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Peters Hill to Gerkie Gap to Webb Gap. Based in Riverton

Sat 17 to Sun 18 May 2014

Walk name/location
Peters Hill to Gerkie Gap to Webb Gap. Based in Riverton
Walk grade
End-to-End 6
Description

SATURDAY 17 May: A pleasant walk along back roads through undulating farmland and past the town of Marrabel (and it’s memorial to the famous buckjumper “Curio”) to the southern end of Tothill Range.

SUNDAY 18 May: After a climb through Gerkie Gap to the eastern side, this walk hugs the Tothill Ranges, before climbing back over the range,just north of Smith Hill, where we continue the journey northward through open scrubland along the western flank of the range. The Tothills provide the largest remaining section of remnant scrub in the area and are one of the delights of the Mid North providing pleasant vistas over the surrounding farmland, with constant reminders of 19th century optimism and 21st century technology.

NOTE – If you wish to walk on only one day, please contact the FOHT office to register for that day. The online registering system will only allow you to register for both walking days.

Start
Saturday 17 May 2014
End
Sunday 18 May 2014
Walk Leaders
Chris Allen
Neil Rivett
Lyn Wood
Sandy Wood
Lucy Allen
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Mapsheet
3B
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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $16.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $2.00)
Golden Boots cards
Accepted
Bus
AUD $36.00

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
9.30 am approx
End time
2.30 pm approx
Walking from
Peters Hill
Walking to
Gerkie Gap
Distance
18 Km
Risks (Saturday)
Hazards
Road walking. Please take care & walk on right hand side of road.
Requirements
Bring snacks, lunch, drink, sun screen, hat, raincoat and good, comfortable walking footwear.
Experience
Trail walker

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
9.15 am approx
End time
2.30 pm approx
Walking from
Gerkie Gap
Walking to
Webb Gap
Distance
17 Km
Risks (Sunday)
Hazards
Some road walking. Please walk on RH side of road.
Requirements
Bring snacks, lunch, drink, sunscreen, hat, raincoat and good walking footwear.
Experience
Trail walker

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. Huppatz Hut
  2. Marrabel
  3. Marschalls Hut
  4. Smith Hill
  5. Webb Gap
  6. Marrabel ‘Walk-in’ site

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Burra Creek Gorge Reserve (Worlds End)
  2. Worlds End ‘walk-in’ site
  3. Hallelujah Hideaway
  4. Riverton
  5. Riverton Caravan Park
  6. Riverton Hotel
  7. Hotel Central Riverton
  8. Hayley’s House BnB Riverton
  9. Hamilton