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Activities program

To book for any activity please contact the leader by no later than Wednesday 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. On Tuesday 10 August there will be a talk at 7:30 on the history of the Breakwater and surroundings.

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

 Activities program

When Activity Grading Leader
Jul Sat 03 Walking the Hamilton-Coleraine rail trail Rob
Jul Sat 10 Sheep Hills to Mt William cancelled M-5-2 Coralie
Jul Tue 13 No meeting
Jul Sat 17 Lake Linlithgow locked down bike ride Rob
Jul Sat 24 Christmas in July a progressive dinner locked down Lothar
Jul Sat 31 Wattle walk in Tower Hill Lothar
Aug Sat 07 Port Fairy historic walk Rosalie
Aug Tue 10 Meeting: history of the Breakwater and surroundings
Aug Sat 14 Mt Abrupt working bee Rob
Aug Sat 21 Lake Elingamite to Lake Purrembete bike ride Mabel
Aug Sat 28 Langi Ghiran M-7-8 Rob
Sep Sat 04 Bike ride around Warrnambool 25 km Gwenda
Sep Sat 11 GSWW: Cubbys to Cutout camps Rob
Sep Tue 14 Meeting
Sep Sat 18 Mt Rosea Coralie
Sep 23–26 Wyperfeld base camp and day walks Lothar
Oct Tue 12 Meeting: important indigenous sites in our area
Oct Sat 16 Swamps R Us Lothar
Oct Sun 17 Café Crawl Lothar
Nov Tue 09 AGM
Nov 12–15 Federation Weekend in the Licola area Rob
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 07 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