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24 Dec, Fri 10:00AM Neighbourhood walk: Oxford Street ramble : Op-shops galore
Grade:1/6 Length 6km  50m 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)Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Leader: Fiona Thompson: Catching xmas spirits.  Starting with a coffee, we ramble along Oxford Streets to do Op-shop shopping. May be a bargain dress for Xmas? Instead of wearing the same red or green dress every year, I may find something different for 2021!! Ends at a pub lunch. View

31 Dec, Fri 10:14AM NYE Walk
Grade:2/6 Length 7km  150m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(DRAFT - do not publish yet)   A short walk around Watsons Bay, South Head, The Gap Bluff and Green Point to catch the festivities.  See the yachts getting ready for the evening's fireworks. Finish  with a swim at Camp Cove Beach and have  Fish and Chips at Doyles,  Ferry back to Circular Quay View

7 Jan, Fri 10:01AM Culture Walk Series No 3 St James to Justice & Police Museum
Length 5km  50m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Leader:  Heather Lakiss We walk from St James Station via the Royal Botanical Garden to Justice and Police Museum where we will view the exhibitions. Entry fee is $15 ($12 concession). There is also a conducted group tour option of $20 per head(min 10 ppl).  Please indicate your preference: 1} Entry fee only 2} Conducted tour. This walk is only open to people who commit to both walk and visit to the museum. View

14 Jan, Fri 10:02AM Neighbourhood Walks : Lyrebird Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  300m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Leader of the day: Steve Ringbauer This pleasant walk starts from the end of the Davidson Reserve picnic area and follows the Lyrebird Track through the bush, along the edge of Middle Harbour Creek, to the stepping stone crossing on Carroll Creek. The stepping stones are a great place to take a break. Then we continue to St Ives. Steep and slippery sections View

21 Jan, Fri 10:00AM The Colour walk series : 50 shades of Pink
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  120m 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.Cafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Not quite the Jacaranda walk, but there are many shades of pink apart from the pink Crepe Myrtle lined streets. We walk from Canterbury Station to Ashfield, where we will go to the Leagues Club for Yum Cha. If you prefer, the Club also has a cafe and bistro for western food. If you prefer a picnic lunch, you can go to Allman Park instead. Walk will be cut short if it is a hot day. Points of interest: Canterbury Park Race Course, Canterbury Park, Gough Reserve, Yeo Park, Trinity Grammar School of which I have an affinity for, Peace Park, Peace Park Viewing Tower, beautiful old houses. There is a coffee shop at the start and for morning tea (V, GF).
Map: Canterbury View

28 Jan, Fri 10:01AM Walk and swim
Grade:2/6 Length 7km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
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.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Leader will be Fiona Thompson : Walk from Bondi Beach to Dunningham Reserve where we will have a swim at the Rockpool Giles Bath. Hazards associated with water sport View

4 Feb, Fri 2:01PM Swim and Snorkel at Clovelly
Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicSwim | A trip that involves swimming(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Leader: Fiona Thompson Swim and Snorkel, followed by pub dinner View

11 Feb, Fri 9:36AM Culture Walk Series : Gladesville Hospital
Grade:2/6 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.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Co-leader: Heather Lakiss From Huntleys Point Wharf, we walk via Gladesvillle Reserve, Huntleys Cove, Bedlam Bay and Bedlam Bay Community Garden to  Gladesville Hospita. Tour of the hospital is from 11 am to 2 pm and costs $10 which includes morning tea. Bring picnic lunch. Originally known as Tarban Creek Lunatic Asylum, the hospital was designed by the Colonial Architect, Mortimer Lewis.  The first patients arrived from Liverpool Asylum and the Female Factory at Parramatta in 1838. The last in-patient services were closed in 1997. The site contains many buildings that are listed on the Register of the National Estate:
 
  • Original Quadrangle Complex, 1838
  • Gatekeeper’s Cottage near Punt Road gates
  • Punt Road gates
  • Doctor’s Residence, south side of Punt Road gates
  • Service Buildings between 1838 buildings & Punt Road gates
  • Workshop (former Male Ward 9)
  • Sandstone walls
  • Gardener’s Store
  • Escarpment Terraces
  • Wards 17 and 18
  • Former Medical Superintendent’s Residence
  • Cypress Grove, Victoria Road
  • Gatekeeper’s Lodge, Victoria Road
  • Medical Records Department, Victoria Road
  • Pottery Building
  • Provision Store.
Virtual tour This walk is only open to people who commit to both walk and hospital tour. View

18 Feb, Fri 10:01AM The Colour walks series : Seven Australians and Swain Gardens
Grade:2/6 Length 7km  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)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.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) This is a short summer walk to explore hidden secret gardens. We walk from Lindfield Station and cover part of the Two Creeks Track to The Seven Australians Park and Swain Gardens. The walk will finish at Kilara Station. Preview of Swain Gardens. View

4 Mar, Fri 9:02AM Neighbourhood walk: The iconic Coogee to Bondi Walk
Grade:2/6 Length 7km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSwim | A trip that involves swimmingPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Cafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Leader is Fiona Thompson. A cliff top coastal walk, the Coogee to Bondi walk extends for six km in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. The walk features stunning views, beaches, parks, cliffs, bays and rock pools. The beaches and parks offer a place to rest, swim or a chance to eat at one of the cafes, hotels, restaurants or takeaways. Most beaches offer picnic shelters, play areas, kiosks, toilets and change-rooms.   There are rest stops with great views and seating along the coast. Optional lunch at Bondi Beach. there are some steep gradient paths and several staircases along the track.
Location: coogee View

11 Mar, Fri 9:30AM Neighbourhood walk: Centennial Park to Bronte Beach
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | 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.Cafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Leader is Fiona Thompson. We walk from Centennial Park to Bronte Beach where you can have a swim. Points of interest: Centennial Park, Queens Park, Waverly Park, churches, waterfalls, Bronte Beach. Optional lunch at Bronte. View

19 Mar, Sat 9:30AM Neighbourhood walk: Allambie Heights
Grade:2/6 Length 7km  180m 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. Walk starts from Martin Luther Place, off Allambie Road. Steep and slippery sections.
Map: Allambie Heights Limit: 12. View

1 Apr, Fri 9:31AM Neighbourhood walk 24 : 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.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) 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 View

9 Apr, Sat 10:10AM Neighbourhood walk 26: 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.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) 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 View

15 Apr, Fri 10:00AM Neighbourhood walk 23: 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. Good Friday 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. Bicentennial 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. View

3 Jun, Fri 10:01AM The Colour walks series: Camellia Gardens Caringbah
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.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) 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 View

18 Jun, Sat 9:47AM 5 Lands Walk: Mcmasters Beach to Terrigal Surf Club
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  300m 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.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Co-Leader: Heather Lakiss. The 5 Lands Walk is a physical, spiritual and cultural journey. A gift to you from the communities and sponsors of the Central Coast. A place where no one is excluded. A place where family, friends and the wider community are encouraged to celebrate life, have fun and connect to our deep Aboriginal history, European settlement, and who we are today. In doing so we take a step to create a more harmonious and inclusive society on the Central Coast and beyond. The 5 Lands Walk is a day-long festival held on the Saturday closest to the winter solstice when the whales, a significant totem of the Darkinjung people, are migrating north, along 10 km of spectacular coastline. In 2006 we were inspired by Italy's Cinque Terra, but we created our own uniquely Australian event, a collaboration between the Aboriginal and broader communities, to connect people to people and people to place. We've been improving it every year since. 2021 will see many old favourites plus some new features and events. Roughly 22 000 people are estimated to join us this year, so be prepared to be inspired. Coffee available at McMasters Beach. BYO lunch or buy on way.   To register There are several long steady climbs, up and down, and a couple of short steep sections with steps. There’s even a boggy patch to add interest.
Location: central Coast
Map: Central Coast View

8 Jul, Fri 10:19AM Coast to Lake Walk
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  50m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | 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)Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) The Entrance Coast to Lake Scenic Walk is a 'string of pearls' walk connecting pedestrians to attractions, landmarks and facilities around The Entrance, covering over 7.6km of Central Coast's beautiful area. Join us for a mini holiday. We walk from the Long Jetty, Tuggerah Lake to The Entrance, then to Toowoon Bay. We start with a coffee and have lunch at the Entrance. Swimming opportunities.
Location: Central Coast
Map: Central Coast street map View

15 Jul, Fri 10:00AM In the steppes of Central Rose Bay
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  200m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Leader: Kevin Cliffe This walk is not for you if you don’t like steps. Features : Scot college Cranbrook school City views Mansions Gardens Many steep sets of steps Beach Point Piper Rose Bay Community garden   View

22 Jul, Fri 9:45AM Neighbourhood Walk No 25: 7 beaches walk
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  300m 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 Claire Finnigan. 7 beaches walk from Avalon to Narrabeen. This is a fair weather walk, hugging the coastline. Inevitably, this involves some street walking . As this walk is fairly exposed, it will be postponed if it is a wet and cold day. Optional lunch at Narabben Lakes Steep sections, lots of steps
Map: Northern Beaches View

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