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Walks  Programme



Walk Gradings




S  -  Up to 10 km

1 to 3  - Graded track or open terrain. No scrub

1 to 3  - Easy, suitable for beginners

M  -  Up to 15 km

4 to 7  - Bush. Minor scrub, rainforest,rock,creek,rock-hopping, scrambling.

4 to 7  - Medium, reasonable fitness required.

L  -  Up to 20 km

8 to 9  - Bush.  As above + thick scrub, major rocks, scrambling using hands, technical.

8 to 9  - Hard, strenuous.

Fit walkers only.

X  -  Over 20 km

Activity Type

Daywalk  DW       Basecamp  BC      Throughwalk  TW       Social  SOC      Rogaine  ROG

Safety & Training   S&T       Federation   FED       Federation Mountain Rescue   FMR


Walks Program

December 2017  – January 2018


Hello from your new Footnotes Editor. I have to implement a few changes. Starting with the January edition of Footnotes, the deadline for articles and photographs will be Monday of the week prior to the meeting (it is currently Tuesday prior to the meeting, so it is being brought forward by one day).

When submitting articles and photographs, please compose a NEW email, put “Footnotes Editor” in the subject line and ATTACH your article or photo/s (unless you don’t know how to attach – then you can put them in the body of the email).

Thank you

Bronwyn Menkens


Walk/social Sun 7 January Rocks Riverside Park Area

Leader:    Di Edwards

This will be our first gathering for 2018! Come along for an explore of some areas near the Brisbane River, bike tracks, footpads, quiet streets, small hills, and hopefully cool late afternoon walking. Approx 1 to 1˝  hours. Suitable for all.

Bring your own meal to eat at dusk (a riparian repast?). Cold or pre-cooked is suggested as the barbecues may be busy. Also mozzie repellent, torch, maybe a chair although we hope to use one of the large shelters beside the river.

Those not wishing to walk could join us from 5.30pm, or come earlier and explore the large park, or just save us a picnic shelter.  

˝ DW Sat 13 January  Bicentennial Bikeway Walk

Grade:       S 1 1 (one way – M 1 1 return walk)

Distance:   5.5km one way, plus optional City Botanic Gardens tour and return walk

Leader:      Alison Horsley



Water:        2 litres min

Bring:        Snacks, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent

This river walk is on the walking path adjacent to the Bicentennial Bikeway from Toowong to the City Botanic Gardens. There are good views of the city and of the Brisbane River. Participants can choose to walk both ways (11km total) or to return via the CityCat from the QUT Gardens Point CityCat terminal.

There is also an optional free volunteer-guided walk through the Gardens, starting at 11am and lasting about an hour. It is proposed to have a leisurely ‘coffee’ break at the Gardens Club Cafe on arrival at the Gardens, before joining the tour of the Gardens, if desired. An easy walk, suitable for all


***Special Notice***Bushwalking Queensland Inc. blog.

Keep in touch with what Bushwalking Queensland Inc. and the wider bushwalking community is doing. Go to this link for info on the upcoming Brisbane Valley Rail Trail event, and other news on their Home page.





DW – Daywalk           BC – Basecamp           TW – Throughwalk           SOC – Social        S&T – Safety & Training

GTW – Graded Track Walk         ACC – Accommodated weekend           OS – Outings sec. to confirm leader

New or Potential Members and Guests are asked to come along to our monthly meeting and say Hi.     You can then discuss the walk with the Leader and nominate for your preferred walk, or social event.

Existing Members:-  If you are interested in nominating to come along to a walk or social event please contact the relevant Leader, preferably by the Tuesday night prior to the walk or social.





 Bushwalkers of Southern Queensland inc.  (BOSQ)    GPO Box 1274 Brisbane Qld  4001      Ph. 07 3875 1090