Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a bus to take me from Beaumont House to where I am starting to walk?
Yes. Buses will leave from Beaumont House to take you to your start location. These buses cost $10.00 and must be pre-booked online.

Is there a bus to take me home from Beaumont House at the end of the walk?
Yes. A bus will leave from Beaumont House at 3.30pm, and visit each start location in turn to drop passengers off. This bus costs $10.00 and must be pre-booked online.

Can I run instead of walk?
Yes, we welcome runners as well as walkers; however, be aware that:

There will not be a truck to carry packs from your start location to the finish at Beaumont House, but we may be able to organise someone to take them. Please check with organisers.

You should carry your own water as there will only be three drink stations along the way (Bridgewater, Stirling and Eagle on the Hill) which may not yet be set up when you pass them. There will be no marshals to stop traffic.

Is there a map of the route?
Yes, you can download and print one from the website or you can pick up a leaflet which contains the map at the start.

Are there toilets along the way?
Yes, there are public toilets at Hahndorf, Bridgewater, Stirling, Crafers and Beaumont House. Eagle on the Hill has no facilities.

Can I take my dog with me?
No. Dogs are not permitted in the conservation parks, or on the grounds of Beaumont House.

How far should I walk?
This depends on your level of fitness. Be aware that the trail is fairly rough in some sections.

The walk takes;
From Hahndorf about six hours.
From Bridgewater about 5 hours.
From Stirling about 3 hours.
From Eagle on the Hill about 1 and a half hours.

Is it suitable for a wheelchair or pram?
No. There are some fairly rough sections which would be difficult for a wheelchair or pram to negotiate.

What happens if the weather is bad?
The event will be cancelled if high temperature is forecast (35 celsius or above) or if other extreme weather conditions are forecast.
It will not be cancelled in the case of rain, but you should 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.Please refer to the Trail and Safety Information leaflet for what happens if there is an emergency that requires evacuation from the Parks.

If the walk is cancelled what happens to my payment?
Should the Pioneer Women’s Trail Walk event be cancelled, it will be left to individual participant’s discretion as to whether they wish to have their registration donation refunded.
If a request is received the registration donation, less $5.00 pp administration, will be refunded

What happens if I, or one of my group injures themselves?
There will be a first aid officer on duty at Beaumont House. Please refer to the Trail and Safety Information leaflet for what to do in an emergency.

What is my payment used for?
Event management; for example, purchasing bibs, paying first aid officer, printing leaflets, marking the trail. Any funds left over after the event support the National Trust of South Australia in protecting our culture and heritage.