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Day Walk Ideas

Day Walks: Previous club walks for:
NOTICE
WalkID: 1989
1 Feb (Mon) 2016: MEETING Western Australia Wonders and Wildflowers
WalkID: 2956
1 Feb (Thu) 2018: NEPEAN GORGE LOOKOUT (E-M) Ride in the Glenbrook NP to Nepean Gorge Lookout via Bennett’s Ridge fire trail and the Oaks road. Possible ride along Red Hands Cave road on return. Off road tyres needed for fire trails. Morning tea at Nepean Gorge lookout. Lunch in Glenbrook Park. From 25km distance. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 2584
1 Feb (Wed) 2017: PENRITH (H, Kayak) 25 km paddle up the Nepean River to Erskine Creek and return. Bring P.F.D. lunch and snacks. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 118
1 Feb (Sun) 2009: Sunday afternoon stroll - Linden Creek (E) A short walk down to a pool near Linden creek in Faulconbridge- there may be enough water for a quick dip, we'll have afternoon tea and return the same way. Suitable for families and a walk that kids would enjoy. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 97
1 Feb (Sun) 2009: Victoria Falls (E) Walk from Blackheath on Victoria Fall track to Grose River. Lunch and a swim at the river stopping on return at the swimming hole to cool off. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1556
1 Feb (Sat) 2014: WARRIMOO TO GLENBROOK (E-M) Half the Florabella track, then descend via a ladder to Glenbrook Creek. Follow Glenbrook Creek downstream, periodically cooling off in the magnificent pools. Exit for a 40 minute walk with no big hills back to Glenbrook for refreshments. A train friendly excursion. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 2893
2 Feb 2018 (Fri) 2018: BLUE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK (M) Combined activity with NPWS weeding in Glenbrook section of the park Limit: 14. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 1269
2 Feb (Sat) 2013: DOWN THE WIRE FROM BOWEN MT. (M-H) This is a short, but adventurous walk, due to the scramble down the \"wire\". The steep section used to have a length of fence wire to hang on to. After the steep descent, we\'ll relax on the Grose River with lunch and a swim before walking out. 200 metres descent and ascent, but only 4.5km. Limit: 12. Map: Kurrajong.
WalkID: 1060
2 Feb (Thu) 2012: LOWER GROSE RIVER (E-Exp, Water Activity) Explore the last 6 km of the Grose River by li-lo. More a paddle than a walk. Start at old 4WD track near Vale Lookout off Cabbage Tree Road and finish at the confluence of the Grose and Nepean at Navua Reserve. Only a short descent down to river. Explore old river gauge up river. Wet suit optional. Short car swap. Limit: 8. Map: Kurrajong.
NOTICE
WalkID: 1777
2 Feb (Mon) 2015: MEETING A report by Phil and Jan on the 2014 club trip to Switzerland and other Alps. Come and find out what they look like when the sun shines. Apparently they had perfect weather!
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WalkID: 2593
2 Feb (Thu) 2017: PENRITH (E) Cycle from Glenbrook to the White Water area for morning tea and then over to the Regatta area and back along the river to Glenbrook for an early lunch in the park. This is an easy ride and about 40 klm. Limit: 15. Map: penrith.
WalkID: 724
2 Feb (Wed) 2011: SUPPER IN THE BUSH (E) Relax in the bush with great food and company in a wonderful location. Bring food and drink to share, plates plates, cutlery etc. and torch for the return walk. Short scenic walk, with great sunset views. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1297
2 Feb (Sat) 2013: WOLLANGAMBE RIVER (E-M, Exp.) This walk which was scheduled for the 15/12/12 has been moved to this new date. 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.
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WalkID: 2491
3 Feb 2017 (Fri) 2017: GLENBROOK SECTION OF BLUE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK (E) This is a combined NPWS activity weeding invasive weeds. Bring water and food for the day tool supplied Finishes 1500hr Limit: 14. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 2874
3 Feb 2018 (Sat) 2018: LITTLE RIVER AT BUXTON (M) Short walk down to the river, but it is steep, to a swimming spot with flat rocks and a waterfall. There are at least 2 other rock pools to check out. Limit: 12. Map: Bargo.
NOTICE
WalkID: 1563
3 Feb (Mon) 2014: MEETING Springwood Presbyterian Church Hall, 7:00pm. Kelvin will show photos and talk about his recent treks in India.
NOTICE
WalkID: 1778
3 Feb (Mon) 2014: MEETING A report by Phil and Jan on the 2014 club trip to Switzerland and other Alps. Come and find out what they look like when the sun shines. Apparently they had perfect weather!
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WalkID: 2941
3 Feb (Sat) 2018: NEPEAN RIVER (H, kayaking) A 25 km paddle up to Erskine Creek and return. A early start and there will be power boats throughout the day. Limit: 8. Map: penrith.
WalkID: 410
3 Feb (Wed) 2010: SUPPER IN THE BUSH (E, E) Enjoy a relaxed walk at the end of the day to a beautiful sunset viewing spot.Bring food to share,plus utensils. Limit: 15. Map: Mt. Wilson.
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WalkID: 2591
4 Feb (Sat) 2017: ERSKINE CREEK (SWIM AND LILO) (E) Leave just after lunch for a swim, afternoon tea and a lazy afternoon at Erskine Creek (Jack Evans Track). If you have a lilo, we'll explore upstream a bit. This is a really easy trip, beginners and children welcome. Limit: 12. Map: penrith.
WalkID: 2902
4 Feb (Sun) 2018: PLATYPUS LOOP (E-M) Drive deep into the national park from Glenbrook. Descend the Jack Evans track and enjoy a swim in Erskine Creek. Off track walk of the beautiful platypus loop and return via the short track to the saddle and then Jack Evans track. An ideal short walk, punctuated with swims for a warm day. Two creek crossings. Limit: 15. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 2196
4 Feb (Thu) 2016: REGATTA CENTER (E-M) Ride from the Glenbrook to Emu Plains cross the Nepean river on the express way bridge and ride by the cycle way beside the river to the Regatta Centre then return to Lewers Gallery for coffee and cake. Then burn off the cake returning to Glenbrook Lunch in the Park. 45km Easy if you would like to park car at Lewers and ride down to the expressway bridge to join the rest of the riders there. Medium if you include the return trip to Glenbrook Limit: 15. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 2522
4 Feb 2017 (Sat) 2017: SYDNEY HARBOUR NAT. PARK (M) Double Bay, Rose Bay, Vaucluse and Watsons Bay. Sydney harbour foreshores at its best! Time for a swim or 2 and fish and chips at Watsons Bay. Approx. 12klms. all on tracks. Limit: 12. Map: Sydney.
WalkID: 1039
4 Feb (Sat) 2012: 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. This was a postponed walk from Dec. Limit: 6. Map: Wollangambe.
WalkID: 725
5 Feb (Sat) 2011: BOB TURNERS TRACK (M) An old favourite in the Upper Colo. It's a few years since we've been, so we'll give it a go. It's approx. 3kms. to the river on a reasonable track, with some ascent/descent. Relax and swim in the river, with some exploring and return the same way. Limit: 12. Map: Bushwalks in the Sydney Region, Vol. 1.
WalkID: 1016
5 Feb (Sun) 2012: DU FAURS CANYON (M) Dust off the volleys, squeeze into the wetsuit, it\'s canyon season again. As canyons go, it\'s straightforward; no abseils, plenty of swimming and a little clambering. Exit via Joe\'s Canyon. Dry bag and wetsuit needed. Limit: 8. Map: Mt. Wilson.
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WalkID: 2167
5 Feb (Fri) 2016: GLENBROOK (E) Weeding at Glenbrook area Blue Mountains National Park. Tools supplied Bring morning tea and lunch plus water to drink. Usually finish 2.45pm Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 738
5 Feb (Sat) 2011: INDUCTION COURSE & WALK BLACKHEATH (E-M) The walk we shall do is the Grand Canyon to Neats Glen. Just a perfect walk for the new members to finish of their yelow sheets, this walk has some of the most outstanding features of the Blue Mountains with great views and canyons all in one trip. This walk is open to all members not just prospectives. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 800
5 Feb (Sat) 2011: KATOOMBA (M) Weeding in the National Park Katoomba Creek (remote) 8am-5pm. A full day walking in a remote section of Katoomba Creek, searching out any weeds that have been missed or news ones. Off track walking, moving around fallen tree, walking through and crossing creeks may be required to check both creek banks. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
MEETING
WalkID: 2767
5 Feb 2018 (Mon) 2018: PHOTOS OF THE FLINDERS AND OTHER RANGES (E) Enjoy our trip to the Flinders with us, through our photos Limit: 70. Map: .
WalkID: 766
5 Feb (Sat) 2011: ROCKY CREEK (E-M, slow) Camera canyon - bring your camera (and tripod) for a special trip with plenty of time to take photos. It\'s wet and there\'s swims, so wetsuit needed, and maybe a thermos and extra thermal. This is a spectacular canyon with quite a few dark sections, some waterfalls and there will be no rush to get through. Make sure your expensive gear is either waterproof or well dry-bagged. A small towel to dry your hands is also useful. This is quite a busy canyon, so we may need an early start. Limit: 8. Map: Rock Hill.
WalkID: 1868
5 Feb (Thu) 2015: SPRINGWOOD TO BLAXLAND (M) Cycle ride, Springwood-Sun Valley- Rosenthal lane- Cripple Creek fire trail - Winnicoopa Rd Blaxland. Mountain bike required, no good for road bikes. Bring morning tea, expect to be at Blaxland by lunch time. There are some hills. One big uphill. Mostly on fire trails, some of them bumpy. Limit: 20. Map: .
WalkID: 2888
6 Feb (Tue) 2018: BEROWRA VALLEY REGIONAL PARK (E-M) Berowra Biathlon After morning tea at Berowra Waters the participants will divide into 2 groups. One group will walk 7 kms to Crosslands which is part of The Great North walk. The other group which will be led by Kevin and Gordon will paddle on an incoming tide up to met the walkers for lunch and a swim. On the return the group will swap over. (An out going tide will help the paddling group.) There are a few spare kayaks and PFDs for those who would like to come but don’t have their own gear. Limit 10 Limit: 10. Map: Cowan and Hornsby.
WalkID: 827
6 Feb (Sun) 2011: DARGANS CANYON (M) This trip has been cancelled a couple of times due to the weather so hopefully we can proceed this time. A lovely little canyon, suitable for beginners. A few short cold swims so wetsuit definitely required. Some rock scrambling and a few climb downs. Limit: 10. Map: LITHGOW.
WalkID: 751
6 Feb (Sun) 2011: FAULCONBRIDGE (E) Meander along the Sassafras Gully track through rainforest leading to swimming holes at Perch Ponds before winding back up to Springwood along Magdala Creek. This is a perfect walk for a warm day with the opportunity to cool off along the way. Limit: 10. Map: Springwood.
NOTICE
WalkID: 2483
6 Feb 2017 (Mon) 2017: MEETING Tonight - Slides of the Kumano Kodo walk in Japan by David C
WalkID: 2120
6 Feb (Sat) 2016: OAKS TO PISGAH (M-Exp) From the Oaks picnic area we will trace a track I have previously encountered to its end point near the confluence of Monkey Ropes and Lincoln creeks. After enjoying this delightful area we will ascend Monkey Ropes Creek and then go cross country to the famous heritage of the Attic Cave and the Pisgah Rock car park. Short car shuffle required. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 2104
6 Feb (Sat) 2016: RIVER CAVES AND NOBLE CANYON (M) If you've never been canyoning, now's your chance. All the drama and wonder of Blue Mountains' Canyons, without leaving the ground, but you will get wet. Nobles is a dark, but dry canyon if time permits. Bring change of clothes and sense of adventure. Limit: 12. Map: Rock Hill.
WalkID: 2937
6 Feb (Tue) 2018: SBC TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT (E) Enjoy a couple of hours of various games. Hit and giggle table tennis tournament, rotating with darts and croquet. Indoor games if the weather keeps us inside. 4pm to 6:30pm. BYO games equipment, refreshments and small afternoon tea to share. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 3286
6 Feb (Tue) 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: 1266
6 Feb (Wed) 2013: SUPPER IN THE BUSH (E) Come and enjoy an easy walk along a delightful track to enjoy supper with a view and a sunset. Bring food to share + utensils etc. and a torch. No real ups or downs. Limit: 15. Map: Jamison.
WalkID: 1791
7 Feb (Sat) 2015: BOX CREEK FALLS (M) On the granite escarpment of the Boyd Plateau. Short walk in then plenty of time to swim and explore the 7 waterfalls of Box Creek. Limit: 12. Map: Kanangra.
WalkID: 39
7 Feb (SAT) 2009: HEATHCOTE NATIONAL PARK (M) From Waterfall, we'll head down the Mooray Track and check out the swimming pools on Kingfisher Creek. If cool, we'll walk a section of the Bullawarring Track to Minda Pool. Otherwise, we'll find a shady pool and settle in. Limit: 12. Map: Royal Nat. Park Tourist Map.
WalkID: 113
7 Feb (Sat) 2009: Induction Walk (E) Govetts Leap to Pulpit Rock, easy cliff walk with spectacular views. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Wilson .
WalkID: 433
7 Feb (Sun) 2010: South Lawson circuit (E, E) This walk is on the south side of the railway line and is hidden by the dry scrub on its ridges. We will walk the circuit of Cataract Falls, Federal Falls, Junction Falls and Adelina Falls where there are numerous opportunities to photograph the waterfalls as well as soak up the ambience of this hidden area. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 463
7 Feb (Sun) 2010: Springwood (E-M, E-M) Wiggins Track-Sassafrass Gully - Perch Ponds - Martins Falls-Picnic Point Circuit. Approx 10km. A leisurely day as we descend to Sassafrass Creek via Wiggins Track & follow the creek through to Perch Ponds, returning to Springwood via Magdala Creek. Nice shady walk with good swimming. Great trip for a hot day. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 2966
7 Feb (Wed) 2018: SPRINGWOOD BEGINNER CYCLE (E) Short beginner ride around local roads - back by 10.30am Limit: 8. Map: Gregory.
WalkID: 1544
8 Feb (Sat) 2014: BARRENJOEY TO BEROMBI, PART 5 (M) On down the coast past Coogee, then on to La Perouse via Little Bay, Long Bay and the Endeavour Light. Chance of a swim and fish supper at La Perouse. Limit: 10. Map: Sydney's Best Harbour and Coastal Walks.
WalkID: 1023
8 Feb (Wed) 2012: BIRRABANG CANYON (E-M) This is one of the best walk through canyons in the mountains with lots of yabbies and fern overhangs to see, you will get wet feet and you may have a short swim too. Thermals ,volleys and a dry bag required. Limit: 12. Map: Mt Wilson.
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WalkID: 2965
8 Feb (Thu) 2018: BLUE MOUNTAINS PARKS BIKE RIDE (E-M, Pushbike) A tongue in cheek cycle series to visit and selfie as many local park signs as possible. A parallel to the 51 national parks comp. Quiet back roads and hopefully not too many big hills. We will start on North Springwood and then Faulconbridge making our way towards Winmalee. Approx 35km. End with lunch at Springwood shops. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 1548
8 Feb (Sat) 2014: GREEN GULLY (E) GREEN GULLY (E) Tree and native vegetation planting.This is an ongoing activity that has involved members of the club over the past years. We have been planting, protecting and maintaining an area of degraded land near Dunphy\'s car park and camping ground. The area has magnificent views. The work is worthwhile and contributes to the clubs profile with National Parks. You will need to bring work gloves, food and drinks Limit: 0. Map: Jenolan.
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WalkID: 2615
8 Feb 2007 (Thu) 2007: SPRINGWOOD (M) By channels of coolness the echoes are calling, and down the dim gorges I hear a creek falling. Yes it would be good to cycle in cool places. So we start at Springwood, the little park near the station, cycle to my place where Kevin D will lead us down the single track to the fire trail in the valley. Follow the fire trail around to Greens Pde, then under the highway and into Sun Valley, turn right into the laneway and ride to Long Angle Valley and up to Singles Ridge road. Could go from there straight back to Springwood, or if you want some more cool, do the circuit in Bluegum Swamp. Limit: 16. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 2519
8 Feb 2017 (Wed) 2017: SUPPER IN THE BUSH (E) An easy walk to a magical spot to enjoy the summer evening. Bring a meal to share + utensils and a torch. We may even see a sunset!!! Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1813
8 Feb (Sun) 2015: WOLLEMI NP - NEWNES PLATEAU (M-H, g 3-4) Surefire Heart Attack. Canyoning. Commencing with a 40m abseil, Heart Attack canyon later has an exit track that passes close to the entrance for Surefire Canyon. Leader has undertaken both canyons in a day previously. Both are picturesque. And dynamic, if you must. Limit: 4. Map: Refer to various guidebooks.
WalkID: 1567
9 Feb (Sun) 2014: BLACKHEATH (M) Grand Canyon - Cancelled due to track closure for several months Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
SOCIAL
WalkID: 2180
9 Feb (Tue) 2016: CANBERRA TOM ROBERTS EXHIBITION. Great Day Out. Coach trip to Canberra to see the Exhibition at the National Gallery. Murrays Coaches. Depart Central 7.00. Arrive Gallery 10.30. Depart Gallery 4.00. Arrive Central 8.30. Cost: Adult $86. Concession $82. Includes bus fare and admission to Exhibition. http://www.murrays.com.au/TomRobertsExhibitions.aspx To ensure a seat on the coach book your own seat A.S.A.P.. Plus register via the Club website.
WalkID: 1270
9 Feb (Sat) 2013: COIN SLOT CANYON (H) Glen Davis. 4 long abseils up to 27 metres and a tricky, exposed climb to access the canyon. The good news!!! It\'s only 1/2 an hour down the hill and back to the cars. Bring abseil gear and rope fee applies. Limit: 8. Map: Coorongooba.
WalkID: 1316
9 Feb (Sat) 2013: GREEN GULLY (E) Tree and native vegetation planting. This is an ongoing activity that has involved members of the club over the past years. We have been planting, protecting and maintaining an area of degraded land near Dunphy\'s car park and camping ground. The area has magnificent views. The work is worthwhile and contributes to the club\'s profile with National Parks. You will need to bring work gloves, food and drinks. Limit: 0. Map: Jenolan.
WalkID: 737
9 Feb (Wed) 2011: PISGAH ROCK-ERSKINE CREEK (E-M) Thought this would be nice as the weather is still hot and we can go swimming in the pools, if its not too hot we shall go to Dadder cave.Bring your swimmers. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 2616
9 Feb (Thu) 2017: SPRINGWOOD (M) By channels of coolness the echoes are calling, and down the dim gorges I hear a creek falling. Yes it would be good to cycle in cool places. So we start at Springwood, the little park near the station, cycle to my place where Kevin D will lead us down the single track to the fire trail in the valley. Follow the fire trail around to Greens Pde, then under the highway and into Sun Valley, turn right into the laneway and ride to Long Angle Gully and up to Singles Ridge road. Could go from there straight back to Springwood, or if you want some more cool, do the circuit in Bluegum Swamp. Limit: 16. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 1291
9 Feb (Sat) 2013: THE SPIT TO MANLY (E-M) The first of two classic harbourside walks. Enjoy the views of the harbour as we walk to Manly and then on to the protected Marine Park at Shelley Beach. Bring swimmers, snorkel and mask. Finish up with more fish (take away this time) and chips on the ferry back to Circular Quay. Approx. 12km. Limit: 8. Map: Sydney, UBD.
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WalkID: 1324
9 Feb (Sat) 2013: WENTWORTH FALLS (E) Induction & Walk. An induction talk, then a walk on the Under Cliff-Over Cliff track. About 5km. Ring to book in. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2878
10 Feb 2018 (Sat) 2018: DALPURA CANYON (M) An easy canyon with 1 abseil, but you will get wet. Quality rainforest and a great walk out with amazing views via Jinki Ridge. Bring abseil gear, helmet and wetsuit. Rope fee applies. Limit: 8. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 1869
10 Feb (Tue) 2015: GREAT NORTH WALK PART 1A (E-M, exploratory) We will start from the Obelisk in Macquarie Park, Sydney, at the official start of the Great North Walk. Walk to the ferry at Circular Quay and take a ferry to Woolwich, then follow the Great North Walk through the streets of Hunters Hill and into the Lane Cove National Park. Catch a Train back from North Ryde. The walk is fairly level - highest point is 170m. Walking is on tracks. Overall Distance is about 20km. This walk should pass historic locations and heritage homes. Limit: 8. Map: Sydney street map.
WalkID: 2930
10 Feb (Sat) 2018: INDUCTION WALK AND TALK - GLENBROOK (E) 8:00am from Glenbrook, walk to the Duck Hole on Glenbrook Creek, then downstream to the junction with Kanuka Brook and return. Induction topics will be covered at various shady places along the walk. Approx 5km with 100m descent and ascent. Steep in short sections. Swimming opportunities if it is hot. Approx three and a half hours all up. Full members are welcome. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 418
10 Feb (Wed) 2010: Kanuka Brook & Crayfish Pool (E-M, E-M) We shall just walk along campfire creek to Red Hands Cave then onto Kanuka Brook and Crafish Pool for lunch & swim and out the circuit track if very hot just go straight to the brook & pool. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 1326
10 Feb (Sun) 2013: MT WILSON (M) Middle Wollangambe Lilo Trip with side trips into the fabulous Green Room of Whungee Wheengee Canyon and the glowworm cavern I've just discovered of Serendipity. 6kms with a steep climb out. Wetsuit and some sort of flotation like a lilo or inflatable surf mat needed. Limit: 10. Map: Wollangambe.
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WalkID: 2585
10 Feb (Fri) 2017: PENRITH (E, Kayak) 12 km paddle up the Nepean River to Euroka and return. Bring P.F.D. morning tea and lunch. Please contact leader if you require a kayak. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 2942
10 Feb (Sat) 2018: SAFE RECOVERY LESSON (M, kayaking) A Free three hour Safety Course with Sydney Harbour Kayaks. Preference will be given to people that have attended the beginner's paddle. Kayak hire is $50.00 if required, using your own kayak is prefered.Strictly limit of 8 with our own instructor on the day. Please see web site for further information, https://www.sydneyharbourkayaks.com.au/ Limit: 8. Map: UBD.
WalkID: 2098
10 Feb (Wed) 2016: SUPPER IN THE BUSH (E) Enjoy Dinner out, with a gentle walk to a wonderful spot, with a grand Blue Mountain's view. Bring a meal to share and plates, cutlery etc., plus torch. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2514
11 Feb 2017 (Sat) 2017: ANZAC BRIDGE-ROZELLE-BLACKWATTLE BAY (E) An easy walk with an option of lunch at the newly opened tram sheds. Limit: 12. Map: Harbour and Coastal Walks,Katrina O.
WalkID: 1019
11 Feb (Sat) 2012: CREMORNE POINT TO BALMORAL (M) Scenic section of Sydney Harbour N.P. Beautiful gums along the track and plenty of swimming at Balmoral, where we can hang out 'til late if hot, then get the water taxi back to the quay. Cost approx. $10-$12/head. One of the best harbour walks! All on track, with no big hills. Bring sunscreen, swimmers and hat. Limit: 12. Map: Sydney Harbour and Coastal Walks, Katrina O'Brien.
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WalkID: 2230
11 Feb (Thu) 2016: GLENBROOK (M) Ride from Woodford to Glenbrook on the fire trail. Need mountain bikes. Lunch in the park at Glenbrook. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 1040
11 Feb (Sat) 2012: GREEN GULLY (E) Tree and native vegetation planting. This is an ongoing activity that has involved members of the club over the past years. We have been planting,protecting and maintaining an area of degraded land near Dunphy's car park and campng ground. The area has magnificent views. The work is worthwhile and contributes to the club's profile with National Parks. You will need to bring work gloves,food and drinks. Limit: 0. Map: Jenolan.
WalkID: 2928
11 Feb (Sun) 2018: KANUKA BROOK (M-Exp, scrub, scrambling) Kanuka Brook catchment is entirely within the Blue Mountains National Park and is in pristine condition. WE will park at the Crayfish pool car park and make our way cross country down a gully to the wonderful S bend camping site for visitor book replenishment and a swim. Thence 1km downstream to the twin creeks pool and follow the negotiable route up to the old fire trail. Approx 6km with 120m descent and ascent. Mostly negotiable route and off track. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 2545
11 Feb 2017 (Sat) 2017: LAWSON (E) Induction Walk South Lawson Please meet at 11 Badgery Crescent Lawson for an induction talk then a walk to south Lawson and walk to waterfalls. Please bring sturdy shoes, water and lunch. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2612
11 Feb (Sat) 2017: PARADISE POOL (E) Afternoon swim at Paradise pool - leave at 1pm, back by 5pm and hope there won't be too many people there! One of the best swimming places near Springwood, but now it's internet famous it's often busy. Walk in from Bull's camp, because I haven't been that way yet! Limit: 10. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 40
Wed 11-Feb 2009: SUPPER IN THE BUSH (E) Enjoy an evening in the bush with fine food. Short walk in to serene dining spot. Bring a dish to share for dinner plus utensils and torch. Limit: 15. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1792
11 Feb (Wed) 2015: SUPPER IN THE BUSH (E) An annual event!! Bring a meal to share and we find a view to compliment it. Bring a torch, plates and cutlery etc. Limit: 16. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 1033
11 Feb (Sat) 2012: SYDNEY (E) Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Royal Botanical Gardens. Be amazed by the skill of mankind then be amazed by the skill of Nature. Limit: 6. Map: Sydney UBD.
WalkID: 2947
11 Feb (Sun) 2018: WHEENY CREEK (M) A short but steep descent through rainforest and then rock hop to a great swimming spot. Return the same way. Limit: 10. Map: Mountain Lagoon.
WalkID: 829
12 Feb (Sat) 2011: BIRRABANG CK AREA (E-H) Betta Offer Canyon Not a long day which is a good opportunity to practice access & return navigation in this mostly trackless area.For prospective junior & other members whom have done one or two canyons before. Wetsuit advised ,harness,hardhat;rope fee $10 Limit: 8. Map: Mt Wilson.
WalkID: 139
12 Feb (Thu) 2009: Dr Darks Cave & beyond (E) Walk to Dr Darks and out the back door to Fortess Ridge. Have a look around the area and enjoy our beautiful backyard. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1870
12 Feb (Thu) 2015: GLENBROOK TO PENRITH (E, cycle) Cycle from Glenbrook to the whitewater area for morning tea and then over to the regatta area. Lunch at Lewers Gallery on the way back to Glenbrook. This ride is suitable for all bikes and most riders and the distance is about 50km Limit: 20. Map: .
WalkID: 2543
12 Feb (Sun) 2017: NOTTS HILL WENTWORTH FALLS (E-M, scrub?) After bagging Notts Hill and Warrigal Hill we will make our way to Sally Wattle Waterhole for a swim and picnic lunch and more swimming at Ingar. Early start and no huge hills. Limit: 8. Map: katoomba. Peaks bagged: 2
WalkID: 726
12 Feb (Sat) 2011: RAYNON BROOK CANYON (H) 3 or 4 abseils and a couple of tricky climbs on the way out. One of the best fern-filled short canyons in the Mt. Wilson area. Abseil gear, wetsuit and helmet. Rope fee applies. Not a long day, just a great one! Limit: 8. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 1571
12 Feb (Wed) 2014: SUPPER IN THE BUSH AT WENTWORTH FALLS (E) Whilst the rest of Sydney struggle home in the heat, we\'ll enjoy a leisurely paced walk with a shared supper. Don\'t forget your utensils!!! Limit: 15. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 1070
12 Feb (Sun) 2012: WOLLANGAMBE - 2ND SECTION (M) An unrushed lilo down this beautiful 2nd section with a detour into the bottom of Whungee Wheengee Canyon. Adventurous children welcome. About 5 kms walking with some scrambling + 1 and 1/2 of liloing. Limit: 10. Map: Wollangambe.
WalkID: 812
13 Feb (Sun) 2011: DARGAN'S CREEK (E-M, wetsuit needed) A short dark easy canyon that's great on a hot day. Lots of climb downs and some swims through narrow sections. We'll reverse the canyon to exit, rather than the slippery cliff. Great introduction to canyons, but you do need to be confident on slippery rocks (and take volleys or similar). If hot, bring a lilo for exploring the dam when we've finished. Limit: 8. Map: Lithgow, Wollangambe.
WalkID: 468
13 Feb (Sat) 2010: Mt Wilson (M-H-Exp, M-H-X) A canyon trip from MT Wilson that the leader has not done before. From the fire station descend the track to the Wollangambe, cross over and climb the other side as if doing Geronimo, cross the Geronimo creek and climb the hill to enter the next side creek around 527922. Descend that creek where there presumably will be abseils, then descend the Wollangambe back to the track. This section of the Wollangambe has some lovely bits of canyon. Expect some scrub, some scrambling, some abseils and swims. Limit: 4. Map: Wollangambe.
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WalkID: 2130
13 Feb (Sat) 2016: NOBLES CANYON (E) Induction Walk: Nobles Canyon. Meet at 9 am at Clarence Railway station which is on the Bells line of Road. From there we will drive 30km to start of walk. Nobles canyon is a dry walk through canyon. There is some rock scrambling but magnificent views of the Wolgan Valley. Please bring water, lunch and wear sturdy footwear. Limit: 12. Map: Cullen Bullen.
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WalkID: 2182
13 Feb (Sat) 2016: NORTH KATOOMBA (H) Katoomba Creek, North Katoomba (remote). A joint NPWS/SBC activity. A full day of weeding and bushwalking in a rugged part of Katoomba Creek. Bush regeneration and bushwalking experience needed. Involves off-track walking and creek wading. Lunch and morning tea provided. To book contact Lyndal on 4780 5623 or lsullivan@bmcc.nsw.gov.au by 5th Feb at the latest. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 408
13 Feb (Sat) 2010: RAYNON BROOK (M, M) 3 or 4 abseils and a tricky climb out.Bring helmet,harness,wetsuit etc.Rope fee applies. Limit: 8. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 2103
13 Feb (Sat) 2016: WATERFALLS OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS 3 (M-H) Edenderry Falls and Pool and Hilary Falls and Blackwall Glen. We'll go down the Horse Track, then on to Edenderry for a swim, if you can cope with the cold water, then return via Rodriguez Pass to Evans Lookout. Some off-track. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 467
13 Feb (Sat) 2010: Wollangambe (M-H-Exp, M-H-X) 13 Feb (Sat). M-H-X. A canyon trip from MT Wilson that the leader has not done before. From the fire station descend the track to the Wollangambe, cross over and climb the other side as if doing Geronimo, cross the Geronimo creek and climb the hill to enter the next side creek around 527922. Descend that creek where there presumably will be abseils, then descend the Wollangambe back to the track. This section of the Wollangambe has some lovely bits of canyon. Limit: 4. Map: Wollangambe.
WalkID: 1795
14 Feb (Sat) 2015: CASCADING ON THE COX (E-M) We\'ll walk in on the Six Foot Track, then head down to the river to find a grassy spot with shade and a beach to spend time swimming and exploring this beautiful granite section of the river. Bring a lilo if you have one, swimmers and water shoes. Limit: 12. Map: Jenolan.
WalkID: 2165
14 Feb (Sun) 2016: KATOOMBA (M) Malaita point abseil. 5 or 6 pitches up to 40 mts. Great views along the way. Must have some abseil exp and own gear. Rope fee applies. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1819
14 Feb (Sat) 2015: 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 are welcome to join the walk. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE 8-10km. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 41
Sat 14-Feb 2009: RANON BROOK CANYON (M) 4 abseils and some short swims. Tricky climb out. Bring harness, helmet, abseil gear and wet suit. Last time I was geographically embarrassed, then we were rained out. Third time lucky ? Limit: 8. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 2856
14 Feb 2018 (Wed) 2018: RANON BROOK CANYON (M) Lovely canyon, with 3-4 abseils and a great ferny brook. Not a long day. Bring abseil gear, helmet, wetsuit and dry bag. Rope fee applies. Limit: 8. Map: MT. WILSON.
WalkID: 441
14 Feb (Sun) 2010: ROSE BAY TO WATSON'S BAY (E, E) A fascinating 5 - 6 km walk alongside magnificent Sydney Harbour, passing Strickland House, Greycliffe House and Vaucluse House. Travel by train and ferry to Rose Bay, then the scenic and historical walk to Watson's Bay. Suggest buy low-cost fish lunch at Doyles take-away, before returning by ferry to the Quay, then Rivercat to Parramatta and train to mountains. 'Day tripper' ticket from Emu Plains or concession covers all train-bus-ferry travel. Limit: 20. Map: Street directory.
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WalkID: 712
14 Feb (Mon) 2011: SURVEY BRIEFING NIGHT WENTWORTH FALLS This briefing NIGHT, being held for those who wish to volunteered to do the second stage of the survey by our Club on the Federal Pass & Mount Solitary Walking Tracks, if you are volunteering for this part of the survey you MUST attended this presentation held by the National Park Ranger, Chris Banffy. The survey days will be 19th February & 30 April.
WalkID: 1820
14 Feb (Sat) 2015: SYDNEY HARBOUR (M) Join me for my annual harbourside walk from Spit Bridge to Manly. Spectacular views. We will finish at the enclosed harbour pool at Manly and look for the elusive sea horses on the netting Finish with the best fish and chips in Sydney before catching the ferry back to Circular Quay. approx. 12km. Limit: 8. Map: Google.
WalkID: 1569
15 Feb (Sat) 2014: DOWN THE WIRE TO THE GROSE (M-H) Named for the wire that runs down a steep slope. You could hang on and slide down, but we\'ll pick our way down this short, but steep slope, then have time for swimming and exploration. Great views from the lookouts. Short, but steep walk. Limit: 10. Map: Kurrajong.
WalkID: 145
15 Feb (Sun) 2009: Erskine Knoll (E) 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). Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 2974
15 Feb (Thu) 2018: GLENBROOK CYCLE (E) Glenbrook to Nepean River and on to the Whitewater Stadium (morning tea), then the Nepean Lakes and return via Emu Plains to Glenbrook for lunch. About 40 km with a climb back to Glenbrook via the old zig-zag rail cuttings or the Highway. Bring plenty of water, suits road bikes. Limit: 12. Map: gregory.
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WalkID: 1872
15 Feb (Sun) 2015: LEURA (M-H, M/H) This is a training walk for those booked on my Nepal trip in April. As many stairs as I can find between Leura Cascades and Leura Falls Creek in the Jamison Valley, but all on track. 12-14Km. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2617
15 Feb (Wed) 2017: PLANNING MEETING - LORD HOWE See email - planning meeting for the lord howe island trip. Time and place details in the email.
WalkID: 1014
15 Feb (Wed) 2012: SUPPER IN THE BUSH (E) Whilst the rest of Sydney battles home in the traffic, we'll head out to the cliff tops to watch the sun go down,while sharing a gourmet dinner. Bring food to share plus utensils etc. and a torch to see the way home. Come and enjoy! Limit: 15. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1268
16 Feb (Sat) 2013: BARRENJOEY TO BELLOMBI WALK 2 (M) Mona Vale-Collaroy-Dee Why Lagoon-Queenscliff-Manly. The beaches are more beautiful on this section and we\'ll look at the Wildlife Refuge. Finish with a swim and fish and chips. Public Transport. Some beach walking. 14.5km. Limit: 10. Map: Bushwalks in the Sydney Region, Vol. 1.
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WalkID: 2621
16 Feb (Thu) 2017: BLACKHEATH (M) Cycle ride into the Megalong Valley. Just after the Megalong Teahouse, turn right onto Peachtrees Rd and continue west until the top of the big downhill - magnificent view and morning tea byo. Turn around and ride back. Bitumen except for some of Peachtrees Rd - hard dirt. Lunch at Megalong Teahouse. Possibility of cycling home from Blackheath. Take 7:40 train from Springwood, 7:22 Glenbrook Weather expected to be not extreme. Limit: 16. Map: Katoomba, Hampton.
WalkID: 813
16 Feb (Wed) 2011: FAULCONBRIDGE POINT (E, Bike Ride) Ride out to Faulconbridge point after work (6pm) to enjoy dinner with a (panoramic) view. It\'s still daylight saving, and the (nearly full) moon rises at 5.20pm, so it should be easy riding back. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood, Kurrajong.
WalkID: 2948
17 Feb (Sat) 2018: GLENBROOK GORGE (M) Descend to Glenbrook Creek from behind the visitor centre and then walk the length of the gorge On reaching the Nepean we will walk along the river to our cars. There will be plenty of time for swimming on the way. A car shuffle will be necessary. This walk is mainly off track. Limit: 10. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 2976
17 Feb (Sat) 2018: HAZELBROOK INDUCTION (E) After the Hazelbrook history and waterfalls walk Greg and Jeanette did the induction talk with three prospective members Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2917
17 Feb (Sat) 2018: NORTH HAZELBROOK (E, steps) Half day easy walk on trails built early last century in north Hazelbrook. Visit The reopened Amphitheatre lower walk, Horseshoe Falls, the 1916 Glow Worm Nook Falls, a stunning unnamed hidden waterfall, unearthed century-old steps cut into the sandstone and the upper Amphitheatre track. This is a combined trip with Mid-Mountains Neighbourhood Centre. New members and children (accompanied by a parent) are welcome. Limit: 15. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2929
18 Feb (Sun) 2018: BIG CRATER CREEK EXPLORE (M-Exp, Scrub wet feet) Descend Jack Evans Track, cross Erskine Creek and negotiate our way down stream to pristine Big Crater Creek. Explore upstream, with swims and lengthy breaks to the north flowing tributary and perhaps make our way up that smaller creek for a short distance. This walk was amended from an earlier attempt due to fire hazard. Approx 6km 120m climb and 50% off track. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 2233
18 Feb (Thu) 2016: Botany Bay (E-M, cycling) Cycle-Strathfield to Botany Bay (E/M). A leisurely ride along cycle paths and local roads to the Bay. Morning tea at the 'Chocolate Shop' & fish n chips lunch (or BYO) at Brighton Le Sands. Bring plenty of liquids, sun protection & togs for a swim in the Bay. Limit: 12. Map: Sydney UBD.
WalkID: 1017
18 Feb (Sat) 2012: CORKSCREW CANYON (H) This one got rained out last year, so here goes. It\'s N. of the Bell Rd. in the Bowen Creek system and promises to be spectacular. Longish walk out along Range Hill. Expect a few abseils, up to 20 metres. Bring harness, helmet and wetsuit. Rope fee applies. Limit: 8. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 2566
18 Feb (Sat) 2017: ERSKINE CREEK LILO (E-M, steep track) Lilo down Erskine Creek from the Pisgah Rock to the Jack Evans track. You must have a serviceable lilo. If the water is too low or the weather is cool, we'll walk to Dadder Cave instead. There is a steep descent down the pisgah rock track, but we can use a handline if necessary. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 2586
18 Feb (Sat) 2017: GLENBROOK (M) WALK CANCELLED DUE TO HEAT Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 1054
19 Feb (Sun) 2012: EURAMA HERITAGE EXPLORE (M-Exp, Scrambling, Scrub) Search the bush in the vicinity of one of our most evocative and significant heritage ruins. We will be continuing to invesigate locations old tracks, wells and the fabled ampitheatre. Public transport friendly if you are happy to add an extra 4km. Scrub distance 4km. Limit: 8. Map: gregchap@tpg.com.au.
WalkID: 1875
19 Feb (Thu) 2015: EVANS CROWN (E-M) This is a chance to explore the impressive towers, pinnacles, tors, slabs, overhangs and crevices of the granite playground known as Evans Crown. We will be poking around at a leisurely pace and there will be lots of opportunities for photographs. Optional scrambling. Late lunch or refreshments at Tarana Pub. Please book using the club web site. Limit: 8. Map: Tarana.
WalkID: 743
19 Feb (Sat) 2011: KATOOMBA (E) This is the 3rd Survey for National Parks on the Federal Pass & Mt Solitary Walking Tracks. You need to attend the briefing night if you wish to assist the club with this project. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1048
19 Feb (Sun) 2012: NEPEAN RIVER EAST RIDGE (M) Starting at Nepean Gorge Lookout near Mulgoa, we follow the East ridge of the Nepean Gorge to within sight of the Glenbrook Ck junction. Walk is north along fire trails. Stunning views at a couple of locations. A swim is possible for those who care to make a tricky descent to the Nepean River. Return via same route. Approx. 12 km. Limit: 15. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 1884
19 Feb (Thu) 2015: OAKS FIRE TRAIL (E) Classic cycle from Woodford to Glenbrook - this fire trail is mostly downhill. (well nearly all of it). Bring morning tea & should be back at Glenbrook by lunch time so BYO or lunch in a caf? of choice. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 403
20 Feb (Sat) 2010: BIKE RIDE - Blackheath (E-M, E-M, 33 km) A leisurely ride with no serious hills, (I have to dismount and push the bike about 200 metres) to two outstanding lookouts. Firstly Mount Blackheath on the Shipley Plateau followed by a coffee break in Blackheath then cycle out to Baltzer Lookout for definitive views of Hanging Rock. Those wishing to do so can walk down to Hanging Rock and jump over a narrow gap to attain the rock. Photos will be taken of all members who reach the Base Jumping Ledge of Hanging Rock. These photos should be sensational. The ride is 50% on dirt roads (some rough and stony) and therefore more suitable for Mountain Bikes. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 775
20 Feb (Sun) 2011: BLACKHEATH (M) Hat Hill Canyon Due to the sewer being diverted Hat Hill canyon is now pollution free.Longish day with 3 great canyon sections.No abseils but climb downs and a few swims.Lunch at the waterfall into Grose Valley with great views.Then reverse lower section to exit track over the top of Hat Hill.Wesuits and helmets recomended Book in by email prefered as leader my not have Mob reception Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 820
20 Feb (Sun) 2011: CANOE NEPEAN RIVER, WALLACIA TO BENTS BASIN (M) Canoes will be launched near Wallacia bridge and we paddle about 8 km to the picnic grounds at Bent’s Basin for lunch. No surprise that we return same way. 4 to 5 hours paddling in total. Great variety of scenery. Need own canoe and must be fine weather. Limit: 12. Map: Warragamba..
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WalkID: 2192
20 Feb (Sat) 2016: DEAD MEN TALKING AT BLACKHEATH Blackheath Community Hall - also Friday 19th Feb. get a group together and support this worthwhile cause (it also sounds like it's pretty good entertainment). This is a two man show of verse, yarns and song - $35 and profits go to Upper Mountains Rotary projects. For more information and online bookings - http://deadmentalking-blackheath.floktu.com/ or email ubmrotary@gmail.com. Map: Blackheath stree
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WalkID: 780
20 Feb (Sun) 2011: KINGS CAVE, LINDEN Come to the Cave to help celebrate Matthew\'s (our esteemed catering officer) 40th Birthday. Festivities commence at 12 noon, please bring a plate to share. Contact me for more information and idea\'s on what food to bring. BYO chair, plate, cutlery, glass, cup, drinks. Please NO presents Map: Katoomba
WalkID: 1788
21 Feb (Sat) 2000: SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS (M) Saturdays walk is BOX VALE TRACK & THE FORTY FOOT FALLS (Medium) Distance 11km loop. Ascent / Descent 270m , with camping the night at BERRIMA. Sundays walk is SIXTY FOOT FALLS (Medium) Distance 10km loop. Ascent / Descent 270 m. Limit: 12. Map: Mittagong.
WalkID: 1839
21 Feb (Sat) 2015: ERSKINE CREEK VIA PISGAH ROCK (M-H) HOPEFULLY, WE GET THERE THIS TIME!! 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: 1862
21 Feb (Sat) 2015: LINDEN RIDGE BASIN EXPLORE (M-Exp, Scrub) Descend the Jennings Track to Linden Creek and then (as per last Spring) we will follow the NW arm of the delightful rainforested un-named (Hermit?) creek up and via the spur to the south onto Linden Ridge. Explore the rock outcrop complex for heritage items near spot height 538 and the interesting basin and its exit waterfall. Return via Linden fire trail and the Jennings Track. According to Google Earth 10km and approx 600m up and the same down - though not all at once. This walk features many vegetation communities. Please book using the club web site. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 2224
21 Feb (Sun) 2016: Monkey Ropes to Erskine Ck (E-M, rock scrambling) Sunday afternoon energetic stroll. A bit more effort than the usual stroll, but less than 4 km. Descend a marked route down a side creek into Monkey Ropes Creek, then follow the creek down to the junction of Lincoln Creek and Erskine Creek. There's a fantastic swimming spot if it's hot. Return up the steep track to the carpark. Leave at 11am, aim to be back by 4pm. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 122
21 Feb (Sat) 2009: Nepean River (E) Nepean River Paddle. Yarramundi Bridge to Yellowmundee Regional Park and return. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 1566
22 Feb (Sat) 2014: GREAT UNCLE GEORGE CANYON. BULLABURRA (M) A short walk in and out but a long creek.A superb creek walk with lots of canyon sections, 3 or 4 abseils up to 25 meters.1 short tricky climb down. 2 or 3 swims and some wades. Must have own gear including helmet. Rope fee applies. Car shuffle required. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2975
22 Feb (Thu) 2018: HAZELBROOK (M) Mountain bike ride. Hazelbrook to Terrace Falls area, then up Lawson No 1 fire trail, around to old Lawson golf course, then Honour Rd back to Hazelbrook. There is an optional amazing single track MTB course that comes off Honour Rd. Optional ride home from Hazelbrook. Bring snack to eat at a picnic rock. Bring water. Total distance around 20 km (not including the ride home). Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1323
22 Feb (Fri) 2013: WOODFORD (M) Oaks Fire Trail. Mountain bike ride down the Oaks Fire Trail at night under a full moon. The moon will be up before dark. Has been done before without lights but each rider must have at least one light. We will meet at Glenbrook and catch the train to Woodford. Must have a reliable bike and spare tubes. Approx 35km. Limit: 8. Map: Woodford.
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WalkID: 1328
23 Feb (Sat) 2013: CANOE NEPEAN RIVER: WALLACIA AND UPSTREAM (M) Canoes will be launched near Wallacia bridge and we will paddle upstream about perhaps 4 to 8 km towards Bents Basin. We will go as far as the party feels inclined. Lunch may be upstream or back at Wallacia. Expect to paddle about four to five hours in total. Need own canoe and cancelled if wet weather. Limit: 8. Map: Warragamba.
WalkID: 1245
23 Feb (Sat) 2013: DU FAURS CANYON (M) Great canyon with lots of swimming. Towering rock walls and some tight canyon sections. We\'ll paddle, swim down to Bell Creek, then exit via Joe\'s Canyon. A great summer day out. Bring wetsuit and drybag and lilo if you choose. [NOTE CHANGE OF DATE FROM JAN 12.] Limit: 8. Map: Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 2624
23 Feb (Thu) 2017: LITHGOW (H) Bike ride, start at Lithgow, cycle up State Mine hill, turn onto Old Bells Line of Road, then across dirt track to Clarence Colliery and on to Bell. Follow the track next to the railway to Mt Victoria (involves a couple of bits of the Darling Causeway road). My unreliable phone says 30 degree max at Katoomba and 28 degrees at Lithgow. Bring morning tea and enough water. Gordon Watson to lead an alternative route for road bikes: Browns Gap Rd, Highway, Berghofers Pass, Mt Victoria (you can walk Berghofers). 7:40 am train from Springwood, 7:22 from Glenbrook. Limit: 16. Map: Lithgow, Katoomba.
WalkID: 2858
24 Feb 2018 (Sat) 2018: BREAKFAST WITH THE KANGAROOS (E) We'll cook a bar-b-que brekky, approx. $5, at Dunphy Carpark, under Narrowneck, in the Wild Dogs, then a short walk to enjoy the ambiance. If hot, we'll stop and cool off in Megalong Creek on the way home. Bring plates, cutlery, cup and thermos. Limit: 12. Map: JENOLAN.
WalkID: 2944
24 Feb (Sat) 2018: HAT HILL CANYON (E-M) A very accessible canyon in Blackheath, ideal for those new to canyons - one of the prettiest canyons this side of Bell's line. No abseils, a couple of swims and the canyon is full of ferns. Wetsuit required. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 2961
25 Feb (Sun) 2018: BLACKHEATH (E) Braeside Swamp Bushcare. 9 -1pm. A joint NPWS./SBC activity. Spend the morning with the Braeside Bushcare team controlling weeds that are invading the swamp. No experience needed. All tools, equipment and morning tea provided. Book directly with Vanessa on 4787 3112 or vanessa.richardson@environment.nsw.gov.au by Thursday 22nd February. Limit: 0. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2521
25 Feb (Sat) 2017: EVANS CROWN (M) A 50 PEAKS WALK!!! Fun exploring Evans Crown. Limit: 12. Map: Tarana. Peaks bagged: 1
WalkID: 2559
25 Feb (Sat) 2017: HOLE IN THE WALL CANYON (M) From the end of the Waratah Ridge Fire Trail we'll do Hole in the Wall Canyon, a fair walk, some abseils, climbdowns, and scrambling down to the Bungleboori. The leader intends to avoid the squeeze as he is too large and inflexible. One of the classics, so we won't be by ourselves in all likelihood. Limit: 6. Map: Wollangambe.
WalkID: 2967
25 Feb (Sun) 2018: INDUCTION WALK AND TALK SPRINGWOOD (E-M) Prospective members! This is your opportunity to learn about the Springwood Bushwalking Club, discuss minimal impact walking and outdoor practices to keep everyone safe. After afternoon tea there will be a 3km walk down Sassafrass Gully and up the Yondell track. There are steps, minor obstacles and possibly slippery spots but it is on track, except for a short off track detour to visit the mystery stone cross and pool. Full members are very welcome to attend. Approx 3 to 4 afternoon hours. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 2596
25 Feb (Sat) 2017: KATOOMBA (M) Katoomba Creek 8.30am-5.00pm. Joint NPWS/BMCC/SBC activity. Continue the earlier work in this remote section of Katoomba Creek searching for weeds. Bush regeneration and bushwalking experience is needed. This activity involves off-track walking and wading along the creek. Morning tea and lunch supplied. Book directly with Lyndal on (02) 4780 5623 or at lsullivan@bmcc.nsw.gov.au by Monday 13th February. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 165
25 Feb (Wed) 2009: Lawson, Dantes Glen, Empire Pass, Frederica Falls, (E) The leader has returned to walking on Wednesdays starting with a couple of easy walks around waterfalls. The Lawson area is the first one - I haven't been here for many years, this will be a easy going walk and if it is hot we shall go for a swim at Lawson pool at the end, so bring your swimmers with you. SHORT NOTICE WALK Limit: 12. Map: KATOOMBA .
WalkID: 2263
25 Feb (Thu) 2016: Lithgow (M) Cycle ride from Lithgow to Hassans Walls, Hartley, Mt Victoria and if desired, all the way home. Take train to Lithgow, ride up the dirt road to Hassans Walls, then down to the bitumen road at Browns Gap, then on bitumen to Hartley and up Hartley Vale road to the Darling Causeway and into Mt Victoria. There is about 2 km of dirt on Hartley Vale Road before the uphill. At the Darling Causeway I will be riding the dirt track between the road and railway. The whole trip is possible on a road bike, but mountain bike preferred. There are some big hills. Bring morning tea and plenty of water. Lunch at Mt Victoria. Limit: 12. Map: Lithgow, Hartley.
WalkID: 1066
25 Feb (Sat) 2012: NORTH HEAD CIRCUIT, MANLY (M) Train, then ferry to Manly, where we'll walk to Fairy Bower and Shelley Beach, with a stop at the coffee shop for morning tea. Then, on through Hole in the Wall and the former Military Barracks to North Head, with great views. Home via Collins Beach for a swim, then back to Manly for a fish supper on the beach. All on tracks and about 10klms. Limit: 12. Map: North Head.
WalkID: 1034
25 Feb (Sat) 2012: POWERHOUSE MUSEUM (E) View aeroplanes, operating steam engines and a NASA space module plus much much more. $6:00 concession, $10;00 Adults. Limit: 6. Map: Sydney UBD.
WalkID: 2904
25 Feb 2018 (Sun) 2018: ZIG ZAG RAILWAY (E-M) Come and explore the Zig Zag railway near Lithgow. The trains don't run anymore so here's the opportunity to walk the old tracks. We will walk the three viaducts and through one tunnel.Visit the old stations and signal boxes. All the history info boards are still there for you to read. This walk is about 12 kms and really is all on tracks. Limit: 12. Map: Lithgow.
WalkID: 1049
26 Feb (Sun) 2012: CANOE NEPEAN RIVER: WALLACIA TO BENTS BASIN (M) Canoes will be launched near Wallacia bridge and we paddle about 8 km to close to Bents Basin for lunch. No surprise that we return the same way. Four to five hours of paddling in total. Need own canoe and cancelled if wet weather. Limit: 15. Map: Warragamba.
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WalkID: 1876
26 Feb (Thu) 2015: CASTLE HILL (M) BIKE RIDE: A 50km circuit with a few hills reaching Beaumont hills to the west and Castle Hill to the north west. As usual, there are twist and turns all on cycle way paths suitable for road bikes. Due to there being just a few more hills than usual, I expect that this would be a 5 hr (including 1/2 morning tea + 1 hr lunch) journey. Bring lunch as there are no shops but a nice cafe for morning tea. Limit: 15. Map: .
WalkID: 2889
26 Feb 2018 (Mon) 2018: GARIGAL NATIONAL PARK (M) We will drive to Davidson Park where we’ll leave a car then drive to the start of the Natural Bridge to Davidson Park walk which is a 6.8km walk. We will have lunch at Flat Rock beach where we can swim if the weather is hot and then continue back to our car. This is an undulating walk with some steep descents and has some great water views. Limit 8 Limit: 8. Map: Gregories .
WalkID: 814
26 Feb (Sat) 2011: SPRINGWOOD (E-M) Wiggins Track,Sassafras Gully,Perch Ponds, Martins Falls,Picnic Point. Circuit.10.8km A leisurely day as we descend to Sassafras Creek via Wiggins Track & follow the creek through to Perch Ponds, returning to Springwood via Magdala creek.Nice shady walk with great swimming. This is the perfect trip for a hot day. PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 1871
26 Feb (Thu) 2015: STRATHFIELD TO BRIGHTON LE-SANDS (E) Bay to Bay Cycleway. Cancelled until next week. See alternative ride from Toongabbie Limit: 17. Map: .
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WalkID: 2980
27 Feb (Tue) 2018: BLACKHEATH GRAND CANYON (E) A great canyon experience on a well formed track; no abseiling or wading. Six to ten kilometres depending on car shuffle. Easy pace although many steep steps. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2885
27 Feb (Tue) 2018: CABLEWAY (H) Archeological work on the 1891 Cableway. This is a steep section, just near Scenic World that we haven't investigated; it's just as the old ropeway comes down the cliffs. Expect steep talus slopes, cliffs and lawyer vines. Bring safety gear, gloves, seceteurs etc. Some exposure, but a short day. Limit: 4. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 759
27 Feb (Sun) 2011: FAULCONBRIDGE (E) This delightful walk follows the remains of a cable incline built in 1910 that led to a sawmill beside Linden Creek. Nowadays the steam engine is still visible and sits in the creek waiting for Harrison Ford to claim it! Be prepared for a short, steep section down and up the incline. Map: Springwood Limit: 8 Limit: 10. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 407
27 Feb (Sat) 2010: KANUKA BROOK;CRAYFISH POOL (E, E) A day of swimming and generally enjoying this beautiful spot. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
SOCIAL
WalkID: 768
27 Feb (Sat) 2010: KINGS CAVE LINDEN Come along and help celebrate our very own Catering Officer Matt's 40th birthday. After 5 years of catering for us at our meetings how about we all bring a plate and cater to him on his special day. BYO chair, plate, cutlery, drinks, glass, cup etc. 12 noon until whenever Map: Linden
WalkID: 474
27 Feb (Sat) 2010: Mt Wilson (M-H-Exp, M-H-X) A re-schedule of the washed out program walk. A canyon trip from MT Wilson that the leader has not done before. From the fire station descend the track to the Wollangambe, cross over and climb the other side as if doing Geronimo, cross the Geronimo creek and climb the hill to enter the next side creek around 527922. Descend that creek where there presumably will be abseils, then descend the Wollangambe back to the track. This section of the Wollangambe has some lovely bits of canyon. Expect some scrub, some scrambling, some abseils and swims. Map: Wollangambe. Limit: 6. Map: Wollangambe.
WalkID: 776
27 Feb (Sun) 2011: MT WILSON (M) Corkscrew Canyon. A Great canyon near Mt Wilson. Two or more absils and a few short swims. Main feature is the corkscrew waterfall. Must have own abseil gear plus wetsuit and helmet. Rope fees apply. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Wilson.
WalkID: 2205
27 Feb (Sat) 2016: Navigation training (E, scrub, off track) An introduction to bush navigation for beginners (and experts who want some practice). We cover the basic theory of finding your way with map and compass in the bush. We'll spend the rest of the morning trying not to get lost while locating a series of checkpoints on the map. Map supplied, but you need an orienteering compass. The course is an area near Blue Gum Swamp at Winmalee, and we'll be back soon after lunch. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 1320
27 Feb (Wed) 2013: WENTWORTH FALLS (E-M) Will walk from the Railway Station, doing the Darwin\'s Walk, National Pass, Valley of the Waters and The Short Cut walks. All on tracks, with an enjoyable pace. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 1790
28 Feb (Sat) 2015: B TO B (M) Part 2 of the Royal. Garie to Otford, Burning Palms, the Palm Jungle and more!! Time to swim; approx. 10klms. Limit: 12. Map: Royal Nat. Park Tourist Map.
VOL
WalkID: 2186
28 Feb (Sun) 2016: BLACKHEATH (E-M) Blackheath, 9-3pm - a combined NPWS/SBC activity. A chance to spend the day working with the Braeside Bushcare group removing a range of weeds from the Braeside Upland Swamp. No experience necessary but be prepared to get your feet wet. Morning tea and lunch provided. Book with Vanessa on 4787 3112 or vanessa.richardson@environment.nsw.gov.au by Wednesday 24th Feb at the latest. Limit: 20. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 140
28 Feb (Sat) 2009: Boar's Head abseil (M) 5 good abseils plus scary traverse through a crack in the rock (not for the faint hearted).must have abseiling experience and own gear.limit 8 Map Kat Peter Cu email petercurtis290@hotmail.com Limit: 8. Map: kat.
WalkID: 434
28 Feb (Sun) 2010: Charles Darwin to Undercliff Track to Conservation (E, E) We will follow the Charles Darwin Walk along Jamison Creek to the top of Wentworth Falls. After viewing the Falls tumbling into Jamison Valley, we will continue along the Undercliff track, visit some great lookouts and sandstone caves and then imbibe some refreshments at the Conservation Hut. This great walk features fantastic views and is well worth it. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 2171
28 Feb (Sun) 2016: KENTLYN (E, Family friendly) A repeat of the short notice walk. This walk is near Campbelltown and is a 1 km walk down to The Basin on the Georges River. It's a huge pool below a wide ledge where the water flows over. It's great for swimming, jumping off rocks or exploring behind the falls and in the holes. Great for kids. Bring lilos etc and a picnic lunch. Map supplied on booking in. Note that I'm away from 7th to 21st Feb. Limit: 25. Map: Campbelltown.