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HAWCs SUNDAY WALKS PROGRAM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        

 

                                

August – November

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.)

 

 

5th August               Redhead -Dudley Track Maintenance.  Part A Short Track at Redhead end that goes towards Ocean and Picnic Table, Part B Dudley Bluff End for approx 1km.

                                  Meet 8.30am at Track Entrance near the junction of Collier St. and Ocean St. Redhead. Bring Morning Tea, gloves and pruning implements (secateurs etc.)

                                  Contact Kate & Wayne 0400546900.

 

12th  August            Ash Island Ramble 10kms Easy. Contact Kate & Wayne 0400546900.

 

19th August             Redhead - Jewells Ramble 8km Medium.  Annual General Meeting follows walk. Afternoon Tea will follow the meeting (Tea, coffee and biscuits).

                                  Contact Carolyn 49447502/0477047741

 

26th August             Charlestown Circuit via Raspberry Gully, Fernleigh Track, Glenrock & Leichhardt's Lookout, GNW, Charlestown 13kms Easy/Medium Contact Sue  49633156/0412019821

 

2nd September        Wangi Point Circuit. 8kms Medium. Option for Coffee after walk. Contact Margaret 49754165/0417252930

 

9th  September         Adamstown to Nobbys. 12kms Medium. Bus Return.  Contact Sue 49633156/0412019821

 

16th September       Fingal Bay - Big Rocky Loop.  10kms Medium.  Contact Heather 0438792936

 

30th  September      Strickland Forest.  10kms Medium.  Contact Colleen 49460069/0427460069

 

7th   October                        DAYLIGHT SAVING COMMENCES.  Swansea to Galgabba Point Loop. 10kms Easy. Contact Carolyn 49447502/0477047741

 

14th October            Myuna Bay Circuit. 8kms Medium. Contact Margaret 49754165/0417252930

 

21st  October           Green Point Circuit. 10kms Easy/Medium.  Contact Colleen 49460069/0427460069

 

28th October            Milson's Point, Kirribilli, Neutral Bay, Cremorne Ramble. 8kms Easy/Medium. Scenic, coffee shops etc. Contact Carolyn 49447502/0477047741

 

4th    November       Blackbutt Ramble. 7kms Medium. Bring Morning Tea.  Contact Carolyn 49447502/0477047741

 

11th November        Salamander Bay to Shoal Bay Coastal Walk.  10kms Easy/Medium.  Contact Carolyn 49447502/0477047741

 

18th  November        Islington, Carrington, Newcastle Foreshore via Throsby Creek and Foreshore Tracks. 10kms Easy. Contact Colleen 49460069/0427460069

 

25th  November        Awabakal - Redhead Bluff - Dudley  Ramble 7kms Easy/Medium. Bring Morning Tea. Christmas Lunch Celebration at Malaysian Seaview after walk.

                                    Contact Carolyn 49447502/0477047741

       

 

 

                                                                                             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. Bring Morning Tea. Contact Marlene 49453990/0416012914

 

16th December        Swansea to Galgabba Point Loop. 12kms Easy/Medium. Option for coffee after the walk. Contact Ken 49540821

 

23rd December        Caves  Beach, Swansea Heads, Black Ned’s Bay, Swansea 9kms Easy/Medium. Bring Morning Tea. Contact Carolyn 49447502/0477047741

 

30th  December       Soldiers Point Loop Walk  8kms Easy/Medium. Contact Carolyn 49447502/0477047741

 

 6th     January          New Year Breakfast and Ramble around City Beaches. 7kms Medium.  Bring chair, snack, breakfast, morning tea etc. Contact Kate & Wayne 0400546900

 

20th January           Halekulani Ramble. 8kms Easy/Medium. Bring Morning Tea. Contact Stephanie 0422313090

 

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        Ourimbah Creek & Tuggerah Lake 12kms Easy/Medium. Contact Colleen 49460069/0427460069

 

17th February         Teralba Station to Fennell Bay Bridge. 8kms Medium. Bring Morning Tea. Contact Margaret 49754165/0417252930

 

24th February         Tanilba Bay Ramble 10kms Easy/Medium. Contact Carolyn 49447502/0477047741

 

3rd  March               Charlestown to Warners Bay Bus Return  9kms Easy/Medium. Bring Morning Tea. Contact Carolyn 49447502/0477047741

 

10th March             Red Gum Forest 8kms Medium. Contact Colleen 49460069/0427460069    

 

17th March             Woy Woy to Umina via Ettalong 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                

 

 

WALK  GRADINGS

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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