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.

Walking SA survey

As you may be aware, Walking SA is undergoing a review of governance and operations.

Please assist them with the process by taking the time to fill in this 10 min survey. https://www.research.net/s/FK2LWLV

PKF Organisation Development has been engaged to undertake this process. Your responses will be sent directly to PKF in order to ensure that all answers remain confidential. Only key themes will be reported, therefore please ensure that you are as honest in your responses as possible. The information collected will be an integral part of the consulting process and they encourage you to be open in your comments and suggestions.

You may forward this email to friends.

The survey will close at 5pm Wednesday 28th of November.

If you have any questions in relation to the survey please contact Hayley Lokan or Scott Way from PKF Organisation Development on orgdev@pkf.com.au or 08 7421 1400. If you would like to make a more detailed submission regarding the questions in this survey, once again please contact PKF on the details provided above.

Wanted: Trail Planners

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WalkingSA is seeking input from walkers interested in assisting in the planning of a network of five loop trails in the Kersbrook area.

Funding has been secured for the project, in collaboration with Forestry SA and the Adelaide Hills Council, for the surveying, mapping and signage of the trails. Walkers with knowledge of suitable routes in the area and/or navigational skills will be required.

An information session will be held on Tuesday 19 June, commencing at 10am, at the Walking SA offices, 5 Fitzgerald Rd, Pasadena. Andrew Moylan from Forestry SA and John Eaton, Trails Technical Unit, will address the technical needs of data collection recording. Survey areas will then be assigned to participants present. A light lunch will be provided for attendees at the conclusion of the meeting.

RSVP to Walking SA by 14 June, office@walkingsa.org.au or phone (08) 8276 5090.

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THIS SUNDAY: Opening of the Walk Season

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Come to the Opening of the 2012 Walk Season on THIS Sunday, 1st April, at Truro Oval, Truro, from 10am to 3pm.

The Friends of the Heysen Trail will be doing a nine kilometre (three hour) walk featuring some unexpected gorge and creek sections on private property. This group will leave the Truro Oval (by carpooling) at 10.15am to being the walk a few kilometres out of town. No cost. Register now.

There will be other walks organised by walking groups, no need to register.

Join the celebration of walking with Come ‘n Try walks, historical walks and meet old friends as many of the walking community will take part.

Join SA Recreation Trails (SARTI) as they launch the latest stage of the Lavendar Federation Trail from Keyneton to Truro and a loop walk, also releasing the latest map.

Download the Walking SA leaflet.

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Opening of the Walk Season

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Come to the Opening of the 2012 Walk Season on Sunday, 1st April, at Truro Oval, Truro.

Join the celebration of walking with Come ‘n Try Walks, historical walks and meet old friends as many of the walking community will take part.

Join SA Recreation Trails (SARTI) as they launch the latest stage of the Lavendar Federation Trail from Keyneton to Truro and a loop walk, also releasing the latest map.

Download Walking SA leaflet.

Register for a walk online, no walk fees.

Join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook

Walking SA Newsletter

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The peak body for recreational walkers in South Australia, Walking SA, release a regular newsletter. Download their newsletter, released this week.

In this edition, they discuss:

  • walking and local government
  • trails update
  • give a view inside their Trails Technical Unit and Walking Access Committee
  • celebrate a national bushwalking pioneer
  • and as always, there is news about walking and walking trails around SA.

More information about Walking SA can be found on their website.

Walking SA – AGM

We had a number of members attend the Walking SA AGM on Tuesday night – pleasing to see us so well represented.

The guest speaker was the Minister for Recreation Sport and Racing, the Hon. Tom Kenyon. It was an open and pretty honest minister answering many questions. A number of issues were brought up – including the steel barriers along so many hills roads, Union Bridge at Cuddlee Creek being prime examples. Tom undertook to look at these issues and put them to relevant authorities.

Two of our members were nominated and accepted as committee members of Walking SA – congratulations to Dallas Clark and Peter Larsson. This will provide new energy and a boost to Walking SA.