Walks Calendar

Due to numerous landslides in the mountains caused by the recent rains, our scheduled walks may be changed at short notice.

MARCH 2022 - JUNE 2022

Sunday, 20 March    Ingar and Andersons Fire Trail, Wentworth Falls     Leader:  Jocelyn

H, 25km, a couple of good hills.  Mostly on firetrail with some small creek crossings.  This is a long walk on a hard surface, but a great way to get some kms under your belt!

Saturday, 26 March   Fortress Ridge evening walk             Leader: Jocelyn  7.4km return, M.  This will be a late afternoon walk out along this beautiful ridge to the stunning views into the Grose Valley at the end.  We will have an early dinner here before wandering back under headlights.  CANCELLED due to road closure

Sunday, 27 March      Walls Cave, Blackheath                     Leader: Sharron E, 1.5km 2 hours.  A great introduction to bushwalking with a beautiful little secluded slot canyon, creek, forested areas.  Steps, moderate ascent/descent.  CANCELLED due to track closure

Saturday, 2 April     Perry’s Lookdown to Lockley’s Pylon, Grose Valley  Leader: Jocelyn  H, 8.5km, 800m descent/ascent.  This walk starts off with a steep descent into the Grose Valley and then a steep ascent up Lockley’s Pylon.  Fantastic views up and down the Grose and the Blue Gum Forest halfway. 

Sat April 9 – Devils Hole, Nellies Glen, Ramble Katoomba    Leaders Angela and Anne  M-H, 5 hrs, 10km, 450m ascent. We will be doing this as a ramblewhere we keep our eyes out for the hidden joys of our wonderful environment. We pass through a wide variety of habitats on this walk so perfect for a closer look. CANCELLED due to recent tragic bushwalking accident nearby

8am Blackheath RSL Hall, corner Bundarra & Station Sts, Blackheath (just across railway line from shops). Let us know if you can volunteer to help on the day.

Saturday 23 April      Macro Lems Katoomba Falls Reserve nightwalk    Leader:  Sharron  E, 1.3km circuit track, lit at night with small twinkly lights and floodlights illuminating waterfalls and the 3 Sisters.  Great for practicing low light photography.

Saturday, 30 April  Little Zig Zag, Bushrangers Cave, Reinits Pass, Mt Piddington, Mt Victoria    Leader: Jocelyn M, small ascent/descent, includes views, amazing cave, searching for the elusive Toothed Helmet Orchid in a little valley, waterfalls, patches of rainforest, beautiful rocky outcrops then back to Mt Victoria for coffee.  Socialised dogs welcome.

Fri, 6 May Sun, 8 May    36km Jamison Valley traverse            Leader: Jocelyn   VH, 3 day walk incl a few good ascents/descents.  We start at the top of Furber Stairs on the Friday and spend our first night at the Western end of Mt Solitary, then walk to Kedumba Valley campsite the next day, then walk back up through the valley to Furber Stairs.  A good challenging walk & good fitness and experience essential!

Saturday, 14 May       Tempe to Brighton Cycle                                 Leader: Jan   Easy 10km return cycle from Tempe Station to Brighton-Le-Sands Beach for coffee & a swim. Cycle path all the way, it follows the Cooks river to Kyeemagh. If you're not keen to swim, you can continue along the cycle path & meet back at Brighton. We'll lunch at the German Club at Tempe on return.

Sunday, 15 May     Snorkelling at Gordons Bay (near Clovelly) Sydney  Leader:  Rachael  Join us for some autumn snorkelling at Gordons Bay (near Clovelly) for the Underwater Nature Trail. Heading out at low tide, we will follow the 25 markers around the bay, exploring reefs, sand flats and kelp forests. There will be lots of fish and you may even see an octopus.

Saturday, 21 May Route of old Katoomba Aerial Cableway, Jamison Valley  Leader: Jocelyn      H, 8km, off track walking, navigation required. Difficult entry/exit via many vines, bushes, mud etc, and a difficult small gorge to clamber down/up. This aerial cableway was constructed across the Jamison valley in 1887 to transport oil bearing shale.  The cableway, plus all its coal-bearing metal buckets, collapsed not long after and now lie in the valley, together with head gear from the 42 towers, guiding rollers which still spin, a cable tensioning pit and many other relics.  This walk was a discovery during the covid lockdown and it is amazing how much of the cableway history still exists.  All participants will be sworn to secrecy about its location! CANCELLED due to closed tracks

Saturday, 28 May             Kiama Coast Walk                        Leader:  Fran  M, 14 kms. This walk is rescheduled from the last calendar and the one before and the one before that…. After catching the train to Gerringong from Kiama, we will walk the Coast Track back to Kiama along exposed cliff tops, coastal cow pastures and endless ocean views.  Mixture of sealed paths, grass tracks and beach walking. Well finish at the Kiama Lighthouse and have the opportunity to swim at one of the ocean rock pools. CLOSED due to tracks impacted by recent weather events

Saturday, 4 June    Berowra to Cowan via Berowra Waters, Sydney    Leader: Jocelyn  H, 13km, 884m ascent.  We will catch the train to the start of this walk which explores the ridges and valleys around Berowra Waters.  Excellent views and many creek vantage points.  

Saturday, 11 June  GLBTQ bushwalk on Nature trail, Wentworth Falls   Leader: Jocelyn  Approx 3.2km, E-M, 2.5 hours.  Hosted by Bush Lemons (as part of the June long weekend celebrations).  This lovely track follows the ridges round the top edge of Wentworth Falls and includes Edinburgh Castle Rock and Lillians Glen before heading into the Valley of the Waters and finishing back at the Conservation Hut.  The track can be wet and muddy in parts and there are sections of stairs. 

Meet:  10am at the Conservation Hut, at the end of Fletcher St, Wentworth Falls.

Sunday, 12 June     Macro Lems visits the Blackheath Rave Cave      Leader: Sharron  E, gentle photography walk.  Abandoned section of the old Great Western Highway, with a tunnel used for raves. Secret, hard to find place unless you’re in the know! Bush reclaiming structures, graffiti, lots to explore.

Sunday, 19 June           Kamarah Gully, Upper Grose Valley            Leader:  Jocelyn  M, 7km, some scrambles, explores, and small but steep ascent/descent.  This gully is incredibly magical and was another Covid lockdown discovery.  It starts with 2km walk in on an old access road and then we turn off into a magical rainforest area.  I dont want to give too much away, but this area has to be seen to be believed!

Fri 24 June Sun, 26 June     Splendour Rock & Wild Dog Mtns     Leader: Jocelyn  VH, approx. 30km over 3 days.  Splendour Rock is the site of the Bushwalkers War Memorial and is deep in the Wild Dog Mountains, at the end of Megalong Valley in the Blue Mtns.  The amazing view from the rock is endless.  At least one night will be spent here with the other night either at Dunphys Campground or on the Coxs River.  Great winter walking in this amazing wilderness area.