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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

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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

 

 

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

                                                                                                         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

 

 WALK GRADING

 

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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