Category Archives: Walking Group

Walking Group activities at St Paul’s Manuka

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.

Isaacs Ridge Walk

A medium grade 8km circuit walk through pine forest and eucalypts with some steep sections on loose gravel.

Commencing at the small car park in Buntine Crescent, Isaacs at10am. Bring water and snack.

Sticks and ankle support recommended. The walk should take about 3 hours including stops.

Coffee etc. afterwards at Soul Cartel Farr Side Café, Isaacs.

Leaders Pat & Sandy White 0418 488 984, email.

Please phone, message or email to confirm attendance.

Lake Burley Griffin Walk

An easy 16km circuit walk along the sealed, flat path around the west basin of Lake Burley Griffin.

Commencing at the car park by the lake in Alexandrina Drive near the Flynn Drive, Yarralumla roundabout 10am.

Bring water, snacks, hat & lunch. Wear clothing appropriate for the weather. At the conclusion of the walk join us at Snappers @ the Canberra Southern Cross Yacht Club for coffee & cake or fish ‘n’ chips if desired.

The walk should take about 5 hours, including stops.

Leaders Pat & Sandy White 0418 488 984, or email.

Please phone, message or email to confirm attendance.

Hughes Walk

Come and enjoy the weekend with a ramble and a wander with promised trees, views and good company.

Please meet at the Public Car Park (note Public) next door to the A.C.T. Scout Hall in Kitchener Street, Hughes.

The walk will be for approx. 2 hours and will take in some flat tracks and hills. We shall go for coffee after at the Garran Coffee Shop.

Please indicate your attendance to Mike & Margaret Roach on 6281 6096 or email by 14th June.

Mt Stromlo Walk

We meet at “Stromlo Forest Park” main car park (Opperman Ave off John Gorton Dr, Molonglo) for a car shuttle to “Mt Stromlo Observatory Visitor’s Centre”.

At 9.30am Dr Brad Tucker will take us on a 90 min private guided walking tour of the Mt Stromlo Observatory site, highlighting the Astronomy research work and Heritage facilities.

Following morning tea at the summit, we walk to Stromlo Forest Park along fire trails, offering spectacular views (3-4km). Walking stick recommended for the beginning of the descent.

From Stromlo Forest Park, we have a short drive to the “Butters Bridge Loop Walk” parking area. From here it’s an easy (2-3km) scenic walk on fire trails to Butters Bridge for a picnic lunch by the Molonglo River.

Afterwards we complete the Loop Walk which takes us back to the parking area for the return car shuttle to Mt Stromlo summit.

Cooleman Ridge Walk

A moderate hilly walk of two hours, mainly along the Centenary Trail.

We begin and end at the Kathner Street, Chapman entrance. Views are into South Canberra and the Woden Valley and, after morning tea break, views of the Murrumbidgee River and the Bullen Range.

Meet at 9.30. Park at the far end of Kathner Street, bring morning snack and a walking stick if needed. After, coffee at “Pastries on Perry”, Chapman Shops.

Leaders are Narelle and John Gibson. Let us know if you are able to join us by Wednesday 26th July. Phone 6161 2321, or email.

Walking Group – Valedictory Walk

Starting from the NE corner of the Arboretum, we go down to the Lake, north to and along the western boundary of Black Mountain Nature Reserve, south through Aranda Bushland, under William Hovell Drive and back to the start through the Cork Oak plantation. Distance is 7km (max 3 hours) on forest roads and well-worn tracks; no heavy hill work (true). One short rough bit where sticks could be handy.

We meet at the junction of Cork Oak Road and Boundary Road in the Arboretum, where we leave the cars. Morning tea on the walk and picnic lunch at the Himalayan Cedars Lookout.

Nibbles and drink provided.

Please notify David by Thursday evening 27 April if you intend going on this walk.

Walking Group – Gungahlin

Following a short car shuttle from Casey Market Town to the starting point, the walk follows a circular route through parts of Casey & Ngunnawal (5-6 kms). A relatively easy stroll including a long, but gentle, climb at the beginning. Some sections of the walk are across undulating ground in pleasant surrounds of suburban bush, ponds, reserves & parkland (walking sticks optional). There are scenic views of the suburbs from the higher areas on the walk. We return by car to Casey Market Town for late morning coffee & snacks.

Meeting location & directions:

The public car park, directly opposite the main entrance to Casey Market Town shopping centre, 15 Kingsland Parade (off Clarrie Hermes Drive), Casey.

Note: Clarrie Hermes Drive connects with the Barton Highway, Gungahlin Drive & Horse Park Drive.