The Bush Club, bushwalking in Sydney, Bush walking

Planning a walk

  1. Choose areas and walk levels that are within your capabilities as a leader.
  2. Submit your walk details preferably via the online form on our website under For leaders or Forms to download. Use the Grading guide.
  3. Pre-walk the route if possible and identify hazards and assess risks. Look for good morning tea and lunch spots. If you wish to do a recce for a walk, you will be covered by Bush Club insurance if you notify the Walks Secretary by email beforehand and have a total of at least 2 Bush Club members on the walk.
  4. Control and manage risks.
    • Try and have an alternate plan in case of unforeseen circumstances. e.g. flash flooding, track erosion, transport changes etc.
    • Check latest forecast & National Park closures as close as possible to day of walk
    • Consider whether appropriate to walk and cancel if necessary
  5. Leave comprehensive details of the walk with a reliable person including instructions on what to do if you do not return at the expected time.
  6. A few days prior to your walk check transport details, expected weather conditions and in summer, fire conditions, park closures etc.Walks should be altered or cancelled if conditions are unsafe.

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