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TRAIL STATUS

Section 5 : there are no or few signs at present between the northern end of Maslin Beach and the southern end of Moana Beach. Please follow path at the edge of the beach, the beach, and rocks near the edge, over this 1.2 km stretch which can be quite challenging.Do not go up onto the cliff which is a conservation area and culturally sensitive.Look out for the marked hooded plover sites. Please refer to Section 5 description.
Section 5: Coast to Vines Rail Trail closed at Main South Rd underpass 9 am-4.30pm between 21/2 and 11/3  and 7am -6.30pm 12/3 and 15/3. Walkers must detour via Pedler Rd, Main South and Griffiths Drive during these periods.
Section 7: there is water up to 650mm (12/2/24) in Peters Creek where the trail crosses.Water may be there for some months although the flow has stopped as measured at downstream guage. Please refer to Section 7 description for advice about wading and options to break this section in two when wading is either not possible or not desired.
 
 

 

SECTION 1: Willunga to Louds Hill Rd

10.7 km Moderate Hike Grade 3

MAP SECTION 1  

FROM: the junction of St Andrews Terrace & High St, Willunga, SA 5172 

TO: the intersection of Louds Hill Rd, Range Rd West, & Mt Terrible Rd, Pages Flat, SA 5172

From the section end post at the intersection of High St and St Andrews Terrace travel south along St Andrews Terrace towards the tunnel under the Victor Harbor Rd. Go through the tunnel using the pavement on the western side and immediately turn right.

A path follows the edge of the Victor Harbor Rd, at first through trees and then next to the fence on the roadside. After a kilometre, with a good outlook to the coast, you reach a stile. Climb this onto Martin Rd which leads up to Colville Rd. You will find The Farm on the corner, a charming place to eat, open Friday to Sunday.

Turn right onto Colville Rd and follow it using the wide verge, to Delabole Rd. Turn left up Delabole Rd. Soon you start a steady climb which goes all the way to the top.

2.7 kms up Delabole Rd, there is an interesting short spur track to view the old Delabole settlement and slate quarry. This is where Cornish miners, who came to quarry the Willunga slate, lived. Their Chapel, which has been beautifully restored as a private residence, is nearby.

After returning to Delabole Rd, continue to the top and turn right along Range Rd West. Walk along the top of the Range to the intersection with Wakefield Rd and continue right, on Range Rd West, now unsealed. Soon you will have views across to Aldinga and the coast, as well as the country on the southern side of the Range. After passing some rural properties you reach the section end post at the intersection of Range Rd West, Louds Hill Rd and Mt Terrible Rd.

 NOTES

  • Louds Hill Rd is a closed road from the north, so access to the start of Section 2, from the north, via Delabole or Bangor Rd then Range Rd and from the south, via Pages Flat Rd and Louds Hill Rd 

Car parking:

  • parking can be scarce in Willunga but there is parking at the Rose Garden on Aldinga Rd, 400m west of the junction of St Andrews Terrace & High St, Willunga 

 

 

Weather

When planning a walk please check local weather conditions to ensure a safe and comfortable experience CHECK LOCAL WEATHER 

Fire Danger Ratings

The Trail is closed when the Fire Danger rating is Extreme or Catastrophic. These are Total Fire Ban Days; most likely to occur between the first of November and April. The Trail is in District 2 Mt. Lofty Ranges FIRE DANGER RATINGS

Tides

When planning to walk along the beach (Section, 3,4 & 5) it is important to check predicted height and timing of the local tides to ensure access to the beach. CHECK TIDES