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Fri 23rd October Rediscovery trails-Bradleys Creek Walk (North Googong) Distance: 14.2km return, up to four hours return Difficulty: moderate Due to another new commitment, date and time change. Start time tentatively 0900 am but we will be in daylight saving time when this kicks off, so watch this space for further information. Another discovery tour. I have been to London Homestead and other places but not Bradleys Creek-why not join me and we can share in the joy together. Starting at the Downstream Picnic Area the track initially follows a route marked by directional posts. The walk then follows management trails, skirting the northern shore to the dam before climbing steeply up the Queanbeyan escarpment to Gormans Trig. From here it is a relatively easy walk to Bradleys Creek which is typical of the steep sided creeks bisecting the escarpment. The short detour to Googong Lookout on the way provides panoramas of the northern part of the reserve and dam. We will return the same way. Battery recharge Lunch Why not bring a lunch pre walk, to eat in a great spot. At the start time we will kick off as usual and, have something to drink on the return as we reflect on our walk. I will do a weather check the day before. https://australianhiker.com.au/trails/bradleys-creek-walking-track-nsw-14-5km/ If you have been to a Covid19 hotspot, or are unwell, please stay home and catch up with us when you are better. Apologies for the photo-best available. This is a park so no dogs allowed.
Following a short walk from the Mulligans Flat car park to the vicinity of the northern ACT border, this walk will head east along the border, then south through the open area at the eastern end of the Mulligans Flat Reserve. We will return along the Old Coach Road. About 10-11 km in distance - it is a Grade 2/3 walk (https://www.aussiebushwalking.com/grading). The basic rules to attend this walk: Don't come if you aren't well. Practice good hygiene, particularly cough and sneeze practices. You will be asked to maintain a minimum separation of 1.5m during the walk. If you are in a high risk category, reconsider attending. This walk will comply with the provisions for non-essential outdoor gatherings advised by the Department of Health. If those provisions change, the walk viability will be re-assessed. NB: Those participating in the walk are responsible for their own safety and well being, should be adequately prepared, have appropriate clothing and have sufficient food and water for their individual needs.
LAKE GEORGE DISCOVERY TOUR SAT 24OCT20 AT 1PM When you combine bushrangers, Lake monster sightings, airport developments, car ferries and potential Parliamentary site-what do you get? Lake George! Not many of us will have had the pleasure of getting up closer and personal with this lake. One landowner has asked that I keep the numbers restricted to 15 on each occasion-so, first in best dressed. What we will do Start time-as day light saving has already commenced, I propose a 1.00pm start at Watson, and we will carpool to Weereewa lower lookout for the walk and back. The walk is 12.9 km return or approx four hours-or 5.30pm at the lookout. Please come if you are comfortable with this length of walk. Going – easy, close to the lake itself and mostly on the flat, with the exception of several hidden waterfalls nearby which we will investigate, BYO coffee etc for end of walk at Weereewa lower lookout, to soak up the views. Safety – important. Part of this is a wildlife corridor with kangaroos and tiger snakes. Recommend clothing to be long denim or similar trousers in the extremely unlikely close encounter-slows injection of their venom. My experience with snakes-lots of noise and no aggressiveness on our part and they will leave us alone. But closed shoes and walking poles recommended. Logistics Meetup point is BP Truckstop, cnr Federal Highway and Antill St (parking at rear) Caveats N.B. Those participating in the walk are responsible for their own safety and well being, should be adequately prepared, have appropriate clothing and have sufficient food and water for their individual needs. If you have been to a Covid hotspot, or are feeling unwell, please recuperate at home with our blessings for a speedy recovery and hope we can enjoy your company soonest. Sorry but no dogs on this occasion.
Monday, 26 October 2020 DISCOVERY WALK-WAMBOIN-KOWEN FOREST WALK 9.00am - 1:30 pm What we'll do This is another discovery walk, approx 10km long starting in Bingley Way Wamboin and proceeding to explore some of the northern Kowen Forest trails adjoining the NSW-ACT border. This is a medium walk and you need to be willing to undertake the distance and type of terrain with other like minded walkers. ACT Forests have given approval to explore within the crown forest reserve and we will also be using some of the rural roads and greenways in the Wamboin area. I am hoping for views of Queanbeyan to Hume, South Canberra and Black Mountain. You can expect to climb steeply up a rough track created by trails bikes near Poppet Hill at 921m and the lowest around 785 which means a gross elevation of 136m. Poppet Hill includes 4wd tracks, fire tower, summit walking track and trig point. It should take 3.5 hours, adding an extra half hour each way travel time. I expect to be back at Watson by 1.30pm. Dress etc – lightweight trousers, walking boots in addition to water, headwear, binoculars and or camera. As I am unsure of refreshment facilities in the area, BYO coffee etc. We will find a suitable picnic spot. Public Liability Waiver By RSVPing "Yes" , or attending this event you acknowledge and accept that no public liability insurance covers this event and you indemnify the Group, its leaders, those assisting the organising and those participating in the activity against any injury or loss you may sustain or cause to others through your participation in the event. Those participating in the walk are responsible for their own safety and well being, should be adequately prepared, have appropriate clothing and have sufficient food and water for their individual needs. If you have been to a Covid hotspot, are feeling unwell, please recuperate at home with our blessings for a speedy recovery and hope we can enjoy your company soon.