Up and Downers Bushwalking Club

An updated walks program has been released - see below

Next Walk

Saturday 22 June: Great West Walk: Glenbrook to Springwood
Walk description: Explore the bush around the Glenbrook Lagoon then follow the railway line via streets to Springwood. Some bush tracks, lot of paved street walking.
Risks: usual risks of street walking
Grade: medium due to distance. Otherwise easy.
Distance: 18klm
Meeting Time: 8:30am
Meeting Point: Glenbrook Railway Station.
Total Ascents: Total Descent: No major ascents or descents.
Leaders: Justin
Walkers: Justin, Chris & Effie, Pauline, Wendy LR,

Last Walk

Rugged up and ready to go.
Spectacular scenery
The forecast predicted showers, but more near the coast so 10 walkers, suitably rugged up for a chilly mountain morning, gathered at Neates Glen trackhead. Most made a quick stop at the new Evans Lookout car park area to use the toilets and were rewarded with the most amazing lyre bird sound track whilst there. Condensed into 2 cars to head to start of walk off Hat Hill Rd. Accessed Pulpit Rock Track from Twin Falls Rd as eastern section of Pulpit Rock Track is still closed after 2019/2020 bushfires. First views were stunning and spectacular scenery continued for the rest of the day. Stairs were also the order of the day, down to Pope's Glen Creek, up to Govetts Leap, down to Govetts Leap Brook, up to Barrow Lookout (morning tea break), up and down to Evans Lookout, DOWN to Grand Canyon, lots of water in Greaves Creek, but found some shelter for a lunch break before UP AND UP back to cars. Undo car shuffle, gather in cosy New Ivanhoe Hotel for refreshing drinks, and heading home just after 3pm after a grand day out. Many lyrebirds heard, 2 sighted close to track, good to see so many other people enjoying the wonders. Thanks all, David and Val ---- See photo gallery - GG

Last Walk - Easy Edition

Bird hide
Lurking in the bird hide
At the shipwreck lookout
At the historic shipwreck lookout
Five walkers started out from Concord West for an easy turn around the mangroves and salt marshes in the north end of Bicentennial Park. We walked up the east side of Powell's Creek through salt marshes, then back and up the west side to the water bird lagoon, and around to walk up the Bay Marker on Wentworth Common. On the way, we had a look at the old wrecks left from the shipbreaking industry and climbed a couple of observation towers, and of course, had a look to see how many birds we could spot.
We then walked back around and on the boardwalk through the Badu Mangroves, up to the Waterview Cafe for a leisurely coffee, snack or a bit of lunch as desired.
Birds seen beside the usual magpies, noisy miners and bin chickens - superb blue wrens, Australasian darter, blue heron, black swan, black winged stilt, Eurasian coot, chestnut teal, black duck, dusky moorhen, Australian raven, masked lapwing, black cormorant, egret.
Blue heron

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.