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Bushwalking

The Cartophiles Bushwalking Club provides an opportunity for the people of Wahroonga to share the wonderful bush of our region in a relaxed, friendly group. The Club is open to both members and non-members of the congregation of St John’s Uniting Church.The Club aims to do about eight day walks a year, mostly of easy/moderate grade, three or four overnight walks of a moderate grade and one or two harder walks of 3-4 days duration for experienced walkers. Membership of the Club is free.Our Walks Leader is Kit Craig, a former army officer and scout leader who has trekked locally and overseas. Kit can provide advice and training, if required, on equipment, camping or navigation for novices.For more information please call Kit on 0411 507 422, or e-mail him at cartophiles@stjohnswahroonga.org.

A full schedule of planned walks for 2014 is available by following this link 2014 Walk Program (MS Word format) or this link  2014 Walk Program (PDF format).

Recent Cartophiles News

The Spit to Manly Walk, Saturday 13th December, 2014

Maintaining our tradition, the last walk for the year for the Cartophiles Bushwalking Club was the iconic Spit Bridge to Manly walk, following the Manly Scenic Walkway.  This beautiful and varied 9km track is consistently rated as one of Australia’s top ten walks.
The weather was overcast but mild, almost perfect for a strenuous walk. …

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Wyrrabalong Coast Walk, Wyrrabalong National Park, Saturday 15th November, 2014

Our tenth day walk for 2014 was much tougher than we anticipated, when eight Cartophiles (Tim, Andrew, Paul, Annie, James, David, Sue & Kit) did the coastal circuit in the southern section of Wyrrabalong National Park, south of Tuggerah Lake on the Central Coast .
Wyrrabalong National Park conserves the last patch of coastal rainforest on the Central Coast.…

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11km Circuit, Dharug National Park, Saturday 18th October, 2014

The Cartophiles’ ninth day walk of 2014 was to the dramatic sandstone cliffs, rugged bushland and varied natural habitats of the Dharug National Park, just north of the Hawkesbury river. We had last been there in June for the overnight walks along the Old Great North Road.
This time we tackled the misnamed 11km walking track, which is actually 8.2km long. …

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Congratulations to Cartophiles on The Bloody Long Walk

On Sunday 19th October two Cartophiles, Nick and Adam, took part in The Bloody Long Walk.  They completed the 35km course from the lighthouse at Palm Beach to Manly’s North Head Sanctuary in just under seven hours.  What a fabulous effort to maintain an average walking pace of 5 kph for that long.…

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