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. Please Note:
- If you have cold or flu like symptoms then stay home.
- Participation is at the discretion of the activity leader.
- Car pooling permitted, but at the discretion of each driver.
- Please bring a face mask in case this is required to complete the activity.
- Appropriate use of hand sanitiser is strongly encouraged.
- Please follow any social distancing guidelines which may apply during 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 - Introductory or easy.
2 - Moderate difficulty.
3 - Challenging. For regular, fitter walkers.
4 - Strenous. Fit, experienced walkers only.
5 - Advanced. Difficult walks for experienced, fit, self sufficient walkers.

Further information on walk gradings can be found on 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 some National Parks.

May 2024

Date Activity Description Contact Details Grading
Sat 4 Explore Neutral Bay.
Easy 5km walk around Neutral Bay. Parks and scenic streets and featuring great views towards Middle Harbour. Afterwards check out the local shops then return to the city for lunch. Relaxed pace. Public transport bring Opal Card.
Kerri
0432 609 488
(6-8pm)
Dist: A
Ter: 2,3
Mon 6 Club Meeting - Campbelltown Catholic Club
All welcome to attend our monthly meeting.
Andy
0468 901 435
(6-8pm or text)
Social
Sun 12 Explore Bundanoon.
Visit the idyllic Southern Highlands town of Bundanoon and explore the lovely bush and escarpment lookouts there on some easy to medium tracks. Relaxed lunch on the pretty village.
Andy
0468 901 435
(6-8pm or text)
Dist: B
Ter: 2,3
Sun 19 Cape Baily Lighthouse, Botany Bay National Park.
Return walk from visitor centre to Cape Baily via Cape Solander. Spectacular cliff top views. If we are fortunate we may spot a whale. Park use fee applies (or NSW Park Pass).
Roz
0405 017 979
Dist: B
Ter: 2
Fri 24
to
Sun 26
Upper Blue Mountains, Zig Zag Railway.
Weekend camp with adventures in the Upper Blue Mountains. Walks in the Blackheath area, the Zig Zag Railway trip will be on Saturday 25th. Members only.
Ken
0436 476 020
Walks and Social.

June 2024

Date Activity Description Contact Details Grading
Sat 1 Narrabeen Lagoon Circuit.
Cancelled due to weather forecast.
Kerri
0432 609 488
(6-8pm)
Dist:
Ter:
Mon 4 Club Meeting - Campbelltown Catholic Club, 7.30pm.
Monthly meeting, all welcome to attend.
Andy
0468 901 435
(6-8pm or text)
Social
Sun 9 Activity Postponed. Dist:
Ter:
Sun 16 Milsons Point to Taronga Zoo.
Part of the Bondi to Manly walk. 11km walk visiting Kirribilli, the old Submarine base at Neutral Bay, Cremorne Point and Taronga Zoo. Medium walk with some steep sections. Relaxed pace. Public transport so bring Opal Card.
Phil
0452 274 564
(6-9pm
weeknights, no text)
Dist: C
Ter: 2
Sat 22 Western Sydney Parklands – Aboriginal Art Trail.
Gabrugal Yana is a new walk in the Western Sydney Parkland. It is an 11km return walk from Wylde Mount Bike & BMX hub in Cecil Park and winds through the Cumberland Plain woodland to Middleton Grange. The walk celebrates local Dharug Aboriginal culture by transforming 6 landmark trees into Aboriginal artworks that represent Dharug seasons. Some hills and grass tracks.
Leanne
(after 6.00pm)
0414 820 143
Dist: B
Ter: 2
Sun 23 Valley of the Waters Nature Trail (Wentworth Falls).
5km medium walk visiting delightful cascades and a grotto at Lilians Glen. Many steps. Early start will be required to secure parking. Will suit fitter more energetic walkers. Numbers limited.
Phil
0452 274 564
(6-8:30pm
weeknights, no text)
Dist: A
Ter: 2
Sun 30 Whale watching in Royal NP.
Medium walk along the scenic coast of the Royal National Park. No guarantee of whale sightings however activity scheduled at the peak of the whale migration season so fingers crossed! Well formed path which gently undulates. Relaxed pace.
Andy
0468 901 435
(6-8pm or text)
Dist : C
Ter: 2

July 2024

Date Activity Description Contact Details Grading
Sat 6 Neutral Bay Junction.
A 5km wander around the back streets & parks to a local lookout with a great view of Middle Harbour. Some hills & stairs mostly descending. Afterwards stay & go shopping or head home.
Kerri
0432 609 488
(6-8pm)
Dist: B
Ter: 1
Sun 7 Taronga Zoo to Balmoral.
Scenic 9km harbour walk along picturesque section of the harbour and is part of the Bondi to Manly walk.Ferry to start of walk at Taronga Zoo and return to city on bus at completion. Bring Opal card.
Lyn
0413 587 794
Dist: B
Ter: 2,3
Mon 8 Club AGM - Campbelltown Catholic Club, 7.30pm.
Club AGM. Members are encouraged to attend this important meeting.
Andy
0468 901 435
(6-8pm or text)
Social
Sun 14 Cronulla Peninsula Circuit.
Scenic circuit of South Cronulla Peninsula. Great views and lovely relaxed walk along a clear undulating path. Incudes a short section of beach walking and exact route will depend on the tides. Shoes optional. Nice coffee shops at both ends of walk. Bring Opal Card.
Tony
0407 558 847
Dist: B
Ter: 2
Fri 19 Wilton to Bingara Gorge.
Social morning walk on pathways from Wilton to Bingara Gorge. Morning tea/brunch at lovely local cafe. Approx 8km easy walking.
Janice
0414 575 746
(after 5pm)
Dist: B
Ter: 1
Sat 20 Mount York Historic Explorers Roads.
Commencing near Mount York, descend on highly historic convict-built roads and discover the fascinating history behind their construction which allowed development west of the Blue Mountains. Well formed trails but some steep grades. Possible car shuttle. Will suit fitter active walkers. Limited number.
Phil
0452 274 564
(6-8:30pm
weeknights, no text)
Dist: C
Ter: 3,4
Fri 26 Spring Activities Program.
Deadline today if you wish to lead an activity. Please consider contributing. Contact Andy.
Andy
0468 901 435
(6-8pm or text)
 
Sun 28 Victoria Falls
No Zebras, antelopes or wildebeest however spectacular scenic walk to a waterfall in the upper mountains. Requires a 400m descent and a 400m ascent to return so will suit fitter more active walkers. Walk on a clearly defined track. Limited numbers.
Andy
0468 901 435
(6-8pm or text)
Dist: B
Ter: 3,4

August 2024

Date Activity Description Contact Details Grading
Sun 4 Vacant. Anyone who can put an activity on this weekend please contact Andy.
Mon 5 Club Meeting - Campbelltown Catholic Club
All welcome to attend our monthly meeting.
Andy
0468 901 435
(6-8pm or text)
Social
Sat 10 Illawarra Bike Ride.
Distance about 28kms. Start at Sandon Point and ride to Wollongong Harbour and return along the Coastal Shared Pathway/ Bike track.Morning tea/coffee break at one of the numerous cafes on route. Lunch in Lang Park (bring lunch or purchase at nearby café ). Easy bike ride on a mostly flat bike track at a relaxed pace. Contact Phil between 6.00pm and 8.00pm on Weeknights in the Week leading up to the activity.
Phil
0452 274 564
Dist: E
Ter: 1
Sun 18 Dahlia Creek, Dharawal NP.
Explore an area of Dharawal National Park near Darkes Forest. Visit a stunning shale forest community and then descend to a creek in upper catchment of O'Hares Creek. Depending on group we may do ridge top walk to a lookout. Rough track or fire trail along route. Will suit fitter more active walkers. May be limited number.
Andy
0468 901 435
(6-8pm or text)
Dist: C
Ter: 3,4
Sat 24 Wolli Creek to Brighton Le Sands.
Relaxing, easy mostly-flat wander through back streets and parks. Final leg along Botany Bay foreshore. Lunch at RSL at the completion of the walk if desired (ID required). Public transport so bring Opal Card.
Kerri
0432 609 488
(6-8pm)
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 Description Contact Details Grading
Nothing in the pipeline at the moment. Dist:
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