Bushwalking with Covenant College – Heading towards the Murrumbidgee River

Thursday 13 September: Bushwalking for Covenant College

Further Information

Covenant College approached the Canberra Bushwalking Club for assistance in running some bush walks, part of the year 9/10 sports unit, where a number of different activities are tried. The Walks Secretary forwarded the request to a number of members and, as I live just down the road, I was more than happy to offer assistance.

I met with the Benji W, the College Sport and Outdoor Education Teacher, and was given a schedule of dates.


Distance: 5.1km | Climb: 150m | Time: 12.50pm – 2.40pm (1hrs 50mins) | Grading: S/M; E(5)


Photographs are available, where you can start a large sized slideshow.

Waypoint and Track Files

Download the gpx file for this trip (if your browser does not automatically download the file, it will open the gpx file in a new window and you can then save it). To use in Google Earth, do File, Open… and select Gps or All files as the File Type.

Track Notes

I’d popped together a little presentation on:

  • Where to walk in Canberra and the ACT?
  • How do you find out where to walk?
  • Plan your walk
  • How to navigate
  • Safety
  • Clothing and equipment
  • Geocaching.

Our planning section put together a little ramble from the college, via Stranger Hill (with a couple of geocaches) and across the Bicentennial National Trail, to a little beach on the Murrumbidgee River.

We then went to ramble it. Never heard so much happy chatter on a walk before … and never felt so old.

Track Map




17 walkers.