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26 Jul, Fri 10:00AM Suburb series of walk: Canterbury to Hurlstone Park
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  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: Lynne Hewitt A pleasant walk from Canterbury to Hurlstone Park.  Local guide with commentary.   Limit: 15. View

4 Aug, Sun 8:00AM Extension of The Great West to East walk : Part 1
Grade:3/6 Length 22km  500m 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 Extension of The Great West to East walk: Manly to the Spit via North Head, North Steyne Beach and Balgowlah. Philip is going to walk 60 Km over several Sundays  in August to raise fund for Fred Hollows.  You are invited to join him and encouraged to sign up for your own Fund Raising or at least contribute to his Fund Raiser. Fred's Big Run - Philip Wright (fredsbigrun.org) Will see the hanging swamp, the barrel display, several lookouts, Quarantine Station, Blue fish wall, Shelley Beach. Limit: 10. View

11 Aug, Sun 9:00AM Extension of The Great West to East walk Part 2: Spit to Circular Quay
Grade:3/6 Length 20km  450m 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 Extension of The Great West to East Walk Part 2: Spit to Circular Quay Philip is going to walk 50 Km over several Sundays in August to raise fund for Fred Hollows.  You are invited to join him and encouraged to sign up for your own Fund Raising or at least contribute to his Fund Raiser. Fred's Big Run - Philip Wright (fredsbigrun.org) Walk from The Spit to Circular Quay via Balmoral and the waterfront. This is about the most scenic walk in Sydney. Limit: 10. View

16 Aug, Fri 9:34AM The suburbs series of walk: Parramatta
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longLeader: Lynne Hewitt Historic walk of parramatta Meet at the Station street exit of Parramatta station and we will walk through Parramatta to Parramatta Park for lunch, stopping to look at many of the heritage buildings including St John’s Anglican cathedral  and the Philip Ruddock Heritage Centre. Limit: 15. View

25 Aug, Sun 9:00AM Extension of The Great West to East walk: Part 3: Circular Quay to Watsons Bay
Grade:3/6 Length 24km  350m 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 Extension of The Great West to East walk Part 3:Circular Quay to Watsons Bay Philip is going to walk 60 Km over several Sundays in August to raise fund for Fred Hollows.  You are invited to join him and encouraged to sign up for your own Fund Raising or at least contribute to his Fund Raiser. Fred's Big Run - Philip Wright (fredsbigrun.org) Walk from Circular Quay to Watsons Bay via many beaches and some exclusive Eastern Suburbs. Scenic coastal walk. Fish and Chips at the end to celebrate the completion of the series.   Slippery sections. Limit: 10. View

6 Sep, Fri 9:00AM The Alphabet series.”W”. Wild Flower Garden at St Ives
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.Leader: Philip Wright. Commencing Kitchener Street, St Ives and down to the creek and fire trail via creek, Mueller Track, where the stillness of nature surrounds you, and up to The Wildflower Garden. Continues to Solander Track. Pretty along the creek, with a waterfall (Phantom Falls). Some quite wet tiny tracks. Lots of ups and downs. Those who use hiking sticks, bring them. Visitors/info centre, next to Senses Track, has a coffee machine and native plant nursery.  Return via a slightly shorter route. Slippery sections. Limit: 15. View

20 Sep, Fri 9:20AM Suburbs series of walk: Campbelltown
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long
Leader: Lynne Hewitt.  The Alphabet Series: "U" ..UWS Sculpture and Art Gallery Walk A visit to see the sculptures in Western Sydney University, the Art Gallery of Campbelltown and the Japanese gardens behind the Art Gallery.   The Art Centre is a large outdoor sculpture and manicured park area which features a range of permanent and changing exhibitions. Experience the unique sculptures in a beautiful outdoor setting. Experience the Tether of Time - a 15-metre sculpture and meet Esmeralda, the 10-tonne granite prehistoric wombat. Spring time will enhance our visual and smell sense in our visit to the Japanese Gardens. The Japanese Gardens are a special gift from Koshigaya, Campbelltown's Sister City in Japan.   The Gardens symbolise the beliefs and religion of both Shinto, the indigenous religion of Japan, and Zen Buddhism. The Campbelltown Japanese Gardens feature a traditional waterfall, koi pond, timber bridge, stonework pathways, lush plantings and a 16th Century designed teahouse, handcrafted by Japanese craftsmen. The aim of the garden is to obtain quiet solitude. The design represents elegant simplicity, lending itself to contemplation and heightened awareness. The Gardens is also home to the Arts Centre Cafe, a scenic dining location that overlooks the tranquil gardens.
Limit: 15. View

18 Oct, Fri 10:07AM The Alphabet series.”W”..Wentworth falls lake circuit
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  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.Cafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.LEADER: Philip Wright Start with a coffee at the famous German bakery,  Then walk to Wentworth Falls lake. The circuit around the lake shows you the serene beauty of the lake. Admire the water birds, sculptures and the flora...Maples, tea trees, grevillea ( specific to this area), isopogan, sun Orchid, wild strawberries, tree ferns, and of course Waratahs and rhododendrons flowering in October. There are more species unknown to the leader. Botanists  are invited to join the walk to enrich our knowledge. If you are lucky, you will see redbellied snakes. On return to the station, you can treat yourself with the famous pastries at the German bakery. View

25 Oct, Fri 10:00AM The suburbs series of walk: Dangar Island
Grade:1/6 Length 5km  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. Join us for a tour to this idyllic island just a hop, skip and a jump from Hawkesbury River Station, Brooklyn. Upon arrival on this car-free oasis of bush, beach and tranquillity, we will be welcomed by tree-lined palms and jacarandas. On the lower grounds we'll walk past the Bowling Club and Bradleys Beach. On the higher grounds we'll get great views of the Hawkesbury River. We'll also walk past a Blackbutt – Rough-barked Apple Forest. Enjoy the scenic train ride across the Hawkesbury River and a joy ferry ride to the island. Enjoy lunch or Devonshire tea at Dangar Island Depot before taking the ferry back home. Bring money for ferry ($8.50 one way adult, $4.30 one way concession (not sure seniors are considered concession)).
Limit: 15. View

30 Oct, Wed 9:00AM St Ives walk
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  320m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) RSVP Direct to heatherlakiss@gmail.com   Commencing Kitchener Street, St Ives and heading towards the fairly steep Management Trail up to the Wild Flower Garden and onto the Information Centre to view the native plants, snake and lizard on display. Coffee is available there from the machine.  Stop for morning tea.   Continue to St Ives Showground where Tree Tops is situated, a challenging climbing area for all ages, view other venues and have our packed lunch.  Return to the WFG.  Option to leave the WFG onto Mona Vale Road for a bus to Gordon Station or continue back to Kitchener Street initially on a different WFG route and return via the Management Trail. Limit: 15. View

8 Nov, Fri 9:54AM The Alphabet Series: “X” Xacuti at Harris Park
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  130m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longLeader: Derek Hampton RSVP direct to derek.hamptonesl@gmail.com For our Alphabet series, ‘X’ is for Xacuti. Join us to celebrate our multicultural heritage walks with authentic Indian cooking at Harris Park. We start from Kissing Point wharf, go along the cycleway alongside Parramatta River, looking out for native birds at Baludarri Wetlands, stopping briefly at the historical Hambledon Cottage before reaching our destination for our shared group lunch ($20). Parramatta signifies Sydney’s urban buzzy renewal so food streets like this won’t last. Return is by train. If eating, please confirm and email culinary/dietary preference. Limit: 15. View

6 Dec, Fri 1:49PM Gorgeous by day, Magical by night Birdwood Gully.
Grade:3/6 Length 7km  170m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
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.Leaders: Allan Porter and Philip Wright. Gorgeous by Day and Magical by night. It is a beautiful short round trip walk that showcases the rainforest environment on the valleys of the Blue Mountains. Very easy access, some steep steps, overhangs, footbridges over streams, lyre birds, ferns and amazing atmosphere. Fireflies . Glow worms. We walk twice, once in the afternoon and once after dark. We have a break to have dinner before we walk  to see the fly flies followed by  Glow worms. Thai/ Hotel/IGA/Sports Club/Cafe/ Petrol Station available at Springwood.  You must commit to both day and evening walks before RSVP. Bright Headlamp, preferably with red light,  with spare batteries is essential for your safety. If you arrive with no headlamp, you will be turned back. Many steps, metal bits on ground, small creek crossings, muddy in parts. Limit:8. T: Central 12:18 pm Springwood 1:49 pm Limit: 8. View

13 Dec, Fri 9:45AM The Suburbs & Xmas walk: Green Square, Zetland, Waterloo; Birthday walk for Steve
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.This is a Xmas walk organised by Bob Rankin and Esther. Join us to celebrate Steve's birthday as well.   A walk in Green Square/Zetland/Waterloo area.  Discover the Drying Green, The Green Square Library, The Waterloo Library, The Waterloo Community Garden, various reserves, witness the good work of OzHarvest.See Tony Abbott’s marriage mural. After the walk, lunch will be at a private rooftop garden with a pool.  Bob Rankin  will provide BBQ, salad, wine and dessert at a cost of $20, RSVP commences 27 November 2024 and closes 11:59 pm 6 December 2024.  Non-refundable payment will be required when you RSVP. (Please note RSVP timing for this event is different to the standard 2 weeks ahead to day prior )     Limit: 16. View

3 Jan, Fri 9:30AM Newtown Street Art and Historic Walking tour
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. 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

7 Feb, Fri 9:00AM Strathfield historic walk part 2
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  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 : Lynne Hewitt.   Limit: 15. View

7 Mar, Fri 9:30AM Lynne’s birthday walk: Female Street art walk: Redfern to Newtown
Grade:1/6 Length 6km  50m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longLeader : Lynne Hewitt, Street art walk through Newtown and Darlington as you discover street art by some of Sydney's best female street artists, as well as works that celebrate important women. This walk takes around 2 hours and starts at Redfern train station, covering approximately 4.5 km. You'll finish close to Newtown train station. You'll discover street art by the following female artists: Rose Strachen, Sharon Billinge, Shannon Crees, George Rose, Karen Farmer, Georgia Norton Rose, Rebecca Lourey, Sophi Odling, Lotte Alexis, Mariko Konno & Styna. You'll also see pieces celebrating significant women by Fintan Magee, Ox King, Oli Ruskidd, Phibs and Brad Robson. Limit: 15. View

14 Mar, Fri 9:01AM Seniors week event 1
Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longTBA View

21 Mar, Fri 10:03AM Seniors week No 2
Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longTBA View

4 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.  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

21 Jun, Sat 9:25AM Eastwood to Denistone via Shrimpton creek
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  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.Nice walk on paths at first through parks near creek. Creek crossing for a bit of excitement. Good views out to parramatta, Olympic Park and beyond. Then steep grassy hill, bush track, big trees and path to Denistone. Plus stately houses Limit: 15. View

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