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EE15 Walks 23 & 24 – Gerkie Gap to Webb Gap to Burra Rd

Sat 23 to Sun 24 Sep 2023

Walk name/location
EE15 Walks 23 & 24 – Gerkie Gap to Webb Gap to Burra Rd
Walk grade
End-to-End 15
Description

Saturdays Walk Details: Webb Gap to Burra Road – 23km

The trail continues along the Tothill Range, providing expansive views over the surrounding farmland and Apoinga Lagoon. A sharp climb after Huppatz Hut provides walkers with a taste of things to come in future walks.

Sunday’s Walk Details: Gerkie Gap-Webb Gap  – 18km

After a climb through Gerkie Gap to the eastern side, this hugs the Tothill Ranges, before climbing back over the range, just north of Smith Hill, where we continue the journey northward through open scrubland along the western flank of the range.

The Tothills provide the largest remaining section of remnant scrub in the area and are one of the delights of the Mid-North providing pleasant vistas over the surrounding farmland, with constant reminders of 19th century optimism and 21st century technology.

Special Note: These walks are being done out of order

Fitness: 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.

Start
Saturday 23 September 2023
End
Sunday 24 September 2023
Walk Leaders
Mark Curtis
Michael Joyce
Andrea Gillin
Leanne Bell
Maria Bootle
Philip Bell
Lyn Wood
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Map legend:

Walk section along Heysen Trail shown in red:
The rest of the Heysen Trail shown in blue:
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Mapsheet
3C
Guidebook maps
Southern Guidebook, chapter 5 map 5,
chapter 5 map 6,
chapter 5 map 7.

Meeting Location

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

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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $20.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $2.00)
Golden Boots cards
Accepted
Bus
AUD $40.00
Meal details

Riverton Hotel @ 6pm for a 6.30 dinner.
27 Torrens Road, Riverton

Theme: Riverton for the Spring Racing Carnival

That means racewear, hats, fascinators, and the odd bookie or two.

Fearless Fifteens – Riverton Menu

Payment is via the Heysen EE15 BSB Account.

Account Name:            Heysen EE15
BSB:                               014 111
Account Number:       650 949 963

When paying enter your details as in following example in the appropriate fields:

Amount: “$ Enter your meal value”        $23
Message: “Enter mains selection”            Beef Schnitzel with plain Gravy
Ref: “Enter Name”                                       Mark Curtis

Payment is required by Sunday Evening 17th September

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
8:00 am Bus Departure please arrive 20mins prior for check-in and boarding
End time
3:30 pm Approx
Walking from
Web Gap
Walking to
Burra Road
Distance
23 km
Risks (Saturday)
Hazards
For the road walking please follow leaders directions
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, hand sanitiser, a personal first aid kit including:- band-aids, blister packs, headache tablets, anti-inflammatories and electrolytes, your regular medications and anything else you think you might need.
Bring food and snacks for morning tea and lunch.
Experience
E2E Walker Experience Required unless discussed with coordinator

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
8:00 am Bus Departure please arrive 20mins prior for check-in and boarding
End time
3:00 pm Approx
Walking from
Gerkie Gap
Walking to
Webb Gap
Distance
18 km
Risks (Sunday)
Hazards
For the road walking please follow leaders directions
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, hand sanitiser, a personal first aid kit including:- band-aids, blister packs, headache tablets, anti-inflammatories and electrolytes, your regular medications and anything else you think you might need.
Bring food and snacks for morning tea and lunch.
Experience
E2E Walker Experience Required unless discussed with coordinator

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. Huppatz Hut
  2. Smith Hill
  3. Webb Gap

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Marschalls Hut
  2. Marrabel
  3. Burra Creek Gorge Reserve (Worlds End)
  4. Hallelujah Hideaway
  5. Worlds End ‘walk-in’ site
  6. Marrabel ‘Walk-in’ site
  7. Riverton
  8. Riverton Caravan Park
  9. Riverton Hotel
  10. Hotel Central Riverton
  11. Hayley’s House BnB Riverton