Des Barnett, ARPA Bushwalkers

2017 Award Winner
Award Category: Special Recognition Award – Individual

Des lead the first group of ARPA Bushwalkers to walk the length of the iconic 1,200km Heysen Trail.

In 1996 he instigated the Summer Camps in the Victorian and NSW High Country.

In 2,000 he was the main organiser of Heysen 2000 when the whole trail was walked on one weekend.

He has led 13 walking camps and assisted in many more. He has led countless day walks at all levels.

His particular interest has been in walking outback trails.

About the Walking Awards

Walking SA has initiated annual awards to recognise sustained and outstanding contribution to walking at all levels throughout South Australia.

Many volunteers and others have contributed to South Australia’s great walking trails, waling clubs, and walking promotion and opportunities for health, wellbeing, recreation and tourism.

If you know of someone who should be considered for an award please do consider nominating them, nominations are taken throughout the year.