They say ‘Forewarned is Forearmed’ and so 11 hikers set off on a Betty 11km hike that promised “walking around some fairly steep hills south of Batemans Bay”. True to her word this was a tough hike on some long steep hills but the views from the top were spectacular. We all agreed that few of us had seen the township from these vantage points which made the slog all the more rewarding. Betty said she added a 2km section to the hike to avoid one extremely steep hill climb which she showed us from the top looking down. The photos will hopefully do justice to the climb we didn’t have to do. The hike ended close to the Batemans Bay Cemetery which drew obvious black humour comments from a group of very tired walkers. We all agreed this was a good workout and worth the effort. Well done to Betty for such an interesting, yet tough walk.
Photos by Helen and Mary - Click for larger and captions **** This article first appeared on the Batemans Bay Bushwalking website
About the BATEMANS BAY BUSHWALKERS INC. Batemans Bay Bushwalkers are a crew of around 200 members, with the shared goal of finding, exploring and enjoying the natural secrets of our corner of Australia. First formed in 1985, we have about 200 members. We are not-for-profit and run by volunteers We are an Incorporated Association with a Constitution and a Committee to oversee administration Personal Accident, Public Liability and Associations Liability Insurance is funded by your annual subscriptions We publish 4 Walks Programs per year, with 2 walks a week of varying grades. Visitors are welcome on walks and are covered by our insurance for 3 walks per financial year Walks are led by volunteer Walk Leaders, who carry a GPS, topographic map, and when appropriate, a safety beacon. We take our safety seriously. Bushwalking is a risky business, accidents do happen, injuries do result. Each walk is graded for difficulty so that you can choose walks to suit your level of ability. Members and Visitors sign a Responsibility Waiver before each walk. We also get together for a variety of social activities and camps, but you have to be a Member to come along to those