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.

Saturday, 19 May - Sunday, 20 May      Berrima camp & walks            Leader: Glenda
Camp at lovely Berrima Reserve.  Hike Taymoor Canyon on Saturday.  Full pack walk on Sunday to include both Forty Falls & Sixty Foot Falls near Mittagong.  Dog friendly.

Saturday, 19 May                    Macro Lems walk                         Leader: Sharron
E.  Join us for an exciting photographic adventure with a camera in the bush.  Suitable for anyone with a camera, smart-phone or  other photographic device.

Saturday, 26 May         The Grand Canyon, Blackheath              Leader: Sharron
M, 5.5km, 4 hours. Iconic walk through heathland, canyon and creek.  One of the most beautiful walks in the mountains. Lots of stairs, 350m descent and ascent, plus a stoney creek crossing.

Saturday, 2 June                             Castle Head, Katoomba                               Leader: Anne
E, 2-3 hours, 6km, 60m ascent.  This easy walk 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 couple of small ascents but we will take it slow so all can enjoy – firetrail and then rough overgrown track.

Sunday, 3 June                 Invitational bike ride with Sydney Spokes             Leader: Wendi
H, 30 or 55km.  A very scenic ride in the Lower Blue Mountains & along the Nepean River. You choose to just ride down (medium ride) or up& down (hard ride). Must be confident riding on roads and steep hills, although ride won’t be on the busy highway.

Saturday, 9 June              GLBTQ walk as part of Long Weekend GLBTQ festivities!    Leader: Jocelyn
                                                    Charles Darwin Walk, Shortcut Track & Nature Trail Loop
M, 10km. This is a beautiful area with waterfalls, pools, creeks and sublime views out into the Jamison Valley! It includes some stairs, short ascents/descents, possible muddy sections, great views and wonderful company!  Lunch afterwards in the Wentworth Falls Village.

Sunday, 10 June              Macro Lems walk – Easy                              Leader: Sharron
Join us for an exciting photographic adventure with a camera in the bush. Suitable for anyone with a camera, smart-phone or other photographic device.

Saturday, 16 June      Grose Valley walk from Mt Victoria Falls to Perrys Lookdown        Leader: Jocelyn
H, 16km, 980m descent/1100 ascent .Fantastic challenging walk through the beautiful remote Grose Valley, following the Grose River most of the way.  Stairs, overgrown track in parts, gorgeous views up to escarpment. 
   
Saturday, 23 June            Lockleys Pylon, Leura                                   Leader:  Lesley O.
E-M, 5km.  Follow this undulating track from Mt Hay Road out to this outcrop overlooking the gorgeous Grose Valley.  Spectacular views.

Sunday, 24 June              Waterfall Circuit, Lawson                              Leader:  Sharron
E, 3km, 2.5 hours.  Enjoy lush and varied vegetation, lots of photo opportunities and FOUR waterfalls in this 3km walk, finishing with optional lunch in a local cafe.  A great introductory walk for those new to the area, and those who haven't done much walking.

Saturday, 30 June           Evening walk on Narrowneck, Katoomba             Leader:  Ilsa
H, 20km return.  Narrowneck is just perfect to walk in the late afternoon/evening as it is mostly firetrail, but has the best views into the Jamison and Kanimbla Valleys.  Dine at the end before the return walk in the dark with headlights.  Great fun!

Sunday, 1 July                   Blackheath - The Dark Side                              Leader:  Sharron
E, 5km, 3 hours.  A walk along the trails only the locals know - the Meditation Loop, Kangaroo Loop and who could resist the Secret Dam?!  Great views over the Kanimbla Valley.  Dog-friendly walk for very well socialised dogs that are used to being in the bush!

Saturday, 7 July              Airplane Hills Fire Trail, Wentworth Falls              Leader: Jocelyn
M-H, approx 15km. A walk along this firetrail to try and find the remains of a plane that crashed on Wirraway Ridge in 1940.  A bit of an exploratory walk as we're really not sure what we will find!

Saturday, 14 July            Six Foot Track from Megalong Rd to Coxs River                  Leader: Lesley O.
M, 14km return. One of the nicest sections of the Six Foot Track down to Coxs River where we will have lunch before return.  Gorgeous Megalong Valley and beautiful river.

Saturday, 21 July             Macro Lems walk - Easy                                                Leader:  Sharron
Join us for an exciting photographic adventure with a camera in the bush.  Suitable for anyone with a camera, smart-phone or other photographic device.

Saturday, 28 July             Ruined Castle, Katoomba                                           Leader:  Anne
M, 4-5 hrs, 8km, 220m ascent/descent.  The Ruined Castle is one of Anne's all time favourite Blue Mountains walks - one she never tires of.  It's an outcrop of large rocky boulders that lies in the middle of the ridge that runs from Castle Head off Narrowneck to Mt Solitary.  It offers 360 degree views of the area.  Once down the Golden Stairs the walk is flat and lyrebirds can be guaranteed!

Saturday, 4 August           Giant Stairs, Leura Forest, Jamison Valley                   Leader:  Anne
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 firetrail which wends its way through the Jamison Valley (and up and over a couple of hills) and up Kedumba Pass to the end of Tableland Road, Wentworth Falls.

Saturday, 11 August       Popes Glen, Horseshoe Falls & Braeside Creek, Blackheath   Leader: Sharron
M, 7.5km, 4 hours.  Circuit follows Popes Glen Creek from Blackheath village to the escarpment, fabulous views, a pretty beach for paddling, and a stroll through the streets of Blackheath.  Possible shorter options.

Sunday, 12 August          Dunphys Campground to Mobbs Swamp loop, Wild Dog Mtns    Leader:  Lesley O.
H.  This full day loop walk will start at Dunphy's Campground and follow fire trails past Medlow Gap to the start of the Mobbs Swamp Track.  About halfway to Mobbs Swamp we will turn off to the right and follow a ridge track down to the Carlons Creek track. From here we will wander back up to the start.  Amazing walk.

Sunday, 19 August        Hornsby to Crosslands on Great North Walk, Sydney            Leader:  Jocelyn
H, 16km, 150m ascents/descents.  Walk through beautiful Berowra Valley and Galston Gorge then follow Berowra Creek to Crosslands.  Lovely walk in this gorgeous area in Sydney.

Saturday, 25 August         Trek for Timor Blue Mountains
Get a team together to enter and walk either the 15, 30 or 50km routes!  Alteratively, volunteer to be a track marshall, checkpoint volunteer, or help mark the track beforehand.  All monies raised go to worthy projects in East Timor.  All details at: http://trekfortimorbm.org.au.

Saturday, 1 Sept             Devils Hole, Nellies Glen Circuit, Katoomba                    Leader:  Anne
M, 5 hours, 10km, 450m ascent.  The walk starts down iconic Devils Hole, an impressive cleft topped by a large boulder.  We then walk around and join the Six Foot Track and head up to the lush Nellies Glen.

Sunday, 2 Sept               Macro Lems walk - Easy                                               Leader:  Sharron
Join us for an exciting photographic adventure with a camera in the bush.  Suitable or anyone with a camera, smart-phone or other photographic device.

Saturday, 8 Sept                   Narrowneck, Medlow Gap, Mt Mouin                      Leader:  Jocelyn
H, 940m ascent/descent, approx 15km.  Walk out to the end of the Narrowneck ridge, then descend down either Taros Ladders or the easier pass, then the long descent down to Medlow Gap before we clamber up to the top of Mt Mouin (the highest peak in the Wild Dog Mountains).  We will walk back along the beautiful dirt road through the valley to some cars at Dunphys Campground.  A combination of an adventurous scramble and long walk!

Saturday, 15 Sept    Afternoon/early evening walk on Narrowneck, Katoomba       Leader:  Sharron
M, 10km return.  A great walk to stretch your legs on this spectacular firetrail on top of Narrowneck.  Views to Megalong & Jamison Valleys on the way out and walk back by starlight.  Firetrail all the way!

Sat 22 Sept - Sun 23 Sept      Coast Track overnight walk (Royal National Park)   Leader: Jocelyn
H, 27.5km.  This iconic track goes along the coast from Otford to Bundeena.  Spectacular ocean views.  Camp overnight at North Era campsite.  Great overnight walk!

Saturday, 29 Sept    Bike Ride - The Oaks Firetrail (Woodford to Glenbrook)         Leader:  Olga
Starting at Woodford this 28km ride ends 444m below at Glenbrook.  There are of course climbs, such as the one on the far side of the causeway on Glenbrook Creek, but 70% is downhill.  A fun section of single track, graded fire trail and no cars.  This ride is not recommended for total beginners, average fitness and basic bike handling skills should have no problems.  A fun and sometimes challenging ride that should be experienced at least 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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.
























 









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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















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Easy – on tracks, relatively flat, suits beginners – under 5km















E-M















Easy-medium – slightly rougher walking, will include moderate climbs and descents, reasonable fitness level– under 12km 















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Medium – rougher walking, agility & good fitness required, steep climbs & descents – under 15km















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Hard–Narrow or eroded tracks or bushbashing, steep & long climbs/descents, good fitness & stamina levels required, some scrambling or rock hopping – under 22km















VH















Very Hard – strenuous walking, difficult terrain, some exploratory, steep & long climbs and descents, fit and experienced walkers only – 22km +