Category Archives: Walking Group

Walking Group activities at St Paul’s Manuka

Walking Group – Lyons

Meet 9 am at Canberra Yacht Club car park for a car shuttle to Lyons shopping village at 9.15 for 9.30am start.

Walk traverses Canberra Nature Park (Oakey Hill), Cotter Road and joins the West Lake pathway to the Yacht club (11km). One small incline and short downward path with somewhat steep steps; walking sticks may assist.

Water and snacks advised. Walk approximately 3 hours. Lunch at Club.

Confirm by contacting Keith Skamp before 14th June.

Note: We may park in the Yacht Club carpark IF we are going to use their facilities. However, as some walkers may not stay for a drink and/or lunch after the walk then it would be better if we all park our cars in the large gravel car park just east (adjacent to) of the Yacht Club car park. 

Walking Group – Oaks Estate/Two Rivers Heritage Walk

On this walk we explore places rarely visited by Canberrans, but with strong links to early European settlement in our region 200 years ago.

The route includes a part of Queanbeyan unfamiliar to most visitors. An easy 6 km loop walk, with many features of historical interest. A small section is on uneven ground. Walking sticks optional. Afterwards, morning tea/early lunch in a park setting with convenient access to facilities.

Depart at 9.30am from St Paul’s Church car park. All welcome. Please contact John Holthouse by Thurs 31 May (Mobile: 0432 543 396).

Walking Group – Duffy Walk

Start to walk up pathways from shops to top street, Eucumbene Drive, use underpass and stile. Old sign still there, calling the hill Narrabundah Hill, a name carried on from early Canberra development.

Walk up through the trees and join road to top trig station. Track leads to the back of the hill, coming to cement pipeline markers. Turn right and down the hill, turn right again and we follow the fence on the Equestrian trail. Views are of Mt Stromlo and the new suburbs.
We come out on Eucumbene Drive, over another stile and proceed down Warragamba Avenue, down to a bus shelter. Crossing over, we walk into a recently constructed car park, for Weston Creek Dog Park. The landscaping of the area is still in progress.

Note the concrete foundation wall on left, the site of the Forestry Building, that was burnt down in the 2003 bushfire. Dates are shown as 1971 and further down, 1978. Re the area on top of the wall, it is still being developed. Straight ahead, views of Denman Prospect and to the right, suburb of North Duffy, the former area for forestry worker homes.

We proceed down pathways, to come out at Duffy school and to the right, the car park.
For those wishing to go for coffee, proceed via Hindmarsh Drive, to Sakeenas on the top area of Cooleman Court shops. Ample toilet facilities are there also.

For those needing walking poles, the uphill and downhill gravel access roads are not difficult to negotiate

Enquiries and acceptances to: Narelle or John Gibson, phone 6161 2321, or email.

Walking Group – Canberra Centenary Trail

Join us on a part of the Canberra Centenary Trail.

The walk, Forde to Northern Border Campsite, is about 6.5 kms (1.5 hours) each way, and provides panoramic views across Canberra. It is via Oaks Hill (altitude 769 metres) and skirts the historically important “Ëlm Grove”.

You may need to carry a bottle of water and your lunch. The walk will be lead by Beverley and Tony Butterfield, ph. 6288 4718 or email.

Walking Group – Lake Tuggeranong

Lake Tuggeranong on Saturday 7th April. 9am for a 9:30 start. Finish at 12 pm approx.

Meet at the front of Lake Tuggeranong College, Cowlishaw Street. Free parking available opposite the College.

After the walk, lunch / coffee at Little Istanbul on Anketell St (Hyperdome).

Bring hats, sunscreen and water, and poles if needed for an easy, mostly flat walk.

Please contact walk leaders Tim Bailey and Patricia Laird, phone 6231141 or email by Wednesday COB 4th April.

Walk – Hall to One Tree Hill

St Paul’s Walking Group welcomes you to join us on a part of the National Walking Trail on Saturday, 17th March. The walk, Hall to One Tree Hill (altitude 894 metres), is about 4.2 kms (1.5 hours) each way and provides stunning views of Gungahlin and Canberra. For the most part, it is a leisurely walk on a gentle incline until the last part where there are steps up to the summit.

You do not need special clothing or equipment. Mostly we wear shorts or jeans, carry a bottle of water and lunch to eat on the summit, or whenever we feel like stopping for a rest.

The walk will be lead by Beverley and Tony Butterfield., ph. 6288 4718 or email

Arboretum walk

An undulating walk at the Arboretum offering views and good company.

Please meet @ the Himalayan Cedars Road car park for a walk of  2 hours taking in Barrer Hill and Dairy Farmers Lookout, returning via the Café at the Arboretum for refreshments.

Acceptances please to Mike & Margaret Roach 62816096 or email no later than 7th September.

Honeysuckle Creek Walk

Honeysuckle Creek Camp to Booroomba Rocks.

A return flat walk of 8km plus a moderate 2.5km return up and down the Rocks.

Lunch @ Booroomba and byo a/tea at Honeysuckle. Good views, fresh air and good company!

Please meet at Namadgi Visitor Centre outer carpark 9.30am for 18km drive on sealed roads to Honeysuckle.

Please register for walk no later than 28th September to Mike & Margaret Roach
62816096 or email.

Millpost Hill Walk

Starting from Bywong Community Hall, walk to Millpost Hill and return.

This is a fairly easy 10.6 km walk on good foot tracks with some short grass at the top of Millpost Hill. The total climb is 190 metres. Millpost Hill is 890 metres above sea level and provides magnificent 360 degree views towards Black Mountain, Lake George escarpment and the wind turbines and Kowen Forest.

Along the way, we will see the Bywong and Wamboin communities which live close to Canberra.

Please meet at 9.00 am at North Lyneham Shops, Colville St., off Montford Crescent. We will then take some cars from there to the start of the walk at Bywong Community Hall.

It is expected that we will return to North Lyneham shops before 3.00 pm. Bring water, lunch and snacks if required. If you would like to come on the walk, please let Georgina Ekin know by Wednesday, 12 July 2017. Georgina’s contact details are 62958396, 0428126682 or by email.