Betty's Circuit Hike
Mitcham South Australia - Sun 20th June 2021

Max Participants:
12
Location:
Mitcham South Australia
Date:
Sun 20th June 2021
Start Time:
9:30am
End Time:
1:00pm
Duration:
3.5 hrs appr
Non-Member Cost:
$15.00 per person
Member Cost:
$10.00 per person
Tagged:
day hikes
Hike Rating: Grade 3
Distance: 12.00km

 

PLEASE NOTE: This walk is more challenging than usual and is NOT suitable for beginners. There are some steep inclines and a good level of fitness is required

Join the girls hiking this 12km return trail that encompasses sections of the Brownhill Creek Recreation Park, Waite Conservation Reserve and Yurrebilla Trail. 

The trail passes through farmland, forests and an important remnant of the original Grey Box Grassy Woodland found in the area, and features magnificent views over the Adelaide Plains to the sea, local bird life and possibly a koala or two to be seen. Over 200 species of native plants have been recorded in Waite Conservation Reserve and surrounding areas, and despite a history of extensive grazing, the flora still includes 22 native orchid species, mostly from the more intact areas such as we will be visiting.

The walk starts with a few steep hills to get your heart rate up followed by some open farmland overlooking stunning valleys as we enter the Waite Conservation reserve and meander back towards our start,  past Carrick Hill where weather permitting we will stop for a lunch break and admire the gardens. 

 



Gallery

Views from Waite Conservation Reserve Loop Walking Trail -  Image courtesy of Walking SA
Brownhill - Image courtesy of Walking SA
Carrick Hill Gardens - Image courtesy of Carrick Hill
Koalas - Image courtesy of Walking SA

Location

Please note map locations and route are approximate only

Highlights

● Grey Box Grassy Woodlands

● Visit to Carrick Hill and the unique Carrick Hill Gardens

Includes

Adventurous Women® Host

First aid kit

Excludes

Lunch

Additional items

What To Bring/Wear

- At least 2 litres water

- Snacks

- Wet weather gear if rain is likely

- Solid walking shoes or boots

- Walking poles if preferred

- Lunch - if weather permitting we will stop at Carrick Hill gardens.

- Money for a coffee/tea at Carrick Hill

Cancellation & Refunds

Notice of cancellation must be in writing, with an email as an acceptable form of communication, directly to Adventurous Women with the following conditions:

  • 5 days + prior to departure - Full Refund
  • 4 days or less - Full Refund if replacement can be found
  • Within 24 hours - No Refund
No refund is available after a walk has commenced.


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