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Boots N' All 2020 Walks Calendar

While this listing of walks is up-to-date at time of publishing, it is sometimes necessary to cancel or change a planned walk for reasons such as leader unavailability, closed roads or poor weather. It is also Boots N' All policy that a minimum of 2 persons of the same gender (this can include the leader) will need to register before the walk can go ahead.

Date

Location

Description

Rating

Contact Leader

Jan 11

Breona Tier

Explore the high alpine plateau north-west of Great Lake. Expansive views, and hopefully wild flowers in bloom.

Medium

BES

Basil Tkaczuk

6331 1155

Jan 25

L.Weekend

Hardings Falls

A leisurely exploration of the headwaters of the Swan River south of Fingal.(with SU family camp walkers)  

Easy-Medium

 

Brian Roach

6344 7672

Feb 8

Lady Lake

***camping

An evening climb to the beautiful plateau for a night at Lady Lake Hut. This one is for women and girls!

Medium (overnight)

EMS

Miranda Gracie

0458 175 703

Feb 22

Solitary Hut at Tiger Lake

Explore the alpine lakes and wilderness, and visit one man’s hideaway in the Walls of Jerusalem

Medium

DLSM

Chris Langerak

0409 808 152

Feb 28

Cradle Mt.

**Bush N’ Biscuits SU youth focus camp

After an hour’s back packing, settle in to camp at the scout hut to explore the delights of Cradle Mountain and valley. Note: limited spaces  Click here to register

Easy-Medium

DEMS

Tom Young

0407 004 245

Mar  7-8

L- weekend **

Lake Explorer - Blue Peaks Circuit

Camping trip to explore the area around Lake Explorer, Blue Peaks, Forty Lakes Peak and Little Throne. (partly off-track)

Medium overnight)

BCELMS

Nik Sands
0429 387 777

Mar 7

Hartz Peak

Come explore what the south has to offer with the great views and breath-taking alpine scenery.   

Medium 
SME

Daniel Hutchison
0457 765 907

Mar 21

 

Jack’s Lagoon circuit

A circuit near Lake Mackenzie. Explore the many lakes and valleys in this area near Fisher Bluff.

Medium

DE

Phil Andrew

0408 014757 or 6300 1067

Apr 4

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 
EMS

John Tabor

6428 6512

April 11

Easter Saturday

School term break is 13-28 April

 

 

Apr 25

Grail Falls Fagus Time

Experience the unique beauty of the “fagus” in full autumn colour in the beautiful surrounds of Grail Falls

Medium

DEMS

Phil Dawson email  pidasms@gmail.com or ph.   6382 3561 after 6:30 pm

May 9

Bastion Cascades

Explore the forests and spectacular waterfalls. Circuit walk returning via Stone Hut

Medium

S

Terry Heier

6393 6671

May 23

Evercreech Res. / Mathinna Falls

See the White Knights – spectacular tall gum trees on this North-East reserve. Family day & BYO Barbecue

Easy

Andrew Madden

6399 3315

June 6

L.Weekend

TBA

 

 

 

June 13

Montague Thumbs Circuit

A tough but rewarding walk - great views of Hobart and Huon area - Wellington Falls on the way home. (from Betts Road, Longley, via Cathedral Rock)

Hard
BELS 

Daniel Hutchison
 0457 765 907

June 20

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

School term break is 6-21 July

 

 

Jul 11

Duck Reach and Gorge Bushland

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

Easy-Medium

S

John Potts

0418 576 011

Jul 25

Visuals Evening

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

Very easy & relaxing!

Basil Tkaczuk

6331 1155

Aug  8

TBA

 

 

 

Aug 22

TBA

 

 

 

Sept 5

Drys Bluff

1000 metres up in less than 3km – one of Tasmania’s steepest ascents to spectacular northern views.

Hard

BCSE

Kent Lillico

0428 451 528

Sept 20

(Sunday)

Tamar Island

Sunday afternoon stroll to a peaceful wetlands area on the very edge of the city – plenty of bird life to observe.

Easy

John Potts

0418 576011

 

 

School term break is 28 Sept - 13 Oct

 

 

Oct 3

Wineglass Portage

Iron men & women invited to carry 5, 10 or 20 kg water to Wineglass Bay camp for SU Goliath camp (see next item)

Fast – choose your load!

Nik Sands
0429 387 777

Oct 8-11 (TBC)

Freycinet SU camping trip

[Scripture Union Taking on Goliath bushwalking camp]

Check website after July

 

Nik Sands
0429 387 777

Oct 10

Patersonia Rivulet

See the last big trees and enjoy the myrtles of this forest valley north-east of Launceston

Easy

Andrew Madden

6399 3315

Oct 31

L.Weekend **

Lees Paddocks

**camping

A spectacular hidden valley surrounded by the peaks of the Cradle Mt – Lake St Clair reserve. Youth focus event

Medium

DEM

Ben Lundie
0409 996 951

Nov 6 (Fri)

Planning

Meeting to plan 2020 walks program

No mud or scrub!

All available leaders

Nov 7

Plateau Clifftop Circuit

Up Western Creek track and follow clifftop escarpment to Lady Lake and Higgs Track. Spectacular views!

Medium

BEM

Phil Dawson email  pidasms@gmail.com or ph.   6382 3561 after 6:30 pm

Nov 21

TBA

 

 

 

Dec 5

Mt. Maurice

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

Medium S

Andrew Madden

6399 3315

 

 

School holidays from 20 Dec

 

 

Dec 26

TBA

 

 

 

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”.