20th Anniversary of the Burra Branch

The Burra Branch of the Friends of the Heysen Trail are celebrating their 20th anniversary on the weekend of 24th and 25th September.

Two walks are planned for the weekend and a celebration dinner at the Burra Hotel on Saturday night.

The Saturday walk is to be at Ulooloo Station (north east of Hallett) on a private property. The walk follows the Ulooloo Creek past the old gold diggings of Ulooloo gold fields and on to where the Terowie Creek meets the Ulooloo Creek. The return walk is to climb Thunder Storm Hill and following the range through Chewing’s Gap and then back to Ulooloo Station.

The Sunday walk is planned to be at Burra Creek Conservation Park, which is due east of the Burra Gorge. This walk is shorter than the Saturday walk to make it easy for people returning home to Adelaide. The walks follows a tributary creek of the Burra Creek and then follows the Burra Creek in an easterly direction passing a few water pools, and returns to where we started via another Burra Creek tributary.

Accommodation is by your own arrangement. Burra Visitor Centre can help out: ph 8892 2154 or www.visitburra.com

For Saturday night dinner, venue to be confirmed, bookings contact Rodney.

For further information contact Hugh ph 8843 8115; Rodney email rbrees@rbe.net.au ph 0411 134 984 or Meredith ph 0428 832 023.