Today I started walking the Heysen Trail with Luca, maybe one day we’ll finish it maybe we won’t, however it’s a good father and son outdoor activity.

The Heysen Trail is a long distance walking trail in South Australia. It runs from Parachilna Gorge, in the Flinders Ranges via the Adelaide Hills to Cape Jervis on the Fleurieu Peninsula and is approximately 1,200 kilometres (750 mi) in length.

The above is from the Wikipedia entry for the Heysen Trail, another great resources for information about the Heysen Trail is the Friends of the Heysen Trail website.

To get started we drove to Norton Summit in the Adelaide Hills and started our walking South from there and finished up for the day at Greenhill Road, Summertown.

We took it slowly and enjoyed the sites, but even going slowly Luca got fairly tired after about 3 hours and we were both pretty worn out by the time we got picked up.

Heysen Trail - Part 1

Map roughly covering the section we walked today.

Near Norton Summit

View of the Adelaide Hills, near Norton Summit.

Luca hiking

Luca hiking along a fire track.

Giles Ruins

Luca in a fireplace of the Giles Ruins in the Horsnell Gully and Giles Conservation park

Luca at lunch

Luca having a lunchtime break, overlooking the Adelaide plains.

Part 1 - The Beginning