Parish of Manuka South Canberra

Walking Group

The Parish of Manuka Walking Group is an enthusiastic group of people who regularly do walks together. Walks may be anywhere in and around Canberra and environs  (e.g., locations such as Tidbinbilla). Some walks are urban, others bush or a combination of both. Occasionally there are walks in neighbouring regions of NSW. They are usually between 5 and 10km, but can be shorter of longer.

Generally, walks commence in late February and conclude in mid to late November. Most walks are on Saturday mornings and occur at two-to-three week intervals. The walks are an invitation for Parishioners and friends to get to know each other, keep fit and enjoy the outdoors.

Guidance is provided about each walk (e.g., location, distance, types of track, difficulty, safety etc.). Virtually all walks are easy to moderate and take about 2 to 3 hours, usually with a rest stop. At all times walkers are expected to follow the directions and advice provided by Walk Leaders. At the end of most walks those who can stay usually gather at a nearby coffee shop, or similar.

At present (2023) there are three walk co-ordinators: John Holthouse, Tony Butterfield and Keith Skamp. They oversee the organisation of walks. Information about upcoming walks is distributed by email in the weeks preceding the walk.

Contact Keith Skamp if you wish to be added to the email list or seek further information about the walks: contact details are  and 0419122503.

Scroll to Top