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This page covers activities for one month starting from the second Wednesday of November. For more walks, click on the Future Walks and Walks Archive tabs.

If you are a non-member interested in taking part in Club activities, and want information about walks in the program send an email to . For other general information about the club email .

Please note: Bookings for all walks on a weekend must be made to the walk leader by 2pm on the Thursday immediately before. Some walks may be fully subscribed before this time so early booking is advisable.

If you are not familiar with the procedures of the Club, please read the Walk Information (see menu at left) for details of booking on a walk, gradings, our requirement that all walkers sign an acknowledgement of risks and obligations, equipment hire, search and rescue procedures, etc. For membership enquiries click on the Join CBC button in the main menu.

Thursday evening 14 November: Red Hill – S/E

Meet at 6.30 in the car park on Red Hill, near the restaurant. We will walk along the ridge to Hindmarsh Drive and back again. No need to book. Map: www.tams.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/390592/cnpmapredhill.pdf Leader: Phillip Starr 6161 3835(h), 0419 281 096(m), Transport: drive yourself.


Tidbinbilla Peak

Saturday 16 November: Tidbinbilla Peak trig bag – L/R

From the Mountain Creek car park in TNR, stroll up the Camel Back FT to Camels Hump. A possible extension to Pierce trig. Return along the crest of the Range and in via the old radio transmitter. Climb via Johns Peak (a little exposure) and SH1491 to Tidbinbilla Peak. Exit via SH1556 and thick regrowth down a handy spur to re-join the fire trail. Around 13 km+3 km and 760 m+some climb. Map: Tidbinbilla. Leader:John Evans 0417 436 877, Transport: ~$6 per person. Limit: 8. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au

Saturday 16 November: Rocky Waterholes and Ahearn Lookouts – M/E

A two hour highway drive to Mittagong then about 25 minutes on backroads. This 15 km walk is all on tracks to some grand clifftop lookouts over the Nattai Gorge in the southernmost part of the Greater Blue Mountains. There are undulations but no major climbs. Map: Hilltop. Leader: Jeff B., Transport: ~450km return, $160 per car, at least $40 per person. Limit: 12.

Sunday 17 November: Walk to Waterfall on Snowy Flats Creek– M/R

The approach is via Stockyard Spur from Corin Dam. Map: Corin Dam Leaders: Jenny & Rob Horsfield 6231 4535(h) Transport: 90 km return, $36 per car.

Monday night 18 November: Oak Hill – S/E

A ramble around the boundary of the Mulligans Flat Nature Reserve along the ACT/NSW border and up to Oak Hill trig (798 m). Walk distance: 6 km. May also walk up Old Joe afterwards if it is a good night, extra 4 k. Map: Hall also see cbrwalks.blogspot.com.au/search/label/Oak%20Hill for more info. Leader: Roger Edwards 6288 7863(h) or Transport: drive yourself. Note I will be away till about 1 November, if booking before this suggest send SMS message to 0406 378 217. Limit: 8.


Coronet Peak

Tuesday 19 November: Coronet Peak – L/R

Another of the more difficult trigs to bag, this granite cap provides uninterrupted 360° views. Well worth the long day's huff and puff. The trip involves ~10 km on the Cotter Hut Road, ~13 km on the Australian Alps Walking Track footpad and ~4 km through the bush and a short scramble to the huge granite dome. Around 27km and 1200m climb. Maps: Rendezvous Creek, Corin Dam. Limit: 8. Leader: John Evans 0417 436 877, Transport: ~$12 per person. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au

Wednesday 20 November: Wednesday Walk

Medium/hard walk for fit and experienced walkers; may include off-track walking and rock scrambling. BBC Wednesday Walk Coordinator: Peter W.

Thursday evening, 21 November: Bullen Range – S/E

Meet at 6.30 pm at the Cotter Reserve, in the car park on the left after crossing the Cotter River Bridge. We will walk along the Bullen Range Fire Trail with views to the Murrumbidgee River, Canberra and the Brindabellas. No need to book. Map: Cotter (but it is not required). Leader: Jeff B., Transport: drive yourself.

(23)24–25 November: Blue Waterholes – S/R

Car camp with day trips: Murrays Cave, Clark Gorge, Cave Creek waterfall (bring swimmers), mine workings, Coolamine Homestead. Maps: Rules Point, Peppercorn. Leaders: Jenny & Rob Horsfield 6231 4535. Transport: ~$200 per vehicle.

Saturday 23 November: Rendezvous with members of the Border Bushwalking Club – M/M

We will walk along the Australian Alps Walking Track from Namadgi Visitor Centre until we meet the Albury group walking the AAWT from Dead Horse Gap to Tharwa. I anticipate that we will meet them somewhere between Bushfold Flats and the Booroomba Rocks car park. After walking back with them to the Namadgi Visitor Centre we will provide transport to the YHA Hostel in Akuna Street in the city. Further details in the November newsletter but if you are interested in assisting with transport for the Albury bushwalkers please let me know ASAP. Map: Williamsdale. Leader: Phillip Starr 6161 3835(h), 0419 281 096(m), Transport: tba.

Monday evening 25 November: Mt Majura – S/E

Meet at 6:30 pm at the entrance to the park beside 39 Mackenzie St, Hackett, just north of the Grayson St intersection for a walk up Mt Majura. No need to book. Map: www.tams.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/390578/cnpmapmajura.pdf Leader: Phillip Starr 6161 3835(h), 0419 281 096(m), Transport: Drive yourself

Tuesday 26 November: Kosciuszko NP – Burrungubugge Hut Ruin – M/M–R

From Locked gate on the Island Bend FT, follow IBFT to Burrungubugge River. Follow direction of the track marked on the Kalkite Mountain map to Hut – from a recent report the track is over grown. About 11 km and 300 m, a mixture of FT and off track. If time allows, visit the weir on the Gungarlin River – add 4 km and 100 m. Leader: Max Smith Maps: Kalkite Mountain and Geehi. Transport: ~$140 per car Limit: 8.

Wednesday 27 November: Wednesday Walk

Medium/hard walk for fit and experienced walkers; may include off-track walking and rock scrambling. NPA Wednesday Walk Coordinator: Mike S.


Mouse-ear hawkweed

Thursday 28 November: Search for Mouse-ear Hawkweed at Nursery Swamp – S/M

Parks and Conservation Service (PCS) is looking for 6–10 people to assist in the search for Mouse-ear Hawkweed at Nursery Swamp, Namadgi NP. A single plant was recorded from Nursery Swamp in 1992. PCS has received advice to undertake on-going annual checks for this environmental weed due to the very high weed risk it poses to the high country. The walk to Nursery Swamp is 8.5 km return (plus walking in and around the swamp so add another 3–4 km). If any of these plants are found, they will be documented, GPS'd, tagged and eradicated later. We will meet at 8 am at a rendezvous point TBA and expect to finish at 1 pm. You will need lunch, sunscreen, water, a GPS if you have one and need to wear a hat, long pants, gaiters and boots. Map: Rendezvous Creek. Contact: Quentin Moran, 6288 9840 (h), by 21 November if you wish to help. Transport: TBA.

Thursday evening, 28 November: Aranda Bushland and Frost Hollow – S/E

Meet at 6.30 pm in the car park accessed via the lane beside 57 MacKellar Circuit, Cook (go through the gate). We will walk through the Aranda Bushland and Black Mt Reserve and return to the cars via the Aranda frost hollow. No bookings. Maps: http://www.tams.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/390605/MTPAINTER.pdf http://www.tams.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/390588/cnpmaparanda.pdf Leader: Diana K. Transport: drive yourself.


Booroomba Rocks

Sunday 1 December : Booroomba Rocks – S/E

Park cars at the Honeysuckle Creek Campgrounds at 1100 m and from there walk along the attractive and well-defined track to the foot track leading to Booroomba Rocks 1372 m. From here a steady climb to the top where the views will be spectacular. Enjoy lunch and return to the cars about mid-afternoon. Around 10 kms + 370 m climb. This is a joint activity walk with the Brindabella Bushwalking Club. Please book ahead, and meet at Kambah Shops by 8.30 am, parking opposite the petrol station and from there transport will be arranged. Map: Corin Dam. Leader: Janet E. Transport: $10 per person.

Tuesday 3 December: Stockyard Spur Forests, Namadgi National Park – M/R Part X

From Corin Dam we will follow the Stockyard Spur track for about 45 minutes to the 1300 metres altitude, then head off-track to the southwest. We will spend a few hours traversing across the flank of Stockyard Spur for a few kilometres. The off-track section is exploratory, but hopefully there will be some nice stands of Alpine Ash and ferny gullies. I expect it to be slow going with thick scrub in places. We then head back up to the crest of the spur and follow the foot track back to the start. Map: Corin Dam Leader: Ian Wright 6286 1473, Limit: 8 Transport: ~80 km return.

Wednesday 4 December: Wednesday Walk

Medium/hard walk for fit and experienced walkers; may include off-track walking and rock scrambling. BBC Wednesday Walk Coordinator: Peter W.

Thursday evening, 5 December: Black Mt Hat Band – S/E

Meet 6.30, park at end of Frith St near electricity sub‑station. We will walk to the top of Black Mountain and on the way down take the track around the mountain for 360° views of Canberra. No need to book. Map: http://www.tams.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/390595/cnpmapblackmountain.pdf Leader: Diana K. Transport: drive yourself.

7–8 December: Bimberi Peak – M/E–M

This is a good introductory trip for day walkers who would like to try out overnight camping. It also provides an opportunity to climb Bimberi Peak (1913 metres), the highest peak in the ACT. We'll depart Canberra at 1.00 pm on Saturday and drive, via Cooma and Adaminaby, to the locked gate at the northern end of Pockets Saddle Road. With overnight packs we'll walk to Oldfields Hut where we will camp overnight (2.5 km). The next morning, with daypacks only, we'll take the trail to Murrays Gap (6.5 km and 200 metres climb). We will ascend Bimberi Peak from Murrays Gap following an indistinct footpad to the summit (3.0 km and 390 metres climb). Following lunch with fabulous 360° views we'll return along the same route back to Oldfields Hut and then back to the cars. Maps: Rendezvous Creek, Rules Point or Rooftop's Kosciuszko Northern Activities Map. Leader: Gerald D. Transport: ~400 km, $150 per car, $35–$50 per person.

Monday evening, 9 December: Goorooyarroo Nature Reserve – S/E

Meet at the parking area on the northeastern side of Horse Park Drive about 1.5 km toward Gungahlin from the Federal Highway junction (Gungahlin exit) at 6:30 pm for a walk to Sammy's Hill. No need to book. Map: www.tams.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/390580/cnpmapgoorooyaroo.pdf Leader: Phillip Starr 6161 3835(h), 0419 281 096(m), Transport: Drive yourself

Tuesday 10 December: Uriarra Hill, Mt Dowling, & Blundell Trig – M/E

A walk mainly along fire trails to Uriarra Hill and then Mt Dowling. Start is from near Blue Range Hut. About 600 m of climbing, expect a few blackberry bushes to get through. Afterwards drive another 6 km to near the Reid Pinch arboretum and bag Blundell Trig, which is not on Mt Blundell Hill. Map: Cotter Dam. Leader: Roger Edwards 6288 7863(h) or Note I will be away till about 1 November, if booking before this suggest send SMS message to 0406 378 217. Transport: $36.00 per car. Limit: 8.



For more walks, return to the top of the page and click on the Future Walks and Walks Archive tabs.

This page covers activities from the second Wednesday of December onwards. For more walks, click on the Current Month Walks and Walks Archive tabs.

If you are a non-member interested in taking part in Club activities, and want information about walks in the program send an email to . For other general information about the club email .

Please note: Bookings for all walks on a weekend must be made to the walk leader by 2pm on the Thursday immediately before. Some walks may be fully subscribed before this time so early booking is advisable.

If you are not familiar with the procedures of the Club, please read the Walk Information (see menu at left) for details of booking on a walk, gradings, our requirement that all walkers sign an acknowledgement of risks and obligations, equipment hire, search and rescue procedures, etc. For membership enquiries click on.

Tuesday 10 December: Uriarra Hill, Mt Dowling & Blundell Trig – M/E

A walk mainly along fire trails to Uriarra Hill and then Mt Dowling. Start is from near Blue Range Hut. About 600 m of climbing, expect a few blackberry bushes to get through. Afterwards drive another 6 km to near the Reid Pinch arboretum and bag Blundell Trig, which is not on Mt Blundell Hill. Map: Cotter Dam. Leader: Roger Edwards 6288 7863(h) or Transport: $36.00 per car. Limit: 8.

Wednesday 11 December: Wednesday

The annual Xmas walk for all those who have enjoyed and participated in this year's Wed walks. Often at this walk the tough Tuesday walkers join us. Destination to be decided later – just comes prepared with Xmas goodies to share. Leader: Janet E.

Thursday evening, 12 December: Mt Painter – S/E

Meet at 6.30 pm in the car park accessed via the lane beside 57 MacKellar Circuit, Cook. We will walk on track up Mt Painter for great views from the top. Returning via the horse paddocks and Wybalena Ridge, mostly on tracks. No need to book. Map: http://www.tams.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/390605/MTPAINTER.pdf Leader: Diana K. Transport: drive yourself.

Saturday 14 December: Last 6 of the Top 16 Peaks – L/M–R

A year ago we were washed off the Main Range before bagging the top 16 peaks around Mt Kosciuszko. To complete unfinished business, drive to Thredbo, chairlift up and do the Kosciuszko Walk towards Rawson Pass. Off-track up the spur to Unnamed peak on Etheridge Ridge (2180 m) and back down to Rawson Pass. Continue the track to Mt Kosciuszko (2229 m). Return along the iron walk to near Kosciuszko Lookout, then off-track to Rams Head North (2177 m), Knoll WSW of Rams Head North (2160+ m), Knoll NNE of Rams Head (2180+ m) and Rams Head (2190 m). Pick up a W-E footpad back to the iron walk and so home. Opportunities for further rambling if weather and desire so incline. Santa suits may be worn. Around 17 km and 600 m climb. Map: Perisher Valley. Leader: John Evans 0417 436 877, Transport: ~$40 + park entry + chairlift per person. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au


Corang Peak

14–15 December: Budawangs/Morton National Park – Wog Wog, Corang Peak, Canowie Brook, Corang River, Goodsell Creek and return – M/M

This walk is about 25 km over two days with about half of it off track. The route takes in some Budawangs icons and there will be enough time for swimming. The walk is a good introduction to both overnight walking and the Budawangs. While we could camp at the base of the Conglomerate Slope, the guidebook – Ron Doughton's Bushwalking in the Budawangs – talks about a 'tremendous campsite' on the Corang River that I would like to investigate. Maps: Corang and CMW Budawangs sketch map. Leader: Lorraine Tomlins, 6248 0456(h), Transport: ~$35 per person

Monday evening, 16 December: Kama Nature Reserve – S/E

Meet at 6:30 pm. Kama Nature Reserve is located off William Hovell Drive opposite the suburb of Hawker; about 2.5 km from Coppins Crossing turnoff if travelling towards Belconnen and about 2.5 km from Belconnen Way if travelling towards Glenloch Interchange. You can park on either side of the road. My white Land Cruiser YEP03Y will be parked at the entrance to the car park on the Eastern side. We will walk through an underpass then to the Molonglo River. Map: www.tams.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/386108/Kama-Nature-Reserve-Self12.pdf Leader: Phillip Starr 6161 3835(h), 0419 281 096(m), Transport: drive yourself.

Tuesday 17 December: Sandy Creek – M/R/W/Part X

This walk has a waterfall, hanging gardens, rainforest, great boulder-hopping, and swimming options with mini waterslides. 2 hours 10 minutes drive from Northbourne Ave. From the car park near Meryla Pass at 599E 586 N (GDA94), NW through moderate to thick scrub to Sandy Creek, then a fairly straightforward route down past the waterfall through rainforest. If time permits we'll go a few hundred metres further down the creek in search of a good swimming hole. Return to the top of the falls, then up Sandy Creek, often walking in the creek on rock slabs that are flat and only ankle deep, but slippery. In few places you will need to lift your knee to chin level and haul yourself up a rock. 7 to 8 km, ~200 metres down and up, ~ 4.5 hours actual walking plus maybe 1.5 hours of stops/optional swims. Map: Bundanoon. Leader: Linda Groom , 02 6281 4917 . Transport: $120 per car. Limit: 8.

Saturday 21 December: Mt. Gingera – M/M

An excuse to escape the last minute Canberra Christmas shopping frenzy. Great alpine views. Mainly on track except for descent of Mt Gingera which will be off northern end. Afterwards visit Mt Franklin and Bulls Head trigs. Maps: Corin Dam, Tidbinbilla. Leader: Roger Edwards 6288 7863(h) or Please no bookings till after 1 November. Transport: $60.00 per car approx. Limit: 8.

Wednesday 25 December: Christmas Day Lunch

A slight variation to this year's Christmas Lunch! We are not planning to visit Springbank Island but instead we hope you will enjoy the family atmosphere to be found at the end of Black Mountain Peninsular and will join us there instead. Barbecues and Toilet facilities are available. Do bring your canoe if you have one. Contact the leaders if you hope to join us or want more information Leaders: Doug Wright 6281 4148 and Margaret R.


Jagungal

27–29 December: Mount Jagungal – M/M

A three day pack walk in the northern-central part of Kosciuszko National Park, to the isolated 2061 m Jagungal which has extensive views to the Kosciuszko area in one direction and Namadgi in the other. About 4/5 on track; most of the rest is alpine or sub-alpine walking. Some major ascents but the pace will be moderate. In via Toolong Range and out via Farm Ridge and the Tumut River. Map: Khancoban 1:50,000 or Toolong Range, Jagungal. Leader: Jeff B., Please book by 22 December. Transport: ~380 km, $140 per car, $35–$50 per person. Limit: 8.

Saturday 4–Sunday 12 January 2013: Northern Kosciuszko National Park car camp – M/M (overall)

From a camp by the cars at Three Mile Dam, we will do a number of day walks over the next week. Options include: Manjar and Black Jack Mountains; Fifteen Mile Ridge; Buddong Falls; Blue Waterholes and Cave Creek; Ravine; Yarrangobilly Caves area; Landers Falls and Big Talbingo Mountain; and Tabletop and/or Four Mile Hut. Maps: TBA. Leader: Jeff B., Please book by 31 December. Transport: TBA. Limit: 12.

25–27 January – Snowy Mts weekend: (various)

Drive down Saturday morning to our accommodation at the Southern Alps Ski Club Lodge at Charlotte Pass. The Saturday afternoon walks will be Mt Stilwell and Spencers Creek, 2 hours and 1¼ hours respectively, led by Ross Andrews and myself. We will do the Main Range on Sunday, 22 km and 6½ hours, all on track, with Michael Sutton and Ross Andrews leading. There will also be a shorter option led by me, details not yet decided. We will do Rainbow Lake, a short but attractive walk, on Monday morning before we go home. Shared meals on both Saturday and Sunday nights. Map: Perisher Valley Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) Transport: ~$50–$60 incl park entry. Accommodation: single room – $125 for the weekend, double/twin – $85 per person for the weekend.



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The picture at the top of this page is of the Murramarang National Park on the South Coast of New South Wales. Club walks extend to the coast and the area around Mt Durras (on the right of the photo) is a favourite destination for cabin-based walking weekends (photo David Briese).