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SAMPLE
Bush Club Current Quarterly Walks Program 2019
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Notes:
Members have access to the full version which includes leader and meeting, transport arrangements and advance notices for overseas trips.
Extra walks are regularly added at short notice throughout the season.
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DateGradeRoute and Description
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Prospective members must contact the leader before attending any walk, ADVISE THEIR PROSPECTIVE STATUS and obtain the leader's permission.
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APRIL
6
Tue
23 Apr


80 Leaders
Unhurried pace
11km
400m climbs
Garigal National Park
Roseville Bridge to Seaforth Oval : Start from Roseville Bridge, then Flat Rock Beach Track (whole track is now open) - Magazine Track - Natural Bridge Track - Engravings Track - Seaforth Oval  Map: Lane Cove & Garigal National Park Map
7
Tue
23 Apr

3 M
Medium pace
Approx 13km
Approx 350m climbs
Royal NP
Engadine to Heathcote: Come celebrate the Royal's 140th birthday. The park was formally proclaimed on 26 April 1879. From Engadine station it's down to Head of Navigation, up to Robertsons Knoll, which was named after Sir John Robertson, the premier who conceived and developed the idea of RNP, down to Audley for cake provided by the leader then back to Heathcote station via Head of Navigation. A medium climb out from Audley, creek crossing, tree roots and ladders.Joint walk with NPA Map: RNP
8
Tue
23 Apr

3 M
LTW
Medium pace
19km
250m climbs
(New)
Sydney Harbour
Taronga Zoo to Manly via Spit Bridge: All on defined track with beautiful views of Sydney Harbour. Exit for shorter walk at Spit Bridge. Morning tea / coffee at Frenchy's Cafe on Chowder Bay Road. Lunch at Clontarf.   Map: Sydney Harbour
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Tue
23 Apr
to
Sun
28 Apr

(includes driving days)
4 M
80 Leaders
Medium pace
30km total
various climbs
Morton NP
Yadboro River area: 4 days of walking. We'll drive to Yadboro river and car camp for the arrival night, then an overnight pack walk for the first 2 days, returning to the car camp for 2 big day walks. Map: Touga
Tue - Arrive at Yadboro river and car camp for the night, ready for an early start
Wed & Thu - The Castle, overnight at Cooyoyo campsite, Monolith Valley, Mount Owen, Shrouded Gods. 1600m
Fri - Day walk to Byangee Mountain (Caves, Arches etc.) 8h/1000m
Sat - Day walk to Pigeon House Gorge 8h/860m
Sun - return home
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Tue
23 Apr
to
Tue
30 Apr

80 Leaders
Medium pace
10-15km per day
200m ascents and descents
New England NP, Cathedral Rock NP, Dorrigo NP - WALK FULL
Day walks in New England NP area: We will be based near Point Lookout via Ebor on a Beef property, north east of Armidale, NSW. Each day we will travel to different National parks in the area. We will be walking on tracks with a variety of rainforest, eucalyptus forest and grass land. There may be some deep sections which may be muddy and slippery depending on the amount of rain fallen. Magnificent scenery from the escarpment will be viewed and New England NP is a Gondwana World Heritage Area.
This is an autumn walk, in a location with an average elevation of 1400 meters. The weather will possibly be cold and should be treated as winter walking.
Our accommodation is at Platypus cottage, on the Two Styx property. The cottage has 4 bedrooms, and suitable for twin share, for a group of 8 people. (Please see; twostyx.com.au for further information on accommodation)
Optional activities will include trout fishing on the property and nearby streams, bird watching and orchid spotting with opportunities for photography and relaxing by the wood fire.   Map: Ebor, Hyatt's Flat
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Wed
24 Apr


80 Leaders
Unhurried pace
11km
150m climbs (Was 2 Apr)
Lane Cove NP
Epping Station to Eastwood Station : Via Whale Rock, Ahisma, Brown's Waterhole, Dence and Forrester Parks. No significant climbs, fire trail, tracks, street walking at beginning and end of the walk  Map: STEP Lane Cove Valley
12
Thu
25 Apr

3 M
Medium pace
13km
654m climbs
(New)
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Cowan to Brooklyn: Cowan station to Brooklyn station (Hawkesbury River) via Great North Walk. Steep climb from Jerusalem Bay, followed by further climbing later on. Bushtrack for first part of walk, largely firetrail for the rest.   Map: Cowan, Ku-ring-gai Chase
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Fri
26 Apr
Leaders
Function
The Leaders function will be held on Friday 26 April.
Invitations have been sent to those eligible to attend.
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Sat
27 Apr

3 M
Medium pace
13km
300m climbs
Popran NP
Mount Olive area: From Mount Olive we'll visit the very nice Emerald Pool, walk the 248 Track and visit several aboriginal sites, including one cave complete with artwork.
If there's been rain, we'll also visit beautiful Ironbark Falls. The meeting place for this walk is 45-50 minutes north of Wahroonga. LIMIT 10.  Map: Gunderman
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Sat
27 Apr

3 M
80 Leaders
Medium pace
17km
440m climbs
Royal National Park and Garawarra State Conservation Area
Helensburgh Circuit: Commencing with a short steep climb from the station followed with a 210m gradual descent on a variety of un-named tracks to the Hacking River. Cross river and ascend 220m to Garawarra Farm. Follow cliff track visiting a variety of lookouts. Descend 190m on the Lilyvale Track and locate and follow the Red Cedar and Karingal tracks to again cross the Hacking River. Pick up the Hacking River Fire Trail and ascend steep off track section to pick up tracks and follow to Helensburgh.  Map: Otford/Appin
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Sat
27 Apr

4 M
(due to distance)
80 Leaders
Medium pace
24km
Asc 444m, desc 600m
Royal NP
Heathcote to Bundeena: Walking around a good track with view between bush and coast line. Ferry to Cronulla and ice-cream at the end,   Map: Royal NP

1st time leader and supported by Nicola Le Couteur
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Sat
27 Apr
to
Sun
5 May

Medium pace
90km
Minor climbs
Fraser Island, Queensland - WALK FULL
Fraser Island Great Walk: Fraser Island Great Walk- Expressions of interest for this 7 day overnight camping pack walk. 90 kms over 7 days. Approx. 11-25kms per day, but average 12-14kms. Maximum group -8 walkers. Explore the world's largest sand island with its beautiful scenery and enjoy a swim in the freshwater lakes. This is the perfect time to walk the Fraser Island Great walk when it's not too hot, but still warm enough to enjoy a swim in all the lakes. Possible food drop if enough people are interested.Joint walk with SBW. Many thanks to Joanne Armstrong who shared her FIGW itinerary 2017 with me which saved me a lot of time and effort!   Map: Fraser Island Great Walk
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Mon
29 Apr

3 M

Medium pace
15km
A number of minor ups and downs. The largest ascent is 120m
(New)
Garigal NP & Manly Dam
Bantry Bay / Manly Dam circuit: We enter Garigal NP via the Currie Rd trail, then join the Natural Arch track to reach the Bluff Lookout overlooking magnificent Bantry Bay. After winding down to the foreshore, we then ascend Timber Getters track to reach Seaforth Oval. A little street walking connects us with the Manly Dam walking track which offers spectacular views from both sides of the dam. Finally, we cross Forestville Park to end the walk where we first began. Mainly bush tracks, a little street walking, and plenty of pretty views along the way. A lot of buses along Warringah Rd to get you home. 
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Mon
29 Apr

3 M
LTW
Medium pace
15km
500m climbs
Royal National Park
Otford to Figure of Eight Pool Circuit:

CANCELLED
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Tue
30 Apr

3 M
80 Leaders
Medium pace
15km
377m ascent
389m descent
Kurnell Peninsula
Kurnell to Cronulla. Approx. 5 hours. This walk passes by Cape Solander Lookout and Whale Observation Platform, Cape Bailey Lighthouse, Boat Harbour Beach and Rock Platform, Wanda and Elourea beaches, finishing at Cronulla Beach. There may be some wet and muddy sections and some exposed sections. Opportunity for a swim. Coffee at the end of the walk. Bring morning/afternoon tea and picnic lunch.  Map: Kamay Botany Bay National Park
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Tue
30 Apr

3 M
Medium pace
17km
529m climbs
Blue Mountains National Park
Blackheath Circuit walk via Grand Canyon & Govetts Leap: Walk from Blackheath Station to Nellie’s Glen, Grand Canyon, Evans lookout (lunch), cliff top to Govetts leap & Braeside track return to Station. Joint walk with NPA.  Map: CMA KATOOMBA
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Tue
30 Apr

3 M
Medium pace
About 16km
Some climbs of 50 m
North Western Suburbs
Oxfam Trailwalker – 2004 route - Hunters Hill to Chatswood: Over 9 walks we’ll cover the 100 km route from Hunters Hill to Balgowlah. Stage 1 is from Hunters Hill to Chatswood which covers the trail from Hunters Hill High School to Fullers Bridge. We’ll then continue the walk from Fullers Bridge up to Chatswood Railway.  Map: Oxfam Trailwalker Map Book - 2004
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MAY
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Prospective members must contact the leader before attending any walk, ADVISE THEIR PROSPECTIVE STATUS and obtain the leader's permission.
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Sat
TBA
May


80 Leaders
CYCLE
Unhurried pace
24+km - options for up to 40km
350m total; one long, two short climbs
Oaks Trail, Blue Mountains
Mountain Bike - Woodford to Glenbrook: Ride is moderate in difficulty; not a problem if some riders need to walk up a few steeper sections.  Map: Woodford to Glenbrook
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Wed
1 May

3
Medium pace
19km
400m climbs, no major ones
(New)
Sydney East
Maroubra to Watsons Bay: Maroubra Beach to Watsons Bay via Lurline Bay, Wylies Baths, Coogee Beach, Gordons Bay, Clovelly Beach, Waverley Cemetery, Bronte Beach, Tamarama Beach, Bondi Beach, North Bondi, Dover Heights and Watsons Bay. Depending on weather - swimming opportunities, depending on walkers - coffee opportunities. Finish at Watsons Bay for a swim or coffee or cold beer before catching Ferry back to Circular Quay. All on footpath except for some rock hopping through Lurline Bay. Joint walk with SBW   Map: Sydney
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Wed
1 May

3 M
80 Leaders
Medium pace
15km
250m climbs
Garigal NP
Currie Road to Ferguson St via Davidson Park Loop : Alighting from Warringah Road, we trek Currie Road and Magazine Tracks down to Flat Rock Beach. Then walk via Killarney Road and a fire trail around and under Roseville Bridge to Davidson Park. Nice spot for lunch with restrooms and water available. Then we trek via Lyrebird and Carroll Creek Tracks to NP Service Centre at Ferguson Street. Close with a short walk back to Warringah Road. Defined shady bush tracks some rocky, and brief street walks. Nice views. No major ascents. Short bus ride to and from Chatswood Station. Map: STEP 2 Garigal NP
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Thu
2 May

3 M
LTW
Medium pace
19km
400m climbs
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Wahroonga to Berowra: Wahroonga stn to Berowra stn via Bobbin Head and Apple Tree Bay. Some street walking at the start before joining the Gibberagong track to Bobbin Head. From Bobbin Head the walk takes us to Apple Tree Bay. The walk follows Cowan Creek to the start of the climb to Berowra station. Lovely bushtrack with some firetrail walking.     Map: Hornsby, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
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Thu
2 May

Meeting
Bush Club Committee Meeting, 4:30pm, Thornton Room
Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 Fitzroy St, Kirribilli
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Sat
4 May

3 M
Medium pace
18km
600m climbs
Blue Mountains N. P.
Warrimoo to Springwood: Joint walk with NPA. From Warrimoo Station to Springwood Station via Florabella Pass, two crossings of Glenbrook Creek, Bullant Track, St Helena fire trail, Lost World and Bunyan Lookouts, Kings Link Track and ascent of tracks to Springwood.  Map: Springwood
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Sun
5 May

3 M
LTW
Medium pace
19km
400m climbs
Sydney Harbour
Taronga Zoo to Manly via Spit Bridge: All on defined track. Some street and beach walking. Beautiful views of Sydney Harbour. Exit for shorter walk at Spit Bridge. Morning tea at Frenchy's Cafe, Chowder Bay Road.     Map: Sydney Harbour
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Mon
6 May

2
Unhurried pace
14km
Minor climbs
Harbour North
Hidden Sydney Part 3 -Middle Head: Ferry from Circular Quay to the Zoo. Explore the coast to Middle Head and discover some fascinating relics from our past. Wonderful views. Opportunity for coffee. A brief commentary along the way. Short cut return via some street walking. Return to Circular Quay via ferry.   Map: Sydney UBD
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Wed
8 May

3 M
Medium pace
13km
400m climbs
Blue Mountains NP
Katoomba circuit via Devils Hole.: A circuit of the Katoomba area from the top of the Devils Hole, including historic lookouts and tracks. Follow Bonny Doon cliff track to Six Foot track, descend Nellies Glen followed by a relaxed ascent through the spectacular Devils Hole. Spectacular walk with excellent views.  Map: Katoomba
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Wed
8 May

3 M
Medium pace
About 17km
100m ups & downs
Lane Cove Valley
Oxfam Trailwalker – 2004 route. Chatswood to Thornleigh: 2nd of 9 walks from Hunters Hill to Balgowlah. Today we’ll follow the Rail to River Walk to Fullers Bridge then the GNW to Thornleigh. Refreshment opportunity.
Map: Oxfam Trailwalker Map Book - 2004
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Wed
8 May

3 M
LTW
Medium pace
19km
850m climbs
(New)
Kuring-gai Chase NP
Nth Turramurra to Berowra Station: We take a bus ride to North Turramurra (opposite Bowling Club). Some street walking to the start of the Darri Track. From here we walk to the start of the Warrimoo track and onto Bobbin Head. We then rejoin the Birrawana track to Apple Tree Bay and along the Berowra track to Berowra Station  Map: Hornsby
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Sat
11 May

3 M
LTW
Medium pace
19km
600m climbs
Blue Mountains
Blackheath via Grand Canyon: Blackheath Station to Neates Glen via Braeside Fire Trail - Grand Canyon - Evans Lookout - along the Cliff Top Walk to Govett's Leap - return to Blackheath via Pope's Glen    Map: Katoomba
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Sat
11 May
4 M
80 Leaders
Unhurried pace
13km
450m climbs
Blue Mountains NP
Castle Head, Redledge Pass, Devils Hole: From locked gate on Narrow Neck rd, optional side trip to Castle Head then down Redledge Pass along valley floor and up Devils Hole. Some fire trail, track, steep off-track and some exposure. This walk has great views. Car shuttle required. Map: Katoomba and Jamison  Map: Katoomba and Jamison
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Sat
11 May

Training
Kirribilli
Leadership Training: Join other new walk leaders in a collegial and supportive learning environment Half-day session led by experienced club leaders. Extensive course notes and catering provided. The Gallery - upstairs, Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 - 18 Fitzroy St, Kirribilli 10:50am to 3:00pm 
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Mon
13 May

3 M
80 Leaders
Unhurried pace
18km
No Major climbs
Middle and North Harbour etc
Taronga Zoo to Manly: via Clifton Gardens, Balmoral and Chinaman's beaches, lunch at Clontarf Beach, plenty of opportunities for swim and coffee stops. No significant climbs, all on track, opportunity to exit on buses at Spit Bridge 
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Tue
14 May

3 M
80 Leaders
Medium pace
15km
300m climbs
(new)
Blue Mountains NP
Katoomba to Ruined Castle and return: Katoomba Station to Narrowneck, Golden Stairs, Federal Pass, Ruined Castle(steep climb) then return via Federal Pass across the landslide to Furber Steps(Steep) then Katoomba Station. Climbs will be at relaxed pace.   Map: Katoomba
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Wed
15 May

3 M
Medium pace
14km
450m climbs
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Wahroonga to Mt Ku-ring-gai: Walk from Wahroonga Station to the northern end of Grosvenor Street. We join the Gibberagong Track and follow Cockle Creek towards Bobbin Head. We transverse the boardwalk just before reaching Bobbin Head with an opportunity to view the mangrove swamp. From Bobbin Head we proceed to Apple Tree Bay and then follow Cowan Creek before proceeding up the ascent to Mt Ku-ring-gai Station  Map: LPI Hornsby
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Wed
15 May
to
Tue
4 Jun
Commercial trip 
Medium pace
tba km
unknown climbs
Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia - WALK FULL, wait list operating
A tour of the above countries for 21 days.
The proposed itinerary will take us to many of the wellknown sights within these countries where we will see museums of craft and ancient and modern art, bazaars, local village life and crafts, mud volcanoes, learn about the Zoroastrian worship, see ancient rock paintings, visit a unique cave complex, ride the longest cable in the world, see the first official Christian church along with many more sight along the way.
We will have several cooking master classes of the local food as well as visiting several wineries along the way.
The tour also includes a 20km day walk through the Shahdag National Park, an 8 km day walk through Dilijan National Park, a small hike to what is called “The Symphony of Stones”, 4x4 jeeps to the foot of Mount Kazbek (2170m) and visits to valleys and waterfalls along the way.
For a detailed itinerary and costings contact Vicki Presdee. This is a commercial trip so Bush Club insurance does not apply. 
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Thu
16 May

3
EVENING CYCLE
80 Leaders
Medium pace
25km
No major hills
Sydney CBD
Cycle Sydney under the Stars: From Centennial Park we'll cycle to a Harbourside Park in Kirribilli and watch ferries pass by while munching on a pizza with the city lights as a backdrop. Return back over the Harbour Bridge via Sydney Observatory and Archibald Fountain to our starting point at Centennial Park.
80% Dedicated Cycleway, 20% Shared path with pedestrians. Must have front & rear lights, hi-vis vest, a bell & helmet. Limit of 8  Map: Sydney CBD
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Thu
16 May

4 M
Medium pace
12km
less than 450m climbs
(New)
Brisbane Waters NP
Pindar Ochre Mine Wharf: Wondabyne Station to the sandstone wharf on Mooney Mooney Creek used by the Ochre Mine (on a ridge near Pindar Cave). The off-track section is approximately 3.5km. Some of this will be on rock platforms and other parts through thick scrub. The last section will follow the track established by the miners. If time allows will explore the route of the miners track towards Pindar Cave. Limit 8.  Map: GUNDERMAN
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Fri
17 May

moved

CYCLE
Medium pace
40km
(New)
Central Coast
Norah Head to North Lakes and return:

Moved to Wed 17 July
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Sat
18 May

3 M
Medium pace
20.5km
800m climbs
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Cowan to Brooklyn via Taffys Rock: From Cowan Station we'll walk down to Jerusalem Bay, then up the eroded hill track before heading east to Taffys Rock.
There are great views from there out over the Pittwater.
We'll then return to the main track and head for Brooklyn.
The Anglers Rest is always a good place to finish with a beer, wine or coffee.
An early start with limited numbers. Joint with SBW.  Map: Cowan
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Sat
18 May

3 M
CYCLE
80 Leaders
Medium pace
62km
No major hills
(new)
Cycle to Fox Studios
Cronulla to Fox Studios & return: Fairly moderate cycle from Cronulla mainly on cycle ways and cycle paths to Fox Studios. Need to be confident riding on roads. Possibility of Saturday markets at Fox Studios so bring paniers or back pack. Bring own morning tea and lunch or buy along the way.   Map: NA
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Sat
18 May


80 Leaders
Unhurried pace
18km
370m climbs
(new)
Blue Mountains NP - Faulconbridge
Exploring the Grose #1: Faulconbridge to the Grose River: We will hike from the locked gate 6.5km to Faulconbridge Lookout, where we'll have morning tea. We then return and take the Grose River Walking Track 370m down to the Grose River and continue along the river for about 1.5km to Atkinson Gullies (a really lovely area for a swim and lunch). We then return to the Grose River Walking Track and meet up with the Faulconbridge Ridge Trail. The last descent is quite eroded so we'll carry a tape to assist. Bring a pair of gloves to avoid rope burn.  Map: Springwood Topo
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Sat
18 May

4 M
Medium pace
13km
600m climbs
Blue Mountains N.P.
Leura to Wentworth Falls: Postponed a week to Sat 25 May
50
Sun
19 May

3 M
Medium pace
15km
350m climbs
Lane Cove NP
Huntley's Point Wharf to North Ryde Station: Walk begins at Huntley's Point Wharf trekking north via Riverglade and Tarban Creek Reserves to Boronia Park. Trekking along the GNW and Lane Cove River Tracks we cross Epping Road Bridge and join Fairyland Circuit. We’ll follow Fairyland Track to Fullers Bridge into Lane Cove National Park. Following the river, we swing west through caravan park and complete our walk at North Ryde Station. A unique walk with harbour, bush and river views surprisingly close to Northern Sydney Business Districts.   Map: STEP Walking Tracks of the Lane Cove Valley
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Mon
20 May

2
Unhurried pace
8km
Minor climbs
Lower Blue Mountains
Hidden Sydney Part 4 -Lapstone Tunnel: A shortened version of a popular Club walk taking in the Old Lapstone Tunnel, the Spurline and Lukersville Platform. Fascinating historical aspects, some street walking with a brief commentary, wonderful views, coffee and lunch in Glenbrook and early finish.  Map: Penrith 1:25 000
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Mon
20 May

3 M
LTW
Medium pace
19km
400m climbs
Mt Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Wahroonga Stn to Berowra Stn: Wahroonga stn to Berowra stn via Bobbin Head and Apple Tree Bay. Some street walking at the start before joining the Gibberagong track to Bobbin Head. From Bobbin Head the walk takes us to Apple Tree Bay. The walk follows Cowan Creek to the start of the climb to Berowra station. Lovely bushtrack with some firetrail walking.     Map: Hornsby, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
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Wed
22 May
Changed from 3 Apr
3 M
80 Leaders
Medium pace
12km
350m climbs
Berowra Valley NP
Hornsby to Thornleigh : We enter Old Man's Valley via historic steps to Fishponds, then Blue Gum Walk to the Jungo, taking the Calicoma track to Cherrybrook and then Thornleigh.   Map: Hornsby CMA
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Wed
22 May

3 M
Medium pace
18km
350m climbs
Illawarra Escarpment
Coalcliff to Austinmer: Joint walk with NPA. Coalcliff station to Austinmer station via paths and tracks to the Wodi Wodi track, Mt Mitchell, Forest Track and Link track to Sublime Point. Steep descent sometimes on ladders to roads and paths to finish. Excellent views and good forest walking.  Map: Bulli, Appin
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Thu
23 May

3 M
LTW
Medium pace
14km
650m climbs
(New)
Kuring-gai Chase NP
Cowan to Brooklyn via Jerusalem Bay: Cowan to Brooklyn is part of the Great North Walk starting from Cowan Station and ending at Brooklyn (Hawkesbury River Station). Some fire trail walking towards the end.   Map: Cowan
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Fri
24 May

5 M
Medium pace
6km
300m climbs
Blue Mountains National Park
Mount Banks to Pierces Pass Traverse: Co-leader Peter Medbury.
A spectacular cliff edge traverse, connecting these two iconic destinations. Exploratory for the leader. Scrambling and exposure.
  Map: Mount Wilson
57
Sat
25 May


4 M
Medium pace
13km
600m climbs
(moved from 18 May)
Blue Mountains N.P.
Leura to Wentworth Falls: Joint walk with NPA. From Leura station follow roads and paths to Leura Cascades. Continue descent and pick up Lindemans Pass. Follow this challenging track to Gladstone Pass. Ascend this spectacular pass to the Fairmont Resort and then various tracks to Wentworth Falls via Conservation Hut.  Map: Katoomba
58
Sun
26 May

3 M
80 Leaders
Medium pace
16km
500m climbs
Blue Mountains National Park
Leura to Blue Gum Forest and return: Mt Hay Road to Lockley Pylon then descend to Blue Gum Forest and return the same way. Some easy rock scrambling with loose rocks to contend with on both descent and ascent. Picturesque views.   Map: Katoomba, Mount Wilson
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Sun
26 May

5 M
Medium pace
8km
300m climbs
Ben Bullen State Forest Series
The Northern Valleys: Ben Bullen State Forest west of the Great Dividing Range encapsulates, in a relatively small area, everything that is exciting and interesting about bushwalking – incredible rock sculptures, tall pagodas, narrow slot canyons, magnificent caves, verdant forests and more. This unique area is currently under serious threat from mining. Find out why this area must be protected for future generations. About 8k. All off track, some rock scrambling and exposure.   Map: Cullen Bullen
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Mon
27 May

3 M
Medium pace
16km
200m climbs
Garigal National Park
St Ives to Gordon Station: Kitchener St, Bare Creek, Middle Harbour, Lockley and Rocky Creek tracks to Koola Park and Gordon Station. Slippery creek crossing. Rough track in some places. Map: STEP Middle Harbour north
61
Fri
31 May


80 Leaders
Unhurried pace
11km
Minor stepped climbs
Inner Southern suburban
Arn Cliffe highlights and adjacent valleys: Banksia - Arncliffe - Turella - Wolli Valley Bush - Earlwood - Coal and Candle Crk - Cooks River - Canterbury. This undulating route seeks out surprising views along the Arn Cliffe before descending to the Bardwell and Wolli valleys. Pleasant suburban streets, a familiar TVT bush track with "battery" then short suburban section to Coal and Candle Creek and Cooks River concluding at The Sugar Mill, Canterbury. (coffee option) Early afternoon finish.  Map: UBD
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ADVANCE NOTICES
63
TBA
Jun

3 M
80 Leaders
Medium pace
22km
Minor climbs
Parramatta area
The Ponds and Hunts Creek: We will start from Rydalmere station at 8am and follow Subiaco Creek to commence The Ponds Walk to Carlingford. A little street walking to Hunts Creek and a track to Lake Parramatta. The excurions is concluded with some street walking to Parramatta station.  Map: Street directory
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TBA
Jun

3 M
Medium pace
17km
730m climbs
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Taffy's Rock: Starting at Cowan Station we follow the Great North Walk to Jerusalem Bay and continue until we reach the turnoff to Taffy’s Track. We proceed along this track until we reach Taffy’s Rock for wonderful views of the Hawkesbury River as well as lunch. We return to Cowan Station on the same track.  Map: Cowan
65
TBA
Jun


80 Leaders
Medium pace
16km
No major climbs
Bidjigal Reserve / Surrounding Areas
West Pennant Hills to Parramatta: From West Pennant Hills follow Darling Mills creek downhill to Lake Parramatta and on to finish at Parramatta. On formed tracks with street walking at the start and finish  Map: http://bidjigal.org.au (Bushwalks)
66
Sat
1 Jun
to
Sun
30 Jun

Medium pace
various km
11,000m climbs
Peru - Trip full - wait list operating.
Huaraz, northern Andes: Extended treks in Peru, Huaraz, northern Andes
Two walks of 10-11 days each plus acclimatisation time with day walks and a day trip to the pre Inca city of Chavin de Huantar, which dates from around 1200bc. The trip is based in Huaraz, an excellent location for acclimatisation activities, markets, restaurants and cafes.
Our first extended walk is around the Cordillera Huayhuash, a high altitude trek, with 8 passes up to 5,000m above sea level. After rest days, we follow up with a steeper trek through the Cordillera Blanca. Snow covered peaks, glaciers, lakes and condor sightings and always surprises. Joint walk with the SBW; party limit 14 
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Mon
3 Jun


80 Leaders
Unhurried pace
11km
Flat
Parramatta River
Huntleys Point Gladesville to Meadowbank Wharf: From Huntleys Point wharf we proceed on the northern side of the river through bush, parklands and streets to Meadowbank wharf or station. Passing through old Gladesville Hospital , Bedlam Bay and Bennelong's grave site.   Map: Parramatta River walk
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Wed
5 Jun
to
Tue
18 Jun
Medium pace
80 Leaders
150 to 170km
Max asc/desc 800m 
Ireland - Wicklow Way / Kerry Way - TRIP FULL, wait list also full.
The walk starts in County Wicklow on the east coast of Ireland where you discover the beauty of the Wicklow Mountains.
The tour then transfers south west to Killarney on the Ring of Kerry. Some of the highlights - Boat trip on the Lakes of Killarney – Muckross House & gardens – Black Valley – Sneem village – 12km boat trip to Skellig Michael to climb 220 metres to the peak where early christian monks lived and lately of Star Wars fame – Knocknadobar (Cnoc na dTobar in gaelic) is a national pilgrim path following the 'Stations of the Cross' to the mountain peak where a cross and altar stands.  Map: Wicklow & Kerry This is an overseas fully guided commercial walk by Celtic Nature, so the insurance arrangements of the Bush Club do not apply. Participants to arrange own air flights and travel insurance.
69
Thu
6 Jun

3
80 Leaders
Medium pace
14km
250m climbs
Blue Mountains N
Blackheath to Hanging Rock & return: Blackheath Station - Rhododendron Gardens - Burramoko Trail - Baltzer Lookout Hanging Rock & return. Spectacular views of the Grose Valley and Hanging Rock from Baltzer Lookout from where we will walk down to Hanging Rock - a large spire of sandstone precariously hanging out from the cliff. Plenty of time to explore this area during our lunch break.  Map: Mount Wilson
70
Fri
14 Jun
to
Sun
16 Jun
4 M
Medium pace
39km
1920m climbs
(New)
Kanangra-Boyd NP
Compagnoni Pass: This 3 day loop at Kanangra is as good as they come.
Day 1 is 18kms from Kanangra Walls and lots of descent to the Kowmung River via the Gingra Range.
Day 2 is only 8kms but involves 800m of ascent plus the chain & spikes of Compagnoni Pass, before crossing Ti Willa Plateau to Hundred Man Cave.
Day 3 is 13kms and 920m of total ascent back to Kanangra Walls.
Limit: 8, must be an experienced multi-day walker.  Map: Kanangra & Yerranderie
71
Wed
19 Jun
3 M
80 Leaders
Medium pace
16km
650m climbs
(new)
Blue Mountains National Park
Blaxland to Springwood: Blaxland station - Pippas Pass - Glenbrook Creek - Bullant track - Lost World - Bunyan Lookout - Glenbrook Creek - Martins Lookout - Perch Ponds - Magdala Creek - Springwood station. There are a number of creek crossings which can be slippery and fairly steep climbs from Glenbrook Creek to "Bullant" Ridge and Glenbrook Creek to Martins Lookout.   Map: Springwood
72
Wed
19 Jun


CYCLE
Medium pace
32km
Minor climbs
(New)
Central Coast - Tuggerah Lake
Tuggerah – The Entrance and Return : We cycle from Tuggerah Station on a shared path to The Entrance. Enjoy the scenic ride along the foreshore of Tuggerah Lake from Chittaway Bay to The Entrance and a coffee stop. Lots of shade along the path and a breeze off the lake make this a pleasant ride. On the return ride we stop for lunch at Chittaway Bay Foreshore park. Then ride the 5km back to the station.   Map: Central Coast Council cycling maps
73
Sat 22
to
Sun 23 Jun

80 Leaders
Medium pace
36km
1000m climbs
Berowra Valley NP
Great North Walk overnighter: Thornleigh to Cowan: Pack walk along the Great North Walk following Berowra Creek to Crosslands then via Berowra Waters. Mostly good bush track with some fire trail. Will collect water at Crosslands and continue on to Lyrebird Creek to camp. A number of ups and downs with maximum ascent 220m. Map: Hornsby, Cowan
74
Winter
2019
3
80 Leaders
Easy pace
10 kms
100m ups & downs
Blue Mountains NP
Grose Valley Rim Walk: Going via the Cliff Top Track and Pulpit Rock Track, possibly starting at Evans Lookout and finishing at Pulpit Rock. We will visit 21 lookouts on the walk. (walk 21 in The Upper Grose Valley book). Maps Katoomba and Mount Wilson.
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Prospective members must contact the leader before attending any walk, ADVISE THEIR PROSPECTIVE STATUS and obtain the leader's permission.
76
Wed
17 July

CYCLE
80 Leaders
Medium pace
40km
Minor climbs
(New)
Central Coast
Norah Head to North Lakes and return: We commence at Norah Head and follow a shared cycle way along Budgewoi Lake Foreshore to North Lakes and return. Coffee break and option to buy lunch fish and chips by the lake or BYO along the way. Cars required  Map: Central Coast Street Directory Central Coast Shire Cycle Maps
77
Sun
21 Jul
to
Thu
25 Jul

80 Leaders
Medium pace
17.5 km return
2300m total climbs
East Malaysia
Mt Kinabalu climb: Mount Kinabalu, standing at 4,095m above sea level, is the highest mountain in southeast Asia. The mountain and its surroundings are one of the ecologically richest in the world, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Day 1 Meet your guides in KL airport and travel to Mt Kinabalu area
Day 2 From base camp at 1866m we hike to 3270m to rest at the Lodge.
Day 3 It's a 2am start to reach the peak of 4095m around 6am. Then same day return to base camp.
Day 4 Staying in the main town, there's time to explore, shop and celebrate your climb!
Day 5 Transfer back to KL airport for flight home
From pickup to drop-off at the airport all food, accommodation, transport, registration and insurance are included the price.
Note that the route is uneven in many places and if it's raining it will be slippery. Be aware of the altitude which can affect some people. This is a commercial trip run by local Malaysian company My Mount Trekkers and regular Bush Club insurance does not apply.  Map: Mt. Kinabalu National Park .
78
Sat
27 Jul


80 Leaders
Medium pace
12km
600m climbs
Capertee valley
Pantoney’s Crown: Approaching from the north via private property we follow a ridge to the steep slopes of Pantoneys Crown. There is a rock scramble to Get onto the Crown for which ropes can be set for assistance if needed. Great views are your reward. Walk subject to land owner approval.  Map: Ben Bullen
79
Fri
9 Aug
to
Wed
14 Aug

Cross-country skiing
80 Leaders
Medium pace
60-80 km in total
up to 600m per day climbs
Kosciuszko NP
Munyang power station to Mawsons hut with an optional side trip to Jagungal: Cross country skiing trip with full packs, staying at huts at night. Some cross country skiing experience is a pre-requisite.
Day 1 - Drive to Jindabyne and overnight in Jindabyne
Day 2 - Recall skiing expertise on Perisher cross-country ski trails, night in Jindabyne
Day 3 - Set out from Munyang power station to Whites or Schlink Hilton hut and overnight
Day 4 - Ski to Mawsons hut and overnight there
Day 5 - Ski from Mawsons hut to Tin hut (or a day trip to Jagungal)
Day 6 - Ski out to Munyang power station and drive home 
The exact itinerary will depend on snow conditions, weather and the level of expertise of the group. Maximum group size 8. Maps: Geehi Dam, Jagungal
80
Sun
11 Aug
to
Thu
15 Aug
3 & 4 M
Medium pace
17km, 18km & 10km
Several solid climbs on all days
Warrumbungle NP - Walk full, wait list operating
Car camping with day walks: This is one of the most spectacular National Parks in NSW, located about 520 km or 6 hours northwest of Sydney.
Expressions of interest for 3 days of walking and travel days either side.
Day 1 Grand High Tops, The Breadknife & Bluff Mountain (3 M)
Day 2 Mt Exmouth (4 M)
Day 3 Bridget & Bress Peaks plus Tara Cave (3 M)
There will be two walking groups with less strenuous options available. A great campground with both powered & non-powered sites, hot showers & toilets.
Further details can be provided by the leader.  Joint with NPACC. Map: Warrumbungle NP tourist map
81
Fri
16 Aug


80 Leaders
Unhurried pace
15km
Minor climbs
(new)
Sydney Harbour
Wollstonecraft to Edgecliff: An easy bush walk with a visit to the new Coal Loader Green at Balls Head then a shortcut via Lavender Street to the Harbour Bridge, the Botanic Gardens and on to Edgecliff station via Woolloomooloo and Kings Cross. Coffee options. 
82
Fri
30 Aug
to
Sun
1 Sep
4 M
80 Leaders
Medium pace
36km
2000m climbs
Kanangra Boyd NP & Blue Mountains NP
Kanangra Walls to Dunphys Campground: Kanangra Walls - Crafts Wall - Mt Cloudmaker - Mt Strongleg - Konangaroo Clearing - Mt Yellow Dog - Blackhorse Ridge - Dunphys Campground. 3 day self-sufficient packwalk following this classic route through pristine wilderness. Steep, rocky and uneven ascents and descents; river crossing at Yellow Pup point. Experience essential. Party limit 6.  Map: Kanangra, Jenolan
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TBA 
Sep

3 M
80 Leaders
Medium pace
16km
330m climbs
Muogamarra Nature Reserve
Peats Bight and Deerubbin Lookover: Muogamarra Nature Reserve offers wonderful views of the Hawkesbury River along with a wealth of flora. The walk will have a botanical flavour along with some history, so we will occasionally stop at some items of interest. We start at Tippers Lookout and shortly after follow the colonial road down to Peats Crater. Note, on some of the steep sections of the road the gravel can be slippery. We then proceed to Peats Bight for a lunch stop by the edge of the Hawkesbury River. After lunch we return on the same track heading uphill and then walk to Lloyd Trig to admire the views. Continuing in a northerly direction we head to Deerubbin Lookover for magnificent views of the Hawkesbury River. After a break enjoying the views we return to Tippers Lookout. Map: Cowan topographic map

There is a $15 entry fee into the reserve and $10 for pensioners. National Parks passes do not cover entry to this reserve.
84
Mon
6 May

2
Unhurried pace
14km
Minor climbs
Harbour North
Hidden Sydney Part 3 -Middle Head: Ferry from Circular Quay to the Zoo. Explore the coast to Middle Head and discover some fascinating relics from our past. Wonderful views. Opportunity for coffee. A brief commentary along the way. Short cut return via some street walking. Return to Circular Quay via ferry.   Map: Sydney UBD
85
Wed
8 May

3 M
Medium pace
13km
400m climbs
Blue Mountains NP
Katoomba circuit via Devils Hole.: A circuit of the Katoomba area from the top of the Devils Hole, including historic lookouts and tracks. Follow Bonny Doon cliff track to Six Foot track, descend Nellies Glen followed by a relaxed ascent through the spectacular Devils Hole. Spectacular walk with excellent views.  Map: Katoomba
86
Wed
8 May

3 M
Medium pace
About 17km
100m ups & downs
Lane Cove Valley
Oxfam Trailwalker – 2004 route. Chatswood to Thornleigh: 2nd of 9 walks from Hunters Hill to Balgowlah. Today we’ll follow the Rail to River Walk to Fullers Bridge then the GNW to Thornleigh. Refreshment opportunity.
Map: Oxfam Trailwalker Map Book - 2004
87
Wed
8 May

3 M
LTW
Medium pace
19km
850m climbs
(New)
Kuring-gai Chase NP
Nth Turramurra to Berowra Station: We take a bus ride to North Turramurra (opposite Bowling Club). Some street walking to the start of the Darri Track. From here we walk to the start of the Warrimoo track and onto Bobbin Head. We then rejoin the Birrawana track to Apple Tree Bay and along the Berowra track to Berowra Station  Map: Hornsby
88
Sat
11 May

3 M
LTW
Medium pace
19km
600m climbs
Blue Mountains
Blackheath via Grand Canyon: Blackheath Station to Neates Glen via Braeside Fire Trail - Grand Canyon - Evans Lookout - along the Cliff Top Walk to Govett's Leap - return to Blackheath via Pope's Glen    Map: Katoomba
89
Sat
11 May
4 M
80 Leaders
Unhurried pace
13km
450m climbs
Blue Mountains NP
Castle Head, Redledge Pass, Devils Hole: From locked gate on Narrow Neck rd, optional side trip to Castle Head then down Redledge Pass along valley floor and up Devils Hole. Some fire trail, track, steep off-track and some exposure. This walk has great views. Car shuttle required. Map: Katoomba and Jamison  Map: Katoomba and Jamison
90
Sat
11 May

TrainingKirribilli
Leadership Training: Join other new walk leaders in a collegial and supportive learning environment Half-day session led by experienced club leaders. Extensive course notes and catering provided. The Gallery - upstairs, Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 - 18 Fitzroy St, Kirribilli 10:50am to 3:00pm 
91
Tue
14 May

3 M
80 Leaders
Medium pace
15km
300m climbs
(new)
Blue Mountains NP
Katoomba to Ruined Castle and return: Katoomba Station to Narrowneck, Golden Stairs, Federal Pass, Ruined Castle(steep climb) then return via Federal Pass across the landslide to Furber Steps(Steep) then Katoomba Station. Climbs will be at relaxed pace.   Map: Katoomba
92
Wed
15 May

3 M
Medium pace
14km
450m climbs
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Wahroonga to Mt Ku-ring-gai: Walk from Wahroonga Station to the northern end of Grosvenor Street. We join the Gibberagong Track and follow Cockle Creek towards Bobbin Head. We transverse the boardwalk just before reaching Bobbin Head with an opportunity to view the mangrove swamp. From Bobbin Head we proceed to Apple Tree Bay and then follow Cowan Creek before proceeding up the ascent to Mt Ku-ring-gai Station  Map: LPI Hornsby
93
Wed
15 May
to
Tue
4 Jun
Commercial trip 
Medium pace
tba km
unknown climbs
Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia - WALK FULL, wait list operating
A tour of the above countries for 21 days.
The proposed itinerary will take us to many of the wellknown sights within these countries where we will see museums of craft and ancient and modern art, bazaars, local village life and crafts, mud volcanoes, learn about the Zoroastrian worship, see ancient rock paintings, visit a unique cave complex, ride the longest cable in the world, see the first official Christian church along with many more sight along the way.
We will have several cooking master classes of the local food as well as visiting several wineries along the way.
The tour also includes a 20km day walk through the Shahdag National Park, an 8 km day walk through Dilijan National Park, a small hike to what is called “The Symphony of Stones”, 4x4 jeeps to the foot of Mount Kazbek (2170m) and visits to valleys and waterfalls along the way.
For a detailed itinerary and costings contact Vicki Presdee. This is a commercial trip so Bush Club insurance does not apply. 
94
Thu
16 May

3
EVENING CYCLE
80 Leaders
Medium pace
25km
No major hills
Sydney CBD
Cycle Sydney under the Stars: From Centennial Park we'll cycle to a Harbourside Park in Kirribilli and watch ferries pass by while munching on a pizza with the city lights as a backdrop. Return back over the Harbour Bridge via Sydney Observatory and Archibald Fountain to our starting point at Centennial Park.
80% Dedicated Cycleway, 20% Shared path with pedestrians. Must have front & rear lights, hi-vis vest, a bell & helmet. Limit of 8  Map: Sydney CBD
95
Fri
17 May


CYCLE
Medium pace
40km
Minor climbs
(New)
Central Coast
Norah Head to North Lakes and return: We commence at Norah Head and follow a shared cycle way along Budgewoi Lake Foreshore to North Lakes and return. Coffee break and option to buy lunch fish and chips by the lake or BYO along the way. Cars required  Map: Central Coast Street Directory Central Coast Shire Cycle Maps
96
Sat
18 May

3 M
Medium pace
20.5km
800m climbs
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Cowan to Brooklyn via Taffys Rock: From Cowan Station we'll walk down to Jerusalem Bay, then up the eroded hill track before heading east to Taffys Rock.
There are great views from there out over the Pittwater.
We'll then return to the main track and head for Brooklyn.
The Anglers Rest is always a good place to finish with a beer, wine or coffee.
An early start with limited numbers. Joint with SBW.  Map: Cowan
97
Sat
18 May

3 M
CYCLE
80 Leaders
Medium pace
62km
No major hills
(new)
Cycle to Fox Studios
Cronulla to Fox Studios & return: Fairly moderate cycle from Cronulla mainly on cycle ways and cycle paths to Fox Studios. Need to be confident riding on roads. Possibility of Saturday markets at Fox Studios so bring paniers or back pack. Bring own morning tea and lunch or buy along the way.   Map: NA
98
Sat
18 May


80 Leaders
Unhurried pace
18km
370m climbs
(new)
Blue Mountains NP - Faulconbridge
Exploring the Grose #1: Faulconbridge to the Grose River: We will hike from the locked gate 6.5km to Faulconbridge Lookout, where we'll have morning tea. We then return and take the Grose River Walking Track 370m down to the Grose River and continue along the river for about 1.5km to Atkinson Gullies (a really lovely area for a swim and lunch). We then return to the Grose River Walking Track and meet up with the Faulconbridge Ridge Trail. The last descent is quite eroded so we'll carry a tape to assist. Bring a pair of gloves to avoid rope burn.  Map: Springwood Topo
99
Sat
18 May

4 M
Medium pace
13km
600m climbs
Blue Mountains N.P.
Leura to Wentworth Falls: Postponed a week to Sat 25 May
100
Sun
19 May

3 M
Medium pace
15km
350m climbs
Lane Cove NP
Huntley's Point Wharf to North Ryde Station: Walk begins at Huntley's Point Wharf trekking north via Riverglade and Tarban Creek Reserves to Boronia Park. Trekking along the GNW and Lane Cove River Tracks we cross Epping Road Bridge and join Fairyland Circuit. We’ll follow Fairyland Track to Fullers Bridge into Lane Cove National Park. Following the river, we swing west through caravan park and complete our walk at North Ryde Station. A unique walk with harbour, bush and river views surprisingly close to Northern Sydney Business Districts.   Map: STEP Walking Tracks of the Lane Cove Valley
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