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Pioneer Women's Trail Walk

Join in and follow the trail through the beautiful Adelaide Hills

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Pioneer Women's Trail Walk

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In the early years of European settlement, the Prussian migrant women carried their produce from Hahndorf through the Adelaide Hills to market in Adelaide. The labour of these women and girls who regularly made this 26km walk saved the fledgling colony from starvation.

In 1980, the National Trust of South Australia and Walking SA rediscovered a map documenting the path the women took. They named it the Pioneer Women’s Trail. Since 2009 it has been an annual event with over 1,000 registered walkers.

This year, you're invited to join and follow the Trail. You will walk country roads, laneways and bush tracks through a delightful section of the Adelaide Hills with historic homes, deciduous trees and native bushland all around you. You can begin your journey at Hahndorf (26km), Bridgewater (19km) or Stirling (12km) depending on your preference and abilities. Upon arrival at Beaumont House, enjoy stunning city views, food vans, live music and beautiful surroundings as you unwind with your fellow walkers and newly made friends.

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