Activities program

Please ring the leader to book for all walks. Please express your interest early to enable dates to be changed if necessary. For walks on the weekend you must ring no later than the Wednesday before the walk. For extended walks much more notice must be given. Leaders will organise car‐pooling if necessary. For many of our walks we meet at the jpgcarpark in Kepler St near KFC.

Non-members can find out more about an activity by contacting the Secretary. Before going on an activity, you must agree to these conditions.

When Activity Grading Leader
Jul Sat 06 Lake Linlithgow 14 km Rob
Jul Tue 09 Meeting
Jul Sun 21 Signal Peak, off track Camperdown Bushwalking Club Rob
Jul Sun 28 Christmas in July Tower Hill with Grampians BWC Lothar
Aug Sat 10 Port Fairy 8 km Dina
Aug Tue 13 Meeting: David Handscombe, about the Grampians
Aug Sat 17 Yarram Gap to Christabel ruins 15 km Rob
Aug Sat 24 Chimney Pots working bee Rob
Aug Sun 25 End of Winter Rail Trail working bee Rob
Sep Mon 02 Budj Bim Rosalie
Sep Sun 08 Mt Rosea from Borough Huts Coralie
Sep Tue 10 No meeting this month
Sep Sat 14 Mts Leura and Sugarloaf Dina
Sep Sun 15 Expo
Sep 27–29 Wyperfeld base camp Lothar
Oct Sun 06 Meet up: Tower Hill
Oct Tue 08 Meeting
Oct 12–13 Saints and Sinners bike ride Mike
Oct Sat 19 Levy's Point to Thunder Point Rosalie
Oct 19–20 Federation Weekend: Lorne
Nov Tue 12 Annual General Meeting
Nov Sun 24 End of Spring Rail Trail working bee Linda H
Dec 6–8 Cape Bridgewater Lothar
Dec Tue 10 No meeting


The walks grading system
Distance (in 1 day) Hills Tracks
S–Short, under 10 km 1–3 Easy, suitable for beginners 1–3 Graded "open terrain", well formed tracks or paths
M–Medium, 10–15 km 4–7 Medium, reasonable fitness required 4–7 Bush, minor scrub, some rock hopping or scrambling
L–Long, 15–20 km 8–10 Hard/strenuous, fit walkers only  8–10 Bush, thick scrub, major rock/creek
crossing, rock hopping, scrambling and use of hands
X–Extra long, over 20 km    

 Our earlier activities in 2019 were:

When Activity Grading Leader
Jan Tue 08 No meeting but a BBQ instead Linda H
Jan Sun 13 Mouth2Mouth: Fitzroy to Surrey Rivers Lothar
Jan Sat 19 Mt Sturgeon and the Piccaninny Rob
Feb Sat 02 Tower Hill Marg F
Feb Sat 09 To the east of Childers Cove M-3-5 Rob
Feb Tue 12 Meeting: planning the activities program
Feb Sat 16 South Warrnambool, meet Kiosk on Pertobe Rd at 9:30 Gwenda
Feb Sun 17 End of Summer Rail Trail working bee Linda H
Feb 23–24 Battersby base camp: 2 day walks along Glenelg R David
Mar Sat 02 Mallee Camp to Yellow Rock or Portland Dina
Mar Sun 03 Clean Up Australia Day Coralie
Mar Sat 09 Tower Hill Rim walk 9 km Rob
Mar Tue 12 Meeting: risk management
Mar Sat 16 12 Apostles Helen A
Mar 17–18 Geelong to Queenscliff rail trail cycling Gwenda
Mar 23–24 Werribee Gorge Circuit; Centenary Walk David
Mar 29–31 Back of Lorne with Bayside Lothar
Apr Sat 06 Lady Bay - whale platform - Proudfoots Rosalie
Apr Tue 09 Dinner instead of a meeting Lothar
Apr Wed 10 Cycle the Timboon Rail Trail Jim F
Apr Sun 14 4 Peaks Sugarloaf, Leura, Noorat, Elephant Coralie
Apr 16–17 Bendigo to Heathcote and return rail trail Gwenda
Apr Sat 20 Timboon Railtrail walking Coralie
Apr 27–28 Skipton Railtrail cycling Jim F
May Sun 05 Boroka Lookout: rained out Coralie
May Tue 14 No General Meeting: just a committee meeting
May Sun 19 Byaduk Caves and beyond Rob
May Mon 20 End of Autumn Rail Trail working bee Linda H
May Sun 26 Chimney Pots track clearing: postponed Rob
Jun 1–2 Major Mitchell Plateau overnight Janice
Jun Tue 11 Meeting: President of Bushwalking Victoria
Jun Sat 15 Glenfyne to Timboon 12 km Coralie
Jun Sun 23 Mt Abrupt 6.5 km Dina
Jun Sat 29 Halls Gap loops 9 km + 6 km Coralie

Other years' activities programs are here.