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                                                                                                             Lake Macquarie Bushwalkers Inc.  

                                                        

 

WALKS PROGRAM

                                                

No 3, 2019

 (See Below for Walk Grade Descriptions)

 

 

 

Wednesday July 3 13kms Gr 2/3

 

Tanilba Bay to Mallabula Reserve Loop

 

Carolyn 0477 047 741 (text for walk details)

Saturday July 6 16kms Gr 3/4

 

Boree Track (Devil’s Rock) Yengo NP, Wollombi

 

Sue 4990 2320

Wednesday July 10 10kms Grade 3

 

Strickland Forest

 

Joe & Carolyn *Phone Colleen 4946 0069 / 0427 460 069

Saturday July 13 12kms Grade 3

 

Shelly Beach to Forresters Beach (return) *Whale Watching*

 

Joan 4973 4328 / 0405 078 739

Wednesday July 17 12kms Grade 3

 

Eraring Ash Dam Walk

 

Pam & Bob 0431 811 540

Saturday July 20 10kms Grade 4

 

Cedar Brush Trackhead to The Basin (Watagans)

 

Colleen 4946 0069 / 0427 460 069

Wednesday July 24 9kms Gr 2/3

 

Concord Hospital - Kokoda Memorial Track – Cabarita

 

Brian 0404 094 048

Saturday July 27 6kms Grade 5

 

Mt Royal Circuit (Mt Royal NP, Singleton)

 

Frank 4954 5983 / 0402 456 459

Wednesday July 31 12kms Gr 2/3

 

HalukelaniColongra Nature Reserve Loop walk

 

Carolyn 4944 7502 / 0477 047 741

Saturday August 3 16kms Grade 3

 

Bowmans Rd Lookout Loop walk (Watagan Mts)

 

Pam & Bob 0431 811 540

Wednesday August 7 12kms Gr 3/4

 

Putty Beach – Maitland Bay (return) Bouddi NP

 

Nardi 4973 1684 / 0438 731 684

Saturday     August 10     11kms    Gr 2/3

 

Raymond Terrace Waterfront & Hunter Botanical Gardens

 

Ilona 4944 9133 / 0431 036 674

Wednesday August 14 12kms Gr 3/4

 

Staples Lookout to Mt Wondabyne

 

Susanna 4972 0048 / 0405 558 682

Saturday     August 17         8kms    Gr 2/3

 

Redhead Bluff & Awabakal Nature Reserve circuit (following AGM - 8am Anglican Hall, Redhead)

Ilona 4944 9133 / 0431 036 674

Wednesday August 21 13kms Gr3/4 

 

Woy Woy to Point Clare (Koolewong Ridge)

 

Seppo & Therese 4976 2287 / 0412 410 253

Saturday August 24 11kms Gr 2/3

 

Four Ferries Walk (Rydalmere – Chiswick)

 

Brian 0404 094 048

Wednesday August 28 8kms Grade 3

 

Glenrock State Conservation Area / Burwood Beach

 

Rita 0412 673 165 (text for walk details)

Saturday August 31 10kms Gr 3/4

 

Richters Cave

 

Bill & Rose  0417 127 684

Wednesday September 4 10kms Gr 2/3

 

Mt Sugarloaf Loops

 

Jim 4971 2740 / 0422 209 832

Saturday September 7 12kms Gr 3/4

 

Muogamarra Nature Reserve (Peat’s Crater Walk)

 

Clay 0400 109 020

Wednesday September 11 14kms Grade 3

 

Abernethy Area

 

Sue 4990 2320

Saturday September 14 12kms Grade 3

 

Seahampton to Buchanan (via railway & tunnels)

 

Jim 4971 2740 / 0422 209 832

Wednesday September 18 12kms Grade 3

 

Fingal Bay to Tomaree & Stephens Peak (return)

 

Jutta 0405 033 550

Saturday September 21 13kms Grade 3

 

Bangalay Reserve (Tingira Heights) Circuit

 

Frank 4954 5983 / 0402 456 459

Wednesday  September 25  9kms  Grade 3

 

 Barranjoey Lighthouse (Lunch at Palm Beach RSL)

 

 Lorraine 4976 1418 / 0418 761 418

Saturday September 28 13kms Gr 4/5

 

Berowra to Cowan (via GNW track)

 

Colleen 4946 0069 / 0427 460 069

 

 

 

WALK GRADINGS                    

GRADE 2  (Easy )   Opportunity for large number of walkers, including those with reduced walking ability to walk on well marked and even tracks. Tracks are man made and may have a few steps. Should not be too steep. Suitable for beginners. Distance should not exceed about 10km.

GRADE 2/3 (Easy/medium)   Easy walk, mostly on tracks of low gradient. Opportunity to walk easily in natural environments on well marked tracks. Tracks should not be steep. Distance should not exceed about 15km.

GRADE 3 (Medium)    Medium walk with some hilly sections and/or rougher terrain. Opportunity to walk on defined and distinct tracks with some steep sections requiring a moderate level of fitness. Suitable for fit beginners. Distance should not exceed about 20km.

GRADE 4 (Medium/hard)   Steeper, rougher terrain and may have off-track sections (no more than one quarter of the walk) or a longer distance track walk. Opportunity to explore and discover relatively undisturbed natural environments mostly along defined and distinct tracks. Tracks can be steep. There may be short sections of rock scrambling involved. Leaders should have map reading abilities and/or ability to use a compass. Distance depending on circumstances. Not suitable for most beginners.

GRADE 5 (Hard)  Off track or difficult terrain. Opportunity for walkers with advanced outdoor knowledge and skills to find their own way along often indistinct tracks or off track in remote locations. May include steep sections of unmodified surfaces. There may be rock scrambling, creek walking & crossing involved. Distance covered is unlimited, but may be short & difficult. Only for experienced walkers and not suitable for beginners.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                       ASK THE LEADER FOR ADVICE REGARDING THE GRADE, EXPERIENCE AND FITNESS REQUIRED.  

 

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