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Welcome from Wendy Keech, Chairman

We hope that you are taking advantage of this perfect walking weather and suggest that you might try the newly reopened Crafers Circuit trail that is an alternative to reach the Mount Lofty Summit.

Walking SA has featured in the media in recent weeks including on Channel 7 and 5AA... read full story
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Mid North Forests Future Strategy

Following the devastating 2013 and 2014 bushfires which destroyed 85% of the Wirrabara and Bundaleer forests, the Government is obtaining the views of stakeholders and the local community about the potential options.

The forests represent 1% of the state's forestry resources, with the South East being the powerhouse of our commercial forests. If the forests were replanted, it would take 25 years to mature to harvesting readiness, and be under threat of a similar destruction as has occurred. The future may lie in adding Wirrabara forest into the adjacent Telowie Conservation Park.

Work is underway to restore walking trails and the Heysen Trail.
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Walking Expo in October, 2015

Our annual Walking Expo, traditionally the opening of the walking season, will be held in October 2015.

Individual clubs are welcome to celebrate the commencement of the bushwalking season in their own way.

A smaller event planned for April this year, to launch the Mt Lofty Ranges Trails Project in Kersbrook has been cancelled. The trails infrastructure was damaged in the January Bangor Bushfire, and work needs to be undertaken to replace it.

New Find a Place to Walk Entry: Rocky River Hike
Stage 1 of Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail

This is stage one of the 63km five-day Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail which is under construction, and due for completion in June 2016.

The first section connecting Flinders Chase Visitor Centre to Snake Lagoon has recently been completed and is open for walkers. This section, the Rocky River Hike, is 9.5 km in length and is classed as moderate.
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Talking About Walking

'It starts with a step and then another step and then another that add up like taps on a drum to a rhythm, the rhythm of walking. The most obvious and the most obscure thing in the world, this walking that wanders so readily into religion, philosophy, landscape, urban policy, anatomy, allegory, and heartbreak.'

Talking About Walking, a 28min talk from RN radio (ABC).
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Club Profile: Adelaide Bushwalkers

This month we profile Adelaide Bushwalkers.

Mark Proctor, President, has answered a few of our questions.

Mark, tell us about Adelaide Bushwalkers. What walking activities do members engage in? Adelaide Bushwalkers is a hiking club enjoying multi-day hikes carrying packs & camping... read full story
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