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Raeville to Locks Ruin to Bowman Park

Sat 4 to Sun 5 May 2024

Walk name/location
Raeville to Locks Ruin to Bowman Park
Walk grade
End-to-End 14
Description

Raeville to Locks Ruin -This walk follows dirt roads into the small town of Georgetown and beyond past Hiskeys Hut. The trail then follows undulating fence lines through Sams Hills.

Locks Ruin to Bowman Park – An easy walk, predominantly along roads and road reserves, this section takes us through the town of Crystal Brook, then follows the Crystal Brook itself to historic Bowman Park.

Walk Difficulty – 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.

Start
Saturday 4 May 2024
End
Sunday 5 May 2024
Walk Leaders
Mark Fletcher
Margaret Fletcher
Cathy Bowditch
Karin Agostino
Michael Agostino
Chris Allen
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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
5A
Guidebook maps
Northern Guidebook, chapter 1 map 5,
chapter 1 map 6,
chapter 1 map 7.

Meeting Location

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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $24.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $10.00)
Golden Boots cards
Accepted
Bus
AUD $50.00

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
8:00am Bus Departure please arrive 20mins prior for check-in and boarding
End time
3:00pm approx.
Walking from
Raeville
Walking to
Locks Ruin
Distance
19km
Risks (Saturday)
Hazards
Road walking. Walkers to keep to RHS unless advised otherwise by Leaders. Some slippery bits along the fence line through Sams Hills
Requirements
Wear appropriate hiking clothing, hiking footwear, hat, sunscreen, rain jacket etc as you need per forecast 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 and anything else you think you might need.
Bring food and snacks for morning tea and lunch.
Experience
Trailwalker

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
8:00am Bus Departure please arrive 20mins prior for check-in and boarding
End time
2:00pm approx.
Walking from
Locks Ruin
Walking to
Bowman Park
Distance
16km
Risks (Sunday)
Hazards
Road walking. Road crossings in Crystal Brook. Watch out for stray golf balls at Crystal Brook Golf Course.
Requirements
Wear appropriate hiking clothing, hiking footwear, hat, sunscreen, rain jacket etc as you need per forecast 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 and anything else you think you might need.
Bring food and snacks for morning tea and lunch.
Experience
Trailwalker

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. Georgetown
  2. Hiskeys Hut
  3. Crystal Brook
  4. Bowman Hut & ‘walk-in’ site
  5. Crystal Brook Caravan Park
  6. Georgetown Hotel

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Curnows Hut
  2. Wirrabara
  3. Ippinitchie Campground
  4. Go-Cart Track Shelter
  5. Taralee Orchards
  6. North Laura Hotel
  7. Bundaleer Sport & Recreation Grounds
  8. Beetaloo ‘walk-in’ site (Southern Boundary Track)
  9. Flairville on Heysen