The Adelaide Hills Council is seeking public feedback concerning their Draft 20 Year Trail Strategy. The vision is of a 104km core trail, with additional loops, linking Hills townships and existing trails within the council area.
The strategy builds on popular trails such as the Amy Gillett, Mawson and Heysen Trails to create greater connectivity between townships and to link popular attractions, cellar doors and market villages.
More information is available here:
The consultation process ends on 15 February, 2013.
Join the Friends on Saturday for our Australia Day walk and bbq.
A coastal walk at 3pm followed by BBQ at 5pm at Kingston Park beach (foreshore off Burnham Road, Kingston Park).
BBQ and table provided. BYO meat, drinks, chairs and salads or desert to share.
Hot day? Swim first.
No cost to attend. No booking required for the walk or bbq, just turn up to enjoy.
Detailed location map: Google Map with labels (PDF)
After a break over Christmas, our office volunteers have returned today for a day of training.
Tomorrow (Tuesday 15th) our office will be back in full swing, so you can contact them again by phone, email and in person. Our shop and office sells various guidebooks and maps for trails around South Australia, including the guidebooks for the Heysen Trail. Walk registrations can be done online, or via the office by phone or in-person.
The office is open Monday to Friday, from 10.30am to 2.30pm, in Pitt Street city, near Victoria Square and the Central Markets.
Full contact details can be found on our website at www.heysentrail.asn.au/contact.
Drop in to say hi!
It gets pretty hot over the summer months in South Australia. Often our members head elsewhere to cooler climates to continue hiking.
But even when it’s cooler, bushfires can still be a risk. One of our members, Jeremy, found himself hiking towards a large fire front on the Tasman Peninsula in Tasmania. Here’s a photo he has shared with us when he first noticed the fire as he came out of dense forest.
You can read more about his escape on his Notes from a Trailhead blog.
Don’t forget our Twilight walking program is underway, a two hour walk each Wednesday evening. www.heysentrail.asn.au/walks
Where have you been hiking over recent weeks? Perhaps leave a comment on our Facebook page, where this same post has been made.
Stay safe everyone!