2012 BUSHWALKING

Len&George Bushwalkers Social Luncheon
Bushwalkers Social Luncheon chez Alison n Hugh. RSVP expressions of interest before December 1st, details will follow.
Blue Mts NP December 9 Lower Blue Mts NP
Grose River and Grose Trig [439 m] and environs, via Mountain Avenue Yarramundi. A challenging ascent of around 410 metres on good track, with increasingly awesome views, returning same way with optional swim on return. Grade Medium. About 9 klms. Meet at Annandale 8 am.
Blue Mts NP November 25 Lower Blue Mts NP
Lapstone to Nepean River and along track to Glenbrook Gorge following Glenbrook Creek [swimming opportunities] and back via the cliffline above railway and gorge, and down to Lapstone station. About 11 klms. Grade Easy/Medium. Annanddale 7:45 am.
Royal NP November 18 Royal NP
Drive to Governor Game Lookout. Walk to Garrawarra, then Burgh Ridge and Mid Era Point on the coastal track. About 6klms. Grade Easy. Meet at Annandale 8am or Tempe 8.15 am.
Manly Dam Circuit November 4 Manly Dam circuit
Clockwise. This excellent walk is all on track with some ups n downs and about 10klms, Swimming opportunities. Easy/medium. Meet at Annandale 8.15 am, or at dam 8.45 am.
Morton NP October 28 Morton NP via Bundanoon
Fairy Bower track with Nicholas Pass and Amphitheatre track, part exploratory. Some steep sections of track. Expect easy/medium, about 7 klms. Esimated dt. to Bundanoon is 100 minutes, mostly on freeway. Meet at Tempe 7.45 am. Call/email for A’dale collect 7.25 am.
Ku-ring-gai NP October 14 Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Hungry track to Smiths Creek estuary. Re-visiting a new area of interest, to follow westward ridge to the Smiths Creek deep-water estuary, with some open forest off-track expected, part exploratory. Grade, easy to medium. About 6 klms. Meet at Annandale 8.30 am.
Budderoo NP October 7 Budderoo NP
Carrington Falls--Missingham Steps through steep canyon to rainforest and river crossing with waterfall. After lunch we begin ascent on opposite ridge with part of Missingham Pass. Most of the walk now on track. Grade medium, 9 klms. Meet at Tempe 7.45 am or email for collect at A’dale.
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP September 23 Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Nth Turramurra-Merruin track-Gibberagong-Cockle Creek-Bobbin Head-estuary track to Sphinx track ascent to cars at Merruin Street. Grade easy/medium, 11 klms. Meet at Annandale 8 am or Nth. T’murra circa 8.45.
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP September 9 Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Terry Hills and forest trail to Smith’s Creek and estuary. Some minor off-track excursions in new area, expect Easy, about 7 klms. Meet at Annandale 8.30 am. Changed due to burn-offs.
Sydney Harbour NP September 2 Sydney Harbour NP
North Head Peninsula with spring wildflowers on new pathways to wetlands, with historic remnants amidst ocean and harbour views. Meet at Annandale 10 am.
Brisbane Waters NP August 26 Brisbane Waters NP
Mooney Mooney to Girrakool circuit track being part of the Gt North Walk with saltmarsh and mangroves on the estuary leading to wet schlerophyl forest as we ascend, 10 klms with 150 metre ascent grade easy/medium. Meet at Annandale 8am for coffee stop at Pie in the Sky, Cowan, circa 8.45 am.
Ku-ring-gai NP August 12 Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Duffy’s Forest and various obscure tracks to Mt Murray Anderson overlooking Cowan Water, part exploratory, expect easy/medium. Meet at Annandale 8.30 am.
Wollemi NP July 29 Wollemi NP
Mt Lagoon fire trail via Bilpin to Conder Peak and Gospers Ridge with distant views overlooking Colo River and Mt Townsend. Walking on mostly graded track, 12 klms. Grade Easy. Meet at Annandale 7.45 am or at Bilpin café circa 8.55 am.
Blue Mts NP July 15 Blue Mts NP
Warrimoo to Blaxland via Florabella Pass and Glenbrook Creek. Grade Easy. Meet on Blue Mts train leaving Central at 8.17 am, Strathfield at 8.30, 2nd carriage.
Illawarra Escarpment SCA July 8 Southern Illawarra Escarpment
One of the great new walks. Coalcliff to Hoddles Track above Stanwell Park, forest cliff-top walk to Madden Plains and Sublime Point. Descent on new ladders to Austinmeer station where our cars await. Grade medium to hard, about 15 klms. Collect at A’dale 7.20 for Tempe at 7.35 am. or meet at “The Tin Shed" coffee shop in Thirroul circa 8.20.
Sydney Harbour NP June 24 Sydney Harbour NP
Change due to railway trackwork. Now … Sydney Harbour NP Manly Wharf to Shelly Beach coast track to North Head and environs, to Collins Beach on harbour, then Little Manly Cove. Grade easy. Meet at Manly ferry wharf west side at 10.30 am.
June 10 Ku-ring-gai NP
Bairne track to Soldiers Point and environs overlooking Pittwater. Grade Easy. 8klms. Meet at Annandale 8.15 am.
Blue Mts NP May 27 Blue Mts NP
Leura--Roberts Pass to Lindeman Track--Wentworth Pass--Slack Stairs--National Pass--Valley of Waters--Lillian’s Bridge--Fairmont Resort. Grade medium. 10 klms. Meet at Annandale 8.15 am or at Wentworth Falls 9.30 am.
May 13 Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Lambert Peninsula and Basin track to Pittwater and return. 6 klms. Grade Easy. Meet at Annandale 8 am.
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP May 6 Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Cowan station to Brooklyn via Jerusalem Bay. A scenic walk overlooking the Hawkesbury River on track with up to 200 metre ascent, and a train journey on return to Cowan. 12klms. Grade Medium. Meet at Annandale 8am or ‘Pie in the Sky‘ [coffee] at 8.40 am or Cowan station 9.15 am.
Royal NP April 29 Royal NP
Engadine track to Robertsons Knoll-Red Gum Forest-Kangaroo Creek-Bottle Forest. Grade easy/medium, about 9 klms, some off track downhill. Collect A’dale 8am for Tempe meet at 8.15 am.
Illawarra Escarpment SCA April 15 Illawarra Escarpment SCA
Stanwell Park station to Wodi Wodi Track [Bullock Track in 1820], ascending to clifftop for scenic walk to Maddens Plains, then Sublime Point with a descent on stairs to rainforest and Austinmer station. About 13 klms. Grade medium to hard. Meet at Tempe carpark 7.20 am for cars to Austinmer station to link with [catch] train at 8.50 for Stanwell Park and start of walk.
Sydney Harbour NP April 1 Sydney Harbour NP
Vaucluse House to village and clifftop walk to Watsons Bay via Macquarie Lighthouse, thence Parsley Bay with Suspension Bridge, Neilson Park and headland bush walk behind Greycliffe House. 7 klms. Grade easy. Meet at Annandale 8.15 am.
Budderoo NP March 25 Budderoo NP
Budderoo NP via Albion Park and Jamberoo Pass. We walk across this wetland escarpment above Kiama mostly on track and flat terrain, to the lagoon and the awesome drop of the Falls overlooking Kangaroo Valley. Grade is easy , possibly 11 klms. Meet at Tempe 8 am.
Kuringai Chase NP March 18 Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Lambert Peninsula-Little Pittwater Beach and Hungry Beach. Some off-track on boulders with a steep ascent from beach to Jim’s Track. Grade easy to medium. 7 klms. Meet at Annandale 8am. Map is Broken Bay
Blue Mts NP March 11 Blue Mts NP
Wentworth Falls to Edinburg Rock-Lillians Bridge-Conservation Hut-Cliff top walk to region above the Falls, then return to W. Falls village. About 8 klms. All on track. Grade easy to medium. Meet at Annandale 8.15 am for car pool to Wentworth Falls or meet at Post Office coffee shop at 9.45 am.
Boudi NP February 26 Bouddi NP
Boudi NP via Woy Woy. Map is Gosford. Maitland Bay peninsula and Mt Boudi. Grade easy. About 6 klms. Meet at Annandale 8am or Woy Woy coffee stop near water 9.15 am.
Royal NP February 19 Royal NP
Watamolla car park, and north on the coastal track to Little Marley beach for optional swimming, then over sandhills to Marley Lagoon for lunch, returning on coastal track. 10 klm. Grade easy to medium. Map is Pt Hacking. Meet at Tempe 8.30 am.
Berowra Valley NP February 12 Berowra Valley NP
Gundah Ridge or Sams Ridge via Mt Kuringai to Salt Marsh Flat and Crosslands partly on Benowie Track and G't N'th Walk, then return on estuary track. Map is Hornsby. Grade easy to medium. 9 klms. Meet at Annandale 8 am.
Sydney Harbour NP January 29 Sydney Harbour NP
Wollstonecraft Station to Blues Point Rd. Nth Sydney via Berry Island, Balls Head and Waverton Park. Return on train. Grade easy. Meet at Wollstonecraft Station ramp or overpass at 10.30 am.
Wyrrabalong NP January 22 Wyrrabalong NP
Central Coast. The walk in this relatively new NP established in 1991 near Tuggerah Lakes will commence near Norah Head lighthouse and be in 3 stages which include Red Gum Forest walk over the ancient sand dune dividing the lake from the ocean and, the coastal track near Batteau Bay to Crackneck Lookout. About 9klms., grade Easy. Meet at Annandale 8am or at Nora Head[coffee] circa 9.50 am.
Bass Point Reserve January 8 Bass Point Reserve
Bass Point Reserve via Pt Kembla. Maloneys Bay with lava flows-Natural Arch-Sea Cave and Bushrangers Bay at Bass Point. Some off-track coastal walking before low tide at 2 pm on rocky platforms and boulders, grade mostly medium with options for easy exit if required. Meet at Tempe 8.45 am.

 

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