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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 2015 is available by following this link 2015 Walk Program (PDF format).

Recent Cartophiles News

Burrawang Walk & Cape Baily Track, Kamay Botany Bay National Park, Saturday 20th June, 2015

The Cartophiles’ sixth day walk of the year takes us back to the National Heritage listed Kamay Botany Bay National Park, rich in both Aboriginal and European history to repeat a walk we did last June.
We start and finish at the Kurnell Visitor Centre and cover two walks.  First is the very easy Burrawang Walk which passes several of the area’s historic sites, including Captain Cook’s Landing Place, and includes many interpretive signs outlining the park’s cultural and natural history.…

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Overnight walk in June: Govett’s Leap to Mt Victoria, Queen’s Birthday Weekend

The Cartophiles’ second overnight walk of the year is a three day trek over the Queen’s Birthday Weekend, 6th – 8th June.
We start at Govetts Leap on Saturday morning, pass Bridal Falls then drop into the Grose Valley and follow the river to the Acacia Flats campsite. On Sunday we walk through the Blue Gum Forest and continue to explore the valley to the Burra Korain Flat Camping Area.…

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Berowra Station to Berowra Waters and return, Saturday 14th March, 2015

The next day walk for the Cartophiles bushwalking club revisits one of the very earliest walks the club ever did: 5½ km from Berowra Station down to Berowra Waters for lunch, then return to the station.
We’ll meet at the Berowra Station car park at 10.00am on Saturday, 14th March. The walking is on fire trails and well formed tracks, and all the steep sections have formed steps, but because a couple of the climbs are steep it’s rated moderate to hard.…

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Metrogaine, Saturday 28th February, 2015

Congratulations James & Edwina!  The Cartophiles only entered one team for the NSW Rogaining Association’s (NSWRA) annual Metrograine in the Lane Cove National Park.  James and Edwina carried the weight of the Cartophiles’ expectations and didn’t let us down.  The came 56th of 94 teams in the mixed team category and 103rd overall out of 194 teams.…

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