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Autumn Activities Program01-Apr-2021 to 30-Jun-2021


Sat - 19-Jun-2021
4 MHX - Day Walk
Lockleys and Lycon Plateau
Walk to Lockleys Pylon , Yardley Cave and then across to Walford Walls . the Lycon Plateau coming down to cross Rocky Creek and up to the Pinnacles. A circular walk, mostly off track good views
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 05-Jun-2021
4 MHX - Day Walk
Lagoon Creek Gold Mine
Old gold mine with many bits of apparatus around and solid stone tunnels that one can explore. In WInburndale Nature Reserve
Map: Portland

Sun - 30-May-2021
4 MH - Day Walk
Megalong Ledges
A walk referenced in Jim Smith's book ''How to see the Blue Mountains'' that transverses a series of ledges above the Megalong Valley. We start near the old ''Flying Fox'' at Medlow bath and finish at Radiata Plateau. Nice views, some scrubby sections but not much exposure. A car pool will be required.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 29-May-2021
4 MH - Day Walk
Tarpeian Rock Ridge
This walk follows the boundary between Gardens of Stone National Park and Ben Bullen State Forest. We will drive along the Moffitt Trail to 261185. From there we will walk along a complex ridge to Tarpeian Rock, exploring slots and, depending on progress, possibly exploring the pagoda-infested side-ridge to the south. Then it is a short descent to the valley and a 2 km walk back along the fire trail to the cars.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sun - 23-May-2021
3 MX - Day Walk
Yardleys cave
A gentle walk to Lockleys Pylon and then proceeding to Du Faurs Head before skirting a gully to access Yardleys cave. This is a beautiful overhang with views of the Grose Valley.A gentle, scenic walk.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 22-May-2021
5 H - Day Walk
Ben Bullen State Forest: Witches Watch, Hecates Cauldron and Tara Point
Park the vehicles at around GR 306 175 on the branch road off the Bicentennial National Trail. Follow the Great Dividing Range north to Gordian Knot and then to Witches Watch, a spectacular lookout above Hecates Cauldron. From here, descend into the Cauldron and explore it underneath the cliff lines and also above, amidst “the bubbles”. Visit the Tower of Hope and other attractions. Descend into the headwaters of Baal Bone Creek, cross the valley and climb up through Tara Slot onto Tara Point. More amazing views. From here, move up to the ridge and re-connect with the vehicles. Scrambling and exposure. About 10 km.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sun - 16-May-2021
4 MH - Day Walk
The Flying Carpet
The Flying Carpet is a remarkable feature in the Carne Creek cliffs. It is only 2 metes wide and projects horizontally from the cliff face. After driving along the Glow Worm tunnel road we walk through open bushland to the cliff edge. here there are great views of Carne Creek. We follow the cliff line to Koan Cave then use ropes to reach the carpet. After descending we continue under the cliffs, climbing out through a very pleasant gully and returning to our vehicles. This walk is for experienced bushwalkers.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Sat - 15-May-2021
4 MH - Day Walk
Gooches crater
This walk explores an amazing natural phenomenon surrounded by intricate pagodas.Some off track and wet feet but nothing difficult.
Map: Wollangambe

Sun - 02-May-2021
4 MH - Day Walk
Hydro Tracks
An exploration of the network of tracks behind the Hydro Majestic hotel, built by master stonemason Murdo McClennan. The day includes a short history tour of the property with insight into the it's founder, the eccentric Sydney retailer Mark Foy. About 12klms, up to 400m ascent/decent, rock scrambling, mostly on track.A reasonable level of fitness and agility required.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 01-May-2021
5 H - Abseiling
Bungonia Creek Canyon
Bungonia Creek is more of a gorge with a lot of creek walking between, over and under large boulders. There are about 4 abseils (12m, 35m, 60m, 45m). There are a few swims, up to 30 metres in length. There is a very steep climb at the end of the canyon. This trip will involve a long day, and an early start. Camping fees 17.00 per night. Park entry 8.00 per vehicle.
Map: Not Specified

Sat - 01-May-2021
4 MH - Day Walk
South of Larkins Gully, Winburndale Nature Reserve
This walk is in the North of Winburndale Nature Reserve. After driving from Mount Victoria for ~90 minutes we will leave a car or cars near where the Mount Horrible Road meets the Eastern Boundary of the reserve. The walk starts from just South of the junction of the Mount Horrible Road and the Eskdale Road, and heads generally East, initially through lovely open woodland with mature unburned trees, then down a knife edge ridge, to meet a fire trail at Palmers Oaky Creek. There is a short, steep uphill walk along the fire trail back to the car/s.
Map: Capertee

Fri - 30-Apr-2021
5 HX - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: Spot Height 958 and Green Gully Divide
Park on the eastern edge of the Little Capertee Creek Camping Ground and make our way to Petries Gully. At GR 438 276, take a western tributary, then exit northwards and climb to spot height 958. Continue to a high point at GR 437 296, then descend north west on a spur to a lookout spot at around GR 441 303. Retrace to the previous high point, then use a known slot to come underneath the cliffs. Return via Green Gully Divide. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 15 km.
Map: Ben Bullen

Mon - 26-Apr-2021
3 MX - Day Walk
car camping kanangra boyd
Camping at Boyd River, arriving casually on Monday, with a series of Day walks to commence on Tuesday.Walks will include: Box Creek falls, Morong Falls, Crafts walls, Whaliana. Grades are dependent on conditions of bush post fire and floods. Come for some or all.
Map: Kanangra

Mon - 26-Apr-2021
3 M - Day Walk
Pippas Creek, Florabella Pass (part) and Glenbrook Creek
See sections of Pippas Creek and waterfall, Florabella Pass (part) and Glenbrook Creek
Map: Springwood

Sun - 25-Apr-2021
3 M - Day Walk
Fortress Ridge option of Dark's Cave
Great views of the Grose and a lovely place to see the bushfire regeneration. Fortress Ridge is an easy walk on track (2EM - 3 km return) however the path to Dark's cave is a bit of a scramble with a creek crossing to navigate. 150 m descent/ ascent. Total walk less than 7 km.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 25-Apr-2021
3 M - Day Walk
Redledge Pass
After setting up are car shuffle we depart from the locked gate at Narrow Neck. A 2 km walk along the road brings us to a bush track that descends to a gully with a lovely waterfall. We make our way along the cliffs to Redledge Pass then follow the ridge down to the remains of the Glen Shale mines. This includes adits, the winding wheel and other artefacts. Next we follow the path of skip tram way to Devils Hole for a climb through the cliffs to our vehicles.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 25-Apr-2021
4 MH - Day Walk
Upper Breakfast Creek Deferred
This is a pleasant creek walk suitable for experienced walkers. From Blackheath we drive along the Megalong Valley to Dunphy Car park. The walk begins with a steep climb on a fire trail until we reach Bellbird Ridge. Here rock scrambling is involved as we descend off track to Breakfast Creek. We follow the creek up stream with rock hopping and climbs around waterfalls. After 2 km of creek walking we exit at Glenalan Spurs and return along the Medlow Gap Fire Trail. (5 km) Walk Postponed Flood Damage.
Map: Jamison

Sat - 24-Apr-2021
4 MH - Day Walk
Mount Banks Walkabout
Meet at Mount Banks Picnic area. Walk a few km along the fire trail then head up to Onion Ring Point followed by 500m Abseil Point. Next, we cut across the summit to 270 Degree Panorama Point. Finally follow the cliff line round back to the cars. A shortish walk of 4 to 5 hrs. Some bits of thickish bush. Great views of the Grose Valley.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 24-Apr-2021
4 MH - Pack Walk
Splendour Rock Bushwalkers Anzac Service
Pack Walk - Saturday 24th April to Sunday 25th April.Walk along Narrow Neck out to Splendour Rock and return.18 klm each day. It will be a 5.30 am rise on Anzac day for dawn service at 6.00 am. This site is the bushwalkers memorial site where a plaque was placed in 1948 and the services commenced from that date. The walk is along track (hopefully, after the fires) all the way with a couple of steep climbs. Water is not available at the campsite and needs to be carried. You would need to carry at least 3 litres of water to get you through the walk in, at night, and for the walk out. Meeting place will be at the locked gate on Narrow Neck.Tent and cooking equipment required.
Map: Jamison

Sat - 24-Apr-2021
4 MHX - Day Walk
Box Vale loop and Forty Foot falls
Map: Mittagong. We'll park the cars at the picnic area at 623863 which is off the Wombeyan caves road near Welby. Walking along a track we descend to visit Forty Foot falls at 642873 before exploring along the Nattai river and ascending at 637891. Part of the walk is along the old Box Vale railway with some dramatic cuttings and a tunnel. Half on track and half off-track.
Map: Not Specified

Fri - 23-Apr-2021
5 HX - Day Walk
Bainbrig Creek and Wave cave
Map: Nerriga. We will park the cars on the Braidwood road at 412149 and walk to 415138 where we will descend through the cliff to visit the Wave cave at 418135 the rest of the day is exploring along the creek with a possible exit at 422146 or somewhere else, depending on what we find. Exploratory walk.
Map: Not Specified

Fri - 23-Apr-2021
5 HX - Pack Walk
Wollemi National Park: Nullo Range Adventure
Co-leader: Kevin SongbergStrictly limited numbers. Private property access has been arranged. A series of three one-day walks from a base camp exploring the Nullo Range (directly north of the Yodellers Range) between Myrtle Gap and Lovers Leap. The plan for each day is to be advised, and our progress will depend on our ability to penetrate this very difficult but spectacular terrain. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 6 km every day.
Map: Not Specified

Thu - 22-Apr-2021
3 M - Abseiling
Abseil Training for Beginners
This is a basic abseil training day at Mt Boyce near Blackheath. and is intended for members who walk with UBMBC and who have not abseiled previously. It will cover ropes, anchors and equipment, safety checks, personal anchors, abseiling technique and belay. The venue at Mt Boyce has progressively steeper cliff faces that are ideal for training. Following the training we drive to Medlow Bath where we put skills into practice in Juggler Canyon, which has 6 abseils. The day ends with a lovely walk through part of the Grand Canyon. Members who complete the training successfully will be approved to attend easier canyons on the UBMBC program. You will need a helmet, harness, carabiner and descender. Equipment must be approved to European or North American safety standards. Bicycle helmets and helmets from other sports are not acceptable. Please do not buy new equipment, you will be given advice on the day, which includes shops that offer discounts for UBMBC members. I also have equipment for loan for the day. Before booking in for this program please read Guidelines for Canyoners on the UBMBC website. Members must have done at least one bushwalk with UBMBC and have completed a non-abseil canyon (eg Grand Canyon, Du Faurs Canyon, Rocky Creek )Canyoning involves carrying wet suits, ropes and equipment as well as scrambling over slippery rocks and climbing in steep, rugged country. A suitable level of fitness and agility is required.
Map: Katoomba

Mon - 19-Apr-2021
3 M - Day Walk
Narrow Neck Revisited 3 - Glen Shale Mines
On the last walk here, there was so much to see, and all the features were not visited. So from Nellies Glen Road, we'll continue with the general exploration of the mining area, with a greater and specific focus on the infrastructure such as the self acting incline, the shale transfer area, the various remnant skips, and the locations and remains of the abutments of the tramway bridges. Return to the cars will be along the Six Foot Track.Map: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 18-Apr-2021
3 M - Abseiling
Abseiling Skills Practice Day
On Sunday 18 April, there will be an abseil training session at Mt Boyce near Blackheath. The area has bolted anchors and is a short walk from the car park. The day will be “do your own thing” which has been very successful in the past. You can learn to prussik or practise your prussik skills. I will have a VT prussik for you to try. There will be opportunities to try out different descenders and hand ascenders, learn knots and rig anchors. You can share ideas with other members. We will set up releasable anchors, lowering systems and haul systems. Ropes will be provided. You can bring your own ropes, extra carabiners and usual equipment. A rope protector or piece of carpet is a good idea. Some of the edges wear ropes. Members attending this training must have experience in canyoning. You can arrive and leave when you like. Please book in.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 17-Apr-2021
3 M - Abseiling
Malaita Point multi pitch abseil - Katoomba
Malaita Point is a multi-pitch abseil which involves 7 abseils down into the valley. Longest abseil 40 metres. Most of the abseils are straight forward and would be good for members who have done the clubs abseil training and an introduction to multi-pitch abseil trips. Exit is via Furber Steps.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 17-Apr-2021
5 H - Day Walk
Mugii Murum-ban SCA: Airly Turret and the Clifftops to the East
Find out why this area, part of the Gardens of Stone region, must be protected for future generations. Leave one vehicle at Airly Mountain and drive to Airly Gap. Climb towards Airly Turret, approaching it from the west, then explore the turret and its slots. Continue east through dissected terrain of pagodas and ravines until we join the road which will take us down to the first car. Scrambling and exposure. About 6 km.
Map: Glen Alice

Sat - 17-Apr-2021
4 MHX - Day Walk
Popeye Canyon. Newnes
Park cars at end of Waratah Ridge Road. Walk along ridge with interesting pagodas and then explore Popeye Canyon and Falls. Wet feet
Map: Wollangambe

Fri - 16-Apr-2021
5 HX - Day Walk
Drip Rock, Clews Cave, Island Mountain and the Colo
Park at the end of Drip Rock Trail and make our way via several ridges to Clews Cave. From there, ascend Island Mountain, then descend to the Colo. Walk up a tributary to the north east and climb back up. Walk back to the vehicle. About 10 km. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Colo Heights

Tue - 13-Apr-2021
4 MH - Day Walk
Down the Wire, Paterson Hill, Cabbage Tree Creek
A rare chance to do an attractive walk in the Lower Blue Mountains. We meet at the entrance to the Vale of Avoca Recreation Centre at 09:00 on Tuesday 13th April. At the traffic lights in North Richmond you head left along Grose Vale Road for 7 km then turn left along Cabbage Tree Road for a further 3 km. (Map attached). For the walk itself we head “Down the Wire”, a steep descent to the Grose River. Then we make our way upstream to the junction of Burralow Creek with the Grose River and climb up the slope to Paterson Hill. We will have an early lunch and marvel at the giant stone men before descending to the junction of Burralow Creek and Cabbage Tree Creek. From there we head back up Cabbage Tree Creek to the cars. Estimated time 4 to 5 hrs. Most of this walk is off track and there is a steep descent and ascent. As always in such situations care needs to be taken but there is no exposure or technical difficulty. I will take a tape in case.
Map: Kurrajong

Mon - 12-Apr-2021
3 M - Day Walk
Narrow Neck Revisited 2 - Glen Shale Mines
From Nellies Glen Road, there'll be a general exploration of the mining area, but with a greater and specific focus on the infrastructure such as the self acting incline, the shale transfer area, the various remnant skips, and the locations and remains of the abutments of the tramway bridges. Return to the cars will be along the Six Foot Track. It's a walk with minimum ascents, but a great slice of history.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 10-Apr-2021
5 H - Abseiling
Devils Pinch and Starlight Canyon - Wolgan Valley
Devils Pinch canyon is a long and impressive canyon. A steep climb is required to get up the Pipeline track. There are 2 abseils, both about 25 metres. There are a few wades and one very short swim. At the end of the canyon we will go around to Starlight Canyon and walk up that. Good working torches required for Starlight. It will be a long day and an early start will be required.
Map: Mt Morgan

Sat - 10-Apr-2021
4 MHX - Day Walk
Winburndale lagoon Creek
Winburndale Nature Reserve is 1 hour from Mount Victoria a large reserve with interesting conglomerate formations and casuarina lined streams. This time we will be exploring Lagoon Creek. Good views on the way down and hopefully an interesting creek
Map: Meadow Flat

Thu - 08-Apr-2021
3 M - Day Walk
Mt Victoria- Grotto and Caves.
Pleasant walk to Hourne point, taking in Ferris Cave, Cox’s Cave and Fairy Bower. Approximately 3 hours, mostly on track, but some wet and eroded sections.
Map: Hartley

Sun - 04-Apr-2021
3 MX - Day Walk
Valley of The Waters Circuit-Wentworth Falls
Conservation Hut- Nature Track-Empress Falls- Wentworth Pass-Slack Stairs-Undercliff TrackScenic walk with some of the most stunning views and beautiful waterfalls rainforest, in the Blue mountains. All on good tracks
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 03-Apr-2021
3 M - Day Walk
Blackmans Crown
Blackmans Crown is near Capertee on the Castlereagh Highway, 45 km N of Lithgow. It is a prominent rocky crown with excellent views of the surrounding countryside. The walk is about 6 km but there is plenty of rock scrambling involved. Care must be exercised when traversing exposed ledges. This is an ideal walk for new members.
Map: Capertee

Sat - 03-Apr-2021
4 MH - Pack Walk
Great South West Walk, Victoria
Portland, Victoria - This walk was supposed to take place last April but COVID-19 put a stop to it. I am going to try again this year: 3-17 April, 2021.The trip was full so preference is given to those who were ready to go last year. However, as circumstances change some may not be able to come along this year.The Great South West Walk: Pack Walk over 14 days & 252km (plus 1 rest day- depending on whether we fly or drive to Portland)) that begins and ends in Portland, Victoria. This unforgettable experience winds around 3 National Parks, hardwood forests, the pristine Glenelg River, the picturesque township of Nelson, aboriginal heritage sites, the mighty Southern Ocean and vast sand dunes, sandy bays and beaches, rugged cliffs, freshwater lakes, the Cape Nelson Lighthouse, the stunning Bridgewater Bay and amongst a diversity of natural fauna and flora including Blue and Southern Right Whales, a mainland Fur Seal colony and Australia's only mainland Australasian Gannet rookery and much more. Max. 8 walkers. This walk fits nicely into the April 2021 school hols: We might fly into Avalon Airport and get transport to Portland (cost TBA). Food 'drop' and gas collection half way point at Nelson where we might have a rest day. Joint walk with the Bush Club and SBW. For more details contact leader. Map: The Great South West Walk
Map: Not Specified

Fri - 02-Apr-2021
3 M - Canyon
Dargans Creek Canyon
Dargans is a short canyon near Bell with no abseils. Rock scrambling, wading and short swims are involved. The exit involves climbing next to a waterfall using a fixed rope, then climbing a spiked tree.(see photos). Members must be comfortable with exposure and physically capable of performing these activities. The constricted section of the canyon has excellent photo opportunities.
Map: Hartley

Fri - 02-Apr-2021
3 M - Day Walk
Mt York Cox Road Lawson Long Alley Loop
Meet at Lawson Long Alley Car Park (Mt York) walk to Mt York - descend via Cox Road to Hartley Valley and return via Lawson Long Alley track
Map: Hartley

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