BUC Walking Group in Sturt Gorge, 27 Sep 2015The walking group is an informal all-age activity that meets on the last Sunday of each month. It is a great way for us to get to know each other better. Anyone can take responsibility for organising a walk. This gives us a variety of walks and varying degrees of difficulty.  Most walks are able to be managed by every age group.

The walks usually take between one and two hours (usually, but not always) commencing at around 2:00 pm, as determined by that walk’s organiser. During the summer, our walks can make use of the evening daylight saving hours. The start point for our walks is usually within a half hour’s drive from the church.

For further information, contact Gloria and Malcom McArthur (8278 1294 or glomal2000@hotmail.com).

Walking Plan for 2017:

Please check the schedule below for our upcoming walks. Please watch the newsletter or the posted News items on this website for updates.
Date Organiser Place to meet
Jan 29th Tony & Jackie Otworowski 5:00pm @ Kingston Park car park next to Brighton Caravan Park (near the kiosk) for a beach walk (map)
Feb 26th Michael Hughes & Janet Taylor-Hughes 4pm, Coromandel Valley at the Watchman House car park, 360 Main Road Coromandel Valley (near the intersection of Winns and Main Roads)
Mar 26th Phil Hoffmann 2pm, River Torrens outlet, in the car park just north of the Seaview Road Bridge (33 Esplanade, Henley Beach – map)
Apr 30th Jan & Anthony Furness 2p, junction of Trevor Terrace and Allison Avenue, Blackwood (map) for an easy walk through the Sturt Gorge.
May 28th Lynona & David Hawkins Roughly 1pm at Colebrook Blackwood Reconciliation Park, Shepherd’s Hill Road, Eden Hills (map)
Jun 25th Geoff & Ann McLean 2p, Waite Conservation Reserve – enter Waite Campus Gate 2 off Waite Rd, up Hartley Grove, then use car park on right – Wine Innovation East/The Plant Accelerator (map)
Jul 30th Malcolm & Gloria McArthur 2p at the corner of Sprigg Rd and Lampert Rd, Crafers (see map). There will be two options to Mt Lofty Summit: for the “Hardy Ones” and the “Hardlies”.
Aug 27th Nancy & Peter Cranwell 2:15p, Bonython Park Kiosk (map) for a wander around the Karrawirra Parri (River Torrens) precinct, including the Bunyip Trail.
Sep 24th Phil & Christa Megaw
Oct 29th Phil & Jane Marlow
Nov 26th David & Lynona Hawkins
Dec No December walk

 Walking in 2016:

Date Organiser Place to meet
Jan 31st Geoff McLean 6:30pm @ Brighton Jetty for a beach walk
Feb 28th Michael Hughes & Janet Taylor-Hughes 5:30pm @ Watchman House for a walk along Historic Coromandel Valley.
Mar 27th No walk due to Easter
Apr 24th Malcolm & Gloria McArthur 2:00pm @ Epiphany Place, Crafers for a one-way walk to Mt Lofty Summit. Click here for more details.
May 29th Geoff & Ann McLean 2:00pm @ at the Kuitpo Forest Reserve GATE B02 –  1km past Kangarilla on Dashwood Gully Road (road to Meadows). Click here for more details and a map.
Jun 26th The McLeans and The McArthurs 2:00pm @ Joan’s Pantry, Hawthorndene. Click here for more details and a map.
Jul 31st Milton Turner 2pm @ Waverly Lodge entrance to Belair National Park on Sheoak Road. Click here for a map.
Aug 28th Rev Phil Hoffmann 2pm @ Breakout Creek Wetlands. Meet in the car park at corner of Seaview Road, Henley Beach and the Esplanade (small park immediately north of bridge over the Torrens as road dog-legs to seaside). Click here for a map.
Sep 25th Phil & Christa Megaw 2pm @ Stirling District Cemetery (click for a map) to walk the bushland section of the Valley of the Bandicoots Trail (The Aldgate Valley Nature Walk).
Oct 30th
Nov 27th
Dec No December walk

Walking in 2015:

Date Organiser Place to meet
Jan 25th  —  —
Feb 22nd Ray Bown 7pm @ Brighton Jetty for a beach walk to Seacliff and return
Mar 22nd Phil Hoffmann 2pm @ Henley Square. Beachside walk returning to take in some of Henley Beach’s historic buildings.
Apr 26th Geoff McLean 2pm @ Oaklands Wetlands and Reserve – drive in off Oaklands Rd and meet at second BBQ AREA on right next to car parking bay 6 or 7.
May 31st Malcolm & Gloria McArthur CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
2pm @ Brown Hill Creek. Meet at roadside at the southern end of the Caravan Park.
Jun 28th Phil Megaw 2pm @ Belair National Park, Gate 20 (Upper Sturt Lodge) on Upper Sturt Road.
Jul 26th David Hawkins 2pm @ Coromandel Railway Station for a walk through Magpie Gully.
Aug 30th Peter Smith 2pm @ Belair National Park, Gate 6  on Sheoak Road.
Sep 27th Jan & Milton Turner 2pm @ Sturt Gorge, Gate 1 (opposite 34 The Boulevard, Bellevue Heights)
Oct 25th Wendy Norris and Mark & Elisabeth Williams 2pm @ George Street Reserve, Marion for a bike/walker dual excursion!
Nov 29th Bonnie & Bruce Marriott 2pm @ Brighton Caravan Park (Kingston Park) for a coastal walk.
Dec No December walk

Walking in 2014:

Date Organiser Place to meet
Jan 26th Ray & Mary Bown 7pm – Brighton Jetty, a beach along to Seacliff and return
Feb 23rd  —  —
Mar 30th  —  —
Apr 27th Phil & Christa Megaw 2pm Sturt Gorge Recreation Park (meeting location to be advised, please check back)
May 25th Bonnie & Bruce Marriot 2pm at the Marriot’s home for a walk in the Sturt Gorge, Craigburn Farm area
Jun 29th David Hawkins 2pm at McElligotts Quarry Reserve Car Park at the southern end of Carrick Hill Drive to walk the Waite Hills Face
Jul 27th Malcolm & Gloria McArthur 2pm at the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander War Memorial, Torrens Parade Ground, Adelaide
Aug 31st Ray & Mary Bown 2pm at the Norwood Library, 110 The Parade – click the link for a map
Sep 28th Phil Megaw 2pm at Belair National Park’s Gate 20 (Upper Sturt Lodge) on Upper Sturt Road.
Oct 26th
Nov 30th Lyn Muller Will cover a portion of the Pioneer Women’s Trail from Bridgewater to Stirling. Meet at the Bridgewater Mill (click for a map).
Dec No December walk

Walking in 2013:

Date Organiser Place to meet
Jan 27th Ray & Mary Bown 7pm – Brighton Jetty, a beach along to Seacliff and return
Feb 24th Phil & Christa Megaw 7pm – North Esplanade & King St, Glenelg North, for a walk to West Beach and then back to Glenelg
Mar 31st
Apr 28th Gloria & Malcolm McArthur 2:25pm – Eden Hills Railway Station then to explore a magical and little known gully-creek.
May 26th Geoff & Ann McLean 2pm – Botanic Gardens Bicentennial Gate (northeast corner) for a walk along Torrens River and end in Botanic Gardens Café.
Jun 30th Ray & Mary Bown 2pm – Meet opposite the Plank Kitchen & Bar at 6 Adelphi Crescent, Glenelg for a walk around the Patawalonga Lake and surrounds.
Jul 28th
Aug 25th Ann & Geoff McLean 2pm – Meet at Flagstaff Hill Primary School car park, Blacks Road opposite Ridgway Drive, Flagstaff Hill for a walk in Sturt Gorge
Sep 29th Jan & Anthony Furness  2pm – Meet at the corner of Trevor Terrace and Alison Avenue for the Craigburn Farm Walking Trails.
Oct 27th Claudia Cliff 3pm – Meet at the upper car park of the Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens for a walk through the park and beyond.
Nov 24th
Dec No December walk

Look forward to seeing you!