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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

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

The Cartophiles’ tenth day walk for 2014 is a fairly tough but fantastic walk in the southern section of Wyrrabalong National Park, south of Tuggerah Lake on the Central Coast . This walk runs through a long, thin strip of beautiful coastal forest, with fantastic views of the coastline from many vantage points along the way, and returns via the boulder-strewn shoreline and beaches.…

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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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Overnight Walk Newnes to Rocky Creek, Wollemi National Park, Deferred to 2015

The overnight walk in the Wolgan Valley, originally scheduled for the weekend 27th/28th September, 2014, has been deferred to next year; there was just too much on this spring!
We’ll schedule it for early in 2015.  This is an overnight camp walk through one of the most impressive gorges in NSW. …

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Nadgee Wilderness Walk, 4th-7th October, 2014

On the Friday before the Labour Day day long weekend Sue and I drove to the Daly’s in the Bega Valley in readiness to walk this year’s Cartophiles’ major trek; a four day, 50 kilometre hike along pristine NSW coastline from Merrica River to Mallacoota on the Nadgee Wilderness Walk.
The Nadgee Howe wilderness area was first set aside as an 11,430 hectare fauna reserve in 1957, and subsequently expanded to 18,880 hectares with the addition of Newton’s Beach and the Merrica River catchment area. …

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