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From The Fleurieu To Mt Lofty

Mon 30 Aug 2021 to Sun 5 Sep 2021

Walk name/location
From The Fleurieu To Mt Lofty
Walk grade
Extended Walk
Description

An opportunity for walkers to experience another 6 picturesque sections of the Heysen Trail in a “single hit “”from where last year’s South Coast Walk finished at the delightful hamlet of Inman Valley to continue the journey north through more of the wonderful countryside of the Fleurieu Peninsula into the southern reaches of the Adelaide Hills culminating with the final walk climbing up to Mt Lofty summit and down to the nearby Cleland  Wildlife Park.

Another full week of walking on the Trail designed to enable walkers especially those from beyond Adelaide, whether from intrastate or interstate, the opportunity to complete these beautiful sections in a single block rather than the normal schedule of an end to end group.

Those walkers who undertook last year’s South Coast Walk will be offered an early link to register for the weeks walking on Thursday 10th June, three weeks prior to the opening of Registrations on Thursday 1st July.

Please note this is an extended walk for people wanting to do the entire week of walking and not those wishing to to do selected day walks.

All the walk leaders are currently leading end to end groups and have each personally completed the trail on one or more occasions.

For each walk, walkers will need to drive themselves to the end location for the walk, from where a bus will take them to the start of the walk. Please note that with the exception of the FIRST WALK the meeting locations for the other WALKS are all within an HOURS DRIVE of ADELAIDE, so those coming from Interstate OR Intrastate locations may confidently choose to stay in accommodation in Adelaide for the week of walking.

Some of these walks are challenging so please ensure you come physically prepared for a great week of walking on the Heysen Trail.

Should you have any questions regarding the walk please feel free to contact John Babister at; jpbabister@internode.on.net or 0409616270.

Any walker with Respiratory Symptoms or Fever should exclude themselves from any activity until they have received a negative COVID result, irrespective of vaccine status. If there is no testing available( eg. Country Areas ). Then they should consult the nearest Medical Professional available( directly or by phone ). If no consult is available they should exclude themselves from activity until 3 days after symptoms have settled.

Please ensure that you use Hand Sanitizer prior to Boarding and wear a Face Mask that you provide yourself throughout the BUS TRIP.

There will be a group DINNER held on evening of Thursday 2nd September. Details of which will be provided before the commencement of the walks.

Start
Monday 30 August 2021
End
Sunday 5 September 2021
Walk Leaders
John Babister
Adam Matthews
Peter Deacon
Robin Sharland
Mark Curtis
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Mapsheet
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Southern Guidebook, chapter 2 map 3,
chapter 2 map 4.

Meeting Location

Meeting location details will be provided after you have registered for this event.

Details
Information withheld

Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $220.00
Meal details

A group dinner to be held on evening of Thursday 2nd September.Full details to be provided prior to the commencement of the Walk.

Monday

Walk Specifics (Monday)
Start time
9.00am.
End time
Around 2.30pm.
Walking from
Inman Valley. A very undulating walk starting with a testing climb up Sugarloaf Hill and onto Moon Hill. The trail then moves into Myponga Conservation Park where we are rewarded with good views and a few more steep ups and downs. The second half of the day involves walking along pretty rural back roads towards Myponga. There is a 2klms walk to the cars after leaving the trail on Yulte Rd.
Walking to
Myponga
Distance
!9 klms including a walk out to the cars.
Risks (Monday)
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.

Some testing climbs and descents and some walking on rural backlroads.

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.

Good quality footwear and clothing suited to the weather conditions, hat, sunscreen, walking poles, morning tea, lunch and at least 2-3 litres of water(more if the weather is warm).

Experience
Trail walker

Tuesday

Walk Specifics (Tuesday)
Start time
9.00am.
End time
3.00-3.30pm
Walking from
Myponga. After a short road walk the trail enters the delightful Yulte Conservation Park for a few testing ups & downs. Emerging from the bushland the trail crosses open farmland towards Hindmarsh Tiers Rd and onto Lawless lane past the Myponga Pistol Club firing range. It continues up to Mt Cone (with viewss over Victor Harbor to the south) and onto Woodcone Rd for a downhill walk to the old dairy.o the the downhill
Walking to
Mt Compass.
Distance
22klms
Risks (Tuesday)
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.

Take care crossing Hindmarsh Tiers Rd

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.

Good quality footwear and clothing suited to the weather conditions, hat, sunscreen, walking poles, morning tea, lunch and at least 2 litres of water(more if the weather is warm).

Experience
Trail walker

Wednesday

Walk Specifics (Wednesday)
Start time
9.00am
End time
2.30pm
Walking from
Mt Compass. The pretty dairy pastures of Mt Compass and Nangkita provide the backdrop for the first section of the walk. Back roads then take walkers through Finniss Conservation Park and into Mt Magnificent Conservation Park, where a short hike off the trail offers spectactular views over the southern Fleurieu Peminsula. A combination of native bushland then back road walking completes the day.
Walking to
Kyeema
Distance
Around 19-20 klms.
Risks (Wednesday)
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.

Take care crossing Victor Harbor Road at Mt Compass and along Nangkita Road. Also some other back country road walking.

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.

Good quality footwear and clothing suitable to the weather conditions,hat, sunscreen, walking poles, morning tea, lunch and at least 2 litres of water(more if the weather is warm).

Experience
Trail walker.

Thursday

Walk Specifics (Thursday)
Start time
REST DAY.
Risks (Thursday)
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.
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.

Friday

Walk Specifics (Friday)
Start time
9.00am
End time
Approx. 3.00pm
Walking from
Kyeema. The dense native bushland of Kyeema Conservation Park, the plantations of Kuitpo Forest and pretty back roads make this a pleasant and relatively comfortable walk.
Walking to
Dashwood Gully Road.
Distance
Around 20.5 klms.
Risks (Friday)
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.

Take care crossing Brookman Road.

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.

Good quality footwear and clothing suitable to the weather conditions, hat, sunscreen, morning tea, lunch and at least 2 litres of water(more if the weather is warm).

Experience
Trail walker.

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
9.00am
End time
3.00-3.30pm.
Walking from
Dashwood Gully Road. A picturesque walk through gently undulating farmlands, the northern blocks of Kuitpo forest and through the historic Jupiter Creek Goldfields near Echunga. A stretch of road walking completes the day into Mylor.r
Walking to
Mylor.
Distance
23 klms
Risks (Saturday)
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.

Some road walking.

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.

Good quality footwear and clothing suitable for the weather conditions, hat, sunscreen, morning tea, lunch and at least 2 litres of water(more if the weather is warm).

Experience
Trail walker.

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
9.00am
End time
3.00-3.30pm.
Walking from
Mylor. A very pretty though tough walk throught the most populous section of the Heyseh Trail that retains a rural feel. It passes through reserves and native bushland, and walkers are rewarded with picturesque Hills vistas and many photo opportunities through Bridgewater, Mt George Conservation Park, Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens and Cleland Conservation Park.nss
Walking to
Cleland Wildlife Park carpark.
Distance
21 klms.
Risks (Sunday)
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.

Some busy road crossings and a short stretch of road walking, An undulating and hilly walk with a steep climb up the back of Mt Lofty.

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.

Good quality footwear and clothing suitable for the weather conditions,hat, sunscreen, walking poles ,morning tea, lunch and at least2 litres of water(more if weather is warm)..

Experience
Trail walker.