Bushwalk 1 - Beyond Hermits Retreat

Bushwalk 1 - Beyond Hermits Retreat

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Bushwalk 1 - Beyond Hermits Retreat

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Bushwalk 1 – Beyond Hermits Retreat – Sunday 27th October, 2019 – Sydney Course

Escape to the great outdoors with our resident bushwalking guide, Greg Williams, who has been leading bushwalks around Sydney for over 33 years. You can book each bushwalk individually or book the 'Bushwalking – Sunday Adventure Bushwalks Package' which includes all four bushwalks at a discounted price.

Bushwalk 1 – Beyond Hermits Retreat: This relatively easy walk takes you through various parklands and reserves to Hermits Retreat and then onto Middle Harbour Creek where you will have views along the beautiful waterway. The parklands that we venture through are nestled in gullies and along creeks that are steeped in history. The area boasts sclerophyll forest, along with rainforest, Bunya and Hoop Pine that thrive along some of the creek beds.

The route meanders beside the creek line for much of its journey and after the rain, the gullies come alive with cascading brooks and waterfalls. Some of the paths and stairs that we follow were built in the depression years and were hand-hewned out of sandstone, a major effort in those times, and are still mostly intact today. Other works from the depression years include the building of a series of sandstone pillars, which reinforces a massive rock overhang. This is a lovely place to take shelter.

All bushwalks have morning tea provided with tea, coffee and delicious chocolate treats available.

Macquarie Community College also operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Chatswood, Blacktown, Mt Druitt, Richmond and many more. Enrol online today or call us to have a chat about your options.

Course Outline

  • Rating: Easy/Medium - Slightly challenging
  • Distance: 10km

Course Outcome

By the end of the course, you will have:

  • Discovered new trails around Sydney and Greater Sydney Basin
  • Have more confidence and experience in bushwalking
  • Been inspired to accept new challenges
  • Gained an understanding of bushwalking preparedness and safety

What to Wear/Bring

On our bushwalks you will need:

  • Sturdy comfortable shoes
  • Clothes for all weather conditions
  • Wet weather gear (if required)
  • Hat
  • Small backpack
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses
  • Snacks, lunch
  • Water bottles

A Course Information Guide regarding the bushwalk will be provided beforehand. Please consult the Course Information Guide prior to the walk for comprehensive information on meeting places, start times, travel directions and more.

Important Information

Participants are expected to arrange their own transport to get to each meeting place on time, so that the group can start on schedule.

  • Meeting Place: Lindfield
  • Driving Instructions: Allow minimum 10mins travel time from Macquarie Park.

Event Amendments

  • Bushwalks can sometimes be re-scheduled to an alternative location due to park closures, bushfires, flooding, and for other unforeseen circumstances.
  • Bushwalk amendments are usually sent out by email or by phone on the Friday/Saturday before the walk.
  • To ensure you are properly informed of any changes, please be sure to enrol with your current email address and mobile phone number.

Operational Conditions and Postponements

  • Macquarie Community College reserves the right to alter or postpone the bushwalk/s or part thereof due to extremes of weather or changes to operational conditions such as road closures, bushfires or conditions beyond our usual control. Every effort will be made to keep to the itinerary and advertised departure times, but no guarantee can be made and no compensation shall be made for failure to meet those times.
  • Our bushwalks take place in all but exceptional weather conditions. Conditions such as mist, fog showers, rain and windy conditions do not usually affect the event operation. However, if the weather is deemed to be extreme, the event/s will be postponed to another date. Pre-paid event fees will be credited to the new date or a future event.

Prerequisite

The College conducts a wide range of bushwalks for people who have little or no bushwalking experience right through to the experienced bushwalker.

Our walks are generally staggered in such a way that it allows for you to gain experience as you progress through the term. Although no previous bushwalking experience is necessary for many of our walk, some bushwalking experience along with a greater level of fitness is desirable for walks which are listed as challenging. Each walking trail is generally suitable for most fitness levels. If you have any questions, please contact us on 1300 845 888.

Delivery Mode

This course is delivered in the outdoors.