The Heysen Trail through Bundaleer Forest, near Curnows Hut, remains closed following the January bushfire (Northern Guidebook, chapter 1, map 4). ForestrySA is operating heavy machinery throughout the forest, removing unsafe trees, which may fall at any time.
It was a successful day in Elder Park with many people checking out walking options, lots of gear was sold, and a chance to chat with friends after the summer break.
Official Opening by the Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood. Entertainment by Bodaduck Bush Band and the Sing Australia choir. Plus a talk by Tim Macartney-Snape, Australian outdoor legend who has climbed Everest twice.
A Day on the Heysen Trail – The Warren Bonython Memorial Walk was well promoted with the yellow shorts art installation and many people enquiring at the marquee.
Now the season is open, check out the walk programme and plan your walking year.
The opening of the walk season Take a Walk event is this Sunday, at Elder Park in the city.
From 10am to 3pm, on the northern side of the rotunda at Elder Park, the event features:
- Entertainment by Sing Australia – of which six of our Friends of the Heysen Trail members will be singing.
- A Day on the Heysen Trail – The Warren Bonython Memorial Walk will be promoted with an art installation.
- 30-60 minute Come and Try walks by the Heart Foundation and Adelaide Bushwalkers. Registration is not necessary.
- Garage sale of pre-loved bushwalker gear in our marquee.
So why not Take a Walk? Remember, you’re just two feet from some of the best places in South Australia!
We’re launching a new online walk registration system. When registering for walks online, people will need to log in with their membership account details.
The phase-in period will see each walk grade brought over to the new system, beginning with the Warren Bonython Memorial Walk on Sunday 14th April.
When registering for walks using the new system:
- you’ll see that your details are already entered in the walk registration form
- you can register anyone within your membership account via any of those logins
- payment for your walk will be via a single page payment gateway, which is considerably easier to use than the existing PayPal payment gateway. Financial transactions will be processed by NAB.
- For security reasons, we do not store credit card details
- You will be able to view your walk registrations
- From July 2013, you may be able to view a list of all walks you have previously participated in.
- You will know when your walk grade has been transferred to the new system, as the registration page will ask you to log in. If you are already logged in, you’ll see that your details are already entered in the walk registration form.
A letter was mailed out this week to active members who have not previously accessed their online membership account.
If you are unsure as to what your login details are, or have lost your password, you can recover your details. If this doesn’t immediately work, a flow chart is available to assist in understanding how to access your login details. Please contact the office for further assistance.
When logging in to the website, you can change your username and password to something meaningful. You can also review your email address, Trailwalker and email subscription options, and renew your account.
The new system will streamline processes for walkers, walk leaders and the office.
We hope you continue to enjoy walking with us, and remember, you can undertake any of the tasks listed above by contacting the office directly.
It’s just 6 days until we launch the Day on the Heysen Trail – the Warren Bonython Memorial Walk event.
We’re launching the event with an art installation this Sunday at Elder Park.
We’ll start taking walk registrations on Sunday, 14th April. The launch this Sunday will be at Elder Park, next to the Festival Centre in Adelaide city, at the Opening of the Walk Season event. The Opening is an event organised by Walking SA, and many bushwalking clubs, to promote the start of the hiking season, now that cooler weather is upon us. The Take a Walk Opening of the Walk Season event is from 10am to 3pm.
So come down to Elder Park to say hi and check out the art installation! It’s got a strong connection to Warren Bonython, who was renowned for wearing his bright yellow shorts.
Remember, from Sunday you can register for the section you want to walk on October 6th. Use our Walk Selector tool to review available sections. Several bushwalking clubs and schools have exclusively booked out some of the 60 sections. Registrations will close in late August.
The event registration fee is $20 per hiker, to cover logistical and insurance costs.
The walk is open to all.
Visit www.heysentrail.asn.au/wb-walk/ for more information.