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|3 Sep, Fri 9:30AM||Colour Walk: Boongala Native Gardens and Rainforest|
|We will visit the Boongala Native Gardens and Rainforest, followed by O’hara’s Creek Walk in Kenhurst. Steep and slippery sections. Limit: 12. View|
|4 Sep, Sat 8:00AM||Girrakool – Scopas Peak – Kariong Brook – Girrakool|
|(NEW!!!) Springtime is upon us and this walk will showcase a bounty of wildflowers that only the Sydney sandstone region can achieve! We will follow the eastern side of Girrakool Creek down over Piles Creek before heading south over Scopas Peak, then the Hawkesbury Track, the old Woy Woy Road, past the scout camp and back along the western Girrakool circuit back to the start. Expect lots of scenic lookouts, beautiful waterfalls, and of course a mass of wildflowers including Waratahs which should be coming into bloom.
Location: Brisbane Water NP
Map: Gosford 91312S Limit: 20. View
|5 Sep, Sun 8:01AM||20km plus walk series : Canoelands Ridge Walking Track|
|Grade:4/6||Length||21km||800m||Southern Sydney Branch|
|Canoelands Ridge walking track is a beautiful day walk. See scenic Hawkesbury River views and native wildflowers along the way on this long hike.
The original inhabitants of the Canoelands area were the Darug people. The Darug were the custodians of the majority of what is now the Greater Sydney region. They were divided into a number of different 'clans', whose quick demise upon European settlement has sadly resulted in very little information remaining on how they utilised the local area. When RSVP, please include your full name, member number, mobile no, emergency contact no and your walking experience to demonstrate your stamina and fitness. Steep and slippery sections
Map: Marramarra National Park Limit: 12. View
|5 Sep, Sun 10:03AM||Harbour to Hawkesbury No 6|
|(DRAFT - do not publish yet) The Harbour to Hawkesbury track (59km) is a well-marked route from Manly to Berowra Waters, traversing Garigal, Ku-ring-gai Chase and Berowra Valley National Parks through a variety of terrain. Section 6 is Berowra Waters to Cowan: Beautiful track with ups and downs. Waratahs will be seen at this time of the year. Limit: 12. View|
|8 Sep, Wed 11:30AM||Walkers lunch|
|(Mal’s Group) Mal|
|Catch up and social lunch at O'Donoghues Irish Pub, Emu Plains. View|
|11 Sep, Sat 8:00AM||Sunnyside canyon and the Acoustic chamber|
|(NEW!!!) On this walk we enter a world of great beauty as Sunnyside creek /canyon is followed and explored. One of the highlights is the enormous Acoustic chamber but there are plenty more too including dramatic cliff lines, overhangs, lookout points, and much more. So bring along your sense of adventure and you won't be disappointed! Rock scrambling and off-track walking.
Location: Newnes State Forest and Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View
|12 Sep, Sun 9:41AM||Cowan to Brooklyn|
|(DRAFT - do not publish yet) To celebrate the completion of The Harbour to Hawkesbury series of walk, we'll do a celebration walk from Cowan to Brooklyn, followed by the classic Fish and Chips. This is a very popular walk. The highlight of the whole walk is the incredibly picturesque Jerusalem Bay, which makes a great spot for a mid walk swim. At this time of the year, it is a wildflowers lover's paradise... Boronia, Grevillea, Tea Tree, Rice flowers, Pea flowers, just to name a few. Some rock scrambling and steep sections. Limit: 12. View|
|17 Sep, Fri 9:17AM||Coloured walk series: Rock orchids galore|
|(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
|17-19 Sep, Fri-Sun||Newnes Weekend away|
|Southern Sydney Branch|
|Following on from last year’s successful weekend, we will be back again, bigger and better. This year, the weekend will be dedicated to the memory of our good friend Jim Romanowski. After last year’s weekend, Jim twice asked to make it an annual event, so here it is. Drive to Newnes on Friday afternoon, share accommodation in the comfy and fully equipped Newnes cabins, or stay in the five-star camping ground. Friday night, the famous ukes will be back for a sing-along out the front of the pub. Saturday, a range of walks will be offered with various grades and leaders, the Glowworm Tunnel with a small canyon will be one. Saturday night includes surprise entertainment on the grassed area outside the pub including a toast to Jim. Sunday morning sleep-in then walk to the top of Mystery Mountain for brunch, great views and pagoda exploring. For those interested, a walk around the ruins on Sunday afternoon is available. Cost is approximately $120 pp for both nights in a cabin or $50 for a campsite. Leftover money will be donated equally to The Shepherd Centre and The Colong Foundation. Walks grades 3 and 4. View|
|19 Sep, Sun 8:37AM||20km plus walk series : Berowra to Mount Colah|
|Grade:4/6||Length||17km||500m||Southern Sydney Branch|
|Berowa to Mt Colah. This is not quite over 20 km but you will feel like you have been walking about that much due to the terrain. Steep and Slippery sections
Location: Berowar and Berowra Valley NP Limit: 12. View
|19 Sep, Sun 10:16AM||Crossing the Blue Mountains anniversary walk|
|Leader: Allan Porter. To mark the anniversary of "Crossing the Blue Mountains 2020", we will do the "Magical Wentworth Falls to Lawson via Bruces Walk" again. Begin with the Maple trees lined streets of beautiful Wentworth Falls. It’s a memorable walk with wildflowers galore (Waratahs, Bearded Orchids, Sun orchids, Caladenia, greenhoods) waterfalls, caves, gum forests, sassafras’s forests, birdlife and majestic views. This walk is not for you if you don’t like creek crossings (5), steep climbs and vertical ladders (4). Steep and slippery sections, slides and rock scrambling.
Location: Wentworth Falls Limit: 15. View
|24 Sep, Fri 9:34AM||Coloured walks series: Australilan Botanical Garden|
|(NEW!!!) The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan showcases Australian flora amongst 416 hectares of rolling hills, lakes, lawns and gardens.
In the late 18th century, the discovery of a new continent filled with exotic plants unknown to the rest of the world created waves of excitement in the field of botany.
The Australian Botanic Garden displays approximately 2000 of these plants via themed gardens across the site as well as the Connections Garden, a four-hectare intensely cultivated space right in the heart of the Garden.
Other features of the Garden include a restaurant, visitor centre with gift shop, free gas barbecues and acres of Cumberland Plain Woodland to explore.
Comes September, the paper daisies become an attraction for visitors. Various species of Waratahs will be flowering too.
After seeing the floral display, we will walk to the Sundial, Mount Annan Peak, the Bule Tree before leaving the Garden to visit Lake Yandel'ora before catching the bus home.
Location: Mt Annan Limit: 12. View
|25 Sep, Sat 9:00AM||Tahmoor Gorge and Mermaids Pool circuit|
|(NEW!!!) The Tahmoor Gorge circuit follows the very scenic Bargo River and includes the extremely beautiful Mermaid pools and a myriad of cascades and lesser waterfalls along the way. There is a high cliff line track too and we will follow both on this circuit. A walk not to missed especially as the spring flowers should be out in profusion. Rock hopping and some scrambling.
Map: Picton 90294S and Bargo 90293 View
|26 Sep, Sun 10:02AM||Submarine Rock…Centre of the Universe|
|An opportunity to be in the middle of wilderness.... Actually the "Centre of Universe" "994" to see the Submarine Rock, the Wollangambe River and pagodas, without having have to tackle difficult or dangerous tracks. At this time of the year, there will be abundant display of wildflowers, including waratahs, orchids and the not easily found Pterostylis tunstallii. Steep and slippery sections, obstacles.
Map: Wollangambe Limit: 10. View
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