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Mt Compass/ Kyeema/Dashwood Gully Rd

Sat 15 to Sun 16 Jul 2023

Walk name/location
Mt Compass/ Kyeema/Dashwood Gully Rd
Walk grade
End-to-End 16
Description

Note: If you wish to walk on only one day, please contact the FOTH office (once bookings open) to register for that day’s walk.

The online registering will only allow you to register for both days

Day 1 Saturday – Mt Compass – Kyeema

The pretty dairy pastures of Mt Compass and Nangkita provide the backdrop for the first section of this walk. Back roads then lead walkers up a steady incline through to Finniss Conservation Park and into Mt Magnificent Conservation Park, where a short steep hike off the main trail which will reward walkers with spectacular views from Mt. Magnificent over the southern Fleurieu Peninsula.

A combination of native bushland then back-road walking completes the day.

Fitness: 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.

Day 2 Sunday – Kyeema – Dashwood Gully

The walk starts off in the dense native bushland of Kyeema Conservation Park, and then the plantations of Kuitpo Forest. The walking here is gently undulating sandy trails.

We cross over a couple of main arterial roads where care needs to be taken.

We then exit Kuitpo Forest onto Stagecoach Road for the 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.

Start
Saturday 15 July 2023
End
Sunday 16 July 2023
Walk Leaders
Kathy Wright
Paul Gill
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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
1D
Guidebook maps
Southern Guidebook, chapter 2 map 6,
chapter 2 map 7,
chapter 2 map 8.

Meeting Location

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

Details
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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $10.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $1.00)
Golden Boots cards
Accepted
Bus
AUD $40.00

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
8 am
End time
3.00 to 4.00 pm
Walking from
Mt Compass
Walking to
Kyeema
Distance
19.5
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.

Some road walking, Slippery in some sections if wet,
Steady incline.

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 sanitise

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.

Appropriate Walking attire, including rain gear.
Morning tea and lunch plus 2 litre water min
Personal First aid kit, Sunscreen

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.

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
8 am
Walking from
Kyeema
Walking to
Dashwood Gully
Distance
20.5km
Risks (Sunday)
Hazards
Some road walking
Requirements
Appropriate Walking attire, including rain gear.
Morning tea and lunch plus 2 litre water min
Personal First Aid Kit, Sunscreen
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.