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DateGradeRoute and Description
February 2024
Sun
25 Feb

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
14km
270m total climbs
Royal NP
Bundeena circuit: Bundeena - inland track - Marley Beach - Coast Track - Jibbon Head - Bundeena
Beautiful coastal walking in Royal. Circuit walk with plenty of views, aboriginal rock art and a number of beaches. Finish with a swim near Bundeena. Joint walk with NPA Joint walk with NPA. Map: Port Hacking 1:25 000
Covid vaccination restrictions no longer apply.
Sun
25 Feb

Grade 4 

Medium pace
18.5km
600m total climbs
Royal NP & Garrawarra SCA
Helensburgh to Waterfall: Helensburgh Station – Hacking River – The Burgh Track – Garrawarra Farm – Bola Heights – Couranga Track – Uloola Trail - Waterfall Station
Starting out from Helensburgh Station we will follow a number of lesser walked tracks to the Hacking River before meeting up with the Burgh Track to Garrawarra Farm. A slight retrace of our route back to the Bola Heights Trail and out to Bola Heights before an approx. 1km off-track section to Sir Bertram Stevens Drive and then a combination of bush tracks and fire trail to Waterfall Station. Some fantastic forest and ridge walking, short straight forward off-track section, faint tracks and creek/river crossings expected. Public transport at both ends.  Map: Appin & Otford 1:25,000
Sun
25 Feb

Grade 5 M

Medium pace
8km
350m total climbs
Gardens of Stone SCA
The Middle Valleys: Gardens of Stone SCA/Ben Bullen State Forest west of the Great Dividing Range encapsulates, in a relatively small area, everything that is exciting and interesting about bushwalking – incredible rock sculptures, tall pagodas, narrow slot canyons, magnificent caves, verdant forests and more. This unique area is currently under serious threat from mining. Find out why this area must be protected for future generations. About 8k. All off track, some rock scrambling and exposure. Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBMBC. Map: Cullen Bullen
Mon
26 Feb

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
17km
750m total climbs
Berowra Valley NP
Mt Kuring-gai to Cowan via Gundah Ridge & Alston Dr: Bus from Berowra Station to Beaumont Rd turnaround, Gundah Ridge to Big Rock, GNW via Sams Ck & Berkerley Trail to Naa Badu LO, GNW to rock platform above Berowra Waters, then Alston Dr ridge track, Turner Rd & mountain bike trails, escarpment track to rejoin GNW across Joe Crafts Ck & then to Cowan Station. Chance to walk some peripheral tracks in this well-loved part of Berowra Valley NP. Some tracks rough and steep, tougher end of grade 3.  Map: Hornsby & Cowan
Mon
26 Feb
to
Sun
3 Mar
Grade 4 

Medium pace
100km
2750m total climbs
Kosciuszko NP
Source of the Murray River - Multiday pack walk: Thredbo – Dead Horse Gap – Cascade Hut – Tin Mines Hut – Cowombat Flat – Source of the Murray & Forest Hill Trig (day trip) – return
Expressions of interest are sought for a full pack multiday walk starting out from Thredbo and walking south to Cowombat Flat via the AAWT where we will be seeking to (hopefully) locate two important historical markers – the “source of the Murray River” and Forest Hill Trig – both of which form part of the NSW – Victoria Border. Return to Thredbo via the same route. Our route will be predominantly along fire trail and bush tracks with minor creek crossings required. Depending upon the level of interest we may climb The Pilot (1829m) which is approx. 320m off-track climbing elevation. Members seeking to join this walk should have a good level of fitness and have prior multiday walk experience carrying a full pack whilst being self-sufficient. Party limit = 8. Members vehicles required.
Day 1 – Thredbo to Cascade Hut (15km)
Day 2 – Cascade Hut to Tin Mines Hut (16km)
Day 3 – Tin Mines Hut to Cowombat Flat (17km)
Day 4 – Locate “source of the Murray River” and Forest Hill Trig
Day 5-7 – return via same route  Map: Chimneys Ridge, Tom Groggin, Davies Plain, Charcoal Ridge, Suggan Buggan 1:25,000
Tue
27 Feb

Grade 3 

Medium pace
15.5km
330m total climbs
Eastern Suburbs
Malabar to Bondi Beach:
Tue
27 Feb

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
13km
500m total climbs
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Cowan to Brooklyn: Following part of the Great North Walk (GNW), we start from Cowan Station before descending to beautiful Jerusalem Bay then follow a combination of bush tracks and fire trails to end at Brooklyn (Hawkesbury River Station). The track can be rough in parts and there are 2 steep ascents of approx. 200 and 170 metres. Map: Cowan
Wed
28 Feb

Grade 2 
85 Trigs
Unhurried pace
12km
220m total climbs
Malabar Heads NP
85 Trigs walk - Maroubra Trig, South Coogee to Malabar Heads: Starting from South Coogee we will walk on the coastal track to Malabar Heads. Beautiful coastal walk, dramatic cliff top views, sandstone escarpments and remnant heritage structures. Mostly on track with some beach and rock walking. May be slippery in parts. Option to return to South Coogee (15km). All welcome.   Map: Eastern Suburbs
Wed
28 Feb

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
14km
640m total climbs
Berowra Valley NP
Cowan to Berowra Station via Berowra Waters: Starting from Cowan Station we cross the Pacific Highway to the GNW Track. We descend to cross Joe Craft Creek before a steep climb to the top of the ridge. We follow the ridge top until we start the steep descent to Berowra Waters. There are toilets / water available at the end of Berowra Waters before we rejoin the GNW track and the start of a steep climb to the Berkely Fire Trail. We pass Naa Badu Lookout on our right before continuing to Berowra Station.  Map: Berowra National Park
Thu
29 Feb

Grade 4 M
85 Trigs
Medium pace
25km
530m total climbs
Royal NP
85 Trigs walk - Maianbar trig, Heathcote to Bundeena: Heathcote, Karloo Pool, Uloola Falls, Audley, Winifred Falls, Anice Falls, Maianbar Trig (TS2936R), Maianbar, Bundeena . All on track, possible wet feet, 1 km road walking to access trig , 3 climbs of about 100 metres  Map: 1:25,000 Port Hacking
Thu
29 Feb
to
Wed
6 Mar
Grade 4 

Medium pace
100km
2750m total climbs
Kosciuszko NP
Source of the Murray River - Multiday pack walk:
March 2024
Fri
1 Mar

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
18km
240m total climbs
North Shore Harbourside Bushland
St Leonards to Milsons Point via North Shore Harbourside: Starting at St Leonards we will head towards Lane Cove Bushland Park, and then follow Gore Creek down to the harbour. We’ll follow bushtracks around Greenwich Point, and then pick up the Gadyan Track around Berry Island. We’ll then visit the Coal Loader, and go through the tunnel to Balls Heads Reserve, and then onto the former BP parklands, followed by Sawmillers Reserve, Blues Point, and finally finish at Milsons Point. More than half of this route is on bush tracks, some little used and a little overgrown in places. The remainder is mostly in parkland, with a limited amount of street walking. Plenty of great harbour view along the way!  Map: Parramatta River
Sat
2 Mar

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
15km
450m total climbs
Blue Mountains NP
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
Sat
2 Mar

Grade 3 

Medium pace
11km
285m total climbs
Berowra Valley National Park
Hornsby to Thornleigh:
Sun
3 Mar
to
Sun
10 Mar
Mixed Grades
85 Trigs
Unhurried pace
about 12-15km

Various climbs
Kosciusko National Park
Snowy Mountains: A variety of walks in the Thredbo and Perisher Valleys including surrounding Alpine areas staying at St George Ski Lodge in Jindabyne. Grade 2, 3 & 4  Map: Perisher/Thredbo and various local area walks
Covid vaccination restrictions no longer apply
Mon
4 Mar

SocialChatswood RSL Club
Monthly club lunch : now moved to Chatswood RSL.
Open to all members and a great opportunity also for retired walkers to catch up on club news and meet up with other members.
The restaurant is called the 446 Pizza Bar & Kitchen and has a large lunch menu including some seniors meals for $12.50 for members only. Membership costs $11 for 3 years and gives you a free drink when you sign up plus discounts on drinks. Very cheap if you avoid the pokies!
Mon
4 Mar

CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
85 Trigs
Unhurried pace
55km
300m total climbs
Carlingford - Parramatta Light Rail Trail
85 Trigs ride - Mobbs Hill Reservoir Trig , Meadowbank loop: Early start at Meadowbank ferry wharf - Carlingford Light Rail Trail - Mobbs Hill Trig - Parramatta Light Rail Trail - Parramatta Park - Western Sydney University - Silverwater Bridge - Newington Armoury - Woo-la-ra - Archery Centre - Monster BMX - Meadowbank. Mostly on shared cycleways in a park or light rail trail. Minimal street crossing.  Map: Parramatta River
Mon
4 Mar

Grade 2 
85 Trigs
Unhurried pace
14km
Undulating but no major climbs
Jindabyne
85 Trigs walk - Snowy Trig / Jindabyne East Trig: This walk will take place during the the Club's week in Jindabyne. Part of the track is a shared bike / hiking trail following the Copper Tom Trail and the Mill Creek Trail. Undulating but no major climbs. Further details will be given at the time.  
Mon
4 Mar

Grade 4
85 Trigs
Medium pace
21km
600m total climbs
Kosciusko National Park
85 Trigs walk - Mt Townsend: This walk will take place during the the Club's week in Jindabyne. Charlotte Pass, Seaman's Hut, cross country to Main Range track perhaps, Mt Townsend and return
Tue
5 Mar

Grade 3 M
Training
Unhurried pace
12km
300m total climbs
Berowra Valley Regional Park
Prospective Induction Walk - Hornsby Loop via Westleigh / Lisgar Gardens: New to the Club? Keen to learn more about Bushwalking? Come join us on this prospective only walk. A fabulous walk via Depression steps, GNW and Blue Gum Track. We leave the GNW at Westleigh to Dog Pound Creek, Florence Cotton Reserve and walk through the beautiful Lisgar Gardens and back to Hornsby Station.  Map: Hornsby
Tue
5 Mar

Grade 3 

Medium pace
15km
300m total climbs
Garigal National Park
Forestville Circuit: A walk that starts and finishes in the same place. From Forestville we'll descend via the Carroll Creek Track to reach Carroll Creek and then follow the eastern bank of Middle Harbour to reach Davidson Park. From there we follow the Middle Harbour shoreline via the Magazine Track to enter Bantry Bay. Some terrific water views to be had. From there we cross the upper reaches of Bates Creek to join the Currie Road Track. Should be plenty of time left for some refreshments at the end.   Map: Parramatta River
Tue
5 Mar

Grade 3 

Medium pace
15.5km
330m total climbs
Eastern Suburbs
Malabar to Bondi Beach: A variation of the popular La Perouse to Bondi walk avoiding the walk through golf courses (and expected golfer rage normally experienced). Our walk will start with a walk around Malabar Headland before picking up the coastal walkway through to Bondi. Fantastic coastal views throughout with a combination of coastal walkway, beach and residential street walking. Public transport at both ends.  Map: Bondi & Sydney Heads 1:25,000
Wed
6 Mar
CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
85 Trigs
Unhurried pace
55km
300m total climbs
Carlingford - Parramatta Light Rail Trail
85 Trigs ride - Mobbs Hill Trig, Meadowbank loop: Early start at Meadowbank ferry wharf - Carlingford Light Rail Trail - Mobbs Hill Trig - Parramatta Light Rail Trail - Parramatta Park - Western Sydney University - Silverwater Bridge - Newington Armoury - Woo-la-ra - Archery Centre - Monster BMX - Meadowbank. Mostly on shared cycleways in a park or light rail trail. Minimal street crossing.  Map: Parramatta River
Sat
9 Mar

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
18km
600m total climbs
Blackheath
Blackheath circuit via Grand Canyon: Blackheath Station to Neates Glen via Braeside Fire Trail - Grand Canyon - Evans Lookout - along the Cliff Top Walk to Govett's Leap - return to Blackheath via Pope's Glen. 
  Map: Katoomba
Sat
9 Mar
to
Sun
10 Mar
Grade 4 

Medium pace
22km
920m total climbs
Blue Mountains NP
Wollangambe Crater & a Little Beyond: Bell Station – Wollangambe Crater (camp) – Goochs Crater – Bell Station
This full pack overnight walk meanders through the magnificent Wollangambe wilderness area with amazing creeks, pagodas, slots and slides. Our walk will start out from Bell Station where we will follow the track/pad to Wollangambe Crater and then around the crater rim to our campsite. Our second day will cross the Wollangambe River to the access track/pad via a nice spur ascent. Some easy off-track, one wet feet crossing and swimming options available at camp. Members seeking to join this walk will require all their gear for a full pack walk including tent, sleeping bag, cooking gear, food, etc – a recommended packing list can be provided if required. Public transport available at both ends as well as parking for those wishing to drive. Party limit = 6.
  Map: Mt Wilson & Wollangambe 1:25,000
Mon
11 Mar
to
Tue
12 Mar
Grade 3 

Unhurried pace
13km
420m total climbs
Berowra Valley NP
Introductory Overnight Walk: This walk has been designed to provide an opportunity for those members interested in joining overnight walks who are just starting out, have limited experience or wanting to get back into it – the only catch is that you will require some basic gear. Overnight and multiday walking opens a whole new range of opportunities for those who enjoy the bush and a little bit more adventure.

Our walk will start from Mt Kuring-gai Station and follow Lyrebird Gully to the GNW junction where we will walk to our camp at Crosslands Reserve (water, toilets, picnic shelters & garbage bins available).
Our second day will retrace some of our route however exit to Berowra Station. Both days are fairly short in terms of distance and walking is not that difficult albeit along bush tracks and minor creek crossings with a short steep exit to Berowra.

A recommended packing guide with some food options and tips will be provided to assist in your preparation as well as plenty of time throughout the walk and at camp to ask questions, view gear options, etc, with at least two experienced overnight and multiday walkers/leaders on hand.
Camping fees required for Crosslands Reserve. Public transport at both ends.  Map: Cowan & Hornsby 1:25,000
Mon
11 Mar
to
Sat
16 Mar
Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
50km
650m total climbs
Deua and South-East Forests NPs
South-East Forests of NSW: Car camping and day walks/short walks. Come and visit some parks that you may not even have heard of. Interesting and beautiful country, variety of walks. High country, but not like the Snowy Mountains.
Some big climbs, but not excessive. All on tracks. (Mon and Sat are travel days) Joint walk with NPA. Map: Contact leader
Covid vaccination restrictions no longer apply.
Mon
11 Mar
to
Fri
15 Mar
Grade 4 

Unhurried pace

50km in total

1 major ascent of 500m in first 3km on day 1
Tasmania
Walls of Jerusalum Circuit: Expressions of interest sought. The Walls are a spectacular area located on the Central Highlands or Lake Country of Tasmania. This is a full pack walk and walkers must be self sufficient for gear and food. Limit of 6. Share transport costs (approx $180pp). We will spend 3 nights at Dixons Kingdom with day trips to all of the major highlights incl King Davids Peak, Lake Salmome, Pool of Bethesda, Solomons Throne, Mt Jerusalum. Expect dolerite peaks, alpine valley, pine forests and a myriad of lakes and tarns. 1 major ascent of 500m in first 3km on day 1. Map: Walls of Jerusalum TASMAP
Day 1: Carpark to Dixons Kingdom (10km, 700m asc).
Day 2&3 day walks around Dixons Kingdom
Day 4: Dixons Kingdom to Lake Adelaide (6km, 100m asc)
Day 5: Lake Adelaide to Carpark (8km, 140m asc)   
Wed
13 Mar

CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
LTW
Medium pace
47km
410m total climbs
Campbelltown
Macarthur Stn Circuit via Narellan & Camden: Macarthur Stn Circuit via Narellan - Camden - Cawdor - Camden Valley Inn - Narellan - Mount Annan Gardens - Macarthur Stn. The cycle is on shared cycleways with approx 14kms cycling on quiet country roads. Coffee / Food stop at Camden Valley Inn. Detour to Mount Annan Gardens on our return journey.
  Map: Campbelltown
Thu
14 Mar

Committee
Meeting
Bush Club Committee Meeting, 4:30pm, Thornton Room
Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 Fitzroy St, Kirribilli
Thu
14 Mar

Grade 4 M
85 Trigs
Medium pace
22km
380m total climbs
Eastern Sydney Beaches
85 Trigs walk - Bondi North Stack trig, Maroubra via South Head to Watsons Bay: Maroubra Beach , follow coast to North Bondi Stack Trig (TS10745) on Golf course, South Head, Watsons Bay. Wonderful coastal and Harbour views, mostly pavement, no significant climbs
Grade 4 for distance   Map: Mapout
Sat
16 Mar

Grade 2 
85 Trigs
Unhurried pace
10km
320m total climbs
Northern Beaches
85 Trigs walk - Manly trig, Governor Phillip Lookout and Red Hill Loop: Starting from Governor Phillip Lookout in Beacon Hill, we go up to the Manly Trig (TS2962) with amazing 360 degree views at 155 metres above sea level. From there we walk to Red Hill Reserve where we will bag the second trig which is just off the Red Hill Main Trail - Cromer Heights Trig with another set of sweeping views over the bushland and to the ocean in the distance. We will also explore some Aboriginal engravings along the Red Hill Main Trail. Two ascends of 155 each with a short bushbash to the rock formation where a scramble is required to reach the second trig. This walk is on the high end of Level 2 due to the short off track section and the clamber up to the second trig, which is not compulsory.  Map: 9130-1S MONA Vale
Sat
16 Mar

CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
LTW
Medium pace
54km
300m total climbs
Guildford
Guidford Stn Circuit via Bankstown: Guidford Stn - 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
Sat
16 Mar

Grade 6 
85 Trigs
Medium pace
11km
500m total climbs
Mt Genowlan (1,040m) Mugii Murum-Ban SCA
85 Trigs walk - Mt Genowlan trig and the Valley of the Dinosaurs: There is an easy Grade 3 exit from this walk for those who would like to join the trip but avoid the harder route.

We will all meet at Capertee and consolidate into a smaller number of vehicles. From here we will take the Glen Davis Road to the homestead "Airly Mountain" just below Airly Turret, parking the cars just after the homestead. The walk goes up the fire trail to Mt Genowlan (+350m) which is also the location of the trig. From here it is possible to walk back to the cars (round trip 5 km and grade 3) or continue on with the main walk as follows:

We continue to the Valley of the Dinosaurs. With an amazing array of pagoda rocks to climb on, over and around, this route is Grade 6 posing many challenges: navigation, rock scrambling, and scrub bashing. Expect significant exposure on this route. The route initially heads east off the top of Mt Genowlan and then soon after heads in a generally northerly direction back to the main fire trail which goes to Genowlan Point. From the fire trail we follow the trail back to the cars. The round trip is about 11km and about 4-5 hours.  Map: Glen Alice
Tue
19 Mar

CYCLE Medium grade 

Medium pace
35km
50m total climbs
Inner West
Cycle Three Canals and a Greenway: 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.  Must be confident riding on roads.  A sight seeing tour, approximately 35 kms return.  Starting and finishing at Wolli Creek Railway Station, returning approx. 3:30 pm. Bring morning tea, lunch at local Thai Restaurant in Newtown. Meeting 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start. Bring sufficient drinking water and sun cream.  Must book in with leader. When contacting leader please provide:  full name, mobile number, emergency contact details, name of club(s) & membership number (where applicable), First Aid Yes/No. Must bring spare tube (s) and repair kit.  No Helmet No Go! This is a multi club activity. Numbers are limited.  Joint walk with SBW. 
Wed
20 Mar

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
13km
350m total climbs
Mnt Kuring-gai Chase NP
Mnt Kuring-gai Stn to Berowra via Lyrebird Gully: Great North walk through the Lyrebird Gully and Calna creek with an ascent to Berowra station.
  Map: Hornsby
Thu
21 Mar

Social 

Unhurried pace
0km
0m total climbs
The Bush Club Annual Leaders Get Together: Thursday 21st March 2024 Commencing 6pm
The Bush Club will fully cater the function.

Directions: Pymble Uniting Church Hall 1 Livingstone Ave Pymble

By rail: The Hall itself is on the Pacific Highway and is close to Pymble station. From the platform, turn right at the top of station steps, then left at the bottom of the steps, and walk to the traffic lights, cross the road and the church is facing you. Entry to the hall is via the highway OR Livingstone Ave.

Car: There are spaces available in the church grounds and parking is also available in local streets.  
Fri
22 Mar
to
Sun
24 Mar
Grade 5 M

Medium pace
40km
800m total climbs
Coricudgy SF
Mount Coricudgy: This is a research trip for a new book about the Australian Army activities in the area during the 1960s. Final details will depend on the state of the road, but the plan is to drive as far as possible, hopefully to the intersection at GR 522 627, establish a camp there and take day trips to the top of the mountain. Combination of trail and off-trail walking. Exploratory. Distances unknown, likely 12-15 km every day. Likely scrambling and exposure.  Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBM. Map: Coricudgy
Tue
26 Mar
to
Sun
7 Apr
Grade 4

Medium pace
160km
7000m total climbs
Japan
Mt Fuji: Expression of Interest. Misako Sugiyama was a valued Bushclub member but moved back to Japan after Covid. She is putting on a walk for the Bushclub in Japan walking around the base of Mt. Fuji. I am not going on this walk, simply coordinating for her.
The walk will explore the areas around the base of Mt Fuji for 12 days in the Japanese spring with plum, peach and cherry blossoms, and views of Mt. Fuji in all directions. The cost of the trip is approximately A$2500 plus airfares. Misako will book all the accommodation on the walk and everyone will pay as you go. You must be able to walk an estimated 160 km in 12 days with approx. 7000m ascent, and 5000m descent over the walk. There will be no luggage transfer so you must be able to carry your own backpack but you will be staying in accommodation with meals available. Three spaces available.

This is an overseas trip, so the normal insurance arrangements of the Bush Club do not apply. Please let me know if you have any questions.

See the following websites: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aokigahara and also https://matcha-jp.com/en/10354
Wed
27 Mar

CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
LTW
Medium pace
55km
550m total climbs
Leppington
Leppington Stn to Mulgoa Return: Cycling out in Greater Western Sydney. Leppington Stn Circuit via Bringelly Rd, Northern Rd, Mulgoa Rd On shared paths / cycleways with approx 6 kms on quiet roads. Coffee / Food stop @ Settlers Cafe. This will be a leisurely cycle with plenty of stops. Suitable for all bike types
  Map: Leppington
April 2024
Mon
1 Apr

SocialChatswood RSL Club
Monthly club lunch : The Bush Club monthly lunch is open to all members and a great opportunity for retired walkers to catch up on club news and meet up with other members.
Wed
3 Apr

CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
LTW
Medium pace
50km
250m total climbs
Lidcombe
Lidcombe to Brighton-le-Sands Return: Starting at Lidcombe Stn through Rockwood onto the Cooks River Cycleway to Wolli Creek / Brighton-le-Sands. Return the same route to Lidcombe Stn. On shared cycleways with some street cycling  Map: Lidcombe

TBA Apr

Grade 3 M
85 Trigs
Unhurried pace
14km
150m total climbs
Northern Beaches
85 Trigs walk - McComb Trig T6234F, Manly Vale to Forestville via Reservoir and Bantry Bay : Manly Vale to Forestville via Manly Reservoir Reserve and Bantry Bay. Condamine Street west to Reservoir stopping at Mermaid Pool. On to park entrance and up to McComb trig T6234F. Walking track north along Curl Curl Creek to fire trail then to Bantry Bay. We will visit various Aboriginal Engraving sites on the way. Finally on to Currie Road and Warringah Road. Multiple buses to Chatswood or Wynyard stations. Moderate undulations w/ 50 meter walk up hill to trig.   Map: Manly
Sat
6 Apr
to
Wed
10 Apr
CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
LTW
Medium pace

Daily average:
55km
400m total climbs
Mudgee
Cycling in Mudgee, NSW: This is a THREE DAY cycle totalling 165km. 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. Caravan Park accommodation (4 nights) will be arranged in Mudgee. Mountain or Hybrid bikes recommended. Must be comfortable riding on busy roads. Strictly limited numbers. Expressions of interest sought.   Map: Mudgee
Sun
7 Apr

Grade 5 M

Medium pace
10km
400m total climbs
Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Pagoda Heaven and South East Genowlan Mountain: This unique area, part of the Gardens of Stone region, has an active coal mine underneath it. Find out why it must be better protected for future generations.
Park vehicles on top of the escarpment above Airly Mountain and follow the Genowlan Mountain Trail as far as GR 266 330. Climb north north east to the tops, then explore Pagoda Heaven, a highly dissected, pagoda-studded area to the east and south. Descend underneath the cliff line in a southwesterly direction to GR 266 327. From here, climb a narrow south trending ridge. Continue to the top of the escarpment and follow it south west all the way to Genowlan Trig. Take the fire trail from there to reconnect with the vehicles. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. Joint walk with NPA, SBW, UBM. Map: Glen Alice
Mon
8 Apr
to
Sat
13 Apr
Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
50km
650m total climbs
Deua and South-East Forests NPs
South-East Forests of NSW: Car camping and day walks/short walks. Come and visit some parks that you may not even have heard of. Interesting and beautiful country, variety of walks. High country, but not like the Snowy Mountains.
Some big climbs, but not excessive. All on tracks. (Mon and Sat are travel days) Joint walk with NPA. Map: Contact leader
Covid vaccination restrictions no longer apply.
Mon
8 Apr
to
Fri
12 Apr
Grade 4 M

Unhurried pace
variable distances and climbs
Koszciuzko NP
Oldfields Hut base camp- expressions of interest sought:
Mon
8 Apr
to
Fri
12 Apr
2024
Grade 3 

Unhurried pace
with lots of campfire chat

2km to camp
then day walks

Generally flat with undulating terrain
Kosciusko National Park
Davies Hut Camp: Davey’s Hut Sits at 1300m on the Snowy Plain, a vast open plain just off the Gungarlin River. It offers a great view overlooking the plain and the chance to get together by the campfire each night in the most historical and oldest hut in the Snowy Mts.
Monday - drive in from Cooma, hike 2km to Davies Hut and set up tents
Tue, Wed, Thu - day walks to explore the area
Friday - hike back 2km to cars and drive home
This is also reunion walk for full pack walkers past ( I mean still alive!) and present thus allowing plenty of time for afternoon relaxing and campfire chatter. The walking is generally easy on fire trails. But will include some off track stuff following rivers and or ridges. No significant climbs.
Being so close to our cars, its pretty flexible for food and gear to bring. You could leave earlier if required too. Map: Rooftops - Kosciusko Northern Section
Covid vaccination restrictions no longer apply.
Tue
9 Apr

Grade 3 

Medium pace
20km
300m total climbs
Upper Middle Harbour reaches
North St Ives to Lindfield Station via Middle Harbour Creek: From North St Ives we'll drop down to Kuring-gai Creek and then out via Ku-Ring-Gai Wildflower Garden to descend again to the Cascades and the upper reaches of Middle Harbour Creek. However, rather than keeping to the east bank of the creek, we'll cross at the tidal limit and follow the lesser used western bank to the junction with Gordon Creek. From there its to the Two Creeks Track and onto Lindfield. Some beautiful bushland and views. Possibility of wet feet and some sections may be a little rough.  Map: Hornsby, Parramatta River
Thu
11 Apr
Committee
Meeting
Bush Club Committee Meeting, 4:30pm, Thornton Room
Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 Fitzroy St, Kirribilli
Mon
15 Apr
to
Fri
19 Apr
Grade 4 M
Unhurried pace
variable distances and climbs
Koszciuzko NP
Broken Dam/4 Mile Hut base camp - expressions of interest sought: Day 1 We drive to accomodation in Providence Portal.
Day 2 we set off for camp at Broken Dam Hut and 4 Mile Hut (remains). Due to closure of a large area of Kosciuzsko NP north of Snowy Mtns Highway, we cannot walk to Oldfields Hut or tick off Mt Bimberri trig. Instead we will walk west of that area, with a base camp at Broken Dam hut and probably also at 4 Mile Hut site with some day walks from those locations. Full details yet to be established. Map: Rooftop's Kosciuzko Northern Activities
Sat
27 Apr

Grade 3 M
Training
Unhurried pace
15km
300m total climbs
Destination to be Advised
Prospective Induction Walk - Destination to be Advised: New to the Club? Keen to learn more about Bushwalking? Come join us on this prospective only walk. Destination to be advised closer to the date. Distance will be approx 15km and ascents approx 300m.  Map: TBA
Advance Notice
Wed
Mid May

Grade 3 M
Training
Unhurried pace
15km
300m total climbs
Destination to be Advised
Prospective Induction Walk - Destination to be Advised: New to the Club? Keen to learn more about Bushwalking? Come join us on this prospective only walk. Destination to be advised closer to the date. Distance will be approx 15km and ascents approx 300m.  Map: tba
Sat
4 May

Grade 3 M
Training
Unhurried pace
15km
Leader training walk
Save the date, details provided later
Fri
10 May
to
Sun
12 May
Grade 6 M

Medium pace
18km
1000m total climbs
Wollemi NP
Yodellers Range South Adventures: Co-leader Kevin Songberg. One two-day overnight walk and one one-day walk from a base camp exploring the southern part of the Yodellers Range. The plan for each walk is to be advised, and our progress will depend on the terrain and availability of water. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 6 km every day.  Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBM. Map: Widden
Sun
19 May

Grade 5 M

Medium pace
6km
300m total climbs
Ben Bullen SF/Gardens of Stone SCA
Poseidon Arena: Poseidon and Hades Ridges: Find out why this spectacular area must be better protected for future generations.
Park at GR 284 190 on Moffitt Trail. Walk south and explore Poseidon Ridge and its remarkable rock formations. Descend from the end of the ridge and climb Lower Hades, the southern end of Hades Ridge; then ascend Hades Ridge and follow it northwards, enjoying its pagodas and rock sculptures. At around GR 289 192, walk down to Moffitt Trail and back to cars. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.  Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBM. Map: Ben Bullen
Sun
2 Jun
to
Mon
8 Jul
Commercial trip 

Medium pace
300km
4000m total climbs
Peru
Four walks in Peru: Two walks from Cusco, the Vilcabamba route to Machu Picchu and the Ausangate circuit, both featuring snow capped mountains. Two treks in the less visited north eastern Andes from Chachapoyas – through the Belen valley to Kuelap archeological site, and Great Valley of the Condors. Ruins, mummies, sarcophagi, cloud forest, lakes, hot springs and more. Four separate treks of five to eight days each. Altitudes can be over 3,000m for moderate periods with one pass of 5,200m on one of the treks. The only particularly steep passes are on Ausangate circuit.
Joint walk with SBW 
This is an overseas trip, so the normal insurance arrangements of the Bush Club do not apply.
Tue
4 Jun
to
Fri
7 Jun
Grade 4 

Medium pace
50km
2110m total climbs
Main Range National Park
Scenic rim trail, Thornton to Cunninghams Gap: A 4 day full pack hike along a relatively recently developed trail with a basic toilet and water tank at each campsite. Dry eucalypt area on the first day with minor rock scrambling up a usually dry waterfall. Most of the next 3 days is in temperate rainforest with intermittent extensive views over SE Queensland. Some exposure to cliff edges. Approximately $23 camping fee and a 125 km car shuffle required. Joint with SBW. Limited numbers.  Map: Cunninghams gap
Mon
1 Jul
to
Tue
16 Jul
Grade 5 

Medium pace
160km
2500m total climbs
West McDonnell NP
Chewings Range 2024: Expressions of interest are invited for a 16 day full-pack walk (one food drop) in the remote western section of the Chewings Range (approx. 200km west of Alice Springs) with spectacular views, amazing gorges and waterholes.
The first stage of this walk will start out from Ellery Creek which we will follow passing through the Chewings Range and walking along the northern side visiting a number of spectacular gorges before heading into Ormiston Gorge to replenish supplies.
The second stage will head back along the southern side of the range to climb Mt Giles and visit Diagonal Gorge before returning via Bowmans Gap to Ormiston Gorge for our transport back to Alice Springs.
The planned route may vary subject to Remote Walking Permit approval from NT Parks. This walk is entirely off-track in an arid environment with some parts being steep, rocky, sandy with some possible mild exposure where you will be required to carry up to 8 days food and at least one water carry for part of the first day.
This walk is suitable for experienced walkers with prior full-pack multi-day walk experience a must. Walk is partly exploratory for the Leader. Party size limited.  Map: West MacDonnell NP – Maps 1 & 2 - 1:100,000
Sun
21 Jul
to
Sat
27 Jul
Mixed Grades
85 Trigs
Medium pace

10-20km/day

climb details in walk description
Girraween(Qld), Bald Rock, Basket Swamp & Boonoo Boonoo NPs
Day walks around Tenterfield : Expressions of Interest. Grade 3 & 4. Day walks to local NPs around Tenterfield with your choice of accommodation (own tents, cabins, rooms). Expect early wildflowers in Girraween (means “place of flowers”), with its massive granite pyramids and arches and unique wildlife. The massive Bald Rock is the second largest monolith in Australia after Uluru. The other two NPs have stunning waterfalls. Preliminary itinerary:
Day 1 – travel to Tenterfield
Day 2 – Girraween NP northern tracks incl The Pyramid (some exposure) & Granite Arch 10 – 20km, +350 – 750m
Day 3 – Castle Rock, The Sphinx & Turtle Rocks, Mt Norman: 15km +600m
Day 4 – Mt Norman, Peak Trail, Twin Peaks, Underground Creek (car shuffle): 16km +600m
Day 5 – rest day. Plenty of local attractions.
Day 6 – 85 Trigs walk – Bald Rock trig. Bald Rock, Little Bald Rock & Basket Swamp Falls: 16km +450m
Day 7 – 85 Trigs walk - Boonoo Boonoo Trig (TS6585), Boonoo Boonoo River & Falls: 16km +400m (G4 incl some off-track to get to trig))
  
Sun
28 Jul
to
Sun
4 Aug
Mixed Grades

Medium pace
100km
See itinerary for climbs
Lamington NP
Day Walks from O'Reilly's & Binna Burra: Expressions of Interest. Grade 3 & 4. Day walks split between the two sections of this amazing World Heritage Gondwanaland Rainforest with your choice of accommodation (own tents, safari tents, upmarket rooms), at each of the sections. Preliminary itinerary:
Day 1 – travel to O’Reilly’s and set up.
Day 2 – Albert River Circuit: 22km +590m
Day 3 – Toolona Creek Circuit: 16km +530m
Day 4 – West Canungra Creek Circuit or Larapinta Falls: 14km +500m
Day 5 – travel to Binna Burra and set up
Day 6 – Ships Stern Circuit: 19km + 615m
Day 7 - Coomera Circuit: 16km + 470m
Day 8 – Illinbah Circuit: 16km +480m.
  
Sat
10 Aug

Grade 3 M 
Training
Unhurried pace
15km
Leader training walk
Save the date, details provided later
Sun
1 Sep
to
Mon
16 Sep
Grade 4 

Medium pace

Average day:
20km
800m climbs
Scotland
Cape Wrath Trail (North & South): Thistle Trekking Commercial trip. Total distance is 295km and average ascents 600-1000m.
The Cape Wrath Trail is often considered the hardest long distance trek in the UK, however the challenge of this trail is equally matched by breath-taking scenery, making it described as one of the most wild and beautiful places in the UK. We will walk the South section of the trail for six days (excluding a small part of the beginning section, which has no road access), then after a rest day, walk the North section over seven days, reaching Scotland's most northern tip. The ave length of days will be 20kms but there are several that are 30kms.

Usually to complete this walk you need to wild camp (and brave all the elements), but Thistle Trekking offer full support, with a guide to get us through the bogs and a support person to manage the transport and accommodation. We will only carry day packs & have a hot shower every night!

Thistle grade this walk a 5, compared to the West Highland Way, which they grade 3. The trail is not well established in some areas and is remote. There will be short sections of road walking to meet transport. The weather will be unpredictable.

Estimated Walk cost is $5,351 (subject to exchange rate etc).

Accommodation will be twin share in mostly Bed & Breakfasts. Lunches and dinner are not included.

This is an overseas trip, so the normal insurance arrangements of the Bush Club do not apply. Participants will need to arrange their own international air travel & internal travel to be in Fort William to start on Sept 1. The trip will conclude in Inverness on Sept 16th.

Group size: Max 6.   
85 Trig Walks yet to be scheduled
TBA
85 Trigs
Mt Hay area
85 Trigs walk - Flat Top trig
TBAGrade 4 M
85 Trigs
Medium pace
24km
500m total climbs
Sydney southern coastline
85 Trig walk - Malabar trig, La Perouse to Bondi : Walk will take us along cliffs, headlands, beaches, golf courses, cemeteries, including Malabar Trig (TS10644) on Malabar Headland National Park . Mixture of tracks, pavement and small distance on beaches .  
TBA
April
 

Grade 3 M
85 Trigs
Medium pace
16km
600m total climbs
Illawarra Escarpment SCA
85 Trigs walk - Sublime trig, Coalcliff to Austinmer/Thirroul: Forest walk to Sublime Point track including the trig at Sublime Point lookout. 
DateGradeRoute and Description
February 2024
Sun
25 Feb

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
14km
270m total climbs
Royal NP
Bundeena circuit: Bundeena - inland track - Marley Beach - Coast Track - Jibbon Head - Bundeena
Beautiful coastal walking in Royal. Circuit walk with plenty of views, aboriginal rock art and a number of beaches. Finish with a swim near Bundeena. Joint walk with NPA Joint walk with NPA. Map: Port Hacking 1:25 000
Covid vaccination restrictions no longer apply.
Sun
25 Feb

Grade 4 

Medium pace
18.5km
600m total climbs
Royal NP & Garrawarra SCA
Helensburgh to Waterfall: Helensburgh Station – Hacking River – The Burgh Track – Garrawarra Farm – Bola Heights – Couranga Track – Uloola Trail - Waterfall Station
Starting out from Helensburgh Station we will follow a number of lesser walked tracks to the Hacking River before meeting up with the Burgh Track to Garrawarra Farm. A slight retrace of our route back to the Bola Heights Trail and out to Bola Heights before an approx. 1km off-track section to Sir Bertram Stevens Drive and then a combination of bush tracks and fire trail to Waterfall Station. Some fantastic forest and ridge walking, short straight forward off-track section, faint tracks and creek/river crossings expected. Public transport at both ends.  Map: Appin & Otford 1:25,000
Sun
25 Feb

Grade 5 M

Medium pace
8km
350m total climbs
Gardens of Stone SCA
The Middle Valleys: Gardens of Stone SCA/Ben Bullen State Forest west of the Great Dividing Range encapsulates, in a relatively small area, everything that is exciting and interesting about bushwalking – incredible rock sculptures, tall pagodas, narrow slot canyons, magnificent caves, verdant forests and more. This unique area is currently under serious threat from mining. Find out why this area must be protected for future generations. About 8k. All off track, some rock scrambling and exposure. Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBMBC. Map: Cullen Bullen
Mon
26 Feb

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
17km
750m total climbs
Berowra Valley NP
Mt Kuring-gai to Cowan via Gundah Ridge & Alston Dr: Bus from Berowra Station to Beaumont Rd turnaround, Gundah Ridge to Big Rock, GNW via Sams Ck & Berkerley Trail to Naa Badu LO, GNW to rock platform above Berowra Waters, then Alston Dr ridge track, Turner Rd & mountain bike trails, escarpment track to rejoin GNW across Joe Crafts Ck & then to Cowan Station. Chance to walk some peripheral tracks in this well-loved part of Berowra Valley NP. Some tracks rough and steep, tougher end of grade 3.  Map: Hornsby & Cowan
Mon
26 Feb
to
Sun
3 Mar
Grade 4 

Medium pace
100km
2750m total climbs
Kosciuszko NP
Source of the Murray River - Multiday pack walk: Thredbo – Dead Horse Gap – Cascade Hut – Tin Mines Hut – Cowombat Flat – Source of the Murray & Forest Hill Trig (day trip) – return
Expressions of interest are sought for a full pack multiday walk starting out from Thredbo and walking south to Cowombat Flat via the AAWT where we will be seeking to (hopefully) locate two important historical markers – the “source of the Murray River” and Forest Hill Trig – both of which form part of the NSW – Victoria Border. Return to Thredbo via the same route. Our route will be predominantly along fire trail and bush tracks with minor creek crossings required. Depending upon the level of interest we may climb The Pilot (1829m) which is approx. 320m off-track climbing elevation. Members seeking to join this walk should have a good level of fitness and have prior multiday walk experience carrying a full pack whilst being self-sufficient. Party limit = 8. Members vehicles required.
Day 1 – Thredbo to Cascade Hut (15km)
Day 2 – Cascade Hut to Tin Mines Hut (16km)
Day 3 – Tin Mines Hut to Cowombat Flat (17km)
Day 4 – Locate “source of the Murray River” and Forest Hill Trig
Day 5-7 – return via same route  Map: Chimneys Ridge, Tom Groggin, Davies Plain, Charcoal Ridge, Suggan Buggan 1:25,000
Tue
27 Feb

Grade 3 

Medium pace
15.5km
330m total climbs
Eastern Suburbs
Malabar to Bondi Beach:
Tue
27 Feb

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
13km
500m total climbs
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Cowan to Brooklyn: Following part of the Great North Walk (GNW), we start from Cowan Station before descending to beautiful Jerusalem Bay then follow a combination of bush tracks and fire trails to end at Brooklyn (Hawkesbury River Station). The track can be rough in parts and there are 2 steep ascents of approx. 200 and 170 metres. Map: Cowan
Wed
28 Feb

Grade 2 
85 Trigs
Unhurried pace
12km
220m total climbs
Malabar Heads NP
85 Trigs walk - Maroubra Trig, South Coogee to Malabar Heads: Starting from South Coogee we will walk on the coastal track to Malabar Heads. Beautiful coastal walk, dramatic cliff top views, sandstone escarpments and remnant heritage structures. Mostly on track with some beach and rock walking. May be slippery in parts. Option to return to South Coogee (15km). All welcome.   Map: Eastern Suburbs
Wed
28 Feb

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
14km
640m total climbs
Berowra Valley NP
Cowan to Berowra Station via Berowra Waters: Starting from Cowan Station we cross the Pacific Highway to the GNW Track. We descend to cross Joe Craft Creek before a steep climb to the top of the ridge. We follow the ridge top until we start the steep descent to Berowra Waters. There are toilets / water available at the end of Berowra Waters before we rejoin the GNW track and the start of a steep climb to the Berkely Fire Trail. We pass Naa Badu Lookout on our right before continuing to Berowra Station.  Map: Berowra National Park
Thu
29 Feb

Grade 4 M
85 Trigs
Medium pace
25km
530m total climbs
Royal NP
85 Trigs walk - Maianbar trig, Heathcote to Bundeena: Heathcote, Karloo Pool, Uloola Falls, Audley, Winifred Falls, Anice Falls, Maianbar Trig (TS2936R), Maianbar, Bundeena . All on track, possible wet feet, 1 km road walking to access trig , 3 climbs of about 100 metres  Map: 1:25,000 Port Hacking
Thu
29 Feb
to
Wed
6 Mar
Grade 4 

Medium pace
100km
2750m total climbs
Kosciuszko NP
Source of the Murray River - Multiday pack walk:
March 2024
Fri
1 Mar

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
18km
240m total climbs
North Shore Harbourside Bushland
St Leonards to Milsons Point via North Shore Harbourside: Starting at St Leonards we will head towards Lane Cove Bushland Park, and then follow Gore Creek down to the harbour. We’ll follow bushtracks around Greenwich Point, and then pick up the Gadyan Track around Berry Island. We’ll then visit the Coal Loader, and go through the tunnel to Balls Heads Reserve, and then onto the former BP parklands, followed by Sawmillers Reserve, Blues Point, and finally finish at Milsons Point. More than half of this route is on bush tracks, some little used and a little overgrown in places. The remainder is mostly in parkland, with a limited amount of street walking. Plenty of great harbour view along the way!  Map: Parramatta River
Sat
2 Mar

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
15km
450m total climbs
Blue Mountains NP
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
Sat
2 Mar

Grade 3 

Medium pace
11km
285m total climbs
Berowra Valley National Park
Hornsby to Thornleigh:
Sun
3 Mar
to
Sun
10 Mar
Mixed Grades
85 Trigs
Unhurried pace
about 12-15km

Various climbs
Kosciusko National Park
Snowy Mountains: A variety of walks in the Thredbo and Perisher Valleys including surrounding Alpine areas staying at St George Ski Lodge in Jindabyne. Grade 2, 3 & 4  Map: Perisher/Thredbo and various local area walks
Covid vaccination restrictions no longer apply
Mon
4 Mar

SocialChatswood RSL Club
Monthly club lunch : now moved to Chatswood RSL.
Open to all members and a great opportunity also for retired walkers to catch up on club news and meet up with other members.
The restaurant is called the 446 Pizza Bar & Kitchen and has a large lunch menu including some seniors meals for $12.50 for members only. Membership costs $11 for 3 years and gives you a free drink when you sign up plus discounts on drinks. Very cheap if you avoid the pokies!
Mon
4 Mar

CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
85 Trigs
Unhurried pace
55km
300m total climbs
Carlingford - Parramatta Light Rail Trail
85 Trigs ride - Mobbs Hill Reservoir Trig , Meadowbank loop: Early start at Meadowbank ferry wharf - Carlingford Light Rail Trail - Mobbs Hill Trig - Parramatta Light Rail Trail - Parramatta Park - Western Sydney University - Silverwater Bridge - Newington Armoury - Woo-la-ra - Archery Centre - Monster BMX - Meadowbank. Mostly on shared cycleways in a park or light rail trail. Minimal street crossing.  Map: Parramatta River
Mon
4 Mar

Grade 2 
85 Trigs
Unhurried pace
14km
Undulating but no major climbs
Jindabyne
85 Trigs walk - Snowy Trig / Jindabyne East Trig: This walk will take place during the the Club's week in Jindabyne. Part of the track is a shared bike / hiking trail following the Copper Tom Trail and the Mill Creek Trail. Undulating but no major climbs. Further details will be given at the time.  
Mon
4 Mar

Grade 4
85 Trigs
Medium pace
21km
600m total climbs
Kosciusko National Park
85 Trigs walk - Mt Townsend: This walk will take place during the the Club's week in Jindabyne. Charlotte Pass, Seaman's Hut, cross country to Main Range track perhaps, Mt Townsend and return
Tue
5 Mar

Grade 3 M
Training
Unhurried pace
12km
300m total climbs
Berowra Valley Regional Park
Prospective Induction Walk - Hornsby Loop via Westleigh / Lisgar Gardens: New to the Club? Keen to learn more about Bushwalking? Come join us on this prospective only walk. A fabulous walk via Depression steps, GNW and Blue Gum Track. We leave the GNW at Westleigh to Dog Pound Creek, Florence Cotton Reserve and walk through the beautiful Lisgar Gardens and back to Hornsby Station.  Map: Hornsby
Tue
5 Mar

Grade 3 

Medium pace
15km
300m total climbs
Garigal National Park
Forestville Circuit: A walk that starts and finishes in the same place. From Forestville we'll descend via the Carroll Creek Track to reach Carroll Creek and then follow the eastern bank of Middle Harbour to reach Davidson Park. From there we follow the Middle Harbour shoreline via the Magazine Track to enter Bantry Bay. Some terrific water views to be had. From there we cross the upper reaches of Bates Creek to join the Currie Road Track. Should be plenty of time left for some refreshments at the end.   Map: Parramatta River
Tue
5 Mar

Grade 3 

Medium pace
15.5km
330m total climbs
Eastern Suburbs
Malabar to Bondi Beach: A variation of the popular La Perouse to Bondi walk avoiding the walk through golf courses (and expected golfer rage normally experienced). Our walk will start with a walk around Malabar Headland before picking up the coastal walkway through to Bondi. Fantastic coastal views throughout with a combination of coastal walkway, beach and residential street walking. Public transport at both ends.  Map: Bondi & Sydney Heads 1:25,000
Wed
6 Mar
CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
85 Trigs
Unhurried pace
55km
300m total climbs
Carlingford - Parramatta Light Rail Trail
85 Trigs ride - Mobbs Hill Trig, Meadowbank loop: Early start at Meadowbank ferry wharf - Carlingford Light Rail Trail - Mobbs Hill Trig - Parramatta Light Rail Trail - Parramatta Park - Western Sydney University - Silverwater Bridge - Newington Armoury - Woo-la-ra - Archery Centre - Monster BMX - Meadowbank. Mostly on shared cycleways in a park or light rail trail. Minimal street crossing.  Map: Parramatta River
Sat
9 Mar

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
18km
600m total climbs
Blackheath
Blackheath circuit via Grand Canyon: Blackheath Station to Neates Glen via Braeside Fire Trail - Grand Canyon - Evans Lookout - along the Cliff Top Walk to Govett's Leap - return to Blackheath via Pope's Glen. 
  Map: Katoomba
Sat
9 Mar
to
Sun
10 Mar
Grade 4 

Medium pace
22km
920m total climbs
Blue Mountains NP
Wollangambe Crater & a Little Beyond: Bell Station – Wollangambe Crater (camp) – Goochs Crater – Bell Station
This full pack overnight walk meanders through the magnificent Wollangambe wilderness area with amazing creeks, pagodas, slots and slides. Our walk will start out from Bell Station where we will follow the track/pad to Wollangambe Crater and then around the crater rim to our campsite. Our second day will cross the Wollangambe River to the access track/pad via a nice spur ascent. Some easy off-track, one wet feet crossing and swimming options available at camp. Members seeking to join this walk will require all their gear for a full pack walk including tent, sleeping bag, cooking gear, food, etc – a recommended packing list can be provided if required. Public transport available at both ends as well as parking for those wishing to drive. Party limit = 6.
  Map: Mt Wilson & Wollangambe 1:25,000
Mon
11 Mar
to
Tue
12 Mar
Grade 3 

Unhurried pace
13km
420m total climbs
Berowra Valley NP
Introductory Overnight Walk: This walk has been designed to provide an opportunity for those members interested in joining overnight walks who are just starting out, have limited experience or wanting to get back into it – the only catch is that you will require some basic gear. Overnight and multiday walking opens a whole new range of opportunities for those who enjoy the bush and a little bit more adventure.

Our walk will start from Mt Kuring-gai Station and follow Lyrebird Gully to the GNW junction where we will walk to our camp at Crosslands Reserve (water, toilets, picnic shelters & garbage bins available).
Our second day will retrace some of our route however exit to Berowra Station. Both days are fairly short in terms of distance and walking is not that difficult albeit along bush tracks and minor creek crossings with a short steep exit to Berowra.

A recommended packing guide with some food options and tips will be provided to assist in your preparation as well as plenty of time throughout the walk and at camp to ask questions, view gear options, etc, with at least two experienced overnight and multiday walkers/leaders on hand.
Camping fees required for Crosslands Reserve. Public transport at both ends.  Map: Cowan & Hornsby 1:25,000
Mon
11 Mar
to
Sat
16 Mar
Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
50km
650m total climbs
Deua and South-East Forests NPs
South-East Forests of NSW: Car camping and day walks/short walks. Come and visit some parks that you may not even have heard of. Interesting and beautiful country, variety of walks. High country, but not like the Snowy Mountains.
Some big climbs, but not excessive. All on tracks. (Mon and Sat are travel days) Joint walk with NPA. Map: Contact leader
Covid vaccination restrictions no longer apply.
Mon
11 Mar
to
Fri
15 Mar
Grade 4 

Unhurried pace

50km in total

1 major ascent of 500m in first 3km on day 1
Tasmania
Walls of Jerusalum Circuit: Expressions of interest sought. The Walls are a spectacular area located on the Central Highlands or Lake Country of Tasmania. This is a full pack walk and walkers must be self sufficient for gear and food. Limit of 6. Share transport costs (approx $180pp). We will spend 3 nights at Dixons Kingdom with day trips to all of the major highlights incl King Davids Peak, Lake Salmome, Pool of Bethesda, Solomons Throne, Mt Jerusalum. Expect dolerite peaks, alpine valley, pine forests and a myriad of lakes and tarns. 1 major ascent of 500m in first 3km on day 1. Map: Walls of Jerusalum TASMAP
Day 1: Carpark to Dixons Kingdom (10km, 700m asc).
Day 2&3 day walks around Dixons Kingdom
Day 4: Dixons Kingdom to Lake Adelaide (6km, 100m asc)
Day 5: Lake Adelaide to Carpark (8km, 140m asc)   
Wed
13 Mar

CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
LTW
Medium pace
47km
410m total climbs
Campbelltown
Macarthur Stn Circuit via Narellan & Camden: Macarthur Stn Circuit via Narellan - Camden - Cawdor - Camden Valley Inn - Narellan - Mount Annan Gardens - Macarthur Stn. The cycle is on shared cycleways with approx 14kms cycling on quiet country roads. Coffee / Food stop at Camden Valley Inn. Detour to Mount Annan Gardens on our return journey.
  Map: Campbelltown
Thu
14 Mar

Committee
Meeting
Bush Club Committee Meeting, 4:30pm, Thornton Room
Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 Fitzroy St, Kirribilli
Thu
14 Mar

Grade 4 M
85 Trigs
Medium pace
22km
380m total climbs
Eastern Sydney Beaches
85 Trigs walk - Bondi North Stack trig, Maroubra via South Head to Watsons Bay: Maroubra Beach , follow coast to North Bondi Stack Trig (TS10745) on Golf course, South Head, Watsons Bay. Wonderful coastal and Harbour views, mostly pavement, no significant climbs
Grade 4 for distance   Map: Mapout
Sat
16 Mar

Grade 2 
85 Trigs
Unhurried pace
10km
320m total climbs
Northern Beaches
85 Trigs walk - Manly trig, Governor Phillip Lookout and Red Hill Loop: Starting from Governor Phillip Lookout in Beacon Hill, we go up to the Manly Trig (TS2962) with amazing 360 degree views at 155 metres above sea level. From there we walk to Red Hill Reserve where we will bag the second trig which is just off the Red Hill Main Trail - Cromer Heights Trig with another set of sweeping views over the bushland and to the ocean in the distance. We will also explore some Aboriginal engravings along the Red Hill Main Trail. Two ascends of 155 each with a short bushbash to the rock formation where a scramble is required to reach the second trig. This walk is on the high end of Level 2 due to the short off track section and the clamber up to the second trig, which is not compulsory.  Map: 9130-1S MONA Vale
Sat
16 Mar

CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
LTW
Medium pace
54km
300m total climbs
Guildford
Guidford Stn Circuit via Bankstown: Guidford Stn - 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
Sat
16 Mar

Grade 6 
85 Trigs
Medium pace
11km
500m total climbs
Mt Genowlan (1,040m) Mugii Murum-Ban SCA
85 Trigs walk - Mt Genowlan trig and the Valley of the Dinosaurs: There is an easy Grade 3 exit from this walk for those who would like to join the trip but avoid the harder route.

We will all meet at Capertee and consolidate into a smaller number of vehicles. From here we will take the Glen Davis Road to the homestead "Airly Mountain" just below Airly Turret, parking the cars just after the homestead. The walk goes up the fire trail to Mt Genowlan (+350m) which is also the location of the trig. From here it is possible to walk back to the cars (round trip 5 km and grade 3) or continue on with the main walk as follows:

We continue to the Valley of the Dinosaurs. With an amazing array of pagoda rocks to climb on, over and around, this route is Grade 6 posing many challenges: navigation, rock scrambling, and scrub bashing. Expect significant exposure on this route. The route initially heads east off the top of Mt Genowlan and then soon after heads in a generally northerly direction back to the main fire trail which goes to Genowlan Point. From the fire trail we follow the trail back to the cars. The round trip is about 11km and about 4-5 hours.  Map: Glen Alice
Tue
19 Mar

CYCLE Medium grade 

Medium pace
35km
50m total climbs
Inner West
Cycle Three Canals and a Greenway: 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.  Must be confident riding on roads.  A sight seeing tour, approximately 35 kms return.  Starting and finishing at Wolli Creek Railway Station, returning approx. 3:30 pm. Bring morning tea, lunch at local Thai Restaurant in Newtown. Meeting 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start. Bring sufficient drinking water and sun cream.  Must book in with leader. When contacting leader please provide:  full name, mobile number, emergency contact details, name of club(s) & membership number (where applicable), First Aid Yes/No. Must bring spare tube (s) and repair kit.  No Helmet No Go! This is a multi club activity. Numbers are limited.  Joint walk with SBW. 
Wed
20 Mar

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
13km
350m total climbs
Mnt Kuring-gai Chase NP
Mnt Kuring-gai Stn to Berowra via Lyrebird Gully: Great North walk through the Lyrebird Gully and Calna creek with an ascent to Berowra station.
  Map: Hornsby
Thu
21 Mar

Social 

Unhurried pace
0km
0m total climbs
The Bush Club Annual Leaders Get Together: Thursday 21st March 2024 Commencing 6pm
The Bush Club will fully cater the function.

Directions: Pymble Uniting Church Hall 1 Livingstone Ave Pymble

By rail: The Hall itself is on the Pacific Highway and is close to Pymble station. From the platform, turn right at the top of station steps, then left at the bottom of the steps, and walk to the traffic lights, cross the road and the church is facing you. Entry to the hall is via the highway OR Livingstone Ave.

Car: There are spaces available in the church grounds and parking is also available in local streets.  
Fri
22 Mar
to
Sun
24 Mar
Grade 5 M

Medium pace
40km
800m total climbs
Coricudgy SF
Mount Coricudgy: This is a research trip for a new book about the Australian Army activities in the area during the 1960s. Final details will depend on the state of the road, but the plan is to drive as far as possible, hopefully to the intersection at GR 522 627, establish a camp there and take day trips to the top of the mountain. Combination of trail and off-trail walking. Exploratory. Distances unknown, likely 12-15 km every day. Likely scrambling and exposure.  Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBM. Map: Coricudgy
Tue
26 Mar
to
Sun
7 Apr
Grade 4

Medium pace
160km
7000m total climbs
Japan
Mt Fuji: Expression of Interest. Misako Sugiyama was a valued Bushclub member but moved back to Japan after Covid. She is putting on a walk for the Bushclub in Japan walking around the base of Mt. Fuji. I am not going on this walk, simply coordinating for her.
The walk will explore the areas around the base of Mt Fuji for 12 days in the Japanese spring with plum, peach and cherry blossoms, and views of Mt. Fuji in all directions. The cost of the trip is approximately A$2500 plus airfares. Misako will book all the accommodation on the walk and everyone will pay as you go. You must be able to walk an estimated 160 km in 12 days with approx. 7000m ascent, and 5000m descent over the walk. There will be no luggage transfer so you must be able to carry your own backpack but you will be staying in accommodation with meals available. Three spaces available.

This is an overseas trip, so the normal insurance arrangements of the Bush Club do not apply. Please let me know if you have any questions.

See the following websites: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aokigahara and also https://matcha-jp.com/en/10354
Wed
27 Mar

CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
LTW
Medium pace
55km
550m total climbs
Leppington
Leppington Stn to Mulgoa Return: Cycling out in Greater Western Sydney. Leppington Stn Circuit via Bringelly Rd, Northern Rd, Mulgoa Rd On shared paths / cycleways with approx 6 kms on quiet roads. Coffee / Food stop @ Settlers Cafe. This will be a leisurely cycle with plenty of stops. Suitable for all bike types
  Map: Leppington
April 2024
Mon
1 Apr

SocialChatswood RSL Club
Monthly club lunch : The Bush Club monthly lunch is open to all members and a great opportunity for retired walkers to catch up on club news and meet up with other members.
Wed
3 Apr

CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
LTW
Medium pace
50km
250m total climbs
Lidcombe
Lidcombe to Brighton-le-Sands Return: Starting at Lidcombe Stn through Rockwood onto the Cooks River Cycleway to Wolli Creek / Brighton-le-Sands. Return the same route to Lidcombe Stn. On shared cycleways with some street cycling  Map: Lidcombe

TBA Apr

Grade 3 M
85 Trigs
Unhurried pace
14km
150m total climbs
Northern Beaches
85 Trigs walk - McComb Trig T6234F, Manly Vale to Forestville via Reservoir and Bantry Bay : Manly Vale to Forestville via Manly Reservoir Reserve and Bantry Bay. Condamine Street west to Reservoir stopping at Mermaid Pool. On to park entrance and up to McComb trig T6234F. Walking track north along Curl Curl Creek to fire trail then to Bantry Bay. We will visit various Aboriginal Engraving sites on the way. Finally on to Currie Road and Warringah Road. Multiple buses to Chatswood or Wynyard stations. Moderate undulations w/ 50 meter walk up hill to trig.   Map: Manly
Sat
6 Apr
to
Wed
10 Apr
CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
LTW
Medium pace

Daily average:
55km
400m total climbs
Mudgee
Cycling in Mudgee, NSW: This is a THREE DAY cycle totalling 165km. 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. Caravan Park accommodation (4 nights) will be arranged in Mudgee. Mountain or Hybrid bikes recommended. Must be comfortable riding on busy roads. Strictly limited numbers. Expressions of interest sought.   Map: Mudgee
Sun
7 Apr

Grade 5 M

Medium pace
10km
400m total climbs
Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Pagoda Heaven and South East Genowlan Mountain: This unique area, part of the Gardens of Stone region, has an active coal mine underneath it. Find out why it must be better protected for future generations.
Park vehicles on top of the escarpment above Airly Mountain and follow the Genowlan Mountain Trail as far as GR 266 330. Climb north north east to the tops, then explore Pagoda Heaven, a highly dissected, pagoda-studded area to the east and south. Descend underneath the cliff line in a southwesterly direction to GR 266 327. From here, climb a narrow south trending ridge. Continue to the top of the escarpment and follow it south west all the way to Genowlan Trig. Take the fire trail from there to reconnect with the vehicles. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. Joint walk with NPA, SBW, UBM. Map: Glen Alice
Mon
8 Apr
to
Sat
13 Apr
Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
50km
650m total climbs
Deua and South-East Forests NPs
South-East Forests of NSW: Car camping and day walks/short walks. Come and visit some parks that you may not even have heard of. Interesting and beautiful country, variety of walks. High country, but not like the Snowy Mountains.
Some big climbs, but not excessive. All on tracks. (Mon and Sat are travel days) Joint walk with NPA. Map: Contact leader
Covid vaccination restrictions no longer apply.
Mon
8 Apr
to
Fri
12 Apr
Grade 4 M

Unhurried pace
variable distances and climbs
Koszciuzko NP
Oldfields Hut base camp- expressions of interest sought:
Mon
8 Apr
to
Fri
12 Apr
2024
Grade 3 

Unhurried pace
with lots of campfire chat

2km to camp
then day walks

Generally flat with undulating terrain
Kosciusko National Park
Davies Hut Camp: Davey’s Hut Sits at 1300m on the Snowy Plain, a vast open plain just off the Gungarlin River. It offers a great view overlooking the plain and the chance to get together by the campfire each night in the most historical and oldest hut in the Snowy Mts.
Monday - drive in from Cooma, hike 2km to Davies Hut and set up tents
Tue, Wed, Thu - day walks to explore the area
Friday - hike back 2km to cars and drive home
This is also reunion walk for full pack walkers past ( I mean still alive!) and present thus allowing plenty of time for afternoon relaxing and campfire chatter. The walking is generally easy on fire trails. But will include some off track stuff following rivers and or ridges. No significant climbs.
Being so close to our cars, its pretty flexible for food and gear to bring. You could leave earlier if required too. Map: Rooftops - Kosciusko Northern Section
Covid vaccination restrictions no longer apply.
Tue
9 Apr

Grade 3 

Medium pace
20km
300m total climbs
Upper Middle Harbour reaches
North St Ives to Lindfield Station via Middle Harbour Creek: From North St Ives we'll drop down to Kuring-gai Creek and then out via Ku-Ring-Gai Wildflower Garden to descend again to the Cascades and the upper reaches of Middle Harbour Creek. However, rather than keeping to the east bank of the creek, we'll cross at the tidal limit and follow the lesser used western bank to the junction with Gordon Creek. From there its to the Two Creeks Track and onto Lindfield. Some beautiful bushland and views. Possibility of wet feet and some sections may be a little rough.  Map: Hornsby, Parramatta River
Thu
11 Apr
Committee
Meeting
Bush Club Committee Meeting, 4:30pm, Thornton Room
Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 Fitzroy St, Kirribilli
Mon
15 Apr
to
Fri
19 Apr
Grade 4 M
Unhurried pace
variable distances and climbs
Koszciuzko NP
Broken Dam/4 Mile Hut base camp - expressions of interest sought: Day 1 We drive to accomodation in Providence Portal.
Day 2 we set off for camp at Broken Dam Hut and 4 Mile Hut (remains). Due to closure of a large area of Kosciuzsko NP north of Snowy Mtns Highway, we cannot walk to Oldfields Hut or tick off Mt Bimberri trig. Instead we will walk west of that area, with a base camp at Broken Dam hut and probably also at 4 Mile Hut site with some day walks from those locations. Full details yet to be established. Map: Rooftop's Kosciuzko Northern Activities
Sat
27 Apr

Grade 3 M
Training
Unhurried pace
15km
300m total climbs
Destination to be Advised
Prospective Induction Walk - Destination to be Advised: New to the Club? Keen to learn more about Bushwalking? Come join us on this prospective only walk. Destination to be advised closer to the date. Distance will be approx 15km and ascents approx 300m.  Map: TBA
Advance Notice
Wed
Mid May

Grade 3 M
Training
Unhurried pace
15km
300m total climbs
Destination to be Advised
Prospective Induction Walk - Destination to be Advised: New to the Club? Keen to learn more about Bushwalking? Come join us on this prospective only walk. Destination to be advised closer to the date. Distance will be approx 15km and ascents approx 300m.  Map: tba
Sat
4 May

Grade 3 M
Training
Unhurried pace
15km
Leader training walk
Save the date, details provided later
Fri
10 May
to
Sun
12 May
Grade 6 M

Medium pace
18km
1000m total climbs
Wollemi NP
Yodellers Range South Adventures: Co-leader Kevin Songberg. One two-day overnight walk and one one-day walk from a base camp exploring the southern part of the Yodellers Range. The plan for each walk is to be advised, and our progress will depend on the terrain and availability of water. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 6 km every day.  Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBM. Map: Widden
Sun
19 May

Grade 5 M

Medium pace
6km
300m total climbs
Ben Bullen SF/Gardens of Stone SCA
Poseidon Arena: Poseidon and Hades Ridges: Find out why this spectacular area must be better protected for future generations.
Park at GR 284 190 on Moffitt Trail. Walk south and explore Poseidon Ridge and its remarkable rock formations. Descend from the end of the ridge and climb Lower Hades, the southern end of Hades Ridge; then ascend Hades Ridge and follow it northwards, enjoying its pagodas and rock sculptures. At around GR 289 192, walk down to Moffitt Trail and back to cars. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.  Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBM. Map: Ben Bullen
Sun
2 Jun
to
Mon
8 Jul
Commercial trip 

Medium pace
300km
4000m total climbs
Peru
Four walks in Peru: Two walks from Cusco, the Vilcabamba route to Machu Picchu and the Ausangate circuit, both featuring snow capped mountains. Two treks in the less visited north eastern Andes from Chachapoyas – through the Belen valley to Kuelap archeological site, and Great Valley of the Condors. Ruins, mummies, sarcophagi, cloud forest, lakes, hot springs and more. Four separate treks of five to eight days each. Altitudes can be over 3,000m for moderate periods with one pass of 5,200m on one of the treks. The only particularly steep passes are on Ausangate circuit.
Joint walk with SBW 
This is an overseas trip, so the normal insurance arrangements of the Bush Club do not apply.
Tue
4 Jun
to
Fri
7 Jun
Grade 4 

Medium pace
50km
2110m total climbs
Main Range National Park
Scenic rim trail, Thornton to Cunninghams Gap: A 4 day full pack hike along a relatively recently developed trail with a basic toilet and water tank at each campsite. Dry eucalypt area on the first day with minor rock scrambling up a usually dry waterfall. Most of the next 3 days is in temperate rainforest with intermittent extensive views over SE Queensland. Some exposure to cliff edges. Approximately $23 camping fee and a 125 km car shuffle required. Joint with SBW. Limited numbers.  Map: Cunninghams gap
Mon
1 Jul
to
Tue
16 Jul
Grade 5 

Medium pace
160km
2500m total climbs
West McDonnell NP
Chewings Range 2024: Expressions of interest are invited for a 16 day full-pack walk (one food drop) in the remote western section of the Chewings Range (approx. 200km west of Alice Springs) with spectacular views, amazing gorges and waterholes.
The first stage of this walk will start out from Ellery Creek which we will follow passing through the Chewings Range and walking along the northern side visiting a number of spectacular gorges before heading into Ormiston Gorge to replenish supplies.
The second stage will head back along the southern side of the range to climb Mt Giles and visit Diagonal Gorge before returning via Bowmans Gap to Ormiston Gorge for our transport back to Alice Springs.
The planned route may vary subject to Remote Walking Permit approval from NT Parks. This walk is entirely off-track in an arid environment with some parts being steep, rocky, sandy with some possible mild exposure where you will be required to carry up to 8 days food and at least one water carry for part of the first day.
This walk is suitable for experienced walkers with prior full-pack multi-day walk experience a must. Walk is partly exploratory for the Leader. Party size limited.  Map: West MacDonnell NP – Maps 1 & 2 - 1:100,000
Sun
21 Jul
to
Sat
27 Jul
Mixed Grades
85 Trigs
Medium pace

10-20km/day

climb details in walk description
Girraween(Qld), Bald Rock, Basket Swamp & Boonoo Boonoo NPs
Day walks around Tenterfield : Expressions of Interest. Grade 3 & 4. Day walks to local NPs around Tenterfield with your choice of accommodation (own tents, cabins, rooms). Expect early wildflowers in Girraween (means “place of flowers”), with its massive granite pyramids and arches and unique wildlife. The massive Bald Rock is the second largest monolith in Australia after Uluru. The other two NPs have stunning waterfalls. Preliminary itinerary:
Day 1 – travel to Tenterfield
Day 2 – Girraween NP northern tracks incl The Pyramid (some exposure) & Granite Arch 10 – 20km, +350 – 750m
Day 3 – Castle Rock, The Sphinx & Turtle Rocks, Mt Norman: 15km +600m
Day 4 – Mt Norman, Peak Trail, Twin Peaks, Underground Creek (car shuffle): 16km +600m
Day 5 – rest day. Plenty of local attractions.
Day 6 – 85 Trigs walk – Bald Rock trig. Bald Rock, Little Bald Rock & Basket Swamp Falls: 16km +450m
Day 7 – 85 Trigs walk - Boonoo Boonoo Trig (TS6585), Boonoo Boonoo River & Falls: 16km +400m (G4 incl some off-track to get to trig))
  
Sun
28 Jul
to
Sun
4 Aug
Mixed Grades

Medium pace
100km
See itinerary for climbs
Lamington NP
Day Walks from O'Reilly's & Binna Burra: Expressions of Interest. Grade 3 & 4. Day walks split between the two sections of this amazing World Heritage Gondwanaland Rainforest with your choice of accommodation (own tents, safari tents, upmarket rooms), at each of the sections. Preliminary itinerary:
Day 1 – travel to O’Reilly’s and set up.
Day 2 – Albert River Circuit: 22km +590m
Day 3 – Toolona Creek Circuit: 16km +530m
Day 4 – West Canungra Creek Circuit or Larapinta Falls: 14km +500m
Day 5 – travel to Binna Burra and set up
Day 6 – Ships Stern Circuit: 19km + 615m
Day 7 - Coomera Circuit: 16km + 470m
Day 8 – Illinbah Circuit: 16km +480m.
  
Sat
10 Aug

Grade 3 M 
Training
Unhurried pace
15km
Leader training walk
Save the date, details provided later
Sun
1 Sep
to
Mon
16 Sep
Grade 4 

Medium pace

Average day:
20km
800m climbs
Scotland
Cape Wrath Trail (North & South): Thistle Trekking Commercial trip. Total distance is 295km and average ascents 600-1000m.
The Cape Wrath Trail is often considered the hardest long distance trek in the UK, however the challenge of this trail is equally matched by breath-taking scenery, making it described as one of the most wild and beautiful places in the UK. We will walk the South section of the trail for six days (excluding a small part of the beginning section, which has no road access), then after a rest day, walk the North section over seven days, reaching Scotland's most northern tip. The ave length of days will be 20kms but there are several that are 30kms.

Usually to complete this walk you need to wild camp (and brave all the elements), but Thistle Trekking offer full support, with a guide to get us through the bogs and a support person to manage the transport and accommodation. We will only carry day packs & have a hot shower every night!

Thistle grade this walk a 5, compared to the West Highland Way, which they grade 3. The trail is not well established in some areas and is remote. There will be short sections of road walking to meet transport. The weather will be unpredictable.

Estimated Walk cost is $5,351 (subject to exchange rate etc).

Accommodation will be twin share in mostly Bed & Breakfasts. Lunches and dinner are not included.

This is an overseas trip, so the normal insurance arrangements of the Bush Club do not apply. Participants will need to arrange their own international air travel & internal travel to be in Fort William to start on Sept 1. The trip will conclude in Inverness on Sept 16th.

Group size: Max 6.   
85 Trig Walks yet to be scheduled
TBA
85 Trigs
Mt Hay area
85 Trigs walk - Flat Top trig
TBAGrade 4 M
85 Trigs
Medium pace
24km
500m total climbs
Sydney southern coastline
85 Trig walk - Malabar trig, La Perouse to Bondi : Walk will take us along cliffs, headlands, beaches, golf courses, cemeteries, including Malabar Trig (TS10644) on Malabar Headland National Park . Mixture of tracks, pavement and small distance on beaches .  
TBA
April
 

Grade 3 M
85 Trigs
Medium pace
16km
600m total climbs
Illawarra Escarpment SCA
85 Trigs walk - Sublime trig, Coalcliff to Austinmer/Thirroul: Forest walk to Sublime Point track including the trig at Sublime Point lookout.