It might be only just set to officially open, but the Lavender Trail linking Murray Bridge, weaving and winding past Monarto, the Barossa Valley and through the Mid North along the “rain shadow of the Mount Lofty Ranges” to Clare has been at least 21 years in the making.
It has been a mammoth effort by a group of volunteers – the eldest 86-years-old – who together have designed, built and maintained the trail which is thought to be the longest trail network in the country built entirely by volunteers.
The Lavender Federation Trail, named after the late Terry Lavender, one of the volunteers instrumental in the trail’s development, is a 325 kilometre trail that connects with almost 100 km of link and loop trails to nearby towns and attractions through the Barossa Valley and Mid North.
South Australian Recreation Trails Incorporated’s Graham Hallandal said the vision of a group of walkers had finally come together.
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