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1 Mar, Fri 10:00AM The Suburbs : Beauty Point to Balmoral via the Spit
Grade:2/6 Length 7km  100m 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: Kevin Cliffe Scenic walk from Beauty Point to Balmoral beach via the spit. Limit: 15. View

1 Mar, Fri Wollangambe Eight
Grade:6/6 Length 13km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) The next instalment of our Wollangambe exploration. Long day, early start. Park at GR 652 942 at the start of Tessellate Hill access track. Walk to Tesselate Hill and descend into Wollangambe River at GR 636 952. Walk/swim/boulder/scramble down the gorge to the planned exit point at GR 656 982 (new to the leader). Find a way back on the ridge, walk to Tessellate Hill and then the vehicles. Bring helmet (mandatory) and dry bags. Wet suit strongly recommended. Lilo optional. Must be able to swim well. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 13 km.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Wollangambe 89312S View

2 Mar, Sat 8:00AM Clifflines to the East of Genowlan Point
Grade:5/6 Length 9km  500m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThis will be a spectacular walk along the clifflines to the east of Genowlan Point in the Mugii Murum Ban SCA, exploring the various nooks and crannies and pagodas along the way and topping it off with views of the Suspended Barbican and a visit to the Ultimate Shute. Expect to be amazed and delighted in an area rarely visited. Rock scrambling and off-track walking.
Location: Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Map: Glen Alice 89314N Limit: 12. View

2 Mar, Sat 9:40AM Leura to Katoomba via PHCW
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  350m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
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.(Changed Transport Details) This section of the Prince Henry Cliff Walk was opened in 1934. It has recently been improved with some new steps and better drainage. Visit Leura Cascades, Echo Point and Katoomba Cascades. This walk forms part of the new Grand Cliff Top Walk from Wentworth Falls to Katoomba. Although this walk follows the top of the cliffs, there are a lot of ups and downs.
Map: Katoomba Limit: 12. View

3 Mar, Sun 8:15AM Middle Harbour Creek circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 19km  350m Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Beautiful trail. Leads through southern section of Garigal NP. We start from Valley Rd, Forestville & head down one side of creek to the opposite  side of Roseville Bridge. Exceptional river views, dense bushland & mangroves. Track maybe overgrown. Wear long pants to avoid leeches & scratches. Some sections are slippery especially after heavy rain. Many creek crossings - up to one foot deep.
Location: Garigal NP
Map: Garigal NP Limit: 20. View

4 Mar, Mon 10:00AM Bundeena – Jibbon Head – The Balconies – Bundeena
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  160m Sydney Branch
John H.
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.(NEW!!!) We will walk along the beach and tracks to Jibbon Head, visiting the Aboriginal engravings on the way. We will mostly walk along the rock platform towards the Balconies, where we join the coastal track back to Bundeena. There is a steep climb from the last beach up to the headland along an eroded track that requires a bit of a scramble. Spectacular coastal views and coastal heath bushland. Booking essential giving your mobile, emergency contact and NPA numbers. It could be slippery and possibly slushy in places with uneven rock platforms. Exposed, though a more inland route could be taken if the weather is unsuitable for the coastal route.
Location: Royal National Park
Map: Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 16. View

4 Mar, Mon 8:55AM Transit of Venus
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  400m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Mabel Falls, Edith Falls, Hazel Falls, Burgess Falls, Oaklands Falls, Horseshoe Falls. Rough track in places.
Location: Woodford
Map: Katoomba Limit: 20. View

6 Mar, Wed 10:30AM Windsor Cultural Walk
Grade:2/6 Length 11km 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 cultural and Hawksbury River walk. Includes visit to Deerubin Gallery and Windsor Museum. Bookings only one week before the walk please. Limit: 10. View

7-14 Mar, Thu (14:00PM)-Thu (08:00AM) Kosciuszko Pack Walk
Grade:4/6 Length 48km  1,000m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longAccommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Full pack walk in the Round Mountain area, visiting Farm Ridge Road, Mackays Hut, O'Keefes Hut and Derschkos Hut. Full day to climb Mt Jagungal and explore the area around it. As always, lovely Koscie scenery and bushland and great spots to camp. Also, the "traditional" BBQ on the deck at Jindabyne for a sausage and a glass of wine (both could be plural!). Fisher folk welcome as we will be near to Tumut River on the first night.
Location: Kosciuszko NP Limit: 15. View

8 Mar, Fri 9:50AM The Alphabet series: “I” Illawong to Menai; Bob birthday walk
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  150m 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: Philip Wright. Bob Rankin's birthday walk. Join us on a magical walk walk from Illawong to Menai. Towering trees including Angophora, coachwood, paper bark, tree ferns, grass trees, mangroves and ferns. Walk along a carpet of red Angophora tree barks. Woronora River, rock formations, caves, creeks, and nice views. Overgrown paths. Rugged at parts.  Wear long trousers and long-sleeved shirts. Limit: 15. View

9-16 Mar, Sat (08:00AM)-Sat (08:00AM) Walls of Jerusalem – Lakes route – The Never Never – Overland Track – Pine Valley – Cynthia Bay
Grade:4/6 Length 100km  2,500m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCamp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.(Nearly fully booked) One place left for the quick off-the-mark! A tough but rewarding walk starting from the spectacular Walls of Jerusalem National Park and then following the very scenic lakes route, passing Ball/Adelaide/Meston/Junction Lakes down to the Never Never, which is the link to the Overland Track. Then a side trip to the gorgeous Pine Valley to give us time to explore the Labyrinth and climb The Acropolis before walking out to Cynthia Bay or alternatively getting the ferry back along Lake St Clair. Quite simply, this is one of Australia's most stunning walks, and Autumn is the best time to experience it! You can expect cold & rain ... anytime! Trackless section through the Never Never.
Location: Walls of Jerusalem NP and Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair NP
Map: The Overland track and Walls of Jerusalem Limit: 12. View

10 Mar, Sun 9:02AM Great Mackerel Beach via West Head Lookout
Grade:3/6 Length 6.5km  250m Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
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.(NEW!!!) This moderately challenging walk is a wonderful day trip outing. We start off with a scenic connecting bus ride to Palm Beach wharf. We then hop on an interesting ferry ride to Mackerel Beach. The walk takes us through forest & and down three immaculately secluded beaches, Red Hand Cave & and West Head Lookout & and gives way to magnificent views of Pittwater, Palm Beach & and Barrenjoey headland. We can stop for a nice picnic & a swim to cool off. Overhead tree branches.
Location: Kuring-gai Chase NP
Map: Alltrails Limit: 20. View

11 Mar, Mon 9:13AM WWF to Lincolns Rock
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  533m Sydney Branch
Janet R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Booking only after 1st March please. From WWF Station roads and tracks to the Nature Trail and the Conservation Hut. Then on to WWF picnic area. Down to the top of the falls. Tracks to Rocket Point, then on to Lincolns Rock. Return via Falls Road to the station. Great views if the weather is good. Rough, steep, slippery.
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 15. View

13 Mar, Wed 9:15AM Tempe to Sans Souci
Grade:2/6 Length 11km Sydney Branch
Denise S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.A flat, easy walk from Tempe Station to Kyeemagh via Cook Park Trail, then along Botany Bay foreshore trail to Sans Souci. Mainly paved paths but some grass. A little street walking also. There are opportunities to finish sooner if you want. Bookings only one week before the walk please.
Location: Botany Bay Limit: 15. View

13 Mar, Wed 11:30AM Walkers get together
Sydney Branch
Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalkers lunch at O'Donoghues, Emu Plains. View

15 Mar, Fri 9:30AM Suburbs series of walk:Glebe
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  50m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Bob Rankin
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.We will walk through one of Sydney’s first suburbs, passing many historic houses, industrial remnants, parks, churches, a temple, and some landmarks of social history. All in about 8km! We will walk slowly as there’s so much to see. Bring morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea. Steps. Limit: 16. View

18 Mar, Mon 8:30AM Blaxland to Emu Plains via Yoogali Lookout
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  250m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.The best part of this walk follows a track above Lapstone Creek. A lot of the walk is in Knapsack Park Reserve on the Escarpment. Yoogali Lookout overlooks Penrith Lakes. A few creek crossings. A variety of tracks, trails and roads to be negotiated including MTB tracks which are eroded, rough and steep in places.
Map: Springwood and Penrith Limit: 20. View

18 Mar, Mon 9:30AM The Suburbs: Brush Farm repeat
Grade:1/6 Length 5km  50m 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: Kevin Cliffe As part of the Seniors Festival, I have booked 10 spots to the Historic Brush Farm House Open Day & History Talks. Meet at the western side of Eastwood Station and we will walk to the House to join the Open Day and History Talks. Enjoy morning tea/coffee on the balcony. Limit: 10. View

22 Mar, Fri 9:35AM Hat Hill
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  350m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Some exploritory. From the Hat Hill carpark walk to Wallaces Lookout with views over Govetts Gorge. Search for Wallaces Engine in this area. Retrace the path back to the road and climb Hat Hill. Follow the ridge out to Bald Head. Views over Hat Hill Creek and Grose Valley. Bald Head is in the Grose Wilderness Area. Some off-track to find Wallaces Engine a possibility.
Location: Blackheath
Map: Mt Wilson Limit: 8. View

22-24 Mar, Fri (06:34AM)-Sun (16:00PM) Mount Coricudgy
Grade:5/6 Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThis is a research trip for a new book about the Australian Army activities in the area during the 1960s. Final details will depend on the state of the road, but the plan is to drive as far as possible, hopefully to the intersection at GR 522 627, establish a camp there and take day trips to the top of the mountain. Combination of trail and off-trail walking. Exploratory. Distances unknown, likely 12-15 km every day. Likely scrambling and exposure.
Map: Coricudgy 89322N Limit: 8. View

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