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DateGradeRoute and DescriptionTransport and Meeting DetailsLeader (preferred contact listed first)
June 2024
Fri21 JunGrade 2 Medium pace12kmNo climbs. Some stairs.Eastern suburbs beaches Winter solstice sunrise - Bondi to Maroubra : Coastal track. We start at first light. We might also see some whales. Big breakfast at end of walk. There are no climbs on this walk but some stairs.Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.
Fri21 JunGrade 3 MLTWMedium pace20km650m total climbsWyrrabalong NP, Beaches & ReservesCopacabana to Bateau Bay: Winter Solstice walk – a day before the Central Coast 5 Lands Walk. Copacabana to Terrigal via 5 Lands route then Terrigal to Spoon Bay via beaches, Spoon Bay to Bateau Bay via Forresters Beach, Wyrrabalong Coastal Walk & Bateau Bay Point Track. Spectacular coastal views, chance of whale spotting. Low tide suits beach walking. Tracks, beaches, streets. Buses from/to Gosford Station. Option of hot or cold drinks at Bateau Bay Bowlo while waiting for bus at end of walk.  Map: GosfordContact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.
Sun23 JunGrade 3 MLTWMedium pace18km700m total climbsKu-ring-gai Chase NPCowan to Mt Kuring-gai : Cowan station-Berowra Waters-Sams creek Lyrebird Gully-Mt Ku-ring-gai From Cowan station Great North Walk to Berowra Waters-Sams creek. Diverge through Lyrebird Gully to finish at Mt Ku-ring-gai station Great views, pristine bushland, rainforest. Numerous creek crossings.3 steep ascents each approx' 200 metres. Suitable fit walkers  Joint walk with SBW. Map: CowanContact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.
Sun23 JunGrade 3 Unhurried pace12km350m total climbsLane Cove NP & Council ReservesGordon Station to Roseville Station via Lane Cove NP: Gordon Stn, Blackbutt Ck, Falls Ck, pipeline track to Lane Cove R, GNW to weir, Symons Tk, track around Learning Village, Sugarbag Ck, Loyal Henry Pk, Rifleway, Roseville Stn. Great bushland, plenty of history, relaxed pace, cafe at weir will be open. Tracks, trails, slippery creek crossing/rocks, some connecting streets.  Map: Parramatta RContact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.
Mon24 JunGrade 3 MUnhurried pace15km200m total climbsLane Cove National ParkEpping to Wahroonga: Epping Station, Terrys Creek, Great North Walk to Lorna Pass and Comenarra Parkway, Coups Creek, the Glade, Wahroonga Station. Slippery creek crossings.   Map: STEP Lane Cove ValleyWalk full, wait list operating
Mon24 JunGrade 5 MMedium pace7km100m total climbsWollemi NPGospers Creek: Park one car at GR 810 967 and another one at GR 840 967 on Mountain Lagoon Trail. From the first car, descend into Gospers Creek and explore it as far as time and interest will take us. Come out to the second car and drive back. About 7 km. Possible scrambling and exposure. Exploratory.  Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBM. Map: Mountain LagoonContact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.
Tue25 JunGrade 3 Unhurried pace9km500m total climbsBerowra Valley NPMt Kuring-gai to Berowra via Gundah Ridge: Gundah Ridge, GNW to Sams Creek and Berkeley Trail, Naa Badu LO, GNW to Currawong Rd exit, Aboriginal engravings, Berowra Village, Joalah Trail, Berkeley Trail to Crowley Rd, Berowra Station. Sample some of the peripheral tracks in this popular area - possible coffee in the village. Bus from Berowra Station to start. Relaxed pace. Trails, tracks, some rough & steep with mild exposure. Some streets.  Map: Hornsby, CowanContact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.
Wed26 JunGrade 2 Unhurried pace9kmNo major climbs but an uneven, undulating trackLane Cove NPSurburban Musical Meander: From North Ryde Metro station we head down to Lane Cove NP. After walking a short section of the park we head up to Chatswood via the Rail to River track arriving in Chatswood in time for a concert at the Concourse at 12 noon. The track is undulating and a little rough in parts.The concert is Live at Lunch; The Glamour of the Sax. The Nexas Quartet & Jane Rutter play Gershwin. The concert goes for an hour.For this concert YOU WILL NEED TO PURCHASE YOUR OWN TICKETS.To purchase tickets online I found the best way was to type in .... ' live at lunch-Gershwin; the glamour of the sax Chatswood concourse June 26th'Choose the Willoughby City Council website [it was easier] then click on Book Now.After you click on 'Choose my own seat' don't forget to scroll down to the seating.The price is $47.50 for adults and $41.50 for concession.  Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.
Thu27 JunGrade 3 MLTWUnhurried pace14km440m total climbsIllawarra Escarpment SCABrokers Nose: Another chance to visit Brokers Nose Trig via the lower escarpment walk. Nice eucalyptus and rainforest sections. Renowned as one of the best views on the Illawarra Escarpment starting from Bulli Pass. Joint walk with NPA. Club cars required
Thu27 JunGrade 4 MMedium pace22km680m total climbsBlue MountainsGrand Clifftop Walk in Reverse: Starting from Katoomba Station we’ll walk to Scenic World to commence our Grand Clifftop Walk to Wentworth Falls Station via Prince Henry Cliff Track - Echo Point - Leura Cascades - Wentworth Falls- Charles Darwin Walk. Plentiful waterfalls and spectacular lookouts, mostly along historic and restored sandstone tracks. Some short detours and some street walking. Walking in reverse direction to avoid the crowds at Echo Point. It’s also slightly easier!  Joint walk with SBW. Map: KatoombaContact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.
Fri28 JunGrade 3 MLTWMedium pace15km550m total climbsBrisbane Water NPWondabyne Wanderings 4 – Wondabyne to Woy Woy Bay via Bulls Hill & Phegans LO: Wondabyne Station, Kariong Brook WF, GNW to Mullet Creek F/T, Tunnel F/T, Bulls Hill LO, Woy Woy Bay F/T, bush tracks to Phegans LO, Woy Woy Bay. Sweeping views of coast and bays, waterfalls, fern covered gullies, some delightful areas not often visited by club. Bus to Woy Woy Station at end. Tracks, trails, about 10 min walk along Woy Woy Rd (broad shoulders).  Map: GosfordContact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.
Sun30 JunGrade 3 Unhurried pace12km400m total climbsLane Cove NPRoseville Rail to River Plus Fiddens Wharf Loop: Roseville Station, Rifleway to Shirley Rd, then Bromborough Rd, Loyal Henry Park, Sugarbag Creek, bush track to skirt Lindfield Learning Village & Crimson Hill, Symons Track, Lane Cove NP Heritage Walk to Fiddens Wharf, Carramar Rd to Bradfield Rd Trail to park office, Blue Gum Creek track, Shirley Rd exit, Rifleway, Roseville Station. Plenty of history, diverse bushland, relaxed pace. Time for hot drink at LCNP café. Tracks, trails, streets, slippery creek crossing and some steep climbs/descents.   Map: STEPContact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.
Sun30 JunGrade 5 MMedium pace8km350m total climbsMugii Murum-ban SCASpectacular Pagodas, Cliffs and Ravines of Mount Airly South: Find out for yourself why this unique area, currently under threat, must be better protected.Park the vehicles at Airly Gap. Walk south west following the alignment of the former tramway to the transfer station site and the double track skip haulage to the high level tunnel through the south west end of Mount Airly. Climb the incredible pagoda spur to the top of the south west corner of Mount Airly, then traverse eastwards on the top/southern edge of the mountain, full of spectacular cliffs, overhangs and caves. Head north to descend into a rainforest tributary of Gap Creek. Scrambling and exposure. Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBMBC. Map: Glen AliceContact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.
July 2024
Mon1 JulSocialChatswood RSL ClubMonthly 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. No need to apply to attend - just simply turn up on the day.12 noon at the RSL club446 Victoria AveChatswood100 metres west of Chatswood station(first Monday of month)
Mon1 JultoFri5 JulGrade 4 M85 TrigsUnhurried pace9km550m total climbsYerranderiechanged to 3-7 Sep
Mon1 JultoTue16 JulGrade 5 Medium pace160km2500m total climbsWest McDonnell NPChewings 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 - 1:100,000Trip full
Tue2 JulGrade 3 MLTWMedium pace15km370m total climbsKu-ring-gai Chase NPSphinx Memorial to Apple Tree Bay return: Spxinx / Warrimoo / Bobbin Head / Birawanna tracks to Apple Tree Bay. Return same route. Map: Nth TurrumurraContact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.
Wed3 JulCYCLE Easy/medium grade Unhurried pace45km100m total climbsWoy Woy Gosford UminaCycle - Woy Woy – East Gosford – Umina Beach: Cycle - Woy Woy – East Gosford – Umina Beach: Cycle Woy Woy to Edogawa Gardens East Gosford for coffee. Cycle to Umina Beach Surf Club and lunch. Return to Woy Woy station. Shared paths quiet back streets and Brisbane Waters foreshore passing through parks, and reserves. Relaxed pace stops along the way. Mostly flat Suitable for all bikes, Helmet, bell, lights, high visibility top.  Map: Google MapsContact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.
Wed3 JulGrade 2 Unhurried pace13km180m total climbsCoastal Walk Coogee - Maroubra - Malabar - Maroubra: From Liverpool St near Museum Station, we catch a bus to Coogee. From Coogee Beach we head south along the coast via pavements and elevated boardwalks with magnificent coastal views along the way. There is a short section of street walking before we rejoin the coastal walk to Maroubra Beach. After passing Maroubra Beach we head to Malabar Headland National Park and on to a loop boardwalk which takes us around the headland, eventually arriving back at Maroubra. There are stairs on this section and more wonderful coastal views all the way along the loop. From Maroubra there are buses back to the city.  Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.
Fri5 JulGrade 3 MLTWMedium pace17km700m total climbsBrisbane Water NPWondabyne Wanderings 5 – Wondabyne to Umina via Mt Wondabyne: Wondabyne Station, Kariong Brook WF, GNW to Mt Wondabyne, Patonga Ck cave, Umina Plateau, The Citadel. Sweeping views, waterfall, caves, engravings. Bus to Woy Woy Station at end from a choice of stops. Option of hot or cold drinks at Ettalong Bowlo before catching bus. Tracks, trails, streets at end.  Map: GosfordContact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.
Fri5 JulGrade 4 MMedium pace24km486m total climbsEastern BeachesMalabar to Watsons Bay: Malabar, follow coast to Coogee, Bondi, Watsons Bay. Grading due to distance. Pavements, some bush tracks, Negligible beach walking. Whale watching season.  Map: MapOutContact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.
Sun7 JulGrade 3 MLTWMedium pace14km500m total climbsKu-ring-gai Chase NPCowan to Berowra: Explore Berowra Waters with great views & lookouts along the many ridge tops. There are a number of steep climbs on the route. Map: CowanContact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.
Tue9 JulGrade 2 Unhurried pace12km160m total climbsKamay Botany Bay NPLa Perouse loop: vitisting Cape Banks, Little Bay, Jennifer Street boardwalk, Bicentennial Park, Yarra Bay & Guriwal Aboriginal Bush Tucker Track. Enjoy coastal views, wildflowers of Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub, coastal heath and the possible siting of whales as part of their annual migration northwards. A mixture of boardwalk, sand walking, rock hopping, golf course and street walking.  Map: Walking Coastal Sydney: Clovelly to CronullaContact Leader
Thu11 JulCommittee MeetingBush Club Committee Meeting, 4:30pm, Thornton Room Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 Fitzroy St, Kirribilli2nd Thursday of month
Thu11 JulGrade 3 MLTWUnhurried pace21km600m total climbsRoyal National ParkStanwell Park to Waterfall: Descend from the station and follow paths to then ascend the new sandstone staircase to Bald Hill. Continue along the Coast Track to Burning Palms and head up the Burgh Track to Garawarra Farm. Possible diversion to Split Rock Canyon. Follow Bolo Ridge along sometimes faint track and descend to Lady Carrington Drive. Follow the Forest Island, Couranga and Uloola Tracks crossing the Hacking River to Waterfall. Lots of variety on this walk. Joint walk with NPA. Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.
Sun14 JulGrade 1 Unhurried pace8km50m total climbsLower North ShoreBastille Day Walk - Artarmon to Neutral Bay with lunch: Enjoy a leisurely late morning winter walk from Artarmon Station via Flat Rock Creek, Tunks & Primrose parks to celebrate Bastille Day at a très authentique French patisserie - Le 76 in Neutral Bay. Dining options include lunch, sweet or savoury patisserie...see link to menu.https://le76.com.au/menuPreference given to those dining.  Joint walk with All Nations. Walk full
Mon15 JulGrade 3 MUnhurried pace16km200m total climbsGarigal NPSt Ives to Gordon: Kitchener St, Bare Creek, Cascades, Middle Harbour Creek track, Lockley and Rocky Creek tracks to Koola Park and Gordon Station. Creek crossings but timed for low tide. Boggy sections.  Map: STEP Middle Harbour NorthContact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.
Thu18 JulGrade 3 MMedium pace20km665m total climbsKu-ring-gai Chase NPBerowra Circuit : Berowra Station, Berowra Track, Mt Ku-ring-gai Track, Mt Ku-ring-gai, Lyrebird Gully, Calna Creek, Sam’s Creek, Berowra Station .All good track  Map: Ku-ring-gai Chase NP mapContact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.
Sat20 JulGrade 3 MTrainingMedium pace13km350m total climbsBerowra Valley NPProspective Induction Walk - Mt 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: HornsbyContact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.
Sun21 JulGrade 4 MLTWMedium pace16km550m total climbsBlue Mountains National ParkPierces Pass - Blue Gum Forest return: Starting at Pierces pass, we follow the walking track with spectacular views across the northern end of the Gross Valley, through dense vegetation past Fairy Grotto, continuing down until we reach the river crossing. From here it’s a fairly open track beside the gorgeous Grose river to Blue Gum Forest. Return via the same route. The bush on this descent is simply delightful. Group limit 8.Hazards: Muddy in parts, plenty of steps, river crossing, can be slippery when wet. Joint walk with NPA. Map: Mount Wilson 8930-1NContact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.
Sun21 JultoSat27 JulMixed Grades85 TrigsMedium pace10-20km/dayclimb details in walk descriptionGirraween(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 TenterfieldDay 2 – Girraween NP northern tracks incl The Pyramid (some exposure) & Granite Arch 10 – 20km, +350 – 750mDay 3 – Castle Rock, The Sphinx & Turtle Rocks, Mt Norman: 15km +600mDay 4 – Mt Norman, Peak Trail, Twin Peaks, Underground Creek (car shuffle): 16km +600mDay 5 – rest day. Plenty of local attractions.Day 6 – 85 Trigs walk – Bald Rock trig. Bald Rock, Little Bald Rock & Basket Swamp Falls: 16km +450mDay 7 – 85 Trigs walk - Boonoo Boonoo Trig (TS6585), Boonoo Boonoo River & Falls: 16km +400m (G4 incl some off-track to get to trig))  Walk full, waitlist operatingFirst listed Oct 23
Mon22 JulGrade 3 MMedium pace20kmNo major climbsSouthern BeachesKurnell to Cronulla : Kurnell, bush and cliff tops to Boat Harbour, Cronulla Beaches ( hopefully firm sand), Bass and Flinders Point, Gunnamatta Bay, Cronulla Station. Opportunity for whale watching  Map: MapOutContact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.
Tue23 JulGrade 3 MLTWMedium pace16.5km440m total climbsBerowra Valley NPHornsby Loop via Refuge Rock & Lisgar Gardens: Start from Hornsby Station. Some street walking to start of the Depression steps. Follow Blue Gum track before rejoining the GNW. We leave the GNW to cross Berowra Creek and then climb to Refuge Rock. From here a mix of bush tracks and firetrails to the Jungo. We return to the junction for Westleigh then to Dog Pound Creek, Florence Cotton Reserve and walk through the beautiful Lisgar Gardens and back to Hornsby Station. Map: HornsbyContact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.
Thu25 JulGrade 3 MLTWUnhurried pace12km400m total climbsHeathcote National ParkHighlights of Waterfall: Circuit walk to include Scout Camp, Mt. Westmacott, Lake Toolooma, Kingfisher Pool and following the Mooray and Bullawarring tracks. Creek crossings, great views and excellent track walking.  Joint walk with NPA. Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.
Sun28 JultoSun4 AugMixed GradesMedium pace100kmSee itinerary for climbsLamington 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 +590mDay 3 – Toolona Creek Circuit: 16km +530mDay 4 – West Canungra Creek Circuit or Larapinta Falls: 14km +500mDay 5 – travel to Binna Burra and set upDay 6 – Ships Stern Circuit: 19km + 615mDay 7 - Coomera Circuit: 16km + 470mDay 8 – Illinbah Circuit: 16km +480m.   Walk full, waitlist operatingFirst listed Oct 23
Tue30 JulGrade 3 MMedium pace17km500m total climbsRoyal NPHeathcote circuit : Heathcote, Karloo Pool, Uloola Falls, Robertsons Knoll, Kangaroo Creek, Engadine Track, Heathcote. All on good track. 2 climbs of about 150m  Map: Port Hacking 1:25,000Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.
August 2024
Sun4 AugCYCLE Medium/hard grade LTWMedium pace55km550m total climbsLeppingtonLeppington 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: LeppingtonContact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.
Mon5 AugSocialChatswood RSL ClubMonthly 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. No need to apply to attend - just simply turn up on the day.12 noon at the RSL club446 Victoria AveChatswood100 metres west of Chatswood station(first Monday of month)
Wed7 AugGrade 3 MUnhurried pace17kmNo major climbsSydney ForeshoreWollstonecraft to the Sydney Art Gallery: From Wollstonecraft station we follow the Gadyan Track to Berry Island, around Balls Head Bay, up past HMAS Waterhen, around Balls Head and on to Sawmillers Reserve. After walking around Blues Point we head around Lavender Bay, up to Milsons Point before crossing the Harbour Bridge. From the bridge we walk down to the Botanical gardens and around to the Art Gallery where we will have a late lunch. After lunch you then have the opportunity of viewing the Archibald Exhibition in the Art Gallery or heading home.There are quite a lot of stairs on this walk.  Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.
Thu8 AugCommittee MeetingBush Club Committee Meeting, 4:30pm, Thornton Room Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 Fitzroy St, Kirribilli2nd Thursday of month
Thu8 AugGrade 3 MLTWUnhurried pace18km660m total climbsGarawarra Conservation Area and Royal National ParkHelensburgh to Semi Detached Point and Return: From Helensburgh Station follow a variety of un-named tracks crossing the Hacking River to Semi Detached Point near Era Beach. Return via Cutty Ridge and Burgh Track and alternative route back to the station. Great coastal views and good tracks in some seldom used routes. Joint walk with NPA. Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.
Sat10 AugGrade 3 M TrainingUnhurried pace15kmLeader training walkNow Sat 24 Aug
Sat10 AugCYCLE Medium/hard grade LTWMedium pace56km415m total climbsGuildfordGuidford Stn Circuit via Parramatta Pk / Blacktown / Fairfield: Guildford Stn – Parramatta Pk – Westmead – Toongabbie – Seven Hills – Kings Langley – Blacktown – Pemulwuy – Fairfield – Guildford. On shared paths / cycleways / quiet streets. This will be a leisurely cycle with plenty of stops. Suitable for all bike types. Map: GuildfordContact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.
Sun11 AugGrade 5 MMedium pace12km300m total climbsNewnes SF/GOS SCAKangaroo Creek Traverse: Find out for yourself why this unique area, currently under threat, must be better protected.Park the cars near Angus Place. Walk on trail to SH 1127, then off trail north east to SH 1095. Descend into Kangaroo Creek at around GR 329 060, then follow the cliff line and ledges all the way to GR 315 056. Exit to Angus Place Trail and walk back to vehicles. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBMBC. Map: Cullen BullenContact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.
Thu15 AugGrade 3 MLTWMedium pace14km400m total climbsBrisbane Water NPWondabyne to Pindar Cave: Wonderful ridge-top track to Pindar Cave. Steep 100m climb at beginning. Map: GosfordContact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.
Mon19 AugCYCLE Medium grade LTWMedium pace50km337m total climbsParramattaWestmead Circuit via Meadow Bank, Olympic Park, M4 Cycleway: Westmead Stn - Rydalmere - Olympic Park - M4 Cycleway - Parramatta Park - Westmead. On shared paths / cycleways / quiet streets. This will be a leisurely cycle with plenty of stops. Suitable for all bike types. Map: ParramattaContact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.
Sat24 AugGrade 2 LTWMedium pace13km230m total climbsBarren Grounds Nature ReserveGriffith's Loop plus Cooks Nose Pass: Griffith's Loop picnic area - side trip to Cooks Nose - Natural Stone Bridge - loop track to picnic area. A loop walk, all on tracks. Beautiful heath land and forest, great scenery, Spring wildflowers. Joint walk with NPA. Map: Kangaroo Valley 1:25 000Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.
Sat24 AugGrade 2 TrainingUnhurried pace10kmLeader Training WalkLindfield Station loop: This is a short easy walk designed to enable discussion about leadership skills. We will meet at Lindfield station and follow some streets before passing through Seven Little Australians Park. There is a short tunnel under the road and then we follow a fire trail before the start of a well formed track beside Middle Harbour. The Little Digger Track will take us back into Lindfield and then with some street walking. There will be an opportunity for a coffee at East Lindfield if we arrive before the shop closes (which we should) or at the end of the walk at Lindfield Station. Map STEP Map 2 or Parramatta RiverContact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.
Thu29 AugGrade 4 MLTWMedium pace22km700m total climbsBlue Mountains NPGrand Cliff Top Walk: Waterfalls and stunning views across the Jamison Valley with views into the deep canyons and gorges. Our walk starts @ Wentworth Falls Station and meanders through Wentworth Falls - Conservation Hut - Leura Cascades - Echo Point - Prince Henry Cliff Track - Katoomba Station. Map: KatoombaContact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.
September 2024
Sun1 SepGrade 4 MFast pace28km240m total climbsRoyal NPOtford - Bundeena: Otford (station) - Coast Track - Bundeena (ferry wharf). The classic long coastal walk in Royal. Beautiful country and beautiful coastline. A long hard walk with no time for loitering. Very fit walkers only. Joint walk with NPA. Map: Otford, Port Hacking 1:25 000Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.
Sun1 SeptoMon16 SepGrade 4 OverseasMedium paceAverage day:20km800m climbsScotlandCape 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.   Walk full
Mon2 SepSocialChatswood RSL ClubMonthly 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. No need to apply to attend - just simply turn up on the day.12 noon at the RSL club446 Victoria AveChatswood100 metres west of Chatswood station(first Monday of month)
Tue3 SeptoFri6 SepGrade 4 M85 TrigsUnhurried pace28km550m total climbsYerranderie85 Trigs walk - Mt Colong trig, Mt Armour FT to Kowmung River: 28km over 4 days. Meeting in Oberon for morning tea, thence drive to walk start, along to base of Mt Colong to camp for the night. Optional short but rough, off track climb to Mt Colong (500m), return to tents and proceed to the Kowmung for the night and next day. Final day, return to cars.AWD cars preferred
Thu12 SepCommittee MeetingBush Club Committee Meeting, 4:30pm, Thornton Room Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 Fitzroy St, Kirribilli2nd Thursday of month
October 2024
Mon7 OctSocialChatswood RSL ClubMonthly club lunch : No lunch this month due to public holidayNo lunch this month due to public holiday
Wed9 OctGrade 3 MUnhurried pace15km350m total climbsBlackheath areaProspective Induction Walk: New to the Club? Keen to learn more about bushwalking? Come join us on this prospective only walk. Blackheath area - details tbc  Map: BlackheathContact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.
Thu10 OctCommittee MeetingBush Club Committee Meeting, 4:30pm, Thornton Room Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 Fitzroy St, Kirribilli2nd Thursday of month
Sat12 OctSocialThe Bush Club 85th Birthday CelebrationsCommandment Rock (Venue 16), Lane Cove National Park: There will be a number of walks that will end at this venue. Lots of details to come.Scheduled to commence at 12:00pm with cake cutting and celebration at 1:00pmThere is no hot water available on site, so if you want hot water you will need to self cater.RSVP to the various walk leaders if you are walking to the event, otherwise to Di Green
Sun13 OcttoWed23 OctGrade 2 OverseasUnhurried pace10km400m total climbsCampania, ItalyLa Dolce Vita on Foot: Naples, Mt. Vesuvius, Amalfi Coast, Ischia, Capri: Steep rocky cliffs by the azure sea. Medieval perched villages connected by donkey tracks.Naples and the Amalfi Coast are both World Heritage areas.Day walks (Grade 2). Typical day walk will be 10 km, ascent 400m, same descent. All on track. Unhurried pace with plenty of time to take photos and buy gelato.All walks finish long before the shops and restaurants close.Estimated cost for accommodation, food and land transport is about EUR 1,600 per person twin share or double. Plus drinks, plus international air fare. Single supplement available on request.Please note: Overseas walks are not vetted by the Bush Club and the normal Bush Club insurance does not apply. Please ensure you arrange your own travel insurance and check the itinerary carefully with the Leader to ensure it meets your expectations.Participants to arrange own international air travel and travel insurance. Group limit 12. Expressions of interest sought.  Map: Cicerone guidebookMeet in Naples on afternoon of 13 October 2024Listed 18 MarTrip full, wait list operating
Sun13 OctGrade 4 MLTWMedium pace20km260m total climbsKiama Kiama coast walk : Covering the north, mid and southern legs of this beautiful section of coast with sublime views, we will start at the sparkling Minnamurra river, passing Cathedral rocks, then onto Bombo Headland for views over the quarry. Making our way through Kiama’s pristine beaches we will visit both blowholes then head over the rolling green hills on our way to Gerringong. If we're lucky, we'll spot some whales on their return trip South. If the Werri lagoon is unsafe to cross, the walk will be adjusted to suit. Joint walk with NPA. Map: Kiama 9028-1SContact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.
Sun20 OcttoMon28 OctGrade 4 Medium pace110km300m total climbsSouth Australia Southern Section Heysen TrailExpression of Interest Wild South Coast Walk: From Cape Jervis to Victor Harbour following Wild South Coast Way (5 Days) plus extra 2 Days for travel. A combination of spec­tac­u­lar and awe-inspir­ing coastal walk­ing fea­tur­ing remote beach­es, native bush­land and rugged cliffs, Accommodation is at Victor Harbour with shuttle bus service each day. Combination of climbs and descents on walk. Total trip days includes 2 travel days. Limited numbers for the trip  Map: Heysen TrailContact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.
Fri25 OcttoMon28 OctGrade 3 MMedium pace55km600m total climbsNSW South CoastWalking around Berrara: Spring on the coast is magnificent - whales migrating; the bush in bloom; warmer water; and magic sunsets. A variety of scenery with bush and beaches on our doorstep. Spend 3 nights in cabins or camping at Surfside, Cudmirrah Beach. On track walking, mostly flat but some steps and one 500m climb.  Map: Sussex Inlet and TianjaraContact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.
Sun27 OcttoFri6 DecGrade 4 OverseasFast pace25km400m total climbsFrance and SpainWinter Camino Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Santiago de Compostela: Want some peace and quiet? Want to get away from crowds? Walk the Camino off-peak, taking the Camino d'Invierno (the Winter Way) route.Grade 4 due to distance - 800 kms in total all on track. Average day walk will be 25 km, ascent 400m, same descent with some longer days. Medium-to-fast pace to finish by sunset.The start date is fixed; the end date is an estimate assuming 35 days walking and 5 rest days. Continuing to Finistere is an optional extra 4 days.Staying mostly in pilgrim albergue (hostel) dormitories. Persons wishing to stay somewhere more upmarket are welcome to make their own bookings at the time.Estimated cost for albergue accommodation and food is about EUR 50 per person per day. Plus drinks, plus international air fare. Please note: Overseas walks are not vetted by the Bush Club and the normal Bush Club insurance does not apply. Please ensure you arrange your own travel insurance and check the itinerary carefully with the Leader to ensure it meets your expectations.Participants to arrange own international air travel and travel insurance. Leader speaks Spanish and French. Group limit 6. Joint trip with SBW.Expressions of interest sought.  Map: https://www.santiago.nl/lopen-naar-santiago/looproutes-naar-santiago/looproutes-in-spanje/Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.Listed 18 Mar
November 2024
Mon4 NovSocialChatswood RSL ClubMonthly 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. No need to apply to attend - just simply turn up on the day.12 noon at the RSL club446 Victoria AveChatswood100 metres west of Chatswood station(first Monday of month)
Sat9 NovtoSun10 NovGrade 4 MLTWMedium pace12km400m total climbsBungonia NPBeebox Spur - Shoalhaven River: Bungonia NP - Beebox Spur - Shoalhaven River - Trestles TrackA circuit walk with a steep descent on day 1 and a steep climb on day 2. In between there is river walking with time for swimming, exploring and relaxing.Hard walk, track and off track. Minor car shuffle involved. Joint walk with NPA. Map: Caoura 1:25 000Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.
Thu14 NovCommittee MeetingBush Club Committee Meeting, 4:30pm, Thornton Room Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 Fitzroy St, Kirribilli2nd Thursday of month
Mon18 NovtoFri22 NovCYCLE Medium/hard grade Medium pace55km450m total climbsCanberraCycling in Canberra: Three days cycling around Canberra. Distances will vary between 50 – 60 kms each day with average climbs of 450m. Twin share accommodation in the Alivio Tourist Park (https://aliviogroup.com.au/). Numbers are limited.     Map: CanberraWalk full, wait list operating
December 2024
Mon2 DecSocialChatswood RSL ClubMonthly 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. No need to apply to attend - just simply turn up on the day.12 noon at the RSL club446 Victoria AveChatswood100 metres west of Chatswood station(first Monday of month)
Thu5 DecCommittee MeetingBush Club Committee Meeting, 4:00pm, McMahons Point McMahons Point Community Centre, 165 Blues Point RoadMcMahons Point Community Centre, 165 Blues Point Road
Thu5 DecAGM & SocialAGM & Christmas PartyMcMahons Point Community Centre, 165 Blues Point Roado AGM 5:00pmo Celebration afterwards until 7:30pmMcMahons Point Community Centre, 165 Blues Point Road
Sun15 DectoSat21 DecGrade 3 MMedium pace80km2000m total climbsKosciuszko NPExpressions of Interest - Week at Charlotte Pass: Staying at a Ski Lodge at Charlotte Pass, and do day walks, mostly grade 3 walks.   Walk full
Advance Notice
Mon3 FebtoThu13 FebCYCLE Medium/hard grade Medium pace50km400m total climbsSouth Island, New ZealandAlps to Ocean Cycle Trail (A2O), one of the great cycle trails in New Zealand: The total distance for this is about 350km, 50km daily average ride. Meet in Christchurch on Day 1. Day 2 will be a day's cycling OR day sightseeing in Christchurch. Shuttle transfer Christchurch to Tekapo. Start of the A2O – 6 day cycle from Tekapo to Oamaru. Shuttle transfer Oamaru back to Christchurch. Overnight in Christchurch. Dates may vary slightly. Expressions of Interest sought. Non-refundable deposit will be required. Limited numbersThis is an overseas commercial cycle so the insurance arrangements of the Bush Club do not apply. Participants to arrange own air flights and travel insurance.   Map: TekapoWalk full, wait list operating
Mon9 Feb2025toSat21 Feb202513 days in totalGrade 4 Unhurried pace130kmAround 2,000m over 12 daysTasmaniaPine Valley, Lake St Clair and Mt Field NP: Expression of Interest sought when lots more detail will be provided - exact dates to be confirmed. 13 days/12 nights Day 1: Fly in and drive to Lake St Clair, then ferry to Narcicissus Hut ($55) and full pack walk to Pine Valley Hut for 3 nights - 8.9km Day 2: Mt Acropolis (7.6km, 661m), a challenging walk involving climbing, bouldering and rock scrambling with exposureDay 3: The Labyrinth (6km, 411m). Medium gradeDay 4: Walk to Narcissus Hut, then ferry to Lake St Clair for 3 nights. Choose own accommodation, from camping to luxury cabin Days 5 and 6: a number of walks to be decided Days 7 - 12: Mount Field NP with group accommodation around $80 pppn (twin share, single supplement may be available). Walks of various grades, to be decided. Day 13 return flight to Sydney.Priority given to members who can and are willing to navigate, and a competent driver as a back-up navigator and driver is preferable.   Map: Tasmap - Cradle Mt - Lake St Clair, Tasmap - Mt Field Walk MapWalk full
Thu20 Mar2025Social PymbleAnnual Leaders Dinner: Marshall Hall, Uniting Church, Pymble. Invitations will be sent out to Leaders as the date approaches.Event to commence 5:00pm with pre-dinner mingling, followed by buffet dinner and dessert.Good public transport and parking at venue.
85 Trig Walks yet to be scheduled
TBA September Grade 3 M85 TrigsMedium pace16km600m total climbsIllawarra Escarpment SCA85 Trigs walk - Sublime trig, Coalcliff to Austinmer/Thirroul: Forest walk to Sublime Point track including the trig at Sublime Point lookout. Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications.