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Walks Program

Date: Sun, 21/10/2018

  1. Title: Browns Ridge, Devils Wilderness Blue Mountains NP
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 21/10/2018
    Grade: 5
    Leader name: Liam Heery
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Liam Heery
    Distance (km): 15
    Ascents (m): 300
    Descents (m): 300
    Details:

    This walk will explore an extension to the Browns Ridge Trail and if possible access to the Grose River. If successful we will return via the fishermans pass route to Browns Ridge Trail.

    A significant portion of this walk will be off track and exploratory, so expect dense bush, rock scrambling and potential exposure (though ropes will not be used).

Date: Tue, 23/10/2018

  1. Title: Committee meeting
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Tue, 23/10/2018
    Grade: Social
    Leader name: Helen Hindin
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Helen Hindin
    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: Wed, 24/10/2018

  1. Title: Walk: Bundeena to Maianbar Reserve and return, then to Jibbon Point Aboriginal Engravings. Royal National Park
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Wed, 24/10/2018
    Grade: 2
    Leader name: Len
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Len
    Distance (km): 10
    Ascents (m): 20
    Descents (m): 20
    Details:

    This walk involves beach walking, quiet village streets and all accessed by ferry on Port Hacking from Cronulla.

Date: Fri, 26/10/2018

  1. Title: Genesian Theatre: "The Ghost Train" by Arnold Ridley
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Fri, 26/10/2018
    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 20, 2018
    Details:

    An isolated train station, a stalled locomotive, a missed connection and stranded passengers who decide to settle in for the night as the evening mist descends.

    The passengers stay despite the station master's warning not to, and his tales of supernatural doings. Spooky?

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

    There is an opportunity for a pre-theatre dinner.

    Please indicate an interest for dinner when booking and paying for the theatre by Thursday 20th September.

    This will be the last play for the Genesian Theatre in Kent Street, before a move to new premises; despite previous notes to the contrary.

Date: Sat, 27/10/2018

  1. Title: Bondi to Coogee via Sculptures by the Sea
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sat, 27/10/2018
    Grade: 2
    Leader name: denise kruse
    To Book or ask questions: Contact denise kruse
    Maximum number of people: 8
    Distance (km): 9
    Ascents (m): 150
    Descents (m): 150
    Details:

    Join me on this classic coastal walk Bondi to Coogee with the added bonus of seeing the art installations of Sculptures by the Sea.  The walk is on well marked track and there will be the added bonus of fish and chips at the end.  Sounds great doesn't it???

Date: Sun, 28/10/2018

  1. Title: Walk: Minnamurra to Kiama. Illawarra area
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 28/10/2018
    Grade: 2
    Leader name: Len
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Len
    Distance (km): 11
    Ascents (m): 100
    Descents (m): 100
    Details:

    See the pictureque Minnamurra Estuary and headland, dramatic Cathedral Rock and the moonscape of Bombo Headland's abandoned quarry.

    The walk is a mixture of urban streets, shared bike paths, beach walking and a bit of easy rock scrambling.

  2. Title: Marley Beach Loop
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 28/10/2018
    Grade: 3
    Leader name: Deidre McCallum
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Deidre McCallum
    Maximum number of people: 12
    Distance (km): 11
    Ascents (m): 200
    Descents (m): 200
    Details:

    This walk will take us down to Marley Beach, we will pass the lovely Deer pools clearing where will stop for a short break.  The track winds on through the bush before reaching the fire trail.  

    We will wander on the open trail for a few kilometres before reaching the Coastal track.  Now mostly boardwalk and sections over the sandstone with beautiful views up and down the coast. 

    We will stop for lunch at a great spot overlooking the ocean.  

    We will return back on the same track via Deer Pool. 

    Car pool is essential so please advise if you have a car and can take passengers.  

Date: Fri, 02/11/2018

  1. Title: New Theatre, Newtown: "What the Butler Saw" by Joe Orton
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Fri, 02/11/2018
    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 4, 2018
    Details:

    The darkest of farces as six characters gradually lose the plot, their wits and/or their clothes.

     A smorgasbord of politically incorrect taboos.

    Cost of play: Adults $35, Concession $30 (seniors, pensioners)

    There is an opportunity for a pre-theatre dinner.

    Please indicate interest in dinner when booking and paying for the play by Thursday 4th October.

Date: Sun, 04/11/2018

  1. Title: Walk: Riverside to Picton Weir. Southern Highlands
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 04/11/2018
    Grade: 2
    Leader name: Len
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Len
    Distance (km): 11
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0
    Details:

    A shady riverside walk on a fire trail along a stretch of the Bargo River to Picton Weir and its picturesque lake. We return the same way.

  2. Title: Martins Head/Sharks Head Cave/ Lost World/Bunyan Lookout circuit.
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 04/11/2018
    Grade: 4
    Leader name: Freda
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Freda
    Maximum number of people: 12
    Distance (km): 7
    Ascents (m): 430
    Descents (m): 430
    Details:

    This walk is mainly on a track, though the route via Sharks Head is not on a track and is a bit rough. It will involve scrambling. 

    If you would like to join a carpool from Sydney please let know. I can put all those interested in touch with each other.

    We may be able to meet a train if you prefer to travel by train.

    Please supply your membership number and phone number when applying.

     

Date: Sat, 10/11/2018

  1. Title: Wentworth Falls
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sat, 10/11/2018
    Grade: 3/4
    Leader name: Freda
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Freda
    Maximum number of people: 10
    Distance (km): 15
    Ascents (m): 350
    Descents (m): 350
    Details:

    Tracks covered: Darwins, Mulhern’s, Under/Over pass, Clifftop and Nature Trial

    This walk is walk of about 15km, 350 ascent/descent on good tracks with some road (return from Conservation hut) and firetrial. There are a lot of steps. It starts at Wentworth Falls station.

    This is a combined UBMBC and ANB walk.

Date: Sun, 11/11/2018

  1. Title: Browns Ridge via Henrys Pass Devils Wilderness
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 11/11/2018
    Grade: 5
    Leader name: Liam Heery
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Liam Heery
    Distance (km): 15
    Ascents (m): 300
    Descents (m): 300
    Details:

    Following Browns Ridge we will decend to the Grose River and follow it to exit via Henrys Pass.

    The walk will complete the joining up of different sections of the engineers trail.

    A small portion will be exploratory along the river.

Date: Wed, 14/11/2018

  1. Title: Walk: Lovett Bay, Morning Bay and Elvina Bay, West Head, Pittwater, Kuringai Chase National Park
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Wed, 14/11/2018
    Grade: 2
    Leader name: Len
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Len
    Distance (km): 10
    Ascents (m): 150
    Descents (m): 150
    Details:

    A walk with great views over Pittwater, a waterfall, a grave, aboriginal engravings, and a ferry trip to small hamlets.

    This walk is on fire trail and bush tracks with some easy creek crossings. It will involve one ascent/descent of 140 metres to Birnie Lookout and another ascent/descent of 150 metres to the aboriginal engravings.

     

Date: Sat, 17/11/2018

  1. Title: Snorkelling - Delwood Beach, Manly
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sat, 17/11/2018
    Grade: 1
    Leader name: Charles Bowden
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Charles Bowden
    Distance (km): 0
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0
    Details:

    Small sheltered beach with grassy slopes and short walk from Manly ferry wharf.  Street parking is mostly time limited.

    Starting from 11:00am, BYO food & drink (no café nearby).  If you need to borrow snorkelling gear, please contact me as I have some available for loan.

    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, 18/11/2018

  1. Title: Thornleigh to Parramatta
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 18/11/2018
    Grade: 4
    Leader name: Nick Collins
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Nick Collins
    Maximum number of people: 12
    Distance (km): 21
    Ascents (m): 50
    Descents (m): 150
    Details:

    Mostly downhill, on bush tracks, roads, and fire trails. We'll wander down via the Great North Walk, Cumberland State Forest, and Lake Parramatta. Starting and finishing at respective train stations.

Date: Sat, 24/11/2018

  1. Title: Snorkelling - Oak Park, Cronulla
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sat, 24/11/2018
    Grade: 2
    Leader name: Charles Bowden
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Charles Bowden
    Distance (km): 0
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0
    Details:

    New venue: come check it out!  Small beach with grassy areas, toilet/changing block and rocky foreshore plus ocean pool.  There may be some exposure to swells outside pool.  Parking in Jibbon Street or Glaisher Parade.

    Starting from 11:00am, BYO food & drink (no café nearby).  If you need to borrow snorkelling gear, please contact me as I have some available for loan.

    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, 25/11/2018

  1. Title: Walk: Roseville Bridge to Seaforth Oval via Das Neerlandia. Garigal National Park
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 25/11/2018
    Grade: 2
    Leader name: Len
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Len
    Maximum number of people: 10
    Distance (km): 12
    Ascents (m): 200
    Descents (m): 200
    Closing Date: Friday, November 16, 2018
    Details:

    The walk will have views of Middle Harbour, the abandoned explosives magazines, we cross a natural stone bridge, and ascend to The Bluff Lookout for views of Bantry Bay.

    There is then lunch at the Dutch Club (Das Neerlandia) before proceeding to Seaforth Oval.

    This walk involves a mixture of urban streets, bush tracks and fire trails with some easy scrambles over rocks at creek crossings.

  2. Title: Socialgaine Rogaine
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 25/11/2018
    Grade: 2-4
    Leader name: Charles Bowden
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Charles Bowden
    Distance (km): 0
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0
    Closing Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
    Details:

    Traditionally, the Socialgaine is one of the less challenging rogaines, often incorporating a mix of urban and bush terrain. The location for this year's Socialgaine will be in Berowra Valley National Park.  Further details relating to starting times, costs etc will be advised closer to the date when available

    Rogaining involves navigating a course as part of a team (2-5 people) using only a map and compass to find controls (worth points) within a set timeframe.  Teams compete against other teams in a range of age/gender categories.  So if you want to improve your navigation skills in the safety of numbers and have a competitive streak, why not try rogaining!

    If you are interested in taking part as a member of an ANB team, please contact me by Thursday 15 November (preferably sooner) to secure a place. This year the organisers are trialling two formats for the Socialgaine, 4 hours or 8 hours, so please let me know which format you would prefer.

     

  3. Title: Wollangambe Crater
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 25/11/2018
    Grade: 4
    Leader name: Nick Collins
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Nick Collins
    Maximum number of people: 12
    Distance (km): 17
    Ascents (m): 600
    Descents (m): 600
    Details:

    A classic pagoda-country wilderness walk in the Blue Mountains National Park. Car pooling from Sydney to Bell. All on tracks, sort of. A longish, undulating walk, but well worth it.

Date: Sat, 01/12/2018

  1. Title: Christmas Party 2018 - MEMBERS ONLY
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sat, 01/12/2018
    Grade: Social
    Leader name: Paul Monaghan
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Paul Monaghan
    Distance (km): 0
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0
    Closing Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    Details:

    When: Saturday, 1st December 2018
    Time: From 4:00pm to 8:00pm
    Where: Rhodes Memorial Park BBQ area, Brays Bay Reserve

     

Date: Sun, 02/12/2018

  1. Title: Walk: Lapstone Station to Nepean River circuit and return.
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 02/12/2018
    Grade: 2
    Leader name: Len
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Len
    Distance (km): 13
    Ascents (m): 115
    Descents (m): 115
    Details:

    We descend from Lapstone Station to walk both sides of the Nepean River between the expressway bridge and the new pedestrian bridge. We will visit the Penrith Regional Art Gallery for morning coffee and later take a side trip to the weir.This walk is mainly on urban streets and shared bike paths in parklands and a fire trail in the bush from/to Lapstone Station.

  2. Title: Kanimbla Valley Circuit, Mt Victoria
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 02/12/2018
    Grade: 4
    Leader name: Freda
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Freda
    Maximum number of people: 12
    Distance (km): 10
    Ascents (m): 400
    Descents (m): 400
    Details:

    Well, it’s almost a circuit.

    The walk  starts at Berghofers Pass, Mt York Rd and goes via the following route to Pulpit Rock: 

    Mount Victoria (the actual Mt Victoria) - Sugarloaf – Ridge (rough/off track) down to the Kanimbla Valley then uphill via Zig Zag track to Bushrangers Cave and Pulpit Rock.
    This involves crossing the GWH at Mitchells Pass.

    Rough track/ off track - steep in parts.

    Please suppy your membership number and mobile contact when applying.

    Please let me know if you would like to participate in a car pool from Sydney and if you wish to be a passenger or driver. Some walkers can be collected at the train station.

    Please note that this walk is unsurveyed. It is partly exploratory and, as such, there could be some backtracking involved.

Date: Sun, 09/12/2018

  1. Title: Dee Why to Manly Beach walk/return
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 09/12/2018
    Grade: 2
    Leader name: Michele Mawer
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Michele Mawer
    Maximum number of people: 12
    Distance (km): 12
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0
    Closing Date: Friday, December 7, 2018
    Details:

    A scenic walk with stunning ocean views taking us along the coast from Dee Why Beach to Manly Beach and back again. The walk involves ascending headlands, steep stairs and beach walking at a reasonable pace and so a good level of fitness is required. Walkers may choose to leave the walk halfway at Manly.

  2. Title: Mt Charles to Thunder Gorge via Lightning Ridge Blue Mountains NP
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 09/12/2018
    Grade: 5
    Leader name: Liam Heery
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Liam Heery
    Distance (km): 6
    Ascents (m): 300
    Descents (m): 300
    Details:

    We start this walk off the Bells Line oif Road at Mt Charles and follow a ridge to Thunder Gorge. If possible to access the gorge, we will attempt to locate Glow worm cave and Westerway Falls.

    All of this walk is exploratory and off track.

Date: Fri, 14/12/2018

  1. Title: New Theatre, Newtown: "Broadway Bound" by Neil Simon
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Fri, 14/12/2018
    Grade: Social
    Leader name: Len
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Len
    Distance (km): 0
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0
    Closing Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
    Details:

    "Maybe I don't have to become a writer.

    I'll just set up seats in the living room."

    This play charts the end of childhood,the closing of one era and the beginning of another.

    Not so much the story of a young man leaving home, as of a mother who must stay behind.

    Cost of play: Adults $35, Concession $30 (seniors, pensioners)

    There is an opportunity for a pre-theatre dinner.

    Please indicate an interest in dinner when booking and paying for the play by Thursday 15th November.