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Lavender Trail E2E4 Weekend Walks May2024

Sat 18 May 2024

Walk name/location
Lavender Trail E2E4 Weekend Walks May2024
Walk grade
End-to-End Lavender Trail
Description

To start with a walk along the Murray where we may see The Murray Princess moored, around reclaimed wetlands then off to the scrub. Pass by Mobilong Low security prison and the perimeter of Monarto Zoo. A great start to a new hiking season. A day with great variety in terrain and introduction to Lavender Trail stiles!

Walk Difficulty – The Lavender 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.

Please ensure you are wearing appropriate clothing for bush walking including sturdy footwear, wide brimmed hat & sunblock, all weather jacket. Carry a small 1st aid kit, at least 2lt of water plus some electrolytes and snacks of some nutritional worth for our breaks such as morning tea, lunch and afternoon, if necessary. There may not be mobile phone coverage along all the trail.  Walking sticks can be most useful for steep hills up or down and are recommended even if not used throughout the entire day.

We will be walking in a group fashion as much as possible, so hikers with a spring in their step will need to pay attention to those behind and not disappear in to the distance. The old rule of  being able to ‘sight the walker behind you’!  For the slower walkers, please do not feel pressured to walk faster than your capacity as we are here to enjoy the day, but remember we are on a hike not a dawdle! There is always time for snapping quick photos on the trail.

There are a number of stiles on the trail which slow the group progress so please do not loiter at these spots for too long. Use these opportunities to adjust gear, have a drink and a chat before continuing on the trail.

If Trail Makers are missing or direction is unclear or trail makes a sudden change in direction, please STOP and wait for leaders to determine what action is needed. The direction of the path may be apparent but this is not always the case.

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.

Date
Saturday 18 May 2024
Walk Leaders
Stephen Salib-Brown
Gillian Stevens
Kylie Gibbons
Shaun Scheepers
Ted Davis
Paul Bond
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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $12.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $5.00)
Golden Boots cards
Accepted
Bus
AUD $25.00

Walk Specifics
Start time
8.00am
End time
3.00pm
Walking from
Sturt reserve, Wharf Rd Murray Bridge
Walking to
Monarto Sports Complex
Distance
18kms