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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

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

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 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 9:30AM The Suburbs Series: Castle Hill (Knightsbridge Circuit)
Length 10km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Ian B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Booking opens two weeks prior to event. The walking circuit is accessed from the Showground Metro Station via tracks through the Castle Hill Showground and Fred Caterson Reserve. The walk is a mixture of pave tracks, bush tracks, fire trails and streets. Track could be rough and slippery in parts. Limit: 15. View

29 Mar, Fri 10:00AM The suburbs: Newtown Street Art and Historic Walking tour . Lynne’s birthday walk
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  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: Ros Freeman Celebrate Lynne Hewitt’s birthday. We explore kerbside gardens, historic buildings, St Stephen's Church and cemetery; and the street art of Newtown, including ‘I have a Dream’ painted over two days, initially illegally, now heritage listed and Bob Hawke mural. Visit Warren Ball Avenue,  Newtown’s best street? Easy pace to study the street art.   Limit: 15. View

5 Apr, Fri 9:47AM The Alphabet series :”E” East Lindfield circuit
Grade:2/6 Length 7km  170m 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: Heather Lakiss (RSVP to heatherlakiss@gmail.com) This pleasant walk starts from Lindfield Park and heads through the bushland to the Two Creeks Track, which it follows through the national park to, and along, Middle Harbour Creek. The walk returns to Lindfield Park via the picturesque Little Digger Track, and through a few shortcut alley ways in East Lindfield. Steep, rugged and slippery sections. Limit: 15. View

12 Apr, Fri 10:00AM The. suburbs series: Strathfield
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  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: Lynne Hewitt. A historic walk of Strathfield. Start from Strathfield Station. Lunch at Strathfield Park. Return home by catching a bus from Coronation Parade to either Strathfield Station, to Central or to other suburbs. Limit: 15. View

19 Apr, Fri 10:20AM Suburbs series ” Katoomba to Leura” Brad’s birthday walk
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  380m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Sophie A.
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.Come celebrate Brad's birthday on this beautiful walk from Katoomba to Leura via Prince Henry Cliff Walk. It is about the best walk in the Blue Mountains. Great views. Waterfalls. Good tracks but muddy at times, steps, some street walking. Be rewarded with a coffee at one of the great cafes of Leura. You would not want to come home after this out of the world walk. No booking is required so just turn up on the day View

26 Apr, Fri 10:00AM The Suburb series : Meadowbank, Parramatta
Grade:2/6 Length 12km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Marilyn C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.We do the Kokoda Track from Meadow Bank to Cabarita. Limit: 15. View

3 May, Fri 9:24AM The Alphabet series: “J”: Jacksons Landing to the harbour.
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
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.Leader: Philip Wright. We walk from the waterfront estate of Jacksons Landing to Circular Quay, with optional lunch at Chat Thai.  Points of interest: Elizabeth Bay, Jones Bay, Darling Island, Wellcome Wall, Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, Sydney Aquarium, Barangaroo, Crown Casino, Sydney Observatory, Observatory Hill, Bridge stairs, Argyle Stairs, Clock tower, Museum of Contemporary Art, Wollemi pine and First fleet park Limit: 15. View

10 May, Fri 9:30AM The suburbs series : Cheltenham, Epping
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Ian B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk from Cheltenham Railway Station to Epping Railway Station via the Lane Cove National Park. We will follow the fire trail along Devlins Creek to the junction with the Great North Walk (GNW). Follow the GNW until the Terrys Creek Track turnoff. Follow this track through various parks until we come to Terrys Creek Falls. We will then back track and walk to the Epping Railway Station. Possible sightings of flannel flowers and other flowers in bloom along this walk. The track could be rough and slippery in parts. Creek crossings.  Limit: 15. View

17 May, Fri 10:20AM Suburbs series : Castle Cove to Castlecrag
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  250m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Sophie A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.North Arm Track - Harold Reid Reserve, Sugar Loaf Bay.  A delightful walk through streets and bush tracks (steep at times) with lovely water views and a castle.  Lots of steps. Worth the effort for this beautiful walk. No booking is required so just turn up on the day.
Location: Northern Beaches View

24 May, Fri 10:00AM The Suburbs series of walk: Parramatta Ken’s Birthday Walk
Grade:2/6 Length 11km  60m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Ken
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSlow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Come celebrate Ken's birthday on the Historic Walk of Parramatta. Starting point is the Station Street exit from Parramatta Station. The route is through Parramatta CBD to Parramatta Park and the back along the river as far east as Elizabeth Farm Cottage. There are many sites of historical interest. The leader will give a brief commentary and allow time to read story boards. This walk will also be listed for The Wanderers Bushwalking Club (Hills based). Road crossings, cyclists on shared pathways and trip hazzards on tracks and pathways.
Location: Parramatta
Map: StreetDirectories Limit: 10. View

31 May, Fri 10:00AM The Suburbs series: Castle Hill
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Marilyn C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk to Castle Hill Heritage Park and learn about the Vinegar Hill Rebellion. Easy walking. Limit: 15. View

7 Jun, Fri 10:00AM The Colour walks series No 14: Camellia Gardens Carringbah (Philip’s birthday walk)
Grade:2/6 Length 4km  50m 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)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.
Leader: Philip Wright
Celebrate Philip's Birthday Day at Camellia Gardens.  Located in Caringbah and overlooking beautiful Yowie Bay, the Gardens were recognised by the International Camellia Society as a Camellia Gardens of Excellence in 2014.  There are sixty Camellia Gardens of Excellence in the world, with the Camellia Gardens and Lisgar Gardens in Hornsby being the only two in NSW. The Gardens have over 400 cultivars and species donated and acquired since its first plantings began in 1969, in addition to many other rare ornamental and native plants. The collection is of unique value to Australian horticulture. The Gardens have something for all seasons. The camellias are in season during autumn and winter. Tea house serves delicious devonshire and lunches.   We will play by ear.  A walk at Woronora Cemetery can be added on.
Location: Caringbah Limit: 15. View

14 Jun, Fri 10:00AM Suburbs series : Bundeena
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  130m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Sophie A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Explore Jibbon Head via Jibbon Track in Royal National Park. There is heaps of lovely scenery on this trail and plenty to keep you entertained. The route starts from Bundeena Wharf and heads towards the gorgeous Jibbon and Shelley Beach. Enjoy the breathtaking coastal views from Jibbon Head and take a moment to take in your surroundings. View aboriginal carvings. Walk on beach, rocks and bushtracks. Swim available. No need to contact leader. Just turn up on the day.  
Location: South Coast View

21 Jun, Fri 10:00AM The Suburbs series : Macquarie Uni, Eastwood, Denistone
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  150m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longLeader: Kevin Cliffe We walk from Macquarie Uni Station to Eastwood, via Shrimptons Creek. Expect to see water dragons and lots of birds. Limit: 15. View

28 Jun, Fri 9:30AM The suburbs: Ashbury to Lewisham
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  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: Lynne Hewitt We walk from Canterbury station to Ashbury, then Ashfield, summer hills, Petersham park  and end at Lewsham. Limit: 15. View

5 Jul, Fri 9:31AM The Suburbs : Sydney Olympic Park Loop
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  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.RSVP direct to Heather Lakiss heatherlakiss@gmail.com This easy level loop walk encompasses a large amount of Bicentennial Park as it makes its way through the mangroves, past sunken ships and a bird watching hide.  Some urban walking via the edge of Liberty Grove, Rhodes, over the Bennelong Bridge and  Wentworth Point.  All paved walking. Little shade. Limit: 15. View

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