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Horrocks Pass to Broadview & Alligator Gorge Rd to Horrocks Pass

Sat 3 to Sun 4 Aug 2024

Walk name/location
Horrocks Pass to Broadview & Alligator Gorge Rd to Horrocks Pass
Walk grade
End-to-End 14
Description

Saturday -Horrocks Pass to Broadview – 22km – Starting with a tough climb out of Horrocks Pass to the ridge, the Trail traverses exposed, gibber littered hills and farmland. Walkers are rewarded with views over the Willochra Plain and Spencer Gulf.

Sunday – Alligator Gorge Rd to Horrocks Pass – 15km – The trail initially leads over Lavender Peak to picturesque Stony Creek campsite. From there, tracks, back roads and a walk next to a busy highway take walkers to the memorial to explorer John Horrocks.

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 8 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 3 August 2024
End
Sunday 4 August 2024
Walk Leaders
Mark Fletcher
Margaret Fletcher
Cathy Bowditch
Karin Agostino
Michael Agostino
Chris Allen
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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
6B
Guidebook maps
Northern Guidebook, chapter 3 map 3,
chapter 3 map 4,
chapter 3 map 5.

Meeting Location

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

Details
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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $24.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $10.00)
Golden Boots cards
Accepted
Bus
AUD $50.00
Meal details

The Optional Meal

The Melrose Districts Historical Society will be putting on a 2 course dinner as a “fund raiser”

Main Meal is Lasagne & Salad – Dessert is Apple or Quandong Pie

BYO Drinks and Wine Glasses as required (Water & Water Glasses are supplied )

E2E14 Social Committee Theme

E2E14 Olympics – The sports challenge continues, Red was victorious last year. Come dressed in either Red, Blue, Yellow or Green.

Cost is $35 Per Head covers Hall Hire & Food – You will need to pay via bank transfer prior no later than 4pm Friday the 26th of July such that we can provide final numbers. Please specify in “Include a note” if you have a non-walking partner/friend that will be attending for the meal. Also specify in “Include a note” if you have any specific dietary requirements

NOTE: No refunds on meals possible after  4:00 pm Friday the 26th of July as numbers and $$$ will be committed for the Melrose Districts Historical Society Fund Raiser.

Payment Via Bank Transfer To:

M E Fletcher

BSB 670 864

ACC 20236388

(please put your name as a reference if you are using a business account to transfer from, where it isn’t obvious who you are)

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
7:40am for 8:00am Bus Departure
End time
4:00pm approx.
Walking from
Horrocks Pass
Walking to
Broadview
Distance
22km (19km Trail + 3km Walk Out)
Risks (Saturday)
Hazards
Un-even ground - Lots of opportunities for twisted ankles on this walk.
Requirements
Carry at least 2 litres of water, hand sanitiser, a personal first aid kit including:- band-aids, blister packs, analgesics, 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
Trailwalker

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
7:40am for 8:00am Bus Departure
End time
1:00pm
Walking from
Alligator Gorge Rd
Walking to
Horrocks Pass
Distance
15km
Risks (Sunday)
Hazards
Some road walking. Crossing Stony Creek when heavy rain.
Requirements
Carry at least 2 litres of water, hand sanitiser, a personal first aid kit including:- band-aids, blister packs, analgesics, anti-inflammatories and electrolytes, your regular medications and anything else you think you might need.
Bring food and snacks for morning tea
Experience
Trailwalker

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. Stony Creek ‘walk-in’ site
  2. Waukarie Creek/Mt Brown North ‘walk-in’ site
  3. Alligator Lodge
  4. Catninga Shed
  5. Mount Brown Bush Camp
  6. Hawks Nest Tank

Near This Section

More than 2km off of the Heysen Trail section.

  1. Wilmington
  2. Broadview homestead
  3. Catninga B&B
  4. Beautiful Valley Caravan Park
  5. Stony Creek Bush Camp Caravan Park
  6. Spear Creek Holiday Park

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Sugargum Dam ‘walk-in’ site
  2. Longhill ‘walk-in’ site
  3. Goat Rock ‘walk-in’ site
  4. Pichi Richi Park
  5. Grays Hut
  6. Quorn Caravan Park
  7. Horseshoe Top-End Homestead & Campsites
  8. The Racecourse Camp