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Raeville to Locks Ruin to Bowman Park

Sat 21 to Sun 22 Sep 2019

Walk name/location
Raeville to Locks Ruin to Bowman Park
Walk grade
End-to-End 11

NOTE – If you wish to walk on only one day, please contact the FOHT office (once bookings have opened) to register for that day’s walk. The online registration system will only allow you to register for both days.

Accommodation for the group for weekend has booked in the Gladstone Goal. More details shown below.


The walk follows Lehmann Road into Georgetown, a historic farming town well known for its heritage hotel. From town the trail heads west along Slaughterhouse Road past Hiskeys Hut. The trail then follows undulating fencelines with a steady climb over Sams Hills down to Sams Hut before crossing Rocky River. After a short section adjacent to the Morgan-Whyalla pipeline the walk finishes with a further 4-5 klms along an undulating fenceline to Locks Ruin.


An easy walk predominantly along roads and road reserves with a couple klms along the Goyder Hwy into and through the township of Crystal Brook, which marks the end of the trail journey westwards.After leaving the town via the golf course and onto Crystal Brook Valley Road the walk concludes a further 3 or so kilometers at Bowman Park.

From here our next walk commence our journey into the Southern Flinders Ranges.

Dinner on Saturday evening will be YIROS and bread and butter pudding in the grounds of the goal. Cost will be $15 per person paid at time of registering. See meal description below for meal options. Pre-ordering is essential and MUST BE DONE by Wednesday 18th September using the comments box below.

Naturally, the theme for evening will the Goal.

Staying in the goal costs $20 per person/night. You will need to bring your own bed linen, pillows, towels etc. There is a kitchen available to prepare breakfast, and your snacks & lunches for the walk.

It is recommended you ring the Goal to advise them you intend to stay on 86622200.

Saturday 21 September 2019
Sunday 22 September 2019
Walk Leaders
Dom Henschke
Marlene Henschke
John Babister
Christopher Gower
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Meeting Location

Meeting location details will be provided after you have registered for this event.

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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $20.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $2.00)
Golden Boots cards
AUD $40.00
Meal details

Chicken or lamb yiros and bread and butter pudding (vegetarian option – falafel). Please indicate your meal preference in the comments box. Normal happy hour drinks will be available or BYO.

Meal cost
AUD $15.00


Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
End time
Walking from
Walking to
Locks Ruin
19 klms
Risks (Saturday)
Some road walking and some slippery areas along the fenceline through Sams Hills.
Good quality footwear & clothing, raincoat, hat, sunscreen,walking poles, morning & afternoon tea, lunch and sufficient water for a walk of this length(at least 3 litres).


Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
End time
Walking from
Locks Ruin
Walking to
Bowman Park
Approx. 16klms
Risks (Sunday)
Lots of road walking including along the Goyder Hwy into and through Crystal Brook plus a railway crossing in the town town
Good quality footwear and clothing, rainjacket, hat, sunscreen, walking poles, morning tea, lunch and plenty of water.

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