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EE15 Walks 21 & 22 – Hamilton to Peter’s Hill to Gerkie Gap

Sat 26 to Sun 27 Aug 2023

Walk name/location
EE15 Walks 21 & 22 – Hamilton to Peter’s Hill to Gerkie Gap
Walk grade
End-to-End 15
Description

Saturdays Walk Details:  Hamilton to Peters Hill 16km

This section of the Trail follows backroads and road reserves of open scrubland, before a short up Peters Hill, where walkers are rewarded with pretty vistas over the farmlands of the lower Mid North

Sundays Walk Details: Peters Hill to Gerkie Gap 18km

A pleasant walk along back roads through undulating farmland to the southern end of Tothill Range, taking in the town of Marrabel and its memorial to the famous buckjumper ‘Curio’.

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 26 August 2023
End
Sunday 27 August 2023
Walk Leaders
Mark Curtis
Michael Joyce
Leanne Bell
Andrea Gillin
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
3B
Guidebook maps
Southern Guidebook, chapter 5 map 2,
chapter 5 map 3.

Meeting Location

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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

Social: Dinner will be at the Harness racing club again but we will tweak the menu a bit to offer a better vegetarian option and alter the main menu from last time.

On that please understand we re not in a Michelin star restaurant but being catered for by a group of volunteers who are extremely grateful to us for using their premises and supporting their local community.

The Cost will be the same $25.00 and all you need to do at this stage is select RSVP when you register and also please add any dietary requirements in the comments field.  (Vegetarian / Gluten Free )

Once the finer details over the next week come through we let everyone know the changes in meals.

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
Hamilton
Walking to
Peters Hill
Distance
16 km
Risks (Saturday)
Hazards
Some Back road Walking, Hill may be exposed to strong Winds
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 walk experience preferred - Trail Walker experience 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
3:30 pm Approx
Walking from
Peters Hill
Walking to
Gerkie Gap
Distance
18 km
Risks (Sunday)
Hazards
There is quite a bit of road walking. So please please follow leaders instructions
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 walk experience preferred - Trail Walker experience 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. Marschalls Hut
  2. Marrabel
  3. Smith Hill
  4. Marrabel ‘Walk-in’ site

Near This Section

More than 2km off of the Heysen Trail section.

  1. Riverton
  2. Riverton Caravan Park
  3. Riverton Hotel
  4. Hotel Central Riverton
  5. Hayley’s House BnB Riverton

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Huppatz Hut
  2. Webb Gap
  3. Lights Hummocks Reserve
  4. Hamilton