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      No 1, 2019

                           (See Page 2 for Walk Grade Descriptions)



Saturday       2nd February         12kms    Grade  3


Queens Wharf Newcastle to Charlestown


Colleen        4946 0069 / 0427 460 069

Wednesday       6th February        10kms     Grade 2/3


Blackbutt Reserve Loops ($5/car parking fee)


Jim                   4971 2740 / 0422 209 832

Saturday       9th February          10kms     Grade 3


Munibung Hill Loops – Speers Point


Max & Olga  4958 8821 / 0431 268 596             

Wednesday      13th February       14kms     Grade 2/3 


Fingal Bay Spit or Fingal Coastal Walk (if Spit is cut)


Ilona                 4944 9133 / 0431 036 674

Saturday     16th February          12kms  Grade 2/3  


Belmont, Belmont Lagoon, Pelican Loop


Colleen        4946 0069 / 0427 460 069

Wednesday      20th February          10kms     Grade 3


Spit Bridge to Manly



Saturday     23rd February          13kms     Grade 3


Chain Valley Bay to Wyee Point


Jim               4971 2740 / 0422 209 832

Wednesday      27th Februray       12kms     Grade 2/3


Avondale Circuit (Cooranbong)


Nardi               0438 731 684

Saturday      2nd March    *ALL HANDS NEEDED*


CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA- Myuna Bay –Wangi track                                                                                                

(Bring gloves, secateurs or hedge clippers)

Pam & Bob 0431 811 540

Wednesday       6th March                12kms     Grade 3


Nords Wharf to Catherine Hill Bay (return)

(BBQ lunch at Lorraine’s place)


Lorraine          4976 1418 / 0418 761 418                    

Saturday      9th March              11kms    Grade 2/3


Geebung Track to Snapper Point (return)

(Munmorah State Conservation Area)


Susanna       4972 0048 / 0405 558 682                                 

Wednesday      13th March           12kms     Grade 2/3


Ourimbah Creek & Tuggerah Lake


Joe & Carolyn(*Ring Colleen 4946 0069/0427460069)        

Saturday     16th March               8kms       Grade 3


Watsons Bay to Bondi 


Alan             4951 3477 / 0431 884 295

Wednesday      20th March               11kms     Grade 3


Speers Point Park to Fennell Bay Bridge  (bus return)


Carolyn           4944 7502 / 0477 047 741                                               

Saturday     23rd March              12kms     Grade 3


Pearl Beach to Patonga (car shuttle)


Nardi           4973 1684 / 0438 731 684

Wednesday      27th March               10kms     Grade 2


Brooklyn & Dangar Island  (Ferry Fare ~ $8 concession)

Lunch at Cafe ~ $15


Ilona                 4944 9133 / 0431 036 674

Saturday     30th March             11kms    Grade 2/3


Swansea – Galgabba Point



Carolyn       4944 7502 / 0477 047 741                                               



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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