Events

For further details on how to attend our events as a visitor, and becoming a member, please contact our secretary at: secretary@essendonbwc.org.au.

28
Sep
2022

Geelong - Barwon River

Wed Sep 28th 2022 8:00:00 -3:00:00

After arriving at Geelong we’ll catch bus 25 to Herne Hill and walk down to the Barwon River.   We’ll then walk along the river to Swanston street, then across to the botanical Gardens before proceeding along the Eastern Beach foreshore to Geelong Station.  It will be a hard surface walk, so soft soul shoes are recommended. No steep hills, so poles aren’t necessary.   Toilets are on the train, and along the river.

Meet: before 8:00am, Southern Cross Station near the vintage clock inside the station concourse on the corner of Spencer and Collins Streets for 8:10 am train.   You can also meet at Geelong station at 9:00am for the bus trip. Trains also stops at Footscray 8:18am, Sunshine 8:23am, Deer Park 8:28am and Tarneit 8:37am.

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01
Oct
2022

BWV FedWalks 2022

Sat Oct 1st 2022 - Sun Oct 2nd 2022

 

FedWalks 2022 is a Bushwalking Victoria event, and must be booked via the details to be provided. Will be based in Wangaratta. It can be assumed there'll be a variety of walks offered, ranging from Easy to Hard, on both days. There will be limits on bookings and this event usually is sold out very quickly! More details to come. Bookings must be made via BWV.

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03
Oct
2022

Grampians Peaks Trail Stage 1

Mon Oct 3rd 2022 8:00:00 - Fri Oct 7th 2022 3:00:00

The daily walks on each of the five days have now been finalised.  You will be pleased to learn that the Stage 1 longest daily distance is now 16km (was 20km), but the walks are still rated Medium plus because of the many ascents, sometimes long and sometimes steep.

Also, meeting time in Halls Gap each morning has been brought forward to 8am at the car park opposite the main shopping centre.

Mon 3rd - 16km - Mt Zero Car Park to Roses Gap Rd.  All on GPT.

Tue 4th - 16km - Roses Gap Rd to a point on Mt Difficult Rd North, 5km off the GPT.  The first 11km is on the GPT, then we walk 5km out to Mt Difficult Rd where cars can access.

Wed 5th - 14km - Mt Difficult Rd North to the first point at which the GPT crosses Mt Difficult Rd.  First we walk 5km back into the GPT, then 9km on it.

Thu 6th - 13km - From the above-mentioned crossing to Halls Gap.  All on GPT.

Fri 7th - 10km - Halls Gap to Silverband Rd.  All on GPT.

We will have walked 69km of the 166km GPT.

Sorry, the event is now full and we could not accept more registration

05
Oct
2022

Seniors Week Bellarine Peninsula Special

Wed Oct 5th 2022 8:30:00 -5:10:00

This is advanced notice that the Annual Seniors Festival is back on this coming October with free train and bus travel from 2-9 October. On Wednesday 5 October the Bellarine Peninsual special will be available to members. This will  involve train from Southern Cross to Geelong, bus from Geelong to Portarlington, a walk around Portarlington and return to Docklands on the ferry.

Port Phillip Ferries wants to celebrate Victorian Senior's Festival by offering all seniors and concession card holders 50% of all ferry travel between Mon. 3 Oct. to Fri. 7 Oct. 

Members wanting to make use of this offer should use the Discount Code: - Seniors2022 - when booking. Book now to avoid missing out on this offer.


A preview of the walk with full details will be available in OME.

 

 

 

Sorry, the event is now full and we could not accept more registration

08
Oct
2022

Navigation Practice

Sat Oct 8th 2022 9:00:00 -4:00:00

An opportunity to practice off-track navigation using map and compass within a safe bushland area. The wildflowers will probably be a bonus. Optional refresher map and compass tuition is available. Optional GPS tuition is available if there is sufficient interest (Prerequisites for GPS tuition is competency in using a map and compass, plus BYO GPS)

This event is restricted to EBC members only. Opening it up to visitors could possibly be seen as a source of free tuition to the general public. This event is intended to benefit the club and its pool of new leaders.

 

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08
Oct
2022

Lara Environs.

Sat Oct 8th 2022 10:00:00 -2:00:00

A repeat of the June 2022 midweek walk, this walk visits the outlying areas of Lara.

The walk includes a part of the Hovell Creek Trail, Lara Lakelands, the Westlake Boulevard area, and the Kevin Hoffman Walk, before returning to Lara Station for the return trip to Melbourne.The walk is mainly flat.

Meet at Southern Cross Station ( Vintage Clock) by 8.55 am. for the 9.10 train to Waurn Ponds, arriving at Lara at 9.57 am. Anyone wishing to drive to Lara can meet at the station in time to meet the above train due at 9.57 am.

The train stops to pick passengers at the following stations:

Footscray -  9.18 am.  Sunshine - 9.23 am.  Deer Park - 9.28 am.  Tarneit - 9.37 am.

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09
Oct
2022

Railway Dam

Sun Oct 9th 2022 8:00:00 -3:00:00

Railway Dam is a quiet spot on the edge of the Fryers Range State Forest, between Chewton and Elphinstone.  Meeting at the bush camping area across the road from the dam, we will first complete the Junction Walk, learning a little of the history of this area. After completing the Junction walk we will pick up an old water race following this for a short section before making our way along mountain bike tracks and dirt roads. 

There should be plenty of spring wildflowers on display and we will also view some beautiful brick culverts built in the 1880's.

The walk involves walking on water races which will have obstacles and are overgrown in spots. Sections of the walk will be over rocky / loose surfaces. there are several hills in the walk, and while not overly long do have steep sections.  this is a partial Bob Friendly walk

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11
Oct
2022

Eastern Ramble 1 - Kalorama to Sassafras

Tue Oct 11th 2022 8:00:00 -4:00:00

This is the first of 8 walks starting from the Dandenong Ranges, meandering through the eastern suburbs; and finishing at St Johns Church in Essendon. Each walk is linked by public transport using Metro trains and buses.

We start opposite the Kalorama General Store and walk through the township then along tracks on the western side of the Dandenong Ranges to Sassafras.   There are at least six steep ascents and some steep descending.   The route includes walking and FWD tracks – which include rolling gravel and maybe some slippery leaves and bark; so, I recommend walking boots, and poles – if you use them. Toilets are available at Finders Street, Sassafras, (no time for a toilet stop at Croydon). Return buses are to two train stations are: 1:35pm, 2:20pm, 2:57pm and 3:28pm to Croydon; or the best option is: 1:38pm, 2:29pm, 3:02pm and 3:35pm to Upper Ferntree Gully.

Map attached.

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12
Oct
2022

Brimbank Park Circuit

Wed Oct 12th 2022 9:30:00

Register Online, and also Contact Ron by Phone for him to add you to the Walk Sheet.

Walking on tracks rarely used by the general public.   For further details, contact Ron.

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12
Oct
2022

Club Meeting (Monthly)

Wed Oct 12th 2022 7:30:00 -9:30:00

About Essendon Bushwalking Club

The Club was formed in 1975, and is a major club servicing the Northern and Western suburbs.

The main theme of the club is to enjoy the great outdoors and through participation learn new skills and have FUN!