The First of our Boomers in Boots Walks - across Collins Beach, near Manly Cove

Course - Boomers in Boots!

Thestate of our general health is discussed daily in the newspapers and other media, and conventional wisdom has it that we need to remain active to enjoy our lives. Walking is the most natural and simple form of movement and an excellent all round mode of exercise, yet as a nation we are walking less and less. Walking permeates our lives in all sorts of ordinary, yet necessary ways and we may or may not appreciate how this affects us. Inherent in its speed or lack of it, walking allows us the opportunity to slow down, to appreciate the world through which we normally race.

Boomers in Boots! - 4 x Sessions 9.30am - 1.30pm

In this course we will look at, work with and provide you with the necessary information to gain an appreciation for walking, the health benefits, the tourist opportunities and any equipment required. We will enjoy THREE WALKS (field excursions) which reveal fascinating and surprising parts of Sydney
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Course Information

Boomers in Boots! Course Includes:

  • Comprehensive Course Notes
  • Interactive Discussions.
  • Walking Gear Information
  • Audio-Visual Presentations.
  • Fun Quiz.
  • Next Scheduled Course: Wednesday May 2
Course Sessions
  • SESSION 1.
  • AN INTRODUCTION TO WALKING.
  • Health and walking.
  • Logistics for our 3 Walks.
  • Preparation, walking gear.
  • Planning the walk – distances, times.
  • Step by Step – What happens to your body.
  • SESSION 2.
  • WALK 1 – MANLY’S NORTH HEAD: 7 km 4 hrs.
  • Ferry Circular Quay (Wharf 3) to Manly and return.
  • We travel by ferry to visit the mysterious North Head.
  • SESSION 3.
  • WALK 2 – HARBOUR CIRCLE PART 2: 10 km 4 hrs.
  • We travel by ferry to Drummoyne Wharf, walk to city.
  • Part of the 7 Bridges Walk.
  • SESSION 4.
  • WALK 3 – BEGINNING OF THE GREAT NORTH WALK: 13.5 km 5 hrs.
  • Macquarie Place to Chatswood / Lane Cove River.
  • Ferry Circular Quay (Wharf 5): to Woolwich Wharf.
Planned Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
  • 1. Be more confident of walking up to 13 km.
  • 2. Know some more interesting places around Sydney.
  • 3. Know what to take on a day walk.