Walks Program: January - February 2019 2018

If you are interested in participating in any of the activities shown below, you should first contact our Walks Coordinator, Ilse Arndt (0429 416 116), and she 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
April 25 General Meeting 8:00 pm Leongatha Community House    
May 4 Social Pizza & Pasta night - Korumburra Italian Social Club   S
May 8 Walk & Eat Melbourne at Metro Backpackers   E
May 18 Cultural ’The New Hip’, 8:00pm Café Culture Series at the ArtsPit   S
May 19 Walk Wilson’s Prom Telegraph Saddle to Tidal River 15/5 M
May 23 Activity Meeting 6:30 Meeniyan Hotel followed by a meal    
May 22-23 Walking Mt Macedon asap E
June 12-13 Cultural Bendigo Art Gallery Feb 2 E
June 27 General Meeting Leongatha Community House, 8:00pm    
June 14 Lunch Bastille Day at Hydewood    
Aug 10 Cultural ’Canyon’, 8:00pm Café Culture Series at the ArtsPit   S
Sept ? tba Base Camp Grampians E-H
Sept 14-15 Walk Combined Clubs Weekend on Phillip Island   V
Oct 14-18 Kayaking Glenelg River   E
Oct 19-20 Walks Federation Weekend   V
Oct/Nov Walk Nakasendo Way, Japan ASAP M/H
Nov 11-19 Camp/Walk Greencape/Ben Boyd NP - not until 2019   E/M
Dec 7 Cultural ’Dr Hernández’, 8:00pm Café Culture Series at the ArtsPit   S
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 Sandra’s email list, contact Ilse Arndt for the starting point location.
April 2 Mirboo Nth Rail Trail    
April 9 Inverloch    
April 16 Stony Creek    
April 23 Wonthaggi ’Bush to Beach’    
April 30 Cranbourne Gardens    
Walks Coordinator: Kerry Baggallay 0428 647 440
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.