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|19 May, Sat 9:30AM||2 popular Blackheath walks|
|Grand Canyon, Evans Lookout Circuit and Walls Ledge, Porters Pass and Centennial Glen Circuit. Use cars to connect the two walks. Some rock scrambling.
Map: Katoomba 89301S View
|19 May, Sat 8:30AM||Illawarra Escarpment: Stanwell Park to Austinmer|
|Walk the Illawarra Escarpment one way from Stanwell Park to Austinmer via the Forest Walk and Sublime Point Track. All on track; steel ladders to descend Sublime Point. Cliff edges.
Location: Illawarra Escarpment SCA
Map: Appin 90291S and Bulli 90292N Limit: 14. Best Walk: Illawarra Escarpment Traverse View
|19 May, Sat 9:00AM||Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment Transverse|
|This walk is a hidden gem and offers the most amazing variety of vegetation. Also lovely scenic views and sometimes rare fauna. Plant ID as we go and a brief lunch break BYO. Bookings essential. View|
|19 May, Sat 10:06AM||Point Clare to Gosford|
|(Jean’s Group) Ailsa C.|
|Flat walking, lots of water views. Train return to Sydney from Gosford. View|
|19 May, Sat||Witches Watch, Hecates Cauldron & Tara Point|
|Park the vehicles at around GR 306 175 on the branch road off the Bicentennial National Trail. Follow the Great Dividing Range north to Gordian Knot and then to Witches Watch, a spectacular lookout above Hecates Cauldron. From here, descend into the Cauldron and explore it underneath the cliff lines and also above, amidst “the bubbles”. Visit the Tower of Hope and other attractions. Descend into the headwaters of Baal Bone Creek, cross the valley and climb up through Tara Slot onto Tara Point. More amazing views. From here, move up to the ridge and re-connect with the vehicles. Unbelievable views, rock formations and pagodas. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Ben Bullen SF and Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S and Cullen Bullen 89313N View
|19 May, Sat 9:30AM||Yerong Walking Track|
|The Rock (Wagga Wagga). Bring sensible shoes, sunscreen, hat, at least 2 litres of water per person, morning tea. Invite your friends on Facebook. RSVP required via email. View|
|20 May, Sun 8:00AM||Byangee Walls|
|Led by Herbert Frey & Leslie Reddacliff. Park at Long Gully car park. Walk up to gap east of Castle and ascend Byangee Walls - rope assist available. Lunch at top near visitor’s book and return same route. Great views if weather is kind.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Corang 89273N Limit: 10. View
|20 May, Sun 12:45PM||Ku-ring-gai Matters: Time for World Heritage|
|FOKE (Friends of Ku-ring-gai Environment) Event. This fundraising luncheon for EDO, NSW opens with the question about whether it might be time to consider world heritage listing Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park - the second national park in NSW in 1894, and one of the first in the world. Madi Maclean, President of the Blue Mountains Conservation Society will highlight the achievement of World Heritage Listing the Greater Blue Mountains in 2000. Bob Crombie from the Sutherland Shire Environment Centre will talk about their current campaign calling to World Heritage list Royal National Park. When Royal was reserved in 1879 it was the first time the words ‘national park’ had ever been used to describe a protected park area. When Yellowstone was formed in the USA in 1872 it was named a national park in the sense that the park was under federal, not State, jurisdiction. In 2017 the English Lake District’s World Heritage status was changed to include the role it played in the development of the conservation movement. This new initiative now opens the door for Royal National Park to be world heritage listed. If this is achieved, then it is timely to call for Ku-ring-gai Chase be World Heritage listed as well. After all Ku-ring-gai was one of the first parks to be formed because of the intrinsic values of nature. Eccleston Du Faur (1832-1915) the driving force behind the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park had no doubts about this when he used these words for the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park seal - Natura Ars Dei or ‘Nature is the Art of God’. Enjoy a light lunch and coffee at the heritage Café Pecorino to raise funds for EDO NSW (Environmental Defenders Office) who continue to provide legal advice to those communities fighting to defend their environment. View|
|21 May, Mon 9:22AM||Ruined Castle|
|(Mal’s Group) Allan P.|
|Scenic World to Golden Stairs on Narrowneck. Descend stairs and walk to Ruined Castle. Return to Scenic World. Plenty of uneven stairs.
Map: Katoomba Limit: 20. View
|22 May, Tue 9:00AM||Burrill Lake|
|Ride from Canberra Crs mainly on bush tracks. Mountain bikes recommended. View|
|22 May, Tue 9:29AM||Forestville to Manly Vale|
|Walk from Forestville via Engraving Track to Seafroth Oval then to Upper Manly Dam Reserve to Manly Vale. B-line bus return to city. Carry morning tea, lunch and water for a full day walk. Steep sections, rough and rocky bushtracks, steps, fire trails.
Location: Garigal NP View
|22 May, Tue 9:37AM||Springwood – Birdwood Gully – Springwood|
|(Jean’s Group) Judith H.|
|Rough eroded track in places. Down and up. Spectacular wave rock and pleasant creek. Train return to Sydney. View|
|22 May, Tue 9:30AM||Walls of Camelot & Rocky Waterholes LO|
|Grade:4/6||Length||13km||450m||Southern Highlands Branch|
|Walls of Camelot. The track branches off the Nattai Ridge Road to follow a fence line to a track leading to magnificent sandstone cliffs. The track then continues on to join the Rocky Water HolesTrack which provides a lookout over Rocky Waterholes Creek. Return by this track back to the car park. Rough track, slippery creek crossings and scrambling up loose scree slopes.
Location: Nattai NP
Map: Hilltop 8929-2N Limit: 16. Map: Hilltop 8929-2N View
|23 May, Wed 10:00AM||Cockatoo Island 21st Sydney Biennale Walking Tour|
|Grade:1/6||Length||6km||100m||Southern Sydney Branch|
|On Cockatoo Island, 20 artists will present works echoing the history of the UNESCO World-Heritage-listed site around movement, migration, production and participation, including works that grow or morph over the course of the Biennale. http://www.cockatooisland.gov.au/whats/21st-biennale-sydney
We shall meet at Circular Quay Wharf 5 for ferry to Cockatoo Island, in time for morning tea. We shall then join the free guided tour at 11:30am (45 minutes) starting from Superposition Studio.
After the tour, we will explore historic Cockatoo Island at leisure and meet back at the wharf at 2pm for the 2:13 pm ferry, arriving Circular Quay at 2:40 pm.
No need to RSVP but contact leader by email is appreciated.
Location: Sydney Harbour
Map: Sydney View
|23 May, Wed 8:00PM||FOKE Public Meeting|
|David Vs Goliath, Defending the Environment at a time of crisis. Join Friends of Ku-ring-gai Environment’s (FOKE) public meeting to listen to David Morris who recently joined EDO NSW as its new CEO in October 2017. Hear about David’s vision for EDO NSW in defending the environment at a time of crisis. Admission is free and all are welcome. More information: facebook.com/friendsofkuringgai and foke.org.au View|
|23 May, Wed 10:05AM||Grand Canyon, Blackheath|
|Bush tracks, hundreds of steps up and down, beautiful scenary, creek crossing. View|
|23 May, Wed 10:22AM||Watsons Bay to Neilson Park|
|Level ramble Watsons Bay to Neilson Park. View|
|25 May, Fri 8:46AM||Faulconbridge & Kariwoga Ridges|
|(Fully Booked) Not going to Faulconbrige Point. This means more time to check out Kariwoga Ridge. Faulconbridge Ridge is a fire trail. Kariwoga Ridge is rough. Some rock scrambling.
Map: Springwood and Kurrajong Limit: 15. View
|25 May, Fri||South West Mount Airly|
|Park vehicles at Airly Gap, GR 238 326. Walk south and then west following the alignment of the former tramway/self-actuated incline to the transfer station site then the double track skip haulage to the high level tunnel through the SW end of Mount Airly; climb the spur to the top of the SW corner of Mount Airly, inspect the crest /edge of cliff line before heading north to descend into a tributary of Gap Creek and hence back to the vehicles. Exploratory for the leader. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Map: Glen Alice 89314N View
|26 May, Sat 9:38AM||Denistone East to Eastwood|
|(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.|
|Walk via Denistone via streets, parks, ups & downs, tracks, some lovely bush including remnant Blue Gum High Forest. Coffee at Eastwood, train return to city. View|
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