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Walk: Cowan to Brooklyn Saturday 20th August

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Leader:Bruce Stafford
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Walk: Cowan to Brooklyn, Saturday 20th August.

This is a fairly short walk along a section of the Great North Walk.
Cowan is 50 minutes by train north of Sydney, and Brooklyn is a village on the south bank of the Hawkesbury River, with cafes, fish-n-chip shops, and a pub.

The walk itself would take about 4 hours and you would expect to be back in Sydney by 5pm.
The track varies between being a bit rough in places to being fairly smooth and broad. There are a couple of moderately steep climbs but they are not long ones like are found in the Blue Mountains. A reasonably fit beginner would be OK.
You would need: lunch, 1.5 L water, good shoes (Volleys are OK). If it is a sunny day (and so far OK weather is predicted), a sunscreen.

For general information about bushwalking, this link is on the SUBW website:

In addition, once the weather starts to warm up in late August, you really need to keep your head out of your iPhone when on walks. Apart from being a potential trip hazard (not looking where you are going), you could tread on a snake. Many Australian snakes are highly venomous; two snakes commonly found around Sydney are particularly so. You are always safe from them as long as you avoid them (Large pythons are not venomous but can give you a nasty bite if they are annoyed).

Meeting place details etc will be sent to you once you sign up. The train to catch will not be too early in the morning.
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