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Walking and Recreation Trails

With walking, cycling and recreation trails winding through and around national parks, conservation parks, state forests, lakes and streams, there's plenty to explore and enjoy in our local natural environment.

Amy Gillett Bikeway Charleston

Comprised of national parks, conservation parks, state forests, lakes and streams, the Adelaide Hills is celebrated for its stunning natural environment that offers green open spaces, sloping hills, rural settings, vineyards and orchards to explore.

With cycling, walking and recreation trails dotted through the Hills and in and around townships, there's plenty be discovered and an abundance of inspiration.

Council is working on developing further recreation trail information for residents and visitors. Until we do that, we recommend visiting the following sites for information about recreation and cycling trails in our region.

Lobethal Bushland Park

Lobethal Bushland Park comprises 118 hectares of varied terrain of gentle slopes dissected by several north-south running drainage/creek lines. The altitude ranges from 450m to 520m above sea level.

There is a network of marked walking trails throughout the Park. Main access to the Park is via a gate at the southern end of the reserve adjacent to Reservoir South, and a gate on Kenton Valley Road on the eastern boundary.

Aldgate Valley Nature Walk

The Aldgate Valley Nature Walk, also known as the Valley of the Bandicoots nature walk, is a walking trail that connects Aldgate and Mylor. The two hour or six kilometre walk is centred within the 'Green Web' a region of high biodiversity within Mylor, Aldgate, Bridgewater and Stirling townships. The bushland along the trail provides habitat to dozens of different species of native animals. This is a two stage walking path:

Stage 1 — Between Aldgate & Aldgate Valley Reserve. Open to walkers, cyclists and dogs on leash (footpaths, gravel roads and wide tracks).

Stage 2 — Between Aldgate Valley Reserve and Mylor. Strictly for walkers only — cyclists and dogs prohibited (narrow path through sensitive bushland, rocky and steep in places).

The trail was funded through a State Government NRM Community Grant, which financed the production of interpretive signage, with support from Adelaide Hills Council.

Parks and playgrounds

There are beautiful parks dotted throughout the Hills that are the ideal location for outdoor activities, catching up with friends and family, and even enjoying a BBQ using the provided facilities. There's also fun and safe playgrounds and nature play spaces for children of all ages.

How we're working to improve our spaces

Adelaide Hills Council is using sensors to the improve your trails and play spaces in the future.

Council want to understand visitation patterns at Council play spaces and trails and are using infrared technology to help do this.

The data will be used to guide upgrades and other activities. Having a better understanding of how and when our spaces are used allows us to make evidence-based decisions for the future.

The sensors used do not record images, video or take data from smart devices, so personal information cannot be recorded. The privacy of residents and visitors is important, therefore all data will be collected and managed in accordance with the Government of South Australia Information Privacy Principles.

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