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EE George Quarry to Chlorinator based at Spalding

Sat 26 to Sun 27 Sep 2015

Walk name/location
EE George Quarry to Chlorinator based at Spalding
Walk grade
End-to-End 7
Description

Saturday – Most of this section is spent walking south, initially along the crest of Brown Hill Range, following the remnants of an old 1840s stone wall (the longest in SA). It is quite an undulating walk, with little shelter from the elements, however the views make up for any discomfort. The last 5-6 km follow rural back roads to the main Spalding to Burra road.

Sunday – This is a very flat, but unique walk that follows the Freshwater intake channel for Bundaleer Reservoir, only leaving it for a few km to go through Spalding. Walkers will see some fascinating examples of engineering from the early 1900s.

NOTE – If you wish to walk on only one day, please contact the FOHT office to register for that day. The online registering system will only allow you to register for both walking days.

Start
Saturday 26 September 2015
End
Sunday 27 September 2015
Walk Leaders
Graham Dunstan
Judith Ellis
Peter Larsson
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Mapsheet
4C
Guidebook maps
Southern Guidebook, chapter 6 map 9,
chapter 6 map 10,
chapter 6 map 11.

Meeting Location

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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $16.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $2.00)
Golden Boots cards
Accepted
Bus
AUD $32.00

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
0830
End time
4pm
Walking from
EE George Quarry
Grid Reference: 903 973
Walking to
Spalding Rd
Grid Reference: 825 846
Distance
19km
Risks (Saturday)
Hazards
Many loose rocks (often hidden) in the grass alongside the old stone wall. Snakes

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
0830
End time
4pm
Walking from
Spalding Rd
Grid Reference: 825 846
Walking to
Chlorinator
Grid Reference: 705 945
Distance
21km
Risks (Sunday)
Hazards
Watch out for bees, sometimes in hollow metal posts along the pipeline and channels. Be alert for washouts or undercutting of the channel banks if there has been a lot of rain. Take care at main road
Requirements
Bring medication if alergic to bees.

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. Spalding
  2. Whistling Trig Tank
  3. Spalding Hotel
  4. Spalding Escape
  5. Country Bakehouse Accommodation
  6. Spalding Oval

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Hallett Railway Station
  2. Hallett
  3. Bundaleer Weir ‘walk-in’ site
  4. Hallett Camping at the Recreation Ground
  5. Wildongoleechie Hotel
  6. Tiverina Park
  7. The Carriages
  8. Cartapo Creek Hobby Farm