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Prince Henry Cliff Walk
Prince Henry Cliff Walk
photo: Tony Verwey
Bushwalking




Mt Hay Boorong Crags walk - Andy Gardiner Mt Airlie Wombat - Phil Turnedge
Come out and enjoy the bush.

The BMCS Bushwalking Group has walks
on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Membership of the Bushwalking Group is
available to members of the Society
- members need only pay $20 insurance.


Walks are graded as follows -
Grade 1. Fairly flat walk on roads, fire trails and walking tracks.
Grade 2. Fairly flat, but with some rough and/or steep sections, possibly some natural obstacles and some steps.
Grade 3. May include rough/steep sections, many steps, a steep climb and descent, natural obstacles, some off-track walking.
Grade 4. May include more of the above, with a greater degree of difficulty.
Grade 5. We occasionally arrange a walk considered most suited to experienced and very fit walkers. It is likely to include some or all of the following: rough/steep sections, steep climbs and descents, many steps, natural obstacles, off-track walking.

Here's the BMCS Bushwalkers Guide.

For further information, please contact
Maurice Kerkham (Bushwalking Convenor)
   phone: 4739 4942,
   email: mauricekerkham@hotmail.com
   mail: 6 Mt. Sion Place, Glenbrook, NSW 2773.

For information regarding particular walks, please contact the Activity Leader or Group Coordinator.

Or if this is your first walk or you are in any doubt, discuss it with the Activity Leader or Coordinator.


Walks Programs   (changes to programs are shown in red)

Blue Gum Forest Blue Gum Forest

Baal Bone walk - Andy Gardiner Baal Bone walk - Andy Gardiner
Saturday Walks - See our Winter Program here.

Saturday Walks are usually a full day, longer walk at a faster pace. Bring morning tea, lunch and adequate water.

Before attending, phone the designated contact person or the Group Co-ordinator Jim Percy on 4758 6009 - email at jp34@tpg.com.au


Monday Walks - See our July to September Program.

Monday Walks are 'Short Day' walks of 3 - 5 hours, suitable for walkers of average fitness. Bring morning tea and lunch and adequate water.

The Monday Walks Co-ordinator is Keith Dorrian:
phone 0411 162 345 or email at keithdor53@hotmail.com


Thursday Walks

- See our 2016 WINTER walks here

Thursday Walks are walks of 2 - 3 hours conducted at a leisurely pace. Bring morning tea, adequate water and lunch if noted.

The Thursday Walks Co-ordinator is Beverley Thompson,
phone 4757 2076 or email denfenella@optusnet.com.au


Have a look at the bushwalk photos of Andy Gardiner and Phil Turnedge.

Tread Softly Code

The National Parks and Wildlife 'Tread Softly Code' has 10 points, which we as Conservationists should note and lead by example.
  1. stay on the track.
  2. avoid walking on sensitive vegetation by staying on hard ground wherever possible and avoid easily eroded soils - delicate vegetation is easily damaged by tramping.
  3. don't walk around wet areas on the track - this just widens the bog area.
  4. keep group size small so that you won't have a significant impact on the environment.
  5. use fuel or gas stoves rather than wood fires, and always comply with fire bans.
  6. where there are no toilet facilities, bury human waste at least 100m away from watercourses at a depth of 15cm or take it with you if possible.
  7. leave the bush as you found it - don't pick flowers, or break tree limbs (even if you think the wood is dead, it provides an important habitat for many insects and other animals).
  8. take a look around before you leave lunch spots and camping areas to check that you haven't left any signs of your use.
  9. take all your rubbish with you, including organic waste such as apple cores and citrus peel.  Do the right thing and collect any other rubbish you see on the way.
  10. at the end of each trip, take a moment to think about ways you could lessen your 'footprint', even more on your next walk.

Bushwalking Forms for Walks Leaders   (* - revised May 2014; ** - revised August 2014)


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