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Montacute Heights to Cudlee Creek – EE17

Sun 13 Oct 2024

Walk name/location
Montacute Heights to Cudlee Creek – EE17
Walk grade
End-to-End 17
Description

After an initial road walk, the trail crosses Montecure 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.

The section between the Montacute Conservation park and Snake Gully Road (Cudlee Creek) was devastated in the Dec. 2019 Cudlee Creek bushfire. Fortunately the section was reopened to walkers in April 2021.

Forestry SA advised that as of 17th May 2021, Grandpas Camp has been fully assessed and it is considered safe for use.

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 13 October 2024
Walk Leaders
Paul Frost
Chris Young
Glenn Chambers
Heather Thompson
Peter Nation
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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
7:30am
End time
3:00-4:00pm
Walking from
Montecure Heights
Walking to
Cudlee Creek
Distance
19km
Risks
Hazards
This can be a challenging walk with several undulations - walking poles are recommended. Risk of Heat exhaustion and fatigue if you are not conditioned. Some tricky, steep sections. The trail can be very slippery where wet. Snakes, insects and other critters that could bite & sting.
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, hand sanitiser, a personal first aid kit including:- band-aids, blister packs, analgesics, anti-inflammatories and electrolytes, your regular medications including an action plan, and anything else you think you might need.
Bring food and snacks for morning tea and lunch.
Experience
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.

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

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Scotts Shelter