Details below re the second monthly trail run this coming Saturday... All welcome.... runners and walkers - just turn up!
RUN 2: Scott Creek Conservation Park
Date: Saturday, 13 December 2008
Map: Scott Creek Conservation Park maps (email Terry Cleary
for copy of the two maps)
Instructions: See Trail Notes below for instructions.
You can access Scott Creek Conservation Park either from Blackwood/ Coromandel Valley/Chandler Hill via Cherry Gardens Rd or from Belair/Crafers/Stirling via Ironbank Rd. Dorset Vale Rd which runs through the park, runs south from Cherry Gardens Rd just near Blackwood Golf Course. Allow 20 minutes drive from Blackwood or Crafers.
Almanda Mine Car park, Dorset Vale Rd situated 2.5 km south of the junction with Cherry Gardens Rd and 250m north of Matthews Rd. Look out for the ruins.
Assemble from 6.45 am to allow time for trail briefing, form groups and be ready for a 7.00 am start.
Running: 12 km loop plus additional 4km. For those that want to go further the 4km loop can be extended. Walking: The 12km loop may be shortened to either 6-8km (approx).
Fire Ban Area:
Most of the run is through Scott Creek Conservation Park or along its borders hence open all year round except when Total Fire Bans in the Mt Lofty Ranges District. Refer to http://www.cfs.sa.go...s/fire_bans.jsp
An email will be sent to cancel a run as soon as we hear of any proposed fire ban affecting this district.
: Friends of Scott Creek Conservation Park website for details on flora, fauna and history of the area:http://users.picknowl.com.au/~dld/
Aubergines, on north side of Blackwood Post Office, which lies just north of the Blackwood roundabout (on the city or west side of Main Rd).
Questions? David Close
or Terry Cleary
Option to do 12km loop returning to car park, followed by 4km loop (which can be extended).
Walkers may wish to do a shortened version of the 12km loop of either 6 or 8km approximately.
From Almanda Mine car park (gates 18/19), head south, turning left at Matthews Rd.
At Gate 17 veer left up Scott Creek Rd.
Follow Scott Creek Rd until Gate 3.
At Gate 3 turn right onto Bandicoot Track until left hand turn on to Currawong Ridge Track.
Keep heading north by taking left hand turn into Cup Gum Track.
Take right hand turn into Bronzewing Track to Gate 5 at Gurr Rd.
Follow Gurr Rd eastwards to Mt Bold Rd.
Turn right (southwards) at Mt Bold Rd following Bold Ridge Track all the way to gate 11.
Turn right on to Shingleback Track and take care descending to Neville Rd.
Turn left at Neville Rd.
At Gate 13, turn right into Dorset Vale Rd and head northwards returning to car park.
12km loop shortened to 6-8km.
Follow 12 km loop until intersection of Currawong and Cup Gum Tracks, turning right onto Cup Gum Track to Mt Bold Rd.
For 6km loop return on Stringbark Track until Neville Rd.
For 8km loop return on Shangleback Track until Neville Rd.
At Neville Rd, either take right hand turn back to Gate 17 and return to car park or turn left to Gate 13 and return to car park via Dorset Vale Rd.
From car park head westwards up the Almanda Track then left at first intersection.
Turn left onto Quarry Ridge Track and then right onto Greenhood Track.
Follow Greenhood Track all the way to Thorley Rd at Gate 24.
Head north on Thorley Rd taking right had turn onto Frith Rd at Gate 23.
Follow Frith Rd until Gate 21 and turn right onto Almanda Trail, returning to car park.
4km loop extension.
From Gate 21 continue nothwards up Frith Rd to Dorset Vale Rd.
Take right hand turn onto Dorset Vale Rd until Gate 20.
Take left hand turn onto Echidna Trail, turning right onto Mineshaft Track and return to car park.
If you wish to go on the Trail Run Email Dstribution List email John Glowik