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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: 3545
1 Aug (Thu) 2019: PENRITH (E) Cycle from Glenbrook to the Regatta centre and return to Glenbrook park for lunch approx 40 klm Limit: 10. Map: Penrith.
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.
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WalkID: 3479
3 Aug (Sat) 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 .
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: .
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WalkID: 3519
7 Aug (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: 3548
8 Aug (Thu) 2019: EBENEZER (M) Bike ride, suggest mountain bike. Ebenezer Church (Coromandel Rd) 9 am-Tizzana Rd-West Portland Rd-Packer Rd-Putty Rd (briefly)-Blaxland Ridge Rd-Roberts Ck Rd-Tennyson Rd-Glossodia-Spinx Rd-Creek Ridge Rd-Stannix Park Rd-Ebenezer. Total 48 km, can be short cut by following Putty Rd back to Wilberforce. Two big hills & a few moderate ones, mostly bitumen, some compact dirt with loose fine gravel.Bring morning tea, expect scones at Ebenezer Church. Limit: 16. Map: UBD.
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WalkID: 3547
10 Aug (Sat) 2019: BEST OF SOUTH SPRINGWOOD (M) The classic South Springwood Bushwalk. Starting at Faulconbridge, make our way into an unnamed creek to view sharpening grooves, then downstream through rainforest and then upwards along a rough track to sample Numantia Falls. Visit the 'art gallery', then check out the kangaroo carving, descend the knife edge ridge and then follow Sassafrass Creek to exit via the Wiggins track. This walk is approx 8km and encompasses two steep 200m ascents with similar descents. Short sections of old paths which may be overgrown or difficult to follow. Minor scrambling. Short car shuffle. Limit: 18. Map: Springwood .
WalkID: 3521
10 Aug (Sat) 2019: SOUTH LAWSON (E-M) Set aside as a reserve in 1875 because of its beauty, this recently upgraded and relatively easy waterfall loop walk begins at 8.45am and should finish around 10.45am. There are five easily accessible large waterfalls set in deep rainforest gullies and there is a range of stimulating native flora and wildlife. No wonder it was one of the first reserves established in the Blue Mountains! Limit: 21. Map: 8930-1S.
WalkID: 3480
11 Aug (Sun) 2019: AEROPLANE DEBRIS AND HILLS IN MOST DIRECTIONS (M-H-Exp, Scrub) Amended walk. 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. Return via same route due to snowy conditions and high winds. Limit: 8. Map: Jamison.
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WalkID: 3514
13 Aug (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: 3520
14 Aug (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: 3546
15 Aug (Thu) 2019: WOODFORD (M, MTB) Cycle 30 km down the Oaks fire trail to Glenbrook. Bring morning tea with lunch at Glenbrook. Limit: 16. Map: Springwood.
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.
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WalkID: 3555
17 Aug (Sat) 2019: MT SOLITARY (M, ssteep climb) From the Golden Stairway, walk along the delightful rainforest track to below Ruined Castle, then ascend Mt Solitary via the knife edge. Amazing views at the top. Return the same way. A classic Blue Mountains walk - around 14 km, and about 280m climb to the top. If time permits, continue on to the campground at Chinamans gully, but we have to be back at the cars by 5pm. An early start - 8am from Springwood. Limit: 8. Map: katoomba.
WalkID: 3528
18 Aug (Sun) 2019: WISEMANS FERRY (H, kayak) Paddle up the Macdonald River 30 km return with the tide both ways. Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 8. Map: St Albans.
WalkID: 3540
21 Aug (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: 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.
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WalkID: 3557
24-25 Aug (Sat - Sun) 2019: WOLLANGAMBE CRATER (E-M, overnight) The Wollangambe is one of our beautiful wilderness rivers. If you haven't done an overnight walk, this is a fairly easy one. There is a camp cave if it rains. Walk in and out the same way, about 8km each way, with some hills. If you need gear, contact me. There may even be some early wildflowers. Limit: 8. Map: wollangambe.
WalkID: 3462
25 Aug (Sun) 2019: NEPEAN RIVER (H, kayak) Paddle from Penrith to Erskine Creek and return 25km. Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 8. Map: UBD.
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WalkID: 3515
27 Aug (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: 3541
28 Aug (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: 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: 3544
29 Aug (Thu) 2019: WENTWORTH FALLS (H) Vera Falls to Hippocrene Falls Track Maintenance. A full day joint NPWS/SBC activity. This track has been re-opened, but is in poor condition. Along with National Parks Ranger Arthur Henry we will clear fallen timber and other vegetation, and mark the track at points where people are going astray. It is a long walk in and out with a descent and ascent of about 300 metres. Equipment will be supplied by National Parks. Bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
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: 3542
4 Sep (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: 3558
5 Sep (Thu) 2019: WENTWORTH FALLS TO GLENBROOK (H, MTB) Ride the Anderson fire trail to Woodford 30 km. Then the option of riding the Oaks fire trail to Glenbrook 30 km. Limit: 16. Map: Jamison.
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: 3533
7 Sep (Sat) 2019: JACK EVANS TRAIL AND BEYOND (M) Erskine Creek-Nepean Lookout-Machins Crater. The flora around these areas is particularly diverse; a hot spot for sandstone floras. Plenty of time for photography! Limit: 12. Map: Penrith and Springwood.
WalkID: 3556
7 Sep (Sat) 2019: NORTH HAZELBROOK AMPHITHEATRE (E-M) A two and a half hour walk commencing at 8.45am, mostly easy but with short, sharp climbs in two places. It covers the U-shaped 1932 track recently reopened by three of us to the base of the mysterious Amphitheatre in all its grandeur, then a climb up beside three spectacular waterfalls with a good flow of water - Horseshoe Falls, Glow Worm Nook Falls and the 'hidden', unnamed falls above the 1916 stone steps, leading to the top of The Amphitheatre with its expansive views east. Limit: 21. Map: KATOOMBA 8930-1S.
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WalkID: 3524
10 Sep (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: 3549
12 Sep (Thu) 2019: BLACKHEATH (E) Braeside Swamp. 9.00am - 3.00pm. A joint NPWS/SBC activity. Come for the day or just the morning. Help us get this swamp back into shape. This stream is part of the headwaters of Braeside Swamp which is very important to the health of Govetts Leap Falls. There is a wide range of weeds to choose from including Holly, Honeysuckle, Privet, Jasmine etc. Enjoy a delicious morning tea and lunch donated by the Hominy Bakery. Bakery. Book by 3rd of September direct with the organiser on bushcare@bmcc.nsw.gov.au or 4780 5623. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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.
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WalkID: 3529
15 Sep (Sun) 2019: WISEMANS FERRY (H, Kayak) Paddle up Webbs Creek, Doyles Creek and return, 25 km with the tide both ways. Bring morning tea, lunch. Limit: 8. Map: St Albans.
WalkID: 3536
21 Sep (Sat) 2019: BLUE MOUNTAIN AND BEYOND (M) We plan to walk the ridge over Blue Mountain at Lawson and along the tops to see the wildflowers and any traces of rock art, sharpening grooves etc. Some off-track walking! Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3530
21 Sep (Sat) 2019: LAKE LYELL (E, Kayak) A leisurely 10 km paddle around Lake Lyell. Suitable for beginners with a limited number of kayaks available by request and tuition available on the day. Please bring morning tea and lunch. $5 parking fee applies. Limit: 8. Map: Lithgow.
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WalkID: 3550
22 Sep (Sun) 2019: BLACKHEATH (E) Braeside Blitz. 9.00am-3.00pm. A joint NPWS/SBC activity. Come along and support the Braeside Bushcare group. We will spend the day working our way along the border of the park in search of Holly and Cherry Laurel which our monthly group has nearly finished off. Morning Tea and Lunch provided. Book by the Wednesday the 18th of September direct with Grant on 0499 699 150 or grant.purcell@environment.nsw.gov.au Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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.
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WalkID: 3525
24 Sep (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: 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: 3535
28 Sep (Sat) 2019: LOCKLEYS PYLON AND BEYOND (M) Du Faurs Butress-Lycon Plateau-Bushwalkers Cave. A ramble over the tops to see the heaths in flower and maybe some waratahs. Great views into the Grose. About 10klms. mostly on track. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
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WalkID: 3551
28-30 Sep (Sat - Mon) 2019: BLACKHEATH (H) Grose Valley (Remote). A joint NPWS/SBC activity. This multiday activity is ideal for the fit and adventurous who want to spend a full 3 days rock hopping and weeding along the Grose River. Some experience at overnight self-reliant camping is required and numbers are limited. Book by Monday 23rd September direct with Grant on 0499 699 150 or grant.purcell@environment.nsw.gov.au. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Wilson.
WalkID: 3554
29 Sep (Sun) 2019: LOCKLEYS PYLON (E-M) INTRODUCTION WALK AND TALK - Prospective members: This is our introduction to the club and safe bushwalking practices. A Blue Mountains classic, this is a leisurely paced walk on tracks to one of the best lookouts in the Mountains. About 8 ks, it should take about four hours in all. Full members are invited to come along and will be very welcome. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 3523
29 Sep to 4 Oct (Sun-Fri) 2019: HIDDEN CREEK JERVIS BAY (M, Car Camp & Kayaking) Five nights at Hidden Creek Caravan Park overlooking Currambene Creek on three tent campsites we have to ourselves. Close to good group amenities. We will be doing a number of day paddles in the surrounding waterways with opportunities for walking, swimming etc. Limit: 12. Map: Jervis bay.
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: 3537
5 Oct (Sat) 2019: BLACKHEATH-MT. VIC. (M) A well behaved ridge will take us from Mt. Boyce down into Victoria Brook, a pagoda maze, as the creek does a huge "S" bend. It looks a difficult crossing, but quite easy, with no wet feet! Steeply up to the Odin Head track. Wildflower heaven and heaps of things to see, including an amazing hollow pagoda. Some rock scrambling; approx. 6klms. Limit: 12. Map: MT. WILSON.
WalkID: 3534
12 Oct (Sat) 2019: BATTLESHIP TOPS (M) At Kings Tableland, we'll explore the caves and grottos of this unique area. Park near Blue Drum Waterhole and walk along the tops to explore! Some rock scrambling. Limit: 12. Map: Jamison.
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WalkID: 3526
15 Oct (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: 3531
19 Oct (Sat) 2019: NEPEAN RIVER MENANGLE (H, Kayak) Paddle from Menangle to Douglas Park and return with the current 30 km. Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 8. Map: Camden.
WalkID: 3538
19 Oct (Sat) 2019: WILDFLOWERS OF THE WOLLANGAMBE (M) A short walk along a ridge overlooking Bell Creek, will bring us to a series of rock castles on open heath. Time to explore and look at the wildflower display along the ridge. Off-track! Limit: 12. Map: Wollangambe.
WalkID: 3552
24 Oct (Thu) 2019: MT VICTORIA (M) Headwaters of Grose River (Remote) 9.00am- 4.00pm. A joint NPWS/SBC 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 wet feet. Morning tea and Lunch will be provided. Book by Friday the 18th of October direct with Grant on 0499 699 150 or grant.purcell@environment.nsw.gov.au Limit: 12. Map: Mt Wilson.
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.
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WalkID: 3532
26 Oct (Sat) 2019: NEPEAN RIVER CASTLEREAGH (E, Kayak) A slow and leisurely paddle along the Nepean river 10 km return. Suitable for beginners with a limited number of kayaks available by request and tuition available on the day Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 3517
26-27 Oct (Sat - Sun) 2019: GARDENS AND WALKS AT BUNDANOON (E) This weekend is Bundanoon's Garden Ramble, consisting of 8 private gardens, which we'll visit on Sat. We will stay overnight and in the evening after dinner, we can visit Glow Worm Glen, which is a short walk on track. On Sun. we'll walk through wildflowers to Fairy Bower Falls and Erith Mine. Then, on the way home we'll visit Corbett Garden in Bowral to see the tulips. Book your accom. early, as it is a busy weekend. Options; Bundanoon Country Inn Motel, or Bundanoon Hotel. Otherwise, choose your own! Don't forget a torch for the glow worms and packed lunches for both days, with morning tea for Sun. Limit: 12. Map: Bundanoon Tourist Map.
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WalkID: 3527
29 Oct (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: 3553
2 Nov (Sat) 2019: KATOOMBA (M) Katoomba Creek (Remote ). 8.30am- 5.00pm. A joint NPWS/BMCC/SBC activity. Continue the great work done by volunteers over 16 years in a remote section of Katoomba Creek. Bush regeneration and bushwalking experience is essential. Off-track walking and wading along the creek. Morning tea and lunch supplied. Book by October 28th direct with Grant on 0499 699 150 or grant.purcell@environment.nsw.gov.au. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba .
WalkID: 3489
4 Nov (Mon) 2019: SPRINGWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, NOV MEETING ( ) Phil and Jan are presenting their Tasmanian trip, a three generational walk to Cradle Mtn. and the Walls of Jerusalem plus other Tassie peaks. Limit: 80. Map: .
WalkID: 3053
22-25 Nov (Fri-Mon) 2019: 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. About 10 car spaces only available for these sites so car sharing advised. About 4 nearby large sites available for camper trailers, large tents etc. If interested contact leader for a brochure of full details and recommended sites. Make your own booking directly on or after 22 July to secure a site. Some may wish to extend their stay. Limit: 30. Map: Jervis Bay.
WalkID: 3253
28 Dec (Sat) 2019: KANUKA BROOK GLENBROOK (M, Scrub, minor scrambli) Postponed. Classic lower mountains walk. Leave cars at Red Hands Cave carpark. Ridge and spur descent to S bend and its caves, then downstream to the twin creek junction. Swim or relax. Ascend via rough track to fire trail and return 6km and 120m climb. Mostly off-track Limit: 8. Map: penrith .
WalkID: 3208
29 Dec (Sun) 2019: SPIT TO MANLY. ICONIC HARBOURSIDE SUMMER WALK (E-M, Salt, sand and sunbur) CANCELLED. SORRY Will put it on in the future. 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.