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DateGradeRoute and Description
MAY
Tue
11 May

Grade 3 
Medium pace
19km
670m total climbs
(New)
Lane Cove NP
Epping to Chatswood: Epping Station – Great North Walk – Lane Cove River – Chatswood
A nice walk starting out from Epping and ending at Chatswood which meanders mainly along rivers and creeks winding their way through Lane Cove NP. Mostly bush track with a little residential road walking at each end and minor creek crossings. Public transport available at both ends. Joint walk with SBW. Map: Hornsby & Parramatta River 1:25,000
Tue
11 May

CYCLE 
Medium pace
35km
Flat
Cooks River
Secretive Canals of Cooks River: Cycle four tidal canals and one greenway and a network of creek-side cycling trails, unearthing some of Sydney's secretive canals that lead to the Cooks River. A site seeing tour, approximately 35 kms return. Starting and finishing at Wolli Creek Railway Station, returning approx. 3:30 pm. Bring water, sun screen, morning tea. Lunch at local Thai Restrauant in Newtown or BYO. Meeting 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start, must contact leader. Limited numbers. No helmet no go!
  
Wed
12 May

Grade 3 
Unhurried pace
12km
230m total climbs
(New)
Blackheath
Hat Hill, Bald Hill Ridge, Bennetts L/O: From Hat Hill Rd we ascent to Hatt Hill, thence the Ridge to the broad expanse over the Grose and returning with off-track walk to Bennets L/O. Optional extension by walking down to Pulpit Rock and and along the cliffline.
Wed
12 May

Grade 3 M
LTW
Unhurried pace
12km
No major climbs
(New)
Garigal NP and Two Creeks Reserve
Nature Walk # 53 Roseville to Lindfield : About 1.5 km of street walking from Roseville Station to Armana Reserve, back into the 'burbs, then Little Digger Track down Moores Creek to the junction with Two Creeks Track. Turn north above Middle Harbour on Two Creeks Track to the subway under Eastern Arterial Road. Here we detour up a side creek to Swain Native Park and Wombin Reserve, then about 1 km of street walking to Lindfield Station. Very varied vegetation from coachwood rainforest with lush birds nest ferns, open forest, mangroves, and dense weed infestations. LIMIT 12. Map: Parramatta River, STEP Middle Harbour Sheet 2 Roseville Bridge
Wed
12 May

Grade 3 M
Medium pace
18.5km
360m total climbs
(New)
Bouddi NP
Marie Byles commemorative walk FINAL stage: Alternate route due to track closure. Wagstaffe - Hardys Bay - Allen Storm Lookout - Rocky Point fire trail - Maitland Bay Road - Stroms fire Trail - Mt Bouddi Picnic area - Maitland Bay - Marie Byles Lookout - Hardys Bay - Wagstaffe. Map: CMA Broken Bay.
Wed
12 May

CYCLE 
Medium pace
54km
310m total climbs
Guidford
Guidford Stn Circuit via Prospect Reservoir: Guidford Stn - Prospect Reservoir - Fairfield - Canley Vale - Bankstown - Chipping Norton - Warwick Farm - Yennora - Guidford Stn. On shared paths / cycleways / quiet streets. This will be a leisurely cycle with plenty of stops. Suitable for all bike types. Map: Guidford
Thu
13 May

Grade 2 

Medium pace
15km
Minor climbs
(New)
Parramatta River
Parramatta River – Westmead to Rhodes: Starting from Westmead station we will walk through Parramatta Park, along the new Escarpment Boardwalk in Parramatta, along the Parramatta River, over the Silverwater Bridge, past Olympic Park and over the Bennelong Bridge to Rhodes station. Also a circuit of Western Sydney University Parramatta campus. Plenty of history along the way. Limited numbers.   Map: Sydney street directory
Sat
15 May

Grade 3 M
LTW
Unhurried pace
12km
No major climbs
(New)
Garigal NP and Two Creeks Reserve
Nature Walk # 54 Roseville to Lindfield : About 1.5 km of street walking from Roseville Station to Armana Reserve, back into the 'burbs, then Little Digger Track down Moores Creek to the junction with Two Creeks Track. Turn north above Middle Harbour on Two Creeks Track to the subway under Eastern Arterial Road. Here we detour up a side creek to Swain Native Park and Wombin Reserve, then about 1 km of street walking to Lindfield Station. Very varied vegetation from coachwood rainforest with lush birds nest ferns, open forest, mangroves, and dense weed infestations. LIMIT 12.  Map: Parramatta River, STEP Middle Harbour Sheet 2 Roseville Bridge
Sat
15 May

Grade 3 M
Medium pace
13km
700m total climbs
(New)
Blue Mountains
Pierces Pass to Victoria Falls: This one way walk starts at the picnic area off the Bells Line of Road, goes down Pierces Pass to the Grose River, follows the Grose River and Victoria Creek before climbing steeply up the escarpment to Mt Victoria. Lovely pools and waterfalls on the way out. The track is rough and eroded in places.  Map: Mt Wilson
Sat
15 May

Grade 4 M
Medium pace
25km
470m total climbs
(New)
Blue Mountains NP
Faulconbridge to Warrimoo via Lost World and Bullant Track.:An interesting and challenging walk with beautiful forest, ridgetop vegetation, a couple of short but steep climbs and some stunning views of remote looking country. All on tracks and fire trail except for one descent. Good public transport. Joint walk with SBW. 
Sat
15 May
to
Sat
22 May
Commercial trip 
Unhurried pace
average day: 10km
200m total climbs
Lord Howe Island
Calling for expression of interest: Lord Howe Island trip for bushwalkers with an interest in flora and fauna.The trip package includes flights, accommodation and meals and I will engage island expert Dr Ian Hutton to include lectures, guided bushwalks, a low tide reef walk, recognising endemic plants and bird watching. You can also enjoy your own walks, cycling, kayaking and snorkelling. Be quick as accommodations are filling up very fast on the island. Please contact Sally Ho for more information. As this is a commercial trip run by Lord Howe Island Nature Tours, the normal insurance arrangements of the Bush Club do not apply.  Map: Lord Howe Island
Sun
16 May

Grade 3 
Medium pace
18km
300m total climbs
Newcastle
Great North Walk Section 17: Warners Bay to Queens Wharf, Newcastle: This is the final section of the Great North Walk from Sydney to Newcastle.  Joint walk with NPA Map: Newcastle
Sun
16 May

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
20km
600m total climbs
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Berowra Loop: Berowra Stn - Waratah Bay - Mnt Kuring-gai Stn - Lyrebird Gully - Berowra  Map: Cowan
Sun
16 May

Grade 4 M
LTW
Unhurried pace
12km
500m total climbs
(New)
Blue Mountains NP
Mt Hay to Venus Tor: Mt Hay Carpark- Mt Hay Summit-Venus Tor-Return. Absolutely stunning views, arguably among the best in the Blue Mountains.
From Mt Hay carpark we ascend past interesting rock formations to summit of Mt Hay. Interesting vegetation.Then at times scrambly steep descent to escarpment with amazing views overlooking Grose Valley and way beyond. Lunch at scenic Venus Tor. Some exposure-narrow ledge. On tracks pads, rock-platforms. 2 steep ascents each approx' 200 metres. Map: Mt Wilson
Mon
17 May

Grade 2 
Unhurried pace
14km
Minor climbs
Zoo to Middle Head and Return
Hidden Sydney Part 6: 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
Mon
17 May

Grade 3 M
Unhurried pace
18km
Some undulations but mostly flat
(New)
Sydney Harbour Foreshore
Graham Lewarne Memorial Walk, Part 2, Greenwich to Woolwich: From Greenwich Wharf circle various inlets and bushy areas through to Hunters Hill and Valencia St Wharf. Lots of harbour views and architectural interest.  Map: Sydney Harbour Circle Walk and Gregorys.
Mon
17 May

Grade 3 
CYCLE
Unhurried pace
36km
Minor undulations
(New)
Central Coast
Noraville to North Lakes (San Remo) cycle and return:
Tue
18 May

Grade 3 
CYCLE
Unhurried pace
36km
Minor undulations
(New)
Central Coast
Noraville to North Lakes (San Remo) cycle and return: Ride commences at Noraville and follows a shared cycle way and quiet streets to the foreshore of Budgewoi Lake. Following the shared pathway along the foreshore, enjoying the lake views, parks, birds and angohpora's, to North Lakes for coffee. On the return ride we stop for lunch at Lakes Beach. Lunch options fish and chips or BYO. Bike helmet and Hi Viz vest please. Cars required.  Map: Google maps bike paths
Tue
18 May

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
17km
350m total climbs
(New)
Royal NP
Heathcote to Heathcote: Lovely circuit walk. Train friendly. From Heathcote station, walk down to Head of Navigation,up to Uloola Falls track, view some aboriginal rock art, continue down to Uloola Falls, then on to Karloo pool. Short off track section along Kangaroo creek up to a short scramble up Bottle Forest trail, then return to Heathcote station. Creek crossings, slippery surfaces, tree roots and short scramble.  Map: RNP
Wed
19 May

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
13km
100m total climbs
Northern Suburbs
Hornsby to Thornleigh via Cherrybrook: GNW to Fishponds, Benowie Track to the Jungo, Callicoma Track to Lakes of Cherrybrook then complete the loop to the Jungo, then to Thornleigh Railway.  Map: UBD
Wed
19 May

Grade 3 M
Medium pace
16km
450m total climbs
(New)
Blue Mountains NP
Blue Mtns Historic Mines #1- Ruined Castle: This is the first in a series of thematic walks visiting historic mines in the Blue Mtns.
We start from Katoomba Scenic World and go down the Furber Steps to Federal Pass. Our first stopping point is to view the historic Rennie Tunnel (note, we are not going into it). We visit an old oil shale mine adit followed by walking to Ruined Castle. We return on the same track. If you wish to learn more about oil shale mining at Ruined Castle then this is your opportunity.   Map: Katoomba
Fri
21 May

Grade 6 M
Medium pace
10km
500m total climbs
(New)
Wollemi NP
Even More of The Labyrinth: Park at Wolgan Road and go through Minotaur Lair to Point Sol and climb a high point at GR 422 232. Next, head north along the spur, then turn west and find a way down to the next level towards west at about GR 4200 2356. The idea is to explore the next 400 m of pagodas and slots, until 4160 E. Return via Ariadne Needles. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.   Map: Ben Bullen
Sat
22 May

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
13km
350m total climbs
Berowra Regional Park
Hornsby to Thornleigh via Refuge Rock: Start from Hornsby Station. Some street walking to start of GNW track. Follow GNW track before descending to cross Berowra Creek and then climb to Refuge Rock. From here a mix of bush tracks and firetrails to the Jungo and back to Thornleigh Station. Map: Hornsby
Sat
22 May

Grade 3 M
Medium pace
16km
450m total climbs
(New)
Katoomba
Blue Mtns Historic Mines #1 - Ruined Castle: This is the first in a series of thematic walks visiting historic mines in the Blue Mtns.
We start from Katoomba Scenic World and go down the Furber Steps to Federal Pass. Our first stopping point is to view the historic Rennie Tunnel (note, we are not going into it). We visit an old oil shale mine adit followed by walking to Ruined Castle. We return on the same track. If you wish to learn more about oil shale mining at Ruined Castle then this is your opportunity. Map: Katoomba
Sat
22 May

Grade 4 M
Medium pace
21.8km
440m total climbs
(New)
Various Council Reserves & Lane Cove NP
Wollstonecraft to Macquarie Park: This will be a lengthy station to station walk, beginning at Wollstonecraft. We'll connect in to several reserves and walk via Linley Point to the GNW, Fairyland Track and the Riverside Walk to Macquarie Park.
An early start with limited numbers. Joint walk with SBW. Map: Parramatta River
Sat
22 May

Grade 5 M
Medium pace
10km
300m total climbs
Ben Bullen State Forest
Witches Watch, Hecates Cauldron and Tara Point: Park the vehicles at around GR 306 175 on the branch road off the Bicentennial National Trail. Follow the Great Dividing Range north to Gordian Knot and then to Witches Watch, a spectacular lookout above Hecates Cauldron. From here, descend into the Cauldron and explore it underneath the cliff lines and also above, amidst “the bubbles”. Visit the Tower of Hope and other attractions. Descend into the headwaters of Baal Bone Creek, cross the valley and climb up through Tara Slot onto Tara Point. More amazing views. From here, move up to the ridge and re-connect with the vehicles. Scrambling and exposure. About 10 km.  Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBMBC. Map: Ben Bullen, Cullen Bullen
Sun
23 May

Grade 4 M
LTW
Unhurried pace
15km
500m total climbs
(New)
Blue Mountains NP-Glenbrook
Glenbrook-Kanuka Brook-Crayfish Pool: Glenbrook-Glenbrook Creek-Kanuka Brook-Crayfish Pool-Red Hands Cave-Jellybean Pool-Glenbrook
Scenic walk combining a variety of beautiful streams with some interesting rock formations, rockpools, along the way. On tracks, pads, some rough sections, fire-trail. Several steep ascents of approx' 130 metres Map: Penrith
Mon
24 May

Grade 3 M
Medium pace
11km
470m total climbs
Blue Mountains NP
Pierces Pass to Blue Gum Forest Return: Pierces Pass to Blue Gum Forest return from Bells Line of Road. Easiest way to Blue Gum but still a solid climb out. One river crossing. Limit 12. No access by public transport.  Map: CMA Mt Wilson
Due to Bells road issues, a different walk will be arranged to access from Great Western Hwy instead, see below
Mon
24 May

Grade 3 M
Medium pace
7km
530m total climbs
(New)
Blue Mountains NP
Wentworth Falls circuit via Edinburgh Castle Rock & Lillians Glen to Conservation Hut: Undercliff Walk to Wentworth Falls. Stunning waterfalls, expansive views, many steps with possibly wet & slippery sections. Return via Falls Road as Charles Darwin track currently closed.
Tue
25 May
to
Wed
26 May
Grade 4 M
LTW
Unhurried pace
12km
400m total climbs
(New)
Wollemi NP
Point Nicholson : Overnight packwalk A high camp (water carry required) on top of the Red Rock cliffs with magnificent views over Pantoney’s Crown and the Capertee Valley, on a full moon night.
Pagodas, slots and ante chambers. Mostly offtrack. Steep final ascent/desc  Map: Ben Bullen
Wed
26 May

Grade 2 
Unhurried pace
8km
No major climbs
(New)
Suburban
Musical Meander. Yes! They're back!: Cremorne Point to the Conservatorium of Music. From Cremorne Point we follow the shoreline for most of the way, along streets and pathways tp Milsons Point. There are quite a number of stairs on this walk. From Milsons Point we walk over the Bridge to the Botanical Gardens where we have lunch before being entertained by the Saxophone Orchestra. A gold coin donation is requested. HOWEVER YOU MUST GO ONLINE AND REGISTER FOR THE CONCERT. To register go to: News and Events -Sydney Conservatorium of Music-The University of Sydney. When you click on this, the page that comes up will have a red box on the right; 'What's on at the Con'. Click on this red box and it will take you to events. Scroll down until you come to May 26th Saxophone Orchestra then click on the learn more box. The quickest way to get to the News and Events page is to type in www.sydney.edu.au and the News and Events page will appear below before you click on the 'www.stdney.edu.au'  
Fri
28 May
to
Sun
30 May
Grade 6 M

Medium pace
26km
1200m total climbs
(New)
Wollemi NP
Lost Chord Crater, Lee Castle and Labyrinth Peak: A 3-day pack walk. Limited numbers.
Day 1: Park at Benjang Gap, GR 300 930. Walk to Lee Creek and then upstream to GR 328 904. Take water for the day (or carry from home). Climb to Lost Chord Crater, continue to Lost Chord Saddle, then climb south west on Tal Tal Ridge to about GR 339 890. Descend into a tributary of Lee Creek at about GR 330 884. Take water for high camp and next morning, climb westwards and camp at around GR 324 885. If time permits, explore high cliffs to the south east (we may even camp there). About 12 km.
Day 2: Spend the morning exploring Lee Castle immediately to the north west, then descend into Lee Creek, take water for the high camp and the next day and climb to Labyrinth Saddle (eastern end) at GR 315 903. Then climb Labyrinth Peak, GR 311 901, to camp. About 6 km.
Day 3: Return to the Labyrinth Saddle. Explore around to the north and north east. If possible, descend into a tributary of Lee Creek at around GR 316 909; otherwise return to the saddle and use a known descent route to the north. Walk back to the cars. About 8 km.
Mostly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. Joint walk with NPA, SBW, UBMBC. Map: Talooby
Sat
29 May

Training 
Unhurried pace
0km
Nil climbs
(New)
Lane Cove NP
Provide First Aid' Training: A terrific one day face-to-face course including practical skills & assessment to provide basic first aid in an outdoor environment.
'Unique Student Identifier (USI) number' If you do not have a USI apply on-line at www.usi.gov.au before enrolling in the course.
*Enrol in the course by emailing [email protected]
*Course provider will be ALL AID/First Aid
*Cost is $125. Full refund for club members, 50% refund or club members, on successful completion of the course.
*Location:- Commandment Rock picnic shelter, Lane Cove NP (9:30 am start)  
Sat
29 May

Grade 3 M
Medium pace
13km
480m total climbs
Heathcote NP
Waterfall to Heathcote: Starting at Waterfall station, a short street walk will take us to the Bullawarring track and onto Kingfisher pool for morning tea. Then we'll continue on and take a side trip to Lake Eckersley, then back down to Battery Causeway, the Pipeline track, up the Friendly track and onto Heathcote station. Nice bush tracks and creeks plus steps and ups and downs.  Map: Port Hacking, Campbelltown, Appin
Sat
29 May

Grade 4 M
Medium pace
15km
600m total climbs
(New)
Blue Mountains NP
Wentworth Falls Circuit: All on tracks and fire trail with some slippery sections and creek crossings. One of the most beautiful and scenic walks in the mountains. Basically one walk down and one walk up in the afternoon and not a late finish.  Joint walk with SBW. 
Sat
29 May
to
Mon
31 May
Grade 4 M
Medium pace
20km
1000m total climbs
Kanangra-Boyd NP
Hatchers Hollow from the Yerranderie Road & return: Starting from the Loombah Plateau on the Yerranderie Road, the walk will track across to Muggerah Gowar and Willa Gowah before descending on a very nice ridge to Hatchers Hollow. It really is one of the best campsites on the Kowmung. On the middle day we'll explore either up river or climb up on to Mts Doris and Ibbai to view the fire damage. Joint walk with Sydney Bush Walkers. Group limit 8. Map: Kanangra & Yerranderie. (changed route)
Sun
30 May

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
19km
580m total climbs
Blackheath
Blackheath Circuit via Braeside Track to Govetts Leap / Evans Lookout & Grand Canyon: Blackheath Station to Braeside Track - Govetts Leap - Evans Lookout - Grand Canyon - return to Blackheath. Map: Blackheath
Sun
30 May

Grade 4 M
LTW
Unhurried pace
11km
500m total climbs
(New)
Blue Mountains NP - Springwood
Martins Lookout-Shark Head Cave-Circuit: Martins Lookout-Glenbrook Creek-Shark Head Cave-Lost World & Bunyan Lookouts. Glenbrook Creek-Martins Lookout
Scenic adventurous walk on a variety of tracks-pads. Steep scrambly ascent to Shark head Cave- Lost World lookout via a beautiful spur with some wonderful slots, pagodas, rock overhangs-platforms. Minor exposure. Agility required. Great views from various lookouts. Side trip along Glenbrook creek to locate fading rockface inscribed 23 psalm. Suitable for fit experienced bushwalkers who enjoy a challenge. 2 steep ascents each approx' 200 metres   Map: Springwood
Mon
31 May

Grade 2 
Unhurried pace
10km
Minor climbs
Watsons Bay and Vaucluse
Hidden Sydney Part 7: An amble through some of Sydney’s historical and hidden attractions with a brief commentary along the way. Circular Quay to Watsons Bay, Hornby Lighthouse, Jacob’s Ladder, Macquarie Lighthouse, South Head Cemetery, Vaucluse Park and return back to Watsons Bay to catch either the 2.19 or 2.49pm ferry back to Circular Quay. I can promise you a day full of interesting history and some of Sydney’s most spectacular scenery.   Map: Sydney UBD
Mon
31 May
to
Tue
15 Jun
Grade 3 & 4
Medium pace
TBA km
TBA climbs
Victoria
Exploring some Victorian NPs: Expressions of interest sought for a trip of approx 3 weeks duration including travel. We will visit: (1) Wilsons Prom. Group cabin accommodation or camping. 4 full days walking. (2) Mornington Peninsula - 4 days walking and a couple of days to enjoy the Peninsula offerings (day trip to French Island, wineries, the famous Merrick general store, seeing where our former PM disappeared!, the outdoor spa etc). (3) Otways NP - 3 days walking.  
JUNE
Wed
2 Jun

Cycle Easy / Medium
Medium pace
38km
335m total climbs
Hills District
Bella Vista Metro Stn Circuit via Hills District: Bella Vista - Kellyville - Beaumont Hills - Rouse Hill - Kellyville North - Hills Showground - Bella Vista. On shared paths / cycleways / quiet streets. This will be a leisurely cycle with plenty of stops. Suitable for all bike types. (One steep hill / Lots of short hills). Map: Cstle Hill
Wed
2 Jun

Grade 4 M
Medium pace
10km
500m total climbs
Blue Mountains
Lawson to Wentworth Falls: Part of Bruces Walk. Will pass through Walkers Glen, Claire Glen, Podgers Glen and Burgess Glen visiting 3 shelter caves on the way. In Podgers Glen will head off-track in an attempt to find a way to Lawson Cave Falls that doesn't involve following the creek. Some short steep ascents and descents, creek crossings, bush tracks, with some narrow and slippery sections, short ladders and firetrail and street walking at the start and end. Limit 10.  Map: Katoomba
Thu
3 Jun
Committee
Meeting
Bush Club Committee Meeting, 4:30pm, Thornton Room
Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 Fitzroy St, Kirribilli
Thu
3 Jun
Cycle Easy / Medium
Medium pace
50km
South-west Sydney
Wolli Ck Loop: Cycle from Wolli Creek Railway Station to Sydney Olympic Park, via Homebush Bay and Cooks River Canal; then Newington Nature Reserve, Parramatta Foreshore return to Wolli Creek Rail. Approx 50 kms. Meet Wolli Creek Railway Station at 9:00 am for 9:15 am start. Finish approx. 3.30 to 4.00 pm. Must book in with leader. Bring picnic morning/afternoon tea and/or lunch or purchase along the way. Must bring spare tube and repair kit. No helmet no go! Joint with NPA and Sutherland Bushwalkers.
Thu
3 Jun

Grade 3 M
Medium pace
17km
700m total climbs
Cowan
Taffy's Rock: From Cowan Station we follow the Great North Walk down the forested gully to Jerusalem Bay before a sharp climb takes us to the point we leave the GNW and head east along a rougher track that follows Govett Ridge for around 4km to Taffy’s Rock. Some excellent views, an interesting tessellated dome (aka ‘Top of the World’) and a rest on the large sandstone outcrop that is Taffy’s Rock will be our reward. We return the way we came to Cowan Station. Joint walk with SBW. Map: Cowan
Thu
3 Jun

Grade 5 
Medium pace
11km
400m total climbs
Wollemi NP
From Capertee Creek to Little Capertee Creek via Newnes Balcony East: Set up a car shuffle. Walk into Capertee Creek Gorge until GR 396 243 then climb out to the north east via the eastern part of Newnes Balcony. Continue north and descend into Little Capertee Creek. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.  Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBMBC. Map: Ben Bullen
Sat
5 Jun

Grade 4 M
LTW
Unhurried pace
14km
500m total climbs
(New)
Blue Mountains NP
Faulconbridge To Springwood Via Numantia Falls: Faulconbridge-Victory Track-Numantia Falls- Springwood Ridge-Sassafras Creek-Glenbrook Creek-Perch Ponds-Magdala Gully-Springwood
Scenic walk mainly through beautiful rainforest. Scrambly steep ascent above Numantia Falls to Springwood Ridge-Steep descent to Sassafras Creek. Features include art display cave, rock overhangs, aboriginal rock engravings. Pristine streams. 2 ascents- 150 metres- 250 metres  Map: Springwood
Sat
5 Jun
to
Sat
12 Jun
Commercial trip 
Unhurried pace
10km
200m total climbs
Lord Howe Island
Calling for expressions of interest - Lord Howe Island trip for bushwalkers with interest in flora and fauna. Group limit: 16. This trip is added due to popular demand for the May Trip which is now full. June is usually the best month for bushwalking on Lord Howe Island with very calm weather at 15-20 degree. The trip package includes flights, accommodation and meals. I will engage island expert Dr Ian Hutton to provide lectures, guided walks, a low tide reef walk, recognising endemic plants and bird watching. You can also enjoy your own walks, cycling, kayaking and snorkelling. As this is a commercial trip run by Lord Howe Island Nature Tours, the normal insurance arrangements with the Bush Club do not apply. Joint walk with SBW. Map: Lord Howe Island.
Sun
6 Jun

Grade 4 M
Medium pace
20km
600m total climbs
Stanwell Park to Thirroul
Illawarra Escarpment: Stanwell Park Station – Wodi Wodi Track – Forest Walk – Sublime Lookout – Gibson Track – Thirroul. A premier Escarpment Walk. Undulating traverse on tracks, with superb coastal views & a variety of terrain & vegetation. Jim extended this classic walk to include the Gibson Track allowing us to finish at Thirroul Station. The Wodi Wodi Track is scratchy & can be slippery in parts. Two minor creek crossings, descend to the Gibson Track involves fixed steel ladders. This walk is one of the Jim series - a walk Jim prepared for us to enjoy. 200m early climb to Mt Mitchell. Rail friendly  Map: Appin 9029-1S, Bulli 9029-2N.
Tue
8 Jun

Grade 3 M
Medium pace
17km
700m total climbs
Kuring-gai Chase NP
Taffy's Rock: Starting at Cowan Station we follow the Great North Walk to Jerusalem Bay and continue until we reach the top of Govett Ridge and turn east. We proceed along this track until we reach Taffy's Rock for wonderful views of the Hawkesbury River as well as for lunch. We return to Cowan on the same track.  Map: Cowan
Wed
9 Jun
Grade 3 M
LTW
Unhurried pace
20km
600m total climbs
Royal NP
Stanwell Park to Waterfall: Follow a gradual descent from Stanwell Park Station. Ascend a steep track to Bald Hill, Stanwell Tops. Follow Coast Track to Burning Palms then ascend the Burgh Track to meet Bolo Ridge. Follow ridge sometimes on faint track to descend and meet Lady Carrington Drive. Follow Forest Island, Couranga and Uloola Tracks to Waterfall Station. Joint walk with NPA. Map: Otford, Appin
Thu
10 Jun

Cycle Easy / Medium
Unhurried pace
45km
nil climbs
Central Coast
Cycle Woy Woy to Umina to Gosford and return to Woy Woy: Cycle from Woy Woy on shared paths to Black Mountain and then quiet streets to Umina Beach Surf Club for coffee/morning tea stop. Cycle back to Woy Woy and onto Gosford on shared paths for lunch and return to Woy Woy. The ride is on shared paths along the Brisbane Waters passing through parks and foreshore reserves and quiet back streets to Umina. Lunch in new community park opposite Brisbane Waters Gosford. Limit 10 Helmet, high visibility vest please  Map: Google maps bike paths
Fri
11 Jun

Grade 5 M
Medium pace
9km
300m total climbs
Wollemi National Park
Flat Rock and Around: This walk features exceptional Angophoras, rainforest and rock formations. Park one car on Mountain Lagoon Road at GR 752 941 and another one at GR 759 950. From the first car, walk down into a creek, then make our way towards Flat Rock. After Flat Rock, descend into a gully at around GR 755 952 and follow it downstream, then exit up the gully at GR 750 963 or, if time permits, continue to 753 970. Climb on the ridge and walk to the second car. About 9 km. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
 Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBMBC. Map: Mountain Lagoon
Sun
13 Jun

Cycle Medium
Medium pace
54km
310m total climbs
Guildford
Guildford Stn Circuit via Prospect Reservoir / M7 Cyclway / Bonnyrigg: Guildford Stn - Prospect Reservoir - Fairfield - Canley Vale - Bankstown - Chipping Norton - Warwick Farm - Yennora - Guildford Stn. On shared paths / cycleways / quiet streets. This will be a leisurely cycle with plenty of stops. Suitable for all bike types. Map: Guildford.
Sat
12 Jun

Grade 3 M
LTW
Unhurried pace
17km
150m total climbs
(New)
Kurnell, Cronulla
Kurnell To Cronulla: Kurnell-Kamay Botany Bay NP-Cape Solander-Cape Bailey-Boat Harbor-Cronulla Beach-Port Hacking-Cronulla
Classic coastal walk with stunning ocean views, beautiful bays, beaches, rockpools, rock formations. We will take our time for some whale spotting from rock platforms high above the ocean. Out going tide will make walking along Cronulla beach expanse a joy. On, tracks, beach-walking, easy rock-hopping.   Map: Port Hacking
Tue
15 Jun

Grade 1 
Unhurried pace
8km
No major climbs
Suburban
Musical Meander: Glebe to the Recital Hall in the city. We catch the light rail from Central to Glebe. From Glebe we walk around Blackwattle Bay to the Anzac Bridge. After crossing the Anzac Bridge we walk on to Pyrmont Bridge and up to the Recital Hall. Bring a good morning tea as there will not be a lunch stop. People can make their own lunch arrangements after the concert which is from 12:30 - 1:30. The concert is A little Lunch Music with James Morrison and his band and you will NEED TO BUY YOUR OWN TICKETS. The tickets are purchased online through the City Recital Hall and are $19 each.  
Wed
16 Jun

Grade 3
LTW
Medium pace
17km
Mostly flat
Western Sydney
Cumberland Circuit – Stage 1: This is another walk of The Walking Volunteers. Initially we'll walk from Tempe Station along a green corridor following the Cook's River to Strathfield then to and through Rookwood Cemetery - then a few streets to Lidcombe Railway.  Map: UBD 274,254,253,252,232
Thu
17 Jun

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
15km
450m total climbs
Springwood
Springwood Circuit via Martins Lookout: Springwood Station - Sassafras Gully Track - Perch Ponds-Martins Lookout- Magdala Creek Track- Springwood Station. All on track. Map: Springwood
Thu
17 Jun

Grade 4 M
Medium pace
13km
250m total climbs
Duffy's Forest
Wilkins Trail to Mount Murray Anderson: The walk out along Wilkins Trail and then off-track to the end of the ridge is relatively simple; likewise the walk back from Mount Murray Anderson on the adjoining ridge to the west. The climb down and up through the gully between the two ridges is more demanding. Nonetheless, an adventurous spirit, a suitable degree of caution and decent gaiters should see us complete this short, fun circuit in good shape. Joint walk with SBW. 
Sat
19 Jun

Grade 3 
Medium pace
13.4km
441m total climbs
Kuringgai Chase NP
Cowan to Brooklyn: NEW LEADER TRAINING WALK – This walk is ONLY open to members who are interested in Leading walks for the Club now or in the future. This will be a relaxed walk for new aspiring Leaders where you can ask questions of experienced leaders and learn all about leading walks for the Bush Club. For further information on the walk or Leader Training please contact me. Limited places.   Map: Cowan
Sat
19 Jun
to
Sun
20 Jun
Grade 4 M
Medium pace
24km
1220m total climbs
Kanangra-Boyd NP
Colboyd Ridge-Stonehag Hill-Cambage Spire: This walk will begin from the Kanangra Road near Kanangra Walls and travel over the Marrilman Heath & Pindari Tops to Wallaby Pass, the Colboyd Ridge, Arabanoo Peak & Executioner Bluffs to camp at the Kowmung/Christys Creek junction. The return journey will be via Cambage Spire & Bullhead Mountain. Wild country with great views and some areas of exposure. Group limit 8. Joint walk with SBW. Map: Kanangra & Yerranderie
Sun
20 Jun

Cycle Medium
Medium pace
55km
Flat
Strathfield
Sth Strathfield to San Souci (Captain Cook Bridge) Circuit: Sth Strathfield - Tempe - Brighton le Sands - Sans Souci (Captain Cook Bridge) - return to Sth Strathfield. Cycle along mainly cycleways-cycle lanes with some road crossings. This will be a leisurely cycle with plenty of stops on mainly flat route. Suitable for all bike types. Map: Cooks River
Sun
20 Jun

Grade 4 M
LTW
Unhurried pace
17km
300m total climbs
(New)
Royal NP-Bundeena
Whale Watch Walk-Bundeena-Marley Circuit: Bundeena-Jibbon Beach-Port Hacking Head-Marley Head--Little Marley Beach
Many variations on usual routes. Combination of conventional& historic tracks, rockhopping, rock platforms, some scrambling. Superb ocean views from high up rock platforms. Ideal for some whale spotting! Beautiful rock formations, bays and beaches. Map: Port Hacking
Mon
21 Jun

Grade 3 M
Unhurried pace
19km
Mostly flat with a few steps
Sydney Harbour Circle Walk
Graham Lewarne Memorial Walk, Part 3 Huntley's Point to Balmain, Thames St: Huntley's Point Wharf to Thames St Wharf through the interesting old street of Birchgrove  Map: Harbour Circle Walk and Gregory's
Thu
24 Jun

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
15km
350m total climbs
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Wahroonga Stn to Murrua Road via Bobbin Head: Wahroonga Stn to Bobbin Head via Gibberagong tracks, Rain Forest, Gibberagong track to Murrua Track to Murrua Rd. Map: Hornsby
Thu
24 Jun

Grade 3 M
Medium pace
19km
350m total climbs
Lane Cove Valley
Turramurra to Epping: A lovely walk following bush corridors from Turramurra to Epping; Sheldon Forest, Twin Creeks Reserve, Lane Cove NP, GNW, Conscript Pass, and Terrys Creek Track; bush tracks, firetrails and some streets; minor creek crossings, a couple of short, steep sections.  Map: Walking Tracks of the Lane Cove Valley
Fri
25 Jun

Grade 5 M
Medium pace
9km
300m total climbs
Wollemi National Park
Around Spot Height 537: Park at GR 758 950 on Mountain Lagoon Road. Walk to GR 755 960 and walk down a gully till GR 750 963, then continue under the cliffs – first north, then west, to about GR 758 967. Continue south to GR 762 955 to exit. About 9 km. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.  Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBMBC. Map: Mountain Lagoon
Sat
26 Jun

Grade 4 M
Medium pace
18.5km
650m total climbs
Brisbane Water NP
Wondabyne to Woy Woy: Starting from Wondabyne Station the walk route will be on fire trail and bush track to Woy Woy Road near Staples Lookout and then via a very rough pad (virtual off-track) down to Woy Woy Bay. From there, we'll cross the mangroves and head up the hill to Spion Kop. It will be necessary to negotiate a 5 metre escarpment via rope and D-rings. From Spion Kop we'll walk to Waterfall Creek, Koolewong Ridge and down to Woy Woy Station. There are great views on this walk. An early start with a limited group size. Joint walk with SBW. Map: Gunderman & Gosford
Sat
26 Jun

Grade 5 M
Medium pace
8km
350m total climbs
Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Gap Creek Pagodas: This unique but unprotected area, part of the Gardens of Stone region, has an active coal mine underneath it. Find out why it must be protected for future generations. Park at GR 238 326 at Airly Gap and walk up the western tributary of Gap Creek. Explore its northern branch, then climb out to the tops at about GR 231 335 and explore the pagoda spurs on the northern side of Gap Creek, moving east. Descend into Airly Gap. Scrambling and exposure.  Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBMBC. Map: Glen Alice
Wed
30 Jun

Cycle Easy / Medium
Medium pace
50km
337m total climbs
Parramatta River
Westmead Circuit via Meadowbank, Olympic Park, M4 Cycleway: Westmead Stn - Rydalmere - Olympic Park - Lidcombe - Parramatta - Westmead. On shared paths / cycleways / quiet streets. This will be a leisurely cycle with plenty of stops. Suitable for all bike types. Map: Parramatta River
JULY
Thu
1 Jul
Committee
Meeting
Bush Club Committee Meeting, 4:30pm, Thornton Room
Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 Fitzroy St, Kirribilli
Thu
1 Jul
Cycle Easy / Medium
Medium pace
45km
Sout-west Sydney
Wolli Creek to Birkenhead Point then Cabarita return: A casual, scenic ride around bays, rivers and canals. Cycle from Wolli Creek Railway Station to Stanmore, Whites Creek Canal, Rozelle, Birkenhead Point, The Bay Run, Canada Bay, then Cabarita for picnic lunch (BYO). Coffee stops along the way. Many cycle paths and cycle lanes along quiet roads with some undulations. Return to Wolli Creek Rail about 4.00pm, via Canals and a Greenway. Must bring spare tube and repair kit. No helmet no go! Joint with NPA and Sutherland Bushwalkers.
Thu
1 Jul

Grade 3 
Fast pace
18km
300m total climbs
Garigal NP
Davidson Park to Tania Park: Yes, this is a training session for the Oxfam Trailwalker – the final two stages. Pace will be fast with stops few and short, as we follow tracks beside Middle Harbour, passing Flat Rock Beach, Bantry Bay, climb the Natural Bridge Track and on to Seaforth via Ararat Reserve. After a short stretch of street walking, we take the scenic Spit to Manly track as far as Tania Park on Dobroyd Point. Car shuffle to be organised. Joint walk with SBW. 
Thu
1 Jul

Grade 3 M
Medium pace
16km
700m total climbs
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Cowan to Taffys Rock: Follow the Great North Walk from Cowan Station via Jerusalem Bay to Ten Bob Ridge. Undulating overgrown track, with some rough sections, to Taffys Rock. Steep climb from Jerusalem Bay. Return by same route.  Map: COWAN
Sat
3 Jul

Grade 4 M
Medium pace
24km
750m total climbs
Brisbane Water NP
Woy Woy to Little Wobby: This is a big day out on fire trails and bush tracks. Starting from Woy Woy Station the walk will be via Parks Bay, Koolewong Ridge, Waterfall Creek, Woy Woy Bay, Woy Woy Road, Thommos Loop & Tank Creek. There are great views and the joy of a short descent via rope and D-rings. A very early start with a late afternoon ferry ride at the end. There might even be time for a quick, refreshing drink at the Brooklyn pub before rushing for the train. Limit 10 and only short breaks throughout.  Joint walk with SBW. Map: Gosford, Gunderman & Broken Bay
Sat
3 Jul
to
Sun
4 Jul
Grade 6 M
Medium pace
10km
500m total climbs
Wollemi National Park
Mt Canobla and Gundangaroo Traverse to St Johns Point: A 2-day pack walk. Numbers are strictly limited. Private property access is required. Day 1 - Park near Canobla Gap and ascend Mount Canobla on a razor blade spur. Continue to Mt Gundangaroo and camp near the trig. Water was found in a nearby gully. Day 2 – Walk to St Johns Point, then descend to Canobla Gap Trail and walk back to the cars. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.  Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBMBC. Map: Glen Alice, Ben Bullen
Sun
4 Jul

Cycle Medium
Medium pace
60km
Flat
Kurnell
Tempe Stn to Kurnell Circuit: Tempe Stn - Brighton le Sands - Sans Souci (Captain Cook Bridge) - Taren Point - Cronulla - Kurnell - return to Tempe Stn. Cycle along mainly cycleways-cycle lanes with some road crossings. This will be a leisurely cycle with plenty of stops on mainly flat route. Suitable for all bike types. Map: Cronulla
Mon
5 Jul

Grade 1 
Unhurried pace
10km
No Major Climbs
City CBD West
Hidden Sydney Part 8: Town Hall to Jubilee Park via Ultimo and Blackwattle Bay. An amble through some of Sydney’s historical and lesser-known attractions with a brief commentary and plenty of opportunity for participant input, cappuccinos and cakes. In this walk we discover where Hell Hole, Purgatory and Paradise are. We see Sydney’s first fire station and some lovely stretches alongside Johnstons Bay. Early finish. Optional return by walking or by tram. Map: Sydney UBD
Thu
8 Jul

Grade 3 M
Medium pace
17km
450m total climbs
Blue Mountains
Lawson to Linden: Head north from Lawson to Dantes Glen and Empire Pass, trails to Hazelbrook, then pass a number of waterfalls before making our way to Paradise Pool and onto Linden, visit Kings Cave on our way to the station. Great bush with water views along the way. No big ups and downs; tracks can be muddy and rough in places.  Map: Katoomba
Fri
9 Jul

Grade 5 M
Medium pace
8km
300m total climbs
Newnes State Forest
Cliffs, Pagodas and Slots above the Wolgan Valley: Park at around GR 336 121 at the end of Sunnyside Ridge Road. Walk south west to the cliff line and then follow it to the point at about GR 328 110, where it protrudes into the Wolgan Valley. Turn north east, then east from here, exploring multiple slots, ravines and pagoda areas. Exit at around GR 341 114 and reconnect with the cars. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.  Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBMBC. Map: Cullen Bullen
Sat
10 Jul
to
Mon
12 Jul
Grade 5 M
Medium pace
43km
2450m total climbs
Kanangra-Boyd NP
Gentles Pass: Beginning at Kanangra Walls, the walk route will involve a lengthy first day (19kms) to the Kowmung River via the Gingra Range, camping above the river weir. Day 2 will be to Dex Creek via Kowong Mountain and Gentles Pass, while the third day will be a return to the Walls. This is solid trip with much of the second day off-track and requiring thought about navigation. The views in this wilderness area are terrific. Group limit 6.  Joint walk with SBW. Map: Kanangra & Yerranderie
Tue
13 Jul

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
16km
350m total climbs
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Wahroonga Station to Mnt Kuring-gai Station 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 and on to the Mt Kuring-gai track. Lovely bushtrack with some firetrail walking. Map: Hornsby
Thu
15 Jul

Grade 4 M
Fast pace
15km
300m total climbs
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Bobbin Head Loop PLUS: This 15 km circuit includes a little off-track climbing through moderate bush. From the end of Murrua Road, North Turramurra we descend the Murrua Track to the Gibberagong Waterhole, where we cross Cockle Creek to climb off-track the unnamed spur until we hit Kalkari Track, which we follow down to Bobbin Head. The Warrimoo and Sphinx Tracks will bring us back to the park gate from which point it is only a short walk back to the cars. Pace fast. (Joint walk: SBW and The Bush Club)  
Thu
15 Jul

Grade 4 M
Unhurried pace
14km
700m total climbs
Blue Mountains
Golden Stairs to Mt Solitary (not the traverse): Starting from the newly reopened Golden Stairs, we cross the valley floor then climb up and over Ruined Castle then further along to ascend Koorawall Knife Edge to Mt Solitary as far as Chinamans Cave area. Return the same way. Grade 4 as there is a rough scramble up Knife Edge and 700m total ascents. Map: Katoomba
Fri
16 Jul

Grade 3 
LTW
Medium pace
16km
Mostly flat
Western Suburbs
Cumberland Circuit – Stage 2: This is another walk of The Walking Volunteers. From Lidcombe Station we'll return to the exit from Rookwood Cemetery then walk westwards along streets to Princes Park in Chester Hill. Then we'll follow the Pipeline route through Waddangalli Woodland Reserve then divert through Springfield Park. Again we'll follow the Pipeline route to pick up a the green corridor of Lower Prospect Canal. Finish at Gipps St to catch Bus No. 800 to Blacktown Station.  Map: UBD 232,231,230,210,209
Fri
16 Jul

Grade 6 M
Medium pace
8km
500m total climbs
Mugii Murum-ban SCA
The Ultimate Mugii Murum-ban: Park at Airly Mountain and find a pass at around GR 250 314 to Ultimate View. From here, head south via The Citadel and descend on the eastern side of Citadel Spur. Walk north east under the cliff line and ascend Ultimate Chute. Head north via Genowlan Trig and visit (depending on the available time) the Valley of the Dinosaurs and/or Ultimate Slot. Make our way down via the road network to Airly Mountain. About 8 km. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.  Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBMBC. Map: Glen Alice, Ben Bullen
Mon
19 Jul
OPENING DATE FOR WALK SUBMISSIONS FOR THE SPRING PROGRAM
(Sep 2021 - Nov 2021). Please submit your walks via the online form on The Bush Club website. Alternatively, submissions can be sent by letter to PO Box 207, Milsons Point, NSW 1565.
Mon
19 Jul

Grade 3 
Unhurried pace
16km
Mostly flat
Sydney Harbour Circle Walk
Graham Lewarne Memorial Walk Part 4, Balmain to City: Thames St Wharf to Observatory Hill through old Balmain and parts being redeveloped including the new walk around Barangaroo.  Map: Harbour Circle Walk and Gregory's
Thu
22 Jul

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
14km
500m total climbs
Cowan
Cowan to Berowra: Explore Berowra Waters with great views & lookouts along the many ridge tops. There are a number of steep climbs on the route. This is a Grade 3 + walk with the climbs.  Map: Cowan
Fri
23 Jul

Grade 2 
Unhurried pace
8km
No major climbs
Suburban/Harbour foreshore
Musical Meander: Middle Head-Chowder Bay-Taronga Zoo-ferry to Circular Quay. From Middle Head we follow the foreshore around to Chowder Bay and then continue around the foreshore to the wharf at Taronga Zoo. After a ferry ride to Circular Quay we walk up through the Botanical Gardens, where we have lunch. After lunch we walk to St Stephens in Macquarie Street for a 1:10 concert where we are entertained by a tenor and a mezzo-soprano. A gold coin donation is requested and there is no need to register for this concert.  
Mon
26 Jul

Grade 2 
Unhurried pace
13km
Minor climbs
Hunters Hill
Hidden Sydney Part 9: Circular Quay to Circular Quay via Woolwich, Hunters Hill and Huntly’s Point. Have you ever wondered what the suburb of Hunters Hill was really like? Join me when we look behind the obvious and see where the first punts crossed the harbour, discover a letterbox with a Greek pediment, a place called Sunnyside, a Chapel not run over by a road, a forgotten folly and a place called Bedlam. We shall glimpse where there is some serious money but it is discretely hidden. There is some street walking, two ferry rides and a brief commentary.   Map: Sydney UBD
Tue
27 Jul

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
13km
375m total climbs
Cowan
Cowan to Brooklyn: 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
Thu
29 Jul

CLOSING DATE FOR WALK SUBMISSIONS FOR THE SPRING PROGRAM
(Sep 2021 - Nov 2021). Please submit your walks via the online form on The Bush Club website. Alternatively, submissions can be sent by letter to PO Box 207, Milsons Point, NSW 1565.
Thu
29 Jul

Grade 4 
Fast pace
10km
500m total climbs
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Ku-ring-gai Little Dipper: With the leader in training for the Oxfam Trailwalker, our group will for a brisk few hours sweep up ridges and swoop down to and through creeks, following a combination of trails, tracks and moderate off-track routes. Starting at North Wahroonga, we will take in Cockle Creek, Chase Trail, Gibberagong Waterhole, Murrua Track, Lovers Jump Creek, a couple of unnamed spurs and potentially a short section of fairly steep rock scrambling. Short distance, but plenty of energy needed. (Joint walk SBW and The Bush Club)  
Fri
30 Jul

Grade 5 M
Medium pace
8km
300m total climbs
Wollemi NP
Upper Blacksmiths Creek: Park on Bowens Hill Trail near spot height 716. Descend south towards Blacksmiths Creek, then follow it as far as it keeps our interest, perhaps till GR 712 959. Exit up the spur back to the trail and the cars. Exploratory. About 8 km. Scrambling and exposure.  Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBMBC. Map: Mountain Lagoon
Sat
31 Jul

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
20km
600m total climbs
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Berowra Loop: Berowra Stn - Waratah Bay - Mnt Kuring-gai Stn - Lyrebird Gully - Berowra. Map: Cowan
Sat
31 Jul

Grade 5 M
Medium pace
10km
300m total climbs
Ben Bullen State Forest and Gardens of Stone NP
The Amazing Pagoda Maze: Find out why this part of the Gardens of Stone region must be protected for future generations. Park the cars at GR 263 186 on Moffitts Trail. Walk to about GR 276 193 and climb north to explore several pagoda ridges, before crossing into Gardens of Stone NP to visit Palatine Rock and Tarpeian Rock with their spectacular views. Then on to the amazing Pagoda Maze, best part of which is located in the State Forest and is therefore unprotected. About 10 km. Scrambling and exposure.  Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBMBC. Map: Ben Bullen
AUGUST
Tue
3 Aug

Grade 2 
LTW
Medium pace
13km
Mostly flat
Western Suburbs
Cumberland Circuit - Stage 3: This is another walk of The Walking Volunteers. From Blacktown Station we'll catch a bus to Gipps Street near Munroe Street in Greystanes. Then we'll walk westwards south of the Prospect Reservoir then follow the Sydney Water Supply Channel till we meet the M7 at Cecil Hills. Exit by bus to Liverpool Station.  Map: UBD 209,208,207,227
Thu
5 Aug
Committee
Meeting
Bush Club Committee Meeting, 4:30pm, Thornton Room
Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 Fitzroy St, Kirribilli
Fri
6 Aug

Grade 5 M
Medium pace
8km
350m total climbs
Wollemi NP and Gardens of Stone NP
Above the Flying Carpet: Park at GR 415 150 on Glowworm Tunnel Road. Walk north east, initially on the old firetrail to spot heights 1004 and 1002. Turn north, then east and make our way to the cliff edge at about GR 397 160. From here, commence exploration of this dissected terrain going south. There is much to see and do before we reach the point GR 410 144 above the Flying Carpet. This is likely to be two walks. About 8 km. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.  Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBMBC. Map: Cullen Bullen
Tue
10 Aug
to
Sat
14 Aug
Grade 3 M

Unhurried pace
68km
(13-19km per day)

Minor climbs
(New)
Yuraygir National Park
Yuraygir Coastal Walk - North to South: Follow the ancient wandering trails of Australia’s coastal emus on the multi-day Yuraygir coastal walk.
This colossal signposted track traverses the coastline from Angourie to Red Rock. The scenery and views along the way are diverse and astounding. We’ll encounter wildlife and wildflowers as you walk past heathland plains, long sandy beaches, tranquil creeks, lagoons, rocky headlands and even a marine park.
Tackle the full 65km returning and setting out each day to Minnie Waters Holiday Park, breaking the track up into day walks. It’s best walked north to south with the sun at your back.  Limit 10. Map: Yuraygir National Park
Thu
12 Aug

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
13km
350m total climbs
Berowra Regional Park
Hornsby to Thornleigh via Refuge Rock: Start from Hornsby Station. Some street walking to start of GNW track. Follow GNW track before descending to cross Berowra Creek and then climb to Refuge Rock. From here a mix of bush tracks and firetrails to the Jungo and back to Thornleigh Station. Map: Hornsby
Fri
13 Aug
to
Sun
22 Aug
Commercial trip 
Medium pace
80km
7000m total climbs
The European Alps
Tour du Mont Blanc: Complete circuit of Mont Blanc, Europe's highest mountain. Passing through France, Italy and Switzerland. Day packs only. Luggage transfers each day. Typical daily walk: 15 km, ascent 900m, same descent, many steep alpine sections. All on track. Minimal scrambling. Medium pace. Highest altitude is 2660 metres. Commercial guided trip organised by the local Altitude Montblanc. Limited number of twin share rooms available, otherwise dorms. This is an overseas trip, so the normal insurance arrangements of the Bush Club do not apply. Participants to arrange own international air travel and travel insurance. Evidence of insurance must be provided to Altitude Montblanc. Meet afternoon of 13 August 2021 in Chamonix for departure the following morning. Cost. For twin share, about EUR 1300 / person, including meals and luggage transfers.. For dorms about EUR 1150. Joint walk with SBW.
  
Sat
14 Aug
to
Mon
16 Aug
Grade 6 M
Medium pace
24km
1500m total climbs
Wollemi NP
Deanes and Rocky Creek Junction Adventure: Full pack walk from Newnes into a camp near the junction of Deanes and Rocky Creeks, then explore with the day pack. The plan for each day is to be advised. About 8 km every day. This promises to be a wild and spectacular adventure. Expect plenty of challenges and amazing scenery. Scrambling and exposure. Mostly exploratory.  Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBMBC. Map: Mount Morgan and Ben Bullen
Mon
16 Aug

Grade 1 
Unhurried pace
8km
Minor climbs
Sydney Harbour - Rose Bay to Watsons Bay
Hidden Sydney Part 10: A shortened version of the popular Circular Quay to Watsons Bay walk in which we will just do the best part. Spectacular views of our harbour, interesting historical aspects, some street walking with a brief commentary. Coffee in Watsons Bay and early finish.   Map: Sydney UBD
Wed
18 Aug

Cycle Medium
Medium pace
60km
320m total climbs
Bankstown
Guildford Stn Circuit via Fairfield / Bankstown / Cabramatta / Guildford: Prospect - Fairfield - Canley Heights - Bankstown - Chipping North - Warwick Farm - Yennora - Guildford - Return to Greystanes. Cycle on mainly shared cycleways-cycle lanes. This will be a leisurely cycle with plenty of stops on mainly flat route with some short sharp climbs. Road crossings. Suitable for all bike types. Map: Guildford
Fri
20 Aug

Grade 5 M
Medium pace
8km
300m total climbs
Newnes State Forest
Ravines of Kangaroo Creek: Park the cars at GR 332 062, near spot height 1110. Walk north north west, then west to GR 323 070, near spot height 1066. Continue underneath the cliff line and explore the multiple ravines of Kangaroo Creek, going south, until about GR 330 062. Re-connect with the vehicles. About 8 km. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.  Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBMBC. Map: Cullen Bullen
Sun
22 Aug
to
Mon
31 Aug
2021
Cycle Medium / Hard
Medium pace
400km
70m total climbs
South East Queensland and Balllina
Cycling - Queensland and Northern NSW: We will cycle 2 rail trails in Queensland and 2 days cycling. Ballina we will cycle bike paths and quiet roads. The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail currently the longest rail trail in Australia 164ks. The BVRT winds its way up the Brisbane valley, traversing farmland, forests, picturesque country towns. The unsealed trail surface varies between well compacted to some short more challenging sections where it is rocky with stones and basalt rocks. The South Burnett Rail Trail is sealed and easy riding. Kingaroy to Murgon 44ks passes through farmland and forests. In Ballina we ride Ballina to Broadwater NP Distance 70 Km return moderate and Ballina to Lennox Head 30k return easy. Rides will be on bike paths and quiet country roads. A Commercial shuttle will be used one way on 3 days . The other days the rides are out and back. Rides will vary between 45ks and 60ks. Cars are required on most days to drive to the start of the ride. Accommodation will be in caravan parks. Mountain or Hybrid Bikes with suitable tyres as BVRT is unsealed. Helmets, hi viz jackets, bike bell please. Limit 10. Expressions of interest.  Map: BVRT Map, SBRT Map and google cycle maps
Sun
22 Aug

CYCLE 
Cycle Easy / Medium
38km
335m total climbs
Hills District
Bella Vista Metro Stn Circuit via Hills District: Bella Vista Metro - Kellyville - Beaumont Hills - Rouse Hill - Kellyville North - Hills Showground. On shared paths / cycleways / quiet streets. This will be a leisurely cycle with plenty of stops. Suitable for all bike types. (One steep hill / Lots of short hills). Map: Castle Hill
Tue
24 Aug

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
19km
400m total climbs
Sydney Harbour
Taronga Zoo To Manly: All on defined track. Beautiful views of Sydney Harbour. Exit for shorter walk at Spit Bridge. Morning tea / coffee at Frenchy's Cafe on Chowder Bay Road. Map: Sydney Harbour
Wed
25 Aug

Grade 2 
Unhurried pace
8km
100m total climbs
Suburban
Musical Meander: North Ryde to St Andrews Cathedral in the CBD. From North Ryde station we head down to Lane Cove N P and after a short walk pick up the Rail to River walk which will take us to Chatswood Station. There are lots of ups & downs on the Rail to River section and there is a steep walk up the road to Chatswood. From Chatswood we catch a train to the city. Depending on the time we may walk to St Andrews via Barangaroo and have lunch at Darling Harbour.  The Police Band will entertain us at the 12:30 concert in St Andrew’s Cathedral. A gold coin donation is requested.
Thu
26 Aug

Grade 4 
Fast pace
37km
1000+m total climbs
Ku-Ring-Gai Chase NP
Brooklyn to Mount Ku-ring-gai Dash: Leader’s last training session before the Oxfam Trailwalker, and we will be moving at a fast pace through the first 2.5 sections of that 100 km walk. Fit walkers who are keen and up to the full 37 km distance are welcome to join me. Several climbs of 200m each as well as plenty of others over 100m make this a demanding day. Early start and few (short) stops. Public transport at each end. (Joint walk SBW and The Bush Club)  
Sun
29 Aug

Cycle Easy / Medium
Medium pace
50km
337m total climbs
Parramatta River
Westmead Circuit via Meadowbank, Olympic Park, M4 Cycleway: Westmead Stn - Rydalmere - Olympic Park - Lidcombe - Parramatta - Westmead. On shared paths / cycleways / quiet streets. This will be a leisurely cycle with plenty of stops. Suitable for all bike types. Map: Parramatta River
Sun
29 Aug
to
Sun
5 Sep
Grade 3 M
Medium pace
12km
800m total climbs
Andorra
Andorra Day walks: Andorra is a compact walking, duty-free shopping and tax haven paradise tucked in the central Pyrenees between France and Spain. Enjoy uncrowded tracks with panoramic views of an entire country. The central valley is developed, but the side valleys and hills where we will walk are pristine. The Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley is World Heritage listed. Our base will be the same hotel for the entire stay. Day packs only. Typical daily walk: 12 km, ascent 800m, same descent, some steep alpine sections. All on track. Minimal scrambling. Savour Catalan, French and Spanish cuisine. Duty-free drinks, shopping and discreet private banking services. Cost. About EUR 800 / person twin share, including meals, local transport and non-alcoholic drinks. Single supplement may be available. This is an overseas trip, so the normal insurance arrangements of The Bush Club do not apply. Participants to arrange own international air travel and travel insurance. Leader speaks Spanish and French, but not Catalan.
  
Tue
31 Aug

Grade 4 M
LTW
Medium pace
21km
750m total climbs
Blackheath
Blackheath Circuit via Grand Canyon & Evans Lookout: Blackheath Station to Neates Glen via Braeside Fire Trail - Grand Canyon - Evans Lookout - return to Blackheath via Grand Canyon / Braeside Trail (due to Cliff Top & Pope Glen track closures) - Grade 4 due to distance. Map: Blackheath
ADVANCE NOTICES
Sun
12 Sep
to
Sun
19 Sep
Grade 1 
Slow pace
8km
200m total climbs
Spain
Barcelona and surroundings Day walks: Spain's second city and the capital of Catalonia. Walks in the Gothic Quarter, Las Ramblas, Antonio Gaudi buildings, La Boqueria market, Montjuic castle Day trips to Montserrat monastery, Girona and Tarragona with walks there. Our base will be a hotel in Barcelona. No huts, no tents. Day packs only. Typical daily walk: 8 km, ascent 200m, same descent, slow pace, photo stops, coffee stops, cava stops. Cost. About EUR 800 / person twin share, including meals, local transport and non-alcoholic drinks. Single supplement may be available. This is an overseas trip, so the normal insurance arrangements of the Bush Club do not apply. Participants to arrange own international air travel and travel insurance. Leader speaks Spanish but not Catalan.  
Fri
17 Sep
to
Sun
19 Sep
Various grades
Medium pace
10km
300m total climbs
Newnes / Gardens of Stone NP
"Newnes 2" Weekend Away: Following on from last years successful weekend, we will be back again, bigger and better. This year, the weekend will be dedicated to our good friend Jim Romanowski. After last years 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. Left over money will be donated equally to The Shepherd Centre and The Colong Foundation. Joint walk with NPA. Map: Ben Bullen
Wed
22 Sep
to
Mon
27 Sep
Grade 3 M
Unhurried pace
20km
variable climbs
Kosciuszko
Pack walk to a base camp at Cascade Hut: D1 - drive and stay in Jindabyne. D2 - walk 10k from Dead Horse Gap to Cascade Hut and set up camp. D3 - explore with day packs eg walk out towards Tin Mine huts, or Tin Mine Falls, returning to Cascade hut. D4: stay at camp or head part-way back, camping on the way. D5: return to Jinders. D6: drive home Lots of options! Distances variable, min 20  Map: Chimneys Ridge, AAWT guide book, Tom Groggin
Sat
2 Oct
to
Sun
17 Oct
CYCLE M
Medium pace
430km
Gradual climbs
Victoria
Victorian Rail Trails: A series of bike rides on a variety of Victorian Rail Trails. Trails are mostly compacted gravel and can be soft with rough sections, particularly after rain. No steep sections, all ascents are gradual, although can sometimes be several kilometres long. Mountain bikes or hybrid bikes (no road bikes) and a reasonable level of fitness and bike riding experience required. More information on www.railtrails.org.au and itinerary and trip notes from leader. Trip was previously listed for October 2020 and now re-scheduled foe 2021 Joint walk with NPA. Map: Victorian rail trail maps, various.
Tue
12 Oct
to
Wed
20 Oct

Commercial trip
Unhurried pace
average 18km
average 350m climbs
Flinders Ranges
Ikara - Flinders Ranges:This is a commercial fully catered trip for the Bush Club comprised of day walks, returning to Moolooloo Station for prepared meals and activities each night. Accommodation in Adelaide before and after the trip is included. I have engaged the services of Wes Moule (Tasmanian Wilderness trekking and food drops. He has extensive knowledge of the Flinders Ranges near where he grew up) and Nichole Anderson General Practitioner and consultant at Wilderness Medicine. You can see details here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1j6EDhQVLO_j62m_-raBtLtYYZoHQiSta/view?usp=drivesdk
As this is a commercial tour the normal insurance arrangements of The Bush Club do not apply. Map: Ikara-Flinders Ranges NP
Fri
29 Oct
to
Tue
2 Nov
Cycle Medium / Hard
Medium pace
170km
Variable climbs
Mudgee
Cycling - Mudgee NSW Group 1: This is a THREE DAY cycle. Three different routes to/and from our base in Mudgee. Cycles will be on sealed / unsealed roads. Daily cycle distance will vary between 50k and 65k. Hotel accommodation (4 nights) will be arranged in Mudgee. Cars + bike racks needed for the drive to Mudgee. Mountain or Hybrid bikes recommended. Limit of 10 plus leader. Expressions of interest sought.  Map: Google Maps - Mudgee
Fri
29 Oct
to
Tue
2 Nov
Cycle Medium / Hard
Medium pace
170km
Variable climbs
Mudgee
Cycling - Mudgee NSW Group 2: This is a THREE DAY cycle. Three different routes to/and from our base in Mudgee. Cycles will be on sealed / unsealed roads. Daily cycle distance will vary between 50k and 65k. Hotel accommodation (4 nights) will be arranged in Mudgee. Cars + bike racks needed for the drive to Mudgee. Mountain or Hybrid bikes recommended. Limit of 10 plus leader. Map: Google Maps - Mudgee
Tue
1 Jun
for approx. 2 weeks
2022
Medium pace
220 - 240km
Max asc / desc 800m
COMMERCIAL TRIP
Ireland
Sheep's Head Way / Kerry Way: The walk starts in Bantry, Co. Cork on the south coast of Ireland with four days guided walking on the Sheep's Head Way. The walk transfers west to Killarney on the Ring of Kerry for eight / nine days self-guided walking on the Kerry Way. Accommodation / Evening Meal / Packed Lunch / Luggage Transfer / Bus Transfer will be included. This is an overseas commercial walk (run by Celtic Nature Tours), so the insurance arrangements of the Bush Club do not apply. Participants to arrange own air flights and travel insurance. Map: Cork and Kerry
DateGradeRoute and Description
MAY
Tue
11 May

Grade 3 
Medium pace
19km
670m total climbs
(New)
Lane Cove NP
Epping to Chatswood: Epping Station – Great North Walk – Lane Cove River – Chatswood
A nice walk starting out from Epping and ending at Chatswood which meanders mainly along rivers and creeks winding their way through Lane Cove NP. Mostly bush track with a little residential road walking at each end and minor creek crossings. Public transport available at both ends. Joint walk with SBW. Map: Hornsby & Parramatta River 1:25,000
Tue
11 May

CYCLE 
Medium pace
35km
Flat
Cooks River
Secretive Canals of Cooks River: Cycle four tidal canals and one greenway and a network of creek-side cycling trails, unearthing some of Sydney's secretive canals that lead to the Cooks River. A site seeing tour, approximately 35 kms return. Starting and finishing at Wolli Creek Railway Station, returning approx. 3:30 pm. Bring water, sun screen, morning tea. Lunch at local Thai Restrauant in Newtown or BYO. Meeting 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start, must contact leader. Limited numbers. No helmet no go!
  
Wed
12 May

Grade 3 
Unhurried pace
12km
230m total climbs
(New)
Blackheath
Hat Hill, Bald Hill Ridge, Bennetts L/O: From Hat Hill Rd we ascent to Hatt Hill, thence the Ridge to the broad expanse over the Grose and returning with off-track walk to Bennets L/O. Optional extension by walking down to Pulpit Rock and and along the cliffline.
Wed
12 May

Grade 3 M
LTW
Unhurried pace
12km
No major climbs
(New)
Garigal NP and Two Creeks Reserve
Nature Walk # 53 Roseville to Lindfield : About 1.5 km of street walking from Roseville Station to Armana Reserve, back into the 'burbs, then Little Digger Track down Moores Creek to the junction with Two Creeks Track. Turn north above Middle Harbour on Two Creeks Track to the subway under Eastern Arterial Road. Here we detour up a side creek to Swain Native Park and Wombin Reserve, then about 1 km of street walking to Lindfield Station. Very varied vegetation from coachwood rainforest with lush birds nest ferns, open forest, mangroves, and dense weed infestations. LIMIT 12. Map: Parramatta River, STEP Middle Harbour Sheet 2 Roseville Bridge
Wed
12 May

Grade 3 M
Medium pace
18.5km
360m total climbs
(New)
Bouddi NP
Marie Byles commemorative walk FINAL stage: Alternate route due to track closure. Wagstaffe - Hardys Bay - Allen Storm Lookout - Rocky Point fire trail - Maitland Bay Road - Stroms fire Trail - Mt Bouddi Picnic area - Maitland Bay - Marie Byles Lookout - Hardys Bay - Wagstaffe. Map: CMA Broken Bay.
Wed
12 May

CYCLE 
Medium pace
54km
310m total climbs
Guidford
Guidford Stn Circuit via Prospect Reservoir: Guidford Stn - Prospect Reservoir - Fairfield - Canley Vale - Bankstown - Chipping Norton - Warwick Farm - Yennora - Guidford Stn. On shared paths / cycleways / quiet streets. This will be a leisurely cycle with plenty of stops. Suitable for all bike types. Map: Guidford
Thu
13 May

Grade 2 

Medium pace
15km
Minor climbs
(New)
Parramatta River
Parramatta River – Westmead to Rhodes: Starting from Westmead station we will walk through Parramatta Park, along the new Escarpment Boardwalk in Parramatta, along the Parramatta River, over the Silverwater Bridge, past Olympic Park and over the Bennelong Bridge to Rhodes station. Also a circuit of Western Sydney University Parramatta campus. Plenty of history along the way. Limited numbers.   Map: Sydney street directory
Sat
15 May

Grade 3 M
LTW
Unhurried pace
12km
No major climbs
(New)
Garigal NP and Two Creeks Reserve
Nature Walk # 54 Roseville to Lindfield : About 1.5 km of street walking from Roseville Station to Armana Reserve, back into the 'burbs, then Little Digger Track down Moores Creek to the junction with Two Creeks Track. Turn north above Middle Harbour on Two Creeks Track to the subway under Eastern Arterial Road. Here we detour up a side creek to Swain Native Park and Wombin Reserve, then about 1 km of street walking to Lindfield Station. Very varied vegetation from coachwood rainforest with lush birds nest ferns, open forest, mangroves, and dense weed infestations. LIMIT 12.  Map: Parramatta River, STEP Middle Harbour Sheet 2 Roseville Bridge
Sat
15 May

Grade 3 M
Medium pace
13km
700m total climbs
(New)
Blue Mountains
Pierces Pass to Victoria Falls: This one way walk starts at the picnic area off the Bells Line of Road, goes down Pierces Pass to the Grose River, follows the Grose River and Victoria Creek before climbing steeply up the escarpment to Mt Victoria. Lovely pools and waterfalls on the way out. The track is rough and eroded in places.  Map: Mt Wilson
Sat
15 May

Grade 4 M
Medium pace
25km
470m total climbs
(New)
Blue Mountains NP
Faulconbridge to Warrimoo via Lost World and Bullant Track.:An interesting and challenging walk with beautiful forest, ridgetop vegetation, a couple of short but steep climbs and some stunning views of remote looking country. All on tracks and fire trail except for one descent. Good public transport. Joint walk with SBW. 
Sat
15 May
to
Sat
22 May
Commercial trip 
Unhurried pace
average day: 10km
200m total climbs
Lord Howe Island
Calling for expression of interest: Lord Howe Island trip for bushwalkers with an interest in flora and fauna.The trip package includes flights, accommodation and meals and I will engage island expert Dr Ian Hutton to include lectures, guided bushwalks, a low tide reef walk, recognising endemic plants and bird watching. You can also enjoy your own walks, cycling, kayaking and snorkelling. Be quick as accommodations are filling up very fast on the island. Please contact Sally Ho for more information. As this is a commercial trip run by Lord Howe Island Nature Tours, the normal insurance arrangements of the Bush Club do not apply.  Map: Lord Howe Island
Sun
16 May

Grade 3 
Medium pace
18km
300m total climbs
Newcastle
Great North Walk Section 17: Warners Bay to Queens Wharf, Newcastle: This is the final section of the Great North Walk from Sydney to Newcastle.  Joint walk with NPA Map: Newcastle
Sun
16 May

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
20km
600m total climbs
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Berowra Loop: Berowra Stn - Waratah Bay - Mnt Kuring-gai Stn - Lyrebird Gully - Berowra  Map: Cowan
Sun
16 May

Grade 4 M
LTW
Unhurried pace
12km
500m total climbs
(New)
Blue Mountains NP
Mt Hay to Venus Tor: Mt Hay Carpark- Mt Hay Summit-Venus Tor-Return. Absolutely stunning views, arguably among the best in the Blue Mountains.
From Mt Hay carpark we ascend past interesting rock formations to summit of Mt Hay. Interesting vegetation.Then at times scrambly steep descent to escarpment with amazing views overlooking Grose Valley and way beyond. Lunch at scenic Venus Tor. Some exposure-narrow ledge. On tracks pads, rock-platforms. 2 steep ascents each approx' 200 metres. Map: Mt Wilson
Mon
17 May

Grade 2 
Unhurried pace
14km
Minor climbs
Zoo to Middle Head and Return
Hidden Sydney Part 6: 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
Mon
17 May

Grade 3 M
Unhurried pace
18km
Some undulations but mostly flat
(New)
Sydney Harbour Foreshore
Graham Lewarne Memorial Walk, Part 2, Greenwich to Woolwich: From Greenwich Wharf circle various inlets and bushy areas through to Hunters Hill and Valencia St Wharf. Lots of harbour views and architectural interest.  Map: Sydney Harbour Circle Walk and Gregorys.
Mon
17 May

Grade 3 
CYCLE
Unhurried pace
36km
Minor undulations
(New)
Central Coast
Noraville to North Lakes (San Remo) cycle and return:
Tue
18 May

Grade 3 
CYCLE
Unhurried pace
36km
Minor undulations
(New)
Central Coast
Noraville to North Lakes (San Remo) cycle and return: Ride commences at Noraville and follows a shared cycle way and quiet streets to the foreshore of Budgewoi Lake. Following the shared pathway along the foreshore, enjoying the lake views, parks, birds and angohpora's, to North Lakes for coffee. On the return ride we stop for lunch at Lakes Beach. Lunch options fish and chips or BYO. Bike helmet and Hi Viz vest please. Cars required.  Map: Google maps bike paths
Tue
18 May

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
17km
350m total climbs
(New)
Royal NP
Heathcote to Heathcote: Lovely circuit walk. Train friendly. From Heathcote station, walk down to Head of Navigation,up to Uloola Falls track, view some aboriginal rock art, continue down to Uloola Falls, then on to Karloo pool. Short off track section along Kangaroo creek up to a short scramble up Bottle Forest trail, then return to Heathcote station. Creek crossings, slippery surfaces, tree roots and short scramble.  Map: RNP
Wed
19 May

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
13km
100m total climbs
Northern Suburbs
Hornsby to Thornleigh via Cherrybrook: GNW to Fishponds, Benowie Track to the Jungo, Callicoma Track to Lakes of Cherrybrook then complete the loop to the Jungo, then to Thornleigh Railway.  Map: UBD
Wed
19 May

Grade 3 M
Medium pace
16km
450m total climbs
(New)
Blue Mountains NP
Blue Mtns Historic Mines #1- Ruined Castle: This is the first in a series of thematic walks visiting historic mines in the Blue Mtns.
We start from Katoomba Scenic World and go down the Furber Steps to Federal Pass. Our first stopping point is to view the historic Rennie Tunnel (note, we are not going into it). We visit an old oil shale mine adit followed by walking to Ruined Castle. We return on the same track. If you wish to learn more about oil shale mining at Ruined Castle then this is your opportunity.   Map: Katoomba
Fri
21 May

Grade 6 M
Medium pace
10km
500m total climbs
(New)
Wollemi NP
Even More of The Labyrinth: Park at Wolgan Road and go through Minotaur Lair to Point Sol and climb a high point at GR 422 232. Next, head north along the spur, then turn west and find a way down to the next level towards west at about GR 4200 2356. The idea is to explore the next 400 m of pagodas and slots, until 4160 E. Return via Ariadne Needles. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.   Map: Ben Bullen
Sat
22 May

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
13km
350m total climbs
Berowra Regional Park
Hornsby to Thornleigh via Refuge Rock: Start from Hornsby Station. Some street walking to start of GNW track. Follow GNW track before descending to cross Berowra Creek and then climb to Refuge Rock. From here a mix of bush tracks and firetrails to the Jungo and back to Thornleigh Station. Map: Hornsby
Sat
22 May

Grade 3 M
Medium pace
16km
450m total climbs
(New)
Katoomba
Blue Mtns Historic Mines #1 - Ruined Castle: This is the first in a series of thematic walks visiting historic mines in the Blue Mtns.
We start from Katoomba Scenic World and go down the Furber Steps to Federal Pass. Our first stopping point is to view the historic Rennie Tunnel (note, we are not going into it). We visit an old oil shale mine adit followed by walking to Ruined Castle. We return on the same track. If you wish to learn more about oil shale mining at Ruined Castle then this is your opportunity. Map: Katoomba
Sat
22 May

Grade 4 M
Medium pace
21.8km
440m total climbs
(New)
Various Council Reserves & Lane Cove NP
Wollstonecraft to Macquarie Park: This will be a lengthy station to station walk, beginning at Wollstonecraft. We'll connect in to several reserves and walk via Linley Point to the GNW, Fairyland Track and the Riverside Walk to Macquarie Park.
An early start with limited numbers. Joint walk with SBW. Map: Parramatta River
Sat
22 May

Grade 5 M
Medium pace
10km
300m total climbs
Ben Bullen State Forest
Witches Watch, Hecates Cauldron and Tara Point: Park the vehicles at around GR 306 175 on the branch road off the Bicentennial National Trail. Follow the Great Dividing Range north to Gordian Knot and then to Witches Watch, a spectacular lookout above Hecates Cauldron. From here, descend into the Cauldron and explore it underneath the cliff lines and also above, amidst “the bubbles”. Visit the Tower of Hope and other attractions. Descend into the headwaters of Baal Bone Creek, cross the valley and climb up through Tara Slot onto Tara Point. More amazing views. From here, move up to the ridge and re-connect with the vehicles. Scrambling and exposure. About 10 km.  Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBMBC. Map: Ben Bullen, Cullen Bullen
Sun
23 May

Grade 4 M
LTW
Unhurried pace
15km
500m total climbs
(New)
Blue Mountains NP-Glenbrook
Glenbrook-Kanuka Brook-Crayfish Pool: Glenbrook-Glenbrook Creek-Kanuka Brook-Crayfish Pool-Red Hands Cave-Jellybean Pool-Glenbrook
Scenic walk combining a variety of beautiful streams with some interesting rock formations, rockpools, along the way. On tracks, pads, some rough sections, fire-trail. Several steep ascents of approx' 130 metres Map: Penrith
Mon
24 May

Grade 3 M
Medium pace
11km
470m total climbs
Blue Mountains NP
Pierces Pass to Blue Gum Forest Return: Pierces Pass to Blue Gum Forest return from Bells Line of Road. Easiest way to Blue Gum but still a solid climb out. One river crossing. Limit 12. No access by public transport.  Map: CMA Mt Wilson
Due to Bells road issues, a different walk will be arranged to access from Great Western Hwy instead, see below
Mon
24 May

Grade 3 M
Medium pace
7km
530m total climbs
(New)
Blue Mountains NP
Wentworth Falls circuit via Edinburgh Castle Rock & Lillians Glen to Conservation Hut: Undercliff Walk to Wentworth Falls. Stunning waterfalls, expansive views, many steps with possibly wet & slippery sections. Return via Falls Road as Charles Darwin track currently closed.
Tue
25 May
to
Wed
26 May
Grade 4 M
LTW
Unhurried pace
12km
400m total climbs
(New)
Wollemi NP
Point Nicholson : Overnight packwalk A high camp (water carry required) on top of the Red Rock cliffs with magnificent views over Pantoney’s Crown and the Capertee Valley, on a full moon night.
Pagodas, slots and ante chambers. Mostly offtrack. Steep final ascent/desc  Map: Ben Bullen
Wed
26 May

Grade 2 
Unhurried pace
8km
No major climbs
(New)
Suburban
Musical Meander. Yes! They're back!: Cremorne Point to the Conservatorium of Music. From Cremorne Point we follow the shoreline for most of the way, along streets and pathways tp Milsons Point. There are quite a number of stairs on this walk. From Milsons Point we walk over the Bridge to the Botanical Gardens where we have lunch before being entertained by the Saxophone Orchestra. A gold coin donation is requested. HOWEVER YOU MUST GO ONLINE AND REGISTER FOR THE CONCERT. To register go to: News and Events -Sydney Conservatorium of Music-The University of Sydney. When you click on this, the page that comes up will have a red box on the right; 'What's on at the Con'. Click on this red box and it will take you to events. Scroll down until you come to May 26th Saxophone Orchestra then click on the learn more box. The quickest way to get to the News and Events page is to type in www.sydney.edu.au and the News and Events page will appear below before you click on the 'www.stdney.edu.au'  
Fri
28 May
to
Sun
30 May
Grade 6 M

Medium pace
26km
1200m total climbs
(New)
Wollemi NP
Lost Chord Crater, Lee Castle and Labyrinth Peak: A 3-day pack walk. Limited numbers.
Day 1: Park at Benjang Gap, GR 300 930. Walk to Lee Creek and then upstream to GR 328 904. Take water for the day (or carry from home). Climb to Lost Chord Crater, continue to Lost Chord Saddle, then climb south west on Tal Tal Ridge to about GR 339 890. Descend into a tributary of Lee Creek at about GR 330 884. Take water for high camp and next morning, climb westwards and camp at around GR 324 885. If time permits, explore high cliffs to the south east (we may even camp there). About 12 km.
Day 2: Spend the morning exploring Lee Castle immediately to the north west, then descend into Lee Creek, take water for the high camp and the next day and climb to Labyrinth Saddle (eastern end) at GR 315 903. Then climb Labyrinth Peak, GR 311 901, to camp. About 6 km.
Day 3: Return to the Labyrinth Saddle. Explore around to the north and north east. If possible, descend into a tributary of Lee Creek at around GR 316 909; otherwise return to the saddle and use a known descent route to the north. Walk back to the cars. About 8 km.
Mostly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. Joint walk with NPA, SBW, UBMBC. Map: Talooby
Sat
29 May

Training 
Unhurried pace
0km
Nil climbs
(New)
Lane Cove NP
Provide First Aid' Training: A terrific one day face-to-face course including practical skills & assessment to provide basic first aid in an outdoor environment.
'Unique Student Identifier (USI) number' If you do not have a USI apply on-line at www.usi.gov.au before enrolling in the course.
*Enrol in the course by emailing [email protected]
*Course provider will be ALL AID/First Aid
*Cost is $125. Full refund for club members, 50% refund or club members, on successful completion of the course.
*Location:- Commandment Rock picnic shelter, Lane Cove NP (9:30 am start)  
Sat
29 May

Grade 3 M
Medium pace
13km
480m total climbs
Heathcote NP
Waterfall to Heathcote: Starting at Waterfall station, a short street walk will take us to the Bullawarring track and onto Kingfisher pool for morning tea. Then we'll continue on and take a side trip to Lake Eckersley, then back down to Battery Causeway, the Pipeline track, up the Friendly track and onto Heathcote station. Nice bush tracks and creeks plus steps and ups and downs.  Map: Port Hacking, Campbelltown, Appin
Sat
29 May

Grade 4 M
Medium pace
15km
600m total climbs
(New)
Blue Mountains NP
Wentworth Falls Circuit: All on tracks and fire trail with some slippery sections and creek crossings. One of the most beautiful and scenic walks in the mountains. Basically one walk down and one walk up in the afternoon and not a late finish.  Joint walk with SBW. 
Sat
29 May
to
Mon
31 May
Grade 4 M
Medium pace
20km
1000m total climbs
Kanangra-Boyd NP
Hatchers Hollow from the Yerranderie Road & return: Starting from the Loombah Plateau on the Yerranderie Road, the walk will track across to Muggerah Gowar and Willa Gowah before descending on a very nice ridge to Hatchers Hollow. It really is one of the best campsites on the Kowmung. On the middle day we'll explore either up river or climb up on to Mts Doris and Ibbai to view the fire damage. Joint walk with Sydney Bush Walkers. Group limit 8. Map: Kanangra & Yerranderie. (changed route)
Sun
30 May

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
19km
580m total climbs
Blackheath
Blackheath Circuit via Braeside Track to Govetts Leap / Evans Lookout & Grand Canyon: Blackheath Station to Braeside Track - Govetts Leap - Evans Lookout - Grand Canyon - return to Blackheath. Map: Blackheath
Sun
30 May

Grade 4 M
LTW
Unhurried pace
11km
500m total climbs
(New)
Blue Mountains NP - Springwood
Martins Lookout-Shark Head Cave-Circuit: Martins Lookout-Glenbrook Creek-Shark Head Cave-Lost World & Bunyan Lookouts. Glenbrook Creek-Martins Lookout
Scenic adventurous walk on a variety of tracks-pads. Steep scrambly ascent to Shark head Cave- Lost World lookout via a beautiful spur with some wonderful slots, pagodas, rock overhangs-platforms. Minor exposure. Agility required. Great views from various lookouts. Side trip along Glenbrook creek to locate fading rockface inscribed 23 psalm. Suitable for fit experienced bushwalkers who enjoy a challenge. 2 steep ascents each approx' 200 metres   Map: Springwood
Mon
31 May

Grade 2 
Unhurried pace
10km
Minor climbs
Watsons Bay and Vaucluse
Hidden Sydney Part 7: An amble through some of Sydney’s historical and hidden attractions with a brief commentary along the way. Circular Quay to Watsons Bay, Hornby Lighthouse, Jacob’s Ladder, Macquarie Lighthouse, South Head Cemetery, Vaucluse Park and return back to Watsons Bay to catch either the 2.19 or 2.49pm ferry back to Circular Quay. I can promise you a day full of interesting history and some of Sydney’s most spectacular scenery.   Map: Sydney UBD
Mon
31 May
to
Tue
15 Jun
Grade 3 & 4
Medium pace
TBA km
TBA climbs
Victoria
Exploring some Victorian NPs: Expressions of interest sought for a trip of approx 3 weeks duration including travel. We will visit: (1) Wilsons Prom. Group cabin accommodation or camping. 4 full days walking. (2) Mornington Peninsula - 4 days walking and a couple of days to enjoy the Peninsula offerings (day trip to French Island, wineries, the famous Merrick general store, seeing where our former PM disappeared!, the outdoor spa etc). (3) Otways NP - 3 days walking.  
JUNE
Wed
2 Jun

Cycle Easy / Medium
Medium pace
38km
335m total climbs
Hills District
Bella Vista Metro Stn Circuit via Hills District: Bella Vista - Kellyville - Beaumont Hills - Rouse Hill - Kellyville North - Hills Showground - Bella Vista. On shared paths / cycleways / quiet streets. This will be a leisurely cycle with plenty of stops. Suitable for all bike types. (One steep hill / Lots of short hills). Map: Cstle Hill
Wed
2 Jun

Grade 4 M
Medium pace
10km
500m total climbs
Blue Mountains
Lawson to Wentworth Falls: Part of Bruces Walk. Will pass through Walkers Glen, Claire Glen, Podgers Glen and Burgess Glen visiting 3 shelter caves on the way. In Podgers Glen will head off-track in an attempt to find a way to Lawson Cave Falls that doesn't involve following the creek. Some short steep ascents and descents, creek crossings, bush tracks, with some narrow and slippery sections, short ladders and firetrail and street walking at the start and end. Limit 10.  Map: Katoomba
Thu
3 Jun
Committee
Meeting
Bush Club Committee Meeting, 4:30pm, Thornton Room
Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 Fitzroy St, Kirribilli
Thu
3 Jun
Cycle Easy / Medium
Medium pace
50km
South-west Sydney
Wolli Ck Loop: Cycle from Wolli Creek Railway Station to Sydney Olympic Park, via Homebush Bay and Cooks River Canal; then Newington Nature Reserve, Parramatta Foreshore return to Wolli Creek Rail. Approx 50 kms. Meet Wolli Creek Railway Station at 9:00 am for 9:15 am start. Finish approx. 3.30 to 4.00 pm. Must book in with leader. Bring picnic morning/afternoon tea and/or lunch or purchase along the way. Must bring spare tube and repair kit. No helmet no go! Joint with NPA and Sutherland Bushwalkers.
Thu
3 Jun

Grade 3 M
Medium pace
17km
700m total climbs
Cowan
Taffy's Rock: From Cowan Station we follow the Great North Walk down the forested gully to Jerusalem Bay before a sharp climb takes us to the point we leave the GNW and head east along a rougher track that follows Govett Ridge for around 4km to Taffy’s Rock. Some excellent views, an interesting tessellated dome (aka ‘Top of the World’) and a rest on the large sandstone outcrop that is Taffy’s Rock will be our reward. We return the way we came to Cowan Station. Joint walk with SBW. Map: Cowan
Thu
3 Jun

Grade 5 
Medium pace
11km
400m total climbs
Wollemi NP
From Capertee Creek to Little Capertee Creek via Newnes Balcony East: Set up a car shuffle. Walk into Capertee Creek Gorge until GR 396 243 then climb out to the north east via the eastern part of Newnes Balcony. Continue north and descend into Little Capertee Creek. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.  Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBMBC. Map: Ben Bullen
Sat
5 Jun

Grade 4 M
LTW
Unhurried pace
14km
500m total climbs
(New)
Blue Mountains NP
Faulconbridge To Springwood Via Numantia Falls: Faulconbridge-Victory Track-Numantia Falls- Springwood Ridge-Sassafras Creek-Glenbrook Creek-Perch Ponds-Magdala Gully-Springwood
Scenic walk mainly through beautiful rainforest. Scrambly steep ascent above Numantia Falls to Springwood Ridge-Steep descent to Sassafras Creek. Features include art display cave, rock overhangs, aboriginal rock engravings. Pristine streams. 2 ascents- 150 metres- 250 metres  Map: Springwood
Sat
5 Jun
to
Sat
12 Jun
Commercial trip 
Unhurried pace
10km
200m total climbs
Lord Howe Island
Calling for expressions of interest - Lord Howe Island trip for bushwalkers with interest in flora and fauna. Group limit: 16. This trip is added due to popular demand for the May Trip which is now full. June is usually the best month for bushwalking on Lord Howe Island with very calm weather at 15-20 degree. The trip package includes flights, accommodation and meals. I will engage island expert Dr Ian Hutton to provide lectures, guided walks, a low tide reef walk, recognising endemic plants and bird watching. You can also enjoy your own walks, cycling, kayaking and snorkelling. As this is a commercial trip run by Lord Howe Island Nature Tours, the normal insurance arrangements with the Bush Club do not apply. Joint walk with SBW. Map: Lord Howe Island.
Sun
6 Jun

Grade 4 M
Medium pace
20km
600m total climbs
Stanwell Park to Thirroul
Illawarra Escarpment: Stanwell Park Station – Wodi Wodi Track – Forest Walk – Sublime Lookout – Gibson Track – Thirroul. A premier Escarpment Walk. Undulating traverse on tracks, with superb coastal views & a variety of terrain & vegetation. Jim extended this classic walk to include the Gibson Track allowing us to finish at Thirroul Station. The Wodi Wodi Track is scratchy & can be slippery in parts. Two minor creek crossings, descend to the Gibson Track involves fixed steel ladders. This walk is one of the Jim series - a walk Jim prepared for us to enjoy. 200m early climb to Mt Mitchell. Rail friendly  Map: Appin 9029-1S, Bulli 9029-2N.
Tue
8 Jun

Grade 3 M
Medium pace
17km
700m total climbs
Kuring-gai Chase NP
Taffy's Rock: Starting at Cowan Station we follow the Great North Walk to Jerusalem Bay and continue until we reach the top of Govett Ridge and turn east. We proceed along this track until we reach Taffy's Rock for wonderful views of the Hawkesbury River as well as for lunch. We return to Cowan on the same track.  Map: Cowan
Wed
9 Jun
Grade 3 M
LTW
Unhurried pace
20km
600m total climbs
Royal NP
Stanwell Park to Waterfall: Follow a gradual descent from Stanwell Park Station. Ascend a steep track to Bald Hill, Stanwell Tops. Follow Coast Track to Burning Palms then ascend the Burgh Track to meet Bolo Ridge. Follow ridge sometimes on faint track to descend and meet Lady Carrington Drive. Follow Forest Island, Couranga and Uloola Tracks to Waterfall Station. Joint walk with NPA. Map: Otford, Appin
Thu
10 Jun

Cycle Easy / Medium
Unhurried pace
45km
nil climbs
Central Coast
Cycle Woy Woy to Umina to Gosford and return to Woy Woy: Cycle from Woy Woy on shared paths to Black Mountain and then quiet streets to Umina Beach Surf Club for coffee/morning tea stop. Cycle back to Woy Woy and onto Gosford on shared paths for lunch and return to Woy Woy. The ride is on shared paths along the Brisbane Waters passing through parks and foreshore reserves and quiet back streets to Umina. Lunch in new community park opposite Brisbane Waters Gosford. Limit 10 Helmet, high visibility vest please  Map: Google maps bike paths
Fri
11 Jun

Grade 5 M
Medium pace
9km
300m total climbs
Wollemi National Park
Flat Rock and Around: This walk features exceptional Angophoras, rainforest and rock formations. Park one car on Mountain Lagoon Road at GR 752 941 and another one at GR 759 950. From the first car, walk down into a creek, then make our way towards Flat Rock. After Flat Rock, descend into a gully at around GR 755 952 and follow it downstream, then exit up the gully at GR 750 963 or, if time permits, continue to 753 970. Climb on the ridge and walk to the second car. About 9 km. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
 Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBMBC. Map: Mountain Lagoon
Sun
13 Jun

Cycle Medium
Medium pace
54km
310m total climbs
Guildford
Guildford Stn Circuit via Prospect Reservoir / M7 Cyclway / Bonnyrigg: Guildford Stn - Prospect Reservoir - Fairfield - Canley Vale - Bankstown - Chipping Norton - Warwick Farm - Yennora - Guildford Stn. On shared paths / cycleways / quiet streets. This will be a leisurely cycle with plenty of stops. Suitable for all bike types. Map: Guildford.
Sat
12 Jun

Grade 3 M
LTW
Unhurried pace
17km
150m total climbs
(New)
Kurnell, Cronulla
Kurnell To Cronulla: Kurnell-Kamay Botany Bay NP-Cape Solander-Cape Bailey-Boat Harbor-Cronulla Beach-Port Hacking-Cronulla
Classic coastal walk with stunning ocean views, beautiful bays, beaches, rockpools, rock formations. We will take our time for some whale spotting from rock platforms high above the ocean. Out going tide will make walking along Cronulla beach expanse a joy. On, tracks, beach-walking, easy rock-hopping.   Map: Port Hacking
Tue
15 Jun

Grade 1 
Unhurried pace
8km
No major climbs
Suburban
Musical Meander: Glebe to the Recital Hall in the city. We catch the light rail from Central to Glebe. From Glebe we walk around Blackwattle Bay to the Anzac Bridge. After crossing the Anzac Bridge we walk on to Pyrmont Bridge and up to the Recital Hall. Bring a good morning tea as there will not be a lunch stop. People can make their own lunch arrangements after the concert which is from 12:30 - 1:30. The concert is A little Lunch Music with James Morrison and his band and you will NEED TO BUY YOUR OWN TICKETS. The tickets are purchased online through the City Recital Hall and are $19 each.  
Wed
16 Jun

Grade 3
LTW
Medium pace
17km
Mostly flat
Western Sydney
Cumberland Circuit – Stage 1: This is another walk of The Walking Volunteers. Initially we'll walk from Tempe Station along a green corridor following the Cook's River to Strathfield then to and through Rookwood Cemetery - then a few streets to Lidcombe Railway.  Map: UBD 274,254,253,252,232
Thu
17 Jun

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
15km
450m total climbs
Springwood
Springwood Circuit via Martins Lookout: Springwood Station - Sassafras Gully Track - Perch Ponds-Martins Lookout- Magdala Creek Track- Springwood Station. All on track. Map: Springwood
Thu
17 Jun

Grade 4 M
Medium pace
13km
250m total climbs
Duffy's Forest
Wilkins Trail to Mount Murray Anderson: The walk out along Wilkins Trail and then off-track to the end of the ridge is relatively simple; likewise the walk back from Mount Murray Anderson on the adjoining ridge to the west. The climb down and up through the gully between the two ridges is more demanding. Nonetheless, an adventurous spirit, a suitable degree of caution and decent gaiters should see us complete this short, fun circuit in good shape. Joint walk with SBW. 
Sat
19 Jun

Grade 3 
Medium pace
13.4km
441m total climbs
Kuringgai Chase NP
Cowan to Brooklyn: NEW LEADER TRAINING WALK – This walk is ONLY open to members who are interested in Leading walks for the Club now or in the future. This will be a relaxed walk for new aspiring Leaders where you can ask questions of experienced leaders and learn all about leading walks for the Bush Club. For further information on the walk or Leader Training please contact me. Limited places.   Map: Cowan
Sat
19 Jun
to
Sun
20 Jun
Grade 4 M
Medium pace
24km
1220m total climbs
Kanangra-Boyd NP
Colboyd Ridge-Stonehag Hill-Cambage Spire: This walk will begin from the Kanangra Road near Kanangra Walls and travel over the Marrilman Heath & Pindari Tops to Wallaby Pass, the Colboyd Ridge, Arabanoo Peak & Executioner Bluffs to camp at the Kowmung/Christys Creek junction. The return journey will be via Cambage Spire & Bullhead Mountain. Wild country with great views and some areas of exposure. Group limit 8. Joint walk with SBW. Map: Kanangra & Yerranderie
Sun
20 Jun

Cycle Medium
Medium pace
55km
Flat
Strathfield
Sth Strathfield to San Souci (Captain Cook Bridge) Circuit: Sth Strathfield - Tempe - Brighton le Sands - Sans Souci (Captain Cook Bridge) - return to Sth Strathfield. Cycle along mainly cycleways-cycle lanes with some road crossings. This will be a leisurely cycle with plenty of stops on mainly flat route. Suitable for all bike types. Map: Cooks River
Sun
20 Jun

Grade 4 M
LTW
Unhurried pace
17km
300m total climbs
(New)
Royal NP-Bundeena
Whale Watch Walk-Bundeena-Marley Circuit: Bundeena-Jibbon Beach-Port Hacking Head-Marley Head--Little Marley Beach
Many variations on usual routes. Combination of conventional& historic tracks, rockhopping, rock platforms, some scrambling. Superb ocean views from high up rock platforms. Ideal for some whale spotting! Beautiful rock formations, bays and beaches. Map: Port Hacking
Mon
21 Jun

Grade 3 M
Unhurried pace
19km
Mostly flat with a few steps
Sydney Harbour Circle Walk
Graham Lewarne Memorial Walk, Part 3 Huntley's Point to Balmain, Thames St: Huntley's Point Wharf to Thames St Wharf through the interesting old street of Birchgrove  Map: Harbour Circle Walk and Gregory's
Thu
24 Jun

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
15km
350m total climbs
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Wahroonga Stn to Murrua Road via Bobbin Head: Wahroonga Stn to Bobbin Head via Gibberagong tracks, Rain Forest, Gibberagong track to Murrua Track to Murrua Rd. Map: Hornsby
Thu
24 Jun

Grade 3 M
Medium pace
19km
350m total climbs
Lane Cove Valley
Turramurra to Epping: A lovely walk following bush corridors from Turramurra to Epping; Sheldon Forest, Twin Creeks Reserve, Lane Cove NP, GNW, Conscript Pass, and Terrys Creek Track; bush tracks, firetrails and some streets; minor creek crossings, a couple of short, steep sections.  Map: Walking Tracks of the Lane Cove Valley
Fri
25 Jun

Grade 5 M
Medium pace
9km
300m total climbs
Wollemi National Park
Around Spot Height 537: Park at GR 758 950 on Mountain Lagoon Road. Walk to GR 755 960 and walk down a gully till GR 750 963, then continue under the cliffs – first north, then west, to about GR 758 967. Continue south to GR 762 955 to exit. About 9 km. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.  Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBMBC. Map: Mountain Lagoon
Sat
26 Jun

Grade 4 M
Medium pace
18.5km
650m total climbs
Brisbane Water NP
Wondabyne to Woy Woy: Starting from Wondabyne Station the walk route will be on fire trail and bush track to Woy Woy Road near Staples Lookout and then via a very rough pad (virtual off-track) down to Woy Woy Bay. From there, we'll cross the mangroves and head up the hill to Spion Kop. It will be necessary to negotiate a 5 metre escarpment via rope and D-rings. From Spion Kop we'll walk to Waterfall Creek, Koolewong Ridge and down to Woy Woy Station. There are great views on this walk. An early start with a limited group size. Joint walk with SBW. Map: Gunderman & Gosford
Sat
26 Jun

Grade 5 M
Medium pace
8km
350m total climbs
Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Gap Creek Pagodas: This unique but unprotected area, part of the Gardens of Stone region, has an active coal mine underneath it. Find out why it must be protected for future generations. Park at GR 238 326 at Airly Gap and walk up the western tributary of Gap Creek. Explore its northern branch, then climb out to the tops at about GR 231 335 and explore the pagoda spurs on the northern side of Gap Creek, moving east. Descend into Airly Gap. Scrambling and exposure.  Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBMBC. Map: Glen Alice
Wed
30 Jun

Cycle Easy / Medium
Medium pace
50km
337m total climbs
Parramatta River
Westmead Circuit via Meadowbank, Olympic Park, M4 Cycleway: Westmead Stn - Rydalmere - Olympic Park - Lidcombe - Parramatta - Westmead. On shared paths / cycleways / quiet streets. This will be a leisurely cycle with plenty of stops. Suitable for all bike types. Map: Parramatta River
JULY
Thu
1 Jul
Committee
Meeting
Bush Club Committee Meeting, 4:30pm, Thornton Room
Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 Fitzroy St, Kirribilli
Thu
1 Jul
Cycle Easy / Medium
Medium pace
45km
Sout-west Sydney
Wolli Creek to Birkenhead Point then Cabarita return: A casual, scenic ride around bays, rivers and canals. Cycle from Wolli Creek Railway Station to Stanmore, Whites Creek Canal, Rozelle, Birkenhead Point, The Bay Run, Canada Bay, then Cabarita for picnic lunch (BYO). Coffee stops along the way. Many cycle paths and cycle lanes along quiet roads with some undulations. Return to Wolli Creek Rail about 4.00pm, via Canals and a Greenway. Must bring spare tube and repair kit. No helmet no go! Joint with NPA and Sutherland Bushwalkers.
Thu
1 Jul

Grade 3 
Fast pace
18km
300m total climbs
Garigal NP
Davidson Park to Tania Park: Yes, this is a training session for the Oxfam Trailwalker – the final two stages. Pace will be fast with stops few and short, as we follow tracks beside Middle Harbour, passing Flat Rock Beach, Bantry Bay, climb the Natural Bridge Track and on to Seaforth via Ararat Reserve. After a short stretch of street walking, we take the scenic Spit to Manly track as far as Tania Park on Dobroyd Point. Car shuffle to be organised. Joint walk with SBW. 
Thu
1 Jul

Grade 3 M
Medium pace
16km
700m total climbs
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Cowan to Taffys Rock: Follow the Great North Walk from Cowan Station via Jerusalem Bay to Ten Bob Ridge. Undulating overgrown track, with some rough sections, to Taffys Rock. Steep climb from Jerusalem Bay. Return by same route.  Map: COWAN
Sat
3 Jul

Grade 4 M
Medium pace
24km
750m total climbs
Brisbane Water NP
Woy Woy to Little Wobby: This is a big day out on fire trails and bush tracks. Starting from Woy Woy Station the walk will be via Parks Bay, Koolewong Ridge, Waterfall Creek, Woy Woy Bay, Woy Woy Road, Thommos Loop & Tank Creek. There are great views and the joy of a short descent via rope and D-rings. A very early start with a late afternoon ferry ride at the end. There might even be time for a quick, refreshing drink at the Brooklyn pub before rushing for the train. Limit 10 and only short breaks throughout.  Joint walk with SBW. Map: Gosford, Gunderman & Broken Bay
Sat
3 Jul
to
Sun
4 Jul
Grade 6 M
Medium pace
10km
500m total climbs
Wollemi National Park
Mt Canobla and Gundangaroo Traverse to St Johns Point: A 2-day pack walk. Numbers are strictly limited. Private property access is required. Day 1 - Park near Canobla Gap and ascend Mount Canobla on a razor blade spur. Continue to Mt Gundangaroo and camp near the trig. Water was found in a nearby gully. Day 2 – Walk to St Johns Point, then descend to Canobla Gap Trail and walk back to the cars. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.  Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBMBC. Map: Glen Alice, Ben Bullen
Sun
4 Jul

Cycle Medium
Medium pace
60km
Flat
Kurnell
Tempe Stn to Kurnell Circuit: Tempe Stn - Brighton le Sands - Sans Souci (Captain Cook Bridge) - Taren Point - Cronulla - Kurnell - return to Tempe Stn. Cycle along mainly cycleways-cycle lanes with some road crossings. This will be a leisurely cycle with plenty of stops on mainly flat route. Suitable for all bike types. Map: Cronulla
Mon
5 Jul

Grade 1 
Unhurried pace
10km
No Major Climbs
City CBD West
Hidden Sydney Part 8: Town Hall to Jubilee Park via Ultimo and Blackwattle Bay. An amble through some of Sydney’s historical and lesser-known attractions with a brief commentary and plenty of opportunity for participant input, cappuccinos and cakes. In this walk we discover where Hell Hole, Purgatory and Paradise are. We see Sydney’s first fire station and some lovely stretches alongside Johnstons Bay. Early finish. Optional return by walking or by tram. Map: Sydney UBD
Thu
8 Jul

Grade 3 M
Medium pace
17km
450m total climbs
Blue Mountains
Lawson to Linden: Head north from Lawson to Dantes Glen and Empire Pass, trails to Hazelbrook, then pass a number of waterfalls before making our way to Paradise Pool and onto Linden, visit Kings Cave on our way to the station. Great bush with water views along the way. No big ups and downs; tracks can be muddy and rough in places.  Map: Katoomba
Fri
9 Jul

Grade 5 M
Medium pace
8km
300m total climbs
Newnes State Forest
Cliffs, Pagodas and Slots above the Wolgan Valley: Park at around GR 336 121 at the end of Sunnyside Ridge Road. Walk south west to the cliff line and then follow it to the point at about GR 328 110, where it protrudes into the Wolgan Valley. Turn north east, then east from here, exploring multiple slots, ravines and pagoda areas. Exit at around GR 341 114 and reconnect with the cars. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.  Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBMBC. Map: Cullen Bullen
Sat
10 Jul
to
Mon
12 Jul
Grade 5 M
Medium pace
43km
2450m total climbs
Kanangra-Boyd NP
Gentles Pass: Beginning at Kanangra Walls, the walk route will involve a lengthy first day (19kms) to the Kowmung River via the Gingra Range, camping above the river weir. Day 2 will be to Dex Creek via Kowong Mountain and Gentles Pass, while the third day will be a return to the Walls. This is solid trip with much of the second day off-track and requiring thought about navigation. The views in this wilderness area are terrific. Group limit 6.  Joint walk with SBW. Map: Kanangra & Yerranderie
Tue
13 Jul

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
16km
350m total climbs
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Wahroonga Station to Mnt Kuring-gai Station 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 and on to the Mt Kuring-gai track. Lovely bushtrack with some firetrail walking. Map: Hornsby
Thu
15 Jul

Grade 4 M
Fast pace
15km
300m total climbs
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Bobbin Head Loop PLUS: This 15 km circuit includes a little off-track climbing through moderate bush. From the end of Murrua Road, North Turramurra we descend the Murrua Track to the Gibberagong Waterhole, where we cross Cockle Creek to climb off-track the unnamed spur until we hit Kalkari Track, which we follow down to Bobbin Head. The Warrimoo and Sphinx Tracks will bring us back to the park gate from which point it is only a short walk back to the cars. Pace fast. (Joint walk: SBW and The Bush Club)  
Thu
15 Jul

Grade 4 M
Unhurried pace
14km
700m total climbs
Blue Mountains
Golden Stairs to Mt Solitary (not the traverse): Starting from the newly reopened Golden Stairs, we cross the valley floor then climb up and over Ruined Castle then further along to ascend Koorawall Knife Edge to Mt Solitary as far as Chinamans Cave area. Return the same way. Grade 4 as there is a rough scramble up Knife Edge and 700m total ascents. Map: Katoomba
Fri
16 Jul

Grade 3 
LTW
Medium pace
16km
Mostly flat
Western Suburbs
Cumberland Circuit – Stage 2: This is another walk of The Walking Volunteers. From Lidcombe Station we'll return to the exit from Rookwood Cemetery then walk westwards along streets to Princes Park in Chester Hill. Then we'll follow the Pipeline route through Waddangalli Woodland Reserve then divert through Springfield Park. Again we'll follow the Pipeline route to pick up a the green corridor of Lower Prospect Canal. Finish at Gipps St to catch Bus No. 800 to Blacktown Station.  Map: UBD 232,231,230,210,209
Fri
16 Jul

Grade 6 M
Medium pace
8km
500m total climbs
Mugii Murum-ban SCA
The Ultimate Mugii Murum-ban: Park at Airly Mountain and find a pass at around GR 250 314 to Ultimate View. From here, head south via The Citadel and descend on the eastern side of Citadel Spur. Walk north east under the cliff line and ascend Ultimate Chute. Head north via Genowlan Trig and visit (depending on the available time) the Valley of the Dinosaurs and/or Ultimate Slot. Make our way down via the road network to Airly Mountain. About 8 km. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.  Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBMBC. Map: Glen Alice, Ben Bullen
Mon
19 Jul
OPENING DATE FOR WALK SUBMISSIONS FOR THE SPRING PROGRAM
(Sep 2021 - Nov 2021). Please submit your walks via the online form on The Bush Club website. Alternatively, submissions can be sent by letter to PO Box 207, Milsons Point, NSW 1565.
Mon
19 Jul

Grade 3 
Unhurried pace
16km
Mostly flat
Sydney Harbour Circle Walk
Graham Lewarne Memorial Walk Part 4, Balmain to City: Thames St Wharf to Observatory Hill through old Balmain and parts being redeveloped including the new walk around Barangaroo.  Map: Harbour Circle Walk and Gregory's
Thu
22 Jul

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
14km
500m total climbs
Cowan
Cowan to Berowra: Explore Berowra Waters with great views & lookouts along the many ridge tops. There are a number of steep climbs on the route. This is a Grade 3 + walk with the climbs.  Map: Cowan
Fri
23 Jul

Grade 2 
Unhurried pace
8km
No major climbs
Suburban/Harbour foreshore
Musical Meander: Middle Head-Chowder Bay-Taronga Zoo-ferry to Circular Quay. From Middle Head we follow the foreshore around to Chowder Bay and then continue around the foreshore to the wharf at Taronga Zoo. After a ferry ride to Circular Quay we walk up through the Botanical Gardens, where we have lunch. After lunch we walk to St Stephens in Macquarie Street for a 1:10 concert where we are entertained by a tenor and a mezzo-soprano. A gold coin donation is requested and there is no need to register for this concert.  
Mon
26 Jul

Grade 2 
Unhurried pace
13km
Minor climbs
Hunters Hill
Hidden Sydney Part 9: Circular Quay to Circular Quay via Woolwich, Hunters Hill and Huntly’s Point. Have you ever wondered what the suburb of Hunters Hill was really like? Join me when we look behind the obvious and see where the first punts crossed the harbour, discover a letterbox with a Greek pediment, a place called Sunnyside, a Chapel not run over by a road, a forgotten folly and a place called Bedlam. We shall glimpse where there is some serious money but it is discretely hidden. There is some street walking, two ferry rides and a brief commentary.   Map: Sydney UBD
Tue
27 Jul

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
13km
375m total climbs
Cowan
Cowan to Brooklyn: 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
Thu
29 Jul

CLOSING DATE FOR WALK SUBMISSIONS FOR THE SPRING PROGRAM
(Sep 2021 - Nov 2021). Please submit your walks via the online form on The Bush Club website. Alternatively, submissions can be sent by letter to PO Box 207, Milsons Point, NSW 1565.
Thu
29 Jul

Grade 4 
Fast pace
10km
500m total climbs
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Ku-ring-gai Little Dipper: With the leader in training for the Oxfam Trailwalker, our group will for a brisk few hours sweep up ridges and swoop down to and through creeks, following a combination of trails, tracks and moderate off-track routes. Starting at North Wahroonga, we will take in Cockle Creek, Chase Trail, Gibberagong Waterhole, Murrua Track, Lovers Jump Creek, a couple of unnamed spurs and potentially a short section of fairly steep rock scrambling. Short distance, but plenty of energy needed. (Joint walk SBW and The Bush Club)  
Fri
30 Jul

Grade 5 M
Medium pace
8km
300m total climbs
Wollemi NP
Upper Blacksmiths Creek: Park on Bowens Hill Trail near spot height 716. Descend south towards Blacksmiths Creek, then follow it as far as it keeps our interest, perhaps till GR 712 959. Exit up the spur back to the trail and the cars. Exploratory. About 8 km. Scrambling and exposure.  Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBMBC. Map: Mountain Lagoon
Sat
31 Jul

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
20km
600m total climbs
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Berowra Loop: Berowra Stn - Waratah Bay - Mnt Kuring-gai Stn - Lyrebird Gully - Berowra. Map: Cowan
Sat
31 Jul

Grade 5 M
Medium pace
10km
300m total climbs
Ben Bullen State Forest and Gardens of Stone NP
The Amazing Pagoda Maze: Find out why this part of the Gardens of Stone region must be protected for future generations. Park the cars at GR 263 186 on Moffitts Trail. Walk to about GR 276 193 and climb north to explore several pagoda ridges, before crossing into Gardens of Stone NP to visit Palatine Rock and Tarpeian Rock with their spectacular views. Then on to the amazing Pagoda Maze, best part of which is located in the State Forest and is therefore unprotected. About 10 km. Scrambling and exposure.  Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBMBC. Map: Ben Bullen
AUGUST
Tue
3 Aug

Grade 2 
LTW
Medium pace
13km
Mostly flat
Western Suburbs
Cumberland Circuit - Stage 3: This is another walk of The Walking Volunteers. From Blacktown Station we'll catch a bus to Gipps Street near Munroe Street in Greystanes. Then we'll walk westwards south of the Prospect Reservoir then follow the Sydney Water Supply Channel till we meet the M7 at Cecil Hills. Exit by bus to Liverpool Station.  Map: UBD 209,208,207,227
Thu
5 Aug
Committee
Meeting
Bush Club Committee Meeting, 4:30pm, Thornton Room
Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 Fitzroy St, Kirribilli
Fri
6 Aug

Grade 5 M
Medium pace
8km
350m total climbs
Wollemi NP and Gardens of Stone NP
Above the Flying Carpet: Park at GR 415 150 on Glowworm Tunnel Road. Walk north east, initially on the old firetrail to spot heights 1004 and 1002. Turn north, then east and make our way to the cliff edge at about GR 397 160. From here, commence exploration of this dissected terrain going south. There is much to see and do before we reach the point GR 410 144 above the Flying Carpet. This is likely to be two walks. About 8 km. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.  Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBMBC. Map: Cullen Bullen
Tue
10 Aug
to
Sat
14 Aug
Grade 3 M

Unhurried pace
68km
(13-19km per day)

Minor climbs
(New)
Yuraygir National Park
Yuraygir Coastal Walk - North to South: Follow the ancient wandering trails of Australia’s coastal emus on the multi-day Yuraygir coastal walk.
This colossal signposted track traverses the coastline from Angourie to Red Rock. The scenery and views along the way are diverse and astounding. We’ll encounter wildlife and wildflowers as you walk past heathland plains, long sandy beaches, tranquil creeks, lagoons, rocky headlands and even a marine park.
Tackle the full 65km returning and setting out each day to Minnie Waters Holiday Park, breaking the track up into day walks. It’s best walked north to south with the sun at your back.  Limit 10. Map: Yuraygir National Park
Thu
12 Aug

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
13km
350m total climbs
Berowra Regional Park
Hornsby to Thornleigh via Refuge Rock: Start from Hornsby Station. Some street walking to start of GNW track. Follow GNW track before descending to cross Berowra Creek and then climb to Refuge Rock. From here a mix of bush tracks and firetrails to the Jungo and back to Thornleigh Station. Map: Hornsby
Fri
13 Aug
to
Sun
22 Aug
Commercial trip 
Medium pace
80km
7000m total climbs
The European Alps
Tour du Mont Blanc: Complete circuit of Mont Blanc, Europe's highest mountain. Passing through France, Italy and Switzerland. Day packs only. Luggage transfers each day. Typical daily walk: 15 km, ascent 900m, same descent, many steep alpine sections. All on track. Minimal scrambling. Medium pace. Highest altitude is 2660 metres. Commercial guided trip organised by the local Altitude Montblanc. Limited number of twin share rooms available, otherwise dorms. This is an overseas trip, so the normal insurance arrangements of the Bush Club do not apply. Participants to arrange own international air travel and travel insurance. Evidence of insurance must be provided to Altitude Montblanc. Meet afternoon of 13 August 2021 in Chamonix for departure the following morning. Cost. For twin share, about EUR 1300 / person, including meals and luggage transfers.. For dorms about EUR 1150. Joint walk with SBW.
  
Sat
14 Aug
to
Mon
16 Aug
Grade 6 M
Medium pace
24km
1500m total climbs
Wollemi NP
Deanes and Rocky Creek Junction Adventure: Full pack walk from Newnes into a camp near the junction of Deanes and Rocky Creeks, then explore with the day pack. The plan for each day is to be advised. About 8 km every day. This promises to be a wild and spectacular adventure. Expect plenty of challenges and amazing scenery. Scrambling and exposure. Mostly exploratory.  Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBMBC. Map: Mount Morgan and Ben Bullen
Mon
16 Aug

Grade 1 
Unhurried pace
8km
Minor climbs
Sydney Harbour - Rose Bay to Watsons Bay
Hidden Sydney Part 10: A shortened version of the popular Circular Quay to Watsons Bay walk in which we will just do the best part. Spectacular views of our harbour, interesting historical aspects, some street walking with a brief commentary. Coffee in Watsons Bay and early finish.   Map: Sydney UBD
Wed
18 Aug

Cycle Medium
Medium pace
60km
320m total climbs
Bankstown
Guildford Stn Circuit via Fairfield / Bankstown / Cabramatta / Guildford: Prospect - Fairfield - Canley Heights - Bankstown - Chipping North - Warwick Farm - Yennora - Guildford - Return to Greystanes. Cycle on mainly shared cycleways-cycle lanes. This will be a leisurely cycle with plenty of stops on mainly flat route with some short sharp climbs. Road crossings. Suitable for all bike types. Map: Guildford
Fri
20 Aug

Grade 5 M
Medium pace
8km
300m total climbs
Newnes State Forest
Ravines of Kangaroo Creek: Park the cars at GR 332 062, near spot height 1110. Walk north north west, then west to GR 323 070, near spot height 1066. Continue underneath the cliff line and explore the multiple ravines of Kangaroo Creek, going south, until about GR 330 062. Re-connect with the vehicles. About 8 km. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.  Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBMBC. Map: Cullen Bullen
Sun
22 Aug
to
Mon
31 Aug
2021
Cycle Medium / Hard
Medium pace
400km
70m total climbs
South East Queensland and Balllina
Cycling - Queensland and Northern NSW: We will cycle 2 rail trails in Queensland and 2 days cycling. Ballina we will cycle bike paths and quiet roads. The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail currently the longest rail trail in Australia 164ks. The BVRT winds its way up the Brisbane valley, traversing farmland, forests, picturesque country towns. The unsealed trail surface varies between well compacted to some short more challenging sections where it is rocky with stones and basalt rocks. The South Burnett Rail Trail is sealed and easy riding. Kingaroy to Murgon 44ks passes through farmland and forests. In Ballina we ride Ballina to Broadwater NP Distance 70 Km return moderate and Ballina to Lennox Head 30k return easy. Rides will be on bike paths and quiet country roads. A Commercial shuttle will be used one way on 3 days . The other days the rides are out and back. Rides will vary between 45ks and 60ks. Cars are required on most days to drive to the start of the ride. Accommodation will be in caravan parks. Mountain or Hybrid Bikes with suitable tyres as BVRT is unsealed. Helmets, hi viz jackets, bike bell please. Limit 10. Expressions of interest.  Map: BVRT Map, SBRT Map and google cycle maps
Sun
22 Aug

CYCLE 
Cycle Easy / Medium
38km
335m total climbs
Hills District
Bella Vista Metro Stn Circuit via Hills District: Bella Vista Metro - Kellyville - Beaumont Hills - Rouse Hill - Kellyville North - Hills Showground. On shared paths / cycleways / quiet streets. This will be a leisurely cycle with plenty of stops. Suitable for all bike types. (One steep hill / Lots of short hills). Map: Castle Hill
Tue
24 Aug

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
19km
400m total climbs
Sydney Harbour
Taronga Zoo To Manly: All on defined track. Beautiful views of Sydney Harbour. Exit for shorter walk at Spit Bridge. Morning tea / coffee at Frenchy's Cafe on Chowder Bay Road. Map: Sydney Harbour
Wed
25 Aug

Grade 2 
Unhurried pace
8km
100m total climbs
Suburban
Musical Meander: North Ryde to St Andrews Cathedral in the CBD. From North Ryde station we head down to Lane Cove N P and after a short walk pick up the Rail to River walk which will take us to Chatswood Station. There are lots of ups & downs on the Rail to River section and there is a steep walk up the road to Chatswood. From Chatswood we catch a train to the city. Depending on the time we may walk to St Andrews via Barangaroo and have lunch at Darling Harbour.  The Police Band will entertain us at the 12:30 concert in St Andrew’s Cathedral. A gold coin donation is requested.
Thu
26 Aug

Grade 4 
Fast pace
37km
1000+m total climbs
Ku-Ring-Gai Chase NP
Brooklyn to Mount Ku-ring-gai Dash: Leader’s last training session before the Oxfam Trailwalker, and we will be moving at a fast pace through the first 2.5 sections of that 100 km walk. Fit walkers who are keen and up to the full 37 km distance are welcome to join me. Several climbs of 200m each as well as plenty of others over 100m make this a demanding day. Early start and few (short) stops. Public transport at each end. (Joint walk SBW and The Bush Club)  
Sun
29 Aug

Cycle Easy / Medium
Medium pace
50km
337m total climbs
Parramatta River
Westmead Circuit via Meadowbank, Olympic Park, M4 Cycleway: Westmead Stn - Rydalmere - Olympic Park - Lidcombe - Parramatta - Westmead. On shared paths / cycleways / quiet streets. This will be a leisurely cycle with plenty of stops. Suitable for all bike types. Map: Parramatta River
Sun
29 Aug
to
Sun
5 Sep
Grade 3 M
Medium pace
12km
800m total climbs
Andorra
Andorra Day walks: Andorra is a compact walking, duty-free shopping and tax haven paradise tucked in the central Pyrenees between France and Spain. Enjoy uncrowded tracks with panoramic views of an entire country. The central valley is developed, but the side valleys and hills where we will walk are pristine. The Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley is World Heritage listed. Our base will be the same hotel for the entire stay. Day packs only. Typical daily walk: 12 km, ascent 800m, same descent, some steep alpine sections. All on track. Minimal scrambling. Savour Catalan, French and Spanish cuisine. Duty-free drinks, shopping and discreet private banking services. Cost. About EUR 800 / person twin share, including meals, local transport and non-alcoholic drinks. Single supplement may be available. This is an overseas trip, so the normal insurance arrangements of The Bush Club do not apply. Participants to arrange own international air travel and travel insurance. Leader speaks Spanish and French, but not Catalan.
  
Tue
31 Aug

Grade 4 M
LTW
Medium pace
21km
750m total climbs
Blackheath
Blackheath Circuit via Grand Canyon & Evans Lookout: Blackheath Station to Neates Glen via Braeside Fire Trail - Grand Canyon - Evans Lookout - return to Blackheath via Grand Canyon / Braeside Trail (due to Cliff Top & Pope Glen track closures) - Grade 4 due to distance. Map: Blackheath
ADVANCE NOTICES
Sun
12 Sep
to
Sun
19 Sep
Grade 1 
Slow pace
8km
200m total climbs
Spain
Barcelona and surroundings Day walks: Spain's second city and the capital of Catalonia. Walks in the Gothic Quarter, Las Ramblas, Antonio Gaudi buildings, La Boqueria market, Montjuic castle Day trips to Montserrat monastery, Girona and Tarragona with walks there. Our base will be a hotel in Barcelona. No huts, no tents. Day packs only. Typical daily walk: 8 km, ascent 200m, same descent, slow pace, photo stops, coffee stops, cava stops. Cost. About EUR 800 / person twin share, including meals, local transport and non-alcoholic drinks. Single supplement may be available. This is an overseas trip, so the normal insurance arrangements of the Bush Club do not apply. Participants to arrange own international air travel and travel insurance. Leader speaks Spanish but not Catalan.  
Fri
17 Sep
to
Sun
19 Sep
Various grades
Medium pace
10km
300m total climbs
Newnes / Gardens of Stone NP
"Newnes 2" Weekend Away: Following on from last years successful weekend, we will be back again, bigger and better. This year, the weekend will be dedicated to our good friend Jim Romanowski. After last years 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. Left over money will be donated equally to The Shepherd Centre and The Colong Foundation. Joint walk with NPA. Map: Ben Bullen
Wed
22 Sep
to
Mon
27 Sep
Grade 3 M
Unhurried pace
20km
variable climbs
Kosciuszko
Pack walk to a base camp at Cascade Hut: D1 - drive and stay in Jindabyne. D2 - walk 10k from Dead Horse Gap to Cascade Hut and set up camp. D3 - explore with day packs eg walk out towards Tin Mine huts, or Tin Mine Falls, returning to Cascade hut. D4: stay at camp or head part-way back, camping on the way. D5: return to Jinders. D6: drive home Lots of options! Distances variable, min 20  Map: Chimneys Ridge, AAWT guide book, Tom Groggin
Sat
2 Oct
to
Sun
17 Oct
CYCLE M
Medium pace
430km
Gradual climbs
Victoria
Victorian Rail Trails: A series of bike rides on a variety of Victorian Rail Trails. Trails are mostly compacted gravel and can be soft with rough sections, particularly after rain. No steep sections, all ascents are gradual, although can sometimes be several kilometres long. Mountain bikes or hybrid bikes (no road bikes) and a reasonable level of fitness and bike riding experience required. More information on www.railtrails.org.au and itinerary and trip notes from leader. Trip was previously listed for October 2020 and now re-scheduled foe 2021 Joint walk with NPA. Map: Victorian rail trail maps, various.
Tue
12 Oct
to
Wed
20 Oct

Commercial trip
Unhurried pace
average 18km
average 350m climbs
Flinders Ranges
Ikara - Flinders Ranges:This is a commercial fully catered trip for the Bush Club comprised of day walks, returning to Moolooloo Station for prepared meals and activities each night. Accommodation in Adelaide before and after the trip is included. I have engaged the services of Wes Moule (Tasmanian Wilderness trekking and food drops. He has extensive knowledge of the Flinders Ranges near where he grew up) and Nichole Anderson General Practitioner and consultant at Wilderness Medicine. You can see details here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1j6EDhQVLO_j62m_-raBtLtYYZoHQiSta/view?usp=drivesdk
As this is a commercial tour the normal insurance arrangements of The Bush Club do not apply. Map: Ikara-Flinders Ranges NP
Fri
29 Oct
to
Tue
2 Nov
Cycle Medium / Hard
Medium pace
170km
Variable climbs
Mudgee
Cycling - Mudgee NSW Group 1: This is a THREE DAY cycle. Three different routes to/and from our base in Mudgee. Cycles will be on sealed / unsealed roads. Daily cycle distance will vary between 50k and 65k. Hotel accommodation (4 nights) will be arranged in Mudgee. Cars + bike racks needed for the drive to Mudgee. Mountain or Hybrid bikes recommended. Limit of 10 plus leader. Expressions of interest sought.  Map: Google Maps - Mudgee
Fri
29 Oct
to
Tue
2 Nov
Cycle Medium / Hard
Medium pace
170km
Variable climbs
Mudgee
Cycling - Mudgee NSW Group 2: This is a THREE DAY cycle. Three different routes to/and from our base in Mudgee. Cycles will be on sealed / unsealed roads. Daily cycle distance will vary between 50k and 65k. Hotel accommodation (4 nights) will be arranged in Mudgee. Cars + bike racks needed for the drive to Mudgee. Mountain or Hybrid bikes recommended. Limit of 10 plus leader. Map: Google Maps - Mudgee
Tue
1 Jun
for approx. 2 weeks
2022
Medium pace
220 - 240km
Max asc / desc 800m
COMMERCIAL TRIP
Ireland
Sheep's Head Way / Kerry Way: The walk starts in Bantry, Co. Cork on the south coast of Ireland with four days guided walking on the Sheep's Head Way. The walk transfers west to Killarney on the Ring of Kerry for eight / nine days self-guided walking on the Kerry Way. Accommodation / Evening Meal / Packed Lunch / Luggage Transfer / Bus Transfer will be included. This is an overseas commercial walk (run by Celtic Nature Tours), so the insurance arrangements of the Bush Club do not apply. Participants to arrange own air flights and travel insurance. Map: Cork and Kerry