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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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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: .
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WalkID: 3386
3 Apr (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: 3414
3 Apr (Wed) 2019: WENTWORTH FALLS (E-M) Darwin's Walk Wentworth Falls: A half day walk: This classic walking track follows Jamison Creek from its source at Wentworth Falls Lake to where the actual Wentworth falls drops into the Jamison Valley. We will cross the falls and have morning tea at Rocket Point. The return will be the same way. Bring morning tea. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 3387
4 Apr (Thu) 2019: FAULCONBRIDGE (E, mtn bike) A slow and easy ride out to Faulconbridge Point from the locked gate 14 km return. All on fire trails, some hills and loose surfaces. Please bring morning tea finish before lunch. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
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: 3412
6-7 Apr (Sat - Sun) 2019: CARNE CREEK GLOW WORM TUNNEL ROAD (M-VH) From 3km past the Rocky Creek turnoff from the Glowworm tunnel Rd take a firetrail to the cliff's edge and explore for pagodas and large overhangs including Rain Cave. After this camp at the dry canyon camp site near to the cars (bring water for camping) and do another half day walk the next morning. Cross country walking and scrambling but not all that far. Limit: 6. Map: Cullen Bullen Ben Bullen.
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: 3424
7 Apr (Sun) 2019: SPRINGWOOD - SASSAFRAS GULLY (E, short) Training walk for Pilbara trip. From Laswon Lookout to Sassafras Gully Road. Car swap to minimise road walking. Meet afterwards to work on planning for June. Others welcome, but this is not a long walk. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3389
9 Apr (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: 3413
10 Apr (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: 3425
10 Apr (Wed) 2019: SPRINGWOOD (E-M) A half day circuit walk in Birdwood Gully which the head waters of Springwood Creek. Springwood Creek's main source is Buttenshaw Park (at around 400m). We will follow Springwood Creek to a side creek with a pool and waterfall. Then return via Birdwood Gully Creek to our cars, completing the circuit. Bring morning tea. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 3426
11 Apr (Thu) 2019: PEMULWUY WEST HOXTON ELIZABETH HILLS (M) Bike Ride- A 5 hr circuit ride from Pemulwuy suitable for road bikes with one 300 metre section of flat gravel.Bring Morning Tea to have at Sugarloaf Pt in Western Sydney Parklands, bring Lunch or buy from nearby shops. Limit: 15. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 3408
12 Apr (Fri) 2019: MT HAY AND BOORONG CRAGS (E-M) From the end of Mt Hay Rd we'll climb about 100m to the top of Mt Hay (no views). We'll then continue NE and down about 100m to Boorong Crags where there is a view up and down the Grose River Valley. Return the same route. About 8km in total. Limit: 10. Map: Mt Wilson, Katoomba.
SOCIAL
WalkID: 3398
13 Apr (Sat) 2019: 27 OLYMPIAN PARADE, LEURA The Gundungarra Mirror Flash. This is a reconciliation event timed to coincide with the commemoration of the Wingecarribee massacre, held at Gibbergunyah Reserve, Mittagong. In this event mirrors are flashed across more than 80 km of Gundungarra land to connect two different groups of people. Once upon a time this was done with smoke from large fires, something which is now impossible. We will share afternoon tea, AFTER the mirror flash please. Bring a small plate of food to share. We will provide hot water, tea, coffee etc. No need to book via the club website but an email to Carol carofe@bigpond.net.au would be appreciated. Arrive at 2.50 pm for a 3.00pm start with a welcome to country. There will also be singing, didgeridoo playing and dancing (Jo Clancy from the Wagana Aboriginal Dancers has devised a new dance especially for the event). The actual mirror flash will be around 3.30pm. NB. This event is highly weather dependent – no sun, no mirror flash; too much smoke will also impair it but not necessarily prevent it altogether. Map: Jamison, Katoomba
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.
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WalkID: 3429
14 Apr (Sun) 2019: SUNDAY MORNING STROLL - WINMALEE (E, short) A secret loop that takes in some patches of Blue Gum forest and an amazing diversity of scenery close to home. This is not the longer Blue Gum Swamp walk, this is much shorter and suitable for beginners. Leave at 9am, we'll be back before lunch. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3372
16 Apr (Tue) 2019: THE ROPEWAY REVISITED (M-H) The Bleichart Ropeway ran from near Scenic World across the valley to Ruined Castle. Built in 1888, it was cutting edge engineering. Springwood Bushies have helped with the history project, finding all the artefacts left in the valley. Great rainforest walk in a rarely visited area. Some scrambling. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 3433
17 Apr (Wed) 2019: BOWEN MOUNTAIN (E, Social) Explore Bowen Mountain including the history of Aboriginal occupation, early rice farming, and the planned railway route. All on fire trails (some steep bits). Great views. If time you are welcome to return to Virginia's art studio in Kurrajong village for arvo tea. Best contact via email bluetoucanart@bigpond.com or phone 0408 618240 Limit: 12. Map: Kurrajong.
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WalkID: 3431
17 Apr (Wed) 2019: LAWSON (E-M) South Lawson Waterfalls: A half day circuit walk: Adelina, Junction, Federal & Cataract Falls. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 3434
18 Apr (Thu) 2019: MULGOA LOOP CYCLE (M) Cycle from Mulgoa Village up to the Rock Lookout (hills, 3 km gravel road). Kevin will lead off road bike riders over Riley’s Mountain to Nepean Narrows Lookout and return. Jenyne will lead road riders along quiet back roads in Mulgoa(hills). Bring morning tea and lunch can be bought in local cafe or bring your own. Around 30km either route. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3373
18 Apr (Thu) 2019: MYSTERY GARDEN WITH MORNING TEA (E) Easy day with a wander through a yet to be decided garden to enjoy the autumn colour. Limit: 16. Map: MT. WILSON.
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.
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WalkID: 3427
21 Apr (Sun) 2019: CURRA MOORS TO WATTAMOLLA (E-M) Starting from the Curra Moors carpark, walk downhill through coastal Angophora forest and then heath with glimpses of ocean views, until we meet the coast track just north of Garie. We’ll follow the coast track north, taking in some stunning coastal scenery, Curracurrang and Curracurrong (one of them has a secret pool, the other a waterfall and EagleHead Rock). Although it’s a bit early for the humpback migration, we’ll keep an eye out for whales. We’ll return to Wattamolla via Providential Point (named by Flinders when he took refuge in the bay on one of his voyages). We’ll leave a car (or organise a pickup) at Wattamolla. If the weather is warm, there are lots of swimming spots. Limit: 12. Map: royal national park.
WalkID: 3428
22 Apr (Mon) 2019: GUNDAMAIAN, DEER PARK EXPLORATION (E, scrub, off track) This area of Royal National Park is full of relics that tell of the varied history of park management - an old dam (two in fact), saltwater pools, building foundations, cleared areas and of course the original 'deer park'. Great views and possible swimming if it's hot. Starting at the Gundamaian Road (off Warumbul Road, turn off just after Audley), walk north on an old fire trail to Leg of Mutton Bay and Point Danger, then head off track to Lightning Point. If there is time, we'll explore the area just west of the public picnic area at Warumbul where a kayaking trip revealed a significant dam hidden away in the bush. Limit: 8. Map: Royal National Park.
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: 3390
23 Apr (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: 3378
23 Apr (Tue) 2019: THE ULTIMATE MT. BANKS (H) Now in conjunction with UPPER MOUNTAINS! Firstly, climb the 2 summits, then cross the face on the Traverse of the Gods and then visit the caves and arches of the Northern Spur. Steep, with scrub, exposed ledges and rock scrambling; also some lawyer vine and no tracks. Limit: 8. Map: MT. WILSON.
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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.
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WalkID: 3416
24 Apr (Wed) 2019: SPRINGWOOD (E, cycle) Easy cycle from Springwood on quiet local back roads - usually about 15 -20km, no real hills Limit: 8. Map: Gregoy.
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WalkID: 3435
24 Apr (Wed) 2019: VALLEY HEIGHTS (E-M) Valley Heights Reserve: A half day walk in the reserve. We will follow an unnamed creek down and another unnamed creek up. We may find a pool at their convergence. Both creeks fall to Glenbrook Creek. Bring morning tea. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
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.
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WalkID: 3430
28 Apr (Sun) 2019: INTRODUCTION WALK - WOODFORD DAM (E-M) This is a walk organised by those going to the Pilbara in June and will include an introduction talk. Other members, prospective and full, are welcome to join. It runs along the ridge-top, then winds steeply down to Woodford Dam; you walk along beside the dam for a while, then take a steepish little bush track back to the top. The walk itself takes 1 1/2 hours and with the introduction talk will take up to 2 1/2 hours in total. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3418
29 Apr-2 May 2019 (Mon - Thu) 2019: KOWMUNG RIVER (M-H) Walk from the Yerranderie Road down the Mt Armour track to the Kowmung River. Camp on the Kowmung for 3 nights possibly near where Church Creek joins the Kowmung . Time to explore up and down the river then return via the Mt Armour track on Thursday. It's a track walk most of the way but it could be overgrown, however there are stunning views along the way. Note: In the event of bad weather we may postpone. Descent:750m Ascent:750m Total minimum distance:20km Limit: 5. Map: Yerranderie.
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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.
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: 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: 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: 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.
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: -
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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.
WalkID: 3410
8-9 May (Wed - Thu) 2019: WOLLANGAMBE CRATER OVERNIGHT (M) The Wollangambe is one of our beautiful wilderness rivers. If you haven't done an overnight walk, this is a fairly easy one. And we can use a camp cave. Walk in and out the same way, about 8km each way, with some hills. I've put this on Wed - Thurs, but if people prefer different days or a weekend, let me know and we could change. Limit: 8. Map: Wollangambe.
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.
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: 3432
11-12 May (Sat - Sun) 2019: RAZORBACK CREEK (M-Exp) From the end of the 4WD trail cross the great dividing range (bump) and descend a narrow ridge to Razorback Creek, descend the creek (which was lovely the last time I was there), camp near the cliffs opening out and explore the "Razorback". A narrow feature on the end of Razorback Ridge. Return by circling around and climbing up the opposite ridge, with hopefully good views of the upper Widden Valley. The leader would appreciate someone with a 4WD as the walk needs one which I don't have. I have previously done 60% of the walk and it shouldn't be that hard even though it is cross country. Limit: 5. Map: Coricudgy.
WalkID: 3419
11-13 May (Sat - Mon) 2019: COLO RIVER (H) THE TOWNSEND BENDER. There are a few vacancies on this annual Friends of the Colo activity on the Colo River, within Wollemi National Park. Check and treat the Mount Townsend Bend Cape Ivy sites, and nearby Tobacco Tree and Moth Vine. Come just for the weekend, or stay on for the Monday. Shared camp-oven dinner on the Saturday night. Steep 400m off-track descent and ascent. Base-camp on broad sandbar in beautiful gorge environment. Weeding activities do involve scrub. Preference to people who can stay the three days. Deep wades may be involved in crossing the river. Limit: 12. Map: Mountain Lagoon.
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.
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.
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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.
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: 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.
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WalkID: 3443
22 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: 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.
WalkID: 3421
24-26 May (Fri-Sun) 2019: DEVILS WILDERNESS AND SURROUNDS. (H-Exp) An adventurous walk with a bit of history thrown in, exploring some of the locations George Caley visited/was challenged by during his 1804 expedition. We will descend Browns Ridge to the Grose River then upstream to explore Caleys Range, Pincushion Hill, Skeleton Rocks, Luminous Valley. Return via Wilderness ridge. Mostly off track with some steep ascents and at least one scramble requiring a handline. Limit: 6. Map: Kurrajong, Mount Wilson.
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.
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 (M) Abseiling Practice Day 3 - Small Party Rescue techniques. Rig for Rescue, Hauling Systems, breaking into a tensioned rope. MUST be able to abseil. 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.
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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: 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: 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.
WalkID: 3369
1 Jun (Sat) 2019: THE BARNACLES (M-Exp) In the Wollangambe Wilderness, its name has a marine sound to it, but it is a long way from salt water. A pagoda-encrusted ridge that looks like barnacles from the air, with some rock scrambling and no tracks, this is a new area for us to explore! Limit: 10. Map: Wollangambe and Mt. Wilson.
WalkID: 3394
2 Jun (Sun) 2019: WINDSOR TO WISEMANS FERRY (H-VH, kayak) Fourth leg of a series of paddles over the coming months, starting at Lower Portland back to Sackville to best utilise the tides, 25 km. Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 8. Map: Lower Portland and Gunderman.
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 .
WalkID: 3438
7-10 Jun (Fri - Mon) 2019: MT AIRLY VIA CAPERTEE (E-M-Exp) Car camp at Mt Airly. Day walks from camp with various leaders and grades. Camp in Mugii Murrumban SCA in a grassy area below pagodas on Mts Airly and Genowlan. Bring everything but pit toilets provided. Camp ovens and good fires in the evenings. Limit: 25. Map: Glen Alice.
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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: 3395
8 Jun (Sat) 2019: NEPEAN RIVER PENRITH (E, Kayak) A slow and leisurely paddle to Euroka and return 12 km. please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
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.
WalkID: 3376
15 Jun (Sat) 2019: REDLEDGE-ROCKPILE PASS (M) Narrow Neck Plateau. Not a long day, but some exposure, as the connecting ledge is quite narrow, but spectacular! Limit: 10. Map: Jamison.
SNW
WalkID: 3393
16 Jun (Sun) 2019: WINDSOR TO WISEMANS FERRY (H, kayak) Third leg of a series of paddles over the coming months. Sackville Ferry up to Caradon Park and then down to Pacific Park and return (Approx 22 km) Limit: 8. Map: Lower Portland and Gunderman..
WalkID: 3377
22 Jun (Sat) 2019: WHALE WATCHING (E-M) Watsons Bay to Bondi with plenty of time for whale watching. Limit: 10. Map: Sydney.
WalkID: 3403
5 Jul (Fri) 2019: GLENBROOK (E) This is a combined activity with NPWS weeding in the National Park at Glenbrook section Need to bring morning tea and lunch plus water to for the day. Limit: 14. Map: Penrith.
SNW
WalkID: 3396
6 Jul (Sat) 2019: BEROWRA WATERS (E, kayak) A slow and leisurely paddle to Crosslands Reserve and back, 10 km with the tide both ways. Suitable for beginners with kayak hire available at the marina. Please bring morning tea, lunch and P.F.D. Limit: 8. Map: UBD.
WalkID: 3346
6 Jul (Sat) 2019: FIRST AID TRAINING - FAULCONBRIDGE (E, training) What was Senior First Aid - refresher and first timers. Maximum price for club members will be $80, maybe less for walks leaders. One day, there will be an online component to complete before the day. This training has now been finalised, and will be run at Faulconbridge (the community hall) on Saturday 6th July Limit: 18. Map: .
WalkID: 3437
11-13 Jul (Thu-Sat) 2019: DUNNS SWAMP CAR CAMP (E, Kayak, Bush Walking) A three day camping trip with the opportunity for bush walking and kayaking. Camping fees apply, for more information please visit - https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/campgrounds/ganguddy-dunns-swamp-campground/map Limit: 16. Map: Olinda.
WalkID: 3397
20 Jul (Sat) 2019: MOONEY MOONEY TO BAR ISLAND (M, kayak) Kayaking from Mooney Mooney to Bar Island and return, with the tide both ways. We will then go on to the shipwreck of the H.M.A.S. Parramatta if conditions are favourable 18 km return. Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 8. Map: Cowan.
WalkID: 3404
2 Aug (Fri) 2019: BLUE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK AT GLENBROOK (E) This is a combined activity with NPWS weeding in the National Park Glenbrook section. Need to bring morning tea and lunch plus water for the day Limit: 14. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 3439
3-4 Aug (Sat - Sun) 2019: HAWKESBURY RIVER WISEMANS FERRY (H, kayak) Kayaking from Lower Portland to Wisemans Ferry and return 40 km, staying over night at Wisemans Ferry and returning with the tide. Limit: 8. Map: Lower Portland & St Albans.
MEETING
WalkID: 3406
5 Aug (Mon) 2019: SPRINGWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ( ) General Meeting. The trip of a lifetime ... the Falklands, South Georgia and the Antarctic peninsula; presented by Virginia Wheatley. Limit: 80. Map: .
WalkID: 3420
16-18 Aug (Fri - Sun) 2019: PUTTY CAMP AND PRIVET CONTROL (E) A Friends of the Colo activity. The annual privet control weekend at Putty. We’ve stopped calling it a “privet bash” because there’s actually not much privet to be found any more: most of the time is spent wandering along pleasant river banks through farmland or state forest. Car-based camping in lovely surroundings on private property. Come for the 3 days (Friday-Sunday), or just the weekend. Limit: 20. Map: Putty.