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Walk the Yorke – Moonta Bay to Tiparra Springs to Balgowlan

Sat 29 to Sun 30 May 2021

Walk name/location
Walk the Yorke – Moonta Bay to Tiparra Springs to Balgowlan
Walk grade
Walk the York End to End
Description

This is the start of a series of walks – to walk the whole of the ‘Walk the Yorke’ over two years of weekends away.
In 2021 we will walk from Moonta to Marion Bay and in 2022 we will walk from Port Wakefield to Marion Bay.

The bus fee collected during registration will be used to fund a bus to take walkers from the meeting point at the end of the day’s walk back to the starting point.
If there are insufficient registrations to make that cost-effective the funds will be refunded and a car-shuffle organized to enable the walk to proceed regardless.
Conversely, if there is sufficient interest, it may be possible to reduce the bus fee.

Saturday – We will start with one of the Hero Walks…
This section will feature long sections of beach walking.
At Cape Elizabeth vast sand dunes are a haven for birdlife. Cormorants, Grey Herons, Hooded Plovers and the rare Sooty and Pied Oystercatchers can all be seen wading along the shore.
The dunes also provide a habitat for many species of coastal plants and animals.
Public toilets are located at the start and at the 3km mark of today’s walk.

Sunday has it all …
Vibrant red cliffs, tranquil sheoak woodlands and crisp white sandy beaches with calm blue waters.
This peaceful and isolated environment is a haven for both woodland and coastal birdlife.
Public toilets are at the 7km mark and at the end of today’s walk.

Suggested accommodation – Moonta Bay

NOTE – If you wish to walk on only one day, please contact the FOHT office (once bookings have opened) to register for that day’s walk. The on-line registration system will only allow you to register for both days.

Start
Saturday 29 May 2021
End
Sunday 30 May 2021
Walk Leader
Peter Clark
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Meeting Location

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

Details
Information withheld
Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $20.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $2.00)
Golden Boots cards
Accepted
Bus
AUD $60.00

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
9:25am
End time
4:10om
Walking from
Moonta Bay
Walking to
Tiparra Springs
Distance
25km
Risks (Saturday)
Hazards

COVID-19 measures – you will need to adhere to social distancing at this event:

  1. I declare that if I experience any respiratory symptoms (even if mild) before the walk, I will immediately self-isolate, seek medical advice and cancel my registration for the event.
  2. When attending the walk I will:
    • observe social distancing practices
    • maintain personal hygiene (apply hand sanitiser and protect others if I cough/sneeze)
    • not share drink bottles, eating utensils, other personal items and equipment.
Requirements

COVID-19 measures – you will need to observe social distancing at this event, ensuring no contact between participants.

This includes:

  • maintaining a 1.5 metre minimum distance between participants
  • maintaining a 4m2 minimum area per person
  • bringing and using your own supply of hand sanitiser

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
9:30am
End time
2:10pm
Walking from
Tiparra Springs
Walking to
Balgowan
Distance
16km
Risks (Sunday)
Hazards

COVID-19 measures – you will need to adhere to social distancing at this event:

  1. I declare that if I experience any respiratory symptoms (even if mild) before the walk, I will immediately self-isolate, seek medical advice and cancel my registration for the event.
  2. When attending the walk I will:
    • observe social distancing practices
    • maintain personal hygiene (apply hand sanitiser and protect others if I cough/sneeze)
    • not share drink bottles, eating utensils, other personal items and equipment.
Requirements

COVID-19 measures – you will need to observe social distancing at this event, ensuring no contact between participants.

This includes:

  • maintaining a 1.5 metre minimum distance between participants
  • maintaining a 4m2 minimum area per person
  • bringing and using your own supply of hand sanitiser

Since we are walking along the coast we will need to be especially sun-smart.