Up and Downers Bushwalking Club

Next Walk

Saturday : Aug 15 As we are all disappointed that our social weekend won't be happening next weekend, there is a general feeling we should do SOMETHING! Some sensible people are going away anyway, but for the rest of us, we'll try a walk. At this stage (Sunday 5pm), weather forecast for next Saturday is not looking very good for bushwalking, but in the hope that that might change, we are proposing the walk from Wondabyne Station to Pindar Cave and return with option of extension to the waterfall. Hopeful that wildflowers will be at their usual best; good views definitely will be there.
MEETING POINT Hawkesbury River station (Brooklyn) to catch the 08.49 train
Distance: 12-14km
Grade: Medium; one steep ascent and descent (80m in 400m)+ several moderate ups and downs
Risk Assessment: Uneven surfaces and steps.
Leaders:Val and David, 0416170145,
Walking: :David, Val, Wendy, Justin, Colleen, Jo-Anne, Chris H, Kurt,

Last walk

storm water retention wall
Saturday August 8th - Parramatta loop walk- This walk, being a new one for the club, pleasantly surprised with something for everyone:
*historic homes, gardens, a gaol and sites of significance for the history buffs;
*large walls for the admirer of engineering feats;
*pockets of bush with old growth trees, streams and even some cascades for the nature lovers;
*coffee for lunch for the weary.
Alas, still no drinks for all at the end, but an early trip home instead.

More photos in the gallery.

Check out the great walks planned for the rest of 2020

Please remember this is a guide only. Latest walks information are 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_Jul-Dec_2020_issued_5_July.pdf

Stop Press

Please check out the following guidance.
(7 July)

Hi Everyone,
Based on the current guidelines we are now able conduct outdoor activities such as walking. Outdoor gatherings are still restricted to 20 people. 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. Arrangements for walks revert to our normal processes.
3. We will not limit the number of walkers interested in a particular walk except for normal safety issues.
4. 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.
5. We will continue to do walks that do not entail car shuffling until the restriction are further reduced.
6. It is still a personal choice whether to participate or not.
7. The walks program for the next six months is available from this website.

I look forward to seeing you on the track,

Upcoming Events

Regrettably, after much discussion and a poll of those attending, we have decided to defer our weekend away until next year without any financial penalty. We can decide a new date at any time and the tariff will remain the same. Eva will reimburse those who have paid for the weekend. Dave C.

General News & Information

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.

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