HUNTER AREA WALKABOUT CLUB INC
HAWCs SUNDAY WALKS PROGRAM
December 2018 - March 2019
It is the participant’s responsibility to check whether the walk will proceed in the event of inclement weather
(eg. rain, storms, strong winds, high temperatures, bushfire danger etc.)
2nd December Munmorah SCA to Wybung Head & Return. 12kms Medium. Contact Colleen 49460069/0427460069
9th December Belmont Wetlands Ramble 8kms Easy/Medium. Contact Marlene 49453990/0416012914
16th December Swansea to Galgabba Point Loop. 12kms Easy/Medium. Contact Ken 49540821
23rd December Caves Beach, Swansea Heads, Black Ned’s Bay, Swansea 9kms Easy/Medium. Contact Carolyn 49447502/0477047741
30th December Ourimbah Creek & Tuggerah Lake 12kms Easy/Medium. Contact Colleen 49460069/0427460069
6th January New Year Breakfast and Ramble around City Beaches. 7kms Medium. Contact Kate & Wayne 0400546900
13th January Brightwaters to Shingle Splitters Point. 8kms Medium. Contact Margaret 49754165/0417252930
20th January Charlestown to Warners Bay Bus Return 9kms Easy/Medium. Contact Carolyn 49447502/0477047741
27th January Dora Creek Ramble. 7kms Easy. Contact Diane 49731006/0408274890
3rd February Dudley/Redhead Track Maintenance 3 - 5kms. Approx 3 Hours. Meet 8am at the corner of Ocean Street and Caldwell Avenue, Dudley.
Bring morning tea, gloves and pruning equipment (secateurs etc.) Contact Kate & Wayne 0400546900
10th February Teralba Station to Fennell Bay Bridge. 8kms Medium. Contact Margaret 49754165/0417252930
17th February Soldiers Point Loop Walk 8kms Easy/Medium. Contact Carolyn 49447502/0477047741
24th February Woy Woy to Umina via Ettalong 10kms Easy/Medium. Contact Carolyn 49447502/0477047741
3rd March Halekulani Ramble. 8kms Easy/Medium Contact Stephanie 0422313090
10th March Red Gum Forest 8kms Medium. Contact Colleen 49460069/0427460069
17th March Tanilba Bay Ramble 10kms Easy/Medium. Contact Carolyn 49447502/0477047741
24th March Tingira Heights Rita 8kms Medium. Contact Rita 0412673165
31st March Blackbutt Reserve to Brickworks Park via Hospital and Jesmond. 12kms Medium. Contact Sue 49633156/0412019821
EASY Opportunity for large number of walkers, including those with reduced walking ability to walk on well marked and even tracks.
Tracks are man-made and may have a few steps. Should not be too steep. Suitable for beginners. Distance should not exceed about 10km.
EASY/MEDIUM Easy walk, mostly on tracks of low gradient. Opportunity to walk easily in natural environments on well marked tracks.
Tracks should not be steep. Distance should not exceed about 15km.
MEDIUM Medium walk with some hilly sections and/or rougher terrain. Opportunity to walk on defined and distinct tracks with some
steep sections requiring a moderate level of fitness. Suitable for fit beginners. Distance should not exceed about 20km.
MEDIUM/HARD Steeper, rougher terrain and may have off-track sections (no more than one quarter of the walk) or a longer distance track walk.
Opportunity to explore and discover relatively undisturbed natural environments mostly along defined and distinct tracks. Tracks can be steep.
There may be short sections of rock scrambling involved. Leaders should have map reading abilities and/or ability to use a compass.
Distance depending on circumstances. Not suitable for most beginners.
ASK THE LEADER FOR ADVICE REGARDING THE GRADE EXPERIENCE AND FITNESS REQUIRED.
Basic requirements for a walk:
1. Please notify your contact of your intention to attend a walk and remember the leader is in charge
2. Do not separate from the main group without the agreement of the leader
3. Wear appropriate clothing. i.e. Comfortable shoes which provide support to your feet and have effective tread on their soles.
4. Wet weather gear (even the humble umbrella) is wise on a short walk and essential on an extended walk. Hat and sun block are also necessary
5. Have sufficient food and fluid for your trip (one to two litres of water depending on the length of the walk)
6. Advise the leader on any health problems or special medication
7. Always leave details of your walk with somebody at home and advise them of your estimated time of return
THURSDAY TWILIGHT WALKS PROGRAM
October 2018 – March 2019
It is the participant’s responsibility to check whether the walk will proceed in the event of inclement weather (eg. rain, storms, strong winds, high temperatures, bushfire danger etc.)
PLEASE NOTE THAT A MINIMUM OF 3 PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED FOR THE WALK TO PROCEED.
PLEASE RING THE LEADER THE DAY BEFORE THE WALK TO BOOK FOR THE WALK AND/OR DINNER.
4th October Valentine to Green Point Return. 6kms Easy/Medium. Meet 5pm Bennett Park, off Dilkera Ave, Valentine. Book with Leader for walk and/or dinner.
Dinner at Valentine Bowling Club, Valentine Crescent. Contact Sue49633156/0412019821
18th October Redhead Boardwalk - Fernleigh Track Ramble 6-7kms Easy. Meet 5pm Webb Park Beach Rd., Redhead.
Book with Leader for walk and/or dinner. Dinner at Malaysian Seaview. Contact Sue 49633156/0412019821
1st November Carrington to Foreshore Return 7kms. Easy/Medium. Meet 5pm Carrington Bowling Club, 1C Cowper St., Carrington.
Book with Leader for walk and/or dinner. Dinner at Carrington Bowling Club. Contact Colleen 49460069/0427460069
15th November Belmont Wetlands - Marks Point Ramble 7kms Easy/Medium. Meet 5pm Cold Tea Creek Car Park Belmont.
Book with Leader for walk and/or dinner. Dinner at the 16 Foot Sailing Club, The Parade, Belmont. Contact Marlene 49453990/0416012914
25th November (SUNDAY) Awabakal - Redhead Bluff - Dudley Ramble 7kms Easy/Medium. Meet 9am Royal Crown Hotel, Ocean Street (Cnr Ocean St. And Pitt Street) Dudley.
Bring Morning Tea. Meet 12.30pm for Christmas Lunch Celebration at Malaysian Seaview Steel St. Redhead. Book with Leader for Lunch.
Contact Carolyn 49447502/0477047741
29th November Speers Point to Tulkaba Park, Teralba Return. 6kms Easy. Meet 5pm at Pippis at the Point. 199 Main Rd., Speers Point.
Book with Leader for walk and/or dinner.Dinner at Pippi's at the Point Hotel. Contact Margaret 49754165/0417252930
13th December Dixon Park to the Bogey Hole Return. 6kms Easy/Medium. Meet 5pm Bar Beach Bowling Club, 29 Kilgour Ave., Merewether. Book with Leader for walk and/or dinner.
Dinner at Bar Beach Bowling Club. Contact Colleen 49460069/0427460069
27th December Blacksmsiths Swansea Reserves Loop. 7kms Easy/Medium. Meet 5pm Car Park Blacksmiths Boat Ramp, Ungala Rd., Blacksmiths.
Book with Leader for walk and/or dinner. Dinner at Belmont Golf Club, 801 Pacific H'Way Marks Point.Contact Carolyn 49447502/0477047741
6thJanuary (SUNDAY) New Year Breakfast and Ramble around City Beaches. 7kms Medium. Meet 8.30am King Edward Park Rotunda. Bring chair, snack, breakfast, morning tea etc.
Contact Colin R 49681675
10thJanuary Swansea to Galgabba Point Return. 5 - 6kms Easy/Medium. Meet 5pm Fish Co-op Lakeside Drive Swansea.
Book with Leader for walk and/or dinner. Dinner at Belmont Golf Club, 801 Pacific H'Way Marks Point. Contact Carolyn 49447502/0477047741
24thJanuary Blackbutt Ramble 5-6kms Easy/Medium. Meet 5pm Corner of Queens Road and Mahogany Drive New Lambton. Dinner at Blackbutt Hotel, Orchardtown Road, New Lambton.
Book with Leader for walk and/or dinner. Contact Carolyn 49447502/0477047741
7th February Jewells to Belmont via the Fernleigh Track. 6kms Easy. Meet 5pm Car Park Raillway Crescent (Off Wommara Ave) Jewells.
Book with Leader for Walk and/or Dinner. Dinner at the 16 Foot Sailing Club, The Parade, Belmont. Contact Marlene 49453990/0416012914
21st February Merewether to Glenrock Return 5kms Easy/Medium. Meet 5pm Merewether Surf Club. Book with Leader for walk and/or dinner.
Dinner at South Newcastle Leagues Club, Llewellyn St., Merewether. Contact Colleen 49460069/0427460069
7th March Black Ned's Bay - Swansea Heads Return. 5kms Easy/Medium. Meet at Reserve, opposite No 16 Ross Street, Swansea Heads.
Book with Leader for walk and/or Dinner. Dinner at Belmont Golf Club, 801 Pacific H'Way, Marks Point. Contact Sue 49633156/0412019821
21st\ March Sugarloaf Ramble. 5 - 7 kms Medium. Meet 5pm Top Car Park Mt. Sugarloaf. Book with the Leader for walk and/or Dinner.
Dinner at Minmi Hotel, 156 Woodford St., Minmi. Contact Ken 49540821
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