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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: 3074
1 Sep (Sat) 2018: INDUCTION WALK AND TALK (E-M) Spend about 90 minutes after lunch learning about how to get the most benefit from Springwood Bushwalking Club and safe bushwalking. We will have a short tea break and then do a 5km bushwalk. It involves descending 200m into Sassafrass Gully and then walking the rainforest path along Sassafrass Creek and later ascending the steep in sections Wiggins track. Will include a short semi-tracked section to visit Stratton's Ampitheatre and the mystery stone cross. All members are welcome to come along for the walk and/or the talk. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3154
1 Sep (Sat) 2018: LOCKLEYS PYLON (E-M) Mountains Classics walk. A new series of walks to be held on the weekend before the the Club's general meeting. New members in particular are invited to take note. This one is a favourite with great views - a leisurely walk about 8ks in length. It can be windy out there so be ready for that. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3101
1-2 Sep (Sat-Sun) 2018: BONNUM PIC + AHEARN LOOKOUT (M) Sat. Bonum Pic is an imposing peak on the Wanganderry Tablelands at Mittagong, and first seen by Barrallier in 1802. This peak is visible from Kanangra and looks out over the Burragorang Valley. Dinner in Mittagong, as it will be a long day! Great rock formations with wildflowers! Stay overnight and come on--- Sun. Ahearn Lookout is a spectacular lookout at the end of a fairly flat ridge in the Middle Nattai, offering views of the Nattai Gorge, Mt. Jellore and Russells Needle. An easier walk than Sat.! Limit: 12. Map: Hilltop.
WalkID: 3169
2 Sep (Sun) 2018: FAULCONBRIDGE (E-M) Sunday afternoon walk. Walk down the little used track cut by old club member, Ted Winter, to take his horses from Chapman Pde to Hawkesbury Rd. Continue to Birdwood Gully and return via different track to Chapman Pde. Beginners and children welcome. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3113
2 Sep (Sun) 2018: NEPEAN RIVER PENRITH (H, kayak) Kayaking from Penrith to Erskine Creek and return 25km. please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 3124
2 Sep (Sun) 2018: YELLOWMUNDIE SAWS RIDGE WINMALEE (M-H-Exp, Scrub cliffs?) Park at Yellowmundie and explore for a heritage shelter. Then make our way hopefully (steeply for 100m) onto Shaws Ridge. Visitor book placement. Amble along the bumps of the ridge checking out some geological faults and likely views. Maybe visit the bowl to the south and exit via the Whitecross firetrail. 10km with approx half off track and 200m ascending. Car shuffle required. Dry weather walk only. If damp will organise a similar grade local walk. Limit: 8. Map: SPRINGWOOD .
MEETING
WalkID: 3023
3 Sep (Mon) 2018: SPRINGWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH HALL ( ) General Meeting for September - The speaker is club member Kevin Speak who will give a presentation titled Safari Adventure, Namibia. Limit: 100. Map: .
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WalkID: 3168
5 Sep (Wed) 2018: MT VICTORIA (M) 5 Sept (Wed) 2018 Mt Victoria: Pulpit Rock, Little Zig Zag historic track, Bushrangers Cave, Reinits Pass and Wilson Glen loop. 9 kms Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 3173
5 Sep (Wed) 2018: SPRINGWOOD (E) Beginner Cycle from Springwood on quiet back roads - usually about 15 km, no real hills Limit: 8. Map: Gregory.
WalkID: 3181
6 Sep (Thu) 2018: EBENEZER (M) Bike ride. Ebenezer Church (Coromandel Rd) 9 am to Tizzana Rd, Sackville Ferry. Sackville Ferry Rd, Mud Island Rd, Pages Wharf Rd, left into Sackville Ferry Rd, Sackville Ferry, Sackville Rd. Then short loop ends back at Ebenezer Church. Bonus loop: keep following Sackville Rd, left into Ebenezer Wharf Rd, Grono Farm Rd, across to Old Sackville Rd, follow almost to Putty Rd, then Castlereagh Rd thru Wilberforce, back to Ebenezer Church. Morning tea at the Tractor Cafe, possible scones at Ebenezer Church. Limit: 16. Map: UBD or Wilberforce.
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WalkID: 3096
6 Sep (Thu) 2018: WENTWORTH FALLS (H) Lindeman Pass/GladstonePass Track Maintenance. (9.30 - 3.30). A Joint NPWS/SBC activity. A small rock slip and a fallen large tree have caused some new access difficulties on these tracks. We will go into the area with the ranger to clear the paths again. Bring morning and lunch. Limit: 6. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3015
7 Sep (Fri) 2018: GLENBROOK (M) This is a combined SBC and NPWS activity wedding in the Glenbrook section of the National park Limit: 15. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 2991
8 Sep (Sat) 2018: CASTLE HEAD ABSEIL (M) Classic Mountain Abseil Trip, with 5 abseils, one being 45 metres. Great views to Ruined Castle and beyond, plus the challenge of the Leap of Faith. Out via Ruined Castle track and Golden Stairs. $5 rope fee applies. Bring helmet, harness and safety line. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3114
8 Sep (Sat) 2018: LANE COVE NATIONAL PARK (E, kayak) A 10 km return paddle through the National Park. Suitable for beginners with kayak hire at the boat shed. Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 8. Map: Parramatta River & U.B.D.
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WalkID: 3135
8 Sep (Sat) 2018: MT VICTORIA (M) Headwaters of the Grose River. 9.00am - 4.00pm. A joint SBC/NPWS weeding activity. Spend some time exploring the headwaters of the Grose River. 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 wading through a muddy swamp and creek. Morning tea and lunch provided. Book by Saturday 1st September with John on 4787 3108 or john.good@environment.nsw.gov.au. Limit: 12. Map: Mt Wilson.
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WalkID: 3187
9 Sep (Sun) 2018: KATOOMBA (M) The weather forecast looks great for Sunday, so a nice classic mountains walk down the Furber Stairs, around the Scenic World boardwalk, then along part of the Federal Pass walking track to Ruined Castle. Then we will backtrack a bit before ascending the Golden Staircase on Narrow Neck. The Federal Pass is relatively level, but there will be a reasonable number of stairs at the start and finish. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3123
9 Sep (Sun) 2018: LINDEN RIDGE EXPLORATION (M-H-Exp, Scrub,Cliffs) Jennings track, cross Linden Creek and then up the first downstream tributary on the true left bank. Make our way up this magnificent rainforested valley exploring up the western flowing tributary to emerge near spot height 538 on Linden Ridge. Enjoy the superb views to east north and west and continue our search along the western edge for more heritage features. Last time we found some sharpening grooves. Return via the top of the waterfall in the western bowl and then along tracks. 10km with 2X 200m ascents and descents plus some steep scrambling and sundry bush obstacles. Dry weather only - will alter if damp to something similar. Limit: 8. Map: SPRINGWOOD .
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WalkID: 3129
9 Sep (Sun) 2018: NAVIGATION PRACTICE 1 (E-M, off track, scrub) Date moved from July - Want to learn more about navigation? Bring a compass (map supplied) and learn how to navigate without a GPS (but we'll have one, just to check how good we are). We'll start on the Blue Gum Swamp area - and won't cover more than 5 km. You should be back just after lunchtime (unless we get lost of course!). This is a repeat of earlier Nav exercises, but repeat bookings are welcome - the course is always a little different. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 3177
12 Sep (Wed) 2018: LINDEN & WOODFORD (E) Linden to Woodford: A half day walk, Linden to Woodford via Paradise Pool and a quick call on Jonathan & David? Car shuffle. Bring morning tea. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3189
12 Sep (Wed) 2018: SPRINGWOOD CYCLE (E) Easy cycle from Springwood on quiet local back roads - usually about 15 -20km, no real hills Limit: 8. Map: Gregory.
WalkID: 3193
13 Sep (Thu) 2018: LITHGOW (H) Mountain bike ride Woodford to Bedford Creek and up the Ingar trail to Wentworth Falls. Meet at Woodford 9 am. Bring morning tea. Limit: 16. Map: Katoomba, Jamison.
WalkID: 3093
15 Sep (Sat) 2018: DONKEY MOUNTAIN GRAND TRAVERSE (M-H) Always a great day out; wattles, wildflowers amongst the pagodas and plenty of adventure! Steep ascent/descent. Limit: 12. Map: Ben Bullen.
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WalkID: 3136
15-17 Sep (Sat - Mon) 2018: BLACKHEATH (H) Grose Valley Remote. A joint SBC/NPWS weeding activity. A multi-day activity rock hopping and wading through the Upper Grose River searching for and destroying weeds before they spread further into the wilderness. This activity is only for the fit and experienced. Numbers are limited. Book directly by Saturday 8th September with John on (02) 4787 3108 or john.good@environment.nsw.gov.au. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Wilson.
WalkID: 3165
16 Sep (Sun) 2018: LINDEN CREEK EXPLORE (M-H-Exp, Scrub, cliffs) Adeline trail to Paul’s pool. Downstream to the first tributary from the west. Explore the large rock outcrop on the spur and the rainforest of the creek. Ascend to Linden Ridge and explore rock outcrops nearby, then to Grose Road via the Linden-Faulconbridge link track. Return via Paul’s Blue Gum Forest. 14km with half on track and two 200m ascents and descents Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 3174
16-18 Sep (Sun-Tue) 2018: JAGUNGAL WILDERNESS AREA - KOCIUSZKO (H) Three day cross country ski trip. Updated route - Dead horse gap to Mt Townsend via Ramshead. Experienced cross country skiers and snow campers only. Limit: 6. Map: Jagungal.
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WalkID: 3178
19 Sep (Wed) 2018: GLENBROOK (E-M) This will be a slower walk with no rushing to be done over the whole day. Walking from Glenbrook out to Lennox Bridge, Marges Lookout, Elizabeth Lookout then down across and under Knapsack Gully Bridge and on to the Little Zigzag. Then across to Dark's Common and the Bluff Lookouts and back to Glenbrook. Distance about 10km with some downs and ups. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
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WalkID: 3194
19 Sep (Wed) 2018: 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: 3200
20 Sep (Thu) 2018: WOODFORD TO GLENBROOK (M) Ride along Woodford to Glenbrook trail to Glenbrook for coffee at the Church Cafe a bit of a change NN another day catch Limit: 8. Map: Penrith .
WalkID: 3094
22 Sep (Sat) 2018: BIRRABANG RIDGE-LIVERSIDGE RIDGE-BIRRABANG WALLS (M) A ridgetop walk that promises much! We've looked at this pagoda-crested ridge from the other side of the Grose and it looks interesting. Wild flowers, interesting pagodas and views across the Grose. No huge hills, but no tracks either. Limit: 12. Map: MT. WILSON.
WalkID: 3160
22 Sep (Sat) 2018: HAZELBROOK SOUTH (E) From southern end of Valley Rd at 8.45am, then fire trail and bush track to Bedford Pool and Lester Pool. Then south along a six month old track we made to a large unnamed pool. Unspoilt wilderness, sheer cliffs, swimmable pools. Return at approximatly 11.30am. Limit: 20. Map: 8930-2N & 8930-IS.
WalkID: 3170
22 Sep (Sat) 2018: SPRINGWOOD (E-M) Three Lookouts Walk. Walk via Glenbrook Creek to Martins Lookout, Bunya Lookout, Lost World Lookout. Great views from all three. A good local walk for beginners. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3115
22 Sep (Sat) 2018: WINDSOR (M, kayak) Explore South Creek 15 plus km with the tide both ways. Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 8. Map: Kurrajong.
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WalkID: 3039
22-23 Sep (Sat-Sun) 2018: SPLENDOUR ROCK OVERNIGHT (E-M) Rescheduled - in the hope it will rain sometime soon. For those who missed the Anzac day celebration. From Dunphy's carpark, walk out to Mobbs Soak alternative campsite, set up camp and then walk on to Splendour Rock (maybe even for sunset, walk back in torchlight) Return via Black Horse Ridge and Breakfast Creek. Want to test your brand new overnight gear? This is a perfect trip for that. Limit: 8. Map: Jenolan.
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WalkID: 3163
23 Sep (Sun) 2018: HARRIS HILL EQUINOX PICNIC (E, Gourmand) Say goodbye to short days and wintery nights. Welcome the oncoming summer. Celebrate a significant birthday for Paul Daley and other happy events. Harris Hill is a short convoy drive along the unsealed section of Tablelands Road Soth Wentworth Falls and a 200m long, esky feasible, EM ascent. The rock platform summit has super superb and moderately superlative views of the Southern Blue Mountains. Bring a delicious dish to share, bonhomie and your own complete picnic kit. The culinary comp is not compulsory but you may be the winner of the SBC gourmet picnic perpetual casual trophy for the best comestible! Note: Alternate venue available if inclement. Limit: 30. Map: Jamison.
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WalkID: 3202
26 Sep (Wed) 2018: MT HAY RD, LOCKLEYS PYLON, BLUE GUM FOREST (M) Mount Hay Road, Lockley's Pylon, Blue Gum Forest and return. This could become a car swap walk if there were enough people happy to walk into Blue Gum via another route. The steep down and up are more than compensated for by the spectacular scenery and wildflowers that should be on display. 11 km, 600 m descent/ascent. Limit: 8. Map: Mount Wilson, Katoomba.
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WalkID: 3195
26 Sep (Wed) 2018: 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: 3201
26 Sep (Wed) 2018: SPRINGWOOD (E-M) A half day walk: 6km: Magdela Creek & Batman Tracks Springwood: From Lawson Lookout then the Magdela Creek Track. Morning tea at the Blue Pool. Then back to the Batman Track, then of the Batman Track to bushland and rock platforms with views to the valley of Batman Creek. (The source of Batman Creek is at the junction of Burns & Farm Roads) Then to a redundant fire road, that is being allowed to overgrow and is just great for walking, it will bring us out at the top end of Farm Road and the cars. Limit: 10. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3017
28 Sep-1 Oct 2018 (Fri - Mon) 2018: WOLLEMI COLO -CAPERTEE (M-H) An East West crossing of Wollemi from Hollow Rock to the Coorongooba campground, via the Colo Colo and Capertee Rivers over 4 days. A small party to accomodate the giant car shuffle which will need to be organised the day before. Damp feet walking along the river in some amazing gorges over the long weekend plus a day. Limit: 4. Map: Mt Morgan Six Brothers.
WalkID: 3116
29 Sep (Sat) 2018: BEROWRA WATERS (E, kayak) A leisurely paddle to Crosslands Reserve and back to Berowra Waters with the tide 10 km return. Suitable for beginners with kayak hire available at the marina. Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 8. Map: Cowan.
WalkID: 3100
29 Sep (Sat) 2018: TABLE ROCK AND GIBRALTER ROCKS (M) Time to explore Table Rock and the Mini Mini Range; great views into the Megalong. Some rock scrambling! Limit: 12. Map: Hampton.
WalkID: 3176
30 Sep (Sun) 2018: HAWKESBURY HEIGHTS TO YELLOWMUNDEE (M-Exp, Scrub, cliffs?) From the end of Brooker Road descend to and cross Shaw’s Creek, then explore our way onto Shaws Ridge and inspect the stone camp, enjoy some stunning views and make our way off the end of the ridge and various heritage features to Yellowmundee. Short car shuffle. 7km with a 150m ascent and two 150m descents. If wet will organise an alternative walk. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3175
1 Oct (Mon) 2018: INDUCTION TALK AND WALK (E-M) Finish off the long weekend with an afternoon learning how to get the most out of the club and safe bushwalking. We will have a short tea break after an informal 70 minute talk, and then do a 5km bushwalk. It involves descending 200m into Sassafrass Gully and then walking the rainforest path along Sassafrass Creek to the junction of Sassafrass and Glenbrook Creeks, We may do a semi off-track visit to the mystery stone cross. All members are welcome to come along for the walk and/or the talk. Limit: 8. Map: Springwoood.
SOCIAL
WalkID: 3041
1 Oct (Mon) 2018: OCTOBER GENERAL MEETING There will be no speaker on this long weekend and members can socialise after the meeting's formalities. There will also be a swap-meet for those wishing to give away/swap/sell their bushwalking gear. Map: -
WalkID: 3092
2 Oct (Tue) 2018: HARTLEY VILLAGE AND THE PURPLE DONKEY (M) Morning tea in the café, then some easy walks to explore the village. There's a boardwalk by the river, a sculpture walk and a short walk to the granite tors. After this, we'll go over to Londonderry Reserve to look for the Purple Donkey Orchid, which were sighted here last year and have our lunch. Bring a relaxed nature! Limit: 12. Map: Hartley.
WalkID: 3049
2-4 Oct (Tue-Thu) 2018: 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.
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WalkID: 3137
4 Oct (Thu) 2018: BLACKHEATH (E) Valley View Swampcare. 9.00am -3.00pm. A joint BMCC/SBC activity. Come and help the Sutton Park Bushcare group get this swamp back into shape. This swamp forms part of the extensive Braeside Upland Swamp which flows into Govett's Leap Falls. Enjoy a delicious morning tea and lunch donated by Hominy Bakery. Book directly with Stephanie at schew@bmcc.nsw.gov.au or on (02) 4780 5623 by Wednesday 26th September. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 3139
4 Oct (Thu) 2018: BLACKHEATH (E) Valley View Swamp. 9.00am - 3.00pm. A joint SBC/BMCC weeding activity. Come and help Sutton Park Bushcare group get this swamp back into shape. You are welcome to join for the day or just for the morning. This swamp forms part of the extensive Braeside Upland Swamp which flows into Govetts Leap Falls. Enjoy a delicious morning tea and lunch donated by Hominy Bakery. Book by Wednesday 26th September with Stephanie at schew@bmcc.nsw.gov.au or 4780 5623. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 3147
4 Oct (Thu) 2018: BLACKHEATH (E) Valley View Swampcare. 9.00am -3.00pm. Joint BMCC/SBC activity. Come and help the Sutton Park Bushcare group get this swamp back into shape! This swamp forms part of the extensive Braeside Upland Swamp feeding Govett's Leap Falls. You are welcome to come for the day or just the morning. Enjoy a delicious morning tea and lunch provided by Hominy Bakery. Book directly with Stephanie at schew@bmcc.nsw.gov.au or on (02) 4780 5623 by Wednesday 26th September. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3068
5 Oct (Fri) 2018: GLENBROOK (E) Weeding in the Blue Mountains National Park at Glenbrook. This is a combined NPWS activity Limit: 14. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 3145
6 Oct (Sat) 2018: BOORONG CRAGS - MT HAY (E-M-Exp) Start from the end of Mt Hay road, climb the well marked track to the top of Mt Hay and continue along the top of the Mt Hay Walls to Venus Tor and Boorong Crags. We expect wildflowers and panoramic views of the Grose Valley below. Return the same way. 4WD needed for parts of Mt Hay Road. Limit: 8. Map: Mount Wilson, Katoomba.
WalkID: 3188
6 Oct (Sat) 2018: ERSKINE CREEK HIGHLIGHTS (M-H-Exp, Scrub, cliffs?) Visit the major features of this iconic walking area. Views, big pools and caves. Jack Evans track to Platypus Loop knoll for visitor book replenishment. Cross Erskine Creek, climb the spur to Spot Height 245, visit the intriguing elbow bend and make our way along Little Crater Ridge and then descend to Dadder Cave to replenish the visitor book. Make our way downstream to the Erskine mega pool and return via the traditional Lincoln and Monkey Ropes Creek rainforest route with further visitor book replenishment at the famous Attic Cave. 8km mostly off track and two 180m and some smaller ascents. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 3109
6 Oct (Sat) 2018: WOLLANGAMBE-SERENDIPITY RIDGE (M) A different area to explore, with heaps of wildflowers, stunning pagodas and views across the Wollangambe Wilderness; also an aboriginal well with sharpening grooves. Some off-track, plus rock scrambling. Limit: 12. Map: Wollangambe.
WalkID: 3161
7 Oct (Sun) 2018: HAZELBROOK (E) To commemorate the very day 100 years ago when a plaque was unveiled to Hazelbrook resident and World War I Sapper Edward Burgess who died in conflict in Belgium, there will be a walk to the falls named after him, one of the earliest walks constructed on the mountains. We'll then walk through unspoilt rainforest gorges where lyrebirds are often seen to Oaklands Falls and return by an alternative dry sclerophyll route. Limit: 20. Map: katoomba.
WalkID: 3155
7 Oct (Sun) 2018: RUINED CASTLE (M) Mountains Classics walk. A new series of walks to be held on the weekend before the the Club's general meeting.RUINED CASTLE, KATOOMBA (M) One of the Blue Mountains iconic walks. Leisurely walk out to Ruined Castle for morning tea & back. Short Day. Descend the Golden Stairs to the old (mostly level) 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: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 3197
10 Oct (Wed) 2018: SPRINGWOOD (E, Cycle) Easy cycle from Springwood on quiet local back roads - usually about 15 -20km, no real hills. Limit: 8. Map: Gregory.
WalkID: 3117
13 Oct (Sat) 2018: NEPEAN RIVER PENRITH (M, kayak) Paddle through Nepean Gorge past Euroka 15 plus km return. Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 3203
14 Oct (Sun) 2018: PATERSON HILL AND GROSE HEAD NORTH (H-Exp, Scrub, cliffs) Mountain Avenue Yellowmundee, River gauge trail, Paterson Hill, Grose Head North for visitor book replenishment. Possible return down south facing (780 eastings) spur to Springwood Creek and Grose River junction and return along the river and via River gauge track. I am informed that it goes with no cliffs! Big day with an early start and out two significant climbs. Limit: 8. Map: Kurrajong.
WalkID: 3190
14 Oct (Sun) 2018: WARATAHS AND DUMBANO TUNNELS (E, wet feet) From the Zig Zag railway, take a 4WD track for about 6km to an area where there are usually forests of waratahs. They may not be as good this year, but we'll check anyway. Walk about 2km on a rough track to Dumbano Creek where we'll visit a camping cave for morning tea, then follow the creek downstream to a unique canyon section with grottos and mysterious narrow connecting channels. Bring crocs or sandals, the water will be cold. Wet feet are optional, but you'll miss the best bit if you decline! 4wd appreciated, please indicate if you can help with transport when you book. Numbers may be limited by available transport. Soft 4wd is OK, there is one hill, and a bit of sand that rules out 2WD. Limit: 10. Map: wo, Wollangambe.
WalkID: 3179
17 Oct (Wed) 2018: LOCKLEY PYLON (E-M) Walk out to Lockley Pylon via The Pinnacles and Mt Stead. If time we can walk out to Du Four Head. At this time of the year there should be Waratah with other Wildflowers out. A slower trip to take in the wonderful area. 8 km. $5 car fee. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba, Mount Wilson.
WalkID: 3198
17 Oct (Wed) 2018: 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: 3199
19 Oct (Fri) 2018: NEPEAN RIVER PENRITH (E, Kayak) A leisurely paddle through Nepean Gorge to Euroka 12 km return. Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 3118
20 Oct (Sat) 2018: INTRODUCTION TO KAYAKING (E, kayak) A demonstration of basic kayaking techniques followed by a leisurely paddle up the Nepean River. Please bring morning tea and lunch. limited number of kayaks available by request. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3042
20-21 Oct (Sat - Sun) 2018: BUNGONIA (Exp) NSW Bushwalking Annual Camp - Walks, workshops,talks and training on abseiling, navigation, first aid etc. Volunteers invited to put on day walks over the weekend and attendees can express interest in the various talks/training activities - see their website for details - bushwalkingnsw.org.au Limit: 200. Map: Gregory.
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WalkID: 3192
21 Oct (Sun) 2018: NAVIGATION TRAINING II WINMALEE (M-Exp, possible cliffs, scru) (Date changed from 7th) For those who have survived the initial Navigation training, a further exploration of the Shaws Creek - Shaws Ridge area. From the knoll with spot height 325, descend south east to the junction of Shaws Creek and a side creek, ascend the opposite ridge. Follow the ridge back to the knoll at 797-747, then cross the gully back to the Blue Gum Swamp Fire trail. This is a joint navigation exercise - you will be expected to participate in getting the group home safely. Route may change depending on obstacles. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3171
21 Oct (Sun) 2018: WINMALEE (E) BLUE GUM SWAMP CIRCUIT. Sunday afternoon walk. Easy walk through magnificent stands of trees. Beginners and children welcome. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3196
24 Oct (Wed) 2018: SPRINGWOOD (E, Cycle) Easy cycle from Springwood on quiet local back roads - usually about 15 -20km, no real hills Limit: 8. Map: Gregory.
WalkID: 3119
27 Oct (Sat) 2018: BEROWRA WATERS (M-H, kayak) Paddling out to Crosslands Reserve and beyond 20 km return with the tide both ways and a high high tide. Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 8. Map: Cowan.
WalkID: 3156
27 Oct (Sat) 2018: HISTORIC SAWMILL - FAULCONBRIDGE (E-M) Mountains Classic Walk: HISTORIC SAWMILL A half-day walk to the location of the famed sawmill on Linden Creek. We walk down the route of the funicular (long gone) to the remnants of a sawmill used to cut logs for telegraph poles in the early 1900's (allegedly). Return via a track to St Georges Crescent. Suitable for new members, but there is some rock scrambling and scrub. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 3148
27 Oct (Sat) 2018: KATOOMBA (M) KATOOMBA CREEK (REMOTE). 8.30am - 5pm. A joint NPWS/BMCC/SBC activity. Continue the fantastic work in another remote section of Katoomba Creek searching for weeds. Bush regeneration and bushwalking experience are essential. This activity involves off-track walking and creek wading. Morning tea and lunch are provided. Numbers are limited. Book direct with Lyndal by Monday 8th October on 4780 5623 or lsullivan@bmcc.nsw.gov.au. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3149
28 Oct (Sun) 2018: BLACKHEATH (E) Braeside Blitz. 9am - 1pm. A joint NPWS./SBC activity. Spend the morning with the Braeside Bushcare team searching for weeds through the Braeside Upland Swamp. No experience necessary. Morning tea provided. Book directly with John on 4787 3108 or john.good@environment.nsw.gov.au by Sunday 21st October. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3002
28 Oct (Sun) 2018: BLUE GUM FOREST VIA LOCKLEYS PYLON (H) Walk via The Pinnacles to Lockley Pylon and continue to Du Faur Head. Then a steep descent to Blue Gum Forest. Return on the same route. This is a training walk for the group going to Nepal in November, however others are welcome to come. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba and Mount Wilson.
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WalkID: 3150
31 Oct (Wed) 2018: WENTWORTH FALLS (M) Blue Mountains Creek (Wentworth Falls Remote). 9.00am - 4.00pm. Joint NPWS/BMCC/SBC activity. A full day walking off track below Water Nymphs Dell to check and treat any weeds found. This is a remote activity which requires a good level of fitness. Please be prepared for wet feet and rock hopping. Morning tea and lunch supplied. Numbers are limited. Book with Lyndal by 24th October on 4780 5623 or lsullivan@bmcc.nsw.gov.au. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3069
2 Nov (Fri) 2018: GLENBROOK (M) Weeding in the National Park at Glenbrook This is a combined NPWS activity Limit: 14. Map: Pentrith.
WalkID: 3120
3 Nov (Sat) 2018: 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: 3182
3 Nov (Sat) 2018: MINERVA AND JINNGA POOLS (M) A short walk through bushland dominated by Sydney Red Gums, brings us to Minerva Pool, with a waterfall, where we will have a swim, then walk across to Jingga Pool to swim and see wildflowers etc. before walking out. Very scenic! Dharawal N.P. Limit: 12. Map: Campbelltown.
WalkID: 3191
4 Nov (Sun) 2018: LOCKLEY'S PYLON, DU FAUR'S HEAD (E) A mountains classic walk. From the pinnacles, take the track to Lockley's Pylon for one of the best views in the mountains. For those who don't mind steps, continue on to Du Faur's head for wildflowers and stupendous views down the Grose Valley. There may even be pink boronia with the amazing scent. If you've never done this walk, now is one of the best times to do it - wildflowers should be in abundance. Limit: 12. Map: Mt Wilson, Katoomba.
WalkID: 3083
5 Nov (Mon) 2018: NOVEMBER GENERAL MEETING ( ) Andy Macqueen will talk about his recent book 'Wayfaring in Wollemi: stories of people in wilderness', with an emphasis on historic bushwalking exploits. Limit: 70. Map: .
WalkID: 2968
5-30 Nov (Mon-Fri) 2018: NEPAL (H) A great trek in the Everest region, trekking from Phaplu to Namche Bazaar, Gokyo and Ama Dablam base camp. Return flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. A fully supported trek staying in traditional Nepalese traditional lodges. The best month for mountain views! You can't book online - phone or email me and I'll send details including costs. Limit: 10. Map: Jiri to Everest Base Camp.
WalkID: 3091
10 Nov (Sat) 2018: BIRTHDAY WALK WITH WILDFLOWERS (E-M) Come and help Sue and Phil celebrate their 70th Birthdays amongst the wildflowers. On the spurs of Mt. Banks we'll do Oronga Ridge and Explorers Range. Some off-track. Limit: 20. Map: MT. WILSON.
WalkID: 3121
10 Nov (Sat) 2018: NORTH RICHMOND TO YARRAMUNDI (E, kayak) A leisurely paddle down to Yarramundi and return 10 km. Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 8. Map: Kurrajong.
WalkID: 3180
14 Nov (Wed) 2018: BLACKHEATH (E-M) Evans Lookout via Govetts Leap, to Pulpit Rock and return. Walking along the cliff tops with no rushing, to take in it's wonderful views. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba, Mount Wilson.
WalkID: 3183
17 Nov (Sat) 2018: BIRRABANG CANYON (M) A short walk through a very good quality canyon; often heaps of orange yabbies and other interesting things to see. Suitable for kids if they can swim. Bring dry bag and wetsuit. Limit: 10. Map: MT. WILSON.
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WalkID: 3151
17 Nov (Sat) 2018: BLACKHEATH (M) Pope's Glen Creek downstream. 9.00am - 4.30pm. A joint NPWS/BMCC/SBC activity. Enjoy a walk along Pope's Glen Creek checking for weeds and treating them before they spread down over the cliff into the Grose Valley. This activity involves off track walking and wading along the creek, and is a good introduction to remote bush care. Numbers are limited. Morning tea and lunch supplied. Book by Saturday 10th November with Lyndal on 4780 5623 or lsullivan@bmcc.nsw.gov.au. Limit: 8. Map: katoomba.
WalkID: 3053
23-26 Nov (Fri - Mon) 2018: GREENPATCH JERVIS BAY (E, Carcamp) Annual car camp at Jervis Bay. Three nights at Greenpatch in an area of 8 short-walk-in tent sites overlooking the creek we should have to ourselves. Close to good group amenities. Activities include swimming, walks, cycling, campfires and Christmas party. Peak rates are walk-in tent sites @ $22 + $11 p.p. per night max 2 small tents & 5 people. Indicative cost $44 per night for a couple, $33/couple if sharing. About 10 car spaces only available for these sites. About 5 nearby large sites available for campers $49 + $11 p.p. If interested contact leader for a brochure of full details and recommended sites. Make your own booking directly on or after 23 July to secure a site. Some may wish to extend their stay. Limit: 30. Map: Jervis Bay.
WalkID: 3122
24 Nov (Sat) 2018: WISEMANS FERRY (H, kayak) Paddle up Webbs Creek and Doyles Creek 25 km return with the tide both ways. Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 8. Map: st.
WalkID: 3184
1 Dec (Sat) 2018: ERSKINE CREEK- PISGAH ROCK- TIERNEYS TRACK (M) Steep walk down to the best swimming spot in the Blueys. Have fun in the waterfalls, or just relax! Scramble back out to the top. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 3112
1 Dec (Sat) 2018: WINDSOR (M, kayak) Kayaking from Windsor towards North Richmond and return. 15 plus km with the tide both ways. Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 8. Map: Kurrajong.
WalkID: 3210
7 Dec (Fri) 2018: BLUE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK GLENBROOK (M) Weeding in the National Park at Glenbrook this is a combined activity with NPWS removing invasive weeds. Limit: 14. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 3186
8 Dec (Sat) 2018: SPIT TO MANLY (M) An iconic walk that's been done before, but there are plenty of swimming spots along the way to cool off in. May go into Crater Cove for lunch. Fish and chips afterwards? Limit: 12. Map: Sydney Harbour and Coastal Walks.
WalkID: 3204
9 Dec (Sun) 2018: FAULCONBRIDGE TO YELLOWMUNDEE (M-H, Scrub) Faulconbridge Point track and Kariwoga ridge. Replenish visitor book and admire great views. Descend to Grose River at junction of Springwood Creek and then downstream to the river gauge and out to shuffled cars at the end of Mountain Avenue. Swimming opportunities in various Grose River Pools. One steep descent and usual river obstacles. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood and Kurrajong.
WalkID: 3185
15 Dec (Sat) 2018: CHRISTMAS EVENT- BEDFORD CREEK (E-M) Starting at the picnic ground with morning tea; something to share that's Christmassy and present giving. Bring a wrapped present to suit male or female for up to $10. Then we'll walk down to Bedford Creek along a delightful path to a sandy-bottomed swimming hole. Plenty of time to chill out! Limit: 16. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3205
16 Dec (Sun) 2018: ERSKINE CREEK EXCURSION (M) This walk encompasses the best bits of wonderful Erskine Creek. Attic cave visitor book replenishment, Pisgah Rock Descent and a swim in the big pool. Mosey upstream along various rock platforms to replenish the visitor book at Dadder Cave. Return via Monkey Ropes Creek and the side creek route. Plenty of swimming opportunities. Mostly on track with an early start and languid pace to avoid heat impacts. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 3206
23 Dec (Sun) 2018: SPRINGWOOD XMAS BLUDGE (E-M) Get some gentle exercise prior to taking on Santa. This is a classic Blue Mountains walk but without the mountains. No big hills and lots of shady rainforest to appreciate because we will start early and walk the track at a languid pace to avoid heat issues. Sassafrass Gully to the camping site and swimming hole at the junction of Sassafrass and Glenbrook Creeks for a lengthy aquatic morning tea. Visit the Perch Ponds and make our way up gentle rainforested Magdala Creek to Martins Falls and then back to Springwood. All on track. Short car shuffle and small xmas party/picnic at the end. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood .
WalkID: 2954
13-20 Jan (Sun - Sun) 2019: CHARLOTTE PASS (E-M-H) Join us for the 7th annual visit to stay at a private ski lodge in the heart of the Snowy Mountains.We are within walking distance of the 10 highest peaks in Australia plus lots of lightly lower peaks.Accommodation in a very comfortable lodge. We need to book and pay for the accommodation as soon as possible. Cost approx. $280 per person. Limit: 21. Map: Perisher, Geehi Dam.
WalkID: 3208
27 Jan 2019 (Sun) 2019: SPIT TO MANLY. ICONIC HARBOURSIDE SUMMER WALK (E-M, Salt, sand and sunbur) 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.