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Day Walk Ideas

Day Walks: Previous club walks for:
WalkID: 874
1 May (Sun) 2011: CEDARLAND RIDGE (M-Exp) Explore the area beyond Little Cedar Gap with view to further trips. From Green Gully, follow the fire trail to below the gap. Find a way up to the power line, and pick up the fire trail east to Cedarland Ridge to find out what's there (while watching out for the red dotted line). It sounds interesting, but it may be a long day. Limit: 8. Map: Jenolan, Jamison.
WalkID: 454
1 May (Sat) 2010: EVANS CROWN (E-Exp, E-X) An easy paced walk on tracks and through trackless open forests. Scramble about on huge granite boulders, visit caves and wander through superb forests. We will visit The Squeeze, Standley Chasm, Sough Dough Rock, Split Rock and Balancing Rock plus explore nooks and crannies. Just wander where it looks interesting. No lunch at the Tarana Pub this time so bring your own to eat on the hill. Limit: 16. Map: Tarana.
WalkID: 486
1 May (Sat) 2010: KOOMBANDA BROOK- KAMARAH GULLY (M-H, M-H) A delightful walk, visiting the canyon sections of two of the nicest creeks in the Upper Grose Valley, says Michael Keats. Come and find out why. Longish day, some off-track, with lawyer vines and wet feet. Limit: 10. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 2619
1 May (Mon) 2017: MAY GENERAL MEETING (E) Slides from the June trip to South Africa. Two week Kruger walking safari and winter walk in the Drakensburg. Limit: 0. Map: .
WalkID: 548
1 May (Sat) 2010: NARROWNECK (M-H-Exp) Bike Ride: Ride out Narrowneck to Clear Hill. Spectacular views. Mostly on fire trails with 2.5km section where bikes will need to be pushed. Some really steep country. Not for the faint hearted. Mountain Bikes Only. Please ring leader/ do not email.32km Limit: 4. Map: Katoomba, Jenolan, Jamison, Hampton.
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WalkID: 3440
1 May (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: 3327
1 May (Wed) 2019: WENTWORTH FALLS (E) Kittyhawke Swamp. (9.00am - 3.00pm). An opportunity to continue the long-term efforts of volunteers to keep improving this large swamp system that needs help to reverse the impact many varieties of weeds. A known site of 2 threatened species, Giant Dragon Fly and the Blue Mountains Water Skink. Joint BMCC/NPWS activity. Lunch and morning tea donated by Hominy Bakery. Book in directly with bush care officer by 22nd April on bushcare@bmcc.nsw.gov.au or 4780 5623. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 3436
1 May (Wed) 2019: WENTWORTH FALLS (E-M) A half day walk: Valley of the Waters circuit Wentworth Falls. Edinburgh Castle Rock, Flora's Bath, Empress Falls lookout. Bring morning tea. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2355
2 May (Mon) 2016: CAVE AT MEDLOW (M-H) Visit an historic cave overlooking Arethusa Canyon, near Mt. Carne. Not a long day, just interesting history. Off-track with some scrub. We may also have time to look for an old track, rumoured to be nearby. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 202
2 May (Sat) 2009: CROOKED CREVASSE (M, M) A narrow,dry canyon out near Tiger Snake.Some narrow,exciting descents;may get wet feet.Bring harness,helmet and abseil gear.ROPE FEE APPLIES. Limit: 8. Map: Cullen Bullen and Ben Bullen.
WalkID: 218
2 May (Sat) 2009: Empire Pass/Echo Bluff. (E, E) An easy paced walk on tracks. Visit four waterfalls. We will have morning tea at Frederica Falls then bypass a rough fire trail using a pleasant bush track before traversing through a forest to arrive at Echo Bluff. Here you can drop your inhibitions and yell your lungs out and be surprised by the resulting echo. After lunch we will visit Fairy Falls followed by an easy stroll back to the cars. Limit: 20. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 518
2 May (Sun) 2010: Erskine Creek (E-M, E-M) Climb down Pisgah Rock, cross and follow Erskine Creek to Blands Pool for lunch. Return via Monkey's Rope Creek. Limit: 8. Map: Erksine Creek.
WalkID: 164
2 May (Sat) 2009: Induction Course/Walk to Lions Head (E) We shall to the course at Wentworth Falls first, the onto the walk. Lions Head is on the Kings Tableland, it provide great views of the Kedumba Valley, there will be a little bit of bush bashing, as well as track walking. So for the new walkers you may need leg protection and gloves. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2198
2 May (Mon) 2016: MEETING Tonight's presentation - kayaking Bass Strait. Gary will talk about his experiences kayaking Bass Strait - not just once, but a few times.
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WalkID: 217
2 May (Sat) 2009: MOVIE/PIZZA NIGHT If you haven't tried Monty's Pizza's then you are in for a treat. Come and share a meal and/or movie at Glenbrook Cinema, for a friendly evening supporting the local community with Mr Rudd's handouts (for the lucky one's!) Map: Glenbrook
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WalkID: 3037
2 May (Wed) 2018: SPRINGWOOD (E) Springwood Local Cycle - from Springwood Station on quiet back roads -15- 20km and no big hills. Limit: 8. Map: Gregorys.
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WalkID: 3446
2 May (Thu) 2019: TOONGABBIE MINCHINBURY (M) NORTHERN CIRCUIT RIDE No. 18 - TOONGABBIE, M7, PLUMPTON, MINCHINBURY A 5 hr circuit suitable for road bikes on cycleways and back roads. Bring Morning tea and Lunch will be in Nurrangingy Reserve (Cafe available). Limit: 15. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 1936
3 May (Sun) 2015: BENNETT LOOKOUT, BALD HEAD (E, mostly flat) A half day trip to a spectacular lookout over the Grose Valley. We start from Hat Hill carpark in Blackheath, follow the track out to Bennett Lookout, and then head over to Bald Head to have a look over the end of Hat Hill Canyon. I\'ll do my best to keep this walk on tracks and we should be back around lunchtime, to beat the traffic home. We do visit Hat Hill (it\'s 10 minutes from the cars) Limit: 12. Map: Mount Wilson.
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WalkID: 3026
3 May (Thu) 2018: BEROWRA WATERS (E, kayak) 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: 8. Map: UBD.
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WalkID: 2646
3 May (Wed) 2017: GLENBROOK (E) Day 4 of Nursery course with TAFE and NPWS for nursery management. Need food and water for the day Limit: 15. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 3330
3 May (Fri) 2019: GLENBROOK NATIONAL PARK (M) Weeding invasive weeds at the Glenbrook section of Blue Mountains National Park. Need to bring morning tea and lunch plus plenty of water to drink. This is a combined activity with the NPWS. Limit: 14. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 3038
3 May (Thu) 2018: KURRAJONG (M) Bike ride from North Richmond to Kurrajong, for coffee and great views, and return for lunch. Some hills, 30 km on tarred back roads. Bring or buy lunch which will be in Hanna Park, North Richmond by the riverDescription of walk: Limit: 12. Map: Gregory.
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WalkID: 539
3 May (Mon) 2010: Meeting China - Kathleen and Allison
WalkID: 1614
3 May (Sat) 2014: POPES GLEN TO PULPIT ROCK (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks with superb views of the Grose Valley, about 7 kl with no significant hills, phone before 7:00pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Mount Wilson.
WalkID: 1597
3 May (Sat) 2014: SCIMITAR SLOT AND THE CELESTIAL CAVES (M-Exp) Out near Tiger Snake Canyon on the divide between Deane\'s and Henry\'s Creeks. The slot is a deep, dark, curved canyon and the Celestial Caves hold the promise of a huge overhang system on Deane\'s Creek. May get wet feet. Limit: 12. Map: Mt. Morgan and Rock Hill.
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WalkID: 2678
3 May (Wed) 2017: SPRINGWOOD (E, Bike Ride) Short, easy ride on quiet back streets and return to Springwood for morning tea. Suitable for beginners with road or mountain bikes. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 238
3 May (Sun) 2009: St Helenas Crater (E-M, E-M, hill) From Martin's Lookout in Springwood, cross Glenbrook Creek and up the other side to Lost World Lookout, then to St Helenas crater. This time we will find the dam - the Friends of St Helenas have marked a path to the dam, and the infamous willow named Rasputin. Some good hill climbing practice and great views close to Springwood - all on tracks. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3255
4 May (Sat) 2019: BEST OF ERSKINE CREEK (M-H-Exp, Scrub, Cliffs) How many times can this walk be cancelled? This walk encompasses the best of lower Erskine Creek. Jack Evans Track, Cross Erskine Creek, Ascend spur hopefully and cross the ridge. Descend to Dadder Cave, thence down stream to the Big Pool, Lincoln Creek, Monkey Ropes Creek, Attic Cave. Replenish two visitor books. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 3359
4 May (Sat) 2019: COLO RIVER, COLO (H, Kayak) Paddling from Colo to Upper Colo and return 24 km. Shallow rapids, fast flowing water and posible portage. Please bring morning tea, lunch and P.F.D. Limit: 6. Map: Mountain Lagoon.
WalkID: 854
4 May (Wed) 2011: LEURA FOREST LOOP (M) Starting at Leura Cascades and taking the Prince Henry Cliff track walk to the Furber Stairs, down to the Federal Pass and back to Leura Forest via Dardanelles Pass and up the stairs to the Jamision L.O. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1864
4 May (Mon) 2015: MEETING The program tonight will feature the U.K. Countryside and walks, without the big cities. Skye, Staffa, Iona in Scotland and England and Wales. New members welcome, the hall is open at 7pm for a 7:30 start.
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WalkID: 2896
4 May 2018 (Fri) 2018: NATIONAL PARK GLENBROOK (M) Weeding in the National Park a combined activity with NPWS Limit: 14. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 3417
4 May (Sat) 2019: NATURE TRAIL WENTWORTH FALLS (E) This relatively easy walk, described by www.wildwalks.com as ‘incredibly beautiful’, begins at the Conservation Hut Wentworth Falls at 8.45am, will follow the numerical and biologically detailed 1963 map prepared by the pre-eminent conservationist Isobel Bowden and passes Isobel Falls, dry and wet sclerophyll forests, swamplands, heathlands, Asmodeus Pool, Edinburgh Castle Rock with its panoramic cliff and valley view, returning in a round trip to the starting point by 11.30am. Limit: 12. Map: 8930-1S .
WalkID: 2691
4 May (Thu) 2017: SPRINGWOOD (M) Bike ride Springwood to Winmalee, then into Blue Gum Swamp circuit and back to Springwood. May include a detour up Bees Nest Hill to Grose Head South. Bring morning tea. Lunch available at Winmalee or Springwood. Mountain bike recommended. Limit: 16. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 2227
4 May (Wed) 2016: Wentworth Falls (E) Swamp care at Kittyhawke. Combined NPWS/BMCC/SBC activity. An opportunity to continue the long-term efforts of volunteers to free this large swamp system of weeds. It is the home of the Giant Dragon Fly and the Blue Mountains Water Skink. Lunch and morning tea donated by Hominy Bakery! Book with Lyndal on 4780 5623 or lsullivan@bmcc.nsw.gov.au by Tuesday 26th April at the latest. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3365
4 May (Sat) 2019: YELLOWROCK LOOKOUT (E) Abseiling Practice Day 2 - More advanced techniques. Self Rescue, Locking off, Prusik Loops, Prusik knots, self belay, ascending ropes, crossing knots. All welcome even if you haven't abseiled before. Limited spare gear available so let me know if you don't have your own helmet (even a bike helmet), harness, descender, carabiners, prusik loops (preferably 3) & gloves (optional). Let me know if you haven't abseiled before or are a bit rusty. Limit: 10. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 2987
5 May (Sat) 2018: CONSTANCE GORGE (M) Along the Tiger Snake Canyon Track to Deanes Creek, where we enter the Gorge. Dark rainforest and a place of wonder, with time to explore. Some steep bits and some off track. Limit: 12. Map: Mount Morgan.
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WalkID: 2375
5 May (Thu) 2016: FAULCONBRIDGE POINT (M, MTB) Ride to Faulconbridge Point. Join us on a ride,suitable for MTB to Faulconbridge Point Lookout. Ride along local sealed roads to the National Park gate,then by fire trail to the lookout for expansive views & BYO morning tea. Distance about 15kms return on a fire trail which has a variety of surfaces typical of a mountains ridgeline track. Expect a generally dry track through bushland with sandy patches, broken surfaces & some hills. Return to Springwood for lunch by 12.30pm. If you are not familiar with this ride please contact the leader for advice and your suitability for the ride. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 2582
5 May (Fri) 2017: GLENBROOK SECTION OF BLUE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK (M) This a combined NPWS activity weeding in the park. Bring hat food and water for the day tools supplied. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 3447
5 May (Sun) 2019: HISTORIC SAWMILL - FAULCONBRIDGE (E, rough track) A half-day walk to the location of the famed sawmill on Linden Creek. We walk down the route of the funicular (long gone) to the remnants of a sawmill used to cut logs for telegraph poles in the early 1900's (allegedly). Return the same way. Some steep sections, but suitable for beginners. This included an introduction talk for two new members. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 1654
5 May (Mon) 2014: MEETING Myles Dunphy Memorial Walk - an outline of the historical event and some of the plans for the event - speaker TBA. We have been invited to participate, come and find out more.
WalkID: 1112
5 May (Sat) 2012: THE RUINS OF NEWNES (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks. An interesting day exploring the coke ovens, paraffin sheds, oil washing tanks, distillation area and much more. The superb mountain scenery alone is worth the drive. About a 5 km walk with no significant hills. One river crossing, so bring volleys just in case the river is flowing above the stepping stones. Limit: 12. Map: Cullen Bullen.
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WalkID: 3027
5 May (Sat) 2018: WINDSOR TO WISEMANS FERRY (M, kayak) A series of paddles over the coming months starting with Windsor to Cattai and return 20km with the tide both ways. One way 10 km option available with a early morning car shuffle. Please bring morning tea, lunch and P.F.D. Limit: 8. Map: Wilberforce.
WalkID: 167
6 May (Wed) 2009: Caleys Monument, Mt Banks, Banks Wall return (E) This is a walk I have always wanted to do, but never got around to it. So it shall be a great explore for us all, with just the best views over the Grose Valley. Many a lookout to visit, and being Autumn the weather should be kind as well. Limit: 12. Map: Mt Wilson.
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WalkID: 2350
6 May (Fri) 2016: EUROKA CLEARING (E) Weeding at Euroka Clearing in Glenbrook section of the National Park. Looking for and removing invasive weeds especially Moth Vine and other nasties. Tools provided bring morning tea and lunch. This a combined NPWS and SBC activity Limit: 15. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 1938
6 May (Wed) 2015: GREAT NORTH WALK PART 3A (M-H) Cowan to Brooklyn via Jerusalem Bay in Ku-ring-gai Chase NP Enjoy stunning scenery of the Hawkesbury River and Cowan Creek and then on to a historic railway dam. See mangroves, water birds and soldier crabs on the sandy flats. See beautiful sandstone caves and pristine valleys in the east. Distance: 12km Elevation:300m Limit: 8. Map: Cowan.
WalkID: 2575
6 May (Sat) 2017: NARROW NECK TO LEURA FOREST (M/H) Walk from Narrow Neck via the Golden Stairs, then along the Federal Pass walking track via Malaita Point, the bottom of Katoomba Falls ad the Dardanelles Pass walking track to Leura Pass. Up through the Fern Bower to the cars. Car Shuffle involved. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2657
6 May (Sat) 2017: PENRITH (E, Kayak) Beginners paddle on the Nepean River. You may get wet legs and feet. Bring morning tea and lunch. Please contact leader if you require a kayak. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 3235
6 May (Mon) 2019: SPRINGWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH June General Meeting. Greg Chapman presents: five SBC walkers spend a few weeks walking in northern South Australia. How did we do it? What did we see? And was that a giant cuttlefish? An entertaining and inspiring selection of photos of the best bits of the best walks and sights in the Flinders and the Gammon Ranges. Map: -
WalkID: 2310
7 May (Sat) 2016: CASTLE HEAD (M) A classic abseil trip, with nice clean walls, great views and a pleasant walk out via Golden Stairs. Harness and Helmet needed and $5 rope fee applies. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba and Jamison.
WalkID: 715
7 May (Sat) 2011: DONKEY MOUNTAIN (M-H) In Spring we were guided through the maze of the N. end of Donkey Mtn. by Geoff Fox, so this is for those who weren't on that trip. You'll need rock scrambling skills and a sense of adventure; this is Luna Park for bushwalkers!!! Steep ascent and descent. Limit: 10. Map: Ben Bullen.
WalkID: 877
7 May (Sat) 2011: KURRAJONG/BOWEN MT/ BURRALOW SWAMP (E-M) Meeting at picturesque Kurrajong Village; A day of history, Aboriginal sites; explore rainforest/canyon grotto. 12kms approx; on track, some steep sections. Bonus optional arvo tea at Virginia's art studio after the walk. Prospectives welcome. Limit: 10. Map: Kurrajong.
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WalkID: 2235
7 May (Sat) 2016: MEGALONG VALLEY (E) Green Gully tree planting day to continue the good work being done to rehabilitate this area. About 1000 trees have been planted so far, but there is still much to be done. New helpers are always welcome! Start at 8.30 at Dunphy's carpark, Megalong Valley. Bring gloves, tools for digging and lunch. For more information or to book contact Ian Olsen 024787 7182. Limit: 12. Map: Jenolan.
WalkID: 818
7 May (Sat) 2011: MT SOLITARY TRAVERSE (M-H) We'll start from King's Tableland and head down to the Kedumba River before the very steep (and breathtaking) climb for the undulating traverse of Mt Solitary. It's a fun scramble down the Korowall Knife Edge and we'll finish via the Golden Stairs. A challenging and long daywalk but you'll be rewarded with fantastic views. The log book at the top of 'The Col' has recently been replaced so there's another reason to go. Rock scrambling and steep rough tracks. Bring WD40 for the knees. Early start and a car shuffle. Limit: 8. Map: Jamison and Katoomba.
WalkID: 1615
7 May (Wed) 2014: NATIONAL PASS (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks, one of the iconic walks of the Blue Mountains, we view enchanting waterfalls and wander through superb forest, 6:9 kl with 590 metres descent and ascent, phone before 7:00pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2959
7 May (Mon) 2018: SPRINGWOOD (-) May's General Meeting. Vic Giniunas will present a 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: 1639
7 May (Wed) 2014: WENTWORTH FALLS (E) West Kittyhawk Swampcare: (9am to 3pm)A combined Swampcare & NPWS activity. Help rid this area of a more recent invasion of weeds on the western side of the swamp system in North Wentworth Falls. Lunch & morning tea provided. Book by Wednesday 30/4/14. Limit: 0. Map: katoomba.
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WalkID: 1948
7 May (Thu) 2015: YARRAMUNDI (M) Bike ride from Yarramundi to Kurrajong for coffee and return. Some hills 40klms. Mixture of roads and cycle paths. Meet 9am in Yarramundi Reserve car park on the northern side of the bridge, western side of the river. Bring lunch and leave in car for after the ride, by the river, optional. Limit: 20. Map: Gregorys.
WalkID: 489
8 May (Sat) 2010: 4 PASSES ON NARROW NECK (H, H) A PHIL ONLY WALK. Not one for the faint-hearted. Black Billys Head, Harmil Ledge, Glen Raphael Head, Dunphys Pass and home via Carlons Head. This walk has it all; exposed climbing, heaps of thick scrub and 4 of the best passes with views to match. It's a big day out by anyones standards. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba and Jenolan.
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WalkID: 528
8 May (Sat) 2010: EUROKA CLEARING GLENBROOK If you go down to the woods today you are in FUR a big surprise.... Bring your bear and learn more about others, join in the day's activities, hide and seek, bearrobics with Jane Panda. Also Battered Bear counciling, cubolescense clinic, the latest K-Pok diet and new tecniques in restiching. Bring; furtile immagination, picnic, kids, Bears. Meet; 11am Euroka clearing Glenbrook Map: Penrith
WalkID: 506
8 May (Sat) 2010: Glenbrook Creek (M-H, M-H) Amble along Victory Track enjoying a small but growing rainforest creek, then ascend via the Shark\'s Head cave and a natural tunnel to admire the Lost World lookout. Mozey along via the Bullant track and later meander by magnificent rock shelves above large placid pools of the now magnificent waterway. Finally wend our exit via the \'new australian hole\' [Geographic Names Board, 1965] to enjoy a drink at one of Glenbrook\'s finest commercial establishments. No parts are hard but the day is longish and there is a short scrubby and somewhat exposed section. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith, Springwood.
WalkID: 1339
8 May (Wed) 2013: RED HANDS CAVE (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks through beautiful forests to an Aboriginal Rock Art Site. Distance 9 klms return with 300 metres of ascent & descent. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 3448
8 May (Wed) 2019: RED HANDS CAVE, GLENBROOK (M) Red Hands Cave is an opportunity to see one of the best showcases of old Aboriginal rock art in the area reached via Camp Fire Creek the Red Hands Cave 8km loop walking track also passes some good examples of Aboriginal axe grinding grooves along the creek. Bring morning tea. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 3441
8 May (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.
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WalkID: 3452
9 May (Thu) 2019: BOTANY BAY (E-M, Cycling) Cycle Strathfield to Botany Bay. A leisurely ride along cycle paths and local roads to the bay and back. Morning tea at the chocolate shop and a fish and chips lunch (or BYO) at Brighton le Sands. Bring plenty of liquids, sun protection and swimmers for the hardy. The distance is approximately 50 km. Limit: 14. Map: Sydney UBD.
WalkID: 219
9 May (Sat) 2009: Darks Cave/Fortress Hill. (E-M, E-M) An easy paced walk on tracks over mostly undulating terrain, (steep descent & ascent to and from Darks Cave), excellent views of the Grose Valley and absolutely the best view of Lockley Pylon. Explore the cliff line below the summit including Gorilla & Skull Rocks, (no falls this year I hope). Car Pooling. (Dry weather conditions only. Alternative walk Valley of the Waters). Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1910
9 May (Sat) 2015: ENGINEERS TRACK--GIRRAWEEN CAVE--IKARA RIDGE (M-H) The bushfires of 2013 have cleaned out some of the scrub, so we hope to find more of this old track of 1859. We\'ll exit the valley via Girraween Cave and Ikara Ridge. Some scrambling and exposure. Limit: 10. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 530
9 May (Sun) 2010: Erskine Knoll (E-Exp) Find the other half of the Jack Evans track up the hill. Apparently very steep and some rock scrambling at the top, but good views. Although the track is now blocked at the Warrangamba end, we may get to Erskine Knoll (which is apparently uneventful, but a good point to turn around). Last time we tried this the creek flooded and the park was closed. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 1927
9 May (Sat) 2015: GOVETTS LEAP TO PULPIT ROCK (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks with superb views of the Grose Valley, about 9 km with no significant hills. Please book via the website. Merryn or Selena 0418420445 selenaestelle@bigpond.com Limit: 10. Map: Mt Wilson.
WalkID: 239
9 May (Sat) 2009: Zorro Canyon (M, M) Dry canyon in remote part of newnes plateau, may get feet wet, 2 or 3 abseils, must have own gear, will consider beginners with some experience, rope fee applies Limit: 8. Map: cullen bullen.
WalkID: 1602
10 May (Sat) 2014: A DAY IN THE POSEIDON ARENA (M-Exp) Just south of Hades at Baal Bone Gap, is a swarm of pagodas we\'ve not explored. Promise of tight canyons, fern filled valleys and soaring pagodas. Some scrambling expected, no tracks. Approx. 5klms. Limit: 12. Map: Ben Bullen.
WalkID: 1603
10 May (Mon) 1999: BAAL BONE GAP (M-Exp) A day in the Poseidon Arena. Explore a swarm of pagodas we\'ve not explored, with a promise of tight canyons and fern-filled valleys. Some scrambling expected, no tracks. Approx. 5klms. Limit: 12. Map: Ben Bullen.
WalkID: 1650
10 May (Sat) 2014: HAZELBROOK- LINDEN RIDGES (M-Exp) From the Blue Mountain we explore to the north along a cliff line and the easterly ridge, descending and crossing Woodford Creek and returning along Linden fire trail. Interesting country, expansive views and some adventure. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 232
10 May (Sun) 2009: Horseshoe Falls, Hazelbrook (E, E) NEW LEADER WANTED. Come for a walk in the morning and spend the afternoon with your mother (or bring her along!). There are 3 other falls in this area and some beautiful rainforest. Leisurely pace. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1660
10 May (Sat) 2014: LITHGOW REGION (M-H, Starts at grade 3) Rogaine. 6 or 12 hr event held at Gibralter Rocks, located between Lithgow and Jenolan. As facilitated by the NSW Rogaining Association. Starting for all competitors at 12MD Cost is $65/$50. Children under 14 free. Online entries for this rogaine close at 3am on Tuesday 6th May. http://nswrogaining.org/AboutEvents/Events/14AR/14AR.htm A good way to learn and/or keep navigation skills on a small course with some pleasant lookouts. Limit: 4. Map: Lithgow, Hampton.
WalkID: 203
10 May (Sun) 2009: MOTHER'S DAY WALK (E, E) A walk to celebrate our mothers who we no longer have with us at Yardley Cave.If you don't have your own family celebration to go to,we would love you to join us. Limit: 12. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 1616
10 May (Sat) 2014: RED HANDS CAVE, GLENBROOK (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks. Stroll through beautiful forests to an Aboriginal Rock Art Site. Distance 9 kl with 300 metres of ascent and descent, phone before 7:00pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 2692
10 May (Wed) 2017: SPRINGWOOD (E) Short, easy ride on quiet back streets and return to Springwood for morning tea. Approx 12km.Suitable for beginners with road or mountain bikes. Limit: 8. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 3035
10 May (Thu) 2018: TOONGABBIE DISTRICT (M) BIKE RIDE Loop N0.34.....Circuit Ride M7, Richmond Rd, Schofield A 5 hr circuit suitable for road bikes mostly on Cycleway. Morning Tea at a Cafe and Lunch at the Ettamough Hotel which allows BYO Lunch also. We will ride the new paths laid in the Schofield area. Limit: 15. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 2695
11 May (Thu) 2017: CABRAMATTA (E) Cycle from Pemulwuy{ near Prospect} along cycle ways to Cabramatta for lunch at a great restaurant{about $10} and return via the pipeline cycle way to Pemulwuy a total distance of approx. 45 klm Limit: 20. Map: street directory.
WalkID: 1335
11 May (Sat) 2013: DONKEY MOUNTAIN TRAVERSE (M-H) We'll walk north to south across the top, exploring a land of canyons, pagodas, amazing slots and huge views. An adventure park for bushwalkers. Some exposure and rock scrambling. Limit: 10. Map: Ben Bullen.
WalkID: 1340
11 May (Sat) 2013: EMPIRE PASS (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks visiting four waterfalls and passing through very attractive forests, about eight klms with a few short hills. Leaving Frederica Falls we bypass a rough firetrail using a pleasant bush track before traversing through a forest to arrive at Echo Bluff where we shall lunch. Here drop your inhibitions and yell your lungs out and be surprised by the resulting echo. After lunch we visit Fairy Falls followed by an easy stroll back to the cars. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1421
11 May (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 and maintaining an area of degraded land near Dunphy's car park and camping. 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: 1366
11 May (Sat) 2013: LEURA (E) Induction Talk & Walk. The compulsory induction talk for prospective members, followed by a pleasant walk on some of the lesser known tracks between Leura Cascades and the Three Sisters - 6-8km.(call to book from Wednesday 17 April) Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3368
11 May (Sat) 2019: LOCKLEYS PYLON AND DU FAURS BUTTRESS (E-M) LOCKLEYS PYLON AND DU FAURS BUTTRESS (E-M) (Date Changed) A BLUE MOUNTAINS CLASSIC WALK. A leisurely paced walk on tracks to one of the best lookouts in the Mountains. It is about 8km with one short 80 metre descent & ascent. It is a suitable walk for beginners and if some walkers would prefer not to go the whole distance to Du Faurs Buttress they could wait at the top of Lockleys Pylon. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2228
11 May (Wed) 2016: Mt Victoria (M) Headwaters of the Grose River. (9.00-3.30). A combined NPWS/SBC activity. Spend some time exploring the headwaters of the Grose River. Continuing on from previous work to stop the weed invasion further downstream. Be prepared for the possibility of creek wading. Morning tea and lunch provided. Book with Vanessa on 4787 3112 or vanessa.richardson@environment.nsw.gov.au by Monday 10th May at the latest. Limit: 12. Map: Mt Wilson.
WalkID: 3315
11 May (Sat) 2019: WINDSOR TO WISEMANS FERRY (M-H, kayak) A series of paddles over the coming months starting with Windsor to Cattai and return 20km with the tide both ways. Please bring morning tea, lunch and P.F.D. Limit: 8. Map: Wilberforce.
WalkID: 869
11 May (Wed) 2011: WOODFORD TO GLENBROOK (M) Mountain bike ride from Woodford to Glenbrook via the Oaks Fire trail. One of the most popular rides, mostly downhill, all on dirt. Meet at Woodford train station. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba & Penrith..
WalkID: 493
12 May (Wed) 2010: Bruce (E-M, E-M) Bullaburra Stn to Wentworth Falls via Historic Railway walking track with overhangs, very old iron ladders, 3 creek crossings and a great lunch spot with coffee at the end at Wenty Falls. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2988
12 May (Sat) 2018: DEEP PASS (E-M) A wander into the past. Years ago, settlers built a hut here, but now it's a grassy area with canyons, caves and pagodas beyond. Plenty of time to explore and enjoy this special spot, so come and join us and our Granddaughter, Kittani. Limit: 12. Map: Rock Hill.
WalkID: 1105
12 May (Sat) 2012: EMPIRE PASS/ECHO BLUFF (E-M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks visiting 4 waterfalls and passing through very attractive forests. About 6 km with a couple of small hills. Leaving Frederica Falls we bypass a rough fire trail using a pleasant bush track before traversing through a forest to arrive at Echo Bluff, where we shall lunch. Here you can drop your inhibitions and yell your lungs out and be surprised by the resulting echo. After lunch we visit Fairy Falls followed by an easy stroll back to the cars. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 244
12 May (Tue) 2009: Georges River National Park (M-Exp, M-X) Panania to Padstow. 17 km. River views, waterbirds, casuarinas. Public transport possible although I will drive to start. Limit: 8. Map: Sydney UBD.
WalkID: 1137
12 May (Sat) 2012: GREEN GULLY (E) Tree planting near Dumphy`s car park and camping area. 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: 20. Map: Jenolan.
WalkID: 2998
12 May (Sat) 2018: LEURA / KATOOMBA (E) Induction Talk & Walk. The compulsory induction talk for prospective members, followed by a pleasant walk on some of the lesser known tracks between Leura Cascades and the Three Sisters. Full members welcome to join the walk. 8-10km. (Greg Chapman will be away, so I am running the May Induction Course) Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2381
12 May (Thu) 2016: LITHGOW (M) Bike ride Lithgow to Mt Victoria via Bell. Strongly recommend mountain bike. Start Lithgow, ride up State Mine Road (gravel), turn right onto Old Bells Line of Road (gravel), short cut to Clarence Colliery road, then along dirt road to Bell. From Bell take the gravel track next to the railway line most of the way to Mt Victoria. Involves a short distance on the Darling Causeway bitumen. Bring morning tea. Lunch in Mt Victoria. Weather forecast 8-14 degrees with some cloud. Could change. Limit: 16. Map: Lithgow.
WalkID: 3400
12 May (Sun) 2019: MOTHERS DAY LEG STRETCH WINMALEE TO YARRAMUNDI (M) Mothers* go bushwalking whilst your family prepares your sumptuous dinner. Here is the plan: After breakfast in bed* car shuffle then start from Whitecross Road. Enjoy birdsong rich blue-gum forest then ascend Beehive Hill. Smoko at Grose Lookout for the view and admire the sharpening grooves. Ascend Grose Head South. Replace/repair visitor book then descend to waiting cars at the base of Springwood Ridge. 12km All on track - yes it is a Greg C walk. 300m start 100m finisht highest point of approx 460m Limit: 8. Map: Springwood, Kurrajong.
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WalkID: 2675
13 May (Sat) 2017: COXES RIVER (M) Walk along the Six Foot Track from the Megalong Valley to the swinging bridge and return approx. 16km. Limit: 12. Map: Hampden.
WalkID: 2630
13 May (Sat) 2017: REDLEDGE PASS (M) THIS IS ROS KING'S FAVOURITE WALK; let us know what yours is. Down the Pass off Narrowneck, to Glen Allen Mine and up Devil's Hole. Very scenic, with a pleasant forest walk in the valley. Some off-track. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 855
14 May (Sat) 2011: INDUCTION COURSE AND WALK (E-M) We shall do the course first at Wentworth Falls then onto the walk. Lions Head is on Kings Tableland, this is one of my favourite walks, it provides the best views in the mountains of the Kedumba Valley, from the lions head and all the way back there is viewing spots to pause at. Limit: 12. Map: Jamision.
WalkID: 844
14 May (Sat) 2011: CLASSIC COX'S RIVER WALK (M-H) Over Tinpot Hill, down to the Cox's R. at Flaggi Clear, then skirt Galong Hill, down into Little River. The walk down Little R. is one of the best!!! We'll have a look at Galong Creek on the way home. Limit: 10. Map: Jenolan.
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WalkID: 2255
14 May 2016: DEEP PASS (M) Newnes plateau has many beautiful hidden places. Come and join us and explore canyons, rock formations and concealed crevasses. Short walk to the pass with approximately 100 metres elevation. Limit: 8. Map: Rock Hill.
WalkID: 2301
14 May (Sat) 2016: DEEP PASS (E-M) Deep Pass lies on the Newnes plateau, which has has many beautiful hidden places.. The pass has some interesting rock formations, concealed crevasses, caves and a canyon. It is a beautiful place to visit. Come and join us and enjoy this excellent place. Short walk to the pass with approximately 100m elevation Limit: 8. Map: Rock Hill.
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WalkID: 1963
14 May (Thu) 2015: KATOOMBA (M) 30km ride on Narrow Neck Fire Trial to view Taros Ladder updated for the NF100. This track is for mountain bikes includes rough gravel and recently graded fire trail which I am informed by reliable sources is good at the moment for mountain bikes. Some hills that you will need to walk up, fantastic views. Lunch or morning tea at the end depending on fire trail condition. If we have any energy left over return down the mountains via Barney\'s route off the highway which would increase the kilometerage accordingly but is optional. Bring morning tea, lunch Water, Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 511
14 May (Fri) 2010: Lawson Bowling Club (E, E) Social event: Meet at Lawson Bowling Club for dinner and dancing. The club holds free themed nights each month and the band will be playing Delltones hits tonight. There is a Chinese restaurant with reasonably-priced meals and the band starts at 8pm. Come for the meal or the dancing or come for both! Limit: 0. Map: .
WalkID: 3422
14 May (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: 786
14 May (Sat) 2011: PORTERS PASS/WALLS LEDGE/CENTENNIAL GLEN (E) An easy paced walk on tracks. Splendid views of soaring cliffs along Colliers Causeway and expansive views of the Kanimbla Valley. Visit "The Grotto" to view a waterfall. Possible close up views of climbers on Walls Ledge. Limit: 20. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2342
14 May (Sat) 2016: SPRINGWOOD TO BLAXLAND (M, Scrub, minor scrambli) Sassafrass Gully, Sharks Head and its tunnel, Lost World Lookout, Bunyan Lookout, Bullant Track, Glenbrook Creek, Pippas Pass. Opal friendly 13km leg stretch with approx 1km of scrub. Limit: 15. Map: Springwood, Penrith.
WalkID: 2588
14 May (Sun) 2017: WENTWORTH FALLS (M-Exp, Scrub Cliffs?) Wear off the chocky blues with this walk. An explore around the Ingar region of Kings Tableland. Aeroplane Hills, North Hill, Mount Bedford, Ingar Picnic area, South Hill, West Hill and then visiting Camp Cave Hill and Double Hill. Short car shuffle is required. 13km mostly off track. One steep valley to cross. Limit: 8. Map: katoomba. Peaks bagged: 7
WalkID: 2590
15 May (Mon) 2017: BULLS CAMP AND LINDEN (M-H-Exp, scrub Cliffs? Highway) Burn off those easter eggs with a walk steeped in historical features: From Bulls Camp, claim Woodford Trig, descend to a four way junction on Glenbrook Creek and then down stream a short distance, ascend to Spot Height 408, ascend to the cool waters of Lady Martin's bath, claim Linden Trig, inspect the round railway water tank, visit Kings Cave with its historic grafitti and mock Cayleys repulse, cross a gully to pick up the Bulls Camp track. Approx 8km with some hard bits. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood. Peaks bagged: 2
WalkID: 2321
15 May (Sun) 2016: GRAND HIGH TOPS AND BLUFF MOUNTAIN (M) For those on our Bungles and Kaputar trip, please book on to these walks if you would like to participate. THIS WEEK IS FULL WITH A WAITING LIST!!! A 50 PEAK WALK!!! Limit: 12. Map: Warrumbungle Tourist Map.
WalkID: 3051
15 May (Tue) 2018: REDFERN TOWN HALL - BUSHWALKING NSW (E) Hear about the latest in the NSW state government’s plans to raise the Warragamba Dam wall. The proposal would, during flood events, inundate 4,700 hectares of pristine World Heritage listed national parks and 65 kilometres of wild rivers - twice the length of the Franklin River that was under threat in the 1980s. How can bushwalkers help protect these precious, wild places? Limit: 20. Map: UBD.
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WalkID: 3442
15 May (Wed) 2019: SPRINGWOOD (E, Cycle) Easy cycle from Springwood on quiet local back roads - usually about 15 -20km, no real hills Limit: 10. Map: Greorys.
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WalkID: 866
15 May (Sun) 2011: WENTWORTH FALLS Social - African Drumming Workshop - Wentworth Falls. Why not try something different! You don't need to be musical, just a little adventurous and love the sound of African drums. This workshop will run for 2 hours starting 3pm. John will teach some simple African rhythms and we will create some great music together. Bring something to share for dinner after. Cost $20 including drum hire.
WalkID: 3450
15 May (Wed) 2019: WINMALEE (E-M) This 9k circuit walk takes us along Shaws Ridge fire trail and descends into the valley known as Blue Gum swamp, once in the valley the terrain is quite flat and easy walking following the creek alongside the many Blue Gums and attractive ferns which cover the forest floor, however the track in this area has a few small creek crossings and can get quite boggy after rain. Bring something for Morning Tea. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 3454
16 May (Thu) 2019: BOTANY BAY (E-M, Cycling) Cycle Strathfield to Botany Bay. A leisurely ride along cycle paths and local roads to the bay and back. Morning tea at the chocolate shop and a fish and chips lunch (or BYO) at Brighton le Sands. Bring plenty of liquids, sun protection and swimmers for the hardy. The distance is approximately 50 km. Limit: 14. Map: Sydney UBD.
WalkID: 1132
16 May (Wed) 2012: NEWNES PLATEAU (M) Zorro Canyon. A short but spectacular canyon. Two abseils up to 40m. 5km walk total. Dry canyon but you could get wet if you fall in. Must have own harness and helmet. Rope fee applies. This replaces the abandoned trip from 28th March. Limit: 8. Map: Cullen Bullen.
WalkID: 2992
16 May (Wed) 2018: THE ULTIMATE MOUNT BANKS WALK (M-H) The Twin Summits, The Hidden Pass, Traverse of the Gods and caves of the Northern Spur. This is all we've learned of Mt. Banks in one day! Be amazed, be in awe, but be here, as I may not do this one again! Some exposure, some rock climbing and some off-track with scrub. Limit: 8. Map: Mount Wilson.
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WalkID: 2647
17 May (Wed) 2017: GLENBROOK (E) Week 5 of Nursery course run by NPWS and TAFE need food and water for the day Limit: 15. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 1646
17 May (Sat) 2014: KANANGRA (H) Kalang Falls abseil. This one not for the faint hearted. 10 abseils up to 50 meters mostly beside big waterfalls. Must have your own gear and be experienced. Exit up Murdering Gully. It will be an early start so either camp at Boyd River campground or drive up very early. Rope fee applies Limit: 8. Map: Kanangra.
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WalkID: 1924
17 May (Sun) 2015: LAPSTONE ZIG-ZAG (M) Walking from Lapstone car park, we skirt Glenbrook Lagoon, then have a good look over and under Lennox Bridge. Take bush tracks on to Margie?s and Elizabeth lookouts, then down about 1,000 steps to the amazing sandstone Knapsack Bridge. Then up steps to the zig-zag and hear the remarkable history of how the early engineers struggled to get the trains up Lapstone hill. We follow back roads to the Lapstone Hotel for optional low-cost lunch. Approx. 10 km. Limit: 20. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 2322
17 May (Tue) 2016: MOUNT EXMOUTH (M) A 50 PEAK WALK!!! Limit: 12. Map: Warrumbungle Tourist Map. Peaks bagged: 1
WalkID: 1617
17 May (Sat) 2014: NOBLE CANYON & GLOW WORM TUNNEL (E) A leisurely paced walk, mostly on tracks. Morning: Wander through Noble Canyon, a dry canyon, reach your arms out and touch both sides of the canyon walls. Sensational cliffs soar above your head, spectacular view over the Wolgan Valley. Afternoon: Walk through the Glow Worm Tunnel where a torch is absolutely essential!! Leaving the tunnel we shall wander through another canyon for a short distance. About 6 kl with no significant hills, this event is dependent on 4x4 or all wheel drive vehicles(Subaru etc),phone before 7:00pm please. Limit: 0. Map: Cullen Bullen.
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WalkID: 1960
17 May (Sun) 2015: NUMANTIA FALLS (E) A half day \'easy paced walk on track\' to a waterfall on the south side of Springwood, we\'ll be back by lunchtime. We\'ll start at the Victory Track in Faulconbridge. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 3054
17 May (Thu) 2018: PENRITH (E) Cycle from Glenbrook down to the white water stadium for morning tea and then to the Regatta Centre returning to the park at Glenbrook for lunch. Approx 50 km Limit: 15. Map: penrith.
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WalkID: 2697
17 May (Wed) 2017: SPRINGWOOD (E) Short, easy ride on quiet back streets and return to Springwood for morning tea. Suitable for beginners or returning riders with road or mountain bikes. Arrive early for free bike safety check Limit: 8. Map: Gregorys.
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WalkID: 2660
17 May (Wed) 2017: THE 1890'S ROPEWAY EXPLORE (M-H) Follow the ropeway across the Jamison Valley. Starting at Furber Steps, we'll head into the Jamison at Malaita Point, cross Causeway Creek, then head for Ruined Castle. Out via Golden Stairs. Some tracks, lawyer vines and steep bits, but lots of mining relics and adventure. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1341
18 May (Sat) 2013: EVANS CROWN (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks and through trackless open forests, about six klms with 200 metres of ascent & descent. Scramble about on huge granite boulders, visit caves and meander through superb forests. Just wander where it looks interesting. Lunch at Tarana Pub or bring your own to eat outside the pub. Limit: 16. Map: Tarana.
WalkID: 1334
18 May (Sat) 2013: GREEN GULLY TO LITTLE RIVER (M-H) Over Tinpot Hill and down to the Cox's River, then on to Little River, which is a real gem. Time to explore, then on to the Six Foot Track and finish at Megalong Road. One of the best river walks in the Blueys. Longish day, but all on tracks and no huge ascents. Limit: 10. Map: Jenolan.
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WalkID: 2388
18 May (Wed) 2016: KATOOMBA (E) Cycle ride, easy, Katoomba to Springwood without using the highway. Any bike with decent tyres. Can't make Thursday's ride, so doing a ride on Wednesday. Limit: 8. Map: UBD.
WalkID: 1651
18 May (Sun) 2014: LINDEN RIDGE EXPLORE (M-Exp, Scrub and cliffs) Faulconbridge fire trail to track on left to spot height 441. Trackless descent to cross Linden Creek and then climb the opposite spur onto Linden fire trail. If time permits visit the small waterfalls south of spot height 443. Return via the Faulconbridge helipad track. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3391
18 May (Sat) 2019: NEPEAN RIVER CASTLEREAGH (E, Kayak) A slow and leisurely paddle along the Nepean river 10 km return. Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3371
18 May (Sat) 2019: ROBERTS PASS-GLADSTONE MINE-GLADSTONE PASS (M) Two old historic passes, plus Gladstone Mine was one of the first attempts to mine Blue Mtns. coal. Very beautiful rainforest and ferns; can be wet underfoot. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2700
18 May (Thu) 2017: ST ALBANS (M) Mountain bike ride along Jacks track in Yengo National Park. Starts at St Albans, 2 km dirt road, then fire trail for 22 km, then 10 km bitumen back to St Albans. Woosey riders can just do the 10 km each way on the bitumen. Drive to Wisemans Ferry, upon arrival at the town, turn left and take the Webbs Creek ferry, not the Wisemans Ferry. Both get you to St Albans, but the left one has a bitumen road while the right one has a narrow dirt road. Jacks track starts with a big uphill that you will walk. The rest of it is fine and the views are great. Bring morning tea and water. Nice lunches at the historic St Albans pub. Could be a late lunch. Limit: 16. Map: St Albans.
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WalkID: 2971
18 May (Fri) 2018: WENTWORTH FALLS (E) Kittyhawke Swamp. 9 -3pm. An ongoing joint NPWS/SBC activity. Help is needed to rid this magnificent upland swamp of a wide range of weeds to improve the home of the endangered Blue Mountains Water Skink and Giant Dragonfly. Enjoy a delicious morning tea and lunch donated by the Hominy Bakery. Book by Monday 8th May directly with Stephanie on 4780 5623 or schew@bmcc.nsw.gov.au. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2927
19 May (Sat) 2018: 4 HEADS AND A MINE (M-H) Asgard, Ikara, Thor and Vallhala Head, plus Asgard Mine. A circular walk at Mt. Vic. Great views into the Grose Valley and mostly on track. A longish walk in spectacular country. Limit: 10. Map: Mount Wilson.
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WalkID: 2386
19 May (Thu) 2016: BLACKTOWN REGION (M) BIKE RIDE Ride No.1 - Wetherill Park, M7, Quakers Hill, Kings Langley A 5 hr Circuit (includes 1/2 hr Morning Tea at Nurragingy + 1hr lunch bring your own) suitable for road bikes mostly on cycleways and a few minor roads. One section approx 600m is on gravel and grass but flat. Limit: 15. Map: various.
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WalkID: 1430
19 May (Sun) 2013: CARNE CREEK (H-Exp) Creek explore, maybe wet feet but probably not, GR 425103 some exciting nooks and crannies IF we can get down to the creek from this tributary, from Glow Worm Tunnel Road. Exploratory, not guaranteed to find anything exciting but maybe we will. Limit: 8. Map: Cullen Bullen.
WalkID: 3744
19 May (Fri) 2000: ENGINEERS TRACK (M-H-Exp) Exploratory, to see if we can find the track down to Burra Korrain. After the fires, without lawyer vines, this may be possible. Limit: 6. Map: MT. WILSON.
WalkID: 3401
19 May (Sun) 2019: GROSE HEAD NORTH (H-Exp, Scrub, Cliffs?) Avoca Vale and follow track along Cabbage Tree Creek. Ascend Patterson Hill for visitor book placement. Ascend to Grose Head North for visitor book placement. Return via previous route above waterfall, Patterson Hill and the Cabbage Tree Creek Track. 12km with total ascents and desents around 600m each. Exploratory for most of the track. Limit: 8. Map: Kurrajong.
WalkID: 543
19 May (Wed) 2010: HAT HILL/BALD HEAD/BENNETT LOOKOUT (E-M) An easy paced walk on tracks, some rough, mostly through forests. The magnificent views of the Upper Grose Gorge and Hanging Rock only come into sight during the final 50 metres. Limit: 12. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 2323
19 May (Thu) 2016: MT. KAPUTAR, MT. LINSAY AND MT. DOWE (M) A 50 PEAK WALK!!! Limit: 12. Map: Kaputar Tourist Map. Peaks bagged: 3
WalkID: 3052
19 May (Sat) 2018: SATURDAY STROLL - WHITECROSS, WINMALEE (E) A delightful walk into a Blue Gum forest at Winmalee. Start after lunch, we should be back by 3:30pm. All on tracks - who put these tracks in is a mystery. If you know, come and tell us! Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 1139
19 May (Sat) 2012: TARANA (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks and through trackless open forests. About 6km with 200m ascent/descent. Scramble about on huge granite boulders, visit caves and meander through superb forests. Just wander where it looks interesting. Lunch at Tarana Pub or bring your own to eat outside the pub. Please phone before 7pm. Limit: 16. Map: Tarana.
WalkID: 1102
19 May (Sat) 2012: TEMPLE OF DOOM (M-Exp) An exploration of a pagoda complex out on the edge of Newnes Plateau. Not a long walk, but may prove to be adventurous. Time permitting, will explore pagodas close by. No great ascent or descent, but could be some scrambling, as there are no tracks. Limit: 10. Map: Cullen Bullen.
WalkID: 2631
20 May (Sat) 2017: 4 HEADS AND A MINE (M) Asgard, Ikara, Thor and Valhalla Heads, overlooking the Grose. Great views, mostly on tracks. This one is quite a few peoples' favourite, with heaps of variety. Limit: 10. Map: Mt. Wilson.
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WalkID: 1943
20 May (Wed) 2015: NARROW NECK PLATEAU-COACHWOOD PASS-ROCK PILE PASS (H-Exp) One we\'ve done, but not the Rock Pile Pass. Some exposure and some rock scrambling. Approx. 12 klms. Limit: 6. Map: Katoomba and Jamison.
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WalkID: 2387
20 May (Fri) 2016: SOUTH FAULCONBRIDGE CULTURAL EXPLORE (M-H, Cliffs? Scrub) From the twirly bridge at Faulconbridge station, peruse Sir Henry's grave and then follow a beautiful untracked rainforested creek to the Victory track. Return via the art gallery, Numantia Falls, ascending Numantia Creek and searching for the lost ampitheater and the professors ruins. Should be back just after lunch. Approx 6 to 8km Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 2325
20 May (Fri) 2016: THE GOVERNOR (M) A 50 PEAK WALK!!! Limit: 12. Map: Kaputar Tourist Map. Peaks bagged: 1
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WalkID: 1957
21 May (Thu) 2015: ELIZABETH HILLS (M) BIKE RIDE - Horsley Pk, Cecil Hills and Elizabeth Hills A 5hr (including lunch & morning Tea) circuit from Toongabbie, suitable for road bikes with the usual twists and turns. Only a few hills and a return visit to the El Cortez Hotel for fish n chips for lunch. Limit: 15. Map: .
WalkID: 845
21 May (Sat) 2011: ENGINEERS TRACK (M-H) Down the Engineers Track to Surveyors Creek, then up to Ikara Head and Girraween Cave. Walk down this iconic track (150+ years old ), then bushbash up to Ikara Head and our exit. Some off track walking! Limit: 10. Map: Mt. Wilson.
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WalkID: 913
21 May (Sat) 2011: FLORABELLA PASS (E-M) An easy paced walk on tracks. Attractive forests, creeks, caves, a sink hole and no demanding hills. Limit: 15. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 2324
21 May (Sat) 2016: MT. CORYAH AND MT. YULLUNDUNIDA (M) A 50 PEAK WALK!!! Limit: 12. Map: Kaputar Tourist Map. Peaks bagged: 2
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WalkID: 2207
21 May (Sat) 2016: NAVIGATION TRAINING 2 (E-M, scrub, rough terrain) Date changed from March: Due to a better offer. The second nav training exercise - for those who love scrub and want more challenges. The course is at Glenbrook. Even if you know how to use a compass and map, this is good practice - you'll be working with 1-2 other people to find a series of checkpoints. Back just after lunch, unless you get lost. Nav 1 is about using a compass, this is more about understanding the terrain. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 872
21 May (Sat) 2011: NORTH LAWSON (E-M) Empire Pass and Beyond. Waterfalls, views and swamps will delight you on this beautiful walk. Some light scrub and a short scramble will have to be undertaken, but the effort will be rewarding Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2343
21 May (Sat) 2016: SOUTH SPRINGWOOD (M-Exp, Scrub, scrambling) Sassafrass Gully, Numantia Creek, kangaroo saddle and search associated outcrops to the south for rock art, fire trail and descend from its terminus to Glenbrook Creek, Sassafrass Gully. Short adventure in local bush Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 2330
21 May (Sat) 2016: TINPOT AND IRONMONGER SPUR (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks and through open trackless forest, about 5kms with one steep hill, then fabulous views of the Wild Dogs Range, Kanangra and the Megalong Valley. View axe sharpening grooves, rock orchids and of course, ironpots. A really easy '50 peaks' walk! Merryn C and Selena W Limit: 12. Map: Jenolan. Peaks bagged: 1
WalkID: 485
22 May (Sat) 2010: 4 HEADS ARE BETTER THAN 1 (M-H, M-H) A classic walk at Mt. Victoria; Asgard, Thor, Valhalla and Ikara Heads. WHICH ONE IS THE ODD ONE OUT? Some off-track walking and a descent across a creek, then climb up to Ikara Head. Approx. 15 kms. Limit: 10. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 2372
22 May (Sun) 2016: NAV TRAINING 1 (E-M) Learn how to use a compass and map to not get lost, and explore the wonders of the Shaw's Creek area north of Winmalee. We've found cliffs, caves, Blue Gum forests and ferny gullies. Bring a compass if you have one, map supplied, we should be finished by just after lunch. We use a GPS only to make sure we've reached the checkpoints. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 3443
22 May (Wed) 2019: SPRINGWOOD (E, Cycle) Cancelled due to smoke - Easy cycle from Springwood on quiet local back roads - usually about 15 -20km, no real hills Limit: 8. Map: Gregory.
WalkID: 1342
22 May (Wed) 2013: THE THREE CAVES WALK (E-M) A leisurely paced walk mostly on tracks about six klms with around 300 metres of ascent & descent. Visit Cox's Cave then climb up to Mount Piddington, followed by a descent to Dunn's Leap & Ferris Cave, then a steep climb on an eroded track back up to a firetrail. Next walk out to Hourn's Point and traverse over the hillside to Witches Cave, followed by a steady climb back up to Mount Piddington. Limit: 12. Map: Mount Wilson.
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WalkID: 1377
22 May (Wed) 2013: WINMALEE I am putting on The Biggest Morning Tea again this year from 10.00am at my home 94 Lee Road, Winmalee. This is a very worthwhile cause as all funds raised go directly to the Cancer Council for Cancer Research. I will be providing coffee, a variety of teas together with homemade biscuits, slices, freshly made scones with jam and cream and fresh sandwiches. Please come along, enjoy and happy and friendly social morning and help to make this a successful fundraising event. Entry is by Donation. Map: none
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WalkID: 3463
22 May (Wed) 2019: WOODFORD (E-M, SNW) Half day - Transit of Venus, waterfalls and a bit of local history. All on tracks. Apprx 7km. Bring morning tea. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 517
22 May (Sat) 2010: WOODFORD BIKE RIDE (E-M, E-M) The classic Woodford to Glenbrook fire trail bike ride. This fire trail was graded last year so may be slightly better than two years ago. A good day ride with great views and a fantastic hill to finish. Mountain bikes only. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba, Penrith.
WalkID: 1140
23 May (Wed) 2012: DARKS CAVE/FORTRESS HILL (E-M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks over mostly undulating terrain; about 6km with 200m steep descent/ascent. Excellent views of the Grose Valley and absolutely the best view of Lockley Pylon. Explore the cliff line south & north below the summit of Fortress Hill including Gorilla & Skull Rocks. Please phone before 7pm. (Alternative walk if inclement weather: Valley of the Waters) Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 3475
23 May (Thu) 2019: EBENEZER CHURCH (M) Cycle ride Ebenezer Sackville ferry Mud Island Wilberforce Ebenezer scones. Some short dirt sections. Meet at church 9 am. Limit: 8. Map: UBD, Lower Portland.
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WalkID: 1905
23 May (Sat) 2015: NARROWNECK--REDLEDGE--ROCK PILE PASS (M-H-Exp) The real Rock Pile Pass is a very old and interesting descent through the cliffs on the western scarp of Narrow Neck. Redledge is a pass used by early Australians and miners. Some off-track, with scrub; rock scrambling and exposure. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 220
23 May (Sat) 2009: Noble Canyon & Glow Worm Tunnel. (E-M, E-M) An easy paced walk, mostly on tracks. Morning: Wander through Noble Canyon, a dry canyon. Reach your arms out and touch both sides of the canyon walls. Sensational cliffs soar above your head, spectacular view over the Wolgan Valley. (Photographers are advised to bring a tripod, very dim light in the canyon). Afternoon: Walk through the Glow Worm Tunnel where a torch is absolutely essential!!! Leaving the Tunnel we shall wander through another canyon for a short distance then plod up a hill to a fire trail that will bring us back to the cars. (Car Pooling). Limit: 16. Map: Cullen Bullen..
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WalkID: 1928
23 May (Sat) 2015: RED HAND CAVE (E) An easy 9km round trip through beautiful lower mountain forests to the historic Red Hand Cave. No significant hills, ascent or descent. Please book via the website. Merryn and Selena Limit: 10. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 1888
23 May (Sat) 2015: TIGER SNAKE CANYON (M) Great canyon out on Newnes Plateau. 2 short spectacular canyon sections. 4 abseils up to 20 mts plus a few climb downs. May get your feet wet. Must have your own gear plus helmet and some abseiling experience. Rope fee applies. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Morgan.
SOCIAL
WalkID: 1082
24 May (Thu) 2012: THE BIGGEST MORNING TEA - It is that time of year again for The Biggest Morning Tea which will be held at my home - 94 Lee Road, Winmalee. I will provide a variety of teas and coffee together with homemade cakes, scones, biscuits and lovely fresh sandwiches. Please come along and support this very worthwhile cause. Last year more than 40 people attended and we raised $1200.00 so let\'s aim to do better this year. Entry by donation. Map: Springwood
WalkID: 243
24 May (Sun) 2009: CYCLE M7 AND CIRCUIT EAST OF EQUESTRIAN CENTRE (M, M) Meet at Rooty Hill station (so can use train). Ride south to Equestrian Centre and east to a cycleway in beautiful green countryside, making our way to the picnic grounds at Prospect Reservoir. Cycle further east then south on quiet roads and take Orphan Creek cycleway back to the M7 cycleway. Roughly 50 km in total. Email: rfrench@health.org.au Limit: 8. Map: Cycleway map..
WalkID: 1618
24 May (Sat) 2014: EMPIRE PASS/ECHO BLUFF (E-M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks, visiting four waterfalls and passing through very attractive forests, about 8 kl with a few short hills, phone before 7:00pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3409
24 May (Fri) 2019: FORTESS RIDGE AND DARK'S CAVE (E-M) We'll walk out along a firetrail and take a look at Dark's Cave before continuing along the walking trail to the end of Fortress Ridge to enjoy views over Govetts Ck/upper Grose River. Return back along the same route. About 8 km in total, no really big hills. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1933
24 May (Sun) 2015: KATOOMBA (M) Explorers Tree - Megalong - Devils Hole A 10km walk requiring a car shuffle to avoid street walking. The first section involves climbing down many steps from Explorers Tree then climbing through rainforest on the return Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1601
24 May (Sat) 2014: LION\'S HEAD AND GOAT TRACK (M-H) Rolling Stone Pass, Kedumba Farm, Goat Track. Last time we did this it was wet, wet, wet, so here\'s hoping for a fine day and dry track. Steep, with some scrambling and exposure. Great views, with a little history thrown in. Mostly on track. 750 metres ascent/descent. Limit: 10. Map: Jamison.
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WalkID: 1702
24 May (Sat) 2014: PENRITH LAKES (E-M, Grade 1) Inaugural Penrith Lakes parkrun. Held every Saturday morning at 0800 - internationally. Now it is Penrith\'s turn - and yours. Strictly 5km length, with no time limit. Free - but you must take a printed bar-code with you. The stats you get back on-line about your progress are very good. More details here; http://www.parkrun.com.au/penrithlakes/ Also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkrun Limit: 0. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 236
24 May (Sun) 2009: Point Cameron (E-M-Exp, E-M-X, scratchy scrub) Walk in to Mcleans pass, Stargate and Kevin's watch from the Cape Horn road, explore the plateau up to Point Cameron, and return the same day. Spectacular sandstone gullies/canyons, pagodas and views to Pantoneys Crown. No big hills but off-track challenges. Hidden agenda is to find the camping area and water under the special tree near Point Cameron. Limit: 8. Map: Ben Bullen.
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WalkID: 2705
24 May (Wed) 2017: SPRINGWOOD (E) Short, easy ride on quiet back streets and return to Springwood for morning tea. Suitable for beginners or returning riders with road or mountain bikes. Arrive early for free bike safety check Limit: 8. Map: Gregory.
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WalkID: 3062
24 May (Thu) 2018: TOONGABBIE DISTRICT (M) BIKE RIDE Loop No. 13 - THE CHIPPING NORTON LOOPS- A 5 hr circuit from Pemulwuy suitable for road bikes, bring Morning Tea ( a drink shop is nearby) and Lunch will be at the El Cortez Hotel outside under the verandah. Limit: 15. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 1344
25 May (Sat) 2013: GRAND CANYON & BEAUCHAMP FALLS (E-M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks. One of the classic walks of the Blue Mountains. 10:5 klms with 350 metres of ascent & descent. Admire waterfalls, deep gorges and superb views, we shall detour to visit a very narrow section and before climbing back up to our vehicles we shall detour to visit Beauchamp Falls. Limit: 16. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1382
25 May (Sat) 2013: LA PEROUSE TO COOGEE A beautiful walk along the coast. Panoramic views from cliff tops and beaches. A surprising distance is covered with no buildings in sight. 15km.
WalkID: 1580
25 May (Sun) 2014: LEURA (E, E-M) Induction Talk & Walk. The compulsory induction talk for prospective members, followed by a pleasant walk on some of the lesser known tracks between Leura Cascades and the Three Sisters. Full members welcome to join the walk. 8-10km. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba..
WalkID: 789
25 May (Wed) 2011: MOUNT YORK (E-M) An easy paced walk on historical tracks. Walk down Cox's Road, the first road across the Blue Mountains, then return via Lockyer's Road. No bitumen roads or motorcars, just fire trails and pleasant bush tracks. The section along Lockyer's Ridge is very attractive. Superb views of the Hartley Valley from Mount York. Limit: 16. Map: Hartley.
WalkID: 2398
25 May (Wed) 2016: MT VICTORIA (E) Cycle ride (note Wednesday, not Thursday) Mt Victoria to Katoomba and possibly down the hill to Springwood. Cycling off highway. Mt Victoria to Katoomba rough surface, not suitable for racing bike tyres. Katoomba to Woodford tolerable for road bikes. You might need something warm at the beginning. Bring your own or buy morning tea and lunch. Limit: 8. Map: UBD.
WalkID: 3370
25 May (Sat) 2019: MYSTERY MOUNTAIN (M) Across the river from the town of Newnes, it is not a long walk to the top, but it is steep! Up here is a new world to explore! Limit: 12. Map: Ben Bullen.
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WalkID: 1427
25 May (Sat) 2013: NARROW NECK PLATEAU (E-M-Exp, Abseiling) NARROW NECK PLATEAU- Castle Head. Up to 5 abseils of 40 metres. Must have some abseiling experience and have own harness and helmet. Rope fee applies. En-route, we can practice some alternative techniques to keep us all safe. Leader has some additional gear to loan, should you have prior skill. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2707
25 May (Thu) 2017: SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK (E, Bike Ride) Ride from South Wentworthville to and then around Olympic Park, approx. 40 km. Bring or buy morning tea and lunch. With the easier option of driving to and starting at Olympic Park. Please contact leader about details for this choice. Limit: 16. Map: UBD.
WalkID: 3392
25 May (Sat) 2019: WINDSOR TO WISEMANS FERRY (H, kayak) Second leg of a series of paddles over the coming months, Cattai to Sackville and return 25km mostly with the tide. Please bring morning tea, lunch and P.F.D. Limit: 8. Map: Lower Portland, Gunderman.
WalkID: 3366
25 May (Sat) 2019: YELLOWROCK LOOKOUT (E-M) Abseiling Practice Day - Beginners to advanced. Depending on experience we will break into a couple of groups to cover basic abseiling skills, Self Rescue &/or Small Party Rescue techniques. Limited spare gear available so let me know if you don't have your own helmet (even a bike helmet), harness, descender, carabiners, prusik loops (preferably 3) & gloves (optional). Limit: 10. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3036
25 May (Fri) 2018: YENGO + WOLLEMI NP + PARR SCA (H) Singleton to Windsor. Bike ride. Putty Road in a day. 175km in 14h. Take the train up on Thursday early a.m. for a pub stay via a visit to Maitland Regional Gallery, and Belford NP near Branxton. http://mrag.org.au/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/ Limit: 8. Map: Google is your friend..
WalkID: 1106
26 May (Sat) 2012: BLACKFELLOWS HAND CAVE AND HIDDEN VALLEY (E) A leisurely paced walk, mostly on tracks; about 5 km. View aboriginal art at the cave, then stroll through one of the greenest valleys on the Newnes Plateau. We then ascend a short hill and detour through open forest to visit an area of pagodas. You won\'t work up a sweat on this walk, but the scenery more than compensates. Limit: 12. Map: Cullen Bullen.
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WalkID: 1879
26 May (Tue) 2015: CIRCULAR QUAY VIVID SYDNEY 2015. If you haven\'t experienced it yet, you are missing out! Share a meal with friends and wander around the Quay and Rocks and see the lights. Map: google
WalkID: 1103
26 May (Sat) 2012: HARMIL LEDGE [NARROW NECK] (M) Back by popular demand! Walk out to the fire tower, then descend Harmil Ledge and Glen Raphael Pass and out via Dunphy\'s Pass, then slog back to the locked gate. Some scrambling and exposure and a bit of scrub across the swamp. Approx. 15 km. Limit: 10. Map: Jamison.
WalkID: 3028
26 May (Sat) 2018: LANE COVE NATIONAL PARK (E, kayak) A leisurely 10 km paddle through the National Park. Suitable for beginners with kayak hire available at the boat shed. Please bring morning tea, lunch and P.F.D. Limit: 8. Map: UBD.
WalkID: 544
26 May (Wed) 2010: MT. YORK (E-M) An easy paced walk on historical tracks. Walk down Cox's Rd. the first road across the Blue Mtns. then return via Lockyer's Rd. No bitumen roads or motorcars, just fire trails and pleasant bush tracks. The section along Lockyer's Ridge is very attractive. Superb views of the Hartley Valley from Mt. York. Limit: 16. Map: Hartley.
WalkID: 2986
26 May (Sat) 2018: PAGODAS OF ANGUS PLACE (M-Exp) Bring a sense of adventure and discovery to see these amazing pagodas. No huge hills. Limit: 12. Map: Lithgow.
WalkID: 3067
26 May (Sat) 2018: SATURDAY MORNING STROLL - BIRDWOOD GULLY (E) A classic local short walk, with an extension down Springwood Creek to see how far the track goes. Leave at 8:30 - we'll be back by 10:30 to do the weekend shopping. Limit: 8. Map: springwood.
SOCIAL
WalkID: 797
26 May (Thu) 2011: WINMALEE It is almost time again for the Biggest Morning Tea and I am inviting as many Club Members together with friends to my home 94 Lee Road, Winmalee to again raise as much money as we possibly can for Cancer Research. I will be providing coffee, a variety of teas together with homemade cakes, slices and biscuits. Please come along, bring a donation, and enjoy a happy social morning. Map: Springwood
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WalkID: 930
27 May (Fri) 2011: COLO RIVER VIA T3 TRACK (M) Postponed from Thursday due to weather outlook. A return walk down the T3 track (starts near Mountain Lagoon) to the Colo River. Superb views of the lower Colo Gorge and the Wollemi area generally. While you're on the river you can relax over a very extended lunch, or help check on a couple of minor cape ivy sites and search out errant lantana plants (Friends of Colo activity). Involves 500 metres descent and ascent, very steep in places. The difficulty is about equivalent to visiting Blue Gum from Perrys in a day. ETA home 7pm. Limit: 8. Map: Mountain Lagoon.
WalkID: 3000
27 May (Sun) 2018: LINDEMAN PASS, LEURA (H) Highlights of Lindeman Pass. Enter by Roberts Pass, and exit via Gladstone Pass. See some of the track maintenance work undertaken by SBC volunteers with NPWS over the past few years. This is a training walk for those coming on the Nepal Trek in November, but others are very welcome to join the group. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2628
27 May (Sat) 2017: ROBERTS PASS-GLADSTONE PASS (M) Historic Passes that access Lindeman Pass, Leura. Down into the rainforest and a world of ferns. Chance to explore the old Gladstone Coalmine and see why our club has adopted these tracks to improve. Some steps and mild exposure on Gladstone as we exit. Not a long day, but magical!!! Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3066
27 May (Sun) 2018: SUNDAY STROLL, WHITECROSS, WINMALEE (E) A re-run on this delightful walk into a Blue Gum forest at Winmalee. Start at 8:30, we should be back by 11am. All on tracks - who put these tracks in is a mystery. If you know, come and tell us! Possible exploration of side tracks included. Limit: 8. Map: springwood.
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WalkID: 1434
27 May (Mon) 2013: WESTERN ESCARPMENT (E-M, Bicycle) Cycle ride. Bell - Hartley Vale - Browns Gap - Hassans Walls - Lithgow. Fantastic vistas at this time of day, at this time of year. 24km Meet 2.39pm at Bell, and a 5.34pm (or 6.34pm train) back uphill. No shame if you have to walk Browns Gap... Please be aware that it is all public road, and that we are cycling in a 100km/h zone for a couple of km. Limit: 15. Map: Lithgow.
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WalkID: 464
27 May (Thu) 2010: Winmalee I am inviting everybody to take part in \'The Biggest Morning Tea\' at my home (94 Lee Road, Winmalee) to raise funds for Cancer Council Research. Variety of teas, coffee, home made slices, cakes and biscuits provided. Hopefully we can raise a substantial amount that can be donated for this cause. From 9.45am please. Map: Springwood
WalkID: 841
28 May (Sat) 2011: BEN BULLEN (H-Exp) A PHIL ONLY WALK: The Labyrinth, Poseidon Arena and Hades; a journey to hell and back!! Exploration of 2 pagoda areas off the Moffitts Trail near Ben Bullen. An article in The Bushwalker fired up the imagination. Anything is possible, so bring a sense of adventure and climbing skills. Limit: 8. Map: Ben Bullen.
WalkID: 787
28 May (Sat) 2011: COX'S RIVER CAMP SITE (E) An easy paced walk on tracks; 8 klms. along one of the best sections of the "Six Foot Track", plus a crossing of the 100 metre "Bowtells Swingbridge". (Alternatives will be suggested for walkers who do not wish to cross the swingbridge). Return the same way. All up, 16 klms. Limit: 16. Map: Hampton.
WalkID: 1619
28 May (Wed) 2014: LAPSTONE ZIGZAG (E-M) A leisurely paced walk on tracks, visit Lennox and Knapsack Bridges and admire the superb stonework, wander through attractive forests and gaze across the Penrith Plains, about 12 kl with around 300 metres of ascent and descent, phone before 7:00pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 2309
28 May (Sat) 2016: MT. SOLITARY TRAVERSE (H) A 50 Peak Walk!!! Golden Stairs-Knife Edge-Mt. Solitary-Coalminers Pass-Solitary Pass-Kedumba River-The Goat Track. This walk has it all; history, views, wild grandeur and some big hills, both up and down. Approx. 800 metres descent. A longish day, so need an early start. 16klms. Limit: 8. Map: Jamison. Peaks bagged: 1
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WalkID: 3423
28 May (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.
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WalkID: 1977
28 May (Thu) 2015: ORCHARD HILLS (E-M) 28 May (Thurs) Bike ride (E-M) Orchard Hills Circuit. Ride to Nepean River, then through Glenmore Park, morning tea on Surveyors Creek. Continue on with Orchard Hills circuit, lunch at Clarement Meadows on Claremont Creek, opposite shops in IGA complex. All up around 45kms, suitable for road bikes on bike paths and back roads. Small to moderate hills, as expected in Orchard Hills and back up to Glenbrook. Kevin and Jenyne Debeck Limit: 15. Map: Jamison.
WalkID: 251
28 May (Thu) 2009: PROGRAM DEADLINE (E, E) Submit your activities by this web site for the period 8/6 to 14/9 Limit: 8. Map: Put it in your diary.
WalkID: 3021
29 May (Tue) 2018: EVANS LOOKOUT- GRAND CANYON- NEATES GLEN CIRCUIT (M) A wonderful circuit walk on a recently refurbished track. 350 m descent/ascent.6.5km No rush, time for photos and botanising. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 616
29 May (Sat) 2010: INDUCTION COURSE & WALK, CHANGE OF DETAILS (E-M) The walk for this Induction day, moved to National Pass, Valley of the Waters Wentworth Falls, due to track closure at Katoomba, by National Parks. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 865
29 May (Sun) 2011: KATOOMBA (E-M) Katoomba to Leura: Half-day walk with some steps. Good walk for beginners. Start at Katoomba Falls walking via the Grand Cliff Top walk and Prince Henry Cliff walk. Many lookouts with great views. We will detour at the Amphitheatre track which descends into beautiful rainforest, past waterfalls and back up to Leura Cascades. From here we head on to Gordon Falls at Leura and finish at the picnic area where cake, tea/coffee will be served! Car shuffle required. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 496
29 May (Sat) 2010: Leura Forest Loop (E-M, E-M) INDUCTION COURSE & WALK Starting at Leura Cascades and taking the Prince Henry Cliff Walk to the Furber's steps down to the Federal Pass to Dardanelles Pass to Leura Forest and then back up the steps to the Jamision L.O. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2362
29 May (Sun) 2016: MOUNT GIBSON, MOUNT WHAITE (E-M, scrub, off track) Never heard of these? Neither had I until I started looking for '50 peaks' walks. This is a navigation exercise from Red Ridge Road, Wentworth Falls. These two peaks are less than 2 km north of the fire trail, but there may be some scrub involved getting to them, and a bit of a hike along the fire trail to start. Members who have done navigation training are invited to help lead. Limit: 8. Map: Jamison, Katoomba. Peaks bagged: 2
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WalkID: 3444
29 May (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: 1379
29 May (Wed) 2013: WINMALEE (M) Grose Head South and Beyond. We walk from Winmalee, through Blue Gum Swamp,up Beehive Hill, out to Grose South Head Lookout, up to Grose South Head Lookout, then onto a rock with views over the Cumberland Plain and beyond. Return the same way. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood, Kurrajong .
WalkID: 3411
30 May (Thu) 2019: GOOCH'S CRATER, WOLLANGAMBE AREA (E-M) If you haven't seen this interesting feature named after a late member of SBC, you should join me. We'll drive to the north and walk in about 2km. I plan to pagoda hop to the Wollangambe River (another 1km or so) and just explore again this area which I used to frequent back in the 1980s. Expect some scrub. Limit: 8. Map: Wollangambe.
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WalkID: 1906
30 May (Sat) 2015: KINDERAN TRACK AND THE CHERT RAILWAY AT MT. VIC.. (M) Back by popular demand, this walk has heaps of history, great views and a really wild feeling. The mine and railway date from the mid 1920\'s and there are plenty of artefacts to discover. Home via the Easy Way Home Track. Steep incline!! Limit: 10. Map: Book: Great Walks at Mt. Vic..
WalkID: 1955
30 May (Sat) 2015: LAWSON (E) Induction Walk South Lawson. Compulsory induction talk for prospective members, followed by a walk to Adelina, Junction, Federal, Cataract, Victory and Terrace Falls. Approx 5km Limit: 20. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 133
30 May (Sat) 2009: Leura Forest (E) A lunch in Leura Forest for Bruce Dover. Today will be 6 months since Bruce passed away so, as promised, here is his memorial walk. Walk along Prince Henry Cliff walk to descend the Golden Stairs to Leura Forest for a shared meal. This is to celebrate the many years Bruce worked with ACF to save our forests from the loggers. Possibly back to the cars via Leura Cascades Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1929
30 May (Sat) 2015: PAGODA TRACK AND GLOW WORM TUNNEL (E-M, dark) An easy paced walk on tracks, about 12 klms. Stroll through open forest with splendid views of Pagodas and sweeping views of the Wolgan Valley. At the Western end of the Glow Worm Tunnel we shall take a short detour into a pleasant canyon. We shall then walk through the Glow Worm Tunnel where a torch is ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY. Please book via the website. Limit: 10. Map: Cullen Bullen, Rock Hill, Ben Bullen.
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WalkID: 2377
30 May (Mon) 2016: THE CHERT MINE- BUBBLE-MT. VIC. (M) No. 2 in our Monday 6hr. walk series. Down the Kinderan Track from Fairy Bower and back via the incline railway track; under the cliffs to the Easy Way Home Track. Beautiful rainforest gully, steep cliffs and a heap of history. Some off-track. Limit: 10. Map: Mt. Wilson.
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WalkID: 3481
30 May (Thu) 2019: WINDSOR (Exp) Cycle ride. Hopefully get away from the smoke. Start at 9 am Moses St Windsor, sports field on right side opposite Anglican church. Cycle through Windsor then onto cycle path to McGraths Hill. Turn left onto Pitt Town Rd then right onto Wolseley Rd and left onto Old Stock Route Rd. Right onto Scheyville Rd and investigate the area to the north. Ride back to Windsor. Could be some dirt roads. Bring morning tea and snacks, may be no shops until Windsor. Expected distance 25-35 km. Limit: 16. Map: UBD Windsor.
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WalkID: 2267
31 May (Tue) 2016: Circular Quay VIVID SYDNEY. Experience one of Sydney's great events. We will catch a late afternoon train to Sydney and begin the evening with a meal at Circular Quay. We will then walk from the Opera House to The Rocks to get the best views of the lights. Always a Great Night. Map: Google
WalkID: 1620
31 May (Sat) 2014: EVANS CROWN (E) A leisurely paced walk on tracks and through trackless open forests about 6 kl with 200 metres of ascent & descent. Scramble about on huge granite boulders, visit caves and meander through superb forests. Lunch at Tarana Pub or bring your own to eat at tables outside the pub, phone before 7:00pm please. Limit: 12. Map: Tarana.
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WalkID: 2648
31 May (Wed) 2017: GLENBROOK (E) Week 6 of Nursery Course run by TAFE and NPWS for plant propagation. need to bring food and water for the day. Limit: 15. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 1981
31 May (Sun) 2015: SOUTH GROSE HEAD (M, 3) Winmalee - Grose Head South MTB loop. 16km firetrial/single track; 14 km road plus the option of doing a circuit at the Yarramundi single trial. Leaving from Whitecross road head back to St Columbus HS along a single track before taking the ridge out to South Grose head lookout. The bikes will need a hand getting to the top of South Grose head before 4km of downhill which rivals the Oaks for descent. From here we head back along the road to the start with the option of a circuit or three on the single track before the hill climb. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood/Kurrajong.
WalkID: 241
31 May (Sun) 2009: Springwood (M, M) Circle Springwood. Mostly on tracks (classic tracks of Springwood), plus a little off-track. About 20km, no big climbs. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood .
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WalkID: 2706
31 May (Wed) 2017: SPRINGWOOD (E) Short, easy ride on quiet back streets and return to Springwood for morning tea. Suitable for beginners or returning riders with road or mountain bikes. Arrive early for free bike safety check Limit: 8. Map: Gregory.
WalkID: 1596
31 May (Sat) 2014: WOLGAN PINNACLE AND BEYOND (M) Last visit we explored the pagoda studded ridge to the South, but left the last narrow part \'til another day. This is that day!!! Best Gardens of Stone Experience you\'ll have this year. No Tracks. Limit: 12. Map: Cullen Bullen.
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WalkID: 3077
31 May (Thu) 2018: WOODFORD (M) Cycle from Woodford to Glenbrook along the Woodford Fire trail. Some steep, rough and sandy sections. Approx distance 40 klm. Bring morning tea and will have lunch in the park at Glenbrook. Limit: 15. Map: penrith.