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This page covers activities for one month starting from the second Wednesday of March. 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.

from 5:30pm: Picnic/BBQ at Uriarra East picnic area

Come along and enjoy Club members' company on the banks of the Murrumbidgee. Bring dinner and swimmers if a hot evening. Wood BBQs available. Bring your own wood. If total fire ban then bring a cold picnic. To get there, take Uriarra Crossing Road but turn left at the sign to Uriarra East before you get to the crossing. Preferable (but not compulsory) to book as some people may need a lift. Further information/bookings contact Lois Padgham: 0402 962 638(h), 6231 3060(w), lois.padg@hotmail.com or further information from Joslyn Van der Moolen 0439 472 921

Saturday 17 March: Durras Lake – M/M/W

A circumnavigation of the region's most pristine coastal lake. A mix of on- and off-track walking with some wading, a couple of compulsory swims with packs and probably a bit of mud. Map: Durras Leader: Terence Uren 0427 110 250, terence.uren@bigpond.com Transport: $120 per car.

Saturday 17 March: Square Rock and Smokers Trail – M/M

This is a popular walk but a new one for your leader. A track through bush from the Square Rock car park marks the beginning of this walk to a monumental group of boulders. Hopefully we have a clear day so that we can enjoy the great views. On the way back we peel off to join the Smokers Trail until we come to Smokers Trail car park. We will have vehicles at this point to take us back to Corin Road. Map: Corin Dam, Leader: Phillip Starr 6161 3835(h), 0419 281 096(m), phillip_starr@hotmail.com Transport: ~$10

Saturday 24 March: The Corn Trail – M/E–M

The Corn Trail runs (for us down hill) through Monga National Park and over its 14 km descends 600 m. The route is all on track though stretches are steep and would be slippery after rain. This lush area of forest is a local gem. There are limited but worthwhile opportunities for distant views whilst the main beauty of this walk is in the foreground. Three creek crossings, all shallow. An early rendezvous in Braidwood to allow for the car shuffle. Maps: Monga, Araluen Leaders: Austin Kenney 6262 2358) and Edwina Yee, 0418 651421, edwina.yee@defence.gov.au Bookings to Edwina. Transport: $40 per person with 3 sharing (300 km return).

Saturday 24 March: Booroomba Rocks – S/M

A walk from the Honeysuckle Creek campground to Booroomba Rocks via the Alps walking track. Spectacular views from the Rocks. Aprox 10 km return with a 200 m climb. Map: 8626-1N Corin DamLeader: Quentin Moran, Ph: 6288 9840(h), qmoran@webone.com.au Transport: $32 per car. Limit: 12.

Sunday 25 March: Morning stroll: Lake Burley Griffin – East Basin and Jerrabomberra Wetlands – S/E

This walk takes us from the Carillon in a loop around the East Basin of Lake Burley Griffin with an excursion into Jerrabomberra Wetlands. This is a relaxing walk with the possibility of sighting a large number of bird species, especially water birds in their natural habitat. There is some shade but most of the walk is in the open. Total distance only 10 km so home for lunch. Map: Canberra, Leader: Phillip Starr 6161 3835(h), 0419 281 096(m), phillip_starr@hotmail.com, Transport: ~ Drive yourself but tell me when you book if you need a ride.

24–25 March: ACT Border, Long Flat to Sentry Box Mountain – M/R/X

Part of the intention to examine those parts of the border that might be included in a longer distance walking track. Map: Yaouk Leader: Rob Horsfield 6231 4535(h) Transport: $60 per car.

Tuesday 27 March: Stockyard Gap sites – M/R

Join Canberra's preeminent natural historian Matthew Higgins in visiting the Stockyard Creek arboretum hut site and the Stockyard Gap ski hut site. On the way back, check out the Little Ginini rope tow pole. Around 9 km and 600 m climb. Map: Corin Dam. Leader: John Evans 0417 436 877, jevans@pcug.org.au Transport: ~$15 per person. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au Limit: 8, so be quick to book.

Sunday 1 April: Queanbeyan River – L/E/W

This walk starts at the London Bridge car park and follows the fire trail eastwards past Gelignite Crossing to Flynns Crossing. The loop involves some steep but short grades plus two crossings of the Queanbeyan River. Last time I was here the river crossing was knee deep. We may also visit the abandoned London Bridge Homestead on return. Map: Captains Flat. Leader Roger Edwards 6288 7863 rosemarie@grapevine.com.au Transport $44 per car

Friday 6 April: Mt Palerang – M/M

Palerang is a mountain near the Great Dividing Range south of the Kings Highway (the pointy one on the right as you approach Braidwood). Access is via Rossi and Forbes Creek. On a clear day you can see Braidwood, the Budawangs and the Brindabellas. The access ridges have moderate scrub and a few scrambles; there are also a few kilometres of fire trail walking. Map: Bombay. Leaders: Phillip Starr and Edwina Yee (0418 651421), edwina.yee@defence.gov.au Bookings to Edwina. Transport: ~160 km return, ~$60 per car, ~$15–$20 per person. Limit: 12.

Easter (5) 6–10 April: Kanangra to Vengeance Peninsula – M–L/R

A rugged five day walk to the Blue Breaks. Drive to Kanangra Walls Thursday evening. Descend Brumby Ridge to Orange Bluff on the Kowmung River, ascend to Mt Feld on Scotts Main Range, cross Butchers Creek, drop into Green Wattle Creek with its delightful campsites. Great views from Vengeance Peninsula and Axehead Mountain. Drop into Byrnes Gap, follow the Sydney Water road and Bulga Ridge back to the Kowmung and exit via Cambage Spire. Half the route is off-track, with steep ascents and descents and some rock scrambling. Maps: Kanangra, Yerranderie, Burragorang. Leader: Meg McKone 6254 5902(h), frankmckone@optusnet.com.au Transport: 500 kms, $200 per car. Park Limit: 8.

Easter 6 –12 April: Yerranderie to Katoomba – M–L/R

An extended walk traversing interesting country not often visited by the CBC walkers. I was looking at walking from Mittagong to Katoomba but I thought this might be more interesting. The route will include Lacys Tableland, views of the Blue Breaks, Green Wattle Creek, Butchers Creek, the Kowmung and then over (and up and down) to Tarros Ladder, Narrow Neck and Katoomba. I have at least one car to take us to Yerranderie and I am hoping I can arrange another. We will return by public transport from Katoomba to Canberra. The walk will be primarily off track and we will be carrying 6 nights food. Maps: Yerranderie, Burragorang, Bimlow, Kanagara, Jamison and Blue Mountains South SV Map 1st edn 1:50,000. Leader: Lorraine Tomlins 6248 0456(h), lorraine.tomlins@gmail.com Transport: ~ TBA Limit: 8.

Saturday 7 April: Mt Aggie and Bendora Arboretum – M/E

Follow the track from the car park to Mt Aggie (1471 m) with its spectacular views then along the border ridge track toward Bendoura Hill. After crossing the Mt Franklin Road, use an old logging road to get to the arboretum for lunch, then on track back to the cars with more views. About 14 km, 5 hrs actual walking. Map: Tidbinbilla Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350 (w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: ~ $20

Tuesday 10 April: More border markers on the Clear Range – L/R,X

With permission from the landowner, drive the Clear Range Fire Trail to west of Mt De Salis. Climb to the crest of the Clear Range and hunt border markers south through Mt Yarara as far as we have time to go. Around 25 km and 1000 m climb. Map: Michelago. Leader: John Evans 0417 436 877, jevans@pcug.org.au Transport: ~$10 per person. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au



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 April 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.

Wednesday 10 April: Wednesday walk

For fit and experienced walkers. Leader: Barrie R.

10–12 April: Big Badja Hill–Woila Creek–Eurambene Mtn – M/R

Day 1 from Pikes Saddle via Big Badja to Woila Creek. Day 2 explore Woila Creek and clearing. An easier day. Day 3 Eurambene ridge and Mtn to Pikes Saddle. Mostly off-track but ridges pretty good. Maps: Snowball, Badja. Leader: Mike B. Transport: $120 per car. Limit: 4.

Saturday 13 April: Mt Foxlow – M/M

From the car park just off Woolcara Lane at the entrance to the Yanununbeyan Conservation Area, we will head off-track up to Mt Foxlow where we will have lunch. Return initially along the fire trail then swing off track along a ridge through attractive light forest to cars. Short car shuffle. Distance around 13 km with climbs totalling about 600 m. Map: Captains Flat. Leader: Phillip Starr 6161 3835(h), 0419 281 096(m), Transport: $50 per car ($13 – $15 per person).


13–14 April: Clear Point, painting and photography – S/E

A weekend of various activities around a camp at Clear Point near Pebbly Beach. You can walk around to study bird life and take photos, you can draw or paint the seascapes, you can even climb Durras mountain if you so wish. Leaders: Alison Milton 6254 0578 and Gösta Lyngå, Map: Kioloa Transport: ~$40.

13–14 April: Tullyangela Clearing – Wineglass Tor – Tims Gully – M/R

We start near Tulleyangela Clearing and proceed N of North Oaky Creek to the old diggings at Peach Tree Canal. From there we ascend gently to Wineglass Tor for spectacular views of Great Horseshoe Bend, then via open ridges to camp on the Shoalhaven between Tims Gully and Little Horseshoe Bend. Next day we will visit Sparkes Falls then follow a series of mainly open ridges back to the cars. This trip has great scenery, historical sites, and, thanks to an early start, plenty of swimming opportunities. The walk is mostly as described in Fitzroy Falls and Beyond, p178ff. Map: Touga. Leader: Alan Vidler 6290 0490 Transport: ~$150 per car.

Sunday 14 April: Canberra and region Heritage Festival – Mt Stromlo milestones – ten years on – S/E

Walk around 7 km distance and climb around 125 vertical metres, taking around 3 hours, to view the recovery in the buildings and the bush at Mt Stromlo. There are extensive views to Canberra and the new Molonglo suburbs, and superb views to the west to the Brindabella and Tidbinbilla Ranges. See the new Cotter Dam in the distance and the Murrumbidgee River. Look right and left before we cross the mountain bike tracks! Map: Canberra. Leader: John Evans 0417 436 877, Transport: drive yourself. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au Limit: 20.

Tuesday 16 April: Bogong Creek, Middle Creek – L/R pt X

Yankee Hat carpark – Bogong Creek to source – Peak 1730 (optional) – Yankee Hat Ridge to SH1526 – descend to Middle Creek and return. Plenty of easy kms at the start and end of the walk, and a good introduction to YH Ridge which avoids the rough part. Maps: Yaouk, Rendezvous Creek. Leader: Brian S. 0438 276 350 Transport: ~$50 per car.

Wednesday 17 April: Wednesday walk

For fit and experienced walkers. Leader: Doug F. (for BBC)

Saturday 20 April: Mt Aggie and Bendora Arboretum – M/E

Follow the track from the car park to Mt Aggie (1471 m) with its spectacular views then along the border ridge track toward Bendoura Hill. After crossing the Mt Franklin Road, use an old logging road to get to the arboretum for lunch, then on track back to the cars with more views. About 14 km, 5 hours actual walking. Map: Tidbinbilla. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) Transport: ~ $20


Cotter Hut

Saturday 20 April: Mt Kelly, Kelly Spur – L/R/ pt X

Yankee Hat car park – Middle Creek – Burbidge Spur – Bogong Gap – Mt Kelly – Kelly Twin Peak (optional) – Kelly Spur – Cotter Hut – Cotter Gap – AAWT to Orroral. Extended day walk. Early start, walk to Cotter Hut by nightfall. After a decent break continue by torchlight on footpads and fire trail to Orroral. Car shuttle, night walking. ~35 km, ~1200 m. Maps: Yaouk, Rendezvous Creek, Corin Dam. Leader: Brian S. Transport: ~$60 per car.

20–21 April: Wambagugga Creek – S/R with M/R option

A morning's walk to spacious grassy campsite beside Wambagugga Creek in the Deua NP, with an option to do an afternoon circuit without packs to the Shoalhaven River. On Sunday, a short optional climb (100 m up, 0.5 km) to a knoll; back to the cars, probably before 2 pm. Apart from the optional knoll, gradients are gentle. There is 3 km of fire trail and the rest is off-track – tussocky grass and fairly light scrub, and some logs to climb over. There is some rock hopping and thicker scrub on the side trips. 7 km to the campsite and a further 10 km in the optional afternoon circuit. Suit walkers with experience of several CBC day walks who wish to try an overnight walk. Drive is about 2 hours from Queanbeyan, and needs Subaru Foresters or similar. Map: Snowball Leader: Linda Groom Transport: $80 per car. Limit: 12

Sunday 21 April: Grand Ettrema Lookout – S–M/R/X

Drive via Tarago and Nerriga. A walk of 10 km (return) from just north of Quiera Clearing to a magnificent lookout over the sandstone cliffs of Ettrema Gorge east of Myall Creek (451257 WGS84). No big climbs but some undulations. There will be some small rock scrambles and scrub but I will try to cross flat and open rock slabs wherever possible. Map: Touga. Leader: Jeff B., Transport: ~340 km return ~$126 per car, ~$30–$40 per person. Limit: 12.

(21) 22–25 April: Wollemi NP – M/R

Sawmill ruins (GR487 612), Mount Coricudgy, camp on saddle SW of Middle Hill, climb Mt Davis without packs, ridge W of Mt Davis (fab views), camp in comfy cave near Coricudgy Creek junction, wade/scrub bash two kms up Coricudgy Creek, explore eastern tributary (iron oxide stalactites, beautiful rainforest) (camp), Jones Hole, Gavins Swamp, Sawmill ruins. A rugged trip taken at a leisurely pace in the wonderful Wollemi. Wet feet in the creeks (boots not suitable), possible rock scrambling. Drive to Dunns swamp near Rylstone afternoon or evening of 24th. Run jointly with Coast & Mountain Walkers. Map: Coricudgy. Leader: Meg M. Transport: $310 per car or minimum of $78 per person. Limit: 8

Tuesday 23 April: Renns Bluff – L/R/W/pt X

Bungonia SCA – Mt Ayre – Shoalhaven River – exploratory spur – Renns Bluff – Mt Pollock – Rainbow Ridge –Shoalhaven River – return via Mt Ayre. Tracks, off-track sections mostly open scrub. Nice views, steep descents/ascents, river crossings, some exposure. ~14 km, 1000 m total ascent. Map: Caoura. Leader: Brian S. 0438 276 350 Transport: ~$100 per car, + park entry fee.

Wednesday 24 April: Wednesday walk

For fit and experienced walkers. Leader: Mike S. (for NPA)


Gungartan

25–28 April 2013: A walk in classic Kosciuszko country – M/M

Our objective will be to visit Mawson Hut and some other high country huts and surrounding country, with the possibility of a day trip to Mount Jagungal. We will need to do a car shuffle as the walk will commence at the Snowy River Trail Head (adit site) and finish at Guthega Power Station (Munyang). The route is up the Burrungubugge River valley to near the Cup and Saucer and the Mailbox Hills. The return journey will be via the Kerries and Gungartan Mountain, Schlink Hilton Hut and Whites River Hut to Guthega Power Station. The area that we traverse is very popular ski touring country. Half the walking will be off track through open snow grass and occasional scrub with the rest on tracks and trails. Maps: Geehi Dam, Jagungal (currently hard to get), Kalkite, and SV Kosciuszko Alpine Area 1:50 000. Leader: Lorraine Tomlins, 6248 0456(h), Transport: ~$60 per person.

Saturday 27 April: Serenity Rocks – M/M

Park the cars at the South Black Range car park. Walk on track to Mulloon Creek for morning tea, then soon after, head off-track to Serenity Rocks for lunch with spectacular views before returning to the cars. A pleasant and relatively easy walk, about 12 km, 200 m climb. Map: Bombay. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) Transport: ~$15.

Saturday 27 April: Border Markers near Hall – L/M, X

From Binns St Fraser and the Dunlop Grasslands Nature Reserve, follow the ACT border across Wallaroo Rd and the Barton Highway through private property to One Tree Hill and return. Permission has been obtained from relevant landholders. Check out the Crowajingalong site and osage-orange trees. Around 18 km and 350 m climb. Map: Hall. Leader: John Evans 0417 436 877, Transport: ~$10 per person. Limit: 8. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au

Sunday 28 April: Mount Woolpack – M/E.

Starting at Round Flat fire trail on Tinderry Road follow fire trails through forest to Mount Woolpack for lunch with great views. Trip is on fire trails with some walking through paddocks, about 14 kms distance with ascent of about 700 metres. Short car shuffle required, will need to leave Canberra at 8:30 am for an 80 km drive to start. Map: Tinderry Leader: Tim W. Transport: ~ $20 each based on 3 passengers per car.

Tuesday 30 April: Stockyard Gap sites with Matthew HigginsM/M–R

From the Mt Ginini car park, follow the old track via Cheyenne and Morass Flats to the former Stockyard arboretum. Then to the Stockyard Creek hut ruin. Climb onto Stockyard Spur and come back around via the fire trail to Stockyard Gap to see the ski shelter ruin there, and back up the fire trail to the car park. Around 10 km and 400 m climb. Map: Corin Dam. Leader: John Evans 0417 436 877, Transport: ~$18 per person. Limit: 12. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au

Wednesday 1 May: Wednesday walk

For fit and experienced walkers. Leader: Peter W. (for BBC)

Saturday 4 May: Bushfold Flats M/E–M

The basic walk will follow the Australian Alps walking track from the Booroomba Rocks car park to Bushfold Flats, an area of open forest and grassland, transit the flats, then follow the track until lunch on a rocky outcrop with 360 degree views. Then briefly follow the Mt Tennent fire trail before 500 m off track to get to the Flats and return to the cars. 5 hours actual walking, almost all on track, 14 km, 200 m climb. The alternate, assuming that someone books who can lead it, will allow those who want it the opportunity to climb Mt Tennent, an additional 3 km and 200 m climb. Map: Williamsdale Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) Transport: ~$10.

4–5 May: Mt Gudgenby – M/R

Climb Gudgenby day 1, camp in the saddle to the north, and return via Naas Creek and saddle south east of Gudgenby day 2. Map: Yaouk. Leaders: Jenny & Rob Horsfield 6231 4535 Transport: $40 per car.

Sunday 5 May: Goorooyarroo Nature Park and Sammy's Hill – S/E

A walk of around 2 hours, mostly on fire trails and tracks through pleasant grassland and to a hill with views. Rendezvous at 9 am on the northern side of Horse Park Drive about 1.5 km toward Gungahlin from the Federal Hwy junction (Gungahlin exit). A Sportenary event. Map: Goorooyarroo Nature Reserve at www.tams.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/390580/cnpmapgoorooyaroo.pdf Leader: Phillip Starr Booking contact TBA. Transport: drive yourself.


Flinders Ranges

6–20 May: Flinders Ranges – Mostly M and one at L/R

Two base camps from where we will do day walks in the beautiful Flinders Ranges including some of the Heysen Trail. Make your way to Melrose S.A. (2 days drive from Canberra) by Monday 6 May ready to start walking on Tuesday. First week day walks including Alligator Gorge, Hidden Gorge, Devils Peak, Mt Remarkable, plus a rest day. Second week 12–20 May staying at Rawnsleys Bluff, day walks including St Marys Peak (v tough), across the Pound, walks in Aroona/Wilpena NP, Blinman Pools, a rest day and drives through beautiful gorges. You will need to be fit. There will be an information evening in February. This is a joint activity with BBC. Leader: Janet E. Expressions of interest to Janet who will then email out a more detailed walking program. Transport: each car to arrange. Maps: tba. Accommodation: ~ $30–$55 per person per night in 4 person (1 couple + 2 singles) cabins or in vans, or $120/ $165 per night for a double cabin, or tent for ~ $15 per person. Accommodation needs to be booked asap. Limit: 20.

Tuesday 7 May: Owl Rocks Ridge & Prairie Dog Creek – L/R part X

The main objective is a beautiful 600 metre ridge of granite tors, shaded by Mountain Gum and Alpine Ash forest at 735 555 (my name for it is Owl Rocks Ridge). From the Orroral Tracking Station site we will spend the day on a meandering route mainly off track to the west and north in the headwaters of Prairie Dog Creek. We will eventually join the Alpine Walking Track near the Cotter Hut road and follow the road 6 km back to the cars. Expect slow scrub. Note: This walk is a repeat of the 9 Oct 2012 trip, with some variations. Minimum distance: 16 km with 550 metres of ascent. Maps: Corin Dam, Rendezvous Creek. Leader: Ian Wright 6286 1473, Transport: ~100 km return. Limit: 8.



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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).