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17 Jun, Mon 9:12AM Darwins Walk and Nature Trail
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  360m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk to the Picnic Area via Darwins Walk. After morning tea head down to Den Fenella Lookout. We follow the Overcliff Track and return to the station via the Nature Trail. Lots of steps. Creek crossings.
Location: Wentworth Falls
Map: Katoomba Limit: 20. View

15 Jul, Mon 9:00AM Burgess Falls and Woodford Dam
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  450m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Visit Horseshoe, Oaklands and Burgess Falls. Then walk to Woodford Dam and return to Hazelbrook Station. Mostly fire trail and roads. Some rough and some steep track. Slippery wet rocks. Creek crossings.
Location: Hazelbrook
Map: Katoomba Limit: 20. View

20 Jul, Sat 8:51AM Magdala Creek to Sassafras Gully Rd
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  420m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Urban noise disappears as we follow Magdala Creek 4km down to Glenbrook Creek. Here we find tall trees, and patches of rainforest in the deep gullies. As always, there is a climb out of the valley. We return to Springwood Station via Sassafras Gully Rd after a little sidetrip to see the stone cross. No major creek crossings, but there are a number of short shallow ones. We shouldn't have to take our shoes off. Wet rocks may be slippery near creeks. Sand on rocks is also slippery.
Location: Springwood
Map: Springwood Limit: 12. View

27 Jul, Sat 9:22AM Federal Pass
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  500m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk to the old Catalina Raceway and through The Gully to Katoomba Cascades. Descend Furber Steps for views of Katoomba Falls and the Three Sisters. The Federal Pass takes us amongst the trees below the cliffs to the Leura Forest. Then a long climb up to Fern Bower and the exit at Merriwa St. Walk back to Katoomba Station. Good track. Lots of stairs.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba Limit: 12. View

29 Jul, Mon 10:05AM Marayong to Toongabbie
Grade:2/6 Length 11km  100m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Morning tea at Marayong Oval. Bathroom stop at Blacktown before finding a park for lunch closer to Seven Hills. Follow the Great West Walk to Toongabbie Station.
Map: Riverstone and Prospect Limit: 20. View

5 Aug, Mon 9:03AM Dantes Glen
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  300m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.San Jose Ave to North Lawson Trail, then follow cliff top to Echo Bluff, Echo Point, Fairy Falls, Dantes Glen, Empire Pass, Frederica Falls. Take Hughes Ave track back to Lawson. Creek crossings. Steep loose fire trail section. Steep worn steps. Possibly muddy sections.
Location: Lawson
Map: Katoomba Limit: 20. View

12 Aug, Mon 9:55AM Toongabbie to Parramatta
Grade:2/6 Length 13km  110m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Morning tea nearby at Ron Hill Park. Follow Toongabbie Creek along the Great West Walk to Parramatta.
Map: Prospect and Parramatta Limit: 20. View

17 Aug, Sat 9:14AM Dantes Glen
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  300m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.From the station we walk along San Jose Ave to North Lawson Trail, then follow cliff top to Echo Bluff, Echo Point and Fairy Falls. Down steps to Dantes Glen Falls, St Michaels Falls, Empire Pass and a gentle up hill to Frederica Falls. Take Hughes Ave track back to Lawson. Don't expect the huge cliffs and scenery of Katoomba. But from this uncrowded Echo Point, we look out onto the Grose Wilderness Area just a few kilometres away. No houses or roads to be seen.
Location: Lawson
Map: Katoomba Limit: 12. View

19 Aug, Mon 9:22AM Nellies Glen to Devils Hole
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  500m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Follow the Six Foot Track down Nellies Glen. Return to Katoomba via Devils Hole. Steep descent on old steps and track. Some rock scrambling ascending Devils Hole. Some sections will be damp and maybe slippery.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba Limit: 20. View

13 Sep, Fri 10:00AM The suburb series of walk: Second Ponds Creek; Allan Porter’s birthday walk
Grade:1/6 Length 8km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Allan P.
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.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.This walk starts and finishes at The Ponds Shopping Centre. Morning tea and lunch here or at adjacent park. Bring own morning tea and lunch or buy from the shops. Bring a snack in case we end up having a late lunch. The suburb of The Ponds straddles Second Ponds Creek. This creek flows north over 10km from Parklea, through The Ponds and Rouse Hill Regional Park, to join the Cattai River at Annangrove. Along our walk we will see remnants of the woodland that covered this flood plain. As well, we visit Dragonfly Pool and the pretty Ironbark Lake. Mostly on shared concrete pathway.
Location: The Ponds Limit: 30. View

16 Sep, Mon 9:00AM Long Angle and Cripple Creeks
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  300m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Mostly roads and fire trails. Follow Long Angle Creek and Cripple Creek trails to Blaxland. Creek crossings. Cyclists and horse riders also use the fire trails. Some steep sections. Some loose surface on trails.
Location: Springwood Limit: 20. View

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