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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

Metrogaine, Sunday 9th February, 2014

The Cartophiles had six teams in the “Hornsbygaine” on Sunday, 9th February.  The course was hard going and six hours in the hot weather really tested our mettle.  However, we all had great fun.  Reports on the event are available on the NSW Rogaining Association site.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cartophiles’ Results in the Metrogaine

Team Members

Score

Time

Position

Overall
Out of 162 Teams

Mixed Team
Out of 100 Teams

Veteran
Out of 58 Teams

Super Veteran
Out of 22 Teams

Novice
Out of 20 Teams

Kit Craig, Sue Craig
1300
5:58
64
32
28

Melissa Gow, Cathy Hui, Alexander Lyle, Leigh Matheson
1280
6:06
72
36

James Loxton, Annie Loxton
1230
5:59
82
45
36
12

Adam Benson, Owen Craig, Nick Samios, Kayla Shoppee
1070
5:44
105
61

Edwina Loxton, Brett Ritchie
1000
5:56
119
69

10

Rupert Morton, Tom Morton
500
3:15
153

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Marramarra Creek Campground and Return, Saturday 15th February, 2014

Our second walk for 2014 is in the Marramarra National Park, to a location the Cartophiles were supposed to go to last April, but we were temporarily geographically embarrassed.  This time, we’ll get it right!
Set among the trees and by tranquil waters Marramarra Creek campground can only accessed by water or by foot, making it a peaceful retreat away from the crowds. …

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Cartophiles Bushwalking Club 2014 program now available

The program of walks for 2014 is now available online here 2014 Walk Program or as a Microsoft Word document here 2014 Walk Program.…

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Dubbo Gully & Old Great North Road, Dharug National Park, 30th November/1st December 2013

This walk replaced a planned walk in the Royal National Park and it turned out to be a fantastic alternative. The 24km walk took us through some very pretty bush and rock overhangs, past historic convict road works and along a lush green pastoral valley via a pioneer cemetery.  This walk is one of several that investigate sections of The Old Great North Road (OGNR), built to provide Sydney access to the fertile Hunter Valley. …

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