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Walkers' Information

Registered for the Walk and want to know more?

 

Or trying to decide if it's for you?

 

You can find out more here:

Or see these FAQs and answer below :)

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I can't get to Adelaide?

Not a worry – you can hold your own Walk!

 

Click here to find out how.

 

Can I run instead of walk?

Yes, runners are very welcome; however, be aware that there will not be a truck to carry packs from your start location to the finish at Brock Reserve. Also, there will only be three drink stations along the way (Bridgewater, Stirling and Eagle on the Hill).

 

Run?? I can hardly walk!

If you're not up to walking, there are so many other ways to participate. Sponsor a walker, or simply donate. Pray. Volunteer. Contact Kirra to find out how you can help!

 

Can I walk as a team with my family or friends?

Yes! It's easy to create and join a team. 

 

Have one person register for the Walk. Once you've registered, go to your personal fundraising page (you'll get a link for this via email). Then simpy click the Team button to create your team. Then others can register and choose to join your team from their personal fundraising pages. 

 

I'd like to know more about the timing on the day and what I should bring. 

Sure! Download the Walkers' Information sheet here

 

Can you tell me a bit more about the trail?

You can download some information on the Women's Pioneer trail here, including the trail's history.

 

Can I take my dog with me?

No. Dogs are not permitted in the conservation parks.

 

How far should I walk?

This depends on your level of fitness. Be aware that the trail is fairly rough in some sections. On average, the walk can be achieved in the following times:

  • Hahndorf to Brock Reserve – 4 to 6 hours
  • Bridgewater to Brock Reserve – 4 to 5 hours
  • Stirling to Brock Reserve – 2 to 3.5 hours
  • Eagle on the Hill to Brock Reserve – 1 to 2 hours

You can find out more about the different start times in the Walkers' Information sheet.

 

Is it suitable for a wheelchair or pram?

There are some fairly rough sections, which would be difficult for a wheelchair or pram to negotiate.

 

What happens if the weather is bad?

If, for any reason Cleland Conservation Park and/or Mount George Conservation Park are closed on the day the event will be cancelled. You will be informed at the start locations and via email.

 

The event will also be cancelled if high temperature is forecast (35 Celsius or above) or if other extreme weather conditions are forecast (lightning, gale force winds).

 

Walk My Way will not be cancelled in the case of rain, but you should pack protective clothes for wet weather, wear appropriate shoes (preferably hiking shoes) and take extra care on steep sections of the track, which may be slippery.

 

Will I be told if there is a problem in the Conservation Parks?

If, for any reason Cleland Conservation Park and/or Mount George Conservation Park are closed on the day the event will be cancelled. You will be informed at the start locations and via email

 

Please refer to the Walker's Information sheet for what happens if there is an emergency that requires evacuation from the Parks. 

 

What happens if I or a person in my group injures themselves?

There will be a first aid officer on duty at different points along the trail and at Brock Reserve. There is an emergency contact number provided. Please refer to the Walkers' Information sheet for what to do in an emergency. 

 

Is there a bus to take me home from Brock Reserve at the end of the walk?

Sorry, no. If you have no one to collect you from Brock Reserve, then you will need to leave your car there in the morning and take the bus to the start location.

 

There will be a bus leaving from Brock Reserve back to Hahndorf at the end of the day (4.30pm and 5.30pm). If you left your car parked in Hahndorf, this might be a good solution for you.

 

Got more questions?

Simply get in touch. Call us on 1300 763 407 or email Kirra at walkmyway@alws.org.au. We'd love to help!