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Horsnell Gully with a taste of Heysen

Sat 29 Aug 2020

8:00am - 2:00pm

Walk name/location
Horsnell Gully with a taste of Heysen
Walk grade
Trail Walker

This walk proceeds along Coach Road to meet up with the Heysen Trail. This lovely section of the Heysen Trail through to Giles Conservation Park is renowned for its wildflowers. At Giles we visit 3 cottages – “Faith”, “Hope” and “Charity” and the reed beds for morning tea. The cottages were built by Charles Giles and John Horsnell in the 1840s so are in need of some maintenance.

From here we head back to Horsnell Gully Conservation Park with more interesting ruins with helpful information panels that may be perused by those interested in history during a lunch break. After lunch the fun part of the walk includes a clamber up a waterfall (be prepared some crawling on hands and knees).

The walk is about 14 kms and includes a number of challenges. Walking poles and boots with good ankle support are recommended.

Saturday 29 August 2020
8:00am - 2:00pm
Walk Leader
Michael Joyce
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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $10.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $1.00)
Golden Boots cards

Walk Specifics
Start time
End time
Walking from
Coach Road (with great views over Adelaide)
Walking to
Loop walk
Fire tracks may be steep and rocky.
The waterfall climb is challenging. Wear sturdy walking boots. Walking poles are recommended.
Bring morning tea, lunch and water.
Trailwalker experience preferred