Walks

Walking Activities

Introduction

The shed provides members the opportunity of participating in some regular walks as a supplement to our usual activities. The aim of this is to expose members to some of the nature around and within Canberra, as well as getting some exercise. Most walks will be designed to be undertaken within 3-4 hours from start to finish including breaks and be no more than 10-15Km and include climbs of no more than 200 metres in total. However there may be an occasion where we could go to Namadgi and do a half day walk including longer overall climbs. Generally walks will be held every two weeks on a Thurs with walks alternating between easy social strolls around simple locations like Belconnen versus more challenging scenic walks. Please read the page BEFORE WALKING on things you need to do and bring for walking. See the Checklist and also check the BOM Canberra forecast Also please read the information on the Shed Insurance issues and its limitations. Non Shed members must understand the policy does not apply to them and thus if they walk they do so at their own risk. From Feb 2017 it will be assumed any non-Shed members walking with us does accept their own risks

CCT Tuggers

Walking the CCT down in Tuggers

Short Walks: See web page

Click here for Walks Program current & past in Excel format (Note: if you open from this link rather than download you will see a Google Docs version)

During the first 7 FYs: Jul-Jun 2010/11/12/13/14/15/16/17 we held a total of 162 walks, averaging ~23 per year

Walks Contacts and Time of Walks

Below is the program of walks. If you have any comments or suggestions please email the shed email or direct to Greg. These are all scheduled on a Thursday. If you feel like you could lead one or more walks, or suggest walks please contact Greg (Mob 0447 292 699 ) Email: [email protected], or Drew McDonald (Mob: 0467 615 760) Email: [email protected], or the committee.

Walkers will need to meet at the shed 30 minutes before the start time of a walk unless otherwise stated, and share transport or make their own way to the starting point. If you intend the latter please email first so that you can be allowed for as well as obtaining the exact start location. Please also ensure you have the correct meeting place and time and that you have verified the details during the week before the walk

Visitors. Your welcome to join us as long as your capable. We are not power walkers (most of us are retired older gents) but please read up things you should consider & carry on a walk. If in doubt call one of the numbers above

Canberra Centenary Trail (CCT) – we did the trail in sections between 2014 & May 2016. Information on the trail and links to our files

Maps shown are either GPS Map View from Oziexplorer using OzRaster Maps with permission of © BKK Enterprises Pty Ltd, http://www.gpsoz.com.au for newer style maps or using the older TopoView Maps with permission of NSW Land & Property Information for display. We also use Open Street Maps (OSM) for NSW especially the cycle version as it shows paths better. This is an open source product

Currently walks start from the commencement location of the walk at: 8.00AM for Dec-Feb, 8.30AM for Mar-May & Sep-Nov, 9.00/9.30AM for Jun-Aug (meeting time is usually 30 minutes earlier at the Shed. Sometimes it may be earlier or later or another meeting place. Check each walk for details) (Up to Dec 2013 commencements were 8.30AM for Dec-Mar, 9.00AM for Apr-May, 9.30AM for Jun-Aug, 9.00AM for Sep-Nov)

 

Scheduled Walks
Walks to start at 8.30/9.00AM for Sep-Nov (Meet usually 8.00/8.30AM at the Shed. Check each walk for actual meeting time & place)
Date Location Description Pictures, Maps
2018
27 Sep
Thu
9.00AM
start
Lake Burley Griffin East Basin from Jerrabombera Wetlands Meet at the Shed by 8AM. Drive to Jerra Wetlands CP, via Monaro Hwy (A23) & Dairy Flat Rd. Coffee at Kingston foreshores. Bean & Table or 38 Expresso get 4.5 stars. Medium Walk, ~12Km depending on walks in Wetland. See the brochure for the current walk options in the Wetlands
Map of walk  | gpx file | Jerrabomberra Wetlands NR Brochure
4 Oct
Thu
8.30AM
start
Kowen Trail Runs Meet at the Shed by 8AM. Then drive to location on 242-244 Bingley Drive, Wamboin South. From North Canberra one can drive up the Federal Hwy to the Sutton turnoff, taking Sutton Road south, then after 8.8Km taking Norton road east for 4.2Km, turning then right or south on Bingley Way, then driving 2.4Km to the parking location. Walk around most of the Trail Runs which lie just north of Kowen Forest. Easy-Medium Walk, 7.8Km. Park along Bingley Road. Walk is along dirt road, and mainly formed footpads and old 4WDs. Altitude varies between 845m to 920m at Poppet Hill. Only coffee spot is the Sutton Bakery. Map of walk | gpx file | Full Recce
18 Oct
Thu
8.30AM
start
Mulligans Flat Meet at the Shed by 8.00AM & drive to a car park along Amy Ackman St, Forde. Then at 8.309AM start walking clockwise around some of the NR including along border & back along part of the CCT & Old Coach Road. Mostly on fire trails all the way except for a 300m section to get to the Old Woolshed. We will stop at the Old Wool Shed & view the history & video & then look at the site of the old Mulligans Flat school site near the car park. Finally we can stop for coffee at Frankie’s at Forde in Forde. Medium walk, 11.1km, 3.25 hrs. Replicates walk 100 from Oct 2014. Map of walk | gpx file | Google Photos from walk 100
8 Nov
Thu
8.30AM
start
TBA Meet at the Shed by 8AM. Map of walk | gpx file
22 Nov
Thu
8.30AM
start
TBA Meet at the Shed by 8AM. Map of walk | gpx file
6 Dec
Thu
8.00AM
start
TBA Meet at the Shed by 7.30AM. Map of walk | gpx file
20 Dec
Thu
8.00AM
start
TBA Meet at the Shed by 7.30AM. Map of walk | gpx file

 

 

 

Planning Possible Walks for 2018
Date Location Description Pictures, Maps
Harder More Scenic Walks
TBA  

 

 Map of walk  | gpx file
Talesein Hills Carwoola, if we can find access rights
Easier Walks
Mt Rogers Test walk for any members who need to know if they are capable
McLeods Ck NR Just east of Gundaroo. ~ 5Km, Easy
BNT Tallaganda La Between Mulligans Flat Rd & Murrumbateman Rd. ~12Km along country road. Part of National Trail. Easy-Medium
Greenways Wamboin No2
Kowen Trail Runs Bingley Drive
Goorooyaroo NR NSW Off Yass Road. Medium-Hard walk along border in restricted area due to possibility of unexploded ordinance (UXO)

 

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Current Walk Requests from Members
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Deferred Walks
Date
Location Description Pictures, Maps
 

 

 

Guide to Grades

Grade Description
Easy should be fairly simple walks on tracks or grassy ground with minimal altitude change. Typically would be a max of 2 hrs and 6-7Km walking
Easy-Medium should be similar to Easy but might involve some small amount of climbing or slightly longer distance. Typically would be a max of 3 hrs and 8-10Km walking
Medium really aimed at the Scenic type of walk with some climbing, maybe more difficult navigating. 3 hrs or 10-12Km walking
Medium-Hard is probably the hardest we should attempt. Essentially similar to Medium but with more intense climbing or longer distance. Good examples are Mt Majura, Mt Taylor, Max 4.0 hrs or 15Km
Hard for the experienced Typically a lot of off track walking in difficult terrain or long distances ie 25Km or 6 hrs ie Mt Tennent

Guide to Social Trips or Scenic Harder Trips

Grade Description
Easy Social trips need to be Easy or Easy-Medium and involve minimal climbing or minimal off track walking taking no longer than 2.5 hrs and 8Km length
Medium Scenic trips will mostly be Easy-Medium to Medium-Hard with some climbing involved and maybe some off track walking. Possible might take up to 3.5 hrs and be 12Km length

Guide to Locations

Area Description
Belconnen that area normally part of Belconnen
Gungahlin that area normally part of Gungahlin
Central that area that covers North Canberra, South Canberra, Woden, and Civic
Tuggeranong that area south of Weston and Mt Taylor
Queanbeyan that area east of the Lake, Fyshwick and Monaro Highway
Weston-Stromlo that area south of the Molonglo and west of the Parkway down to Kambah Pool
Namadgi Namadgi National Park and Tidbinbilla