Pantoneys Crown, Gardens of Stone NP
Photo: Damon de Costa
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)
Looking out over the Hawkesbury. (Photo Emina, 1 Dec 2019)
Rock climbers show the safe way of looking over a 50 metre cliff edge. (The Bluffs, Hawkesbury River, Nov 22).
Check the RFS website before you walk in the bushfire season. (Kuringai NP, 2012, SBW party had to cross a saddle in the direction of this spot fire, then race upwind to get behind it).
On her first walk with the club, Karen learned what walking "off-track" means. (Photo Lauren, Leader Vivien, Marra Marra NP 2 Nov 19)
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