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Day Walk Ideas

Day Walks: Previous club walks for:
WalkID: 1212
1 Sep (Sat) 2012: BACK TO BLUE GUM (M) The 80th Anniversary of the Blue Gum Conservation Campaign. Two day pack walk into the Blue Gum Forest, with a camp on the meadow. Campfire with songs, stories etc. Sat. night. Time to explore the forest, then amble out on the Sun. Steep ascent and descent of Perrys. Limit: 12. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 550
1 Sep (Wed) 2010: EVANS CROWN (E-Exp) An easy paced walk on tracks and through trackless open forests. Scramble about on huge granite boulders, visit caves and wander through superb forests. We will visit The Squeeze, Standley Chasm, Soughdough Rock, Split Rock and Balancing Rock, plus explore nooks and crannies. Just wander where it looks interesting. Afterwards, join us to help celebrate Gail's Birthday at Tarana Pub, where we will have a lunch booking. Limit: 12. Map: Tarana.
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WalkID: 2714
1 Sep (Fri) 2017: GLENBROOK (M) Weeding in Glenbrook National Park bring morning tea and lunch Limit: 14. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 1189
1 Sep (Sat) 2012: HOURN POINT/PULPIT ROCK/RIENITZ PASS [Mt Victoria] (E-M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks. Wander through an historic region whilst enjoying beautiful forests, soaring cliff faces and panoramic views of the Kanimbla Valley. About 10km with 300m descent and ascent. Limit: 12. Map: Mount Wilson.
WalkID: 3074
1 Sep (Sat) 2018: INDUCTION WALK AND TALK (E-M) Spend about 90 minutes after lunch learning about how to get the most benefit from Springwood Bushwalking Club and safe bushwalking. We will have a short tea break and then do a 5km bushwalk. It involves descending 200m into Sassafrass Gully and then walking the rainforest path along Sassafrass Creek and later ascending the steep in sections Wiggins track. Will include a short semi-tracked section to visit Stratton's Ampitheatre and the mystery stone cross. All members are welcome to come along for the walk and/or the talk. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 929
1 Sep (Thu) 2011: LEURA Robyn Collier is having "A Light on the Wilderness" exhibition of her art at The Lost Bear Gallery (behind the PO at Leura). Preview opening is from 5.30 p.m. All welcome. Map: Katoomba
WalkID: 3154
1 Sep (Sat) 2018: LOCKLEYS PYLON (E-M) Mountains Classics walk. A new series of walks to be held on the weekend before the the Club's general meeting. New members in particular are invited to take note. This one is a favourite with great views - a leisurely walk about 8ks in length. It can be windy out there so be ready for that. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1745
1 Sep (Mon) 2014: MEETING Festival of Walking - Angela from the Blue Mountains Festival of Walking will talk about how we can contribute to this event. We have been invited to join in - there will be time after supper to discuss ideas about how we can use this opportunity
WalkID: 3897
1 Sep (Tue) 2020: SUN VALLEY (E, Wet feet?) SORRY This walk is now Full. Another Julie and Greg Walk. You dont need to be a scrub wombat for this one. From Sun Valley amble through a beautiful blue gum forest along the fire trail that borders Valley Heights Creek. Cross the creek and make our way up Long Angle Creek. Return the same way. 5km and no real hills Limit: 10. Map: Springwood .
WalkID: 294
1 Sep (Tue) 2009: Wentworth Falls (M, M) Falls Fitness Walks (see 11 August entry for details) Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2479
1 Sep (Thu) 2016: WOODFORD (M, cycling) Woodford Fire Trail to Glenbrook cycling. MTB bike tyres required for gravel fire trail. Some short steep hills. About 30 km. Bring morning tea and have lunch back in Glenbrook Park. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba, Penrith.
WalkID: 1972
2 Sep (Wed) 1970: MT VICTORIA (E-M) Walk out the ridge to Ikara Head, wonderful views, back and down to Girraween Cave, up and across to the next ridge and out. No rush just a day to enjoy our great Blue Mountains Limit: 12. Map: Mt Wilson.
WalkID: 2794
2 Sep (Sat) 2017: BEROWRA WATERS (H, Kayak) Paddle 20km out to Bar Island and return. Sit in kayaks with spray skirts. Bring morning tea, lunch and P.F.D. Limit: 8. Map: Cowan.
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WalkID: 2046
2 Sep (Wed) 2015: BLUE GUM FOREST (M) It's the 83rd anniversary of the saving of Blue Gum! Don't let the story die! Enjoy lunch in the (real) forest. Cake and coffee obligatory. In from the Pinnacles, out to Govetts. If we get enough starters a second party led by Carol will do the reverse route so we can swap cars. Steep 650m descent and ascent. (People wanting a shorter day might like to organise a walk down from Perrys and meet us in the Forest) Limit: 20. Map: Katoomba, Mt Wilson.
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WalkID: 2455
2 Sep (Fri) 2016: BLUE GUM FOREST (M) It's the 84rd anniversary of the saving of Blue Gum. Don't let the story die! Enjoy lunch in the forest. Cake and coffee obligatory. Down one way and up another. Depending on numbers and leaders there may be multiple parties taking different routes. (Or just make your own way down Perrys and meet us there: follow the signs from the Big Tree.) Steep 650m descent and ascent. Limit: 0. Map: Mount Wilson, Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2799
2 Sep (Sat) 2017: BLUE GUM FOREST (M) It's the 85th anniversary of the saving of Blue Gum Forest. Help celebrate over lunch in the forest and with cake. Don't let the story die! We will be going down and up Perrys. (Or just make your own way down and meet us there). Steep 650m descent and ascent. Limit: 8. Map: Mount Wilson, Katoomba.
WalkID: 2779
2 Sep (Sat) 2017: DHARUG NP-MILL CREEK / GROUP 6 ABORIGINAL SITE (M) We will start this walk from the Mill Creek Picnic area in Dharug NP. We will follow part of the Grass Tree Circuit Track away from the picnic area along Biamea Creek to its intersection with the Mill Creek Circuit Track. We continue along to an unnamed and insignificant track intersection which leads steeply up and over rocky outcrops with views over the rugged sandstone ridges of Dharug National Park to a rock platform known as Group 6. This area has a stunning array of archaeological sites. Group Six indicates the significant of this area by the Hawkesbury river for the aboriginal population of the region. We will spend our time exploring the area before returning to the Mill Creek picnic area. Limit: 12. Map: Gunderman.
WalkID: 3169
2 Sep (Sun) 2018: FAULCONBRIDGE (E-M) Sunday afternoon walk. Walk down the little used track apparently cut by a previous life member to take horses from Chapman Pde to Hawkesbury Rd. Continue to Birdwood Gully and return via different track to Chapman Pde. Beginners and children welcome. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 2392
2 Sep (Fri) 2016: GLENBROOK (E) Weeding in the Glenbrook section of the Blue Mountains National Park. Bring Lunch and Morning tea plus water to drink. This is a combined SBC and NPWS activity. Limit: 12. Map: Glenbrook.
WalkID: 3883
2 Sep (Wed) 2020: GLENBROOK AREA (E) Slow pace walk taking in the area. From Glenbrook School of Arts walk to THE GLENBROOK LAGOON, on to LENNOX BRIDGE, ELIZABETH AND MARGES LOOKOUTS, and then back to Glenbrook. Bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 10. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 1503
2 Sep (Mon) 2013: MEETING Lizard Island - Lyn C
WalkID: 3113
2 Sep (Sun) 2018: NEPEAN RIVER PENRITH (H, kayak) Kayaking from Penrith to Erskine Creek and return 25km. please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 3943
2 Sep (Wed) 2020: SPRINGWOOD (E, Cycle) Easy cycle from Springwood on quiet local back roads - usually about 15 -20km, no real hills Limit: 8. Map: Gregory.
WalkID: 2770
2 Sep (Sat) 2017: SPRINGWOOD INDUCTION SESSION AND WALK (E-M) Prospective members! On Saturday from 1 pm to 4 or 5pm this is your opportunity for induction and a short walk. We will discuss how the club operates, what happens when you book on a walk and safe bushwalking. This will be followed by afternoon tea and a walk down Sassafrass gully, along the rainforest of Sassafrass Creek and then up the Wiggins Track. Approximately 5km with 200m of descent and ascent. Steps and occasional slippery surfaces. Full members are, of course, are welcome to come for all or just the walk. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
MEETING
WalkID: 3405
2 Sep (Mon) 2019: SPRINGWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH HALL ( ) GENERAL MEETING. Linda Groom, a Convenor of Save Kosci inc will give a presentation titled "Save Kosci: a 560 km protest walk to Australia’s highest peak." Limit: 80. Map: .
WalkID: 3124
2 Sep (Sun) 2018: YELLOWMUNDIE SAWS RIDGE WINMALEE (M-H-Exp, Scrub cliffs?) Park at Yellowmundie and explore for a heritage shelter. Then make our way hopefully (steeply for 100m) onto Shaws Ridge. Visitor book placement. Amble along the bumps of the ridge checking out some geological faults and likely views. Maybe visit the bowl to the south and exit via the Whitecross firetrail. 10km with approx half off track and 200m ascending. Car shuffle required. Dry weather walk only. If damp will organise a similar grade local walk. Limit: 8. Map: SPRINGWOOD .
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WalkID: 1997
3 Sep (Thu) 2015: BLACKHEATH (E) Valley View Swamp Blackheath 9 - 3pm. Joint activity with NPWS part of the Spring 2015 Great Grose Weed Walk program. Come for the day or just the morning. Help us get this swamp back into shape. This stream is part of the headwaters of Braeside Swamp which is very important to the health of Govett Leap Falls. There is a wide range of weeds to choose from including Holly, Honeysuckle, Privet, Jasmine etc. Enjoy a delicious morning tea and lunch donated by the Hominy Bakery. Book with Lyndal on 47805623 or lsulllivan@bmcc.nsw.gov.au by 25th August. Limit: 0. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2785
3 Sep (Sun) 2017: BRIDGE TO BRIDGE (E, Bike Ride) Easy morning ride along the Nepean River then out to the Regatta Centre for morning tea. 20km mostly on cycle ways with some quiet back streets. Limit: 8. Map: U.B.D..
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WalkID: 1757
3 Sep (Wed) 2014: GOVETTS LEAP (E) NPWS - Spring 2014 Great Grose Weed Walk Come along & help NP with their weeding efforts at Govetts Leap while enjoying a special morning tea & taking in the views of the Gross Valley. The focus will be removal of weeds from underneath the lookout. Limit: 0. Map: .
WalkID: 2425
3 Sep (Sat) 2016: PINDARI'S CROWN, NEWNES VALLEY (M) A 50 PEAKS WALK!!! Destination changed, due to raging river! Limit: 12. Map: Ben Bullen and Mt. Morgan. Peaks bagged: 1
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WalkID: 3947
3 Sep (Thu) 2020: RICHMOND TO WINDSOR (E-M) Cycling Richmond to Windsor, mostly flat, from 35km. Back roads and cycle paths, suitable for road bikes. Start at Smith Park on Francis Street Richmond. Firstly west along Old Kurrajong Road then right up Ridges Lane exploring all the lanes left towards the river. Then return to Triangle Lane. Along Triangle Lane, Powell’s Lane, Edwards Road, Cornwallis Road, then cycle path into Windsor. Some riders will cross the Windsor Bridge, ride up Freeman’s Reach road to connect with Terrace Road to ride back to North Richmond and cross the bridge back to Smith Park. Morning tea at cafe then return. Bring lunch to have in Smith Park at the end or head home. Naturally social distancing to be maintained. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
MEETING
WalkID: 3023
3 Sep (Mon) 2018: SPRINGWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH HALL ( ) General Meeting for September - The speaker is club member Kevin Speak who will give a presentation titled Safari Adventure, Namibia. Limit: 100. Map: .
WalkID: 1722
3 Sep (Wed) 2014: THE VICTORY TRACK, FAULCONBRIDGE (E-M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks wandering through beautiful forests, followed by a slow plod out to Springwood, around 10 km with about 400 metres of descent and ascent. Please phone before 7pm. Limit: 16. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 838
3 Sep (Sat) 2011: VICTORY TRACK (E-M) Faulconbridge to Springwood via Perches Ponds. An easy paced walk on tracks wandering through beautiful forests, then a steep, slow plod out to Springwood. Around 10klms., so bring plenty of water. Limit: 16. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3918
3 Sep (Sun) 2000: WALKING DOWN THE MOUNTAINS WALK 4A (THE MISSING LI (M) Cancelled This walk links walks 4 and 5 of the series. From Grose Road Helipad a short road bash. Little Blue Gum Forest, Peggys Pool, Everton House and the Ugg Emporium. Victory track and ascend to Martins Lookout. 12 Krowmeters and 200m ascent at the end. Car shuffle. Short section with poorly defined track and a crowmeter of road bash - rest is on bush tracks. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood .
WalkID: 595
4 Sep (Sat) 2010: ABSEIL TRAINING DAY HAZELBROOK (E-M) We will teach a few levels of abseiling, basic and self rescue,including prussicking. A good time to practice for the start of the canyon season We will require 4 experienced abseilers to help. You will need a harness, leather gloves and a helment. If you need help with any equipment contact us and we shall see what we can lend you. A few weeks after this training day we will take you on an easy canyon There will be a rope hire fees Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 4276
4 Sep (Sat) 2021: BEROWRA WATERS TO BAR ISLAND (M-H, kayak) Paddle out to bar Island and return 20 km with the tide both ways. Open waters, sit in kayaks with spray skirts required. Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 8. Map: Cowan.
WalkID: 568
4 Sep (Sat) 2010: BRUCE'S WALK; LEURA-BLACKHEATH (M) Historic walk across the grain of the ridges. Some original artifacts still in place and beautiful glens and lookouts. Should also be some wildflowers. Limit: 12. Map: Mt. Wilson.
MEETING
WalkID: 2800
4 Sep (Mon) 2017: GENERAL MEETING (E) Diana Levy is giving a presentation on John Jingery and Robert O'Reilly in the Burragorang Valley in the 1870's. Limit: 70. Map: .
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WalkID: 2037
4 Sep (Fri) 2015: GLENBROOK (E) Weeding at Euroka clearing in The Blue Mountains National Park. This is a NPWS activity reducing weed infestation at Euroka Limit: 14. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 2447
4 Sep (Sun) 2016: KATOOMBA (M-H) Devils Hole abseil, spectacular bolted abseil route in Devils Hole. 1st pitch is onto the chock stone, second pitch from the chock stone into Devils Hole. Short walk to do Africa and Kilimanjaro abseils. Includes a tricky traverse to reach the start point. Experienced abseilers with there own gear only. Rope fee applies. Limit: 6. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 963
4 Sep (Sun) 2011: NARROW NECK - CLEAR HILL (M) Wilf Hilder memorial walk and service. Narrow Neck gate to Clear Hill and return (18km on fire trail). This walk is to commemorate legendary bushwalker Wilf Hilder, who died a few weeks ago. Wilf was a member of many clubs including, some 40 years ago, Springwood. Sydney Bush Walkers club will be hosting the event, with individual clubs responsible for their own parties. There will be a commemorative ceremony at Clear Hill, including a rousing Bushman’s farewell for Wilf, in the form of a “Dayhoo” to make the ranges ring. Anyone is welcome but obviously the day will be of most significance to those of us who knew Wilf. Wilf’s obituary can be seen at http://www.smh.com.au/national/obituaries/lost-bush-trails-were-his-to-tread-20110812-1iqt6.html Limit: 20. Map: .
WalkID: 546
4 Sep (Sat) 2010: SLACKS STAIRS/VERA FALLS (E-M) An easy paced walk on tracks. Descend the Grand Staircase to Slacks Stairs and continue down to the foot of Wentworth Falls, then continue on to Vera Falls on the valley floor for lunch. Afterwards, slowly plod up to the Conservation Hut passing many beautiful waterfalls. Do not sign up for this walk if you are not used to climbing a lengthy, steep hill with hundreds of steps. Bring plenty of water for a long day. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3542
4 Sep (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.
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WalkID: 1517
4 Sep (Wed) 2013: WINMALEE (E) Blue Gum Swamp circuit with detour out to Grose Head South for lunch. One steep ascent and descent for lunch otherwise an easy day out. Hopefully the spring wildflowers will be out. Limit: 10. Map: SPRINGWOOD, KURRAJONG.
WalkID: 2034
5 Sep (Sat) 2015: 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: 258
5 Sep (Sat) 2009: FORTRESS RIDGE-LERIDA GORGE-ROOKERY NOOK (M, M) Explore Lerida Gorge and Rookery Nook Cave,in the same area as Dr.Dark's Cave.Some scrambling and may get wet feet. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3740
5 Sep (Sat) 2020: GULLIES AND CREEKS OF THORNLEIGH (M) Follow the headwaters of Berowra Creek down through sheltered gullies and along heath covered ridges. Beautiful Blue Gums and Angophoras. 11 klms. on tracks. Limit: 12. Map: Hornsby.
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WalkID: 2201
5 Sep (Mon) 2016: MEETING Tonight - what did we do on the club trip to Lizard island - come tonight and find out what this magical place has to offer. Lyn C will be presenting.
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WalkID: 3168
5 Sep (Wed) 2018: MT VICTORIA (M) 5 Sept (Wed) 2018 Mt Victoria: Pulpit Rock, Little Zig Zag historic track, Bushrangers Cave, Reinits Pass and Wilson Glen loop. 9 kms Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2439
5 Sep (Mon) 2016: OVERHANGS AND CAVES OF MT. BANKS (M-Exp) On the Northern Spur is a series of overhangs and caves that look interesting. We've looked down on them, but haven't been there, so come and check the area out. Some rock scrambling; a short day. Limit: 8. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 1190
5 Sep (Wed) 2012: RED HANDS CAVE [Glenbrook] (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks. Stroll through beautiful forests to an Aboriginal Rock Art site. Distance 9km return, 300m ascent and descent. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 3173
5 Sep (Wed) 2018: SPRINGWOOD (E) Beginner Cycle from Springwood on quiet back roads - usually about 15 km, no real hills Limit: 8. Map: Gregory.
WalkID: 3903
5 Sep (Tue) 2000: WALKING DOWN THE MOUNTAINS. WALK FOUR (M) Cancelled Linden Observatory, Linden Ridge track, Faulconbridge Link Track. Some heritage rock carvings on the way. Steep sections but mostly trail walking. All on track. 11 crowometers with minor hills and a 200m descent and ascent. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood .
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WalkID: 3558
5 Sep (Thu) 2019: WENTWORTH FALLS TO GLENBROOK (H, MTB) Ride the Anderson fire trail to Woodford 30 km. Then the option of riding the Oaks fire trail to Glenbrook 30 km. Limit: 16. Map: Jamison.
WalkID: 3464
6 Sep (Fri) 2019: BLUE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK AT GLENBROOK (E) This is a combined activity with NPWS weeding in the National park at Euroka. Bring morning tea and lunch plus water for the day. Limit: 14. Map: Panrith.
WalkID: 3181
6 Sep (Thu) 2018: EBENEZER (M) Bike ride. Ebenezer Church (Coromandel Rd) 9 am to Tizzana Rd, Sackville Ferry. Sackville Ferry Rd, Mud Island Rd, Pages Wharf Rd, left into Sackville Ferry Rd, Sackville Ferry, Sackville Rd. Then short loop ends back at Ebenezer Church. Bonus loop: keep following Sackville Rd, left into Ebenezer Wharf Rd, Grono Farm Rd, across to Old Sackville Rd, follow almost to Putty Rd, then Castlereagh Rd thru Wilberforce, back to Ebenezer Church. Morning tea at the Tractor Cafe, possible scones at Ebenezer Church. Limit: 16. Map: UBD or Wilberforce.
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WalkID: 3946
6 Sep (Sun) 2020: GOOCH'S CRATER, WOLLANGAMBE AREA (E-M) Although burnt in the fires, the spring flowers should be starting to bloom. We'll check out the Crater, then pop over to Holt's Heaven area to see how the Waratahs are progressing. If you're on Phil F's wait list for this walk, here's your chance. Limit: 8. Map: Wollangambe.
WalkID: 1741
6 Sep (Sat) 2014: LINDEN RIDGE (M-H-Exp, Scrub Cliffs?) From Faulconbridge we will take the \'Jennings Track\' to Linden Creek and make our way up the unnamed rainforested creek south of spot height 479 onto Linden Ridge. If this goes then it will further reduce the distance required to reach the end of the Linden Ridge fire trail. We will search the soak off the Linden Ridge fire trail and check out the views above the nearby 46m cliff. Return via the Jennings Track. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 1723
6 Sep (Sat) 2014: LOCKLEY PYLON & DU FAUR BUTTRESS (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks to one of the best lookouts in the Blue Mountains. About 10 km with one short 80 metre descent & ascent. Dry weather conditions only as the Lycon Plateau is severely exposed, phone before 7pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2780
6 Sep (Wed) 2017: LONG ANGLE GULLY SPRINGWOOD (E-M) After a coffee in Springwood we will drive to the start of the walk. From here we will walk down into the valley to where the fire trail meets Fitzgerald Creek. After crossing over the creek we'll head up the hill and along the fire trail to where we'll pick up a track leading to our lunch spot which has a lovely view over Penrith Lakes. After lunch we'll continue back along the fire trail to Rickard Road to our cars. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3888
6 Sep (Sun) 2020: NEPEAN RIVER KAYAK (M) KAYAK From Tench Reserve Penrith to Euroka and return - 12KM. Paddle up the Nepean and have morning tea at Euroka. We will stop off at the 'now very large beach' either on the way up or our return. This paddle will be at an easy pace, with time to take photos and explore a little. You will need your own kayak and PFD or hire from Horizon Line Canoes, Emu Plains. I have one spare kayak which is available for loan. Limit: 10. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 3904
6 Sep (Wed) 2000: WALKING DOWN THE MOUNTAINS. WALK FIVE (M-H, Scrub, some scramblin) CancelledMartins Lookout, Sharks Head, Bunyan Lookout trail, Duck Hole Trail, Kanuka Brook S Bend, Red Hands Cave, Camp Fire Creek link track, Jelly Bean Pool, Glenbrook Park Gates. Dry weather only. 13 Crowometers with approx 3km off track. Some steep scrambles. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood, Penrith.
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WalkID: 3096
6 Sep (Thu) 2018: WENTWORTH FALLS (H) Lindeman Pass/GladstonePass Track Maintenance. (9.30 - 3.30). A Joint NPWS/SBC activity. A small rock slip and a fallen large tree have caused some new access difficulties on these tracks. We will go into the area with the ranger to clear the paths again. Bring morning and lunch. Limit: 6. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3015
7 Sep (Fri) 2018: GLENBROOK (M) This is a combined SBC and NPWS activity wedding in the Glenbrook section of the National park Limit: 15. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 1497
7 Sep (Sat) 2013: GOLDEN STAIRS TO RUINED CASTLE (M) The track follows the old railway line through interesting vegetation and finishes with a 360 degree view from the top of the Castle. Approx. 12k. Limit: 8. Map: Jamison.
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WalkID: 1516
7 Sep (Sat) 2013: GREEN GULLY (E) This is an activity run by NPWS. 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 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 club\'s profile with National Parks. You will need to bring work gloves,food and drinks. Limit: 0. Map: Jenolan.
WalkID: 1468
7 Sep (Sat) 2013: HAT HILL/BALD HEAD,BLACKHEATH (E) A leisurely paced walk mostly on tracks through pleasant forests about 7 km with 150 metres of ascent and descent. The magnificent views of the Upper Grose Gorge and Hanging Rock only come into sight during the final 100 metres. Ring before 7:00pm please. Limit: 16. Map: Mount Wilson.
WalkID: 3533
7 Sep (Sat) 2019: JACK EVANS TRAIL AND BEYOND (M) Erskine Creek-Nepean Lookout-Machins Crater. The flora around these areas is particularly diverse; a hot spot for sandstone floras. Plenty of time for photography! Limit: 12. Map: Penrith and Springwood.
WalkID: 1446
7 Sep (Sat) 2013: LEURA (E) Induction Talk & Walk. The compulsory induction talk, followed by a pleasant walk on some of the lesser known tracks between Leura Cascades and the Three Sisters - 8-10km. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba..
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WalkID: 2041
7 Sep (Mon) 2015: MEETING A presentation from World Expeditions on walks in South America including Venezuela (Lost World & Angel Falls). Although this is a commercial company, the presenter lives locally and can help with running customised trips.
WalkID: 1478
7 Sep (Sat) 2013: MUOGAMARRA NATURE RESERVE (E) Muogamarra is only open for a small window in Spring. Spectacular displays of wildflowers, including Boronias, Croweas and Eriostemon. No huge descents/ascents, with easy walks amongst the blooms. Bring camera!!! Afternoon tea at Pie in the Sky. Approx. entry fee, $10. Limit: 12. Map: Book: Wildflowers of the Sydney Region; Beadle etc.
WalkID: 943
7 Sep (Wed) 2011: NOBLE CANYON AND GLOW WORM TUNNEL (E-M) An easy paced walk, mostly on tracks. Morning: Wander through Noble Canyon and touch both sides of the canyon walls without fully stretching your arms out. Sensational cliffs soar above your head, followed by a spectacular view over the Wolgan Valley. (Plenty of time for photos, but bring a tripod as the canyon has very dim light.) Afternoon: Walk through the Glow Worm Tunnel where a TORCH IS ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL!!! Leaving the Tunnel, we shall wander through Bells Grotto for a short distance, then return to the cars. About 8kms. with no significant hills. Car pooling with Subaru or 4WD required. Limit: 12. Map: Cullen Bullen.
WalkID: 3556
7 Sep (Sat) 2019: NORTH HAZELBROOK AMPHITHEATRE (E-M) A two and a half hour walk commencing at 8.45am, mostly easy but with short, sharp climbs in two places. It covers the U-shaped 1932 track recently reopened by three of us to the base of the mysterious Amphitheatre in all its grandeur, then a climb up beside three spectacular waterfalls with a good flow of water - Horseshoe Falls, Glow Worm Nook Falls and the 'hidden', unnamed falls above the 1916 stone steps, leading to the top of The Amphitheatre with its expansive views east. Limit: 21. Map: KATOOMBA 8930-1S.
MEETING
WalkID: 3678
7 Sep 2020 (Mon) 2020: SEPTEMBER'S GENERAL MEETING ( ) At Springwood Presbyterian Church hall. Speaker TBD. Supper provided by Maria Morales. Limit: 100. Map: .
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WalkID: 2806
7 Sep (Thu) 2017: WINDSOR LOOP (E-M) Cycle ride from North Richmond out to Windsor for morning tea and then across the river ande back to North Richmond for lunch - 35km - mostly quiet roads or reasonable shoulders- a short stretch along Freeman's Reach Road where verge is minimal or non-existant. Limit: 10. Map: Gregory.
WalkID: 1217
8 Sep (Sat) 2012: BOWEN MT TO BURRALOW SWAMP (E, SOCIAL) Bowen Mt to Burralow Swamp. 10km approx; some steep bits. Join Virginia for a walk on the \"other side\". Beaut views from Bowen Mt, then descend past abseiling cliffs and honeycomb caves to Aboriginal sites and the location of the first rice-growing farm in Australia. On to a mini-canyon before returning via the same route. Includes history of early exploration and plans for a railway. End the day at Virginia\'s art studio for arvo tea. Limit 12. Phone before 9pm. Limit: 12. Map: Kurrajong.
WalkID: 2991
8 Sep (Sat) 2018: CASTLE HEAD ABSEIL (M) Classic Mountain Abseil Trip, with 5 abseils, one being 45 metres. Great views to Ruined Castle and beyond, plus the challenge of the Leap of Faith. Out via Ruined Castle track and Golden Stairs. $5 rope fee applies. Bring helmet, harness and safety line. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 3566
8 Sep (Sun) 2019: DEER POOL, MARLEY BEACH (E) From Bundeena Drive, take the track via Deer Pool to Marley Beach - return either to Bundeena via Wedding Cake Rock, or on the Big Marley track (depending on wildflower sightings). Car swap to return to the start point. 9am start at RNP, so an early start from the mountains, but you'll be able to leave early to beat the traffic out of the park. There is an option to stay at Bundeena for dinner and drive back after dark (when all the tourists have left) Limit: 8. Map: Royal National Park.
WalkID: 573
8 Sep (Wed) 2010: FORTRESS RIDGE & DARKS CAVE CIRCUIT (E-M) Walk out a long Lockleys Track, as far as Mount Stead for morning tea, with great views over the area we are about to walk into. After taking the ridge down to Fortress creek the up to Fortress ridge then along to the ridge descending into the back way of Darks Cave for lunch. Return to the cars along the usual track. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1191
8 Sep (Sat) 2012: GLASTONBELL [Mt Victoria] (E-M) The Long Walk, The Cathedral, Split Rock and Sunset Rocks. A leisurely paced walk mostly on tracks. I may have to do some hunting around for tracks if the Orange Plastic Markers are no longer hanging on bushes. This is a fantastic area to walk amongst huge caves, magnificent trees and lots of pagodas. Walk is on private property. Other club leaders are asked to refrain from putting on walks at Glastonbell until after Sep 10 as special negotiation with the custodian is required. [This walk replaces advertised walk on same date to The Lost World] About 10km with a couple of small hills. Limit: 16. Map: Mt Wilson.
WalkID: 1199
8 Sep (Sat) 2012: 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 club\'s profile with National Parks. You will need to bring work gloves, food and drinks. Limit: 0. Map: Jenolan.
WalkID: 3114
8 Sep (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.
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WalkID: 970
8 Sep (Thu) 2011: MILL CREEK (M) A tracked circuit walk of 11km.As we follow a creek initially and then climb onto a ridge we should see a good variety of spring flowers. Afternoon tea will be in a café overlooking the Hawkesbury. Limit: 8. Map: Gunderman.
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WalkID: 3880
8 Sep (Tue) 2020: MOUNT HAY EXPLORATION (M-H-Exp) Walk out to the Eastern end of Mt. Hay and then see if it's possible to walk under the cliffs on the Northern side, back to the summit track. Limit: 6. Map: MT. WILSON.
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WalkID: 3135
8 Sep (Sat) 2018: MT VICTORIA (M) Headwaters of the Grose River. 9.00am - 4.00pm. A joint SBC/NPWS weeding activity. Spend some time exploring the headwaters of the Grose River. We will be continuing on from previous work to stop the weed invasion further downstream and into the swamp. Be prepared for the possibility of wading through a muddy swamp and creek. Morning tea and lunch provided. Book by Saturday 1st September with John on 4787 3108 or john.good@environment.nsw.gov.au. Limit: 12. Map: Mt Wilson.
WalkID: 2480
8 Sep (Thu) 2016: PARKER PARK KINSWOOD (E) Barney is back, I hope. Flat land cycle ride, starting at Parker Park, Parker Rd (the Northern Rd) Kingswood. Ride through various back streets and playing fields to Wianamatta Nature Reserve, then to Londonderry, then to Castlereagh Nature Reserve, then beautiful Jordan Springs where you can buy a few centimetres of land for an arm and a leg. Then back to the start. Should be OK for road bikes, but part will be on grass and part on dirt car tracks. Food available at Londonderry. Limit: 16. Map: Springwood, Riverstone.
WalkID: 3898
8 Sep (Tue) 2020: SOUTH HAZO TERRACE FALLS (E-M) Another Julie and Greg walk so no scrub wombatting. Lake Road, Bedford Creek, Terrace Falls, Victor Falls and return. Socially distanced morning tea. Four km on track with 150m descent and ascent. Limit: 10. Map: katoomba .
WalkID: 295
8 Sep (Tue) 2009: Wentworth Falls (M, M) Falls Fitness Walks (see 11 August entry for details) Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1506
8 Sep (Sun) 2013: WENTWORTH FALLS NATIONAL PASS (E-M) 3-4 hour walk starting from Valley Road and heading down via Edinburgh Castle Rock, through Lilians Glen and then Empress Falls. May get to see abseilers coming down the falls. From here we follow the National Pass across to the bottom of Wentworth Falls. Heading up to the top of the falls we then follow The Charles Darwin Walk back to Wilson Park for afternoon tea. This walk has waterfalls, spectacular views, quite a few steps and a pretty walk alongside the Jamison Creek. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 303
9 Sep (Wed) 2009: Barren Grounds Illawarra (E-M, E-M) I havent been here for years, this area is a nature reserve for birds and being Spring hopeful we will see some, but I am sure the views will be worth it, if we do the shorter walk at the reserve about 8km we shall then go and do the Illawarra tree top walk as well, then onto the Robertson Pie shop for coffee ect.The tree top walk will cost $20. each. Limit: 12. Map: Kangaroo Valley.
WalkID: 2426
9 Sep (Fri) 2016: GLEN DAVIS LANDCARE (E) Join the Friends of the Colo assisting Capertee Valley Landcare deal with a small patch of broad leaf privet near Glen Davis village. There is car-based camping available 500 metres from the site, so there’s the option to travel up on the Thursday afternoon and/or stay on for the Friday night. Contact Andy to discuss details. Limit: 10. Map: Mount Morgan, Glen Alice.
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WalkID: 3187
9 Sep (Sun) 2018: KATOOMBA (M) The weather forecast looks great for Sunday, so a nice classic mountains walk down the Furber Stairs, around the Scenic World boardwalk, then along part of the Federal Pass walking track to Ruined Castle. Then we will backtrack a bit before ascending the Golden Staircase on Narrow Neck. The Federal Pass is relatively level, but there will be a reasonable number of stairs at the start and finish. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 3941
9 Sep (Wed) 2020: LAWSON (E-M) A half day circuit walk, north Lawson: 5km approx: Danty's Glen, St Michael's Falls, Empire Pass, Frederica Falls,Echo Bluff, (The best echo in the mountains) and Fairy Falls. Bring morning tea. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1959
9 Sep (Wed) 2015: LINDEN (E) Linden Stn - Hazelbrook Stn via Paradise Pool - OPAL CARD friendly, an 8km walk visiting some waterfalls along the way, some may wish to go swimming ? some not.... Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3123
9 Sep (Sun) 2018: LINDEN RIDGE EXPLORATION (M-H-Exp, Scrub,Cliffs) Jennings track, cross Linden Creek and then up the first downstream tributary on the true left bank. Make our way up this magnificent rainforested valley exploring up the western flowing tributary to emerge near spot height 538 on Linden Ridge. Enjoy the superb views to east north and west and continue our search along the western edge for more heritage features. Last time we found some sharpening grooves. Return via the top of the waterfall in the western bowl and then along tracks. 10km with 2X 200m ascents and descents plus some steep scrambling and sundry bush obstacles. Dry weather only - will alter if damp to something similar. Limit: 8. Map: SPRINGWOOD .
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WalkID: 3129
9 Sep (Sun) 2018: NAVIGATION PRACTICE 1 (E-M, off track, scrub) Date moved from July - 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 5 km. You should be back just after lunchtime (unless we get lost of course!). This is a repeat of earlier Nav exercises, but repeat bookings are welcome - the course is always a little different. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 1998
9 Sep (Wed) 2015: WENTWORTH (E) West Kittyhawke Swampcare, Wentworth Falls 9 - 3pm. Joint activity with NPWS, part of the Spring 2015 Great Grose Weed Walk program. An opportunity to continue the long term efforts of volunteers to keep improving this large swamp system that needs help to reverse the impact of many varieties of weeds. A known site of 2 threatened species, Giant Dragon Fly and the Blue Mountains Water Skink. This is a joint NPWS and BMCC activity. Lunch and morning tea donated by Hominy Bakery. Book with Lyndal on 47805623 or lsullivan@bmcc.nsw.gov.au by 2nd September Limit: 0. Map: .
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WalkID: 940
10 Sep (Sat) 2011: FAULCONBRIDGE DINNER - Faulconbridge Chinese Restaurant This restaurant has been a finalist and winner over many years of the "Best Chinese Restaurant" in the Blue Mts and Central West Region. Live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Let's see how good it is! Limit 14.
WalkID: 947
10 Sep (Sat) 2011: 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 Dumphy's car park and camping ground. The area has magnificent views. The work is worthwhile and contributes to the club's profile with National Parks. You will need to bring work gloves, food and drinks. Limit: 0. Map: Jenolan.
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WalkID: 965
10 Sep (Sat) 2011: LAPSTONE ZIG ZAG (E-M) An easy paced walk on tracks winding through open forest to view two magnificent stone bridges, plus expansive views over Penrith Plains. I haven't led this walk but I have a good guide book. Limit: 16. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 3524
10 Sep (Tue) 2019: NEPEAN RIVER PENRITH (M, Kayak) Morning paddle to Euroka and return 12 km. Please bring morning tea finish before lunch. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 2434
10 Sep (Sat) 2016: PIDGEON HOUSE MOUNTAIN (M) A 50 PEAKS WALK FOR THOSE ON THE SAPPHIRE COAST!! On the N-E corner of the Budawangs, Pigeon House is an iconic peak, named by Capt. Cook. An uphill track leads to a series of ladders that top out to a 360 degree view. Limit: 12. Map: Milton. Peaks bagged: 1
WalkID: 2771
10 Sep (Sun) 2017: VBRP1 ERSKINE CREEK- DADDER CAVE (M, Mild Exposure ) VBRP means visitors book replacement program. This will be the first in the VBRP where we visit iconic bushwalking locations. Scramble down Pisgah Rock to the junction of Lincoln Creek and Erskine Creek. Amble along the superb rock platforms above the pristine pools and Rapids of Erskine Creek (it really should have been called a river) to the famous Dadder Cave. We will replace the visitor's book. Explore up Little Crater Creek and/or ice breakers may even enjoy swims in this pristine river. Return via Pisgah rock or Monkey Ropes Creek and the Attic Cave for another VBR. Excellent day out. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 2063
10 Sep (Thu) 2015: WENTWORTH FALLS (E-M, MTB ride) Ride Wentworth Falls - Kings Tableland - Murphys Fire Trail - Ingar Picnic Area and return with option of visit to Mt Bedford or Aeroplane Hills. About 30 - 40 km mostly on gravel roads / fire trails. No big hills. Bring morning tea, plenty of water and weather protection. Lunch back at Wentworth Falls. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba & Jamison.
WalkID: 3863
10 Sep (Thu) 2020: WILDWOOD GARDEN (E) Due to temporary closure, we will now go to Wildwood at Bell. Limit: 12. Map: Hartley.
WalkID: 3959
10 Sep (Thu) 2020: WOODFORD (M) CANCELLED Mountain bike ride: Woodford to Hazelbrook via Edith Falls. First stop Ridge St and Beaufort St to see interesting rock formation. Then to Academy Reserve and down Woodford Ave, Wellesley Rd and the fire trail. Intersect the Transit of Venus track and visit Mabel and Edith Falls. Up to Clearview Rd and off to the right to tour the mysteries of Hazelbrook suburbia. Finish at Hazelbrook shops, and either catch a train or ride home. Bring morning tea. Meet at 20 Mile Hollow Cafe, Woodford (there is only one cafe) 9 am. Limit: 16. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 4222
11 Sep (Sat) 2021: BEROWRA WATERS (E, kayak) Cancelled due to being outside our LGA! A slow and leisurely paddle to Crosslands Reserve and back, 10 km with the tide both ways. Suitable for beginners with kayak hire available at the marina. Please bring morning tea, lunch and P.F.D. Limit: 12. Map: UBD.
WalkID: 908
11 Sep (Sun) 2011: COLO RIVER AT PINCHGUT CREEK (H) A long and adventurous day-walk from the Canoe Creek carpark to the Colo River at Pinchgut Creek, using two different passes (11a and 12). 500 metre descent and ascent; no tracks; steep terrain and rock scrambling involved. While on the river we'll treat a small patch of cape ivy for the Friends of the Colo (participation optional). Limit: 6. Map: Colo Heights.
WalkID: 596
11 Sep (Sat) 2010: MT YORK (E) INDUCTION COURSE & WALK Starting at Mt York we shall go down Lockyers Road and up the Cox Road which is one of the historic roads of the 1800's. This is one of the best round trips in the area with great views and a table to sit for lunch, steep hill at end. Limit: 12. Map: Hartley.
WalkID: 566
11 Sep (Sat) 2010: MUOGAMARRA NATURE RESERVE (E) This Reserve only opens for the Spring Wildflowers and as we haven't been there yet, thought it would be a great day out. Beautiful walks at an easy pace to enjoy and identify the flowers. Plenty of photographic time. Entry fee applies. Limit: 12. Map: Reserve Brochure.
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WalkID: 3573
11 Sep (Wed) 2019: SPRINGWOOD (E) Morning cycle ride in Springwood area all on tar roads morning tea after ride Limit: 8. Map: Google maps .
WalkID: 2435
11 Sep (Sun) 2016: THE CASTLE (H) A 50 PEAKS WALK FOR THOSE ON THE SAPPHIRE COAST!! From our camp at Long Gully, we'll climb Kalianna Ridge and thread our way through the tunnel and the rocks of the lower cliffs. Next are a series of rock scrambles, with the last being a rope assist. On top, we'll walk across the plateau to soak up the views. 8-9 hours, some off-track. Limit: 12. Map: Corang. Peaks bagged: 1
WalkID: 658
11 Sep (Sat) 2010: WALK LAPSTONE ZIG-ZAG AND LUNCH LAPSTONE HOTEL (E-M) Walking from Lapstone carpark, we skirt Glenbrook Lagoon, then have a good look over and under Lennox Bridge. Take bush tracks on to Margie’s and Elizabeth lookouts, then down under the amazing sandstone Knapsack Bridge, and up to the zig-zag. We follow the ‘zag’ to back roads to take us to the Lapstone Hotel for large, low-cost lunches. Limit: 15. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 4658
11 Sep (Sat) 2021: WISEMANS FERRY (H, Kayak) Paddle up Webbs Creek, Doyles Creek and return, 25 km with the tide both ways. Bring morning tea, lunch. Limit: 8. Map: St Albans.
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WalkID: 3571
12 Sep (Thu) 2019: BELLA VISTA AND GLENWOOD (M) Bike Ride: Toongabbie Circuit No. 36. A 5 hr circuit ride suitable for road bikes utilising cycle ways and back roads. Morning tea will be at a cafe and lunch in a park ( shops nearby or bring your own). Distance is approximately 40km and only a few short hills. Limit: 15. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 3549
12 Sep (Thu) 2019: BLACKHEATH (E) Valley View Swamp. 9.00am - 3.00pm. A joint NPWS/SBC activity. Come for the day or just the morning. Help us get this swamp back into shape. This stream is part of the headwaters of Braeside Swamp which is very important to the health of Govetts Leap Falls. There is a wide range of weeds to choose from including Holly, Honeysuckle, Privet, Jasmine etc. Enjoy a delicious morning tea and lunch donated by the Hominy Bakery. Bakery. Book by 3rd of September direct with the organiser on ebaylisshack@bmcc.nsw.gov.au or 4780 5623. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1192
12 Sep (Wed) 2012: DEVILS HOLE/NELLIES GLEN [Narrow Neck, Katoomba] (M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks. Descend a steep rocky gorge passing under a huge chockstone then continue descending through a beautiful forest to the valley floor followed by a slow plod up to Nellies Glen. About 7km, 300m descent and ascent. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3504
12 Sep (Thu) 2019: FAIRY DELL (E) Once this picture perfect spot was used to promote Mt. Victoria. Although forgotten, it still retains its early charm. Quality forest, overhangs and an aboriginal occupation site. Limit: 10. Map: MT. WILSON.
WalkID: 3782
12 Sep (Sat) 2020: GOOCHS CRATER AND HOLTS HEAVEN (M) An area rich in pagodas, that can take days to explore. We'll check out Holts Heaven, then head out to the crater, where we can explore a habitation cave, a small canyon and amazing plant forms. Some rock scrambling and off-track. Limit: 10. Map: Wollangambe.
WalkID: 299
12 Sep (Sat) 2009: Induction Course & Walk Mt Victoria Area (E-M, E-M) Starting at Mt York we shall go down Lockyers Road and up the Cox Road which is one of the histroic roads of the 1800's this is one of the best round trips in this area with great views and a table to sit at for Lunch what else could you ask for.(Step hill at End) Limit: 12. Map: Hartley.
WalkID: 3936
12 Sep (Sat) 2020: INTRODUCTION WALK AND TALK SPRINGWOOD (E-M) INTRODUCTION WALK AND TALK - Prospective members: This is our introduction to the Club and safe bushwalking practices. This is an easy-medium standard walk through rainforest down Sassafras Gully, to the unnamed pool at the junction of Sassafras and Glenbrook Creeks. Return will be via The Wiggins Track up to Yondell Rd. In all, this is a 5 km walk with 200m descent and ascent with some rough sections of track. The walk will include stops where we will go over items in the introduction course. About 4 hours Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 3177
12 Sep (Wed) 2018: LINDEN & WOODFORD (E) Linden to Woodford: A half day walk, Linden to Woodford via Paradise Pool and a quick call on Jonathan & David? Car shuffle. Bring morning tea. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 229
12 Sep (Sat) 2009: Royal National Park (E-M, E-M) An easy paced walk on tracks. Walk from Loftus to Audley Weir through pleasant bush land then pick up the Uloola Track and wander along a ridge through heath land to Uloola Falls. There will be time for a swim for mad Aussie walkers (definitely not your Fearless Leader!!). After lunch continue on a track to Uloola Swamp where a fire trail leads to Waterfall. 18 km approx. Limit: 20. Map: Royal National Park.
WalkID: 3189
12 Sep (Wed) 2018: SPRINGWOOD CYCLE (E) Easy cycle from Springwood on quiet local back roads - usually about 15 -20km, no real hills Limit: 8. Map: Gregory.
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WalkID: 2807
13 Sep (Wed) 2017: BLACKHEATH (E) WEEDING WITH A VIEW. 9am - 1pm. A joint NPWS/SBC activity. Join Vanessa and enjoy a special morning tea overlooking the magnificent Grose Valley. The focus will be treating weeds underneath Govetts Leap Lookout to help protect the rare Isopogon Fletcheri. Book by Monday 11th September direct with Vanessa Richardson on 4787 3112 or vanessa.richardson@environment.nsw.gov.au. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2713
13 Sep (Wed) 2017: GLENBROOK (E) Nursery course with TAFE bring morning tea and lunch Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 1686
13 Sep (Sat) 2014: LEURA (E, E-M) Induction Talk & Walk. The compulsory induction talk for prospective members, followed by a pleasant walk on some of the lesser known tracks between Leura Cascades and the Three Sisters. Full members welcome to join the walk. 8-10km. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1724
13 Sep (Sat) 2014: LEURA CASCADES/LEURA FOREST/JAMISON LOOKOUT (M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks visiting Bridal Veil Falls & the seldom visited Leura Falls (no signage), we then descend to the water board road for a magnificent view of the cliff line above Leura and Katoomba. From here we make our way up to The Federal Pass and head for Leura Forest where we shall lunch. We then climb up many steps and ladders to Jamison Lookout. Please phone before 7pm. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3193
13 Sep (Thu) 2018: LITHGOW (H) Mountain bike ride Woodford to Bedford Creek and up the Ingar trail to Wentworth Falls. Meet at Woodford 9 am. Bring morning tea. Limit: 16. Map: Katoomba, Jamison.
WalkID: 3939
13 Sep (Sun) 2020: LOCKLEYS PYLON (E-M) A classic mountains walk with the reward of spectacular views across the Grose Valley. About 7kms Limit: 8. Map: Mt Hay.
WalkID: 3572
13 Sep (Fri) 2019: SIX FOOT TRACK MEGALONG VALLEY (M) Walk from the start of the six foot track gate in Magalong Valley down to the swing bridge and return the same way. 450m descent 450m ascent 12 km walk. Bring morning tea and lunch option for afternoon tea at the tea rooms on the way out of the valley Limit: 8. Map: Hampton.
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WalkID: 2819
13 Sep (Wed) 2017: SPRINGWOOD (E, Bike Ride) Short easy ride on quiet back streets returning to Springwood for morning tea.Suitable for beginners with road or mountain bike. Limit: 6. Map: UBD.
WalkID: 1734
13 Sep (Sat) 2014: VALLEY OF THE WATERS - VERA FALLS (M) A wonderful walk of approx 8kms a beautiful area of waterfalls and cascades before descending to the bottom of the valley to Vera Falls. From here we head across to Hippocrene falls and then climb out to Wentworth Falls and up Slack Stairs. Then back to the Conservation Hut.. Approx 550m descent and ascent steep in places. Please ring before 8pm Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba .
WalkID: 3892
14 Sep (Mon) 2020: BLACKHEATH (M) Bald Head We will park at Hat Hill track and follow Bald Head Ridge out to Bald Head where we will get great views into the Grose and encounter wildflowers on the way. We will return the same way but visiting Bennett Lookout and Blackheath Walls to a point with views to Anvil Rock. This is a tracked walk except for our visit to Bennett Lookout and on. Limit: 8. Map: Mount Wilson.
WalkID: 3502
14 Sep (Sat) 2019: BUSHWALKS IN AN URBAN LANDSCAPE; EXPLORING SYDNEY (E) Paddington Reservoir Gardens-Lachlan Swamp-Busbys Pond, in Centennial Park, then the bushland gardens of Cooper Park. We will catch buses inbetween spots. Limit: 10. Map: Sydney.
WalkID: 2436
14 Sep (Wed) 2016: GULAGA, MT. DROMEDARY (M-H) A 50 PEAKS WALK FOR THOSE ON THE SAPPHIRE COAST!! Starting from Pam's store, we'll head up an old road to a saddle, where we'll take a break and look at the teaching rocks. Then up through an amazing pink wood rainforest to the summit. Limit: 12. Map: Central Tilba. Peaks bagged: 1
WalkID: 956
14 Sep (Wed) 2011: LEURA TO LEURA VIA COPELAND RIDGE. (M-H) Start at Solitary Rest, then descend to Leura Forest. Take the old road to Copeland Ridge, then we shall climb all the way to the top. About 8km in distance but 600m in height with very interesting places on the way. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1469
14 Sep (Sat) 2013: LEURACASCADES/THE AMPHITHEATRE/FURBER STEPS (M) A leisurely paced walk with splendid views of waterfalls, including the seldom visited Bridal Veil & Leura Falls, two of the major waterfalls in the Blue Mountains, lush forests and soaring cliffs. About 6km with 300 metres of descent & ascent, slow plod mode used climbing up Furber Steps. Please ring don\'t email as this goes to another persons email address Limit: 16. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2820
14 Sep (Thu) 2017: LITHGOW TO MT VICTORIA (M, Road Bike) Morning tea at Lithgow then ride along Browns Gap Road and Berghofer's Pass to Mt Victoria for lunch approx. 30 km. Limit: 12. Map: Lithgow.
WalkID: 1423
14 Sep (Sat) 2013: MOUNT BANKS (H) A PHIL ONLY WALK. Continue our exploration of the face of Mt. Banks and hope to complete the circular walk. Some exposure and rope skills needed. Limit: 6. Map: Mt. Wilson.
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WalkID: 3567
15 Sep (Sun) 2019: BARNACLES EXPLORATORY (E-M, off track) From Bell, navigate along the ridge running north-ish to the 'Sticks Valley' (named by Phil on recent trips to the area), just before the Barnacles. The aim is to find a route down to the headwaters of Bell Creek, and a possible route up to pagoda 959 on the western side of Bell Creek. Return the same way. Bonus attraction - wildflowers should be out. Limit: 8. Map: Wollangambe.
WalkID: 3093
15 Sep (Sat) 2018: DONKEY MOUNTAIN GRAND TRAVERSE (M-H) Always a great day out; wattles, wildflowers amongst the pagodas and plenty of adventure! Steep ascent/descent. Limit: 12. Map: Ben Bullen.
WalkID: 1193
15 Sep (Sat) 2012: FLORABELLA PASS [Springwood] (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks. Attractive forests, creeks, caves, a sink hole and no demanding hills. 6.5km with 330m descent and ascent. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 4320
15 Sep (Wed) 2021: GLENBROOK AREA (E-M) This is a Circuit Walk. Easy walk taking in some of the makings of the RAILWAY for BLUFF Tunnel, and the line we use today. To the eastern portal off the old Zig-Zag track. then onto Darks Common and the Bluff Lookouts. Some street and bush tracks and hopefully wildflowers. As the leader has had health problems for the last 3years plus it will not be a fast BUT slow walk. Limit: 5. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 2527
15 Sep (Thu) 2016: LITTLE DROMEDARY (M) Little Dromedary Mountain - Tilba Tilba Limit: 8. Map: South Coast.
WalkID: 551
15 Sep (Wed) 2010: MEDLOW BATH. SQUEEZE ROCK/COLISEUM (E-M) An easy paced walk on tracks, ( some seriously overgrown ), with expansive views of the Megalong Valley. Descend superb ancient stone staircases and a ladder, then traverse a narrow track below soaring cliffs to the Coliseum. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2053
15 Sep (Tue) 2015: NEXT PROGRAM DEADLINE IS 24TH SEPTEMBER Greetings leaders and budding leaders! Our next activity program covers October to the beginning of January 2016. Dont miss out. Get your in before the 24th! Submit your walks using our web site. It is quick and easy to do. Remember there is a calendar which will show you where any gaps are and to help avoid overlaps with similar walks on the same day.
WalkID: 1211
15 Sep (Sat) 2012: RAINBOW CAVES, NEWNES AREA (E-M-H, Exp.) Up the Pipeline Track, then across the tops to look for the Rainbow Caves that Michael Keats talked about at an SBC meeting. Promise of spectacular views and interesting caves. Some off track; ascent/descent 350m. Limit: 10. Map: Ben Bullen.
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WalkID: 2487
15 Sep (Thu) 2016: TOONGABBIE ENVIRONS (M) BIKE RIDE : Prospect, M7, Western Syd Parklands, Nurragingy, Toongabbie - Abridged No.1 Circuit A 4.5 hr circuit ride suitable for road bikes with one section of flat gravel 200 metres in length. Morning tea will be at a Cafe but bring lunch to have in a park (no shops). Limit: 15. Map: Blacktown.
WalkID: 296
15 Sep (Tue) 2009: Wentworth Falls (M, M) Falls Fitness Walks (see 11 August entry for details) Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 3529
15 Sep (Sun) 2019: WISEMANS FERRY (H, Kayak) Paddle up Webbs Creek, Doyles Creek and return, 25 km with the tide both ways. Bring morning tea, lunch. Limit: 8. Map: St Albans.
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WalkID: 3954
16 Sep (Wed) 2020: GLENBROOK (E-M) A half day circuit walk: 7km approx: Through a tunnel under G.W. Highway to Zig Zag railway, past the old Lucasville Railway Platform to Top Points Lookout, then to Tunnel Gully and Darks Common. We will see the mountain commuter trains enter Glenbrook Gorge Tunnel then go onto Chambers Lookout with views to the Blue Labyrinth. Bring morning tea. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 3165
16 Sep (Sun) 2018: LINDEN CREEK EXPLORE (M-H-Exp, Scrub, cliffs) Adeline trail to Paul’s pool. Downstream to the first tributary from the west. Explore the large rock outcrop on the spur and the rainforest of the creek. Ascend to Linden Ridge and explore rock outcrops nearby, then to Grose Road via the Linden-Faulconbridge link track. Return via Paul’s Blue Gum Forest. 14km with half on track and two 200m ascents and descents Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 1194
16 Sep (Sun) 2012: LINDSAY'S CAFE (Faulconbridge) Enjoy a lazy lunch at this renowned Blue Mountains establishment. Prices from $13.50 to $26.50. Optional tour of the Norman Lindsay Gallery (entrance fee) prior to lunch. Map: Springwood
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WalkID: 3570
16 Sep (Mon) 2019: TARANA (H, cycle) 1. Tarana Train Station. Very important ceremony of the arrival of the train at 0730. Includes a New Orleans band. 2. Cycle; Tarana - Gemalla - Mutton Falls Rd - Lowes Mount Rd - Fauga Ballauga Rd - Hazelgrove rail trail to Oberon. Duckmaloi - Nunans Hill Rd - Mt Olive Rd - Hazelgrove Rd - Tarana. Nice views of Evans Crown Nature Reserve granite tors, with 2km of downhill to finish. 90km. 1300m of climbing. Cute Map here; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oberon_railway_line#/media/File:Arhs_oberon.jpg https://www.lithgowmercury.com.au/story/6344788/tarana-to-host-community-breakfast-to-welcome-first-bathurst-bullet-service/ Limit: 3. Map: Bathurst State Forests.
WalkID: 2821
16 Sep (Sat) 2017: WISEMANS FERRY (M, Kayak) Paddle Hawkesbury River, Webbs Creek and Doyles Creek approx. 20km. Bring morning tea lunch and P.F.D. Limit: 8. Map: St Albans.
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WalkID: 2460
17 Sep (Sat) 2016: HAZELBROOK SWAMP (E) Hazelbrook Swamp. 9.00-3.00. Great Grose Weed Walk 2016 combined NPWS/SBC activity. Noxious weeds are infesting this swamp, identified as an area to tackle before it's too late. Take this opportunity to search and destroy a small infestation of weeds in this swamps and reverse the damage - be prepared to get your feet wet. Morning tea and lunch provided. Book direct with Vanessa on 4787 3112 or vanessa.richardson@environment.nsw.gov.au by Wednesday 14th September. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba .
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WalkID: 2058
17 Sep (Thu) 2015: LAWSON (H, MTB ride) Ride out to Lawson Ridge via Frederica Falls. Back by 2.00pm. Please note this is a "Barney" ride with steep hills, loose gravel and sandy fire trails. Appro. 30 km. Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 8. Map: .
WalkID: 3860
17 Sep (Thu) 2020: MIDDLE MOUNTAINS WALK (M) Wildflowers, rock overhangs and big forest trees. Mostly on track, with some steep sections, but all worth it! Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 348
17 Sep (Thu) 2009: Springwood (M, M) Down at Martins Lookout, along to Psalm Rock, up to Bunyan Lookout and then Lostworld. Great view for lunchtime. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 839
17 Sep (Sat) 2011: THE LOST WORLD (E-M) An easy paced walk on tracks. Descend Martins Lookout and cross Glenbrook Creek. We shall then detour to visit the rock that has the 23rd Psalm etched on it. Retrace our steps to the track junction and commence the steep climb up to the Lost World where we shall enjoy splendid views whilst eating lunch. Return along the same route. Limit: 16. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 1759
17 Sep (Wed) 2014: WENTWORTH FALLS (E) West Kittyhawke Swampcare, Wentworth Falls 9am - 3pm A combined effort between NPWS & BMCC to save the western side of the Kittyhawke Swamp System from the impact of urbanisation. Lunch & Morning Tea provided. Bookings by 9/9/14. Limit: 0. Map: .
WalkID: 2405
18 Sep (Sun) 2016: FAULCONBRIDGE TO WINMALE VIA GROSE MOUNTAIN (H-Exp, Scrub Cliffs) Faulconbridge Point firetrail, Kariwoga Ridge including its excellent views and wonderful mahjong wall knife edge saddle. Junction Grose River and Springwood Creek. Ascend Grose Mountain thence Beehive Hill and Blue Gum Swamp to WhiteCross Road. Big adventure with an early start. 16km with 5km off track plus lots of climbing. Short car shuffle. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 520
18 Sep (Sat) 2010: KATOOMBA/KEDUMBA PASS (E, E, Volunteer) For those who put their name down as a volunteer to help NPWS survey walkers in these vicinities here is your chance. Base of Golden Stairs, Scenic Railway, road junction of Kedumba Pass (experienced walkers needed here) and STP access Road. Teams will be made up of 2 but as it will be a long day so we are hoping to break the time into 4 hour lots. This means we need 16 people for the 4 venues. Supplies for the day are provided by NPWS. Food, ID shirts, first aid kits etc. For more info phone Gail. Map: Katoomba Limit: 16 Limit: 16. Map: Katoomba & Jamison Valley.
WalkID: 4309
18 Sep (Sat) 2021: MT. HAYSTACK AND RIDGE (Exp) Now the lawyer vines have burnt off, it will be a good time to visit an amazingly thin rock corridor overlooking Mill Creek. Limit: 8. Map: MT. WILSON.
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WalkID: 1511
18 Sep (Wed) 2013: PINNACLE ABSEIL (M) Also known as Malaita Wall. This trip replaces the one that was cancelled on 13th August. Exciting abseil over looking Jamison Valley. 5 pitches up to 50 meters. Must have some abseiling experience and have own gear including helmet. Rope fee applies. Exit via Furber Steps. Limit: 8. Map: Katoombe.
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WalkID: 3563
18 Sep (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: 547
18 Sep (Sat) 2010: TINPOT HILL/IRONPOT MOUNTAIN/IRONMONGER SPUR (E) An easy paced walk on tracks in the Megalong Valley. Only one short hill and then glorious views over the Wild Dogs and Kanangra area. Interesting rock formations, axe sharpening grooves, rock orchids and lots more. Limit: 16. Map: Jenolan.
WalkID: 632
19 Sep (Sun) 2010: BAR-B-QUE BREAKFAST (E) Help me celebrate my 100th activity as a leader. Bar-b-que brekky at Gordon Falls followed by a short walk to the Pool of Siloam then join in some fun competitions with prizes. Limit: 20. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 325
19 Sep (Sat) 2009: Glenbrook ANYONE FOR TENNIS? Join us at Frank and Wendy's for a social tennis afternoon followed by a barbeque tea in their lovely garden setting. Must be able to play a reasonable standard - B.Y.O.E.
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WalkID: 3178
19 Sep (Wed) 2018: GLENBROOK (E-M) This will be a slower walk with no rushing to be done over the whole day. Walking from Glenbrook out to Lennox Bridge, Marges Lookout, Elizabeth Lookout then down across and under Knapsack Gully Bridge and on to the Little Zigzag. Then across to Dark's Common and the Bluff Lookouts and back to Glenbrook. Distance about 10km with some downs and ups. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 354
19 Sep (Sat) 2009: North West Passage (M-Exp, M-X, scrub) The search for the shortcut twixt Faulconbridge and Linden Ridges continues. Features hills marked 479 and 453 on edition 3 maps. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 2062
19 Sep (Sat) 2015: PENRITH (E, bike ride) Ride down to the Nepean River then bridge to bridge and out to the Regatta Centre/White Water Rafting for lunch. All on cycle ways and quiet back streets approx. 25 km suitable for beginners with road or mountain bikes. Please bring morning tea and or buy lunch. Please arrive 30 minutes early if you would like a free safety check of your bike. Limit: 8. Map: .
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WalkID: 3588
19 Sep (Thu) 2019: PENRITH (E) Penrith easy ride on tar mainly on bike paths. Ride from Glenbrook to Emu plains then on to the Regatta Centre return to Lewers Gallery for morning tea. Return to Glenbrook Limit: 8. Map: Penrit.
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WalkID: 3194
19 Sep (Wed) 2018: SPRINGWOOD (E, Cycle) Easy cycle from Springwood on quiet local back roads - usually about 15 -20km, no real hills. Limit: 8. Map: Gregory.
WalkID: 1195
19 Sep (Wed) 2012: THE THREE CAVES WALK (E-M) A leisurely paced walk mostly on tracks about 6km with around 300m of ascent and descent. Visit Cox\'s Cave then climb up to Mount Piddington followed by a descent to Dunn\'s Leap and Ferris Cave, then a steep climb on an eroded track back up to the fire trail. Next walk out to Hourn\'s Point and traverse over the hillside to Witches Cave, then climb up to Mount Piddington and descend via The Grotto to our vehicles. This second visit is to accommodate members who cannot walk on Saturdays. Limit: 12. Map: Mount Wilson.
WalkID: 4326
20 Sep (Mon) 2021: BULLANTS TRACK (M) With the great write-up in this bulletin, I'm sure some of you are itching to check out the track. So here's your chance. Down 250m from Martin's L/O, climb 250m up the other side, then an easy 5km along the tops through fields of flowers. To avoid car sharing, I have decided to turn around and return to Martins L/O via the same route. It’s a bit longer but easier, I think. So we’ll all meet at the end of Farm Rd, Springwood at 9am. Limit: 5. Map: Springwood, Penrith.
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WalkID: 1771
20 Sep (Sat) 2014: FESTIVAL OF WALKING - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The official opening of the 2014 Festival of Walking is being held at Euroka Clearing, Glenbrook. Springwood Bushwalkers is setting up a stall and we need volunteers to help man it. Our job will be to answer any questions from the public regarding bushwalking and promote our club at the same time. Maybe even sign up some new members. It goes from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Get there an hour early to set up. If you can spare a few hours on the day please email me.
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WalkID: 2828
20 Sep (Wed) 2017: SPRINGWOOD (E, Bike Ride) Short easy ride on quiet back streets and return to Springwood for morning tea. Limit: 6. Map: UBD.
WalkID: 1725
20 Sep (Sat) 2014: THE LAPSTONE ZIG ZAG (E-M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks, visit Lennox & Knapsack Bridges and admire the superb stonework, wander through attractive forest\'s and gaze across the Penrith Plains, about 12 km with around 300 metres of ascent & descent. This second visit is to accommodate members that cannot walk on Wednesdays, phone before 7pm please. Limit: 16. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 3200
20 Sep (Thu) 2018: WOODFORD TO GLENBROOK (M) Ride along Woodford to Glenbrook trail to Glenbrook for coffee at the Church Cafe a bit of a change NN another day catch Limit: 8. Map: Penrith .
WalkID: 3536
21 Sep (Sat) 2019: BLUE MOUNTAIN AND BEYOND (M) We plan to walk the ridge over Blue Mountain at Lawson and along the tops to see the wildflowers and any traces of rock art, sharpening grooves etc. Some off-track walking! Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 3568
21 Sep (Sat) 2019: CAMPSITE RECKIE - BELL (E, off track, but easy) Replaces Breakfast Creek overnight due to rain forecast. Further exploration of the un-named ridge which leads to the un-named creek north of the RTA checking station at Bell. As this is our second visit i reckon we have naming rights for the creek. Bring ideas. Limit: 8. Map: wollangambe, Mt Wilson.
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WalkID: 977
21 Sep (Wed) 2011: DHARUG NP (M) We have cancelled our MARRAMARRA NP walk and will do this one instead. This is an 11km tracked walk starting from Mill Creek to AREA 6 which is an interesting aboriginal engraving site. As we follow a creek initially and then climb onto a ridge we will see a good variety of spring flowers. If we have time we may visit some other sites that are close by. Afternoon tea will be at Wisemans Ferry. Limit: 8. Map: Gunderman.
WalkID: 944
21 Sep (Wed) 2011: EMPIRE PASS/ECHO BLUFF (E-M) An easy paced walk on tracks, visiting 4 waterfalls and passing through very attractive forests. Leaving Frederica Falls, we shall bypass a rough fire trail using a pleasant bush track, before traversing through a forest, to arrive at Echo Bluff. Here you can drop your inhibitions and yell your lungs out and be surprised by the resulting echo. After lunch, we will visit Fairy Falls, followed by an easy stroll back to the cars. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3530
21 Sep (Sat) 2019: LAKE LYELL (E, Kayak) RESCHEDULED TO 12/10/2019 DUE TO UNFAVORABLE WEATHER FORECAST.......... A leisurely 10 km paddle around Lake Lyell. Suitable for beginners with a limited number of kayaks available by request and tuition available on the day. Please bring morning tea and lunch. $5 parking fee applies. Limit: 12. Map: Lithgow.
WalkID: 950
21 Sep (Wed) 2011: MARRAMARRA NP (M) In this circuit tracked walk we will descend to Marramarra Creek via Marramarra Ridge and return via Smugglers Ridge. This walk has some great views and the wildflowers at this time of year should be great.Distance is 17km. Afternoon tea will be at Glenorie Bakery. Please book after the 30th August. Limit: 8. Map: Cowan.
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WalkID: 2064
21 Sep (Mon) 2015: PLUMPTON (M) Toongabbie Loop No.18 - Doonside Plumpton Minchinbury This 5 hr circuit from Toongabbie is suitable for road bikes with the usual twists and turns and a little bit of minor road connections. Bring Morning tea , Lunch will be near a cafe which has small serving fish and chips + salad and burgers etc or bring your own. Limit: 15. Map: .
WalkID: 1470
21 Sep (Sat) 2013: VICTORIA FALLS, MOUNT WILSON. (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks with splendid views of cliffs, cascades and Victoria Falls. About 5 km with 250 metres of descent & ascent. Slow plod mode used on the zigzag climb back to our cars. Limit: 16. Map: Mount Wilson.
WalkID: 2831
21 Sep (Thu) 2017: WHITEWATER CENTRE (E) Dude ranches, Grass castles, red necks, cycle the flat country. Start at White Water Centre, cycle back roads through Cranebrook to Londonderry, then a loop around Londonderry and back to the White Water Centre. All bitumen except perhaps Smeeton Ave (need to check). Food shops at Londonderry, we will pass them twice. About 40 km. Limit: 16. Map: UBD.
WalkID: 3094
22 Sep (Sat) 2018: BIRRABANG RIDGE-LIVERSIDGE RIDGE-BIRRABANG WALLS (M) A ridgetop walk that promises much! We've looked at this pagoda-crested ridge from the other side of the Grose and it looks interesting. Wild flowers, interesting pagodas and views across the Grose. No huge hills, but no tracks either. Limit: 12. Map: MT. WILSON.
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WalkID: 3550
22 Sep (Sun) 2019: BLACKHEATH (E) Braeside Blitz. 9.00am-3.00pm. A joint NPWS/SBC activity. Come along and support the Braeside Bushcare group. We will spend the day working our way along the border of the park in search of Holly and Cherry Laurel which our monthly group has nearly finished off. Morning Tea and Lunch provided. Book by the Wednesday the 18th of September direct with Grant on 0499 699 150 or grant.purcell@environment.nsw.gov.au Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 4240
22 Sep (Wed) 2021: EQUINOX PICNIC (E, Social) Help celebrate the coming equinox - where night ying becomes increasingly out matched by day yangness. Yay. This time we will be desporting our festive picnic lunch selves over and on the large outcrops of Linda Rock near Woodford. BYO inc full picnic accoutrements and gourmet plate to share. For cordon-bleaus there is a chance to wrest the coveted annual phantom trophy from the current champ! Also bring a short entertainment piece ie poem/joke/limerick/song. Proximate birthdays and anniversary events will be acknowledged. Linda Rock is reachable for almost all cars along a rough unimproved track, followed by a <100m walk which is almost zimmer and wheeled esky friendly. Parking is limited so best to share rides. Limit: 50. Map: Springwood .
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WalkID: 2492
22 Sep (Thu) 2016: FAULCONBRIDGE (E) Cycle from Faulconbridge station out to Faulconbridge point for morning tea and then return back to Springwood for lunch. This is an easy fire trail ride with a few rough sections. Distance of about 30klm Limit: 15. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 1196
22 Sep (Sat) 2012: GLASTONBELL [Mt Victoria] (E-M) The Long Walk, The Cathedral, Split Rock and Sunset Rocks. A leisurely paced walk mostly on tracks. This is a fantastic area to walk amongst huge caves, magnificent trees and lots of pagodas. Walk is on private property. About 10km with a couple of small hills. This walk has been rescheduled from the previous date for this walk that was cancelled and preference will be given to those who booked in for the Glastonbell walk on Saturday Sep 8. However, others are most welcome to also book if places are available. [This walk replaces advertised walk on same date to the Grand Canyon] Limit: 16. Map: Mt Wilson.
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WalkID: 3976
22 Sep (Tue) 2020: GROSE VALE GROSE RIVER (E-M) Grose River: Take a walk on the other side! Option of an easy half day walk (2kms) to beaut views of the Grose River at the Vale Lookout, with arvo option to continue on down a fire trail (steep and eroded in places) to the Grose River itself (4kms). Limit: 10. Map: Kurrajong.
WalkID: 3160
22 Sep (Sat) 2018: HAZELBROOK SOUTH (E) From southern end of Valley Rd at 8.45am, then fire trail and bush track to Bedford Pool and Lester Pool. Then south along a six month old track we made to a large unnamed pool. Suitable for prospectives, run in conjunction with Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre. Unspoilt wilderness, sheer cliffs, swimmable pools. Return at approximately 11.30am. Limit: 20. Map: 8930-2N & 8930-IS.
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WalkID: 1230
22 Sep (Sat) 2012: KATOOMBA (M) Boars Head Abseil.(Rescheduled from 18th August cancelled due to bad weather) Probably the best bolted abseil route in the mountains.5 pitches up to 45 mtrs plus a traverse through a narrow crack.(safety line will be set for the crack).Exit up Devils Hole. Some abseiling exp required,must have own harness and helmet. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2451
22 Sep (Thu) 2016: LINDEMAN PASS, LEURA (H) Lindeman Pass track maintenance. 9.00am-4.00pm. Rescheduled from 2nd September due to wet weather. Another opportunity for club members to help improve this historic path for bushwalkers' use! This is a combined NPWS/SBC activity and the ranger, Arthur Henry, will be joining us for the day. This time we plan to enter from the western end of the path at Leura Falls. We will make our way along the path as far as we can on the day, clearing overgrown vegetation from the path and doing minor track repairs. Tools will be provided by NPWS. Bring your food and drinks for the day with you. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba .
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WalkID: 2816
22 Sep (Fri) 2017: LINDEN-LAKE WOODFORD (M-H) Walk from locked gate on Glossop Road down to Lake Woodford. Follow Woodford Creek down to Paradise and then continue to Bull's Camp. If time permits, we will look at Bull's Bath and old Hwy Culvert. Mostly off track. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3495
22 Sep (Sun) 2019: LITTLE HARTLEY HISTORIC VILLAGE (E) WALKING RALLY - Little Hartley Historic Village Little Hartley - leave the boots at home and get those walking shoes on and enjoy a fun day out - Plenty of questions to keep you walking and filling up the kms around the village and surrounds and what it has to offer - need pen/pencil BYO M/T and Lunch or bask in the goodies of the cafe on site. This day is not a race but there will be a winner with spoils Limit: 20. Map: Hartley.
WalkID: 3170
22 Sep (Sat) 2018: SPRINGWOOD (E-M) Three Lookouts Walk. Walk via Glenbrook Creek to Martins Lookout, Bunya Lookout, Lost World Lookout. Great views from all three. A good local walk for beginners. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 4325
22 Sep (Wed) 2021: SPRINGWOOD (M) Start at Lawson Lookout and walk to Sassafras Rd. Lovely valley walk about 3.5 hours. Meet at Lawsons lookout at the end of Raymond Road at 8.30 and return to your car by about 12. Some steps up to Sassafras that are consistent but not too bad. A really beautiful cool walk. Limit: 5. Map: Sassafras.
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WalkID: 4334
22 Sep (Wed) 2021: SPRINGWOOD (E, cycle) Short cycle on quiet local streets approximately 15 -20 kms. Please confirm vaccination status when you book on. Limit: 5. Map: Gregory.
WalkID: 297
22 Sep (Tue) 2009: Wentworth Falls (M, M) Falls Fitness Walks (see 11 August entry for details) Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3115
22 Sep (Sat) 2018: WINDSOR (M, kayak) Explore South Creek 15 plus km with the tide both ways. Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 8. Map: Kurrajong.
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WalkID: 1219
23 Sep (Sun) 2012: BRAESIDE CREEK (E) Come along and get your hands dirty by helping us finish planting out the upper reaches of the Braeside Swamp. All tools and equipment supplied. There will be a delicious morning tea and lunch available. This is Great Grose Weeding activity organized by Vanessa Richardson [Ranger Grose]. If interested please contact us by the 19th Sept so we can ring through details for catering purposes. Limit: 0. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2029
23 Sep (Wed) 2015: GLENBROOK (E-M) ABORIGINAL SITES. Walking out to Euroka Clearing, then across to Breakfast Creek, then around to Red Hands Cave, and out to Glenbrook Creek and cars. All tracked but some over grown. About 13 km. One short steep section. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 3575
23 Sep (Wed) 2020: GOURMET EQUINOX PICNIC (E, Degustation) This activity is now FULL. We are supposed to have a maximum (at present) of 20 people. Help celebrate the equinox - where night ying becomes increasingly out matched by day yangness. Yay. This time we will be desporting our festive picnic selves over and on the large outcrops of Linda Rock near Woodford. BYO inc full picnic accoutrements and gourmet plate to share. For cordon-bleaus there is a chance to wrest the coveted annual trophy from the current champ! Also bring a short entertainment piece/poem/joke/limerick/song. Proximate birthdays and anniversary events will be acknowledged. Linda Rock is reachable for almost all cars along a rough unimproved track, followed by a 100m walk which is almost zimmer friendly. Parking is limited so best to share rides Limit: 20. Map: Springwood Katoomba .
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WalkID: 3163
23 Sep (Sun) 2018: HARRIS HILL EQUINOX PICNIC (E, Gourmand) Say goodbye to short days and wintery nights. Welcome the oncoming summer. Celebrate a significant birthday for Paul Daley and other happy events. Harris Hill is a short convoy drive along the unsealed section of Tablelands Road Soth Wentworth Falls and a 200m long, esky feasible, EM ascent. The rock platform summit has super superb and moderately superlative views of the Southern Blue Mountains. Bring a delicious dish to share, bonhomie and your own complete picnic kit. The culinary comp is not compulsory but you may be the winner of the SBC gourmet picnic perpetual casual trophy for the best comestible! Note: Alternate venue available if inclement. Limit: 30. Map: Jamison.
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WalkID: 3961
23 Sep (Wed) 2020: LAWSON (E-M) A half day circuit walk, north Lawson: 5km approx: Danty's Glen, St Michael's Falls, Empire Pass, Frederica Falls,Echo Bluff, (The best echo in the mountains) and Fairy Falls. Bring morning tea. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 3979
23 Sep (Wed) 2020: SPRINGWOOD (E, Cycle) Easy ride on mostly quiet local roads - no real hills Limit: 8. Map: Gregory.
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WalkID: 2792
23 Sep (Sat) 2017: WENTWORTH FALLS (M) Walking from Wentworth Falls we will follow Darwin's Walk then out to Rocket Point, then onto The National Pass and returning back to Wentworth Falls. There will be no rush as the leader is out to enjoy our wonderful area we live in. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1726
24 Sep (Wed) 2014: FLORABELLA PASS, BLAXLAND (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks. Attractive forest\'s, creeks, caves, a sink hole and no demanding hills, 6:5 km with about 300 metres of descent and ascent. Phone before 7:00pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 2079
24 Sep (Thu) 2015: GLENBROOK (M) Cycle from Woodford along the Oaks fire trail to Glenbrook. Bring morning tea and will be back at Glenbrook for lunch. Some steep sections and maybe some sandy areas so bring your mountain bike Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 350
24 Sep (Thu) 2009: GLENBROOK AREA NATIONAL PARK (M, M) Walk to Tunnel View Lookout via the abseiling track, onto Euroka Clearing, Bennett Ridge, and out along the bike track. A lot more to see along the way. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 954
24 Sep (Sat) 2011: INDUCTION COURSE & WALK WENTWORTH FALLS (E-M) Shall do the Induction Course at Wentworth Falls, then we shall go to Wentworth Falls via Darwins walk, then onto the National Pass and up the Valley of the Waters track back to Wentworth Falls via the short cut track. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 653
24 Sep (Fri) 2010: MT SOLITARY (M) Walk from Golden Stairs to Kings Tableland via Ruined Castle and Mt. Solitary. Approx. 17k. Mostly on tracks. A fairly long day with plenty of ups and downs. Car swap required. Limit: 12. Map: Jamison and Katoomba.
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WalkID: 3931
24 Sep (Thu) 2020: MT VICTORIA (M) Mt Victoria at the headwaters of the Grose River, (remote) NPWS Bushcare. 9.00am - 4.00pm. Spend some time exploring the headwaters of the Grose River. We will be continuing from previous work to stop the weed invasion further downstream and into the swamp. Be prepared for the possibility of wet feet. Morning tea and lunch will be provided and numbers are limited. Please book by Thursday 17th September with Grant on 0499 699 150 or grant.purcell@environment.nsw.gov.au. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Wilson.
WalkID: 2430
24 Sep (Sat) 2016: MT. BLAXLAND-WENTWORTH SUGARLOAF-LAWSON SUGARLOAF (M) A 50 PEAKS WALK!!! Mt. Blaxland was the terminus of the 3 explorer's journey across the mountains. Off-track walk through private property, which we have been given access to. Limit: 8. Map: Hartley. Peaks bagged: 3
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WalkID: 3525
24 Sep (Tue) 2019: NEPEAN RIVER PENRITH (M, Kayak) Morning paddle to Euroka and return 12 km. Please bring morning tea finish before lunch. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 4327
24 Sep (Fri) 2021: RUINED CASTLE (M) A classic walk and the wildflowers on this track are beautiful at the moment. We descend Golden Stairs 200m to the historic tram track built for the shale mine below Ruined Castle. It's easy going through forest for 3km then 80m ascent to the "castle" with fabulous 360 degree views (Though there is a bit of tricky rock scrambling to get the views). Return the same way. Limit: 5. Map: Katoomba, Jamison.
WalkID: 639
25 Sep (Sat) 2010: BANKSTOWN TO COMO (E-M) 25 Sept The Salt Pan Shuffle A bike ride from Bankstown to Como and returning the same way. There will be some on road riding as well as cycle paths.Distance is about 40 km. Limit 10 Limit: 10. Map: Publication Bike Rides around Sydney.
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WalkID: 2461
25 Sep (Sun) 2016: BLACKHEATH (E) Braeside Blitz 9.00-1.00. Combined 2016 Great Grose Weed Walk. NPWS/SBC combined activity. Ideal for first-timers - spend the morning with Braeside bushcare group seeking out large and small weeds throughout the Braeside Upland Swamp which flows into Govetts Leap Falls. No experience necessary, this is a great chance to learn basic skills and weed identification. Morning tea provided. Book direct with Vanessa on 4787 3112 or vanessa.richardson@environment.nsw.gov.au by 21st September. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba .
WalkID: 4248
25 Sep (Sat) 2021: INTRODUCTION WALK AND TALK SASSAFRAS GULLY, WIGGIN (E-M) This walk is now FULL. Prospective members: Spend Saturday morning finding out about out how to get the most out of the club and participating in a quick refresher on safe bushwalking practices. Come on an easy-medium entry level standard walk down Sassafras Gully, along the Victory Track and them up Wiggins Track to Yondell Rd This is a 5km walk with a 200m descent and ascent (approximately equivalent to about 50 stair flights). Rainforest and some rough sections of track. The walk will be punctuated with lots of stops where we go over items in the introduction course, Approx 3 hours. Full members are invited to come along and will be most welcome. Limit: 5. Map: Springwood .
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WalkID: 3580
25 Sep (Wed) 2019: LAWSON (E-M) A half day circuit walk: Empire Pass: A walk in the catchment of Blue Mountains Creek: The highlights include Dantes Glen, St Michaels Falls, the Pass itself, Frederica Falls, Echo Bluff & Fairy Falls. Bring morning tea. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 587
25 Sep (Sat) 2010: NEWNES VALLEY/DONKEY MT (M) This walk, right across the top from north to south and including ascents up the columns at the southern end, will be lead by Geoff Fox who has explored every bit of this mountain in over 20 visits. Come for one day or stay overnight for Sunday's walk. Limit: 12. Map: Ben Bullen.
WalkID: 254
25 Sep (Fri) 2009: PROGRAM DEADLINE (E, E) Program runs from 12/10 to the second monday in Jan 2010. Please submit your walk via the web site Limit: 20. Map: all.
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WalkID: 3564
25 Sep (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.
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WalkID: 973
25 Sep (Sun) 2011: YELLOW ROCK (E, social) Farewell BBQ for Bob & Faye Smythe. All welcome from 1pm for a late lunch. BYO meat & drinks. For catering, let us know if you are coming & bring something to share - nibbles, salad or dessert. Some extra camp chairs would be handy. Limit: 0. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3505
26 Sep (Thu) 2019: ENGINEERS TRACK (E) Short walk on the original 1859 track, cut by the Royal Engineers to survey a possible railway up the Grose. We'll go as far as the cuttings to see the original Government Marks and the work done by the sappers. Limit: 10. Map: MT. WILSON.
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WalkID: 3579
26 Sep (Thu) 2019: 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: 1197
26 Sep (Wed) 2012: LEURA CASCADES/FEDERAL PASS/FURBER STEPS (E-M) A leisurely paced walk mostly on tracks visiting Bridal Veil Falls, Leura Falls, The Amphitheatre and Katoomba Falls. Wander through magnificent forests with huge boulders covered in moss and enjoy views of soaring cliffs. About 7km with around 300m descent & ascent. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1496
26 Sep (Thu) 2013: MAROUBRA TO LA PEROUSE (M) A second attempt along this section of the coastline. Last time we had to detour inland around the rifle range, operating on Saturdays. Excellent views to the north and south along the cliffs. Approx, 13K. Limit: 8. Map: Gregorys..
WalkID: 326
26 Sep (Sat) 2009: Mt Victoria (E-M, E-M) VICTORIA PASS HISTORICAL - Past, present & future. A ramble around Victoria Pass area, viewing the many past engineering feats from 1815 to descend this impossible cliffline into Hartley Valley. And a look at the proposed radical RTA routes for the future. Historical & RTA handouts. Limit: 12. Map: Mt Wilson, Hartley.
WalkID: 588
26 Sep (Sun) 2010: NEWNES VALLEY/PETRIES GULLY (M) This is the gorge before the Pipeline Track and is very pretty as well as having mining relics. Depending on the group, we may find a way up to the Pipeline Track. Come for this walk or combine it with the Donkey Mt walk. We may even have time for the ruins. Limit: 12. Map: Mount Morgan.
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WalkID: 3195
26 Sep (Wed) 2018: SPRINGWOOD (E, Cycle) Easy cycle from Springwood on quiet local back roads - usually about 15 -20km, no real hills Limit: 8. Map: Gregory.
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WalkID: 3201
26 Sep (Wed) 2018: SPRINGWOOD (E-M) A half day walk: 6km: Magdela Creek & Batman Tracks Springwood: From Lawson Lookout then the Magdela Creek Track. Morning tea at the Blue Pool. Then back to the Batman Track, then of the Batman Track to bushland and rock platforms with views to the valley of Batman Creek. (The source of Batman Creek is at the junction of Burns & Farm Roads) Then to a redundant fire road, that is being allowed to overgrow and is just great for walking, it will bring us out at the top end of Farm Road and the cars. Limit: 10. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 2440
26 Sep (Mon) 2016: SURVEYORS RIDGE (Exp) From the Engineers Track, this ridge looks interesting, with pagodas, cliffs and heathland. Hope to climb down into Surveyors Creek and return on the Engineers Track. Off-track, but a short day. Limit: 8. Map: Mt. Wilson.
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WalkID: 2830
26 Sep (Tue) 2017: WENTWORTH FALLS (H-Exp) Lindeman Pass Track Maintenance. We will check out the last (and most difficult!) section of Lindeman Pass before another joint NPWS/SBC day is finalised. We will be checking the best way to access the area and what tools will be needed for the next joint work day. This will include identifying any fallen trees and noting any areas where the track needs to be marked more clearly or overhanging vegetation trimmed. Limit: 5. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3978
27 Sep (Sun) 2020: FLORABELLA PASS, WARRIMOO (E-M) Half day walk along the aptly named track - we should find some spring wildflowers. Start at Warrimoo, finish behind Blaxland library, either catch the 11:30 train back to Warrimoo or organise a car swap. This track was allegedly cleared by Arthur Rickard in the 1920's to promote the ‘Mountains character’ of his land development at Warrimoo. It follows a small creek to Glenbrook Creek, and then to the back of Blaxland. Limit: 10. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 691
27 Sep (Mon) 2010: FLORABELLA PASS/PIPPAS TRACK (E-M) Starting at Warrimoo we will walk the Florabella Pass, and then onto Pippas Pass and finishing at Blaxland. This walk is all on tracks, and hopefully the wildflowers will still be out. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 343
27 Sep (Sun) 2009: Glenbrook (E, E) Basic navigation. An informal morning in Glenbrook National Park - bring compass and Penrith map and learn how to use them. As well we might see some wildflowers and lookouts. Email please as I'm away for a while - a phone message will probably be lost. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 3213
27 Sep (Thu) 2018: LITHGOW (H) Mountain bike ride Lithgow - State Mine rd - Old Bells Line of road - colliery rd - Bell - Mt Victoria. Bring morning tea. Lunch at Mt Victoria. 7:42 am train from Springwood. Limit: 16. Map: Lithgow, Hartley.
WalkID: 2782
27 Sep (Wed) 2017: MIDDLE HARBOUR AND CASTLE COVE (E) On this walk we will complete stages 5 and 6 of the 'Round Willoughby Walk'. This involves combining the walking tracks of the Harold Reid Reserve at Middle Cove and the North Arm track at Castle Cove. We will be walking through some lovely woodland and have some great harbour views. We will be using public transport. Train from the mountains to north Sydney and then bus to the start of the walk. Limit: 10. Map: Gregorys.
WalkID: 1727
27 Sep (Sat) 2014: NATIONAL PASS, WENTWORTH FALLS (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks, one of the iconic walks of the Blue Mountains, we view enchanting waterfalls and wander through superb forest\'s. About 6 km with around 500 metres of descent and ascent. Phone before 7:00pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1970
27 Sep (Sun) 2015: THORNLEIGH TO HORNSBY VIA GNW (M) A short section of the Great North Walk on tracks with about 1km of suburban footpaths. Varied and pleasant bush with some views and cascading creeks as the track undulates along the side of the Berowra Creek valley. Approx 10km with about 500m of ascent/descent. Slow plod mode will be used on the climb out up the many stone steps to Hornsby. Putting this walk on a Sunday so train fare will be $2.50 for everyone. Limit: 8. Map: Hornsby.
WalkID: 3535
28 Sep (Sat) 2019: LOCKLEYS PYLON AND BEYOND (M) Du Faurs Butress-Lycon Plateau-Bushwalkers Cave. A ramble over the tops to see the heaths in flower and maybe some waratahs. Great views into the Grose. About 10klms. mostly on track. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1739
28 Sep (Sun) 2014: MONKEY ROPES CREEK (M-H-Exp, Scrub Cliffs?) From the Oaks picnic area make our way down the length of Monkey Ropes Creek (MRC)savouring the rainforest and possible small waterfalls... to Erskine Creek and return looking for tracks on the ridge to the west of MRC. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 3202
28 Sep (Fri) 2018: MT HAY RD, LOCKLEYS PYLON, BLUE GUM FOREST (M) Mount Hay Road, Lockley's Pylon, Blue Gum Forest and return. This could become a car swap walk if there were enough people happy to walk into Blue Gum via another route. The steep down and up are more than compensated for by the spectacular scenery and wildflowers that should be on display. 11 km, 600 m descent/ascent. This walk, originally on Wednesday 26th HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY 28TH, with an earlier start time. Limit: 8. Map: Mount Wilson, Katoomba.
WalkID: 976
28 Sep (Wed) 2011: MT VICTORIA (Exp, M-H) This walk follows Walk #35 in Michael Keats book, The Upper Grose Valley. This is a challenging walk. Although only about 8km, much of it is off track and will involve quite a bit of bush bashing and rock scrambling and boulder hopping and possibly some tape assist in places. The walk follows the Asgard track from Victoria Falls Road, a sub cliff walk to the end of Thor Head and then a descent of about 300m down to the Grose River. We will pick up the remains of the Engineers Track and walk upstream along the Grose River to Ikara Head where we will pick up the track back to Victoria Falls Road. If time permits we will check out Mackenzie Mine along the way. Jointly with The Bush Club. Limit: 5. Map: Mt Victoria.
WalkID: 2836
28 Sep (Thu) 2017: MT VICTORIA (M) Cycle from Mt Victoria to Springwood or Glenbrook, off-highway. Plenty of opportunities from food and drink.7:40 train from Springwood. 8:40 at Mt Victoria. Limit: 16. Map: UBD.
WalkID: 1471
28 Sep (Sat) 2013: NOBLE CANYON & THE GLOW WORM TUNNEL. (E) A leisurely paced walk, mostly on tracks. Morning: Wander through Noble Canyon, a dry canyon, reach out your arms and touch both sides of the canyon walls, magnificent cliffs soar above your heads, then wander to a sweeping view of the Wolgan Valley. Afternoon: Walk through the Glow Worm Tunnel where a torch is absolutely essential!!! Leaving the tunnel we shall wander through another canyon for a short distance then return to our cars. About 6km with no significant hills. (This event is dependent on 4x4 or all wheel drive vehicles, Subaru etc.) Limit: 12. Map: Cullen Bullen.
WalkID: 4323
28 Sep (Tue) 2021: SPRINGWOOD (E) Meet at the start of the Wiggins Track, go down to Glenbrook Creek, along and up Magdala Track to Martins and Magdala Falls with a short side trip to the base of these falls and ascend via a new track to a lovely rocky point above the nose of Glenbrook Creek and the Magdala Track and hence back to the start. I'm happy to run this walk a few times so book in even if it's full. Leisurely pace with swimming possibilities along Glenbrook Creek and in the big deep pool at Magdala Falls Limit: 5. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3116
29 Sep (Sat) 2018: BEROWRA WATERS (E, kayak) A leisurely paddle to Crosslands Reserve and back to Berowra Waters with the tide 10 km return. Suitable for beginners with kayak hire available at the marina. Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 8. Map: Cowan.
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WalkID: 2498
29 Sep (Thu) 2016: 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: 1221
29 Sep (Sat) 2012: KATOOMBA CREEK (M) Continue the fantastic work in this creek by walking a remote section of Katoomba Creek searching out weeds. Some off track walking through the creek may be required. Morning tea supplied.This is a Great Grose Weed activity organized by National Parks so if you are interested please contact us by the 24th so that we can notify them of numbers. Limit: 0. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 574
29 Sep (Wed) 2010: LINDEN TO PARADISE A CIRCUIT WALK (E-M) We shall head down to Paradise Pool first this time as it is still too cold to swim for morning tea then up and along the tails to the dam, with a nice climb up to the water tank after lunch, or maybe before if we are early. If so we shall have a walk along Linden ridge to check out the views and carvings in the rocks. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3554
29 Sep (Sun) 2019: LOCKLEYS PYLON (E-M) INTRODUCTION WALK AND TALK - Prospective members: This is our introduction to the club and safe bushwalking practices. A Blue Mountains classic, this is a leisurely paced walk on tracks to one of the best lookouts in the Mountains. About 8 ks, it should take about four hours in all. Full members are invited to come along and will be very welcome. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 3574
29 Sep (Sun) 2019: SOUTH SPRINGWOOD LOOKOUTS (M, Small scrambles) From Martins Lookout descend and cross Glenbrook Creek. Steeply upwards on what is now a track to Shark’s Head where we will check the visitor book and have a cuppa. Short scramble up a steep natural tunnel and continue upwards with some more short scrambles to Lost World Lookout. We may visit Saint Helena Crater. Enjoy the views of Bunyan Lookout then descend via the Kings Link track back to Glenbrook Creek. Small detour to check Psalm Rock then back to Martins Lookout. This walk is mostly on track, or at least well worn negotiable route, and involves two 250mish ascents and ditto descents. By the end of this walk you will have excellent understanding of what the revered bushwalking measure ‘a Martin’ really represents. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 4338
29 Sep (Wed) 2021: SPRINGWOOD (E, cycle) Short cycle on quiet local streets approximately 15 -20 kms. Please confirm vaccination status when you book on. Limit: 5. Map: Gregory.
WalkID: 3100
29 Sep (Sat) 2018: TABLE ROCK AND GIBRALTER ROCKS (M) Time to explore Table Rock and the Mini Mini Range; great views into the Megalong. Some rock scrambling! Limit: 12. Map: Hampton.
WalkID: 298
29 Sep (Tue) 2009: Wentworth Falls (M, M) Falls Fitness Walks (see 11 August entry for details) Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 4322
30 Sep (Thu) 2021: FAULCONBRIDGE (E) Go down an unnamed creek near Faulconbridge Station to some aboriginal carvings, on to Rainbow Cave, continue down to beautiful Clarinda Falls and the Victory Track, and on the Numantia Falls for lunch. Return the same way. About 7 or 8 km. Leisurely pace. I am happy to run this a few times so book in even if it's full. Limit: 5. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3884
30 Sep (Sat) 2000: GLENBROOK AREA (M) Slow pace walk taking in the area. RED HANDS CAVE circuit walk. Bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 3176
30 Sep (Sun) 2018: HAWKESBURY HEIGHTS TO YELLOWMUNDEE (M-Exp, Scrub, cliffs?) From the end of Brooker Road descend to and cross Shaw’s Creek, then explore our way onto Shaws Ridge and inspect the stone camp, enjoy some stunning views and make our way off the end of the ridge and various heritage features to Yellowmundee. Short car shuffle. 7km with a 150m ascent and two 150m descents. If wet will organise an alternative walk. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 1213
30 Sep (Sun) 2012: MT BANKS: THE TRAVERSE OF THE GODS (H) Walk the ledge, right across the face of Mt. Banks. Some scrambling and plenty of exposure. We\'re 200 metres down from the top and 400 metres from the bottom. The views, stunning rock formations and wildflowers will make this the stand-out walk of the year. Approx. 10km with no huge descent, we hope. Limit: 10. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 3987
30 Sep (Wed) 2020: SPRINGWOOD (E, ccyle) Easy cycle from Springwood on quiet local back roads - usually about 15 -20km, no real hills Limit: 8. Map: Gregory.
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WalkID: 2829
30 Sep (Sat) 2017: WISEMANS FERRY (M, Kayak) Paddle Hawkesbury River, Webbs creek and Doyles Creek approx. 20km.Bring morning tea lunch and P.F.D. Limit: 8. Map: St Albans.
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WalkID: 3975
30 Sep (Wed) 2020: WOODFORD (E-M) A half day circuit walk to Paradise Pool: 7km approx: To Bulls Camp then Old Bathurst Road Linden. Then Paradise Pool to Jonathon & David's to Wesley Fire Road and a side trip to John's Seat then Woodford Road & the Cafe. Bring morning tea. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 4339
30 Sep (Thu) 2021: WOODFORD (M) Mountain bike ride from Woodford to Glenbrook along the Oaks Fire Trail. Some steep sections and maybe rough in sections approx 30 klm. Bring morning tea and lunch in the park at Glenbrook Limit: 5. Map: Penrith.