. We shall lunch a short distance further then return along the same route. 16 km with one long hill and several short hills. Limit: 10. Map: Hampton.
WalkID: 1545
25 Jan (Sat) 2014: CREMORNE POINT TO BALMORAL (E-M) An extra Sydney Harbour walk, due to park closures and hot, dry summer. A very pleasant walk on level paths, with shade and beautiful red gum forest and plenty of swimming options with fish and chips at the end of the walk. Limit: 10. Map: Sydney's Best Harbour and Coastal Walks.
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WalkID: 1438
25-26 May (Sat-Sun) 2013: DAVIES CAMP / COXS RIVER (M) Join us on a scenic walk to the Coxs River; starting at Green Gully, traversing Iron Pot Mountain down to Breakfast Creek. Climb Cattle Dog Mountain to Knight's Deck for some great views. Spend the night at Davies Camp. Day 2 walk up Coxs River to Ironmonger Mountain back to the cars via Iron Pot Mountain. Approx 16km Limit: 8. Map: Jenolan.
WalkID: 2307
25 Jun (Sat) 2016: DONKEY MOUNTAIN (M-H) A 50 Peaks Walk!!! A traverse North-South. Rock pagodas, canyons and some tricky route finding, with rock scrambling and a few narrow ledges. A very exciting day with Mt. Wolgan to climb as well!!! Limit: 12. Map: Ben Bullen. Peaks bagged: 2
WalkID: 2164
25-28 Mar (Fri-Mon) 2016: ETTREMA (H, 5) Due to low water levels replaced with walk. Walk down Myall Ridge to Ettrema Creek and down stream to Tullyangela Creek. Exit via either Transportation Spur or Howards Pass. Distance approximately 30 kms all off track. Elevation 700m down into the creek and 700m back up Limit: 8. Map: Touga.
WalkID: 2521
25 Feb (Sat) 2017: EVANS CROWN (M) A 50 PEAKS WALK!!! Fun exploring Evans Crown. Limit: 12. Map: Tarana. Peaks bagged: 1
WalkID: 393
25 Oct (Sun) 2009: Fortress Ridge (E, E) Easy to Medium walk along fortress ridge possibly have lunch at the canyon exit if we all feel up to a scramble down to it.Should be some beauitful wide flowers out. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1298
25-26 May (Sat-Sun) 2013: GARDENS OF STONE (M) Experience the full moon rising over Pantoney\'s Crown. A short, easy walk to a campsite amid the Moffit Pagodas. Come with us, high on the Great Divide and enjoy the moonlit wonders of the pagodas. Day walk on Sun. to some of the hidden canyons of the Poseidon Arena. B.Y.O. water for the overnight camp. Limit: 12. Map: Ben Bullen.
WalkID: 1164
25 Aug (Sat) 2012: GARDENS OF STONE NP: PAGODA MAZE AND BEYOND (M-H) This is unfinished business from the last program. We\'ll start where we left off on Moffitt\'s Trail and head up the ridge, hoping to unravel the mysteries of the Maze. Some scrambling and off-track walking, but no huge ascents. 15km return. See Michael Keats, \"Gardens of Stone\". Limit: 10. Map: Ben Bullen.
WalkID: 2850
25 Nov (Sat) 2017: GLENBROOK (M) Description 25 Nov (Sat): GLENBROOK () Beginners Abseil Day. Beginners come and try day or come and improve your skills. All levels of abilities catered for. Start on small basic abseils and go as big as you dare (the big 40 meter overhang). Some gear available for loan. Rope fee and entry fee to national park applies Limit: 5. Map: glenbrook Peter Cu 0457 326127 petercurtis290@hotmail.comof walk: Limit: 5. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 833
25 Jun (Sat) 2011: GRAND CANYON (E-M) An easy paced walk on tracks. This track is temporarily open until the NPWS receives their next allocation of funds, so don't waste this opportunity. Limit: 16. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1344
25 May (Sat) 2013: GRAND CANYON & BEAUCHAMP FALLS (E-M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks. One of the classic walks of the Blue Mountains. 10:5 klms with 350 metres of ascent & descent. Admire waterfalls, deep gorges and superb views, we shall detour to visit a very narrow section and before climbing back up to our vehicles we shall detour to visit Beauchamp Falls. Limit: 16. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 216
25-26 Jul (Sat-Sun) 2009: GREEN GULLY (E) XMAS IN JULY - ADVANCE NOTICE What better way to celebrate yulefest than at the beautiful bush retreat of Green Gully nestled at the the foot of the Megalong Valley. Weekend of relaxation and merriment around a huge cosy log fire - walking trails available for the addicts. Anticipated accomm costs $15pp. Expressions of interest for helpers please. Full details t.b.a. Limit: 28. Map: Jenolan.
WalkID: 163
25 Mar (Wed) 2009: Hazelbrook,Adelina Falls,Terrace Falls,Hazelbrook (E) Our second walk in this serious, a tour of waterfalls on the south side of Hazelbrook I do believe if it is still hot, will shall be able to have a swim, so bring your swimmers with you. SHORT NOTICE WALK Limit: 12. Map: Katomba.
WalkID: 2559
25 Feb (Sat) 2017: HOLE IN THE WALL CANYON (M) From the end of the Waratah Ridge Fire Trail we'll do Hole in the Wall Canyon, a fair walk, some abseils, climbdowns, and scrambling down to the Bungleboori. The leader intends to avoid the squeeze as he is too large and inflexible. One of the classics, so we won't be by ourselves in all likelihood. Limit: 6. Map: Wollangambe.
WalkID: 2967
25 Feb (Sun) 2018: INDUCTION WALK AND TALK SPRINGWOOD (E-M) Prospective members! This is your opportunity to learn about the Springwood Bushwalking Club, discuss minimal impact walking and outdoor practices to keep everyone safe. After afternoon tea there will be a 3km walk down Sassafrass Gully and up the Yondell track. There are steps, minor obstacles and possibly slippery spots but it is on track, except for a short off track detour to visit the mystery stone cross and pool. Full members are very welcome to attend. Approx 3 to 4 afternoon hours. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 1500
25 Aug (Sun) 2013: JACK EVANS TRACK (E) Sunday morning stroll. From the southern part of the national park in Glenbrook, take the track down to Erskine Creek. 160m ascent and descent, but only about 2k return. If time permits, walk down to Nepean Lookout for some great views before returning (an extra 2km return, on fire trail). One of the park\'s best swimming spots - find out where it is before summer arrives. Family, kids and friends welcome, provided they can walk. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 3081
25 Aug (Sat) 2018: JAMISON VALLEY - TREK FOR TIMOR FUNDRAISER (H) We haven't got a team so although the Trek for Timor will proceed this SBC walk is cancelled. But it's not too late to sponsor me as a volunteer marshall on the day! Full details about the Trek and East Timor projects can be seen at www.trekfortimorbm.org.au or you can contact register@trekfortimorbm.org.au for more information. Limit: 6. Map: Jamison; Katoomba.
WalkID: 1376
25-28 Apr (Thu-Sun) 2013: K2K (M) A Blue Mountains Classic - Kanangra to Katoomba. We will keep out of the water on this one but will try some as yet decided variants. 45km (walking) Limit: 6. Map: Kanangra, Jenolan, Jamison.
WalkID: 887
25-26 Jun (Sat-Sun) 2011: KANANGRA-KOWMONG (M) Overnight walk from Kanangra Walls down to the Kowmung and back. Probably down Brumbies, camp on the Kowmung and back up Roots. Limit: 8. Map: Kanangra & Yerranderie.
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WalkID: 1822
25 Apr to 1 May (Sat-Fri) 2015: KATHERINE RIVER/GORGE, NT (H, 5/6) Its 20 years since we first paddled the upper Katherine. Join us for an anniversary trip. Putting in 30 km above Katherine Gorge we will enjoy a leisurely pack raft or kayak along the upper Katherine river (Grade II-III) where freshies and sooty grunter abound. We will camp a couple of nights above Gorge 13 and enjoy some walking and rock art in the upper gorge. The full 13 gorge experience follows with a mix of paddling and portaging (in varying amounts depending on the water levels, Grade II-IV) over the next 3-4 days. This trip requires endurance in the heat, rock scrambling on slippery rocks and of course enjoyment of wild places. Dates will be reviewed depending on the size and timing of the wet season and water levels. Limit: 8. Map: Lambell,Comoye, Katherine.
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WalkID: 2596
25 Feb (Sat) 2017: KATOOMBA (M) Katoomba Creek 8.30am-5.00pm. Joint NPWS/BMCC/SBC activity. Continue the earlier work in this remote section of Katoomba Creek searching for weeds. Bush regeneration and bushwalking experience is needed. This activity involves off-track walking and wading along the creek. Morning tea and lunch supplied. Book directly with Lyndal on (02) 4780 5623 or at lsullivan@bmcc.nsw.gov.au by Monday 13th February. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2814
25 Nov (Sat) 2017: KATOOMBA (M) KATOOMBA CREEK (REMOTE). 9am - 5pm. A joint NPWS/BMCC/SBC activity. Continue the great work done by volunteers over 16 years. The focus is bush regeneration on a remote section of Katoomba Creek. Expect off-track walking and creek wading. Morning tea and lunch are provided. Book direct with Lyndal by Monday 20th November on 4780 5623 or lsullivan@bmcc.nsw.gov.au. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1382
25 May (Sat) 2013: LA PEROUSE TO COOGEE A beautiful walk along the coast. Panoramic views from cliff tops and beaches. A surprising distance is covered with no buildings in sight. 15km.
WalkID: 165
25 Feb (Wed) 2009: Lawson, Dantes Glen, Empire Pass, Frederica Falls, (E) The leader has returned to walking on Wednesdays starting with a couple of easy walks around waterfalls. The Lawson area is the first one - I haven't been here for many years, this will be a easy going walk and if it is hot we shall go for a swim at Lawson pool at the end, so bring your swimmers with you. SHORT NOTICE WALK Limit: 12. Map: KATOOMBA .
WalkID: 1580
25 May (Sun) 2014: LEURA (E, E-M) Induction Talk & Walk. The compulsory induction talk for prospective members, followed by a pleasant walk on some of the lesser known tracks between Leura Cascades and the Three Sisters. Full members welcome to join the walk. 8-10km. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba..
WalkID: 692
25 Oct (Mon) 2010: LOCKLEYS PYLON (E-M) Walk out to Lockleys Pylon, then onto DeFaurs Head, and then if enought time onto Yardlys Cave. There should still be wildflowers about, but the great views are always there. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Wilson.
WalkID: 817
25 Jun (Sat) 2011: MARTINS LOOKOUT TO LOST WORLD LOOKOUT (E-M) The creek level on 5 March prevented this walk from proceeding as originally planned so it\'s back on the program. This walk is an easy on-track meander down to Glenbrook Creek before gradually climbing up through pleasant forest for a number of views of the gorge. To return we\'ll follow a steep and rough track out of the valley. Limit: 16. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 1128
25 Apr (Wed) 2012: MINNA-HA-HA FALLS (E) A 3km walk especially for children and grandchildren. Unaccompanied adults welcome [but of course children will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult]. A beautiful two tiered waterfall in a lovely gorge. Plenty of time for exploring, digging in the sand, climbing and maybe getting wet. Limit: 15. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1067
25 Apr (Wed) 2012: MOUNT BANKS (M-Exp) An exploration to check out Caley's Rock Houses, Banks Wall and generally enjoy this basalt capped peak. Not a long walk, but some off-track. Bring a sense of adventure and lunch to share with an Anzac theme; be creative!! Limit: 12. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 789
25 May (Wed) 2011: MOUNT YORK (E-M) An easy paced walk on historical tracks. Walk down Cox's Road, the first road across the Blue Mountains, then return via Lockyer's Road. No bitumen roads or motorcars, just fire trails and pleasant bush tracks. The section along Lockyer's Ridge is very attractive. Superb views of the Hartley Valley from Mount York. Limit: 16. Map: Hartley.
WalkID: 3370
25 May (Sat) 2019: MYSTERY MOUNTAIN (M) Across the river from the town of Newnes, it is not a long walk to the top, but it is steep! Up here is a new world to explore! Limit: 12. Map: Ben Bullen.
WalkID: 2481
25 Mar 2017 (Sat) 2017: MYSTERY MOUNTAIN; NEWNES VALLEY (M) A 50 PEAKS WALK!!! Across the river from the Newnes Hotel, Mystery mountain dominates the scene. Steep ascent, then walk along under the cliffs to Zobel Gully and back to Newnes. Approx. 8klms. with some exposure and scrambling. Limit: 12. Map: Ben Bullen and Mt. Morgan. Peaks bagged: 1
WalkID: 587
25 Sep (Sat) 2010: NEWNES VALLEY/DONKEY MT (M) This walk, right across the top from north to south and including ascents up the columns at the southern end, will be lead by Geoff Fox who has explored every bit of this mountain in over 20 visits. Come for one day or stay overnight for Sunday's walk. Limit: 12. Map: Ben Bullen.
WalkID: 1066
25 Feb (Sat) 2012: NORTH HEAD CIRCUIT, MANLY (M) Train, then ferry to Manly, where we'll walk to Fairy Bower and Shelley Beach, with a stop at the coffee shop for morning tea. Then, on through Hole in the Wall and the former Military Barracks to North Head, with great views. Home via Collins Beach for a swim, then back to Manly for a fish supper on the beach. All on tracks and about 10klms. Limit: 12. Map: North Head.
WalkID: 2121
25 Jan (Mon) 2016: PLATYPUS LOOP WALK (E-M) This is a classic Blue Mountains lilo trip. But this time we will walk along the languid pools of Erskine Creek. Plenty of stops along the way to swim or just enjoy the scenery. Best of all there are no huge hills to negotiate. A nice 5km walk for hot weather and a chance to get outside for those who have a busy long weekend. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 1625
25 Jun (Wed) 2014: PORTERS PASS/WALLS LEDGE/CENTENNIAL GLEN (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks. We enjoy splendid views of soaring cliffs along Collier\'s Causeway and expansive views of the Kanimbla Valley. Visit \'The Grotto\' to view a waterfall. About 8 kl with some small hills, phone before 7:00pm please Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 254
25 Sep (Fri) 2009: PROGRAM DEADLINE (E, E) Program runs from 12/10 to the second monday in Jan 2010. Please submit your walk via the web site Limit: 20. Map: all.
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WalkID: 2933
25 Mar (Sun) 2018: QUEEN VICTORIA CREEK (M-H-Exp, Scrub, scrambling, we) From near the air traffic signal station on Kings Tableland we will take the Ingar foot track to cross upper Queen Victoria Creek and then off track to the first pool downstream. Then walking through forest well above the creek we will make our way to inspect another three promising pools and rock outcrop complexes. Return via a gentle spur along the upper boundary of a large hanging swamp. Swimming opportunties and no large hills but some scrambles and patches of scrub expected 80% off track. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 492
25 Apr (Sun) 2010: RIVER CAVES CANYON (E-M-Exp, E-M-X) It has been a long time since I have been here so I have graded this with an X for exploratory, this will be our last canyon for the summer/autumn season. This is a walk in canyon, will get wet feet and maybe wet pants, you will need thermals and volleys and a dry bag, with dry clothes back at the car. Limit: 10. Map: Rock Hill.
WalkID: 2562
25 Apr (Tue) 2017: SPLENDOUR ROCK, WILD DOG MOUNTAINS (M) 50 years ago to the day the club held its first walk to the bushwalkers' memorial at this magnificent view point. The walk is approximately 6km one way (12 km in total), on track but with some short, steep sections and easy scrambles. NPWS have given us permission to drive to Medlow Gap, which requires 4WD vehicles - Subarus and the like are fine. Limit: 60. Map: Jenolan.
WalkID: 115
25-30 Apr 09 (Sat-Thu) 2009: SUE'S LONG SERVICE LEAVE FANTASY (M) Walking in the Kimberleys - Carr Boyd and Coburn Ranges. Each of these ranges will take 6 days to explore. Cost for tour guide and transport will be about $1200 pp. This trip is now full. Limit: 8. Map: TBA.
WalkID: 1188
25 Aug (Sat) 2012: THE THREE CAVES WALK [Mt Victoria] (E-M) A leisurely paced walk mostly on tracks about 6km with around 300m ascent & descent. Visit Cox\'s Cave then climb up to Mount Piddington, followed by a descent to Dunn\'s Leap and Ferris Cave, then a steep climb on an eroded track back up to the fire trail. Then out to Hourn\'s Point and traverse over the hillside to Witches Cave, followed by a steady climb back to Mount Piddington. Descend via The Grotto back to our vehicles. Limit: 12. Map: Mount Wilson.
WalkID: 240
25 Jun (Thu) 2009: TWO MINES, A SWAMP AND A HEAD (E-M, E-M) This is a MID WEEK WALK THURSDAY. Drive and then walk to the first mine, then drive and walk to a swamp, with a Aborginal site, then onto and down to the next mine, then up onto a head, with it's great views. Some on and off track walking. This is the first time in this area after the fires. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Wilson.
WalkID: 293
25 Aug (Tue) 2009: Wentworth Falls (M, M) Falls Fitness Walk (see 11 August entry for details) Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2
25-Oct 2008: Western Ridge (M) Return to Western Ridge - an exploratory walk into an area south of Springwood where there may be remains of a bora ground. From Martin's Lookout, return via Sassafras gully, there may be a car swap. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 2677
25 Apr (Tue) 2000: WILD DOG MOUNTAINS (M, Cliffs) 25 APRIL 2067 (Mon): SPLENDOUR ROCK, WILD DOG MOUNTAINS (M). If you missed the 2017 re-enactment of the Club's first walk here is your big chance! Put this one in your diaries! 100 years ago to the day the club held its first walk to the bushwalkers' memorial at this magnificent view point. The walk is approximately 6km one way (12 km in total), on track but with some short, steep sections and easy scrambles. NB Parts of the track are rough and rocky with a sideways slope. We will negotiate with NPWS to give us permission to drive to Medlow Gap, which requires 4WD vehicles - please note that driverless vehicles are not suitable. Limit: 60. Map: Jenolan Carol I 0458399509 carofe@bigpond.net.au Yep - it was such an easy trip to organise the leader is keen to do it again! Limit: 60. Map: Jenolan.
WalkID: 2070
25 Nov (Wed) 1970: WINMALEE (M) Grose Head South and Beyond. Walking from Winmalee via Blue Gum Swamp. Grose Lookout, Grose Head South and then on to a great rock over looking The Cumberland Plains. Return the same way. Early start, long and slow day, about 20km with 2 steeper sections, but the views are worth it. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood & Kurrajong.
WalkID: 1835
25-29 Mar 2015 (Wed-Sun) 2015: WOLGAN WALLOP STAGE 2 (H) A Friends of the Colo activity. Search more of this wonderful river for willows, and check several known cape ivy patches, from Wallaby Camp down to Camp Creek. Lots of wading and boulder-hopping. Experienced off-track wilderness walkers only, and preference to those with relevant weed-spotting experience. Vehicle transport to Wallaby Camp at the start, and back out at the end. Limit: 6. Map: Mt Morgan.
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WalkID: 2107
25-26 Nov (Wed-Thu) 2015: WOLLEMI CREEK (H-Exp) A lilo trip along a section of Wollemi Creek to investigate some 1930s history. Walk to Tinda Creek from the Culoul Range, lilo about 6km and exit back to Culoul on the second morning. Limit: 5. Map: Six Bros.
WalkID: 2904
25 Feb 2018 (Sun) 2018: ZIG ZAG RAILWAY (E-M) Come and explore the Zig Zag railway near Lithgow. The trains don't run anymore so here's the opportunity to walk the old tracks. We will walk the three viaducts and through one tunnel.Visit the old stations and signal boxes. All the history info boards are still there for you to read. This walk is about 12 kms and really is all on tracks. Limit: 12. Map: Lithgow.
WalkID: 2332
25 Jun (Sat) 2016: Zig Zag Railway and Lithgow Dam (E-M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks and fire trails. About 9km with 300m ascent/descent. From the Zig Zag Railway we will descend a hill to bottom points station and walk a couple of kms along a dirt road. We'll then proceed a km or so past the original dam wall to Lithgow Dam before returning the same way. Merryn C and Selena W selenaestelle@bigpond.com Limit: 12. Map: Lithgow.
WalkID: 234
26-27 Sep (Sat-Sun) 2010: Advanced notice - Meadowflat Car camp (E-M, E-M) Annual car camp at Meadowflat located 20 minutes past Lithgow. Walks on Saturday and Sunday led by Phil F. There will also be medium bike rides with some hills for those who want to bring their bikes. Bring dinner to share on Saturday. There is water on site. You are welcome to arrive Friday afternoon. Limit: 20. Map: .
WalkID: 1106
26 May (Sat) 2012: BLACKFELLOWS HAND CAVE AND HIDDEN VALLEY (E) A leisurely paced walk, mostly on tracks; about 5 km. View aboriginal art at the cave, then stroll through one of the greenest valleys on the Newnes Plateau. We then ascend a short hill and detour through open forest to visit an area of pagodas. You won\'t work up a sweat on this walk, but the scenery more than compensates. Limit: 12. Map: Cullen Bullen.
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WalkID: 1241
26 Sep to 4 Oct (Wed-Thu) 2012: BLUE MTS (E) EXPRESSION OF INTEREST School Holiday Walks-by negotiation. Anyone interested in weekday walks during this period, please contact me. Children and grandchildren welcome. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood/Katoomba.
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WalkID: 615
26-29 Nov (Fri-Mon) 2010: BOODEREE NP. Bristol Point Car Camp. Our annual car camp at Jervis Bay. Activities include bushwalks, bike rides, swimming, canoeing, water-play, beach cricket and anything else one chooses to do! Laughter and merriment are always high on the \'to do list\'. Bring food to share for Saturday night festivities which includes a dress up theme. Cost is approx $30 per person, great value for this outstanding weekend. Don\'t miss out - book in early. Map: Booderee NP.
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WalkID: 1764
26 Oct (Sun) 2014: BRAESIDE SWAMP (E) NPWS - Spring 2014 Great Grose Weed Walk Braeside Blitz (9am to 3pm) Come along & help the regular bushcare group where much help is needed, in a section of the Braeside Swamp. Work will be along the back of private properties to stop weeds spreading further into the NP. Morning Tea & Lunch provided. Limit: 0. Map: .
WalkID: 413
26-28 Feb 2010 (Fri-Sun) 2010: Colo River (H, H) Travel the wild Colo gorge from Boorai Creek to Canoe Creek. On the way check for willows, and do some follow up treatment on small patches of tree of heaven and cape ivy. For experienced wilderness walkers. The first day will be an easy day, walking in and enjoying the river. The second and third days will be spent travelling on air-beds, with rock hopping necessary around rapids. In conjunction with Friends of the Colo. Limit: 8. Map: Six Brothers, Colo Heights..
WalkID: 1675
26 Jul (Sat) 2014: COXS ROAD (M) Changed to a loop walk around Coxs R and Lockyers Rd near Mt York, as phoned through to Frank Wilkinson 9 am 26/7/14. Limit: 12. Map: Cullen Bullen & Ben Bullen.
WalkID: 1668
26 Jul (Sat) 2014: DONKEY MOUNTAIN (M-H) Not the traverse this time; we\'ll spend time around the Northern End, exploring the maze and canyons. It\'s a kind of Luna Park for bushwalkers. No tracks, some scrambling, steep ascent/descent. Limit: 12. Map: Ben Bullen.
WalkID: 1029
26 Jan (Thu) 2012: EDENDERRY FALLS (M) This walk is to a delightful swimming pool on Govetts Creek. The walk is mainly on track but there is a short scrubby section to get to the pool. If the day is hot we will set out later and take dinner down with us and walk back in the cool of early evening by torchlight. Distance is approx 7km return. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 822
26 Jan (Wed) 2011: ERSKINE CREEK -'PLATYPUS LOOPS' (E, lilo) Swimming and floating our way down Erskine creek (bring a lilo) - to celebrate Australia Day (from the Jack Evans Track). A very short notice walk, because it looks like being a very hot day. By all accounts, the water in Erskine creek is crystal clear and flowing. We'll be back in good time for the leader's BBQ. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 850
26 Mar (Sat) 2011: FAULCONBRIDGE (E-M) Victory Track,Sassafras Gully,Perch Ponds, Martins Falls,Picnic Point with side trip to Numantia Falls.A leisurely day as we descend to Sassafras Creek & follow the creek through to Perch Ponds, returning to Springwood via Magdala creek. Nice shady walk with good swimming. This is the perfect trip for a hot day. PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 851
26 Mar (Sat) 2011: FAULCONBRIDGE (E-M) Victory Track,Sassafras Gully,Perch Ponds, Martins Falls,Picnic Point with side trip to Numantia Falls.A leisurely day as we descend to Sassafras Creek & follow the creek through to Perch Ponds, returning to Springwood via Magdala creek. Nice shady walk with good swimming. This is the perfect trip for a hot day. PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 2889
26 Feb 2018 (Mon) 2018: GARIGAL NATIONAL PARK (M) We will drive to Davidson Park where we’ll leave a car then drive to the start of the Natural Bridge to Davidson Park walk which is a 6.8km walk. We will have lunch at Flat Rock beach where we can swim if the weather is hot and then continue back to our car. This is an undulating walk with some steep descents and has some great water views. Limit 8 Limit: 8. Map: Gregories .
WalkID: 1103
26 May (Sat) 2012: HARMIL LEDGE [NARROW NECK] (M) Back by popular demand! Walk out to the fire tower, then descend Harmil Ledge and Glen Raphael Pass and out via Dunphy\'s Pass, then slog back to the locked gate. Some scrambling and exposure and a bit of scrub across the swamp. Approx. 15 km. Limit: 10. Map: Jamison.
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WalkID: 2467
26 Nov (Sat) 2016: KATOOMBA (M) Katoomba Creek Remote - 2016 Great Grose Weed Walk. 8.00 - 5.00pm. Combined NPWS/SBC activity. Fantastic work has already been done in one section of Katoomba Creek, now join us to tackle another remote target area. This weed-searching involves off-track walking and wading. Some bush regeneration experience is needed. Book direct with Lyndal on 4780 5623 or lsullivan@bmcc.nsw.gov.au by Thursday 17th November. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba .
WalkID: 274
26 Jul (Sun) 2009: LAPSTONE ZIG-ZAG RAILWAY PLUS PUB LUNCH (M, M) Some fascinating history here. We meet at Lapstone Hotel, then walk around Glenbrook Lagoon and to Lennox Bridge for an inspection. On to Margy's and Elizabeth lookouts for views of Penrith. Then down Knapsack gully, under Knapsack Bridge and up the long abandoned Lapstone Zig-Zag rail formation. Also view the tunnel that caused a train disaster in the 1920s. Follow roads back to Lapstone Hotel for lunch. Limit: 20. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 1810
26 Jun to 11 Jul (Fri-Sat) 2015: LARAPINTA TRACK (M-H) This iconic full pack walk has exceeded the expectations of many who have walked the 224km spine of the Western Macdonald Ranges. The walk is directly west of Alice Springs and it takes about two weeks staying predominantly at camp-sites mostly with water and often with vehicle access. I will be taking my car so there will be some vehicle support - with all walkers who are competent drivers taking turns being driver/shopper for the day. The walk is designed for those who can escape for NSW school holidays. Express your interest via our web site and booking by the 3rd of June. Come to the planning meeting on Monday 16th of March. Limit: 8. Map: Larapinta Walk and strip sheets.
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WalkID: 1899
26 Apr (Sun) 2015: LAWSON (E-M) Empire Pass - Induction Walk. The compulsory induction talk for prospective members, followed by a North Lawson walk from Frederica Falls to Dantes Glen on track with short elevation . Full members welcome to join. Approx. 6km Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1197
26 Sep (Wed) 2012: LEURA CASCADES/FEDERAL PASS/FURBER STEPS (E-M) A leisurely paced walk mostly on tracks visiting Bridal Veil Falls, Leura Falls, The Amphitheatre and Katoomba Falls. Wander through magnificent forests with huge boulders covered in moss and enjoy views of soaring cliffs. About 7km with around 300m descent & ascent. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2113
26 Nov (Thu) 2015: LITHGOW (H) Third attempt. Hopefully no rain this time. Mountain bike ride, starts and finishes at Lithgow. Ride up State Mine Road, onto Old Bells Line of Road, left onto Beecroft Fire Trail, follow this to Groves Rd and Wolgan Valley Rd near Lidsdale. Ride south through Lidsdale, left onto Skelly Rd, then left onto Castlereagh Highway (Mudgee road). We have about 4 km of highway, but the shoulder is fairly wide. Next is the junction with the Great Western Highway. Here we go over the fence and ride on a short section of old highway then over an historic viaduct and along next to the railway as far as the golf course. Then it is back onto the Great Western Highway for 2 km. Next turn left onto the old highway (now Cooerwull Rd), and into Lithgow. Rated as Hard because it is about 45 km and just a hard day's ride. Mostly fire trails, one big uphill and one big downhill, but you can walk these. No shops after Lithgow. Bring your own morning tea and lunch. Limit: 15. Map: Lithgow and Cullen Bullen. Limit: 12. Map: Lithgow, Cullen Bullen.
WalkID: 475
26 Jun (Sat) 2010: LOCKLEY PYLON/DU FAUR BUTTRESS/BLUE GUM FOREST (M, M) Drive to the Pinnacles Car Park then an easy paced walk over undulating ground to Lockley Pylon for superb views of the Grose Valley followed by a steep descent to the Blue Gum Forest. Long SLOW plod back up to Lockley Pylon then back to the cars. THIS WILL BE A LONG DAY so bring plenty of water. Do NOT sign up for this walk if you are not used to climbing a long steep hill. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba and Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 330
26-27 Sep (Sat-Sun) 2009: MELONG AND TINDA CREEKS (M-Exp, M-X) Overnight walk in conjunction with the Friends of the Colo, to explore these tributaries of Wollemi Creek, and check for any willows. Will involve rock-hopping and possibly some wading. Limit: 6. Map: Six Brothers.
WalkID: 544
26 May (Wed) 2010: MT. YORK (E-M) An easy paced walk on historical tracks. Walk down Cox's Rd. the first road across the Blue Mtns. then return via Lockyer's Rd. No bitumen roads or motorcars, just fire trails and pleasant bush tracks. The section along Lockyer's Ridge is very attractive. Superb views of the Hartley Valley from Mt. York. Limit: 16. Map: Hartley.
WalkID: 588
26 Sep (Sun) 2010: NEWNES VALLEY/PETRIES GULLY (M) This is the gorge before the Pipeline Track and is very pretty as well as having mining relics. Depending on the group, we may find a way up to the Pipeline Track. Come for this walk or combine it with the Donkey Mt walk. We may even have time for the ruins. Limit: 12. Map: Mount Morgan.
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WalkID: 796
26-28 Apr (Tue-Thu) 2011: ROBERTSON (E, E-MX) Three days will be spent walking some of the many tracked walks in the area. These will include: Drawing Room Rocks, Gerringong Falls and Hindmarsh Pass. Accommodation is at a farmstay just outside Robertson. There is also a tennis court available for those wishing to have a game. Cost is $45/p per night. A deposit of $50 is required when booking as a booking fee has already been paid. If there is sufficient interest this trip can be extended for another night. In order to secure the accommodation we need to have members respond as soon as possible. Limit: 8. Map: Kangaroo Valley.
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WalkID: 886
26-28 Apr (Tue-Thu) 2011: ROBERTSON NSW (E-M-Exp) We still have 2 places available for this walk. If you are interested please contact ASAP Three days will be spent walking some of the many tracked walks in the area. These will include: Drawing Room Rocks, Gerringong Falls and Hindmarsh Pass. Accommodation is at a farmstay just outside Robertson. There is also a tennis court available for those wishing to have a game. Cost is $45/p per night. A deposit of $50 is required when booking as a booking fee has already been paid. If there is sufficient interest this trip can be extended for another night. In order to secure the accommodation we need to have members respond as soon as possible. Map: Kangaroo Valley Limit: 8 Limit: 8. Map: Kangaroo Valley.
WalkID: 3001
26 Aug (Sun) 2018: RODRIGUEZ PASS & THE HORSE TRACK, BLACKHEATH (H) In 2014, when Phil T led this walk for the last time, I promised him I would put it on the program each year. A leisurely paced walk on tracks about 12km with around 800 metres of descent and ascent. Descend from Evans Lookout to the junction with the Grand Canyon then turn left and descend to Beauchamp Falls. Then steeply descend to the valley floor passing delightful cascades, next we wander along the Grose Valley to the Horse Track junction. From here it is a long steady climb back up to Evans Lookout enjoying superb views of Fortress Hill and the adjacent peaks. This is a training walk for those going on the Nepal Trek in November, however others are very welcome to join us. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1042
26 Dec (Mon) 2011: ROYAL NATIONAL PARK (E) A short walk from Bundeena out to the 'balconies' to see the boats head down the coast for the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. We'll continue on to Marley for a quick dip, then a car swap back to Bundeena. Optional picnic on the beach before the drive home. A late start for this walk, the race starts at 1:00pm, they take an hour to pass by Bundeena. Binoculars advisable. 7-8km, 200m up/down, all on track. A great way to recover after Christmas. Limit: 12. Map: Royal National Park.
WalkID: 3067
26 May (Sat) 2018: SATURDAY MORNING STROLL - BIRDWOOD GULLY (E) A classic local short walk, with an extension down Springwood Creek to see how far the track goes. Leave at 8:30 - we'll be back by 10:30 to do the weekend shopping. Limit: 8. Map: springwood.
WalkID: 1574
26 Apr (Sat) 2014: SPIT BRIDGE TO MANLY (E-M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks, magnificent harbour views all day, we shall take detours to Grotto Point Lighthouse & Crater Cove, about 12 klms with no significant hills. I have the coordinates to Crater Cove stored in the GPS so this year I can guarantee that we shall find the track, (unlike last year). Please phone before 7:00pm. Limit: 12. Map: Sydney's best harbour & coastal walks..
WalkID: 811
26-27 Feb (Sat-Sun) 2011: SPLENDOUR ROCK (E) Camp either on the ridge below Mobbs soak or the saddle below Splendour Rock (depending on water supplies). Climb up Splendour Rock to witness one of the most spectacular views in this area. Return via Blackhorse ridge. A great trip if you're new to walking, and we may be able to schedule Splendour Rock for sunset. A good second choice, if you can't get to the Anzac Day service. Limit: 8. Map: Jenolan, Kanangra and a bit of Jamison.
WalkID: 814
26 Feb (Sat) 2011: SPRINGWOOD (E-M) Wiggins Track,Sassafras Gully,Perch Ponds, Martins Falls,Picnic Point. Circuit.10.8km A leisurely day as we descend to Sassafras Creek via Wiggins Track & follow the creek through to Perch Ponds, returning to Springwood via Magdala creek.Nice shady walk with great swimming. This is the perfect trip for a hot day. PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 3201
26 Sep (Wed) 2018: SPRINGWOOD (E-M) A half day walk: 6km: Magdela Creek & Batman Tracks Springwood: From Lawson Lookout then the Magdela Creek Track. Morning tea at the Blue Pool. Then back to the Batman Track, then of the Batman Track to bushland and rock platforms with views to the valley of Batman Creek. (The source of Batman Creek is at the junction of Burns & Farm Roads) Then to a redundant fire road, that is being allowed to overgrow and is just great for walking, it will bring us out at the top end of Farm Road and the cars. Limit: 10. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3251
26 Jan 2019 (Sat) 2019: SYDNEY HARBOUR (E) BALMORAL TO THE ZOO. Classic harbourside walk. Great vews of Australia Day activities on harbour. Lots of swims. Wear an Aussie flag T shirt. Bring something Australiany to share for morning tea or lunch. Limit: 12. Map: Maps Me.
WalkID: 1473
26 Oct (Sat) 2013: TARONGA ZOO TO BALMORAL. (E) This walk offers superb views of Sydney Harbour & the City Skyline, pristine sections of bushland, sheltered beaches and plenty of time for a swim. 6:5 km with no significant hills. Limit: 12. Map: Sydney's Best Harbour & Coastal Walks.
WalkID: 1350
26 Jun (Wed) 2013: VICTORY TRACK (E-M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks wandering through beautiful forests, then a slow plod out to Springwood, around 10 klms with 400 metres descent & ascent. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 2774
26 Aug (Sat) 2017: WINMALEE-GROSE HEAD SOUTH-YELLOWMUNDEE (M-H-Exp, Scrub Cliffs?) Whitecross Road Car park, Blue Gum Swamp Fire Trail, Bee hive hill, Sharpening grooves, GroseHead South, Unnamed ridge directly south of river gauge, across the fault saddle, spot height 314 and possibly 214 to waiting cars at the Hillcrest road track head. This walk crosses a complex of faults some interesting terrain and vege communities. Net downhill. Early start and Car shuffle is required. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 527
26 Jun (Sat) 2010: WONDABYNE to PINDAR CAVE & RETURN (M, M) A brief train trip to Wondabyne station followed by a scenic return walk in the Brisbane Waters National Park. Views over Mullet Creek & Hawkesbury River. Great lunch spot.Approx 12 km return. Not a hard walk. Limit: 12. Map: Gunderman, Gosford..
WalkID: 58
27 Nov (Thurs) 1970: BOORONG CRAGS (M) Walking out to Mt Hay then onto Boorong Crags with its views every each way- we will return by the west side of Mt Hay to see the great display of waratahs (I hope). Note change of date from 13th. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba & Mt Wilson. .
WalkID: 2066
27 Nov (Fri) 2015: BEROWRA (M) Berowra to Mt Kuring-gai via Berowra Ck - OPAL CARD FRIENDLY This 11km walk rambles through Berowra Valley visiting Crosslands Park and following the sunny, sandy freshwater Calna Ck as we climb up to Mt Kuring-gai. Limit: 8. Map: .
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WalkID: 2754
27 Aug (Sun) 2017: BLACKHEATH CLUB BOOK LAUNCH - AMENDED VENUE. Come and join the fun at the launch of our Club book "Adventure, Friends and Memories" a memoir of the Club over the last 50 years. This day will comprise a few short speeches, a ceremonial ribbon cutting to launch the book and a presentation, followed by afternoon tea. Short walks are available after the formalities. The book launch will be held at the NPWS Heritage Centre, Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath, beginning at 2.00pm. Please bring a plate to share and contribute to this joyous occasion in the Club's history PLEASE NOTE: Due to the indefinite closure of the National Parks carpark at Kings Table we have been forced to change the venue of our book launch. Map: Katoomba
WalkID: 2305
27 Aug (Sat) 2016: BLACKSMITHS CAVE; CLARENCE ARCH; PADLEY'S PASS (M) 3 historic areas that have been forgotten. Some descent onto Padley's Pass, which is the undercliff walk at Hassans Walls; an interesting old track. Also, some off-track walking. Limit: 12. Map: Lithgow and Hartley.
WalkID: 342
27-30 Nov (Fri-Mon) 2009: Booderee NP (E, E) Bristol Point Car Camp. Our annual camp at Jervis Bay. Activities include bushwalks, bike rides, swimming, canoeing, water-play, beach cricket and anything else one chooses to do!. Laughter and merriment always high on the 'to do list'. Bring food to share for Saturday night festivities and dress up theme this year is 'Saints and Sinners'. Check with Fran H for bookings and information re payment. Cost is $31 per person, great value for this outstanding weekend. Don't miss out - book in early. Limit: 25. Map: Booderee NP.
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WalkID: 1922
27-30 Nov (Fri-Mon) 2015: BRISTOL POINT (E, S) Annual CAR CAMP at beautiful Bouderee National Park on Jervis Bay. Swimming, snorkelling, bike-riding, walking or just relaxing. Booking cannot be made until July but we need to know how many to book for to avoid disappointing those who would like to attend. Cost depends on number but as a guide last year we paid $55 per person for 3 nights. Full payment required once the booking is made and confirmed in July. THIS WALK IS NOW FULL AND THE SITES BOOKED. Limit: 20. Map: Jervis Bay.
WalkID: 584
27-28 Nov (Sat-Sun) 2010: COLO RIVER AT PINCHGUT CREEK (H) An overnight walk and lilo trip, with a beautiful camping spot on a beach. The walk in is steep and rugged. Depending on the weather and inclination, the return on Sunday will be by the same route, or by liloing down the river to Canoe Creek and climbing out via the track. This is a joint activity with Friends of the Colo - a couple of hours will be spent treating a cape ivy patch and some tree of heaven (involvement optional). Limit: 8. Map: Colo Heights.
WalkID: 577
27 Jun (Sun) 2010: COLO RIVER VIA BOORAI RIDGE (M) A day-walk in the heart of the Wollemi, featuring some of the best Colo gorge scenery. A biggish day out, involving 14 ks on track, and 500 metres down and up, BUT you’ll get to relax on the river for 2 or 3 hours. Limit: 8. Map: Six Brothers.
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WalkID: 930
27 May (Fri) 2011: COLO RIVER VIA T3 TRACK (M) Postponed from Thursday due to weather outlook. A return walk down the T3 track (starts near Mountain Lagoon) to the Colo River. Superb views of the lower Colo Gorge and the Wollemi area generally. While you're on the river you can relax over a very extended lunch, or help check on a couple of minor cape ivy sites and search out errant lantana plants (Friends of Colo activity). Involves 500 metres descent and ascent, very steep in places. The difficulty is about equivalent to visiting Blue Gum from Perrys in a day. ETA home 7pm. Limit: 8. Map: Mountain Lagoon.
WalkID: 2416
27 Aug (Sat) 2016: COX'S ROAD AND LOCKYERS ROAD (M) A lovely walk on historical bush tracks....and a little bit of fire trail. We'll walk down Cox's Road, the first road across the mountains, then return via Lockyer's Road. About 8km with approx 320m descent/ascent. Selena W selenaestelle@bigpond.com Limit: 12. Map: Hartley.
WalkID: 1251
27 Nov (Tue) 2012: DHARAWAL NP (E-Exp) This area was declared a national park this year. Come and visit the fantastic Minerva Pool on Stokes Creek with its waterfall for a refreshing swim. This walk will involve some off track walking with the accompanying scrub but the total distance of the walk is only 4km so there will be plenty of time to relax and take in the scenery. Limit: 8. Map: Appin.
WalkID: 1682
27 Aug (Wed) 2014: EMPIRE PASS, LAWSON. (E-M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks, visiting four waterfalls and passing through very attractive forests, about 8 kl with a few short hills. Shout your lungs out at Echo Bluff and be surprised by the resulting echo. This second visit is to accommodate walkers who can not walk on Saturdays, phone before 7:00 pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1932
27 Jun (Sat) 2015: EVANS CROWN (E) An easy paced walk on tracks and through trackless open forests. Scramble about on huge granite boulders, visit caves and wander through superb forests. We will visit The Squeeze, Standley Chasm, Sourdough Rock, Split Rock and Balancing Rock, plus explore nooks and crannies. Just wander where it looks interesting. Please book via the website. Limit: 10. Map: Hampton?.
WalkID: 759
27 Feb (Sun) 2011: FAULCONBRIDGE (E) This delightful walk follows the remains of a cable incline built in 1910 that led to a sawmill beside Linden Creek. Nowadays the steam engine is still visible and sits in the creek waiting for Harrison Ford to claim it! Be prepared for a short, steep section down and up the incline. Map: Springwood Limit: 8 Limit: 10. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 691
27 Sep (Mon) 2010: FLORABELLA PASS/PIPPAS TRACK (E-M) Starting at Warrimoo we will walk the Florabella Pass, and then onto Pippas Pass and finishing at Blaxland. This walk is all on tracks, and hopefully the wildflowers will still be out. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 1257
27 Oct (Sat) 2012: GLENBROOK (E-M) Moderate paced hilly track walk thru old zig zag railway, knapsack bridge, and mushroom tunnel. Not a very hard walk but has some stairs and off angle narrow tracks. 300m ascent/descent. 7km distance. Visits Marges and Elisabeth lookouts. Leave 8:22 AM and return 1 PM. One tea break. Lunch upon return. Limit: 16. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 204
27 Jun (Sat) 2009: GREEN GULLY (H, H) A PHIL ONLY WALK!! From Green Gully,over Mt.Tinpot,to Goolara Peak,down the northern spur,then cross the Cox's River at Flaggi Clear,then into Little River.Home via Galong Creek and Tinpot Hill.A LONG DAY!! Limit: 8. Map: Jenolan.
WalkID: 500
27 Mar (Sat) 2010: Heart Attack Canyon (H, H) We are riding in to the big car park (5km) then following old trails to approach the canyon. Either 40m abseil into the creek then to the 35m abseil into Heart Attack or down the creek to the start of Heart Attack. It will be a long day with an early start, expect to walk about 10km on top of the bike rides. Wet suits not really necessary unless the weather is inclement (which may result in cancellation). Limit: 6. Map: Rock Hill.
WalkID: 3156
27 Oct (Sat) 2018: HISTORIC SAWMILL - FAULCONBRIDGE (E-M) Mountains Classic Walk: HISTORIC SAWMILL A half-day walk to the location of the famed sawmill on Linden Creek. We walk down the route of the funicular (long gone) to the remnants of a sawmill used to cut logs for telegraph poles in the early 1900's (allegedly). Return via a track to St Georges Crescent. Suitable for new members, but there is some rock scrambling and scrub. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 422
27 Jan (Wed) 2010: Induction Course ONLY (E, E) This will be an in house induction course only, (no Walk) being held at Wentworth Falls at 7pm ring for address. We still need full members to attend. ( maybe wenty falls members could help here) Limit: 12. Map: .
WalkID: 2848
27-30 Apr (Fri - Mon) 2018: K TO K (KANANGRA TO KATOOMBA) (M) Register your interest for this classic Blue Mountains walk. Dates may change, depending on the group. I plan to do this over 4 days, we'll camp on the Cox's river and have time to go fishing or explore Kanangaroo clearing. And we might finish in Carlons, Megalong, instead of Katoomba. I need to know who is interested, so we can start planning. Limit: 8. Map: Kanangra, Jenolan, Katoomba.
WalkID: 268
27-28 Jun (Sat-Sun) 2009: Kanangra Boyd National Park (M, M) Walk: Overnight walk from Kanangra Walls car park down to the Kowmung and back. Probably down Brumbies, camp on the Kowmung and back up again on Sunday. It's a relatively easy on track walk however there is a significant climb back up on the Sunday. Note: In the event of bad weather we may postpone. Contact: Alicson Anderson/Shane Anderson 02 4758 9730 or Email: shane_anderson@optusnet.com.au Limit: 8. Map: Kanangra & Yerranderie.
WalkID: 223
27 Jun (Sat) 2009: Kanangra Tops/Crafts Wall. (E-M, E-M) An easy paced walk on tracks. Meander along the cliff rim enjoying sensational views in all directions. Walk out to Smiths Pass and continue on to Crafts Wall before returning to the cars. No demanding grunts on this walk but the scenery more than compensates.(Car Pooling). Limit: 8. Map: Kanangra.
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WalkID: 3148
27 Oct (Sat) 2018: KATOOMBA (M) KATOOMBA CREEK (REMOTE). 8.30am - 5pm. A joint NPWS/BMCC/SBC activity. Continue the fantastic work in another remote section of Katoomba Creek searching for weeds. Bush regeneration and bushwalking experience are essential. This activity involves off-track walking and creek wading. Morning tea and lunch are provided. Numbers are limited. Book direct with Lyndal by Monday 8th October on 4780 5623 or lsullivan@bmcc.nsw.gov.au. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 531
27 Jun (Sun) 2010: KEDUMBA CROSSING (E-M-Exp, steep) Explore the area around Kedumba Crossing, off Kings tableland. There is a steep climb down and back up, but this will be good training for Navshield. If possible, link up with the Solitary track, which may mean a bit of off track walking. Limit: 8. Map: Jamison.
WalkID: 1209
27 Oct (Sat) 2012: LERIDA GORGE AND ROOKERY NOOK (M-H) Wildflower walk, with an historical slant and some of the best views of the Grose Valley. Eric Lowe was one of the Blue Mountaineers in the 1930s and named his cave Rookery Nook. Fabulous Boronias and views into Arethusa Falls. Some scrambling, exposure and no tracks. Ascent/descent 200m. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2448
27 Jul (Wed) 2016: LEURA FAIRMONT RESORT (M) Work on repairing Lindemans "Pass" (actually track). This track runs from the bottom of Roberts Pass for about 6 km to Leura Falls. The Club has adopted it and this is a chance to help restore it. The plan is to go down Roberts Pass and work on the section between there and Gladstone Pass and a bit further on. Remove vegetation that hangs over the track (bring cutting implements). Level the track in places (mattock). Clear slippery leaves (rake). Anyone who doesn't want to walk very far can clear the track between Fairmont Resort and Roberts Pass - it is being overgrown in places. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3000
27 May (Sun) 2018: LINDEMAN PASS, LEURA (H) Highlights of Lindeman Pass. Enter by Roberts Pass, and exit via Gladstone Pass. See some of the track maintenance work undertaken by SBC volunteers with NPWS over the past few years. This is a training walk for those coming on the Nepal Trek in November, but others are very welcome to join the group. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2803
27 Aug (Sun) 2017: LIONS HEAD AND PASS VISITOR BOOK REPLACEMENT (M, Scrub) Make it a literary day by helping replace some visitor books along Lions Ridge near Wentworth Falls, then clean up, have lunch and attend the long awaited and much anticipated SBC book launch at Blackheath. The walk along Lions Head Ridge offers great views and will be about 6km return. Scrubby in places and mostly fairly flat. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2782
27 Sep (Wed) 2017: MIDDLE HARBOUR AND CASTLE COVE (E) On this walk we will complete stages 5 and 6 of the 'Round Willoughby Walk'. This involves combining the walking tracks of the Harold Reid Reserve at Middle Cove and the North Arm track at Castle Cove. We will be walking through some lovely woodland and have some great harbour views. We will be using public transport. Train from the mountains to north Sydney and then bus to the start of the walk. Limit: 10. Map: Gregorys.
WalkID: 474
27 Feb (Sat) 2010: Mt Wilson (M-H-Exp, M-H-X) A re-schedule of the washed out program walk. A canyon trip from MT Wilson that the leader has not done before. From the fire station descend the track to the Wollangambe, cross over and climb the other side as if doing Geronimo, cross the Geronimo creek and climb the hill to enter the next side creek around 527922. Descend that creek where there presumably will be abseils, then descend the Wollangambe back to the track. This section of the Wollangambe has some lovely bits of canyon. Expect some scrub, some scrambling, some abseils and swims. Map: Wollangambe. Limit: 6. Map: Wollangambe.
WalkID: 1727
27 Sep (Sat) 2014: NATIONAL PASS, WENTWORTH FALLS (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks, one of the iconic walks of the Blue Mountains, we view enchanting waterfalls and wander through superb forest\'s. About 6 km with around 500 metres of descent and ascent. Phone before 7:00pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1215
27 Dec to 5 Jan (Thu-Sat) 2012: NEW ZEALAND (M) EXPRESSION OF INTEREST from anyone who would like to do a 3-4 day walk in New Zealand anywhere between 27 Dec 2012 & 5 Jan 2013. I will be home visiting family. Considering the Routeburn but am flexible. WILL NEED TO BOOK VERY SOON. Limit: 8. Map: New Zealand.
WalkID: 458
27 Mar (Sat) 2010: Newnes Plateau (M, M) Windows Canyon. You need absieling gear but no wetsuit. Great views into Wolgan Valley. Walk back via the Old Coach Rd. Leader is away from 12th Feb till 12th March. Limit: 8. Map: Ben Bullen.
WalkID: 941
27-28 Aug (Sat-Sun) 2011: NEWNES PLATEAU (M) Walk from Newnes to the MT Dawson camping cave then explore the escarpment, including Pt Nicholson on Sunday. This is a dry camp so water will have to be carried unless it has rained very recently. Some rock scrambling required Limit: 6. Map: Ben Bullen.
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WalkID: 2457
27-28 Aug (Sat-Sun) 2016: NEWNES PONDAGE (MCLEANS GAP) (E) Easy overnight to a lovely area east of Baal Bone Gap. Some rocks to climb over to get there, but nothing too difficult. Need another 4WD if more than 5 people book in. A great overnight to start with if you're a beginner, and a fascinating area to walk in - pagodas, great views and we hope permanent water in the little canyon near the campsite. Limit: 8. Map: Cullen Bullen maybe.
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WalkID: 2344
27 Aug (Sat) 2016: NORTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS 50 PEAKS WALK (E-M-Exp, Scrub) Previously cancelled due to wet weather. Lets see how many significant peaks can be bagged today. We will start with Blue Mountain at Hazelbrook, then Bell, Charles, Tomah, Tomah South and Rigby. Depending on time and energy possibly also Haystack and Flagstaff. Series of mostly short and steep walks. Search for and visit a known artistically decorated occupation shelter. Approx 8km and 300m up and down. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba, Mount Wilson, Kurrajong. Peaks bagged: 5
WalkID: 922
27 Aug (Sat) 2011: PAGODA TRACK/ GLOW WORM TUNNEL (E-M) An easy paced walk on tracks, about 12klms. Stroll through open forests with splendid views of Pagodas and sweeping views of the Wolgan Valley. At the western end of the Glow Worm Tunnel we shall take a short detour into a pleasant canyon. We shall then walk through the Glow Worm Tunnel where A TORCH IS ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL. At the conclusion of the walk if time and the inclination of the party permit, we could make a quick visit to the incredibly beautiful Noble Canyon. Limit: 16. Map: Ben Bullen.
WalkID: 1145
27 Jun (Wed) 2012: PAGODA TRACK/GLOW WORM TUNNEL (E-M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks; about 12km with 300m descent/ascent. Stroll through open forests with splendid views of Pagodas and sweeping views of the Wolgan Valley. At the western end of the Glow Worm Tunnel we shall take a short detour into a pleasant canyon then walk through the Glow Worm Tunnel where a torch is absolutely essential. We then traverse over a hill to reach the final steep uphill section back to our vehicles. This event is dependent on 4x4 or Subaru vehicles. Phone before 7pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Cullen Bullen & Ben Bullen.
WalkID: 1357
27 Jul (Sat) 2013: PORTERS PASS/WALLS/LEDGE/CENTENNIAL GLEN (E) This is my 200th event as a leader, so we shall have a celebratory coffee prior to commencing the walk. A leisurely paced walk on tracks. Splendid views of soaring cliffs along Colliers Causeway and expansive views of the Kanimbla Valley. Visit The Grotto to view a waterfall. Possible close up views of climbers on Walls Ledge. About 8 klms with some small hills. Congrats Phil T - what a leader! [Ed] Limit: 16. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1419
27 Jul (Sat) 2013: ROCK ISLAND (M-H) Out near Deanes Creek the ortho photo shows an isolated pagoda area that Michael Keats called "The Rock Island". We'll attempt to do a circular walk from the Old Coach Road via the Rock Island to the Tiger Snake Track. Some rock scrambling and other challengers. No huge ascents or descents, but no tracks either. Limit: 10. Map: Mt. Morgan.
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WalkID: 25
27-28 Sep (Wed-Thu) 2008: SAINT HELENA CRATER (E-M) Friends of Saint Helena Crater: working bee to map and document the extent of blackberry and other weeds in the Crater. This work feeds into the NPWS planning. Overnight camp, walking in from Martins Lookout, walk out same route. Bring a water filter if you have one, the dam\'s water is silty. Please bring GPS if you have one, and a pen. Maps for writing all over will be supplied. (Submitted by web form per Jeanette L suggestion.) Project web site is http://miller.emu.id.au/pmiller/st_helena/ Limit: 100. Map: Penrith, Springwood.
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WalkID: 1710
27 Jul (Sun) 2014: SPRINGWOOD Bushfire R & R. Tony & Jenny thank you for all your support & invite you to join them for a BBQ lunch. Sunday 27th July from 12.30 till 5 pm. Meat and salad provided. BYO drinks. Some chairs would be good. RSVP by Mon 21st July. 17 Valley Road, Springwood. Limited parking in Valley Road - park in Macquarie Rd (walk down Wingara Hamlet driveway 100m ), or Bee Farm Road. Map: Springwood
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WalkID: 3363
27 Feb (Wed) 2019: SPRINGWOOD (E-M) A half day walk: 6km: Magdala & Batman Creek tracks, Springwood. From Lawson lookout to Magdala Creek track. Morning tea at the Blue Pool. Back to Batman Creek track then on rock platforms with views over Batman Creek. From there a fire road that is being allowed to overgrow, will bring us out at the top end of Farm Road and the cars. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 2640
27 Nov 2016 (Sun) 2016: STONEY CREEK TO STEAMERS BEACH (M-Exp) Stoney Creek to Steamers Beach. Walk during green patch bristol point weekend. Limit: 8. Map: Jervis Bay.
WalkID: 3066
27 May (Sun) 2018: SUNDAY STROLL, WHITECROSS, WINMALEE (E) A re-run on this delightful walk into a Blue Gum forest at Winmalee. Start at 8:30, we should be back by 11am. All on tracks - who put these tracks in is a mystery. If you know, come and tell us! Possible exploration of side tracks included. Limit: 8. Map: springwood.
WalkID: 993
27 Oct (Thu) 2011: TARROS LADDER, NARROW NECK (M-Exp) Experience the famous Tarros Ladder at the southern extremity of Narrow Neck without the long fire-trail walk along Narrow Neck. Start and finish at Green Gully, Megalong Valley. 19km. 600m asc. Descend via Duncans Pass. Mostly on track. Some exposure. Limit: 8. Map: Jamison.
WalkID: 935
27 Aug (Sat) 2011: TESSELATE HILL AND BEYOND (M-Exp) Out from Mt. Irvine, Tesselate Hill sits on a long ridge, overlooking the Wollongambe River, which we'll explore as far as possible. Some off-track walking, with great views, some rock art and who knows what else? Limit: 10. Map: Wollongambe.
WalkID: 1381
27 Apr (Sat) 2013: THE ZOO TO CIRCULAR QUAY (M) The third in a series of Harbour side walks. Explore Cremorne Point and the deep bays closer to North Sydney. Finish with a walk across the Bridge and a stroll through The Rocks Markets. approx. 12km. Limit: 8. Map: Gregorys..
WalkID: 1970
27 Sep (Sun) 2015: THORNLEIGH TO HORNSBY VIA GNW (M) A short section of the Great North Walk on tracks with about 1km of suburban footpaths. Varied and pleasant bush with some views and cascading creeks as the track undulates along the side of the Berowra Creek valley. Approx 10km with about 500m of ascent/descent. Slow plod mode will be used on the climb out up the many stone steps to Hornsby. Putting this walk on a Sunday so train fare will be $2.50 for everyone. Limit: 8. Map: Hornsby.
WalkID: 373
27 Oct (Tue) 2009: Wentworth Falls (M, M) 21/2-3 hour continuous walking for fitness (water stops only). Short Cut Track, Wentworth Pass and Nature Track. 8.30am start. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1320
27 Feb (Wed) 2013: WENTWORTH FALLS (E-M) Will walk from the Railway Station, doing the Darwin\'s Walk, National Pass, Valley of the Waters and The Short Cut walks. All on tracks, with an enjoyable pace. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3402
27 Mar (Wed) 2019: WENTWORTH FALLS (E-M) A half day walk: Water Nymphs Dell & Wentworth Falls Lake circuit. Water Nymphs Dell is a spectacular rain forest with a waterfall and a pool, a short drive away is Wentworth Falls lake. On the circuit of the lake, we will see the lake from different view points and houses with very nice gardens. We will also see how the Blue Mountains City Council is progressing with the Wentworth Falls Lake boardwalk Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1434
27 May (Mon) 2013: WESTERN ESCARPMENT (E-M, Bicycle) Cycle ride. Bell - Hartley Vale - Browns Gap - Hassans Walls - Lithgow. Fantastic vistas at this time of day, at this time of year. 24km Meet 2.39pm at Bell, and a 5.34pm (or 6.34pm train) back uphill. No shame if you have to walk Browns Gap... Please be aware that it is all public road, and that we are cycling in a 100km/h zone for a couple of km. Limit: 15. Map: Lithgow.
WalkID: 68
28-30 Nov (Fri-Sun) 1970: BRISTOL POINT CAR CAMP (E) Our annual camp at Jervis Bay. Nearly full- so book in quickly. Check with Wendy W for remaining spaces- and her address- then send Wendy a cheque for $30 per person made payable to Springwood Bushwalking Club. Also send her your intended car rego for free entry with this booking. Theme: “Singing in the Rain” (but hope for sunshine all weekend!) L Limit: 30. Map: Jervis Bay.
WalkID: 1232
28 Dec to 4 Jan (Fri-Fri) 2012: ARTHURS PASS, NEW ZEALAND (H) A classic summer transalpine tramp starting at Waimakariri River and crossing Harman Pass, Whitehorn Pass and Browning Pass/Noti Raureka and then down either the Styx or Arahura River coming out near Lake Kaniere, Hokitika. Day 1 A 4-5 hour walk up the mighty Waimakariri River to Carrington Hut. Day 2 the longest day (9 hours) up Harman Pass and then Whitehorn Glacier to reach Whitehorn Pass before a rocky decent to the Wilberforce River. Day 3 (5 hours) starts with a steep ascent (Liz said exposed at the top) to Browning Pass where we will spend a few hours around Lake Browning before descending to Harman River Hut. Day 4 (7-9 hours) Depending on the weather (and sandflies) out via the Styx or Arahura. We will need a couple of days flexibility to account for the weather. Limit: 6. Map: Kaniere.
SOCIAL
WalkID: 1821
28 Jan (Wed) 2015: AUSTINMERE SOCIAL ACTIVITY: Drive to Austinmere/Thirlmere for a day at the beach. Good coffee shops, nice walks.
WalkID: 3019
28 Mar (Wed) 2018: BEDFORD CREEK LAKES (E-M, minor steep sections) Lakes in the Blue Mountains? Come and find out on this half day walk. We will follow an established but rough-ish walking track, see the tallest tree in NSW (allegedly), magnificent blue gums and sand-fringed lakes. Suitable for prospectives, run in conjunction with Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre. The walking track is accessed via 4WD, please let the leader know if you can help with transport. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 841
28 May (Sat) 2011: BEN BULLEN (H-Exp) A PHIL ONLY WALK: The Labyrinth, Poseidon Arena and Hades; a journey to hell and back!! Exploration of 2 pagoda areas off the Moffitts Trail near Ben Bullen. An article in The Bushwalker fired up the imagination. Anything is possible, so bring a sense of adventure and climbing skills. Limit: 8. Map: Ben Bullen.
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WalkID: 3326
28 Apr (Sun) 2019: BLACKHEATH (E) Braeside Blitz (9.00am - 3.00pm). Come along and support the Braeside Bushcare Group. We will spend the day walking through the swamp in search of weeds, especially Gorse and Broom. Morning tea and lunch provided. Book by 21st April directly with Grant on 4787 3112 or at grant.purcell@environment.nsw.gov.au. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3002
28 Oct (Sun) 2018: BLUE GUM FOREST FROM PERRY'S LOOKDOWN (H) A classic Blue Mountains walk. Descend from Perry's Lookdown via Docker Head and Docker Buttress to Blue Gum Forest for lunch. Return on the same route. This is the final training walk for the group going to Nepal in November, however others are very welcome to come. I've changed the originally planned route via The Pinnacles and Lockleys Pylon because some of those already booked did this version of the walk recently. Limit: 12. Map: Mount Wilson.
WalkID: 545
28 Aug (Sat) 2010: BLUE GUM FOREST/PIERCE'S PASS (M) An easy paced walk on tracks, but a very steep descent to the Blue Gum Forest, then follow the Grose River along a roller-coaster track for a couple of hours to the junction of the track to Pierce's Pass. Rock-hop across the Grose River and plod slowly up a steep hill to our cars. Do not sign up for this walk if you are not used to climbing a long steep hill. It will be a long day, so bring plenty of water. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1669
28 Nov to 1 Dec (Fri-Mon) 2014: BRISTOL POINT (E, S) Annual car camp at beautiful Bouderee National Park on Jervis Bay. Activities include swimming, snorkelling, bike-riding, walking or just relaxing. Shared meal Saturday night. Price for 3 nights approx $55 per person to be confirmed after booking is made July 28. Maximum 15 persons on the site and an additional site will be considered if there is sufficient interest. Limit: 0. Map: Jervis Bay.
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WalkID: 772
28 Dec (Tue) 2010: BURRAMOKO RIDGE/CRAYFISH CANYON (M-H-Exp) Starting at Ridgewell Rd we will go down Burramoko Ridge and descend into Crayfish Creek/Canyon and follow down for approx 2.5klms exiting near Burramoko Head. Will then walk down to the lookout and back along the fire trail to the cars. This is an exploratory walk, leaders have not done any of it before. Be prepared to get wet, will involve scrambling and rope work (no abseils). Could be a long day. Wear volleys or similar and bring wet suit or thermals and a helmet. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Wilson.
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WalkID: 3141
28 Jul (Sat) 2018: BUTTERBOX POINT EXPLORE - HALF DAY (E) Explore the spectacular escarpment around the Butterbox Point area. From the carpark, walk down to the exit track to the canyon and return, then possibly to Mt Hay. Not much walking, more exploring and gasping at the view. Back just after lunch. If numbers exceed 5 we need another 4WD vehicle to get to the end of Mt Hay Road. Limit: 8. Map: Mount Wilson.
WalkID: 2317
28 May to 2 Jun (Sat-Thu) 2000: CAPERTEE VALLEY PASSES (VH-Exp) Walk cancelled Limit: 4. Map: Mt Morgan.
WalkID: 434
28 Feb (Sun) 2010: Charles Darwin to Undercliff Track to Conservation (E, E) We will follow the Charles Darwin Walk along Jamison Creek to the top of Wentworth Falls. After viewing the Falls tumbling into Jamison Valley, we will continue along the Undercliff track, visit some great lookouts and sandstone caves and then imbibe some refreshments at the Conservation Hut. This great walk features fantastic views and is well worth it. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1373
28 Apr (Sun) 2013: COLO RIVER AT BOORAI CK (M) This is a Friends of the Colo activity. A longish day's walk (15km) visiting another spectacular part of the Colo Gorge, to check a cape ivy patch. All on track though steep in places. 500 metres descent and ascent. Limit: 8. Map: Six Brothers.
WalkID: 787
28 May (Sat) 2011: COX'S RIVER CAMP SITE (E) An easy paced walk on tracks; 8 klms. along one of the best sections of the "Six Foot Track", plus a crossing of the 100 metre "Bowtells Swingbridge". (Alternatives will be suggested for walkers who do not wish to cross the swingbridge). Return the same way. All up, 16 klms. Limit: 16. Map: Hampton.
WalkID: 272
28 Jun (Sun) 2009: CYCLE WALLACIA TO BENTS BASIN AND LUNCH HOPEWOOD (E, E) This is a great cycling circuit. Follow Greendale Rd and Wolstenholme Drive to the unique Bents Basin where the Nepean River tumbles out of hte mountainns. After a walk to the inflow of the lake, we return along the Nepean Valley floor. 24 km. Finish with buffet lunch at the well known Peopewood Helath retrreat, cost $25. Limit: 15. Map: Penrith and Warragamba.
WalkID: 397
28-30 Nov (Sat-Mon) 2009: Deanes Creek Traverse (M-Exp, M-X) Deanes Creek traverse- Starting early Saturday morning at Newnes we will walk up through Zobel's Gully to Constance Gorge and then down to Deanes Creek. We will camp somewhere along Deanes Creek on Sat night, then continue on Sunday and camp at the junction of Deanes and Rocky Creek on Sunday night. A leisurely walk back up the Wolgan River to Newnes on Monday. You will get your feet wet and possibly some wading. Maps: Mt Morgan & Rock Hill Limit: 8 Limit: 8. Map: Mt Morgan & Rock Hill.
VOL
WalkID: 134
28-29 Mar 09 (Sat-Sun) 2009: Devils Wilderness (M) This weekend is being organized by National Parks as part of their Great Grose Gorse Walk. The club has been asked to help seek and destroy any weeds which are found in this middle section of the Grose River. This section of the river is an area that has not been worked for some years so it's not really known what we'll find. No experience necessary. Limit: 8. Map: Kurrajong.
WalkID: 1364
28 Aug (Wed) 2013: EVANS CROWN (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks and through trackless open forests, about 6 klms with 200 metres of ascent & descent. Scramble about on huge granite boulders, visit caves and meander through superb forests. Just wander where it looks interesting. Luch at the Tarana Pub or bring your own to eat outside the pub. This second visit is to accommodate members who can not walk on Saturdays Limit: 12. Map: Tarana.
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WalkID: 3221
28 Oct (Sun) 2018: FITZGERALD CK WARRIMOO POOL (E) Part of Warrimoo Centenary celebrations. A short walk to a historic pool in Fitzgerald Ck (2-3 hours). Suitable for prospectives. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
VOL
WalkID: 1895
28-30 Mar (Sat-Mon) 2015: GROSE RIVER (M-H) For the more adventurous come and spend 3 days walking and weeding along the Grose River. This trip will focus on the section from Pearces? Pass section downstream removing weeds after the 2013 Grose Valley Fires. A good level of fitness and some weeding experience is necessary for this activity. Numbers are limited to 8. Limit: 8. Map: NPWS activity.
WalkID: 1047
28 Jan (Sat) 2012: HAZELBROOK FALLS NORTH: HORSESHOE FALLS – BURGESS (M) A medium walk for beginners. Pretty falls and scenery. See the above falls plus Oaklands Falls, and observe a World War 1 monument to Lance-Corporal Burgess. Return via a climb up to a fire trail along the top of The Amphitheatre with views of our previous path. Limit: 15. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 155
28 Mar (Sat) 2009: Induction walk (E) Induction talk, then a stroll down and along the national pass, up valley of the waters, then back along the under cliff over cliff track. An iconic Blue Mountains walk, recently restored. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 423
28 Nov (Sat) 2009: Juggler Canyon (M-Exp, M-X) Our Deanes Ck walk has been postponed because of park closure so we have decided to take advantage of a hot day and do this canyon which has a few abseils but no swims. Wetsuits not necessary. Limit: 6. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1098
28-29 Apr (Sat-Sun) 2012: KANANGARA - COTTAGE ROCK (E, mud) An easy walk out to Cottage Rock from Kanangara for some spectacular views. Perhaps walk as far as coal seam cave before returning to base. Approx 9km return, all on track but may be muddy and wet underfoot. Optional car camp at Boyd River on Saturday night, depending on weather; and the option to do another walk or stop off at Jenolan Caves on Sunday on the way back. Limit: 8. Map: Kanangara.
WalkID: 455
28-30 May (Fri-Sun) 2010: KANANGRA CAR CAMP (E-M, E-M) Drive up on Fri.night or meet at the campsite at 8.30 Sat. Sat.walk: Crafts Walls. Stroll across the Kanangra Plateau then climb down a steep rock section (Smiths Chimney), a hand line will be provided. Proceed across Kilpatrick Causeway and on to Crafts Walls for superlative views of the Kanangra area.Return the same way for Happy Hour and nibbles. Sun.walk: Cottage Rock. Stroll across the Kanangra Plateau in a different direction to another delightful viewpoint. (Members desiring a more demanding walk can join Phil F. as he makes his way to Cottage Rock along an entirely different route. Details from Phil F. 47876354). Limit: 12. Map: Kanangra.
WalkID: 3253
28 Dec (Sat) 2019: KANUKA BROOK GLENBROOK (M, Scrub, minor scrambli) Postponed. Classic lower mountains walk. Leave cars at Red Hands Cave carpark. Ridge and spur descent to S bend and its caves, then downstream to the twin creek junction. Swim or relax. Ascend via rough track to fire trail and return 6km and 120m climb. Mostly off-track Limit: 8. Map: penrith .
WalkID: 2171
28 Feb (Sun) 2016: KENTLYN (E, Family friendly) A repeat of the short notice walk. This walk is near Campbelltown and is a 1 km walk down to The Basin on the Georges River. It's a huge pool below a wide ledge where the water flows over. It's great for swimming, jumping off rocks or exploring behind the falls and in the holes. Great for kids. Bring lilos etc and a picnic lunch. Map supplied on booking in. Note that I'm away from 7th to 21st Feb. Limit: 25. Map: Campbelltown.
WalkID: 1860
28-30 Mar (Sat-Mon) 2015: KOLONGA RIDGE EXPLORE (M-H-Exp, Scrub Cliffs) Mt Hay to Lawson. Day One: Mt Hay car shuffle. Cross over Mt Hay, traverse beautiful Boorong Crags and then continue along the Boorong Moogan spur. Collect water from Moogan Gully and ascend to camp amongst extensive the rock platforms of Kolonga Ridge. Day two: Descend the spur South of Wokara Gully and ascend onto Lawson Ridge by means of the spur immediately down stream on Wentworth Creek. Finding the Lawson Ridge fire trail we will progress to camp in the vicinity of the dam at 649722. Day three: Walk out to cars at Queens Road Track head and complete car shuffle. Approx 22km and lots of adventure. Please book using club web site prior to the 16th of March. Note: dates are flexible, depending on participants. May be able to be completed in two days but three is allowed for in case of show stopping obstacles. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba Springwood.
WalkID: 1152
28 Jul (Sat) 2012: LAPSTONE ZIG ZAG (E-M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks. Visit Lennox & Knapsack Bridges and admire the superb stonework. Wander through attractive forests and gaze across the Penrith Plains. About 13km with 250m ascent/descent. Phone before 7pm please. Limit: 16. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 1619
28 May (Wed) 2014: LAPSTONE ZIGZAG (E-M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks, visit Lennox and Knapsack Bridges and admire the superb stonework, wander through attractive forests and gaze across the Penrith Plains, about 12 kl with around 300 metres of ascent and descent, phone before 7:00pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 2069
28 Oct (Wed) 2015: LEURA (M) Walk out to Du Faur Head, via The Pinnacles, Lockley Pylon. Great views into the Grose Valley and beyond. We will walk out via Yardlys Cave with some off track walking. Should be great native flowers and hopefully waratahs. About 9km but easy pace. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Wilson.
WalkID: 1081
28 Apr (Sat) 2012: MCLEAN PASS TO MT. DAVISON (M-H-Exp) Another Michael Keat's walk, in the Gardens of Stone. It's a feast of pagodas with great views into the Capertee, Pantoney's Crown and the Wolgan. We hope to get to Wolgan Trig and the Pondage. Some scrub and off-track walking, but no huge ascents. 15klms. return. Limit: 10. Map: Ben Bullen.
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WalkID: 3202
28 Sep (Fri) 2018: MT HAY RD, LOCKLEYS PYLON, BLUE GUM FOREST (M) Mount Hay Road, Lockley's Pylon, Blue Gum Forest and return. This could become a car swap walk if there were enough people happy to walk into Blue Gum via another route. The steep down and up are more than compensated for by the spectacular scenery and wildflowers that should be on display. 11 km, 600 m descent/ascent. This walk, originally on Wednesday 26th HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY 28TH, with an earlier start time. Limit: 8. Map: Mount Wilson, Katoomba.
WalkID: 976
28 Sep (Wed) 2011: MT VICTORIA (Exp, M-H) This walk follows Walk #35 in Michael Keats book, The Upper Grose Valley. This is a challenging walk. Although only about 8km, much of it is off track and will involve quite a bit of bush bashing and rock scrambling and boulder hopping and possibly some tape assist in places. The walk follows the Asgard track from Victoria Falls Road, a sub cliff walk to the end of Thor Head and then a descent of about 300m down to the Grose River. We will pick up the remains of the Engineers Track and walk upstream along the Grose River to Ikara Head where we will pick up the track back to Victoria Falls Road. If time permits we will check out Mackenzie Mine along the way. Jointly with The Bush Club. Limit: 5. Map: Mt Victoria.
WalkID: 2309
28 May (Sat) 2016: MT. SOLITARY TRAVERSE (H) A 50 Peak Walk!!! Golden Stairs-Knife Edge-Mt. Solitary-Coalminers Pass-Solitary Pass-Kedumba River-The Goat Track. This walk has it all; history, views, wild grandeur and some big hills, both up and down. Approx. 800 metres descent. A longish day, so need an early start. 16klms. Limit: 8. Map: Jamison. Peaks bagged: 1
WalkID: 1471
28 Sep (Sat) 2013: NOBLE CANYON & THE GLOW WORM TUNNEL. (E) A leisurely paced walk, mostly on tracks. Morning: Wander through Noble Canyon, a dry canyon, reach out your arms and touch both sides of the canyon walls, magnificent cliffs soar above your heads, then wander to a sweeping view of the Wolgan Valley. Afternoon: Walk through the Glow Worm Tunnel where a torch is absolutely essential!!! Leaving the tunnel we shall wander through another canyon for a short distance then return to our cars. About 6km with no significant hills. (This event is dependent on 4x4 or all wheel drive vehicles, Subaru etc.) Limit: 12. Map: Cullen Bullen.
EXPINT
WalkID: 1867
28 Feb to 13 Mar 2016 (Sun-Sun 2016: NZ KEPLER, ROUTEBURN, CAPLES-GREENSTONE TRACKS (M, huts) Kepler Track and Routeburn and Greenstone-Caples tracks in south-western New Zealand. These are not difficult walks, all on well maintained tracks with huts each night - but the weather, even in February, can be challenging (lots of rain). Or it might be fantastic summer weather, or both. Limit: 8. Map: Tourist maps .
WalkID: 1595
28 Jun (Sat) 2014: PASSES OF NARROW NECK (H-Exp) A PHIL ONLY WALK. Coachwood Pass, the spiked tree in Mitchell Creek, to the real Rockpile Pass, which is NOT West of Red Ledge. Some exposure and a couple of tape assisted climbs. About 12klms.with no tracks and some scrub. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba and Jamison.
WalkID: 3265
28 Dec (Fri) 2018: PORT HACKING (E, walk-kayak) Combined walk-kayak. Great if you're a beginner - you only have to paddle one way! Put the kayaks in at Fisherman's Bay, Maianbar, paddle around Yenabili, Red Jacks and Costens points to south West Arm. There are some ruins to explore in places. At the end of South-West Arm Creek, meet the walkers for a swim and lunch at Winifred falls (around 300m upstream from the tidal limit). Return along the track via Anice Falls and Maianbar. Who will take your kayak back? The other party, who does the trip the other way. (Plan B if we don't get enough people is to just do the lot as a kayak trip).High tide is at 13:40, so we'll be paddling with the tide both ways. Limit: 8. Map: Port Hacking.
WalkID: 535
28 Apr (Wed) 2010: PORTERS PASS - WALLS LEDGE - CENTENNIAL GLEN. (E, E) An easy pased walk on tracks. Splendid views of soaring cliffs along Colliers Causeway and expansive views of the Kanimbla Valley. Visit \'The Grotto\' to view a waterfall. Limit: 20. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1845
28 Mar (Sat) 2015: ROYAL N.P. (M) Waterfall to Heathcote, via Uloola Pool and the Karloo Track. Delightful bush pools with waterfalls are the signature of this walk. All on tracks, through shaded forests; an ideal summer walk. Approx. 11 klms. Bring swimmers. Limit: 12. Map: Royal Nat. Park Tourist Map.
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WalkID: 1488
28 Jul (Sun) 2013: SUNDAY ARVO STROLL Linden (E) An short easy walk down to a spectacular local swimming hole. Along the way, take note of historic cairn and possible Cox\'s Road remains. We\'ll start after lunch and be back well before 5pm. About 2-3k, on track, less than 100m up or down. A good walk to bring kids/family/friends if you have them. Start and finish at Caley's Repulse in Linden, destination Paradise Pools. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 114
28 Dec to 4 Jan 09 (Sun start) 2008: TASMANIA'S SOUTHWEST COAST (M) You may be aware that some of our members are heavily involved in a volunteer program aimed at keeping the coastal weed 'sea spurge' out of Tasmania's wilderness coast. This summer, some 40 volunteers from SPRATS (Spurge Remote Area Teams) are now lined up to again walk various sections of the coast. But there are still vacancies! These are mainly on the easier part of the coast, immediately south of Strahan. They involve spending a week on the coast. Participants need to be experienced overnight walkers, but the difficulty is only moderate and we base-camping most of the time while we will be engaged in removing sea-spurge. Any newcomer would most likely be in a party led by Andy Macqueen (Sector 1b) or Carol Isaacs (Sector 2a). (Alternatively, for the very competent, there is still one vacancy in a harder, two-week sector.) You would have to be in Hobart ready to be taken to Strahan on 28 December, and you should be back in Hobart on the night of 5 January. If it's any recommendation, the great majority of last year's participants are going again this time! Have a preliminary gander at www.wildcaretas.org.au/pages/groups_details.php?group_id=71&group_type_id=1 Limit: 8. Map: Various.
WalkID: 2520
28 Jan 2017 (Sat) 2017: THE DUMBANO TUNNELS (M) Sounds industrial, but is in fact a walk through a canyon, which is fairly flat, tight and very beautiful. Feet will get wet, so bring dry shoes. Limit: 10. Map: Wollongambe.
WalkID: 1626
28 Jun (Sat) 2014: THE LOST WORLD (M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks 7 kl with 590 metres of descent and ascent. Descend Martins Lookout and cross over Glenbrook Creek then commence the steep climb up to the Lost World where we shall enjoy splendid views whilst eating lunch. Return along the same route, phone before 7:00pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 83
28-Feb to 1-Mar (Sat-Sun) 1970: Upper Dumbano Crk (M) Explore Upper Dumbano Crk- camp in a cave explore some more- scrambling required but no abseils. The leader would appreciate a walker with a 4WD Limit: 4. Map: Wollangambe. .
WalkID: 2839
28 Oct (Sat) 2017: WARATAH WALK - DUMBANO TUNNELS (E, some scrub, wet feet) Check out the waratahs and get a walk-through canyon thrown in. Upper Dumbano Creek, 4WD needed for access to the start. The creek is about 2-3 km from the fire trail. Bring shoes that can get wet, we'll have a cuppa in the camp cave then head on down the creek to see the delightful canyon section. Limit: 8. Map: Wollangambe.
WalkID: 289
28 Jul (Tue) 2009: Wentworth Falls (M, M) Falls Fitness Walks: 2-3 hours of medium paced continuous walking in the Wentworth Falls area. Most Tuesdays (see program details). All on track, will include steps. 8.30am start. Expressions of interest for first week only...turn up for future weeks. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 98
28 Feb to 1 Mar 09 (Sat-Sun) 2009: Wolgan River, Newnes (E) In conjunction with the Friends of the Colo, follow-up on previous work cleaning up crack willows upstream from Newnes, with an option (M) to take a one-day walk downstream from Newnes cleaning up any willows there. Car-based camp in delightful surroundings at Newnes. Suitable for beginners. Limit 12. Limit: 12. Map: Ben Bullen, Mount Morgan.
WalkID: 755
28 Dec (Tue) 2010: WOLLANGAMBE ONE (E-M) Li-Lo trip down a section the beautiful Wollangambe River. Great relaxing day floating down this spectactular canyon. Cold water. Need wet suit or thermals. Some rock hopping and long steady up hill walk out. Suitable for beginners. Limit: 10. Map: Wollangambe.
WalkID: 384
28-29 Nov (Sat-Sun) 2009: Wollangambe River (M-Exp, M-X) A weekend of river walking exploring the upper reaches of the Wollangambe River. Saturday night will be spent in a great camp cave. There could be swimming with packs. Limit: 8. Map: Wollangambe.
WalkID: 3017
28 Sep-1 Oct 2018 (Fri - Mon) 2018: WOLLEMI COLO -CAPERTEE (M-H) An East West crossing of Wollemi from Hollow Rock to the Coorongooba campground, via the Colo Colo and Capertee Rivers over 4 days. A small party to accomodate the giant car shuffle which will need to be organised the day before. Damp feet walking along the river in some amazing gorges over the long weekend plus a day. Limit: 4. Map: Mt Morgan Six Brothers.
WalkID: 3025
28 Apr (Sat) 2018: WOODFORD (E) Stunning Bedford Creek Lakes. Guided bushwalk. Panoramic scenic 4W drive, an established but rough walking track - the joint tallest tree in NSW - magnificent Blue Gums - silent beautiful tree - and sand-fringed lakes. Maximum 9 members. Partnership with Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba CMA.
WalkID: 69
29 Nov (Sat) 1970: HAZELBROOK FALLS NORTH SIDE: HORSESHOE FALLS – B (M) . A medium walk for beginners. Pretty falls and scenery. Takes in Horseshoe Falls- Oaklands Falls and Burgess Falls plus an interesting World War 1 monument to Lance-Corporal Burgess. Return via a climb up to a fire trail along the top of The Amphitheatre with views of our previous path. L Limit: 20. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1333
29 Jun (Sat) 2013: BARRENJOEY TO BELLAMBI 4 (M) The journey continues-----around Manly, Shelley Beach, North Head, then down to Manly wharf, where we will take a water taxi across to Watson\'s Bay, then walk South Head. Fish supper at Doyles, then ferry back to the quay. Will be a late finish. Allow about $20 for the water taxi. [Note change of date from Sat 20 Apr] Limit: 10. Map: Sydney.
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WalkID: 1897
29 Apr (Wed) 2015: BLUE MOUNTAIN CREEK, WENTWORTH FALLS (M-H) Join us for some remote work along Blue Mountain Creek which has been impacted by the run-off from the now decommissioned Sewerage Treatment Plant. We will be treating Privet, Crofton Weed and a range of other weeds like Ivy and Holly. All walking is ?off-track? and there is a steep climb in and out. Morning tea and lunch provided Limit: 20. Map: NPWS activity.
SOCIAL
WalkID: 1474
29 Nov to 1 Dec (Fri-Sun) 2013: BOODEREE NATIONAL PARK Bristol Point. This is the Club\'s annual weekend down near Jervis Bay. All the joys of camping as well as swimming,snorkeling,walking. Booking for 15 to be made on 29th July unless more sign up. Cost to be advised. Contact Selena Williams at selenaestelle@bigpond.com
WalkID: 349
29 Oct (Thu) 2009: BOORANG CRAGS (E-M, E-M) Walk out to Boorang Crag via Mt Hay. Great views, and hopefully wildflowers. Slow pace to take in a great area. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Wilson.
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WalkID: 2371
29 Apr (Fri) 2016: COLO RIVER NEAR MOUNTAIN LAGOON (H-Exp) An exploratory to check the difficulty of a spur that may offer an attractive route for future Friends of the Colo activities. Descend the spur that leads eastwards from GDA 812997 on the T3 fire trail, walk down Tobacco Creek (FOC's name) to the Colo, walk up the Colo for 3.5km to Tootie Creek and return to the car via the T3 track. 11km, 500m descent and ascent. Should be time for a swim, and maybe pull out the odd lantana or tobacco tree in passing. No peaks claimed, unless the T3 trig counts! Limit: 6. Map: Mtn Lagoon.
WalkID: 1767
29-30 Nov (Sat-Sun) 2014: COXS RIVER (E-M, , Grade 3) Green Gully to the junction of Galong Creek and the Coxs via Ironpot ridge and Tinpot hill. Camp at one of the splendid spots along the Coxs before returning via Ironmonger Spur. This is a relatively easy trip suitable for those wanting to try an overnight walk. Pleasant mountain and river scenery. All on track, no scrub and the distances are not too excessive - Approx 18-19 Km all up. A bit of a climb out on Sunday ? but hey, this is the Blue Mountains. Limit: 8. Map: Jenolan.
WalkID: 1351
29 Jun (Sat) 2013: DEVIL'S HOLE/NELLIE'S GLEN (M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks about 6 klms with 300 metres of descent & ascent. Descend a steep rocky gorge passing under a huge chockstone then continue descending through beautiful forests to the valley floor. Enjoy splendid views of the Megalong Valley whilst slowly plodding up Nellie's Glen back to our vehicles. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2834
29 Nov (Wed) 2017: DHARAWAL NATIONAL PARK (E-M) We'll walk to a lookout overlooking O'Hares Creek where we'll have morning tea then we'll walk to one of the great swimming holes on the creek where we'll have lunch and a swim returning the same way. This is a short tracked walk but has quite a steep descent to the creek. Limit: 10. Map: Dharawal National Park Tourist map.
WalkID: 228
29 Aug (Sat) 2009: Evans Crown (E-M-Exp, E-M-X) An easy paced walk on tracks and through trackless open forests. Scramble about on huge granite boulders, visit caves and wander through superb forests. We will visit The Squeeze, Standley Chasm, Sour Dough Rock, Split Rock and Balancing Rock plus explore nooks and crannies. Just wander where it looks interesting. No lunch at Tarana Pub this year so bring your own to eat on the hill. (Car Pooling) Limit: 12. Map: Tarana.
WalkID: 3021
29 May (Tue) 2018: EVANS LOOKOUT- GRAND CANYON- NEATES GLEN CIRCUIT (M) A wonderful circuit walk on a recently refurbished track. 350 m descent/ascent.6.5km No rush, time for photos and botanising. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1028
29-31 Jan 2012 (Sun-Tue) 2012: GOULBURN RIVER NATIONAL PARK (M-Exp) On this walk we will explore some of the gorges on the western side of the park. Day 1 will involve walking down Wollar Creek to a creek junction 800258(Wollar).Here we will set up a base camp and on day 2 we will explore up this narrow gorge. On day 3 we will continue walking down Wollar Creek to the Goulburn River junction and then follow this down to our cars. Total distance is approx 23km. This trip will involve mostly shallow, sandy creek and river walking so there maybe some patches of quicksand to add to the adventure. Limit: 8. Map: Wollar Mount Misery.
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WalkID: 616
29 May (Sat) 2010: INDUCTION COURSE & WALK, CHANGE OF DETAILS (E-M) The walk for this Induction day, moved to National Pass, Valley of the Waters Wentworth Falls, due to track closure at Katoomba, by National Parks. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2052
29 Aug (Sat) 2015: IRONPOT MOUNTAIN/IRONMONGER SPUR (E-Exp) A leisurely paced walk on tracks and through open trackless forest, about 5km with only one very steep hill and then our reward of glorious views over the Wild Dog Range and the Kanangra area. Interesting rock formations, axe sharpening grooves, rock orchids and lots more, plus the iron pots and one of the best lunch spots ever.Selena W and Merryn C Limit: 8. Map: Jenolan.
WalkID: 865
29 May (Sun) 2011: KATOOMBA (E-M) Katoomba to Leura: Half-day walk with some steps. Good walk for beginners. Start at Katoomba Falls walking via the Grand Cliff Top walk and Prince Henry Cliff walk. Many lookouts with great views. We will detour at the Amphitheatre track which descends into beautiful rainforest, past waterfalls and back up to Leura Cascades. From here we head on to Gordon Falls at Leura and finish at the picnic area where cake, tea/coffee will be served! Car shuffle required. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1006
29 Oct (Sat) 2011: KATOOMBA (M-H) Katoomba Creek Continue the fantastic work in this creek by walking along a remote section of Katoomba Creek, searching out weeds. This will require off track walking with many creek crossings and possibly wet feet. Morning tea is supplied. Bring all other food. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1221
29 Sep (Sat) 2012: KATOOMBA CREEK (M) Continue the fantastic work in this creek by walking a remote section of Katoomba Creek searching out weeds. Some off track walking through the creek may be required. Morning tea supplied.This is a Great Grose Weed activity organized by National Parks so if you are interested please contact us by the 24th so that we can notify them of numbers. Limit: 0. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2574
29 Apr (Sat) 2017: KEDUMBA PASS TO LEURA CASCADES (M/H) Walk from Kings Tableland to Leura via Kedumba Pass and the Jamison Valley. Approx. 700m descent/ascent on fire trails and well formed tracks. Impressive forests and outstanding views of Mount Solitary and the Three Sisters. Car shuffle involved. Limit: 12. Map: Jamison & Katoomba.
WalkID: 1581
29-30 Mar (Sat-Sun) 2014: KOWMUNG RIVER (M-Exp) Starting from Yerranderie fire trail walk to the Kowmung River via Mt. Irrae Gowar. Walk along a beautiful part of the river downstream to Black Snake Bend. Walk out along the Spring Range. Elevation approx. 1,500m Distance approx. 20km. Limit: 6. Map: Yerranderie.
WalkID: 496
29 May (Sat) 2010: Leura Forest Loop (E-M, E-M) INDUCTION COURSE & WALK Starting at Leura Cascades and taking the Prince Henry Cliff Walk to the Furber's steps down to the Federal Pass to Dardanelles Pass to Leura Forest and then back up the steps to the Jamision L.O. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 574
29 Sep (Wed) 2010: LINDEN TO PARADISE A CIRCUIT WALK (E-M) We shall head down to Paradise Pool first this time as it is still too cold to swim for morning tea then up and along the tails to the dam, with a nice climb up to the water tank after lunch, or maybe before if we are early. If so we shall have a walk along Linden ridge to check out the views and carvings in the rocks. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2346
29 Apr-7 May 2017 (Sat - Sun) 2017: LORD HOWE ISLAND (E-M-H-Exp, ocean) Join us for a week of snorkelling, walking, bike riding and relaxing on Lord Howe Island. Around $2000 (including air fares) for the week. No camping on the island, so we can't use that cheaper option. Bookings are being finalised now. Contact me if you've thought of a holiday on Lord Howe, but want some company. Everyone will be responsible for their own booking through Hello World, and we'll plan group activities. Limit: 20. Map: Lord Howe.
WalkID: 791
29 Jun (Wed) 2011: MEDLOW BATH CIRCUIT. SQUEEZE ROCK/COLISEUM (E-M) An easy paced walk on tracks, (some seriously overgrown) with expansive views of the Megalong Valley. Descend superb ancient stone staircases and a ladder, then traverse a narrow track below soaring cliffs to the Coliseum. Limit: 16. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2362
29 May (Sun) 2016: MOUNT GIBSON, MOUNT WHAITE (E-M, scrub, off track) Never heard of these? Neither had I until I started looking for '50 peaks' walks. This is a navigation exercise from Red Ridge Road, Wentworth Falls. These two peaks are less than 2 km north of the fire trail, but there may be some scrub involved getting to them, and a bit of a hike along the fire trail to start. Members who have done navigation training are invited to help lead. Limit: 8. Map: Jamison, Katoomba. Peaks bagged: 2
WalkID: 275
29-30 Aug (Sat-Sun) 2009: Mt Durambang (M-Exp, M-X) Visit some volcanic mountains and diatremes north of Dunn Swamp near Rylstone. A pleasant walk along the Great Dividing Range to Mt Durambang. Limit: 6. Map: Olinda & Bogee.
WalkID: 2748
29 Jun (Thu) 2017: MT VICTORIA (M) Mountain bike ride Mt Victoria-Mt York Road-Lawsons Long Alley- Hartley-Berghofers Pass-Mt Victoria. Maybe 4 hours. Bring morning tea, no shops except the Lolly Shop on GWH, and cafes at Mt Victoria. Lawsons Long Alley involves walking track and dirt road. The walking track is quite rideable, but some of you will walk anyway. Keen riders might like to ride home from Mt Victoria on or off the Highway. Limit: 16. Map: Hartley.
WalkID: 2685
29 Jul (Sat) 2017: MT. HAY AND BOORONG CRAGS (M) THIS IS JUDY CHEN'S FAVOURITE WALK!!!Great area for mountain views and early wildflowers, with some rock scrambling. Limit: 10. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 901
29 Oct (Sat) 2011: MT. HAY/ BOORONG CRAGS/ SHAW GULLY/ BYLES PASS AND (M-H) This walk is to enjoy the views into the Grose from Kolonga Walls and follow a little history, along with lots of wildflowers and waratahs. Steepish descent to the Kolonga Walls. Limit: 10. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 2791
29 Aug to 1 Sep (Tue-Fri) 2017: NATTAI RIVER (M) It’s been a long time since I walked in this area but it’s a nice scenic leg stretcher and not too hard. It should be a lovely walk in Spring. The NPWS Ranger for that area would quite like someone to have a look at what the weeds are doing along the river so, while we will do some GPS-ing, WE WILL NOT BE TREATING WEEDS. We will walk down Starlights Trail to camp for 2 nights, do a day walk upriver and back, then continue on down the Nattai to an easy exit track. The final day is very short. You can expect varied terrain, with some rock hopping and wet river crossings. Limit: 8. Map: Hilltop, NattaI.
WalkID: 1275
29 Dec (Sat) 2012: OLYMPIC PARK - HOMEBUSH (E) DISC GOLF! Come give it a try. Walk a grassy course stopping to throw Frisbee-type discs into a basket. No packs but carry water. Will do two or three rounds so you can leave part way thru if you like. Can do picnic lunch at riverside playground after. Bring family and friends. Meet at entrance to Armory 7:47 AM. Limit: 12. Map: Homebush.
WalkID: 946
29 Oct (Sat) 2011: PARRAMATTA: CRADLE OF THE NATION. (E) Visit some of the town's many historic places. Parramatta has more historic buildings than anywhere else in Sydney. Hambledon Cottage (Conc: $3), Elizabeth Farm (Conc: $4), Experiment Farm Cottage (Conc: $4), St. John's Cathedral (Free), Parramatta Park (Free), Old Government House (Conc: $5), Parramatta Heritage & Information Centre (Free). 7.3klms. plus walking around the buildings. I haven't led this walk, but have a good guide book. Limit: 12. Map: Sydney's Best Harbour and Coastal Walks.
WalkID: 1133
29 Jul (Sun) 2012: PIERCES PASS [BELLS LINE OF RD] TO VICTORIA FALLS (M) Distance 15km; approx. 500m desc/asc. Victoria Falls section of track is in poor condition and a bit of a scramble in places. Approx 5km walking on rough track along Grose River. Longish car shuffle from Bells Line of Road near Mt Banks to Victoria Falls picnic ground [26km]. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Wilson.
WalkID: 523
29-30 May (Sat-Sun) 2010: Ridge between Capertee and Wolgan Valleys (E, , E/M) An easy overnight walk [4 to 6 klms each way] with great views into both valleys and fantastic rock formations, including a rock arch. Camp near a great little canyon that has water. Sunday morning, walk out to Pt Cameron before returning to the cars. Limit: 8. Map: Ben Bullen.
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WalkID: 1231
29 Aug (Wed) 2012: RUINED CASTLE [JAMISON VALLEY] (M) Leisurely paced 10km walk starting and finishing at the Golden Stairs. Two steep climbs. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 634
29 Aug (Sun) 2010: SHAWS RIDGE - GROSE MOUNTAIN - BLUE GUM SWAMP CREE (E) Great views of the lower Grose & a pleasant walk. Max ascent 310m. Approx 15km easy walking. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 1331
29 Mar to 2 Apr (Fri-Tue) 2013: SHOALHAVEN RIVER (E-M, Exp.) We will walk in to Sewells Point (2.5km; 330m descent) and then packraft down the Shoalhaven (50km) and exit at Long point (3.3km; 490m ascent). If river is low (<1m) then the trip will be altered to: walk in from Begonia caves and then paddle down the Shoalhaven (35km) to Tallowa Dam. Limit: 6. Map: Nerringa, Touga, Caoura.
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WalkID: 2048
29 Aug (Sat) 2015: SPRINGWOOD TO GLENBROOK VIA ST HELENA CREEK (M-Exp, Scrub?) Moderate paced exploratory walk. From Martins Lookout we will cross Glenbrook Creek valley (200m down and up) on track to a point near St Helena Crater and then turn east to explore trackless St Helena Creek from source to its junction with Glenbrook Creek. If time and energy permit we will also explore the interesting rock platformed narrow ridge near the confluence. Exit via the Duckhole track. Car Shuffle required. Approx 11km including 7km off track. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood, Penrith.
WalkID: 1175
29 Jul (Sun) 2012: SPRINGWOOD: LOST WORLD LOOKOUT (E-M, scrub, scramble) Martins Lookout then Shark Head Cave. Scramble up the natural tunnel then later emerge at lost World Lookout. Return via Bunyan Lookout. A classic lower mountains\' local walk. Approx 10km with 2km off track. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 585
29 Dec to 7 Jan (Wed-Fri) 2010: TASMANIAN SW COAST (M) Become a 'SPRAT' to keep the invasive weed Sea Spurge out of the remote SW Wilderness coast. Most activity will involve three parties from 2 to 11 January (ex Strahan) and two parties from 11 to 20 January (also ex Strahan). For experienced Sprats, there are later opportunities in Port Davey and South Coast sectors. All parties are taken to and from the coast by helicopter and/or boat. Transport from Hobart to Strahan is provided. Difficulty varies from easy (virtual standing camp) to hard, depending on the sector, but all participants must be self-sufficient walkers. Last season 7 club members joined in - let's make it more this time! If you are interested, contact Andy to get your digital copy of the Spratpack (which has all the details) and an expression of interest form. Placements will be made by the end of September. Limit: 60. Map: Various.
WalkID: 256
29 Aug (Sat) 2009: UPPER BREAKFAST CREEK (H-Exp, H-X) A PHIL ONLY WALK.Explore the upper part of Breakfast Creek Canyon and check out Glen Alan Falls.(70 metres in 2 drops.)In via Bellbird Lookout,steep,then follow the creek. Limit: 8. Map: Jenolan.
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WalkID: 2463
29-31 Oct (Sat - Mon) 2016: UPPER GROSE VALLEY (M-H) Grose Valley Remote - 2016 Great Grose Weed Walk. Combined NPWS/SBC activity. Fit and experienced folk are needed for this multi-day activity of rock hopping and wading through the Upper Grose River. Your mission is to search and destroy weeds before they spread further into the wilderness. Limited numbers. Book direct with Vanessa on 4787 3112 or vanessa.richardson@environment.nsw.gov.au by Monday 24th October. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Wilson.
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WalkID: 785
29-30 Jan (Sat-Sun) 2011: UPPER WOLLANGAMBE (M) Upper Wollangambe Canyon From Water Trough Hill walk down ridge and cross Bell Creek. Enter the Wollangambe at about 519912. Lilo down the river camping overnight. It should be two relatively short days. Some rock scrambling and side creek exploration. Finish at MT Wilson and complete car shuffle. max 5 people to fit camp site overhang. Limit: 5. Map: Wollangambe/Mt Wilson.
WalkID: 298
29 Sep (Tue) 2009: Wentworth Falls (M, M) Falls Fitness Walks (see 11 August entry for details) Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 213
29 Jul (Wed) 2009: Wentworth Falls to Hippocrene then Vera Falls and (M, M) This is one of the most beautiful walks in the mountains with lots of waterfalls and so close to home. Has lots of stairs but that is good on a cold day. We we finish with a hot chocolate at the Hut. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1379
29 May (Wed) 2013: WINMALEE (M) Grose Head South and Beyond. We walk from Winmalee, through Blue Gum Swamp,up Beehive Hill, out to Grose South Head Lookout, up to Grose South Head Lookout, then onto a rock with views over the Cumberland Plain and beyond. Return the same way. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood, Kurrajong .
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WalkID: 2468
30 Nov (Wed) 2016: BLACKHEATH (E) Weeding with a View at Govetts Leap - 2016 Great Grose Weed Walk. 9.00- 1.00pm. Combined NPWS/SBC activity. Weeds are just a waterfall away! Come and help us stop these weeds going over the edge at Govetts Leap and spreading into surrounding bushland. Enjoy a special morning tea with a spectacular view. Book direct with Vanessa on 4787 3112 or vanessa.richardson@environment.nsw.gov.au by Monday 28th November. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba .
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WalkID: 1512
30 Nov to 1 Dec (Sat-Sun) 2013: BUNGONIA NATIONAL PARK (M-H) Due to the bush fires at the time this activity has been rescheduled from the 26th October. An adventurous weekend at Bungonia NP camping, caving and walking. Saturday will be a choice of caving through Fossil Hogan cave(rated E-M) and possibly Blowfly cave(rated M,abseil in and prussic out) or for those not into caving they can walk the Green Track (6 km E-M) which skirts the cliff line and lookouts with views into Bungonia and Shoalhaven gorges, and maybe the Orange track(rated E). Saturday night will be the usual happy hour around the fire. Sunday we will walk the Red Track (5 kms 4-5 hours M-H)through the narrow Bungonia Gorge scrambling over boulders the size of cars. The gorge is about 20 meters wide with 300 meter shear walls either side. It includes a steep 350 meter descent and an easy 350 meter ascent. If you want to go caving you must have your own helmet and head torch. The caves are not muddy but can be dry and dusty. There are hot showers at the campground. Park entry fee is $7 per car and camping fee is $10 per night per person. Hopefully we will get away mid afternoon for the trip home. Limit: 12. Map: Bungonia.
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WalkID: 583
30 Oct to 6 Nov (Sat-Sat) 2010: COLO COLOSSUS (H) Join the Friends of the Colo for the 4th Colo Colossus, for the continuing control of invasive willows and other weeds. Start on the Wolgan River at Rocky Creek, and finish on the Culoul Range. Magnificent scenery, all logistics taken care of. Rough river walking. Participants must be fit and experienced off-track walkers, but no bush-regen experience is necessary. Limit: 8. Map: Mount Morgan & Six Brothers.
WalkID: 868
30 Apr to 7 May (Sat-Sat) 2011: CROSSING WOLLEMI NP (H-Exp) West - east crossing of Wollemi NP. Walk along Railmotor Ridge, cross Nayook Creek up to Mt Mistake, cross Main Creek, join Tambo Creek and follow it to the Colo River. Exit at Canoe Creek. We will be taking it slowly so we can explore between Nayook and Tambo Creeks which are rarely visited. Limit: 8. Map: Rock Hill, Colo Heights..
WalkID: 2329
30 Apr (Sat) 2016: EVANS CROWN (E-Exp) A great short walk to explore the impressive towers, pinnacles, tors and slabs of the granite playground known as Evans Crown. We will poke around at a leisurely pace, with lots of opportunities for photographs. Optional scrambling. A sense of humour and adventure is required for the downhill return to the cars:) Lunch at Tarana Pub. Approx 5kms. Merryn C and Selena W selenaestelle@bigpond.com Limit: 12. Map: Tarana.
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WalkID: 1640
30 Mar (Sun) 2014: GLENBROOK - NAVIGATION PRACTICE (E, off track, scrub) Join me in Glenbrook National Park to practice navigation skills (half day - you\'ll be back for lunch). We\'ll be using the Navshield course from a few years ago - maps supplied but bring a compass. There are no flags out of course, but we can check we\'ve found the checkpoints with a GPS. If you want some experience in off track walking or want to learn navigation this is an ideal opportunity. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 2366
30 Jul (Sat) 2016: GOOLARA PEAK-TINPOT MTN-IRONPOT MTN-COXS RIVER (M-H) A 50 Peaks Walk!! A delightful walk in the Middle Cox Valley. Early European settler's relics and even earlier evidence of the Therabulat Clan. If Ironpot has already been bagged, we'll still have 2 peaks to bag!! Limit: 10. Map: Jenolan.
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WalkID: 1913
30 Apr to 2 May (Thu-Sat) 2015: GREAT NORTH WALK PART 2 - BENOWIE TRACK (E-H, Exploratory) Starting from Thornleigh and follow the Benowie Track through Berowra Valley Regional Park then turn uphill to end at Cowan. We will pass through Galston Gorge and Berowra Waters. The walk crosses a few moist and cool gullies as well as some steep climbs to some spectacular views and some pleasant strolls alongside Berowra Creek. Distance: 34km Elevation:230m Limit: 6. Map: Hornsby, Cowan.
WalkID: 3176
30 Sep (Sun) 2018: HAWKESBURY HEIGHTS TO YELLOWMUNDEE (M-Exp, Scrub, cliffs?) From the end of Brooker Road descend to and cross Shaw’s Creek, then explore our way onto Shaws Ridge and inspect the stone camp, enjoy some stunning views and make our way off the end of the ridge and various heritage features to Yellowmundee. Short car shuffle. 7km with a 150m ascent and two 150m descents. If wet will organise an alternative walk. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 1385
30 Apr (Tue) 2013: HIGHLIGHTS OF BELL (E-M) This walk involves visiting 3 places of interest in the Bell area. We will have morning tea at a great lookout overlooking Kangaroo Corner Creek and Hartley Valley. We will then walk along part of the old Bells Line of Road at Watertrough Hill to discover why this hill is so named and then finally we will visit Dargans Arch. This arch is in a very scenic area with lots of interesting rock formations. This walk of approx 7kms is nearly all on firetrails or tracks except for about a kilometre which involves walking through some scratchy scrub. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Wilson, Wollangambe.
WalkID: 1683
30 Aug (Sat) 2014: IRONPOT MOUNTAIN/ IRONMONGER SPUR, MEGALONG VALLEY (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks and through open trackless forests, about 5 kl with only one very steep hill and then our reward, glorious views over the Wild Dog Range and the Kanangra Area. Interesting rock formations, axe sharpening grooves, rock orchids and lots more, plus of course Ironpots. The view from our lunch spot is truly stunning. This second visit is to accommodate members who can not walk on Wednesdays, phone before 7:00pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Jenolan.
WalkID: 1119
30 Jun to 1 Jul (Sat-Sun) 2012: KANANGRA BOYD NATIONAL PARK (M) Overnight walk from Kanangra Walls down to the Kowmung and back. Probably down Brumbies, camp on the Kowmung and back up either Brumbies or Roots depending where we camp. About 10km each day. It\'s approximately an 800m descent/ascent to/from the Kowmung. Limit: 8. Map: Kanangra & Yerranderie.
WalkID: 853
30 Jul (Sat) 2011: KATOOMBA/AERIAL CABLE WAY (H-Exp) We shall start at the Goldern Stairs and then down to the cable ruins, explore around and find the best way out, this is a reckie for a photo survey we may do for National Parks in the coming year. Only experienced OFF TRACK walkers. Gaiters or long pants required. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba/Jamision.
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WalkID: 1906
30 May (Sat) 2015: KINDERAN TRACK AND THE CHERT RAILWAY AT MT. VIC.. (M) Back by popular demand, this walk has heaps of history, great views and a really wild feeling. The mine and railway date from the mid 1920\'s and there are plenty of artefacts to discover. Home via the Easy Way Home Track. Steep incline!! Limit: 10. Map: Book: Great Walks at Mt. Vic..
WalkID: 1955
30 May (Sat) 2015: LAWSON (E) Induction Walk South Lawson. Compulsory induction talk for prospective members, followed by a walk to Adelina, Junction, Federal, Cataract, Victory and Terrace Falls. Approx 5km Limit: 20. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 133
30 May (Sat) 2009: Leura Forest (E) A lunch in Leura Forest for Bruce Dover. Today will be 6 months since Bruce passed away so, as promised, here is his memorial walk. Walk along Prince Henry Cliff walk to descend the Golden Stairs to Leura Forest for a shared meal. This is to celebrate the many years Bruce worked with ACF to save our forests from the loggers. Possibly back to the cars via Leura Cascades Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1213
30 Sep (Sun) 2012: MT BANKS: THE TRAVERSE OF THE GODS (H) Walk the ledge, right across the face of Mt. Banks. Some scrambling and plenty of exposure. We\'re 200 metres down from the top and 400 metres from the bottom. The views, stunning rock formations and wildflowers will make this the stand-out walk of the year. Approx. 10km with no huge descent, we hope. Limit: 10. Map: Mt. Wilson.
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WalkID: 2008
30 Jun (Tue) 2015: MT SOLITARY (E-M, Steep climb) Training for the Larapinta trek in August - a fast paced walk to the top of Solitary and back again. If people are keen we can do the whole circuit and climb to Kings Tableland at the end. We'll make a decision at the top of Solitary if we plan to do the whole loop. Limit: 8. Map: Jamison, Katoomba.
WalkID: 1161
30 Jun (Sat) 2012: MT. BLACKHEATH-KANIMBLA VALLEY-THE SUGARLOAF PEAK (M) An interesting circuit walk, starting with an old pass off Mt. Blackheath to the valley, then climb the sugarloaf for lunch and home via Panorama Pt. to Hargreaves. Steep ascent and descent, some off track. Approx. 10km. Limit: 12. Map: Hampton.
WalkID: 2384
30 Jun-2 Jul 2016 (Thu - Sat) 2016: NORTH QUEENSLAND (E) 50 Peaks. Mt Hypipamee Crater. A walk for those on the trip to Lizard Island and The Savannah Way. Limit: 7. Map: Google. Peaks bagged: 1
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WalkID: 1929
30 May (Sat) 2015: PAGODA TRACK AND GLOW WORM TUNNEL (E-M, dark) An easy paced walk on tracks, about 12 klms. Stroll through open forest with splendid views of Pagodas and sweeping views of the Wolgan Valley. At the Western end of the Glow Worm Tunnel we shall take a short detour into a pleasant canyon. We shall then walk through the Glow Worm Tunnel where a torch is ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY. Please book via the website. Limit: 10. Map: Cullen Bullen, Rock Hill, Ben Bullen.
WalkID: 237
30-31 May (Sat-Sun) 2009: Splendour Rock (E-M, E-M) From Green Gully, walk out via Medlow Gap firetrails and tracks to camp near Splendour Rock (either in the saddle below Mount Dingo or near Mobbs Swamp, depending). Visit Splendour Rock, and return the next day via Blackhorse Ridge and Breakfast Creek. Long steep descent down Blackhorse Ridge, but all on track. Limit: 8. Map: jenolan and the edge of Jamison.
WalkID: 3303
30 Jan 2019 (Wed) 2019: SPRINGWOOD (M) SPRINGWOOD-SASSAFRAS GULLY / PERCH PONDS / MAGDALA CREEK. Once again a slow walk to take in what is around us, so close to civilation. Walking from Springwood down Sassafras Gully Track to Sassafras Creek, Glenbrook Creek, and onto Perch Ponds, then up Magdala Creek, and back to Springwood. Bring swimmers. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 1554
30 Dec (Mon) 2013: SPRINGWOOD CREEKS (E-M) Classic 10km walk down the Victory track along rainforest reaches of Sassafrass, Glenbrook and Magdala Creeks. No long hills but some short rises. Plenty of opportunities for swimming and photography. Easy walking but medium due to distance. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 2112
30 Nov (Mon) 2015: SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR THE PROGRAM ARE DUE SOON Summer is the time for walking near water. Exploring canyons, liloing, packrafting, coastal walks and lazy afternoons near clear mountain pools and enjoying the shade of rainforests and upper mountains jaunts are great in summer. Please put some activities which you have always wanted to lead on the program. The deadline is the last day of November and the program runs from the 7th of December through to the beginning of March. Putting a walk on our activities program is easy to do. See meeting details on our website.
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WalkID: 2377
30 May (Mon) 2016: THE CHERT MINE- BUBBLE-MT. VIC. (M) No. 2 in our Monday 6hr. walk series. Down the Kinderan Track from Fairy Bower and back via the incline railway track; under the cliffs to the Easy Way Home Track. Beautiful rainforest gully, steep cliffs and a heap of history. Some off-track. Limit: 10. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 793
30 Apr (Sat) 2011: THE GOAT TRACK-KEDUMBA FARM-LIONS HEAD PASS-KINGS (H-Exp) I haven't been down the Goat Track, but before the road it was the only access into this end of the Kedumba Valley. Could be a long day, but we have been up The Lions Head Pass. This walk was inspired by the book, The Blue Plateau by Mark Tredinnick. Limit: 8. Map: Jamison.
WalkID: 903
30 Jul (Sat) 2011: TINPOT HILL/IRONPOT MOUNTAIN/IRONMONGER SPUR (E) An easy paced walk on tracks in the Megalong Valley. Only one short hill and then glorious views over the Wild Dogs Range and the Kanangra area. Interesting rock formations, axe sharpening grooves, rock orchids and lots more. Limit: 16. Map: Jenolan.
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WalkID: 2673
30 Apr (Sun) 2017: WOLGAN VALLEY (H-Exp) A spectacular day walk using two passes leading out of the south side of the Wolgan Valley between Rocky Creek and Annie Rowan Creek, with a short exploratory side-trip on the plateau. No track, 10km, 500m climb. This walk will be undertaken during a day off from a Friends of the Colo weeding activity being conducted by SBC members. Anyone not involved in that activity would be welcome but will have to find their own way down the Wolgan to meet the party downstream from Rocky Creek on the eve of the walk, and will have to walk back out on 1 May. Limit: 8. Map: Mount Morgan.
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WalkID: 1736
30 Jul (Wed) 2014: WOLLANGAMBE WILDERNESS (M) A tracked walk of approx 8kms leaving from Bell and walking to \'the Centre of the Universe\' which is a large pagoda where you get great views over the Wollangambe wilderness. This walk involves about 120m ascent and descent. Limit: 8. Map: wollangambe.
WalkID: 439
31 Dec to 2 Jan (Thu-Sat) 2009: Airly car camp (E-M, E-M) New Year's Eve party and walks according to weather at our Airly base. Camp near cars. Bring everything. Toilet provided. Limit: 20. Map: Glen Alice.
WalkID: 1309
31 Mar (Sun) 2013: BLACKHEATH (M) A journey through time. A couple of walks in Blackheath/Medlow that may surprise you, partly because of their historical content and the connection with people from the past, but mostly because they are wild and beautiful places. 200 metres ascent/descent, with approx. a 10km walk. Afternoon tea at the Fosters. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba and Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 627
31 Jul (Sat) 2010: BLUE GUM FOREST (M) This is a great day walk. From the great veiws at Govett\'s Leap take Rodriguez Pass track down to Junction Rock. On then to the beautiful Blue Gum Forest for lunch. Ascend via the steep but insipiring Docker Buttress to Perrys Lookdown. Car shuffle required. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba, Mount Wilson .
WalkID: 592
31 Jul (Sat) 2010: BLUE GUM FOREST & HILARY AND PORIC (M, Walk/Social) A full days walk into the Blue Gum Forest via Perrys Look down come out Govets Leap. Finish the day with a Yuelfest dinner party at Hilary and Poric\'s house, a camp fire to cook all the hot pots. All are welcome even if you don\'t do the walk. Anyone wishing to stay the night, we have lots of room if you don\'t get a bed there lots of matts for the floor. The limit on the walk is 8 but the evening social is unlimited. Limit: 8. Map: Blackheath .
SOCIAL
WalkID: 2267
31 May (Tue) 2016: Circular Quay VIVID SYDNEY. Experience one of Sydney's great events. We will catch a late afternoon train to Sydney and begin the evening with a meal at Circular Quay. We will then walk from the Opera House to The Rocks to get the best views of the lights. Always a Great Night. Map: Google
WalkID: 2016
31 Oct (Sat) 2015: DARKS CAVE TO FORTRESS RIDGE (M) This is a variation of the usual walk to Dark's Cave. We'll go in via Darks and finish at the top of Fortress Canyon, with various routes in between. Heaps of wildflowers and plenty of views all day. Some exposure. Limit: 12. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 756
31 Dec to 2 Jan (Fri-Sun) 2010: DEANES CREEK (M) Starting at Newnes we will walk up through Zobel\'s Gully to Constance Gorge and then through to Deanes Creek. We will follow Deanes Creek until we reach the junction with Rocky Creek then to the Wolgan River and back up the river to Newnes. Lot\'s of creek walking, some rock hopping. Beautiful scenery and great camp sites. Limit: 8. Map: Ben Bullen & Mt Morgan.
WalkID: 1620
31 May (Sat) 2014: EVANS CROWN (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks and through trackless open forests about 6 kl with 200 metres of ascent & descent. Scramble about on huge granite boulders, visit caves and meander through superb forests. Lunch at Tarana Pub or bring your own to eat at tables outside the pub, phone before 7:00pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Tarana.
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WalkID: 1751
31 Aug (Sun) 2014: FORTRESS RIDGE (E) A classic walk along Fortress Ridge off Mt Hay Road, north of Wentworth Falls. The walk finishes at the exit track to Fortress Canyon, with spectacular views over the Grose Valley, return the same way. We may even see some early wildflowers. About 8km return, and only a couple of small hills. A great walk if you are new to the club. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1065
31 Mar (Sat) 2012: GARDENS OF STONE; THE PAGODA MAZE TO TARPEIAN ROCK (M-Exp) This walk is about exploring some of the Pagodas around Baal Bone Gap, out near Ben Bullen and overlooking Rowan's Hole. Not a long walk, just an adventurous one. Limit: 10. Map: Michael Keats Gardens of Stone, Book 1.
WalkID: 1358
31 Jul (Wed) 2013: GLASTONBELL (PRIVATE PROPERTY) THE LONG WALK/THE C (M) Spectacular Caves, magnificent forests, the track has not been maintained for five years, so lots of scrambling over & under trees and other bush litter and sometimes navigation is tricky but I have last years walk stored in my GPS. 6:7 klms with 370 metres of ascent & descent, plus this year we have to walk in from the Bells Line of Road, so all up about 9 klms. This second visit is to accommodate members unable to walk on Saturday's Limit: 12. Map: Mount Wilson.
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WalkID: 483
31 Mar (Wed) 2010: Govetts Leap Blackheath (E, E, Volunteer) This is a Wednesday walk with a diffrence. To-day we are going to do some "Weeding with a View" in conjunction with the National Parks, Great Gross Weed Program March 2010. Since we usually go into the Parks for FREE I thought we could give something back by helping out. This is a morning only 9am-1pm time slot but you will get a FREE Morning Tea. Please ring S.A.P as I have to book us in by 21st March, dont forget your garden gloves. Limit: 15. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2002
31 Oct to 2 Nov (Sat-Mon) 2015: GROSE RIVER (M) Grose River Remote. Saturday 31st October to Monday 2nd November (3 days). This is a combined activity with NPWS. Something for those that want to spend a few days rock hopping along the Grose River searching for weeds. This trip will focus on the section from Pearces Pass downstream to Blue Gum Forest. A good level of fitness and overnight walking experience is required. Book with Vanessa on 4787 3112 or vanessa.richardson@environment.nsw.gov.au by Friday 23rd October. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Wilson.
WalkID: 366
31 Oct (Sat) 2009: HEATHCOTE NATIONAL PARK (M, M) Walk the Mooray Track to Kingfisher Pool, then past Minda and Gunners Pools to Heathcote. Plenty of time for wildflowers and swimming. Limit: 12. Map: CMA Campbelltown/Appin.
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WalkID: 2170
31 Jan (Sun) 2016: KENTLYN (E, Family friendly) This walk is near Campbelltown and is a 1 km walk down to The Basin on the Georges River. It's a huge pool below a wide ledge where the water flows over. It's great for swimming, jumping off rocks or exploring behind the falls and in the holes. Great for kids. Bring lilos etc and a picnic lunch. Map supplied on booking in. Limit: 25. Map: Campbelltown.
WalkID: 1365
31 Aug (Sat) 2013: MEDLOW BATH CIRCUIT. SQUEEZE ROCK/COLISEUM (E-M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks (some seriously overgrown, a few trees require crawling under) about 6 klms with 200 metres descent and ascent. Sweeping views of the Megalong Valley. Descend superb ancient stone staircases and a ladder then traverse a narrow track below soaring cliffs to the Coliseum. This second visit is to accommodate members who can not walk on Wednesdays. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1658
31 May to 1 Jun (Sat-Sun) 2014: MT TOWNSEND BEND (M) A Friends of the Colo activity. Overnight walk to the Colo River at Mount Townsend Bend, for more follow-up treatment of the cape ivy there. Camping is on a beach, with shared camp-oven dinner. Beautiful surroundings, with lots of bird life and maybe the odd koala thrown in. The walk to the river is only 2 hours, but involves a steep 400 m descent/ascent, no track, and a wade across the river. Previous involvement with cape ivy work is an advantage, but one or two non-weeders willing to help with the dinner would be welcome. Limit: 8. Map: Mountain Lagoon.
WalkID: 490
31 Jul (Sat) 2010: MT. HAY TO MT. BANKS (H-Exp, H-X) A PHIL ONLY WALK. Via Byles Pass to the Grose, then Zobel Gully to Mt. Banks. Is that a challenge or what? It\'s approx. 20 kms. with lots of steep, steep ground, some tricky route finding, scrub and boulder hopping. Will someone commit to this folly? We\'ll need to go hard and fast and make no mistakes. Limit: 4. Map: Mt. Wilson.
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WalkID: 607
31 Jul (Sat) 2010: SENIOR FIRST AID Springwood - This is a one day course, you must complete online training before the day. Cost subsidised for walks leaders, other members $90 (approx). Our alternate date is the following Saturday - 31/7/2010
WalkID: 121
31 Jan (Sat) 2009: Shaws Creek (M) Walk the full length of Shaws CReek.White Cross rd-Shaws Ridge fire trail-Shaws Creek-Crystal pool-Nepean River.Good swimming holes if day is hot.Suitable for prospectives. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 2061
31 Oct (Sat) 2015: SPIT BRIDGE TO MANLY (E-M) One of the best Sydney harbour walks with amazing views along the coast and through avenues of ferns and red gums. Hopefully it will be warm enough for a swim or two. The walk is 9.5 km one way with some steps. OPAL card friendly and features a Manly ferry ride. Your leader will point out some interesting but little known historic features of the area. Please take lunch. Limit: 8. Map: Sydney's best Harbour & Coastal Walks .
WalkID: 3380
31 Mar (Sun) 2019: SPRINGWOOD INTRODUCTION WALK AND TALK (E-M) Prospective members: RESCHEDULED FROM 17/3/2019. Find out how to get the most out of the club and safe bushwalking practices. Come on an easy-medium entry level standard walk down Sassafras Gully to the nice pool at the junction of Glenbrook Creek. This is a 5km walk with a 200m descent and ascent. Rainforest and some rough sections of track. Maybe a steep semi off track section to view the mystery cross. The walk will be punctuated with lots of stops where we go over items in the introduction course, Approx 3 and a half hours. Full members are invited to come along. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 2860
31 Jan 2018 (Wed) 2018: SUPPER IN THE BUSH (E) Supper under a full moon in a wonderful spot. Bring food to share, plus plates and cutlery. Not a long walk; bring torch. Limit: 16. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 479
31 Jul (Sat) 2010: THE LOST WORLD (E-M, E-M) An easy paced walk on tracks. Descend Martins Lookout and cross Glenbrook Creek. We shall then detour to visit the rock that has the 23rd Psalm etched on it. Retrace our steps to the track junction and commence the steep climb up to the Lost World where we shall enjoy splendid views whilst eating lunch. Return along the same route. Limit: 16. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 1994
31 Oct to 1 Nov (Sat-Sun) 2015: WARATAH WEEKEND WANDER (E-M, some off track) Camp overnight on Dumbano Creek (camping cave available, and it's an easy short walk in). Spend Saturday exploring the canyon labyrinth near the cave. On Sunday, we'll walk back to the cars and then walk out to Holt's Heaven to look for more waratahs. The fires in 2013 have resulted in perfect conditions for new growth, and it should be a good season for flowers. This is an ideal trip if you are new to overnight camping. The club has gear for loan. Limit: 8. Map: Wollangambe.
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WalkID: 3150
31 Oct (Wed) 2018: WENTWORTH FALLS (M) Blue Mountains Creek (Wentworth Falls Remote). 9.00am - 4.00pm. Joint NPWS/BMCC/SBC activity. A full day walking off track below Water Nymphs Dell to check and treat any weeds found. This is a remote activity which requires a good level of fitness. Please be prepared for wet feet and rock hopping. Morning tea and lunch supplied. Numbers are limited. Book with Lyndal by 24th October on 4780 5623 or lsullivan@bmcc.nsw.gov.au. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1794
31 Jan (Sat) 2015: WHEENY GAP (M) Great swimming spot with beautiful rainforest. Short but steep walking, with plenty of time for swimming and exploring. Bring creek walking shoes. Limit: 12. Map: Kurrajong.
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WalkID: 1915
31 Mar (Tue) 2015: WOODFORD TO MURPHYS GLEN CAMPGROUND BIKE RIDE (E-M, Bike) Morning ride from Woodford along the scenic Murphys Fire Trail to the beautiful Murphys Glen Campground. Bring morning tea. We should be back by lunch but being a shorter ride the pace should still be relaxed. The road surface is mostly dirt except when we are in Woodford. There may be a steep section as we go down to the campground. If it is too steep we will walk. Prefer members ride mountain bikes or hybrids with knobbly tyres because on the steeper section you may need some grip. Distance: 12km return Elevation: 150m down and 150m up Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba and Jamison.