Sat, 11 March Nellies Glen & Devils Hole Circuit, Katoomba Leader: Anne
M-H, 4 hrs, 10km, 450m ascent. This one just missed the cut of iconic walks but remains a BL favourite. We will pass through a wide variety of habitats on this walk. We will walk down Nellies Glen, along the 6ft track and then up through Devil Hole. There are a number of stairs down and a steepish scramble up.
Sun, 18 March Beginner’s walk – Walls Cave, Blackheath Leader: Jocelyn
E, 2km, 126m ascent up stairs. If you haven’t come on one of our walks before or just want an easier walk in a beautiful area, this is the walk for you. We walk down to a little grotto and large open cave area. The return walk includes quite a lot of stairs, but we’ll just take our time. Morning walk followed by lunch in a nearby park.
Sat, 18 March Macro Lems – Katoomba Falls Reserve night walk 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. We did it last year and it was so much fun – we should do it again!
Sun, 19 March Tempe Station to Woolooware Bay bike ride Leader: Britta
35km return, or 17.5km one way. Mostly flat, easy and social ride out to Woolooware Bay. Cycling is mostly on shared pedestrian/bicycle pathway via Brighton-Le-Sands, then onto the Captain Cook Bridge and some quiet back streets. We can stop for morning tea at a little café and an optional swim at Wanda or Cronulla. For those who just want to cycle one way, you can catch the train at Cronulla.
Sat, 25 March 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, scrambly ascent, some clambering up/down rocks, indistinct tracks, some eroded and overgrown sections. This was rescheduled from our last calendar.
Sat, 1 April Victoria Falls to Perrys Lookdown via Grose Valley Leader: Jocelyn
H-VH, 14km, approx 8 hrs. Start at Victoria Falls and descend into the Grose Valley and follow the river along to the Blue Gum Forest then exit up to Perrys Lookdown (650m). A fantastic walk with swims, views gorgeous valley, eroded and overgrown tracks, and a good challenging ascent at the end. Bliss! (No, this isn’t an April fool’s joke)
Sat, 15 April Macro Lems – Mermaid Cave, Blackheath Leader: /Sharron
E, stone steps, towering cliffs, a small waterfall, pool & a peaceful coachwood forest.
Sat, 22 April Two Valleys Trail, Tempe to North Bexley Leader: Britta
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.
Sun, 30 April Blue Mountains bike ride Leader: Olga
Sat, 6 May Mt Piddington area, Mt Victoria Leader: Jocelyn
M, lesser used tracks, some stairs. Walk includes caves, part of Reinits Pass, Hornes Point, Ferris and Coxs Caves. Beautiful area with great views into the Megalong and beyond.
Fri, 12 – Sun, 14 May Camp at
Cottages & Campground, Hartley Turon Gates, Capertee (2.5 hrs from Sydney)
We are changing the camp location to Turon Gates, a 6000 acre property out between Lithgow and Mudgee with a lovely camping ground, bushwalking, birdwatching, mountain biking, horseriding, canoeing etc. Camp facilities include hot showers and toilets. Campervans, camper trailers and caravans are okay, but no powered sites. https://www.turongates.com/. More details shortly.
Sat 20 May Sublime Point, Gordon Falls Leura Leader: Anne
M This is a beautiful area with magnificent views and great tracks through the wonderful Blue Mountains Bush. Details to be confirmed when I have done the recce.
Sun, 21 May Macro Lems – Weeping Rock, Wentworth Falls Leader: Sharron
E, loop walk with spectacular waterfall, ferns, a great steep staircase and all surrounded by bushland – a beautiful photography walk!
Fri, 26 May – Sun, 28 May Kedumba Valley overnight walk & camp Leader: Jocelyn
H, 9km walk in, 800m descent/ascent. We will walk down the Kedumba Valley Firetrail on the Friday afternoon as it zigzags down to this beautiful Valley and campground. 2 nights of camping here. Lots of kangaroos and possible platypus in the Kedumba River, walks to do, swims etc. You can choose to come for the 2 nights or 1 nights, or if you are keen, just one day!
Sat, 3 June Wollemi National Park – T3 track to the Colo River Leader: Jocelyn
H, approx. 15km, full day walk. Initially firetrail walking and then onto the T3 track as it descends down the ridge to a remote part of the Colo River. Great views, beautiful river. The return ascent is mostly uphill and hard, so good to do it in this cooler part of the year.
Sat, 10 June Combined GLBTQ bushwalk – Asgard Swamp, Mt Victoria Leader: Jocelyn
Our annual GLBTQ bushwalk as part of the Queens birthday weekend festivities. All welcome. E-M, 6km. Magical area with Aboriginal cultural features, pagodas, historic shale mine and kiln.
Sun, 11 June Macro Lems – The Gully, Katoomba Leader: Sharron
E, 2.1km circuit. A hugely significant Aboriginal place. Part of this area was used as a racing car circuit in the 1950-70s. Lots to discover and photograph, with interpretive signage to help us understand more of the history.
Sat, 17 June Sphinx Memorial to Bobbin Head loop track, Turramurra Leader: Jocelyn
M-H, 11km, approx. 5 hours. Located in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, this walk is a lovely loop which includes walking next to Cowan Creek, mangroves, and a few short ascents.
Sat, 24 June
Foot Track in one day! WINTER MAGIC FESTIVAL!!
The Six Foot Track walk is being rescheduled to our next calendar, as on 24 June WINTER MAGIC is back and in Katoomba and you don't want to miss it!!! Parade, performers, extreme cold, and dress up as otherwise you will stand out! All information here: https://wintermagic.org.au/