PO BOX 107 Ulverstone, Tasmania 7320
Phone: Jan Hammersley 0408572014
The North West Walking Club conducted its first meeting on June the 6th, 1960, with the notion of forming a club to cater for bushwalkers and those who choose to simply walk for pleasure."Walking For Pleasure" remains the motto for the North West Walking Club which has a stable membership of approximately 200 members.
The North West Walking Club meets twice a month at Apex House, 3 Gollan Street, Ulverstone from 7:30 PM and conducts a minimum of one walk each weekend, some mid week walks and mulitday trips. Other pursuits such as cycling, kayaking and caving are regularly offered. New members are made most welcome and encouraged. Being a non-profit organisation, the club relies entirely upon membership fees to meet the running costs such as insurance, printing, (4 publications p.a.) walks programmes, room rental, track equipment and maintenance. Some members train and participate in search and rescue routines and call outs as they arise, while other members volunteer their time and skills to other areas pertaining to preservation of many vital aspects of our environment, by joining groups such as WILDCARE.
In 1974, the North West Walking Club was historically involved in the construction of walking tracks in the Dial Range. This project was a joint effort which included Parks, Forestry, the Penguin Council, funding from the Federal Government and many individuals. Today, the Dial Range remains a popular area for many diverse recreational users. The track, known as the Penguin Cradle Trail is a challenging link between the coastal township of Penguin and Cradle Mountain.