Public lecture on development and promotion of walking

You are invited to attend a public lecture from Dr Rodney Tolley, an international expert on the development and promotion of walking.

Walking SA is combining with the Heart Foundation and SA Health to promote this free event.

Dr Tolley will cite emerging best practice in providing environments where people choose to walk and to walk more often.

When Thursday 19 November 2009
Time 9:00am sharpâ11:30am
Where Sebel Playford Adelaide,
120 North Terrace, Adelaide 5000

ENTRY IS FREE Bookings essential so please email by Friday 13 November 2009 or for more information please contact Rebecca Olthoff on 0403509736.

Full details: download invitation

View short video of Heysen Trail

At the Friends June LWE at Collinsville, a few of us with Arthur of Burra, met Josh of Perth – 31 days from Cape Jervis, at the east end of Tourilie Gorge.
He did complete the trail on July 8th, collected the certificate from Jack – and has posted his video of the walk –

I came across this video from a forum entry he made on the FoHT site.
At 19yo he may be the youngest to walk the Trail – esp solo??
Anyone know of a younger walker?

Online Payment for all walks now accepted

Following successful trials in accepting online payment for the next End-to-End 3 event we are now accepting online registrations for all events. When you register, you will be prompted to pay for your walk, and any bus and meal fees via PayPal. Payment by credit card is accepted. For walks where there is a walk fee only, and no bus or meal, you can nominate to use your Multi-Walk Card or Golden Boots Card, in which case no payment will be required upfront, simply proceed with the registration and present your card to the walk leader on the day.

End 2 End 3 – A double celebration weekend

On Sun 14 June Michelle completed the Heysen Trail – for the second time! (is this the first for a lady?) and husband Jerry completed his first End 2 End (the first of many?). The celebration (accompanied with the bagpipe) was at the end of 2 days of walking – Web Gap Road to Burra Gorge. Congratulations and well done Michelle and Jerry (well known for their leadership with the End 2 End 2 walkers). Despite predictions, the walks were free from rain – although we needed protection from the very strong, cold head-wind on Sat. One group pushed onto Huppatz Hut for a late lunch, and welcome shelter! Some road walking was enhanced with the wonderful vistas from the top of the ranges, and with stretches of mallee scrub. Some precision walking was required as the crops in some paddocks gave very little room along the fence line.

And watch out for the fallen fence posts! Bunny ears, butterflies, a bowling outfit, and beanies to bowler hats fitted the B for Burra theme, and Bogart and Bacall joined in with the noisy crowd which filled the Golf Clubrooms Sat. night (as well as that well-known Blond Bimbo Ben!). Another good weekend on the trail.

End-to-End 4 – first day Sunday 26th April

A successful start to the End to End Four walks. 145 walkers safely hiked the 15km wet and slippery trail, and finished to a Haighâs chocolate frog treat – from our lovely lady assistants. The day was blowy, sunny with just a few isolated rain squalls to keep us cool. With dolphins, rainbows, a spaceship, wonderful cloud formations, plus a rugged coast, rolling hills, kangaroos aplenty and coastal scrub â such a variety of experiences we were treated to. Many thanks to all the volunteers for all the organising, and to the walkers who came to enjoy.
See more pics at

New Watertank at Eyre Depot

A shelter to capture rainwater has been constructed at Eyre Depot, north of Port Augusta. Some of the funds were raised by the End-to-End 2 walking group who completed the Heysen Trail last year.

Photo caption: Bob Gentle, John Potter and Dave Curtis beside the new tank