Membership of the Bushwalking Group is available to all members of the Society by paying an annual $20 bushwalking levy, primarily to cover our bushwalking insurance. See our BMCS Insurance FAQsNew participants can 'try out' the experience by taking up to 3 bushwalks as a temporary member before becoming a society member and paying the bushwalkers levy.
Our Bushwalking Convenor is Doug Nicholls. Doug can be contact on 0455 850 753, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.orgFacebook
Before attending your first walk, phone the designated contact person or the Group Coordinator.
Changes to programs appear in red.
Saturday Walks are usually a full day, longer walk at a faster pace. Bring morning tea, lunch and adequate water.
Coordinator: Harold Thompson
phone: 0409 010 737
Monday Walks are 'Short Day' walks of 3 - 5 hours, suitable for walkers of average fitness. Bring morning tea, lunch and adequate water.
Coordinator: Melanie Lawson
Tuesday walks are 'Medium Day' walks of 3-5 hours suitable for walkers of average fitness. Bring morning tea, lunch and adequate water.
Coordinator: Phill Cox
phone: 0415 449 174
Thursday Walks are walks of 2 - 3 hours conducted at a leisurely pace. Bring morning tea, lunch and adequate water (unless otherwise noted).
Coordinator: Beverley Thompson
phone: 02 4757 2076
There aren't many flat walks in the Blue Mountains. We have inherited a superb network of walking tracks, but many of them are not maintained to a high standard.
On walks both in and outside the Blue Mountains there may be steep climbs and many steps and you may encounter hazards such as uneven, loose and slippery surfaces, creek crossings, and obstacles such as fallen trees and rocks.
Be prepared for sudden weather changes.
It is not easy to grade walks. What is easy for some is difficult for others. The following is a guide. The distance of the walk and the expected weather conditions need to also be considered by individual walkers.
Be aware of your own capabilities.
The grade of each walk is indicated on the Walks Program.
Fairly flat walk on roads, fire trails and walking tracks.
Fairly flat, but with some rough and/or steep sections, possibly some natural obstacles and some steps.
May include rough/steep sections, many steps, a steep climb and descent, natural obstacles, some off track walking.
May include more of the above, with a greater degree of difficulty.
We occasionally arrange a walk considered most suited to experienced and very fit walkers. It is likely to include some or all of the following: rough/steep sections, steep climbs and descents, many steps, natural obstacles, off track walking.
Contact the leader or our Bushwalking Convenor before attending:
The National Parks and Wildlife Service's "Tread Softly Code" has 10 points, which we as Conservationists should note and lead by example.