Up and Downers Bushwalking Club

Upcoming Events

2019 weekend away - we have booked the Blue Mountains (Katoomba) YHA for 23/24 August. We have exclusive use of rooms, lounge. kitchen. Couples will almost certainly have their own rooms. Cost will be about the same as 2018. Decisions re catering will be made later. Dave C.

Next walk

Saturday 27 April: Cheltenham to Hornsby via Great North Walk This is a public transport walk meeting at Cheltenham Station and finishing at Hornsby Station. The day will mostly be spent following a section of the Great North Walk.
Grade: Medium / Hard
Distance: 17 kms
Risk assessment: Several creek crossings, potentially wet feet if there is any rain prior to the day. Some very rocky sections of track. This is a solid walk that is not to be taken lightly with ascents and descents up to 150m at times.
Meeting: 8:30am. Cheltenham Train Station - Sutherland road side.
Leader: Scott Forbes

Walking: Scott, Justin, Wendy, David, Val,

Saturday 27 April: Alternative for those daunted by 17km - Thornleigh to Hornsby via Great North Walk
Grade: Medium
Distance: 10.5 kms
Risk assessment: As per Scott's description above but the weather forecast is positive and this group will travel at a much slower pace (the leader's pace)
Meeting: 8:30am. Morgan Street Thornleigh Please bring Opal card as we will be returning to Thornleigh by train after having drinks with the other group in Hornsby
Leader: Eva Callaghan

0408 281 874
Walking: Eva, Chris & Effie,Colleen

Last Walk

Saturday 6th April: Fifteen of us enjoyed a shortish walk through some lovely bushland around the shores of Sugarloaf Bay and Castle Cover. It turned out to be a bit longer than anticipated so we missed the lookout at Sugarloaf. On the way we did see a myriad of fungi next to the track. Morning tea found the group dangling our toes over a stone wall next to the water and watching the fish darting about below us. More people joined the walker at Echo Point for an excellent gourmet lunch and conversation. Thank you everyone for your contribution.

Member Updates

Feb 6: our much loved member Tas Wilson passed away this morning. His journey of the last few months has been tough. He is now at peace. We will miss him.

General News & Information

Great turn out for the special Red Socks Reel Night at the Bush Music Club's regular Monday night dance March 18. Must have been about 15 past and present bushwalkers and a similar number of Herb's extended family in addition to the bush dancers. Great way to honour and remember our founder and a bit of fun; just as well we don't mind making fools of ourselves as there were no great dancers amongst us!

Next craft AFTERNOON on Tuesday, 7 May at 1pm to 3pm. Message Pam on 0407069736 if you are coming along.

Article at bottom of page re ticks is very informative. Please read. Val does carry a can of stuff to freeze them off on walks, but depending on where you live you might like to obtain your own.

The current program is available here. Activities_Guide__Feb_to_July_2019.docx

Deep (& Meaningful?) Thoughts from Members

people say "You only Live once" They are way off the mark, you Live every day and you only Die Once!!! Live and enjoy what we have. Dawn Carrington

Also people say life begins at 40 (or 50) but life begins at 0 and it is upwards for as long as you like

Tip: Don't say Dad Joke Anymore. Better to say Grandfather Joke. One step worse Ah, Ha, Ha, Greg!

Tick Guidelines Allergic-Reactions-to-Tick-Bites-presentation-17_3_13-pdf_(1).pdf