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|26 Nov, Thu 9:30AM||Glebe History Walk|
|Co-leader is Judith Hill. Glebe is an old inner-city suburb with a fair amount of 'century-old' housing stock in evidence everywhere throughout the condensed convict-built city blocks. Pubs, doctors, Demeter Bakery, churches, community garden, historic houses and the local Chinese Temple. Hazards include viruses and food delivery bicycles.
Location: City of Sydney Limit: 8. View
|27 Nov, Fri||From Flying Carpet to Michelangelo Cave via Koan Pass|
|Park one car at GR 423 131 off Glowworm Tunnel Road and another car at GR 415 150. From the second car, descend The Gurgler and visit the Flying Carpet. Walk back underneath the cliff line to Koan Cave, then continue south via Koan Pass and above the cliff line, all the way to Michelangelo Cave. Visit Michaels Chair and re-connect with the first car. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View
|27 Nov, Fri 9:29AM||Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 10: Maroubra Beach to La Perouse|
|Grade:3/6||Length||13km||160m||Southern Sydney Branch|
|(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Co-leader: Bob Rankin. We will walk from Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads in sections. This week we walk from Maroubra Beach to La Perouse.
The Maroubra to La Perouse walk is sprinkled with beautiful beaches, cliffs and National Parks, and provides endless stunning ocean views.
There are plenty of spots along the way to relax and enjoy the views. It is flat pretty much all the way so isn’t too strenuous. And, oh, did I mention whales?
Bring a light lunch and have fish and chips after walk if you wish. View Esther's future walks Observe social distancing. Bring hand sanitizer.
Location: la perouse Limit: 20. View
|28 Nov, Sat 9:15AM||Cycle Cronulla to Fox Studios, via Brighton Le Sands, and return|
|Generally on flat cycles lanes and cycle paths. Coffee along the way, lunch at Fox Studios. Return to Cronulla by about 3pm. Contact leader for further details. View|
|28 Nov, Sat 8:30AM||Long Point Lookout – Shoalhaven River – Badgerys Lookout|
|A walk with 2 impressive lookouts and numerous opportunities to swim and enjoy the mighty Shoalhaven River as we wander downstream within the magnificent Shoalhaven Gorge. This is the perfect walk to welcome in the warmer weather. Rock hopping in parts. Steep climb up Badgerys.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Caoura 1: 25 000 Limit: 15. View
|28-29 Nov, Sat-Sun||Provide first aid in remote situation days 2-3|
|General Community Event|
|The St John Ambulance Provide First Aid course covers a broad range of topics to enable participants to confidently manage emergency situations and provide a first aid response to a casualty. It is suitable for both people in workplaces and members of the public who want training in first aid. Provide First Aid courses offered through Scouts NSW, St John’s and Bushwalking NSW cover all the normal content, but with an outdoors slant. The course accredits participants in the HLTAID003 “Provide First Aid” unit of competency. For more information follow this link bushwalkingnsw.org.au/first-aid-training/ View|
|30 Nov, Mon||Cheltenham to Eastwood|
|(NEW!!!) Walk from Cheltenham Railway Station to Eastwood Railway Station via the Lane Cove National Park. Follow fire trail along Devlins Creek to the junction of the Great North Walk (GNW). Follow GNW until we come to the turnoff to the Terrys Creek Track. Follow this track through various parks until we arrive at Vimiera Park. Road walk to Eastwood Railway Station. Flannel flowers and other flowers in bloom at the moment. Rough and slippery track in a few spots. Creek crossings.
Map: Parramatta River 91303N Limit: 14. View
|30 Nov, Mon 8:15AM||Emu Plains to Glenbrook|
|Cross Yandhai Nepean Crossing, walk along Tench Reserve. Lapstone station, Old zigzag railway, Elizabeth Lookout, end at Glenbrook Station. Maintain social distancing. Road walking, a few steep up hills.
Map: Penrith 90303N Limit: 15. View
|30 Nov, Mon 7:00AM||Kamay Botany Bay Photographic session|
|Grade:2/6||Length||8km||100m||Southern Sydney Branch|
|We will begin early, explore a variety of locations with cameras and then settle down to walk along the coast as far as our camera batteries will allow. This is a specialist photography "walk" so take your time!
Location: Kamay Botany Bay NP
Map: Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 10. View
|1 Dec, Tue||Dharawal Pools|
|Grade:3/6||Length||8km||220m||Southern Highlands Branch|
|(NEW!!!) (Fully Booked) This park protects the largest surviving koala population in greater Sydney. Stokes and O’Hares Creeks enclose a succession of idyllic waterholes, three of which are accessed on this delightful walk. Keep looking up for those koalas! Well-formed tracks/fire trails. One steep section of track. Some clambering down sandstone near swimming holes. One steep section of track. Walking poles would be handy. Swim opportunity😊
Location: Dharawal National Park
Map: Appin 90291S Limit: 16. View
|1 Dec, Tue 9:00AM||Landing Lights|
|Grade:1/6||Length||5km||10m||Southern Sydney Branch|
|This is a chance to see what birds are in one of our local wetlands and also along some of the walkways.
Location: Landing Lights Rockdale Limit: 10. View
|1 Dec, Tue||Thirlmere Lakes|
|Grade:3/6||Length||11km||200m||Southern Highlands Branch|
|(NEW!!!) (Fully Booked) From Lake Couridjah car park we will traverse anti clockwise around Lake Couridjah, Lake Werri Berri and Lake Gandangarra then up Racklyefts Finger Track to lookout over Lake Nerrigorang then down to Nerrigorang Picnic area for lunch. Return to car park via Thirlmere Lakes Track. Birds and wildflowers are in abundance. Rough tracks, fallen trees
Location: Thirlmere Lakes NP
Map: PICTON 9029-4-S Limit: 16. View
|2 Dec, Wed 9:45AM||Dee Why to Manly Beach|
|(Bob Shayler’s Group) Sophie A.|
|(NEW!!!) Dee Why to Manly Beach. Bush/promenade/street walking. Start time 9:45am. Please book via SMS or email with phone number, emergency contact and NPA number. Limited numbers. Slips and trips. Limit: 14. View|
|2 Dec, Wed||Wentworth Falls circuit via Valley of Waters, Roberts Pass, Moya Point|
|Starting at Wentworth Falls Station, walk to Conservation Hut, Lyrebird Lookout, Queen Victoria Lookout, Empress Lookout, down to Valley of Waters, along Vera Falls Track to Empress Falls, Sylvia Falls, Britannia Falls, then along, Roberts Pass, up to Moya Point Lookout, Gladstone Lookout and back to Wentworth Fall Station via Edinburg Castle Rock. Steep and slippery sections, many steps, creek crossings and sections of muddy track.
Location: Wentworth Falls Limit: 15. View
|3 Dec, Thu 12:00PM||Advance Notice: Crossing The Blue Mountains|
|Grade:3/6||Southern Sydney Branch|
|Co-Leader: Stuart Sew Hoy. Due to popular demand, the "Crossing of the Blue Mountains" series of walks will be repeated. This series is inspired by Mal January who led a group in both directions. Section 1A is on Thursday. Subsequent sections from 1B to 14 will be on Sundays. If you complete the whole 14 sections, you will be awarded with a certificate. View Esther's future walks Walk will be cancelled in extreme weather conditions, bushfires, floods and park closures. Please check your mailbox the evening before to ensure walk is still on,
Map: Blue Mountains Limit: 10. View
|3 Dec, Thu 11:58AM||Crossing The Blue Mountains: Section 1A|
|Grade:3/6||Length||10km||250m||Southern Sydney Branch|
|(Nearly fully booked) Co-Leader: Stuart Sew Hoy. Due to popular demand, the "Crossing of the Blue Mountains" will be repeated. Section 1A is on Thursday. Subsequent sections from 1B to 14 will be on Sundays. Today, we walk from Mt York to Mt Victoria. We'll catch the train from Central at 8:48am, arriving Katoomba at 10:32am, giving you time for a coffee. Then we catch the 698V bus from Katoomba at 11:19 arriving Closeburn Drive at Mt York Road at 11:56am. We walk to Mount York Lookout and then return to Mount Victoria Station. Walk the historic Coxs Road and see the Historic Wells. If you complete the whole 14 sections, you will be awarded with a certificate. View Esther's future walks .Walk will be cancelled in severe weather warning, bush fire warning or park closure. Please check your mail box the night before to make sure walk is still on. Steep and slippery sections. Social distancing. Hand Sanitizer, masks.
Map: Blue Mountains Limit: 15. View
|3 Dec, Thu||Exploratory bushwalk or non-abseiling canyon|
|Depending on the weather, either a walk exploring the amazing country in the Wollemi/Gardens of Stone or a non-abseiling/swimming canyon walk will be offered. Put this date in your diary and watch Short Notice Walk announcements for exact details. View|
|3 Dec, Thu||Manly|
|(NEW!!!) Explore coastal bushland with diverse flora and fauna, military fortifications and unspoiled harbour views. If the day is too hot we’ll head north along the coast to Queenscliff. Booking is mandatory as is the ability to demonstrate a distance of 1.5 m. Hazards include viruses.
Map: Sydney Harbour National Park Limit: 8. View
|4-6 Dec, Fri-Sun||Crooked Falls|
|3 day walk in Northern Budawangs. Date to be set depending on park opening, but 4-6 December suggested (flexible). Grade and approx. km: 4/5. 46 km in total - option for using mountain bikes for 14 km.
Day 1. Leave cars at Sassafras parking area on Endrick River fire trail. Walk/ride to Newhaven Gap. Turn off fire trail onto Folly Point walking track and continue to Folly Point then down to Hollands Creek via Watsons Pass. Approx 600 m descent to Hollands Creek. Camp on Hollands Creek.
Day 2. Walk upstream on Hollands Crk, Angel Crk to base of Crooked Falls and return. Same camp on Hollands Crk.
Day 3. Return to cars by same route.
Bring standard overnight camping gear.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Tianjara 89271S, Endrick 89274S, and Corang 89273N View
|4 Dec, Fri||Mt Victoria circuit via Coxs Cave, Dunns Leap Track and Bushranger Cave|
|(Updated Details) Starting at Mt Victoria Station walk to Coxs Cave via Fairy Bower Track, then along Dunns Leap Track to Hornes Point, Pulpit Rock, Bushrangers Cave and back to the station. Steep and slippery sections, creek crossings, section of rough not well marked track. Limit: 15. View|
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