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|22 Oct, Tue 9:30AM||Basin View to Huskisson Bike (Road/Mtn)|
|From Basin View boat ramp, mainly on cycleway to St Georges Basin, along foreshore track to Sanctuary Pt. Cycleway again to Huskisson. Return on cycleways and roads. Swim possible if hot. Depending on participants there are longer variations with some fire trail riding.
Map: Shoalhaven Cycleways View
|22 Oct, Tue 9:16AM||Cromer Heights|
|Walk to Cromer via Beacon Hill, Red Hill & Cromer Heights. Steep sections, bushtracks, fire trails (rough & eroded - possible pools of water across). Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. At finish a bus to Wynyard Station (via Dee Why, Pittwater Rd.) View|
|22 Oct, Tue||Helensburgh Circuit|
|Commence with a short steep climb from the station followed with a gradual descent on a variety of un-named tracks to the Hacking River. Backtrack and follow the Hacking River Fire trail and cross the river. Follow the Karingal and Red Cedar Tracks and return across the river. Ascend a short off-track section to pick up a variety of tracks back to Helensburgh Station. River crossings, steep edges.
Location: Garrawarra State Conservation Area
Map: Appin 90291S and Otford 91294S View
|22 Oct, Tue 10:06AM||Lane Cove NP – West Side|
|(Jean’s Group) Margaret B.|
|Walk from Riverview Picnic area along the West (easier) side of the River to finish at Ryde Road for coffee at Eden Gardens. Bus return. View|
|22 Oct, Tue 9:30AM||Wanganderry Pass Fire Trail to the escarpment|
|Grade:4/6||Length||12km||500m||Southern Highlands Branch|
|(Leader Changed) This walk is along the first part of the Bonnum Pic Track. Leaving the fire trail there are a couple of steep gullies to negotiate before joining an old fire trail and then a bush track leading to the escarpment. Wildflowers are prolific and the view spectacular. Walk starts at Wanganderry Fire Trail yards. Steep rough track slippery creek crossing, fallen trees, unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Nattai NP View
|23 Oct, Wed 9:30AM||Bondi Beach Area|
|(Bob Shayler’s Group) Bob S.|
|WOW. Ramble 3 km. Options to extend. View|
|23 Oct, Wed 9:00AM||Tabourie Lake Loop|
|From beach car park south, follow lake foreshore and River Road to highway. Walk north along shared pathway, cross the lake before accessing Wairo Beach. Head south along beach to return to cars.
Map: Tabourie 89272S View
|25-28 Oct, Fri (08:00AM)-Mon (16:00PM)||Bushwalkers Resort Full Pack Walk|
|Full pack walk to the famed “bushwalkers resort” in the rugged upper Kowmung River, then two wonderful days to chill out at the best bush campsite in the Blue Mountains with nice side trips. The final day is a full pack walk back up the hill to the cars (sigh!). A walk that is short in distance but rugged in nature.
Location: Blue Mountains NP Limit: 10. View
|25 Oct, Fri||Newnes Balcony and Daves Pass|
|Walk in Capertee Gorge, then climb out to the north at about GR 397 243, then explore the amazing Newnes Balcony between two cliff lines, starting at GR 400 240 and going east. Retrace our steps to a pass to the tops, traverse north east and use Daves Pass to come down at the Newnes Hotel. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S View
|26 Oct, Sat||From Heaven to Hell and Back|
|Ben Bullen State Forest, part of the Gardens of Stone region, encapsulates, in a relatively small area, everything that is exciting and interesting about bushwalking – incredible rock sculptures, tall pagodas, narrow slot canyons, magnificent caves, verdant forests and more. Find out why this area must be protected for future generations. This walk includes a visit to the stunning Hall of Elrond. All off-track, scrambling and exposure.
Location: Ben Bullen SF
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View
|26 Oct, Sat 8:30AM||Temple of Doom and Lost Arc Point|
|Come and see why the superb pagoda formations that comprise the Temple of Doom and Lost Arc Point plus all the surrounding area must be protected in a greater Gardens of Stone National Park.This is a wild area that must be preserved for future generations. On the way back from the TOD we have a brief look at Blackfellows Cave. Rock scrambling and off-track walking.
Location: Newnes SF
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N Limit: 15. View
|26 Oct, Sat 9:15AM||Wild flowers, limestone cave, waterfalls walk|
|Grade:3/6||Length||13km||400m||Southern Sydney Branch|
|I would call it a good walk if it has any of the three features of this walk... wildflowers, limestone cave and waterfalls. This route is courtesy of Faye and Brian Everingham. I joined their walk on 2 October. We walked along Forest Path and Lady Carrington Drive to Palona Creek, then we walked Walumurra Track along Bola Creek and return to the car. We saw 4 species of orchids, many gymea lilies at eye level and other wildflowers. There were waterfalls to delight. We walked along the tall turpentine trees adorned Bola Creek and visited the beautiful limestone cave. We also climbed a 300 meters hill to a sandstone overhang to enhance our fitness. All that was accompanied by an amazing bird chorus. We also saw a pair of suicidal Superb Lyrebird as we drove to the walk! This walk is 3 weeks later. We’ll find out what’s there. Graeme Bradburn will be there to help us identify the orchids and he might surprise us by taking us to other nearby areas for orchid sightings. Steep and slippery sections. Creek crossings
Location: Royal National Park
Map: Heathcote Limit: 10. View
|27 Oct, Sun 9:00AM||Burrill Lake Bush and Shoreline|
|From Wildflower Reserve walk west to upper reaches of lake. Follow shoreline to boat ramp then fire trail and track to Cooper Creek. Some off-track to shoreline then to outskirts of Kings Point. Return to Wildflower Res via bush track. Figure of 8 walk can be varied. View|
|27 Oct, Sun 9:00AM||Gymea Fair|
|(NEW!!!) Gary Schoer will be at a stall to be shared with Sutherland Shire Environment Centre. The Branch will be supporting the gathering of signatures on a petition related to water losses in our drinking water catchments caused by long-wall coal mining and promoting memberships and our bushwalking program. View|
|27 Oct, Sun 8:40AM||The Great North Walk: Section 6|
|Grade:3/6||Length||14km||650m||Southern Sydney Branch|
|Cowan to Brooklyn. This is a popular section of the Great North Walk, with scenery ranging from foreshore to ridge top lookouts. We will follow the Great North Walk from Cowan Station down to the picturesque Jerusalem Bay, then climb up over a series of ridges before descending into Brooklyn. This walk is a great one-way trip from station to station with numerous water views, including a circumnavigation of Brooklyn Dam whilst enjoying a wonderful diversity of flora along the way. Slippery sections.
Map: Hawkesbury Limit: 15. View
|28 Oct, Mon 9:12AM||Wentworth Falls to Leura|
|(NEW!!!) Walk from Wentworth Falls to Edinburgh Castle Rock, Lillians Bridge, behind Fairmont Resort, Pool of Siloam, Lyrebird Dell to Leura. Steps, some steep rough parts.
Map: Katoomba 89301S View
|29 Oct, Tue 9:30AM||Balmain to Circular Quay|
|The first/last leg of the Harbour Circle Walk with short detours in Balmain, Pyrmont, and The Rocks/Barangaroo as time permits. Fully paved with plenty of steps, coffee stops, public amenities and a touch of Sydney’s history. Return from Circular Quay Station to catch 4:01pm train from Central. Paved paths, steps, coffee shops.
Location: Sydney Harbour NP
Map: Parramatta River 91303N Limit: 20. View
|29 Oct, Tue 11:00AM||Penrith – Emu Plains – Penrith Via Nepean River Reserves|
|(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.|
|Cross Nepean River on the new Yandhai Nepean Crossing (opened 28 October 2018) then walk both sides of the Nepean River and bus return to Penrith for coffee. Drop out points possible. Streets, parks, cycleway, ups & downs. Train return to city. View|
|29 Oct, Tue 9:19AM||Woronora River|
|Walk to Sutherland Station, via Loftus & Forbes Creeks, reserves & Woronora Bridge. Steep sections, fire trails, creek crossings, slippery surfaces, steps. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. View|
|30 Oct, Wed 9:00AM||Berowra to Kuring-gai|
|Grade:3/6||Length||9km||550m||Southern Sydney Branch|
|Another delightful walk on the north side. Relax along the waters of Apple Tree Bay and Cowan Water before returning to the station.
Location: Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Map: Hornsby 91304S and Cowan 91304N View
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