End-to-End 4 – first day Sunday 26th April

A successful start to the End to End Four walks. 145 walkers safely hiked the 15km wet and slippery trail, and finished to a Haighâs chocolate frog treat – from our lovely lady assistants. The day was blowy, sunny with just a few isolated rain squalls to keep us cool. With dolphins, rainbows, a spaceship, wonderful cloud formations, plus a rugged coast, rolling hills, kangaroos aplenty and coastal scrub â such a variety of experiences we were treated to. Many thanks to all the volunteers for all the organising, and to the walkers who came to enjoy.
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New Watertank at Eyre Depot

A shelter to capture rainwater has been constructed at Eyre Depot, north of Port Augusta. Some of the funds were raised by the End-to-End 2 walking group who completed the Heysen Trail last year.

Photo caption: Bob Gentle, John Potter and Dave Curtis beside the new tank

Flinders Fire Ban Season Ends

Fire restrictions in the Flinders Fire Ban District have been lifted, meaning the Heysen Trail is now open from Wirrabara Forest (near Laura) to the northern end of the trail at Parachilna Gorge.

The fire restrictions affecting the remaining parts of the trail south of Wirrabara Forest will end on April 30.

Details of the Fire Ban Districts can be found on the Google map.

Opening of Walking Season

Opening of Walking Season was on Sunday 5th April 2009
Murray Recreation Parkâ Eden Valley 11:00am to 3:00pm

The FoHT walk – ably lead by Julian, was a little longer than expected (but not by much), yet enjoyed those who completed the whole walk.

A drizzly morning evolved into a lovely sunny day. Our display was popular for new enquiries and a stopping spot for our members to have a chat.

We can now get on with a new season of walking. Happy Walking!!