About Us

To promote health and pleasure through walking as a group

Hill View Bushwalkers has Friday walks from mid-February to mid-November. HVB began in a small way in the early 1970s, growing gradually and retaining a quite informal structure. The spirit of friendship and care that was nurtured in those early years has been maintained, and it is rewarding to be associated with this group.

The two long-time leaders who had guided the group through its formative years retired in 2006, precipitating significant changes in organisational procedures. Most significantly, we incorporated the group and affiliated with Bushwalking NSW. The evolution of the group continued, and we now have walks at three levels of activity led by members who volunteer to lead walks that appeal to them.

The Plus walking group usually has a walk ranging  from 13 to 20 kilometres, with substantial ascents and descents though the distance may be less in difficult terrain. The Regular walking group will usually walk between 9 and 12 kilometres, with less vigorous climbs. A third group, the EZY walking group, is for those who now find the first two types of walk a bit difficult and wish to walk at a slower pace, with walks of up to 8 kilometres.  Unlike the first two categories which are held weekly, these walks are currently held fortnightly.  Because we walk on Fridays we tend to have a fairly mature membership that includes many part-time workers and retired people.

A weekend away is occasionally arranged to a place where there is low-cost accommodation and good day walks, such as the Snowy Mountains or NSW South Coast.

The program covers six months, starting with a subcommittee preparing a program listing proposed walks. This is then circulated to members, who indicate which walks they are prepared to lead (two leaders to each walk), and when all the gaps are filled the program is finalised and published. Walks are all within reach of a one day trip from the meeting point in Turramurra, enabling us to walk in the Blue Mountains, the Central Coast and Royal National Park areas as well as in Sydney. We usually drive with car pooling, but where possible we use public transport.

TRANSPORT can be by car pooling but where possible by public transport

2018 07 27 Plus Barb 0925 P1232270 8322018 06 5 Reg Barbara1
                              Boarding the Bundeena ferry at Cronulla                                                                                         Walkers on Coalcliff Station

the all important BRIEFING
2018 27 18 Reg Deidre 1015302018 08 03 Plus WendyC 1 04                                         Our leader explains 'It's not going to be easy'.......                                                       The warm sunshine greets us on a chilly Lawson morning

on the TRACK
2018 07 06 RegularWalk SueS WHALE WATCHING 20180706 131120                                                                                                                 Whale watching en route to Maroubra
2018 10 26 Reg John G IMG 9187 Medium2018 11 09 EZY Robyn M 02 flying fox fun Medium                                        Our EZY walkers have some 'flying fox fun'                                                                          Looking at rock engravings (Aboriginal and European)

an illustration of the wonderful FLORA on the track

2018 11 09 PlusWalk SueS woolyseeds 0640362018 11 09 PlusWalk SueS teatree 061707                                          Tea Tree Leptospermum sp
2018 11 09 PlusWalk SueS streakedrockorchid 214510 2                                     Streaked Rock Orchid Dendrobium striolatum (Dockrillia striolata)                                                      Woolly seeds of drumsticks Isopogon anethifolias

'when's  MORNING TEA'.....three words sometimes heard by leaders!
2018 05 11 Plus Barbara R P11901182018 08 17 Reg Pete MT 1                                                             Some of the twenty two walkers                                                                                                Lords Bay                                             

back on the track and sometimes there are CHALLENGES
2018 11 09 PlusWalk Lyndy HeadingdownNoblesCanyon2 114432 2      2018 11 09 PlusWalk AnneR Walking through the canyonP1230944 Copy 2     2018 11 09 PlusWalk AnneR Negotiating an obstacle in the canyonP1230946 3
                 Heading down into Nobles Canyon                                        Walking through the Canyon and................negotiating an obstacle in the Canyon

12 10 2018 Ros G final crossing IMG 9134

                                                                                                  Final 'wading' of the Lane Cove River

LUNCH can be in the bush with mountain views, overlooking water or in surburbia 

2018 06 01 PlusWalk Wendy lunchattherabulatlookout       2018 09 14 EZYWalk Deidre lunch DSCN5958
                                A cool shady spot in the grounds of Cumberland Hospital
       2018 05 18 Clive 6. Lunch overlooking Empire Bay Copy  

          Therabulat Lookout.....a bit of a squeeze but we didn't mind in the cold!                                                                 Overlooking Empire Bay

back on the TRACK again and sometimes we meet some feathered friends

2018 10 12 RegularWalk AnneR Easternshipbird P1230834 Copy 22018 08 10 RegularWalk Pete peacocks

                                                Eastern Whipbird                                                                                        Proud peacocks posing for the camera at Auburn Botanical Gardens

2018 03 16 Plus Clive.Our happy group of walkers ably lead by Celia.4

                                                                                                      Walkers posing for the camera at Tahmoor Gorge

BBQs which are held twice yearly are always well attended.  The end of June BBQ is preceded by a short altogether walk while the end of year BBQ held in mid November is traditionally held at Bobbin Head.

2018 06 29 RichmondHeritageWalkandBBQ Drina Walking between the plane trees2018 11 16 BBQ donwo 1216 the pavillion

Chapel Street Richmond  -  a feature of the street is the avenue of London Plane trees                                                     Bobbin Head

COFFEE following a walk is always a great opportunity to reflect on the day

2018 10 26 Reg Christine McA 131106 Medium Small2018 10 19 All Chris McA 133403

Photo credits

  Barbara     Bundeena 15 June Regular  
  Barbara    Illawarra Escarpment 27 July Plus  
  Wendy C    Berowra Valley NP 3 August Plus  
  Deidre    Lawson 27 July Regular  
  Sue S    La Perouse 6 July Regular  
  Margaret B    Parramatta River 9 November EZY  
  Ros G    West Head 26 October Regular  
  Sue S    Nobles Canyon 9 November Plus  
  Sue S    Nobles Canyon 9 November Plus  
  Sue S    Nobles Canyon 9 November Plus  
  Pete     Ku-ring-gai NP 17 August Regular  
  Barbara    Ku-ring-gai NP 11 May Plus  
  Lyndy    Nobles Canyon 9 November Plus  
  Anne R    Nobles Canyon 9 November Plus  
  Anne R    Nobles Canyon 9 November Plus  
  Ros G    Lane Cove NP 12 October Plus  
  Wendy C    Medlow Bath 1 June Plus  
  Deidre    Toongabbie Creek 14 September EZY  
  Clive    Bouddi NP 18 May Plus  
  Anne R    Sydney Harbour NP 12 October Regular  
  Pete     Auburn Botanical Gardens 10 August Regular  
  Clive    Tahmoor Canyon 16 March Plus  
  Drina    Richmond Heritage Walk 29 June All Together  
  Don W    Bobbin Head 16 November Social  
  Christine McA    Ku-ring-gai NP 26 October Regular  
  Christine McA    Parramatta River  19 October All Together  

 

 

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