Walking Meetups

Date: Saturday, 30 January 2021 08:45

Venue: Glenella, 56 Govetts Leap Rd, Blackheath  |  City: Blackheath, Australia

 WALKING MEETUPS are held the last Saturday of the month (except December)

JOIN us for the first Morning Training Walk for the start of the year.  Meet at Glenella, 56 Govetts Leap Rd, Blackheath 8.45am for a 9.00am start.   The local Blackheath routes for 30 January 2021 walk will be:

Route 1: Braeside Track to Evans Lookout and/or Govetts Leap Lookout and return, approx 11kms.  There are steps and some water crossings and stunning views over the Grose Valley; route subject to change if there has been recent heavy rain.

Route 2: The gourmet walk from Blackheath to Medlow Bath return; you can buy refreshments at Medlow Bath.  This is a flattish walk along the shared fire trail and some views of Megalong Valley.  10kms return.

You will be back in Blackheath village in time to get some lunch which you are welcome to eat in the gardens of Glenella.  Stay on for the Camino Meetup starting at 2.00-4.00pm.

RSVPs are essential This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  as COVID safe restrictions in place.  You will be required to 'sign in' at Glenella. 

Please let us know names and how many walkers wish to join us for Saturday morning walk and which route you might like to do.  

BE COVID SAFE:  All walkers are to observe the required social distancing and good hygiene practices.  Please carry some hand sanitiser in your pack.  If using public transport and when going into stores/cafes, etc, it is mandatory to wear a mask.  If you are feeling unwell, get COVID-19 tested as necessary and please stay home until your results; please do not attend events organised by the Blue mountains Camino Supporters group.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.  STAY COVID SAFE.


Come and join with walkers from the Blue Mountains Camino Supporters group for a lovely walk around Blackheath before returning to Glenella, 56 Govetts Leap Rd, Blackheath,  in time to have lunch and for the Camino Meetup which starts at 2.00pm.   We hope you can stay on and join in the afternoon activity; meet pilgrims and new friends to share your stories, information and Camino experience.   For information about Camino Meetups see What's On

We offer two walking routes each month generally around Blackheath with distances between 8-14kms taking 2.5-4 hours in duration depending on route.  Walks could include fire trails, uneven tracks and surfaces, sometimes walking along the road or pavement and crossing creeks.  Some routes may include up and down steps, stairways and slight inclines but there are beautiful views and some bush to enjoy (unless its a 'whiteout').  Walking poles can be useful and always appropriate footwear.

1) You may wish to do the regular "Gourmet Coffee Walk"  from Blackheath to Medlow Bath return.  You can have a refreshment break at Medlow Bath before returning the same way to Blackheath or you can take the train (bring Opal card).  This is a reasonably flat dirt shared road, a self-guided walk approx 11kms taking about 3 hours return plus refreshment. 

2) The alternative morning walk can be a little more challenging involving some steps and inclines with distances varying.  The route for the day is usually pre-determined and advertised when possible on facebook page and on the website landing page.

No matter which option you choose to walk, it is a great opportunity to test your Camino gear and pack, chat to others who may have done the Camino whilst you walk.  
3)  For some months the morning walk will be held away from our base of Blackheath, ie starting from other villages such as Leura or Wentworth Falls.  These walks will be notified under events listing and generally will be followed by an informal lunch get together, subject to COVID-19 restrictions, rather than the Camino Meetup at Glenella.  
* Please come prepared wearing suitable footwear and clothing, and just in case it rains, bring a rainjacket/poncho, also bring basic first aid and hand sanitiser, ensure you have ample water, a hat, sunscreen and snacks.  Depending on the chosen walk for the morning there may or may not shops or a cafe available until your return to Blackheath.  You may wish to bring snacks to eat at one of the scenic stops, likewise bring some cash just in case there is a cafe to buy a drink/eats at the half way point.  You may wish to carry your Opal card if you wish to catch train back to Blackheath (subject to availability).


You don't have to be a Camino Pilgrim, but just someone who enjoys bush walking/hiking, knows your own walking activity ability, wants to participate and see some beautiful walks in the  Blue Mountains in good company.  Perhaps it might inspire you to plan your Camino! 

We hope you are able to stay on in Blackheath after the morning walk to come to the Camino Meetup, starts at 2.00-4.00pm and held at Glenella Guesthouse, 56 Govetts Leap Rd.  See What's On for more details

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56 Govetts Leap Rd
Blackheath, Australia




All Dates

  • Saturday, 30 January 2021 08:45