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The Bluff Lookout (Wirrabara Forest Nursery) to White Park Road to Murraytown

Sat 15 to Sun 16 Jun 2024

Walk name/location
The Bluff Lookout (Wirrabara Forest Nursery) to White Park Road to Murraytown
Walk grade
End-to-End 14
Description

Saturday – This provides a very diverse range of scenery. After re-joining the Trail, walkers again follow the ridgeline along fire access tracks through the dense natural scrub of the Telowie Gorge Conservation Park and enjoy views over Port Germein and across the gulf to Whyalla and Port Bonython. After turning off and descending steeply from the ridgeline the Trail follows Sheepyard Track ascending to Rocky Ridge then turning north through old harvested pine forest allowing expansive views to the Gulf, following a steep climb to Sugargum Lookout.

The trail continues following the Wirrabara Greenway through a private property to end at a new location – the junction of White Park & Yellow Cutting Roads.

Sunday – Following the reroute of trail in in April 2021 of the section immediately to the south (Walk 40 commencing in Wirrabara Forest), the start point of this section has been relocated to commence at White Park Rd.

This section starts at the junction of White Park & Yellow Cutting Rds. The day is spent walking along back roads and road reserves through undulating farmland.

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 15 June 2024
End
Sunday 16 June 2024
Walk Leaders
Mark Fletcher
Margaret Fletcher
Cathy Bowditch
Karin Agostino
Michael Agostino
Chris Allen
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Mapsheet
5B
Guidebook maps
Northern Guidebook, chapter 2 map 6,
chapter 2 map 7,
chapter 2 map 8.

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
Meal details

Meal details for Saturday Night 15th June – 6pm

New Location:

Laura – Little Blessings Brewing – 38 Victoria Street, Laura.

Drinks to be purchased from the brewery and food available from Philena’s Food Van

E2E14 Social Committee Theme “Denim & Diamonds”  keeping it simple as we are walking so frequently

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
8:00am Bus Departure
End time
3:00pm approx.
Walking from
The Bluff Lookout
Walking to
White Park Road
Distance
19km
Risks (Saturday)
Hazards
Some of the steeper sections of the fire tracks can be slippery especially the descent from Go Cart Track.
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
End time
1:30pm approx.
Walking from
White Park Road
Walking to
Murraytown
Distance
13.5km
Risks (Sunday)
Hazards
We have some Road walking so follow the leaders and keep to the RHS. Take care crossing Port Germein Road
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