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Walks Program

Date: Sun, 24/09/2017

  1. Title: Cromer Heights delights - Walk now full & wait list applying
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 24/09/2017
    Grade: 3
    Leader name: Andrea McDonnell
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Andrea McDonnell
    Maximum number of people: 12
    Distance (km): 18
    Ascents (m): 100
    Descents (m): 100
    Details:

    Dee Why to Narrabeen via Cromer Heights and Red Hill bushland, incorporating part of the Narrabeen Lake track, views and engravings. Involves bush tracks (rough in a few places) fire trails and suburban paths. 

Date: Fri, 06/10/2017

  1. Title: Club Night
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    Date: Fri, 06/10/2017
    Grade: Social
    Leader name: Liam Heery
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Liam Heery
    Distance (km): 0
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0
    Details:

    Club Night - Show & Tell evening

    Bring your photos & stories of recent trips here or overseas to show and share with fellow club members.

    Find out about interesting places to travel to, or that walk that you always wanted to do!

    At the Woodstock Community Centre, Burwood.

    Scholes Room.

    Time: 6.30pm

Date: Sat, 07/10/2017

  1. Title: Genesian Theatre: "Figaro" by Charles Morey (based on the play "Le Mariage de Figaro" by Beaumarchais
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    Date: Sat, 07/10/2017
    Grade: Social
    Leader name: Len
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Len
    Distance (km): 0
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0
    Closing Date: Thursday, September 7, 2017
    Details:

    This adaptation of Beaumarchais's play has been described by the New York Times as "Infectious", "Tart" and "Funny".

    Often overshadowed by the Operatic version, this hilarious romp remains tellingly relevant today.

    Cost of play: Adults: $30.65, Concession: $25.65 (pensioners, seniors & full-time students).

    There is an opportuniry for a pre-theatre dinner.

    Please book and have payment reach me no later than Thursday 7th September, and indicate if interested in the dinner.

Date: Sun, 08/10/2017

  1. Title: Walk: Blackheath, Braeside Walk, Govett's Leap to Pulpit Rock (& return), Popes Glen Track
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    Date: Sun, 08/10/2017
    Grade: 3
    Leader name: Len
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Len
    Distance (km): 13
    Ascents (m): 250
    Descents (m): 250
    Details:

    See gardens of flowering shrubs & Scribbly Gums, extensive views of the Grose Valley, a Blue Mountains Ash forest & ferns & sedges beside creeks.

    The walk is on a mixture of urban streets & bush tracks (some wet & rough in places).

Date: Sat, 14/10/2017

  1. Title: Bexley North to Campsie Two Valley Trail
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    Date: Sat, 14/10/2017
    Grade: 2
    Leader name: Helen Hindin
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Helen Hindin
    Maximum number of people: 10
    Distance (km): 14
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0
    Details:

    Half of walk on bush tracks along Wolli Creek with the other half being along the shared cycle path along the Cooks River. Sights along the way include a rare bat colony (if we are lucky), historic cottages and the M5 ventilation stack! There will be an optional stop at the Adora chocolate shop in Earlwood after lunch. Anticipate walk to finish around 3pm in Campsie.  Both start and end of walk are easily accessible by public transport.

Date: Sun, 15/10/2017

  1. Title: Artarmon to St Leonards afternoon walk
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    Date: Sun, 15/10/2017
    Grade: 2
    Leader name: Michele Mawer
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Michele Mawer
    Maximum number of people: 12
    Distance (km): 8
    Ascents (m): 100
    Descents (m): 100
    Closing Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017
    Details:

    An afternoon walk that will only take about 2 or 3 hours to do, from Artarmon to St Leonards via Artarmon and Bicentennial Reserves, Tunks Park, Middle Harbour and St Thomas Rest Park. Some street walking, reserve paths and bush tracks with lovely scenery and historic sites to enjoy on the way.

     

     

     

     

  2. Title: Lions Head & Kedumba Valley circuit, Blue Mts NP
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    Date: Sun, 15/10/2017
    Grade: 5
    Leader name: Nick Collins
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Nick Collins
    Maximum number of people: 8
    Distance (km): 20
    Ascents (m): 600
    Descents (m): 600
    Details:

    Starting on Kings Tableland near Wentworth Falls, we'll visit Lions Head and then take the off-track route down to Kedumba Homestead. We'll use the recently surveyed relatively easy alternative route back up, avoiding both the Goat Track and the usual fire trail. So quite a big day. Car shuffle involved, and car pool from Strathfield.

Date: Sun, 22/10/2017

  1. Title: Waterfall Loop and Paloma Cave-Royal National Park
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    Date: Sun, 22/10/2017
    Grade: 4
    Leader name: Suseela
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Suseela
    Maximum number of people: 15
    Distance (km): 17
    Ascents (m): 300
    Descents (m): 300
    Details:

    From Waterfall station we take the Uloola Track and a gradual descent on the Couranga Track to the Port Hacking River. We cross the river and take the relatively flat Forest Path to Lady Carrington Drive. After a short ascent we will have lunch at Palona Cave which is a good shelter. We then return to Waterfall station mostly via the same route.
    This is an easier Grade 4 with some ascents and descents and 2 creek crossings. Mixture of bush tracks and fire trails.
     

Date: Tue, 24/10/2017

  1. Title: Committee Meeting
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    Date: Tue, 24/10/2017
    Grade: Social
    Leader name: Paul Monaghan
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Paul Monaghan
    Distance (km): 0
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0
    Details:

    Come and join in our Committee meeting.

    All members are welcome to contribute or just see how your organisation is run.

    You'd never know, you might even want to become a committee member and that would be great.

    Meeting will be held in Surry Hills, if any member wishes to attend, you must confirm attendance in advance.

    6.30pm

Date: Sat, 28/10/2017

  1. Title: Pymble Players: "Calendar Girls" by Tim Firth
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    Date: Sat, 28/10/2017
    Grade: Social
    Leader name: Len
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Len
    Distance (km): 0
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0
    Closing Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
    Details:

    Members of the Women's Institute agree to pose for an 'alternative calendar' to raise money for the hospital.

    Media interest snowballs and the girls find themselves exposed in unexpected ways.

    Cost: Adults: $27, Concession: $24 (seniors & pensioners)

    Please indicate when booking if interested in a pre-theatre dinner.

Date: Sun, 29/10/2017

  1. Title: Palm Beach to Narrabeen
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    Date: Sun, 29/10/2017
    Grade: 4
    Leader name: Andrea McDonnell
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Andrea McDonnell
    Maximum number of people: 12
    Distance (km): 18
    Ascents (m): 400
    Descents (m): 400
    Details:

    This walk gives the opportunity to experience a large section of the Northern Beaches coastal walk, involving several beaches and headlands.  We may pick one of the beaches to enjoy a swim if the weather is warm enough.

Date: Sat, 04/11/2017

  1. Title: Rouse Hill morning walk & lunch (optional: Rouse Hill House & Farm)
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    Date: Sat, 04/11/2017
    Grade: 1
    Leader name: Yuko
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Yuko
    Maximum number of people: 12
    Distance (km): 8
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0
    Details:

    This loop walk starts from Connie Lowe Reserve, Rouse Hill to walk along the creeks and ponds where you may see water birds. We continue on to the bushland, reserves, and residential areas. After the walk, we may visit 'Rouse Hill House & Farm' (free entry with Sydney Museums Pass or $12 per adult) and/or lunch in a local eatery, depending on the level of interest.

Date: Sat, 11/11/2017

  1. Title: Genesian Theatre: "Bloody Murder" by Ed Sala
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    Date: Sat, 11/11/2017
    Grade: Social
    Leader name: Len
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Len
    Distance (km): 0
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0
    Closing Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017
    Details:

    An hilarious murder mystery with all the classic British elements but with a huge twist; you won't see it coming!

    Cost: Adults: $30.65, Concession: $25.65 (seniors, pensioners & full-time students).

    Please indicate when booking if interested in a pre-theatre dinner.

     

Date: Sun, 12/11/2017

  1. Title: Walk: Ryde to Circular Quay via Buffalo Creek, Lane Cove River, Hunters Hill & ferry
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    Date: Sun, 12/11/2017
    Grade: 2
    Leader name: Len
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Len
    Distance (km): 13
    Ascents (m): 40
    Descents (m): 40
    Details:

    Walk a mixture of urban streets & bush tracks via Buffalo Creek Reserve, Field of Mars Reserve on the Canon Track, Boronia Park & Hunters Hill on part of the Great North Walk.

  2. Title: Concord and Abbotsford foreshore walk
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    Date: Sun, 12/11/2017
    Grade: 3
    Leader name: Ed Youds
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Ed Youds
    Maximum number of people: 12
    Distance (km): 18
    Ascents (m): 100
    Descents (m): 100
    Details:

    Join Ed (and Denise) on this 18 km walk joining the Kokoda Track, Concord foreshore walk and Hen and Chicken Bay, Abbotsford.  Where I hear you ask??  It is essentially walking from Rhodes to Abbotsford which is 18 km on well marked paths with some road walking and an option to drop out at the 9km mark.  The mark is an easy grade 3 but the pace will be brisk.

Date: Sun, 19/11/2017

  1. Title: Cowan-Brooklyn via Jerusalem Bay
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    Date: Sun, 19/11/2017
    Grade: 3
    Leader name: Richard Barnett
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Richard Barnett
    Distance (km): 12
    Ascents (m): 350
    Descents (m): 350
    Details:

    This walk starts at Cowan station & follows a section of the Great North Walk down to the picturesque Jerusalem Bay, then climbs a series of ridges before descending to Brooklyn. It features numerous water views, including a circumnavigation of Brooklyn Dam. We'll have a chance for recovery at a pub or cafe before finishing at Hawkesbury River station. Opportunity to swim at Jerusalem Bay.

Date: Sat, 25/11/2017

  1. Title: Snorkelling: Forty Baskets Beach, Balgowlah Heights
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    Date: Sat, 25/11/2017
    Grade: 2
    Leader name: Paul Monaghan
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Paul Monaghan
    Distance (km): 0
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0
    Details:

    Sheltered beach with netted swimming area. There are grassy banks & a toilet/changing block Free & non-limited parking in New Street from where you walk down steps to beach About 2km walk from Manly ferry wharf.

    A feature of this location is the short walk (on coast track) to Reef Beach and then snorkel back to 40 Baskets Beach, all in North Harbour Aquatic Reserve.

    Starting from 11:00am, BYO food & drink (no café nearby).

    NB  Snorkelling is a fine weather activity.  Cancellation will occur (and at relatively short notice) if there has been heavy rain the day before (visibility and/or health risks due to runoff) or if it's overcast/raining on the dayor if there are strong winds/swells or excessively cold temperatures, for example.  If in doubt, check with me first.

Date: Sun, 26/11/2017

  1. Title: Milsons Point, Balls Head Reserve Circuit Walk
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    Date: Sun, 26/11/2017
    Grade: 2
    Leader name: Michele Mawer
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Michele Mawer
    Maximum number of people: 12
    Distance (km): 10
    Ascents (m): 75
    Descents (m): 75
    Closing Date: Friday, November 24, 2017
    Details:

    An urban walk that takes us on a circuit from Milsons Point through the leafy streets of Waverton to Balls Head Reserve and the historic Coal Loader site and then back along the harbour to Milsons Point enjoying scenic views on the way.

     

     

Date: Sat, 02/12/2017

  1. Title: Christmas Party
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    Date: Sat, 02/12/2017
    Grade: Social
    Leader name: Charles Bowden
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Charles Bowden
    Distance (km): 0
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0
    Details:

    Rhodes

    3.00pm

Date: Sun, 03/12/2017

  1. Title: Smugglers Ridge
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    Date: Sun, 03/12/2017
    Grade: 3
    Leader name: Deidre McCallum
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Deidre McCallum
    Maximum number of people: 12
    Distance (km): 14
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0
    Details:

    Something a bit different, off the beaten track!  

    In the Marramarra National Park, enjoy scenic views as we follow a fire trail along the sandstone ridge down to the Marramarra creek, a tributary of the Berowra creek.  

    Break at the Marramarra Creek campground for lunch before the climb back up along pleasant bush track to the start. If you are game enough, enjoy a swim in the cool creek waters.  

    Car pool is essential as there is no public transport so please advise if you can assist with transport.  

     

Date: Sat, 09/12/2017

  1. Title: Snorkelling: Collins Beach, Manly
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    Date: Sat, 09/12/2017
    Grade: 1
    Leader name: Paul Monaghan
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Paul Monaghan
    Distance (km): 0
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0
    Details:

    Sheltered bay.  Pedestrian access from Stuart Street or Collins Beach Road.  1.5km from Manly ferrry.

    Starting from 11:00am, bring food & drink (no kiosk).  

    NB  Snorkelling is a fine weather activity.  Cancellation will occur (and at relatively short notice) if there has been heavy rain the day before (visibility and/or health risks due to runoff) or if it's overcast/raining on the day or if there are strong winds/swells or excessively cold temperatures, for example.  If in doubt, check with me first.

Date: Sun, 10/12/2017

  1. Title: Watsons Bay to Rose Bay
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    Date: Sun, 10/12/2017
    Grade: 2
    Leader name: denise kruse
    To Book or ask questions: Contact denise kruse
    Maximum number of people: 12
    Distance (km): 10
    Ascents (m): 50
    Descents (m): 50
    Details:

    Don't let the distance fool you, the walk will feel a little longer because it follows the coast from Watsons Bay to Rose Bay.

    We will start the walk with a ferry ride and then walk to South Head and then onto Paisley Bay for swimming before visiting Vaucluse and Strickland Houses and finishing at Rose Bay for a cleanesing ale. 

    The walk is on tracks with some hills and some street walking but really that is an excuse to admire nice houses.

    Interested?   Then let me know.

     

Date: Sun, 17/12/2017

  1. Title: Bairne Track to The Basin, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 17/12/2017
    Grade: 3
    Leader name: Suseela
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Suseela
    Maximum number of people: 15
    Distance (km): 10
    Ascents (m): 230
    Descents (m): 230
    Details:

    Enjoy magnificent coastal views, beaches and the secluded lagoon of The Basin. This walk includes short detours to Portugese Beach and other lookouts. Mixture of fire trails and bush tracks.

    Circuit walk (almost) from West Head Road on the Bairne Track to Bonnie Doon Wharf, The Basin then back to West Head Road. At Bonnie Doon wharf we will take a ferry to The Basin ($7.80), unless the tides are low enough to wade across. Lunch and optional swimming at The Basin (change rooms available).

    Cars permitting, there will be a short car shuffle to avoid a short section of road walking.

    Meet at Gordon station for car pool. When booking, please advise if you are available to drive.