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Mt Lofty/Heysen loop

Sun 14 Jul 2024

10:15am - 1:00pm

Walk name/location
Mt Lofty/Heysen loop
Walk grade
Trail Starter
Description

A loop walk on the Heysen Trail taking in the Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens, the winding fire tracks of Cleland Conservation Park.

From our meeting point we walk north west on the main Heysen Trail route towards Mt Lofty.

We then take the relatively short, steep climb to the summit of Mt Lofty. This section of the walk is challenging as we climb St. Michael Hill.

The reward is a morning tea at the Mount Lofty Summit cafe as we admire panoramic views over Piccadilly Valley and Adelaide City. BYO morning tea or pick up a coffee at the cafe.

We then take the Heysen Trail alternative route to the Mount Lofty Botanic Garden upper car park.  After meandering through the garden, enjoy its tranquillity, and return to the cars..

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
Sunday 14 July 2024
Time
10:15am - 1:00pm
Walk Leader
Dom Henschke
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Meeting Location

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

Details
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Map URL
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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $12.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $5.00)
Golden Boots cards
Accepted

Walk Specifics
Start time
10.15am
End time
1.00pm
Walking from
Lower Car park
Walking to
Loop walk ascending Mt Lofty on the Heysen Trail and returning to start, using the Botanic Gardens alternative route.
Distance
9 kms
Risks
Hazards
Steep climb up to Mt Lofty.
Requirements
Bring Rain Jacket, snacks, water and optional camera.

There is the option of buying coffee etc at at the Summit cafe, so bring money/card..

Experience
All walkers are welcome, but be prepared for the climb to Mt Lofty.
This is a Trailstarter, not a race - we will do it as a group.