29 May 2011 Cooleman Ridge

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Getting There

This walk was organised and led by me as a combined CBC/Parkway urban fringe ramble:

Sunday 29 May - Cooleman Ridge - S/E. Start at the NW corner of Duffy and wander over Narrabundah Hill and through the Cooleman Ridge Nature Reserve via Cooleman Hill to Mt Arawang. Around 9km and 150m climb. Map: Canberra. Leader: John Evans - jevans@pcug.org.au, (h) 6288 7235. Transport: Meet in the Parkway church car park, cnr Sulwood Drive and Tuggeranong Parkway, at 1.15pm. Then car pool to NW Duffy ~$1 per person.

Further Information

50 Peaks in 50 Weeks - Narrabundah Hill, Cooleman Hill, Arawang Trig.


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Track Cooleman Ridge

14 of us met and drove to NW Duffy below Narrabundah Hill. We wandered up there, then back down to the edge of Chapman at the NW end of the Cooleman ridge. A ramble along the ridge through Cooleman Hill to Arawang Trig, with views W to the Bullen and Tidbinbilla Ranges. To the E lay the suburbs of Canberra. A balmy late Autumn afternoon, very pleasant with no breeze. A spot of arvo tea at Arawang, a chat with two of the Friends of Cooleman Ridge and down across Sulwood Drive to the church car park.

A great bunch of folk from CBC, Parkway church and public visitors. Let's do it again next month. Thanks for your company and conversation Mike B, Bernie C, Richard and Nicole C, Shaun F, Diedrie K, Marianne K and Erwin M, Stephen and Lisa M, Gita M and Alex N, Denis W.

Distance: 8.3km Climb: 250m. Time: 1.30 - 4.05pm (2hrs 35mins), incl 10mins of breaks.
Grading: S/E; E(5)

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