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.

Sat, 7 Oct - Wentworth Falls to Katoomba                              Leader: Jocelyn
H, approx 20km, full day walk.  Includes Charles Darwin Walk, Nature Trail, Clifftop Tack, Gordon Falls, Leura Cascades, Federal Pass to Golden Stairs (part of the 2018 Trek for Timor route).  Fantastic views, waterfalls!

New Mid week tourist day walks - walk the most popular tracks when no-one is there
Tues, 10 Oct - Golden Stairs to Ruined Castle                           Leader: Anne
An all time favourite mountains walk!  Lyrebirds almost guaranteed as we walk through the gorgeous rainforest before taking in magnificent views back across Jamison Valley to Katoomba and Leur as we sit on top of the Castle and eat lunch.  There is an ascent/descent.

Sat, 14 Oct  Mt Piddington area, Mt Victoria                               LeaderJocelyn
M, lesser used tracks, some stairs.  Walk includes caves part of Reinits Pass, Hornes Point, Ferris & Coxs Caves.  Beautiful area with great views into the Megalong Valley.

Fri, 20 Oct– Sun, 22 Oct    Six Foot Track over 3 days           Leader:  Jocelyn
42km from Jenolan Caves to Katoomba.  Very hard, steep ascents/descents. 

Sat, 28 Oct  Macro Lems visits Wombat Hollow, Blackheath          Leader: Sharron
Special invitation to a private property to photograph waratahs, wombats & wattlebirds.  iPhone to DSLR - all welcome.

Sun, 29 Oct   7 Bridges Walk, Sydney                                                Leader:  Jocelyn
Join Bush Lemons to walk 28km (or part) across 7 bridges in Sydney as fundraiser for Cancer Council.  You need to register and pay online so you can get your passbook for stamping along the way.  Food/water etc along the way.  http://7bridgeswalk.com.au/

Sat, 4 Nov    Macro Lems Blackheath Ramble                                  Leader:  Sharron
E. Join us to photograph the tiny, the beautiful and the extraordinary at Blackheath, followed by the Blackheath Rhododendron Parade. iPhone to DSLR - all welcome.

Sun, 5 Nov   Grose Valley - Govetts Leap to Pearces Pass via Blue Gum Forest  Leader: Jocelyn
H, full day walk, approx 15km, 800m ascent/descent.  Fantastic walk into the Grose Valley.  Start at Govetts Leap and descend down to Junction Rock then walk to Blue Gum Forest and follow river along to the beautiful Pearces Pass.  Beautiful valley and river, and Pearces Pass is a lush gem!

Sat, 11 Nov    Lake Macquarie Walk - Valentine through Green Point    Leader: Bronwyn
M, 10km, a few hills and stairs, water views.  Picnic or kayak afterwards from start point.

Sat, 11 Nov    Sassafras Gully loop via Glenbrook Creek & Perch Ponds     Leader:  Sue A
M, 9km, lovely walk which traverses beautiful rainforest and creeks in mid mountains.

Sat, 18 Nov      Devils Hole & Nellies Glen Loop, Katoomba                  Leader: Lesley O.
M, 5-6 hours, a lovely descent down pass through cleft and around to junction with Six Foot Track and then back up through lush Nellie’s Glen.

Sun, 19 Nov      Braeside Track, Blackheath                                         Leader:  Sharron
M, 7.5km, approx 4 hours.  Circuit from Blackheath to Govetts Leap then back via the Braeside Track.

Tues, 21 Nov     Leura Cascades to Furber Stairs via Leura Forest     Leader: Anne
M. Avoid the crowds and walk midweek and experience the magic of Leura Forest.   We will be checking out the Cascades before heading down the stairs to Leura Forest.  There will be an option to catch the train or cable car up.  No wonder this track is busy!

Sat, 2 Dec     Combined Bush Lemons/Sydney Spokes bike ride           Leaders: Jocelyn/Sue G
Lady Carrington Drive, Royal National Park
M, 20km along relatively flat dirt road.  Beautiful lush area through the park and no cars to worry about.  Mountain or hybrid bike.  Coffee/lunch/swim afterwards.

Sun, 3 Dec    Combined Bush Lemons/Nomads to Nowhere kayak
Nepean Gorge, Penrith.   A longish kayak up Nepean River to visit this gorge.  Bring own kayak or there will be some to hire. 

Sun, 3 Dec     Macro Lems on safari - visit to Jenolan Caves (day excursion)  Leader: Sharron
E.  Full day at Jenolan to photograph the Blue Lake, public caves & surrounding area.

Sat, 9 Dec      Wentworth Pass Loop                                                      Leader:  Sue A
M, stairs.  Loop walk to the bottom of Wentworth Falls, following Wentworth Pass and then Valley of the Waters.  Beautiful views and waterfalls.

Sat, 16 Dec    Nature Track Circuit, Wentworth Falls               Leader:  Sharron
E, 3.1km circuit, approx 2 hours.  Circuit walk with creeks, hidden pools, bushy views, some climbs.

Sun, 17 Dec        Wollemi National Park - T3 track to Colo River        Leader:  Jocelyn
M, 4-5 hours return.  Lovely walk to end our year.  3km reasonable descent down to this beautiful river.  We will allow plenty of time on the river to swim, play and eat.

Sat, 6 Jan      Lindemans Pass from Wentworth Falls to Leura         Leader:  Jocelyn
H, 12km, full day walk.  Lindemans Pass is an historic track which is not maintained and incredibly beuatiful with a remote feel.  Start at Fairmont Resort and exit at Leura Cascades.  Some creeks and a couple of beautiful waterfalls.  Walk back upstairs via Lilla Falls.  Georgeous area!  A reward is offered if anyone finds Jocelyn's sunglasses she dropped here a year ago.

Sun, 7 Jan         Macro Lems Lawson wander                                     Leader: Sharron
E.  Join us to photograph the tiny, the beautiful and the extraordinary in the bush at Lawson.  iPhone to DSLR - all welcome.

Tues, 9 Jan      National Pass Conservation Hut loop, Wentworth Falls   Leader: Anne
E-M, 5.30pm start.
This iconic mountains track is currently closed but it should be open by then.  We will do it in the cool of the evening and after work.

Sat, 13 Jan      Bike ride. Faulconbridge Point                                           Leader:  Sue A.
E-M, 16km.  Start and finish at Springwood High School.  Ride along the road and fire trail.  Great views of the Grose Valley from Faulconbridge Point.

Sat, 20 Jan       Fortress Rock Leura                                                Leader: Sharron
E, 3km return, approx 2.5 hours incl lunch time.  Walk out to Fortress Rock Lookout at Leura.  Possibility of extension to walk to inclue historic and atmospheric Darks Cave (with Jocelyn).

Sun, 21 Jan        Deep Pass & Nayook Canyon, near Lithgow          Leader:  Jocelyn
M, 3-4km, some small scrambles. Explore this beautiful area with a picturesque campsite, canyon & waterfalls.

Fri, 26 Jan - Sun, 28 Jan (Aust Day wkend) Jamison Valley Traverse     Leader:  Jocelyn
VH, 33.8km circuit, big ascents/descents, 2 overnight camps.  Start at Furber Stairs, and follow Federal Pass to camp before Mt Solitary, then walk over Mt Solitary and camp in Kedumba Valley (and play in Kedumba River) before walk up through Jamison Valley over Leura Falls Creek to finish back at Furber Stairs.  Great challenging long weekend walk!


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 +