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Cleland to Montacute Heights – EE17

Sun 29 Sep 2024

Walk name/location
Cleland to Montacute Heights – EE17
Walk grade
End-to-End 17
Description

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

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

This is considered quite a demanding walk.

Walk Difficulty – 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 29 September 2024
Walk Leaders
Paul Frost
Chris Young
Glenn Chambers
Peter Nation
Heather Thompson
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Walk section along Heysen Trail shown in red:
The rest of the Heysen Trail shown in blue:
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Mapsheet
2B
Guidebook maps
Southern Guidebook, chapter 3 map 4,
chapter 3 map 5.

Meeting Location

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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $12.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $5.00)
Golden Boots cards
Accepted
Bus
AUD $25.00

Walk Specifics
Start time
7:30am
End time
3:30-4pm
Walking from
Cleland
Walking to
Montecute Heights
Distance
26km
Risks
Hazards
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 if you are not conditioned. Some tricky, steep sections. The trail can be very slippery where wet. Snakes, insects and other critters that could bite & sting.
Requirements
Wear appropriate hiking clothing, hiking footwear, hat, sunscreen, rain jacket etc, as per the forecasted weather conditions.
Carry at least 2 litres of water, hand sanitiser, a personal first aid kit including:- band-aids, blister packs, analgesics, anti-inflammatories and electrolytes, your regular medications including an action plan, and anything else you think you might need.
Bring food and snacks for morning tea and lunch.
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. 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