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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.

Recent Cartophiles News

Overnight Walk, The Old Great North Road, Dharug National Park Weekend 28th/29th June, 2014

The second overnight walk of the year takes us to the historic Great North Road, built using convict labour between 1826 and 1836. We’ll explore parts of the section south of Wollombi which were completed in 1832.
We’ll start by climbing the steep two-kilometre ascent of Devine’s Hill, a route originally selected by surveyor general Sir Thomas Mitchell.…

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“Thar She Blows!” — Kamay Botany Bay National Park Walk, Saturday 21st June, 2014

Whales, sea cliffs, sand dunes, lighthouse, historical monuments, sunshine … our last day walk had it all!  This may become one of those walks we repeat year to year, provided we can all put up with the 1½ hour drive to the start point at Kurnell.
The travel distance and the relative obscurity of the visitors’ centre meant that gathering us all together was a challenge. …

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Cartophiles finish WildEndurance 2014

The Cartophiles team has completed WildEndurance 2014, the Wilderness Society’s 100km Team Challenge in the Blue Mountains on 3rd – 4th May.  Despite the rain, overnight temperatures as low as 3° and winds gusting over 60kph the team arrived intact.
The team had three objectives: for everyone to finish, to complete the 100km under 30 hours and to raise $2,000 for The Wilderness Society.…

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Cancelled: Wondabyne Station to Kariong Brook Waterfall Saturday 17th May, 2014

THIS WALK IS CANCELLED DUE TO RAIL TRACK WORK
 
The Cartophiles’ fifth day walk for 2014 takes us into the Brisbane Waters National Park and follows a section of the Great North Walk to the tranquil and beautiful Kariong Brook falls.  The walk starts and finishes at Wondabyne railway station, the only railway station in Australia which has no road access.…

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