Be Out There!
Autumn Walks Calendar 2019
The National Parks Association of NSW runs the largest activities program in the state, with over 1,000 bushwalks led by an extraordinary team of knowledgeable and skilled volunteer leaders every year.
At the Lachlan Valley Branch, an Autumn program of walks has been developed to cater for the average fitness level.
Wednesday 8 May
Cookamidgera Nature Reserve
Meet at the Reserve gate, Cookamidgera at 9:30am.
This is an 5km walk graded as Easy (see below).
Walk leader will be Martin Bell, who can be contacted on 0429 346 586.
All walks are subject to there being no adverse Rural Fire Service fire warnings at the time and no closure of the relevant State Forest due to hunting permits etc.
Walkers are reminded to bring along enough food and water for the entire day as well as suitable clothing, footwear, hat and sunscreen. A pair of good binoculars and a fold up chair is recommended.
Please contact the listed walk leader the night before the walk if you intend to take part. A $2 donation for each walker is appreciated.
Sunday 26 May: Manna Mountain. Meet at Forbes Railway Station at 8:45am. This is a 8km walk graded as Hard. Walk leader will be Peter Cannon, who can be contacted on 6866 1225.
Wednesday 12 June: “Orana” Eugowra Road, Parkes. Meet at the property gate number 2, on Ernie Hodges Road. This is an 5km walk graded as Easy. Walk leader will be Andy Tom, who can be contacted on 6862 2536.
Saturday 28 June: Conimbla National Park, Wallaby and Ironbark Trails. Meet at Gooloogong Park at 9:15am. This is an 8km walk graded as Medium. Walk leader will be Peter Cannon, who can be contacted on 6866 1225.
Easy – Range between 5 to 10 kilometres. Mostly flat to slightly undulating topography. Walks are mostly on tracks or fire trails and of moderate distance. Suitable for those with a minimum level of fitness.
Medium – Range between 5 to 8 kilometres. May be over moderate hills or rough terrain. May involves some off-track walking. Walk may involve shorter distance overall due to rougher conditions. Suitable for an average fitness level.
Hard – Range 5 or more kilometres. Walk may involve hilly or mountainous terrain, rough tracks, a trackless route or an extended distance. Walk suitable for above average fitness level.
(Wednesday) 9:30 am