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Boots N' All 2017 Walks Calendar

Jan 14

Greens Beach & West Head

Explore the foreshore of one of northern Tasmania’s favourite holiday spots.

Easy

 

Chris Langerak

6330 2131

Jan 28

St. Pauls Dome

(with Family Camp)

A prominent peak near Avoca. Some off-track walking & rock scrambling!

Medium

BDS

Basil Tkaczuk

6331 1155

 

 

School term (state) begins 7th Feb.

 

 

Feb 11

Mt Morriston

Explore the area south of Lake Leake Rd, including the historic Long Marsh Dam site

Easy-Medium

Basil Tkaczuk

6331 1155

Feb 25

Wild Dog Tier

Ascend from Meander area across exposed alpine areas. Adequate fitness & equipt necc.

Medium-hard

Graham Alexander

0407 436 556

Mar 11

L.Weekend

Walls of Jerusalem ***camping

Walk cancelled due to continued road closure. Watch website for alternative walk or camping trip.

Medium

DELMS

Leader TBA

Mar 25
(**NB dates swapped!)

Lobster Creek  and Nells Bluff

Higgs Track, to Lady lake and descend into top of Lobster Creek Gorge to view seldom seen beautiful rainforest and very large pencil pines. Return via Nells Bluff if time.

Medium
SME

John Tabor

6428 6512

Apr 8
** see above

Mt Blackboy & Evercreech Falls

Combining two great features of our state: a rarely visited north-east mountain and a beautiful waterfall.

Medium  
SME

Louise Fairfax

6327 2374

Apr 15

Easter Saturday

School term break is 14 Apr to 1 May

 

 

Apr 29

(7am start)

Cradle Fagus Time

Experience the unique beauty of the “fagus” in full autumn colour in the spectacular surrounds of Cradle Mountain

Medium

DEMS

Phil Dawson

6382 3561

May 6

Fisher Bluff

A beautiful off track open alpine walk to a peak with extensive views of the central plateau area

Medium-Hard

DEL

Phil Andrew

0408 014757 or 6300 1067

May 20

Cradle Mt.

***camping

After an hour’s back packing, settle in to camp at the scout hut to explore the delights of Cradle Mountain and valley.

Maximum of 14 persons – cost $25 each. Book in with Graham by 9th May

Easy-Medium

DEMS

Graham Alexander

0407 436 556

Jun 3

Mt Bruche

An off-track climb across farmland to gain nice views of the midlands area near Tunbridge.

Easy-Medium

Phil Andrew

0408 014757 or 6300 1067

Jun 17

Hidden Falls

Explore the forests and spectacular waterfalls. Circuit includes “Stone Hut” and Split (aka Cleft) Rock.

Medium

S

Phil Dawson

6382 3561

 

 

School term break is 8 Jul to 23 Jul

 

 

Jul 8

Duck Reach and Gorge Bushland

Explore the extensive bushland tracks and unexpected views right within our city limits.

Easy-Medium

S

John Potts

0418 576011

Jul 22

Visuals Evening

Past glories, future challenges – a pleasant evening of slides, photos and interesting people

Very easy & relaxing!

Basil Tkaczuk

6331 1155

Aug 5

Mt. Cameron

Prominent peak near Gladstone with views of the north east of Tasmania

Medium

BDS

Peter Davies
6344 8235

Aug 19

Lees Paddocks

In the heart of the mountains – a historic hut near the Mersey River

Medium

DLM

Terry Heier

6393 6671

Sep 9

Upper Liffey River

Walk the beautiful cascading Liffey River downhill from the Lake Highway to the Liffey Falls upper car park.

Easy-Medium

S

Andrew Madden

6399 3315

Sep 23

Moses Creek Falls Circuit

By far the best waterfall circuit walk in the state - in marvellous rainforest close to Cathedral Mountain

Medium

DELMS

Kent Lillico

0428 451 528

 

 

School term break is 30 Sept to 15 Oct

 

 

Oct 7
(not 14!)

Copper Cove

 Baker’s Beach area. Coastal heights and heathlands to lovely secluded beach suitable for swimming, fishing etc.

family

John Potts

0418 576011

Oct 28

Mt. Pillinger

A Boots N’ All favourite from bygone years - magnificent views to Mt Ossa and the Pelion mountains.

Med-hard

BDELS

Vivienne Bartle

0409 347 151

Nov 4
 L.Weekend

Bay of Fires ***camping

Walk and camp in this coastal area recognised worldwide as one of Tasmania’s most beautiful places.

Medium

DL

Chris Langerak

6330 2131

Nov 18

Mt. Tyndall

A “taster” of the Tyndall Ra. which in many ways equals the beauty of the Cradle area. Camp at Tullah Sat. night.

Medium

DELMS

Kent Lillico

0428 451 528

Dec 2

Mt. Scott

In region of Mt. Barrow. Views of the north east forests and out to the coast. Waratah and wild flowers in season!

Easy-Medium

S

Andrew Madden

6399 3315

 

 

School holidays from 21 Dec

 

 

Dec 30

Rats Castle

In the vicinity of the Great Lake on the Central Plateau - extensive views.

Medium

BDEMS

Basil Tkaczuk

6331 1155

Key:
B    Boulder field – walkers need to be able to confidently step from rock to rock.
C    Climbing sections using rocks and vegetation as hand holds.
D    Drive distance requires early departure – usually 7:30 am
E    Exposed alpine conditions – can be dangerous in poor weather if not fully equipped – see below.
L    A long day’s walk – in excess of 3 hours each way.
M   Marshy or muddy sections – be prepared to walk with wet feet.
S    Steep incline for at least part of the way

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Bush walking can involve an element of danger.  All who participate in Boots’n’All activities do so at their own risk.  Intending walkers new to Boots N’ All must contact the leader personally unless the walk is rated “Easy” or “Family”.