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Due to Covid-19, remember:

  • Practice good hygiene
  • Maintain physical distancing
  • Don't share with other walkers
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Walks Program

Date: Sun, 02/10/2022

  1. Title: The Sphinx Track to Bobbin Head and Return
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 02/10/2022
    Activity Type: Walk
    Grade: 3
    Leader name: Ed Youds
    Email address: Denise.kruse@suncorp.com.au
    Telephone number: 0410 556 462
    Maximum number of people: 12
    Distance (km): 12
    Ascents (m): 200
    Descents (m): 200
    Car Pooling is required for this activity, you may wish to contact the walk leader if you would like to have an estimate of what the cost to you might be.
    Details:

    Join me (and no doubt Denise) on this classic walk through Ku ring Gai National Park following Cowan and Cockle Creeks.

  2. Title: Lane Cove River Figure 8
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 02/10/2022
    Activity Type: Walk
    Grade: 3
    Leader name: Sarah Burke
    Email address: sarahburke2@yahoo.com
    Telephone number: 0418 299 093
    Maximum number of people: 14
    Distance (km): 17
    Ascents (m): 300
    Descents (m): 300
    Car pooling is not required for this activity.
    Details:

    Lane Cove River Figure 8: From Chatswood Station, we will walk down to Lane Cove River via the Brutalist buildings in the Church of Scientology grounds and Blue Gum Reserve, then do a loop walk of the river (Riverside Walk and Great North Walk) and return to Chatswood via Rail to River Walk. Good bush tracks with some street walking at the beginning and end. One major creek crossing and a steep climb at the end.

Date: Sun, 09/10/2022

  1. Title: Explore the Bushlands of Bidjigal Reserve
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 09/10/2022
    Activity Type: Walk
    Grade: 3
    Leader name: Leah Taylor
    Email address: leahe2406@gmail.com
    Maximum number of people: 12
    Distance (km): 16
    Ascents (m): 200
    Descents (m): 200
    Car pooling is not required for this activity.
    Details:

    Rugged sandstone cliffs, towering gums, shady rainforest patches and easy walking bush tracks of Bidjigal Reserve provide a chance for relaxation, inspiration and reflection within the confines of busy urban Sydney.  Our exploration takes us along the Murri-Yanna Track with the option of side-tracking to explore the Platypus and Burraga Tracks.  This walk will start and finish at Richard Webb Reserve on Aitken Road West Pennant Hills.  Two options for getting to this activity is you drive (parking on Aitken Road or nearby side streets) or there are buses that stop at the Reserve so check the local bus timetables.  When registering please provide your membership number and mobile phone number.

Date: Sun, 16/10/2022

  1. Title: Section 1 Artarmon Station To The Spit and Section 2 The Spit To Manly
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 16/10/2022
    Activity Type: Walk
    Grade: 4
    Leader name: Leah Taylor
    Email address: leahe2406@gmail.com
    Maximum number of people: 12
    Distance (km): 20
    Ascents (m): 200
    Descents (m): 200
    Car pooling is not required for this activity.
    Details:

    Section 1 (9.7ks) From Artarmon Station we follow the bush corridors to Tunks Park then follow Quakers Hat Bay around to Beauty Point then onto Pearl Bay Reserve through to The Spit Reserve.  Part 2 (10ks) The Spit To Manly Walk finishing at Manly Wharf with a recovery drink at one of the local pubs!  You have the option of completing Sections 1 and 2 or opting to finish at the Spit Bridge.  Note this walk will be starting at 8am. When registering please provide your membership number and mobile number.

Date: Sun, 23/10/2022

  1. Title: Great North Walk Part 7 - Wondabyne Station To Mooney Mooney Creek Track Head
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 23/10/2022
    Activity Type: Walk
    Grade: 3
    Leader name: Leah Taylor
    Email address: leahe2406@gmail.com
    Maximum number of people: 10
    Distance (km): 12
    Ascents (m): 350
    Descents (m): 350
    Car Pooling is required for this activity, you may wish to contact the walk leader if you would like to have an estimate of what the cost to you might be.
    Details:

    Starting with a steep climb from Wondabyne Train Station we will explore a series of large rock platforms with wide views over the Brisbane Water National Park and Scopas Peak. After Scopas Peak we cross a few pleasant rocky gullies before crossing Piles Creek on the Phil Houghton Suspension Foot Bridge. Here the walk heads towards Mooney Mooney Creek before walking up to the Mooney Mooney Creek Track Head on the Old Pacific Highway to the dirt car park. Car pooling and a car shuffle will be required for this activity. When registering please provide your member number and mobile.

Date: Sat, 29/10/2022

  1. Title: Strickland State Forest Exploratory Adventure
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sat, 29/10/2022
    Activity Type: Walk
    Grade: 2
    Leader name: Leah Taylor
    Email address: leahe2406@gmail.com
    Maximum number of people: 12
    Distance (km): 13
    Ascents (m): 100
    Descents (m): 100
    Car Pooling is required for this activity, you may wish to contact the walk leader if you would like to have an estimate of what the cost to you might be.
    Details:

    Strickland State Forest (located at Somersby on the Central Coast) is a special place and a living exhibition of exceptionally diverse forest habitats including wildflowers and dry heath woodland in the north to tall eucalypts on its slopes through to lush rainforest in the south. The Forest has extensive easy walking tracks through varying forest types; past waterfalls, under cabbage tree palms and along creeks. We will be exploring 6 different walking trails and tracks each unique to itself which includes the Strickland Falls Trail, Cabbage Tree Trail, Stoney Creek Trail, Ridge To Rainforest Track, Bellbird Trail and the Arboretum Trail. This activity will be followed by a short drive to Mount Penang Gardens for afternoon tea. Own transport required and/or carpool from Hornsby Station.  When registering please provide your membership number and mobile phone number.

Date: Sun, 30/10/2022

  1. Title: Milsons Point to Greenwich via Berry Island
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 30/10/2022
    Activity Type: Walk
    Grade: 2
    Leader name: Denise Kruse
    Email address: Denise.keuse@suncorp.com.au
    Telephone number: 0410 556 462
    Maximum number of people: 12
    Distance (km): 13
    Ascents (m): 243
    Descents (m): 50
    Car pooling is not required for this activity.
    Details:

    Join Ed and me on this walk along the Sydney Harbour foreshore and visiting Berry Island and Balls Head Reserve.

Date: Sun, 06/11/2022

  1. Title: The Somethings Fishy Walk
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 06/11/2022
    Activity Type: Walk
    Grade: 2
    Leader name: Stephen Bamford
    Email address: sbamford@optusnet.com.au
    Telephone number: 0412 170 107
    Maximum number of people: 12
    Distance (km): 12
    Ascents (m): 50
    Descents (m): 50
    Car pooling is not required for this activity.
    Details:

    A gentle meander around the harbour. Starting at the Botanical Gardens to smell the roses and watch the birds and bees do their thing. Then following the harbour around Circular Quay, The Rocks, Barangaroo and Darling Harbour. Finishing at The Fish Markets for something fishy for lunch. When registering please provide your membership number and mobile number.

Date: Sun, 13/11/2022

  1. Title: Burning Palms Circuit
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 13/11/2022
    Activity Type: Walk
    Grade: 3
    Leader name: Denise Kruse
    Email address: Denise.kruse@suncorp.com.au
    Telephone number: 0410 556 462
    Maximum number of people: 12
    Distance (km): 13
    Ascents (m): 280
    Descents (m): 130
    Car Pooling is required for this activity, you may wish to contact the walk leader if you would like to have an estimate of what the cost to you might be.
    Details:

    Join Ed and me on this scenic Royal National Park walk with an optional walk to Figure of Eight Pool led by Ed.  

  2. Title: Dubbo Gully and Ten Mile Hollow Circuit via Clares Bridge Dharug National Park
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 13/11/2022
    Activity Type: Walk
    Grade: 4
    Leader name: Leah Taylor
    Email address: leahe2406@gmail.com
    Maximum number of people: 16
    Distance (km): 24
    Ascents (m): 400
    Descents (m): 400
    Car Pooling is required for this activity, you may wish to contact the walk leader if you would like to have an estimate of what the cost to you might be.
    Details:

    This challenging circuit walk on designated fire trails is ideal for us adventurous bushwalkers who love to test themselves. The Dubbo Gully and Ten Mile Hollow Circuit combines several fire trails that lead through rugged and remote bushland and includes a section of the Old Great North Road built by convicts between 1826 -1836. Starting at Mangrove Mountain, we wind our way through Dubbo Gully, passing open fields and the historic St Thomas Cemetery and the historic Fairview Homestead.  Reaching the entrance to Dharug National Park we then head to Ten Mile Hollow Campground for a rest and relax over lunch.  From the campground we will connect with the Old Great North Road to Clares Bridge (the second oldest bridge on the mainland) and from here we then take the Donny’s Track Fire Trail which then loops us back onto the Dubbo Gully Track and back to our starting point. Own transport required for this activity and/or carpool from Hornsby Station. When registering please provide your membership number and mobile phone number.

Date: Sun, 27/11/2022

  1. Title: Great North Walk Part 8 - Mooney Mooney Creek Track Head To Somersby Store
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 27/11/2022
    Activity Type: Walk
    Grade: 4
    Leader name: Leah Taylor
    Email address: leahe2406@gmail.com
    Maximum number of people: 10
    Distance (km): 16
    Ascents (m): 200
    Descents (m): 200
    Car Pooling is required for this activity, you may wish to contact the walk leader if you would like to have an estimate of what the cost to you might be.
    Details:

    This section of the GNW takes us along dirt roads and trails alongside the wide Mooney Mooney Creek, and then under the M1 Mooney Mooney Bridge. The wide track continues upstream, passing a few campsites before crossing the wide creek at a pleasant large rock platform. Not too long after crossing the creek we will pass the lower Mooney Mooney Dam where the old trail leads you uphill past another campsite, a quarry to the Somersby Reservoir. The track then leads past some rural properties and across the delightful Robinson Creek among the Gymea Lilies before finishing with a section of road walking to the Somersby Store. Car pooling and a car shuffle will be required for this activity.  When registering please provide your member number and mobile.

Date: Sun, 04/12/2022

  1. Title: Save The Date - 2022 Christmas Party
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 04/12/2022
    Activity Type: Club Event
    Grade: 0
    Leader name: Leah Taylor
    Email address: leahe2406@gmail.com
    Distance (km): 0
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0
    Car pooling is not required for this activity.
    Details:

    A 'Lunch & Barefoot Bowls Christmas Party' is planned for Sunday 4 December at the Petersham Bowling Club from 1pm to 4pm. Further details and an update to this activity will be provided over the coming months.  So mark your calendars to 'save the date'.

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