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Day Walk Ideas

Day Walks: Previous club walks for:
WalkID: 3855
1 Jan (Sat) 2000: CASTLEREAGH- NEPEAN RIVER (E, Kayak) CANCELLED - Kayaking from Devlin Road Castlereagh towards Yarramundi and return. This is an easy paddle of approx 10km which will be at a leisurely pace. Morning tea at the halfway point and lunch back at the reserve if you wish when we return. You will need your own kayak and PFD - I do however have one spare kayak to loan out. Kayak Hire also available at Horizon Line Canoes Emu Plains at $60 per day. Limit: 10. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 3320
1 Jan (Sat) 2000: 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: 4017
1 Jan (Sat) 2000: GLENBROOK VILLAGE AND NP (E-M, cycling) RIDE CANCELLED Christmas ride for club starting for coffee at The Church or nearby cafe in Glenbrook at 11 am. Then ride some of the "old dunny" lanes of Glenbrook (there are a few) and meet at 12.30 at the NP gates Bruce Rd to ride down to Euroka Clearing for the club's Christmas Party lunch. BYO food, drinks, eat & drink ware. A car will be arranged to bring what you can't carry down from the NP gates. Ride back to Glenbrook at your leisure. Steep climbs out of the Creek crossing with a walk up optional. Limit: 20. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 1432
1 Jan (Mon) 1990: LOWER MTS ESCARPMENT (E, Rope skills) Ever wondered how to abseil were you to drop your friction device - using a Munter Hitch or carabiner brake? Or how to how to safely ascend a rope using webbing, rather than using cord tied as a prusik? Please note; Leader has no formal qualifications in ropework, but have rope skills extending to outdoor rock-climbing, solo canyoning and some alpinism. Beginners welcome. A helmet is compulsory. Leader has some gear to loan. Meet at Hawkesbury Heights lookout 1300hrs - through to sunset. Walk in is 300m to short cliffs of 8m height. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3629
1 Jan (Sat) 2000: MEGALONG VALLEY (E-M) Megalong Valley - Ride down into and along the Megalong Valley from Blackheath Station, as far along as Carlons Farm Gate, and return. Bitumen roads for road tyres, except for the last few kilometres of fire trail from the bridge at the picnic area to the gate on Megalong Road and return. Morning tea at Megalong Tearooms on the way along, and lunch there on the return ride. Easy ride down into and along Megalong Road, then steady, long ride back up to Blackheath Station. Limit: 15. Map: Katoomba .
WalkID: 4054
1 Jan (Sat) 2000: NEPEAN RIVER CASTLEREAGH (E, KAYAK) NEPEAN RIVER/CASTLEREAGH. Easy paddle approx 10km return. Morning tea at halfway point. Return to launch site with the option to paddle upriver for those who want to paddle some more. Supply your own kayak, paddle and PFD or hire from Horizon Line Canoes, Emu Plains. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 4053
1 Jan (Sat) 2000: NEPEAN RIVER PENRITH (E, KAYAK) CANCELLED -NEPEAN RIVER PENRITH to EUROKA and return. 12km. (OBERON DAM/FISH RIVER - postponed due to possible storms) Will now paddle the Nepean River/Gorge, still a chance of rain though. Morning tea at Euroka or on the beach on the way back. Supply your own kayak, paddle and PFD and kayak skirt (if you have one). Bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 10. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 4081
1 Jan (Sat) 2000: NEPEAN RIVER, PENRITH TO EUROKA CREEK (M, KAYAK) CANCELLED - Leisurely paddle on the Nepean River, up the Nepean Gorge to Euroka Creek and return. Morning tea at Euroka Creek and visit the beach (at the junction of Glenbrook Creek) on the way back. Supply own Kayak, paddle and PFD. Bring morning tea and lunch. 12km approx. Limit: 10. Map: Penrith.
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: 3415
1 Jan (Sat) 2000: SPRINGWOOD (E, Cycle) Cancelled - Easy cycle from Springwood on quiet local back roads - usually about 15 -20km, no real hills Limit: 8. Map: Gregory.
WalkID: 3569
1 Jan (Sat) 2000: SPRINGWOOD (E, Cycle) Easy cycle from Springwood on quiet local back roads - usually about 15 -20km, no real hills Limit: 8. Map: Gregory.
WalkID: 3681
1 Jan 2020 (Wed) 2020: SPRINGWOOD (E, Ccycle) Easy cycle from Springwood on quiet local back roads - usually about 15 -20km, no real hills - dependent on the fire/smoke conditions on the morning Limit: 12. Map: Gregorys.
WalkID: 3945
1 Jan (Sat) 2000: SPRINGWOOD (E, Cycle) Easy cycle from Springwood on quiet local back roads - usually about 15 -20km, no real hills Limit: 8. Map: g.
WalkID: 3991
1 Jan (Wed) 2020: SPRINGWOOD (E, Cycle) Easy cycle from Springwood on quiet local back roads - usually about 15 -20km, no real hills Limit: 10. Map: Gregory.
WalkID: 2684
1 Jan (Sat) 2000: STONE PAGODAS OF ANGUS PLACE (M) Come and see this area before we lose it to coalmining. Bring camera and sense of adventure; no tracks, but Pagoda Country is addictive!! Some rock scrambling. Limit: 12. Map: Ben Bullen.
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: 774
2 Jan (Sun) 2011: BELL CREEK (M, cold) Bell Creek canyon from Watertrough Hill to Joe\'s Canyon. No abseils, but wetsuit required. A great canyon for a hot day, with some long dark sections and a few 200m swims (or lilos). Car swap and a long day.. Limit: 8. Map: Wollangambe.
WalkID: 444
2 Jan (Sat) 2010: Mt Wilson (M) I'd like to do a canyon on the 2nd, probably Whungee Whengee from MT Wilson. This involves abseiling scrambling etc. I'm open to other suggestions however. Limit: 6. Map: Wollangambe.
WalkID: 3682
2 Jan (Thu) 2020: PARRAMATTA PARK TO OLYMPIC PARK BIKE RIDE (E-M) Starting near Parramatta park we will ride along the Parramatta river to Rhodes and return through Bicentennial Park. Morning tea at Parramatta and lunch at Waterview cafe in Bicentennial Park. This is a shortened version of our normal route to compensate for the heat. Limit: 16. Map: Gregory.
WalkID: 2903
2 Jan (Tue) 2018: TUESDAY OUTDOOR TABLE TENNIS (E, Social) Experiments show social table tennis is a great way to stay young. Hit and giggle - not serious, except the intention to have fun. Other outdoor games will be available for those waiting to play. Refreshment after. 4 to approx 6pm. Weather permitting. If sufficient interest this could be a monthly event. Due to overwhelming popularity this activity is now FULL - sorry. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 2100
2 Jan (Sat) 2016: WATERFALLS NO. 2 (M) This is the 2nd in the series, which aims to visit all Blue Mountains' Waterfalls named on the map. This one concentrates on the Hazelbrook area. Hazel, Edith, Mabel, Horseshoe, Lyrebird and Burgess Falls. Mostly on tracks, with some steps. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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: 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: 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: 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: 2919
3 Jan (Wed) 2018: SPRINGWOOD (E, Cycle) Beginner's ride around quiet local roads - back by 10.30 Limit: 8. Map: Gregory.
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: 1543
4 Jan (Sat) 2014: BARRENJOEY TO BEROMBI, PART4 (M) South Head, historical forests, lighthouse etc. then on down to Bondi. If not too hot, we\'ll go a little further. Limit: 10. Map: Sydney's Best Harbour and Coastal Walks.
WalkID: 3640
4 Jan 2020 (Sat) 2020: BOOKER RD-SHAWS CREEK (M) A short, steep section drops us into Shaws Creek, with a good pool for a cooling swim. Then down the creek to an amazing art site, just near the end of Springwood Rd. Off track, with wet feet possible. Limit: 10. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 1816
4 Jan (Sun) 2015: BUTTER BOX CANYON (M) Spectacular canyon near Mt Hay. 7 abseils up to 20 mts including one off a chock stone.Also includes a short but easy bolted climb out. Canyon is wet so wet suite recommended. Must have your own gear including helmet. Rope fee applies. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
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: 3609
4 Jan (Fri) 2019: NORTH RICHMOND (E-M, Kayak) Paddle to Yarramundi and return, 12 plus km's. Suitable for sit on or sit in kayaks. please bring morning tea, lunch and P.F.D. with time for a swim. Limit: 8. Map: Kurrajong.
WalkID: 2918
4 Jan (Thu) 2018: SPRINGWOOD (M) Bike ride, Springwood to Winmalee, ride Tall Timbers fire trail to Singles Ridge Rd, then down Long Angle gully and up through Sun Valley to the service road next to the highway. There are substantial hills. Mountain bike essential. However road bikers could skirt the valleys, contact the leader. Bring morning tea and adequate water. Limit: 16. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3260
5 Jan 2019 (Sat) 2019: CREMORNE POINT-BALMORAL (M) Train and ferry. Enjoy the harbour and chance of a swim in 3 locations. Limit: 10. Map: Sydney.
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: 2563
5 Jan (Thu) 2017: GLENBROOK (E, Road Bike) Ride from Glenbrook to the White Water Stadium Penrith for morning tea and back to Glenbrook for lunch. Approx. 40km. Limit: 16. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 3658
5 Jan 2020 (Sun) 2020: GLENBROOK GORGE (E-M) From Glenbrook visitor centre descend to Glenbrook Gorge and make our way downstream to the Nepean River junction. Opportunities for swimming in some great waterholes. 6km with 100m ascent. If weather and consensus are good we may walk via Mount Portal and Tunnel View tracks which would then be a 2km longer Medium walk. Limit: 8. 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: 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.
WalkID: 1836
5 Jan (Mon) 2015: MEETING A very informal meeting as most club members are off walking at this time of year.
WalkID: 3305
5 Jan 2019 (Sat) 2019: NORTH RICHMOND (M, kayak) Kayaking from North Richmond towards Windsor and return. 15 plus km depending on the conditions on the day. Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 8. Map: Kurrajong.
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.
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: 2875
6 Jan 2018 (Sat) 2018: DHARAWAL N.P., WEDDERBURN (M) We'll check out 2 swimming spots; Mineva Pool and Jingga Pool. On tracks, but some quite steep. Beautiful pools, in an area we've not visited before. Limit: 12. Map: Wedderburn.
WalkID: 2541
6 Jan (Fri) 2017: HAZELBROOK TO LINDEN (M-VH) From Winbourne Road down to Woodford Dam and then follow the creek to locate the mysterious cave located just above the junction of Woodford and Linden Creeks, skirt Woodford Lake and make our way to Linden via Paradice pool. Plenty of time for swims and only two small climbs. Mostly on track and an early start to beat the heat. Limit: 8. Map: katoomba.
WalkID: 1562
6 Jan (Mon) 2014: MEETING Informal meeting with whoever is around - a good chance to meet other members and plan summer activities. No speaker but all are welcome. We should be able to use the usual Springwood Presbyterian Church Hall in Springwood
WalkID: 3207
6 Jan 2017 (Fri) 2017: WINMALEE TO YELLOWMUNDEE VIA SHAWS CREEK (M-Exp) From the end of Whitecross Road we will make our way across the fault wetland and then make our way down Shaws Creek. Expect monkey rope quality rainforest and some good swimming opportunities. Find and follow the old track down to Yellowmundee. Check out heritage engravings as we exit the creek. 6km mostly on track (approx 1km of scrub some thick) and all downhill. Early start, plenty of water and shady rainforest to avoid heat. Car shuffle required. Limit: 8. Map: springwood.
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.
WalkID: 1031
7 Jan (Sat) 2012: CENTRE POINT TOWER AND THE SYDNEY MUSEUM (E) View the amazing Sydney skyline from the observation deck of Centre Point Tower. $20:00 concession, $25:00 Adult, (members not wishing to participate in this section can choose to have a coffee instead). Then visit the Museum of Sydney, $5:00 concession, $10:00 Adults. Catch a late afternoon train back to the mountains. Less than 5km. Limit: 6. Map: Sydney UBD.
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: 2549
7 Jan 2017 (Sat) 2017: LANE COVE (E, Kayak) Suitable for beginners. Paddle up to 12km along the Lane Cove River. Bring PFD, morning tea and lunch with time for a swim. Please contact leader if you require a Kayak. Limit: 8. Map: Lane Cove.
WalkID: 2152
7 Jan (Thu) 2016: SPRINGWOOD (M) Cycle ride Springwood to Winmalee and along the fire trail to Grose Head South. Return the same way, or go down Bees Nest Hill and through Bluegum Swamp. Bring morning tea, back to Springwood for lunch. Rain forecast to stop on Wednesday. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 1056
7 Jan (Sat) 2012: WOLLANGAMBE 1 (E-M) Spectacular Li Lo trip down Wollangambe River. Leisurely 8 hour day floating down the river. Beautiful scenery. Suitable for prospective members but must have wetsuit or springsuit (thermals may suffice if you dont mind cold water), li lo and volleys. Approx 10-12 klms. Limit: 10. Map: Wollangambe.
WalkID: 739
8 Jan (Sat) 2011: ALCATRAZ CANYON (M) We have tried to do this canyon a few times, but due to the weather have had to cancell, so we shall try again. There is one big abseil and you will get wet at the bottom in the pool, with a rock climb or prussick out in the slot exit. Limit: 8. Map: Cullen Bullen.
WalkID: 3270
8 Jan 2019 (Tue) 2019: ORONGA CANYON (Exp) Scramble down one branch and back up the other. Expect anything! Bring harness and usual abseil gear, plus wetsuit and dry bag. Some exposure; experienced abseilers only. Limit: 8. Map: MT. WILSON.
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: 3683
8 Jan (Wed) 2020: SPRINGWOOD (E, Cycle) Easy cycle from Springwood on quiet local back roads - usually about 15 -20km, no real hills Limit: 12. Map: Gregory.
WalkID: 1051
8 Jan (Sun) 2012: UPPER GLENBROOK CREEK (E-M-Exp, scrub, creek walking) 9km mostly off track. Woodford fire trail, first spur then descend into the rainforested reaches of upper Glenbrook Creek. Follow the creek to the junction with Sassafrass Creek looking for swimming pools and camping caves. Ascend via Sassafrass Gully. Short Car Shuffle or public transport. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 437
9 Jan (Sat) 2010: DuFaur Canyon Mt Wilson (E-M, E-M) It has been many years since we have done this canyon but just the right place to be on a hot Jan day, you will need a wetsuit and waterproof bag for floation as there are many swims. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Wilson.
WalkID: 3687
9 Jan (Thu) 2020: GLENBROOK (M, Road Bike) 50km on cycle ways, back roads and main roads. With an alternative riding option if not comfortable on main roads. Morning tea on the banks of the Nepean River Castlereagh and lunch at Glenbrook. Bring morning tea and or buy lunch. Limit: 16. Map: Glenbrook.
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: 2127
9 Jan (Sat) 2016: NAVIGATION PRACTICE 2 (E-M, off track, scrub, swi) Glenbrook National Park - bring a compass (map supplied) and practice your navigation skills. No GPS (but we'll have one, just to check how good we are). We'll start with some checkpoints east of the Oaks picnic area, then try some triangulation (-where are we?). A swim at the end if it's hot at either Blue Pool or Jellybean. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3291
9 Jan (Wed) 2019: SPRINGWOOD (E, Cycle) CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER - Easy cycle from Springwood on quiet local back roads - usually about 15 -20km, no real hills Limit: 8. Map: Gregory.
WalkID: 4070
9 Jan (Thu) 2020: WALLACIA TO WARRAGAMBA (VH-Exp, Kayak) 25 km return paddle to Warragamba from Wallacia. Fast flowing water and portage involved. Please bring morning tea, lunch and P.F.D. Limit: 6. Map: Warragamba.
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: 2920
10 Jan (Wed) 2018: SPRINGWOOD (E, Cycle) Springwood - cycle quiet local roads around Springwood - back by 10.30am. Limit: 8. Map: Gregory.
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: 2523
11 Jan 2017 (Wed) 2017: GRAND CANYON BY NIGHT (M) We'll meet on dusk and descend into the canyon via Evans Lookout for a spectacular evening with the glow worms. Have dinner beforehand, but bring something to share for supper with a cuppa. Bring torch and warm gear. Limit: 10. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 1547
11 Jan (Sat) 2014: GREEN GULLY (E) GREEN GULLY (E) Tree and native vegetation planting.This is an ongoing activity that has involved members of the club over the past years. We have been planting, protecting and maintaining an area of degraded land near Dunphy\'s car park and camping ground. The area has magnificent views. The work is worthwhile and contributes to the clubs profile with National Parks. You will need to bring work gloves, food and drinks. Limit: 0. Map: Jenolan.
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.
WalkID: 2921
11 Jan (Thu) 2018: MT VICTORIA (M) Cycle ride Mt Victoria to Springwood or Glenbrook. Off-highway route, travelling through all Blue Mountains towns. Mountain bike an advantage. Katoomba to Woodford probably OK for road bikes. 7:40 train from Springwood, arrives 8:40 at Mt Victoria. Plenty opportunities to buy food. Limit: 16. Map: UBD, Brian.
WalkID: 1015
11 Jan (Wed) 2012: NIGHT WALK THROUGH THE GRAND CANYON (M) Most of us know Grand Canyon, but at night it's another world. Plenty of glow worms and a chance to see fireflies and plenty of other wildlife. Bring a good headtorch, a spotlight if you have one and a snack for supper, as we can boil the billy. Not for the night blind! All on tracks. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 425
12 Jan (Tue) 2010: Bell (M, M) Dargen's Canyon. An interesting canyon, coming back the same way, near Bell needing no abseiling but wetsuits recommended. Later spend time swimming in the dam there if we want to. Limit: 12. Map: Lithgow.
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: 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: 2572
12 Jan (Thu) 2017: LEURA (H, MTB) Cycle to Mount Hay for morning tea and back to Wentworth Falls for lunch. 30km on fire trails bring morning tea and or buy lunch Limit: 16. Map: Katoomba.
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: 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: 2901
13 Jan (Sat) 2018: BEST OF SOUTH SPRINGWOOD (M, scrub some scrambling) Sassafrass Gully and the rock cross IPOCRA*, Numantia Falls, rock art gallery, wounded kanga carving, Sassafrass Ridge fire trail, descend steep rainforest gully to laze and lunch at 'Club Med' on Glenbrook Creek. Down stream via Glenbrook Creek rainforest to the swimming pool below the junction of Glenbrook and Sassafrass Creeks. Return to Springwood via the Wiggins Track. Early start to avoid heat and allow time for swimming. *IPOCRA = Intriguing Place of Christian Religious Activity. Limit: 8. 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: 112
14 Jan (Wed) 2009: BIRRABANG CANYON (E) Easy canyon, some scrambling and wet feet (to the tops of your legs). Short day, recommended as an introduction to canyoning. 8kl Limit: 8. Map: Mount Wilson.
WalkID: 1018
14 Jan (Sat) 2012: GRAND AND JUGGLER CANYONS (M) The plan is to go down Grand, then exit via Pt. Pilcher Track up to Juggler Canyon, then out via Evans Lookout. Good canyon to get started on, with 3 or 4 abseils up to 20 metres. Bring harness, helmet and wetsuit. Rope fee applies. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
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: 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: 1046
15 Jan (Sun) 2012: CYCLE GLENMORE PARK (E) Easy cycling for beginners and anyone else who would like a relaxed discovery tour of this recently developed suburb. Of the 35 km of cycleways in Glenmore Park, we’ll cover around 20 km, all reasonably flat. Approx. two hours of cycling, finishing with an early lunch at town centre. Limit 12. Special map. rfrench@health.org.au Limit: 12. Map: Street directory.
WalkID: 1837
15 Jan (Thu) 2015: GLENBROOK (E-M, MTB ride) THURSDAY BIKE RIDE Meet at NP gate Bruce Rd Glenbrook 8.30. Ride to Nepean Lookout via Euroka. Return after morning tea, out by 12 noon. Gravel and sandy firetrails and some short steep hills. Approx 35 km return. Bring plenty of water and sun protection. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 757
15 Jan (Sat) 2011: SOUTH BOWENS CREEK (M) Great for canyon beginners. Pretty canyon with no abseils. Not too cold so wet suit not required. Some scrambling and some scrub. Limit: 10. Map: Mt Wilson.
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.
WalkID: 3684
15 Jan (Wed) 2020: SPRINGWOOD (E, Cycle) Easy cycle from Springwood on quiet local back roads - usually about 15 -20km, no real hills Limit: 12. Map: Gregory.
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: 369
16 Jan (Sat) 2010: DOUBLE BAY TO SOUTH HEAD (M, M) Enjoy a day on Sydney Harbour. First a ferry trip to Double Bay, then wander the harbour foreshores past Rose Bay, Neilsen Park and Vaucluse House, then Green Point Reserve and South Head. Chance to swim at Camp Cove, a gorgeous swimming beach. Fish and chips on the beach at Watsons Bay to finish. Public transport; all day for $2.50. Limit: 12. Map: Book: Katrina O'Brien's Harbour and Coastal Walks.
WalkID: 3690
16 Jan (Thu) 2020: KATOOMBA (M) Ride from Katoomba to Glenbrook or until we start getting too wet and hop on a train. Morning tea Wentworth Falls home for lunch. Bring rain gear in case forecast is right. Limit: 12. Map: Google maps .
WalkID: 2119
16 Jan (Sat) 2016: MONKEY ROPES AND ERSKINE CREEKS (M, some scrambling) From the Oaks at Glenbrook, follow the rediscovered Monkey Ropes Creek track to swim and bludge around the pretty pools of Lincoln and Erskine Creeks. These are some of the best pools in the Blue Mountains. Return via Pisgah Rock. Short car shuffle involved. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 2609
16 Jan (Mon) 2017: MOUNT TOWNSEND SNOWY MOUNTAINS (M-H) Mount Clarke, Mount Northcote, Mount Meuller, Mount Townsend, Mount Alice Rawson, Albina Lake Outlet, Mount Lee, Mount Carruthers. Limit: 8. Map: Perisher Valley. Peaks bagged: 7
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: 2606
16 Jan (Mon) 2017: MT TWYNAM AND THE SENTINEL (M) Guthega Dam, Little Twynam, Mt Anton, Mt Twynam, the Sentinel, steep ridge with some scrambling 17km Limit: 10. Map: Perisher Valley. Peaks bagged: 3
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: 3292
16 Jan 2019 (Wed) 2019: SPRINGWOOD (E, Cycle) Easy cycle from Springwood on quiet local back roads - usually about 15 -20km, no real hills Limit: 8. Map: Gregory.
WalkID: 66
17 Jan (Sat) 1970: RIVER CAVES CANYON-DEEP PASS CANYON (M) Two easy canyons in one day with lunch in between. Only knee deep water in both canyons- no abseils. If time explore Deep Pass as well. Limit: 8. Map: Rock Hill.
WalkID: 436
17 Jan (Sun) 2010: Alcatraz Canyon (M-Exp, M-X) Exploratory trip down a gorge into a tributory of Carne Creek. Spectacular scenery in magnificent pagoda country. Experienced abseilers only (no figure 8's). We may need to prussick up part of the exit. Limit: 6. Map: Cullen Bullen.
WalkID: 2890
17 Jan 2018 (Wed) 2018: BARGO RIVER CONSERVATION AREA (M) Bargo River canyon A 10km circuit taking in a very scenic section of the Bargo River. All on track with a bit of a climb at the end but you are rewarded with great views of the canyon. There will be swimming opportunities along the way to keep cool if the day is hot. Limit: 8. Map: Bargo.
WalkID: 442
17 Jan (Sun) 2010: CYCLE WALLACIA TO COBBITY (M, M) We cycle from Wallacia through Silverdale along the Silverdale Rd, then Werombi Rd to Cobbity, where we lunch. Return is through the University of Sydney Veterinary Research Station, some of the earliest land holdings in the 1800s with a fascinating history. Then take Greendale Rd back to Wallacia. Approx. 55 km of very attractive countryside with some significant hills. Limit: 15. Map: Road maps.
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.
WalkID: 111
17 Jan (Sat) 2009: Edenderry Falls Pool (M) Horse Track to Edenderry Falls Pool. Historic old track to a wonderful swimming pool, all on track, some steep sections, return the same way. Bring your swimmers! Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3311
17 Jan (Thu) 2019: EMU PLAINS (E) Heat escaping ride or dealing with climate change caper. Ride to Emu Plains via Mitchell's Pass and on to early opening Lewer's Gallery coffee shop for something which could exceed our energy expenditure. Return by train or Knapsack Gully to Glenbrook. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 2158
17 Jan (Sat) 2016: ERSKINE CREEK (E, hill) Another great swimming spot - from the south end of Glenbrook National Park, the Jack Evans track goes down to some spectacular swimming spots on Erskine Creek. This is the latest in the series of Summer Sunday Strolls to Swimming Spots. We'll leave around 11am and should be back by 4pm. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
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: 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.
WalkID: 86
17 Jan (Sat) 2009: Middle Harbour Paddle (M) We will paddle from Spit Bridge to Flat Rock Beach exploring Castle Cove and Bantry Bay as well. Approx distance is 15km. Limit: 10. Map: Sydney UBD.
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.
WalkID: 2922
18 Jan (Thu) 2018: PENRITH (E) Cycle from Glenbrook to White Water area for morning tea then over to the Regatta area and return to the park at Glenbrook for lunch. Approx distance of 50 klm. Limit: 15. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 2607
18 Jan (Wed) 2017: RAMSHEADS AND KOSSI (M) Chairlift from Thredbo, N Ramshead, Ramshead, Kossie, Etheridge Ridge for return Limit: 8. Map: Perisher Valley. Peaks bagged: 4
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: 1832
18 Jan (Sun) 2015: T3 TRACK TO COLO RIVER (M) A Friends of the Colo activity. A day-trip to follow up on treatment of some tree of heaven near Tootie Creek, and look around for any other unwanted invaders. Plenty of time to enjoy the river. About 500m of descent and ascent is involved, all on-track but steep and rough in places. Suitable for first-timers, providing reasonably fit. We plan on a late finish to avoid the heat, with dinner admiring the sunset from T3 trig (near the cars). Limit: 8. Map: Mountain Lagoon.
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: 3300
19 Jan 2019 (Sat) 2019: FORTRESS CREEK (M) One short jump, one big jump into pools, one short abseil and a few swims, with a wonderful view over the Grose River at the end. This canyon has it all, but isn't difficult. There is a steepish climb out at the end. You need a wetsuit and abseil gear (I'll provide the rope). If you don't have gear, contact me, we may be able to lend you some. And you must be an experienced abseiler. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
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: 2610
19 Jan (Thu) 2017: GUTHEGA TO MOUNT TATE (M-H) Guthega to Mount Tate returing via Consett Stephens Pass Limit: 8. Map: Mount Kosciusko.
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: 3618
19 Jan (Sat) 2019: LANE COVE TO FIGTREE BRIDGE (M, kayak) Paddle from the Lane Cove National Park to Figtree Bridge and return 15km with the tide both ways. Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 12. Map: UBD.
WalkID: 2604
19 Jan (Thu) 2017: MOUNT GUTHRIE MOUNT WHEATLEY SNOWYS (M) Up Mt Guthrie then head for Mt Wheatley. Off track Limit: 8. Map: Perisher Valley. Peaks bagged: 2
WalkID: 2608
19 Jan (Thu) 2017: MT STILLWELL SNOWY MOUNTAINS (E-M) Mt Stillwell Limit: 8. Map: Perisher Valley. Peaks bagged: 1
WalkID: 2576
19 Jan (Thu) 2017: WOODFORD (M, MTB) Cycle 30 km down the Oaks fire trail to Glenbrook. Bring morning tea with a early lunch at Glenbrook. Limit: 16. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 2911
20 Jan (Sat) 2018: BEROWRA WATERS (E-M, kayak) 10 km return leisurely paddle up stream to Crosslands Reserve. Suitable for beginners with tuition available on the day. Sit on or sit in kayaks are OK with Kayaks available for hire at the marina. Please bring morning tea, lunch and P.F.D. Limit: 12. Map: UBD, Hornsby.
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.
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
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: 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.
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: 2565
21 Jan (Sat) 2017: GLENBROOK, PLATYPUS LOOPS (E, rock scrambling) Lilo down Erskine Creek from the Jack Evans track to the other side of the loop. An easy day but you must have a serviceable lilo. 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: 2605
21 Jan (Sat) 2017: PLAINS OF HEAVEN AND DEVILS STAIRCASE SNOWYS (M) Mount Sunrise, Kerryview Hill and SMA trigs 0311 and 0308 from Dainers Gap Limit: 8. Map: Perisher Valley. Peaks bagged: 3
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: 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: 3685
22 Jan (Wed) 2020: SPRINGWOOD (E, Cycle) Easy cycle from Springwood on quiet local back roads - usually about 15 -20km, no real hills Limit: 12. Map: Gregory.
WalkID: 1851
22 Jan (Thu) 2015: WEST HOXTON (E, bike ride) Southern Loop No.5 BIKE RIDE Meet at 9.00am at the intersection of Silverthorne Drive & Driftway Drive Pemulwuy. Ride is approx. 50km and good for road bikes. Bring morning tea (no shop). Lunch has a tuck shop at Plough & Harrow if you need to buy. Limit: 15. Map: .
WalkID: 753
23 Jan (Sun) 2011: CHOWDER BAY (E) We will be taking the train to Circular Quay, then a ferry across the harbour to Taronga Zoo and then meander along a track to Chowder Bay where we will be rewarded with a swim at the beach. Bring swimmers and lunch. Limit: 10. Map: .
WalkID: 3259
23 Jan 2019 (Wed) 2019: GRAND CANYON BY NIGHT (M) Meet in the twilight of a summer evening to experience the wonders of this magical place. Glow-worms, yabbies and other wildlife. Bring something to have for your supper as well as a thermos, plus a torch and warm clothing. Limit: 10. Map: MT. WILSON.
WalkID: 3691
23 Jan (Thu) 2020: KATOOMBA (M) Cycle ride. Postponed from last week. Ride from Katoomba to Glenbrook on and off the highwayEarly start to beat the heat. Weather report says should be really and strong tail wind. We can catch train back if getting too hot. Bring lots water to drink. Morning tea at Woodford. Limit: 12. Map: Google maps.
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: 3293
23 Jan (Wed) 2019: SPRINGWOOD (E, Cycle) Easy cycle from Springwood on quiet local back roads - usually about 15 -20km, no real hills Limit: 8. Map: Gregory.
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.
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: 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.
WalkID: 2945
25 Jan (Thu) 2018: FAULCONBRIDGE (M) Ride to Faulconbridge Point need mountain bikes Medium ride on fire trail out to the lookout. Return to Springwood for 2nd morning teas. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
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: 3657
25 Jan (Sat) 2020: SPRINGWOOD AND SASSAFRASS CREEKS SUMMER PICNIC (E-M) Wiggins track and then along the Victory track to the junction camp site. Laze in the shade or swim in the pool, or both. Leisurely return via either Magdala Creek or the Wiggins track. Introduction talk can be arranged for participating prospective members. 5 to 10km with 200m ascent. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood .
WalkID: 2943
26 Jan (Fri) 2018: AUSTRALIA DAY AT ERSKINE CREEK (E) Celebrate Australia Day in true bush style with a picnic and lilo on Erskine Creek (via the Jack Evans Track). Bring lilo (if you have one), lunch and perhaps some extra to share. we'll explore a little way up or down the creek and return the same way. Cancelled if fire risk is dangerous. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 2570
26 Jan (Thu) 2017: DEATH TRAP CANYON (M) Not the sort of name to inspire a great day out, but this is a great little canyon, with water jumps, slides and one abseil into the Death Trap. Time to explore Death Trap Falls and Cave. Bring wetsuit, harness etc. and $5 rope fee. WE WILL ALSO CLAIM GALAH PEAK Limit: 8. Map: Rock Hill. Peaks bagged: 1
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: 3261
26 Jan (Wed) 2000: GLENBROOK CREEK (E-M) Enjoy Australia Day at Glenbrook Creek; the Duck Hole and Kanuka Brook. Swim and enjoy! Limit: 10. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 2578
26 Jan (Thu) 2017: GLENBROOK SECTION OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL P (M) Mountain Bike ride to Nepean Lookout then Red Hands cave track then return to Glenbrook and have a look at the Gnome Festival. Morning tea at Nepean lookout. Early start to hopefully avoid traffic and beat the heat. Limit: 10. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 742
26 Jan (Wed) 2011: LEADERS GET TOGETHER WENTWORTH FALLS What a better way to say thank you to all our leaders by the committee, with an Australian Day B.B.Q. all food supplied by club. We shall have Happy Hour at 4pm followed with a B.B.Q. Please phone Gail or John by the 19th January.
WalkID: 3312
26 Jan (Sat) 2019: NEPEAN RIVER CASTLEREAGH (M, kayaking) A 18 km paddle from Castlereagh to Yarramundi and return. A early start with time for a swim and finish before lunch. Limit: 8. Map: penrith.
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: 3623
26 Jan 2020 (Sun) 2020: SYDNEY HARBOUR (E) BALMORAL TO THE ZOO. Celebrate Australia Day with a classic harbourside walk. Great views of activities both on and over the harbour. Lots of swims. Bring something with Australian theme to share for morning tea. Wear an Australian flag t shirt. Limit: 15. Map: Maps Me.
WalkID: 2939
27 Jan (Sat) 2018: BELL CREEK CANYON (M) Top end of Bell Creek - no abseils but wetsuit needed. Start at Watertrough Hill on Bells Line, return to the same spot. A great introduction to canyons, if you've never done one, but you must be competent at rock scrambling and swimming. Limit: 6. Map: Mt Wilson.
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: 3659
27 Jan 2020 (Mon) 2020: VICTORY TRACK - MAGDALA CREEK (M) This is an early morning leg stretch at a moderate rather than relaxed pace. Afterwards bask in the self righteous smugness of having exercised prior to Australia Day getting underway. Victory track to Perch Ponds then up Magdala Creek. All on track. Approx 12km. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood .
WalkID: 2940
27 Jan (Sat) 2018: WINDSOR (E, kayaking) A easy local paddle suitable for beginners Limit: 12. Map: wilberforce.
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: 1032
28 Jan (Sat) 2012: AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM (E) View historical craft tied up at the museums wharf including a destroyer, World War 2 commando boat, 1888 racing cutter, a pearling lugger, Russian submarine and much much more. Cost: Big Ticket that includes everything $17:00 concession, $32:00 Adults or pay as you go to various attractions. Limit: 6. Map: Sydney UBD.
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: 2185
28 Jan (Thu) 2016: STRATHFIELD (E, Short Notice) CYCLE:Strathfield to Brighton Le-Sands( Bay to Bay Cycleway) Come along for a leisurely ride on local roads & cycleway to Botany Bay along the Cooks River. Morning tea at the 'Chocolate Shop', then on for a dip in the Bay(BYO togs)& a fish 'n chips lunch(or BYO). 9.30am Start from Mitchell Rd, Strathfield to the Bay;distance abt. 60kms depending where we lunch. Return by 3ish to avoid the worst of the M4 traffic. Drive down the M4 past SOP to exit at A3, Homebush Bay Drive. Turn right onto Centenary Drive for abt.1500m; turn left into Arthur St.,300m past the Golf Driving range; turn right into Mitchell Rd. Suitable for road or MT bikes. Limit: 12. Map: Rod J Limit: 12. Map: .
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: 1863
29 Jan (Thu) 2015: FAULCONBRIDGE (E-M, bike ride) Faulconbridge - Faulconbridge Point - Springwood MTB ride, about 27 km. Gravel track, probably muddy, short steep hills. Bring morning snack, back to Springwood by lunchtime. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3686
29 Jan (Wed) 2020: SPRINGWOOD (E, Cycle) Easy cycle from Springwood on quiet local back roads - usually about 15 -20km, no real hills Limit: 12. Map: Gregory.
WalkID: 740
29 Jan (Sat) 2011: YILEEN CANYON (M-H) This is a outstanding canyon with a few swims, slids and abseils and a spectacular final abseil at the end. Wet suits are required and inline decenders only. Rope fees apply. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Wilson.
WalkID: 409
30 Jan (Sat) 2010: LITTLE MARLEY (M, M) Bundeena to Little Marley.Travel by road to Cronulla,then ferry to Bundeena.Great coastal scenery,plus time for swimming.Fish and chips to finish. Limit: 12. Map: R.N.P.Tourist Map..
WalkID: 2129
30 Jan (Sat) 2016: NAVIGATION PRACTICE 1 (E-M, off track, scrub) This is a repeat of the October event - Want to learn more about navigation? Bring a compass (map supplied) and learn how to navigate without a GPS (but we'll have one, just to check how good we are). We'll start on the Blue Gum Swamp area - and won't cover more than a couple of km. You should be back just after lunchtime (unless we get lost of course!). If you've already done this, you should be booking on Nav 2 - held at Glenbrook. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3294
30 Jan 2019 (Wed) 2019: SPRINGWOOD (E, Cycle) Easy cycle from Springwood on quiet local back roads - usually about 15 -20km, no real hills Limit: 8. Map: Gregory.
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: 2102
30 Jan (Sat) 2016: WATERFALL TO HEATHCOTE (M) The Bullawarring Track, with remote sandstone ridges and quiet natural pools, then on to Heathcote. Plenty of swimming; all on track. Fish and chips afterwards. Limit: 12. Map: Sydney's Best Park, Bush & City Walks..
WalkID: 3700
30 Jan (Thu) 2020: WOODFORD (E) Cycle from Woodford to Glenbrook along The Oaks Fire Trail approx 40 klm. Some rough sections and it is a MTB trail. Bring morning tea and we will have lunch in the park at Glenbrook. Limit: 15. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 117
31 Jan (Sat) 2009: Erskine Creek LiLo (E) Lilo from Pisgah rock to the Jack Evan's track. This involves a short, steep descent to the creek, using lilos to float down the creek (with some rock scrambles to break up the serenity). Wetsuits not necessary if it's hot, but you will get very wet. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
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: 1804
31 Jan (Sat) 2015: NEPEAN GORGE (E-M, canoe, kayak, SUP) Note change of date from January 3. Leader will be in remote areas until January 24 or so. Penrith - Nepean Gorge - Warragamba River. And return at night under moonlight. Very late finish. Departing mid-afternoon, stopping at Euroka Clearing track and Erskine Creek, then continuing along the Nepean Gorge for a shared dinner beneath Warragamba Dam, prior to paddling back to Penrith under a next-to-full moon. All types of paddling craft are welcome. Do bring something to sleep on while we wait for the moon to rise sufficiently above the topography. Although the gates are locked overnight to the only boat ramp on the entire Nepean River, at Tench Reserve, you should still have, under law, a single bright white, non-flashing waterproof light affixed to your watercraft at night. Please be aware; it is 17km one-way from Penrith to the Warragamba River junction (14km of which is entirely within the Blue Mountains National Park) One can paddle almost 3km up the Warragamba River - and hence this trip is of 40km length overall. Horizon Line or another kayak shop may be able to hire you a suitable kayak or other paddle craft. A sit-in craft will be warmer, compared to a SOT. A kayak will be faster than a canoe. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith, Warragamba.
WalkID: 2128
31 Jan (Sun) 2016: NUMANTIA FALLS - SUNDAY STROLL (E) Moved from 23rd - visit a local waterfall. There should be enough water to get wet and cool off under the waterfall if it's hot - but not enough to do laps! Leave 11am, bring your lunch to eat by the pool, we should be back by 3:30pm. Kids welcome. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3343
31 Jan (Thu) 2019: PENRITH (E-M) Cycle from Glenbrook to White Water area for morning tea then over to the Regatta centre and return to the park at Glenbrook for lunch. Approx distance of 45 km, shorter if it's too hot. Limit: 8. Map: Gregory.
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: 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: 38
31 Jan (Sat) 2009: TIGER SNAKE CANYON (M) 4 abseils up to 25 metres. No swimming, but you may get wet. Great views of pagoda country. Narrow canyon with a beautiful finish into Deane's Creek. Bring harness, abseil gear and helmet. Will consider first-timers if you've done an abseiling course. Limit: 8. Map: Rock Hill.
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.