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Walk Information

What you need to know

Photo2Walks Program - only available to members.  Click pdfhere for a sample program.

Booking on a Walk For day walks ring the leader at least three days before the walk for information on distance, terrain, departure time and location and for any special requirements. Longer walks, usually one week before or as may be advertised in the Club Walks Program.

Car Pooling  Transport cost is shared between passengers. The walk leader normally works out the rate based on distance travelled (which allows for fuel plus the additional cost of running a car such as tyres and servicing) and advises the cost at the end of the walk. As a guide, day trips work out between $2.00 and $15.00 per passenger. Use xlsTravel Calculator to estimate cost.

High Temperature Cancellation Policy

On days of Total Fire Ban in the region, all walks and bike rides will be cancelled.

 If, at the location and expected time of activity:

i)  the temperature is expected to be greater than 35 deg. Celsius; or

ii)  the Fire Danger is predicted to be Severe [orange] or greater, then all walks and bike rides should normally be cancelled.

 If, at the location and expected time of the walk or ride:

 i)  the temperature is expected to be greater than 30 deg. Celsius; or

 ii)   the Fire Danger is predicted to be Very High [yellow], then the Leader should, after consultation with other walkers/riders, use his/her discretion to cancel, modify or continue the activity.

 Mobile Phone Policy 

  As the use of mobile phones on walks can be a source of annoyance to other walkers, we request that members observe the following:

 1. The use of mobile phones on walks should be kept to a minimum and phones should be either turned off or switched to Silent.

2. If you need to call someone or return a message, then please wait until the next refreshment or lunch break and preferably move away from the group.

 3. If you are expecting an emergency call, then let the walk leader know, as a matter of courtesy.

 4. If you become separated from the group, then your phone should be switched on to enable contact to be made.

 5. Walkers need to advise the Leader of their mobile phone number when booking in for the walk.

 What to bring on a Walk 

What you take on an activity will be determnined by the leader and can depend on the type of walk or activity.  Overnight walks will require additonal items.  List of suggested items and First Aidrequirements

A check list is available from the Club to assist in preparation. The walk leader reserves the right to refuse permission to anyone to attend a walk who is inadequately dressed or equipped for the activity and the expected conditions. If in doubt check with the leader beforehand.

 Bushwalking Victoria also has a list of organisations offering jpegdiscounts  available to members.

Grading of Walks

Ramble   Walk on mostly level and even terrain with emphasis on visits to areas where social activities can be included. Walking time 4-5 hours, 6 to 8kms.

Easy   Walking on gently undulating terrain, mostly on formed tracks. Suitable for most people. Walking time 4 to 5 hours, 10 to 15 km.

Easy/Medium  Gently undulating terrain, mostly on formed tracks with some short climbs. Walking time 4 to 5 hours, 10 to 15 km.

Medium   Some of the walk not necessarily on formed tracks, with some sustained climbs (1km or more). Walking time 5 to 6 hours, 10 to 20 km.

Medium/Hard   As for medium but includes rougher terrain, ie. heavy scrub, rock scrambling or longer climbs or descents. Walking time 5 to 6 hours, 10 to 20 km.

Hard   Consistent walking in difficult terrain, rock scrambling, thick scrub, steep ups and downs, creek crossings. Experienced and fit walkers only. Walking time 6 to 10 hours, 10 to 20 km.

Exploratory   May be any of the above (usually the harder walks) but the route is not familiar to the Leader.

Visitors on Walks
The Club welcomes visitors including children and friends on a casual basis.  A fee of $5.00 per activity (ie day walk or base camp etc) is payable and collected by the walk or base camp leader

NOTE:- Prospective members, members from other bushwalking clubs and bonafide travellers from outside the metropolitan area do not pay visitors fees

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