Walk Leader Training

Some people find leading a walk to be a very rewarding experience.

Do you have a favourite walk that you would like to share with others?
Are you interested or considering leading one or more walks for the Friends?

Why don’t you give it a try?

Prospective leaders or anyone thinking about what is involved are welcome to attend the Walk Leader Training scheduled for Saturday 15th October.

The half day session will lead you through the basics of what is involved in leading a walk.

To start the day, a panel of experienced leaders will introduce the skills needed to lead a walk. You may find that you have them already.

Depending on your interest or experience, you may prefer to lead short walk such as a Summer walk or a Trail Starter. The day will also cover what is involved with leading a Trailwalker or even End to End walks.

There will be an interactive session to answer your questions. After that attendees will break into small groups to plan a walk.

You can find out more about the event and register here.
After registering you will receive some information to help you prepare for the training. This will be sent out a few days prior to the day.

The Walk Committee will support you.

This is a great opportunity to understand what is involved in leading a walk with the Friends of the Heysen Trail.
Our many walking members need leaders, so other leaders will help you!

Friends Shop book and map clearance sale is on now.

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Don’t miss your chance to stock up early on summer time reading or Christmas gift ideas.

We are approaching the end of our financial year, so the order has gone out for our first ever stocktaking sale.
We have slashed prices on selected items.

Get in quick as stocks are running low on most of the following lines. We won’t be reordering more once they’ve gone.

Here is your chance to check out the super low prices. Click on the items listed below to see the product description for further details.

Sale lines


Clearance price Regular price
Caroona Creek $6.00 $10.00
Kuitpo Forest $6.00 $9.00
Mt Remarkable National Park $6.00 $10.00
Sea to Summit $4.00 $9.00
Yurrebilla Trail Map and Guidebook    SOLD OUT


Discover the Barossa $9.00 $16.50
Discover Kangaroo Island $9.00 $16.50
Exploring the Barossa $9.00 $17.50
Walking the Flinders Ranges    SOLD OUT
Walking with Warren $20.00 $36.00
12 new short Onkaparinga Walks $12.00 $15.00

You can order from our on-line shop or call into the Office to look before you buy.

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Invitation to The Friends 2022 Christmas Gathering


Members and Volunteers of The Friends Christmas gathering

Lets celebrate another year of working and walking on the Heysen.

Date and Time : Sunday November 13th, 12 noon to 4.30 pm

Place: Karka Pavilion, Belair National Park

What to bring: BYO food, drinks, chairs, a rug, cutlery or anything else you need to share the day with walking friends and your families.

Cost and Booking: There is no charge for this event but you need to book so we can give Belair National Park some idea of numbers.   heysentrail.asn.au/event/xmas-bash-2022-2022/

Bookings  open September 19th at 9am  or call  the Office on 8212 6299.

Bookings close on Friday  November  7th .

Park entry fees are waived for attending members and guests. On entry, just mention you’re with Friends of the Heysen Trail.