2016 Walk for the Heysen
Sunday 22 May 2016 from 9.30 am
Fromm’s Farm, Mount Road, Mount Crawford
Please join us for the Warren Bonython Heysen Trail Foundation’s inaugural fundraising event.
Proceeds of the Foundation’s fund raising activities are currently used to support greening activities along the Heysen Trail and the restoration of fire damaged sections of the Trail.
There will be three loop walk options of:
All walks depart from and arrive back to the Fromm’s Farm camp-site. Walks are designed to suit all ages and standards of walking fitness.
In keeping with the tradition of the Walk for Warren established by us, the theme for the day will be yellow and a prize consisting of a Heysen Trail merchandise pack to the value of $100 will offered for the best sartorial contribution on the day.
After the walk grab a sausage off the BBQ at the Fromm’s Farm camp-site. Or bring your picnic while enjoying some cool blues with “Deuces Wild”. Fromm’s Farm offers a Large shelter shed and a Picnic area with space to relax.
The cost of registration is $30 for adults, $5 for children and $50 for families.
You may also choose to make a one-off donation to the Foundation through the Foundation’s cause page.
Please note that the Foundation’s application to be registered as an environmental charity is still pending and donations at this point in time are unfortunately not tax deductible.
Join in the community events to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Morialta Conservation Park.
Free walks for the public to check out the Morialta Conservation Park.
- 8:00am – 10:45am Friends of Heysen Trail guided walk into the higher areas of the park and back.
- 9:00am – 10:45am Friends of Heysen Trail guided walk up around the top of First Falls, Second Falls and back.
- Both walks are due back for the official program starting at 11am. 20 person limit to each walk.
11:00am Welcome to Country by Kaurna Elder Lewis O’Brien.
View all the day’s activities, including free face painting, slacklining, Bugs N Slugs, Violets, Ranger Talk.
Supported by us, the Friends of the Heysen Trail, Friends of Black Hill & Morialta and Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty.
The End-to-End 5 group is about to embark on its final walks during the last week of August. Walking from the Leigh Creek Road near Old Wonoka to the Parachilna Trailhead will see many members of the Friends achieve their ambition to complete the Heysen trail on Saturday 29 August. The End-to-End 5 group began walking in 2010 and has had to contend with the after effects of bushfires on two occasions in the State’s mid north and the cancellation of walks last year as a result of unexpectedly high temperatures early in October. Being just ‘a stone throw’ away from finishing the Trail has seen the group’s numbers increase this year and a heightening of excitement as August nears.
Registration will open to all-comers next Monday 6 July for anyone who would like to join the End-to-End 5 group in the Flinders Ranges as it takes its final walks and celebrates with dinner on Saturday evening at the Woolshed Restaurant (Rawnsley Park).
The event cost is $340 for the week’s hiking, with an additional $48 for dinner on the Saturday evening. If you wish to participate in the whole week, you can register online or via our office. To participate in just the weekend, or just the dinner, please contact the office to register.
5:30pm Thursday 18th June 2015, hosted by Royal Geographical Society
Goodman Lecture Theatre, Hackney Road.
The death of Warren Bonython in 2012 at the age of 95 marked the passing of a person who had made an unparalleled contribution to our understanding and knowledge of the natural environment of South Australia.
He was a member and contributor to many organisations including time as President of the Royal Geographical Society and Patron of the Friends of the Heysen Trail, but it was his outstanding personal achievements, his remarkable treks, his leadership and vision, and his books, that constitute such a powerful legacy for our state.
The 1950 filling of Lake Eyre saw Warren a key member of the Lake Eyre Committee set up by Archibald Grenfell Price. His fascination with the Lake Eyre Basin continued over the years with numerous scientific field trips and treks in both wet and dry seasons.
The guest is Terry Krieg, who completed an epic 500 kilometre hike with Warren around Lake Eyre in 1982, and authored the book Walking on Eyre and Walking with Warren.
Check out the article in the latest SA Life magazine, Feb 2015. The story looks at walking the entire 1,200km with one of our End-to-End groups.
This year we have seven end-to-end groups walking the trail, all of which are open to new members:
2.30pm Saturday 1 November 2014
Robin Hood Hotel, 315 Portrush Rd, Norwood
Exhibition 1 Nov – 30 Nov 2014
A range of paintings on the Heysen Trail available for purchase, varying sizes.
Marree De Souza
30% of proceeds to the Friends of the Heysen Trail.
Additional Walk Planning Tools
We’ve launched a new website with more tools to assist you in planning where to walk on the Heysen Trail, where to stay and how far to walk.
Buy Heysen Trail guidebooks, regional road maps to access the trail, and other walking books and maps in our new online store.
The Council of the Friends of the Heysen Trail was able to sit down and chat with ultra-marathon runner Richard Bowles, who recently completed his 15-day run of the 1,200 km Heysen Trail.
In the interview he talks about his excellent experience with the Heysen Trail – the scenery, the way marking, the huts, the people. He goes on to describing himself as not a runner or superhuman, yet why he undertakes such runs, talking about headspace and motivation. He talks about food, shoes and why he camped on the trail.
Captions are available in the video.
Richard Bowles >> I’ve ran many trails around the world and if I’m honest this [the Heysen Trail] is the best marked, the best looked after, the huts are amazing, you guys have done a wonderful job. You should give yourselves a round of applause.