November 2020 – February 2021
Saturday, 7 November Macro Lems afternoon Leader: Poppy
Street Art: an afternoon of photography in Newtown exploring a number of the street art sites. This Macro Lems session can be followed on by an evening session on the same day….
Macro Lems evening Leader: Vicky
Sundown, lights up: explore Circular Quay and The Rocks during twilight and the early evening capturing photographic images of the changing light.
Come along for both or either one!
Sunday, 8 November Bike ride to Point Pilcher & return, Medlow Bath Leader: Olga
This is a rare gem of a ride in Medlow Bath on tar and dirt that inevitably ends at….yes, you guessed it…another spectacular mountain view! There will be different start points to allow for different distances (short 14km/long 20kmish). This ride will suit beginners due to its easy gradient and smooth ride surfaces.
Saturday, 21 November Nature Trail Circuit Wentworth Falls Leader: Anne
E 3km 2hrs, this is a track you can easily do in an hour however we will go slow and explore it fully – the range of plants, the water features and then return for coffee and cake at the Conservation Hut.
Saturday, 28 November Evening under the full moon – Fortress Ridge, Leura Leader: Jocelyn
E-M, 7km return walk. This will be an late afternoon/evening easy wander out along Fortress Ridge to enjoy the views and then watch the full moon rise as we dine on scenic Ripple Rock.
Sunday, 29 November Macro Lems – waterfall walk Leader: Vicky
Waterfall walk. Whether you are looking to capture water droplets in motion or like to ‘slow down the flow’ photographing water is so much fun. The location will be decided nearer the date depending on prior rainfalls and temperature predictions.
Saturday, 5 December Wild Dogs Mtns - Ironmonger Spur, Coxs River, Breakfast Creek Leader: Jocelyn
H, 14km, 700m ascent/descend. A great challenging walk in the depth of the Wild Dog Mountains. Little used and hard tracks, lots of creek crossings, great wilderness and views. A Lemons favourite!
Sunday, 6 December Macro Lems - The Gully, Katoomba Leader: Sharron
E, 2.1km circuit. A hugely significant Aboriginal Place, unfortunately part of this area was used as a racing car circuit in the 1950-70’s. Lots to discover and photograph, with interpretive signage to help us understand more of the history.
Friday, 11 – Sun, 13 December Newnes Camp & Rocky Creek o’nite walk Leader: Anne
Camp at the Little Capertee Campground located in the Wollemi National Park where you can stay for the weekend for free, or pay for camping at the Newnes hotel, or join us on the overnight walk to Rocky Creek (12km one way – beautiful creek and gorge). This is a spectacular area, lovely grassy campsites as well as the lovely historic ruins nearby.
Saturday, 19 December Erskine Creek from Jack Evans Track to Pisgah Rock, Glenbrook Leader: Jocelyn
H, approx. 6 hrs, 7.5km loop, 500m ascent/descent.
Wonderful walk in the lower mountains along beautiful Erskine Creek with swims, some clambering up/down rocks, indistinct tracks, some eroded and overgrown sections.
Saturday, 9 January Wentworth Pass, Vera & Hippocrene Falls Leader: Jocelyn
H, approx. 8km, a loop walk from Wentworth Falls deep into the valley and along the little used pass tracks and to both beautiful waterfalls, then ascending up Valley of the Waters. Beautiful, lush area, but tracks are eroded and muddy.
Saturday, 16 January Palm Beach to Narrabeen CANCELLED Leader: Jocelyn
H, approx. 20km. This coastal walk follows roads, paths, beaches and includes views and swims. We will get the bus to Palm Beach and walk back to Narrabeen.
Saturday, 23 January T3 track to Colo River, Wollemi National Park Leader: Jocelyn
H, 6-7 hours return, 14km. Start from Mountain Lagoon and descend into the valley to the gorgeous Colo River. A long descent/ascent via zigzags towards a beautiful section of the river. Swimming.
Saturday, 30 January Macro Lems - Glenbrook Lagoon Leader: Sharron
E, 1km circuit. Walk around a beautiful, naturally formed lake in the lower mountains. Early start to enjoy the birds and capture the changing light on the water and hopefully see some endangered turtles.
Sunday, 31 January Gladstone Pass and Copelands Pass, Leura Leader: Jocelyn
H, approx. 7-8km, we will do a loop walk of these 2 adventurous and historic passes. The descent down Gladstone Pass includes scrambling helped by some short rope sections, and the ascent up Copelands also includes fun scrambles with help from some ropes. Beautiful lush rainforest area with views, historic passes and tracks. A sense of adventure a prerequisite!
Saturday, 6 February Snorkelling Leader: Rachael
Join us for snorkelling at either Gordons Bay (near Clovelly) for the Underwater Nature Trail or Bare Island, La Perouse. Both locations have lots of fish you may even see an octopus. A decision as to which location we will snorkel at will be made close to the date.
Sunday, 7 February Combined kayak trip with Nomads to Nowhere (and we'll meet up with a yacht skippered by a Lemon) Location Baywater at Pittwater. Bring your own sit in kayak or rent one of Nomads or from Paddlecraft near where we launch.
Saturday, 13 February Night walk – Lawson Waterfall Circuit Leader: Sharron
E, 3km circuit, 12.5m ascent/descent. Walk by torchlight, look for nocturnal critters, have a night-time paddle and enjoy the spectacular glowworms in the overhang near one of the waterfalls.
Sunday, 14 February Six Foot Track – Megalong Rd to Coxs River Leader: Jocelyn
M, 16km return, approx 500m ascent/descent. This walk follows the iconic Six Foot Track initially through farmland and then down towards the beautiful Coxs River for swims, relaxing, exploring.
Saturday, 20 February Spit to Manly Leader: Jocelyn
M, 10km one way/20k return. An iconic walk with harbour views, swimming, dog friendly, lunch at Manly before return walk to The Spit or catch bus back.
Sunday, 21 February Mardi Gras Fair Day
Join the Lemons! Come along and enjoy this day and visit the Bush Lemons stall to buy merchandise, hang out, collect info or just chat!
Saturday, 27 February The Grand Canyon, Blackheath Leader: Anne
M, 5.5km, 3 hours. February’s iconic walk through heathland, canyon and creek. One of the most beautiful walks in the mountains so we will be starting at 4:30pm to try and avoid the hoards. Lots of stairs, 350m descent and ascent, plus a stoney creek crossing.