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Locks Ruin to E Smith Rd to Curnow’s Hut

Sat 26 to Sun 27 Oct 2013

Walk name/location
Locks Ruin to E Smith Rd to Curnow’s Hut
Walk grade
End-to-End Minus 1
Description

Theme: “Cops and Robbers”. Budget cell accommodation is available for everyone at Gladstone Gaol: $15/person/night or $20/person/night with linen provided.

Sat.26th: From Lock’s Ruin we head east thru farmland to cross the Rocky River and then some lumpy stuff to Hiskey’s Hut where we will have a “nature stop” to water young trees planted by the Greening Committee. Then its road walking on through Georgetown and along Lehmann’s Rd. to the cars.

Sun.27th: Today we head North! We quickly climb to the ridge which takes us up and down and thru more farmland and across to Bundaleer Forest. We take a re-route away from the burnt areas of the forest and along Springs Rd. to Curnow’s Hut.

NOTE: The walks may be altered/shortened due to weather conditions.

Start
Saturday 26 October 2013
End
Sunday 27 October 2013
Walk Leaders
Steve Clift
Michael Middleton
Dean Mortimer
Peter Solomon
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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $16.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $2.00)
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Accepted
Bus
AUD $32.00

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
9:00a.m.
End time
3:00p.m.
Walking from
Lock's Ruin
Walking to
E.Smith's Road
Distance
19km
Risks (Saturday)
Hazards
Commercial bee hives at Map 1.7 'E'. Traffic on roads.
Requirements
Morning tea, lunch, 2litres water. Appropriate weather protection. Extra water if hot.
Experience
Trailwalker

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
9:00a.m.
End time
3:30p.m.
Walking from
E.Smith's Road
Walking to
Curnow's Hut
Distance
22km
Risks (Sunday)
Hazards
Ridge walking - exposure to winds. Snakes.
Requirements
Morning tea, lunch, 2 litres water. Appropriate weather protection. Extra water if hot.
Experience
Trailwalker

Nearby Campsites and Accommodation Options

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In This Section

On or within 2km of this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Curnows Hut
  2. Georgetown
  3. Hiskeys Hut
  4. Crystal Brook
  5. Bowman Hut & ‘walk-in’ site
  6. Crystal Brook Caravan Park
  7. Flairville on Heysen
  8. Georgetown Hotel

Near This Section

More than 2km off of the Heysen Trail section.

  1. Bundaleer Sport & Recreation Grounds

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Bundaleer Weir ‘walk-in’ site
  2. North Laura Hotel
  3. Beetaloo ‘walk-in’ site (Southern Boundary Track)