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1 Dec, Fri 10:08AM The Alphabet series :”V” Vaucluse loop
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  300m 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)Cafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Leader: Philip Wright Take a scenie ferry ride to Watsons Bay where we will walk along the water front,  Optional Fish and Chips at the end. Points of interest: Gibsons beach, Parsley Bay Reserve, Nielsen Park, Strickland House, Christison Park, Old Gun Emplacement, The Gap, Robertson Park, Limit: 15. View

6 Dec, Wed 9:00AM Bannister Head Smorgasboard
Grade:3/6 Length 6km Milton Branch
Paul B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.(NEW!!!) From Bill Andriske Oval in Mollymook, walk along the northern end of Mollymook Beach, up to Mitchell Parade and along to the Bannister Head Lookout. A minor and easy scramble to the rockshelf at Bannisters Heads can reveal seals and dolphins and a rarely seen perspective. Really – it’s amazing. Continue behind the houses and magic garden to return via the byways of Mollymook. Coffee etc. on the lawn at the oval. View

11 Dec, Mon 9:16AM Lake Parramatta
Grade:2/6 Length 5km  79m Sydney Branch
John H.
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)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.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(NEW!!!) A relaxing day exploring the Lake Parramatta Reserve, with its many beautiful tracks and historic dam. It will be possible to stay on and have a swim, at your own risk. You may elect to have lunch at the Lake Parramatta Cafe, known for its beautiful views. A rough stoney track in places and other trip hazards.
Location: Lake Parramatta Reserve Limit: 20. View

15 Dec, Fri 10:00AM The Alphabet series: F – Five Dock
Length 8km  50m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Bob Rankin
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPicnic | 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.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) We will walk through Five Dock, for most of the walk, and also Rodd Point, finishing in Haberfield.  We will see some of Sydney’s Italian heritage, some great parks, and some interesting monuments. The walk will include the Christmas lunch for SWAG walkers, which we will have in Timbrell Park, adjacent to Livvi’s Cafe. You can bring your own lunch, or buy a panino or burger from the cafe - and a coffee, of course. Livvi’s is operated by a charity employing disabled people, deserving of our patronage. There is an opportunity early in the walk to purchase a treat for morning tea at Pasticceria Tamborrino, and an opportunity at the end of the walk to have a coffee or traditional gelato (pistachio is highly recommended) at Papa’s or San Silvestro in Haberfield. When registering, please indicate if you wish to contribute $10 towards a slice of Italian cake and prosecco at the lunch break - if enough say yes, leader will arrange for those agreeing to participate (minimum of 10 required).
Location: inner West Limit: 16. View

5 Jan, Fri 9:30AM Summer short 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.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. Limit: 15. View

7 Feb, Wed 8:30AM White Sands Walk – Hyams Beach to Vincentia
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Milton Branch
Jon R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.(NEW!!!) Leaders: Jon and Elaine Rigter. From base at Blenheim Beach we explore the beautiful shores of Jervis Bay including Hyams Beach, Chinamans Beach, Greenfields Beach and the White Sands Walk to Plantation Point, and maybe the shared pathway to Vincentia for coffee. Various lengths of walk are possible depending on participants. Car shuffle possible. View

14 Feb, Wed 9:00AM Washerwomans Beach to Cunjurong Point
Grade:2/6 Length 7km Milton Branch
Paul B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.(NEW!!!) Walk from Washerwomans Beach via Red Head, Inyadda Beach and Manyana Beach to Cunjurong Pt. This is a mix of beach and road for the best views ever! Coffee etc. at Cunjurong Point Café. View

19 Apr, Fri 10:20AM Suburbs series ” Katoomba to Leura”
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.A 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

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, First fleet park View

4 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

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