Walks Program: October+ 2019

If you are interested in participating in any of the activities shown below, you should first contact our Walks Coordinator, Les Cruickshank (0408 595 008), and he will provide you with the details needed to contact the person organising and leading that particular activity.
Please indicate your interest as early as possible.


Date Activity Details Booking date Grade
Oct 14-18 Kayaking Glenelg River Sept 1 E
Oct 19-20 Walks Federation Weekend Sept 1 V
Oct 22-25 Walk Great Ocean Walk (fully subscribed) June 14 M
Oct/Nov Walk Nakasendo Way, Japan ASAP M/H
Nov 8-15 Multi-day Cycle Adelaide and Environs asap
Nov 11-19 Camp/Walk Greencape/Ben Boyd NP   E/M
Nov 24-25 Base Camp Peddle, paddle Avon and Perry Rivers Nov 17 E
Dec 7 Cultural ’Dr Hernández’, 8:00pm Café Culture Series at the ArtsPit TryBooking S
Jan 6 to 10 Multi-day Cycle Traralgon to Orbost Full M
March 2020 Multi-day Quarantine Station, Portsea - details to come    
Mar 31 - Apr 4 Multi-day Walks Bembrooka Lodge, Mt Hotham Feb 12 M-H
Apri 21-24 Base Camp Orbost - Social, Kayaking, Walking April 14  
Aug 2020 Cycling Brisbane Valley Rail Trail - Exp of Interest May 2020 M-H
Oct 2020 Multi-day Grampians - details to come    
Tuesday Walks:
These walks take place each Tuesday morning at a variety of locations in the area. They are E to M in grade and 8-12kms in length.
If not on Kate’s email list, contact her on 0412 126 369 for the starting point location.
Nov 5 Cup Fun Day - Noojee and Toorongo Falls  
Nov 12 Meeniyan - meet at 0900 behind IGA  
Nov 19 Cape Patterson - meet in te carpark near the Cape Patterson Tavern    
Nov 26 Tongue Point at Wilson's Prom - carpool from Fish Creek at 0900 (details tbc)    
Walks Coordinator: Les Cruickshank 0408 595 008
Gear Hire: Josie Lomagno 56573305
Hire before you buy - tent, Trangia stove, backpack, etc
Emergency Contact:
Judy Speedy - 5668 1387
Les Cruickshank - 0408 595 008
Membership Fees due June 30 to:
         The Treasurer, SGWAC, PO Box 557, Leongatha, 3953
Grading of Walks. (These are a guide only as an individual’s grading will depend upon their fitness, stamina, & experience. The weather can also be an influence.)
Social (S): Generally not walks at all but one of a variety of social activities
Family (F): On formed tracks, generally flat terrain - up to 10km, (including children under 10)
Easy (E): Gently undulating terrain, mild short climbs, formed tracks, up to 15km
Medium (M): mostly on tracks, some ascents and descents, possibly some scrambling, 10-15km
Hard (H): Consistent walking, scrub/forest walking on/off tracks, moderate to difficult ups and downs, 15+km
Very hard (VH): Extended &/or consistent walking, scrub/forest walking on/off tracks, difficult and steep terrain. Snow. 15+km.