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Spalding Rd to Chlorinator and EE George Quarry to Spalding Rd with End to End 14

Sat 2 to Sun 3 Sep 2023

Walk name/location
Spalding Rd to Chlorinator and EE George Quarry to Spalding Rd with End to End 14
Walk grade
End-to-End 14
Description

Saturday Spalding Rd to Chlorinator – This is a very flat, but unique walk that follows the Freshwater intake channel for Bundaleer Reservoir, only leaving it for a few km to go through Spalding. Walkers will see some fascinating examples of engineering from the early 1900s.

Sunday EE George Quarry to Spalding Rd – Most of this section is spent walking south, initially along the crest of Brown Hill Range, following the remnants of an old 1840s stone wall (the longest in SA). It is quite an undulating walk, with little shelter from the elements, however the views make up for any discomfort. The last 5-6 km follow rural back roads to the main Spalding to Burra road.

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 2 September 2023
End
Sunday 3 September 2023
Walk Leaders
Mark Fletcher
Cathy Bowditch
Chris Allen
Karin Agostino
Margaret Fletcher
Michael Agostino
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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
4C
Guidebook maps
Southern Guidebook, chapter 6 map 9,
chapter 6 map 10,
chapter 6 map 11.

Meeting Location

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

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

TBA

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
7:15am Sharp Convoy Departs
End time
3:30pm approx
Walking from
Spalding Rd
Walking to
Chlorinator
Distance
24km
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.

Watch out for bees, there are several swarms in hollow metal posts along the pipeline and channels. Be alert for washouts or undercutting of the channel banks if there has been a lot of rain. Take care at main road crossings.

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 sanitise

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.

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
7:15am Sharp Convoy Departs
End time
2:30pm
Walking from
EE George Quarry
Walking to
Spalding Rd
Distance
20km
Risks (Sunday)
Hazards
Many loose rocks (often hidden) in the grass alongside the old stone wall. Snakes (not rubber ones) .
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. Spalding
  2. Whistling Trig Tank
  3. Bundaleer Weir ‘walk-in’ site
  4. Spalding Hotel
  5. Spalding Escape

Near This Section

More than 2km off of the Heysen Trail section.

  1. Ossies Homestead Farmstay

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Curnows Hut
  2. Hallett Railway Station
  3. Hallett
  4. Hallett Camping at the Recreation Ground
  5. The Bluff Cottage Farm Stay
  6. Wildongoleechie Hotel
  7. Bundaleer Sport & Recreation Grounds
  8. Flairville on Heysen
  9. Tiverina Park
  10. The Carriages