Join us on a walk

  • View our quarterly walks program, either the Listing given at Walks on the menu, or the Visitors Walks Program available here.
  • Covid-19 restrictions are to be observed, as follows:
            Masks must be worn when in cafes, etc in line with the Government requirements at the relevant time.
            Walkers must maintain a separation of at least 1.5m, both walking and stationary.
           Walkers should provide their own transport (no carpooling), where possible. Leaders will assist with arranging transport, if necessary,               but there is no guarantee as to this aspect. 
            Any post-walk refreshments should be self-provided.
  • Note the walk grade given for each walk, and decide which grade suits your fitness level (walk grades are described below). For beginners this should be either Easy or Easy-Medium.
  • Select a suitable walk.
  • Book onto the walk by first contacting a Walks Coordinator (by email). Details for this are on our Contact Us page. Alternatively, talk to a Walks Coordinator at a Club meeting when these hopefully return in 2021.
  • The Walks Coordinator will send you further information by return email.
  • This information will include the contact details of the Walk Leader, who you will need to contact to book onto the walk and obtain meeting arrangements. This contact should be made at least two days before the walk.

Details on what to wear and take on a walk are available here.

Note that visitors will be required to sign an indemnity and pay a Visitor Fee of $5 for a day walk. 

Walk Departures

In the past most Sunday, Saturday and Public Holiday walks depart from the carpark at the rear of Kew Library, Cotham Road Kew (Melway Map 45 D6). Meet at 7.45 am for an 8 am departure.

Also in the past, most Wednesday and other Mid-Week walks depart from Victoria Park, near Kew Cemetery, High Street Kew. Enter opposite Belford Road (Melway Map 45 G5).  Meet at 8.45am for a 9 am departure. 

However, as a consequence of Covid-19, participants now generally meet at the start location of the actual walk, or close by. The leader will provide this information when you book on the walk. Walkers should provide their own transport (no carpooling) - see above.

Walk Grades

 Walk grades are shown next to the name of each walk (Easy, Medium; Hard etc) in the Walks Program.  

     E    Easy.  Up to 4 hours.  12km maximum.  Minimal climbing.  All on track or in open country.

     EM Easy Medium.  Up to 5 hours.  15km maximum.  A little climbing.  May include some minor obstacles.

     M    Medium.  Up to 6 hours.  20km max.  Moderate climbing.  Mostly on track.  May incude some light off-track.

     MH Medium Hard.  Up to 7 hours.  20km max.  Significant climbing.  Can include medium off-track forest or scrub.

     H    Hard.  Up to 8 hours.  No distance limit.  Hard climbing.  Can include significant off-track walking.

     VH  Very Hard.  Up to 12 hours.  No distance limit.  Hard consistent walking in difficult terrain.

Base Camps are indicated by the notation (BC) and Pack Carry walks by (PC).  Minimum grading for a PC is M.

 

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