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. 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 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. People aged 18 years or above are welcome in the club. 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.

Kitty's Gorge

August
Sunday
20
Good views from the start on the Serpentine river and a pleasant lunch spot at the falls before our return. 16Kms track. 400 mts elevation.  
09:00 h
Medium Walk

Gooseberry Hill

August
Sunday
27
Good views across the Helena Valley with some beneficial heart exercise along the way!  16Kms app
09:00 h
Demanding Walk

Mount Cooke

September
Sunday
3
A steady incline to our highest in the Darling Range. Morning tea at the hut and lunch on the top. 17Kms track 350mts elevation.
09:00 h
Medium Walk

Mundaring Weir to Hewetts

September
Sunday
10
From the Weir to the first Bibb track hut and return. 13kms all track.200 mts elevation. 
09:00 h
Medium Walk
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Perth, WA

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Monday 10°C / 15°C Mostly cloudy
Tuesday 8°C / 16°C Partly cloudy
Wednesday 9°C / 17°C Mostly sunny
Thursday 8°C / 19°C Sunny
Friday 9°C / 20°C Mostly sunny
Saturday 10°C / 20°C Sunny
Sunday 11°C / 20°C Sunny

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    Midweek walks are a new addition to the club's activities.