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Walks and Activities

Program: Activities have restarted and will be carried out in line with the public health orders. Please check the government COVID websites for the latest rules.

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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EXPINT
WalkID: 4531
1 May-20 Jun 2022 (Sun - Mon) 2022: BIBBULMUN TRACK, WESTERN AUSTRALIA (M) Walk Title :: Bibbulmun Track WA Walk description :: The Bibbulmun Track is one of the world's great long distance walk trails, stretching 1000km from Kalamunda, a suburb in the hills on the outskirts of Perth, to the historic town of Albany on the south coast. It passes through the heart of the scenic south west of Western Australia. The Track takes walkers through towering karri and tingle forests, down mist-shrouded valleys, over giant granite boulders and along breathtaking coastal heathlands. It passes through many of the most beautiful national parks of the south west forests and coastline.We will take about 50 days to complete the walk. We will camp at the designated Bibbulmun campsites which have a shelter, table and benches, water tank and drop toilet - luxury! Weekly stopovers in a town for a shower and re-stock of food supplies. Contact the leader for more details. Limit: 6. Map: Bibbulmun Track.
MEETING
WalkID: 4570
2 May (Mon) 2022: SPRINGWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH HALL (E) Our General Meeting will be chaired by Vice President Jessie Burke. Jessie will speak on our new promotional platform and encouranging new members to the club. Jeanette will report on her recent meeting with Bushwalking NSW. which have expressed interest in our website-data base for possible use for other clubs. Ann & Michael Krasny will be presenting their trip to the various islands of Japan. Supper will be provided by John Hodson & David Attwood. Please BYO cup, a gold coin donation and your stories to share over supper. All members and visitors are welcome Limit: 40. Map: .
SNW
WalkID: 4569
4 May (Wed) 2022: SPRINGWOOD (E) SPRINGWOOD (E, cycle) (Weather permitting) Short cycle on quiet local streets approximately 15 -20 kms. No real hills. Please advise your riding experience on booking if you have not ridden with me Limit: 8 Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 4532
5 May (Thu) 2022: FAIRY DELL (M) Another fungi hot spot; maybe a blue Entoloma, which we have seen here before! Plenty of time for photos! Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
SOCIAL
WalkID: 4554
7 May (Sat) 2022: ANNUAL LEADERS BBQ, SPRINGWOOD This is our annual event where the Club shouts leaders (and would be leaders) to a soiree including relaxed evening drinks and a nice bbq. 3:30pm onwards. We will spend a bit of time trading notes about leading...and coming up with ideas to help and encourage leaders. If you are a leader, or if you are interested in what leaders do, or if you are thinking about becoming a leader, then this is the place for you! Please book by 1st of May for catering, quality control and weather prediction purposes. Details, including the venue address, will be emailed a few days later. If the weather is looking wet (remember when it was dry?) we will postpone. Map: Springwood
WalkID: 4518
7 May (Sat) 2022: PAGODAS OF THE UPPER GROSE (M) A circular walk that takes in the best of the Upper Grose, cliff lines and scores of pagodas, with a little history thrown in. Off-track. Limit: 12. Map: MT. WILSON.
SNW
WalkID: 4578
11 May (Wed) 2022: RED HANDS CAVE (E-M) This is one of the few tracks currently open and accessible in BMNP. We’ll need to walk from the carpark, which adds a steep hill descent and climb. The rest is quite an easy walk along Campfire Ck then picturesque Red Hands Gully to the overhang where the red hand stencils are found. We can return the same route or add a short loop depending on how we feel. About 8 km all together. Finish by noon/ 1 o’clock. Limit: 10. Map: Penrith .
WalkID: 4517
14 May (Sat) 2022: CLIFFS OF MT. HAY (M-H) Spectacular walk that circles Mt. Hay. Walk across Hay to Boorong Crags, then turn west under the cliffs. Some rock scrambling, some off-track, but all scenic. Limit: 10. Map: MT. WILSON.
SNW
WalkID: 4573
15 May (Sun) 2022: BLUE GUM SWAMP, WINMALEE (E) Sunday morning leg stretch on a fire trail for approx 10km. This walk has beautiful blue gum trees with some pretty sections of ferns. One steep hill to either go up or down depending on the direction we walk. Limit: 12. Map: Winmalee.
XSNW
WalkID: 4603
18 May (Wed) 2022: SPRINGWOOD (E) SPRINGWOOD (E) SPRINGWOOD (E, cycle) (Weather permitting) Short cycle on quiet local streets approximately 15 -20 kms. No real hills. Please advise your riding experience on booking if you have not ridden with me Limit: 8 Limit: 8. Map: Springwood. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
SNW
WalkID: 4604
19 May (Thu) 2022: BOTANY BAY (M, Cycling) Cycle Strathfield to Botany Bay. A leisurely ride along cycle paths and local roads to the bay and back. Morning tea at the chocolate shop and a fish and chips lunch (or BYO) at Brighton le Sands. Swimming at Brighton le Sands for the hardy. The distance is approximately 50 km. Limit: 14. Map: Sydney UBD.
SNW
WalkID: 4607
19 May (Thu) 2022: BOTANY BAY BIKE RIDE (M) Cycle Strathfield to Botany Bay. A leisurely ride along cycle paths and local roads to the bay and back. Morning tea at the chocolate shop and a fish and chips lunch (or BYO) at Brighton le Sands. Swimming at Brighton le Sands for the hardy. The distance is approximately 50 km. Limit: 14. Map: Sydney UBD. Limit: 15. Map: Sydney UBD.
WalkID: 4533
19 May (Thu) 2022: MEDLOW (M) We'll continue on from the previous walk, exploring the historic tracks around the Hydro; the Sun Bath, Flying Fox site and more. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
SNW
WalkID: 4579
20 May (Fri) 2022: KAMARAH RIDGE (E-M-Exp) A week day repeat of this fairly easy walk on a ridge on the north side of the Grose valley near Bell. We follow a climbers’ track for 2km to a point above Jungaburra Brook then retrace our steps for 1km and head along Kamarah Ridge (off-track) for 2km to Kamarah Bluffs. There might be some scrub and ascents/descents up to 90m, but there are good views from the Bluffs. Total distance about 8 km. Finish about 2pm. Limit: 10. Map: Mt Wilson.
SNW
WalkID: 4599
21 May (Sat) 2022: NEPEAN RIVER PENRITH (M, kayak) Paddle up the Nepean river to Euroka and return 12km - 15km. Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 4571
22 May (Sun) 2022: ABOVE WOLGAN VALLEY (E) If you've never seen pagoda country, here's your chance on this easy walk. First visit Blackfellows Hand Cave which is a very short walk from the carpark to a really impressive rock wall with aboriginal art on it. Then walk into a beautiful side valley with amazing moss and lichen covered walls and little dead-ends where small waterfalls come down from mini canyons. The rain has made this valley just incredible. Thirdly walk 2 kms up the road to a turnoff for 1/2 a kilometre to a mass of pagodas, known as The Temple of Doom, which we can explore [or just sit and enjoy the beauty of the place]. This can also be an introductory walk and talk. Before returning home we can drive a short distance further to a lookout over the Wolgan Valley. Limit: 15. Map: Cullen Bullen.
SNW
WalkID: 4580
25 May (Wed) 2022: HAZELBROOK (E-M) A half day circuit walk: 6 km approx: We will descend a spur to the southern end of the western arm of Lake Woodford. From there will visit the slightly difficult to get at and long missing Gemini Falls. We will then follow the western arm of the lake to the lake weir. Then will climb the unsealed road back to the cars visiting some aboriginal art on the way. Bring morning tea. Limit: 14. Map: Katoomba.
XSNW
WalkID: 4610
25 May (Wed) 2022: SPRINGWOOD (E, Cycle) Short cycle on quiet local streets approximately 15 -20 kms (weather permitting). No real hills. Please advise your riding experience on booking if you have not ridden with me before. Limit: 10. Map: Springwood Street Map.
WalkID: 4534
26 May (Thu) 2022: WATER NYMPHS DELL (M) Short walk into a beautiful glen with a rainforest feel; tall trees, tree ferns and falling water. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 4519
28 May (Sat) 2022: NARROWNECK-HARMIL LEDGE-DUNPHYS PASS-NARROWNECK (M-H) Spectacular views over the Wild Dogs and beyond. Some off-track, with rock scrambling. Limit: 10. Map: Jamison.
WalkID: 4572
28 May (Sat) 2022: WOODFORD (E) Walking one of the few waterfall tracks which are open. A morning walk doing the circular Transit of Venus which is less than 4 kms visiting 3 lovely waterfalls. All on tracks. Learn about the history of the names. Bring morning tea. Can be an introductory walk and talk as well. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
NEW LEADER
WalkID: 4605
29 May (Sun) 2022: GLENBROOK GORGE (M) Glenbrook Station to Lapstone Station, or car shuffle. A half day of rock hopping and maybe an explore of rocky island to see whats left after recent floods. Suitable for older kids. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
SNW
WalkID: 4574
29 May (Sun) 2022: KAMAY BOTANY BAY NP KURNELL PENINSULAR (M) DATE CHANGED, round two! This 12 km walk will showcase vews acoss Bate Bay to Cronulla from Boat harbour, with sea level rock shelves to explore, precipitous sea cliffs to peer over, possible whale spotting, Point Bailey lighthouse, coastal angophora forest, views across Botany Bay to La Perouse, with scuptures and monuments to conclude. After a car shuffle the walk will start at 10am and conclude about 4.15pm. There are two good cafes at the start/finish. Limit: 12. Map: Port Hacking.
WalkID: 4577
29 May (Sun) 2022: WOODFORD-OAKS MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE (M) Trying again after had to cancel this ride due to park closures! 27km mountain bike ride (mostly downhill). We'll meet at Woodford station and ride to Glenbrook station, stopping for morning tea somewhere on the way. It takes a little over 2 hours. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 4539
31 May (Tue) 2022: HAT HILL-BALD HEAD RIDGE-BROWNES PATH (H-Exp) This is an explore, to look for a route down to the Grose from under Blackheath Walls. Probably exposure, off-track and some rock scrambling. Limit: 6. Map: MT. WILSON.
SNW
WalkID: 4593
1 Jun (Wed) 2022: YELLOW ROCK (E-M) A half day walk: Approx.5km: We will follow a fire road by Long Angle Creek to Fitzgerald Creek. At Fitzgerald Creek we will find an old camp site with rock caves. Long Angle Creek Valley has some magnificent trees. Bring morning tea. Limit: 14. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 4521
4 Jun (Sat) 2022: BLACKHEATH-MT. VIC. N. SIDE (M) From the weigh station, we'll cross the ridges to Victoria Brook, then visit a collapsed pagoda on the ridge, before heading across the Grose to Mt. Vic. Off-track and off the scale, as far as wilderness values go. No tracks! Limit: 10. Map: MT. WILSON.
SNW
WalkID: 4600
4 Jun (Sat) 2022: OBERON DAM (M) kayaking Oberon Dam and up the Fish River. Bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 12. Map: Oberon.
WalkID: 4601
4 Jun (Sat) 2022: SOUTH WOODFORD (E) A longer but easy walk down to Murphys Glen via Linda Rock for morning tea and views. Continue down the fire trail to Murphys Glen camping area with lovely big trees and the remains of an old dam. Come up via Turpentine Track and detour to a fantastically big camp cave for lunch. Masses of young flannel flower plants. Can be an introductory walk and talk if needed. About 10 km. Limit: 15. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 4576
4-5 Jun (Sat - Sun) 2022: BROOKLYN DAM (E, child-friendly) Beginner/Child-friendly Overnight Hike - Trying again after I had to cancel this walk last time! Very short walk (3km) on the Great North Walk from Brooklyn to Brooklyn Dam, where we'll camp overnight, and return the same way the next day. There's a very steep ascent at the start on a concrete fire trail, but apparently after that it's fairly easy. If you're a beginner I'm happy to give you a list of recommended things to bring. I'll be bringing my 9 year old and very happy to have other children along Limit: 8. Map: Cowan.
SOCIAL
WalkID: 4608
6 Jun (Mon) 2022: SPRINGWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH HALL You are invited to our General Meeting. Jeanette will report on her recent meeting with Bushwalking NSW. which have expressed interest in our website-data base for possible use for other clubs. Jeanette will also present a slide show on an epic coastal walk from Mallacoota, Victoria into Nadgee National Park, NSW. Which included lots of beaches, water, forest, some unexpected river crossings. Supper will be provided by Jan B & Mary Morris. Please BYO cup, a gold coin donation and your stories to share over supper. All members and visitors are welcome
WalkID: 4597
11 Jun (Sat) 2022: BEROWRA WATERS TO BAR ISLAND (H, kayak) Paddle out to bar Island and return 25 km with the tide both ways. Spray skirts and P.F.D. essential, bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 8. Map: Cowan.
NEW LEADER
WalkID: 4606
11 Jun (Sat) 2022: DUCK HOLE TO FLORABELLA PASS VIA ST HELENA RIDGE (M) 13km, Glenbrook to Blaxland with car shuffle. Decend into Glenbrook Creek at Duckhole and then up on the ridge along St Helena Ridge, Bunyan Lookout Trail and the Bullants Track before decending into Glenbrook again at Florabella Pass. Afternoon Tea at Bullants lookout. Some scrambling going down to Glenbrook Creek. Limit: 10. Map: Penrith, Springwood.
WalkID: 4616
11 Jun (Sat) 2022: HOMEBUSH BAY AREA (E) An alternative to the cancelled Mt Airly weekend. Start at Meadowbank Station for morning tea on the river bank, cross the Parramatta River on the original historic train bridge which is now for pedestrians, walk around Brays Bay via the parks to the Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway set in recreated rainforest and walk through the surprisingly pretty Liberty Grove. Then there should be time for a walk through some of Homebush Bicentennial Park as well before ending at Concord West Station for the train home. Limit: 15. Map: Sydney .
WalkID: 4615
11-13 Jun (Sat - Mon) 2022: BUDAWANGS (M-Exp) Wog Wog to Monolith Valley out and back via Burrambeet Brook, Mt Owen (weather permitting), loop around Mt Cole track to Natural Arch and through Monolith valley to come back to Wog Wog track. A three day full pack walk in from Wog Wog Campground camping at Burrambeet Brook exploring the possibility of using camping caves. About 45ks, all on track using AllTtrails app for navigation. Limit: 8. Map: Corang and AllTrails app.
WalkID: 4582
16 Jun (Thu) 2022: POPES GLEN-GOVETTS LEAP (M) This track has been renovated with new steps and stonework. Limit: 12. Map: MT. WILSON.
WalkID: 4575
18 Jun (Sat) 2022: MEGALONG LEDGES-BLACKS LADDERS (M) From the Hydro, a series of ledges go from the 3 Brothers along the cliffs to Elphinstone Plateau. Some exposure. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 4537
21 Jun (Tue) 2022: ULTIMATE MOUNT BANKS (H) The two summits, then the Traverse of the Gods and caves and arches on the way home. This spectacular walk has a bit of everything. Some exposure, with a tricky move in the Devils Throat. Off-track with rock scrambling. Limit: 8. Map: MT. WILSON.
WalkID: 4584
23 Jun (Thu) 2022: FAIRY DELL (M) At Springwood, for a fungi hunt. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 4595
25 Jun (Sat) 2022: EVANS CROWN NATURE RESERVE (M) Evans Crown Nature Reserve is located 3km from Tarana. It is an area of 425 hectares with spectacular granite formations. The Summit of Crown Rock is 1104 metres above sea level. Great views from the top of the surrounding area. Whilst not a long walk there is a 30-45 min climb to the top, where we will then explore around and on top of the boulders. Optional visit to Tarana Pub after the walk. Limit: 12. Map: Lithgow.
WalkID: 4598
2-4 Jul (Sat - Mon) 2022: MANGROVE CREEK SPENCER (M, Kayak) Exploring Mangrove Creek and the Hawkesbury River in the Spencer area.Two nights, three days.Campsite to be confirmed. Limit: 8. Map: Mangrove.
WalkID: 4589
9 Jul (Sat) 2022: LIONS HEAD AND RETURN (M) Uneven pad out to The Head, but amazing views of Jamison Valley and Mt. Solitary. We'll walk in from Double Hills at Went. Falls and make time to check out some art sites. Limit: 12. Map: Jamison.
WalkID: 4611
9 Jul (Sat) 2022: YELLOW ROCK AND WINMALEE RIDGE BRIDAL TRACKS (M, Steep some scrub) Follow the recently rediscovered bridle track from Yellow Rock Lookout to the track running along the Nepean. Ascend to Winmalee Ridge by following and tracing another old bridle trail which seems to have been recently converted into a bike track. Spend a bit of time exploring extensive western facing rock outcrops for signs of cultural features. 7km with a steep rocky descent and ascent. Mostly on track. Car shuffle required. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 4585
14 Jul (Thu) 2022: GORDON FALLS (M) Down to Pool of Siloam, then on to Sublime Pt. This track has just been reconstructed, with great views over the Jamison Valley. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
SOCIAL
WalkID: 4614
15 Jul (Fri) 2022: WEBSITES AND APPS FOR LEADING WALKS Friday night after dinner, about 90 minutes learning how to use Avenza maps for bush navigation and maps.me as a track finding backup. Also learn about Six maps for planning walks and google earth for portraying routes and elevation profiles. Held in private home using screen sharing to project phone images onto modern TV set. Bring your phone loaded with the Springwood 1:25,000 toposheet in Avenza maps. Preference given to leaders and active club members. Map: Springwood
WalkID: 4596
16 Jul (Sat) 2022: BEROWRA WATERS (H, kayak walk) Paddle past Crossland's Reserve towards Galston Gorge, with the tide both ways 20km, with a 6km walk on the Great North Walking track to reach the Gorge. Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 8. Map: UBD.
WalkID: 4590
16 Jul (Sat) 2022: CROSSING BLUE MOUNTAIN CREEK (M-H) This is a cross country walk involving a steep descent and ascent, though mostly rock scrambling, so not too hard on the knees. From Lawson, we'll walk out past Blue Mtn. Trig, then descend into the Creek. We'll explore the area before heading up a spur to Somme Ave. in Went. Falls. 7klms. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 4550
16 Jul (Sat) 2022: NAVSHIELD (E-H-Exp, Navigation) Looking for a team for the 1-day event. Anyone crazy enough to enter the two-day, let me know! Navshield returns in 2022 on the 16-17th July in the magnificent Tarlo River National Park. This is a rarely visited location which normally has no public access. We have arranged special access for this event with NPWS and local landholders so you'll have a rare chance to explore this hidden gem . This has been cancelled for the last two years. This is an excellent opportunity to practice navigation. You can go at the pace of your team, you don't necessarily aim to win! Limit: 15. Map: tarlo.
WalkID: 4612
16 Jul (Sat) 2022: SOUTH SPRINGWOOD CULTURAL WALK (M) This walk encompasses the best cultural features of Springwood, discovered over many years of local exploration. Descend Sassafrass Gully and view the stone ruins, and try to decipher the runes of Paddy's grave, check out Stratton's amphitheatre and the 90 year old stone cross. Then along the Victory track and more rainforest track walking to Numantia Falls. Later we will browse the excellent and unique art gallery. Thence following traces of track to the saddle to view Kangaroo iconography, then down the Sassafrass knife edge spur to savour its overhangs. On the way out we will follow Sassafrass Creek and visit the Perch Ponds, Magdala Falls and re-discover the forgotten steps of the old Yondell linking track. Approximately 10km with two 200 m ascents and descents. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 4591
23 Jul (Sat) 2022: BATTLESHIP TOPS (M-H-Exp) We'll do some more exploring in this area on the Eastern side of Kings Tableland using our previous knowledge. Limit: 12. Map: Jamison.
WalkID: 4613
23 Jul (Sat) 2022: EXPLORING NORTH LAWSON (M) Starting from the end of San Jose Avenue we will visit Echo Bluff, Fairy Falls, Empire Pass and Fredrica Falls. Off track from the crest of the fire trail to explore base of cliffs across a hanging swamp to the vicinity of the comms tower. Savour the views then along the hanging swamp track to Queens Road Fire Trail. At spot height 691 we leave the track to ascend the ridge - to visit the hopefully still recognisable heart of stone. Back to the fire trail, then more open off-track along a ridge to the Blue Mountain Trig. Return via Binowee Ave and the Hughes Avenue short cut track. 13km with about 11km on track and lots of elevation changes which are generally smaller than 50m. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 4586
28 Jul (Thu) 2022: KEDUMBA LOOKOUT AND CLEARYS MEMORIAL (M) Firetrail for 2klms. then off to the Lookout and Memorial (off-track). Historic Area with a look at the top of the Goat Track. Limit: 12. Map: Jamison.
WalkID: 4602
30 Jul (Sat) 2022: LAKE WALLACE, WALLERAWANG (E, Kayak) A slow and leisurely paddle 10km suitable for beginners with time to explore. We will be looking for the Barton Park Cemetery dating back to 1840. This was relocated in the 1970's prior to the lake being flooded for the power station. Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 16. Map: Lithgow.
WalkID: 4592
30 Jul (Sat) 2022: THE FOUR HEADS (M-H) Asgard, Thor, Valhalla and Ikara; an iconic walk at Mt. Vic. Great views all day and mostly on track. Limit: 12. Map: MT. WILSON.
WalkID: 4587
4 Aug (Thu) 2022: OLD POINT PILCHER TRACK AT MEDLOW (M) Down to the Grand Canyon, then back to Medlow. Historic tracks and a different look at Grand Canyon. Exit via a climb on the construction track. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 4609
11 Aug (Thu) 2022: MEDLOW PART 3 (M) The third of our explorations of the historic tracks near the Hydro. This time we'll do Maxine's Bower, the Pool site and finish at the 3 Brothers. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 4594
13 Aug (Sat) 2022: CLIFFS OF MT. HAY (M-H) Spectacular walk that circles Mt. Hay. Walk across Hay to Boorong Crags, then turn west under the cliffs. Some rock scrambling, some off-track, but all scenic. Limit: 12. Map: MT. WILSON.
MEETING
WalkID: 4551
13 Aug (Sat) 2022: FIRST AID TRAINING (E) Blaxland Scout Hall. Training organised through 5 Star Training (who did our last training session). Suitable for either refresher or a first timer. There will be an online component which has to be completed before the day. The cost will be subsidised by the club. Book in for more information. (There is a possible alternate date of 20 August, please let me know when you book if you prefer the later date) Limit: 20. Map: maps.google.
WalkID: 4583
18 Aug (Thu) 2022: AUBURN BOTANIC GARDENS AND PEACOCK GALLERY (E) 3rd time lucky! Wander through a few different gardens during the Cherry Blossom Festival, as well as the Gallery and the Zoo. Limit: 12. Map: Auburn.
WalkID: 4588
27 Aug (Sat) 2022: CURRA MOORS TRACK (M) ROYAL N.P. We'll park out on the Moors at the trackhead, then walk out to the coast near Eagle Rock. Great views of coastal cliffs and waterfalls with plenty of time to photograph the abundant wildflowers. Limit: 12. Map: Otford.