Walks Program: August+ 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
Aug 1 Indoor Bowls Bowls and meal at Traralgon Bowls Club July 25 S
Aug 10 Cultural ’Canyon’, 8:00pm Café Culture Series at the ArtsPit TryBooking S
Aug 11 Day Walk Darby Saddle to Darby River Aug 4 E/M
Aug 18 Ferry/Walk ‘Coolart’ Mansion and walk, Sumers Aug 11 E
Aug 22 AGM Inlet Hotel, Inverloch, meal at 6:30, agm at 8:00    
Sept 1 Walk ‘A Walk in the Woods’ on the Speedy’s Farm Aug 26 E
Sept 8 Walk Corinella area Sept 1 E
Sept 10 Training 1st Aid Training, 0900-1600, Leongatha ASAP  
Sept 14 Brainstorming Trivia Night at Meeniyan Golf Club Sept 7 S
Sept 14-15 Walk Combined Clubs Weekend on Phillip Island Aug 24 V
Sept 26 Activity Meeting Meeniyan Hotel at 6:30, then a meal    
Sept 28 Cultural ‘The Archies’ at Yarra Glen Sept 12 S
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 - expression of interest sought asap
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 TryBooking S
Dec 18 Cultural ‘Chicago’ in Melbourne 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 Kate’s email list, contact her on 0412 126 369 for the starting point location.
Aug 6 Sandy Point, meet at Fish Creek to car pool    
Aug 13 Foster/Dyrings Road, meet at Dyrings Rd car park adjacent to the Rail Trail    
Aug 20 The Nobbies, meet at No 4 car park at the Penguin Parade    
Aug 27 Sealers Cove or Tidal Circuit, meet at Fish Creek at 0900 to organise a car shuttle    
Sept 3 Boolara Bushland, details to come    
Sept 10 1st Aid Training at Salvation Army Centre, Leongatha    
Sept 17 Bald Hills, Meet at Tarwin Lwr at 0900, bring finger food to share    
Sept 24 Grantville, details to come    
Walks Coordinator: Ilse Arndt 0429 416 116
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.