Up and Downers Bushwalking Club

An updated walks program has been released - see below

Next walk

Saturday April 20:There have been a few swaps and changes lately and here is yet another! We will try again to lead the Gabrugal Yana walk in Western Sydney parklands.
Walk description: Pleasant bushland walk that winds through the Cumberland Plain woodland from Cecil Park to Middleton Grange along a ridge line. Some views to Sydney CBD and the Blue Mountains.
Risks: Nothing out of the ordinary; some undulating sections, some stepping stones.
Distance: 11-12km but as this is a "there and back" walk, it can be shortened if anyone feels like pulling up before the turn around point.
Grade: It's either the harder end of Easy or a very easy Medium!
Meeting Point: Car park for the Wylde MTB and BMX tracks, off Range Rd Cecil Park. Suggest approaching from M4/Wallgrove Rd/Elizabeth Drive to avoid excessive tolls.
Leader: David and Val, 0416170145
Walkers: David, Val, Pragati,

Last Walk

Group photo at the trackhead.
Walk Report 13th April 2024.
Walk: Cowan to Berowra.
A great walk so close to Sydney. Eleven smiling walkers set off from Cowan station to traverse the ascents and descents this walk has to offer. We had beautiful views of Berowra creek and valley from the cliff tops. We surprised a goanna which quickly took refuge up a tree. The weather was perfect as we sat on rocks in the shade for our lunch. In parts the trail has suffered badly from recent rains, so a little maintenance is needed. We finished the walk with a drink at the Berowra RSL.
Walk Report 13 April 2024 - Easier walk Option: Lane Cove River walk
Ten walkers enjoyed a lovely morning walk along Lane Cove River Fairyland Track and River Walk with carrot cake to finish. The ospreys were in the nest.

Autumn 2024 Walks program

Please find attached our updated walks program for the next 6 months. See you on the track soon!

This is a guide only. Always check walk write up for final arrangements. Walks_program_Autumn_2024_V2.pdf

Member Updates

This year’s weekend away is at Highball House (formerly YHA) at Bundanoon on 20,21,22 September. Please put the dates in your diaries. Dave C.