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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Dalmeny/Narooma Bushwalkers news

Members of the Dalmeny/Narooma Bushwalkers have been very active throughout 2023 to date. Autumn and Winter Programs have been completed with a variety of easy to hard walks being undertaken around the Eurobodalla and Bega Shires. We have a substantial contingent of members from Bermagui so we spend some time doing walks in Mimosa Rocks N.P. as well as Parks and State Forest close to home. The weather has been favourable for walking and very few have been cancelled due to wet weather. Some walks of interest that come to mind are Picnic Point north to Aragannu led by Barry Keely, a beautiful area of Mimosa Rocks N.P.; Gail Drurys walk in the Dignams Creek area south from here a new area to us: quite a few creek walks in and around Mitchells Ridge Rd just on our doorstep from Dalmeny; Iconic Gulaga Mountain from the North and a special walk combined with Bega Bushwalkers up the Saunders Track on the southern side of Gulaga a rugged walk through private property led by Robert Lewin form Cobargo.

We live in such a beautiful area where it is relatively easy to get out in the bush and see spectacular sights, birds, and forest trees and it is easy to take it for granted, when you live down here. For instance we combined with Batemans Bay Bushwalkers and were led by Donna Garden from Moruya to an area just north of Moruya called Pollwombra Mountain . We have never been in this location and what a beautiful spot. Large Granite boulders, some towering trees, native Rock orchids coming into flower and beautiful creeks. This area was badly affected by the 2020 fires but still has a majestic beauty and is a State Forest not a National Park, well worth further exploration.

Combining with other Clubs to do some walks is so worthwhile and it is interesting to note that bushwalking numbers are quite large in the Eurobodalla Shire. Batemans Bay has over 150 members; D/N Bushwalkers approx. 90 and when you look further Bega approx 50 and Shoalhaven huge (bigger than all the others) It is a significant activity, healthy and good for your mind.

Dalmeny/Narooma has just put out our Spring Program together and we have a number of trips away as well as local walks.. A Kiama Trip to do some coast walking, A Budawang N.P. walk to the Monolith Valley and a week's trip to Mt Buffalo in Victoria in mid October. All are fully taken up. Most walks during the summer are coastal to get away from the heat.

If you are interested in coming and doing some walks , we cater for everybody, with easy to hard grades. Look us up on the web site and come and meet us and discuss what you would like to do.

Pictures are of Pollwombra Mountain Combined Walk with Batemans Bay Bushwalkers and Dalmeny/Narooma Bushwalkers.

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