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Boots N' All 2018 Walks Calendar

Jan 13

Projection Bluff

Plateau walk (one steep climb) – scenic views, pencil pines

Easy-Medium

BES

Brian Roach

6344 7672

Jan 27

Mt. Foster

A peak amid the forests near Avoca. Some off-track walking. (with SU family camp walkers)  

Medium

BDS

Basil Tkaczuk

6331 1155

 

 

School term (state) begins 5th Feb.

 

 

Feb 10

Havelock Falls

From Pine Lake ( Lakes Main Rd). A seldom visited waterfall in alpine country falling into Meander Valley. Off track.

Medium-Hard

John Tabor

6428 6512

Feb 24

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.

Hut accommodation reserved for SU Children/Youth ministry but you are welcome to join us for the day/s, perhaps using other accommodation in the area.

Easy-Medium

DEMS

Basil Tkaczuk

6331 1155

Mar 10

L.Weekend

Bay of Fires ***camping

Further explore the northern part of this region recognised worldwide as one of Tasmania’s most beautiful places.

Medium

DL

Chris Langerak

0409 808 152

Mar 24

Bridport – Brid River Track

A relaxing seaside break at Bridport. Explore the walking track, and perhaps a swim and a coffee afterwards.

Easy

Chris Langerak

0409 808 152

Mar 31

Easter Saturday

Easter break is from Fri. 31st March to Tues. 3rd April

 

 

Apr 14

Point Sorell

Explore the beautiful coastal area north of Hawley

Easy

Terry Heier

6393 6671

Apr 28

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

 

 

School term break is 14 Apr to 29 Apr

 

 

May 5

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

May 19

Ralphs Falls

Explore the north-east, including the delightful Ralph’s Falls near Ringarooma

Medium

Peter Davies
6344 8235

Jun 9

Old Bill’s Monument

Beat the winter cold to explore the interesting rock formations of the NW corner of  Ben Lomond.

Medium

BES

Basil Tkaczuk

6331 1155

Jun 23

Meander Falls

Rain forest walk – spectacular water falls (sometimes frozen!) from the escarpment of the Western Tiers               

Medium
LMS

Phil Dawson

0417 527 511

 

 

School term break is 7 Jul to 22 Jul

 

 

Jul 14

Leven Canyon

This “taster” of the spectacular Leven Canyon will explore a couple of easier trails which offer majestic views.

Easy-Medium

S

Brian Roach

6344 7672

Jul 28

Visuals Evening

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

Very easy & relaxing!

Basil Tkaczuk

6331 1155

Aug 11

Stone’s Throw

Explore this lovely rural lake and riverside setting right in Launceston. Enjoy some refreshment at the on site cafe

Easy

Phil Andrew

0408 014757 or 6300 1067

Aug 25

TBA

Check website (via web address below) or ask leaders whether a walk has been added.

TBA

TBA

Sept 8

North East Rail Trail

An easy stroll along the old railway line near Scottsdale. Lovely views of the north east countryside.

Easy

Phil Andrew

0408 014757 or 6300 1067

Sept 22

Cuckoo Falls

A delightful short walk in the vicinity of Scottsdale featuring rainforests and falls rated well worth visiting!

Easy

Andrew Madden

6399 3315

 

 

School term break is 29 Sept to 14 Oct

 

 

Oct 6

Asbestos Range

Long walk through coastal and forested hilly areas in the vicinity of Bakers Beach and Badger Head.

Hard
LMS

Kent Lillico

0428 451 528

Oct 20

Mt Farrell

Directly above Tullah and including the delightful Lake Herbert. Spectacular views.

Medium

DSME

Vivienne Bartle

0409 347 151

Nov 3

L.Weekend

Walls of Jerusalem ***camp

World-renowned spectacular wilderness area with mountains, lakes and scenery, camp at Dixon’s Kingdom.

Medium

DELMS

Peter Davies
6344 8235

Nov 9 (Fri.)

Planning

Meeting to plan 2019 walks program

No mud or scrub!

All available leaders

Nov 18
(Sunday)

Tamar Island

A peaceful wetlands area on the very edge of the city – plenty of bird life to observe.

Easy

John Potts

0418 576011

Dec 1

Mt. Maurice

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 22 Dec

 

 

Dec 29

Mt. Penny

Explore the lakes and forests of the central highlands near Woods Lake and Arthur’s Lake.

Easy-Medium

Phil Andrew

0408 014757 or 6300 1067

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

Click this link for a more detailed discussion of Preparation, Food and Safety guidelines for Boots N' All walks.

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”.