Category Archives: Walking Group

Walking Group activities at St Paul’s Manuka

Yankee Hat Walk

Mike Roach will lead a walk to Yankee Hat Rock Art in Namadgi National Park.

It is 6 km return, after a 32.5km drive from Namadgi Visitors Centre, where we will meet.

We gather at the Visitors Centre’s outer car park by 9:45 am  for a  10.00 a.m. departure – bring lunches / etc.  to have back at cars.

Hats, sticks, walking footwear, water and cameras.

Mike’s phone is 6281 6096. Call, before 5PM Friday 28th!

Walking Group – Wetlands

This easy 5-6 walk traverses various Wetland loops. A visit to Jerrabomberra Wetlands
Centre and an exploration of the Trench Track (on the East Lake loop) are included. Nature lovers and historians will be rewarded.

Drinks, snacks and binoculars advised; walking sticks optional.

Walk approximately 3.5 hours.

Lunch at Brodburger (Kingston).

All welcome.

Confirm before 31st August – Keith Skamp phone 0419 122 503 or email.

Walking Group – Hughes

Next walk is Saturday 25th August a ramble in the bush using tracks and trails with undulations but rewarding with views. Walk time will be 1½ hours. Meeting at the public car park adjacent to the ACT Scout Hall in Kitchener St., Hughes – please note Hughes not Garran!

Please be there for a 10am start, bring a stick and a snack to enjoy on a hill overlooking the distant hills and dales.

Kindly register no later than 23rd August as we plan to go for coffee etc. at Little Garran Coffee shop 11.45am.

Contact Margaret Roach on 6281 6096 or email

Walking Group – Mt Majura

Mt Majura summit and back, Saturday 11th August.

To get to walk start, drive north along the Majura Parkway, passing Mt Majura on the left. One km past the Mt Majura winery (very obvious) turn left off the Parkway, onto Mt Majura Road, and park immediately on the right, where walk will start, at 9.30am.

Walk on formed road for 3 km, for about 1 hour, rising 200m, to summit. Good views all the way. Morning tea together at the summit. Return the same way, arriving back at the cars about 12 noon.

Leaders Mary and Paul Pollard, 6247 4048.

Please advise by Friday evening if coming.

Walking Group – Black Mountain to Belconnen Walk

Starting from Frith Road at the base of Black Mountain, we will walk part of the Centenary Trail via the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) to John Knight Memorial Park, Townsend Place, Belconnen.

This is an easy to medium 9 km. walk but not hard. It encompasses a broad variety of scenery and at times feels miles from anywhere. There are sealed and unsealed tracks of varying width. Hiking boots or shoes with soles that grip well are recommended as there are occasional loose surfaces.

Please meet at 9.00 a.m. at John Knight Memorial Park, Townsend Place, Belconnen. We will then take some cars from there to the start at Frith Road. The walk is expected to take three and a half hours allowing for a short coffee break at the AIS. Bring water and snacks if required.

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.