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                                                                                                             Lake Macquarie Bushwalkers Inc.  

                                                        

 

WALKS PROGRAM

 

     

                                                 No 2, 2019

                                                                                     (See Below for Walk Grade Descriptions)

 

Wednesday             3rd April                8kms     Gr 2/3 

                     

Coal Point Reserves

 

Pam & Bob           0431 811 540

Saturday            6th April            12kms     Grade 3

           

Wollstonecraft to North Sydney

 

Brian                 0404 094 048

Wednesday           10th April               15kms     Gr 3/4

 

Slippery Rock and Boarding House Dam (Watagans)

 

Nardi                     4973 1684 / 0438 731 684

Saturday           13th April              12kms     Gr 2/3   

            

Metford to Maitland (via Green Hills)

 

Carolyn             4944 7502 / 0477 047 741

Wednesday           17th April            12kms     Grade 3

 

Wallsend Brickworks, Jesmond Park, JHHospital circuit 

  

Ilona                      4944 9133 / 0431 036 674

Saturday           20th April           11kms     Grade 3

 

Red Gum Forest, Wetland and Lilly Pilly Loop Trail

                                                  

Clay                  0400 109 020

Wednesday           24th April                 8kms     Gr 3/4

 

Abbotts Falls

                                         

Amanda                0448 383 213

Saturday           27th April           15kms     Grade 3

   

Hawkmount  circuit (Freemans Waterhole)

 

Pam & Bob       0431 811 540

Wednesday            1st May                  12kms     Gr 2/3

 

Summerland Point - Point Wolstoncroft Loop

 

Seppo & Therese 4976 2287 / 0412 410 253

Saturday            4th May                12kms     Gr 3/4

 

Olney State Forest (Cooranbong)

 

Nardi                4973 1684 / 0438 731 684

Wednesday            8th May                 13kms     Gr 2/3 

                                         

Charmhaven to Budgewoi (with Fish & Chips for lunch)

 

Lorraine               4976 1418 / 0418 761 418

Saturday           11th May             12kms     Grade 3

 

Emerald Pools & Ironbark Reserve (Popran NP)

 

Colleen             4946 0069 / 0427 460 069

Wednesday           15th May             12kms     Grade 3

 

Clarencetown Loops & Columbey National Park

 

Jim                        4971 2740 / 0422 209 832

Saturday           18th May             15kms     Grade 3

 

Circular Quay to Coogee (Federation Track via Centennial Park with option to car pool to Hornsby)

Carolyn            4944 7502 / 0477 047 741  

Wednesday           22nd May            10kms     Grade 3  

 

Catherine Hill Bay (north & return)

 

Jill  0419 721 751 (& Susanna)

Saturday           25th May             11kms     Grade 4

 

Gap Creek Falls, Rainforest and Hidden Arch

 

Colleen             4946 0069 / 0427 460 069

Wednesday           29th May                12kms     Gr 2/3

 

Carrington & Stockton Heritage Walks (Lunch at George Washington Hotel, Stockton then return via Ferry, Light Rail & walk back to Carrington)

 

Jim                        4971 2740 / 0422 209 832

Saturday            1st June                 15kms     Gr 2/3

 

Werakata National Park (circuit)

 

 

Pam & Bob      0431 811 540

Wednesday            5th June              14kms     Grade 3  

        

Abernathy area

 

Sue Lett                4990 2320

Saturday            8th June                10kms     Gr 3/4

 

Camp Fire Creek to Red Hands Cave, Glenbrook

             

Colleen             4946 0069 / 0427 460 069

Wednesday           12th June                10kms     Gr 2/3

                           

Belmont, Green Point, Valentine circuit

(Optional lunch at Belmont 16ft Sailing Club)

 

Brian                     0404 094 048

Saturday          15th June                10kms     Gr 2/3

              

The Sanctuary (Maryland/Fletcher)

 

 

Alan                 4951 3477 / 0431 884 295

Wednesday           19th June               8kms     Grade 3

 

Harbour Circle No 4. Burns Bay – Hunters Hill Loop – Huntley’s Point.

 

Carolyn                 4944 7502 / 0477 047 741  

Saturday          22nd June            10kms     Grade 3

 

Alum Mountain (Bulahdelah)

 

Ilona                4944 9133 / 0431 036 674

Wednesday           26th June             10kms     Grade 3

 

Palmdale Property & Ourimbah State Forest

 

Joe & Carolyn *Phone Colleen 49460069 /0427460069

Saturday          29th June             13kms     Grade 4

 

 Mill Creek circuit / Group 6 engravings (Dharug NP)

 

Amanda      0448 383 213

 

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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