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Western Walking Club

Who we are and what we do

Walks every week around Perth and the South West of Western Australia
Winter bushwalking in the hills. Summer walks by the river, the ocean or suburban parks. Easy medium or difficult walks to suit differing needs. A friendly, supportive and fun community. Social activities and weekends away. For fitness, friendship and connection with nature. For challenge or for simply a relaxing Sunday.
New members and visitors always welcome.

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The Club

Holidays Away

Social Activities

Like to check us out?

Subscriptions and Programs


John Forrest National Park

Walk in John Forrest National Park


The Club

The Western Walking Club is a not for profit organization with an active membership of around 150 people.  Walks are organized throughout the year, mainly on a Sunday and are pre-surveyed and led by two experienced and trained members of the club.  Some walks are easy, usually of around 8km to 10km with no steep hills or difficult terrain.   Others, of medium grade, are a little longer, perhaps 15km and may include rougher terrain. Harder walks may be longer again, include rough and hilly terrain and may be off track through the bush (see under General Information for a fuller description of walk grading.)  In winter there are usually two walks in the hills around Perth, one easy and one a little more difficult. We stop for a cuppa and for lunch.   In Summer we start early to beat the heat and walk through the beautiful parks and suburbs of Perth, or along river or coastal foreshore, and often stop for a cuppa and chat after the walk.  All walks are within reasonable traveling distance from Perth and car pooling is encouraged to keep costs down. (A small donation is suggested for the driver). 

For those with a greater sense of adventure and those who like maps and compass, there is the opportunity to undergo training courses and to lead walks and survey and develop new walks for the club.  Despite the availability of GPS and modern navigation tools, there is still the fascination of crafting a walk by “reading” the contours and shape of the actual land and guiding the path by compass.  We do, however, run courses in GPS navigation and several of our leaders will use them.

In the past 12 months  members have walked a total of around  18,000km on club walks

Holidays Away

On some public holiday weekends and at Christmas and Easter, the club will organize trips away to  locations such as  Denmark, Manjimup, Kalbarri or Margaret River.   Some people will camp, others will stay in chalets or cabins or caravans. This gives us the opportunity to walk in many beautiful areas that otherwise would not be possible.    Shared meals and social activities add to the sense of community and fun.

Walking on the South Coast

Walking on the South Coast - Summer holiday

Club Christmas Party

Social Activities

A number of social activities are held throughout the year. Previous activities have included a Christmas Show at the Tivoli Club, a Smorgasbord Christmas roast dinner, Shakespeare in the Park, a Vietnamese Restaurant night and Ballet at the Quarry.

Christmas party

Like to check us out?

Call  us on 6468 8890

or 9401 4085

or email gvals@iinet.net.au

The best way to find out about the Western Walking Club is to actually join us on a walk, but please call us first.  Select a walk in the current program that might appeal to you.  Perhaps choose an easy walk if you haven’t done a lot of physical activity for a while. An easy 8 km walk will still require a reasonable level of fitness.  Join us at the meeting spot 20 minutes before departure time. Check the rules under general information.  For the winter walks you will need a good supply of water, walking boots, rain wear if necessary, a cut lunch and perhaps a thermos for tea.  For summer walks, good walking shoes, water, morning tea, hat and sunscreen are minimum requirements.  Make yourself known to the walk leader and prepare for a good time!

Visitors may attend two walks without charge as a try out.  We then ask that you apply for membership of the club to ensure proper insurance cover.      

For further walk details, contact the club and we can put you in touch with the walk leader.


Subscriptions and Programs

Annual subscriptions are due on July 1st each year.  The rate is $35 for a single person and $60 for a couple.  Cheques payable to Western Walking Club Inc and post to WWC Inc, c/- 79 Gavour Rd Wattle Grove WA 6107.

Members receive three programs during the year.   A summer program details the summer walks around Perth and environs, and two winter programs give details of the walks in the hills around Perth.  The printed programs give more detailed information than the short outline included on this Website.  Programs are either printed or emailed – over 100 programs are emailed each season.  Click here for the on line program



Creek crossing Noble Falls Boots Pix
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With thanks to Jim Rule for his sketches,
and Club members for photos

Last revised: 24/6/2014  grm
    
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