Walk & Lunch - Kew to Abbotsford

 NEW DATE - Sunday Feb 16th.........

From Studley Park BoatHouse - BoatHouse Rd, Kew.  Melway 44 H4 - NOT K3 as noted above.!  Meet in the Car Park.  

We'll be walking along the Yarra River (Capital City Trail) through Abbotsford and back again to lunch at the Studley Park Boathouse Cafe. Total trip about 14kms, taking about 3 hours.    :)


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  • Kate

    A wet start but what a great day and a lovely bunch of people. Hope there are more walks coming up soon. Thanks Alan for organizing this one.

    February 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you very much for my birthday wish :)) what a good looking crew!!!

    February 17, 2014

  • Alan

    I've posted some photos of the event.......check 'em out here.
    ....and Happy Birthday Romana.!!! :)

    February 17, 2014

  • Alan

    What a great event..! Whilst i was disappointed that 25 prior RSVPs turned into just 9 attendees on the day, our friendly group enjoyed a fabulous walk, superb scenery, a few crazy cyclists(!) and a great workout. Covering almost 15km, we got as far as Bridge Rd Ricmond, and spent most of the (nearly) 3 hours in fine conditions.....ideal for walking. :)
    Thanks to all who came along & got involved - you're a great bunch. :) Can't wait for the next one......so I'm hoping someone will step-up to the plate & email me with a proposed walk - i will give you all the help needed to make it happen.
    Onwards & upwards HTWs - there's 187 of us who are testament to the appeal of this group.

    February 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Alan
    Thanks for the lovely walk,I had an enjoyable morning!
    Nice meeting you all and I hope you had a awesome lunch!!!!
    Look forward to catch up soon :)

    February 16, 2014

  • Dorline

    Thanks Alan for saving this Meetup group & leading the event today. Despite a wet start, it was a good walk and enjoyable lunch at a great location. Great company.

    February 16, 2014

  • Carolyn S.

    After a somewhat wet start this turned out to be a lovely walk and very enjoyable lunch. Was great to meet some new walking buddies. Thanks Alan!

    February 16, 2014

  • Andrew

    Thanks Alan for organising a great walk! Those who bailed out because of the rain missed out on what turned out to be a pleasant day! =o)

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • Vicki

    We have some great walks so close to the CBD. Thanks for organising this one Alan. A great walk with a great bunch of people.

    February 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately something came up this morning and I could not attend.

    February 16, 2014

  • Vicki

    Sorry Alan, I am having a bad start...spent time looking for mobile phone which I still haven't found and wont make it on time. Enjoy the walk. According to radar the rain will clear.

    February 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I’m very sorry for the late notice. I have to cancel this walk today.

    February 16, 2014

  • Rosie

    Sorry I'm not well so think it's best to rest rather than come along tomorrow. Have a good day.

    February 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sorry I cannot make this walk after all, hope to join you on another one soon.

    February 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just walk thank you :)

    February 13, 2014

  • Andrew

    Walk only, thanks.

    February 12, 2014

  • Michael

    Walk only thanks

    February 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just the walk thank you.

    February 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just walk thank you :)

    February 11, 2014

  • Alan

    Hi Walkers. Just an update about the lunch on Sunday - the Boathouse Cafe have advised me that group bookings have to have a set menu lunch, and the cost is $39.50. The menu looks pretty good - I've posted it here.....click: More - Files - Boathouse Menu.
    Alternatively, for those not interested in the cafe lunch, there is a Kiosk that sells takeaway food that can be eaten at the outside tables or on the Yarra bank.
    Please advise me if you will NOT be joining in on the cafe lunch - i need to advise numbers....
    Cheers.

    February 11, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Walk only thks

      February 11, 2014

  • Vicki

    Just the walk thanks.

    February 11, 2014

  • Michael

    Just the walk

    February 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Walk only

    February 11, 2014

  • Joasia

    This stroll now clashes with another hike. Unless there a change to the date I'll need to pull out.
    Thanks Alan :)

    February 11, 2014

  • Alan

    This event is now being postponed a fortnight. The forecast for Sunday is for 40+ temperatures.......and we don't want to walk in those conditions. So all plans remain as previous, ie. timing, venue, etc.......just the date changes to SUNDAY FEB 16th.
    I hope this doesn't put people out, and that we can all still make it on the 16th.
    Watch this space for further info closer to the day.
    cheers,
    A :)

    January 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Going to duck out now as likely to be at least 30! Fingers crossed you reschedule - will keep my eyes peeled!

    January 28, 2014

  • Alan

    Sunday's forecast is for 39° heat.....and that's oppressive. I don't think any of us want to walk for 3 hours under those conditions, so if the forecast doesn't change in the next day or so, then I'll postpone the event to Sunday Feb 16th.
    Watch this space. :)

    January 28, 2014

  • Alan

    I won't be posting the event on the SHWalkers site, but will just be using the Discussion board to update HTWalkers about this event. http://www.meetup.com/Surrey-Hills-Walkers/messages/boards/
    I cycled along our course last night to establish the route.....and it is very picturesque. Turns out we won't get as far as Burnley, but we'll walk about 7 kms into Abbotsford before turning back. It's a lovely tree lined trail, and is almost bush-like in places. Superb. :)

    1 · January 22, 2014

  • Vicki

    I would also consider taking over but already have my thing too for uni grads =>
    http://www.meetup.com/Grad-Expectactations/
    which I have very little to manage as is

    January 21, 2014

  • Vicki

    Hey alan, are you also putting on as Surrey Hills walk?

    January 21, 2014

  • Vicki

    I am on Public transport so I am not sure if I can manage the start time from Balaclava

    December 30, 2013

  • Andrew

    May I suggest a 10 or 10.30 start?

    December 24, 2013

    • Alan

      Hi Andrew. The problem with a later start is that it will push lunch out quite late, and there is a likelihood that it will be a hot day, so later means hotter.! So my preference is to stick with 9.30.

      December 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How long do you think it will take? No clue but would like to do it!

    December 24, 2013

    • Alan

      Hi Laura - I reckon it'll take approx 3 hours.......but it really depends on the walking pace of the slowest of us. :)

      December 24, 2013

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