Saturday, 4 November Explorers Tree Katoomba to Megalong Rd Leader: Jocelyn
M-H, 16km return walk. This walk is on part of the Six Foot Track and descends down through Nellie Glen and past waterfalls. The track then opens into a wider fire trail which leads to Megalong Road. We will then walk the brief distance down to Old Ford Reserve and a possible swim/splash in the river where we will lunch before our return.
Saturday, 11 November Bike ride – Mt Hay Trail, Leura Leader: Olga
Mt Hay Trail Leura, •Total Distance = 23km, •Ride out & back • Unsealed Road. This is a long and quite a challenging ride on a mostly smooth but sometimes rough unsealed road. Vehicles have access to this trail also so we will have to take care with fast moving cars. The views to the Grose Wilderness at the end are superb.
H, 16.8km, around 6-7 hrs. This is a terrific walk from Davidson Park, Forestville. It traverses both sides of the creek. There are lots of overgrown sections, grottos/glens/ overhangs, the track can disappear or be flooded, some slippery creek crossings and bush bashing. All good fun! It’s a beautiful area with birds & animals and opportunities for swims.
Join us for a weekend in Kiama……
Saturday, 25 November Snorkelling at Bushrangers Bay, Kiama Leader: Rachael
Come and join us for a snorkelling adventure down at Bushrangers Bay aquatic reserve, on the beautiful south coast. We will meet around midday and snorkel the bay at low tide. Explore the rock pools and look for soft corals, sea urchins, parrot fish, giant cuttlefish, rays, and maybe a friendly seal. Location is Bass Point tourist road, Shell Cove, NSW (near Shellharbour, north of Kiama).
For those staying over on Saturday night, we can dine together in Kiama
Two options for the walk following the snorkelling day on Saturday. Option 1 - catch the train from Kiama to Minnamurra and walk back to Kiama -numerous beautiful swimming locations and spectacular scenery along this 8.5 km walk. Cliff tops, paved paths and some beach walking involved. Option 2 - catch the train from Kiama to Gerringong and walk back to Kiama - scenic cliff top walk with spectacular views and the option for a swim at the end in one of the Kiama rock pools. Total distance 14 kms with 6 kms of undulating hills along grassy paths and pavements - short beach section after lunch.
Will decide on best route closer to the date. Both walks are spectacular with beautiful ocean views and great options for lunch stops and varying locations for a swim.
11.30am Join us for an easy walk around Wentworth Falls Lake, 3km loop then……
1pm. Join us for a picnic at the lovely Wentworth Falls Lake. Bring your own picnic, chair/rug, water toys. We will gather on the grass on the western side of the carpark off Sinclair Crescent - look out for the Bush Lemons signs & rainbow flags. Let’s hope for good weather.
Tuesday, 5 December Mid week walk Leader Anne
Over & undercliff walk, Wentworth Falls.
H, approx. 15km. Walk out from Dunphys Campground via beautiful trail to Medlow Gap and then to find our way up to the 750m summit of Mt Mouin, the highest peak in the Wild Dog Mountains. Great remote area, spectacular views.
Leader: Jocelyn Easy, 6km return. We will walk out to beautiful Thor Head with its spectacular view over the Grose Valley in the afternoon, dine on the rock, look at the moon, and then walk back with headlights. A great way to end the year of walking!
Saturday, 13 January Mount Banks traverse to Frank Hurley Head Leader: Anne
M, 200 m ascent, 10km, 5hr. Mount Banks, with its distinctive rounded peak, is one of the most recognisable landmarks in the greater Blue Mountains region. It also means that the magnificent views are on the way to the top, not at the top. We will do the short but steep up and over before walking out to the catch the magnificent views of the valley and Mt Hay Walls before walking back on the easier fire trail.
M, 14km return, or 7km one way, track can be muddy/wet if it’s been raining. This walk is a hidden gem of the inner west. Mangroves, freshwater wetlands, sandstone woodland and a colony of flying foxes. The walk is via the Jackson Track which passes over Wolli Bluff, then onto the Highcliff Track through Turella Reserve, and onto the Girrahween Track. There is a café for lunch or a park.
Sunday, 21 January Lions Head, Wentworth Falls Leader: Jocelyn
E-M, approx. 8km return. This is a beautiful walk along the cliff tops in a seldom visited area. Spectacular views into the Kedumba Valley. Lots of wildflowers and craggy rocks. Lovely Lions Head has a gorgeous rock to lunch on & gaze at the view.
Saturday, 3 February Remote First Aid Training Course with Pulse First Aid Training Hazelbrook Bookings essential.
M, we will visit two historic old mines….Blair Athol which is a 3km walk, and lower chert railway station which is a slightly longer walk in the valley which leads to the old chert railway sidings which you can still see to this day. We will explore this area to find some more historic ruins.
A Bush Lemons summer favourite - join us in the early afternoon for snorkelling at Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve and Shelly Beach (Manly). You are likely to see blue gropers, spotted wobbegongs, pipefish, and possibly the resident green turtle.
M, 10km one way/20km return. A popular walk! Great views, water, swimming, dog friendly. You can just do one way to Manly or the return as well.
The Lemons will have a stall at Fair Day as usual! Hang out at our stall, buy raffle tickets and our merchandise, pick up information, meet other Lemons!
Leader: Jocelyn H, 16km, 800m descent/ascent. Fantastic challenging walk through the beautiful remote Grose Valley, following the Grose River most of the way to the Blue Gum Forest & return. Stairs, overgrown track in parts, gorgeous views up to escarpment. One of the most beautiful passes into the Grose Valley.
A group of Bush Lemons will be volunteering along the parade route.
Easter 2024 – long weekend camping & accommodation on private property near Yass. Bushwalking, birdwatching, horses, mountain biking, plus evening visit to the very special Mulligans Flat in Canberra (bettongs, sugar gliders, owlet nightjars etc).
Putty Valley camp – will be rescheduled after summer 2024…