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STEP BushwalkersWalks and Talks

Our walks and talks are free and open to all.

Talks

Held at 8 pm at St Andrews Uniting Church, corner of Chisholm Street and Vernon Street, Turramurra. There's no need to book – just come along!

Walks

Walks program for 2020 available soon.

We run two sorts of walks; our introduction to to local bushland walks are 2 h long whilst our other walks explore further afield and usually take 4 to 5 h.

See below for our guidelines for walkers and details of how we grade our walks.

Please register so we can contact you if necessary, eg if we cancel due to bad weather.

Guidelines for Walkers

  • For safety reasons and the enjoyment of walkers, numbers are limited
  • Bushwalking can be hazardous: we usually walk on unsealed, uneven surfaces which may slope and be slippery or loose; insects may bite or sting; snakes are rare but may be seen
  • If you are an inexperienced bushwalker or have a medical condition which could affect your walk, please discuss with your leader prior to departure
  • Wear strong, comfortable, enclosed footwear with a non-slippery sole
  • Bring plenty of water, appropriate food, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, insect repellent and wet weather gear if necessary
  • Dispose of any rubbish in a thoughtful manner
  • Only trained assistance dogs are allowed on our walks

Grades of Walks

All our walks are grade 2 or 3 according to the Australian Walking Track Grading System and are usually less than 10 km:

  • Grade 2 (easy) – no bushwalking experience required. The track is hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps.
  • Grade 3 (moderate) – suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections, a rough surface and many steps.