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|20 Oct, Fri 9:30AM||Wisemans Ferry|
|(Mal’s Group) Marilyn C.|
|(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|
|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|
|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|
|A 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|
|Walk 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|
|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|
|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.|
|(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|
|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|
|(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|
|(Mal’s Group) John H.|
|(NEW!!!) Neates Glen, Grand Canyon and Evans Lookout. Good track with steps. Some creek crossings.
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View
|30 Oct, Mon 9:00AM||Mount Kembla Ring Track|
|Grade:3/6||Length||6km||100m||Southern Sydney Branch|
|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|
|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|
|Leaders: Leslie Buchanan and Hugh Hodge (contact Hugh on 0416 114 580, firstname.lastname@example.org)
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|
|Walk 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|
|(Mal’s Group) Allan P.|
|Golden Stairs down to Federal Pass and back across Landslide to Furber Steps. Rough track in sections and plenty of steps.
Map: Katoomba Limit: 20. View
|7 Nov, Tue 9:30AM||Bawley – Termeil- Kioloa Circuit|
|Led 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|
|Mt 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|
|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|
|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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