Leave No Trace

"Rules of the Trail" have been developed to promote responsible and courteous conduct on shared-use trails and purpose built trail networks.

Walkers-by-the-seaWalking the Yorke

• stay on the marked trail
• when walking on beaches, walk along the water edge rather than along the base of the sand dunes
• cyclists should give way to walkers
• all rubbish must be taken with the walker and not left or buried along the trail
• leave gates as you find them, and use stiles when provided
• move quietly near stock and wildlife
• respect the privacy of others, including other walkers and landowners
• respect Aboriginal culture and country
• do not trespass on private land
• help keep the water sources clean
• observe fire bans
• do not disturb native flowers or other vegetation
• camp only in designated campgrounds

What to Take

No matter how long you plan to be walking, always take plenty of drinking water with you, as well as a jacket in case of a change in the weather. Please be sun smart and wear a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. If you're riding a bike, please ensure you wear a helmet for safety.

Depending on the length of your walk you may like to take a daypack with comfortable shoulder straps (with hip belt preferably). Suggested items to take with you include:
• plenty of drinking water (minimum 2 litres per person per day, 3 litres per day in hot weather and longer day walks)
• sunscreen (30+)
• map
• binoculars and camera (optional)
• compass, pen and paper
• wildflower and bird spotting books
• trail mix to keep your energy levels up on longer walks – try different combinations of nuts, dried fruit, seeds, chocolate and jellybeans
• your lunch if you are going for a longer day
• plastic bag for your rubbish
• whistle (for emergencies, six short blasts per minute)
• pocket knife
• small plastic trowel for toilet emergencies
• medical kit with: heavy crepe bandage (for sprains and snake bite), antiseptic lotion, insect repellent (non-aerosol), personal medication (including pain killers), scissors, tweezers, and blister kit

What to Wear

• strong shoes or boots with ankle support
• long socks or gaiters help prevent scratches and keep sand out of shoes, they also help protect against the risk of snake bite
• hat with wide brim
• loose fitting, breathable fabrics
• fly veil in summer
• some walkers find two pairs of socks (thick outer, thin inner) helps to prevent blisters
• beanie and gloves if it's cold
• using a walking stick will reduce the chance of injury from stumbles

First Aid

To avoid blisters always stop when you feel a 'hot spot'. If the blister hasn't formed, cover the area with a big piece of stretch adhesive non-woven fabric bandage (available on a roll from pharmacists). If the blister has formed, use a blister kit (also available from pharmacists). Avoid using sticking plasters or band-aids as these can make the blister worse by rolling up at the edges and rubbing the area.

Visitor Information

Yorke Peninsula Visitor Information 
8 Elizabeth Street Maitland South Australia
T: 1800 202 445
E: info@visityorkepeninsula.com.au




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