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Cudlee Creek to The Nugget Road (Walk 15)

Sun 19 May 2024

Walk name/location
Cudlee Creek to The Nugget Road (Walk 15)
Walk grade
End-to-End 16
Description

Walk Details:

The trail leads walkers through the rolling hills of the South Mt Lofty Ranges and sections of Mt Crawford Forest. The climb towards Mt Gould provides outstanding views.

This walk has significant road crossings and road walking. Follow Leaders instructions.

The Union Bridge in Cudlee Creek is arguably the most dangerous crossing of the entire trail.

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 19 May 2024
Walk Leaders
Kathy Wright
Paul Gill
Michael Weinel
Adam Matthews
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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
2C
Guidebook maps
Southern Guidebook, chapter 3 map 7,
chapter 3 map 8.

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
0800
End time
1600
Walking from
Cuddlee Creek
Walking to
Nugget Road
Distance
21.5 km
Risks
Hazards
The Union Bridge in Cudlee Creek is arguably the most dangerous crossing of the entire trail we will keep to the Right hand side so that you are visible to vehicles from both directions.
We will group up prior to entering danger zones and be posting leaders as lookouts to alert walkers of impending danger.

We also have 2 main arterial road sections to walk

Requirements
Wear appropriate hiking clothing, hiking footwear, hat, sunscreen, rain jacket etc as you need per forecast weather conditions.
Carry at least 2 litres of water, a personal first aid kit.
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. Rocky Paddock Campground
  2. Chalks Campground
  3. Kersbrook
  4. Fromms Farm
  5. Mt Crawford Forest Information Centre
  6. Cudlee Creek Restaurant Tavern and Caravan Park
  7. Tanunda Cottages

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Old School House
  2. Centennial Drive
  3. Cudlee Creek
  4. Cudlee Creek North ‘walk-in’ site (Grandpa’s)