Bushwalkers of Western Australia

Winter

 

Summer

 

Walking is a year round activity. Bushwalkers of Western Australia Inc (BOWA) based in Perth has a complete annual programme. In Winter (May to October) longer walks of up to 20km in length are undertaken. These require a full day and most of the information about walking presented here applies to these walks. From time to time the Winter programme will include, for variety, a shorter half day walk.  In Summer members maintain fitness by shorter walks around the Perth environs which are completed before midday. On almost every Sunday of the year it is possible to sample the experience of walking with our club. How do I get started?

Winter walks are the mainstay of our walks annual programme. They take place on most Sundays between May and October. The meeting time and location is given in the events calendar. Walks may vary in length from 12 to 20 km or more (shorter for half day walks) depending on the terrain and nature of the course. We walk in all weather. The Bibbulmun track, Monadnocks region, Avon Valley, Toodyay and Serpentine areas are some of the walk locations.

Summer walks are half day walks in and around Perth. These are held on Sundays during the warmer months. They provide a pleasant way to stay fit. Locations such as Fremantle, Cottesloe beach, The Swan River and Herdsman and Joondalup Lakes are popular. Many of these walks are designed to go past a cafe where walkers may pause for a while to enjoy a refreshment. Equipment required for these walks is very basic - shoes, hat, sunscreen and water. Meeting points are as decided by the walk leader and are on the programme. Visitors are welcome - just telephone the walk leader a few days prior.

Our club has about 60 members. All ages are welcome. At present the membership age ranges from early middle age upwards. 

We welcome visitors who wish to sample the experience of bushwalking. Walking as a visitor is the starting point for prospective members (How do I get started?).

 

Bushwalkers of Western Australia Inc (BOWA) is a small informal bushwalking club. We promote and facilitate bushwalking mostly on weekends in the wild areas around Perth. Less frequent outings are held in the more distant reaches of Western Australia such as the Stirling Ranges and Dwellingup. 

A reasonable level of fitness is essential. This would be the level attained by a moderately active person. If you walk regularly and can walk 3-5km at a steady pace without a break then you are probably fit enough to go bushwalking. If you know that you are very unfit it is important that you work on your fitness level before commencing bushwalking.

Yanchep Rose Trail

August
Sunday
9
Full day, medium 15km walk on a flat sandy trail. Paid entry to national park per car, concessions available.
09:00 h
Medium Walk

Jarrahdale Jaunt

August
Sunday
16
A very pleasant 16km southerly circular walk from Jarrahdale township, which is a 25 minute drive from Armadale.  The walk returns beside the pretty cascades of Kitty’s Gorge. Our route is mostly, but not entirely, on track. There is one long, steepish climb - up Scarp Road after our morning cr…
09:00 h
Medium Walk

Munda Biddi 3/4 day walk

August
Sunday
23
A 14km medium walk from Mundaring Weir to South Ledge and Hewett’s Hill Hut on the Bibbulmun Track, then cutting across to the Munda Biddi Trail and back to Mundaring Weir. There will be one combined morning tea / lunch stop at Hewett’s Hill hut.
09:00 h
Medium Walk

Midgegooroo State Forest

August
Sunday
30
14 - 16 km on gentle gradient well formed track with small hills. Could go off track for short distances. Warren C 0403 777 907.
09:00 h - 16:30 h
Medium Walk
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Perth, Australia

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Sunday 11.67°C / 16.11°C Rain
Monday 11.11°C / 14.44°C Scattered Thunderstorms
Tuesday 11.67°C / 15.56°C Mostly Cloudy
Wednesday 10.56°C / 15.56°C Partly Cloudy
Thursday 10.56°C / 16.67°C Partly Cloudy
Friday 9.44°C / 17.78°C Partly Cloudy