Bushwalking with BBLAC
BBLAC bushwalks are conducted every second month, usually at a location within a couple of hour’s drive from Brighton, such as at Werribee Gorge, Mt Macedon, Mt Worth, Lerderderg Gorge, Lake Mountain and Cape Schank (all within the last two years). They are usually at scenic, historic or otherwise-interesting locations.
The club has two convenors for bushwalking, each supporting the other, sharing the load, and being available if the other one is not available. The convenors set a programme for the year of easy to moderate walks that will be suitable for most members. Once per year, BBLAC runs a bushwalking “weekend away” as part of the annual programme – the last two years have been at Daylesford and The Grampians.
The convenors are experienced bushwalkers who know of and understand the sorts of issues that matter when bushwalking – the weather, the terrain, potential for injuries, basics of flora and fauna, navigation, suitable clothing and the importance of food and water. The convenors normally reconnoitre the proposed walk a week or two before the walk, so that the current conditions of the walk are known just prior to the event.
The walks are publicised in the BBLAC quarterly newsletter, and again by global email to all members. The walks are open to all members, and new walkers are encouraged, and advised on matters such as clothing, day pack equipment, and fitness levels. Typically, 12 members register for the bi-monthly walks, and 16-20 for the weekend away.
Convenor: Ian Lacey 0414 930 164 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-convenor: Ian Sadler