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Cleland to Montacute Heights

Sun 24 Sep 2017

Walk name/location
Cleland to Montacute Heights
Walk grade
End-to-End 11

A testing and spectacular walk that passes through the native bushland of Cleland, Horsnell Gully and Morialta Cons. Parks and along roadsides, providing frequent vistas over Adelaide and the hills.

This is the longest and most difficult walk on the trail so far at a bit over 26 klms with many ups and downs throughout.

It is one of the memorable walks on the trail.

Sunday 24 September 2017
Walk Leaders
David Roberts
Andrew McDonald
Helen Morgante
John Babister
Annabelle Schuttloffel
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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $8.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $1.00)
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AUD $20.00

Walk Specifics
Start time
7.45am for 8.00am sharp departure by bus.
End time
Walking from
Cleland Wildlife Park (Grid Ref. 905 278 on Map 3.4 in Southern Guidebook or map 2b on Mapsheet 2).
Walking to
Cnr of Moores Rd and Colonial Drive. Montacute Heights ( Grid Ref.941 351 on Map 3.5 in Southern Guidebook or map 2b on Mapsheet 2).
Approx. 26 klms
Some testing climbs, numerous road crossings and a busy roadside walk of around a kilometre into Norton Summit.
Suitable Footwear is essential, protective clothing( rain coat & warm jacket etc.), sun hat, sun screen, morning tea, lunch and at least 3 litres of water. Walking poles and some extra snacks might

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. Summertown
  2. Cudlee Creek North ‘walk-in’ site (Grandpa’s)
  3. Cudlee Creek
  4. Norton Summit
  5. Heysen Hideaway

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

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