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Lavender Trail E2E3

Sat 4 to Fri 10 May 2024

Walk name/location
Lavender Trail E2E3
Walk grade
Extended Walk
Description

The Lavender Federation Trail is a 325km long walking trail through diverse countryside traversing the eastern flanks of the Mt Lofty Ranges.

It begins at Murray Bridge and traverses the Barossa, Goyder, Mid North and the Clare Valley regions to Clare through the townships of Murray Bridge, Tungkillo, Dutton, Eudunda, Waterloo, Manoora, Mintaro and Watervale.

The 325 km Lavender Federation Trail will be covered with 16 walks in 2024

– 3 x 1-week blocks.

Accommodation will be based in Murray Bridge, Mannum, Kapunda and Clare.

Participants will need to book their own accommodation in the various areas as per the walk program.

Week 1: May -Sat 4th -Fri 10th (Travel Day Fri 3rd /Rest Day Tue)              Based Murray Bridge Marina C.P. move to Mannum on Rest Day

Week 2: July- Mon 1st – Sat July 6th (Travel Day Sun 30th / Rest Day Wed)              Based Kapunda C.P.

Week 3: Aug – Sun 4th to Friday 9th (Travel Day Sat 3rd/ Rest Day Wed)                  Based Clare C.P.

When making Bookings at Caravan Parks – Call the parks and state “Lavender Trail Group” – Kathy Wright as some sites and cabins are on hold for group

Though Mainly Easy the walks are between 5-6 hours long – about 20 km and there are some sections that traverse steep rocky, uneven ground and many creeks (usually dry).

A solid level of fitness and experience walking over consecutive days is necessary.

If you register for this walk you will be required to attend at least 2 pre-training walks.

The Lavender Federation Trail is developed and maintained by SARTI (South Australian Recreation Trails Incorporated) We encourage those who register to join SARTI – $10 to support their maintenance of the trail.

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 4 May 2024
End
Friday 10 May 2024
Walk Leaders
Kathy Wright
Julia McLachlan
Dean Mortimer
Kevin Ward
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Meeting Location

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

Details
Information withheld

Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $72.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $30.00)
Golden Boots cards
Accepted
Bus
AUD $150.00

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
0800
End time
1500
Walking from
Murray Bridge/ Sturt Reserve
Walking to
Monato Sporting Complex
Distance
18 km
Risks (Saturday)
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, a personal first aid kit your regular medications and anything else you think you might need.
Bring food and snacks for morning tea and lunch.
Experience
A solid level of fitness and experience walking over consecutive days is necessary.

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
0800
End time
1500
Walking from
Monarto Sporting Complex
Walking to
Bondleigh Road
Distance
21 km
Risks (Sunday)
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, a personal first aid kit your regular medications and anything else you think you might need.
Bring food and snacks for morning tea and lunch.
Experience
A solid level of fitness and experience walking over consecutive days is necessary.

Monday

Walk Specifics (Monday)
Start time
0800
End time
1500
Walking from
Bondleigh Road
Walking to
Mt Torrens
Distance
19 km
Risks (Monday)
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, a personal first aid kit your regular medications and anything else you think you might need.
Bring food and snacks for morning tea and lunch.
Experience
A solid level of fitness and experience walking over consecutive days is necessary.

Wednesday

Walk Specifics (Wednesday)
Start time
0800
End time
1500
Walking from
Mt Torrens
Walking to
Mt Pleasant
Distance
20 km
Risks (Wednesday)
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, a personal first aid kit your regular medications and anything else you think you might need.
Bring food and snacks for morning tea and lunch.
Experience
A solid level of fitness and experience walking over consecutive days is necessary.

Thursday

Walk Specifics (Thursday)
Start time
0800
End time
1500
Walking from
Mt Pleasant
Walking to
Springton
Distance
20.5 km
Risks (Thursday)
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, a personal first aid kit your regular medications and anything else you think you might need.
Bring food and snacks for morning tea and lunch.
Experience
A solid level of fitness and experience walking over consecutive days is necessary.

Friday

Walk Specifics (Friday)
Start time
0800
End time
1500
Walking from
Springton
Walking to
Keyneton
Distance
20 km
Risks (Friday)
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, a personal first aid kit your regular medications and anything else you think you might need.
Bring food and snacks for morning tea and lunch.
Experience
A solid level of fitness and experience walking over consecutive days is necessary.