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*BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL FOR ALL WALKS*
Please show courtesy to the leader and book at least four days before the walk
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IF LEADER IS UNABLE TO BE CONTACTED RING THE WALKS SECRETARY FOR INFORMATION AND BOOKINGS.

DAYWALKS

 

TERRAIN

GRADING: Gentle Moderate Difficult
Beginner: <7km. <5km. N/A
Easy: <10km. <8km. N/A
Medium: <20km. <16km. <12km.
Hard: 20+km. 16+km. 12+km.

 

PACKCARRIES
Distances are per day.

 

TERRAIN

GRADING: Gentle Moderate Difficult
Easy: <9km. <7km.  
Medium: <18km. <14km. <10km.
Hard: 18+km. 14+km. 10+km.

 

BIKERIDES
Gravel even on level terrain would constitute moderate to difficult terrain.

 

TERRAIN

GRADING: Gentle Moderate Difficult
Beginner: <20km. <15km.  
Easy: <50km. <40km. <30km.
Medium: <100km. <80km. <60km.
Hard: 100+km. 80+km. 60+km.

Allowances should be made for weather conditions and availability of water along the track etc.  Check first with the leader when signing up for a walk.

DATE

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION

 

GRADE
Melway
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LEADER/
CONTACT

PHONE
No.

   JULY 2019       Federation Walk bookings open Monday 1st July

Wednesday 3

SOCIAL: - The Bendigo Art Gallery – “Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits”.  By train to Bendigo to visit the Gallery and take in this outstanding exhibition.

Historic
X909 D3

Peter Naughtin

9893 3092

Sunday 7

MISSIONARY SISTERS OF SERVICE 75TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION:  10.30am Mass at St Thomas the Apostle Church, Central Road, Blackburn, Victoria, followed by lunch in the parish hall.

Celebratory
48 B10

Corrie van den Bosch

0425 736 747

Tuesday 9

WALKS SUB-COMMITTEE MEETING

Vital

Marg Cuthbertson

9439 8205

Sunday 14

DAY WALK: Marysville – Wilks Creek Trail and Andersons Mill.  A 10km circuit through a variety of forest types to the site of a once busy sawmill.

Medium
X910 T11

Peter Naughtin

9893 3092

Wednesday 17

SKI TRIP:  Lake Mountain – Time to dust off the skis, check the bindings and join Tom for the first ski trip of the season.

Medium
X910 U11

Tom Buykx

9499 3877

Sunday 21

DAY WALK: Inverleigh, the Leigh River and the Inverleigh Flora Reserve.  A 12km circuit through remnant grassy woodlands west of Geelong.

Medium
X911 C7

Peter Matheson

0405 555 334

Sunday 28 – Fri. 2 August

SKI WEEK: Howmans Gap – A week of cross-country skiing on the high plains near Falls Creek.  Fully booked.  Talk to Tom about a wait list.

Various
X922 H10

Tom Buykx

9499 3877

Sunday 28

DAY WALK: Sorrento – A 13 km walk taking in the sights and lookouts at bay and ocean beaches – Hughes Rd, Sorrento Front Beach, Millionaires Walk, Coppins Lookout, Sorrento Ocean Beach, Koonya Beach.  Car shuffle

Medium
157 G12

Lily Adolphe

0405 435 480

   AUGUST 2019

Sunday 4

DAY WALK: Tarilta Creek Gorge – an 11km circuit through bushland north east of Daylesford.  Mostly foot tracks through open forest.  Some creek crossings.

Medium/Hard
X909 D8

Bernie O’Shea

9431 6370

Wednesday 7

DAY WALK:  Ferntree Gully Forest – a 12 km circuit including the Kokoda Track Memorial, the Thousand Steps and One Tree Hill.

Medium
74 H5

Doreen Tucker

9801 6570

Sunday 11

DAY WALK: Point Lonsdale to Ocean Grove – A 12 km walk along this undeveloped surf beach from the lighthouse at the entrance to Port Phillip to the Barwon River estuary.

Medium
499 J6

Peter Matheson

0405 555 334

Tuesday 13

SOCIAL: The John Wallis Memorial Lecture – this year by Geraldine Doogue – talk to Bernadette for full details.

Uplifting

Bernadette Madden

0408 505 387

Wednesday 14

SKI TRIP:  Lake Mountain – Another opportunity to enjoy a day’s cross country skiing on the Lake Mountain trails.

Medium
X910 U11

Tom Buykx

9499 3877

Sunday 18

DAY WALK:  Wilhelmina Falls – a 13 km circuit starting with a climb from the Murrindindi River valley to the lovely falls and return via the Boroondara track.

Medium
X910 R10

Harry Twining

0408 618 280

Weekend 24/25

TREE PLANTING: Another opportunity to get involved in tree planting in the Benalla / Lurg Hills area for the Regent Honeyeater Project.  Talk to Joe for details on accommodation, catering, etc.

Horticultural
X922 B8

Joe De Giorgio

9338 2617

Sunday 25

DAY WALK:  Greens Bush and Highfield. – a 9 km circuit through attractive forest, heath and grassland on the Mornington Peninsula.

Easy/Medium
259 J7

Margaret Cuthbertson

9439 8205

   SEPTEMBER 2019       Federation Walk bookings close Sunday 1st September

Sunday 1

DAY WALK: The Plenty River Trail – Greensborough to Heidelberg.  Approx 12 km of urban trail along the valley of the Plenty River.

Easy/Medium
20 K2

Peter Matheson

0405 555 334

Wednesday 4

DAY WALK:  The Warburton Rail Trail – Seville to Woori Yallock.  Approx. 10km of easy walking along the rail trail.

Easy
119 K10

Joan Kenny

9584 3272

Sunday 8

DAY WALK:  Warrandyte Golda 12 km circuit through some of the historic gold mining areas at Warrandyte.

Medium
23 H11

Alan Cuthbertson

9439 8205

Tuesday 10

WALKS SUB-COMMITTEE MEETING

Vital

Peter Wilson

9889 2751

Sunday 15

DAY WALK:  The Anglesea Heath – A 12km circuit through one of the richest and most diverse vegetation community in Victoria.  A prolific wildflower area.

Medium
X911 D10

Peter Wilson

9889 2751

Friday 20

CENTRAL AUSTRALIA – A road trip to the Centre – Talk to Peter to discuss details and to express interest.

Various

Peter Matheson

0405 555 334

Saturday 21
Sunday 22

TRACK CLEARING: The Lady Walker Track in the Britannia Creek area of the Warburton State Forest.  A Bushwalking Victoria / Parks Victoria event.  Come for one day or two.  Tasks to suit all skill levels.

Contributory
X912 T3

Tom Buykx

9499 3877

Sunday 29

DAY WALK:  The Cathedral Range – Neds Gully, Neds Peak, The Cathedral, Neds Gully.  A challenging 9km for those who are up to the climb.  The views are worth the effort.

Hard
X910 T9

Bernie O’Shea

9431 6370

   PROVISIONAL

October

Wednesday 2

DAY WALK:  The Gurdies Nature Conservation Reserve.  An 8 km circuit through one of the largest remaining areas of native vegetation on the eastern shore of Western Port.  Good wildflower area.

Easy
X912 R10

Joan Kenny

9584 3272

Daylight Saving begins
Weekend 4-7

CLUB CAMP – this year at Castlemaine.  Historic gold rush town and various walks to explore in the goldfields area.

Various
X909 D6

Margaret Cuthbertson

9439 8205

Saturday 12

DAY WALK:  The annual John Wallis walk / ride on the Great Victorian Rail Trail.  Ride Yarck to Yea or walk Cheviot Tunnel to Yea.  BBQ lunch to follow.

Easy
X910 Q8

Bernadette Madden

0408 505 387

Wednesday 16

SOCIAL:  Tarrawarra Museum of Art – Archibald Prize 2019 Paintings.
A visit to the gallery followed by lunch at Healesville.

Uplifting
277 B2

Peter Naughtin

9893 3092

Weekend 19/20

FEDERATION WALKS WEEKEND: This year based at Lorne.  Check the website at https://www.fedwalks.org.au

Various
X911 B11

Peter Wilson

9889 2751

November
2-5

CUP WEEKEND:  Your suggestions to the Walks Secretary please!!

 

Peter Wilson

9889 2751

November
21-24/25

BASE CAMP: Walking pilgrimage on Bruny Island, Tasmania to celebrate 75 years of the Missionary Sisters of Service.  (Fully Booked)

Various

Bernadette Madden

0408 505 387


DotRISKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

There are risks and dangers in bushwalking and other Club activities. Go to the Risk Management page for the Club's policies on managing such risks.

Participation in a Club activity is entirely voluntary. Therefore all participants are responsible for their own safety, and must personally accept the risks of injury, illness or death and of damage to any property, which may result from their participation. It is strongly recommended that participants have Personal Accident Insurance cover and Ambulance Service membership.

Leaders have the authority to take all necessary steps to ensure the safety of their party. All members of a party must respect that authority. You must not separate yourself from a party without first getting the consent of the leader.

Through VicWalk the Club has Public Liability and Personal Accident Insurance for its Members. Non-members (visitors) are not covered by this insurance. Visitors are required to complete and sign and give to the leader an Acknowledgement of Risks and Obligations by Non-Members form before participating in any Club activity: No Form – No Start.