Walks Calendar

Interested in joining Bush Lemons on any of these walks? Go to the membership tab to see how to go on the email list.  Our walks calendar usually runs for 4 months at a time.

Saturday, 6 October   Porters Pass & Centennial Glen loop, Blackheath   Leader: Jocelyn
M, 5km.  This is a favourite walk of the Lemons and dogs are also welcome.  This historic track covers waterfalls, great view into the Megalong Valley, some stairs and eroded sections.

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ABREAST LESBIAN DANCE that evening!!  7pm, Wentworth Falls School of Arts, Great Western Highway. BYO food & drink.  Tickets available at stickytickets.com.au/75271.

Sunday, 7 October           Moto Lems motorbike ride                Leader:  Vee
Join Moto Lems for a ride to Mudgee via the backroads:  Tarana, Sallys Flat, Sunny Corner, Dark Corner, Limekilns and Wattle Flat.

Sunday, 14 October  Historic Lindemans Pass from Gladstone Pass   Leader:  Jocelyn
H, approx 14km, full day walk.  This historic track is unmaintained and very special.  There are waterfalls, rainforest sections, great views, some steep and eroded sections, muddy scrambles, and lots of metal stairs to climb up at the end.  We will also include the ascent up Copelands Pass with some rope sections.  A sense of adventure essential!

Saturday, 20 October      Mt Mouin, Mt Warrigal, Blue Dog Mtns           Leader: Jocelyn
H, full day walk.  We missed climbing Mt Mouin on our last walk in this area, so we are making it a priority.  We walk out from Dunphys Campground to Medlow Gap, climb up Mt Mouin, then walk along the ridge to Mt Warrigal and descend down to the Mobbs Swamp track and return to Dunphys. Great area for some scrambling and exploring.

Saturday, 27 October      Mt Hay Road Leura explore                   Leader:  Anne
M, approx 5-6 hours, ascents/descents.  We start this walk by walking to the top of Mt Hay (200m ascent, 2 hours) and see wonderful views of the Grose Valley and back towards the villages of the mountains.  We will explore any other tracks that are out there and see where they lead.  On the way back to Leura we will do the Fortress Rock walk and any others that take our fancy!

Sunday, 28 October    Martins Lookout to Lost World, Springwood   Leader: Jocelyn
M, approx 4-5 hours, 465m ascent/descent.  This walk covers the lovely area south of Springwood.  We desend down from Martins Lookout to the Glenbrook Creek and then ascend up to Bunyan Lookout, and then walk around Lost World Lookout.  Great views and nice swimming creek.

Saturday, 3 November  Little Beach to Putty Beach, Bouddi NP, Central Coast Leader: Jem
M, 14km return, approx 6 hours.  This walk is considered one of the most spectacular beach walks in Australia.  It's a mix of fire trail, single track and boardwalks, with magnificent views, plenty of swimming options and maybe even a glimpse of whales.

Sunday, 4 November        The Braeside Track, Blackheath                   Leader: Sharron
E, 7km, approx 4 hours.  Beautiful walk along the escarpment at Govetts Leap, then along the creek back to Blackheath.  Views, waterfalls, creek and lovely bush.

Thursday, 8 November      Mid week 2 hr evening/dinner walk        Leader:  Anne
We will walk one of the popular tourist tracks mid week and in the evening when it is a little quieter.  Bring dinner to have along the way.

Saturday, 10 November  Bike ride, Medlow Bath to Hanging Rock, Blackheath  Leader: Olga
M.  This is an ideal ride for the less experienced cyclist looking to clock up some time in the dirt, or for the more experienced cyclist to give it some curry and have a ball with the flowing nature of the trail and the numerous water bars.  Initially cycle path then dirt road to hanging rock section, with a couple of surprise diversions.  Return the same way to Medlow Bath for coffee and treats!

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FUNDRAISING DINNER that evening Katoomba - raising funds for the printing of the BUSH LEMONS BOOK - STORIES OF RESILIENCE
Come along for a social evening to dine on sumptuous food and see the slideshow of the Bush Lemons' walks on the Larapinta Trail this year!

Friday, 16 Nov - Sun, 18 Nov      Dunns Swamp Camping weekend      Leader:  Jocelyn
Dunns Swamp is a gorgeous large camping area in the Wollemi National Park, 20km east of Rylstone, 150km northwest of Sydney & about 2 hours from the upper Blue Mountains.  It's on the banks of the Cudgegong River & perfect for bushwalking, swimming, canoeing/kayaking, photography (with Macro Lems), birdwatching and there are heaps of flora & fauna (including platypus) and amazing pagoda rock formations.  Camping close to cars.  Toilets & fires.

Saturday, 24 November             Lawson Waterfalls                        Leader:  Ilsa
M, 8km.  Empire Pass and Frederica Falls, Lawson.  Lovely Mid Mountains walk with pretty waterfalls and a surprising rainforest ravine.

Sunday, 25 November      COMBINED Kayak on Pittwater with Nomads to Nowhere
Leader: Jocelyn/Kate
Pittwater is a kayaker's paradise and we will explore some of the waterways and beaches.  This will be a full day paddle. You can use your own kayak or hire from Nomads or Paddlecraft where we launch.

Sunday, 25 November        Macro Lems Macro Lems walk, Maraylya     Leader: Sharron
E. Longneck Lagoon, Maraylya. See  how the drought is changing the landscape of both the lagoon and surrounding woodland. Cracking mudflats, exposed logs and stumps and a surprising amount of birdlife - lots to photograph.  Carpool from the mountains.

Sat, 1 Dec - Sun, 2 Dec    Overnight walk - Victoria Falls to Pierces Pass  Leader: Anne
H, 8.5km, 850m ascent/descent.  This is a wonderful walk through the quieter end of the Grose Valley.  We will start later in the afternoon and camp overnight at Burra Korain on the Grose River.  There are lots of places for a cooling dip.  We will continue the walk the next day along the Grose River and exit the valley up beautiful Pierces Pass.

Saturday, 8 December      Blue Gum Forest for beginners                 Leader:  Jocelyn
M-H, 656m ascent/descent.  Always wanted to visit the Blue Gum Forest in the Grose Valley?  Well now you can!  We will take our time with the ascent down from Perrys Lookdown, spend plenty of time in the forest and perhaps walk the extra 500m over to Acacia Flat or have a swim.  We will then walk back up, taking all the time we need with lots and lots of stops to admire the views!

Thursday, 13 December  Mid week 2 hr evening/dinner walk        Leader: Anne
We will walk on one of the popular tourist tracks mid week and in the evening when it is a little quieter.  Bring dinner to have along the way.

Saturday, 15 December            Macro Lems                           Leader:  Sharron
E.  Christmas in the bush.  A hunt for summer treasures to photograph in the bush at Leura.

Sunday, 16 December      The Spit to Manly                         Leader: Jocelyn
M, 10km one way/20km return.  This is a great walk to end off the year.  Great views, swimming, dog friendly.  You can just do it one way, or the return as well.

Saturday, 5 January     Deep Pass & Nayook Canyon            Leader:  Jocelyn
E-M, approx 4km.  Come and explore this special valley area outside Lithgow, with a little canyon, amazing cliffs and beautiful cascading waterfalls.  This will be a bit of an explore with some slippery sections and only a small amount of walking.

Thursday, 10 January    Mid week 2hr evening/dinner walk        Leader:  Anne
We will walk on one of the popular tourist tracks mid week and in the evening when it is a little quieter.  Bring dinner to have on the track.

Saturday, 12 January          Macro Lems                                    Leader:  Sharron
Water, water everywhere!  A short lesson in water photography - how to freeze it, blur it, make it sparkle.  A short lesson and lots to photograph at Katoomba.

Sunday, 13 January   Govetts Leap, Rodrigues Pass, Evans Lookout loop, Blackheath
Leader: Jocelyn
H, 11km circuit, approx 7 hrs.  Descend from Govetts Leap into the Grose Valley and follow Govetts Leap Brook around to Junction Rock, then up to Beauchamp Falls to Evans Lookout, and return along the clifftops to Govetts Leap.  Good challenging and beautiful walk with lots of creeks, waterfalls and swimming.

Saturday, 19 January    Glenbrook Creek to Euroka Clearing, Glenbrook    Leader: Jocelyn
M-H, 10km, approx 5-6 hours.  The walk starts at the National Park entrance at Glenbrook and the track passes through open forests and woodlands with a few short, steep sections.  Upon arriving at Euroka Clearing we will walk the extra couple of kms to descend down to the Nepean river.  Kangaroos, swimming, views.

Sunday, 20 January      Walls Cave beginner's walk, Blackheath          Leader: Sharron
E, 1.5km, 1-1.5 hours.  A great introduction to bushwalking, with gardens of wildflowers and a beautiful little 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All women participating in any Bush Lemons activity do so at their own risk and are responsible for choosing an activity that suits their level of fitness, health and experience.  Please take into account any injuries or illnesses you may have, or may be recovering from, and check with the activity leader if in doubt of any activity’s degree of difficulty.



































































































 

































Celebratory dinner for our 15 years

















































Those of us involved in 1996 (not the poodle however)

















































































Flora ramble group
















































































































Bush Lemons Bushwalking Code































































Take nothing but photographs and memories – leave nothing but footprints.































































  Do not disturb our bushland.Be self reliant.Tread softly.   































































If you take it in, take it out.Don’t bury or burn rubbish. 































































Respect wildlife.Remember, you are the trespasser.  


































Treat your fellow Bush Lemons and the walk leader with the consideration they deserve.































































Always stay with the group.
































































Guide to Grades































































E































































Easy – on tracks, relatively flat, suits beginners – under 5km































































E-M































































Easy-medium – slightly rougher walking, will include moderate climbs and descents, reasonable fitness level– under 12km 































































M































































Medium – rougher walking, agility & good fitness required, steep climbs & descents – under 15km































































H































































Hard–Narrow or eroded tracks or bushbashing, steep & long climbs/descents, good fitness & stamina levels required, some scrambling or rock hopping – under 22km































































VH































































Very Hard – strenuous walking, difficult terrain, some exploratory, steep & long climbs and descents, fit and experienced walkers only – 22km +