HUNTER AREA WALKABOUT CLUB INC
HAWCs SUNDAY WALKS PROGRAM
August - November 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.)
4th August Wangi Point Circuit. 8kms Medium. Contact Margaret 49754165/0417252930
11th August Dudley Redhead Ramble 8kms Medium. Contact Carolyn 49447502/0477047741**
Annual General Meeting follows walk, (commencing 2pm).
Contact Carolyn 49447502/0477047741
18th August Old Mooney Bridge to Mooney Mooney Creek (Return). 11kms Medium Contact Colleen 49460069/0427460069
25th August Shortland Wetlands, Warabrook Wetlands, University Circuit 11kms Medium. Contact Sue 49633156/0412019821
1st September Islington to Nobbys 10kms Easy (Bus Return). Contact Sue 49633156/0412019821
8th September KIAMA TRIP ENDS. No walk scheduled.
15th September Tingira Heights Ramble 10kms Medium. Contact Rita 0412673165
22nd September Glenrock - Merewether – Junction (Bus to Kotara) – Fernleigh Track Glenrock Circuit. 9kms Easy/Medium. Bring Opal Card.
Contact Marlene 49453990/0416012914
29th September Shelly Beach to Wyrrabalong Lookout 10kms Medium. Contact Colleen 49460069/0427460069
6th October DAYLIGHT SAVING COMMENCES.
Wybung Coastal Track (Geebung Track, Heath Track, Grasstree Track – Frazer Park) 10kms Medium.
Contact Stephanie 0422313090
13th October Dudley Track Maintenance. Review of the progress of Lantana removal from the previous session plus pruning of foliage at the
Dudley End of the Track. Bring Morning Tea, Secateurs, Gloves etc. Meet 8.30am Ocean St, nr Cnr Caldwell Ave Dudley.
Contact Kate & Wayne 0400546900
20th October Charmhaven to Budgewoi 7kms Easy. Contact Margaret 49754165
27th October Mt. Sugarloaf Loops. 10kms Easy/Medium. Contact Colleen 49460069/0427460069
3rd November Caves Beach, Swansea Heads, Black Ned’s Bay Swansea. 9kms Easy/Medium. Contact Carolyn 49447502/047704774
10th November Myuna Bay Circuit. 8kms Medium. Contact Carolyn 49447502/0477047741
17th November Belmont Wetlands and Belmont Lagoon. 10kms Easy/Medium. Contact Colleen 49460069/0427460069
24th November Tanilba Bay Ramble. 8 - 10kms Easy/Medium. Contact Carolyn 49447502/0477047741
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
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 2019 – MARCH 2020
It is the participant’s responsibility to check whether the walk will proceed in the event of inclement weather (eg. rain, 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 IN FOR THE WALK AND/OR DINNER.
10th October 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 Sue 49633156/0412019821
24th October 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 Carolyn 49447502/0477047741
7th November Cardiff to Hillsborough Return via Winding Creek. 6kms Easy/Medium. Meet 5pm Cardiff RSL Club, 45 Macquarie Rd. Cardiff. Book with Leader for walk and/or dinner.
Dinner at Cardiff RSL. Contact Colleen 49460069/0427460069
21st November Islington, Throsby Creek, Wickham, Islington Loop 5-6kms Easy. Meet 5pm Islington Park opposite Baptist Church, 180 Maitland Rd., Islington.
Book with Leader for walk and/or Dinner. Dinner at Hamilton Station Hotel, 4 Beaumont St., Hamilton. Contact Carolyn 49447502/0477047741
5th December Charlestown to Kotara Return via Raspberry Gully. 6-7kms Easy/Medium. Meet 5pm End of Powell St. Charlestown. Book with Leader for walk and/or dinner.
Dinner at Charlestown Bowling Club, 5 Lincoln St. Charlestown. Contact Colleen 49460069/0427460069
8th December (SUNDAY) Awabakal-Redhead Bluff-Dudley Ramble 7kms Easy/Medium. Meet 9am Webb Park Steel St., Redhead for 9.15am Bus at Beach Rd. to Ocean St. 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
19th December 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 16 Foot Sailing Club, The Parade, Belmont. Contact Marlene 49453990/0416012914
2nd January Whitebridge to Glenrock via Leichhardt’s Lookout. 6kms Easy/Medium. Meet 5pm Car Park of old Burwood Road Bowlo (opposite Paterson Close).
Book with Leader for walk and/or dinner. Dinner at Central Charlestown Leagues Club 8 Bula St., Charlestown. Contact Carolyn 49447502/0477047741
16thJanuary Booragul, Marmong Point, Awaba Bay & Return. 5 -6kms Easy/Medium. Meet 5pm Car Park at end of First Street, Booragul. Dinner at Club Macquarie. 458 Lake Rd., Argenton.
Book with Leader for walk and/or dinner. Contact Margaret 49754165/0417252930
30thJanuary Stockton Ramble. 7kms Easy. Meet 5pm General Washington Hotel 1 Mitchell St. Stockton. Book with Leader for walk and/or dinner. Dinner at General Washington Hotel.
Contact Colleen 49460069/0427460069
13th February 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
27th February Tulkaba Park, Teralba to Speers Point Return. 6kms Easy. Meet 5pm Teralba Bowling Club, 2a York St., Teralba. Book with Leader for walk and/or dinner.
Dinner at Teralba Bowling Club Bistro. Contact Colleen 49460069/0427460069
12th March 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 Sue 49633156/0412019821
26th March Ash Island (Hexham) Loop 6 - 7kms Easy. Meet 5pm Ash Island Welcome car park (cross Ash Island Bridge and park on the Corner of Schoolhouse Road).
Book with Leader for walk and/or dinner. Dinner at The Mark Hotel, 46 Dickson St., Lambton. 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 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.
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