The Friends of the Heysen Trail supports broad involvement in our walking program and offers various levels of walks to assist people to engage in walks with nature:
- TrailStarter grade walks 3-4 hours for those wishing to build skills and strength;
- Trailwalker grade walks 5-7 hours over more varied terrain for those seeking challenges; and
- End-to-End programs taking up to 6 years to cover the 1200km Heysen
The Friends of the Heysen Trail recognises that some members may wish to be accompanied by their children on suitable walks. The Friends takes its responsibility for the safety of the group, walk leaders and family with children seriously and has had regard to the relevant legislation and guidelines related to Working with Children. Consequently, the Friends sets out the policy guide to clarify how the organisation will help ensure we meet those commitments.
The Policy Guideline was adopted by FoHT Council 15 May 2019.