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Walking Tour Leader: Ron Tooney  4958 7910  Mob: 0409 467 910

Weekly Walk

Regular Wednesday walks as from 10th April will start at 9.00am until further notice.

  • Start near the boat ramp near Glad Gunson traffic lights. Walk will include the new boardwalk finishing near Warners Bay then return.

Coffee Walk for Wednesday 28 August 2019
Warners Bay to Speers Point
We will meet in the car park behind the Warners Bay Performing Arts Centre  in  John Street, Warners Bay at 9.00 am and walk towards Speers Point.  After 30 minutes we will return to Lena’s Cafe, The Esplanade, Warners Bay, for  COFFEE and refreshments.  

Coffee Walk for Wednesday 25 September 2019
Whitebridge to Burwood  Road. (Stage 2)
Park in the  designated parking area in Station St. (northern end)  just off Dudley  Road, Whitebridge.  Meet there at 9.15  am.  Walk for  40 minutes north to Burwood Road.  Return to the cars for coffee at a  Whitebridge café (or drive to Central Charlestown Leagues Club, 8 Bula St.  Charlestown).

Coffee Walk for Wednesday 30 October 2019
Croudace Bay Park
We will meet at Croudace Bay Park in the last car park on your left coming from Valentine (that is almost opposite Moani Street, Eleebana) and which also now has a jetty and boatramp. We can then walk northwest around the foreshore to Toonibal Street, Eleebana and return to commence the circuit path in the park.  After the walk we will drive to Cherry on Top Cafe at Cherry Road Nursery, Eleebana for coffee and refreshments.

Coffee Walk for Wednesday 27 November 2019
Ken & Aubrey Owens Walk - Redhead
We will meet in the carpark of Webb Park, Beach Street, Redhead. We will walk south along the K & A Owens Walk for about 50 minutes to the duck pond (bring your bread with you).  After fattening the ducks we will walk back to the cars and drive to PEGS Cafe at Whitebridge for Coffee and refreshments. This is a pleasant very protected flat journey through sea side scrub, views of swamps with wild life and the blue Pacific Ocean.

Men’s Probus Club Of Valentine        WALKING GROUP.

Fellow members,

Our  group has been functioning in our club for many years.  For new Club  Members, I thought I would enlighten you about our activities.
We  meet every Wednesday morning at 9.00 am, which we have found is a  convenient day and time.  In day light saving months when the weather is  warmer and the temperature is rising, we decide upon a date and time to  meet earlier, usually mid-November at 8.30 EDLST.

I  send an email to all our participants on Monday or Tuesday jogging  their memory of the Wednesday walk and those who can’t make it generally  send an inability reply or ring me. Should the weather gods be unkind,  and the walk needs to be cancelled, I send an email by 8.30 am or 8:00  am EDLST Wednesday cancelling the walk.  Those who do not have a  computer receive a telephone call or SMS message.

Unlike  an “organised walking group” out to climb the highest peaks or to  traverse the longest of walks, we are a group of friends out to keep the  limbs moving, the lungs working and our minds active.  We tend towards  walks we consider are reasonably flat, safe for our age and are not  health risks.

On the last Wednesday of every month we do a COFFEE WALK.  I try to go to different locations in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie where we can engage in a pleasant walk of similar distance, i.e. 2 kms and stop mid-way or at the end for COFFEE, at a suitable Cafe.

A few of our members are accompanied by their wife who are regular attendees, so if you are able to participate and your wife/partner would like to join the group, they are most welcome.

Unlike most activities the only expense is the petrol to get you to and from the location plus a monthly coffee and cake.
If you would like to join us, please contact me.

We hope to see you for the walk, fellowship and talk on Wednesdays.

Ron Tooney
Group Coordinator
Phone: 49587910
Mobile: 0409467910
Email: rgtooney1@bigpond.com
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