Walks Calendar

There are numerous landslides and closed tracks/access roads in the mountains, so we are using those that are currently open, but we are learning to be flexible.

NOVEMBER 2022 - FEBRUARY 2023

Saturday, 29 October   The Spit to Manly, Sydney                          Leader: Britta

M, 10km one way/20km return.  A popular walk! Great views, water, swimming, dog friendly. Walk one way or the return as well.

 Saturday, 5 November     Macro Lems – Private Garden wander, Bilpin   Leader: Sharron

E, Garden wander & viewing featuring garden rooms & beautiful vistas.  This garden is not open to the public – a very special occasion just for the Lemons!

 Sunday, 6 November    Furber Stairs, Federal Pass, up Golden Stairs and Narrowneck loop, Katoomba                                             Leader:  Jocelyn

M, 9km, 370m ascent/descent.  A lovely walk through lots of rainforest. Descends Furber Stairs and onto the Federal Pass track, over the landslide, then ascends up the Golden Stairs and returns along Narrowneck and small amount of road walking.  Lyrebirds guaranteed, rainforest, great views.

 Saturday, 12 November      Bike ride at Sydney Olympic Park           Leader:  Jan


M, approx. 20km. Cycle through some wetlands that are home to frog & bird species, ride to the top of Wool-lah-ra for panoramic views of the park and city skyline and visit the Brick Pit.  Mostly flat on shared paths with some gentle climbs.  Lunch at the Armoury CafĂ© after.

 Saturday, 19 November          Castle Head, Katoomba                  Leader Anne

M 3-4hrs, 11km.  This medium walk (250m x 2 ascent) leads to a lookout with panoramic views over the Jamison Valley, Ruined Castle, Mt Solitary, and Lake Burragorang visible in the distance on a clear day. There are a number of viewpoints we can go to depending on access. We walk out on Narrowneck, keeping off the fire trail as much as possible on some recently discovered wonderful parallel tracks.

 Saturday, 26 November     Giant Staircase, Jamison Valley to Kedumba Pass  Leader: Jocelyn  

H, 21km, approx. 7 hours, 800m ascent/descent.  Great walk from the Giant Staircase near the Three Sisters, down to Leura Forest, then onto the Sublime Point Firetrail which wends its way through the Jamison Valley and up Kedumba Pass to the end of Tableland Road, Wentworth Falls.  Beautiful valley with lots of challenging hills!

 Saturday, 3 December Megalong Rd to Bowtells Swing Bridge          Leader: Jocelyn

M, 12km, 700m ascent.  A lovely summer’s walk down part of the Six Foot Track to the Coxs River, initially through rural area and then onto the track. We can choose to cross the bridge or not.  Lunch on the river with (hopefully) some swims. Beautiful area. Possible stop off at Megalong Tea Rooms afterwards.

 Sunday, 4 December      Working bee for Mardi Gras parade entry – Mt Victoria

Join the Lemons in working on our parade entry ideas including decorating the ute, possible gaiter making etc.  Bring some morning tea or lunch to share and your creative juices.

 Saturday, 10 December   Explore the historic tracks of Medlow Bath (west side)  

Leader:  Anne  M, 7km, 4 hours.  Hidden behind the Hydro Majestic at Medlow Bath there are a number of historic walking tracks with fantastic views and wildlife. Let’s go exploring. Tracks are overgrown, some scrambling is needed and you may get wet feet but it is sooooo worth it.

Sunday, 11 December    Macro Lems, Medlow Bath Ramble (east side)   Leader: Sharron

E, an easy wander through a beautiful eucalypt forest along the road towards the old Medlow airstrip Majestic trees, dangling bark, lots of textures and meandering animal tracks – a lovely walk for the photographers!

AND THEN....

Lemon Zest welcome picnic, Wentworth Falls Lake - 2-5pm   Welcome new lesbians and meet old friends. Bring picnic, chair, etc.  Hot water, tea, coffee provided.

Saturday, 17 December     Erskine Creek from Jack Evans Track to Pisgah Rock, Glenbrook   Leader:  Jocelyn    A great walk to end our year! 

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.

Saturday, 7 January   Kayak - Nepean Gorge                        Leader: Jocelyn

M-H, approx. 22km, 6-7 hours. This kayak starts at Emu Plains and we will paddle 11km up to the running waters of Erskine Creek.  The gorge is lovely and peaceful.  Bring your own sit-in kayak & PFD or borrow a kayak from a friend.  Essential that you have kayaked before. 

 Sunday, 8 January      Narrowneck from Narrowneck Lookout         Leader: Jocelyn

H, 24km, 810m ascent/descent. Narrowneck has recently re-opened with a new access track from the lookout.  The walk follows the fire trail along the top of the long ridge to Clear Hill at the end.  Spectacular views!!  A goodly walk to get the legs going.

 Saturday, 14 January    Wondabyne Station to Pindar Cave, Central Coast   Leader: Jem   

M, 11.5km return. Lovely walk up to Pindar Cave and waterfall/pool, with fabulous views over the Hawkesbury. Swim in the pool before returning same way.

 Saturday, 21 January    Mountain bike ride, Mt Victoria & Blackheath     Leader: Olga

M-H, A loop ride of 25-30 km starting at Mount Victoria to Victoria falls lookout then on to Blackheath and the beautiful hanging rock returning to Mount Victoria with hills, views and mandatory coffee break... or two... It's gunna be great!!

 Sunday, 22 January    Macro Lems – Weeping Rock, Wentworth Falls  Leader: Sharron

E, 1.5km loop walk with beautiful waterfall, ferns, a great steel staircase and all surrounded by bushland – a beautiful photography walk.

 Saturday, 28 January   Wild Dog Mtns - Ironmonger Spur to Coxs River & Breakfast Creek  Leader: Jocelyn  H-VH, 15km, 700m ascent/descent. 

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. Tracks will be overgrown and will require navigation. Absolutely beautiful remote area!

 Saturday, 4 February   Snorkelling day in Manly area               Leader:  Rachael

Join us for some summer snorkelling at one of the lovely bays around Manly – exact location with the best conditions will be revealed a little closer to the time. You are likely to see blue gropers, cuttlefish, wobbygongs, rays and possibly seahorses!

 Saturday, 11 February    Rainbow bushwalk & Picnic, Katoomba.  Hosted by Bush Lemons & Trans & Gender Diverse Blue Mountains.

Easy bushwalk in Katoomba followed by a community picnic. Bring your own food, drink, picnic rug etc.  The progress flag may or may not be displayed on the Scenic World Skyway yet for World Pride, but we will enjoy this pre-World Pride gathering! All welcome!

 Sunday 12 February   Macro Lems – Kings Tableland Aboriginal Site, Wentworth Falls

Leader:  Sharron  E, short walk to site, lots of Aboriginal axe-grinding grooves, rockpools and a rock overhang for sheltering – perfect for photography and for enjoying the power of place.

 Saturday, 18 February            Kiama coastal walk                      Leader: Fran 

The best of 2 options will be chosen closer to the date:-

Option One; catch the train from Kiama to Gerringong and then walk back to Kiama via the Coastal Track: 14 kms. Predominantly on paths along the cliff tops hugging the coastline. Small sand section, Kiama lighthouse and swim opportunity.

If this track is too wet & boggy, then:

Option Two; catch the train from Kiama to Minnamurra and walk back to Kiama: 8 kms. A beautiful and scenic coastal walk with lots of varying swimming options along the way. Predominantly on walking paths with sand sections.

 Sunday, 19 February  Mardi Gras Fair Day

The Lemons will have a stall at Fair Day as usual! Hang out at our stall, buy raffle tickets, pick up information, buy our merchandise, meet other Lemons!  There may also be a rehearsal for our parade dance routine!

 Saturday, 25 February     Mardi Gras Parade!!!!!!

Bush Lemons will be in the parade!  Walking/dancing to a ripper of a song!  Join us asap or cheer us along on the route or from home.