Skyline Walkers are a friendly group of 68 walkers who meet on Saturday mornings. They offer a all-year round program of walks.
Their Saturday walks are located as far north as Para Wirra and as far south as Onkaparinga and Kuitpo Forest. Weekend trips in recent years have included Mannum, Marion Bay, Clare, Penola and Normanville. Trips further afield have included Victoria’s Great Ocean Walk and the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. Pre-Covid, they ventured overseas to Ireland (2019), Orkney Scotland, Italy, Canada and Japan.
Their summer morning walks (January to March) are for two hours located on the Adelaide Plains or seaside locations, with fairly flat terrain. They are, however, at a fairly brisk pace. If the forecast temperature is 32C or higher the walk is cancelled.
Winter walks are located in the Adelaide Hills and hence include some hills. There is a choice of a two hour walk (approx six or seven km) or a three-hour walk (approx 10 km). They also offer longer and harder walks on Sundays several times a year, an annual walking trip interstate or overseas, and a weekend away within SA. Sunday long walks are generally around five to six hours duration and are at locations such as the Lavender Federation Trail. In March 2021, fingers crossed with Covid-19, they’re walking in Tasmania. On long weekends they usually do a two-hour walk on the Monday followed by a pub lunch, and all other walks conclude with tea/coffee and refreshments (subject to Covid restrictions of course!).
Members fees are $70 per year which covers walking for a whole year with no other fees required. People wishing to try out the club and their walks can have two walks free of charge before joining.
You can find out more, including the walk calendar and details, and guidelines for walkers on their website at skylinewalkersinc.com.
You can find a walking club at walkingsa.org.au/walk/list-of-walking-clubs-south-australia.