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.

Manjedal and Karrakup State …

June
Sunday
2
A medium grade walk of about 14 km, mostly on flat tracks with good foliage. There may be some off track sections. We will carpool from the meeting point to Nettleton Road for the start of the walk. Bring morning tea and lunch. Read more...
09:00 h
Medium Walk

Mullaloo to Hillarys Stroll …

June
Tuesday
4
An easy 11 km walk from Mullaloo to Hillary’s Marina and return. We meet at the Tom Simpson car park and walk south along the coastal path. At Whitfords Nodes we will climb the Jacob’s ladder of the North. It’s an easy 145 steps and well worth the effort. We will stop at the Marina for morning te… Read more...
09:00 h
Easy Walk

Ghost House Trail

June
Sunday
9
A 13 km loop around the wetlands of Yanchep National Park. Sandy tracks with gentle hills, a variety of vegetation and chances to spot wildlife. Visit the remains of a historic house and encounter the alleged ghost. Park fees apply so bring your National Parks pass if you have one. BYO morning t… Read more...
09:00 h - 14:30 h
Medium Walk

Italian Restaurant Night

June
Wednesday
12
Join us at the Il Pasto  for a good night out. It has BYO wine and beer (corkage applies). It also has separate billing. Entrance to the restaurant is on Ninth Avenue. There is plenty of parking.   Please RSVP by Friday June 7. Hope to see you there. Read more...
19:00 h
Restaurant Night