Activities Program

This page contains information about the Mountain Devils bushwalking and social activities program.

You need to book in by the Friday before the activity. Leaders may place limits on the numbers attending and failure to book early can result in missing out on a place or the activity not proceeding. Also, if you print this list out and stick it on the fridge please don't forget to check back here for any changes that may have occurred.

Covid-19 Guidelines.

It is our intention to make our activities safe, enjoyable, and compliant with current COVID safe guidelines. Participation is at the discretion of the leader.
Please inform the activity leader if you:
- Have recently travelled overseas, interstate or to a 'hotspot'.
- Have a cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath or are ill or have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
- Have recently had contact with individuals who are ill or whom have tested positive for COVID - 19.
- Have visited a venue where cases have been reported.
- Any other recent illness, accident or medical procedure which might otherwise limit your participation in this activity.

Please note that wearing an appropriate face mask will be a requirement if public transport is required to complete the activity. Appropriate use of hand sanitiser is strongly encouraged. Additionally, please observe social distancing guidelines during the conduct of the activity.
If in doubt, request clarification from the activity leader.
Thank you and enjoy your day.

Walk Grading Guide.

Distance:Terrain:
A - 0 to 5km's.
B - > 5 to 10km's.
C - > 10 to 15km's.
D - > 15 to 20km's.
E - > 20km's.
1 - Graded track, some incline.
2 - Graded track, hills, creek crossings.
3 - Rough track, steep sections, creek crossings.
4 - Off-track, moderate.
5 - Off-track, hard.
6 - Rock scrambling, exposure to heights.

For further information on walk gradings please refer to our "Walk Grading" page, or if further clarification is required then discuss this with the Activity Leader when booking-in.


Please note:
- Contact Activity Leaders on the numbers quoted. NO text unless specifically stated.
- Public Transport - don’t forget your Opal Card.
- Entry fees apply to walks in the some National Parks. Members with an NPWS Exemption Card should bring it along.

August 2020

Date Activity Description Contact Details Grading
Sun 2 Brokers Nose.
An easy/medium walk on bush tracks along the Illawarra Escarpment up to a panoramic lookout. Then drive down to North Wollongong for fish and chips lunch.
Ros
9618 3964
Dist: B
Ter: 1,2
Sun 9 Heathcote National Park - SE Loop.
Loop walk around SE section of Heathcote NP. Start at Waterfall, visit steam engine ruins at Lake Toolooma (snack break), then Mt Westmacot (late morning tea)- Bullawarring Track - Myuna Ck (lunch). Return via Morray or Bullawaring track. Route will depend on the water level in Heathcote Ck.
Michael
0411 234 217
Dist: C
Ter: 2
Sun 16 Martins Lookout to Lost World - Springwood.
Rescheduled walk from last Spring. Stunning scenery but physically demanding walk which will suit fitter members. Many steps, two steep descents and ascents, and a stream crossing. Members only please.
Andy
0468 901 435
6-8pm (or text message)
Dist: B
Ter: 3,4
Sun 16 McMahons Point to Wollstonecroft.
A lovely walk through harbourside bushland with various short climbs along the way. Cafe stop at the Coal Loader. Some street walking. Public transport
Kerri
After 5:00pm on
4625 4537
Dist: B
Ter: 2
Sun 23 Lady Carrington Drive - RNP.
Fantastic natural sandstone rock formations, historical artefacts, read the information signs, rest in the picnic areas and appreciate the magnificent native trees. You may spot lyrebirds. The southern end has the steepest sections with the walk becoming generally flatter as you head north. All on tracks.
Luis
0437 234 057
After 5pm or text.
Dist: D
Ter: 1,2
Sun 30 Spectacular Mermaids Pool - Tahmoor.
Walk to Sugarloaf Pass Lookout for impressive views of the area, Bargo River and Tahmoor Canyon & Gorge. Follow a Forest path back to the Spectacular Mermaid Pools and Waterfall Lookout. View the old diesel engineer on the return walk back to Sugarloaf Rd. After the recent rains plenty of photo opportunities. Sightings of the "See Through Waterholes", Potholes & Gushing Water Cascades. Sightings of wildflowers coming in to bloom and possibly glimpses of a Wedge Tailed Eagle and Sparrow hawks in the gorge.
Lorraine
0458 313 410
Dist: B
Ter: 3

September 2020

Date Activity Description Contact Details Grading
Wed 2 Dharawal National Park.
Midweek walk in Dharawal National Park predominantly along fire trails and established routes but will include short off track section. Walk to have an exploratory theme.
Andy
0468 901 435
6-8pm (or text message)
Dist: C
Ter: 2,4
Sun 6 Fathers Day.
VACANT – if anyone would like to lead a walk this weekend, please contact Kevin.
   
Mon 7 Club AGM - Catholic Club 7.30pm.
All welcome to attend our AGM.
Kevin
4628 6974
Social
Sun 13 Rose Bay to Watsons Bay.
Heritage Track then Nielsen Park and Parsley Bay. Great harbour views. A couple of short hills. Public transport.
No text. Call between 6.00pm and 9.00pm weekdays.
Phil
0452 274 564
(6-9pm weekdays)
Dist: B
Ter: 2
Sun 20 Cherrybrook to Lake Parramatta.
Various tracks in Cumberland State Forest and onto Richard Webb Reserve Waterfall Walk. Then the harder 8km Murri-yanna Track through Bidgigal Reserve with creek crossings and a steep rough section. (quiet time here please). Finish at Lake Parramatta. A quick paced day out. Public Transport.
Kerri
After 5:00pm on
4625 4537
Dist: C
Ter: 3
Sun 20 OR
Cherrybrook and Cumberland State Forest.
Enjoy a slower paced day with a shorter walk around Cumberland State Forest with another Devil as leader. Travel to the walk with the above group on public transport. Includes the Richard Webb Reserve Waterfall walk.
Kerri
After 5:00pm on
4625 4537
Dist: B
Ter: 2
Sun 20 Nattai NP - Wattle Ridge.
Return trip to investigate the area around the root cellar found on a previous walk. May add in side trips in this area, decide on day. Members only, limited numbers.
Michael
0411 234 217
(No Text)
Dist: D
Ter: 3
Sun 27 Dharawal National Park.
Explore an attractive section of the valley of Stokes Creek. Depending on progress, conditions and people, walk may be lengthened to include additional areas. Full day. Moderate to difficult. Limited numbers.
Andy
0468 901 435
6-8pm (or text message)
Dist: C
Ter: 3,4

October 2020

Date Activity Description Contact Details Grading
Sun 4 Palm Beach.
A free time outing. Climb to the lighthouse, take the $5 tour, sit at a waterfront café all day, wander along the beaches, look for Home & Away filming locations, find the Bible Garden. Maybe extend your day by walking to Avalon via Whale beach. Public Transport.
Kerri
After 5:00pm on
4625 4537
Dist: B
Ter: 1,2
Sun 4 Keith Longhurst Reserve - Kentlyn.
Ease into Daylight Saving with a local bushwalk (no early start). Entry/exit from the Minto Heights side of reserve. Flexible route options, should be less than 10km, mostly on good tracks with some steep bits. Surprisingly pretty and historic area.
Michael
0411 234 217
(No Text)
Dist: C
Ter: 2,3
Wed 7 Darkes Forest Exploratory, Dharawal National Park.
Some exploratory walking in the area close to Darkes Forest. Mainly along maintained and disused fire trails, but some short off track sections. Long but not strenuous walk.
Andy
0468 901 435
6-8pm (or text message)
Dist: D
Ter: 2,3
Sun 11 Wentworth Pass.
From Conservation Hut to Wentworth Falls and return approx. 6kms. Very picturesque with waterfalls and great views of Mt. Solitary. Very steep climbs and descents. Strong walkers only. Max 12 people.
No text. Call between 6.00pm and 9.00pm weekdays.
Phil
0452 274 564
(6-9pm weekdays)
Dist: B
Ter: 3
Mon 12 Club Meeting - Catholic Club 7.30pm.
All welcome to attend our meeting.
Kevin
4628 6974
Social
Sat 17 Postponed due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.
Devils Debrief.
Social get together for members only. Please note this is a Saturday activity. Details to follow.
   
Sun 18 Thirlmere Lakes Circuit.
Lovely walk starting on a newly found track. Fairly level but one steep downhill. Visiting all 5 lakes which have water now!
Jenny
0447 185 128
or
4681 9992
Dist: C
Ter: 2
Fri 23 Summer Activities Program.
Deadline today if you wish to lead an activity. Please consider contributing. Contact Kevin.
Kevin
4628 6974
 
Sun 25 Henry Head, Cape Banks Circuit.
Approx. 8km around La Perouse. Great coastal scenery around Kamay Botany Bay NP. Historic military installations and beautiful wildflowers. All on graded tracks and a little section on a sandy beach. Optional extra is a tour of Bare Island which would need to be booked in advance through NPWS. 2.30pm tour $15.
Lyn
0413 587 794
Dist: B
Ter: 2

November 2020

Date Activity Description Contact Details Grading
Sun 1 Jack Evans Track - Glenbrook.
Steep, rough track to Erskine Creek in Blue Mountains NP. Rock-hop up the creek. Go for a swim or just explore the area. Bring NPWS pass if you have one.
Michael
0411 234 217
(No Text)
Dist: B
Ter: 3,4
Mon 2 Club Meeting - Catholic Club 7.30pm.
All welcome to attend our monthly meeting.
Kevin
4628 6974
Social
Sun 8 Valley of Waters and Nature Trail.
Blue Mountains NP. Well defined track. Great views, spectacular waterfalls and a wonderful hidden grotto. Some steep sections on steps and ladders. Maximum group size 16.
No text. Call between 6.00pm and 9.00pm weekdays.
Phil
0452 274 564
(6-9pm weekdays)
Dist: B
Ter: 2,3
Sun 15 Captain Cook Bridge to Brighton le Sands.
After a few hills, across the bridge and then along Botany Bay foreshore. All on parks and paths. For morning tea, choose a café or picnic in the park. Go for a paddle or swim. Many exit points. Public transport.
Kerri
After 5:00pm on
4625 4537
Dist: B
Ter: 1
Sun 22 North Bondi to Watsons Bay.
Coastal walkway through Rodney, Dover Heights and Dudley Page Reserves. Around Diamond Bay and up to historic Macquarie Lighthouse, then down the coastline to The Gap and Watsons Bay. Spectacular ocean outlook and harbour views back to the city. Public transport. Mask up!
Carmel
0419 296 628
Dist: B
Ter: 2
Sun 29 Bundeena Exploratory Day.
Start with a ferry ride to Bundeena from Cronulla. Short walks from Bundeena at a leisurely pace and a sumptuous lunch. Public transport.
Andy
0468 901 435
6-8pm (or text message)
Dist: B
Ter: 1

Most club activities start from The Catholic Club carpark, access the club carpark from the Camden Rd entrance and park in the first carpark area on the left. Link to meeting spot location map.
Please check with the Leader for the departure time from the designated meeting spot, please don't just "show up on the day" as our Activity Leaders need to know the number of likely participants before the activity.

Future Events


Date Activity Leader Grade
  Nothing in the pipeline at the moment.