Sunday, June 29, 2008

Then there were four

The fast, medium and slow groups didn't eventuate, and by the morning break Graham and I decided to form a breakaway group that would be fast. With the walk leader's approval the seven of us set off, however by lunch time only four of us remained, the rest dropping back to the main group.

Pioneer Womens Trail: Hahndorf to Beaumont

The trail honours the pioneer women of Hahndorf who took their produce to the markets in Adelaide from their homes in Hahndorf, between 1839 and 1852. They carried up to 65kg, and walked barefoot, setting off at 1am to make Beaumont by early morning and the city markets after that.

Listen to an interview with Anni Luur Fox from the Hahndorf branch of the National Trust, which aired on ABC 891 on Friday.

  • Distance: 28.4km
  • Start time:
  • End time:
  • Moving duration: 4h 50m
  • Stationary duration: 1h 12m
  • Moving average: 5.9km/h
  • Overall average: 4.7km/h


Unknown said...

stupid question - but is it possible to do it the opposite way?

Jez said...

Yeah either way works. Downhill or uphill option. The brochure can now be downloaded from

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