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Heysen Trail Part VI – Kings Beach to Inman Valley

Seven and a half years since I last walked the Heysen Trail. The book I’m following has aged, my trusty 100mm macro lens has aged, I’ve definitely aged! But it’s brilliant to be back at it again.

With a last look back at Kings Beach and the Bluff, we head inland towards farming countryside, but not before traversing some well-kept bush sites. The acacias are in full bloom, and everything seems to be flowering, hibbertias, eucalypts, rare orchids (didn’t stop to look for them). The birds were also numerous, heaps of rosellas, wrens, and other small birds I’m yet to ID. (Walked end of August 2020)

This time I walked with my son to Robinsons Hill campsite opposite Second Valley Forest (ForestrySA pine plantation), camped the night and headed to Inman Valley with my other son the next morning. The view at Robinsons Hill is spectacular, but the night is as windy as one would anticipate when looking at the site’s aspect.

The track is a steady uphill walk, but nothing too hard (Especially after spending the last few years “bush walking” up Japan’s mountains. The campsite and track itself is very well kept – Thank you to the Friends of Heysen Trail for your hard work!

Thanks also to my wife for driving the swag to the campsite and setting it up for us.



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