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Trial My Sunrise 

Join us and help raise much needed funds for cancer research....

We welcome you to trial a Sunrise Bushwalk with us. During November/December our group is running a fundraiser for cancer research. For every new participant our club will double the $10.00 participation subscription in aid of cancer research.

Our early morning bushwalks which start at 7.30am are sure to get your endorphins excited and get you kinetically energised for the rest of the day. It's nature's drug that helps with health and well-being. It can also decrease the risk of heart disease and some cancers among other things.

Simply register below, trial the walk, meet and greet our members then if you choose, join our members for morning tea afterwards.

If you enjoy the event you may choose to continue on, and if not, you may choose to move away.

The choice is entirely yours.... You are under no obligation!

Why It’s Never Too Late to Get Moving.... And, It Is Fun Too!

Research has found that walking speed is linked with heart health. In particular, middle-aged adults who walk at a slow pace were twice as likely to die from heart disease compared with their fast-walking peers. The research is clear, exercise can improve your heart health, even if you haven’t laced up your sneakers in years. If you have been thinking about starting a walk exercise program, there is no better time to begin than today.

Get Your Heart Health Back On Track Today and Lower Your Risk of Developing Cancer.....

 

Check Out Our Next Trial My Sunrise Day:

01.  Saturday 14th May   Sunrise: It’s a Long Way to Tipperary
Boronia Park is a 24hectare park in Hunter’s Hill, situated along the lower reaches of the Lane Cove River. Our walk takes in most of this parkland including the 9meter high Tipperary Falls on Bricklayers Creek, sections of the Great North Walk and sidles alongside Strangers Creek in the Field of Mars. Expect superb views of the river environs from sandstone outcrops. Meet at Hunters Hill. Distance is approximately 7.5km. Expected event finish time is 9.40am. 

02.  Saturday 21st May   Sunrise: Stairway to Heaven
This walk descends the valley via steps which were built in the depression years of the 1930s. The 330 steps are the most strenuous part of the walk. Near to the top of the steps, there is rock graffiti which was probably etched into the rock around the same time. This is a circuit style walk which takes you through Hornsby’s volcanic basin. The area is rich with flora and contains remnants of a Blue Gum forest. The walk is a real fat blaster when ascending the steps to the plateau. Meet at Hornsby for a 7.30am departure. Distance is approximately 6.7km. Expected event finish time is 9.25am.

03. Saturday 28 May   SunrisePlus: Triple Trig Baggers: Bag Them All

Discover the world of trigs without having to do any ascents. What a bonus! It is interesting to note though, that this area in 1889, it was suggested that land between Smiths Creek and Cowan Creek become the site of “PACIFICA” a proposed capital of the new Commonwealth of Australia. Buildings were to have replicated Windsor Castle, the Tower of London and the Houses of Parliament, with a grand entrance across a suspension bridge near Bobbin Head. The plan, thankfully, came to nothing and we were spared “Canberra on the Hawkesbury”. Had it gone ahead, we probably would be walking down Pitt Street and not enjoying a Sunrise through the delightful bushland forests of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. The area in was eventually saved by Eccleston Du Faur as a national park in 1894. Meet at Duffys Forest. Distance is approximately 11.0km. Expected event finish time is 10.40am. 

04.  Saturday 04 June   Sunrise: Devlins Creek via The Steps
This energising Sunrise walk takes you through a section of Lane Cove Valley from South Turramurra to Epping via the Lane Cove Creek and Devlins Creek where the historic Great North Road passed through Epping. On the return journey, the walk captures the Step Track which was named after the STEP Inc, a community-based environmental protection group. The area offers excellent bird watching opportunities for bushland species such as Grey Fantails, Yellow Robins and Red-browed Finches. Meet at South Turramurra for a 7.30am departure. Distance is approximately 9.5km. Expected finish time is 10.10am.

05.  Saturday 11 June   Sunrise: The Murrumba Circuit
This sunrise trek takes us through sections of the Davidson State Recreational Area and Garigal National Park just east of Killara. The area is known for its dry Sclerophyll forest typically having plants such as eucalypts, wattles and banksias. Also, you will enjoy some great views of Middle Harbour Creek along the way. Meet at East Killara for a 7.30am departure. Distance is approximately 6.0km. Expected walk finish time is 9.15am.

06. Saturday 18 June   Sunrise: Joalah to The Waters
This moderate Sunrise walk takes you along a section of the Great North Walk to Berowra Waters. There are grand views of ‘The Waters’ as you descend. The return walk though, will give you some heart pumping exercise as you ascend the 200 meters back out of the valley. Meet at Berowra for a 7.30am departure. Distance approximately 7.8km. Expected event finish time is 9.45am.

07.  Saturday 25 June   Sunrise: Historic Estates of the Parramatta River ☕ MT 🕗
Here is a walk for all those historians out there! This sunrise captures the beautiful parklands and reserves on a section of the Parramatta River between Meadowbank and Putney. The walk passes through two historic estates; Yarralla Estate, which first provided fruit and vegetables to the colony and now is the Dame Eadith Walker Hospital, and the Thomas Walker Estate which opened as a convalescent hospital 1893 and was used up until World War II. It is now used as a rehabilitation centre for emotionally disturbed adolescents. Note: This event includes a complimentary morning tea by the river. Please note in your booking if you are not staying on for morning tea. Meet at Putney for an 8.00am departure. Distance is approximately 9.5km. Expected finish time is 10.50am.

08.  Saturday 02 July   Sunrise: Berkley to Crosslands
From Berkley Close we make our way around the service trail to Naa Badu lookout, the name derives from Darug Aboriginal language meaning ‘See Water’. Once you have taken in the views it is down heartbreak hill where we will eventually skirt Sams Creek and Berowra Creek to Crosslands. Once here we take a short break then make our return to Berkley Close. The area was named after Burton Crosslands who built his home there and earned a living cutting timber, growing fruit, fishing and boat-building. Crosslands Reserve has been incorporated into Berowra Valley National Park and is currently managed by Hornsby Council. Meet at Berowra for a 7.30am departure. Distance is approximately 9.5km. Expected event finish time is 10.10am.

09.  Saturday 09 July   Sunrise: Bundilla Forest
Journey through the lush vegetation of the Northmead Gully to Bundilla Forest which is situated at the confluences of Northmead Creek and Toongabbie Creek. There is much history around here as the area Toongabbie Creek is where Sydney’s third settlement was establishedAlthough this walk is on the doorsteps of surburbia, you will feel like you are a world away as you meander through this unique gully region of Sydney. Meet at Northmead for a 7.30am departure. Distance is approximately 8.5km. Expected finish time is 9.55am.

10.  Saturday 16 July   Sunrise: Tunks Ridge via Clarinda Falls
Another walk with a heartbreak hill in the middle of it! Did you say two? You will certainly find your endorphins on this Sunrise. The route takes in the southern section of the Galston Trail via Clarinda Falls then takes you up onto Tunks Ridge. Meet at Hornsby Heights for a 7.30am departure. Distance approximately 8km. Expected event finish time is 9.50am.

11.  Saturday 23 July   Sunrise: Lake Parramatta - Seville Reserve
Both Lake Parramatta and Seville Reserve are made up of a warren of tracks that crisscross the park giving you a multitude of walking experiences. On this Sunrise we will hand pick the most scenic ones and put them together to make a fascinating journey. The park boasts an array of birdlife and has the remains of remnant high forest. And, during our journey we will walk part of a historic road and cross sandstone bridge which were built in 1905. Other highlights include Lake Parramatta which is a heritage-listed man-made reservoir and a recreational area. The masonry arch-walled dam across Hunts Creek was completed in 1856 to supply water for Parramatta; and was operational until 1909. The dam has since been decommissioned and the lake and the surrounding nature reserve are now a popular recreational area. Meet at North Parramatta or a 7.30am departure. Distance is approximately 7.0km. Expected event finish time 9.30am.

12.  Saturday 30 July   SunrisePlus: The Kalkari and The Birrawanna Circuit
This very popular sunrise walk takes you from the Hornsby Plateau at Mount Colah across a ridge, then descends to Bobbin Head, returning via the Birrawanna Circuit. On the lower hillsides the forest is rich with beautiful views that extend down to the bay. Meet at Mount Colah for a 7.30am departure. Distance is approximately 12.2km. Expected event finish time is 11.00am.

Note: Our club charges a $10.00 walk subscription/donation that is payable on the day of the event. 100% of all subscriptions received from the TrialMySunrise goes to Australian Cancer Research Foundation in aid of cancer research. 

Doubling our Donation for Cancer Research:

By joining any of our TrialMySunrise events during January/February our club will match your $10.00 subscription/donation making it a $20.00 donation to Australia Cancer Research Foundation. How good is that.... "You get to be fit and healthy while saving lives, it's a win, win situation for all"

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