Walk the Border, 21 day walk, commencing 7 Oct

The Conservation Council is part of a new event - Walk the Border - in October 2017 which will be both a historic event and assist the Conservation Council as a fundraiser. Supported by the K2C partnership
  • When 07 Oct, 2017 09:00 AM to 27 Oct, 2017 12:00 PM (Australia/Sydney / UTC1008)
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A walk that crosses ancient pathways and defines the ACT, the “Walk the Border, ACT – A Watershed Walk” is a fund-raising event to support the Conservation Council.

The ACT's border is 306 kms long and crosses a variety of the ACT’s ecosystems, from ones that are nationally threatened to ones that have been severely modified since European settlement.

The walk is being led by Conservation Council president, Rod Griffiths, who will be joined by a range of other fund-raisers, who can join the walk for part of a stage or any number of stages.

The walk is planned to take 21 days commencing on 7 October 2017 from Hall, following the border in a clockwise direction. The route will take in some of the ACT's roughest and most beautiful country and the source of the ACT’s water supply. Yet many of the stages will involve easy and accessible components allowing for varied involvement by participants.

While the walk has been completed a few times previously, none of these have achieved it in a single batch of successive days (Note Karen Cody of the Canberra Bushwalking Club has done a continuous circumnavigation of the ACT a few years ago, but it missed some significant bits of the border.)

The walk will be exciting, challenging, and will allow those participating to experience parts of the ACT less travelled, and for the wider community to gain a better understanding of the heritage and environmental diversity of the ACT.

The two key themes in communication will be the state of the natural environment being passed through and the historic significance of the border, so painstaking surveyed by three teams seeking to provide a secure watershed for the ACT’s water supply.

We will provide more details in coming weeks and we are seeking support volunteers (some with four wheel drive vehicles) and sponsors - large and small. Contact communications@conservationcouncil.org.au if you would like to help.