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Bushwalking

hiking smallThe 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 2016 is available by following this link 2016 Walk Program (PDF format).

Recent Cartophiles News

2016 Major Trek: Three Capes Track, Tasmania, 7th – 10th November

Lonely Planet says it’s among the ‘world’s hottest new experiences’.  Opened to the public for the first time last December, Tasmania’s Three Capes Track is a world-class, multi-day walking experience of 46 km on the Tasman Peninsula.  It’s an easy to moderate walk, lightly packed, on a track so meticulously crafted you’re free to enjoy your experience rather than watching every step.…

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Metrogaine “LaneCoveRivergaine2”, Saturday 27th February, 2016

The Cartophiles’ second activity for the year is to enter teams in the NSW Rogaining Association’s (NSWRA) annual Metrograine. Last year this event started from the source of the Lane Cove River in Pennant Hills and travelled as far as De Burghs Bridge at West Pymble. This year it continues the journey down the river from De Burghs Bridge as far as Stringybark Creek in Lane Cove.…

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Turramurra/ Wahroonga Circuit, Saturday 20th February, 2016

The Cartophiles’ first day walk for 2016 explores some of the lesser known areas of bushland on the western side of the Pacific Highway. Using fire trails and well-defined walking tracks we travel through:

The Wahroonga Estate Environmental Conservation Zone
Privately owned by the Seventh-day Adventist Church but open to the public, it includes remnants of Sydney Blue Gum High Forest.…

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Cartophiles’ 2016 Walk Program

The walking program for 2016 is now available.  It’s just a little but harder than last year, but in return includes more new walks, including a local walk exploring of some of the lesser known tracks and hidden gems on the west side of the Pacific Highway.
As another new adventure we will travel to Batemans Bay on the June long weekend to do three individual day walks.…

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