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2 Jul, Fri 10:00AM Neighbour walk: Sheldon forest
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  180m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.First 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.(NEW!!!) This walk will be led by Heather Lakiss. The track meanders through the beautiful bushland of Sheldon Forest, along ridge tops, through open forest on the hill slopes and down to the creek side, following a stream that boasts a number of small waterfalls. The forest is one of the few remaining pieces of the Blue Gum high forest in the Sydney Basin. It is of high conservation status because it contains some of the last remnants of the endangered ecological communities. We also explore Rofe Park. Limit: 12. View

4 Jul, Sun 8:37AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 14
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  150m Sydney Branch
Stuart S.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Nearly fully booked) Today we walk from Blaxland to Emu Plains. Glenbrook Tunnel, Lennox Bridge The Gatekeepers Cottage, John Whitton Memorial and The Great River Walk are the highlights of the walk. The disused Glenbrook Tunnel is steeped in history. It was used as a secret site for mustard gas storage in World War II and in recent years housed a mushroom farm that one local MP called a "doss house". The Lennox Bridge is a heritage-listed road bridge at Mitchells Pass. It is the oldest stone arch bridge on the Australian mainland. https://arhsnsw.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1806lapstone.pdf Steep and slippery sections. No-touch sign-on. Social distancing will be observed. Please bring hand sanitizer. Install Covidsafe app.   Limit: 12. View

4 Jul, Sun 10:00AM Two Creek Track
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  150m Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Fritz W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Walk Two Creeks Track. Beautiful bush. Email for booking. Bush tracks. Steep. Slips and trips.
Location: Kur-ring-gai NP Limit: 12. View

9 Jul, Fri 10:00AM Neighbourhood walk: Homebush Bay
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
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.Leader will be Kevin Cliffe.  Sydney Olympic Park is an urban oasis for both wildlife and people. It connects us with nature, and with ourselves, through beautiful landscapes and inspiring encounters with wildlife. Bicentenniel Park gives you glimpses of a creek and mangrove habitat as well as a quiet wetland area followed by the lovely Belvedere Lake with its central fountain feature. There is a wonderful opportunity for a view of surrounding scenery in the form of the treillage tower - a metal structure that gives you access to a 17 metre high viewing platform from which you can see some other areas of Bicentennial Park as well as the wider surrounds including the views of the city.     Social distancing, mask, sanitizer. Limit: 12. View

11 Jul, Sun 10:48AM Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 26
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  150m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Nearly fully booked) Lake Illawarra entrance to Minnamurra via coastal headlands, beaches and Killalea State Park. Leader will arrange a boat assisted crossing of the Minnamurra River. Part of the Great South Coast Walk  (http://greatsouthcoastwalk.net/) a long-distance walking route along the southern coastline of New South Wales, from Bundeena on the southern fringe of Sydney, to Mallacoota, just over the border in Victoria, 660km in total. Limit: 12. View

11-22 Jul, Sun (08:00AM)-Thu (16:00PM) Thorsbourne Trail
Grade:3/6 Length 32km  400m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Date Changed) A lovely pack walk on the Thorsbourne Trail on Hinchinbrook Island in Queensland. This is one of Queensland’s Great Walks and is a wonderful mixture of rainforest and beaches. Some great campsites; some nice swimming holes; mostly short days; with at least one 2-night stop, all make this a really terrific walk. There is great demand for the limited walk permits at this time of the year so we need to book close to the possible one-year in advance. Seven days (6 nights) of actual walking. A day of snorkeling on the reef prior to the walk is also planned.
Location: Hinchinbrook Limit: 8. View

16 Jul, Fri 9:31AM Neighbourhood walk: Bantry Bay Loop
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  250m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Co-leader: Heather Lakiss. A varied loop, which passes the Bantry Bay Aboriginal engravings next to the Engravings Track, descends to Bantry Bay along the timber Getters Track and returns via the Scenic Bluff Track. There is an enormous Aboriginal engravings site (82 figures). We will visit The Bluff Lookout, a rock outcrop from which there are unobstructed views up Bantry Bay to Middle Harbour. As we ascend the Bluff Track there's constantly changing perspective over the bay and the historic Explosives Magazine buildings. Steep and slippery sections.
Location: Garigal NP Limit: 12. View

18 Jul, Sun 8:53AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 9
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  300m Sydney Branch
Stuart S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Nearly fully booked) This is a historic walk http://heritagedrive.com.au/project/history-walk-faulconbridge-steam-saw-mill-site/. We walk from Linden to Faulconbridge. Visit an Aboriginal site and the historic sawmill, and a few rocky vantage points, which offered spectacular views of the valley. The track to the creek is steep and involves some rock scrambling but it is adorned with wildflowers of various colours, overhangs and caves. Unfortunately this walk involves 4 km of street walking. Creek crossings, steep and slippery sections. Gortex boots an advantage. Walk will be cancelled in severe weather warning, bush fire warning or park closure. Please check your mailbox the night before to make sure walk is still on. Steep and slipppery sections. Steep and slippery sections. 5 creek crossings, narrow, rocky and wet paths. Long sleeve shirts and trousers recommended. Gortex boots an advantage. 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. 
Map: Blue Mountains Limit: 12. View

23 Jul, Fri 10:00AM Neighbourhood Walk
Grade:2/6 Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
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.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Today we explore Limit: 12. View

25 Jul, Sun 9:02AM Harbour to Hawkesbury warm up walk: Cremorne to Balmoral/The Spit
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  300m Sydney Branch
Stuart S.
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!!!) What makes the Cremorne to Balmoral walk unique is that even though the city skyline is just a couple of kilometres away, you feel like you are miles from any city while walking here. Over the course of the walk you will come across
  • The pristine bushland of Sydney Harbour National Park
  • An abundance of spectacular views of the harbour
  • An old Naval Base
  • Tiny harbour beaches where you can take a swim
  • A nude beach
  • Several cafes and restaurants at Chowder Bay
  • The Sydney Harbour Marine Institute where you can learn more about the Harbour
If the tide is low when we finish at Balmoral, we may extend to The Spit along the waterfront. In that case, the walk will be 17 km. Limit: 12. View

25 Jul, Sun 10:44AM Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 27 Minnamamma to Kiama
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  150m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Nearly fully booked) As part of Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads walks series, we will walk from  Minnamurra to Kiama on the 'Kiama Coast Walk' - part of the Great South Coast Walk  (http://greatsouthcoastwalk.net/) a long-distance walking route along the southern coastline of New South Wales, from Bundeena on the southern fringe of Sydney, to Mallacoota, just over the border in Victoria, 660km in total. This section takes us via the spectacular Minnamurra river entrance then headlands, beaches and rock platforms to Kiama harbour and Blowhole.   steep and slippery sections Limit: 12. View

31 Jul, Sat 10:10AM Neighbourhood walk: Narrabeen
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  130m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Leader will be Sue Atteridge. Today we walk CALEYI TRAIL , Deep Creek Valley Trail and continue along the Narrabeen lagoon to the Tramshed. CALEYI TRAIL is named after Caley’s Grevillea, a medium to tall shrub that is only found in an 8km square area that includes Belrose, Ingleside and Terrey Hills/Duffys Forest). As we are now closer to spring, expect to see wildflowers, grass trees, ferns and eucalypts. There is a wide rock platform and some interesting sandstone formations. There are some nice views over the GARIGAL NATIONAL PARK.  Near the trail are carvings of two kangaroos, one of which has a spear in its back (described by WD Campbell).  Where the track meets Deep Creek, the creek cascades over the rocks and drops into a small pool below. Steep and slippery sections, some parts a bit rugged, creek crossing
Map: Narrabeen Lake Limit: 12. View

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