Blogs from Scott Creek Conservation Park, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, Oceania

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Introduction The hikers went to visit Scott Conservation Park this Sunday and had a very pleasant (albeit slightly muddy) 3 hour walk. We did a section of a large walk published in the walking guide 'Push the Bush' rather than some of our earlier visits to Scott. While our earlier blogs about Scott were in full-blown spring - see url=http://www.travelblog.org/Australasia/Australia/South-Australia/Adelaide/Scott-Creek-Conservation-Park/blog-19301.htmlScott walk and url=http://www.travelblog.org/Australasia/Australia/South-Australia/Adelaide/Scott-Creek-Conservation-Park/blog-23457.htmlSilver mine - this walk was a winter one - although you couldn't but help notice the first lot of flowers peeking through. It was an interesting trail that took in a few new areas for us - a creek walk, and making our way down a hand made road - as well as some familiar areas.... read more
Mackereth Cottage
Scott creek
Up the path


At Dan's request, we explored the Silver mine in the Scott Creek Conservation Park today. This is a great walk/adventure for people with young children (say about 5-10 years old). Remember to bring a torch for the tunnel walk!!! How to get there.. From the city we took Unley Road, Belair Road, past Windy Point, Main Road, through to Coramandel Valley, then Cherry Gardens Road and Dorset Vale Road, which traverses the Park. In the bottom of a gully is where the car park is. The mine is called the Almanda mine, which after failed copper and ore mining in 1850, a successful silver strike was made in 1868, causing a flurry of activity for a couple of years, resulting in 310kg of silver. There are 2 parts to this section of the Conservation park. The ... read more
Dan at Scott Creek
Mine buildings
Chimney


If you are looking at the route map you will have to zoom out twice (press the minus button on the left hand side of the map twice) to see the whole route. Planning Considering today's weather we are planning to head for a Park near Cherry Gardens called Scott Creek Conservation Park which might offer us a little protection from the elements. The last time we did this walk I remember losing the trail and it being reasonably hot and tiring, but today we are heading for a very pleasant 15 degrees with scattered showers. Information about Scott Creek Conservation Park The Friends of Scott creek have a detailed web site available which I might use to identify plants and critters we see. What happened The park is near Warrawong Earth Sanctuary (which is apparently ... read more
Heath
Little purple stars
A mining past




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