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Day Walk Ideas

Day Walks: Previous club walks for:
WalkID: 3184
1 Dec (Sat) 2018: ERSKINE CREEK- PISGAH ROCK- TIERNEYS TRACK (M) Steep walk down to the best swimming spot in the Blueys. Have fun in the waterfalls, or just relax! Scramble back out to the top. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 1271
1 Dec (Sat) 2012: GLENBROOK (E-M) Moderate paced walk around Knapsack park, E Blaxland and/or Darks Commons. Difficulty level adapted to walkers. Leave from 30 Barnet St. at 7:47am. Return around noon. One tea break. BBQ afterwards if there is an interest. 300m ascent/descent. 7km distance. Bring friends and family. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 2778
1 Dec (Fri) 2017: GLENBROOK (E) Weeding invasive weeds in the Glenbrook section of the national park Limit: 14. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 2540
1 Dec (Thu) 2016: LITHGOW (M) Cycling from Lithgow, over Browns Gap into Hartley Valley, then up Berghofers Pass or Hartley Vale Road into Mt Victoria. I intend to check the new highway works just below Berghofers before the event. Optional to cycle home from Mt Victoria. The whole ride Lithgow to Mt Vic only takes an hour and a half for a keen cyclist. Don't count on any shops between Lithgow and Mt Vic (although Rocky Road might be available at the Little Hartley lolly shop). Small uphill from Lithgow to Browns Gap, big downhill into Hartley Valley, moderate uphill on Berghofers Pass, alternative nasty long uphill on Hartley Vale Rd. Limit: 16. Map: Lithgow, Hartley.
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WalkID: 1709
1 Dec (Mon) 2014: MEETING Tonight\'s speaker - Ken on his recent trip to Patagonia, the Antarctic Peninsula and Easter Island.
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WalkID: 1812
1 Dec (Mon) 2014: MT HAY, BMNP (M-H, g.; 3/4) Butterbox Canyon. AKA Rocky Points Ravine. A rather intense and technical canyon in parts, with abseils to 20 metres and through a waterfall. Has been repeated often by this leader. Certainly pleasant, if not exciting, views for much of the route in and the walk out - which includes a well-known, short, bolted rock-climb. Limit: 4. Map: Katoomba Gary Roberts 0421 185 260 Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 702
1 Dec (Wed) 2010: RIVER CAVES CANYON (E-M) This is a walk through canyon, you will get wet feet and maybe wet pants. A thermal top & quick dry shorts with volleys, is needed and a dry bag inside your pack. A change of dry clothes and foot wear back at the cars will be needed. Limit: 12. Map: Rock Hill.
WalkID: 378
1 Dec (Tue) 2009: Wentworth Falls (M, M) 21/2-3 hour continuous walking for fitness (water stops only). Nature Track, National Pass and Charles Darwin. 8.30am start. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1249
1 Dec (Sat) 2012: WHEENY GAP (M) As Wheeny Creek approaches the escarpment, it has carved a deep gorge with waterfalls and deep pools. Come with us to explore this wonderland. Plenty of time to swim or just sit and enjoy this unique place. Steepish track, 5km return. BACK IN PLENTY OF TIME FOR THE CHRISTMAS PARTY. Limit: 12. Map: Kurrajong.
WalkID: 3112
1 Dec (Sat) 2018: WINDSOR (M, kayak) Kayaking from Windsor towards North Richmond and return. 15 plus km with the tide both ways. Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 8. Map: Kurrajong.
WalkID: 2071
2 Dec (Wed) 2015: GLENBROOK (M) This walk is out to WORD CAVE (one of the Halls Brothers meeting caves), which is on the Junction of Nepean River and Erskine Creek. Swimming or wading across Erskine Creek. A easy day of about 5-6 km. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 3276
2 Dec (Sun) 2018: BALD HEAD, BLACKHEATH (E) A half day trip to a spectacular lookout over the Grose Valley. We start from Hat Hill carpark in Blackheath, follow the track out to Bennett Lookout, and then head over to Bald Head to have a look over the end of Hat Hill Canyon. I'll do my best to keep this walk on tracks and we should be back around lunchtime, to beat the traffic home. We do visit Hat Hill (it's 10 minutes from the cars) There should still be wildflowers in some of the heath we cross. Limit: 8. Map: Mount Wilson, Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2887
2 Dec (Sat) 2017: CASTLEREAGH (E, kayak) A demonstration of basic kayaking techniques followed by a leisurely paddle up the Nepean River. You will get wet feet. Please bring morning tea, lunch and P.F.D. Limited number of kayaks available on request. Limit: 8. Map: UBD.
MEETING
WalkID: 3652
2 Dec (Mon) 2019: DECEMBER GENERAL MEETING At Springwood Presbyterian church hall. A Christmas Social evening with a special Christmas supper supplied by the club. Limit: 240. Map: .
WalkID: 2797
2 Dec (Sat) 2017: ERSKINE VIA PISGAH (M) Steeply down into the wonders of the Promised Land; should we swim in the big pool, play in the cascades, take a trip up to Dadder Cave, or explore Monkey Ropes Creek? Relax and enjoy! Rock scrambling. Limit: 10. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 2490
2 Dec (Fri) 2016: GLENBROOK SECTION OF THE NATIONAL PARK (E) This is a combined activity with NPWS weeding in the National park. need to bring food and water for the day tools supplied finishes 1500hr. Limit: 14. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 2879
2 Dec (Sat) 2017: GROSE RIVER AND PATTERSON HILL (M, scrub some scrambling) From the gate on Mountain Avenue at Yarramundi saunter to the Grose River and then 200m ascent to the rocky summit of Patterson Hill for visitor book replenishment. Return the same way. Opportunities for swimming 8km. Limit: 8. Map: Kurrajong.
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WalkID: 4040
2 Dec (Wed) 2020: LEURA (M) A half day circuit walk: 8km approx: Descend and ascend approx 400m: There are many steps on this walk, steep ups and steep downs. Some of the walk is on a track which has been neglected for years so has many hazards (trees down, land slips etc.) It is a walk the Wednesday Walkers need to do before they are any older. From Leura Golf Course to Moya Point then Roberts Pass Track. Before the steel steps on Roberts Pass there are some negotiable land slips, from there the creek crossings with care, can be crossed without muddy boots. At the junction with the Vera Falls Track we start the steady climb up the Valley of the Waters Creek passing Lodore and Empress Falls then Lillians Bridge with a side trip to Cathedral Point then onto the Golf Course. Bring morning tea. The walk is mainly in rain forest so should be reasonably shady, if the weather forecast is hot and humid the walk may be called off. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1540
2 Dec (Mon) 2013: MEETING - TRAVEL MEDICINE Tips and tricks for keeping healthy when travelling.
WalkID: 4055
2 Dec (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.
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WalkID: 2116
3 Dec (Thu) 2015: CABRAMATTA (E) Cycle from Pemulwuy to Cabramatta for lunch at a fantastic restaurant and then return to Pemulwuy. This ride is suited to most riders and is mostly on cycle paths. Distance is about 50klm. Limit: 15. Map: .
WalkID: 3972
3 Dec (Thu) 2020: CASTLE HEAD AND DIAMOND SPRAY FALLS (M) Short walk at Narrow Neck; on track to a great view over Jamison Valley. Also the chance to look for pink flannel flowers. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 3278
3 Dec (Mon) 2018: CHRISTMAS SOCIAL - BUY SWAP AND SELL The December meeting will be a combined buy-swap an sell and Christmas Social. Meet at 7 for 7.30 - there will be plenty of time to chat, eat and look for Christmas presents at the buy swap and sell.
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WalkID: 2505
3 Dec (Sat) 2016: FAULCONBRIDGE COMMUNITY HALL SBC CHRISTMAS PARTY. A social gathering starting at 6.30. Members and their partners welcome. Members free - non-members $10 (pay cash at the door). There will be a lucky door prize. Bring a generous plate of food to share. If your birthday is Jan - April, bring a dessert. If your birthday is May - August, bring a main dish. If your birthday is Sep - Dec, bring a salad. To ensure variety, couples should bring two different dishes. Bring your own drinks, cutlery, plates, glasses, mugs, serving plates and cutlery, and some pre-dinner snacks. Bread rolls & butter, ice cream, tea and coffee will be provided. Please book via the website so that we know how many are coming.
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WalkID: 3277
3 Dec (Mon) 2018: GRAND CANYON, BLACKHEATH (E-M) We'll start at Evans Lookout with fabulous views of Grose Valley then head down into Grand Canyon to enjoy the relatively easy walk along the Canyon trail (not the lower canyoning route through water). We ascend back to the road via Neates Glen where I plan to have a car waiting. A classic Mountains bushwalk. About 5 km. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1005
3 Dec (Sat) 2011: GREEN GULLY (E) Green Gully Megalong Valley Planting Day. This is an ongoing activity. We have been planting, protecting and maintaining an area of degraded land near Dumphy’s car park. The area has magnificent views. You will need to bring work gloves and some tools. Bring food and drink for the day. You will be finnished with plenty of time to make it to the Club's Christmass party Limit: 10. Map: Jenolan.
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WalkID: 4059
3 Dec (Thu) 2020: HORSLEY PK, CECIL HILLS, ELIZABETH HILLS (M) BIKE RIDE Circuit No. 16 - Horsley Pk, Cecil Hills and Elizabeth Hills...A 5 hr circuit suitable for road bikes using cycleways and back roads. Bring Morning Tea to have at The Dairy and bring Lunch OR buy lunch at the El Cortez Hotel. Limit: 15. Map: Google maps - Cycleways.
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WalkID: 1013
3 Dec (Sat) 2011: SBC CHRISTMAS PARTY WARRIMOO The SBC Christmas Party will be held at Warrimoo Hall. Come along and dance your gaiters off to The Gang Gangs. BYO everything including plate, cutlery, chair and asalad or dessert to share. Meat and a vegetarian alternative will be supplied by the club. Bookings essential for catering. $5 at the door from 6pm. Please contact Jeanette as help will be required to set up the venue and let her know if you intend to bring a salad or dessert Map: Springwood
WalkID: 2091
3 Dec (Thu) 2015: SPRINGWOOD (E) Annual evening firefly/glow-worm walk - less than 2kms return on tracks. Suitable for chn. Bring a torch. There could be leeches if it's been wet. See the fireflies flick on and off like fairy lights and then the glow-worms turn on. Meet at the junction of Lucinda and Bednal Rd Springwood at 8PM. Takes about 11/2 hours. No need to book - just turn up. Limit: 15. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 2474
3 Dec (Sat) 2016: WATERFALLS NO.8 (M) Govetts Leap is not actually the lookout, but a waterfall; one of three in this area, then on to Mt. Vic. for Victoria Falls. Pleasant day out and all on tracks. Some descent to Trinity Falls. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba and Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 1012
3 Dec (Sat) 2011: WENTWORTH FALLS (E) INDUCTION COURSE ONLY The last induction course for the year. 9.00am start, lasting approximatly 2 hours. Bring morning tea, coffee and tea will be supplied. Phone to comfirmation your attendence and for location Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 683
4 Dec (Sat) 2010: ERSKINE CREEK (M) Our annual Christmas walk before the night party. Down Pisgah to our wonderful swimming spot on the creek. Steep descent with rock scrambling. Bring something nice for a shared lunch and a unisex pressy for under $5; please make it light. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith .
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WalkID: 2538
4 Dec (Sun) 2016: FAULCONBRIDGE - SAWMILL (E, rock scrambling) Sunday morning stroll - Follow the ridge down the route of the funicular that was used to haul timber up to the road (only the track remains). The boiler and some other relics are still visible near the creek. Leave 8:30am, we should be back by lunchtime. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
MEETING
WalkID: 2795
4 Dec (Mon) 2017: GENERAL MEETING (E) Photos and movie of my 22 day journey down the Samiria River in the Peruvian Amazon by dugout canoe, PLUS the Ausangate trek in the Andes. Limit: 70. Map: .
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WalkID: 2087
4 Dec (Fri) 2015: GLENBROOK (M) Weeding in Blue Mountains National Park at Euroka clearing. Come and join us to help control weeds in this lovely area. Bring snacks lunch and water or what ever to drink. Tools provided finish by 3pm Limit: 10. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 1050
4 Dec (Sun) 2011: KANUKA BROOK (M, Scrambling, Scrub) Note that this has been changed to Sunday 4/12. Good exmas party recovery activity. Glenbrook to the Duckhole. Route depends on weather forecast. If cool ascend the saddle behind the Wog Hole and descend via the twin streams for an extended shady lunch then exit either via waterholes or via the hole in cave route and out via the Duck Hole. If hot then travel via the creeks. Off track walking with plenty of swimming opportunities. Distance for the full version (cool day)circa 11km Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 3653
4 Dec (Wed) 2019: LEURA (E-M) A half day circuit walk: Gordon Falls, Prince Henry Cliff Walk, Bridal Veil Lookout,Leura Cascades and return. Bring morning tea. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 727
4 Dec (Sat) 2010: SPRINGWOOD Just a reminder for the Christmas Party being held on the 4th December 2010, 6.30pm start at Jeanette's home in Springwood. The club will supply the meat and vegetable patties for the vegos, bread rolls, tea and coffee. You need to bring with you a chair, cutlery, plate, cup, glass. BYO drinks. EACH person is to bring either a salad or dessert. There is a $5 entry fee to cover the band The Gang Gangs so wear your dancing shoes. For catering purposes you need to ring Jeanette to confirm your attendance and advise wether you are binging a salad or dessert. She will give you the address. Map: Springwood
WalkID: 3637
4 Dec (Wed) 2019: SPRINGWOOD (E, cycle) Easy cycle from Springwood on quiet local back roads - usually about 15 -20km, no real hills Limit: 10. Map: Gregory.
WalkID: 1803
4 Dec (Thu) 2014: UPPER HAWKESBURY RIVER (M, Kayak. g.;3) Kayak trip under a near-full moon. 14km from North Richmond to Windsor. Commencing late to allow the waxing gibbous natural satellite to rise above the River She-oaks and brightly illuminate our course. You won\'t be home before midnight, but the effect is both serene and surreal upon flat water. Limit: 8. Map: Any street directory will suffice.
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WalkID: 1294
4 Dec (Tue) 2012: WINMALEE (E) Meet at Whitecross Road, walk into Blue Gum Swamp and out to Grose Head South for lunch. Return via the completion of Blue Gum circuit. Approx. 10km. Limit: 10. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3968
5 Dec (Sat) 2020: BELL CREEK (M) In from Bell, down a pleasant ridge to a good sized pool, before the canyon starts. Approx. 2klms. each way, with some steep bits. Limit: 12. Map: MT. WILSON.
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WalkID: 4036
5 Dec (Sat) 2020: BEROWRA WATERS TO BAR ISLAND (VH, kayak) Paddle out to bar Island and return 25 km with open waters and probable high winds. Spray skirts and P.F.D. essential, bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 6. Map: Cowan.
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WalkID: 3679
5 Dec (Thu) 2019: BLACKHEATH (H) Mountain bike ride. Blackheath- Shipley Plateau- Kanimbla Rd -Centennial Glen farm- Blackheath Creek Rd - Coxs River Rd- Berghofers Pass- Mt Victoria. Big downhill partly on gravel, beautiful farmland, gradual climb up to Great Western Highway, then Berghofers. I rode it today (Tuesday) starting about 9:50, finishing 1:30, including substantial detours and stopping to look at rocks. 8:35 start (at Blackheath) on Thursday to escape heat. Bring water, morning tea, extra snacks in case we are delayed. Only shop on the route is the Lolly Shop. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba, Hartley, Hampton.
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WalkID: 2095
5 Dec (Sat) 2015: CHRISTMAS PARTY The Annual Christmas Party. Faulconbridge Community Hall Start 6.00 to 6.30. Helpers to set up at 4.30.- A social event, with some recorded dance music from the 60s and 70s, so bring your dancing volleys if you wish. Members and their partner welcome. Members free, partners & other guests $10 (pay at the door). There will be a lucky door prize. Each person to bring a dish to share. If your birthday is Jan-April, a main dish; May-Aug, a salad, Sep-Dec, a dessert. To ensure variety, couples to bring two different dishes. Bring your own cutlery, plates, glasses, mugs, drinks, serving plates and spoons, and some pre-dinner snacks. Bread rolls & butter, icecream, tea and coffee provided. Please book via the website so we know how many people are coming, and indicate what food you and your guests will bring.
WalkID: 368
5 Dec (Sat) 2009: ERSKINE CREEK (M, M) Pisgah Lookout-Monkey Ropes Creek-Erskine Creek-Flat Rocks Pool. A day of enjoying Erskine Creek, swimming and other water games. Bring water shoes, Christmas lunch to share and a present for the sack for under $5. Please make it light for the steep climb out. Back in time for the club Christmas Party. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 1802
5 Dec (Fri) 2014: MANLY AND NORTH HEAD SEA CLIFFS (E-M, sea kayak) Evening trip for after work. Little Manly Beach - dinner at the former Quarantine Station cafe - Sydney Heads - North Head sea cliffs - Bluefish Point - Shelly Beach. 9km. At night under a full moon. We shall stay together as a fairly tight group. Waterproof, non-flashing, bright white, single light is required under law. If the sea state is not conducive to safe paddling, we will launch from Little Manly and stay inside Manly Cove. Horizon Line or another kayak shop may hire out to you a sit-in kayak with rudder and spray deck - if you have some paddling ability. Limit: 4. Map: Any Sydney street directory will suffice.
NOTICE
WalkID: 2204
5 Dec (Mon) 2016: MEETING Tonight - last meeting of the year!
MEETING
WalkID: 2551
5 Dec (Mon) 2016: MEETING HALL Presentation at general meeting by Jim and Deidree Noss showing slides of their walk through the Lapponia world heritage area of northern Sweden in Sarek - the wilderness national park there. Limit: 0. Map: .
WalkID: 3238
5 Dec (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: 3272
5 Dec (Wed) 2018: SPRINGWOOD (E-M) SASSAFRAS GULLY / PERCH PONDS / MAGDALA CREEK. Once again a slow walk to take in what is around us, so close to civilation. Walking from Springwood down Sassafras Gully Track to Sassafras Creek, Glenbrook Creek, and onto Perch Ponds, then up Magdala Creek and back to Springwood. Bring your swimmers. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 323
5 Dec (Sat) 2009: Sun Valley SBC XMAS PARTY - Be there or be square. Kevin L. has once again offerred his lovely home to host the end of year xmas party. Club will provide meat, members to bring a plate of salad or dessert. It is hoped to secure a bush band again for the evenings entertainment. B.Y.O. chair. Further details t.b.a. Map: Springwood
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WalkID: 324
5 Dec (Sat) 2009: Sun Valley SBC XMAS PARTY - Be there or be square. Kevin L. has once again offerred his lovely home to host the end of year xmas party. Club will provide meat, members to bring a plate of salad or dessert. It is hoped to secure a bush band again for the evenings entertainment. B.Y.O. chair. Further details t.b.a. Map: Springwood
WalkID: 2017
5 Dec (Sat) 2015: TARONGA TO BALMORAL, VIA MIDDLE HEAD (M) We've all done this walk, but who has explored Middle Head? There's heaps of history and views of the Harbour. Chance of a swim at Balmoral. Ferry and bus. Limit: 12. Map: Sydney's Best Harbour and Coastal Walks.
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WalkID: 2552
6 Dec (Tue) 2016: BIRDWOOD GULLY - FIREFLIES (E, dark) Join us on a short walk to find the fireflies. There are definitely gloworms, but this time of year there should be fireflies just before dusk. Bring a torch, mozzie protection, water. Limit: 8. Map: springwood.
WalkID: 1721
6 Dec (Sat) 2014: BIRRABANG CANYON (M) Very nice canyon and spectacular gorge. No abseils, but will get wet!!! Back in plenty of time for the Christmas Party. Limit: 10. Map: Mt. Wilson.
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WalkID: 72
6 Dec (Sat) 1970: CLUB CHRISTMAS PARTY 6:00 start - se club email for details or location or ring. $5, bring salad or desert, chairs, plates, etc. Map: Springwood
WalkID: 1806
6 Dec (Sun) 2015: COOLING IN BIG CRATER CREEK (E-M-Exp) Big Crater Creek is one of the largest and most easily accessed tributaries of Erskine Creek which convincingly qualifies as a beautiful unpolluted river. This walk was on last year and the area is beautiful with lots of promise for more exploration. Driving from the Glenbrook park gates we will descend the gentle Jack Evans track. We will then explore at a very leisurely pace, depending on conditions. There will be lots of opportunities for swimming both in Erskine and Big Crater Creeks. No big hills and up to 7km all up - half the distance will include usual obstacles encountered along rainforested creeks. Please book using SBC web site. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 71
6 Dec (Sat) 1970: ERSKINE CREEK (M) This has become annual event. Join us for a day’s swimming and relaxing by one of the best natural swimming pools in the Blueys. Food to share for Xmas lunch and a pressy to put under the tree for under $5. Limit: 15. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 4013
6 Dec (Sun) 2020: EUROKA CLEARING, GLENBROOK Christmas celebration! Meet at Euroka at 1pm (approx) to celebrate Christmas and the end of 2020 (that's a year we'll be glad to celebrate the end of). No zooms, power points or internet allowed. Bring your own Christmas lunch. Covid safe cold drinks, sanitizer and finger food (presumably in tiny hygienically wrapped parcels) supplied. Join one of the club walks beforehand and your food will be magically transported to the venue. Prizes for various things might happen. NOTE: Dry weather only. In case of torrential rain we: 1. Won't be able to cross Glenbrook Creek. 2. Won't enjoy standing around getting wet. 3. Will defer until 2021. Final decision will be made by 7pm Saturday night, by email - so please book in! Map: Penrith
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WalkID: 1589
6 Dec (Sat) 2014: FAULCONBRIDGE The annual Christmas Party - Bush Dance. Faulconbridge Community Hall, Home St. 6.00pm start. Bring your dancing volleys. Bring a salad, dessert or main meal to share. Suggestion: Birthday ; Jan - Apr, a salad, May - Aug, a dessert, Sep - Dec, a main dish. To ensure variety could couples bring 2 different dishes. All members and their partners are welcome. Members free, partners/other guests (aka temporary members) $10.Please book via the club website and indicate what food you and your guest will be bringing. BYO cutlery, plates, drinks, mugs, serving spoons.
WalkID: 3598
6 Dec (Fri) 2019: GLENBROOK (E) Weeding in the National Park at Glenbrook This a joint activity with the NPWS to treat invasive weeds in the National Park. Bring morning tea and lunch plus water for the day. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 3282
6 Dec (Thu) 2018: GLENBROOK - PENRITH (E-M, Bike ride) Bike ride and xmas lunch for Thursday riders. Ride from Glenbrook down thru Lapstone, Knapsack Bridge, Emu Plains to M4 bridge, then thru Tench Reserve down to Nepean R past weir and on to Whitewater Stadium for coffee stop. Then down to Nepean Lakes for a circuit or two, back to new bridge crossing and on to Lewers Gallery café for lunch. Return via zig-zag cuttings to Glenbrook. Limit: 20. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 4019
6 Dec (Sun) 2020: GLENBROOK TO EUROKA (E-M-Exp, scrub, cliffs?) This is a walk which is designed to conclude at Euroka in time for the club's official Xmas picnic. Walk goes from Glenbrook Gates, thence: Jelly Bean Pool; Causeway; Red Hands Track (optional Red Hands Cave circuit - depending on weather and lethargy levels); off track exploratory short ascent on to the Depot ridge and then a bit more cross country to the Euroka Walking Track; eventually and triumphantly arriving at the Picnic venue. Car shuffle arrangements will be required to ferry picnic gear in, and walkers back. 4-7 crowometers with off track ascent of 100m. If hot we will go from the Jelly Bean Pool, after a swim, directly to Euroka via the walking track. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 4014
6 Dec (Sun) 2020: PISGAH, GLENBROOK AND MONKEY ROPES CREEK (M, steep climb) A trip to one of the best lookouts and then down the hill to one of the best swimming spots in Glenbrook National Park. If it's hot, have a quick dip before climbing back up via Monkey Ropes Creek to join the other revelers for the SBC Christmas party at 1pm. Limit: 10. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 3614
7 Dec (Sat) 2019: BEROWRA WATERS TO BAR ISLAND (H, kayak) Paddle out to bar Island and return 20 km with the tide both ways. Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 8. Map: Cowan.
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WalkID: 2907
7 Dec (Thu) 2017: BIRDWOOD GULLY, FIREFLIES (E, dark, steps) Join us on a short walk to find the fireflies. There are definitely gloworms, but this time of year there should be fireflies just before dusk. Bring a torch, mozzie protection, water. Kids welcome. Leave at 7:45pm, back by 9:30pm. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3210
7 Dec (Fri) 2018: BLUE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK GLENBROOK (M) Weeding in the National Park at Glenbrook this is a combined activity with NPWS removing invasive weeds. Limit: 14. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 2908
7 Dec (Thu) 2017: BOTANY BAY (E-M, Cycling) Cycle Strathfield to Botany Bay. A leisurely ride along cycle paths and local roads to the bay. Morning tea at the chocalate shop and fish and chips lunch (or BYO) at Brighton le Sands. Bring plenty of liquids, sun protection and swimmers. Limit: 14. Map: Sydney UBD.
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WalkID: 1541
7 Dec (Sat) 2013: CHRISTMAS PARTY The annual Christmas Party - Bush Dance - BBQ. Bring your dancing volleys and a salad or dessert to share and celebrate. All members and their partners are welcome. 6:00PM - details have been emailed to members.
WalkID: 2067
7 Dec (Mon) 2015: LINDEN - HAZELBROOK (M) Linden - Hazelbrook via Paradise and various waterfalls - OPAL CARD FRIENDLY This 8km walk takes you to a nice swimming hole and waterfalls in the mid mountains. Limit: 8. Map: .
NOTICE
WalkID: 2105
7 Dec (Mon) 2015: MEETING With summer coming up, we should be aware of the risk of bushfire. Colin from RFS will be talking tonight about what you could do if caught out on a walk with fire threatening. Best practice is to avoid being there (ie cancel the walk), but sometimes the unexpected happens. Colin is involved in RAFT (Remote Area Firefighting Team) training, so come with questions.
WalkID: 1522
7 Dec (Sat) 2013: RIVER CAVES CANYON (M) This is a beautiful walk-in canyon, but you will get wet up to the waist. Wildflowers are plentiful on the walk in. Limit: 12. Map: Rock Hill.
WalkID: 3627
7 Dec (Sat) 2019: SOUTH HAZELBROOK (E) Commences at 8.45am and features 3 swimmable pools in the silence of the bush and traverses a pathway to one unnamed pool constructed by three of us for part of the way. It also features the 1892 Terrace Falls track. This round trip takes us back to where we started at approximately 11.45am at a relaxed pace. Limit: 25. Map: 8930-1S & 2N.
WalkID: 3584
7 Dec (Sat) 2019: TERRACE FALLS (M) An easy day with some swimming! Limit: 12. Map: Wollangambe.
WalkID: 714
8 Dec (Wed) 2010: ANSTO TOUR AND WALK AT LUCAS HEIGHTS (E) The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, has a new Reactor which is now up and running and we have organised a Tour on Wedensday 8th December 2010. The plan is to go in the morning meeting at 8am at Glenbrook car pooling to Lucas Heights and then doing one of the walks around the buffer zone to Bardens Creek have morning tea there, another short walk back to the reactor for Lunch at the cafe at 12pm cost $10.00, at 1pm go on the Tour which will last untill 3.30pm, this is free. I have an information sheet to give you if you are interested in coming. Please advise as S.A.P. as I need to confirm the numbers by November. Limit: 20. Map: Booklet by Ansto.
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WalkID: 1236
8 Dec (Sat) 2012: BAI BUA THAI RESTAURANT, PENRITH Enjoy a long lazy dinner whilst eating delicious Thai food at reasonable prices. Plenty of parking available. Map: Gregory's Sydney Street Directory
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WalkID: 3655
8 Dec (Fri) 2000: DADDER AND ATTIC CAVE CANCELLEDS ERSKINE CREEK (M, Scrambling) CANCELLED due to fires. This is a classic lower mountains walk for summer. Visit Attic Cave to replenish the visitor book. Make our way down Pisgah Rock to the big pool for a swim then make our way up to Dadder Cave and replenish its visitor book. Hang out for a leisurely lunch in a lovely shady spot near a nice swimming pool. Exit via Lincoln and Monkey Rope Creeks. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 2906
8 Dec (Fri) 2017: DARGENS CANYON BELL (E) An easy beginners canyon suitable for older kids. Wetsuits a good idea but no abseiling. We will probably do a 'there-and-back' rather than climb up the tree. There will be time to swim at the dam and jump off the rocks. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Wilson.
WalkID: 1272
8 Dec (Sat) 2012: GLENBROOK (E-M) Moderate paced walk around knapsack park, E Blaxland, and / or Darks Commons. Difficulty level adapted to walkers. Leave from 30 Barnet St. at 7:47 AM. Return around noon. One tea break. BBQ afterwards if there is an interest. 300M ascent / descent. 7km distance. Friends welcomed. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 3215
8 Dec (Sat) 2018: INTRODUCTION TALK AND WALK (E-M) Spend the morning learning how to get the most out of the club and safe bushwalking. We will have a short tea break after an informal one hour talk, and then do a 6km bushwalk. It involves descending 200m into Sassafrass Gully and then walking the rainforest path along Sassafrass Creek to the junction of Sassafrass and Glenbrook Creeks, with its camping area and pretty pool. Swim or paddle and early start if it is going to be hot. We may do a semi off-track visit to the mystery stone cross. Members are welcome to come along for the walk and/or the talk. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood .
WalkID: 1279
8 Dec (Sat) 2012: KATOOMBA (H) Arethusa Canyon. Access & egress via Mt Hay Rd. This canyon route involves several minor rock climbs (on rope) to exit. For experienced canyoners. Wetsuit & helmet required. Limit: 4. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 3267
8 Dec (Sat) 2018: MOONEY MOONEY TO BAR ISLAND (H, kayak) Kayaking from Mooney Mooney to Bar Island and return, with the tide both ways 20 km. We will then continue on to Brooklyn if conditions are favourable. Please bring morning tea, lunch and spray skirt. Limit: 8. Map: Cowan.
WalkID: 2536
8 Dec (Thu) 2016: NEPEAN RIVER (E-M, cycling) Cycle ride from Glenbrook down through Emu Plains and across the Nepean to the Whitewater Stadium for morning tea. If not too hot on to the Rowing Centre for a loop around the lake, then to Lewers Gallery for lunch. Back via zig-zag cuttings to Glenbrook. Approx 45 km, suitable for road bikes. Bring plenty of water and sun protection. Limit: 15. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 3256
8 Dec (Sat) 2018: PARADISE POOL LINDEN (E-M, steep in part) Walk from north of Linden Station. 45 minute walk, starting with panoramic views north from a historic mountains road. descend down through ancient rocks on excellent steps. A clearly marked trail to the stunning beauty of a sandy beach and deep water pool. Return journey by same route. Planned return 11.30am. Limit: 20. Map: Katoomba 8930 - IS.
WalkID: 3186
8 Dec (Sat) 2018: SPIT TO MANLY (M) An iconic walk that's been done before, but there are plenty of swimming spots along the way to cool off in. May go into Crater Cove for lunch. Fish and chips afterwards? Limit: 12. Map: Sydney Harbour and Coastal Walks.
WalkID: 1246
8 Dec (Sat) 2012: VICTORIA BROOK - THE "S" BENDS (M) This creek flows into the Grose, but high up near Mt. Boyce. It flows through a canyon with a series of \"s\" bends. No real swimming, but you will get wet. Promise of some great photos. Bring swimming gear and thermals. Limit: 8. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 2798
9 Dec (Sat) 2017: BEDFORD CREEK AT MURPHYS GLEN (E-M) Large blue gums stand on the edge of a good-sized swimming pool, with a sandy bottom. We can explore Murphy's Glen, a volcanic diatreme, or if hot, swim and relax. Bring something Christmassy to share for morning tea. Limit: 12. Map: Jamison and Katoomba.
WalkID: 3204
9 Dec (Sun) 2018: FAULCONBRIDGE TO YELLOWMUNDEE (M-H, Scrub) Faulconbridge Point track and Kariwoga ridge. Replenish visitor book and admire great views. Descend to Grose River at junction of Springwood Creek and then downstream to the river gauge and out to shuffled cars at the end of Mountain Avenue. Swimming opportunities in various Grose River Pools. One steep descent and usual river obstacles. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood and Kurrajong.
WalkID: 1779
9 Dec (Tue) 2014: SPRINGWOOD (E) Firefly and glow worm walk. Less than 2km return and all on tracks. Suitable for children of all ages. Meet at the junction of Lucinda Ave and Bednal Rd at 8 PM with a torch. Last year the fireflies were incredible. No need to book - just turn up. Limit: 0. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 4056
9 Dec (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.
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WalkID: 2822
10 Dec (Sun) 2017: ERSKINE KNOLL VISITOR BOOK REPLENISHMENT (M-H-Exp, Some scrambling, wate) Drive south from Glenbrook. Jack Evans track to Platypus loop on magnificent Erskine Creek, ascend Jack Evans track onto the Erskine Range and replenish the visitor book at Erskine Knoll. Tricky scrambling/some exposure in a couple of places so we need dry rocks. Short distance but lots of ups and downs and two river crossings. If the weather is hot this walk will be amended to a circuit of Platypus Loop. This walk has been down graded from the harder version which was posponed from mid October. Limit: 8. Map: Penrtih. Peaks bagged: 1
WalkID: 2476
10 Dec (Sat) 2016: MANLY DAM WILDFLOWER CIRCUIT (E) A walk through a diverse range of habitats around the freshwater lake of Manly Dam. Not a long walk, so time to chill and swim. Train, bus and ferry. All on tracks. Limit: 12. Map: Sydney.
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WalkID: 2110
10 Dec (Thu) 2015: NEPEAN DISTRICT (E-M, cycling) Bike ride from Glenbrook or M4 Nepean River bridge to Glenmore Park and on to Orchard Hills via bike paths or quieter roads. Some short steep hills, suitable for road bikes. Back at 12 noon to Lewers Gallery on River Road Nepean River for Christmas lunch. Return to Glenbrook via old railway zig zag cuttings or to your car on River Road. Total distance about 40 km. Bring morning tea, plenty of water and sun protection. Limit: 15. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 4074
10 Dec (Thu) 2020: SACKVILLE FERRY (M) Reconnaissance Cycle ride suitable for road bikes. Sackville Ferry, Sackville Ferry Road, River Road, Lower Portland ferry, West Portland Road, Laws Farm Road, morning tea and special site, West Portland Road, back to cars, Tractor Cafe. Meet 9 am at Sackville ferry. Limit: 16. Map: UBD.
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WalkID: 2539
10 Dec (Sat) 2016: SATURDAY ARVO- LOCAL TRACKS, FAULCONBRIDGE (E-Exp, scrub maybe) Explore the route from Shirlow Avenue fire trail to the deanii forest down from Peggy's Pool. Last club trip, we found a well marked track which requires further exploration. If the scrub is not too thick, we'll attempt to continue on down the creek to the secret swimming hole. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 4068
10 Dec (Thu) 2020: SHAWS CREEK (M) Shaws Creek Hawkesbury Heights. A tracked walk from a view point down to Shaws Creek. This has steep sections but not too difficult. Elevation loss and gain 130m. The walk when we did it recently was mostly in shade. The creek at the bottom has an extensive rock platform with some wallowing and swimming opportunities. There are also some interesting overhangs near by. This is a morning half day walk. Bring morning tea and swimmers Limit: 10. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 1560
10 Dec (Tue) 2013: SPRINGWOOD (E) Birdwood Gully firefly evening Walk. 1km return. Last week there were dozens of fireflies all flicking their lights along the creek and up the hillside. Hopefully they\'re still at it. Just meet at 8.00 PM at the T junction of Bednal and Lucinda Ave. No need to contact me. Bring a torch. Then enjoy the hundreds of glow worms once the firefly display is over. Magic. Bring kids, grandkids or any other kids you can find. Limit: 0. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 953
10 Dec (Sat) 2011: TARONGA ZOO TO BALMORAL (E) Sensational views of the city skyline, pristine bushland and plenty of time for swimming. 6.5klms. with no significant hills. I haven't led this walk, but have a good guide book. Limit: 12. Map: Sydney's Best Harbour and Coastal Walks.
WalkID: 979
10 Dec (Sat) 2011: WOLLANGAMBE RIVER (M-H-Exp) We will walk in from Bell and explore the upper reaches of the river which has some lovely canyon sections. The walk will involve river walking and some short swimming sections. The walk is approx 14km, some of which is tracked so there will be an early start and depending on our finishing time, dinner will be at Blackheath. Limit: 6. Map: Wollangambe.
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WalkID: 2910
10 Dec (Sun) 2017: WOODFORD (E) Woodford Dam. Well made track to a hidden gem. A couple of hours only. This is a joint walk with Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre (Ken Goodlet) I understand that there are a couple of Aboriginal sites to be viewed. Strictly limited numbers for this reason Limit: 3. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1036
11 Dec (Sun) 2011: BOB TURNER'S TRACK (E-M) A walk to a great swimming spot on the Colo along a gently graded track.Return via the same way. Distance is 7km return. Limit: 8. Map: Colo Heights.
WalkID: 73
11 Dec (Thurs) 1970: CRAYFISH POOL (E) Walk out along Campfire Creek then onto Red Hands Cave- then onto Kanuka Brook and Crayfish Pool. Lunch and a swim. Return to the circuit track and down to Campfire Creek with its aboriginal work site- and then out. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 765
11 Dec (Sat) 2010: DUFAUR'S CANYON (E, rock scrambling) Down DuFaur's canyon and exit via Joe's Canyon - lilo and wetsuit needed. Not too difficult if you've never done a canyon before. A great trip if it's hot. Limit: 8. Map: Mount Wilson.
WalkID: 1041
11 Dec (Sun) 2011: ERSKINE CREEK (M) Lilo from Pisgah Rock to the Jack Evans track. An annual event because it\'s a great way to spend a hot day. Lilo and volleys (or similar) required, and clothes that can get wet (no wetsuit - it\'s not that cold). Beginners welcome, this is a great way to learn how to manage a lilo - if you\'re thinking of doing the Wollangambe. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 769
11 Dec (Sat) 2010: GARIGAL NATIONAL PARK (E-M) There is a change to our WHEENY GAP walk on the 11/12/10. We are doing a walk in Garigal National Park. We will walk from the Roseville bridge to Seaforth Oval. This walk will follow the shore line. Plenty of views to enjoy along the way. There is an opportunity to swim at Flat Rock Beach. This walk is all on tracks. Distance 10kms. Sue and Paul 47544437 Limit: 10. Map: Sydney Waterways.
WalkID: 3895
11 Dec (Fri) 2020: KATOOMBA (H) Katoomba Creek (Remote). 8.30am - 5.00pm. A BMCC Bushcare activity. Continue the great work done by volunteers along a unique and little visited section of the Katoomba Creek. Bushwalking and regeneration experience is essential for this trip as it involves off track walking, wading in the river and working with a backpack. Unfortunately due to COVID-19 we can't provide or share morning tea and lunch (please bring your own). Numbers will be strictly limited and bookings are essential. Book by Friday 4th December with Steve on 4780 5623 or sfleischmann@bmcc.nsw.gov.au Limit: 9. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2544
11 Dec (Sun) 2016: LOCAL OFF-TRACK - FAULCONBRIDGE (E-M-Exp, scrub, rocks) Take the local track from Hillcrest Avenue firetrail south to the creek between Hillcrest and St Georges Crescent, and follow the creek downstream to the sawmill (if we can). There may be scrub, rocks, prickly bushes and other obstacles. Finish with either a car swap from Highland Road or a scramble up to St Georges Crescent. Limit: 8. Map: springwood.
WalkID: 656
11 Dec (Sat) 2010: PROSPECT TO BRIGHTON (E, Push Bike ride) Easy paced ride mainly on cycle way. Passing through Olympic Park and following the Cooks river all the way to Botany Bay for lunch. Return the same way. If you've never done a long easy ride now is your chance. Limit: 12. Map: Bike rides around Sydney.
WalkID: 3638
11 Dec (Wed) 2019: SPRINGWOOD (E, cycle) Easy cycle from Springwood on quiet local back roads - usually about 15 -20km, no real hills Limit: 12. Map: Gregory.
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WalkID: 3671
11 Dec (Wed) 2019: SPRINGWOOD (E-M) A half day Walk: From Tom Hunter Park to the walking tracks in the catchment of Springwood Creek. We will see a waterfall in an unnamed side creek then on a track where we may reach Springwood Cemetery. Return via the northern track up Birdwood Gully and Sassafras Park to the cul-de-sac at the end of Chaseling Avenue and the cars. Bring morning tea. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 748
11 Dec (Sat) 2010: WHEENY GAP (E-M) Walking on fire trail and off track to a fantastic swimming hole. It has been sometime since we have done this walk there could be some scrub. There will be time to explore the area. Afternoon tea at Bilpin. Limit: 10. Map: Mountain Lagoon.
WalkID: 3969
12 Dec (Sat) 2020: CHRISTMAS EVENT- BEDFORD CREEK (M) Shared Christmas morning tea at Murphys Glen, plus bring a unisex present for Santa's sack; about $10. Then we'll do a short walk under pleasant rainforest to a good sized pool on Bedford Creek. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 435
12 Dec (Sat) 2009: Dargan's Canyon (M, M) This is the trip that was originally scheduled on 8/11 but was postponed due to the weather. Pleasant canyon suitable for beginners. No abseils but some tricky bits. Wetsuits & helmets required. Will traverse back up the canyon, not the exit track. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Wilson.
WalkID: 750
12 Dec (Sun) 2010: ERSKINE CREEK LILO (E-M, wet) Lilo down erskine creek from Pisgah Rock to the Jack Evans Track. We've done this before but it should be even better now that the creek has been flushed out by all the rain. Assuming it's hot, no wetsuits are needed, just shoes that can get wet, sun protection and a lilo. Some rock scrambling, steep but short descent. If it rains, we'll walk somewhere in glenbrook instead. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 2123
12 Dec (Sat) 2015: FORTRESS CREEK (M) A relatively short canyon trip (7km or so) with an abseil, a jump and a few swims, so a helmet, wetsuit and abseiling gear are required. Its been hot so come out and get wet. Limit: 6. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 400
12 Dec (Sat) 2009: Glenbrook - Erskine Creek (E, E) Lilo down Erskine creek from Pisgah Rock to the Jack Evans track. No wetsuits needed if it's hot, just a lilo, sun protection and volleys (or old sandshoes). If too cold, we may just walk. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 3283
12 Dec (Wed) 2018: HAZELBROOK (E-M) A half day circuit walk: Lake Road Hazelbrook then to Bedford & Lester Pools & Ken Goolet's unnamed Pool in Bedford Creek. Then Terrance & Victor Falls in Terrance Falls Creek, then on to Adams Lookout & the cars in Lake Road. Bring morning tea. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 709
12 Dec (Sun) 2010: HEATHCOTE (E) Walk from the station down to Uloola Falls and up the creek to some nice pools and then spend time relaxing and swimming at Karloo Pool on the way back. Option to stay at Karloo Pool the whole day. Children welcome. Limit: 16. Map: Royal National Park Map.
WalkID: 4058
12 Dec (Sat) 2020: INTRODUCTION WALK AND TALK SASSAFRAS GULLY SPRINGW (E-M) INTRODUCTION WALK AND TALK - Prospective members: This is our introduction to the Club and safe bushwalking practices. It 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 3.5 hours or a little more. Full members are very welcome, as always. Limit: 10. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 3680
12 Dec (Thu) 2019: LITHGOW (M) Bike ride Lithgow-Browns Gap Rd-Berghofers Pass-Mt Victoria- Blackheath. Road ride from Lithgow to Mt Victoria, then mountain bike along the Council's proposed bike route to Blackheath (i.e. Not following the rail line. Train to Lithgow leaves Springwood 7:4 am. Bring water. Limit: 10. Map: UBD.
WalkID: 3239
12 Dec (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: 1237
12 Dec (Wed) 2012: TARONGO ZOO TO BALMORAL BEACH (E) This walk offers superb views of Sydney Harbour & the City skyline, pristine sections of bushland, sheltered beaches and plenty of time for a swim. 6.5km with no significant hills. Limit: 8. Map: Gregory's Sydney Street Maps.
WalkID: 1815
12 Dec (Fri) 2014: VALLEY OF THE WATERS (M-H, g.;4) Canyoning. Empress Falls. Has a 28m abseil with an overhang to start, and finishes in a deep pool. Late meeting time for after work, but the rappels will be completed before darkness, prior to exiting along a fenced walking track. Limit: 4. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2018
12 Dec (Sat) 2015: WATERFALLS OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS (M) No.1 This series of walks aims to visit all the waterfalls in the mountains. To qualify, the waterfall has to be named on the CMA maps. Starting at Springwood, we'll visit Martins and Magdala Falls on Magdala Creek, then head for Numantia and Clarinda Falls at the head of the Victory Track. Some steep sections. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3285
13 Dec (Thu) 2018: BELL (M) Mountain bike ride Bell to Lithgow via back roads, then Lithgow to Mt Victoria via Browns Gap rd and Berghofers. This activity will only happen if the weather forecast changes by Wednesday. Morning tea in Lithgow, lunch in Mt Victoria. Limit: 16. Map: Lithgow, Hartley.
WalkID: 728
13 Dec (Mon) 2010: BLUE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK - GLENBROOK (M) Set off down the Jack Evans Track, then down to the Nepean River/Erskine Creek and The Word Cave, for morning tea. We will then go up Erskine Creek to the Jack Evans Track for lunch. There will be some rock hopping on the way. It will be a slow walk with lots of swims also. Limit: 10. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 75
13 Dec (Sat) 1970: BOX CREEK FALLS (M) Kowmung River Trail - Gillespies Lookout - Box Creek Falls. A short walk in Kanangra-Boyd N.P. to a series of waterfalls and swimming holes. Some scrambling to get down to the bottom of the falls. L Limit: 12. Map: Kanangra.
WalkID: 74
13 Dec (Sat) 1970: BUTTERBOX CANYON OR ROCKY POINTS RAVINE (M) A local awesome canyon off Mt Hay Road. Fit- experienced competent canyoners- includes abseils - wetsuits and usual abseil gear required. Map: Katoomba- Mount Wilson Limit: 5. Map: Mount Wilson.
WalkID: 1718
13 Dec (Sat) 2014: ERSKINE CREEK VIA PISGAH ROCK (M-H) A short, but steep walk will take us to the wonders of Erskine and the Big Pool. Clean water, beautiful cascades; we\'ll spend the day swimming and exploring the various pools. Some rock scrambling. Limit: 10. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 1768
13 Dec (Sat) 2014: GROSE RIVER. BIKE, HIKE AND LILO. (E-M, Grade 3) Ride out along the Grose Road firetrail to the walking track where we will leave our bikes chained and concealed. Descend to the Grose where we inflate our lilos for a lazy drift downstream to Springwood Creek. Return to the bikes via Kariwoga Ridge taking in the views of the river we have just floated down. Please no plastic lilos! Limit: 8. Map: Kurrajong.
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WalkID: 2126
13 Dec (Sun) 2015: PARADISE POOL - SUNDAY STROLL (E, swim) A very short trip down to a local swimming hole. If you've never been here, join us for the shortest bushwalk we do! I'm hoping it will be hot. Leave 12:00 - back by 3pm, bring lunch to eat by the pool! Limit: 8. Map: Springwood, Katoomba.
WalkID: 120
14 Dec (Sun) 2009: AM leg stretcher - Blue Gum Swamp (M) Blue Gum Swamp, early start and early finish to beat the heat(or it may rain). If everyone's enthusiastic, and the weather's not too hot, we may include Beehive Hill and Grose Head South Lookout as well. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 1021
14 Dec (Wed) 2011: BLACKHEATH (E) This is our wednesday xmas walk, with a twist. All mid week walkers and leaders are invited to share in our xmas party. We are going to the Grand Canyon at Blackheath, but meeting at 3.30pm to walk in the cooler part of the day. Please bring a plate to share, your own plates cup ect and a torch may be handy for the way out. Distance 4km. Limit: 16. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1523
14 Dec (Sat) 2013: FELT FERN CANYON (M-Exp) This small canyon flows into Carne Creek on Newnes Plateau. It holds great promise. Towering walls, tight bends and some challenging bits, according to Michael Keats. Pepare to get wet feet. We will explore the pagodas on the walk out. No tracks. Limit: 12. Map: Cullen Bullen.
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WalkID: 2912
14 Dec (Thu) 2017: GLENBROOK CREEK (E, cycling, swimming) Cycle, walk to and swim in the Wog Hole in Glenbrook Creek. An early start and early finish on account of hot day forecast. Cycle short firetrail off end of Park St Glenbrook and then walking track about 0.5 km. Suitable for road and mountain bikes, bring suitable bushwalk shoes, swimmers and morning tea drink and snack. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 1801
14 Dec (Sun) 2014: SYDNEY HARBOUR AND SURROUNDS (E-M, Sea Kayak, g.; 3/4) Shelly Beach (Manly) - S along North Head sea cliffs - Sydney Heads - Camp Cove (Watsons Bay) - Balmoral - Manly Scenic Walk route, waterside - Little Manly beach. 20km incl. meanders/contouring. Dawn start, please, prior to the seas rising, and racing harbour traffic increasing. Off the water by 2pm. If the sea state is not conducive to paddling pleasure, we will launch from Little Manly and stay inside Sydney Harbour. Many highlights, including Hornby and Grotto Point lighthouses, as well as innumerate waterside cafes. Horizon Line or another kayak shop may hire out to you a sit-in kayak with rudder and spray deck - if you have some paddling ability. Limit: 4. Map: Any street directory will suffice.
WalkID: 3586
14 Dec (Sat) 2019: XMAS WALK AT LAWSON (M) Limit: 16. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2557
15 Dec (Thu) 2016: BLACKHEATH (M) Cycle ride from Blackheath into Megalong Valley and back. Morning tea or lunch at Megalong Tea Rooms. Extra ride 5 km west on Peach Trees Road, to great view point over the Coxs River Valley. All bitumen or smooth dirt. Nasty bit is riding up the switchback road out of the Megalong valley. Limit: 16. Map: Katoomba, Hampton.
WalkID: 3185
15 Dec (Sat) 2018: CHRISTMAS EVENT- BEDFORD CREEK (E-M) Starting at the picnic ground with morning tea; something to share that's Christmassy and present giving. Bring a wrapped present to suit male or female for up to $10. Then we'll walk down to Bedford Creek along a delightful path to a sandy-bottomed swimming hole. Plenty of time to chill out! Limit: 16. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1797
15 Dec (Mon) 2014: HAT HILL CANYON (E, short swims) A canyon not too far away, without difficult climb downs or abseils, and very accessible. From Hat Hill road at Blackheath, walk down a short ridge to the creek, the canyon starts almost immediately. There are three sections, separated by pleasant creek walking. Exit up a gully to Bald Head Ridge and back along the track that goes over Hat Hill to the road. Wetsuit advisable - there are a couple of unavoidable short swims. Limit: 8. Map: Mount Wilson.
WalkID: 1273
15 Dec (Sat) 2012: LAWSON - EMPIRE PASS (E-M) Moderate pace with some hills and nice waterfalls. Dense rainforest type walk. Leave 7:37am from across train tracks (San Jose St.) One or two tea breaks. Return early afternoon in time for lunch. Open to lunch suggestions. 350m ascent/ descent. 9km distance. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1550
15 Dec (Sun) 2013: NEPEAN RIVER (E) Willow Warriors Nepean River Conservation Kayaking Program - Black Willow monitoring & control. We will access the river at Yellomundee and paddle down to Yarramundi(7km) treating black willows growing on the bank and in the water. All paddling gear available if required. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 3615
15 Dec (Sat) 2018: NEPEAN RIVER CASTLEREAGH (E, Kayak) A slow and leisurely paddle along the Nepean river 10km return. Suitable for beginners with time for a swim. Please bring morning tea and a plate to share at lunch back on the beach at Devlin Rd. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 3577
15 Dec (Fri) 2000: SHAWS CREEK CANCELLED (E-M, Scrub and rainforest ) Cancelled due to track closure by RFS. The original walk around Breakfast Creek near Glenbrook has been cancelled as that part of the National Park is currently closed. This is the leisurely alternative, being all down hill by 120m and about four km of semi track. Anyway, after a short car shuffle, from Hawkesbury Heights we make our way down to the rain-forested coolness of Shaw's Creek. See some of the biggest monkey ropes in the Blue Mountains. We will make our way slowly down the creek. Plenty of opportunities to swim in large pools. Check out the rock engravings and the boulder cave as well as the hand print trees. Exit via Hawkesbury Road. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 1253
15 Dec (Sat) 2012: WOLLANGAMBE RIVER (M-Exp) We tried to do this walk last summer but the water levels were too high so we’ll have another go. We will walk in from Bell and explore the upper reaches of the river which has some lovely canyon sections. The walk will involve river walking and some short swimming sections. The walk is approx 14km most of which is tracked except for our walk in the river. There will be an early start and, depending on our finishing time, dinner could be at Blackheath. Limit: 8. Map: Wollangambe.
WalkID: 3246
16 Dec (Sun) 2018: BEROWRA WATERS TO BAR ISLAND (H, kayak) Paddle out to bar Island and return 20 km with the tide both ways. Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 8. Map: Cowan.
WalkID: 305
16 Dec (Wed) 2009: Blackheath (E, E) This is our xmas get together shared lunch so dress up for the occasion, this year we are going to Walls Cave you might like to bring you swimmers as if its hot we shall go for a walk/swim down the creek. Limit: 16. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3205
16 Dec (Sun) 2018: ERSKINE CREEK EXCURSION (M) SORRY BUT CANCELLED. LEADER HAS INJURED ANKLE This walk encompasses the best bits of wonderful Erskine Creek. Attic cave visitor book replenishment, Pisgah Rock Descent and a swim in the big pool. Mosey upstream along various rock platforms to replenish the visitor book at Dadder Cave. Return via Monkey Ropes Creek and the side creek route. Plenty of swimming opportunities. Mostly on track with an early start and languid pace to avoid heat impacts. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 2892
16 Dec (Sat) 2017: GRAND CANYON, BLACKHEATH (M) SADLY I HAVE HAD TO CANCEL THIS WALK - Hope to reschedule early in 2018. A Christmas Supper Walk - we will start at 4.30pm - have supper in the "Rotunda" (a cave), and exit in the dark. Enjoy the award winning restoration of the Grand Canyon track. Limit: 16. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2554
16 Dec (Fri) 2016: NATIONAL PARK GLENBROOK (E-M, Social) Meet at the National Park Glenbrook, for FOG NURSERY at 9.00am. This will be at day of getting to know what we will be able to do, and getting ready for the new venture into Native Plants growing. Bring the usual things for a bush walk etc. Limit: 25. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 2882
16 Dec (Sat) 2017: SOUTH SPRINGWOOD - SHARKS HEAD, LOST WORLD, PSALM (M, some scrub) From Martins Lookout, descend and cross Glenbrook Creek. Short off track section to Sharks Head Cave for smoko and visitor book replenishment. Continue via scramble up a natural rock tunnel up to Lost World Lookout. Return on track via Bunyan Lookout and the Kings Link track to Psalm Rock and a swim in Glenbrook Creek. If it is going to be hot the walk will be changed to the Wiggins track and time swimming at the pool on the junction of Sassafrass and Glenbrook Creeks. Bring a small xmas contribution for sharing at smoko. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 4057
16 Dec (Wed) 2020: SPRINGWOOD (E, c) Easy cycle from Springwood on quiet local back roads - usually about 15 -20km, no real hills Description of walk: Limit: 8. Map: Gregory.
WalkID: 2117
16 Dec (Wed) 2015: SYDNEY HARBOUR NATIONAL PARK (E-M) A leisurely and opal friendly mid-week excursion featuring a stroll from Taronga Zoo to Balmoral Beach. Enjoy a ferry ride, catch up on the rich naval history of Bradleys Head and Commodore Heights and enjoy a paddle or a dip at Clifton Gardens and/or Balmoral Beach. Return to the city via bus and back to the bluies by train. Limit: 15. Map: UBD.
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WalkID: 2909
16 Dec (Sat) 2017: YARRAMUNDI (E, kayak) Short easy paddle up the Grose River. Suitable for sit on or sit in kayaks not fibreglass. Bring P.F.D. and morning tea, finish before lunch. Limit: 8. Map: UBD.
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WalkID: 3284
16 Dec (Sun) 2018: YELLOW ROCK - ABSEIL PRACTICE (E-M, abseiling) Practice your abseil skills in time for the canyon season. Beginners welcome. Any club abseil trips require a helmet - bring a bicycle helmet if you have nothing else. We do have some gear to loan if you're just starting,otherwise bring harness, descender, carabiners and prussik loops if you have them. Or let us know what you need when you book in. Venue may change but will be somewhere close to Springwood-Glenbrook. Rope fee applies. Limit: 10. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 1787
17 Dec (Wed) 2014: NATIONAL PARK, GLENBROOK (M) Walk out to Nepean Lookout for Morning Tea, and then down to Erskine Creek for Lunch, swimming and relaxing. Distance about 3km with a descent and ascent 190m, THIS WALK WILL BE CHANGED TO WALKING OUT TO EUROKA CLEARING AND SWIM AT THE JELLY BEAN POOL.(ROADS ARE CLOSED) Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 2141
17 Dec (Thu) 2015: BLACKHEATH (M) Bike ride from Blackheath into the Megalong Valley. Head out towards Carlons farm . May not get that far. then return to Megalong Tea Rooms and cycle back up to Blackheath station. Can be done on road bikes, but I prefer mountain bike. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba and Hampton.
WalkID: 104
17 Dec (WED) 2009: CHRISTMAS LIGHTS BIKE RIDE (E) Enjoy a nice easy ride around the Penrith District the efforts people go to decorating their homes with Christmas lights. Picnic dinner first by the Nepean River and supper afterwards at the leaders home. Limit: 8. Map: Glenmore Park.
WalkID: 2883
17 Dec (Sun) 2017: COMBINED INDUCTION WALK AND WALK SPRINGWOOD (E-M) Prospective members this is your opportunity for a short walk and combined induction talk. We will walk down Sassafrass gully, along the rainforest of Sassafrass Creek and then up the Wiggins Track. There will be plenty of stops where we discuss how the club operates, what happens when you book on a walk and safe bushwalking. Approximately 5km with 200m of descent and ascent. Steps and occasional slippery surfaces. Full members are, of course, are welcome to come for all or just the walk. We will be walking fairly early to avoid the heat of the day. 8am to approximately 11am. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 4073
17 Dec (Thu) 2020: GLENBROOK (E-M, cycling) Cycle Glenbrook to Whitewater Centre return followed by Christmas lunch. Meet 9am corner Brooklands Rd and Avoca St Glenbrook to leave your byo lunch at Alison's place. Complete ride with a coffee stop along the way. Return for lunch with cool drinks and cake provided. Limit: 15. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 1817
17 Dec (Wed) 2014: SYDNEY SOCIAL ACTIVITY: Aztec Exhibition at the Australian Museum. Followed by a walk through the Domain and then lunch in the Botanic Gardens. Exhibition cost: Adult $24, Concession $14.
WalkID: 1045
17 Dec (Sat) 2011: WHEENY CREEK (M) A short, steep and at times slippery (lots of leaf litter) off track walk to two fantastic swimming spots. Not only are the pools lovely but as we venture down the hill we will walk among huge birds nest ferns and cabbage tree palms. We have recently recut the route so you won't get too scratched! Distance is 4km with a vertical drop of 200m. We need to use cars with higher clearence to get to the start of the walk. Limit: 8. Map: Mountain Lagoon.
WalkID: 76
17 Dec (Wed) 1970: XMAS WALK & LUNCH AT INGAR PICNIC AREA (E) First of all we will walk to the plane crash site just to stretch our legs. 7km before lunch- then swim and maybe some other short walks in area. This is our usual xmas lunch which we share together. Limit: 16. Map: Jamison.
WalkID: 754
18 Dec (Sat) 2010: DARGANS CANYON (E-M) Lovely little canyon not too far away and not too long. Suitable for beginners. No abseils but some climb downs. A few short cold swims so wet suit is required. We will traverse back the same way. Limit: 10. Map: Wollangambe and Lithgow.
WalkID: 3639
18 Dec (Wed) 2019: SPRINGWOOD (E, cycle) Easy cycle from Springwood on quiet local back roads - usually about 15 -20km, no real hills Limit: 12. Map: Gregory.
WalkID: 762
19 Dec (Sun) 2010: EMU PLAINS (M-Exp) CYCLE BESIDE NEPEAN RIVER NORTH OF EMU PLAINS. From Emu Plains cycle north along a bush track towards Agnes Banks - although without expecting to travel that far. Track is new to the leader, hence exploratory, but could be very interesting. Approx. 14 km. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 3295
19 Dec (Wed) 2018: FAULCONBRIDGE (E-M) A half day walk: From Highland Road Faulconbridge, a spur to Linden Creek, a side creek to remains of a Steam Driven Sawmill, then down stream through rain forest to aboriginal spear sharpening groves in Linden Creek, up a spur through Casuarinas to St Georges Crescent. A car shuffle. Bring morning tea. Limit: 10. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 730
19 Dec (Sun) 2010: KANUKA BROOK BURBLE (M, Off track) Early start from Glenbrook Station. Thence to the New Australian Hole, Red Hands Ridge. Smoko on the banks of Kanuka Brook at twin creek junction. Amble down stream along the rock flats of Glenbrook Creek and return via the New Australian hole. Plenty of opportunity for swims and rests at a series of wonderful places. Approx 4 hours walking in 30 minute intervals. May return via the Duck Hole if our chloachas get too hot. Book after 13 Dec Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 3662
19 Dec (Thu) 2019: PENRITH DISTRICT (E, cycling) Our Thursday rider Christmas ride and lunch. Ride from Glenbrook station with pickups on the way to the Lewers Gallery on River Road via Knapsack Bridge, Emu Plains and M4 bridge, along north to the new foot/cycle bridge and back along River Road to the Gallery for lunch. It will be very hot that day and probably smoky, so you may wish to just drive to the Gallery for lunch. Hopefully there will be enough vehicles down there to transport riders back up onto the mountains afterwards, or get the train from Emu Plains. About 20 km mostly downhill. A late start at 11.15 at Glenbrook. Limit: 20. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 3236
19 Dec (Wed) 2018: SPRINGWOOD (E, Cycle) Easy cycle from Springwood on quiet local back roads - usually about 15 -20km, no real hills Limit: 8. Map: Gregorys.
WalkID: 77
20 Dec (Sat) 1970: WOLLONGAMBE LILO ADVENTURE (M) Lilo a less visited part of the Wollangambe from the Big Bend down to an exit up to the Boronia Pt trail. L Limit: 6. Map: Wollangambe.
WalkID: 1038
20 Dec (Tue) 2011: DHARAWAL STATE COSERVATION  RESERVE (E) We will have morning tea at a lookout overlooking O'Hares Creek before we head down the hill to a great swimming spot on Stokes Creek for lunch. Return the same way. This is a tracked walk of approx 5km. Limit: 10. Map: Appin.
WalkID: 3297
20 Dec (Thu) 2018: FAULCONBRIDGE (M) Mountain bike ride Faulconbridge to Faulconbridge Point and return to Springwood. Meet at corner of highway and Grose Road at 9 am. Bring morning tea and water. Limit: 16. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 2547
20 Dec (Tue) 2016: GEORGES RIVER BASIN (E-M) We will drive to the suburb of Kentlyn and the Keith Longhurst Nature Reserve. We will decend to the river via the basin track making a short detour to a spot overlooking the river. Here there is a great place for a swim. Depending on the weather and the inclination of the group we may also check out the Old Ford Road with it's interesting interpretive plaques which was built in 1899. This road descends gently down to another pretty part of the Georges River. Limit: 8. Map: Campbelltown 9029-1n.
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WalkID: 2132
20 Dec (Sun) 2015: PARADISE POOL - SUNDAY STROLL (E, swim) So - you have a second chance to do this - A very short trip down to a local swimming hole. If you've never been here, join us for the shortest bushwalk we do! I'm hoping it will be hot. Leave 12:00 - back by 3pm, bring lunch to eat by the pool! Limit: 8. Map: Springwood, Katoomba.
WalkID: 4060
20 Dec (Sun) 2020: PLATYPUS LOOP ERSKINE CREEK GLENBROOK (E-M-Exp, Minor scrub and scram) Drive towards Nepean Lookout. Descend Jack Evans track, cross Erskine Creek and make our way downstream. The track/negotiable route is expected to be flood effected hence exploratory. Many delightful swimming spots in large pools. Opportunity for a swim or two. Head up a rough path through a diatreme to the saddle on Jack Evans track then return to cars. Approximately 3 crowometres and 200m descent and ascent. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 427
20 Dec (Sun) 2009: Scatters Canyon (E, E) We shall have another try at this easy canyon, as we would like to check out hailstorm retreat, wetsuits needed. Limit: 8. Map: wollangambe.
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WalkID: 2913
20 Dec (Wed) 2017: SPRINGWOOD (E, Road Bike) Short, easy ride mostly on back streets and return to Springwood for morning tea. Suitable for beginners with road or mountain bike Limit: 8. Map: springwood.
WalkID: 15
21 Dec (Sun) 2008: Erskine Creek (E) Swimming and floating our way down the river around the platypus loops whilst the seething mass of humanity invades shopping centres Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 2855
21 Dec (Thu) 2017: GLENBROOK - PENRITH LAKES (E-M, cycling) Christmas ride for Thursday cyclists. Glenbrook to Nepean River and on to the Whitewater Stadium (morning tea), then the Nepean Lakes and return via Emu Plains to Glenbrook for a Christmas lunch (BYO) at a rider's home. About 40 km with a climb back to Glenbrook via the old zig-zag rail cuttings. Bring plenty of water, suits road bikes. Limit: 15. Map: UBD or Google maps.
WalkID: 3660
21 Dec (Thu) 2000: GROSE HEAD SOUTH CANCELLED (M) CANCELLED Due to fires and extreme heat. Fast paced early start from Whitecross road to refurbish the visitor book. All on track. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood .
WalkID: 1814
21 Dec (Sun) 2014: KANANGRA-BOYD NP (H, g.;4+) Canyoning. Danae - in a day, including an exit over Thurat Spires. I have successfully lead this for our club previously - in 15 hours upon a Summer Solstice. Limit: 4. Map: Refer to various guidebooks.
WalkID: 381
21 Dec (Mon) 2009: Springwood (E, E) Birdwood Gully A short evening stroll down to the creek to see the fireflies and glow worms. A magic sight. Limit: 20. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 1274
22 Dec (Sat) 2012: BLACKHEATH - GRAND CANYON (E-M) Moderate pace with hills. Leave 7:47am from Evans Point lookout car park. One or two tea breaks. Early afternoon return. Lunch plans are open to suggestion. 400m ascent/descent. 9 km distance. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3656
22 Dec (Fri) 2000: CANCELLED PLATYPUS LOOP (E-M) CAncelled due to fires and park closure. A lovely traditional walk for a hot day. Descend Jack Evans track and make our way down Erskine Creek with opportunities to swim in the big pools. Lunch at pillar cave and a short climb up the saddle to the Jack Evans track. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 2558
22 Dec (Thu) 2016: GLENBROOK (E-M, cycling) Cycle ride from Glenbrook railway station into the National Park and on via The Oaks picnic area to the Nepean Lookout. About 35 km return on gravel roadways. Morning tea at the lookout and back to Glenbrook by midday. Mountain bikes with wider tyres preferred, bring plenty of water. Steep climbs out of Glenbrook Creek gorge. Limit: 15. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 103
22 Dec (MON) 2009: Glenbrook NP - PICNIC AT THE WOG HOLE (E) A social evening dinner at the Wog Hole in Glenbrook NP. Bring food to share, eating utensils, swimmers and a torch in case of late departure out. Limit: 15. Map: Glenbrook NP.
WalkID: 1780
22 Dec (Mon) 2014: LAWSON (E-Exp) Lawson Cave Falls. I haven\'t done this walk but The Bushwalker describes it as \'30 minutes each way\' with some scrambling. The falls are supposed to be \'very impressive\' and the pool sounds big enough for a swim. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 426
22 Dec (Tue) 2009: Springwood (E, E) Birdwood Gully. Note change of date from previous program. A short evening stroll down to the creek to see fire flies and glow worms. Children and grandchildren welcome. Limit: 16. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 701
22 Dec (Wed) 2010: WATER NYMPHS DELL WENTWORTH FALLS (E) This is the Mid Week Walkers XMAS Lunch. I have found another little Cave/Dell/Waterfall and beach for our usually shared christmas get together. I think this year the theme will be Water Nymphs, so lets see who can dress for the occasion, you may get wet so be prepared or warned especially if its hot. Limit: 16. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2142
23 Dec (Wed) 2015: GLENBROOK (M) Mountain Bike ride to Nepean lookout via Bennett Ridge return via the Crayfish pool is an option for a swim. Bring morning tea and lunch if intending to go for 2hour return trip to Crayfish pool. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 4078
23 Dec (Wed) 2020: SPRINGWOOD (E, Cycle) Easy cycle from Springwood on quiet local back roads - usually about 15 -20km, no real hills Limit: 10. Map: Gregory.
WalkID: 3206
23 Dec (Sun) 2018: SPRINGWOOD XMAS BLUDGE (E-M) Get some gentle exercise prior to taking on Santa. This is a classic Blue Mountains walk but without the mountains. No big hills and lots of shady rainforest to appreciate because we will start early and walk the track at a languid pace to avoid heat issues. Sassafrass Gully to the camping site and swimming hole at the junction of Sassafrass and Glenbrook Creeks for a lengthy aquatic morning tea. Visit the Perch Ponds and make our way up gentle rainforested Magdala Creek to Martins Falls and then back to Springwood. All on track. Short car shuffle and small xmas party/picnic at the end. Limit: 14. Map: Springwood .
WalkID: 2497
23 Dec (Fri) 2016: UPPER FAULCONBRIDGE CREEK (M-H-Exp) From Jennings St Faulconbridge follow the ENE spur into the upper reaches of Faulconbridge Creek. Follow the creek down to the junction with Springwood Creek and then onto Chapman Rdge. Expect rainforest, creek obstacles and pools. Time for swims and rehydration if hot. Short car shuffle required. Early start. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 2144
24 Dec (Thu) 2015: PENRITH (E) 24 Dec(Thu): Valley Heights to Glenbrook via Regatta Centre (E) Leave Valley Heights station(or Glenbrook Station carpark)- meet at cnr Mitchell's Pass and Old Great Western Highway (and M4) and on to the Nepean River then the White Water stadium for morning tea. After morning tea cycle over to the Regatta centre then lunch and then to Glenbrook for lunch. Approx. 50klm. Mostly road riding and cycle paths. Limit: 20. Map: penrith Gillian Fuller 4751 6163 - thomcov@live.com Limit: 8. Map: .
WalkID: 1042
26 Dec (Mon) 2011: ROYAL NATIONAL PARK (E) A short walk from Bundeena out to the 'balconies' to see the boats head down the coast for the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. We'll continue on to Marley for a quick dip, then a car swap back to Bundeena. Optional picnic on the beach before the drive home. A late start for this walk, the race starts at 1:00pm, they take an hour to pass by Bundeena. Binoculars advisable. 7-8km, 200m up/down, all on track. A great way to recover after Christmas. Limit: 12. Map: Royal National Park.
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WalkID: 3302
27 Dec (Thu) 2018: SPRINGWOOD (E, Cycle) Bike ride from Manners Park, Springwood to Yellow Rock Lookout and return (23 km). All paved roads, except the last half a kilometer to the lookout, which is a good dirt road, negotiable by road bike. Coffee at Winmallee on the way out and lunch at springwood. Limit: 12. Map: Gregorys.
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WalkID: 772
28 Dec (Tue) 2010: BURRAMOKO RIDGE/CRAYFISH CANYON (M-H-Exp) Starting at Ridgewell Rd we will go down Burramoko Ridge and descend into Crayfish Creek/Canyon and follow down for approx 2.5klms exiting near Burramoko Head. Will then walk down to the lookout and back along the fire trail to the cars. This is an exploratory walk, leaders have not done any of it before. Be prepared to get wet, will involve scrambling and rope work (no abseils). Could be a long day. Wear volleys or similar and bring wet suit or thermals and a helmet. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Wilson.
WalkID: 3253
28 Dec (Sat) 2019: KANUKA BROOK GLENBROOK (M, Scrub, minor scrambli) Classic lower mountains summer walk. Leave cars at Red Hands Cave carpark. Ridge and spur descent to S bend and its caves, then downstream to the twin creek junction. Swim or relax. Ascend via rough track to fire trail and return 6km and 120m climb. Mostly off-track Limit: 8. Map: penrith .
WalkID: 3616
28 Dec (Sat) 2019: LAKE WALLACE, WALLERAWANG (E, Kayak) A slow and leisurely paddle 10km suitable for beginners with time for a swim. We will be looking for the Barton Park Cemetery dating back to 1840. This was relocated in the 1970's prior to the lake being flooded. Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 16. Map: Lithgow.
WalkID: 3265
28 Dec (Fri) 2018: PORT HACKING (E, walk-kayak) Combined walk-kayak. Great if you're a beginner - you only have to paddle one way! Put the kayaks in at Fisherman's Bay, Maianbar, paddle around Yenabili, Red Jacks and Costens points to south West Arm. There are some ruins to explore in places. At the end of South-West Arm Creek, meet the walkers for a swim and lunch at Winifred falls (around 300m upstream from the tidal limit). Return along the track via Anice Falls and Maianbar. Who will take your kayak back? The other party, who does the trip the other way. (Plan B if we don't get enough people is to just do the lot as a kayak trip).High tide is at 13:40, so we'll be paddling with the tide both ways. Limit: 8. Map: Port Hacking.
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WalkID: 2916
28 Dec (Thu) 2017: SPRINGWOOD (M, Cycling) Local Springwood roads, approx. 30km. See the Red Donkey! Morning tea at Winmalee, lunch back at Springwood. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood street directory.
WalkID: 755
28 Dec (Tue) 2010: WOLLANGAMBE ONE (E-M) Li-Lo trip down a section the beautiful Wollangambe River. Great relaxing day floating down this spectactular canyon. Cold water. Need wet suit or thermals. Some rock hopping and long steady up hill walk out. Suitable for beginners. Limit: 10. Map: Wollangambe.
WalkID: 1808
29 Dec (Mon) 2014: CLUB MED ON GLENBROOK CREEK (M) Sassafrass Gully continuing on track to the junction of Sassafrass and Glenbrook Creeks. Make our way up through rainforested semi-tracked shade of Glenbrook Creek for a couple of km to arrive at a wonderful series of pools, rock platforms and small waterfalls where we will swim and laze about till mid afternoon and then return travelling along both creeks and back up on the Wiggins track - opportunities for swims and long rests if it is a hot day. Approx 8km of which half will be on track. 150m down and the same up. Please book using the club\'s website. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 2561
29 Dec (Thu) 2016: FAULCONBRIDGE (E, MTB) Mountain Bike ride out to Faulconbridge Point and then lunch at Springwood 25km, bring morning tea and or buy lunch Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 1275
29 Dec (Sat) 2012: OLYMPIC PARK - HOMEBUSH (E) DISC GOLF! Come give it a try. Walk a grassy course stopping to throw Frisbee-type discs into a basket. No packs but carry water. Will do two or three rounds so you can leave part way thru if you like. Can do picnic lunch at riverside playground after. Bring family and friends. Meet at entrance to Armory 7:47 AM. Limit: 12. Map: Homebush.
WalkID: 3208
29 Dec (Sun) 2019: SPIT TO MANLY. ICONIC HARBOURSIDE SUMMER WALK (E-M, Salt, sand sunbur) This walk is now full. Waiting list only. Train then bus to the Spit. Sandy Bay, Clontarf Beach, Grotto Point, Castle Rock, Dobroyd Point, Forty Baskets Beach, North Harbour, Fairlight and Manly. Your guide has local knowledge of the area and can regale with semi-interesting factoids and tales of yore. Emergency icecream/sorbet or ozzie pie prior to boarding ferry and then return via train. 10km with minor flights of steps. Languid pace with time for swims at our choice of Clontarf, Forty Baskets, Fairlight or Manly baths. Limit: 12. Map: street directory.
WalkID: 1296
30 Dec (Sun) 2012: LOCKLEYS, BUTTERBOX & PINNACLES (E-M, Exp.) We will photographically reconnoitre and explore an area which promises to abound in interesting features - rock formations, contrasting vege communities and spectacular views. Might even find a good camping cave for next time Limit: 8. Map: katoomba.
WalkID: 1554
30 Dec (Mon) 2013: SPRINGWOOD CREEKS (E-M) Classic 10km walk down the Victory track along rainforest reaches of Sassafrass, Glenbrook and Magdala Creeks. No long hills but some short rises. Plenty of opportunities for swimming and photography. Easy walking but medium due to distance. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 2145
31 Dec (Thu) 2015: WOODFORD (M-H, MTB ride) Ingar, Anderson and Oaks. Three individual rides. 5.53 am Woodford station to ride up the Ingar (20 km). 8.10 am Wentworth Falls station for 8.30 am start Tableland Road to ride down the Anderson (30 km). 11.50 am Woodford station for 12.00 pm start locked gate to ride down the Oaks (25 km). Finish before next year. Limit: 8. Map: .