What does bushwalking
Walking through the bush, on a track, or along a beach with a
group of like-minded, sociable people who enjoy the outdoors.
It does require more effort than a stroll down the street, as
there may be a hill or two to climb, and perhaps
vegetation to duck under or push aside. You also need to
be more careful about where you put your feet on uneven
ground hidden in grass. And although it's a great way to
keep fit, you will enjoy your walking much more if you have at
least a basic level of fitness first.
What's the walking
There are few constructed walking
trails in this area, and you should expect to do a little
off-track, rough bushwalking on even the easy day
walks. Most walks have no guiding track at all, and the
route followed is what seems to be the easiest through the
vegetation and terrain.
We suggest you start with a short
walk first, and work up to your comfort level of walk type
and duration. Information about our bushwalking program may be
obtained by reading the current
newsletter, checking the walk description,
checking the walk grading and legend, and by contacting the walk
leader. Look for half day (H/W) or day (D/W) walks that are classified as easy (E),
and no longer than 5 (A) or 10 (B) kilometres in length.
Some of the areas where we walk are
Mt Archer National Park, Byfield Forestry, Blackdown Tableland
National Park, and various other public and private
Can I try it out
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, only members
can participate in Club walks at present. Usually, visitors may participate in up
to three complimentary club walks before joining. You will need to sign an
Acknowledgement of Risk (AOR) form on the day.
What equipment will I
For a beginner trying an easy day walk, a good
pair of enclosed walking shoes (joggers will do initially), a
hat, a 2 litre water bottle, sunscreen, food for snack breaks
and lunch, plus a backpack to carry everything in, leaving
your hands free. Consider also a loose-fitting
long-sleeved shirt and long shorts/trousers to keep scratchy
vegetation at bay.
You'll need more equipment if you want to
continue bushwalking, and fellow bushwalkers can provide
valuable tips as to what to get. A full list is given in
the bushwalking equipment and