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.

Sun, 28 May    Macro Lems - one square metre                                  Leader:  Sharron
Easy.  Sharpen your senses while we return to the roots of Macro Lems with an in-depth photographic study of a tiny area in Katoomba.

Saturday, 10 June.  GLBTQ walk during long weekend festivities.                   Leader:  Jocelyn
Bush Lemons are hosting our usual GLBTQ walk during the Queen’s Birthday weekend festivities.
E-M, 10km, we wander down Charles Darwin Walk to the top of Wentworth Falls, then take the Shortcut Track to the Conservation Hut where we join the Nature Track Loop, then return to the start.  Beautiful scenice area with waterfalls, pools, creeks and sublime views over the Jamison Valley and sublime company!  All welcome!

Sunday, 18 June, Macro Lems walk                                                         Leader:  Sharron
Join us for an exciting photographic adventure into the minute details of our world. Suitable for anyone with a camera, smart-phone or other photographic device.

Saturday, 24 June.  Winter Magic, Katoomba
Join the Pink Mountains entry in the parade up Katoomba Street – wear pink & bring drums & percussion!!!!  http://pinkmountains.com.au/

Sunday, 25 June.  Lockleys Pylon, Leura, down to the Blue Gum Forest  Leader: Jocelyn
H, 14km, 700m descent/ascent, 6-7 hours.  Fantastic walk out on the heathland from Mt Hay Road to Du Faur Head and its spectacular views into the Grose Valley, then descent down to the Grose River and visit the Blue Gum Forest.  This is the lesser visited entry track into the valley and is steep down to the river, but incredibly beautiful.  Return same way.

Saturday, 1 July.  Mt Banks (near Mt Wilson) off Bells Line of Road             Leader:  Jocelyn
M, 15kms, approx. 5 hours, 200m ascent/descent. We walk up to the summit first of all, which is quite short, and then descend down the other side to join a fire trail which leads to the cliff edge overlooking the Grose Valley (directly opposite where we will have been on our previous walk!) and then some track walking further along the cliff tops.  Great views

Saturday, 8 July                 Hanging Rock, Blackheath                                           Walk leader:  Sue
M, 11km.  Picnic at Hanging Rock. Time for the bike riders to move aside and let the walkers hit the trail and explore this most picturesque of places in the mountains. This walk is approx 11km out and back along a fire trail which runs along a ridge line. There is very little change in elevation on this walk. Well worth it for the stunning views into the Grose Valley and of course Hanging Rock.

Saturday, 15 July               Megalong Valley to Coxs River & Swing Bridge      Walk leader:  Lesley
M-H, 16km.  A walk along the iconic Six Foot Track down to Coxs River, the swing bridge and then to the campground for lunch before return.  Beautiful area, and one of the most beautiful rivers.  Finish off with a wine and Cheese platter at Dry Ridge Estate or go to Tea Rooms on the way home.

Sunday, 16 July                  Red Hands Cave & Campfire Circuit, Glenbrook         Walk leader: Sharron
M, 4hrs, 9.2km circuit. Pretty Gully, rock art, grinding grooves.

Saturday, 22 July               Exploring the cliff walks at Wentworth Falls           Walk leader:  Sue
E-M, 6.5km.  This walk will take in the Undercliff, Overcliff and Nature Tracks at Wentworth Falls. The walk is along single track which takes in some fantastic views. As the walk is predominately along the cliff tops there is little in way of change in elevation. The walk is rated easy medium because it is on single trail which is harder to walk on than fire trail.

Saturday, 22 July               Macro Lems walk                                                         Leader:  Sharron
E. Join us in the bush to photograph the tiny, the beautiful and the extraordinary. iPhone to DSLR - all welcome.

Sunday, 30 July                  Leura to Katoomba via Dardanelles Pass    Leader:  Jocelyn
M, 4-5 hrs, 7km.  A lovely walk from Gordon Falls along cliff tops and then descent down to Leura Forest and then along valley track past the bottom of Katoomba Falls.  Option of either catching the Scenic Railway up to the top or climbing up Furber Stairs.  Waterfalls, rainforest, views, beautiful lush area!

Saturday, 5 August           Giant Staircase, Jamison Valley to Kedumba Pass    Leader: Isobel
H, 21km, approx. 7 hours, 800m ascent/descent.
Great walk from the Giant Staircase near the Three Sisters, down to Leura Forest, then onto the fire trail which wends its way through the Jamison Valley (and up and over a couple of hills) and up Kedumba Pass to the end of Tableland Road, Wentworth Falls.  Beautiful valley with lots of challenging hills!

Sat, 12 August – Sun, 13 August   Overnight walk to Splendor Rock  Leader: Jocelyn
H, 24km,
Splendor Rock is in the Wild Dog Mountains – an impressive lookout at the southern end of Mt Dingo. It is the site of the Bushwalkers War Memorial, chosen because ‘the eye is drawn to the glory of Kanangra Walls, surely the spiritual home of bushwalkers.

Sat, 19 August                   Bike Ride – Medlow Bath to Hanging Rock              Leader: Jocelyn
M, 4-5 hours. 
Ride along the fire trail to Blackheath, and then cross the highway onto the onto the National Parks firetrail to spectacular Hanging Rock overlooking the Grose Valley, and return to Medlow Bath. Flat terrain with a couple of ‘hills’ and some rough surface but mostly easy riding. 

Sun, 20 August                  Macro Lems walk                                                          Leader:  Sharron
E. Join us in the bush to photograph the tiny, the beautiful and the extraordinary. iPhone to DSLR - all welcome.

Sat, 26 August                   Govetts Leap to Pulpit Rock return, Blackheath     Leader: Sharron
8km return, Medium due to length.  Cliff top track, great views, small creek crossing.

Sat, 2 September              Birdwatching walk                                          Leader: Jocelyn
Easy, location to be advised.  A small easy walk to observe and appreciate the birdlife.

Sun, 3 September             Sketching in the bush                                     Leader:  Isobel
Easy, location to be advised.  Join us to learn how to sketch our beautiful nature.

Saturday, 9 September                   Bush Lemons Night Walk               Leader:  Sharron
Medium due to length, approx. 8km return. Enjoy the sunset from Mt Hay area in Leura, and walk by moon and starlight.

Friday, 15 Sept- Sun, 17 Sept         Coorongooba Camp (Capertee Valley)      Leader: Jocelyn
Rescheduled from last walks calendar.  Drive out to camp overnight at this wonderful, seldom visited campground near Glen Davis.  Exploring, walks, relaxing, birdwatching camping.  No facilities at campground, only toilet.

Saturday, 23 September  Macro Lems walk                            Leader: Sharron
E. Join us in the bush to photograph the tiny, the beautiful and the extraordinary. iPhone to DSLR - all welcome.

Saturday, 30 September  Glow Worm Tunnel (near Newnes)            Leader: Sue
E-M, 9km, approx. 3-4 hours.  Visit this lovely area and see the worms in the pitch black of the tunnel.

Fri, 20 Oct– Sun, 22 Oct    Six Foot Track over 2.5 days with overnight camp at Alum Creek campground.           Leader:  Jocelyn
42km from Jenolan Caves to Katoomba.  Very hard, steep ascents/descents. 


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
Easy – on tracks, relatively flat, suits beginners – under 5km
Easy-medium – slightly rougher walking, will include moderate climbs and descents, reasonable fitness level  – under 12km
Medium – rougher walking, agility & good fitness required, steep climbs & descents – under 15km
Hard–Narrow or eroded tracks or bushbashing, steep & long climbs/descents, good fitness & stamina levels required, some scrambling or rock hopping – under 22km
Very Hard – strenuous walking, difficult terrain, some exploratory, steep & long climbs and descents, fit and experienced walkers only –  22km +