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  • July 2015
  • 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 sponsoring 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 by email when Short Notice walks are added, please logon and edit your profile accordingly.

Wednesday 1 July: Wednesday walk

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

Thursday 2 July: Kambah loop PRAMbulation – S/E

A pleasant circuit that includes green corridors and good views across playing fields to the mountains. The route is designed for parents and grandparents with kids in strollers and takes about an hour. All on paved path or bike path includes about 15 minutes of steady uphill. Non-members welcome. No need to book. Meet in the car park at the Kambah Woolshed, corner of Springbett Street & O'Halloran Cct, Kambah (just 1 minute off Drakeford Drive), at 1 pm. Leader: Jenny Horsfield 6231 4535(h) or . Map: Google Maps. Transport: Drive yourself.


Bushfold Flat

Saturday 4 July: Booroomba Rocks, Blue Gum Creek, Bushfold Flats – M/M

Starting from Booroomba Rocks car park, this circular walk first climbs a track to Booroomba Rocks for views towards Canberra. We then descend to Blue Gum Creek and follow it downstream to Georges Creek junction (some scrub). From there we take a fire trail to Bushfold Flats and the Australian Alps Walking Track back to the cars. About 4 km off and 10 km on track with the 500 m altitude gain spread through the day. Maps: Corin Dam, Williamsdale Leader: Jeff B., book between 23 June and 2pm 2 July. Transport: 100 km return, ~$37 per car, $10 per person. Limit: 12.

4–5 July: Lutons Shed – M/M–S/E

Day 1: Starting from Yankee Hat Picnic Area passing Frank and Jacks Hut crossing Gudgenby saddle then down Sams Creek Fire Trail to Lutons Shed. Approx 15 km (5 km off track and 300 m climb). Day 2: A morning return by Old Boboyan Road passing Hospital Creek Hut. Approx 10 km. Ideal for those stepping up from easy overnight bush walks. Map: Yaouk. Leader: Sean Sunley 0433 073959, Transport: ~$60 per car. Book: preferably by email before 1800 Thu before. Limit: 8.

Saturday 4 July: Sentry Box Rock from Old Boboyan Rd (South) – L/M-R

Starting from the Old Boboyan Rd (South) car park, walk the management trail to Lutons Crutching Shed. Continue up the Sams Creek Fire Trail and Maurice Luton Fire Trail to the border. A further 3km off-track and 350m climb through unburnt forest and easy granite slabs gets us to Sentry Box Rock and geocache GC1GP3Y Lonely Sentinel. Return the same way, calling in on Sean’s party for tea at Lutons. A long day, including night time walking. Around 35km and 500m climb, all but 6km on fire trails. Map: Yaouk. Leader: John Evans 0417 436 877, . Transport: ∼$15 per person.

Tuesday 7 July: Gudgenby Valley Wander – M/M

Using old and new knowledge, we'll visit hut ruins, interesting stone arrangements, the Yankee Hat art site, some lovely hillocks and beautiful stream features. Might see a water rat too, plus an eagle's nest from last season. About 13km, mostly off-track in grassland with some timber. Maps:Yaouk and Rendezvous Creek. Leader: Matthew Higgins. Bookings: John Evans 0417 436 877, Transport: ~$10

Wednesday 8 July: Wednesday walk

See the Wednesday walks information at the head of the Activity program, for conditions on participating. CBC Contact: Tim W. 0409 847 534

Wednesday 8 July: Wednesday walk (Intermediate grade)

See the Wednesday walks information at the head of the Activity program, for conditions on participating. CBC Contact: Bob Dewar Robert.Dewar@anu.edu.au

Thursday 9 July: Rail trip towards Sydney - M/M

For the last few years I’ve been ‘religiously’ walking the ACT border. Today may be the last day. We’ll see what we can find between Queanbeyan and the Burbong bridge. Likely a wet day. Around 15km. Maps: Bungendore and Canberra. Leader: John Evans 0417 436 877, . Transport: ~$6 per person. Bookings taken up till 6am Thursday.

Saturday 11 July: The Four Peaks of Goorooyarroo – S/E

This walk on the northern fringe of the city traverses, partly on and partly off track, a series of hills with spectacular views over the city and to the Brindabellas. Be at the parking area on the northern side of Horse Park Drive about 1.5km toward Gungahlin from the Federal Hwy junction (Gungahlin exit) at 9.45 for this walk –lunch on top of Old Joe with spectacular views. About 4hrs walking. Map: Hall. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h) or Transport: drive yourself but please book as usual; there may be someone from your area who needs a lift.

Saturday 11 July: Boboyan Trig – Hospital Creek – M/R/X

This trip looks at the route between Boboyan Trig and the Old Boboyan Road car park. It will require a car shuttle. Map: Yaouk. Leaders: Jenny and Rob Horsfield 6231 4535. Transport: $44 per vehicle.

11–12 July: Winter walking and camping for beginners at Honeysuckle Creek – M/R/X

Day 1: leave Canberra early on the Saturday and set up camp next to the cars at Honeysuckle Creek. The late morning and the afternoon will be spent walking off track on the Ridge of Stone, seeking to identify the highest boulder. We will then return to our tents for the evening. Day 2: Another shortish off-track day walk to the nearby Deadman's Hill before returning to Canberra. This is a walk for those who don't mind a little scrub, a few boulders and cold overnight temperatures. It is a good chance to try out your winter equipment without being far from the car. Maps: Corin Dam and Williamsdale. Leader: David Dedenczuk 0417 222 154, Book by email before 6pm 9 July. Transport: ~$40 per car. Limit: 8.


Nursery Swamp

Tuesday 14 July: A different approach to Nursery Hill via the N-W and some nice boulders – M/M

The walk wanders up Nursery Swamp then turns up the main feeder creek to the west. After crossing the creek and following it for about a km we head for a saddle that then leads up a wooded spur graced by some interesting granite boulders, to Nursery Hill at 1428m. Return down the N-E slopes to the swamp. Nice wooded country, not too scrubby. Climb of ~ 480m and scrapes into the M for distance and M for terrain Map: Rendezvous Creek. Leader: Jenny Horsfield 6231 4535(h) or Transport: $32 per car

Wednesday 15 July: Wednesday walk

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

Thursday 16 July: Isaac Pines PRAMbulation – S/E

A delightful circuit through suburban Isaacs and its peaceful pine forest reserve. The route is designed for parents and grandparents with kids in strollers and takes about 1 hour 10 minutes. On concrete, bitumen and hard-packed fire trail; a few metres of the fire trail are a little bit stony. Non-members welcome. No need to book. Meet at Isaacs Shops (= Farr Place, Isaacs) at 1 pm. Leader: Sue V. Map: Google Maps. Transport: Drive yourself.

Saturday 18 July: Cotter to Kambah, a Totally Topo! and geocaching event – M/E

Walk the Murrumbidgee River track from Casuarina Sands to Kambah Pool. 17 geocaches to find and 3 maps to walk on. Around 13 km and 390 m climb. Maps: Cotter Dam, Canberra, Tuggeranong Leader: John Evans 0417 436 877, Transport: ~$6 per person, car shuttle required.

Sunday 19 July: Billys Hill, Bainbrig Lookouts, Bulee Gap, Rolfes Gap – S–M/M–R

Starting from near Nerriga on the north-western edge of the Budawangs, this walk is a relatively flat off-track figure of 8 loop along sandstone cliff tops. It features views across valleys and rock formations. There will be a mix of open rock slabs and scrubby sections. Map: Nerriga Leader: Jeff B., Book: by 2 pm the Thursday before. Transport: 250 km return, ~$95 per car, $25–$30 per person. Limit: 12.

Tuesday 21 July: Bang! A Googong Wander – M/M

From London Bridge car park, walk via the bridge and caves to Gelignite Crossing on the Queanbeyan River. Then down through Compo Canyon, home of Rosenberg's monitor (though they'll be hibernating in winter). Then out of the gorge and back to the cars. About 10km or so. Requires some rock hopping and a bit of a short scramble. Map: Captains Flat. Leader: Matthew Higgins. Bookings: John Evans 0417 436 877, Transport: ~$10

Wednesday 22 July: Wednesday walk

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


Coronet Peak

25–26 July: Coronet Peak – M/R

Day 1: Orroral Valley, Cotter Gap, and Pond Creek. Day 2: Morning side-trip up Coronet Peak then return. This trip would be suitable for beginning over-night back-packers. Map: Rendezvous Creek. Leaders: Jenny and Rob Horsfield 6231 4535. Transport: ~$32 per car.

Saturday 25 July: Coronet Peak geocaches – L/R, ptX

Provided the weather is suitable, insert via the Australian Alps Walking Track from Orroral, then off-track up towards Coronet Peak. A cache on the way and another 500 m to the south, if party members are interested. Return towards the granite cap and sidle west round its base to GC1M554 The Princess of Namadgi. Dinner with Rob and Jenny's party at Pond Creek. Walk home in the dark. A long day at around 30 km, 1300 m climb and 10 hours walking. Maps: Rendezvous Creek, Corin Dam Leader: John Evans 0417 436 877, Transport: ~$12 per person.

Saturday 25 July: Wild Cattle Creek – M/M

This walk is south of Captains Flat in the Tallaganda National Park. It is a wander, mostly off track; along ridges through light, open forest and along the wide open valley of Wild Cattle Creek and other watercourses. About 10km and 4 hrs actual walking. Map: Tinderry. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h) or Transport: ~$20

Sunday 26 July: Mt Blundell – M/E

We will leave Canberra early and, starting from near to Condor Creek, climb up the fire trails to the summit.  This will be a good cardio work, but with regular stops to look at birds and plants. There will be some nice views of the nearby Brindabellas and the settled districts. Map: Cotter Dam. Leader: David Dedenczuk 0417 222 154, Book by email before 23 July. Transport: ~$20 per car. Limit: 8.

Tuesday 28 July: Binnari Pass – L/M-R, part X

From the Nerriga entrance to Morton National Park walk east across Running Creek and to the north of Round Mountain (avoiding private property) to join the Endrick River Trail. We cross Sallee Creek (possible shallow wade) then leave the trail on an ill-defined ridge which leads south to the base of Binnari Pass. Climb onto Quiltys Mountain for lunch. Return to the base of the pass (time and scrub are likely to prevent a different route off Quiltys Mountain) and turn to the west. We cross Sallee Creek again, walk south of Round Mountain, continuing west across a number of creeks to the Alum Creek Trail, joining it 2 km south of the car park. Over 500 m of climbing. Some thick scrub and rock scrambling. Map: Endrick. Leader: Philip Gatenby, 6254 3094, . Transport: $95 per car. Limit: 8.

Wednesday 29 July: Wednesday walk

See the Wednesday walks information at the head of the Activity program, for conditions on participating. NPA Contact: Mike Smith msmith@netspeed.com.au


Thursday 30 July: Conder PRAMbulation – S/E

A circuit with some good views and some cute ponds. The route is designed for parents and grandparents with kids in strollers and takes about an hour. Includes about 20 minutes steadily uphill. All on bike path or paved footpath. Non-members welcome. No need to book. Meet in the large bitumen car park near the playing field at the end of the unnamed cul de sac, signposted Conder Playing Fields, off Heidelberg Street, Conder, near Vikings Lanyon, at 1 pm. Leader: Linda Groom , 02 6281 4917 Map: Google Maps. Transport: Drive yourself.

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. Since April 2014, these are included in the monthly program. Those prior to 2014 are listed here and can be searched with other archived walks via the search box below.

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