Walks Calendar

Sunday, 20 January           Walls Cave beginner’s walk, Blackheath                     Leader:  Sharron
1.5km, Easy, 1 1/2 hrs.  A great introduction to bush walking, with gardens of wildflowers and a beautiful secluded little canyon.

Saturday, 2 February         Glenbrook Creek to Euroka Clearing, Glenbrook       Leader:  Jocelyn
M-H, 10km, approx. 5-6 hrs (re-scheduled from last calendar).  The walk starts at the National Park entrance at Glenbrook and the track passes through open forests and woodlands with a few short, steep sections.  Upon arriving at Euroka Clearing we will walk the extra couple of kms to descend down to the Nepean River.  Kangaroos, swimming, views.

Saturday, 9 February         Explorers Tree to Ford Crossing, Megalong Valley    Leader:  Jocelyn
M-H, 16km return walk, descent/ascent.  This walk is on the first part of the 6 Foot Track and descends down through the lush rainforest in Nellie’s Glen before hitting the flatter rural area.  Once we hit Megalong Road we will walk the short distance down to the Ford Crossing picnic/camping area on the Megalong Creek for lunch.  Views, history, swimming. 

Thursday, 14 February      Mid week 2 hr evening/dinner walk         Leader AnneJoin other singles or bring your girlfriend and come to Wentworth Falls Lake for a walk, swim and/or kayak on Valentines Day. We will then share a picnic.

Saturday, 16 February        Narrabeen Lagoon (Sydney) – dog friendly walk                    Leader: Jocelyn
E-M, 8.4km loop walk, approx. 3 hours.  This pretty and interesting bushwalk around the lake has birds, views, is mostly flat and you can bring your dog!

Sunday 17 February            MARDI GRAS FAIR DAY!!!!                                                
Visit the Bush Lemons stall to buy your new caps or collect information and have a chat at this fabulous day at Victoria Park, Broadway, from 10am.

Saturday, 23 February      Ingar Picnic Area,  Wentworth Falls                            Leader:  JocelynM-H, 18k return walk.  We’ll take advantage of the fact that Ingar Road is closed to cars and walk along the quiet dirt road to the picnic area and beautiful swimming hole for lunch and then return the same way.

Sunday 24th February     Macro Lems - Duck Hole Track Glenbrook                                   Leader: Sharron
A 2km easy walk with lots of birds, small caves, creepy crawlies and a creek - a photographer's dream!

Saturday, 9 March             Terrace Falls, Hazelbrook                               Leader:  Sharron
E, 3km circuit.  Pretty walk with hidden waterfalls, quiet pools and fern-filled crevices

Sunday, 10 Mar      Kayak - The Spit to Manly                                                                 Leader: Jocelyn
M-H, 11, approx. 4 hours paddling time.   Beautiful kayak to lush bushland and historic bay area.  BYO kayak or hire one from where we start at Sydney Harbour Kayaks.  

Saturday, 16 March           Birdwatching walk - location TBA                                Leader:  Anne

We will do a local walk with an emphasis on birdwatching.

Sunday, 17 March              Leura Cascades, Lindemans Pass, exit up Copelands Pass      Leader:  Jocelyn
H, 6km, 4-5 hours, 300m ascent. We will ascend down lots of stairs via the lovely Leura Cascades and into the rainforest, and then walk the western end of Lindemans Pass and enjoy the exciting scramble up Copelands Pass to Sublime Pt using fixed ropes.  Sense of adventure a prerequisite!

Saturday, 23 March           Little Beach to Putty Beach, Bouddi National Park, Central Coast     Leader:  Jem
M, 14km return, approx. 6 hours.  This walk is considered one of the most spectacular beach walks in Australia. It’s a mix of fire trail, single track and boardwalks, with magnificent views, plenty of swimming options.

Sunday, 31 March              Blue Gum Forest for beginners!                                  Leader: Jocelyn
M-H, 656m ascent/descent. (re-scheduled from last calendar).  Always wanted to visit the Blue Gum Forest in the Grose Valley?  Well now you can!!  We will take our time with the ascent down from Perrys Lookdown, spend time in the Forest and perhaps walk over to Acacia Flat or have a swim.  We will then walk back up, taking all the time we need. 

Saturday, 13 April    Govetts Leap, Rodrigues Pass, Evans Lookout Loop, Blackheath    Leader: Jocelyn
H, 11km circuit, approx. 7 hrs.  Descend from Govetts Leap into the Grose Valley, and follow Govetts Leap Brook around to Junction Rock, then up via Beauchamp Falls to Evans Lookout, and return along the clifftops to Govetts Leap.  Good challenging and beautiful walk with lots of creeks, waterfalls and swimming.

Sunday, 14 April                 Macro Lems - Autumn in the Gardens                        Leader:  Sharron
Visit the Everglades in Leura to photograph the autumn colour (entry fee applies)

Sunday, 21 April           Taronga to Balmoral one way/loop walk              Leader:  Sue G.
M, 6km minimum.  A beautiful walk through the Sydney Harbour National Park and some street walking.  There is an optional loop back around to the start so this walk will have options.  Wonderful views, swimming.

Saturday, 27 April              Asgard Swamp, Mt Victoria                           Leader:  Sharron
3, 5km.  This pretty walk includes beautiful pagoda rocks, a historic shale mine & furnace.      

Sunday, 28 April                 Bike Ride on Narrowneck, Katoomba                         Leader:  Olga

H, 21km along car-free well graded fire trail.  Visually spectacular out and back ride along a narrow peninsula offering stunning views of both Megalong and Jamison valleys. The lookout at the end is a must see vista of the Grose wilderness.  Totally flat except for the ascents and descents!

Saturday, 4 May                 Narrowneck evening walk, Katoomba                        Leader:  Sharron
E, 5km return.  Starry, starry night… this walk is close to the new moon, especially for people who like to star-gaze and walk in the magic of the night.

Sunday, 5 May       Bluegum Swamp, Winmalee to Grose River return                             Leader:  Ilsa
H, 23km, full day. Beautiful mountain, valley and river views, and the opportunity to paddle/swim in the Grose River.  Descent/ascent. Great walk!

Fri, 10 May – Monday, 13 May         Katoomba to Kanangra (4 day walk)         Leaders:  Anne/Sophie/Jocelyn
VH, 45km over 4days.  Crossing 2 National Parks and mostly wilderness area.
This is one of the classic longer walks in the Mountains and a first time for the Lemons. Incredible views, lots of big ups and downs, river crossings, navigating, camping under the stars, good fitness essential!

Saturday, 18 May              Donkey Mountain, Wollemi National Park                 Leader:  Jocelyn
M, exploratory walk.  Donkey Mountain is a fascinating lone mountain (350m from the base) sprouting out from the middle of the Wolgan Valley, Located 30 mins along Wolgan Road from Lidsdale.  Lots of pagodas and caves to explore as we climb. spectacular views.  We will carpool from the Blue Mountains.
Saturday, 25 May            Wild Dog Mtns – Ironmonger Spur, Coxs River, Breakfast Creek   Leader: Jocelyn

H, 14km, 700m ascent/descend.  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.  A favourite!

Sunday, 26 May                 Macro Lems - Forest Walk, Medlow Bath                  Leader:  Sharron
E. Explore a remnant eucalypt forest and photograph the majesty of trees