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Myponga to Mt Compass – EE17

Sun 12 May 2024

Walk name/location
Myponga to Mt Compass – EE17
Walk grade
End-to-End 17
Description

Commencing with a short road walk, the trail enters the small but picturesque Yulte Conservation Park. After a steady climb you have a reasonable descent where walking poles, if you have them, will be put to good use.

After emerging from the bushland, the trail crosses open farmland, continuing along Lawless Rd, past the Myponga Pistol Club firing range, and gradually climbing to Mt Cone, passing interesting 2 tier tree plots dotted about the hills and from the top of the ridge you are presented with distant views south over Victor Harbor before finishing with a road walk to Mt Compass.

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.

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 12 May 2024
Walk Leaders
Paul Frost
Chris Young
Peter Nation
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Mapsheet
1C
Guidebook maps
Southern Guidebook, chapter 2 map 4,
chapter 2 map 5,
chapter 2 map 6.

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 for a prompt bus departure
End time
3:30-4pm approx
Walking from
Myponga
Walking to
Mt Compass
Distance
22km
Risks
Hazards
Some tricky, steep sections. The trail can be very slippery where wet. Road crossings and road walking - walk on right side of road unless instructed otherwise. Snakes, insects and other critters that bite & sting.
Requirements
Wear appropriate hiking clothing, 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
Trail Walker & previous End to End Walks strongly recommended.
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. Mt Compass
  2. Mt Compass Caravan Park
  3. Compass Country Cabins
  4. Mt Cone Tank (Water Location Only)

Near This Section

More than 2km off of the Heysen Trail section.

  1. Mt Compass township camp site at oval

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Myponga
  2. Blue House, Myponga