WALKING SA Walk Event – Adelaide 100 Trail Launch, 7km Showcase walk

Walking SA   Adelaide100 Trail Launch,

7km showcase walk
10:00am Sunday 11 October 2020

Join Walking SA to celebrate the launch of the first section of the Adelaide100® trail.

The Adelaide100® is a loop walking trail of over 100km that takes in the coast, waterways and hills of the capital city of South Australia.
The 7km showcase walk starts from Pinky Flat, following the linear trail along the beautiful River Torrens / Karrawirra Parri. Walking upstream past Adelaide Oval before crossing the river at Hackney Bridge and returning past the zoo and Elder Park. Passing the Festival Centre and Convention Centre, the walk continues under Montefiore Road, crossing the river over the weir before returning to Pinky Flat.

Registration is free. Participant numbers are limited due to COVID-19 event planning guidelines.
Post a photo on social media with #adelaide100 for a chance to win a $200 Scout Outdoor Centre voucher.

Key Facts
Rating: easy
Tickets: Registration is free. Participant numbers are limited due to COVID-19 event planning guidelines. Please register to assist us in managing our COVID-Safe event plan.
Duration: 2-3 hours
Hike Length: 7km

Registration and start location details can be found via the following link to Walking SA website.

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Walking SA 12 Month Celebration – Friday 29th August 2014

It’s 12 months since the ‘new’ Walking SA was established. Celebrate the achievements of the past year.

The evening will also be a special opportunity to:

  • Farewell and thank Brian Goodhind, Administrative Officer of Walking SA
  • Welcome Mel Paull, new Executive Officer
  • Briefly outline plans for future activities

6pm – 8pm
Friday 29th August 2014
Caledonian Hotel
219 O’Connell Street, North Adelaide

Please RSVP, read more at walkingsa.org.au

Walking SA Newsletter

Click on image to view larger imageFind out about what is happening over at Walking SA in their latest newsletter:

  • Report from the new Board
  • Introducing the People of the Transitional Board
  • Report of the Structural Review of Walking SA by BDO
  • Lavender Federation Trail Volunteers Win Awards
  • Walking with the Kangaroo Island Walking Club

View the newsletter at www.walkingsa.org.au

Politics and Walking, a Look at the Election Policies

With Saturday’s election looming, Bushwalking Australia has investigated expressed policies and the track record of political parties on a range of environmental, health and transport issues that may interest walkers.

“Too often, strong industry lobbies and vested interests have successfully derailed attempts to improve and reform important policies to the detriment of walkers and walking. Unlike other forms of sport, recreation and transport, the benefits of walking are not captured by powerful industries and interests, but flow across the entire society and economy, ” states the introduction.

View the information, including the policies of the Labor Party, Liberal/National Coalition and The Greens at www.bushwalkingaustralia.org/bushwalking-news/119-2013-election-scorecard

For broader environmental issues besides walking, refer to the Australian Conservation Foundation’s Senate Scorecard: www.action.org.au

Independent Review of Walking SA Complete

The independent review into the governance and organisational structure of Walking SA by BDO (formerly PKF) has been completed. The response rate to surveys conducted last year was one of the highest BDO has ever received for this type of review, which is an indication of the importance of walking within the community.

Walking SA has agreed in principle with all the recommendations of the review (view summary of recommendations). The Minister for Recreation and Sport has agreed to provide some additional funds to assist with their implementation.

Key aspects include:

  • Drafting a new constitution and implementing a modern governance structure to support a wider range of walkers and walking interests than has been possible in the past.
  • Better collaboration with local government and like-minded community organisations.
  • Enabling Walking SA to be more adequately resourced to perform these roles.

AGM This Thursday

We would also like to draw your attention to Walking SA’s forthcoming Annual General Meeting this Thursday 15th August at 7:30pm in the Unley Community Centre, 18 Arthur St Unley. At that meeting an interim committee will be elected, whose main task will be to implement the changes, as well as continue with the present operation of Walking SA. The AGM is open to members of the public as well as members of all affiliated walking clubs.

Safety in Remote Areas – should hikers carry an emergency device?

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A public talk on whether hikers should carry a safety device, like a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), or Spot Tracker. How does a search and rescue operation work? What safety devices are available?

Two guest speakers:

  • Trevor Arnold, SES Commander North Region and Manager Technical Rescue Services
  • Anthony Chan, Electric Bug (retail)

Wednesday, 12 June 2013, 7.30pm

Venue: Burnside City Uniting Church – Cnr Portrush Rd/Fisher St, Tusmore (Enter from Fisher Street).

Trevor Arnold will speak on:

  • How SES see ‘remote’ as in ‘remote outback’. Should bushwalkers really equip themselves with a safety device?
  • The role of SES as a volunteer organization – how they are alerted to and respond to an emergency
  • Approximate time delay from call up to arrival on site, for instance for Parachilna in the Flinders Ranges
  • What is the surest device to achieve the surest response in the shortest time? Comparison of PLB and Spot devices
  • case stories

Anthony Chan will speak on:

  • How to use technology to keep ourselves (bushwalkers) safe in the bush
  • Comparison of devices (initial costs, recurring costs, reliability)

Please bring $5 for donation to offset cost of Hall hire and refreshments – there is no need to book for this event.

View event on Facebook

Take a Walk – Sunday’s Elder Park Opening of the Walk Season

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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:

So why not Take a Walk? Remember, you’re just two feet from some of the best places in South Australia!

Take a Walk. You’re just two feet from some of the best places in South Australia

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The Opening of the Walk Season is just a month away, on Sunday 14 April, at Elder Park in the city.

Visit the WalkingSA Facebook event page.

  • Come and Try walks by various bushwalking clubs from 10am. Registration will not be necessary.
  • Entertainment by Sing Australia – of which six of our FoHT members will be singing.
  • A Day on the Heysen Trail – The Warren Bonython Memorial Walk will be promoted at the event with an art installation.
  • Garage sale of surplus bushwalker gear in our marquee. Have something to sell? Contact the office for more info about how you can sell it on the day.

View the Take a Walk brochure.

Talk on safety for people hiking in remote areas

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A talk on safety for people hiking in remote areas will be held on Tuesday 12 March at 7.30pm.

Hosted by WalkingSA, the guest speakers are Trevor Arnold, SES Commander North Region (including Flinders Ranges) and Manager, Technical Services, and Anthony Chan, Manager, Electric Bug.

Trevor will speak about when and why bushwalkers should carry a safety device; how the SES is alerted to and responds to an emergency; the time delay from distress signal to arrival on site, for remote areas like Parachilna; and what is the surest device to achieve the surest response in the shortest time?

Anthony Chan will speak compare devices, including looking at initial costs, recurring costs and reliability.

The talk will be at the Greening Australia Building, 5 Fitzgerald Road, Pasadena, on Tuesday 12 March at 7.30pm. Please RSVP to Walking SA via office@walkingsa.org.au or (08) 8276 5090.