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South Coast Week

Sun 4 to Sat 10 Oct 2020

Walk name/location
South Coast Week
Walk grade
Extended Walk
Description

An opportunity for walkers to undertake the first 6 breathtaking sections of the Heysen Trail in ” one hit”, from the trailhead at Cape Jervis through to the delightful little hamlet of Inman Valley.

A full week of walking designed to enable walkers especially those from beyond Adelaide, whether from intrastate or interstate, the opportunity to complete these fantastic sections along the coast in a single block rather than the normal schedule of an end to end group.

Once you have registered you can think about booking accommodation in Victor Harbor or elsewhere on the Fleurieu Peninsula. Refer to the Friends website for accommodation near to these sections of the Trail.

Please note this is an extended walk for people wanting to do the entire week of walks and not those only wishing to do selected day walks.

All the walk leaders are currently leading an end to end group and have each completed the trail at least twice.

For each walk, walkers will need to drive themselves to the end location for the walk, from where a bus will take them to the start of the days walk.

Some of these walks are challenging so please ensure you come physically prepared for a memorable week on the Heysen Trail.

Should you have any questions regarding the walk please feel free to contact John Babister via email(jpbabister@internode.on.net).

Start
Sunday 4 October 2020
End
Saturday 10 October 2020
Walk Leaders
Suzanne Matthews
Adam Matthews
John Babister
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Meeting Location

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

Details
Information withheld
Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $180.00

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
9.00am
End time
2.00pm
Walking from
Cape Jervis. This section follows sandy coastal tracks and exposed coastal hillsides, providing many spectacular views.After Blowhole Beach the trail enters Deep Creek Cons. Park to begin the long climb through native scrub to Cobblers Hill.
Walking to
Cobbler Hill.The final climb up to Cobbler Hill after the earlier ups & downs of the day will provide a good test of your fitness.
Distance
14.5klms
Risks (Sunday)
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.

Some tricky, steep sections climbing into and out of gullies.

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

Good quality footwear & clothing, raincoat, hat, sunscreen, walking poles, morning tea, lunch and at least 2-3 litres of water( more if weather is warm).

Experience
Trailwalker

Monday

Walk Specifics (Monday)
Start time
9.00am
End time
2.00pm
Walking from
Cobbler Hill. A wonderfull walk through the dense native scrub of Deep Creek Cons. Park offering spectacular scenery including a magnificent waterfall & great coastal views. The section has some testing climbs & tricky descents.
Walking to
Tapanappa.
Distance
approx. 14klms
Risks (Monday)
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.

Some tricky, steep sections climbing into and out of gullies. The trail can be very slippery where wet or shaded.

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

Good quality footwear & clothing, raincoat, hat, sunscreen, walking poles, morning tea, lunch and at least 2-3 litres of water( more if weather is warm).

Experience
Trailwalker

Tuesday

Walk Specifics (Tuesday)
Start time
9.00am
End time
2.00pm
Walking from
Tapanappa. A pictursque section highlighting the diversity of the Heysen Trail. Native bushland, steep descents, a long sandy beach followed by steep climb into lush & undulating farmland.
Walking to
Balquhidder.The climb off Tunkalilla Beach following the 4 or so klms on sand is very testing.
Distance
approx. 15klms
Risks (Tuesday)
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.

A long beach walk, slippery sections either side of Boat Harbour Beach and a short but very steep climb up from Tunkalilla Beach.

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

Good quality footwear & clothing, raincoat, hat, sunscreen, walking poles, morning tea, lunch and at least 2-3 litres of water( more if weather is warm).

Experience
Trailwalker

Wednesday

Walk Specifics (Wednesday)
Start time
-
End time
-
Walking from
REST DAY. A lunch will be arranged for the the group to share one another's company in a relaxed atmosphere. Details will be provided prior to the commencement of the walks.
Risks (Wednesday)
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.
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

Thursday

Walk Specifics (Thursday)
Start time
9.00am
End time
3.00pm
Walking from
Balquhidder. After a short road walk the trail heads down through grazing land to the coast for remainder of section. Includes unspoilt beaches, a creek crossing, rocky headlands & a short climb over the dunes from Waitpinga Beach.
Walking to
Waitpinga.
Distance
approx. 15klms
Risks (Thursday)
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.

Some road walking to begin the walk. Slippery downhill sections between the road and the coast and beach walking.

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

Good quality footwear & clothing, raincoat, hat, sunscreen, walking poles, morning tea, lunch and at least 2-3 litres of water( more if weather is warm).

Experience
Trailwalker

Friday

Walk Specifics (Friday)
Start time
9.00am
End time
3.00pm
Walking from
Waitpinga. A memorable walk initially follows sandy tracks through coastal scrub in Newland Head Cons. Park then heads along dramatic clifftops before descending to Kings Beach. From there the Trail heads north along roads & a lovely road reserve.
Walking to
Tugwell Road.The clifftop section through Newland Head Conservation Park is truly breathtaking. Might even spot a white bellied sea eagle.
Distance
17klms
Risks (Friday)
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.

Road walking after Kings Beach and a main road crossing at Waitpinga Road

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

Good quality footwear & clothing, raincoat, hat, sunscreen, walking poles, morning tea, lunch and at least 2- 3 litres of water( more if weather is warm).

Experience
Trailwalker

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
9.00am
End time
1.30pm
Walking from
Tugwell Road. A gently undulating walk follows country roads, farm fence lines, forest trails & attractive road reserves. Varied flora, abundant birdlife, classic Fleurieu farmland and the views from Robinson Hill make for an enjoyable walk.
Walking to
Inman Valley.Enjoy coffee and cakes at the Inman Valley general store after the walk, before heading home.
Distance
approx. 14klms
Risks (Saturday)
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.

Road walking.

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

Good quality footwear & clothing, raincoat, hat, sunscreen, walking poles, morning tea, lunch and at least 2-3 litres of water( more if weather is warm).

Experience
Trailwalker