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.

Common meeting points on the walks programme are:

  • Armadale (Railway Station)
  • Midland (Railway Station)
  • Kalamunda
  • Kelmscott
  • Mundaring Hills Visitor Centre

Departure time is precisely as on the programme (usually 9.00 am). For convenience cars are pooled to go from the meeting point to the start of the walk with passengers making a contribution for petrol. The walk leader leads the group along the predetermined route. There may be short breaks for morning and afternoon tea and a break for lunch.

At the walk end the pool vehicles return the group back to the meeting location. The return time varies with the length of the walk
and the length of the drive to and from the meeting point. It is usually between 3.30 pm and 5.00 pm.

If you are interested in joining our club or would like to walk as a visitor go to the How do I get started page.

Back of Kalamunda

May
Sunday
29
Starting on the Bibbulmun track at the Kalamunda Community Centre.  Includes some hills and off track passing Hasluck's Retreat. 15-16Kms.
09:00 h
Medium/Hard Walk

Settlers Common

June
Sunday
5
Good views and rolling hills on this16Kms track walk into the hills above Armadale. Members and Visitors who are proposing to attend this walk are reminded that in accordance with the Club’s COVID-19 vaccination policy they may only participate if they have proof that they have been double vaccina…
09:00 h
Medium Walk

Greenmount Park

June
Sunday
12
A 12Km but hilly walk with good outlooks, 2 quarries and picturesque Nyaania creek to enjoy. We should be back in time for lunch if you wish to stop back in Midland or elsewhere.  Members and Visitors who are proposing to attend this walk are reminded that in accordance with the Club’s COVID-…
09:00 h
Medium Walk

Yarra Rd

June
Sunday
26
Mostly track walking in the upper catchment of the Helena valley Reservoir. About 15Kms long. Members and Visitors who are proposing to attend this walk are reminded that in accordance with the Club’s COVID-19 vaccination policy they may only participate if they have proof that they have been doub…
09:00 h
Medium Walk