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Locks Ruin to Bowman Park to Mt Zion

Sat 2 to Sun 3 Nov 2013

Walk name/location
Locks Ruin to Bowman Park to Mt Zion
Walk grade
End-to-End 5
Description

SATURDAY

An easy walk, predominantly along roads and road reserves, this section takes us through the town of Crystal Brook, then follows the Crystal Brook itself to historic Bowman Park.

SUNDAY

Begining as a pleasant walk along the Crystal Brook, past the southern most hills of the Flinders Ranges, the Trail gradually climbs to the top of the range to reveal views over Port Pirie and Spencer Gulf.

Start
Saturday 2 November 2013
End
Sunday 3 November 2013
Walk Leaders
Russell O'Brien
Christine Porter
Vicki Cox
Peter Wynen
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Mapsheet
5B
Guidebook maps
Northern Guidebook, chapter 1 map 8,
chapter 2 map 1.

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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $16.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $2.00)
Golden Boots cards
Accepted
Bus
AUD $32.00

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
9.30 am approx
End time
2.30 pm approx
Walking from
Lock's Ruin (Map 1.7, GR 470054)
Walking to
Bowman Park (Map 2.1, GR 432089)
Distance
16 km
Risks (Saturday)
Hazards
Road walking. Road and railway crossings in Crystal Brook. Watch out for stray golf balls.
Requirements
Bring plenty to drink, snack food, lunch, good walking footwear, etc, blister pack.
Experience
Trailwalker

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
8.30 am approx
End time
1.30 pm
Walking from
Bowman Park (Map 2.1, GR 432089)
Walking to
Cnr Mills Road and Collaby Road (Map 2.3, GR 394215)
Distance
16 km
Risks (Sunday)
Hazards
Main Road crossing at Hughes Gap. Take care walking along Collaby Hill Road as it is a popular Tourist/4WD route. Some road walking.
Requirements
Bring plenty to drink, snack food, lunch, good walking footwear, etc, blister pack.
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. Crystal Brook
  2. Bowman Hut & ‘walk-in’ site
  3. Crystal Brook Caravan Park
  4. Beetaloo ‘walk-in’ site (Southern Boundary Track)

Near This Section

More than 2km off of the Heysen Trail section.

  1. Wirrabara
  2. Ippinitchie Campground
  3. Taralee Orchards
  4. North Laura Hotel

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Georgetown
  2. Hiskeys Hut
  3. Go-Cart Track Shelter
  4. Flairville on Heysen
  5. Georgetown Hotel