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10 Sep, Tue 9:30AM Faulks & Blakemans Lookouts (Near Fitzroy Falls) (#195)
Passes through 2 LGA's.
Wingecarribee Shire Council
Shoalhaven City Council
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  100m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Martyn M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFrom Yarrunga Rd Fitzroy Falls, head out to Faulks and Blakemans lookouts.  Good views over Kangaroo Valley. Indistinct track in places.
Location: Morton NP (Fitzroy)
Map: Bundanoon 8928-I-S Limit: 20. View

14 Sep, Sat 8:00AM Girrakool – Piles Creek – Scopas Peak – Staples Lookout
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  400m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.This is one of my favourite Springtime walks because the flowers and views on this circuit are spectacular and varied! Expect masses of blooms, and if lucky, we should see plenty of orchids along the way. The Hawkesbury sandstone country we will be travelling through has a lot to offer the intrepid walker, so come along and see for yourself why this area is a must-visit location.
Location: Brisbane Water NP
Map: Gosford 91312S Limit: 20. 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

17 Sep, Tue 9:30AM Ahearn’s Lookout (#210)
Fully inside Wingecarribee Shire Council
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  350m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Ian G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Ahearn's lookout is found by following the beginning of Starlight's Track.  Take a left fork leading to Rocky Waterholes Lookout and just past this junction look for a right turn which meanders along the ridge to Ahearn's lookout.  This gives views over the Nattai with Mt Jellore easily identified.  Return by the same route. Rough track, fallen trees and unfenced cliffs.
Location: Nattai NP (Hilltop) Limit: 20. View

24 Sep, Tue 9:30AM Manning Lookout to Crystal Pool (#180)
Passes through 2 LGA's.
Wingecarribee Shire Council
Shoalhaven City Council
Grade:3/6 Length 6km  330m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Marjorie L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Date Changed) The walk begins at Manning Lookout near Fitzroy Falls.  Here there are great views over Kangaroo Valley.  The walk then follows the escarpment past several view points and along a fence line across a couple of small creeks to Crystal Pool.  The water leaves the pool to fall over the escarpment into the valley below.  Return by the same route. Indistinct and easily lost track, rough track, fallen trees, slippery rocks and unfenced cliff edges
Location: Morton NP (Fitzroy) Limit: 20. View

27 Sep, Fri 9:30AM Suburbs: Chatswood to Macquarie Park
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  200m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Brad S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.
Rail to River walk from Chatswood to Macquarie Park via Lane Cove River and The Great North Walk. Slippery sections
Slippery sections Limit: 15. View

1 Oct, Tue 9:30AM Griffiths Trail Circuit (#350)
Passes through 2 LGA's.
The Council of the Municipality of Kiama
Shoalhaven City Council
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  200m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Ian G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) A circuit walk through varied vegetation including forest and open heathland.  A short detour to a lookout gives views along the coast.  There are many birds and a lovely lunch spot by the creek. Rough track, slippery rocks and creek crossing.
Location: Barren Grounds NP
Map: Robertson 9028-4N Limit: 20. View

5 Oct, Sat 8:30AM Waterfall to Wattamolla
Grade:3/6 Length 18km  300m Sydney Branch
Greg L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Waterfall Station - Couranga Track - Wallumarra Track - Curra Moors Track - Coast Track - Wattamolla. A great one-way walk starting at the train station and finishing near the ocean. Forest, heath land and interesting scenery along the way. Joint walk with Bush Club.    
Location: Royal NP
Map: Otford 91294S Limit: 15. View

7 Oct, Mon 8:50AM Peggys Pool and Birdwood Gully
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  250m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Out and back to visit Peggys Pool. Then to Tom Hunter Park and descend to Springwood Creek. Walk through Birdwood Gully with a look at the wind eroded caves. Some steep and loose track. Some overgrown and vague track. Maybe wet rocks at stream crossings.
Location: Faulconbridge
Map: Springwood Limit: 20. View

8 Oct, Tue 9:30AM Jellore Floral Reserve Circuit West (#720)
Fully inside Wingecarribee Shire Council
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  200m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Margie
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA circuit walk on trails through Jellore State Forest with stunning views from spectacular lookouts. Beware of Koalas. Rough fire trail and unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Jellore State Forest Limit: 20. View

13 Oct, Sun 8:00AM Kiama Coast Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 22km  250m Branch
Carol T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Covering the north, mid and southern sections of this beautiful section of coast with sublime views, we will start at the sparkling Minnamurra River, passing Cathedral rocks, then onto Bombo Headland for views over the quarry.  Making our way through Kiama’s pristine beaches we will visit both blowholes then head over the rolling green hills on our way to Gerringong.  If the Werri lagoon is unsafe to cross, the walk will be adjusted to suit. Minor hazards include sand walking, slippery rocks, river crossing
Location: Illawarra
Map: Kiama 9028-1S Limit: 8. View

21 Oct, Mon 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.(NEW!!!) Walk to the old Catalina Raceway and through The Gully to Katoomba Cascades. Then Clifftop Walk to Echo Point and descend to the base of the Three Sisters. It is a short walk then to join the Federal Pass. After Leura Forest climb up to the Amphitheatre Track and on to Leura Cascades. Walking to Leura. Good track. Lots of stairs.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba Limit: 20. 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

4 Nov, 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.(NEW!!!) 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

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

11 Nov, Mon 9:12AM Water Nymphs Dell
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  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.(NEW!!!) Walk around Wentworth Falls Lake. Then visit Water Nymphs Dell. We walk behind Undine Falls. Steep, well-worn steps can be slippery at the Dell. Muddy track a possibility. Track out to Railway Pde is in poor condition.
Location: Wentworth Falls
Map: Katoomba Limit: 20. View

19 Nov, Tue 8:30PM Kiama Coastal Walk (#370
Fully inside The Council of the Municipality of Kiama
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  200m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) 31890
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSlow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Walking from Gerringong to Kiama. Easy walk, undulating terrain, spectacular coastal views. Creek crossing. Track can be muddy in wet conditions.
Location: Kiama-Gerringong
Map: Kiama 9028-1S Limit: 20. View

23 Nov, Sat 8:30AM Hermit Track – Dobsons Cave – Little River – Aqua Pools Trail
Grade:3/6 Length 7km  100m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longAfter having done this wonderful walk in winter I vowed to return in the warmth of almost summer and experience its pristine pools and cascades with a swim or three as we meander our way along the very picturesque Little River. This is a no-hurry walk with lots of stops to fully savour our surroundings. Some scrambling.
Location: Southern highlands
Map: PICTON 9029-4-S Limit: 12. View

29 Nov, Fri 9:00AM Metro Series: Macquarie Park Metro to Macquarie University Metro
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  150m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Brad S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEducational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.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!!!) Walk from Macquarie Park Metro to Macquarie Uni Metro via De Burghs Bridge, Lane Cove Valley Walk and Browns Waterhole. Lovely bush but some road walking at the start. If time permits we can explore Macquarie University including the History Museum, the Macquarie Room and the Biology Discovery Centre. Bookings only from two weeks before the walk please. Bush track is rocky and uneven in places. Noisy traffic along Lane Cove Rd at the beginning of walk.
Location: Lane Cove National Park 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

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