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Club Activity Program

  • July 2014
  • Archive of Activities
Not yet a member? You are welcome to participate in up to three activities before joining. To express interest to a leader whose contact details are not displayed, email - the leader will contact you. If you are not familiar with the procedures of the Club, please read the Walk Information.

Wednesday Walks: Wednesday walks are run jointly with the Brindabella Bushwalking Club (BBC) and National Parks Association ACT (NPA). Details are emailed a few days before each walk. Contact Janet, co-ordinator of Wednesday Walks to be added to the email list. If you are not a member of the BBC, NPA or CBC you must contact the leader before the walk to discuss the level of difficulty and must be accompanied on the walk by a sponsoringd member. Please note that leaders retain the right not to accept any walker.

Short-notice walks are added to this list. Club members who wish to be alerted when Short Notice walks are added, please logon and edit your profile accordingly.

Saturday 12 July: Mt Foxlow – M/E–M

From the car park just off Woolcara Lane at the entrance to the Yanununbeyan Conservation Area, we will head off track until almost the top of Foxlow (lunch). Return initially along the fire trail then swing off track along a ridge through attractive light forest to end the day. Short car shuffle, about 13 km, 600 m aggregate climb, 5½ hours actual walking. Map: Captains Flat. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h) or Transport: ~$15.

Saturday 12 July: Long-time walkabout – L/M

Something for everyone: southern Namadgi views; indigenous and European sites; border markers and blaze trees; up to 12 hours walking; night walking under a full moon to bay at. From the Yankee Hat car park, insert via fire trail and footpad to the south-east Gudgenby saddle, then through some regrowth down to join the Sams Creek Fire Trail. Easy walking down the Naas Creek valley to Lutons crutching shed. Exit over the Naas Creek ford and north along the Old Boboyan Road. 26 km and 660 m climb – led by Cynthia Coppock. From the fire trail junction near Lutons, the walk can be extended around the Grassy Creek and Bulls Flat Fire Trails. This makes the day 34 km and 820 m climb. The full walk is extended to include the Grassy Creek Fire Trail to Waterhole Hut and return via Waterhole and Bulls Flat Fire Trails. A day of 40 km and 950 m. An additional co-leader required if a sub-group wants to do the 34 km circuit. Map: Yaouk. Leaders: John Evans 0417 436 877, and Cynthia Coppock. Transport: $15 per person. Further details at Emergency contact details must be registered/provided to book.

Wednesday 16 July: Wednesday Walk

See the Wednesday Walks information at the head of the Activity program, for conditions on participating. BBC Contact:

Westermans Homestead

Saturday 19 July: Settlers Track – S/E

A delightful walk near Grassy Creek in southern Namadgi visiting pioneer settlements, Brayshaws Hut, Waterhole Hut and Westermans Homestead. About 9 km return with some moderate climbing sections, all on track. Suit beginner. Maps: Yaouk and Shannons Flat. See the Settlers Track brochure. Leader: Quentin Moran 6288 9840 or Transport: ~$47 per car. Limit: 12. Bookings by 2pm Thursday before. Please supply emergency contact details.

Saturday 19 July: Southern Namadgi Geocaching - L/E-M

3 mini-walks and a long one for quick walkers. (1, 2) Knolls above the Boboyan Rd for 2 caches; (3) Shanahans Mountain Walking Track for a cache; (4) From the Old Boboyan Rd South car park, off-track to Brayshaws Hut. Settlers Track to the stockyards, then off-track to Waterhole Hut. North along the Waterhole Fire Trail to Sams Creek Fire Trail. Here is the start of a multi-cache and we'll do as much or as little as we desire. Return to car via Boboyan Homestead and a cache. Minimum distance 20km, 300m climb. Maps: Michelago, Colinton, Yaouk. Leader: John Evans 0417 436 877, . Transport: ~$15 per person. Emergency contact details must be registered/provided to book.

Tuesday 22 July: Nuggetty State Conservation Area – L/M/X

This is an exploratory walk 40 km north of Crookwell. The Nuggetty SCA is rugged country of about 6 km x 3 km, with numerous steep gullies and ridges covered by dry grassy woodlands. Minimum distance: 4 km of fire trail and 15 km off-track. ~900 metres of ascent. There is a 2 hour 20 min drive each way. Map: Bigga 1:50,000. Leader: Ian Wright 6286 1473 or Emergency contact details must be registered/provided to book. Transport: 380 km return, $140 per car. Limit: 8.

Wednesday 23 July: Wednesday Walk

See the Wednesday Walks information at the head of the Activity program, for conditions on participating. NPA Contact: Mike Smith

Billy Billy Rocks

Saturday 26 July: Day trips in the Namadgi #5 – Tidbinbilla–Smokers Gap cross–over – M/R

Meet on top of Billy Billy Rocks for lunch. Maps: Corin Dam, Tidbinbilla. Leaders: Jenny and Rob Horsfield 6231 4535. Transport: ~$32 per car.

Saturday 26 July: XC Ski Tour towards Mt Guthrie – M/M

From Guthega via a shelf of old forest on the west side of Spencers Creek, then a 200 m climb to the rocky tops near Mt Guthrie ~ 13 km. Or another route depending on snow conditions. Will suit skiers of intermediate standard. Map: Mt Kosciuszko 1:50,000. Leader: Linda Groom , 6281 4917. Transport: $152 per car.

Saturday, 26 July: Faunce Hill – M/E

Faunce Hill is on the eastern side of the Queanbeyan River gorge on the northern end of Googong Dam. The walk is a mixture of on and off track, starting at the end of Wanna Wanna Road (off Captain’s Flat Road) thence through open forest to the Hill and south to lunch on an open ridge before wandering back to the cars. Plenty of variety and good views. About 5½ hours walking. A mixture of on and off track. Book by 2 pm Thursday please. Map: Hoskinstown. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h) or Transport: $10

Tuesday 29th July: Tinderry Nature Reserve Northern Section - L/R/X

This is an exploratory walk to investigate some large granite slabs and tors in the northern section of the nature reserve. Starting on the Burra Road, we will follow the West Keewong Fire Trail for 6 km to the crest of the Tinderry Range then spend the rest of the day off-track in steep spur and gully country. This is a hard walk with steep rock scrambles and possibly thick scrub in places. Emergency contact details must be registered/provided to book. Minimum distance: 13 km off-track plus 7 km of fire trail. ~ 800 metres of ascent. Maps: Williamsdale, Michelago, Tinderry Leader: Ian Wright 62861473, Transport: 110 km return. Limit: 8.

Wednesday 30 July: Wednesday Walk

See the Wednesday Walks information at the head of the Activity program, for conditions on participating. NPA Contact: Mike Smith

Previous monthly walks programs can be viewed by mousing over the year in the archive box below and then clicking on the month required. To return from older program pages, just click the back button of your browser. Alternatively, you can search for a particular walk destination using the search box below.

From 2011, a system was set up to send out emails advising of walks that for various circumstances are planned outside the normal monthly cycle. These "Short-notice walks" are listed here and can be searched with other archived walks via the search box below.


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