Mt Beevor Lavender Federation Trail Loops
Saturday 30 October, 2010
27.6kms/ 17.7kms/11kms loop options
Start Time: 7.30am (briefing 7.20am)
Start: Diggers Rest Trailhead, 4km north of Harrogate.
Last year in late October, post Yurrebilla, a relatively small group of runners ran the Lavender Federation Trail Tungkillo Loop. It was a sublime day with near perfect conditions and those who made the journey to the eastern foothills we treated to a stunning run. We ran on a trail that was unlike any of our previous trail runs – through wide open treeless moss rock country with the views eastwards to the Murray River and beyond. We promised that we would return to the area in 2010!
So here we are! Originally we proposed that we would run south from Tungkillo along the Lavender Federation Trail to Mt Beevor summit but to enable us to offer several loop options we have decided to start from the Diggers Rest car park, 4 km north of Harrogate, and only three kilometres from the Mt Beevor Summit.
There are three loop options to choose from – 11kms, 17.7km or 27.6kms. Runners choosing the 27.6km option will run part of trail on the Kidman Trail. To create a loop part of the trail is along quiet dirt roads past and through farms.
The weather forecast for Saturday morning (as at Tuesday evening) is coolish with showers – perfect trail running conditions. Please make sure you have adequate clothing for running in wide open areas. Parts of the trail could be quite wet underfoot too.
Two water drops will be made for those runners doing the 17.7 and 27.6km runs. See the trail note guides for their location.
I have not been able to check out the toilets situation but the National Public Toilet Map says there is a 24 hour toilet at Harrogate Recreation Reserve. See Harrogate Toilet Map
All welcome: As with all SARRC monthly trail runs there is no cost, no need to say you are coming – just turn up! All welcome – walkers and runners.
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See you Saturday morning for 7.20 pre-run briefing…
Attachments - How to get there and Trail Notes