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25 May, Tue 11:31AM Social lunch
Grade:1/6 Southern Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Geoffrey.L
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.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.It is really difficult to meet up with hiking friends at NPA walks these days as some have become fitter as they get older.  Some have slowed down a lot.  Some just want a change of lifestyle.   So that we get to see each other and catch up, we will host a yum cha at Burwood.  Cost is about $30. RSVP to either Geoffrey or Esther (eeesee@gmail.com) RSVP essential as we need to make a booking. provide member no, mobile no and emergency contact no. View the 14 20km plus walks and take up the challenge. https://bushwalk.npansw.org.au/?page_id=2835&leader_id=1929 Overeating.
Location: Burwood View

4 Jun, Fri 10:00AM Neighbourhood walk: Little Diggers and Two Creeks Track
Grade:2/6 Length 7km  170m 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.Co-leader: Heather Lakiss. Walk repeated due to popular demand. 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
Location: Middle Harbour Limit: 12. View

9 Jun, Wed 11:30AM Walkers lunch
Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicSocial | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Cafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Catch up and social lunch at O'Donoghues Irish Pub, Emu Plains. View

11 Jun, Fri 9:45AM Neighbourhood walk No 16: Harold Reid and North Arm Walking Track
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  200m 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.(Nearly fully booked) Leader will be Jeff Carey. Today we explore  Harold Reid and North Arm Walking Track Castle Crag. This circuit takes walkers through the waterfront bushland of Middle Harbour. Expect fantastic views, diverse plant communities, wildflowers, and lots of birds. https://www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au/files/sharedassets/public/ecm/willoughby-council-website/info-sheets/info-sheets/1-harold_reid_reserve_-_walking_track_brochure.pdf https://www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au/files/sharedassets/public/ecm/willoughby-council-website/info-sheets/info-sheets/1-north_arm_reserve_-_walking_track_brochure.pdf Optional lunch at Orchard Tavern at Chatswood. Please state if you will have pub lunch because we'll make a booking. Steep and slippery sections. Limit: 12. View

18 Jun, Fri 9:25AM Neighbourhood Walk: Middle Cove to Northbridge
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  280m 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.Today's leader is Steve Ringbauer. It's a beautiful and very scenic walk. Route: Eastern Valley Way, North Arm, Sugarloaf Creek, Castlecrag, Sailors Bay Creek,  Salt Pan Creek, Northbridge. The walk will end at Northbridge Hotel which offers $15 lunch special...Rump steak, Chicken Schizel, Fish and Chips, Pasta, Cheesburger Some challenging bits, steep and slippery sections.
Location: Middle Harbour Limit: 12. View

20 Jun, Sun 10:24AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 2: Medlow Bath to Blackheath
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  350m Sydney Branch
Stuart S.
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.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Co-leader: Esther. We walk from Medlow Bath to Blackheath.  We walk to the Three Brothers, then follow Glen Rosa Track to Blackheath. The route will take us to The Great Blue Mountains Trail, Wonderland Track, Tuckers Lookout, the Sunbath, and waterfalls. This is a gorgeous walk with never-ending views of the Megalong Valley and the Coliseum.  5 creek crossings, narrow, rocky and wet paths. Long sleeve shirts and trousers recommended. Gortex boots an advantage. Walk will be cancelled in severe weather warning, bush fire warning or park closure. Please check your mail box the night before to make sure walk is still on. Steep and slippery sections. No-touch sign-on. Social distancing will be observed. Please bring hand sanitizer. Install Covidsafe app.
Map: Blue Mountains Limit: 15. View

25 Jun, Fri 10:01AM Neighbourhood walk: The Great River Walk from Penrith to Emu Plains
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Allan P.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | 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.The Great River Walk offers stunning scenery along the Hawkesbury-Nepean River. Expect to see abundant water birds. Preview of walk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Na_6D11r6g It's a picturesque section of the larger walk which will cover 570 km, linking the river's mouth at Broken Bay to its headwaters at Lake Bathurst, south of Goulburn. Council, with the NSW government, has been extending the path along the river banks as it passes through Emu Plains. In future, the walk will be extended towards Penrith Lakes and then on to Windsor, Wisemans Ferry and Berowra. Optional lunch at The O'Donoghues Irish Pub at Emu Plains.
Location: Penrith
Map: Penrith 90303N Limit: 15. View

26 Jun, Sat 9:47AM 5 Lands Walk
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.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. Steep and slippery sections
Location: central Coast
Map: Central Coast Limit: 10. View

2 Jul, Fri 10:00AM Neighbour walk: Sheldon forest
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  180m 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)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.This walk will be led by Heather Lakiss. The track meanders through the beautiful bushland of Sheldon Forest, along ridge tops, through open forest on the hill slopes and down to the creek side, following a stream that boasts a number of small waterfalls. The forest is one of the few remaining pieces of the Blue Gum high forest in the Sydney Basin. It is of high conservation status because it contains some of the last remnants of the endangered ecological communities. We also explore Rofe Park. Limit: 12. View

14 Jul, Wed 11:30AM Walkers lunch
Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicCafe | 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.Catch up and social lunch at O'Donoghues Irish Pub, Emu Plains. View

18 Jul, Sun 8:53AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 9
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  300m Sydney Branch
Stuart S.
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.This is a historic walk http://heritagedrive.com.au/project/history-walk-faulconbridge-steam-saw-mill-site/. We walk from Linden to Faulconbridge. Visit an Aboriginal site and the historic sawmill, and a few rocky vantage points, which offered spectacular views of the valley. The track to the creek is steep and involves some rock scrambling but it is adorned with wildflowers of various colours, overhangs and caves. Unfortunately this walk involves 4 km of street walking. Creek crossings, steep and slippery sections. Gortex boots an advantage. Walk will be cancelled in severe weather warning, bush fire warning or park closure. Please check your mailbox the night before to make sure walk is still on. Steep and slipppery sections. Steep and slippery sections. 5 creek crossings, narrow, rocky and wet paths. Long sleeve shirts and trousers recommended. Gortex boots an advantage. Walk will be cancelled in severe weather warning, bush fire warning or park closure. Please check your mail box the night before to make sure walk is still on. 
Map: Blue Mountains Limit: 12. View

11 Aug, Wed 11:30AM Walkers lunch
Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicCafe | 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.Catch up and social lunch at O'Donoghues Irish Pub, Emu Plains. View

13 Aug, Fri 10:00AM Neighbourhood walk: Artarmon
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  200m 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 will be Christa Carey. Today we explore Artarmon, Tunks Park.  Optional lunch at The Great Northen Hotel.  When you rsvp, please state if you will be attending lunch because we will make a booking.. Limit: 12. View

27 Aug, Fri 10:00AM Colour walk series No 3: Royal Botanical Garden
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  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)Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Cafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.The colour walks: Royal Botanical Garden Limit: 12. View

8 Sep, Wed 11:30AM Walkers lunch
Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicCafe | 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.Catch up and social lunch at O'Donoghues Irish Pub, Emu Plains. View

17 Sep, Fri 9:17AM Colour walk series No 5: Rock orchids galore
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  240m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.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.(NEW!!!) Spring is orchid time.  Sylvan Grove Native Garden has such an array of Rock Orchids. They are majestic flowers to admire.  https://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/environment/parks-reserves/sylvan-grove-native-garden It s also a botanical garden with a variety of plants.  After the garden, we will take a walk in Georges National Park with great views of the river.  Spring flowers including native orchids will be plenty. Can arrive early to have coffee before the connecting bus. More options on South Side of the Station.   Steep and slippery sections
Map: Picnic Point Limit: 12. View

1 Oct, Fri 9:51AM Colour walk series No 7: Cherry Tree Walk
Grade:2/6 Length 12km  50m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.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.Cherry Tree Walk is a beautiful walk in Bowral. It consists of a walking/bike track beside the Mittagong Rivulet and 526 cherry trees that have been planted, dedicated to each and every soldier who died during the Vietnam War. The walk is particularly attractive in spring when the cherry trees are in flower. Incorporated into the design of the War Memorial has been a monument, inscribed with the names of the Australians who gave their lives in the service of their country. Then we continue to the Southern Highlands Botanical Garden. Limit: 12. View

8 Oct, Fri 9:25AM Colour walk series No 8 : Spit to Manly
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  170m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | 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.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.
  1. Leader will be Claire Finnigan. Today we walk the classic Spit to Manly walk that doesn't require introduction.  It is a popular walk through bush with superb water views. It's the time of the year when The Flannel Flowers bloom.  It is always an amazing show at this location.  Pink Flannel Flowers stole the show in summer 2021.  Now is the time to admire the (White) Flannel Flower again. At the end of the walk, the options are plenty: ice cream, fish and chips, coffee, pub, swim
Steep and slippery sections Limit: 12. View

13 Oct, Wed 11:30AM Walkers lunch
Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicCafe | 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.Catch up and social lunch at O'Donoghues Irish Pub, Emu Plains. View

29 Oct, Fri 10:00AM Colour walk series No 9: Dangar Island
Grade:1/6 Length 4km  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)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.Never heard of Dangar Island? 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 is considered concession)). Limit: 10. View

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