Walks Calendar


July – October 2024

Saturday, 29 June       Ingar and Andersons Fire Trails, 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!  CANCELLED

Saturday, 6 July      Victoria Falls, Mt Victoria, to Perrys Lookdown, Blackheath   Leader: Jocelyn 

H, 14km, approx 8 hrsStart at the top of Victoria Falls and descend into the Grose Valley and follow the river along to the Blue Gum Forest then exit up to Perrys Lookdown (1100m). A fantastic walk along the river, gorgeous valley, views, and a good challenging ascent at the end. Bliss!

Sunday, 14 July          Macro Lems (photography) Winter Walk     Leader: Juls

Anvil Rock Lookout & Wind Eroded Cave, Blackheath.  9.30am, Easy approx. 1k return. Macro-photography opportunities and spectacular views. Plenty of time for taking photos. Lunch after at The Gardners Inn, Blackheath.

Saturday, 20 July        Faulconbridge Point & Grose River               Leader: Jocelyn

H approx 17kms. This walk follows the ridge line out to Faulconbridge Point which overlooks the Grose Valley. There is a descent and scramble down to the gorgeous Grose River for a swim for anyone brave enough. Return via the same track. 

Saturday, 27 July        Pearl Beach to Warrah Trig & Patonga , Central Coast       Leader: Dee

M, 12km. Fire trail walking up to Warrah Trig Lookout and Warrah Trig, followed by the waratah and wildflower field near Patonga Road, lunch at Patonga then return.  A varied walk with spectacular Hawkesbury & Brisbane Waters views and gorgeous wildflowers.

Saturday, 3 August    Lockleys Pylon, Leura, & down to the Blue Gum Forest, Grose Valley    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 it’s spectacular views into the Grose Valley, then descent down to the Grose River and visit the Blue Gum Forest.  This is a lesser visited entry track into the valley and is steep down to the river, but incredibly beautiful.  Return same way.

Sunday, 11 August     Bungonia Slot Canyon (Red Track) - Bungonia NP  Leader: Claire

(with optional camping at Bungonia Campground on the Saturday 10th)

Grade – H, Distance - 3.8k, Timing - 5 hours

The red track is a spectacular hike through the Bungonia Slot Canyon, situated in the heart of Bungonia NP. This hike is a grade 5 with a steep descent and ascent (on track) with the main section of the hike climbing through the canyon over the absolutely stunning boulder field. There is no defined track through the canyon and all the fun is had figuring out the best way through, either up and over or crawling under the boulders. This is a challenging walk and while no technical canyoning skills are required, a high level of fitness and a sense of fun is recommended. 

Saturday, 17 August  Grand Cliff Top Walk (Wentworth Falls to Katoomba)  Leader:  Jocelyn

H, 19.5km, approx. 8 hrs, 791mm elevation gain.

This new walk has been recently heavily advertised, so it’s time for us to do it in one day!  The views into the Jamison Valley are sublime, lots of stairs, fantastic long walk!

Saturday, 24 August  Woolwich Ferry Wharf to Hunters Hill         Leader: Britta

10km return, M.  Picture gracious sandstone mansions in quiet leafy back streets and laneways with patches of bushland through Kellys Bush with harbour views thrown into the mix.  This is a most beautiful section of the Great North Walk and is a remnant of Australian environmental history.  A walk not to be missed.

Friday, 30 August – Sunday, 1 September    Bush Lemons do Canberra!       Leader: Jocelyn

We are staying at Canberra, mainly so we can do Sunday’s Koala Army March For All Creatures Great and Small, organized by Australian Koala Foundation.  March from Kings Park to Parliament House dressed up as a koala or other native animal, to make some noise for our native animals!  https://www.savethekoala.com/koala-army

We will do some other walks in Canberra on Fri/Sat. More information about this weekend soon.

Saturday, 7 September    Marramarra Ridge to Smugglers Ridge - Marramarra NP  Leader: Claire

Grade – M, distance - 13km, time - 4-5 hours

This walk will explore the sandstone ridge tops and the tidal creek lines of Marramarra NP and will see us walk a loop to explore two different ridges. The loop first descends down Marramarra ridge until it hits Marramarra creek campground, a perfect stop for lunch and an opportunity to explore the historic orange orchard (and maybe a chance to pick an orange!). From there we descend up Smugglers ridge with the hope to spot some winter blooms along the track. 

Sunday, 8 September    Macro Lems (photography) walk   Leader: Juls

Location TBA

Saturday, 14 September        Horse Track and Perrys Lookdown, Grose Valley, Blackheath.  Leader: Jocelyn

H, approx. 10km, Steep ascent/descent, stairs. Visit this iconic recently re-opened track which wends its way down into the valley. The views are amazing! 

Saturday, 21 September   Sassafras Gully loop via Glenbrook Creek and Perch Ponds, Springwood.   Leader:  Jocelyn

M, 11km, lovely walk which traverses beautiful rainforest and creeks in mid mountains.

Sat, 28 September      Jamison Valley Traverse                    Leader: Jocelyn

VH, 20km, approx 10 hours. Walk from the end of Tableland Rd down to valley, up and across Mt Solitary, down Knife Edge to finish at the top of the Golden Stairs, Katoomba.  Magnificent challenging walk with wonderful scenery, forests, and of course the walk along the top of Mt Solitary! (If this walk hasn’t re-opened by September we will instead do the Ingar/Andersons fire trails walk instead).

Saturday, 5 October   Maroubra Beach to La Perouse      Leader: Britta

M, 11km one way.  This walk takes in some of the most stunning views of the ocean around the coastal land between Maroubra and La Perouse.  We walk through coastal bushland across beaches and spectacular clifftop golf courses.  Another beautiful walk in a series of coastal and foreshore walks…

Saturday, 12 October   Bike ride – Mt Victoria to Hanging Rock, Blackheath   Leader: Olga

M, 24km return.  These fire trails are easy riding and the view from the end overlooking Hanging Rock and into the Grose Valley is gorgeous! A well-maintained mountain bike essential.

Saturday, 19 October Kayak - The Spit to Scotts Creek & Sugarloaf Bay    Leader: Jocelyn

10km, M, this kayak is rescheduled from our last calendar.  Hire a kayak from Sydney Harbour Kayaks or bring your own kayak. Begin the kayak amidst yachts, paddle under the Spit Bridge and then over to this lovely quiet bay area.

Sunday, 20 October   7 Bridges walk (fundraiser for Cancer Council)  Leader: Jocelyn

28km, H.  Join the Bush Lemons team for this iconic Sydney walk mostly on footpaths with some bush track sections.  And raise money for this good cause!

Friday 25 October -  Sunday, 27 October    Weekend camp at Boyd River Campground, Kanangra Boyd National Park    Leader: Jocelyn

Join us for a weekend in this lovely campground.  We can do the easy Kanangra Plateau Walk, Kalang Falls, visit Dance Floor Cave, and bring your mountain bike for the Mt Emperor loop ride.  Toilets, campfires, stargazing, birdwatching, relaxing. Beautiful area!