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There are self-guided or 'lead' training walks conducted locally in the Blue Mountains which are generally held the 4th Saturday of most months to coincide to finish at Glenella Guesthouse, 56 Govetts Leap Rd, Blackheath. You will arrive in time for the Camino Meetup which starts at 2.00pm - 4.00pm at Glenella. See What's On for dates of Camino Meetups and other events.
In the past the walks commenced at Glenella and we either walked to Medlow Bath or Mt Victoria and return after a short refreshment break at either destination. Now we are more adventureous with longer distances from a few kms and up to 18kms taking approx 3.30-4 hours, depending on level of fitness and ability. Walks are a combination of walking besides the highway or streets and well delineated bush tracks whilst taking in beautiful scenery.
All walkers should come prepared wearing suitable shoes/boots, have ample water and snacks (some walks you may need to bring you own lunch as there may not be any shops until you return to Blackheath), hat, sunscreen, rain jacket/poncho and especially in the colder months wear warm clothing (layers are best). You should carry basic first aid such as bandaids, leukloplast or similar just in case. Bring some money in case their are cafes at half way point and perhaps your Opal card in case you need to catch the train from nearest station.
All walkers are responsible for their own personal safety and well being.