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Kanga

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I’ll be staying at Glenella and attempting the 5 day walk from Penrith to Blackheath from 22 to 27 November. Sadly I know lots of our interstate friends had to cancel, but still hoping to meet up with some of you. My fitness is currently terrible but I’m making a valiant attempt to improve.
 
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Charlie11

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I’ll be staying at Glenella and attempting the 5 day walk from Penrith to Blackheath from 22 to 27 November. Sadly I know lots of our interstate friends had to cancel, but still hoping to meet up with some of you. My fitness is currently terrible but I’m making a valiant attempt to improve.
Hi Kanga, hope you enjoy the walk, it’s a beautiful part of the world. Walking from Penrith to Blackheath I imagine you’ll be walking uphill most of the way. As my fitness is terrible too, I was wondering is the opposite direction Blackheath to Penrith just as popular?
 

dick bird

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We shan't be on the walk, but we'll be up there tonight for the gathering. Enjoy the walk. Hope to meet you soon.
 

Kanga

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Hi Kanga, hope you enjoy the walk, it’s a beautiful part of the world. Walking from Penrith to Blackheath I imagine you’ll be walking uphill most of the way. As my fitness is terrible too, I was wondering is the opposite direction Blackheath to Penrith just as popular?
This walk is organised by the Blue Mountains Camino Supporters group, with a specific date, and maps, but I don't see why you could not walk it in the other direction any time.
 
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OzAnnie

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This walk is organised by the Blue Mountains Camino Supporters group, with a specific date, and maps, but I don't see why you could not walk it in the other direction any time.
As @Kanga notes; you could walk in opposite direction if you wanted to find your way down .. but Margaret & Rowan have organised trips including maps and accommodation sorted in the direction which is uphill to Glenella (I believe ).
There is a thread (attached below ) which includes an interview about it with them.
Very inspiring

 

Macman

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Buen Camino - I hope that the weather has been kind.
 

Kanga

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Well today we have been swimming! Rowan has organised a 3 day walk across the western plains of Sydney before the 5 day climb up to Blackheath. The first day was cloudy but pretty much dry until the end but today was “a really interesting experience”. I have swamp feet, and very wet clothes! I’m a tagger-along, not totally committed and tomorrow (when more rain is forecast) sadly 😢 I have to take the car up to Glenella - not that I am welching out or anything…
 
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