Raeville to Locks Ruin to Bowman Park

Registrations open Sunday 25 August, 2019

Raeville to Locks Ruin to Bowman Park
NOTE - If you wish to walk on only one day, please contact the FOHT office (once bookings have opened) to register for that day’s walk. The online registration system will only allow you to register for both days.

Accommodation for the group for weekend has booked in the Gladstone Goal. You will receive separate advice on these arrangements detailing costs, type of accommodation etc. prior to registrations opening.


The walk follows Lehmann Road into Georgetown, a historic farming town well known for its heritage hotel. From town the trail heads west along Slaughterhouse Road past Hiskeys Hut. The trail then follows undulating fencelines with a steady climb over Sams Hills down to Sams Hut before crossing Rocky River. After a short section adjacent to the Morgan-Whyalla pipeline the walk finishes with a further 4-5 klms along an undulating fenceline to Locks Ruin.


An easy walk predominantly along roads and road reserves with a couple klms along the Goyder Hwy into and through the township of Crystal Brook, which marks the end of the trail journey westwards.After leaving the town via the golf course and onto Crystal Brook Valley Road the walk concludes a further 3 or so kilometers at Bowman Park.

From here our next walk commence our journey into the Southern Flinders Ranges.

Dinner on Saturday evening will be a BBQ in the grounds of the goal.

Naturally, the theme for evening will the Goal etc.

Saturday 21 September, 2019
to Sunday 22 September, 2019 (2 days)
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Meeting Location

Meeting location details will be provided after you have registered for this walk.

Walk Fees

Saturday (21/9/19)

Walk Specifics (Sat)
Locks Ruin
19 klms
Risks (Sat)
Some road walking and some slippery areas along the fenceline through Sams Hills.
Good quality footwear & clothing, raincoat, hat, sunscreen,walking poles, morning & afternoon tea, lunch and sufficient water for a walk of this length(at least 3 litres).

Sunday (22/9/19)

Walk Specifics (Sun)
Locks Ruin
Bowman Park
Approx. 16klms
Risks (Sun)
Lots of road walking including along the Goyder Hwy into and through Crystal Brook plus a railway crossing in the town town
Good quality footwear and clothing, rainjacket, hat, sunscreen, walking poles, morning tea, lunch and plenty of water.
Nearby Campsites and Accommodation Options

This list is generic and is derived from the Walk Selector for this walk section. Your walk leader may be suggesting a different or specific town or accommodation option to be based at.

In This Section

On or within 2km of this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Georgetown
  2. Hiskeys Hut
  3. Crystal Brook
  4. Bowman Hut & Camp Site
  5. Crystal Brook Caravan Park

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Curnows Hut
  2. Ippinitchie Campground
  3. Go-Cart Track Shelter
  4. Taralee Orchards
  5. Smith’s Farmstay
  6. Beetaloo Creek Camp Site
  7. North Laura Hotel

Event created: 10:12pm Friday 19 October, 2018
Event last edited: 10:46am Sunday 30 June, 2019