Walks Calendar

There are still many tracks and valleys closed in the Blue Mountains due to the recent fires and floods.  The number of attendees to our walks are in line with current Covid restrictions.

ADVANCE NOTICE - our 25 year anniversary gathering will be at Wollemi Common (Colo) on Friday, 23 April - 26 April 2021!!

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.