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 - 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 the some National Parks. Members with an NPWS Exemption Card should bring it along.

February 2021

Date Activity Description Contact Details Grading
Mon 1 Club Meeting - Catholic Club 7.30pm.
All welcome to attend our monthly meeting.
Kevin
4628 6974
Social
Sun 7 Narrabeen to Dee Why.
Approx. 6km on paths and across beaches with an easy uphill section around Long Reef Point with 360 degree spectacular views. Have a swim at the end if you wish. Public transport.
Kerri
After 5:00pm on
4625 4537
Dist: B
Ter: 1
Sun 14 Kiama Heights to Gerringong.
From Loves Bay on exposed coastline walk to Werri Beach and return. Ocean views, spectacular rock formations and rolling hills. Some steep slopes. 12km return.
Phil
0452 274 564
(6-9pm weekdays
No text)
Dist: C
Ter: 2
Sun 21 Box Vale Track - Welby.
Popular walk on formation of historic coal mining railway line. Through cuttings, along embankments and through a tunnel 84 metres long to a lookout with stunning views over Nattai River Gorge. Bring torch.
Lorraine
0458 313 410
Dist: B
Ter: 2
Sun 28 Dharawal National Park.
Relaxing paced walk through an area in the southern area of our local park. Visit a lively local wetland area.
Andy
0468 901 435
6-8pm (or text message)
Dist: B
Ter: 2

March 2021

Date Activity Description Contact Details Grading
Mon 1 Club Meeting - Catholic Club 7.30pm.
All welcome to attend our mothly meeting.
Kevin
4628 6974
Social
Sat 6 Bulli to Wollongong and return - Bike Ride.
A ride from Bulli to Wollongong and return. It is a safe, easy, flat ride of less than 30 kilometres. The entire ride is on shared bike paths. Cafes along the route with lunch near the harbour. Public transport will NOT be used. Please note – NO TEXT MESSAGES.
Phil
0452 274 564
(6-9pm weekdays
No text)
Dist: E
Ter: 1
Sun 7 Vacant.
Anyone who can put on an activity please contact Kevin.
  Dist:
Ter:
Sun 14 The Rocks - Sydney.
Customs House to Millers Point with lots of historical buildings and history to be seen, approx 4kms, 2-3 hrs with lunch at Observatory Hill. Optional extra to visit the observatory, finish at the Rocks Markets for a bit of retail therapy. If interested look at the app to download.
Lyn
0413 587 794
(after 5pm)
Dist: B
Ter: 1,2
Sun 21 Jack Evans Track - Glenbrook.
Cancelled.
Michael
Dist:
Ter:
Sun 28 Great River Walk - Penrith.
Generally relaxed unhurried walk along a gently undulating circuit along the Nepean River at Penrith. Lots of lovely spots and plenty of time for a cuppa.
Andy
0468 901 435
After 6pm (or text)
Dist: B
Ter: 1,2

April 2021

Date Activity Description Contact Details Grading
Sun 4 Easter Break.
Note: Daylight saving finishes.

Dist:
Ter:
Sun 11 Fred Caterson Reserve.
Approximately 10km walking the Knightsbridge Circuit, Blue Wren & Geebung tracks at Castle Hill. Easy to medium difficulty on paths, tracks & a short street section. Public transport don't forget your Opal card.
Kerri
After 5:00pm on
(02) 4625 4537
Dist: B
Ter: 1,2
Mon 12 Club Meeting - Catholic Club 7.30pm.
All welcome to attend our mothly meeting.
Kevin
02 4628 6974
Social
Sun 18 Narrow Neck - Katoomba to Clear Hill and Return.
Long but straightforward walk along a scenic old road. The long walk is rewarded by stunning views into the wilderness of the Blue Mountains. Opportunity for an optional ladder climb for the more adventurous.
Andy
0468 901 435
6-8pm (or text message)
Dist: D
Ter: 2,3
Fri 23 Winter Activities Program.
Deadline today if you wish to lead an activity. Please consider contributing. Contact Kevin.
Kevin
(02) 4628 6974
 
Sat 24 Bike Ride - Lake Illawarra to Barrack Heights.
The ride is around the shores of Lake Illawarra through to Barrack Heights via Windang. There will be a coffee stop at Mount Warrigal. It is a safe, easy, flat ride of 28 kilometres. Please bring lunch to have on the ride. Public transport will NOT be used. Please note – NO TEXT MESSAGES.
Phil
0452 274 564
(6-9pm weekdays
No text)
Dist: E
Ter: 1
Sat 24 Market Day.
Easy day visiting the Collectors Markets at Rozelle, General & Fashion Market at Kirribilli and the famous Paddington Markets. Easy day out. Shop or just come for the day. Public Transport.
Kerri
After 5:00pm on
(02) 4625 4537
Social
Sun 25 Anzac Day - Vacant.
Anyone who wants to lead a walk please contact Kevin.
Kevin
(02) 4628 6974
 

May 2021

Date Activity Description Contact Details Grading
Sun 2 Convict Roads - Mt York.
9.5 klm circuit. Strong walkers only. This walk includes a descent of 260 metres and ascent of 260 metres. This walk follows the original convict constructed road down from the Blue Mountains onto the Bathurst Plains. It returns up another convict road. Maximum party size 12.
Call Phil between 6pm and 9pm weeknights. Please note: no text messages.
Phil
0452 274 564
(6-9pm weekdays
No text)
Dist: B
Ter: 2,3
Mon 3 Club Meeting - Catholic Club 7.30pm.
All welcome to attend our monthly meeting.
Kevin
(02) 4628 6974
Social
Sun 9 Mothers Day.
Happy Mothers Day to all the mums out there.
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Ter:
Sun 16 Heathcote National Park.
Loop walk around south-east section of Heathcote NP. Waterfall - Lake Toolooma (via Coutts Gully) - Mt Westamacot (late morning tea) - Bullawaring Track - Myuna Ck (lunch) - return via Mooray or Bullawaring. Undulating walk on fire trails and rough footpads.
Michael
0411 234 217
(No text)
Dist: C
Ter: 2
Sun 16 Artarmon to the Spit.
Our day starts with an easy & pretty path through scenic bush before a steep descent to the valley floor. This outing also includes 2 street sections and five different bush tracks:
1. Street Section 1 - a short section and
2. Street Section 2 - a 2.5km ascending and descending hike on a footpath.
3. Five different bush tracks -with many stairs, a cliff hugging waterfront track, a couple of flat bits & great views.
Note:
(a) Both street walks are through local back streets.
(b) Breaks taken in local parks
(c) A challenging & rewarding walk.
(d) This walk is for the more active Devils
Public transport don't forget your Opal card.
Kerri
After 5:00pm on
(02) 4625 4537
Dist: C
Ter: 3
Sun 23 Iluka Creek Circuit - Dharawal NP.
Visit a lovely scenic, pristine valley in southern part of Dharawal National Park. Clear track, but sections are heavily overgrown. Needs restoring!
Andy
0468 901 435
6-8pm (or text message)
Dist: B
Ter: 3,4
Sun 30 Picton Weir.
An easy 11 km return walk on the fire trail through the Kiah Ridge area to the 1899 Historic Picton Weir and Pump House on the Bargo River.
Lorraine
0458 313 410
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
June 13 Social Picnic. Tentative, depends on COVID-19 Andy
0468 901 435
6-8pm (or text message)
Social
Aug
20-22
Newnes Car Camp.
Details to follow and members only.
Andy Dist:
Ter:
Sept Grampians Get Away.
4-5 days of walking in the spectacular Grampians National Park in western Victoria. Stunning views, brilliant wildflowers, indigenous art sites.
Phil Dist:
Ter: