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|15 Aug, Sat 7:30AM||Mt Solitary Traverse|
|(Postponed) This is recognised as one of the classic big walks of the Blue mountains with a full day of walking from the Golden Stairs, up and over Mt Solitary, off the Col pass and down to the Kedumba River. Then another decent climb up to the finish spot near the Queen Victoria hospital. So walkers intending on coming should be relatively fit as a reasonable pace is required. However that doesn't mean I intend to run this walk as I do want to stop occasionally and admire the superb views along the way! Steep track sections in places.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Katoomba 89301S and Jamison 89302N Limit: 14. View
|15 Aug, Sat 8:00AM||Narrowneck – Red Ledge Pass – Devils Hole Track|
|One of the more interesting passes off the Narrowneck is Red ledge Pass which offers the bushwalker wonderful views and numerous photographic opportunities! Expect rock scrambling, some nice short waterfalls and sections of unburnt forest along the way. Rock scrambling.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Katoomba 89301S and Jamison 89302N Limit: 15. View
|15 Aug, Sat||Wild Gorge, Dome Cave and Cosmic Cave|
|Find out why this spectacular and threatened area must be protected for future generations. Park on a fire trail off Sunnyside Ridge Road and walk east to the head of a tributary of Wild Gorge. Descend it, visiting Dome Cave along the way, then explore both branches of the gorge, including Pinch Point Circle. Move south east and out towards Carne Creek, then climb out and visit Cosmic Cave. Exit via Split Rock Point and Pass. Re-connect with the cars. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Newnes State Forest
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View
|16 Aug, Sun||Bargo River Gorge|
|(Cancelled) A walk exploring the wonders of this unique location from above and within the gorge. Couple of river crossings which can be a bit slippery depending on water levels. Joint activity with Illawarra Ramblers. Combined limit applies.
Map: Bargo 90293N Limit: 15. View
|16 Aug, Sun 9:30AM||The Great West Walk: Part 3|
|Grade:3/6||Length||14km||200m||Southern Sydney Branch|
|(Nearly fully booked) See info on The Great West Walk https://greatwestwalk.com.au/ This is section 3 of the Great West Walk. We walk from Marayong to Rooty Hill Points of interest: Nurragingy Reserve, The Nurragingy Blacksmith, Chang Lai Yuan Chinese Gardens, New Zealand Garden, Miniature Railway, Colebee Centre, Western Sydney Parklands; Blacktown International Sports Park, Western Sydney Parklands; Rooty Hill Historic Site. Optional drinks/late lunch at Lone Pine Tavern near Rooty Hill Station View Esther's future walks Future walk 2 No touch sign on. Social distancing will be observed. Please bring hand sanitizer. Consider installing Covidsafe app. Limit: 10. View|
|17 Aug, Mon||Cremorne to Balmoral Beach|
|(NEW!!!) An undulating walk with some great harbour views. Stairs and possible slippery sections.
Location: Sydney Harbour
Map: Parramatta River 91303N and Sydney Heads 91302N Limit: 12. View
|17 Aug, Mon 8:00AM||Glenbrook circuit via Duck Hole and Red Hand Cave|
|(Allan’s Group) Bandula G.|
|(Fully Booked) From Glenbrook Station, walk through Douglas Smith Memorial Park, past Duck Hole, Kanuka Brook, Red Hand Cave, along Campfire Creek Track back to Glenbrook Station. Steep and slippery sections and creek crossings. Limit: 12. View|
|18 Aug, Tue||Balancing Rock – Macquarie Pass|
|Grade:3/6||Length||8km||250m||Southern Highlands Branch|
|(NEW!!!) (Fully Booked) Clover Hill Rd is a management track leading to a rough track down to the Macquarie Rivulet. After crossing the rivulet there is an indistinct track which leads to Balancing Rock and a lovely waterfall. Return is by the same route. Rough track, slippery creek crossings, steep sections.
Location: Macquarie NR
Map: Robertson 9028-4N Limit: 14. View
|18 Aug, Tue||Budderoo Track to Gerringong Falls|
|Grade:3/6||Length||17km||306m||Southern Highlands Branch|
|(NEW!!!) (Fully Booked) The walk follows the Budderoo Fire Trail for 6kms to a locked gate on the right. Through the gate is a relatively unused fire trail which deteriorates to a single track leading to Gerringong Creek. Follow the creek along to the falls. Rough track, slippery rocks and unfenced cliff edges
Location: Budderoo National Park
Map: Robertson 9028-4N Limit: 14. View
|18 Aug, Tue||Murrua Track|
|(Jean’s Group) Margaret B.|
|(NEW!!!) (Fully Booked) Use station toilets as none on walk.
Time for wildflowers. Short street walk then easy bush track with ups and downs.
Bus return to Turramurra Station, coffee at Turramurra. Some rough surfaces.
Location: Murrua Track Limit: 10. View
|19 Aug, Wed 8:00AM||Colliery Canyon and Kamarah Gully|
|(NEW!!!) (Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) An adventurous off-track walk going down to an old colliery at Bell. The track descends steeply and crosses an old landslide. From there it enters a rough but spectacularly picturesque gorge. Steep and slippery sections. Scrambling over fallen trees, and steep ascent.
Location: Bell Limit: 10. View
|19 Aug, Wed 10:00AM||Forestville loop walk|
|(NEW!!!) (Fully Booked) Walk Casuarina, Lyre Bird and Carroll Creek Tracks, starting from Ferguson St, Forestville.
Location: Garigal NP Limit: 15. View
|20 Aug, Thu||Parks in the Sydney CBD|
|(NEW!!!) Take advantage of an empty city devoid of tourists and explore our green space:
* Hyde Park South
* Cook and Phillip Park (not the swimming pool)
* Hyde Park North
* Domain Pitches
* Domain Phillip Precinct
* Botanical Gardens: spring walk,
* East Circular Quay
* Circular Quay
* Jessie Street Gardens
* Macquarie Place Park.
Booking is mandatory as is the ability to estimate a distance of 1.5 m. Hazards include viruses.
Location: City of Sydney Limit: 8. View
|21 Aug, Fri 9:00AM||Bass Point|
|Grade:2/6||Length||5km||100m||Southern Sydney Branch|
|Just south of Shellharbour is a delightful headland with a rather special loop walk. Come and enjoy it with me... Limit: 12. View|
|21 Aug, Fri 10:00AM||The Great West Walk Part 4|
|Grade:3/6||Length||1km||150m||Southern Sydney Branch|
|See info on The Great West Walk https://greatwestwalk.com.au/
This is part 4 of The Great West Walk. We walk from Marayong to Toongabbie. Attractions:
International Peace Park, Seven Hills
Blacktown Showground, Blacktown. Fairwater Park, which has a nice cafe. Marayong Park
Map: marayong Limit: 10. View
|21 Aug, Fri 5:30PM||Toward achieving ‘peaceful co-existence’ with fire|
|General Community Event|
|(NEW!!!) The forested regions of eastern Australia have experienced the largest fire season in their recorded history, resulting in significant human and economic losses and major impacts on environmental processes and biodiversity. Scientific knowledge can potentially help us to understand how, when and why fire seasons, such as 2019/20, occur and how to better deal with them to meet the future challenges of a rapidly changing world. Sign up for this online free webinar to learn more https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/allan-sefton-memorial-lecture-tickets-115933404935
Location: online View
|22 Aug, Sat 8:00AM||Jews Creek – Baal Bone Point – Pantoneys Crown|
|(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Pantoneys Crown is an isolated flat-topped Mesa rising from the floor of the Capertee Valley, the worlds second-largest canyon and for this my 20th visit to the crown i'm going via a very spectacular route right along the spine of the great diving range to Baal Bone Point. From this lofty vantage point, we descend someway to the valley below before the not too difficult climb up the southern end of Pantoneys to the top via a large slot. Once on top we can explore the pagodas and have lunch before retracing our steps back to the cars. Rock scrambling and off-track walking
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S Limit: 10. View
|22-24 Aug, Sat-Mon||Yodellers Adventure|
|(Fully Booked) Co-leader Kevin Songberg.
Day 1 – Saturday, 22 August 2020 – day walk. Drive to Widden Valley and park at GR 465 970, 200 m. With day packs and separate water to drop in for Sunday and Monday, climb to GR 465 958, 420 m and leave the water there; then traverse west to Falsetto Gap and climb Watts Mountain, 700 m. Explore around as time permits. Descend into Falsetto Gap and walk back to the cars. Drive to the national park boundary, GR 429 938, to camp. Have extra water in your car as there may be no/little water at the camp. Partly exploratory. About 6 km. Scrambling and exposure.
Day 2 – Sunday, 23 August 2020 – walk over two days with 1 night out. Strike the camp and drive to GR 465 970, 200 m. Leave another car at GR 490 983, 200 m. From the first car, walk up to pick up the water left the day before. Climb to a gap below Wedding Cake Mountain. After an optional but recommended climb to a vantage point, walk down the ravine to the north east, to around GR 472 961, 340 m, then sidle east until a spur is reached that we will use to climb Torrani Mountain. Our camp will be at GR 475 957, 590 m. There is no water at the camp and it is sleeping on rock platforms, so either sleep out or have cord on the sides and corners of your tent so you can anchor it down. Partly exploratory. About 6 km. Scrambling and exposure.
Day 3 – Monday, 24 August 2020. After an optional but recommended early morning walk along the narrow, very high peninsula to a vantage point over Oakland Peaks, traverse east via Reverelli Mountain to the Cats Ear East, then down to Myrtle Gully Road at GR 490 983, 200 m. Complete the car shuffle. Partly exploratory. About 7 km. Scrambling and exposure.
Private property access will be arranged. Elevations are included with all grid references below. Rating: 6, M333E
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Widden 89321N View
|23 Aug, Sun 9:30AM||Tahmoor Gorge|
|Grade:4/6||Length||10km||350m||Southern Sydney Branch|
|(Fully Booked) Walk will be led by Mike McLeod. A circuit rugged walk (rather rocky) along the Bargo River and Tahmoor Gorge. We will do it slowly to take in and take photos of the beauty of the walk. Highlights: fantastic views of the Mermaid Pools. Wallaby, birds, majestic gum trees, Rock Orchids and possibly other orchids. Some very steep and slippery parts. No touch sign on. Social distancing will be observed. Please bring hand sanitizer. Consider installing Covidsafe app.
Map: Bargo 90293N Limit: 10. View
|24 Aug, Mon 8:25AM||Campfire Creek to Euroka Clearing|
|(Fully Booked) Campfire Creek, Ironbarks, Euroka Clearing. Note we are not going to Red Hands Cave on this walk. Some steep sections. Some off-track. Creek areas can be slippery.
Map: Penrith 90303N Limit: 12. View
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