Walking Activities

The club walking program consists mainly of day walks on Saturday and Sunday, but there are also a number of pack walks.
There are also mid-week day and half day walks – these are all organised by email :-

  • half day easy walks on the first and third Wednesdays of the month (and fifth if there is one)
  • a medium day walk each Wednesday in cooperation with the other local clubs.
  • most Tuesdays there is a hard day walk

The club also operates short, very easy walks suitable for families with young children, i.e., under 10 years old. The pace is slow, with a long stop for morning tea, and attractions for children are often included. Walks may be in Canberra bushland, typically two hours duration, or outside Canberra, typically a half day duration, often including a picnic lunch. This program also includes walks for very young families; on some of these, use of strollers will be possible.

Popular features of the club program are longer trips away which usually involve base camping or staying in cabins or similar accomodation and doing a series of day walks with light packs. In recent years they have included:-

  • Myall Lakes
  • Tumut
  • Bright
  • Tasmania
  • Western Australia
  • Yarra Ranges
  • Pyrenees
  • Perisher Valley
  • Slovenia
  • Larapinta Track
  • Wilsons Prom
  • Autumn In The Haute Savoie (Chamonix France)
  • Lake Garda and the Dolomites of Italy
  • New Zealand South Island
  • Victorian Grampians

Currently in planning are

  • Great North Walk
  • Montenegro

 

 

Other Activities

The club hosts several social events each year including the “Champagne evening walk on Mount Ainslie” at the end of January/beginning of February, a pot luck dinner in each half of the year, and a Christmas party in December. In addition, club members often arrange progressive dinners involving walking between the venues.

The club is a member of Bushwalking NSW (previously the Confederation of Bushwalking Clubs NSW Incorporated)