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Late last month Walking SA held a Club Presidents Forum for club representatives. The event was a huge success, providing an opportunity for the Board to engage with representatives of Clubs in an open discussion regarding Walking SA.  We received some very helpful and valuable input on the night which we will include in our forward planning.

Walking SA will be involved in the Belair National Park Open Day on Sunday 3 May...

Read full update from Wendy Keech, Chair, Walking SA

Free Program of Discovery Walks in National Parks
Walking SA info stand at at Belair National Park 3rd May

WalkingSA will have an information stand at Belair National Park on Sunday, 3 May, come and say hi!

The Discovery Day activities include guided walks, wetlands walks, a night walk with a ranger, a morning bird walk, guided nature walks and guided history walks. In some parks dogs are welcome on leads.

Onkaparinga National Park
Tuesday, 21 April, 10am-3pm

Belair National Park
Sunday, 3 May, 9am-4pm

Para Wirra Recreation Park
Sunday, 24 May, 10am-3pm

Cobbler Creek Recreation Park
Sunday, 31 May, 10am-3pm
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Heart Foundation Walking Celebrating May 2015 Heart Week with Walks

Heart Foundation Walking Celebrating May 2015 Heart Week with Walks
Heart Foundation Walking are running walking events across Australia to celebrate Heart Week (3rd May - 9th May 2015) and to get people talking about physical inactivity.

There are 2 walks in SA, including Adelaide Botanic Park and a Lunchtime Walk around the Adelaide Festival Centre precinct.
View Heart Week Walk Events

Government Response to our Submission re Mt Lofty Ranges Mountain Biking Destination

Back in December 2014, we made a submission to the Government of South Australia in regards to their proposal to develop the Adelaide Mount Lofty Ranges as an international mountain biking destination

Back in December 2014, we made a submission to the Government of South Australia in regards to their proposal to develop the Adelaide Mount Lofty Ranges as an international mountain biking destination.

We received a reply that discusses the balance between trails for mountain biking and walking.
Read Response from Government

Project Update on the 500km Walk the Yorke Trail

Walk the Yorke, 500km Trail, Project Update
The Walk the Yorke is now 64% completed. The 500km trail being constructed by the Yorke Peninsula Council. The project is due to be completed in November 2015.
View Project Update

Current Grant Opportunities and Tips for Grant Submissions

We’ve prepared a shortlist of current grant opportunities available to walking clubs.

Read our 6 tips for grant applications.
View Grants & Funding Tips

New Walking Trails at Hiltaba Nature Reserve
Two New Find a Place to Walk Entries

View photos and maps of the two walks in our Find a Place to Walk directory
Two new trails were officially opened on Friday 10th April 2015 in the Hiltaba Nature Reserve.

  • Betty and Bob Lewis Loop Walk (1.8km loop walk, 1 hour)
  • Warren Bonython Loop Walk (10km loop walk, 5 hours)
The station is a Nature Foundation property in the Gawler Ranges, 650km from Adelaide.
View Find a Place to Walk entry

Walking at Least Two Hours a Week Can Cut Your Chances of Dying Early

Research from Harvard Medical School shows that walking at least two hours a week can cut your chances of dying early from cardiovascular disease by up to 53%.

The special health report Managing Your Cholesterol provides advice to patients on the risk-driven American Heart Association guidelines (2013), the impact of lifestyle changes and calculating heart attack risk.
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Presidents Forum in Open Discussion Regarding Future Plans

The Walking SA Presidents Forum was held at the Adelaide Pavilion on 19 March 2015
The Walking SA Presidents Forum was held at the Adelaide Pavilion on 19 March 2015. Hosted by Wendy Keech, Chair, the forum provided an opportunity for the Board to engage with representatives of member Clubs in open discussion regarding future plans, and ways in which Clubs could be involved in further development of the organisation.
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Feedback on Future Direction of Adelaide's National Parks

The Government of South Australia is seeking community input on the future direction of national parks near Adelaide.

  • Would having toilets in a park make it easier for you and your family to visit?
  • Would you like to see more mountain bike trails, walking tracks or horse riding trails?
  • Would you love to take the family camping somewhere closer to home?
  • Would wheelchair accessible trails make your family’s weekend?
Read More and Enter Survey