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1 Aug, Wed 9:30AM Cremorne Point to Mosman
Length 3km Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Level ramble Cremorne Point to Mosman. View

2 Aug, Thu 6:00PM Dam the River – Damn the Planet?
Branch
Janine K.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Why has the building of dams provoked so much protest, not only in Australia, but around the world? Examine some controversial dams that some believe have solved problems; but others say have left a trail of environmental destruction. Why does the myth persist that humans can tame wild rivers? Or even that humans have the right to do so? What are the consequences of big dams at a time of climate crisis? View

2 Aug, Thu 9:45AM Kingsford to Botany Bay
Grade:2/6 Length 7km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Flavia & Charles A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Kingsford - Daceyville - Pagewood - Botany - Botany Bay. See the mosaic honouring Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, after whom the suburb is named. Mostly flat suburban walking, crossing several parks. A few steps. Great views of Kingsford Smith Airport and Port Botany from the Penrhyn Estuary Lookout. Bus return to city after coffee at Croquembouche, Botany. View

2 Aug, Thu 9:30AM Milton rainforest walk
Grade:2/6 Length 2km Milton Branch
Sheila B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longVery short but interesting walk through a remnant of old rainforest. Coffee at Milk Haus out along Croobyar Road, Milton on return.
Map: Milton 89272N View

2 Aug, Thu 10:00AM Minto
Length 3km  5m Macarthur Branch
Beth M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFamily | A trip that is planned to cater for children and their parents.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Not far, not fast. An easy stroll through sandstone woodland to the Georges River. A little visited section of the river, with interesting trees and shrubs. Identify a Geebung, and hear about the Geebung Polo Club. Short steep section. Prickly bushes, bunyips.
Location: Georges River NP
Map: Campbelltown 90291N Limit: 20. View

3 Aug, Fri 9:35AM Six Foot Track
Grade:2/6 Length 13km  600m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Part of the Six Foot Track from Megalong Road to Bowtells Swing Bridge on Coxs River. Bring a torch just in case.
Map: Hampton 89304S Limit: 15. View

4 Aug, Sat 8:30AM Meryla Pass
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  350m Illawarra Branch
Col M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Cancelled) Walk from Meryla Road down Meryla Pass (an old access road linking Moss Vale and Kangaroo Valley) stopping at Griffins Farm and on to Yarrunga Creek and return. Good views of forests and gorges towards Kangaroo Valley.  
Location: Morton NP Limit: 16. View

4 Aug, Sat 1:00PM Mount Bushwalker
Grade:2/6 Length 8km Milton Branch
Fiona S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFrom Bushwalker car park walk to Mt Bushwalker possibly exploring Gaolhouse Pass enroute. Some of the best views in the Budawangs, and no hills to climb!
Location: Morton NP
Map: Tianjara 89271S View

4 Aug, Sat 9:19AM The Ponds Walk
Grade:2/6 Length 8.5km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Carlingford - Rydalmere. Walk along streets, parks, reserves, tracks, bush, ups & downs, steps. May be muddy / slippery after rain. Coffee at Rydalmere, bus to city. View

4 Aug, Sat 11:45AM Thornleigh to Hornsby
Length 10km Branch
David.S
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long10 kilometre moderate difficulty walk, takes around 4 hours. Through suburban streets then into the bushland of Berowra Valley Regional Park. We’ll pass the site of the historic Zig Zag railway and move through the Berowra Creek valley, passing a few cascading creeks. The track undulates along the side of the valley visiting a range of environments from moist fern forest to the drier grass tree and eucalypt forests of the ridge.
Location: Great North Walk View

5 Aug, Sun 9:00AM Berrara Creek Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 11km Milton Branch
Denise D.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCircuit walk from North Bendalong to Berrara, including creek, waterfall, forest and Monument Beach.
Map: Sussex Inlet 90274S View

5 Aug, Sun 8:30AM Lockley Pylon to Bluegum Forest and Return
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  800m Sydney Branch
Kris M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)A ridge top walk with amazing views and a steep descent with a river crossing to the famous Blue Gum Forest and return. Can be windy in exposed areas. A challenging descent and ascent with some rough, rocky sections.Walking poles would be helpful.
Location: Lower Blue Mountains Limit: 10. View

6 Aug, Mon 8:55AM Springwood to Blaxland
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  450m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Springwood to Blaxland via Bunyan Lookout. Magdala Creek, Kings Link Trail, Bunyan Lookout then follow ridge north of Saint Helena Gully to Ross Cres, Blaxland. Creek crossings. Some steep and rough sections.
Map: Penrith 90303N Limit: 20. View

7 Aug, Tue 10:25AM Chipping Norton Lakes to Liverpool
Grade:1/6 Length 7km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Ailsa C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Walk along streets, parks, cycleway, water views. Walk or bus return to Liverpool Station. View

7 Aug, Tue 9:25AM Kissing Point to Parramatta
Grade:2/6 Length 15km Sydney Branch
(Shirley’s Group) Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk alongside the Parramatta River via Meadowbank, Rydalmere to Parramatta Station. Moderate pace. Walkways, parks/reserves. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. View

7 Aug, Tue 9:30AM Manning Lookout & Cyrstal Pool
Grade:3/6 Length 6km  400m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longManning Lookout to Crystal Pool. The walk begins at Manning Lookout near Fitzroy Falls. Here there are great views over Kangaroo Valley. The walk then follows the escarpment past several view points and along a fence line across a couple of small creeks to Crystal Pool. The water leaves the pool to fall over the escarpment into the valley below. Return by the same route. Indistinct and easily lost track, rough track, fallen trees, slippery rocks and unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Bundanoon 89281S Limit: 15. View

8-16 Aug, Wed-Thu Foster
Milton Branch
Peter W.
Cycle | A cycling tripPaddle | A canoe or kayak tripCamp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.First time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Four day paddles and 3 days cycling based at a caravan park so you can caravan, cabin or camp. Two day paddles around the lake and its creek systems, upper Myall Lakes at Neranie and Smith Lake. 3 days bike riding around Foster and forestry tracks. Participants can chose to simply cycle or paddle however the weather may determine activities  each day. Priority will be given to those wishing to both cycle and paddle. Paddlers must be competent and equipped for open water paddling. PFDs compulsory. If we ride some forestry trails those rides will be more suited to hybrid or mountain bikes. Limit: 18. View

8 Aug, Wed 9:30AM Paddington to Kings Cross
Length 3km Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Level ramble Paddington to Kings Cross. View

8 Aug, Wed 9:49AM Pulpit Rock at Blackheath
Grade:3/6 Length 11km Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Sophie A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk part of Hat Hill Rd then down to Pulpit Rock and onto bush track along the cliff and back to Blackheath through Popes Glen. Some road walking, bush tracks, some rough, some muddy, 1 creek crossing, steps up and down, beautiful views. View

8 Aug, Wed 9:00AM Yatte Yattah NR
Grade:3/6 Length 2km Milton Branch
Fiona S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longAn opportunity to stroll with local native plant expert David Bland and Landcarers through this stunning remnant rainforest. View

9 Aug, Thu 10:25AM Murrua Track
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Short street walk, then easy bush tracks with ups & downs. Hopefully lots of wildflowers. Bus return to Turramurra, train return to city.
Location: Kur-ring-gai NP View

9 Aug, Thu 10:00AM Sydney’s Marine Conservationist: David G. Stead
Branch
Janine K.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.David G. Stead (1877-1957) is one of Australia’s pioneer conservationists. Yet few know about his work as a marine biologist. Learn about this visionary conservationists and his legacy. View

10 Aug, Fri 8:30AM Pippas Pass to Duck Hole
Grade:4/6 Length 8km  180m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Fully Booked) Pippas Pass then down to Glenbrook Creek and head downstream. Exit at the Duck Hole. Some steep sections. Overgrown and rocky.
Location: Blaxland
Map: Springwood 90304S and Penrith 90303N Limit: 15. View

10 Aug, Fri Theseus Slot and Ariadne Thread
Grade:6/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark at GR 430 228 on Wolgan Road and make our way up Minotaur Lair Gully. Pass through Minotaur Lair, then turn north and climb up the tributary creek to about GR 421 234. Explore the many slots of The Labyrinth, moving westwards, until about GR 415 233. Exit via Minotaur Lair Gully. The exact route will depend on how we go and may include Ariadne Thread. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S View

11 Aug, Sat 10:10AM Cremorne to Taronga Zoo Wharf
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Judith H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Walk along streets, paths, water views, steps, ups & downs. Ferry return to city from Taronga Zoo Wharf. View

11 Aug, Sat 7:30AM Pantoneys Crown from the Capertee Valley
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  520m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Pantoneys Crown is quite simply one of the best walks in the Gardens of Stone National Park and the 360 degree view from the summit is worth every ounce of energy getting there! We will access the Crown via a friendly property owner in the Capertee Valley, the shortest and easiest route. Interested parties might want to stay at the Capertee (Royal) hotel the night before. Rock scrambling and off-track walking. I'll take a safety tape for backup.
Location: Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S Limit: 15. View

12 Aug, Sun 9:00AM Bushwalker Track Working Bee
Length 7km Milton Branch
Barry T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longLed by Barry Tomkinson & NPWS. Tasks to be carried during out the day under the guidance of NPWS staff. Morning tea and lunch will be eaten on the track and we will regroup at about 2:30pm for afternoon tea at the car park.
Map: Tianjara 89271S View

12 Aug, Sun Cronulla to Fox Studios
Grade:3/6 Length 62km Sydney Branch
Rob & Jayne G.
Cycle | A cycling tripApproximately 62 kms return, Cronulla to Fox Studios return, mainly flat riding. Combination of cycle paths and cycle road lanes. Some traffic, but mostly quiet streets. Must be confident riding on roads. Bring picnic lunch or buy lunch at Fox Studios. Markets at Fox Studios may be open so bring your pannier bags if you want to shop for some treats. Bring water and sun cream. No helmet - no go! Combined activity with Sutherland Bushwalking Club, National Parks Association, Bush Club and St George Bicycle User Group. View

12 Aug, Sun McCarrs Creek to Narrabeen
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  150m Sydney Branch
Roger T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Mc Carrs Creek to Narrabeen. We walk up McCarrs Creek to the waterfall, then up the Wirreander Creek Valley to Ingleside to cross to the Caleyi Trail and the Deep Creek Valley and then to Narrabeen Lagoon.
Location: Ku-ring-gai Chase NP and Garigal NP
Map: Mona Vale 91301S View

12 Aug, Sun 10:00AM Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment Transverse
Grade:3/6 Sydney Branch
Conny H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWith plant ID. BYO lunch. View

12 Aug, Sun 2:03AM Red Hand Cave.
Sydney Branch
Glenda S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long
Location: Glenbrook View

12 Aug, Sun 12:00PM Seeking World Heritage Recognition for Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Branch
Janine K.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.This WildThings NSW Talkfest #4 is about the protection of our environmental heritage and habitat for future generations. View

12 Aug, Sun 9:30AM Waterways of the Illawarra 3: Collins Creek
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  100m Illawarra Branch
Helen W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longOur third creek exploration from the mouth to the escarpment, walking on paths, roads and through parkland. Collins Creek has been extensively modified and redirected through the suburb of Woonona, but we can still trace its path through various stages of urban development. Possible overgrown and boggy sections.
Location: Wollongong
Map: Bulli 90292N Limit: 15. View

13 Aug, Mon 8:50AM Euroka Clearing & Nepean River
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  340m 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.Meet Leader on Glenbrook Station platform. Walking to Euroka Clearing in the National Park and then down to the Nepean River. Return to Glenbrook Station. Some steep road walking and lots of steps in places and some steep ascents and descents.
Location: Glenbrook
Map: Penrith 90303N Limit: 20. View

13 Aug, Mon 9:00AM Springwood to Glenbrook Creek and back
Grade:2/6 Length 13km  400m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Photographic friendly walk down Sassafras Gully to Glenbrook Creek and then  return to Springwood via Martins Falls. Some creek crossings.
Location: Blue Mountains NP Limit: 12. View

14 Aug, Tue 9:43AM Georges River
Grade:3/6 Length 12km Sydney Branch
(Shirley’s Group) Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk alongside the river to Simmos Beach Reserve. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. At finish a bus return to Glenfield Station. Roadways, firetrails (a steep descent on loose rubble with a very slippery surface), bush tracks. View

14 Aug, Tue 9:30AM Gerringong Falls
Grade:3/6 Length 17km  630m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longBudderoo Track to Gerringong Falls. 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 NP
Map: Robertson 90284N Limit: 20. View

14 Aug, Tue 10:22AM Greystanes to Central Gardens
Grade:1/6 Length 7km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Greystanes - Viaduct - Lower Prospect Canal Park - Central Gardens. Walk along streets, cycleways, parks, ups & downs, historic viaduct, nice bush. Time to explore the impressive Central Gardens. Bus to Parramatta, train to city. View

15 Aug, Wed 10:19AM Cabarita Wharf to Concord
Length 4km Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Level ramble Cabarita Wharf to Concord. View

15 Aug, Wed 9:00AM Giriwa Bagan Walking Trail, Burrill Lake
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Milton Branch
Barry T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longLed by Barry & Penny Tomkinson. New cultural walk on shores of Burrill Lake. 4 kms with new interpretive signs. Hopefully to be led by NPWS Ranger.
Map: Tabourie 89272S View

15 Aug, Wed 6:00PM NPA Environmental Book Club
Sydney Branch
Anne D.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.For this meeting we will be turning to a classic of environmental writing: A Sand Country Almanac: and Sketches Here and There by Aldo Leopold, first published 1949, there have been various editions published since then including an Ebook. Leopold gives us a charming observation of change over time. His foreword starts - ‘There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot. These essays are the delights and dilemmas of one who cannot’. At our meeting we would like to reflect on Leopold’s writing and consider how we as conservationists accept change over time or should we be trying to direct it? View

15 Aug, Wed 9:00AM Sublime Clifftop walking
Grade:2/6 Length 12km  100m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Delightful clifftop walking as the flowers begin to bloom.
Location: Illawarrra Escarpment SCA Limit: 12. View

16 Aug, Thu 9:09AM Edgecliff to Circular Quay
Grade:3/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Carol G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Through Rushcutters Bay then up the first of many steps to Kings Cross. On to Bears Park, past the Koi Pond and Elizabeth Bay House, through Embarkation Park then on to Circular Quay through the Botanical Gardens. Many steps throughout the day - both up and down. View

16 Aug, Thu 6:00PM History of Sydney’s Rivers
Branch
Janine K.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Sydney has some beautiful rivers – the Nepean-Hawkesbury, the Parramatta, the Lane Cove, the Georges, the Cooks River. The first peoples of the Sydney region were dependent on these rivers ecosystems. With the growth of Sydney since 1788 many of these rivers have been seriously polluted and degraded from farming, industry, land reclamation, urbanisation and mining. Learn about the history of Sydney’s rivers and why many continue to call for their protection and restoration. View

17 Aug, Fri 5:30PM 2018 Allan Sefton Memorial Lecture
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Guest speaker: Kate Smolski Talk title: Paradise Lost: The Erosion of NSW Environmental Laws, NSW 2011-2018 The lecture will discuss wider trends and include NSW case studies and on how nature and science became collateral damage in the culture wars. The guest speaker for this year's lecture, Kate Smolski, is the CEO of Nature Conservation Council of NSW and also a professional environmental advocate with over fifteen years of experience in grassroots organizing, campaign strategy, media relations, policy and lobbying. RSVP by registering for a ticket to this event before 13th August 2018! For the guest speaker biography, talk abstract and more information, visit the webpage. View

17 Aug, Fri 9:00AM Devines Hill and Finchs Line Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 9.9km  550m Sydney Branch
Marilyn C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA 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. (Bookings essential please email or text to register) http://wild.tl/dhaflc Historic road and bush tracks, steep in places, carry sufficient water.
Location: Yengo NP View

17 Aug, Fri Woolpack Gap, Alcatraz and Liberty Gully
Grade:6/6 Length 12km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longNumbers are strictly limited. Park at GR 342 178 on Wolgan Road. Walk north west, then north, then north east to enter Woolpack Gap. Next, walk around Woolpack Rock and climb the Watch Tower Spur to the west of it. Follow it north west all the way to about GR 332 204, then walk west to the escarpment and descend into Liberty Gully. Visit Liberty Chamber before proceeding to climb the Alcatraz. From here, use Alcatraz Pass to get back to the cars. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S View

18 Aug, Sat Airly Turret and the Clifftops to the East
Grade:5/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFind out why this area, part of the Gardens of Stone region, must be protected for future generations. Leave one vehicle at Airly Mountain and drive to Airly Gap. Climb towards Airly Turret, approaching it from the west, then explore the turret and its slots. Continue east through dissected terrain of pagodas and ravines until we join the road which will take us down to the first car. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Map: Glen Alice 89314N View

18-19 Aug, Sat (08:30AM)-Sun (14:00PM) Hawkesbury River
Grade:3/6 Length 14km Sydney Branch
Kris M.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Paddling from Mooney Mooney up the Hawkesbury River to camp overnight at Marramarra. Partly open waters. Camping gear, food and drinking water to be carried in kayak. PFDs compulsory. Own kayak and some experience required. Limit: 8. View

18 Aug, Sat Kellys Creek Valley, Glenorie
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  150m Sydney Branch
Peter F.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longNeich Road - Fire Trail - Wild Flower Ridge - Kellys Creek Valley - Mini Blue Gum Forest - Neich Road. This should be a very good wild flower walk and there is a nice stand of Blue Gums in Kellys Creek valley. Fire trail, track, off-track with mild scrub, minor scrambling.
Map: Wilberforce 90301N Limit: 12. View

18 Aug, Sat 8:22AM Taren Point to Cronulla
Grade:2/6 Length 7.6km  60m Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Sue W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Along Bate, Woolooware Bays, Georges River, Shell Point and Taren Point Shorebird Reserve. Map of walk. Good paths and parks.
Location: The Shire View

18 Aug, Sat 9:00AM Uloola Ridge
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  400m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Nice loop walk utilising public transport. This time of the year the flowers will be starting to appear. Enjoy the cool crisp walking along a delightful ridge top.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 15. View

19 Aug, Sun 9:00AM Harbour Circle Walk Part 1
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  200m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.This is Part 1 of a 60 km, four-day walk, circling Sydney Harbour with the Sydney Harbour and Gladesville Bridges as its eastern and western points. This walk is co-led by Geoffrey Lee, Sheila Walker and Esther Chow. This is a magnificent walk focusing on the Harbour itself – the expanse of water, the bridges, islands, urban bushland and city skyline. The route winds along parts of the foreshore, into bays and on to headlands, through bush, along historic streets and over grand bridges. Part 1 starts from Circular Quay and finishes at Greenwich Wharf. Bring water, snacks and lunch. Some slippery sections.
Location: Sydney Harbour
Map: Walking Coastal Sydney Limit: 12. View

19 Aug, Sun 3:30PM Rocks and Trees book launch
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Please join us for the launch of John Martyn's latest book, Rocks and Trees. Rocks and Trees is the perfect way to learn about the geology that underpins the landscape and diverse flora of the Sydney region. The book journeys from the Illawarra along the coast to Newcastle and inland to the Greater Blue Mountains, staying within the framework created by the massive sandstones and conglomerates of the Triassic Narrabeen Group. STEP Inc. event. View

19 Aug, Sun Seven Mile Beach NP
Grade:2/6 Length 14km  50m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Updated Details) We will walk the dual sand track circuit - a pleasant bush and beach experience. Low tide so the beach return section should be easy going.
Location: Seven Mile Beach NP
Map: Gerroa 90282N Limit: 15. View

19 Aug, Sun 6:30AM The Castle
Grade:5/6 Length 17km Milton Branch
Leslie R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longLed by Herbert Frey & Leslie Reddacliff. Ascend via Kaliana Ridge, follow track west around base and ascend to Castle Saddle. Final climb to top, rope assisted. Traverse to eastern end for views over Byangee for lunch. Agility and a head for heights essential. Return via Meakins Pass.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Corang 89273N View

20 Aug, Mon 9:58AM Lawson
Grade:3/6 Length 6km  150m Sydney Branch
Theo H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.This walk is north of Lawson, we will be doing the Empire Pass and Dantes Glen, viewing Frederica, St. Michaels and Fairy Falls. Some steep sections, creek crossings, steps in Dantes Glen could be slippery. This is a beautiful walk in this section of the Blue Mountains, the wildflowers might be out, shady rain forest and cool gorges are the enjoiment of this walk. Easy pace and you are welcome to join us. Limit: 8. View

20 Aug, Mon 8:50AM Red Hand Cave
Grade:3/6 Length 12km Branch
Ian B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walking to Red Hand Cave and returning via Camp Fire Creek. Creek crossings and slippery rocks.
Location: Glenbrook
Map: Penrith 90303N View

21 Aug, Tue 7:00PM Bushwalking NSW AGM
Branch
Bushwalking NSW
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Bushwalking NSW Annual General Meeting with keynote presentation of exploratory trips in the West MacDonnells, presented by Meg McKone, Coast and Mountain Walkers & Canberra Bushwalking Club. Meg will take you on a journey of discovery into some of the more interesting exploratory trips she has done in the West MacDonnell Ranges where Meg has made some significant discoveries (as far as she has been able to ascertain) such as "Portals Canyon", and explored high level crossings of the Chewings Range. View

21 Aug, Tue 8:36AM Cowan to Brooklyn
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  650m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Jointly lead by Sheila Walker and Esther Chow. Join us for a wildflower walk from Cowan to Brooklyn. Fantastic views. http://www.wildwalks.com/bushwalking-and-hiking-in-nsw/ku-ring-gai-chase-national-park/jerusalem-bay-track-cowan-to-brooklyn.html Bring water, snacks and lunch. We can have fish and chips/drinks after the walk. Slippery sections. Some rock scrambling.
Location: cowan
Map: Cowan 91304N Limit: 10. View

21 Aug, Tue 9:30AM Kangaroo River Fire trail
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  300m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe Kangaroo River Fire trail leads from Tallowa Dam Road down to Lake Yarungah. The fire trail winds through forest with beautiful ferns and interesting rock formations to a lovely lunch place on the banks of Lake Yarungah. Return by the same route. Rough fire trail and fallen trees.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Burrier 89282N Limit: 20. View

21 Aug, Tue 10:00AM Kangaroo Valley
Grade:3/6 Length 35km Milton Branch
Leslie R.
Cycle | A cycling tripMountain bike ride led by Herbert Frey & Leslie Reddacliff. Ride on cycleways, quiet sealed and gravel roads through scenic Kangaroo Valley following the upper Kangaroo River. Lunch at Flatrock Pool and return same route.
Map: Kangaroo Valley 90284S View

21 Aug, Tue 9:31AM La Peruse to Maroubra
Grade:3/6 Length 13km Sydney Branch
Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Coastal walk from La Peruse to Maroubra via Henry Head, Little Bay & Malabar. Tracks, rock walking & along the edge of cliff top golf courses. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. At finish buses return city.
Location: Kamay Botany Bay NP View

21 Aug, Tue 10:08AM Lindfield Heritage and Swain Gardens
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Margaret B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Street walking to enjoy the Federation and Interwar homes of Lindfield, including Billy Hughes’ and Ethel Turner’s homes. Walk to Swain Gardens for lunch. Return by walking or bus, then train to city. View

22 Aug, Wed 9:00AM Blackheath Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 19km  533m Sydney Branch
Carole B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Circuit walk. Blackheath Station, Neates Glen, Grand Canyon, Evans Lookout, Govetts Leap, Popes Glen, Blackheath. Joint walk with Bush Club.
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 15. Best Walk: Govetts Leap View

22 Aug, Wed Wentworth Falls to Leura
Grade:4/6 Length 20km Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Postponed) Walk postponed for now, new data to be announced in time. Start at locked gate on Kedumba Valley Road. Descend to Jamison Creek and then long ascent on Sublime Point Trail. Lots of ups and downs with numerous stairs towards Leura. Good fire trail walking with great 360° views taking in Mt Solitary, Kedumba Walls and the Three Sisters. Finish at Leura Cascades Car park.
Location: Blue Mountains NP View

22 Aug, Wed 9:30AM Westmead to Parramatta
Length 3km Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Level ramble Westmead to Parramatta. View

23 Aug, Thu 9:01AM Telopea to Dundas
Grade:2/6 Length 5km  90m Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Sue W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.We will traverse Vineyard Creek Catchment through open vistas and closed native forests and cut through several blends of Coastal Enriched Sydney Sandstone Moist Forest, Coastal Sydney Sandstone Gallery Rainforest, Coastal Shale-Sandstone Forest and Sydney Turpentine-Ironbark Forest looking for Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua). See Page 11 of this brochure. View

24 Aug, Fri 9:00AM Curra Moors
Grade:2/6 Length 12km  200m 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.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.It should be interesting to see how the heath is returning post fires. Bring your camera for a slow meander in this fascinating landscape.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 12. View

24 Aug, Fri 9:00AM Devines Hill and Shepherds Gully Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  550m Sydney Branch
Marilyn C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.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. The long, gentle climb along Shepherds Gully has some beautiful scenery and some historic remnants of the Old Great North Road. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL by email or text to register attendance. 4 hrs 30 mins. wildwalks.com/bushwalking-and-hiking-in-nsw/dharug-np/shepherds-gully.html Historic road and bush tracks, steep in places, carry sufficient water.
Location: Dharug NP and Yengo NP View

24-26 Aug, Fri-Sun Skyline Traverse in Bylong Labyrinth
Grade:6/6 Length 36km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longStrictly limited numbers. Day 1: Set up shuffle. Walk from Growee Gulf to Painted Rock on Lee Creek. Day 2: Walk from Painted Rock to south of Goat Mountain. Day 3: From south of Goat Mountain to Hefrons Gap. Complete shuffle. Further details tba. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Growee 89324S and Talooby 89324N Limit: 6. View

25 Aug, Sat 10:27AM Glenbrook Native Plant Reserve
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Margery W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Walk along streets, tracks. Walk around Glenbrook Lagoon, mainly level to Glenbrook Native Plant Reserve and Nursery. Train return to city. View

25-26 Aug, Sat (08:00AM)-Sun (16:00PM) Kanangra-Boyd NP
Grade:5/6 Length 22km  1,000m Central Coast Branch
Roy J.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longKanangra Road-Marrilman Heath-Colboyd Ridge-Mount Great Groaner-Central Christys-Barralliers Crown- Uni Rover track head.
This walk will be on pad in places with a good deal of off-track. The descent from Great Groaner to camp at Central Christys is steep and rough. The return journey begins with a steep ascent and then is a case of dodging banksia heath before entering forest terrain. Joint walk with Sydney Bush Walkers (SBW).
Location: Kanangra-Boyd NP
Map: Kanangra 89303S Limit: 8. View

25 Aug, Sat 8:00AM Little Wobby Beach to Wondabyne Station
Grade:3/6 Length 18km  300m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.The highlight of this walk is the superb displays of wild flowers which are always outstanding and the fantastic views from the Highway Ridge Walking Track. Also worth noting is the view from Mt Wondabyne and the beauty of Kariong Brook Waterfall.
Location: Brisbane Water NP
Map: Gosford 91312S and Broken Bay 91301N Limit: 15. View

26 Aug, Sun 9:30AM Moorillah Creek
Grade:3/6 Length 3km Lachlan Valley Branch
Peter C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Walk along Moorillah Creek and property boundary. 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. We spend lots of time watching birds and spiders. 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

26 Aug, Sun 8:30AM Pretty Beach & Durras Mountain
Grade:3/6 Length 12km Milton Branch
Peter F.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFrom NPWS Pretty Beach car park, ascend Durras Mtn along forest tracks. Descend to coast via the east trail and return via coast. Some rock – hopping. One of the best walks in the region! Note early start to beat the heat and leave time for leisurely lunch, swim/snorkel at Snake Bay.
Map: Kioloa 89261N View

26 Aug, Sun 9:00AM Red Hands Cave
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  500m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)The Red Hands Cave Circuit is a pleasant and varied stroll along creek and ridge lines.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Penrith 90303N Limit: 12. View

27-30 Aug, Mon-Thu Exploring the Budawangs
Grade:3/6 Length 15km Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCar camping and day walks trip to Budawangs, Four great day walks;
Day 1. Pigeon House Mtn, 490m asc, 5km, Grd 3.
Day 2. Monolith Valley, 700m asc, 15km, Grd 4.
Day 3. Byangee Mtn, 510m asc, 11km, Grd 3.
Day 4. Mt. Bushwalker, 130m asc, 6km, Grd 2.
Location: Budawang NP Limit: 12. View

27 Aug, Mon 8:45AM Numantia Falls, Springwood
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  340m 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.Victory Track, Numantia Creek to Numantia Falls, to Sassafras Gully and back to Springwood. On Tuesday 28 August members of our group are invited to Jan Casson-Medhurst's (Map Jan's) funeral. 10:30am, Northern Suburbs Crematorium, East Chapel, 199 Delhi Road, North Ryde. Rough stairs in places and creek crossings.
Location: Faulconbridge
Map: Springwood 90304S Limit: 20. View

28 Aug, Tue 9:30AM Ahearns Lookout
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  500m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longAherns Lookout is found by following the beginning of Starlights Track. Take a left fork leading to Rocky Waterholes Lookout and just past this junction look for a right turn which meanders along the ridge to Aherns Lookout. This gives views over the Nattai with Mt Jellore easily identified. Return by the same route. Rough track, fallen trees and unfenced cliffs.
Location: Nattai NP
Map: Hilltop 8929-2N Limit: 20. View

28 Aug, Tue 9:34AM Knapsack Reserve
Grade:3/6 Length 12km Sydney Branch
Jim W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Led by Jim Ward / Shirley Hillier. Walk via the former Lucasville Station (Historic Rail Route), Elizabeth & Marges Lookouts & Lennox Bridge to Glenbrook Station. Moderate pace. Steep sections, steps, bush tracks, rough & rocky sections. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. View

28 Aug, Tue 10:01AM Sylvan Grove Native Garden
Grade:2/6 Length 4km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Ailsa C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Tracks, ups & downs, some steps, hopefully native flowers and orchids. Lovely bush. Bus return or walk to Panania, train to city. View

29 Aug, Wed 9:00AM Conjola Cave
Grade:3/6 Length 5km Milton Branch
Barry T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longExploratory ramble with local historian Barrie Wilford to explore some lesser known caves in the Conjola area. Coffee afterwards.
Map: Tianjara 89271S View

29 Aug, Wed 9:37AM Springwood Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Sylvia C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Lovely bush with a few creek crossings. View

30 Aug, Thu 6:00PM Saving Sydney’s Wild Rivers
Branch
Janine K.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Sydney is one of the few cities of the world that still has pristine, free flowing and healthy rivers – the Kowmung, Coxs, Nattai, Keduma, and Wollondilly. Learn why a proposal to raise the Warragamba Dam wall by fourteen metres will inundate and smother these rivers. Why are their calls for these internationally significant ecosystems, within the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, to continue to flow into the future? View

30 Aug, Thu 9:25AM Woy Woy circuit walk
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  100m Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Zenia P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk from Woy Woy Station along waterfront over Blackwall Mountain (steep track) to Ettalong. Bus return to Woy Woy Station from Ettalong. Train return to city from Woy Woy. View

31 Aug, Fri Cliff line below Mount Jamison-Mount Davidson
Grade:6/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longNumbers are strictly limited. Park at GR 342 178 on Wolgan Road. Walk west, then north west to underneath the cliff line at GR 310 190, below Mount Jamison. From here, follow it north east all the way to Blue Rock Gap, exploring for overhangs, slots and more. Return to the cars. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S and Cullen Bullen 89313N Limit: 8. View

31 Aug, Fri 7:30AM Hornsby to Mt Kuring-gai
Grade:4/6 Length 24km  1,300m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Fully Booked) Mostly follows the Great North Walk along Berowra Creek. A variety of track types are to be encountered. Note the distance and amount of climbing to be done. Bring a torch and extra food and water just in case.
Map: Hornsby 91304S Limit: 15. View

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