PO BOX 107 Ulverstone, Tasmania 7320
Phone: (03) 6423 2844
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 200 members, aged between eight to eighty plus, with varying levels of fitness.
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 two walks each weekend, where new members are made most welcome and encouraged. Being a non-profit organization, 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. 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. In 1974, the North West Walking Club was 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.
Today the track, known as the Penguin Cradle Trial is a challenging link between the coastal township of Penguin and Cradle Mountain.