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Walks Program

Date: Fri, 20/10/2017

  1. Title: North Head ramble, Sydney Harbour NP
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Fri, 20/10/2017
    Grade: 3
    Leader name: Liam Heery
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Liam Heery
    Distance (km): 13
    Ascents (m): 100
    Descents (m): 100
    Details:

    Meeting at Manly ferry wharf, we'll go through the iconic "hole in the wall" after visiting Shelly Beach. Then onto Blue Fish Point and North Head itself via the old artilary barracks and WW2 gun emplacements. From here we follow the "wall" via Old Mans Hat to Quarantine Head. Here we'll see the many ship carvings from the "inmates" that were held in the Quarantine station. Following a visit to the Quarantine station we'll then make our way back to the Manly ferry wharf.

    The walk covers a mixture of street walking, paved pathway, bush tracks and a small section off track including some beach / rock hopping.

  2. Title: Summer Program (December, January, February + 2 weeks March) Time to think of activities
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    Date: Fri, 20/10/2017
    Grade: all
    Leader name: all
    To Book or ask questions: Contact all
    Distance (km): 0
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0
    Details:

    It's time to put on your thinking cap for activities for the next program!!!

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: Sun, 05/11/2017

  1. Title: Tootie Creek via T3 and Colo River, (Mountan Lagoon) Blue Mountains NP
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    Date: Sun, 05/11/2017
    Grade: 4
    Leader name: Liam Heery
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Liam Heery
    Distance (km): 7
    Ascents (m): 500
    Descents (m): 500
    Details:

    An easy descent via the T3 track, offers exceptional views of the Colo River. Potential for a swim and cool down before negotiating a scramble up Tootie creek via numerous pools (hopefully with some water in them!). From Tootie creek we take an unmarked off track route up a steep ridge to meet up again with the T3 track and return.

    Although only 7klm, creek scramble and steep 500 mtr ascent will slow us down.

    You will need to be fit for this walk and comfortable with rock scrambling and off track bush.

    (Joint walk with the Bush Club)

  2. Title: Summer Program (December, January, February + 2 weeks March) Closing date
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    Date: Sun, 05/11/2017
    Grade: all
    Leader name: all
    To Book or ask questions: Contact all
    Distance (km): 0
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0
    Details:

    Please submit your activities for the Summer Program

Date: Thu, 09/11/2017

  1. Title: MT Solitary- Miners Pass
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    Date: Thu, 09/11/2017
    Grade: 5+
    Leader name: Freda
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Freda
    Maximum number of people: 8
    Distance (km): 20
    Ascents (m): 1,200
    Descents (m): 1,200
    Details:

    This is an unsurveyed walk and partly exploratory. It will include some scrambling, some off track walking, possible mild exposure and possible use of climbing tape.

    There will be a car pool from Sydney with an early start.

    Head torch advisable.

     

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 2017
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    Date: Sat, 02/12/2017
    Grade: Social
    Leader name: Paul Monaghan
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Paul Monaghan
    Distance (km): 0
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0
    Details:

    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
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    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.