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Torrens Linear Park – Section 2

Only a serious walker would do the 30 kms of Linear Park in one go so I’m dividing it up, Section 1 was “The Breakout” and this next section starts where that finished.

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There are a variety of tracks along the northern side of the river.

I grew up in this area but it looks very different since remediation work has been carried out.

There are plenty of places to simply stop and savour the environment.

Native trees have replaced the Willows which are invasive and their roots erode riverbanks.

The bridge at Findon Rd was our turning point.

On the southern side of the river the path is closer to houses and it’s clear that there has been considerable redevelopment over the last 35 years.

For more information on Fulham Park Stud check here.

Being a walk beside water there have to be birds.

We crossed the river using the big stones rather than trying to negotiate the trucks on the bridge then took the path with the mosaics back to the car.

Victor Harbor area

It was such a lovely, sunny day we decided to head south to Victor Harbor, about an hour from home. Because of Covid19 restrictions the Whale Watch Centre wasn’t posting updates of sightings which was disappointing.

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Our first stop was at Horseshoe Bay.

Next stop, Basham’s Beach


Victor Harbor for a lovely lunch at a pub. The Seagulls took any opportunity to grab a snack if plates were left unattended.

The Bluff


Petrel Cove, I’ve never been here before and I loved it though I wouldn’t want to be here on a hot Summer’s day, the water would be too tempting and the rips are deadly!

The variety of rocks in one place fascinated me.

It would be easy to spend a day walking around the various tracks at any one of these lovely places.

Shepherds Hill Recreation Park 2

Shepherds Hill Recreation Park covers 77 hectares or nearly 200 acres. William John Shepherd originally farmed the land from 1853 to 1864 and there are still some signs of early settlement. This is the entrance from Ellis Avenue but there is another entrance with a Carpark off Ayliffe’s Road.

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There are plenty of different tracks to choose from, some are designed for Mountain Bikers others are shared walking/riding tracks as well as larger Fire Tracks.

Grey Box Trees are native to the area but there are a variety of trees and plants.

Apart from Mountain Bikers, bird watchers and walkers the park also provides a venue for the Pony Club and The Eden Field Archers.


If you’re in an environment like this you can’t ignore the wildlife.


When you’ve made your way to the top of the hill you get a 360 deg view.

View from Maggie’s seat, Adelaide CBD is in the background about 10 kms away


If you’re interested in seeing more of nature in SA you can find some on another blog here.