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.


Rogaining is a team activity for people of all ages and levels of fitness. Everyone from elite athletes to families with young children can enjoy rogaining. The parts of the course you visit are entirely up to you – there are no set routes and you don’t have to spend the whole time on the course. The satisfaction comes in finding your way around the course according to the route you have chosen and navigating back to the finish within the time limit. Last year the Cartophiles only entered one team (read about it here), this year we plan to have our own internal competition!

This event is run by the NSWRA and entry close at midnight on 22nd February.  

To register for the walk, or to get more information, go to the NSWRA site at

or contact Kit Craig at
or on 0411 507 422