New Riding And Walking Trails

Autumn 2012

Blackwood Park residents have welcomed the opening of new shared cycling, walking and horse riding trails in the picturesque Sturt Gorge Recreation Park, which runs alongside the estate.

Since Blackwood Park’s inception, the Sturt Gorge Recreation Park has been a popular spot for locals. The new trails, which connect directly with the new Blackwood Park Estate, will allow residents to continue to benefit from the park.

Cyclists, horse riders and walkers will enjoy being close to nature with native flora, birds and other wildlife in abundance along the 10km trail network.

Blackwood Park has worked together with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to ensure good connectivity with the estate’s current and future trail network. The new trails also link with a network of existing tracks in adjacent land owned by the City of Mitcham, City of Onkaparinga and Flinders University.

“There is a real need to provide recreation trails for different users, because opportunities for horse riders and cyclists have been quite limited in the Adelaide Hills in the past,” Southern Lofty District Ranger Kerri Villiers said of the new trails.

“There are lookouts offering views across the Adelaide Plains to the ocean and there is even geological evidence that the area saw glacial activity more than 800 million years ago.”

“This really is a special place that can be enjoyed by people with diverse interests.”

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