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20 Oct, Fri 9:30AM Wisemans Ferry
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  500m Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Marilyn C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.(NEW!!!) Devines Hill and Finchs Line Circuit. A great walk at a comfortable pace with a mixture of historic remnants of the Old Great North Rd, and some beautiful views over the Hawkesbury River and other valleys. Most of this walk follows parts of the convict built road, and a number of information signs along the way give a good insight into the construction and history of the road, making the walk more interesting. Wildflowers and sandstone bushland along Finchs Line Track. The last section of the walk, along Wisemans Ferry Rd, has some great views of the cliffs above. The historic Thomas James Bridge, just before the end of the walk, is the oldest in-use bridge on mainland Australia. http://wild.tl/dhaflc Historic road and bush tracks, steep in places. Carry sufficient water for a hot day.
Location: Dharug NP Limit: 12. View

21 Oct, Sat Drawing Room Rocks
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  200m Illawarra Branch
Helen W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Cafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.After coffee in Berry we drive to the start of the walk. Climb and have lunch at the peculiar rock formations with fantastic views to the south coast.
Location: Barren Grounds NR Limit: 15. View

21 Oct, Sat 7:53AM Illawarra Escarpment Traverse
Grade:3/6 Length 17km  370m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.A walk for lovers of grand coastal views,the odd creek crossing plus some history thrown in as well not to mention the bush will be at its finest with a mid spring profusion of wildflowers. Creek crossing and a steep descent via ladders from sublime point.
Location: Illawarra Escarpment SCA
Map: Appin 90291S and Bulli 90292N Limit: 15. View

21 Oct, Sat Lockley Pylon
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  260m Sydney Branch
Greg L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA short circuit walk around Fortress Ridge, then Mt Hay Rd – Lockley Pylon – return. We will also visit a very special cave location. Sensational Blue Mountains scenery, spring wildflowers. See BITSR-1, walk 59 (Lockley Pylon). A little bit of steep scrambling and off-track.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 10. View

22 Oct, Sun 8:30AM Mt Keira to Mt Kembla
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  250m Illawarra Branch
Jennifer M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk on tracks and fire trails from Mt Keira to Mt Kembla via Robertsons Lookout, Staffords Farm and Mt Kembla Ridge. Through eucalypt and rain forest. Coastal views. One off-track section, steep and loose underfoot.
Location: Illawarra Escarpment Limit: 16. View

24 Oct, Tue 9:30AM Bonnum Pic Track
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  100m Southern Highlands Branch
John A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Wanganderry Pass Fire Trail to the escarpment edge. 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. Wild flowers are prolific and the view spectacular. Steep rough track slippery creek crossing, fallen trees, unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Nattai NP
Map: Hilltop 89292N Limit: 20. View

24 Oct, Tue 9:00AM Maddens Falls
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  100m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Enjoy some scrambling exploration around this delightful area before some more sedate walking to enjoy the spring wildflowers. Some rough tracks and off-track walking.
Location: Dharawal NP Limit: 10. View

25 Oct, Wed 9:00AM Cookamidgera Valley
Grade:3/6 Length 6km Lachlan Valley Branch
Graeme and Liz M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Walkers are reminded to bring along enough food and water for the entire day as well as suitable clothing, footwear, hat and sunscreen. A pair of good binoculars and a fold up chair is recommended. Please contact the listed walk leader the night before the walk if you intend to come. A $2.00 donation for each walker is appreciated. View

25 Oct, Wed 9:25AM Glenbrook to Red Hands Cave
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  300m Sydney Branch
Hildegard S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk from Glenbrook Station to Red Hands Cave and return. No need to contact leader. Some steep sections, a little rock scrambling, ups and downs, and some street walking.
Location: Blue Mountains NP View

29 Oct, Sun 8:30AM Abrahams Bosom Reserve – Beecoft Peninsula
Grade:3/6 Length 9km Milton Branch
Evelyn M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Follow Coomies walk around Abrahams Bosom Reserve of Beecroft Peninsula. Scenic ocean views, dramatic cliffs, quiet coves.
Map: Currarong 90271N and Huskisson 90274N View

30 Oct, Mon 9:47AM Grand Canyon
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  300m Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) John H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Neates Glen, Grand Canyon and Evans Lookout. Good track with steps. Some creek crossings.
Location: Blackheath
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

30 Oct, Mon 9:00AM Mount Kembla Ring Track
Grade:3/6 Length 6km  100m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Explore the old coal mining heritage in the rainforest of Illawarra Escarpment. Some steep slippery areas.
Location: Illawarra Escarpment SCA Limit: 10. View

31 Oct, Tue 10:21AM Castle Cove to Castlecrag
Grade:3/6 Length 11km Sydney Branch
Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk via North Arm and Harold Reid Reserves to Castlecrag. Bus return to Chatswood or city. Moderate pace. Steep sections. Steps, steps, bushtracks, rough and rocky sections, streets. View

4 Nov, Sat 9:00AM Avalon Beach to Barrenjoey Lighthouse
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  300m Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSwim | A trip that involves swimmingPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Leaders: Leslie Buchanan and Hugh Hodge (contact Hugh on 0416 114 580, hughberowra@yahoo.com.au) This is a beautiful walk with fantastic coastal scenery. The walk starts at the Avalon Surf Club kiosk located on Avalon beach at 9am. Coffee and toilets are handy. Lighthouse section which involves a bit of climbing is optional. There are swim stops along this walk. Bring snacks, water and lunch. This is a Great Ocean Walk (March 2018) meet and greet but all NPA members are welcome. Members who wish to do the Great Ocean Walk are encouraged to join. Slippery and rugged sections at times.
Location: Northern Beaches Limit: 20. View

4 Nov, Sat 9:00AM Red Rocks Nature Reserve
Grade:3/6 Length 12km Milton Branch
Denise D.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk along fire trails to Red Rocks for great views over Kangaroo Valley and return. View Aboriginal petroglyphs enroute.
Map: Berry 90283N View

6 Nov, Mon 9:22AM Golden Stairs, Furber Steps
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  340m Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Golden Stairs down to Federal Pass and back across Landslide to Furber Steps. Rough track in sections and plenty of steps.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba Limit: 20. View

7 Nov, Tue 9:30AM Bawley – Termeil- Kioloa Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 32km Milton Branch
Leslie R.
Cycle | A cycling tripLed by Herbert Frey & Leslie Reddacliff. Mixed road and good dirt track. From Bawley Pt Reserve cycle back to Termeil, then on old hwy to Ingolds Lookout. Then Boardinghouse Road back to hwy for 5km (quite safe with wide shoulder). Up Buck’s Road (very steep) over hills and down to Kioloa. Return along quiet coast road and cycleway to start. Contact leaders essential.
Map: Shoalhaven Cycleways View

7 Nov, Tue Mt Jellore
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  200m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longMt Jellore is an outstanding landmark in the Southern Highlands. The walk follows a fire trail through a private property to Mt Jellore. The final 150 metres are very steep and give access to a trig point. A little further on there are spectacular views. Return by the same route. Very steep and rough track, unfenced lookout.
Map: Mittagong 89292S Limit: 12. View

8 Nov, Wed 10:00AM Bundeena to Marley
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  150m Sydney Branch
Michael B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.From Bundeena, walk the Coastal Track to Marley and return via the Inland Track. Lovely views. No need to contact leader. Rough track, some rock platforms, steep climbs and some street walking.
Location: Royal NP View

8 Nov, Wed 4:00PM Ulladulla Headland & Rockshelf
Grade:3/6 Length 5km Milton Branch
Paul B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSocial | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Enjoy a beautiful walk through bushland around the headland and then back via the rockshelf below the lighthouse. Experience it at very low tide (swell allowing) with the setting sun above. There may be a little clambering but it's a generally an easy walk. (Few or no slippery rocks). Coffee shops will be closed so optional light dinner or pub visit together afterwards. Warden Head and Rockshelf View

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