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Day Walk Ideas

Day Walks: Previous club walks for:
WalkID: 262
1 Aug (Sat) 2009: katoomba (M, M) Pinnacle abseil. This abseil has it all,5 pitches including big walls and big overhangs,are you game.In between abseils great veiws of Jamison Valley and Mt Solitary.Experienced abseilers with own gear only for this one.rope fee applies Limit: 8. Map: katoomba.
WalkID: 1950
1 Aug (Sat) 2015: KOLONGA CANYON-BYLES PASS (M) Beyond Mt. Hay and Boorong Crags lies Byles Pass; the gateway to the Grose. We'll check it out and spend time on Kalonga Walls before returning. Longish day; some scrub, but great views. Limit: 10. Map: Mt. Wilson.
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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.
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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.
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: 2709
2 Aug (Wed) 2017: GLENBROOK (E) Nursery Day The TAFE course continues. Starts 0930hr finish 1430hr. Bring morning tea and lunch Please note change of date Limit: 12. Map: Glenbrook.
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WalkID: 3144
2 Aug (Thu) 2018: OLYMPIC PARK (M) BIKE RIDE - Variation No.3 Circuit-Meadowbank and Bennelong Bridge A 5hr ride suitable for road bikes using mostly shared cycleways and short back roads. Morning Tea at a Cafe and either bring Lunch or buy at waterside Cafe. Limit: 15. Map: Penrith.
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: 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.
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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
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WalkID: 3014
3 Aug (Fri) 2018: GLENBROOK (M) this a combined SBC and NPWS activity weeding in the National Park Glenbrook section Limit: 15. Map: Penrith.
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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.
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WalkID: 2789
3 Aug (Thu) 2017: PENRITH (E-M) Cycle from Glenbrook to the White Water Stadium area for morning tea and then over to the Regatta area and back along the river to Glenbrook for an early lunch in the park. This is an easy/medium ride and about 40 klm. Limit: 15. Map: Penrith.
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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: 1422
3 Aug (Sat) 2013: WOLGAN PINNACLE (M) Way out on the edge of Newnes Plateau overlooking Carne Creek is Wolgan Pinnacle. Last visit we noticed a pagoda-studded ridge across a small canyon, so after a visit to the pinnacle, we'll check out the ridge to the south-west. No huge ascent/descent, but rock scrambling in an unknown area. Limit: 10. Map: Cullen Bullen.
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.
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WalkID: 1465
4 Aug (Sun) 2013: GLENBROOK (M) Beginners abseil day. Come and try day. Practice basic abseil techniques. Starting with small abseils and go as big as you dare. Limit: 5. Map: Glenbrook.
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WalkID: 2711
4 Aug (Fri) 2017: GLENBROOK (M) Weeding at Glenbrook in Euroka. Bring morning tea and lunch Limit: 14. Map: Penrith.
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: 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.
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WalkID: 1696
4 Aug (Mon) 2014: MEETING Last chance to get your photos in for the photo competition. Slides for tonight - Larapinta
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: 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: 2452
4 Aug (Thu) 2016: WOODFORD TO GLENBROOK (M) Cycle from the Woodford train station to the Woodford FireTrail, finishing at Glenbrook. A distance of 20klms. Off road tyres required. Bring morning tea. Lunch at Glenbrook Park. Limit: 20. Map: Springwood.
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.
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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.
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WalkID: 2391
5 Aug (Fri) 2016: GLENBROOK (E) This is a combined SBC and NPWS activity. Weeding in the National Park. Bring morning tea and lunch plus water to drink. Tools and gloves supplied. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
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: 2769
5 Aug (Sat) 2017: LANE COVE (M, Kayak) Paddle the Lane Cove River towards middle harbour. Sit in kayaks with spray skirts only. Bring morning tea, lunch and P.F.D. Limit: 8. Map: Lane Cove.
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WalkID: 1502
5 Aug (Mon) 2013: MEETING Europe - Greg C
WalkID: 2686
5 Aug (Sat) 2017: TEMPLE OF DOOM (M) Huge beehive pagodas dominate the area. After looking into Felt Fern Canyon, we can have lunch on the cliffs and return via a different pagoda complex. No tracks, some rock scrambling and scrub. Limit: 12. Map: Cullen Bullen.
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: 2045
6 Aug (Thu) 2015: GLENBROOK (E-M) PENRITH - Cycle from Glenbrook to the Nepean River then onto the White Water stadium for morning tea. After morning tea cycle over to the Regatta centre then onto Lewers Gallery for lunch and then return to Glenbrook a distance of approx. 50klm. Mostly road riding and cycle paths. Limit: 8. Map: .
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.
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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: 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.
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: .
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.
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WalkID: 2036
7 Aug (Fri) 2015: BLUE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK (E) Weeding at Euroka Clearing in the National Park at Glenbrook. Help reduce weed infestation at Euroka. Tools provided bring lunch and morning snack plus water or what ever to drink This is a NPWS activity Limit: 14. Map: Penrith.
MEETING
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: .
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WalkID: 867
7 Aug (Sun) 2011: PENRITH Social - Advance Notice - Gervais Koffi and The African Diaspora will be at Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith at 3pm. This vibrant African ensemble present a highly visual performance featuring African dancing and percussion. The African Diaspora, formed by Gervais Koffi, bring together a diverse group of young and talented musicians from Indonesia, Japan, Mauritius, South Africa, Senegal and Australia. Cost $29 Adult and $25 Concession. Bookings/payments by July 1st. Cheap meal after if people interested.
WalkID: 648
7 Aug (Sat) 2010: SHAWS CREEK, WINMALEE (E-M-Exp) We'll start at Whitecross Rd, follow firetrail into the top of Shaw's Ck where there is a delightful little gully. From here, explore down the section of Shaw's Ck (maybe swamp or scrub) to where the Booker Rd (Hawkesbury Heights)track joins the creek, then continue down pretty section to where creek meets Hawkesbury Rd (need a car swap). 5 - 6 km. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
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: 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: 1952
8 Aug (Sat) 2015: NARROW NECK (M-H) Redledge pass to Rockpile Pass. Exit via Coachwood pass. Some exposure. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
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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.
WalkID: 346
8 Aug (Sat) 2009: Ruined Castle (E-M, E-M) Down Furber steps across the landslide up Ruined Castle and exit the Golden stairs. Car Shuffle. Limit: 15. Map: Katoomba.
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.
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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: 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: 2735
9 Aug (Wed) 2017: JAMISON VALLEY AND THE CABLEWAY REVISITED (M-H) Part of an on-going project to pin-point relics from the 1890's cableway, lying in the valley. There are more to be found, so come and be part of this project. Great forest and Causeway Creek has a real wilderness feel. Some off-track, rock scrambling and lawyer vines. Limit: 8. Map: Jamison.
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.
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WalkID: 3158
9 Aug (Thu) 2018: NORTH RICHMOND (M) Bike ride from Nth Richmond to Kurrajong for coffee and return via East Kurrajong and Tennyson roads for lunch. Some hills, 30 km on tarred back roads. Bring or buy lunch which will be in Hanna Park, Nth Richmond, by the river. Limit: 12. Map: Gregorys. Limit: 12. Map: Gregories.
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: 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.
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: 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
WalkID: 1681
10 Aug (Sun) 2014: GLENBROOK (M-H) Glenbrook Gorge Abseil. Old abseiling route into the gorge. Starting at Tunnel View Lookout, it\'s 200 m straight down to the creek. 6 to 7 pitches up up 30 m then exit up a ridge back to the car. Must have some abseiling experience and your own gear including helmet. Park entry and rope fee applies. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
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: 2784
10 Aug (Thu) 2017: SACKVILLE FERRY (M) Bike ride next to the Hawkesbury River. Sackville Ferry (south/west side) to Lower Portland ferry, cross to east side, ride to Wisemans Ferry (food), cross on Webbs Creek ferry, ride back on west side to Lower Portland ferry, cross river again, follow River Road to Sackville Ferry Road, back to square one. Mostly bitumen, except much of the Webbs Creek to Lower Portland section - that is hard packed dirt with minimal gravel, OK for road bikes. Total distance about 60 km, three big hills, great views. Short-cut available: Sackville ferry-Lower Portland ferry-Sackville ferry. About 25 km, two big hills, all bitumen. Limit: 16. Map: UBD.
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.
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WalkID: 2454
11 Aug (Thu) 2016: FAULCONBRIDGE (E) Cycle from Faulconbridge station out to Faulconbridge point for morning tea and return to Springwood for lunch. This is an easy ride on fire trails. Limit: 8. Map: springwood.
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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: 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: 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.
WalkID: 3029
11 Aug (Sat) 2018: NEPEAN RIVER CASTLEREAGH (M, kayak) A 10-15 km paddle exploring up and down the river. Some portage required. Please bring morning tea, lunch and P.F.D. Limit: 8. Map: UBD.
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WalkID: 2031
11 Aug (Tue) 2015: SYDNEY AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM : A visit to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition. Adult $20 ; Concession $12. An amazing collection of pictures from photographers who are prepared to spend 3 days sitting in a swamp / ice floe / tree top etc. to capture a magical photo. Followed by a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Hyde Park Barracks. Adult $10 ; Concession $5.
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: 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.
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.
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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: 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.
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WalkID: 1887
13 Aug (Sat) 2016: ABSEIL BEGINNERS DAY GLENBROOK (E) Abseil practice day. Beginners come and learn how to abseil. Starting on small sloppy rocks and go as big as you feel comfortable with. Others can come to practice, learn how to prussik, lock off and other technique's . Some gear to lend for beginners. Rope fee and national park entry fee applies. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 921
13 Aug (Sat) 2011: DEVILS HOLE/ NELLIES GLEN (E-M) Descend a steep gorge to the valley floor, followed by a slow plod through beautiful forest back up to Nellie's Glen. Car Pooling! Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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
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WalkID: 2047
13 Aug (Thu) 2015: KINGS LANGLEY WOODCROFT BUNGARRABIE (M) BIKE RIDE Loop No. 17 - Kings Langley Woodcroft Bungarrabie This 5 hr circuit is suitable for road bikes with a few back roads but mostly bike cycleways. Please bring lunch and morning tea at a coffee shop. Limit: 15. Map: .
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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.
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WalkID: 962
13 Aug (Sat) 2011: NEPEAN RIVER (M) Kayak paddle from Castlereagh to Yarramundi of 7km. Beginners welcome - leader has various kayaks and PFD's to loan. Meeting at 1pm Saturday at Yarramundi southern carpark, adjacent to the Nepean River bridge, but please ring prior. No cotton clothing please, but do bring a change of clothes. Limit: 6. Map: Springwood and Kurrajong.
WalkID: 643
14 Aug (Sat) 2010: BLAXLAND TO SPRINGWOOD (E-M, E-M) Down Pippa\'s Pass to Glenbrook Creek, up the Bullant track to Lost World & Bunyan\'s lookouts. Then King\'s Link track & Magdala Creek track to finish for coffee @ Springwood. Wild flowers should be coming out - count the different pea flowers. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith, Springwood.
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WalkID: 2453
14 Aug (Sun) 2016: CITY TO SURF (E-M-H) contact Libby Limit: 8. Map: sydney.
WalkID: 633
14 Aug (Sat) 2010: LAKE MACQUARIE ROGAINE (E-M) Team members wanted for 6 hour Rogaine. Come & sharpen your navigation skills. To be held at Jilby State Conservation Area - Watagan Mtns near Morisset. Starts mid-day Saturday. Can camp Saturday night. Beginners welcome. ( no running involved & you even get a lunch break) Limit: 4. Map: TBA.
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WalkID: 650
14 Aug (Sat) 2010: LAWSON BOWLING CLUB Motown the Show will be on at Lawson Bowling Club from 8pm. Meet us at the club for a Chinese dinner or just come for the FREE show. Lots of music and dancing guaranteed. Map: Lawson
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.
WalkID: 215
15 Aug (Sat) 2009: Abseil Training Day Hazelbrook (E-M-H, E-M-H) We shall try and do a few levels of abseiling, basic and self rescue including prussicking. It is still a good time before canyon session starts but we do require a least 4 other experience abseilers to help, so we can make the most of the day. You will need a harness, helment, gloves and of course a online descender no figure of 8s, if you need help with equipment contact us and we shall see what we can russell up. In a few weeks after this we shall go and do Tiger Snake Canyon as part of this training day. There will be a rope hire fee. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3064
15 Aug (Wed) 2018: CORONATION CRACK ROCK HOUSE (M-H-Exp) A search for this rock house circa 1953. A long, steep day with lawyer vines. In via Perrys, then up the ridge on the opposite side of the valley. All off-track Limit: 8. Map: MT. WILSON.
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: 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.
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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: 661
15 Aug (Sun) 2010: UPPER COLO RESERVE Friends of Colo Participants and Supporters are invited to a 10th Anniversary BBQ hosted by Hawkesbury NPWS. RSVP Keirilee James by 12 Aug Keirilee.James@enviroment.nsw.gov.au
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.
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: 2710
16 Aug (Wed) 2017: GLENBROOK (E) Nursery instruction day with TAFE bring morning tea and lunch. starts 0930hr finishes 1430hr please note change of date Limit: 12. Map: Prnrith.
WalkID: 3157
16 Aug (Thu) 2018: HAZELBROOK (H) Mountain bike ride: Start Hazelbrook Station. Down Winbourne Rd and fire trail continuation to Woodford Dam. Then up the bitumen to Clearview Pde. Cross the highway and railway on school footbridge. Turn left then onto Valley Rd. Turn right down fire trail and up fire trail leading to Terrace Falls Rd. Back to Hazelbrook for lunch. Bring morning tea. Total distance 15 km but you will think you have done 30 km. Option to short cut after Clearview Pde (only 10 km total). Option for road bikes to ride down Clearview to the dam and back up the same road. Option for road bikes to ride Valley Rd and/or Terrace Falls Rd, but not the fire trail that joins them. Correction: found out today Clearview to dam is not all bitumen, not real good for road bikes. Limit: 16. Map: UBD.
WalkID: 2035
16 Aug (Sun) 2015: NEWNES PLATEAU (E-M) River Caves Canyon / Deep Pass Canyon. Two short canyons in one day. Both canyons are classed as dry, you will get wet feet. No abseils. Suitable for beginners but some rock scrambling. We will do one in the morning and then have lunch at the cars and then a short drive to the other one. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Morgan.
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: 2801
17 Aug (Thu) 2017: BURRAGORANG LOOKOUT (M) Ride from The Oaks village along Burragorang Road to the Lookout for morning tea(BYO). Return, then Barkers Lodge Road towards Picton, turning left at Montpellier Drive back to The Oaks for lunch, shops available. About 45km. Limit: 12. Map: Burragorang.
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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.
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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.
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: 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: 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: 1216
18 Aug (Sat) 2012: BOARS HEAD ABSEIL (M) Probably the most dramatic bolted abseil route in the mountains. 5 pitches up to 40m plus a slot you need to traverse along. (We will rig a safety rope for the traverse). Exit is via Devils Hole. Some abseiling experience needed; must have own harness and helmet; rope fee applies. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
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 .
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.
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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.
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WalkID: 2459
18 Aug (Thu) 2016: NORTH RICHMOND (M) Bike ride from Nth Richmond to Kurrajong for coffee and return for lunch. Some hills, 30 km on tarred back roads. Bring or buy lunch which will be in Hanna Park, Nth Richmond, by the river. Limit: 12. Map: Gregorys. Limit: 12. Map: Gregories.
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: 292
18 Aug (Tue) 2009: Wentworth Falls (M, M) Falls Fitness Walks (see 11 August entry for details) Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2688
19 Aug (Sat) 2017: DARKS CAVE (M) Short walk to historic cave, with a warm fire. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
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: 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: 2456
19 Aug (Fri) 2016: LINDEMANS PASS LEURA (M) A day for doing some work on Lindemans Pass (actually track, not pass). Meet at Fairmont Resort, go down Roberts Pass and back up Roberts Pass. The idea is to clear overhanging vegetation and level a few bits of the track. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2750
19 Aug (Sat) 2017: WISEMANS FERRY (H, Kayak) Paddle along the Macdonald River and return, 30 km. Experienced sit in kayakers only. Bring morning tea, lunch and P.F.D. Limit: 8. Map: St Albans.
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: 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: 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: 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: 900
20 Aug (Sat) 2011: WOLGAN PINNACLE; AN EXPLORATION (Exp) Wolgan Pinnacle is way out on the edge of Newnes Plateau. We haven't been there, so it's a day of exploration of the pagodas in this region. Hope to also check out Pt.918, the narrow point to the west. Limit: 10. Map: Cullen Bullen.
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.
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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: 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.
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WalkID: 2004
21 Aug (Fri) 2015: LEURA-LINDEMAN'S PASS (M) LINDEMAN'S PASS TRACK MAINTENANCE 9.00-3.00. Combined SBC/NPWS activity. Come along for the start of the club's maintenance work on the historic Lindeman's Pass! The initial scoping of the east section track has occurred and the track is well marked. We will be going in and out by Roberts Pass which is in good condition, and working along towards the old Gladstone Mine site. Limit: 20. Map: Katoomba.
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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: 645
21 Aug (Sat) 2010: ST HELENA CRATER (E-M, Bike Ride) Train from Glenbrook to Woodford. We will ride the Oaks Track and track to St Helena Crater. Visit the Crater, nearby Lost World lookouts (time permitting), return to Oaks track and down to Glenbrook. Total trip length about 50km. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith & Springwood.
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: 257
22 Aug (Sat) 2009: CONSTANCE GORGE MARK 2 (M-Exp, M-X) Okay,so last time we got tangled up in the pagodas,but this time I've got a plan.Great views in pagoda country,with ferny gullies below.Exit via Tiger Snake exit track. Limit: 10. Map: Mt.Morgan and Ben Bullen.
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: 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.
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: 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: 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.
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WalkID: 3167
23 Aug (Thu) 2018: PENRITH (E) Easy cycle from Glenbrook to Penrith regatta area and across to Lewers gallery for morning tea returning to Glenbrook for early lunch or second morning tea. Approx 35 klm Limit: 15. Map: Penrith.
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: 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: 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.
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WalkID: 2802
24 Aug (Thu) 2017: HOMEBUSH (M) BIKE RIDE : Olympic Park and Bicentennial Park A 4.5hr ride suitable for road bikes using bike paths stopping at a cafe for morning tea and The Waterview Cafe for lunch (or bring your own). We will experience the new cycleway sections recently opened. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
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: 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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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WalkID: 2469
25 Aug (Thu) 2016: GLENBROOK NATIONAL PARK (M) Off road bicycles required. Into the National park, ride through Euroka to Bennett Ridge. Continue to arrive at Nepean Lookout for morning tea. Return to Glenbrook for lunch. Total of approximately 38klms. Limit: 20. 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.
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WalkID: 3111
25 Aug (Sat) 2018: LANE COVE NATIONAL PARK (E, kayak) A 10 km return paddle through the National Park. Suitable for beginners with kayak hire at the boat shed. Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 8. Map: Parramatta River & U.B.D..
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: 293
25 Aug (Tue) 2009: Wentworth Falls (M, M) Falls Fitness Walk (see 11 August entry for details) Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2736
26 Aug (Sat) 2017: INTRODUCTION TO KAYAKING (E, Kayak) A demonstration of basic kayaking techniques followed by a leisurely paddle up the Nepean River. You will get wet feet. Please bring morning tea, lunch and P.F.D. Limited number of kayaks available on request. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 2051
26 Aug (Wed) 2015: MEDLOW BATH (M) The new cycle path from Medlow Bath to Explorers Rd Katoomba is being officially opened at 1 pm Wednesday. I intend to be there on my bike. Options include catching the train to Blackheath and riding back, or catching the earlier train to Lithgow and riding back. If anyone else would like to take part, please contact me and we can discuss the trip. Limit: 20. Map: Brian's book.
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: 2699
26 Aug (Sat) 2017: STATE MINE GULLY AND ENVIRONS, LITHGOW (M) This area has an amazing diversity of landscapes; soaring cliffs, towering pagodas and heathlands so extensive, you'll think you're in Scotland. Some rock scrambling and maybe prickly scrub. Limit: 12. Map: Lithgow.
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: 915
27 Aug (Sat) 2011: ABSEIL TRAING DAY (E-M) This is a training day for all of you who have abseiled, so you can brush up on your skills, or who wish to learn. We have a few sets of gear to loan out, this is a course which we follow up with a easy canyon later in the year. A rope hire fee applies. Please dont ring before the 9th July. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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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: 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: 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: 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.
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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: 2054
27 Aug (Thu) 2015: RIDE TO FAULCONBRIDGE POINT (M) Ride to Faulconbridge Point: Ride suitable for MTB, approx. 15km return from the starting place, Grose Road, Faulconbridge. Ride on seal & fire trails, some hills but nothing too difficult. Bring morning tea to enjoy at the lookout & back in time for lunch at Springwood. BoM says they will delay any rain till later in the day. Pleasant ride with plenty of wild flowers & maybe a few puddles due to recent rain. Limit: 8. Map: .
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: 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: 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.
WalkID: 565
28 Aug (Sat) 2010: WONDERS OF NARROW NECK SERIES (H) Walls Pass-Cedar Creek-Ruined Castle-Golden Stairs. Walls Pass gives access to Cedar Head via a narrow causeway, although the pass has a reputation---it's a 10metre chain. It's straightforward, with ledges to rest on, a long descent to Cedar Creek, a very special place, then climb up to Ruined Castle and home via Golden Stairs. Off-track, with some rock scrambling. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba and Jamison.
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WalkID: 1691
29 Aug (Fri) 2014: CLYDEBANK SWAMP NORTH LEURA (E) Swampcare is following up on previous work done at the headwaters of Yosemite Creek. Lunch & morning tea provided. Bookings needed before 24th August. Limit: 0. 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.
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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.
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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: 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: 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.
WalkID: 269
30 Aug (Sun) 2009: Bell's Line of Road, Dalpura Creek (M, M) My convoluted Dalpura circuit. Follow this complex serpentine rainforest creek, drops sharply into Grose valley, where we exit on cliffline. The best views! On to Dalpura Head, huge drops, complex pagoda ridge back to cars. No tracks. Wet feet, maybe a wade. See Aboriginal handprints (how old?) Limit: 10. Map: Mt Wilson.
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WalkID: 2712
30 Aug (Wed) 2017: GLENBROOK (E) Nursery course with TAFE Starts 0930hr finishes 1430hr bring morning tea and lunch Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
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: 1735
30 Aug (Sat) 2014: MILL CREEK, WISEMANS FERRY (M) The Mill Creek circuit winds through pristine eucalypt forest in hilly countryside and the distance is about 14kms with some steep sections. Ascent/descent 250m Limit: 10. Map: .
WalkID: 3172
30 Aug (Thu) 2018: NORTH RICHMOND (M) Bike ride: North Richmond- Grose Vale Rd - Grose Wold Rd - Bowen Mountain - Kurrajong - Comleroy Rd - Slopes Rd -North Kurrajong. OK for road bikes. 30 km. Could be some exploration at Bowen Mountain. Latter part could be extended to Tennyson Rd and Glossodia if participants wish. Food available at Kurrajong, bring morning tea for Bowen Mountain. Meet at car park behind shops cnr Bells and Grose Vale Rd 9 am. Limit: 16. Map: Kurrajong.
WalkID: 652
30 Aug (Mon) 2010: WENTWORTH FALLS (M) PRINCE REGENTS GLEN and JAMISON CREEK, WENTWORTH FALLS- From Kedumba Hill, down the road to Jamison Creek, then up Jamison Creek through Prince Regents Glen (a delightful bit of forest), to Vera Falls and the Conservation Hut. Approx. 12k total, including 4k off track with a bit of scrub. 600m descent and 700m ascent. Car swap required. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba, Jamison.
WalkID: 955
31 Aug (Wed) 2011: DONKEY MOUNTAIN (M-H) We shall go to the north end where all the fun places are so bring your sense of adventure. A very steep ascent & descent, but the effort of the climb is very rewarding. Limit: 8. Map: Ben Bullen.
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WalkID: 2804
31 Aug (Thu) 2017: FAULCONBRIDGE (E) Cycle from Faulconbridge station out to Faulconbridge point for morning tea. Mostly on fire trail which can be rough in places. Return to Springwood for lunch in the park. Distance of approx. 30 klm. Limit: 15. Map: springwood.
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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: 3164
31 Aug (Fri) 2018: KANGAROO VALLEY (VH) Cycle touring. Fitzroy Falls - descend Mt Barrengarry through Morton NP - Kangaroo Valley - Mt Cambewarra Lookout - the Tourist Road - town of Berry (9m elevation) Early morning tea. N along Woodhill Mountain Rd - ascend Wattamolla Rd and down to to KV village. 19.5km back to Fitzroy Falls visitor centre (703m elevation). 1820m descent, 1820m ascent. 91km. Very early start. Limit: 3. Map: Shoalhaven tourist. Peaks bagged: 3
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: 1515
31 Aug (Sat) 2013: NEPEAN RIVER, PENRITH (E) Paddle skills morning. Practice of the draw stroke and other effective paddle strokes. Leader has spare kayaks to loan, if you wish to explore this activity. Meet at Tench Reserve, Penrith. Off the water by 1030am. Limit: 4. Map: Penrith, or any street directory..
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WalkID: 3134
31 Aug (Fri) 2018: WENTWORTH FALLS (E) Kittyhawke Swamp. 9am-3pm. An ongoing joint NPWS/SBC activity. Come and join the long-term efforts of volunteers to free this large swamp system of a wide range of weeds and restore the habitat of the Blue Mountains Water Skink and the Giant Dragonfly. Morning tea and lunch donated by the Hominy Bakery. Book by Thursday the 23rd August directly with Stephanie at schew@bmcc.nsw.gov.au or on 4780 5623. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.