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Cleland/ Montacute

Sun 15 Oct 2023

Walk name/location
Cleland/ Montacute
Walk grade
End-to-End 16
Description

This is a spectacular section of the Heysen trail as it passes through the native bushland of Cleland, Horsnell Gully and Morialta Conservation Parks and along roadsides, providing frequent vistas over Adelaide and the Hills.

Many ascents and descents can be expected, and the walk length is 26km’s.

This is considered quite a demanding walk.

Fitness: The Heysen Trail walks are demanding and suitable for experienced walkers who have walked regularly in various terrain consisting of long-distance trails with some steep inclines/declines, irregular surface with loose uneven, slippery base. They have a walking time of about 5 to 7 hours and will require a good degree of physical fitness.

BIOSECURITY MEASURES – Please ensure you thoroughly clean your footwear, clothing, walking poles and other equipment before and after each walk to remove all seeds, dirt and other debris. Removed seeds should be bagged and disposed in a ‘to landfill’ garbage bin.

Date
Sunday 15 October 2023
Walk Leaders
Kathy Wright
Paul Gill
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Walk section along Heysen Trail shown in red:
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Mapsheet
2B
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Southern Guidebook, chapter 3 map 4,
chapter 3 map 5.

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 $10.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $1.00)
Golden Boots cards
Accepted
Bus
AUD $20.00

Walk Specifics
Start time
8 am
End time
3-4 pm
Walking from
Cleland
Walking to
Montecute
Distance
26 km
Risks
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.

This is a testing with many ups and downs that passes through the dense bushland of Cleland, Horsnell Gully and Morialta Conservation Parks and along roadsides, rewarding walkers with spectacular views over Adelaide and the Hills.
Busy roadside walking and several main road crossings
Creek Crossing
Risk of Heat exhaustion and fatigue.

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 sanitise

BIOSECURITY MEASURES – please ensure you thoroughly clean your footwear, clothing, walking poles and other equipment before and after each walk to remove all seeds, dirt and other debris. Removed seeds should be bagged and disposed in a ‘to landfill’ garbage bin.

Appropriate Walking attire, including rain gear. Morning tea and lunch plus 2 litre water min
Personal First Aid Kit, Sunscreen
Pre-Walk hydration in days leading up to the walk.

Experience
The Heysen Trail walks are demanding and suitable for experienced walkers who have walked regularly in various terrain consisting of long-distance trails with some steep inclines/declines, irregular surface with loose uneven, slippery base. They have a walking time of about 5 to 7 hours and will require a good degree of physical fitness.

Nearby Campsites and Accommodation Options

This list is generic and is derived from the Walk Selector for this walk section. Your walk leader may be suggesting a different or specific town or accommodation option to be based at.

In This Section

On or within 2km of this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Cudlee Creek
  2. Cudlee Creek North ‘walk-in’ site (Grandpa’s)
  3. Summertown
  4. Norton Summit
  5. Cudlee Creek Restaurant Tavern and Caravan Park
  6. Heysen Hideaway

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Kersbrook
  2. Cleland Cottage (formerly Mt Lofty Cottage YHA)
  3. Mt Lofty
  4. Mount Lofty House