Up and Downers Bushwalking Club

Autumn 2024 walks program has been released

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Saturday 24 February Manly Dam circuit Walk, an oasis of natural bushland with a wide variety of native plants and animals. Swimming options at end of walk.
Walk description: Waterfalls (little ones!), rockpools, views. Some short steep sections, mainly easy. One short section with lots of steps can be bypassed by walking along the road. All on tracks and firetrail.
Distance: 10km. Easy.
Meeting Point: King St Manly Vale outside entrance to the reserve/park.
Risks: Tree roots, rocks, cyclists
Leaders: Val and David 0416170145
Walkers: David, Val, Jenny, Peter, Pauline, Alison, Dave C, Philippa ,Iren, Firoozeh, Jaskarn(V)

Last Walk

Crossing a creek on the coast track
Refreshing dip at Currgorang Falls
An uncomfortably warm and humid day saw 10 walkers (including visitor, Belinda) set out on the the Curra Moors Circuit track in the Royal National Park. The shady trees (including some thickly flowering gums) soon gave way to lush post-fire re-growth which at times was taller than (most of) our heads. The attractive patchwork of shrubbery lined the tracks and blanketed the hills until we returned to the shady tress at the end of the day as the thunder rumbled and the storm clouds towered into the sky.
We joined the coast track where there is a view of Eagle Rock and made our way to the top of Eagle Rock for morning tea where we observed a number of rock fisherpersons on the rock shelves below.
Continuing north, we came to the Curragorang pool and waterfall where walkers refreshed with a swim or a paddle.
After drying off, we continued north for a short distance before stopping for lunch in the shade of a rock overhang. A sea eagle floating past was a delightful sight.
Returning on the coast side of the circuit, we were entertained by the sight of some seals frolicking in a sheltered bay.
We also spotted a number of water dragons of various sizes, including a cheeky baby and a beautifully striped Whites Skink.
Ice creams and iced coffees were the main refreshments at Audley.

Autumn 2024 Walks program

Please find attached our walks program for the next 6 months. See you on the track soon!

This is a guide only. Always check walk write up for final arrangements. Walks_program_Autumn_2024_V1.pdf

Member Updates

This year’s weekend away is at Highball House (formerly YHA) at Bundanoon on 20,21,22 September. Please put the dates in your diaries. Dave C.