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Broadview – Woolshed Flat – Quorn

Sat 28 to Sun 29 Aug 2021

Walk name/location
Broadview – Woolshed Flat – Quorn
Walk grade
End-to-End 11
Description

This weekend will be based in Quorn

NOTE If you wish to walk on only one day, please contact the FOHT office (once bookings have opened) to register for that day’s walk. The online registrationsystem will only allow you to register for both days

Any walker with Respiratory symptoms or fever should exclude themselves from any activity until they have received a negative COVID result, irrespective of Vaccine Status. If there is no testing avsilable(eg Country areas) then they should consult the nearest Medical Professional available(directly or by phone). If no consult is available they should exclude themselves form activity until 3 days after symptoms have settled.

Please ENSURE that you use HAND SANITIZER prior to Boarding and wear a FACE MASK throughout each Bus Trip over the weekend.

BIOSECURITY MEASURES–Please Ensure you Thoroughly Clean your footwear, clothing, walking poles and other equipment before and after each walk over the weekend to remove all seeds, dirt and other debris. Removed seeds should be bagged and disposed in a RED garbage bin.

SATURDAY 28th AUGUST

After the 3 klms walk-in to rejoin the Trail, it heads north climbing through grazing land and native scrublands up to Mt Brown. The summit provides spectacular views of the northern Spencer Gulf, especially from the viewing tower. A picturesque largely single file descent leads down to a classic Flinders Ranges creek walk along Waukarie Creek. The final ascent to Mt Brown includes some scrambling over rocks.

Overall a fairly tough but rewarding walk.

SUNDAY 29th AUGUST

A steady climb to start the day takes walkers to the top of the range and views over Pichi Richi Pass. After a tricky section following the ridgeline for a few kilometres the trail descends into the Pass again. Much of the remainder of the walk is spent alongside or near the historic Pichi Richi railway line, passing remnants of deserted sidings and settlements. After crossing over the Pt Augusta Road the final section is a gentle walk through grazing land and may provide glimpses of a small herd of Camels.

Dinner on Saturday night will be in Quorn at Emily’s Bistro at 6.15pm.

The theme for the weekend is Cinema and Movie Stars – in recognition of the many films that have been shot around Quorn.

Start
Saturday 28 August 2021
End
Sunday 29 August 2021
Walk Leaders
Dom Henschke
Marlene Henschke
Andrew McDonald
Helen Morgante
John Babister
Christopher Gower
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Mapsheet
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Meeting Location

Meeting location details will be provided after you have registered for this event.

Details
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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $20.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $2.00)
Golden Boots cards
Accepted
Bus
AUD $40.00
Meal details

Dinner on Saturday night will be at Emilys Bistro in Quorn at 6.15pm. The dinner will comprise of a damper followed by a roast with vegetables costing $25 per person(payable on the night). Alcohol, dessert and coffee to be purchased individually as required from the selection available.

A vegetarian option is available so please advise if you require this option.

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
8.30am
End time
2.30-3.00pm
Walking from
Broadview
Walking to
The Pt Augusta Rd near Woolshed Flat.
Distance
19km including a 3km walk in to meet the Trail.A
Risks (Saturday)
Hazards

COVID-19 measures – you will need to adhere to social distancing at this event:

  1. I declare that if I experience any respiratory symptoms (even if mild) before the walk, I will immediately self-isolate, seek medical advice and cancel my registration for the event.
  2. When attending the walk I will:
    • observe social distancing practices
    • maintain personal hygiene (apply hand sanitiser and protect others if I cough/sneeze)
    • not share drink bottles, eating utensils, other personal items and equipment.

A couple of steep climbs, some tricky descents and section of scrambling over rocks to the top of Mt Brown.

Requirements

COVID-19 measures – you will need to observe social distancing at this event, ensuring no contact between participants.

This includes:

  • maintaining a 1.5 metre minimum distance between participants
  • maintaining a 4m2 minimum area per person
  • bringing and using your own supply of hand sanitiser

Good quality foot wear and clothing(suitable for the weather conditions), walking poles, hat, sunscreen, morning tea, lunch and at least 2 litres of water.

Experience
Trail walker

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
8.20am. The drive from the Bus pick up location will only take 15-20 minutes to complete.
End time
Approx. 1.00pm.
Walking from
Where the Trail crosses the Pt Augusta Rd near Woolshed Flat.
Walking to
Quorn
Distance
14 km
Risks (Sunday)
Hazards

COVID-19 measures – you will need to adhere to social distancing at this event:

  1. I declare that if I experience any respiratory symptoms (even if mild) before the walk, I will immediately self-isolate, seek medical advice and cancel my registration for the event.
  2. When attending the walk I will:
    • observe social distancing practices
    • maintain personal hygiene (apply hand sanitiser and protect others if I cough/sneeze)
    • not share drink bottles, eating utensils, other personal items and equipment.

A steepish climb to start the walk, some rough surfaces under foot especially along the ridge top, a tricky descent from the ridge top, 2 significant road crossings and a paddock with a resident Bull Camel.

Requirements

COVID-19 measures – you will need to observe social distancing at this event, ensuring no contact between participants.

This includes:

  • maintaining a 1.5 metre minimum distance between participants
  • maintaining a 4m2 minimum area per person
  • bringing and using your own supply of hand sanitiser

Good quality footwear and clothing, walking poles, hat, sunscreen, morning tea, lunch and a least 2 litres of water.

Experience
Trail walker.