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Pewsey Vale- Kyeema (Week 8)

Sat 24 Jun 2023 to Sun 2 Jul 2023

Walk name/location
Pewsey Vale- Kyeema (Week 8)
Walk grade
End-to-End Minus 2
Description

End 2 End Minus and it’s Week Eight in our final year and the theme is Braveheart!
Day 1 Starting where we left off in Week 7, we trek from Pewsey Vale, well and truly now in the Mount Lofty Ranges, across the Wirra Wirra Peaks, up the 100-step stairway to Mt Crawford, then on to the old Mount Crawford cemetery.
Day 2 Starts with a climb up to Little Mount Crawford through Chalks and then up to Tower Hill with expansive views to the north, east and west. The Trail then descends into the Warren Conservation Park, a delightful, contoured track to Watts Gully Road and onto Nugget Road.
Day 3 From Nugget Road, into more forest and the Scotts Camps site, skirting to the east of Kersbrook, past Mount Gould, Simmonds Hill, Chain of Ponds to Cuddlee Creek.
Day 4 Begins with a long road walk, past Grandpas Camp and then the ups and downs begin around Thomas Hill, Cardiac Hill and the Montacute CP and finally the heart stopping climb out of Sixth Creek to Montacute Heights and Cherryville.
Day 5 Thankfully a rest day.
Day 6 From Montacute Heights the Trail loops through Morialta CP past waterfalls and over creeks to emerge at Norton Summit, continuing in Horsnell Gully, with more hills finally reaching Cleland CP.
Day 7 From Cleland, we hit Mount Lofty with a choice of either the Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens or not. Then on to Woodhouse Activity Centre, past Mount George, Bridgewater Mill, briefly into Mylor CP and finishing at Mylor.
Day 8 Takes us from Mylor on a long road walk until Glen Bold where the Trail tackles the boardwalk through to Jupiter Creek Gold Fields and the start of the Kuitpo Forest region, Rocky Creek, Knott Hill and finishing at Dashwood Gully Road.
Day 9 Takes the group through the Kuitpo Forest for much of the day, traversing Chookaloo Campground, Christmas Hill and finally into the Kyeema CP.

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 24 June 2023
End
Sunday 2 July 2023
Walk Leaders
Dean Mortimer
Julian Monfries
Simon Cameron
Julia McLachlan
Peter Solomon
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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $80.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $2.00)
Golden Boots cards
Accepted
Bus
AUD $200.00

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
0830
End time
1600
Walking from
Pewsey Vale
Walking to
Mount Crawford
Distance
21
Risks (Saturday)
Hazards
Walking various back roads and Crossing Springton Road, Mount Crawford

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
0800
End time
1600
Walking from
Mount Crawford
Walking to
Nugget Road
Distance
22.5
Risks (Sunday)
Hazards
Crossing Cricks Mill Road and Foreston Road, fast moving traffic.

Monday

Walk Specifics (Monday)
Start time
0800
End time
1600
Walking from
Nugget Road
Walking to
Cudlee Creek
Distance
21.5
Risks (Monday)
Hazards
Hill Road and Checker Hill Road and Torrens Valley Road, fast moving traffic. Dangerous crossing of the Torrens River over Union Bridge. Single file, now dawdling, NO WALKING ABREAST!

Tuesday

Walk Specifics (Tuesday)
Start time
0800
End time
1600
Walking from
Cudlee Creek
Walking to
Montacute Heights
Distance
19
Risks (Tuesday)
Experience
This is a hard walk with a number of long steep hills, culminating in a corker coming out of Sixth Creek to ascend Montacute Heights. You need to be fit, very fit!

Wednesday

Walk Specifics (Wednesday)
Walking from
Rest Day
Risks (Wednesday)
Hazards
Thank goodness it's a rest day!

Thursday

Walk Specifics (Thursday)
Start time
0800
End time
1600
Walking from
Montacute Heights
Walking to
Cleland
Distance
26
Risks (Thursday)
Hazards
Walking out of Norton Summit a very dangerous walk SINGLE FILE along Lobethal Road and great care crossing said road.

Friday

Walk Specifics (Friday)
Start time
0800
End time
1600
Walking from
Cleland
Walking to
Mylor
Distance
21
Risks (Friday)
Hazards
Various road crossings.

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
0800
End time
1600
Walking from
Mylor
Walking to
Dashwood Gully Road
Distance
23
Risks (Saturday)
Hazards
Lots of road walking on major roads with a major dangerous crossing at Dashwood Gully Road near the end of the work.

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
0800
End time
1600
Walking from
Dashwood Gully Road
Walking to
Kyeema
Distance
20.5

Nearby Campsites and Accommodation Options

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In This Section

On or within 2km of this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Tanunda
  2. Bethany Reserve
  3. Rossiters Hut
  4. Old School House
  5. Centennial Drive
  6. Rocky Paddock Campground
  7. Chalks Campground
  8. Scotts Shelter
  9. Kersbrook
  10. Cudlee Creek
  11. Cudlee Creek North ‘walk-in’ site (Grandpa’s)
  12. Cleland Cottage (formerly Mt Lofty Cottage YHA)
  13. Summertown
  14. Woodhouse Activity Centre
  15. Bridgewater
  16. Aldgate
  17. Rocky Creek Hut & ‘Walk in’ site
  18. Chookarloo Campground
  19. Woodcutters Cottage (formerly Old Kuitpo Youth Hostel)
  20. Forest Gate Cottage
  21. Fromms Farm
  22. Mylor
  23. Mt Lofty Summit cafe
  24. Norton Summit
  25. Mt Crawford Forest Information Centre
  26. Burnslea Log Cabin
  27. Aldgate Lodge
  28. The Retreat
  29. Hahndorf Oak Tree Cottages
  30. Amble at Hahndorf
  31. Hahndorf Resort
  32. The Manna of Hahndorf
  33. Hahndorf House
  34. Stables Inn Motel
  35. Hahndorf Old Mill
  36. Hahndorf Motel
  37. Mount Lofty House
  38. Cudlee Creek Restaurant Tavern and Caravan Park
  39. Barossa Backpackers
  40. Tanunda Caravan & Tourist Park
  41. Tanunda Hotel Apartments
  42. Barossa Motel
  43. Blickinstal
  44. Jewel of the Valley
  45. Barossa Vista
  46. Oscars Barossa
  47. Apartments on Fiedler
  48. Goat Square Cottages
  49. Tanunda Cottages
  50. Miriam’s Cottage
  51. Lochnagar Barossa
  52. Barossa Weintal Resort
  53. Mylor Oval tank
  54. Heysen Hideaway

Near This Section

More than 2km off of the Heysen Trail section.

  1. Hahndorf
  2. Cladich Pavilions

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Greenock
  2. Old Telegraph Station Bed and Breakfast
  3. Camping at Greenock Oval