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Newland Head CP

Sun 9 Aug 2020

Walk name/location
Newland Head CP
Walk grade
Trail Rambler
Description

A slow walk to enjoy the rugged cliffs and bushland of Newland Head C.P.

Starting the walk on a section of The Heysen Trail we reach the rugged headlands of the park, where with weather permitting there will be spectacular views along the coast line. This is the time for whale watching, will we be lucky to spot one? The rocky undulating tracks has us in and out of valleys, surrounded by coastal vegetation to climb again to view the sea. This section of the walk requires the ability to be able to climb up and down steep and rocky hills.

Leaving the coast behind we walk inland, with wide open views of farming land on the right and bushland to the left. A sharp turn takes us into the bush, with wattle trees and many other flowering wildflowers. In this area we will be looking for orchids which are often spotted here. Continuing through the park we return to the Heysen Trail and return to the cars.

If the weather is bad on the day, the walk will not go to the coast, it will stay inland and will only be around 7km.

Date
Sunday 9 August 2020
Walk Leader
Judith Ellis
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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
Walk Specifics
Start time
9.30
End time
??? When we reach the cars.
Walking from
Meeting location.
Walking to
Loop walk back to the cars.
Distance
A slow walk of around 12 km.
Risks
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.

Strong cold winds are possible along the cliffs.
Several sections of climbing over rocks.

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

Bring morning tea, lunch and water.

Experience
Some walking experience required and have the ability to walk for approx. 5hrs.