FRIENDS OF SILVERMINE NATURE AREA (FOSNA) WALKS, talks and Hacking  PROGRAMME  3rd MAY – 30th AUGUST 2012 

NB.   FOR ALL WALKS PLEASE PHONE THE CONVENOR TO BOOK their contact details are listed below the list of walks.

Important: All walks undertaken at own risk.

What to wear: Hiking or walking footwear with firm rubber soles and good support; sun protection (sun block lotion, hat, sunglasses); warm windproof/waterproof clothing – remember weather can change en route.

What to bring: Something to eat and plenty of fluids. 

                                                                                                                        

Thursday 31st May                                         Time:   8.00 – 12.30

Convenor:       Jill Woods                               Meet at:     Silvermine Gate 2                

Walk:     Leisurely walk towards St James Peak                                                                                     

 

2nd – 6th June – National Environment Week

 

Saturday 2nd June                                          Time:   14.00 – 17.00

Convenor:   Jay Cowan                                  Meet at:  Silvermine Gate 1Walk: 

Hacking afternoon, come and help for a while

 

5th June – World Environment Day                                                                            

 

Thursday 7th June                                          Time:  8.00 – 12.30

Convenor:   Lyn Canning                                Meet at:  Reservoir parking

Walk:    Short walk over Tokai ridge to Hout Bay lookout

As the 5th of June is World Environment Day, please bring gardening tools (spades & forks) so we can do some gardening work round the dam after our walk

 

Saturday 9th June                                           Time:    10.00 –

Convenor:      Heron Burger                            Meet at:   Silvermine Reservoir Parking

Walk:  “Source to Sea”                                                                        

The walk will be from the reservoir down the river to Gate 2.    From Gate 2 down to the Sunbird centre where we will have our lunch.   Then across the dunes down to

Clovelly wetlands parking area.  Please bring a donation for the upkeep of the wetlands.

See newsletter for more details           

 

Thursday 14th June                                        Time:   8.00 – 12.30

Convenor:       Heron Burger                         Meet at:  Top of Glencairn Expressway

Walk:  Black Hill                                                                                                                                                                    

Thursday 21st June                                        Time:   8.00 – 12.30

Convenor:   Edwina Lovell                              Meet at:  Berg Road, Fish Hoek

Walk:     Elsies Peak

 

Thursday 28th June                                        Time: 8:00 – 12:30

Convenor:     Lynda Downing                         Meet at:  Silvermine Gate 2

Walk:     Amphitheatre                                                                              

 

Thursday 5th July                                            Time: 8.00 – 12.30

Convenor:    Jayne McDermid                        Meet at:  Silvermine Reservoir parking

Walk:   Inner Circuit                                                                   

 

Saturday 7th July                                                        Time:  14.00 – 17.00  

Convenor:   Jay Cowan                                              Meet at:  Silvermine Gate 1

Walk:   Hacking, please join us for a while                

 

Thursday 12th July                                                      Time:  8:00 – 12:30

Convenor:       Heron Burger                                      Meet at:   Silvermine Gate 2

Walk:   Muizenberg Peak                                                                          

 

Saturday 14th July                                                      Time:   13.30 – 17.00

Convenor:     Heron Burger                                         Meet at:   Silvermine Reservoir

Walk:    Family walk to Elephants Eye                                       Parking

 

Thursday 19th July                                                      Time: 8:00 – 12.30

Convenor:       Lyn Canning                                        Meet at:   Sunbird Centre

Walk:   Amphitheatre & Kleintuin                                                                               

 

Thursday 26th July                                                      Time: 8:00 – 12:30

Convenor:   Jayne McDermid                                     Meet at:  Silvermine Gate 2

Walk:  Spitzkop

 

Thursday 2nd August                                      Time:   8.00 – 12.30

Convenor:  Joy Frost & Dinah Mills                Meet at:  Silvermine Gate 2

Walk:  St James’ Peak

 

Saturday 4th August                                       Time:  14.00 – 17.00

Convenor:    Jay Cowan                                 Meet at:   Silvermine Gate 1

Walk:   Hacking, please join us for a while

 

9th August – National Womens’ Day

 

Thursday 9th August                                       Time:   8.00 – 12.30

Convenor:       Tammy Weinberg                   Meet at:   Muizenberg Pavilion

Walk:  Along boardwalk to Kalk Bay for tea (to celebrate Womens’ Day) and back

again    

 

Thursday 16th August                                     Time:   8.00 – 12.30

Convenor:       Jayne McDermid                     Meet at:   Silvermine Gate 2

Walk:      Kalk Bay peaks

 

Saturday 18th August                                     Time:    13.30 – 17.00

Convenor:   Heron Burger                               Meet at:  Silvermine Gate 2

Walk:    Down to Sunbird Centre

Please liaise with Heron about leaving cars at Sunbird Centre

 

21st – 27th August – World Water Week

 

Thursday 23rd August                                    Time:   8.00 – 12.30

Convenor:       Ellen Christopher                    Meet: At palms off Lighthouse Road

Walk:  Soetwater, Kommetjie                                                                   ,

 

Thursday 30th August                                                 Time:   8.00 -12.30

Convenor:    Heron Burger                                          Meet at:  Glencairn Expressway

Walk:    Black Hill to Simonstown dams

 

FOSNA walks convenors 

Dinah  Mills                  021 7865572

Edwina Lovell              021 7862983

Ellen Christopher        021 7830378

Heron Burger              021 7825079

Jay Cowen                  021 7152074                                                  

Jayne McDermid         021 7853928

Jill Woods                   021 7018497

Joy Frost                     021 7126898

Lyn Canning                021 7014578

Lynda Downing           021 7127929

Maria Sibley                 021 7902746

Meryl Hutchison          021 7902892

Tammy Weinberg       021 7884781

 Directions to meeting places for FOSNA walks

 GATE 1, OU KAAPSE WEG:    On right hand side at the top of Ou Kaapse Weg when travelling towards Fish Hoek.   Entrance is free for Wild Card holders.    If you do not have a Wild Card the fee is R15 per adult.

GATE 2, OU KAAPSE WEG:    On left hand side just over the top of Ou Kaapse Weg when travelling towards Fish Hoek.   There is a R5 parking fee which is paid to the authorized car guard when leaving.

SILVERMINE RESERVOIR PARKING AREA:    Same entrance as for Gate 1 above.   Once inside, follow tarred road to its end – reservoir parking on the right.   If there is a car guard in attendance, you may wish to tip him when leaving.

SUNBIRD CENTRE:   Off Ou Kaapse Weg opposite turning to Noordhoek, turn left and take road all the way to the end, parking on left

BERG ROAD,  FISH HOEK:      From Kommetjie Roadk up Highway into Berg Road, almost to the end.    Parking on the right in the dip in the road

NOORDHOEK BEACH CAR PARK:    Follow signs to Noordhoelk beach from Noordhoek Main Road

EAST FORT, HOUT BAY:   Coming from Hout Bay, first parking area on the right at the beginning of Chapmans Peak Drive

GLENCAIRN EXPRESSWAY;   At top of hill between Long Beach Mall and Glencairn, parking on right

 Important: All walks undertaken at own risk.

What to wear: Hiking or walking footwear with firm rubber soles and good support; sun protection (sun block lotion, hat, sunglasses); warm windproof/waterproof clothing – remember weather can change en route.

What to bring: Something to eat and plenty of fluids.