Trial My Sunrise

We welcome you to trial a Sunrise Bushwalk with us.

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.

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.

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1.  Saturday 11th July   Sunrise: Berowra Waters

Get your endorphins excited. Come along and join us for an energising Saturday Sunrise Fun & Fitness walk. This walk follows a variety of trails including the Great North Walk finally finishing with a picturesque walk up a main ridge overlooking Berowra Waters. Distance is approximately 6.5km. Expected finish time is 9.55am.

2.  Saturday 18th July   Sunrise: Duneba & Blackwattle    MT Members ONLY

This event starts out from the heights of Westleigh, before making its way down onto the Great North Walk where we head north to Refuge Rock. Observant walkers may be puzzled by numerous markings in the rock surface showing a central pit with teardrop-shaped “engravings” radiating out from the centre. There are more than 60 of these sets of markings, many now overgrown by moss mats and the mallee eucalypts. Distance is approximately 6.5km. Expected finish time is 9.25am.

3.  Saturday 25th July   Sunrise: Beyond Florence Cotton Reserve

From the Hornsby plateau, this walk descends through Florence Cotton Reserve to the base of Berowra Valley to see the Blue Gum High Forest that is an Endangered Ecological Community which is listed critically endangered. On our return, our walk climbs back out of the valley through Florence Cotton Reserve before making its way through the very heart of Lisgar Gardens. The gardens were created by building sandstone block walls and is now over 100 years old. Distance is approximately 6.5km. Expected event finish time is 9.40am.

4.  Saturday 1st August    Sunrise: Twin Creeks

This Sunrise will take us through the Twin Creeks Reserve which has one of around the 150 diatremes scattered across the Sydney Basin. There are rainforest communities along with tall eucalypt forest containing Blackbutt, Sydney Peppermint, Red Gum and Turpentine. Discover the different types of mushrooms near the creeks. You will almost certainly see, or at least hear, a number of bird species. Blue wrens and whitebrowed scrubwrens inhabit the shrub thickets, as do whipbirds with their characteristic call and response notes. Distance is approximately 7.3km. Expected event finish time is 9.35am.

5.  Saturday 8th August   Sunrise: Apple Tree Flat Lookout

This is the extended version of the Apple Tree Bay Pipeline Circuit. The old pipeline with its reservoir once supplied water to the small boatsheds around Apple Tree Bay. You will definitely find those endorphins on this walk as you tackle the Pipeline track and ascend back out of the valley. The walk also visits three great lookouts that take in Cowan Waters and Apple Tree Flat. The last lookout high up on the ridgetop will give you views from where you just walked. This walk is a real endorphin builder! Distance is approximately 6.5km. Expected finish time is 9.40am.

6   Saturday 15th August   Sunrise: Beyond The Candlebush  ☕ MT

Join us for another fabulous walk through areas of Excelsior Park and the Darling Mills Forest. A lot of this walk follows the rich, lush valleys and sidles beside babbling brooks where the tall forests grow abundant throughout these magnificent bushland corridors. This Sunrise includes a short area of open off-track to complete the walk. Distance is approximately 8.5km. Expected event finish time is 9.55am.

7.  Saturday 22nd August   Sunrise: Wired For Light

Well, this walk will get you abuzz with excitement. This circuitous style Sunrise takes you from the plateau area of Belrose down into the valleys of Bare Creek and the upper reaches of Middle Harbour Creek. The walk travels through the heathlands and tall forests that grow abundant in the wetter areas in the valleys crossing a number of creeks along the way. Distance is approximately 9.5km. Expected finish time is 10.10am.

 

8.  Saturday 29th August   Sunrise: The Gully to Sams Creek

This sunrise takes us from Berowra via Sams Creek on a circuitous style walk. Sams Creek is an area with rich lush vegetation including rainforest and is a great place to take photographs. After a brief stop, we climb out of the valley on a zig zag trail for some heart pounding exercise before settling into some easier grades to the finish. Distance is approximately 6.8km. Expected finish time is 9.30am.

 

9.  Saturday 5th September   Sunrise Special   Members ONLY

10. Saturday 12th September   Sunrise: The Heights to Berowra Creek

You will get energized on this one. Obviously, it is all the way down, then all the way back up to The Heights again. It is a pleasant walk and one that is suited for keeping your fitness level engaged. This walk has some great scenery along the way. It also sidles a section of Berowra Creek before stopping at the water’s edge for a break at the half way point. Distance approximately 7.5km. Expected event finish time is 9.40am.

11. Saturday 19th September   Sunrise: Stairway to Blue Gum

This walk descends the valley via steps which were built in the depression years of the 1930s. There are around 300 steps which make this the most strenuous part of the walk. Near to the top of the steps, you will find 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 finish. Distance is approximately 5.5km. Expected event finish time 9.05am.

12. Saturday 26th September   Sunrise: Journey to The 165 Trig  ☕ MT

This walk takes you from St Ives to Belrose and back again on a circuitous style journey. The walk descends each side of the Middle Harbour Creek Valley through both heathland and open forest, while in the lower areas of the walk wet sclerophyll forest exist. This Sunrise covers mainly open tracks with the occasional foot pad and includes a short WAC style off-track section and a creek crossing to complete the journey. . Distance is approximately 5.5km. Expected event finish time is 9.45am.

13. Saturday 3rd October   Sunrise: Beyond Gibberagong Waterhole

From the ridge tops to the historic Gibberagong Waterhole, this swimming spot, with its own beach, was once used by the locals to cool off during the hotter months of the year. The walk takes us through a diverse landscape from heath to rich forest communities and under grand sandstone cliffs. This walk includes a good workout as you climb back out of the valley. Distance is approximately 8.5km. Expected event finish time is 9.55am.

14. Saturday 10th October   MyORG Anniversary  Members ONLY

15. Saturday 17th October   SunrisePlus: The Murrua Circuit

Here is something out of the ordinary where we have managed to link up several tracks to form the Murrura Circuit. This walk takes in both the Cockle Creek and Cowan Creek valleys which are both picturesque and stunning. Many great photographs have been snapped in both of these scenic walk sections. Participants should expect a moderate to slightly challenging walk due to its distance with several minutes of easy off-track negotiations.  Distance is approximately 13km. Expected event finish time is 9.55am.

 

 

16. Saturday 24th October   Sunrise: Elouera Bushland Natural Park & Callicoma Circuit

Get your endorphins excited. Come along and join us for an energising Saturday Sunrise Fun & Fitness walk and give your health a good kick along for the year. You won’t get there if you are going to sit on the couch. Join us as the days are slowly getting longer. This walk passes through the Lakes of Cherrybrook. Walkers can enjoy the richness of this area with its tall forests and sandstone caves.  Distance is approximately 8.0km. Expected event finish time is 9.50am. 

 

 

17. Saturday 31st October   Sunrise: Bays of Cowan Waters

This Sunrise starts with a short rail transfer to Mount Kuring-gai before commencing our walk down to a pristine waterway. Once there, we skirt along the side of Cowan Waters visiting four bays before ascending via a historical walking track that once gave people access to the Windybanks Boatshed. Distance is approximately 9.5km. Expected event finish time is 10.30am. 

 

18. Saturday 7th November   Sunrise: Pennant Hills Park Circuit

Get your endorphins excited. Come along and join us for an energising Saturday Sunrise Fun & Fitness walk. This is one of the more-easier walks as it has easy open trails for most of the distance. It sidles beside Devlins Creek for the first half of the walk then climbs back out on a central spur. Distance is approximately 6.0km. Expected event finish time is 9.15am. 

 

19. Saturday 14th November   Sunrise: GNW: Thornleigh to Hornsby

Enjoy this fabulous Great North Walk which will take us from station to station. The event commences from Hornsby with a rail transfer to Thornleigh then it’s a short road walk before entering the bushlands of Berowra Valley. The walk meanders west alongside Zig Zag Creek then heads north from the Jungo Rest through the Berowra Valley. Forests within the valley include Angophora, Casuarina, Turpentine and Blue Gum.  Distance is approximately 10.0km. Expected finish time is 10.35am.

20. Saturday 21st November   SunrisePlus: Campbells Crater & Beyond  Members ONLY

Here are two walks from which to choose. Campbells Crater via the Frontdoor or choose to take on the more challenging Backdoor that includes some off-track negotiations. See extraordinary scenic water views and rich rainforest corridors that sit in the valleys. Distance is approximately 9.5km for the Backdoor or 8.0km for the Frontdoor. Expected event finish time is 11.00am.

Note: All events are graded hard unless otherwise indicated. The walks can often be challenging requiring a good level of mobility skills, balance and co-ordination. Furthermore, our club charges a $10.00 walk subscription 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 July/August our club will match your subscription making it a $20.00 donation to Australia Cancer Research Foundation. How good is that....

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