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DateGradeRoute and Description
Current
Covid-19 Restricitons:
Maximum of 30 walkers and all must be fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to the walk date.
All government covid safe rules must be followed
OCTOBER
- only fully vaccinated walkers allowed
Fri
15 Oct

Grade 3 M
Medium pace
12km
400m total climbs
(New)
Blue Mountains NP
Lawson to Hazelbrook – Waterfalls walk: Starting from Lawson Station, walk via Fairy Fall, Dantes Glen, St Michaels Falls, Echo Bluff, Frederica Falls, Horseshoe Falls, Oakland Falls, Burgess Falls to Hazelbrook. Steep and slippery sections, and creek crossings. Joint walk with NPA. Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Fri
15 Oct

Grade 3 M
Medium pace
15km
400m total climbs
(New)
Kuring-gai Chase NP
Asquith to Mt Kuring-gai: We start from Asquith Station and head east to Mills Park, we go under the M1 via a tunnel and ultimately join the Chase Trail. Some sections of this track have a number of dead banksias across the track. While walking down the Kalkari Track to Bobbin Head we have the opportunity to see some spring wildflowers. We stop at Bobbin Head for lunch, before going via Apple Tree Bay and up to Mt Kuring-gai. Map: Kuring-gai Chase NP CMA
All walkers must be fully vaccinated.
Sat
16 Oct

Grade 3 
Unhurried pace
9km
240m total climbs
(New)
Berowra Valley NP
Nature Walk # 74. (Sams Creek circuit and Gundah Ridge Track): A short walk sampling wet gullies, dry ridgetops, fabulous wildflowers and great views. Streetwalking through the industrial area of Mt Kuring-gai leads us to the top of a mountain bike trail then a firetrail, some streetwalking and Link Firetrail to the top of the Sams Creek Track. We head down to the junction of Sams Creek and Berowra Creek where we join the GNW for a short distance to the distinctive boulder. Here we head up the steep rough Gundah Ridge Track, taking a well-earned rest at the top of the steep bits, with great views over Berowra Creek. More climbing and more wildflowers brings us to the end of the Gundah Ridge Firetrail and then back to our cars. Max. individual climb 150 m. LIMIT 4.  Map: Hornsby, Cowan
Must have proof of covid vaccination status at start of walk.
Sat
16 Oct

Grade 3 M
LTW
Unhurried pace
17km
400m total climbs
(New)
Royal NP
Heathcote Circuit via Kangaroo Creek: Heathcote-Karloo Pool-Uloola Falls-Robertson's Knoll-Kangaroo creek-Heathcote
Scenic bush walk with side trips to view interesting rock formations, a beautiful waterfall, Aboriginal grinding grooves. The walk includes 4.5 km on rough tracks, pads, following stunning Kangaroo creek with some of the best rockpools in the Royal NP. Ample opportunities to cool off. Mainly on good bush tracks-some easy rock-hopping along Kangaroo creek. 2 ascents-Approx' 160 metres each.  Map: Port Hacking Must have proof of covid vaccination status at start of walk.
Sun
17 Oct

CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
Medium pace
60km
Flat
Kurnell
Tempe Stn to Kurnell return: 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
Please have proof of covid vaccination status at start of walk.
Sun
17 Oct

Grade 3 M
Medium pace
7km
300m total climbs
(New)
Blue Mountains NP
Vale of Avoca to Grose River: This walk leads out to great views over the lower Grose River. Then a short sharp steep descent (dry conditions only) off track to the river for a (possibly wet) crossing to the other side. We then follow the opposite bank on a faint track before recrossing (wet again) to climb out on an easy fire trail. While it is grade 3, the descent is very steep and requires good balance and co-ordination. Similarly crossing the river will require getting feet wet and dependant on height, if there has been rain. (Car pooling from Richmond may be available depending on drivers) Joint walk with All Nations. Must be fully vaxxed. Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Mon
18 Oct

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
17km
450m total climbs
(New)
Mt Victoria
Blue Mtns Historic Mines #2 - Mt Victoria: This is the second in a series of thematic walks visiting historic mines in the Blue Mtns. Apart from visiting the Asgard Mine site the walk offers some great viewing spots over the Grose Valley. We visit Ikara Head, Thor Head, the Asgard (MacKenzie) mine and kiln and lastly Asgard Head for great views of the Grose Valley, then returning back to the cars. There are some climbs and descents, along with some short easy off track sections. Map: Mt Wilson 8930
Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Mon
18 Oct

Grade 3 M
LTW
Unhurried pace
11km
150m total climbs
(New)
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Mt Murray Anderson: For those who missed out last week due to heavy demand, a repeat on this delightful walk on a rough pad, with large sandstone slabs, aboriginal engravings, and superb views over Stingray Bay at lunchtime. Wildflowers should be a highlight. Map: Hornsby CMA Applicants must be double vaxxed.   
Mon
18 Oct
OPENING DATE FOR WALK SUBMISSIONS FOR THE SUMMER PROGRAM
(Dec 2021 - Feb 2022). 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.
Tue
19 Oct

Grade 2 
Slow pace
9km
250m total climbs
(New)
Lane Cove NP
Roseville Rail to River : Roseville Station, Rifleway to Shirley Rd, then Bromborough Rd, Loyal Henry Park, Sugarbag Creek, Blue Gum Creek track, Lane Cove River weir, Lane Cove NP heritage walk to Great North Walk, GNW back to park office, Symons Track to Crimson Hill, skirt Lindfield Learning Village, bush track to Sugarbag Creek, Shirley Rd exit, Rifleway to station. Slippery creek crossing and some steep climbs/descents. Option to wait at the park cafe (less 3km). Will be logging route and taking photos to prepare submission to council. Map: STEP
Must be fully vaxxed. Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Tue
19 Oct

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 - mostly lovely shaded walk. Map: Springwood
Please have proof of covid vaccination status at start of walk.
Tue
19 Oct

Grade 3 
Medium pace
20km
300m total climbs
(New)
Sydney Harbour Foreshore
Milsons Point to Watsons Bay: Fantastic views throughout as we meander our way along Sydney Harbour’s southern foreshore starting from Milsons Point and ending at the picturesque Watsons Bay. Public transport at both ends. Joint walk with SBW. Map: Parramatta River & Sydney Heads 1:25,000 Must be fully vaxxed.
Tue
19 Oct

Grade 3+ M
Unhurried pace
12km
250m total climbs
(New)
Heathcote NP
A circuit walk via Tarmaroo Ridge: Head off southwest along pipeline trail to Lake Echersley, then a nice bit of off-track along from Woronora river leading to Echersley campground to the top of Tarmaroo Ridge. Lovely lookouts and walk along Tarmaroo ridge to Banya pool. We also visit Goburra pool and Rogo's cave. Easy pace, many breaks and a great exploration around Heathcote NP. This beautiful walk is short but there is a small section of off/ rough-track. Long sleeved shirt/gaiters/gloves are highly recommended.  Map: Heathcote NP Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Wed
20 Oct

Grade 3 
Unhurried pace
9km
200m total climbs
(New)
Berowra Valley NP
Nature Walk # 78. (Gundah Ridge Track and Sams Creek circuit): A short walk sampling wet gullies, dry ridgetops, fabulous wildflowers and great views. Starting with some streetwalking through the industrial area of Mt Kuring-gai, we hit the bush on Gundah Ridge Firetrail and mountain bike track before pausing at fabulous lookouts over Berowra Creek, and then descending on the steep and rough Gundah Ridge Track. We meet the GNW at the distinctive boulder and head north a short distance to Sams Creek. Here we head uphill on a rough track to the Link Firetrail which brings us the some streetwalking in the ‘burbs of Berowra before another firetrail and then a mountain bike track back to our cars. Max. individual climb 170 m. LIMIT 12.   Map: Hornsby, Cowan
Must have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Wed
20 Oct

Grade 3 M
Unhurried pace
15km
250m total climbs
(New)
Brisbane Water National Park
Pindar Cave: Wondabyne Station to Pindar Cave, waterfall and return.
Wonderful ridge-top track with wildflowers and a waterfall. Steep climb at beginning. Accessible only by train.  Map: Gosford, Gunderman
Must be fully vaxxed. Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Thu
21 Oct

Grade 3 M
Unhurried pace
19km
400m total climbs
(New)
Blue Mountains NP
Glenbrook to Springwood : Glenbrook station to Springwood stn via Glenbrook Crk, Duckhole, St Helena Ridge, Bunyan LO, Sassafras track, Springwood  Map: Springwood, Penrith Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Fri
22 Oct

Grade 3 M
Unhurried pace
17km
100m total climbs
(New)
Northern Beaches
Manly / North Curl Curl lagoon loop: An interesting new northern beaches walk (17km) with lots of variety including 3 forest walks (2 rain forests) and limited sand walking options. Coastal, ocean and lake views. Some unfamiliar sections of North Head included. Limit 15. 100m climbs. Rescheduled if temperature exceeds 27 degrees.  Map: 9130-2N Sydney Heads
Must be fully vaxxed. Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Sat
23 Oct

Grade 3 M
Medium pace
13km
550m total climbs
Berowra Valley NP
Mt Kuring-gai to Berowra via Crosslands:
Sat
23 Oct

Grade 3 
Unhurried pace
9km
240m total climbs
(New)
Berowra Valley NP
Nature Walk # 75. (Sams Creek circuit and Gundah Ridge Track): A short walk sampling wet gullies, dry ridgetops, fabulous wildflowers and great views. Streetwalking through the industrial area of Mt Kuring-gai leads us to the top of a mountain bike trail then a firetrail, some streetwalking and Link Firetrail to the top of the Sams Creek Track. We head down to the junction of Sams Creek and Berowra Creek where we join the GNW for a short distance to the distinctive boulder. Here we head up the steep rough Gundah Ridge Track, taking a well-earned rest at the top of the steep bits, with great views over Berowra Creek. More climbing and more wildflowers brings us to the end of the Gundah Ridge Firetrail and then back to our cars. Max. individual climb 150 m. LIMIT 4.   Map: Hornsby, Cowan
Must have proof of covid vaccination status at start of walk.
Sun
24 Oct

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
18km
650m total climbs
(New)
Ku-ring-ai Chase NP
Cowan To-Taffy's Rock: Cowan-Jerusalem Bay-Taffy's Rock-Return To Cowan same route. Classic bush walk walk starting/finishing at Cowan station. Great views-interesting rock formations. Combination of good and rough bush tracks. 2 ascents each approx' 200 metres  Map: Cowan Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Sun
24 Oct

CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
Medium pace
55km
Flat
Cooks River
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: Strathfield
Please have proof of covid vaccination status at start of ride.
Mon
25 Oct

Grade 1 
Unhurried pace
8km
No Major climbs
(New)
Sydney Harbour
Circular Quay to Waverton via the Harbour Bridge: For many members of our Club, this is a favourite walk. And could there be a better way to break out of Covid than with a pleasant walk around our harbour? There will be a brief commentary and the opportunities to stop and to reflect on Sydney’s past and ponder some of its lesser-known secrets along with the opportunity to a chat and renew old friendships. The walk includes Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden and Sydney’s Coal loading Tunnels and note, there are some stairs. Map: Sydney UBD
Must be fully vaxxed. Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Tue
26 Oct

Grade 3 M
Unhurried pace
11km
150m total climbs
(New)
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Duffys Forest - Mt Murray Anderson: Another one for those who missed on out Graham's last week, a repeat of this delightful walk, some on fire trail, some on a rough pad, with large sandstone slabs, aboriginal engravings, and superb views over Stingray Bay at lunchtime.   Map: Hornsby CMA
Must be fully vaxxed. Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Tue
26 Oct

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
16km
400m total climbs
(New)
Royal National Park
Heathcote to Heathcote: Lovely circuit walk from Heathcote station,down Engadine track,along Uloola track,down to Karloo Pool ,and then short , off track section along Kangaroo creek, nice scramble up Bottle Forest trail.,and return to Heathcote Station.Slipperysurfaces and tree roots.Opportunity to view gorgeous Waratahs and Bearded Orchids and Lady Fingers.Train friendly.  Map: RNP
Must be fully vaxxed. Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Wed
27 Oct

CYCLE Medium grade 
Medium pace
38km
Flat
Parramatta
Westmead to Olympic Park Circuit: Parramatta Park - Rydalmere Bridge - Meadowbank - Sydney Olympic Park - Rydalmere Bridge - Return to Parramatta Park. Lovely cycle along the Parramatta River on mainly cycleways-cycle lanes. This will be a leisurely cycle with plenty of stops on mainly flat route. Suitable for all bike types. Map: Parramatta River
Please have proof of covid vaccination status at start of ride.
Wed
27 Oct

Grade 3 
Unhurried pace
10.5km
200m total climbs
(New)
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Nature Walk # 76. (Berowra to Mt Kuring-gai via Berowra and Mt Kuring-gai Tracks): A beautiful walk on good tracks along Cowan Creek. Down from Berowra Station on the Berowra Track that here is an old cart track to the site of Windybanks Boatshed in Waratah Bay, then skirting Cowan Creek through forest with great views of the creek. Many wildflowers, orchids, boulder gullies filled with rainforest and moss, and likely friendly goannas. We go under or around the viewing platform that is closed for safety reasons and reach the bottom of the Mt Kuring-gai Track. Up the zig-zags then gentler climbing up to the Firefighters Rest lookout, and a firetrail to the ‘bubs and some streetwalking to Mt Kuring-gai Station. Max. individual climb 140 m. LIMIT 4.  Map: Hornsby, Cowan
Must have proof of covid vaccination status at start of walk.
Thu
28 Oct


CLOSING DATE FOR WALK SUBMISSIONS FOR THE SIMMER PROGRAM
(Dec 2021 - Feb 2022). 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.
Fri
29 Oct
to
Tue
2 Nov
Cycle Medium / Hard
Medium pace
170km
Variable climbs
Mudgee
Cycling - Mudgee NSW Group 1:
Fri
29 Oct
to
Tue
2 Nov
Cycle Medium / Hard
Medium pace
170km
Variable climbs
Mudgee
Cycling - Mudgee NSW Group 2:
Sat
30 Oct

Grade 3 
Unhurried pace
10.5km
200m total climbs
(New)
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Nature Walk # 77. (Berowra to Mt Kuring-gai via Berowra and Mt Kuring-gai Tracks): A beautiful walk on good tracks along Cowan Creek. Down from Berowra Station on the Berowra Track that here is an old cart track to the site of Windybanks Boatshed in Waratah Bay, then skirting Cowan Creek through forest with great views of the creek. Many wildflowers, orchids, boulder gullies filled with rainforest and moss, and likely friendly goannas. We go under or around the viewing platform that is closed for safety reasons and reach the bottom of the Mt Kuring-gai Track. Up the zig-zags then gentler climbing up to the Firefighters Rest lookout, and a firetrail to the ‘bubs and some streetwalking to Mt Kuring-gai Station. Max. individual climb 140 m. LIMIT 4.   Map: Hornsby, Cowan
Must have proof of covid vaccination status at start of walk.
Sat
30 Oct

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
17km
450m total climbs
(New)
Mt Victoria, Blue Mountains
Blue Mtns Historic Mines #2 - Mt Victoria: This is the same walk that is occurring on 18/10/21. Apart from visiting the Asgard Mine site, the walk offers some great viewing spots over the Grose Valley. We visit Ikara Head, Thor Head, the Asgard (MacKenzie) mine and kiln and lastly Asgard Head for great views of the Grose Valley, then returning back to the cars. There are some climbs and descents, along with some short easy off track sections. Along the track we may also spot some waratahs in flower. Map: Mt Wilson 8930
Must be fully vaxxed. Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Sun
31 Oct

CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
Medium pace
60km
Flat
(new)
Cronulla
Tempe Stn to Kurnell return: 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
Please have proof of covid vaccination status at start of ride.
Sat
Late Oct
to
Early Dec
Grade 5 
Medium pace
270km
between 300m and 1000m daily climbs
Australian Alps
Australian Alps Walking Track :
NOVEMBER
- only fully vaccinated walkers allowed
Tue
2 Nov

Grade 3 
Medium pace
19km
670m total climbs
(New)
Lane Cove NP
Epping to 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 Must be fully vaxxed.
Wed
3 Nov

Grade 3 
Unhurried pace
9km
200m total climbs
(New)
Berowra Valley NP
Nature Walk # 78. (Gundah Ridge Track and Sams Creek circuit):
Thu
4 Nov
Committee
Meeting
Bush Club Committee Meeting, 4:30pm, Thornton Room
Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 Fitzroy St, Kirribilli
Sat
6 Nov

Grade 3 
Unhurried pace
9km
200m total climbs
(New)
Berowra Valley NP
Nature Walk # 79. (Gundah Ridge Track and Sams Creek circuit) : A short walk sampling wet gullies, dry ridgetops, fabulous wildflowers and great views. Starting with some streetwalking through the industrial area of Mt Kuring-gai, we hit the bush on Gundah Ridge Firetrail and mountain bike track before pausing at fabulous lookouts over Berowra Creek, and then descending on the steep and rough Gundah Ridge Track. We meet the GNW at the distinctive boulder and head north a short distance to Sams Creek. Here we head uphill on a rough track to the Link Firetrail which brings us the some streetwalking in the ‘burbs of Berowra before another firetrail and then a mountain bike track back to our cars. Max. individual climb 170 m. LIMIT 4.   Map: Hornsby, Cowan
Must have proof of covid vaccination status at start of walk.
Sat
6 Nov
Grade 3 M

Medium pace
12km
700m total climbs
Leura/Katoomba
Sublime Point to Scenic Railway via Prince Henry Cliff Walk: From Sublime Point, the track initially links a number of back-streets behind Sublime Point Road before joining the trail proper just before the Pool of Siloam. The main PHCW track is joined with visits to Gordon Falls Lookout, Leura Cascades, The Three Sisters, Echo Point, Katoomba Falls and the Scenic Railway. An easy day out, traversing many old and historic lookouts, on largely well marked, largely level tracks. Please indicate if you have a car and are willing to have it used in the car swap  Map: Katoomba
Must be fully vaxxed. Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Sun
7 Nov

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
Please have proof of covid vaccination status at start of walk.
Sun
7 Nov

Grade 3 M
Medium pace
13km
550m total climbs
Berowra Valley NP
Mt Kuring-gai to Berowra via Crosslands: Starting at Mt Kuring-gai station we will follow the Great North walk through Lyrebird Gully and along Calna creek then finishing with a 200m ascent out of the valley to Berowra station. A nice mix of tracks, creek crossings plus a side trip to Crosslands reserve.   Map: Cowan & Hornsby. Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Tue
9 Nov

Grade 4 
(due to distance)
Medium pace
21km
600m total climbs
(New)
Kuring-gai Chase NP
Hornsby to Berowra: A rather nice walk starting from Hornsby Station we will have a short walk through residential streets to meet the Gibberagong Track which will lead us to Bobbin Head. From here we will walk to Apple Tree Bay and then along the shoreline of Cowan Creek and Waratah Bay before finishing at Berowra Station. Joint walk with SBW. Map: Cowan & Hornsby 1:25,000 Must be fully vaxxed.
Wed
10 Nov

CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
Medium pace
60km
Flat
Cronulla
Tempe Stn to Kurnell return: Tempe Stn - Brighton le Sands - Sans Souci (Captain Cook Bridge) - Taren Point - Cronulla - Kurnell - return to Tempe Stn.
Sat
13 Nov

Grade 3 

Medium pace
21km
750m total climbs
(New)
Kuring-gai Chase NP & Berowra Valley Regional Park
Berowra Loop: A relatively easy (however long) walk commencing from Berowra Station we will follow the Waratah Track to Waratah Bay and then around to Apple Tree Bay for a leisurely morning tea. The back track to the Kuring-gai Track to Mt Kuring-gai then down the Benowie Track through Lyrebird Gully to the junction of Berowra and Calna Creeks. Then around to Sams Creek where we have a short but steep ascent before walking back to Berowra Station. Joint walk with SBW. Map: Cowan & Hornsby 1:25,000
Must be fully vaxxed.
Mon
15 Nov
to
Fri
19 Nov
Grade 3 M
Unhurried pace

various km
various climbs
Yerranderie
Day walks around Yerranderie area : Various day walks, some easy, others harder with climbs, all optional. Otherwise, an opportunity to sit around and read or discover the history of the town. If you have never been to the old historic tin-mining town of Yerranderie, this is your opportunity. It is of course dependant on being out of LD by then  Map: Yerranderie, Bindook
Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Tue
16 Nov

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
Please have proof of covid vaccination status at start of walk.
Wed
17 Nov

Grade 3 
Medium pace
18.5km
Some Hills
Western Suburbs
Cumberland Circuit - Stage 2 – Lidcombe to Smithfield: Another walk from The Walking Volunteers. From Lidcombe Station we’ll walk westwards through the streets of Regents Park, Chester Hill and Guildford. Then we’ll follow the Sydney Water Supply Pipeline to Smithfield. Exit by T-way to Parramatta Bus Interchange. Maps: UBD 232, 231, 230, 210, 209.
Must be double vaxxed – please bring evidence
Fri
19 Nov

Grade 3
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
Please have proof of covid vaccination status at start of walk.
Wed
24 Nov

CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
Medium pace
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
Please have proof of covid vaccination status at start of ride.
Sun
28 Nov

CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
Medium pace
54km
310m total climbs
Guildford
Guidford Stn Circuit via Prospect Reservoir / M7 Cyclway / Bonnyrigg: 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: Guildford
Please have proof of covid vaccination status at start of ride.
Mon
29 Nov
to
Thu
2 Dec
Grade 4 M
LTW
Medium pace
44km
1000m total climbs
(New)
Snowy Mountains/Jagungal Wilderness
A ramble through the western side of the Jagungal Wilderness : As a result of the heavy demand for Morrie’s walk the following week, I am organising a walk in a similar area, but substantially longer and with greater asc/desc. We will visit Patons, Pretty Plain and Wheelers Hut via Dargals, Hell Hole and Snakey Plain Fire Trails and abt 10k offtrack section.
As a courtesy to Morrie, I prefer not to accept anyone already booked on his walk.
Expressions of interest please. Numbers Limited. Trip dependant on Covid restrictions and protocols Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.   Map: Jagungal and Toolong Range CMA
Mon
29 Nov
to
Sat
4 Dec
Grade 4 M
Medium pace
65km
2400m total climbs
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, NSW
Green Gully Track, 4 days & 5 nights hut walk: The Green Gully track is a self-guided 65km circuit hike, located in the World Heritage listed Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. We will be staying in different restored stockmen's huts along the way which are kitted out with beds, crockery, cutlery, firewood and water, enabling us to only carry our food, sleeping bag and other personal essentials.
Day 1 – 18.1kms +502m -624m
Day 2 – 14kms +451m -1033m
Day 3 – 13.6kms +407m -206m
Day 4 – 16.9kms +1043m –461m
Max 6 people   Map: Oxley Wild Rivers National Park
Tue
30 Nov

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
16km
480m total climbs
Royal National Park
Otford to Figure of Eight Pools Circuit: The walk starts with a short climb at Otford Stn before entering the Royal National Park. Mostly bush track and fire trail. Beautiful views along the coast. Side trip to the Figure of Eight Pools (low tide due at 1.30). Will require rock hopping. Map: Otford
Please have proof of covid vaccination status at start of walk.
ADVANCE NOTICES
DECEMBER

Mid Dec

to

Mid Jan
Grade 3 & 4

Unhurried pace

(New)
Victorian High Country
Car camping - Expressions of Interest sought: 4WD touring, car camping, historic townships, join us for one week, or two, three or four! The choice is yours. BYO 4WD (high clearance & low range)
Plan to travel in (loose) convoy between campgrounds, staying for one or a few nights at each campground to enjoy the walking, scenery, history and company in a relaxed environment. Visit relics and ghost towns from the gold rush era, old stock huts, pubs and spectacular views. From Bright (in the North) to Licola (in the South) and Dargo (in the East)
Call or email me for more information or to express your interest. Joint trip with NPA 
Must be fully vaxxed. Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Sun
5 Dec
to
Sat
11 Dec
Grade 3 M
LTW
Unhurried pace
30km
800m in 5 days
Snowy Mts
Return to Patons Hut: Drive to Cooma, Overnight. Then A 5 day full pack walk returning to Patons Hut after a 12 year absence. This time camping for 2 nights. Off track day walk across Tooma Plain to Tooma Reservoir. Day 3, Walk to Wheelers Hut, keep options open stay 1 or 2 nights as Snakey Plain Ck looks like an appealing venue to camp on night 4. Day 5 walk out pick up other cars and drive to Tumut and overnight. Then drive home.
Some steep terrain but no major ascents or descent. One major river crossing. Low kms on each day. Over Easy walk but non the less in an Alpine environment for 5 days!!   Map: Toolong Range
Tue
14 Dec

Grade 2 
LTW
Medium pace
14.5km
Some hills
Western Suburbs
Cumberland Circuit - Stage 3 – Smithfield to Cecil Hills: Another walk from The Walking Volunteers. From Parramatta Bus Interchange we’ll take the T-way to the Gipps St stop in Smithfield. 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. A few more streets to catch a bus to Cabramatta Railway. Maps: UBD 209, 208, 207, 227, 247.
Must be double vaxxed – please bring evidence
Mon
20 Dec

Grade 2 

Slow pace
5km
70m total climbs
Hawkesbury
Bernie's Christmas Lights of North Richmond plus Bernie's Light Show : Starting from the Community Centre we will be following the streets to look at the Christmas Displays featuring some lights that are computer controlled and set to music. There is a stroll through the park along Redbank Creek and some special gem displays before terminating at my house where we will share a glass of wine while watching my light show (which goes for about an hour with lights set to18 songs). Leave when ever you please, it's a 2 min stroll back to the carpark.
During Covid-19 lock down I have been busy adding to my Light Display
You can see samples of the Light Display here: https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/593031733 Hallelujah
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/576080342 The Greatest Show
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/579732891 A whole New World
Coming out of Lock down I am hoping to bring some joy to others.

NOTE: Some displays collect for charities, so it would be nice to carry some loose change and mine supports The Starlight Foundation.  Map: Hawkesbury
Must be fully vaxxed. Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Mon
27 Dec
to
Mon
3 Jan
Grade 3 M
Medium pace
10km
300m total climbs
(New)
Kosciuszko NP
Day walks in the Snowies : Staying in a lodge in Guthega. There will be a wide choice of walks as we will be liaising with SBW group in Smiggins Joint walk with SBW. Map: perisher, thredbo, guthega, youngal
Thu
30 Dec
to
Wed
5 Jan
Grade 4 

Medium pace
50km
Major and minorm total climbs
(New)
Kosciusko NP
Guthega circuit full pack walk: via The Rolling Ground, Brassy Mountains, Kerries Ridge. We will visit Mt Dicky Cooper Bogong, Tin Hut, Mawsons Hut and Whites River Hut. Walking on paths, pads, routes and off track. Usually lots of flowers, plenty of views, one 400 m and two 200 m climb (and descent) and lots of undulations. Accommodation available at Smiggin Holes lodge night before and night after walk, subject to the lodge being open.   Map: Perisher, Geehi and Jagungal
Must be fully vaxxed. Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
2022
Sat
8 Jan
to
Sat
15 Jan
Grades 3, 4 & 5 
LTW
Medium pace
15km
Various climbs
(New)
Kosciuszko NP
Snowy day walks Expressions of Interest : Day walks from lodge at Smiggin Holes (limited numbers subject to availability of accommodation). Walks will be weather dependent but will include grades 3 - 5 and most will include some off track sections. We propose to do:
* Charlottes Pass to Guthega along the new Snowy Iconic trail beside the Snowy River (G3) 9km
* Charlottes Pass to Club Lake and Kunama Hut ruin (G5 due to 60% off track) 13km subject to recce.
* Smiggin Holes to Porcupine Rocks and either Perisher (8km G5 due to 50% off track) or Charlottes Pass (14km G5)
* Guthega, Pounds Creek, Mt Twynam, Little Twynam, Blue Lake, Hedley Tarn, Main Range Track, Charlottes Pass (15+km G4, off track sections but these can be avoided by omitting Little Twynam and the lakes)
* Possible off track walks Guthega, Blue Cow Perisher circuit and Mt Paralyser Perisher peaks both G5.
* Numerous G3 and G4 options available.   Map: Perisher Valley Geehi Dam
Must be fully vaxxed. Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Fri
14 Jan

Grade 2 
Medium pace
12km
Some hills
Western Suburbs
Cumberland Circuit - Stage 4 – Cecil Hills to Carnes Hill: Another walk from The Walking Volunteers. From Cabramatta Railway we’ll travel by bus to Cecil Hills. After a few streets we’ll cross the M7 then head southwards through the countryside to Austral and West Hoxton then head eastwards to Carnes Hill Marketplace. Exit by bus to Liverpool Railway. Maps: UBD 247, 246, 266, 267.
Must be double vaxxed – please bring evidence
Sun
6 Mar
to
Sun
13 Mar
2022
Mixed grades
LTW
Medium pace
various km
various climbs
Kosciusko NP
Variety of walks in The High Country : Expressions of interest for our annual week of walking in Kosciusko NP. Staying at St George Ski Lodge in Jindabyne   Map: Various Local area maps
Fri
11 Mar
to
Tue
15 Mar
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
11 Mar
to
Tue
15 Mar
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
Wed
23 Mar
to
Sun
27 Mar
Mixed Grades M

Medium pace

various km & climbs

(New)
Dorrigo area
Car camping with day walks: This is an area with so much to offer. It’s on the Waterfall Way, which, as expected, has waterfalls galore.
There are many walking tracks to provide enough ‘entertainment’ for three full days. The leader will be staying at the Dorrigo Mountain Holiday Park, which has caravan & camper trailer accommodation plus tent sites and cabins.
Limit: 16   Map: Dorrigo, Brooklana
Must be fully vaxxed. Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Fri
1 Apr
to
Sun
3 Apr
Various grades
Medium pace
10km
300m total climbs
Newnes / Gardens of Stone NP
"Newnes 2" Weekend Away: Following on from the successful weekend in 2020, we will be back again, bigger and better. This year, the weekend will be dedicated to our good friend Jim Romanowski. After our first weekend, Jim twice asked to make it an annual event, so here it is (although we had to miss out 2021 with the lockdown).
* 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
Sun
3 Apr
to
Wed
6 Apr
Grade 3 M

Medium pace
16km
250m total climbs
(New)
Barrington Tops NP
Barrington Tops car camping: Car camping with day walks: This is a spectacular sub-alpine National Park located about 320 km or 4 hours north of the Wahroonga M1 on ramp.
The idea is to travel early on Sunday 3 April (daylight saving ends on this day) have lunch and do a short Grade 2 walk mid-afternoon. This would be followed by Grade 3 walks on the Monday and Tuesday of 17 & 16kms. On Wednesday 6 April, leave at your leisure. This is two days before school holidays begin and the week before Easter, so things shouldn't be too busy. We'll camp at the Polblue Campground, which has 45 sites and is the highest campground in NSW you can drive to, at 1500 metres. Campground bookings cannot be made until 90 days before required dates. Limit: 16.   Map: Moonan Brook & Barrington Tops
Must be fully vaxxed. Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Fri
8 Apr
to
Tue
12 Apr
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 16. Map: Yuraygir National Park
Must be fully vaxxed. Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
May 2022Grade 4 
Medium pace
128km
Minor climbs
Yuraygir NP & Coffs Coast Regional Park
Yamba to Sawtell: Expression of Interest to go from Yamba to Sawtell in a series of 8 separate day walks following the length of the Yuraygir Coastal Walk and Solitary Islands Walk. Every day is full of new experiences traipsing beaches, rock platforms and coastal foreshores heading north to south. Boat transfers across rivers. Each night accommodation is in a different location with shared costs. All food, personal items and travel costs at own expense. Intend to travel XPT/coach Yamba and XPT return from Sawtell. Overall time includes 2 travel days. Limited numbers 6 only  Map: NPWS Maps Yuraygir Coastal Walk Solitary Islands Coastal Walk
Sat
14 May
2022
to
Sat
21 May
2022
Commercial trip
Unhurried pace
Average day: 10km
200m total climbs
Lord Howe Island
Calling for expressions of interest - Lord Howe Island trip for bushwalkers with interest in flora, fauna and conservation. Following the wonderful experience of the May 2021 group and a long waiting list, I am organizing a similar tour in 2022. 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, snorkelling or golf. 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
Sat
21 May
2022
to
Sat
28 May
2022
Commercial trip
Unhurried pace
Average day: 10km
200m total climbs
Lord Howe Island
Calling for expressions of interest #2 - Lord Howe Island trip for bushwalkers with interest in flora, fauna and conservation. This is the 2nd group added due to popular demand. 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, snorkelling or golf. 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
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
Sun
28 Aug
to
Sun
4 Sep
2022
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.
  
mid Sep probably
Sun
11 Sep
to
Sun
18 Sep
2022
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.  
Sat
15 Oct
to
Sat
22 Oct
2022
Commercial trip 

Unhurried pace
12km
200m total climbs
(New)
Lord Howe Island
Spring Walk on Lord Howe Island: Living in the uncertainties of a pandemic, we try to maximise our chance to enjoy this little paradise within NSW. Lord Howe Island is full of life in October with seabirds courting nonstop. The bushwalkers groups in May and June 2021 have set an excellent trip format that we will continue. This trip includes flights, accommodation, meals, lectures, guided walks (day walks, night walks, reef walks, mystery walks, museum walk) and any fun activities that we can slot in. We will engage the best-known local expert Ian Hutton to share his in-depth knowledge about the flora, fauna, history and conservation of this world heritage. Club insurance does not apply to this commercial trip. To get more information please email me at [email protected] Joint walk with SBW. Map: Lord Howe Island
DateGradeRoute and Description
Current
Covid-19 Restricitons:
Maximum of 30 walkers and all must be fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to the walk date.
All government covid safe rules must be followed
OCTOBER
- only fully vaccinated walkers allowed
Fri
15 Oct

Grade 3 M
Medium pace
12km
400m total climbs
(New)
Blue Mountains NP
Lawson to Hazelbrook – Waterfalls walk: Starting from Lawson Station, walk via Fairy Fall, Dantes Glen, St Michaels Falls, Echo Bluff, Frederica Falls, Horseshoe Falls, Oakland Falls, Burgess Falls to Hazelbrook. Steep and slippery sections, and creek crossings. Joint walk with NPA. Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Fri
15 Oct

Grade 3 M
Medium pace
15km
400m total climbs
(New)
Kuring-gai Chase NP
Asquith to Mt Kuring-gai: We start from Asquith Station and head east to Mills Park, we go under the M1 via a tunnel and ultimately join the Chase Trail. Some sections of this track have a number of dead banksias across the track. While walking down the Kalkari Track to Bobbin Head we have the opportunity to see some spring wildflowers. We stop at Bobbin Head for lunch, before going via Apple Tree Bay and up to Mt Kuring-gai. Map: Kuring-gai Chase NP CMA
All walkers must be fully vaccinated.
Sat
16 Oct

Grade 3 
Unhurried pace
9km
240m total climbs
(New)
Berowra Valley NP
Nature Walk # 74. (Sams Creek circuit and Gundah Ridge Track): A short walk sampling wet gullies, dry ridgetops, fabulous wildflowers and great views. Streetwalking through the industrial area of Mt Kuring-gai leads us to the top of a mountain bike trail then a firetrail, some streetwalking and Link Firetrail to the top of the Sams Creek Track. We head down to the junction of Sams Creek and Berowra Creek where we join the GNW for a short distance to the distinctive boulder. Here we head up the steep rough Gundah Ridge Track, taking a well-earned rest at the top of the steep bits, with great views over Berowra Creek. More climbing and more wildflowers brings us to the end of the Gundah Ridge Firetrail and then back to our cars. Max. individual climb 150 m. LIMIT 4.  Map: Hornsby, Cowan
Must have proof of covid vaccination status at start of walk.
Sat
16 Oct

Grade 3 M
LTW
Unhurried pace
17km
400m total climbs
(New)
Royal NP
Heathcote Circuit via Kangaroo Creek: Heathcote-Karloo Pool-Uloola Falls-Robertson's Knoll-Kangaroo creek-Heathcote
Scenic bush walk with side trips to view interesting rock formations, a beautiful waterfall, Aboriginal grinding grooves. The walk includes 4.5 km on rough tracks, pads, following stunning Kangaroo creek with some of the best rockpools in the Royal NP. Ample opportunities to cool off. Mainly on good bush tracks-some easy rock-hopping along Kangaroo creek. 2 ascents-Approx' 160 metres each.  Map: Port Hacking Must have proof of covid vaccination status at start of walk.
Sun
17 Oct

CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
Medium pace
60km
Flat
Kurnell
Tempe Stn to Kurnell return: 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
Please have proof of covid vaccination status at start of walk.
Sun
17 Oct

Grade 3 M
Medium pace
7km
300m total climbs
(New)
Blue Mountains NP
Vale of Avoca to Grose River: This walk leads out to great views over the lower Grose River. Then a short sharp steep descent (dry conditions only) off track to the river for a (possibly wet) crossing to the other side. We then follow the opposite bank on a faint track before recrossing (wet again) to climb out on an easy fire trail. While it is grade 3, the descent is very steep and requires good balance and co-ordination. Similarly crossing the river will require getting feet wet and dependant on height, if there has been rain. (Car pooling from Richmond may be available depending on drivers) Joint walk with All Nations. Must be fully vaxxed. Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Mon
18 Oct

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
17km
450m total climbs
(New)
Mt Victoria
Blue Mtns Historic Mines #2 - Mt Victoria: This is the second in a series of thematic walks visiting historic mines in the Blue Mtns. Apart from visiting the Asgard Mine site the walk offers some great viewing spots over the Grose Valley. We visit Ikara Head, Thor Head, the Asgard (MacKenzie) mine and kiln and lastly Asgard Head for great views of the Grose Valley, then returning back to the cars. There are some climbs and descents, along with some short easy off track sections. Map: Mt Wilson 8930
Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Mon
18 Oct

Grade 3 M
LTW
Unhurried pace
11km
150m total climbs
(New)
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Mt Murray Anderson: For those who missed out last week due to heavy demand, a repeat on this delightful walk on a rough pad, with large sandstone slabs, aboriginal engravings, and superb views over Stingray Bay at lunchtime. Wildflowers should be a highlight. Map: Hornsby CMA Applicants must be double vaxxed.   
Mon
18 Oct
OPENING DATE FOR WALK SUBMISSIONS FOR THE SUMMER PROGRAM
(Dec 2021 - Feb 2022). 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.
Tue
19 Oct

Grade 2 
Slow pace
9km
250m total climbs
(New)
Lane Cove NP
Roseville Rail to River : Roseville Station, Rifleway to Shirley Rd, then Bromborough Rd, Loyal Henry Park, Sugarbag Creek, Blue Gum Creek track, Lane Cove River weir, Lane Cove NP heritage walk to Great North Walk, GNW back to park office, Symons Track to Crimson Hill, skirt Lindfield Learning Village, bush track to Sugarbag Creek, Shirley Rd exit, Rifleway to station. Slippery creek crossing and some steep climbs/descents. Option to wait at the park cafe (less 3km). Will be logging route and taking photos to prepare submission to council. Map: STEP
Must be fully vaxxed. Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Tue
19 Oct

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 - mostly lovely shaded walk. Map: Springwood
Please have proof of covid vaccination status at start of walk.
Tue
19 Oct

Grade 3 
Medium pace
20km
300m total climbs
(New)
Sydney Harbour Foreshore
Milsons Point to Watsons Bay: Fantastic views throughout as we meander our way along Sydney Harbour’s southern foreshore starting from Milsons Point and ending at the picturesque Watsons Bay. Public transport at both ends. Joint walk with SBW. Map: Parramatta River & Sydney Heads 1:25,000 Must be fully vaxxed.
Tue
19 Oct

Grade 3+ M
Unhurried pace
12km
250m total climbs
(New)
Heathcote NP
A circuit walk via Tarmaroo Ridge: Head off southwest along pipeline trail to Lake Echersley, then a nice bit of off-track along from Woronora river leading to Echersley campground to the top of Tarmaroo Ridge. Lovely lookouts and walk along Tarmaroo ridge to Banya pool. We also visit Goburra pool and Rogo's cave. Easy pace, many breaks and a great exploration around Heathcote NP. This beautiful walk is short but there is a small section of off/ rough-track. Long sleeved shirt/gaiters/gloves are highly recommended.  Map: Heathcote NP Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Wed
20 Oct

Grade 3 
Unhurried pace
9km
200m total climbs
(New)
Berowra Valley NP
Nature Walk # 78. (Gundah Ridge Track and Sams Creek circuit): A short walk sampling wet gullies, dry ridgetops, fabulous wildflowers and great views. Starting with some streetwalking through the industrial area of Mt Kuring-gai, we hit the bush on Gundah Ridge Firetrail and mountain bike track before pausing at fabulous lookouts over Berowra Creek, and then descending on the steep and rough Gundah Ridge Track. We meet the GNW at the distinctive boulder and head north a short distance to Sams Creek. Here we head uphill on a rough track to the Link Firetrail which brings us the some streetwalking in the ‘burbs of Berowra before another firetrail and then a mountain bike track back to our cars. Max. individual climb 170 m. LIMIT 12.   Map: Hornsby, Cowan
Must have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Wed
20 Oct

Grade 3 M
Unhurried pace
15km
250m total climbs
(New)
Brisbane Water National Park
Pindar Cave: Wondabyne Station to Pindar Cave, waterfall and return.
Wonderful ridge-top track with wildflowers and a waterfall. Steep climb at beginning. Accessible only by train.  Map: Gosford, Gunderman
Must be fully vaxxed. Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Thu
21 Oct

Grade 3 M
Unhurried pace
19km
400m total climbs
(New)
Blue Mountains NP
Glenbrook to Springwood : Glenbrook station to Springwood stn via Glenbrook Crk, Duckhole, St Helena Ridge, Bunyan LO, Sassafras track, Springwood  Map: Springwood, Penrith Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Fri
22 Oct

Grade 3 M
Unhurried pace
17km
100m total climbs
(New)
Northern Beaches
Manly / North Curl Curl lagoon loop: An interesting new northern beaches walk (17km) with lots of variety including 3 forest walks (2 rain forests) and limited sand walking options. Coastal, ocean and lake views. Some unfamiliar sections of North Head included. Limit 15. 100m climbs. Rescheduled if temperature exceeds 27 degrees.  Map: 9130-2N Sydney Heads
Must be fully vaxxed. Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Sat
23 Oct

Grade 3 M
Medium pace
13km
550m total climbs
Berowra Valley NP
Mt Kuring-gai to Berowra via Crosslands:
Sat
23 Oct

Grade 3 
Unhurried pace
9km
240m total climbs
(New)
Berowra Valley NP
Nature Walk # 75. (Sams Creek circuit and Gundah Ridge Track): A short walk sampling wet gullies, dry ridgetops, fabulous wildflowers and great views. Streetwalking through the industrial area of Mt Kuring-gai leads us to the top of a mountain bike trail then a firetrail, some streetwalking and Link Firetrail to the top of the Sams Creek Track. We head down to the junction of Sams Creek and Berowra Creek where we join the GNW for a short distance to the distinctive boulder. Here we head up the steep rough Gundah Ridge Track, taking a well-earned rest at the top of the steep bits, with great views over Berowra Creek. More climbing and more wildflowers brings us to the end of the Gundah Ridge Firetrail and then back to our cars. Max. individual climb 150 m. LIMIT 4.   Map: Hornsby, Cowan
Must have proof of covid vaccination status at start of walk.
Sun
24 Oct

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
18km
650m total climbs
(New)
Ku-ring-ai Chase NP
Cowan To-Taffy's Rock: Cowan-Jerusalem Bay-Taffy's Rock-Return To Cowan same route. Classic bush walk walk starting/finishing at Cowan station. Great views-interesting rock formations. Combination of good and rough bush tracks. 2 ascents each approx' 200 metres  Map: Cowan Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Sun
24 Oct

CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
Medium pace
55km
Flat
Cooks River
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: Strathfield
Please have proof of covid vaccination status at start of ride.
Mon
25 Oct

Grade 1 
Unhurried pace
8km
No Major climbs
(New)
Sydney Harbour
Circular Quay to Waverton via the Harbour Bridge: For many members of our Club, this is a favourite walk. And could there be a better way to break out of Covid than with a pleasant walk around our harbour? There will be a brief commentary and the opportunities to stop and to reflect on Sydney’s past and ponder some of its lesser-known secrets along with the opportunity to a chat and renew old friendships. The walk includes Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden and Sydney’s Coal loading Tunnels and note, there are some stairs. Map: Sydney UBD
Must be fully vaxxed. Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Tue
26 Oct

Grade 3 M
Unhurried pace
11km
150m total climbs
(New)
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Duffys Forest - Mt Murray Anderson: Another one for those who missed on out Graham's last week, a repeat of this delightful walk, some on fire trail, some on a rough pad, with large sandstone slabs, aboriginal engravings, and superb views over Stingray Bay at lunchtime.   Map: Hornsby CMA
Must be fully vaxxed. Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Tue
26 Oct

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
16km
400m total climbs
(New)
Royal National Park
Heathcote to Heathcote: Lovely circuit walk from Heathcote station,down Engadine track,along Uloola track,down to Karloo Pool ,and then short , off track section along Kangaroo creek, nice scramble up Bottle Forest trail.,and return to Heathcote Station.Slipperysurfaces and tree roots.Opportunity to view gorgeous Waratahs and Bearded Orchids and Lady Fingers.Train friendly.  Map: RNP
Must be fully vaxxed. Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Wed
27 Oct

CYCLE Medium grade 
Medium pace
38km
Flat
Parramatta
Westmead to Olympic Park Circuit: Parramatta Park - Rydalmere Bridge - Meadowbank - Sydney Olympic Park - Rydalmere Bridge - Return to Parramatta Park. Lovely cycle along the Parramatta River on mainly cycleways-cycle lanes. This will be a leisurely cycle with plenty of stops on mainly flat route. Suitable for all bike types. Map: Parramatta River
Please have proof of covid vaccination status at start of ride.
Wed
27 Oct

Grade 3 
Unhurried pace
10.5km
200m total climbs
(New)
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Nature Walk # 76. (Berowra to Mt Kuring-gai via Berowra and Mt Kuring-gai Tracks): A beautiful walk on good tracks along Cowan Creek. Down from Berowra Station on the Berowra Track that here is an old cart track to the site of Windybanks Boatshed in Waratah Bay, then skirting Cowan Creek through forest with great views of the creek. Many wildflowers, orchids, boulder gullies filled with rainforest and moss, and likely friendly goannas. We go under or around the viewing platform that is closed for safety reasons and reach the bottom of the Mt Kuring-gai Track. Up the zig-zags then gentler climbing up to the Firefighters Rest lookout, and a firetrail to the ‘bubs and some streetwalking to Mt Kuring-gai Station. Max. individual climb 140 m. LIMIT 4.  Map: Hornsby, Cowan
Must have proof of covid vaccination status at start of walk.
Thu
28 Oct


CLOSING DATE FOR WALK SUBMISSIONS FOR THE SIMMER PROGRAM
(Dec 2021 - Feb 2022). 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.
Fri
29 Oct
to
Tue
2 Nov
Cycle Medium / Hard
Medium pace
170km
Variable climbs
Mudgee
Cycling - Mudgee NSW Group 1:
Fri
29 Oct
to
Tue
2 Nov
Cycle Medium / Hard
Medium pace
170km
Variable climbs
Mudgee
Cycling - Mudgee NSW Group 2:
Sat
30 Oct

Grade 3 
Unhurried pace
10.5km
200m total climbs
(New)
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Nature Walk # 77. (Berowra to Mt Kuring-gai via Berowra and Mt Kuring-gai Tracks): A beautiful walk on good tracks along Cowan Creek. Down from Berowra Station on the Berowra Track that here is an old cart track to the site of Windybanks Boatshed in Waratah Bay, then skirting Cowan Creek through forest with great views of the creek. Many wildflowers, orchids, boulder gullies filled with rainforest and moss, and likely friendly goannas. We go under or around the viewing platform that is closed for safety reasons and reach the bottom of the Mt Kuring-gai Track. Up the zig-zags then gentler climbing up to the Firefighters Rest lookout, and a firetrail to the ‘bubs and some streetwalking to Mt Kuring-gai Station. Max. individual climb 140 m. LIMIT 4.   Map: Hornsby, Cowan
Must have proof of covid vaccination status at start of walk.
Sat
30 Oct

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
17km
450m total climbs
(New)
Mt Victoria, Blue Mountains
Blue Mtns Historic Mines #2 - Mt Victoria: This is the same walk that is occurring on 18/10/21. Apart from visiting the Asgard Mine site, the walk offers some great viewing spots over the Grose Valley. We visit Ikara Head, Thor Head, the Asgard (MacKenzie) mine and kiln and lastly Asgard Head for great views of the Grose Valley, then returning back to the cars. There are some climbs and descents, along with some short easy off track sections. Along the track we may also spot some waratahs in flower. Map: Mt Wilson 8930
Must be fully vaxxed. Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Sun
31 Oct

CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
Medium pace
60km
Flat
(new)
Cronulla
Tempe Stn to Kurnell return: 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
Please have proof of covid vaccination status at start of ride.
Sat
Late Oct
to
Early Dec
Grade 5 
Medium pace
270km
between 300m and 1000m daily climbs
Australian Alps
Australian Alps Walking Track :
NOVEMBER
- only fully vaccinated walkers allowed
Tue
2 Nov

Grade 3 
Medium pace
19km
670m total climbs
(New)
Lane Cove NP
Epping to 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 Must be fully vaxxed.
Wed
3 Nov

Grade 3 
Unhurried pace
9km
200m total climbs
(New)
Berowra Valley NP
Nature Walk # 78. (Gundah Ridge Track and Sams Creek circuit):
Thu
4 Nov
Committee
Meeting
Bush Club Committee Meeting, 4:30pm, Thornton Room
Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 Fitzroy St, Kirribilli
Sat
6 Nov

Grade 3 
Unhurried pace
9km
200m total climbs
(New)
Berowra Valley NP
Nature Walk # 79. (Gundah Ridge Track and Sams Creek circuit) : A short walk sampling wet gullies, dry ridgetops, fabulous wildflowers and great views. Starting with some streetwalking through the industrial area of Mt Kuring-gai, we hit the bush on Gundah Ridge Firetrail and mountain bike track before pausing at fabulous lookouts over Berowra Creek, and then descending on the steep and rough Gundah Ridge Track. We meet the GNW at the distinctive boulder and head north a short distance to Sams Creek. Here we head uphill on a rough track to the Link Firetrail which brings us the some streetwalking in the ‘burbs of Berowra before another firetrail and then a mountain bike track back to our cars. Max. individual climb 170 m. LIMIT 4.   Map: Hornsby, Cowan
Must have proof of covid vaccination status at start of walk.
Sat
6 Nov
Grade 3 M

Medium pace
12km
700m total climbs
Leura/Katoomba
Sublime Point to Scenic Railway via Prince Henry Cliff Walk: From Sublime Point, the track initially links a number of back-streets behind Sublime Point Road before joining the trail proper just before the Pool of Siloam. The main PHCW track is joined with visits to Gordon Falls Lookout, Leura Cascades, The Three Sisters, Echo Point, Katoomba Falls and the Scenic Railway. An easy day out, traversing many old and historic lookouts, on largely well marked, largely level tracks. Please indicate if you have a car and are willing to have it used in the car swap  Map: Katoomba
Must be fully vaxxed. Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Sun
7 Nov

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
Please have proof of covid vaccination status at start of walk.
Sun
7 Nov

Grade 3 M
Medium pace
13km
550m total climbs
Berowra Valley NP
Mt Kuring-gai to Berowra via Crosslands: Starting at Mt Kuring-gai station we will follow the Great North walk through Lyrebird Gully and along Calna creek then finishing with a 200m ascent out of the valley to Berowra station. A nice mix of tracks, creek crossings plus a side trip to Crosslands reserve.   Map: Cowan & Hornsby. Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Tue
9 Nov

Grade 4 
(due to distance)
Medium pace
21km
600m total climbs
(New)
Kuring-gai Chase NP
Hornsby to Berowra: A rather nice walk starting from Hornsby Station we will have a short walk through residential streets to meet the Gibberagong Track which will lead us to Bobbin Head. From here we will walk to Apple Tree Bay and then along the shoreline of Cowan Creek and Waratah Bay before finishing at Berowra Station. Joint walk with SBW. Map: Cowan & Hornsby 1:25,000 Must be fully vaxxed.
Wed
10 Nov

CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
Medium pace
60km
Flat
Cronulla
Tempe Stn to Kurnell return: Tempe Stn - Brighton le Sands - Sans Souci (Captain Cook Bridge) - Taren Point - Cronulla - Kurnell - return to Tempe Stn.
Sat
13 Nov

Grade 3 

Medium pace
21km
750m total climbs
(New)
Kuring-gai Chase NP & Berowra Valley Regional Park
Berowra Loop: A relatively easy (however long) walk commencing from Berowra Station we will follow the Waratah Track to Waratah Bay and then around to Apple Tree Bay for a leisurely morning tea. The back track to the Kuring-gai Track to Mt Kuring-gai then down the Benowie Track through Lyrebird Gully to the junction of Berowra and Calna Creeks. Then around to Sams Creek where we have a short but steep ascent before walking back to Berowra Station. Joint walk with SBW. Map: Cowan & Hornsby 1:25,000
Must be fully vaxxed.
Mon
15 Nov
to
Fri
19 Nov
Grade 3 M
Unhurried pace

various km
various climbs
Yerranderie
Day walks around Yerranderie area : Various day walks, some easy, others harder with climbs, all optional. Otherwise, an opportunity to sit around and read or discover the history of the town. If you have never been to the old historic tin-mining town of Yerranderie, this is your opportunity. It is of course dependant on being out of LD by then  Map: Yerranderie, Bindook
Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Tue
16 Nov

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
Please have proof of covid vaccination status at start of walk.
Wed
17 Nov

Grade 3 
Medium pace
18.5km
Some Hills
Western Suburbs
Cumberland Circuit - Stage 2 – Lidcombe to Smithfield: Another walk from The Walking Volunteers. From Lidcombe Station we’ll walk westwards through the streets of Regents Park, Chester Hill and Guildford. Then we’ll follow the Sydney Water Supply Pipeline to Smithfield. Exit by T-way to Parramatta Bus Interchange. Maps: UBD 232, 231, 230, 210, 209.
Must be double vaxxed – please bring evidence
Fri
19 Nov

Grade 3
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
Please have proof of covid vaccination status at start of walk.
Wed
24 Nov

CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
Medium pace
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
Please have proof of covid vaccination status at start of ride.
Sun
28 Nov

CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
Medium pace
54km
310m total climbs
Guildford
Guidford Stn Circuit via Prospect Reservoir / M7 Cyclway / Bonnyrigg: 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: Guildford
Please have proof of covid vaccination status at start of ride.
Mon
29 Nov
to
Thu
2 Dec
Grade 4 M
LTW
Medium pace
44km
1000m total climbs
(New)
Snowy Mountains/Jagungal Wilderness
A ramble through the western side of the Jagungal Wilderness : As a result of the heavy demand for Morrie’s walk the following week, I am organising a walk in a similar area, but substantially longer and with greater asc/desc. We will visit Patons, Pretty Plain and Wheelers Hut via Dargals, Hell Hole and Snakey Plain Fire Trails and abt 10k offtrack section.
As a courtesy to Morrie, I prefer not to accept anyone already booked on his walk.
Expressions of interest please. Numbers Limited. Trip dependant on Covid restrictions and protocols Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.   Map: Jagungal and Toolong Range CMA
Mon
29 Nov
to
Sat
4 Dec
Grade 4 M
Medium pace
65km
2400m total climbs
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, NSW
Green Gully Track, 4 days & 5 nights hut walk: The Green Gully track is a self-guided 65km circuit hike, located in the World Heritage listed Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. We will be staying in different restored stockmen's huts along the way which are kitted out with beds, crockery, cutlery, firewood and water, enabling us to only carry our food, sleeping bag and other personal essentials.
Day 1 – 18.1kms +502m -624m
Day 2 – 14kms +451m -1033m
Day 3 – 13.6kms +407m -206m
Day 4 – 16.9kms +1043m –461m
Max 6 people   Map: Oxley Wild Rivers National Park
Tue
30 Nov

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
16km
480m total climbs
Royal National Park
Otford to Figure of Eight Pools Circuit: The walk starts with a short climb at Otford Stn before entering the Royal National Park. Mostly bush track and fire trail. Beautiful views along the coast. Side trip to the Figure of Eight Pools (low tide due at 1.30). Will require rock hopping. Map: Otford
Please have proof of covid vaccination status at start of walk.
ADVANCE NOTICES
DECEMBER

Mid Dec

to

Mid Jan
Grade 3 & 4

Unhurried pace

(New)
Victorian High Country
Car camping - Expressions of Interest sought: 4WD touring, car camping, historic townships, join us for one week, or two, three or four! The choice is yours. BYO 4WD (high clearance & low range)
Plan to travel in (loose) convoy between campgrounds, staying for one or a few nights at each campground to enjoy the walking, scenery, history and company in a relaxed environment. Visit relics and ghost towns from the gold rush era, old stock huts, pubs and spectacular views. From Bright (in the North) to Licola (in the South) and Dargo (in the East)
Call or email me for more information or to express your interest. Joint trip with NPA 
Must be fully vaxxed. Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Sun
5 Dec
to
Sat
11 Dec
Grade 3 M
LTW
Unhurried pace
30km
800m in 5 days
Snowy Mts
Return to Patons Hut: Drive to Cooma, Overnight. Then A 5 day full pack walk returning to Patons Hut after a 12 year absence. This time camping for 2 nights. Off track day walk across Tooma Plain to Tooma Reservoir. Day 3, Walk to Wheelers Hut, keep options open stay 1 or 2 nights as Snakey Plain Ck looks like an appealing venue to camp on night 4. Day 5 walk out pick up other cars and drive to Tumut and overnight. Then drive home.
Some steep terrain but no major ascents or descent. One major river crossing. Low kms on each day. Over Easy walk but non the less in an Alpine environment for 5 days!!   Map: Toolong Range
Tue
14 Dec

Grade 2 
LTW
Medium pace
14.5km
Some hills
Western Suburbs
Cumberland Circuit - Stage 3 – Smithfield to Cecil Hills: Another walk from The Walking Volunteers. From Parramatta Bus Interchange we’ll take the T-way to the Gipps St stop in Smithfield. 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. A few more streets to catch a bus to Cabramatta Railway. Maps: UBD 209, 208, 207, 227, 247.
Must be double vaxxed – please bring evidence
Mon
20 Dec

Grade 2 

Slow pace
5km
70m total climbs
Hawkesbury
Bernie's Christmas Lights of North Richmond plus Bernie's Light Show : Starting from the Community Centre we will be following the streets to look at the Christmas Displays featuring some lights that are computer controlled and set to music. There is a stroll through the park along Redbank Creek and some special gem displays before terminating at my house where we will share a glass of wine while watching my light show (which goes for about an hour with lights set to18 songs). Leave when ever you please, it's a 2 min stroll back to the carpark.
During Covid-19 lock down I have been busy adding to my Light Display
You can see samples of the Light Display here: https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/593031733 Hallelujah
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/576080342 The Greatest Show
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/579732891 A whole New World
Coming out of Lock down I am hoping to bring some joy to others.

NOTE: Some displays collect for charities, so it would be nice to carry some loose change and mine supports The Starlight Foundation.  Map: Hawkesbury
Must be fully vaxxed. Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Mon
27 Dec
to
Mon
3 Jan
Grade 3 M
Medium pace
10km
300m total climbs
(New)
Kosciuszko NP
Day walks in the Snowies : Staying in a lodge in Guthega. There will be a wide choice of walks as we will be liaising with SBW group in Smiggins Joint walk with SBW. Map: perisher, thredbo, guthega, youngal
Thu
30 Dec
to
Wed
5 Jan
Grade 4 

Medium pace
50km
Major and minorm total climbs
(New)
Kosciusko NP
Guthega circuit full pack walk: via The Rolling Ground, Brassy Mountains, Kerries Ridge. We will visit Mt Dicky Cooper Bogong, Tin Hut, Mawsons Hut and Whites River Hut. Walking on paths, pads, routes and off track. Usually lots of flowers, plenty of views, one 400 m and two 200 m climb (and descent) and lots of undulations. Accommodation available at Smiggin Holes lodge night before and night after walk, subject to the lodge being open.   Map: Perisher, Geehi and Jagungal
Must be fully vaxxed. Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
2022
Sat
8 Jan
to
Sat
15 Jan
Grades 3, 4 & 5 
LTW
Medium pace
15km
Various climbs
(New)
Kosciuszko NP
Snowy day walks Expressions of Interest : Day walks from lodge at Smiggin Holes (limited numbers subject to availability of accommodation). Walks will be weather dependent but will include grades 3 - 5 and most will include some off track sections. We propose to do:
* Charlottes Pass to Guthega along the new Snowy Iconic trail beside the Snowy River (G3) 9km
* Charlottes Pass to Club Lake and Kunama Hut ruin (G5 due to 60% off track) 13km subject to recce.
* Smiggin Holes to Porcupine Rocks and either Perisher (8km G5 due to 50% off track) or Charlottes Pass (14km G5)
* Guthega, Pounds Creek, Mt Twynam, Little Twynam, Blue Lake, Hedley Tarn, Main Range Track, Charlottes Pass (15+km G4, off track sections but these can be avoided by omitting Little Twynam and the lakes)
* Possible off track walks Guthega, Blue Cow Perisher circuit and Mt Paralyser Perisher peaks both G5.
* Numerous G3 and G4 options available.   Map: Perisher Valley Geehi Dam
Must be fully vaxxed. Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Fri
14 Jan

Grade 2 
Medium pace
12km
Some hills
Western Suburbs
Cumberland Circuit - Stage 4 – Cecil Hills to Carnes Hill: Another walk from The Walking Volunteers. From Cabramatta Railway we’ll travel by bus to Cecil Hills. After a few streets we’ll cross the M7 then head southwards through the countryside to Austral and West Hoxton then head eastwards to Carnes Hill Marketplace. Exit by bus to Liverpool Railway. Maps: UBD 247, 246, 266, 267.
Must be double vaxxed – please bring evidence
Sun
6 Mar
to
Sun
13 Mar
2022
Mixed grades
LTW
Medium pace
various km
various climbs
Kosciusko NP
Variety of walks in The High Country : Expressions of interest for our annual week of walking in Kosciusko NP. Staying at St George Ski Lodge in Jindabyne   Map: Various Local area maps
Fri
11 Mar
to
Tue
15 Mar
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
11 Mar
to
Tue
15 Mar
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
Wed
23 Mar
to
Sun
27 Mar
Mixed Grades M

Medium pace

various km & climbs

(New)
Dorrigo area
Car camping with day walks: This is an area with so much to offer. It’s on the Waterfall Way, which, as expected, has waterfalls galore.
There are many walking tracks to provide enough ‘entertainment’ for three full days. The leader will be staying at the Dorrigo Mountain Holiday Park, which has caravan & camper trailer accommodation plus tent sites and cabins.
Limit: 16   Map: Dorrigo, Brooklana
Must be fully vaxxed. Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Fri
1 Apr
to
Sun
3 Apr
Various grades
Medium pace
10km
300m total climbs
Newnes / Gardens of Stone NP
"Newnes 2" Weekend Away: Following on from the successful weekend in 2020, we will be back again, bigger and better. This year, the weekend will be dedicated to our good friend Jim Romanowski. After our first weekend, Jim twice asked to make it an annual event, so here it is (although we had to miss out 2021 with the lockdown).
* 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
Sun
3 Apr
to
Wed
6 Apr
Grade 3 M

Medium pace
16km
250m total climbs
(New)
Barrington Tops NP
Barrington Tops car camping: Car camping with day walks: This is a spectacular sub-alpine National Park located about 320 km or 4 hours north of the Wahroonga M1 on ramp.
The idea is to travel early on Sunday 3 April (daylight saving ends on this day) have lunch and do a short Grade 2 walk mid-afternoon. This would be followed by Grade 3 walks on the Monday and Tuesday of 17 & 16kms. On Wednesday 6 April, leave at your leisure. This is two days before school holidays begin and the week before Easter, so things shouldn't be too busy. We'll camp at the Polblue Campground, which has 45 sites and is the highest campground in NSW you can drive to, at 1500 metres. Campground bookings cannot be made until 90 days before required dates. Limit: 16.   Map: Moonan Brook & Barrington Tops
Must be fully vaxxed. Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
Fri
8 Apr
to
Tue
12 Apr
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 16. Map: Yuraygir National Park
Must be fully vaxxed. Please have proof of vaccination status at start of walk.
May 2022Grade 4 
Medium pace
128km
Minor climbs
Yuraygir NP & Coffs Coast Regional Park
Yamba to Sawtell: Expression of Interest to go from Yamba to Sawtell in a series of 8 separate day walks following the length of the Yuraygir Coastal Walk and Solitary Islands Walk. Every day is full of new experiences traipsing beaches, rock platforms and coastal foreshores heading north to south. Boat transfers across rivers. Each night accommodation is in a different location with shared costs. All food, personal items and travel costs at own expense. Intend to travel XPT/coach Yamba and XPT return from Sawtell. Overall time includes 2 travel days. Limited numbers 6 only  Map: NPWS Maps Yuraygir Coastal Walk Solitary Islands Coastal Walk
Sat
14 May
2022
to
Sat
21 May
2022
Commercial trip
Unhurried pace
Average day: 10km
200m total climbs
Lord Howe Island
Calling for expressions of interest - Lord Howe Island trip for bushwalkers with interest in flora, fauna and conservation. Following the wonderful experience of the May 2021 group and a long waiting list, I am organizing a similar tour in 2022. 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, snorkelling or golf. 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
Sat
21 May
2022
to
Sat
28 May
2022
Commercial trip
Unhurried pace
Average day: 10km
200m total climbs
Lord Howe Island
Calling for expressions of interest #2 - Lord Howe Island trip for bushwalkers with interest in flora, fauna and conservation. This is the 2nd group added due to popular demand. 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, snorkelling or golf. 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
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
Sun
28 Aug
to
Sun
4 Sep
2022
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.
  
mid Sep probably
Sun
11 Sep
to
Sun
18 Sep
2022
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.  
Sat
15 Oct
to
Sat
22 Oct
2022
Commercial trip 

Unhurried pace
12km
200m total climbs
(New)
Lord Howe Island
Spring Walk on Lord Howe Island: Living in the uncertainties of a pandemic, we try to maximise our chance to enjoy this little paradise within NSW. Lord Howe Island is full of life in October with seabirds courting nonstop. The bushwalkers groups in May and June 2021 have set an excellent trip format that we will continue. This trip includes flights, accommodation, meals, lectures, guided walks (day walks, night walks, reef walks, mystery walks, museum walk) and any fun activities that we can slot in. We will engage the best-known local expert Ian Hutton to share his in-depth knowledge about the flora, fauna, history and conservation of this world heritage. Club insurance does not apply to this commercial trip. To get more information please email me at [email protected] Joint walk with SBW. Map: Lord Howe Island