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Activities

Booking is required for all walks.  To book please contact the leader no later than the Wednesday beforehand for walks on a weekend and much earlier than that for extended walks. Express your interest early to allow dates to be changed if necessary. 

Non-members can find out more about an activity by contacting the Secretary. Before going on an activity, you must agree to certain conditions.When carpooling, we usually meet at the Kepler St carpark near KFC.

Monthly Meetings are usually at 7:30 pm on the second Tuesday of the month in the Archie Graham Centre. Our meeting on 12 October will be in person at the Archie Graham Centre. Local elder Robert Lowe will talk on Indigenous Sites of Significance. If you hope  to come, can you please let our Secretary know just in case changes are necessary.

Kepler St carpark   Conditions to join a walk   Archie Graham
Contact Secretary   Actvities from past years   ... and this year

 Activities program

It's a little tricky devising an activities program in these days of instant lockdowns. One hopes that will be a thing of the past. It goes without saying that if a gap in the program is approaching it will be filled if we are allowed to fill it!

When Activity Grading Leader
Oct Sun 03 GPT: Wartook Lookout to Halls Gap  12 km Janice
Oct Sat 09 A bike ride around Warrnambool  25 km Gwenda
Oct Sat 09 Sunset beach walk at Killarney Lothar
Oct Tue 12 Meeting: important indigenous sites in our area
Oct Sat 16 Swamps R Us Lothar
Oct Sun 17 Café Crawl Lothar
Oct Sat 23 Thunder Point to Levy's Point and return  7 km Rosalie
Oct Sat 30 GOW: 12 Apostles to Princetown  6 km Dina
Nov Sat 06 GSWW: Battersby to Patterson  16 km Rob
Nov Sun 07 GSWW: Nelson to Monibeong or suitable tide w/e  20 km Rob
Nov Tue 09 AGM
Nov 18–21 GOW: Shelly Beach - Blanket Bay - Cape Otway Base camp Gwenda
Dec 3–5 Christmas break up at Cape Bridgewater Lothar
Dec Tue 14 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