Parts of the Heysen Trail and other tracks in the Cleland Conservation Park will be temporarily closed in the next couple of weeks. The Department of Environment Water & Natural Resources (DEWNR) will be conducting a prescribed burn in the area.
The timing of the prescribed burn and temporary closure will depend on suitable weather conditions. DEWNR have advised it may happen as early as today, Tuesday 10th October 2017. The burn off should happen before Monday 30th October.
The temporary closure area
The prescribed burn area includes several tracks that form part of the Heysen Trail, namely the Lodge Track and the Wine Shanty Track (eastwards through to the intersection with Nilee Track).
To ensure the safety of walkers, DEWNR are proposing to close these tracks to the public on the day of the burn and the following day.
DEWNR will redirect walkers walking in a northerly direction to use the Gurra Track out to Mt Lofty Summit Rd. Walkers will then take the Yerang Track to rejoin with Wine Shanty Track (and vice versa in the southerly direction).
The day after the burn walkers will be able to use the Nilee Track to rejoin the Wine Shanty Track.
DEWNR will endeavour to erect signs in the vicinity to re-direct walkers.