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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.

Tuesday 1 September: Rocks above Breakfast Creek – M/R

A walk to a pleasant small plateau edged by massive boulders and slabs, to the east of Gudgenby. From Yankee Hat car park to Frank and Jack's Hut and then south-west up onto the plateau through moderate scrub to some extensive rocky areas with great views. Return to the Old Boboyan Road via a long spur with more granite and reasonable scrub. Around 16 km and 240 m climb. Map: Yaouk Leader: John Evans 0417 436 877, Transport: ~$40 per car

Tuesday 1 September: Navigation Refresher #1

An evening, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm, with map and compass at the home of Jenny & Rob Horsfield 6231 4535.

Wednesday 2 September: Wednesday walk

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

Thursday 3 September: North Canberra circuit section 1, Yarralumla to Black Mountain – L/E

From Yarralumla we will follow the shoreline of Lake Burley Griffin to Scrivener Dam and then head through the Cork Oak Plantation to Black Mountain. ~18 km +300 m ascent. Map: Canberra Leader: Terence U.Transport: TBA

Friday 4 September: North Canberra circuit section 2, Black Mountain to Hall Village – L/E

Walk the fringes of Black Mountain, Gossan Hill Nature Reserve, Lake Ginninderra foreshore and Belconnen cycleways. ~19 km + ~200 m ascent. Maps: Canberra, Hall Leader: Terence U.Transport: TBA

Saturday 5 September: Glendale Drystone Walls and the Billy Range – M/M–R, ptX

From the Brandy Flat Walking Track northern track-head, climb 300 m to the north through a little scrub to visit the amazing drystone walls. Does anyone know why they were built? Find geocaches GC1W3E8 Getting Stoned and GC1W57N Passing Stones. Then north-east to climb onto the Billy Range. Return via a spur to Reedy Creek and so to the Brandy Flat fire trail. Around 12 km and 750 m climb. Map: Michelago. Leader: John Evans 0417 436 877, Transport: ~$12 per person. Late bookings welcome.

Saturday 5 September: North Canberra circuit section 3, Hall Village to Forde – L/E

Climb One Tree Hill then take in the Northern Border Campsite and part of Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary. ~20 km + ~500 m ascent Map: Hall Leader: Terence U. Transport: TBA

Sunday 6 September: North Canberra Circuit Section 4, Forde to Hackett – L/E

Walk through Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary and along the ACT/NSW Border through Goorooyarroo Nature Reserve and on to the foot of Mt Majura. ~18 km + ~400 m ascent. Maps: Canberra, Hall Leader: Terence U. Transport: TBA

Monday 7 September: North Canberra Circuit Section 5, Hackett to Yarralumla – L/E

Return to where we began four days ago via Mt Majura, Mt Ainslie, Anzac Avenue and the foreshore of Lake Burley Griffin. ~20 km + ~600 m ascent. Maps: Canberra, Hall Leader: Terence U.Transport: TBA

Tuesday 8 September: Yankee Hat Slabs and Middle Creek, Namadgi National Park – L/R/partX

Starting from the Yankee Hat carpark we will ascend to the crest of the Yankee Hat ridge via the creek and saddle between the two peaks. There are excellent granite tors and extensive views near grid ref. 746418. We will then descend to Middle Creek via a route that links up a number of large tors on the northern flank of Yankee Hat. This is a difficult, off-track walk. There is thick scrub for much of the day and steep rocky slopes to negotiate. Minimum distance: 14 km with ~ 600 metres of ascent Maps: Rendezvous Creek, Yaouk Leader: Ian Wright 6286 1473, Transport: 110 km return. Limit: 8

Tuesday 8 September: Navigation refresher #2

An evening dead-reckoning exercise behind Kambah (no pre-requisite attendance necessary). Consolidates the use of map and compass and the method of navigating in conditions of low visibility. Leaders: Jenny and Rob Horsfield 6231 4535(h) or

Wednesday 9 September: Wednesday walk

See the Wednesday walks information at the head of the Activity program, for conditions on participating. CBC Contact: Peter/Truus Ford,

Thursday 10 September: Bonner Hills PRAMbulation – S/E

A circuit that reaches two hilltops on the edge of Bonner, for good views, and includes part of the 'Old Gundaroo Road', which has been turned into a paved pedestrian path on edge of the Mulligans Flat reserve. A 1 hour 20 minute walk designed for parents and grandparents with kids in strollers. Non-members welcome, no need to book. Meet at the Mulligans Flat carpark, at the junction of Amy Ackman Street and Cleggett Street, Forde, at 1 pm. Map: Google Maps. Leader: Linda Groom , 02 6281 4917 . Transport: drive yourself.

Saturday 12 September: Navigation Refresher#3 – Urambi Hills, Red Rock Gorge – M/E

A day on the hills and river behind Kambah consolidating route-following and position-finding skills. (No pre-requisite attendance necessary). Map: Tuggeranong. Leaders: Jenny & Rob Horsfield 6231 4535. Transport: N/A

Saturday 12 September: Spring Ridge – M/E–M

Walk from the Spring Creek car park along a series of delightful ridges through open forest to an unnamed grassy place for lunch and return. Mostly off track, about 13 km and 5hrs actual walking. Map: Captains Flat. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h) or Transport: ~$15

Sunday 13 September: Hill climbing in the deep south, Wrights and Burnt Hills – M/R

Deep in the south of Namadgi National Park, and right at the border with NSW, are two, not often visited hills – Wrights and Burnt Hills. Here is a rare chance to visit these hills and see the unique views that they afford. We will travel down to the Boboyan Road early on Sunday, climbing Burnt Hill first, returning to the car, and tackling Wrights Hill in the afternoon. There is likely to be some scrub as it is off-track walking. Maps: Shannons Flat, Bredbo Leader: David Dedenczuk 0417 222 154, Transport: ~$40 per car.

Sunday 13 September: Sherwood Daffodils – S/E

From Mountain Creek Road we will climb over a locked gate and walk two kilometres gaining 165 metres in altitude to an open ridge with expansive views. We then proceed to Sherwood Homestead site for morning tea among the daffodils and jonquils. The flowers may be a week or two past their best but should still provide a good show of colour. Our return is by a different route. Total distance is about 8 km (Mostly on forest roads and tracks). Total climb is about 300 metres. We will be home in time for lunch. Map: Cotter Dam 1:25,000 Leader: Phillip Starr 6161 3835(h), 0419 281 096(m), Transport: $5 - $6 per person. Limit: 12 people. Booking: Please book by email before 2 pm Thursday 10 September.

Tuesday 15 September: Black Andrew Nature Reserve – L/R/ X

The reserve is located 12 km northwest of Wee Jasper. This is a new area for the leader. The walk starts on Grahams Road and is mainly off-track. This is a long exploratory walk, in native forests and woodlands, with numerous steep ascents and descents. There is a 1 hour 40 minute drive each way. Minimum distance: 18 km with approx. 900 metres of ascent Maps: Wee Jasper Leader: Ian Wright 6286 1473, Transport: 214 km return Limit: 8

Wednesday 16 September: Wednesday walk

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

Friday 18 September: 8 am Floriade walk – S/E

Enjoy Floriade without the crowds. A 50 minute tiptoe through the tulips every day 12 September to 11 October. Meet by 8 am on the bike path near the corner of Albert Street and Regatta Place, near the Floriade traffic lights on Commonwealth Ave. Co-leader: John Evans 0417 436 877, Transport: Drive yourself. No need to book.


Palerang

Saturday 19 September: In the shadow of Palerang – M/E–M

A walk in the Tallaganda National Park. From the Black Range car park, follow trails to the ford where the Jinglemoney Fire Trail crosses Mulloon Creek for morning tea. Then along the Palerang Fire Trail before swinging west off track for about an hour to the creek and the Mulloon Fire Trail back to the cars. Mostly on track. About 5hrs actual walking. Map: Bombay. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h) or Transport: ~$15

Sunday 20 September: Gudgenby Meadows – M/E

A circuit in the Gudgenby grasslands, suitable for people who want to try off track walking, families with kids over 8, and parents with kids on their back. From the Rendezvous Creek car park, south & up 100 metres to a knoll (the main climb of the day), then along grassy ridges to a small hanging swamp where Pheasants Creek enters the grasslands. Mostly off-track short grass or tussock, some grassy track, some optional fun scrambles on to granite clusters. In this open country, even a little elevation provides great views of the Gudgenby Valley and its surrounding peaks. 11 kilometres, about 3.5 hours actual walking. Bookings appreciated but it's also fine to just turn up – at Kambah Shops for a 9 am departure. Leader: Linda Groom , 02 6281 4917 Map: Rendezvous Creek Transport if shared: $40 per car.

Sunday 20 September: Cooleman Ridge – S/E

A springtime walk on Cooleman Ridge, with opportunities for photography, looking at trees and birds and admiring the views to the mountains and out over many parts of our beautiful city. We will focus on the northern and western parts of the ridge and Mount Arawang. Bring binoculars, morning tea and lunch. Map: Canberra Meet: at the carpark at the end of Kathner Street Chapman at 10am. No need to book. Co-leaders: Jenny Stewart and Jenny Horsfield j.stewart@adfa.edu.au; 6286 4059

Wednesday 23 September: 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 24 September: Curtin Hill PRAMbulation – S/E

A circuit through the leafy suburb of Curtin and up a hill with some views across paddocks. The route is designed for parents and grandparents with kids in strollers and takes about 1 hour. Includes about 5 minutes of short grass and dirt – the rest is on bitumen or concrete paths. Non-members welcome. No need to book. Meet at the end of Crowther Place, Curtin, off Prendergast Street, at 1 pm. Leader: Linda Groom , 02 6281 4917 Map: Google Maps. Transport: Drive yourself.

Friday 25 September: 8 am Floriade walk – S/E

Enjoy Floriade without the crowds. A 50 minute tiptoe through the tulips every day 12 September to 11 October. Meet by 8 am on the bike path near the corner of Albert Street and Regatta Place, near the Floriade traffic lights on Commonwealth Ave. Co-leader: John Evans 0417 436 877, Transport: Drive yourself. No need to book.

Saturday 26 September: Micalong Creek - M/M

We will follow the Hume and Hovell Track downstream along Micalong Creek. We have lunch at Micalong Creek campsite then return. Along the way we will admire numerous cascades and hopefully some wildflowers. Total distance is about 12 km all on track or footpad. Total climb is about 330 metres. Maps: Bobbys Plains/Couragago. Leader: Phillip Starr 6161 3835(h), 0419 281 096(m), . Transport: $20. Booking: Please book by email before 2 pm Thursday 24 September. Limit: May depend on available transport but a maximum of 12. The distance to the start of the walk is about 80 km along the Brindabella Road which has a long section of rough unsealed road with potholes and corrugations.

Sunday 27 September: Potters Hill – S/R

A rare chance to visit Potters Hill, in the south of Namadgi. A very scenic area. Should see some lovely plants at close hand, and grand views of Namadgi peaks from in between the Snow Gums. If we have the time and inclination, we might drive down to the short walk around Shanahans Mt too. Map: Shannons Flat Leader: David Dedenczuk 0417 222 154, Book: by Friday 25 September. Transport: $40 per car.

 (25) 26–28 September: Wollemi NP – Eagles Reach Art Site – M/R/X

Eagles Reach is a large art site above the Colo River. On Saturday we will descend to the Colo near Canoe Ck and then cross the Colo and climb Pass 17, which has some scrambling and exposure. We will camp near a creek on Saturday night. On Sunday we will walk along the tops in some thick scrub to the art site where we will spend several hours before scrambling and abseiling down a dry watercourse back to the Colo. A short walk back out near Canoe Ck to the car on Monday. Map: Colo Heights. Leader: Ian Hickson 6251 6858, Transport: $260 per car. Limit: 6

26–27 September: Navigation refresher #4 – Grassy Creek, Sentry Box – M/R

Members are invited to join this trip just for the walk. For the navigators it consolidates off-track navigation skills. Sentry Box is climbed as a side trip Sunday morning. Map: Yaouk. Leaders: Jenny and Rob Horsfield 6231 4535(h) or Transport: $48 per car.

26–28 September: Bike and hike – Lutons Shed – M/M

Slow and gentle bike ride from Old Boboyan Car Park to Lutons Shed on Sat morning with our overnight packs (approx 7 km). Set up base camp at Lutons Shed for the next two nights. Over the long weekend we will complete the following: Day 1: Lutons Shed to Sentry Rock and return (approx 14 km bike 6 km hike). Day 2: Lutons Shed to Sentry Box and return as Navigation refresher #4 tagalongs (~10 km hike). Day 3: Grassy Flat/Grassy Creek/Waterhole Fire Trail circuit (~25km bike). Slow and gentle bike ride back to the cars on Mon afternoon (~7 km). Map: Yaouk Leader: Sean Sunley 0433 073959, Transport: ≈ $60 per car. Book: Preferably by email before 1800 Thu Limit: 8.


Jervis Bay

Sat 26–Mon 28 September: Jervis Bay – M/E–M

I have booked a large house at Vincentia for the weekend. Leave Canberra Saturday morning. In the afternoon, a 2 hour walk south along the coastline with spectacular views of cliffs and the sea. On Sunday, walk to Steamers Beach, St. Georges Head and Summerland Bay through coastal forest and heath with many sea views, and morning tea and lunch on beaches, about 4½ hours walking. We will do the Abrahams Bosom track, about 2½ hours, on the Monday morning before returning home, to Callala Bay, on the northern side of Jervis Bay. The house is well-equipped so it is planned to have shared meals in house both nights. Maps: Sussex Inlet, Huskisson and Currarong. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h) or Transport: $60 Accommodation: ~$90-$100 for weekend, assuming a full house

(Sat 26) Sun 27–Wed 30 September: Tonalli Mtn/Mootik Walls – M/R/part X

Camp at Batsh Camp Sat night for a four-day walk. Leave cars at the junction of the Mt Armour Fire Trail and the Oberon Stock Route. Traverse Mootik Plateau from Tonalli Gap to Colong Gap. Explore the narrow ridge leading from Mt Yuburra to Tonalli Mtn, and other ridges in the area. Return over the upper Tonalli River on Wednesday. Great views and spring flowers in the Southern Blue Mountains. Fire trails, open ridges, some scrub and scrambling. This trip also appears on the program of the Coast and Mountain Walkers. Maps: Yerranderie and Bindook. Leader: Meg M. Transport: ~$180 per car. Party Limit: 8

Tuesday 29 September: Bainbrig Cliffs – M/R/X

Cliff-top views, great cliff-base scenery, labyrinths, at least one creek, spring flowers. Leave the Nerriga Nowra Road about 1 km east of Bulee Gap to find a way south through the cliffs to Bainbrig Creek. Across the creek and up through another cliff line, along rocky slabs edging the cliffs and possibly down again (3rd cliff line) to Bulee Brook which has rocky areas and a cascade on Google Earth. Or any other cliff and creek combinations that take our fancy on the day. 7 to 12 km, each cliff line about 150 m ascent or descent. All off track, some thick scrub, rock scrambling. 1hr50 minute drive from Queanbeyan. Map: Nerriga Leader: Linda Groom , 02 6281 4917 Transport: $90 per car. Limit: 8.

Wednesday 30 September: 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. 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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