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Walks and Activities

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WalkID: 3453
1 Jun (Sat) 2019: SASSAFRASS GULLY (E-M) SPRINGWOOD INTRODUCTION WALK AND TALK - 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 Sassafras Gully to the nice pool at the junction of Glenbrook Creek. This is a 5km walk with a 200m descent and ascent. Rainforest and some rough sections of track. The walk will be punctuated with lots of stops where we go over items in the introduction course, Approx 3 hours. Full members are invited to come along and will be most welcome. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
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, 24 km. Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 8. Map: Lower Portland and Gunderman.
MEETING
WalkID: 3451
3 Jun (Mon) 2019: SPRINGWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ( ) June General Meeting. Frank Wilkinson will present: "The Volcanoes of Victoria, most extinct but some only sleeping?" Limit: 80. Map: -.
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WalkID: 3486
5 Jun (Wed) 2019: WOODFORD (E-M) A half day walk: 7km approx: Paradise Pool Circuit via new walkway from Bulls Camp Woodford to Old Bathurst Road Linden. Then from Paradise Pool to Johnathon & David's to Wellesley & Woodford Road & the Cafe. Bring morning tea. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 3482
5 Jun (Wed) 2019: SPRINGWOOD (E, Cycle) Easy cycle from Springwood on quiet local back roads - usually about 15 -20km, no real hills Limit: 10. Map: Gregory.
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WalkID: 3490
6 Jun (Thu) 2019: BENTS BASIN (E-M) Bents Basin Circuit. Ride from Wallacia along Greendale Road to the National Parks Entrance to Bents Basin. Bring morning tea to have by the Basin, too chilly for a swim! Ride back along Bents Basin Road(a few kms of well used dirt road), to Wallacia. Otherwise, road bikes. Lunch at Wallacia Pub. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3485
6 Jun (Thu) 2019: MEDLOW BATH (E-M) During this short walk we will explore the network of old cliff tracks below the Hydro Majestic Hotel providing views across the Megalong Valley. We will head down to a series of rocky outcrops known as the three brothers and the cliffs above the Colosseum, visit the various remains of the old flying fox, old pulley wheels and anchors used to haul goods from the valley farm up to the Hydro Majestic Hotel. Pass onto a narrow track ledge to a set of wood and metal stairs to descend into a small gully providing an impressive lookout over the valley and a third flying fox anchor before heading via a number of side tracks onto the sunbath and Marks Tomb returning via the wonderland track to the where the cars are parked, about 8 klm in total. Bring some morning tea. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba 8930-1S 1:25000.
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.
EXPINTERST
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: 3474
8 Jun (Sat) 2019: WOODFORD DAM (E) This 2.5 hr walk follows the ridge north along Winbourne Rd Hazelbrook to the lookout over the Grose Valley and Bilpin. Then the track leads down towards the Woodford Dam wall, on the way to which there is a detour through trackless bush to a significant heritage site. A well constructed road then heads south bordering the beautiful lake behind the dam and a track is then taken that rises steeply to Winbourne Rd and the walk concludes with light refreshments. Limit: 15. Map: 8930-1S.
SOCIAL
WalkID: 3487
10 Jun (Mon) 2019: SYDNEY HARBOUR VIVID: Join me for a night of entertainment and lights. We will catch the 4.30 train from Springwood, Have dinner at Circular Quay. Then walk around the Harbour to look at the lights. Children, friends, spouses welcome. Map: Maps Me
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WalkID: 3457
11 Jun (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: 3498
12 Jun (Wed) 2019: EMU PLAINS (E) Bridge to Bridge loop walk along the Nepean river, bring morning tee. approx. 6.4km Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 3483
12 Jun (Wed) 2019: SPRINGWOOD (Cycle) Easy cycle from Springwood on quiet local back roads - usually about 15 -20km, no real hills Limit: 10. Map: Gregory.
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WalkID: 3499
13 Jun (Thu) 2019: HAZELBROOK (H) Mountain bike ride: Hazelbrook 9 am to Terrace Falls, various tracks to Lawson ex-golf course, BMX track, then Honour Ave back to Hazelbrook. With option of doing the Redbelly single track labyrinth. Distance about 20 km, some of it walking. Bring morning tea. Lunch in Hazelbrook. Limit: 16. Map: Springwood.
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.
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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..
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WalkID: 3500
19 Jun (Wed) 2019: LAWSON (E-M) A half day circuit walk: Empire Pass: A walk in the catchment of Blue Mountains Creek: The highlights include Dantes Glen, St Michaels Falls, the Pass itself, Frederica Falls, Echo Bluff & Fairy Falls. We will traverse across on virtually the same contour line from the Fire Road to Echo Bluff, so avoiding the climb up to San Jose Avenue and down again. Bring morning tea. Echo Bluff has the best echo in the mountains. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3484
19 Jun (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: 3377
22 Jun (Sat) 2019: WHALE WATCHING (E-M) Watsons Bay to Bondi with plenty of time for whale watching. Limit: 10. Map: Sydney.
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WalkID: 3458
25 Jun (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.
SNW
WalkID: 3496
26 Jun (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: 3466
29 Jun (Sat) 2019: BURRA KORAIN RIDGE (M) Out from Blackheath, is a fairly gentle ridge walk to Burra Korain Head, overlooking the Grose. No huge hills, some tracks and great views. Limit: 10. Map: MT. WILSON.
WalkID: 3497
30 Jun (Sun) 2019: SASSAFRAS GULLY, SPRINGWOOD (E-M) INTRODUCTION WALK AND TALK - 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 Sassafras Gully to the nice pool at the junction of Glenbrook Creek. This is a 5km walk with a 200m descent and ascent. Rainforest and some rough sections of track. The walk will be punctuated with lots of stops where we go over items in the introduction course, Approx 3 hours. Full members are invited to come along and will be most welcome. Limit: 10. Map: Springwood. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
SNW
WalkID: 3456
30 Jun (Sun) 2019: WINDSOR TO WISEMANS FERRY (H, kayak) Windsor to Cattai and return 24km with the tide both ways.This is the first leg in a series of paddles, rescheduled due to strong winds.Please note we will do it in reverse to optimise the tides. Please bring morning tea, lunch and P.F.D. Limit: 8. Map: Wilberforce.
MEETING
WalkID: 3455
1 Jul (Mon) 2019: SPRINGWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH HALL ( ) July General Meeting. Dr Kellie Leigh is the executive director of Science for Wildlife and she will present their work in wildlife conservation, particularly the study of Koalas in the Blue Mountains. Limit: 80. Map: .
WalkID: 3491
3 Jul (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: 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.
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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: 3467
6 Jul (Sat) 2019: TESSELATE HILL, MT. IRVINE (M) Pleasant walk through forest to the Tesselated Pavement and some aboriginal carvings. Then walk out along the ridge to a hill, with commanding views. Mostly on track with no huge hills. Limit: 12. Map: MT. WILSON.
WalkID: 3476
9 Jul (Tue) 2019: MOUNT WILSON WANDERS (E) 2 short walks, all on track, with a good quality forest and luxuriant fern growth. Bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 12. Map: MT. WILSON.
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WalkID: 3459
9 Jul (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: 3492
10 Jul (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: 3477
11 Jul (Thu) 2019: BARNICLES TO BELL (M-H-Exp) Now we've been to the Barnacles, I'd like to explore down to the Wollangambe and up to Pagoda 994. Return via the Wollangambie Crater Track. 15klms. Limit: 8. Map: MT. WILSON and WOLLANGAMBE.
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: 3468
13 Jul (Sat) 2019: WOLLANGAMBE WILDERNESS (M) Exploration from the centre of the universe! Some interesting ridges, studded with pagodas. Limit: 10. Map: Wollangambe.
WalkID: 3493
17 Jul (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: 3469
20 Jul (Sat) 2019: FAIRY BOWER-COXS CAVE-KINDEREN TRACK (M) A look back into the past. In the 1920's an incline railway was built to extract shale for ballast on roads. This is a pleasant ferny walk to the shale mine, mostly on tracks, with good views and history thrown in. Limit: 10. Map: MT. WILSON.
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.
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WalkID: 3460
23 Jul (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: 3494
24 Jul (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: 3503
25 Jul (Thu) 2019: BROUGHTONS WATERHOLE-DELANEYS SLAUGHTER HOUSE-SOLD (E) THE FIRST IN OUR SERIES OF THURSDAY SHORT WALKS. Short historic walk past the Toll House on our way to explore some of Mt. Vic's forgotten history. See early roads, colonial infrastructure and the highway tunnel. Limit: 10. Map: MT. WILSON.
WalkID: 3470
27 Jul (Sat) 2019: ORONGA RIDGE WALK (M-H) Great views to Mt. Banks and the Grose. Some rock scrambling and exposed ledges. Exciting! Limit: 10. Map: MT. WILSON.
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WalkID: 3478
28 Jul (Sun) 2019: LINDEN RIDGE TWISS BASIN EXPLORE (M-H-Exp, Scrub , cliffs?) From the gates at Linden observatory walk the fire-trail, visiting various rock outcrops, to the basin just south of Mount Twiss. Explore down the valley past the 14m waterfall and then cross the bowl to follow the main ridge to the south, travelling westward and descending to Woodford Creek. The ridge features a prominent rocky turret and the basin may contain occupation shelters. Return via the ridge and fire trail. Limit: 8. Map: SPRINGWOOD .
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: 3472
3 Aug (Sat) 2019: BIRRABANG RIDGE-BIRRABANG WALLS (M) A short exploratory, out from the Bell Road, near Mt. Wilson. Views into the Grose and plenty of pagodas? No thick scrub, but some off-track. Limit: 12. Map: MT. WILSON.
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.
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WalkID: 3479
4 Aug (Sun) 2019: LINDEN CREEK AND RIDGE EXPLORE (M-H-Exp, Scrub Cliffs?) From Faulconbridge Point car park follow fire trail to the ridge with spot height 455, then descend to Linden Creek. Short distance down the creek to then ascend a small knoll, then cross the small saddle into the east running side creek catchment. We will be looking for heritage features on the northern facing slopes. Make our way onto Linden Ridge and then descend into the valley to the north of the Linden Faulconbridge link track. Cross Linden Creek and ascend via the Linden Faulconbridge link track. Short car shuffle. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood .
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: 3480
11 Aug (Sun) 2019: AEROPLANE DEBRIS AND HILLS IN MOST DIRECTIONS (M-H-Exp, Scrub) From Lake Road at Hazelbrook descend to and cross Bedford Creek. Ascend to Aeroplane hill and search for the remains of the aeroplane that crash landed near Aeroplane Hill years ago. After that we will make our way to West Hill then explore the interesting waterfalls to South Hill, enjoy lunch at Ingar and then climb Mount Bedford. Cross to North Hill then descend to Bedford Creek and then upstream and back to cars. Limit: 8. Map: Jamison.
WalkID: 3462
11 Aug (Sun) 2019: LANE COVE TO FIGTREE BRIDGE (M, kayak) Paddle from the Lane Cove National Park to Figtree Bridge and return 15km with the tide both ways Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 8. Map: UBD.
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.
WalkID: 3471
24 Aug (Sat) 2019: MOUNT BANKS (M) A different view! Walk up by the southern trail, then check out the Banks Wall Lookout. Come back via the northern spur. A day of enjoying the views! Limit: 12. Map: MT. WILSON.
WalkID: 3506
29 Aug (Thu) 2019: HEADWATERS OF THE GROSE (E) Ever wondered where this iconic river starts? It's quite a picturesque glen which will be filled with wattle in bloom and stone pagodas in a ring around the valley. NO TRACKS! Limit: 10. Map: MT. WILSON.
WalkID: 3461
31 Aug (Sat) 2019: LANE COVE NATIONAL PARK (E, kayak) A leisurely 10 km paddle through the National Park. Suitable for beginners with kayak hire available at the boat shed. Please bring morning tea, lunch and P.F.D. Limit: 12. Map: UBD.
WalkID: 3473
31 Aug (Sat) 2019: ROYAL NATIONAL PARK WILDFLOWER WANDER (M) Chance to see the early flowers on the heaths. Exact route will depend on what's flowering. Limit: 12. Map: Heathcote/Waterfall.
MEETING
WalkID: 3405
2 Sep (Mon) 2019: SPRINGWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH HALL ( ) GENERAL MEETING. Linda Groom, a Convenor of Save Kosci inc will give a presentation titled "Save Kosci: a 560 km protest walk to Australia’s highest peak." Limit: 80. Map: .
WalkID: 3464
6 Sep (Fri) 2019: BLUE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK AT GLENBROOK (E) This is a combined activity with NPWS weeding in the National park at Euroka. Bring morning tea and lunch plus water for the day. Limit: 14. Map: Panrith.
WalkID: 3504
12 Sep (Thu) 2019: FAIRY DELL (E) Once this picture perfect spot was used to promote Mt. Victoria. Although forgotten, it still retains its early charm. Quality forest, overhangs and an aboriginal occupation site. Limit: 10. Map: MT. WILSON.
WalkID: 3502
14 Sep (Sat) 2019: BUSHWALKS IN AN URBAN LANDSCAPE; EXPLORING SYDNEY (E) Paddington Reservoir Gardens-Lachlan Swamp-Busbys Pond, in Centennial Park, then the bushland gardens of Cooper Park. We will catch buses inbetween spots. Limit: 10. Map: Sydney.
WalkID: 3495
22 Sep (Sun) 2019: LITTLE HARTLEY HISTORIC VILLAGE (E) WALKING RALLY - Little Hartley Historic Village Little Hartley - leave the boots at home and get those walking shoes on and enjoy a fun day out - Plenty of questions to keep you walking and filling up the kms around the village and surrounds and what it has to offer - need pen/pencil BYO M/T and Lunch or bask in the goodies of the cafe on site. This day is not a race but there will be a winner with spoils Limit: 20. Map: Hartley.
WalkID: 3505
26 Sep (Thu) 2019: ENGINEERS TRACK (E) Short walk on the original 1859 track, cut by the Royal Engineers to survey a possible railway up the Grose. We'll go as far as the cuttings to see the original Government Marks and the work done by the sappers. Limit: 10. Map: MT. WILSON.
WalkID: 3465
4 Oct (Fri) 2019: BLUE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK AT GLENBROOK (E) This is a combined activity with the NPWS weeding at Euroka need to bring morning tea and lunch plus water for the day Limit: 14. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 3449
24 Oct to 10 Nov (Thu-Sun) 2019: SOUTH ISLAND NZ TRIKKING AND TREMPING (M) Walk now full. Two weeks of three to four day hut to hut 3/4 full overnight pack walks from Queenstown/Glenorchy bases using two rented cars. Possible walks could include the iconic Caples, Greenstone, Rees/Dart, Mavora or Kepler tracks. Dates are also negotiable but I am currently looking to complete walking by the 10th of November. Limit: 8. Map: South Island NZ.