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Walks and Activities

The listing below shows all club activities. Contact details for each activity are available to paid-up members after logging into the member area.

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WalkID: 3211
1 Feb 2019 (Fri) 2019: BLUE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK AT GLENBROOK (M) Weeding in the National park to remove invasive weeds. Combined activity with NPWS Limit: 14. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 3269
2 Feb (Sat) 2019: LANE COVE NATIONAL PARK (E, kayak) A 10 km return leisurely paddle through the National Park. Suitable for beginners with kayak hire at the boat shed. Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 12. Map: Parramatta River & U.B.D..
WalkID: 3262
2 Feb 2019 (Sat) 2019: BOB TURNERS TRACK (M) A classic summer walk on a well-made track, with beautiful trees and flannel flowers. Time to swim, relax and explore. Limit: 12. Map: Colo.
WalkID: 3280
3 Feb 2019 (Sun) 2019: COLO RIVER (H-VH, Kayak) Paddle the Colo River from Lower Portland towards the Upper Colo and return with the tide both ways 40km. Limit: 8. Map: Lower Portland.
WalkID: 3249
3 Feb 2019 (Sun) 2019: PLATYPUS LOOP (E-M) Walk around the languid pools of Erskine Creek. Plenty of stops along the way to swim or just enjoy the scenery. Mostly on track or light scrub. Best of all there are no huge hills to negotiate. A nice 5km walk for hot weather with plenty of interesting things to see. Swimming opportunities. 130m climb. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
SOCIAL
WalkID: 3084
4 Feb (Mon) 2019: FEBRUARY GENERAL MEETING Brian Stevens will give a presentation titled “cycling in the Bergslagen area of Sweden”.
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WalkID: 3347
6 Feb (Wed) 2019: EMPRESS FALLS, WENTWORTH FALLS (M) We'll walk down from Conservation Hut and enter the creek. Walking in water, a water jump and finally a waterfall abseil. You need a wetsuit and abseil gear. Only competent abseilers. We should be out by lunchtime. Limit: 6. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 3287
6 Feb 2019 (Wed) 2019: SPRINGWOOD (E, Cycle) Easy cycle from Springwood on quiet local back roads - usually about 15 -20km, no real hills. Limit: 8. Map: Gregory.
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WalkID: 3342
6-16 Feb (Wed - Sat) 2019: BLUE MOUNTAINS CANYONS (Various) If you are interested in doing a canyon or two, I will be doing a few with a very experienced friend between Feb 6 to 17. At this stage, I'm not sure which canyons and when, because it will depend on weather and other factors. But if you'd like to get an email at short notice and join us, send a request to join walk and in the email to leader tell me what days you are available, whether you are competent abseiling (some canyons may not require abseils) and whether you have your own abseiling gear, wetsuit, etc. Limit: 8. Map: Various.
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WalkID: 3348
7 Feb (Thu) 2019: GREAT UNCLE GEORGE CANYON, WENTWORTH FALLS (M-H) Several abseils (some with tricky take-off) and wades, at least one short swim. Need abseil gear, wetsuit optional? Moderately long day, but hope to start early and finish by 4pm. Need at least 2 cars for start and finish points. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 3349
9 Feb (Sat) 2019: HORSESHOE CANYON, MT WILSON (M-H) Near Geronimo Canyon at MT Wilson. Walk down to Wollangambee, up spur as if to Geronimo but head down to right, 3 interesting abseils in short canyon, then back up to Mt W. Need abseil gear, wetsuit. Limit: 8. Map: Wollangambee.
WalkID: 3263
9 Feb 2019 (Sat) 2019: RIVER CAVES (M) If you haven't experienced a Blue Mountains canyon, now is your chance. You may get wet to the waist, so bring swimmers and a change of shoes. Always a wonderful day out. Some off-track! Limit: 12. Map: Rock Hill.
WalkID: 3252
9 Feb 2019 (Sat) 2019: SPRINGWOOD INTRODUCTION WALK AND TALK (E-M) Prospective members: Find out how to get the most out of the club and safe bushwalking practices. Come on an easy-medium entry level standard walk down Sassafrass Gully to the nice pool at the junction of Glenbrook Creek. Early start to beat the heat 5km with a 200m descent and ascent. Rainforest and some rough sections of track. Maybe a steep semi off track section to view the mystery cross. The walk will be punctuated with lots of stops where we go over items in the introduction course, Approx 3 and a half hours. Full members are welcome to come along. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3333
10 Feb (Sun) 2019: WALLACIA TO WARRAGAMBA (H, Kayak) 16 km return paddle to Warragamba from Wallacia. Rapids and portage involved. Please bring morning tea, lunch and P.F.D. Limit: 8. Map: Warragamba.
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WalkID: 3350
11 Feb (Mon) 2019: WHUNGEE WHEENGEE CANYON, MT WILSON (H-VH) SORRY. CANCELLED A long day, difficult canyon with a few abseils, few duck-unders, tricky climb-downs/climb-ups, but a great canyon. Walk down to Wollangambee, up opposite side then into canyon. Swim down Wollangambee to #2 exit track. Quite a long walk out. Need abseil gear, wetsuit. Limit: 6. Map: Mt Wilson, Wollangambee.
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WalkID: 3353
13 Feb (Wed) 2019: SERENDIPITY CANYON, MT WILSON (M) Walk to start of canyon via beginning of Wollangambee #2 entrance track. One abseil and a dry walk most of the way. Near the end we'll don wetsuits for a series of abseils into water with swims. Exit is into the Wollangambe and a short swim/wade upstream. Return to cars same way as we came in. A nice narrow little canyon. Limit: 6. Map: Mt Wilson, Wollangambee.
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WalkID: 3288
13 Feb 2019 (Wed) 2019: SPRINGWOOD (E, Cycle) Easy cycle from Springwood on quiet local back roads - usually about 15 -20km, no real hills. Limit: 8. Map: Gregory.
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WalkID: 3354
14 Feb (Thu) 2019: KINGS PARK ROUSE HILL BELLA VISTA (M) BIKE RIDE A 5 hr ride using back roads and cylceways suitable for road bikes. Stopping at a Cafe for morning Tea and bring lunch to have by a Lake. Limit: 15. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 3351
15 Feb (Fri) 2019: HAT HILL CANYON, BLACKHEATH (M) A pretty little canyon with NO abseils, but lots of wades/swims. Walk from Hat Hill carpark to the creek, and return back up the canyon back to cars. You need a wetsuit. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Wilson, .
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WalkID: 3352
16 Feb (Sat) 2019: YILEEN CANYON (H) Yileen Canyon is off Bells line of Road. It has wades, swims and abseils (last one spectacular 45m into Grose Valley). Walk out up Pearce's Pass where we will have a car. Need abseil gear, wetsuit. Need at least 2 cars for start and finish points. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Wilson, .
WalkID: 3281
16 Feb 2019 (Sat) 2019: ERSKINE CREEK- PISGAH ROCK- TIERNEYS TRACK (M) Steep walk down to the best swimming spot in the Blueys. Hope we get there this time, as the road was closed in Dec. Have fun in the waterholes, or just relax! Scramble back out to the top. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 3268
16 Feb 2019 (Sat) 2019: LANE COVE TO FIGTREE BRIDGE (E-M, kayak) A leisurely paddle from the Lane Cove National Park to Figtree Bridge and return with the tide both ways. Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 12. Map: UBD.
WalkID: 3254
17 Feb 2019 (Sun) 2019: GLENBROOK, BREAKFAST CREEK (M-Exp, Scrub, Cliffs) Make our way down Breakfast Creek to koala corner or the Nepean. Swim, then ascend steeply to the fire trail between Breakfast Creek and the Nepean River to return to cars. 8km half off track. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 3304
18 Feb 2019 (Mon) 2019: ELECTRONIC NAVIGATION TRAINING (Training) A series of 90 minute evening adult ed sessions to improve confidence in the use of computer navigation tools and several other apps. Topographic map reading with practical tips for off-track navigators to plan and navigate for off-track bushwalking. Topics outlined in meeting details. Attendance will be given to iphone users, but more importantly to aspiring and current leaders. When you book in nominate how many extra walks you intend to lead in the next twelve months! Third monday of the month 7:30 private home in Springwood. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 3289
20 Feb (Wed) 2019: SPRINGWOOD (E, Cycle) Canceled due to unfavorable weather forecast. Easy cycle from Springwood on quiet local back roads - usually about 15 -20km, no real hills. Limit: 8. Map: Gregory.
WalkID: 3258
20 Feb 2019 (Wed) 2019: SUPPER IN THE BUSH (E) We'll find a great vantage point to enjoy a sumptuous dinner and watch the full moon come up. Bring something to share, plates etc. and a torch. Limit: 16. Map: TBA.
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WalkID: 3362
21 Feb (Thu) 2019: MT VICTORIA (M) Mountain bike ride Mt Victoria - Berghofers Pass - Hartley - Lawsons Long Alley - Mt Victoria. Cycle home or catch the train. Lawsons Long Alley is a dirt road then single track then a couple hundred metres walking and pushing the bike. Anyone not wanting to do this bit can ride up Hartley Vale Road. Forecast max 22C, possible light showers. Train 7:42 from Springwood, 7:25 Glenbrook. Limit: 16. Map: Hartley.
WalkID: 3313
23 Feb (Sat) 2019: ERSKINE CREEK (H, kayak) Please note a change of location due to strong southerly winds forecast. Kayaking from Tench reserve to Erskine Creek and Return 24 km. Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 8. Map: Kurrajong.
WalkID: 3307
23 Feb (Sat) 2019: NORTH HEAD TO MANLY (M) From the wharf at Manly walk to Shelley Beach, then across the headland to North Head. Lots of history along the way, as well as time to explore. Then we'll head to Collins Beach for a swim. About 12klms. Limit: 12. Map: Sydney.
WalkID: 3255
24 Feb 2019 (Sun) 2019: BEST OF ERSKINE CREEK (M-H-Exp, Scrub, Cliffs) Previously cancelled due to wet weather. This walk encompasses the best of lower Erskine Creek. Jack Evans Track, Erskine Creek, Ascend spur and cross the ridge. Descend to Dadder Cave, Big Pool, Lincoln Creek, Monkey Ropes Creek, Attic Cave. Replenish two visitor books Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 3363
27 Feb (Wed) 2019: SPRINGWOOD (E-M) A half day walk: 6km: Magdala & Batman Creek tracks, Springwood. From Lawson lookout to Magdala Creek track. Morning tea at the Blue Pool. Back to Batman Creek track then on rock platforms with views over Batman Creek. From there a fire road that is being allowed to overgrow, will bring us out at the top end of Farm Road and the cars. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 3290
27 Feb 2019 (Wed) 2019: SPRINGWOOD (E, Cycle) Easy cycle from Springwood on quiet local back roads - usually about 15 -20km, no real hills. Limit: 8. Map: Gregory.
WalkID: 3212
1 Mar 2019 (Fri) 2019: BLUE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK AT GLENBROOK (M) Weeding in the National park at Glenbrook removing invasive weeds. This is a combined NPWS activity. Limit: 14. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 3334
2 Mar (Sat) 2019: BEDFORD CREEK LAKES VIA MURPHY'S GLEN WOODFORD (E-M) Commence at 8.45am and from Bedford Road Woodford preferably by 4WD on the scenic route past the equally tallest tree in NSW to Murphy's Glen and thence on foot by established track for some 30-40 minutes to Bedford Lake 1, an excellent swimming spot. If time permits then, a further ten minute walk beside the track to another swimmable lake. If time permits on the return journey, a drive around the area of giant blue gums at Murphy's Glen and a glimpse of the giant tree on the way back. We plan to arrive at Woodford Station at 12 noon. Limit: 20. Map: 8930-2N & 8930-IS.
WalkID: 3308
2 Mar (Sat) 2019: KANUKA BROOK AND CRAYFISH POOL (M) A short walk to a mountain pool with cool, clear water and a sandy beach. Some rock scrambling. Plenty of time to swim and enjoy! Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
SNW
WalkID: 3355
2 Mar (Sat) 2019: RUINED CASTLE, (E-M) RUINED CASTLE, KATOOMBA One of the Blue Mountains classic walks. Leisurely walk out to Ruined Castle for morning tea & back. Short Day. Descend the Golden Stairs to the old (mostly level and shaded) track used for coal mining activities. A short climb at the end to Ruined Castle, where there are spectacular views down Cedar Creek to the wilderness that is the Warragamba dam catchment. Limit: 8. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 3316
2 Mar (Sat) 2019: WINDSOR (H, kayak) Explore South Creek and Eastern Creek 25 plus km with the tide both ways. Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 8. Map: Kurrajong.
WalkID: 3332
3 Mar (Sun) 2019: NATIONAL PARK GLENBROOK = CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY (E-M) Clean up Australia Day is once again at Glenbrook. Time and Place to be announced closer to the date. Limit: 20. Map: Penrith.
MEETING
WalkID: 3335
4 Mar (Mon) 2019: SPRINGWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ( ) Anual General Meeting. The Golden Boot, Volley and Croc will be awarded. New committee members will be nominated and elected and the President's and Treasurer's annual reports will be presented. Limit: 70. Map: .
WalkID: 3356
6 Mar (Wed) 2019: SPRINGWOOD CYCLE (E) Easy cycle from Springwood on quiet local back roads - usually about 15 -20km, no real hills Limit: 8. Map: gregory.
SNW
WalkID: 3321
7 Mar (Thu) 2019: BLACKHEATH (E) Valley View Swamp (Blackheath). 9.00am - 3.00pm. Come for the day or just the morning. Help us get this swamp back into shape. This stream is part of the headwaters of Braeside Swamp which is very important to the health of Govetts Leap Falls. There is a wide range of weeds to choose from, including honeysuckle, privet, jasmine etc. Enjoy a delicious morning tea and lunch donated by Hominy Bakery. Please note that to book on this walk you need to book in directly with the co-ordinator by 25th February on 4780 5623 or at bushcare@bmcc nsw.gov.au. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
SNW
WalkID: 3322
9 Mar (Sat) 2019: BLACKHEATH (M) Pope's Glen Creek (remote). (9.00am - 3.00pm). Spend the day extending the efforts of the Pope's Glen Bushcare Group by working downstream to stop the weeds spreading further into the National Park. Some work is in the creek so be prepared for wading. This is a joint BMCC/NPWS activity. Morning tea and lunch provided. Please note that you need to book in directly by Monday 18th February with Grant on 4787 3112 or at vanessa.richardson@environment.nsw.gov.au. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
SNW
WalkID: 3243
9 Mar 2019 (Sat) 2019: SAFE RECOVERY LESSON (H, kayaking) A Free three hour Safety Course with Sydney Harbour Kayaks. Using your own kayak is prefered. Kayak hire is $50.00 if required. 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.
SNW
WalkID: 3314
10 Mar (Sun) 2019: 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.
WalkID: 3340
10 Mar (Sun) 2019: KANUKA BROOK - GLENBROOK (M) Kanuka Brook is pristine and beautiful. This is a classic lower mountains walk. Leave cars at Red Hands Cave carpark. Ridge and spur descent to S bend and its interesting caves, then downstream to the twin creek junction. Swim or relax. Ascend via rough track to fire trail and return 6km and 120m climb. Mostly off-track. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 3357
13 Mar (Wed) 2019: SPRINGWOOD CYCLE (E) Easy cycle from Springwood on quiet local back roads - usually about 15 -20km, no real hills Limit: 8. Map: gregory.
SNW
WalkID: 3317
16 Mar (Sat) 2019: BEROWRA WATERS TO BAR ISLAND (H, kayak) Paddle out to bar Island and return 20 km with the tide both ways. Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 8. Map: Cowan.
WalkID: 3323
16 Mar (Sat) 2019: KATOOMBA (M) Katoomba Creek (remote). (8.30 - 5.00pm). Continue the great work done by volunteers over 16 years in a remote section of Katoomba Creek. Bush regeneration experience and bushwalking experience essential. Off-track walking and wading along the creek. Morning tea and lunch supplied. Joint NPWS/BMCC activity. Book by 11th March on 4780 5623 or bushcare@bmcc.nsw.gov.au. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3102
16-31 Mar 2019 (Sat-Sun) 2019: VOLCANOES OF VICTORIA (M) Approx. last 2 weeks in March. Exact dates and itinerary to follow later. A camping safari, checking out the volcanic past. We will start at Mt. Macedon and Hanging Rock, then Mt. Buninyong, a more complex volcano. Mt. Elephant at Derrinallum, has 3 scoria cones and nearby Lake Corangamite is Victoria's largest lake. From here, we'll head to Mt. Eccles N.P. via Mt. Shadwell. At Mt. Eccles, we'll have time to explore maar craters, a lava canal, lava tunnels and a rare natural bridge. After a few days here, we'll head for Port Fairy, following the lava flow for 56klms. to the ocean. Time here to relax and enjoy a causeway walk to the mutton bird sanctuary, before moving on through Warnambool for our last camp near Colac, to explore Lake Purrumbete, one of the world's largest maar volcanoes. After this we'll head home via Geelong and Melbourne for the garden show, which is 2nd in the world to Chelsea. 5 camps and 1 night in a cabin. See Aust. Geog. No. 137. Limit: 8. Map: various.
SNW
WalkID: 3360
17 Mar (Sun) 2019: COLLIERS CAUSEWAY, BLACKHEATH (E) As described on Bushwalking NSW - https://bushwalkingnsw.com/walk.php?nid=809 - Colliers Causeway is one of the less well publicised tracks, and is quite spectacular in its own right. Passing along ledges, under waterfalls and on top of cliffs, it offers a great deal of variety in a short distance. Includes Centennial Glen, the grotto, and more. 4 hours, 9km, 200m ascent. Limit: 12. Map: Mount Wilson.
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WalkID: 3361
17 Mar (Sun) 2019: COLLIERS CAUSEWAY, BLACKHEATH (E) As described on Bushwalking NSW - https://bushwalkingnsw.com/walk.php?nid=809 - Colliers Causeway is one of the less well publicised tracks, and is quite spectacular in its own right. Passing along ledges, under waterfalls and on top of cliffs, it offers a great deal of variety in a short distance. Includes Centennial Glen, the grotto, and more. 4 hours, 9km, 200m ascent. Limit: 12. Map: Mount Wilson.
WalkID: 3339
17 Mar (Sun) 2019: SPIT TO MANLY - ICONIC HARBOUR SIDE WALK (M) Train then bus to the Spit. Sandy Bay, Clontarf Beach, Grotto Point, Castle Rock, Dobroyd Point, Forty Baskets Beach, North Harbour, Fairlight and Manly. Your guide has local knowledge of the area and can regale with semi-interesting factoids and tales of yore. Emergency icecream/sorbet or ozzie pie prior to boarding ferry and then return via train. 10km with minor flights of steps. Languid pace with time for swims at our choice of Clontarf, Forty Baskets, Fairlight or Manly baths. Limit: 12. Map: Street directory.
WalkID: 3358
20 Mar (Wed) 2019: SPRINGWOOD CYCLE (E) Easy cycle from Springwood on quiet local back roads - usually about 15 -20km, no real hills Limit: 8. Map: Gregory.
WalkID: 3257
22-24 Mar (Fri - Sun) 2019: NEPEAN RIVER NORTONS BASIN (M, Kayak) Spend one or two nights at Nortons Basin. 15 km from Tench Reserve Penrith. Saturday we will explore the waterways to Warragamba Dam and Wallacia. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith, Warragamba.
WalkID: 3324
23-25 Mar (Sat-Mon) 2019: BLACKHEATH (H) Grose Valley (remote). This multi-day activity is ideal for the fit and adventurous who want to spend a full 3 days rock hopping and weeding along the Grose River. Some experience at overnight self-reliant camping is required and numbers are limited. Book by Monday 18th March with Grant on 4787 3112 or at grant.purcell@environment.nsw.gov.au Limit: 8. Map: mt wilson.
WalkID: 3338
24 Mar (Sun) 2019: LINDEN CREEK EXPLORE (M-H-Exp, Rainforest Creek Obst) From Highland Road Faulconbridge descend along the route of the old trestle track and visit the remains of the abandoned saw mill. Make our way along the banks of Linden Creek to Paul's pool at the end of the Shirlow Avenue track. Explore along the creek. Approx 3km of off track walking along the creek. 6km on track. 180m descent and ascent. Short car shuffle. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3209
30 Mar to 7 Apr (Sat-Sun) 2019: SBC ANNUAL BIKE CAMP AND RIDES (E-M, cycling) This years Big Ride will be down on the Great Victorian Rail Trail, with 4 nights in Yea and 4 in Mansfield. Rides will be mostly on bitumen roads or good fine gravel trails, between about 40 km and 100 km a day with varying grades but no lengthy steep ones unless you want them. Plenty of opportunities to stop in local towns and most afternoons free after the ride. See website www.greatvictorianrailtrail.com.au. We stay in camp grounds with good communal facilities. Registration fee $100 covers support vehicle, other costs, a dinner together and residual to charities. If you have not already been sent other details contact the leader. Limit: 25. Map: Mansfield district Victoria.
MEETING
WalkID: 3133
1 Apr 2019 (Mon) 2019: SPRINGWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH HALL ( ) Club General Meeting. David Churches will present his 2018 trek in Nepal. Limit: 80. Map: .
WalkID: 3329
5 Apr (Fri) 2019: NATIONAL PARK AT GLENBROOK (M) Weeding in the National Park at Glenbrook. This is a combined activity with the NPWS removing invasive weeds from the Park. Need to bring morning tea and lunch and plenty of water to drink. Limit: 14. Map: Penrith .
WalkID: 3318
6 Apr (Sat) 2019: BEROWRA WATERS (H, kayak) Paddling out to Crosslands Reserve and beyond 25 km return with the tide both ways. Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 8. Map: Cowan.
WalkID: 3090
6 Apr (Sat) 2019: WALLS PASS-CEDAR CREEK-GOLDEN STAIRS (H) Out near the fire tower on the Eastern side of Narrowneck is a chain going down a 30metre vertical cliff. Then we'll scramble along the cliffs and down the ridge to Cedar Creek. Up to Ruined Castle, along to Golden Stairs and home. Exposure! Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3319
7 Apr (Sun) 2019: MOONEY MOONEY TO BAR ISLAND (E-M, kayak) Kayaking from Mooney Mooney to Bar Island and return, with the tide both ways 12 km. We will then go on to the shipwreck of the H.M.A.S. Parramatta if conditions are favourable. Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 8. Map: Cowan.
WalkID: 3309
13 Apr (Sat) 2019: CASTLE HEAD ABSEIL (H) Very scenic with some exposure and a few big abseils. This will hopefully be 3rd time lucky! Walk out via Golden Stairs. Experienced abseilers only. ROPE FEE APPLIES. Bring harness, helmet and gloves. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3341
14 Apr (Sun) 2019: LAWSON TO WOODFORD VIA INGAR (M-H-Exp, Scrub, Cliffs?) Should be an excellent walk. Terrace Falls, Bedford Pool then ascend to and explore the aeroplane hills rock outcrops. Short distance on firetrail then cross country bush with minor creek crossings, grassy flats and an old fire trail to spot height 657 thence Mount Bedford and the best bit of the classic the Ingar Circuit. Admire views, Ingar pool and the falls. Then descend on the fire trail to cross Bedford Creek and ascent along the Bedford Ridge fire trail to our waiting cars. Short car shuffle. Lots of interesting vege communities and views. Two 150m ascents and descents. Approx 12km with half on track. Short car shuffle. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3245
18-20 Apr (Thu - Sat) 2019: SHOALHAVEN (M, kayak) Three day kayaking trip from Tallowa dam to Fossickers Flat on the Shoalhaven River. Free campsite with toilets only. Limit: 8. Map: Burrier.
WalkID: 3310
20 Apr (Sat) 2019: EASTER WALK (M) A great walk around Mt. Vic. with great views and pagodas in the Upper Grose, THEN BACK TO OUR PLACE FOR AFTERNOON TEA. Limit: 12. Map: MT. WILSON.
WalkID: 3336
22 Apr (Mon) 2019: LINDEN CREEK AND DAWES CREEK EXPLORE (M-H-Exp, Scrub, Cliffs?) Easter Monday Explore. Follow the Faulconbridge Linden link track and then make our way up the magnificent unnamed tributary of Linden Creek past the occupation shelter, heritage graffiti and amazing rock formations onto spot height 538 ridge with its magnificent views and sharpening grooves. Descend to the open bowl to the south and explore the large overhang below its waterfall. Return via Linden Ridge fire trail and the link track. Two 200m descents and ascents. 7km off track - some exploratory. May be run in conjunction with other clubs. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 3325
24 Apr (Wed) 2019: MT VICTORIA (E) Headwaters of the Grose. (9.00am - 4.00pm). Spend some time exploring the headwaters of the Grose. We will be continuing on from previous work to stop the weed invasion further downstream and into the swamp. Be prepared for the possibility of wet feet. Morning tea and lunch provided. Book by 18th April with Grant on 4787 3112 or at grant.purcell@environment.nsw.gov.au Limit: 12. Map: Mt Wilson.
WalkID: 3040
24-28 Apr (Wed - Sun) 2019: SPLENDOUR ROCK, COX'S RIVER, KANANGRA CREEK (M) walk out to camp at Mt Dingo ready for the dawn Anzac day commemoration. On anzac day, continue on to the Cox's River via Yellow Pup ridge. Camp two nights at Konongaroo clearing and explore Kanangra Creek and maybe the Cox's River. Return the same way, perhaps stopping at the Mobbs Soak alternative campsite on saturday night. Limit: 8. Map: Jenolan.
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WalkID: 3326
28 Apr (Sun) 2019: BLACKHEATH (E) Braeside Blitz (9.00am - 3.00pm). Come along and support the Braeside Bushcare Group. We will spend the day walking through the swamp in search of weeds, especially Gorse and Broom. Morning tea and lunch provided. Book by 21st April directly with Grant on 4787 3112 or at grant.purcell@environment.nsw.gov.au. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3337
28 Apr (Sun) 2019: EXPLORE UPPER DAWES CREEK AND MOUNT TWISS (M-H-Exp, Scrub, Cliffs?) Burn off some chocky eggs spending Sunday in the bush. Just north of the junction between Linden Ridge and Mount Twiss is a large bowl with waterfalls, hanging swamps, north facing rock outcrops and high likelihood of occupation shelters and other heritage features. After exploring that valley we will head over Mount Twiss and then explore the small similar valley between it and Woodford Creek. Entry and exit via Glossop street Linden. Approx 6km off track and similar on track. No huge hills but plenty of ups and downs. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
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.
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.
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.
SOCIAL
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: 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: 3331
7 Jun (Fri) 2019: BLUE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK (M) Removing invasive in the National Park at Glenbrook. Bring morning tea and lunch plus plenty of water to drink Limit: 114. Map: Penrith .
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WalkID: 3344
7-22 Jun (Fri-Sat) 2019: PILBARA & KARAJINI NATIONAL PARK (E-M-VH-Exp, planning stage) (North West WA.. stage 1) Fly in on Friday, leave Saturday am. So much to see - Millstream-Chichester National Park (remnant palm forest), Karijini (gorges and desert), aboriginal art on the Burrum Peninsula, cultural tour, stay in Karijini eco lodge, possibly snorkelling around Dolphin Island, Hammersley Gorge, history and perhaps a mine tour. Return air fare to Karratha is around $1100 with Qantas, 4wd hire around $1000 a week (split between, say, 4 people), less if we don't need 4wd. Accommodation - camping. Additional costs would be day tours perhaps. Limit: 8. Map: google so far...
WalkID: 2935
10 Jun (Mon) 2019: SCORPION HILL LOOP (M-H-Exp, scrub, scrambling) CANCELLED to attend another event. Leave cars at and a short car shuffle from Murphys Glenn, cross Bedford Creek and replenish visitor book at Scorpion Hill, follow Notts ridge, via interesting saddle and sugarloaf hill to 'club med' on Bedford Creek and then return via Bedford Creek fire trail. Two river crossings, scrub and possible cliffs. 10km This walk is on the program again as the original walk was cancelled Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.