2020 Pioneer Women’s Trail Walk

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT AS WE HAVE REACHED CAPACITY

Unfortunately due to COVID 19 restrictions the walk must be limited to 1000 walkers.

 

Experience the amazing journeys taken by our early German pioneer women as they carried their produce on foot from Hahndorf to Adelaide through the Adelaide Hills.

Each year hundreds of walkers make the trek following the trail made by German pioneer women as they carried their fresh produce from Hahndorf to market in Adelaide 180 year ago.

The Pioneer Women’s Trail was rediscovered by members of the Hahndorf and Burnside Branches of the National Trust, and Walking SA in 1980. The annual Pioneer Women’s Trail Walk retraces their steps over 26km from Hahndorf to Beaumont.

As the walkers descend from Hahndorf join us for a special harvest celebration with live music, food, wine and produce in the beautiful autumn splendour of the Beaumont House gardens. Lend a hand picking olives in the 150 year old olive grove for the famous Davenport Olive Oil. Admission to the Heritage Harvest Festival can be purchased at the gate.

The Pioneer Women’s Trail is approximately 26km long and mainly follows country roads, lane ways and bush tracks through a delightful section of the Adelaide Hills with historic homes, deciduous trees and native bushland. Commencing at Verdun, the trail winds through Bridgewater, following Cox Creek part of the way. After traversing beautiful Mt George Conservation Park the trail detours through Stirling, with its many coffee shops. It continues through Crafers and Cleland Conservation Park, before joining the Old Bullock Track, finally emerging to stunning city views and the descent to Beaumont House in Burnside.

The full walk starts from 7am from The Academy; 68 Main Street, Hahndorf. You can also choose to do a shorter walk by starting at three other points Bridgewater (19km), Stirling (12km) and Eagle on the Hill (6km).

 

UPDATED START TIMES

 

Start locations:

Hahndorf start, from 7 am – 8.30 am (26 km walk): from Hahndorf Institute, 59 Main Street Hahndorf

Bridgewater start, 8.30 am – 9.30 am (19 km walk): from Bridgewater Lions Park, Corner of Mount Barker and Bridgewater Road

Stirling start, 10.00 am –  11.00 am (12 km walk): from Stirling Steamroller Park, corner of Mount Barker Road and Avenue Road

Eagle on the Hill start, 10.00 am – 11.00 am (6 km walk): from the start of The Old Bullock Track

Buses serve all starting points and there is a return bus to Hahndorf departing Beaumont House at 3.00pm.

Registration and start times:

Bus transfers to starts – all depart from Beaumont House (631 Glynburn Road, Beaumont)

 

We can no longer process changes to any registrations

 

Registration and transfer to Hahndorf start: 7am – 8am. Buses departing from 7:00am

Registration and transfer to Bridgewater start: 8.15am – 8.30am. Bus departing at 8.30am

Registration and transfer to Stirling Start: 9.45am – 10am. Bus departing at 10am

Registration and transfer to Eagle on the Hill start: 9.45 – 10am. Bus departing at 10am.

 

  • Hahndorf start (26km); The Academy; 68 Main Street, Hahndorf
    Registration open and rolling start: 7am- 8.30am
  • Bridgewater start (19km); Bridgewater Lions Park, corner of Mount Barker and Bridgewater Road
    Registration and rolling start: 8:30am – 9.30am
  • Stirling start (12km); Steamroller Park, corner of Mount Barker Road and Avenue Road
    Registration and rolling start: 10am – 11am
  • Eagle on the Hill start (6km); start of The Old Bullock Track, Gate 14, Cleland Conservation Park (Mt Barker Road)
    Registration and rolling start: 10am – 11am

 

Parking

We cannot guarantee any parking on the day and encourage arranging drop off and pick up if possible.

Beaumont House: Street Parking only

Hahndorf: Carl Nitschke Park (Adelaide end of Main St), Auricht Rd, Windsor Avenue, Hahndorf Oval (900m along Echunga Rd)

Bridgewater: Street Parking, Bridgewater Oval

Stirling: Street Parking only

Eagle on the Hill: Measdays Lookout

 

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2020 Walker registration cost:
$20 per person, or $15 for groups of 5 or more*.
Buses are $10 per person one way.

*Please note: All members of a group booking must start at the same location

 

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT AS WE HAVE REACHED CAPACITY
UNFORTUNATELY DUE TO COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS THE WALK MUST BE LIMITED TO 1000 WALKERS.

Important event information:

 

Contact Us For More Event Information

pioneerwomenstrail@nationaltrustsa.org.au

m: 0451 030 357 or (08) 8223 1234

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