Walking Meetups - Leura

Date: Saturday, 24 April 2021 08:30

Venue: Bloome Park, 231 Leura Mall & Craigend St, Leura  |  City: Leura, Australia

 CAMINO TRAINING WALK MEETUPS are held the last Saturday of the month (except December)

JOIN us for Morning Camino Training Walks during 2021 in the beauriful Blue Mountains.  

Saturday 24 April 2021 This morning's walk will be in Leura, meeting at Bloome Park, cnr Craigend St & 231 Leura Mall.  Meet by 8.45am for 9.00am start.  As it is ANZAC Day on Sunday 25 April, the route shall include Lone Pine Peace Park, Leura to pay our respects and reflection.

There are two routes offered 1) Easy and  2) Medium route which will include lots of steps.

There won't be the usual Camino Meetup following the morning Camino Training Walk, but instead an informal lunch (own costs) gathering if you wish to join us in the outdoor garden area at The Alexandra, near Leura Station.

RSVPs are essential for Camino Training Walk   BOOK HERE


BE COVID SAFE:  All walkers are to observe the required social distancing and good hygiene practices.  Please carry some hand sanitiser in your pack.  It recommended to wear a mask on public transport.  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.


ABOUT MORNING WALK MEETUPS:  Come and join walkers from the Blue Mountains Camino Supporters group for an enjoyable Training Walk around Blackheath before returning to Glenella, 56 Govetts Leap Rd, Blackheath.  You will be back in time to have lunch before the Camino Meetup which starts at 2.00-4.00pmpm.   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 and return.  You can have a refreshment break at Medlow Bath before returning the same way to Blackheath or you can take the train subject to no trackworks (bring Opal card).  This is a reasonably flat dirt shared road, a self-guided walk approx 11kms taking about 3 hours return plus refreshment break.  

2) The alternative morning walk can be a little more challenging, involving steps (sometimes many) 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)  Some months the morning walk will be held away from our base of Blackheath, when we will start 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.  Therefore on the months away from Glenella and Blackheath, there will be NO Camino Meetup.  
* Please come prepared wearing suitable footwear and clothing.  Just in case it rains, bring a rainjacket/poncho, also bring basic first aid and hand sanitiser, ensure you have ample water (minimum 1.5 litres), 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 someone who enjoys bush walking/hiking, knows your own walking ability, wants to participate and see some beautiful walks in the  Blue Mountains with like-minded people and share Camino spirit.  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, 56 Govetts Leap Rd.  See What's On for more details

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  • Saturday, 24 April 2021 08:30