Second Valley Heritage Walk – Leonard’s Mill to the Sea

Historical walk Facts
5 km one way
2 hours
Self-guided heritage walk with brochure
Suitable for
Walking, Dog Walking
Fleurieu Peninsula
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Travel time from Adelaide
1-2 hours
Second Valley Heritage Walk – Leonard’s Mill to the Sea

About the Historical walk

A self-guided heritage walk around Second Valley and adjacent Randalsea village. Discover the history of Leonard’s Mill, a flour mill, the blacksmith shop, the sites of two saw mills before reaching the sea with the causeway and jetty. The walk finishes on ‘the island’, the site of the 1855 wharf and later the fishing sheds, both now gone. There are interpretive signs at some of the points of interest.

Colonel William Light landed south of Second Valley from ‘The Rapid’, thus naming Rapid Bay, he travelled by ship’s gig next to ‘the Second Valley’, on 8th September 1836.

The walk is divided into two clear sections, first exploring the Randalsea village (site of Leonard’s Mill) before walking the 2km between that village and the town of Second Valley to complete the walk.