Saddleworth Heritage Walking Trail

Historical walk Facts
Distance
3 km circuit
Duration
1 hour
Type
Self-guided heritage walk with brochure
Suitable for
Walking, Dog Walking
Difficulty
Easy
Terrain
Flat
Region
Clare Valley
Download maps & GPS files
  1. 1 map PDF
  2. 2 GPS files
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Photos
4 photos
Travel options
  1. Car
Travel time from Adelaide
1-2 hours
Saddleworth Heritage Walking Trail

About the Historical walk

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In 1840 pioneer James Master took up a large area of land as a sheep run. He built a home one kilometre north of Riverton, and named it Saddleworth Lodge. Further north an outstation was established known as Stone Hut, which was the beginning of the town of Saddleworth. With the discovery of copper at Burra, Saddleworth became one of a number of small towns along the routes to transport the mined copper to Port Adelaide. Each of these towns was about 7 mile apart (about 11km), which was about as far as the bullock teams could travel in one day. This is the reason Stone Hut Tavern was constructed on the banks of the River Gilbert in 1846. The town of Saddleworth was formed in 1852 when James Master subdivided the land surrounding the tavern.

Explore the history of this town on this 3km self-guided walk.

Brochures are available from the trailhead in Pioneer Park, or download a brochure now.

Downloads

Download KML/KMZ file
Download GPX file

Photos

Walk Contributor

Walking SA

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Walking SA is the not-for-profit peak body that leads, promotes and supports all forms of walking in South Australia, including walking for recreation, transport, health, wellbeing, organised events, adventure, environmental appreciation and fun experiences. Our vision is to see more people walking more often.