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May30-Jun10 FRANCE (Q)
Robert Louis Stevenson Trail, GR70. This is a 12 day walk in the Ardeche National Park and the Cevennes Mountains in Southern France, using marked trails. It uses a travel company, and they book the hotels and move your luggage. All you have to do is carry your day pack. The distances are long. It goes from Le Puy-en-Velay, MONASTIER to LE BOUCHET, LE BOUCHET to Pradelles, Pradelles to Cheylard, Cheylard to LA BASTIDE, LA BASTIDE to Chasserades, Chasserades to LE BLEYMARD, LE BLEYMARD to PONT DE MONTVERT, PONT DE MONTVERT to FLORAC, FLORAC to ST GERMAIN, ST GERMAIN to ST JEAN. Finishes in Saint-Jean-du-Gard. DISTANCE: LONG. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD MAPS:. TRANSPORT: $Lots of Euros

May 30 (Tue) BEROWRA VALLEY NP (q)
Thornleigh, The Jungo, Elora Lookout, Fishponds, Blue Gum Walk Hornsby Station. At the end of this walk there are numerous stairs out of the park to the railway station. Its been awhile since I have done this walk. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: Hornsby 9120-4S. TRANSPORT: $

Epping, St.Leonards, Greenwich, Manns Pt, Balls Hd, Milsons Pt, Kirribilli, Nth Sydney, Cammeray, Gore Hill / Epping cycleway. Lots of spectacular harbour views with plenty of ups & downs. Experienced road riders only (55kms). Please ring to confirm details etc. Helmets, high vis jacket, sunscreen, water, spare tube, pump & repair kit required. Party limit 6. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD MAPS: Street Directory. TRANSPORT: Bike

Jun 3,4* BUDAWANGS (Q)
Wog Wog Car Park, Corang Peak and Arch, Canowie Brook. Nice camp site there. Return same way or via the Cascades and Lagoon, depending on party. Optional Sat afternoon walk to Yurnda Lookout (bring light daypack). Suitable for fit prospectives. Canowie Brook to Lagoon route has offtrack sections. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM. TRIP APPEARS ON PROGRAM FOR CANBERRA BUSHWALKING CLUB MAPS: CORANG TRANSPORT: $104

Jun 4 (Sun) MOUNT WILSON (q)
Around the mountain circuit walk – incredible Wollangambe Canyon wilderness scenery, tall forests and into the village for exquisite Autumn colours, historic cottage, gardens and architecture. See Marcus Clarke`s fabulous house and exquisite old church, Australian author Patrick White`s family house and garden. We start at lower fire trail at GR 545877. Amazing fungi — the rich basalt mountain topsoil and cold climate produce some fascinating forms - a Botanist`s delight. Avenue of Chestnut trees, much more. Distance about 12 klms -- uphill fire trail at start – gentle climb 300ft. Ph, text or email to book in. Carpooling available from Sydney. We will return to cars at about 4 pm. See photos from previous similar Mt Wilson walks at Meet at the Grumpy Baker at Bilpin for delish pies, bread, cakes, coffee. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: Mount Wilson TRANSPORT: $

Jun 6 (Tue) GEORGES RIVER N P (q)
Padstow, Little Saltpan Creek, Revesby Heights, Bill Delauney Reserve, Georges River National Park, Ridge Walking Track, Burrawang Beach, Yeramba Lagoon, Picnic Point, Panania. River views, bush tracks and quiet suburban streets. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: Sydney street directory. TRANSPORT: TRAIN

A delightful ride from Epping, Browns Waterhole, Turramurra, Gordon, Killara, Roseville to Chatswood & then down to Lane Cove Park, Macquarie Park & Epping. Please ring by Tuesday to confirm details etc. Helmets, Hi Vis jackets, sunscreen, water, spare tube, pump & repair kit required. Limit 6. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD MAPS: Street Directory. TRANSPORT: Bike

Greta Rd, Old 4wd track, Lost Pools (camp), Rogers Hill, Upper Cinch Ck, Pioneer Plateau, Ettrema Rim (camp), Jones Creek, Old 4wd track, Greta Rd. A good introductory walk to the Ettrema plateau, half on track over mostly undulating flattish country. Expect some minor scrambling and some thick regrowth scrub here and there. Will be quite cold overnight at reasonably exposed campsites. Bring stoves and water bladders. Party 8. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: NERRIGA, YALWAL, SASSAFRAS. TRANSPORT: $86

This is a cycling trip, down the Moselle river, over 11 days. It goes from Nancy (on the Moselle) to Koblenz (on the Rhine), and each night is spent in a Hotel. It follows the river and uses cycle paths along the rivers edge. Distances are not long, about 45 kms per day. It starts in Nancy (Anreise), and spends a night in Pont-á-Mousson, Metz, Thionville, Perl, Trier, Piesport, Traben-Trarbach, Cochem, and finally Koblenz. It uses a German company and is called the Radtour an der Moselle von Lothringen zum Rhein, Kategorie B and has a code SW-MONK10b. The company supplies the hotel accommodation, breakfast, moving your luggage, and the maps for 1399 Euros. Bicycles are an extra 139 Euros or 319 Euros for an ebike. You supply your own lunch and dinner. You carry your daily needs in the saddle bags (raincoat and lunch). I have used this company before and they are fine. You arrange your own transport to Nancy and from Koblenz. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: supplied. TRANSPORT: $Lots + Bike

Galong Creek, Megalong Valley. Tree planting and maintenance. Working in a new area. It is a level site. All new volunteers have to log on to the NPWS VIP site (just the once) and complete the registration. We are now camping across the road from the work site, going up Friday afternoon, coming home Sunday morning. you will have to have Covid-19 jabs to join us. DISTANCE: SHORT. TRIP GRADE: EASY MAPS: Jenolan 1:25000. TRANSPORT: $50

Great on-track walk from Cowan station to Berowra station.13 km. Several 1-200m ascents and descents. Stunning views over Berowra Waters. A training walk for my West MacDonnell walk. All fit walkers welcome. Carry c. 1 Lt of water plus morning tea, lunch. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: Cowan. TRANSPORT: TRAIN OR PRIVATE VEHICLE

Highlights of the western end of the West Macs; a sublime landscape of harsh beauty with spectacular peaks, gorges and canyons.Ochre Pits, Inarlanga Gorge, Alice Valley, Lower Giles Spring, Chewings Range Gap, Defiance Canyon, Pats Canyon, Dog Leg, Mt Giles (1389), Ormiston Pound, Ormiston Gorge, Bowmans Gap, Rocky Bar Gap, the iconic Mt Sonder (1379 m) and Redbank Gorge. Mostly off-track in a hard walking country of spinifex and low scrub over broken rocky country. Some very steep and sometimes exposed ascents and descents 3 - 600m. An overnight camp atop Mt Giles (1389 m) that requires carrying and extra 4-5 litres of water over very rugged country. Base camps for 2 nites at Defiance Canyon and Bowmans Gap. Food pick up at Ormiston Gorge.Good sturdy boots plus stoves. Only for experienced and fit walkers with lots of scrambling over rough country.WALK FULL. Contact leader to go on wait list if interested. Party limit 8. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD MAPS: West MacDonnell NP # 1. TRANSPORT: $LOTS

Jun26-Jul16 PENNINE WAY, UK (Q)
This is a 20 day walk along the hills in the centre of the UK. Starting at Edale, then heading North. Will be up on hills, lots of mud. Camping and staying in pubs. Long distances, but it is a path. Finishing in Kirk Yetholm. Train to beginning and end. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD MAPS: The Pennine Way by Martin Collins (Cicerone book). TRANSPORT: $

Jul 17-24 SVALBARD NORWAY - Canoeing/Kayaking
This is a week long trip, starting and finishing in Longyearbyen. There will be a boat transfer to the North side of Isfjorden, and then kayaking (dual seat) along the coast for 7 days. Then a return to Longyearbyen on the afternoon of day 7. There will be roughly 8 hours of paddling each day and some day trips to points of interest. They will supply tents, food, kayaks and all other equipment. It is being run by the Norwegian operator Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions. Information is here. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM/EXPLORATORY MAPS:. TRANSPORT: $LOTS

Uni Rover Trail, Amble Easy Ridge, Wheengee Whungee Ck, Barraillers Crown, Wallarra Heights. This walk is basically exploratory to see if it is actually possible do this walk after the bush fires and scrub regrowth in the last few years. Possibly lots of scrub bashing along the Uni Rover Trail plus down and up ridges? Only for fit and experienced walkers. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD/EXPLORATORY MAPS: KANANGRA, YERRANDERIE. TRANSPORT: $73

Bell, Wollangambe River, Goochs Crater, return the same way. A spring outing to this unusual geological feature in the lower Wollemi surrounded by beautiful sandstone pagoda like walls. All track over mostly undulating country with small descent/ascent to cross the Wollangambe. Possible wet feet. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: WOLLANGAMBE. TRANSPORT: $45.

Kanangra Car Park, K Walls, Crafts Walls, Mt High and Mighty, Mt Stormbreaker, Mt Cloudmaker, 100 Man Cave. Return the same way. This classic walk is the best ridge walk in the KBNP. Sublime vistas from the tops. Mostly on track with several 200m and 300m ascents and descents. Expect some overgrown track here and there and with some scrub regrowth. Suitable for fit and experienced walkers only. Bring tents and stoves. Carry water for all day. Party limit 8. DISTANCE: LONG. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD MAPS: KANANGRA. TRANSPORT: $73