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Montacute Heights to Cudlee Creek (Walk 14)

Sun 16 Jun 2024

Walk name/location
Montacute Heights to Cudlee Creek (Walk 14)
Walk grade
End-to-End 16
Description

After an initial road walk, the trail crosses Montecute Rd and makes a very long steep descent to Sixth Creek before a long climb out through Montacute Conservation Park and Mt Crawford Forest Reserve.

A pleasant walk past the pretty private gardens along Holland Creek Road completes the section.

Due to the Sixth Creek very steep descent and climb back out this is quite a demanding walk. Walk length is 19km’s. Walking poles are recommended. Risk of Heat exhaustion and fatigue if you are not conditioned.

Walk Difficulty – The Heysen 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.

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 16 June 2024
Walk Leaders
Kathy Wright
Paul Gill
Michael Weinel
Tracey Evans
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Walk section along Heysen Trail shown in red:
The rest of the Heysen Trail shown in blue:
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Mapsheet
2B
Guidebook maps
Southern Guidebook, chapter 3 map 5,
chapter 3 map 6,
chapter 3 map 7.

Meeting Location

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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
0800
End time
1600
Walking from
Montecute Heights
Walking to
Cuddlee Creek
Distance
19km
Risks
Hazards
This can be a challenging walk with several steep sections & long Climbs, walking poles are recommended. Risk of Heat exhaustion and fatigue if you are not conditioned. The trail can be very slippery when wet.
Requirements
Wear appropriate hiking clothing, walking poles, hiking footwear, hat, sunscreen, rain jacket etc, as per the forecasted weather conditions.
Carry at least 2 litres of water, hydrolite ,a personal first aid kit, Sun protection
Bring food and snacks for morning tea and lunch.
Experience
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.

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. Cudlee Creek North ‘walk-in’ site (Grandpa’s)
  2. Cudlee Creek
  3. Kersbrook