Up and Downers Bushwalking Club

Next Walk

Saturday 27 February: Royal NP, Heathcote station to Waterfall station via Karloo track - Heathcote Brook - Karloo Falls - Uloola Falls and then some fire track back to the station. Lovely forest walk.
Distance: 14km
Grade: medium
Risk Assessment: masks for public transport
Meeting time: 8.30am for 8.38am train
Meeting place: Waterfall station carpark BRING OPAL CARD & MASK
Leaders: Garry, Julie
Walking: Garry, Julie, Wendy, Christine Y, Dave C,

Last Walk

Saturday 20 February: Two words used many times. Humidity and leeches. The former as it was too high and the latter because there were too many. However 14 walkers managed to complete an enjoyable(?) somewhat shortish walk in Bouddi NP in intermittent rain until late morning tea (late because there was no where dry to stop). At morning tea
rain gear was laid out to dry, boots were repaired, blister treated and one (Peter) taking up the option to swim. After morning tea the rain ceased however that word again the humidity seemed higher. Nine walkers turned off the climb from Maitland Bay for the additional walk to Bullimah Lookout and lunch and the other 5 continued to the carpark and lunch elsewhere. All meeting again for welcome drinks at the Empire Bay Tavern. As for the other word the walkers had leeches on legs, arms, neck and stomach and maybe other places not mentioned. Well done all.

Walks program for Feb - June 2021

Issue 2 of the activities guide has just been uploaded.

Please remember this is a guide only. Latest walks information are listed on this page in the week prior to the walk.

Easier options may be scheduled for harder walks depending on leader availbility that week. These options be listed on this page in the week prior to the walk.

We are always looking for new walk ideas. If you know a great walk, please sent it to Garry.

Activities Guide Activities_Guide_Jan_to_June_2021_(Issue2).pdf

Stop Press

Please check out the following guidance.
(28 November 2020)

Hi Everyone,
Based on the current guidelines we are able conduct outdoor activities such as walking with minimal restrictions. Club activities will be conducted within the following guidelines:
1. We will work strictly within the NSW government guidelines and rules. Our approach will adapt as the easing of restrictions goes through the stages.
2. If you are interested in a walk you need to post your name on the website by Thursday night. This will give the leader sufficient notice to finalise any planning issues.
3. When car shuffling or ride sharing to the start of a walk we ask people to wear a mask.
4. It is still a personal choice whether to participate or not.

I look forward to seeing you on the track,

Upcoming Events

Some dates for your diaries.
Our weekend away at Abernathy House in the Hunter Valley has been booked for 6/7/8 August.
Our Christmas Party will again be held in Pavilion I in Fagan Park on Sunday; 12th December.
Dave C.

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