Pantoneys Crown, Gardens of Stone NP
Photo: Damon de Costa
A great weekend on The Colo. 8 Prospectives completed their overnight Q walk. Photos by Pia.
Make sure you can get back before climbing out onto a tree on the other side of the cliff. Lauren at Square Bay 30 May.
At last . SBW was back in action last weekend. Amongst other trips, Robert lead 9 walkers on an unconventional detour in Kuringai NP. (Photo by Bob S, Route by Paul H.)
SBW closed registrations for new membership in late March because it was not fair to charge the joining fee when the club could not offer a walks program.
The walks program is resuming on Tuesday 19 May but it may take a few weeks to build up to something on the scale of what the club offered in the past.
When ready, the club will re-open for registration, and reactivate the Become a Member and Join Us pages on the website.
We look forward to seeing you then !
SBW will resume its walks program on Tuesday 19 May, limited to local day walks with a maximum of 10 participants, all subject to social distancing rules.
Leaders will start putting walks on the program on Thursday 14 May, and the first Short Notice Program will be issued on Monday 18 May.
Overnight, regional walks and larger groups will become possible when the NSW government eases restrictions further.
The resumption of interstate and international walks is likely to be quite some time in the future.
SBW has extended the renewal date by six months for existing Prospective members, free of charge, to compensate for the indefinite closure of the walks program due to COVID-19.
If you are Prospective, you don't have to do anything. The club will adjust your Renew By Date in the next few days.
Meanwhile, the club has decided not to accept new membership applications for the duration of the closure, as it would be unfair to accept payments while the club is unable to offer a walks program.
At last, the weather is perfect for some wonderful walking. (Photo Tim Hager, O'Hares Creek, 22 Feb)
One week it is bushfires, the next it is heat and humidity, then torrential rain. Here, the New Members Secretary negotiates a flooding side stream on the normally innocuous Warrimoo Track near Bobbin Head. Sat 8 Feb.
Bush regrowth is beautiful. When the National Parks are open again, the bush walking will be the best in decades. (Tollagong Range, April 2018)
Many scheduled walks are being cancelled due to the dreadful fires in SBW's favourite places. (McPherson State Forest, 27 Dec 2019)
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