Get walking this October

Get walking this October

Find out how you can get involved in Walk­to­ber – Australia’s largest com­mu­ni­ty walk­ing event.

Octo­ber is Walk­to­ber and there’s no bet­ter time of year to get active than after a long, cold winter.

The start of day­light sav­ings means more time to enjoy the great out­doors, and Octo­ber brings with it love­ly, mild weath­er per­fect for exercising.

Dur­ing Walk­to­ber, you can reg­is­ter to par­tic­i­pate in a vari­ety of com­mu­ni­ty walk­ing events, some of which are in our stun­ning nation­al parks. Walk­ing SA is cel­e­brat­ing Walk­to­ber with a range of group walks you can take part in, guid­ed by pro­fes­sion­al walk­ing organ­i­sa­tions and envi­ron­men­tal enthusiasts.

If group walks aren’t your thing, why not check out Walk­ing SA’s list of short bush­walks close to Ade­laide’s CBD? These are eas­i­ly com­plet­ed after work and a great way to take advan­tage of day­light savings.

Walk­ing SA also has a list of great bush­walks acces­si­ble by pub­lic trans­port if you don’t have access to a car.

If you have lit­tle ones in tow, Walk­ing SA has com­piled a list of 12 great walks for kids which include walks in Mount Remark­able Nation­al Park, Belair Nation­al Park, Shep­herds Hill Recre­ation Park, Mori­al­ta Con­ser­va­tion Park and Aldin­ga Scrub Con­ser­va­tion Park.

Here’s our tips to make sure your walk is an enjoy­able one

  • Stick to defined trails.
  • Wear stur­dy shoes with good grip, thick socks, a hat and sunscreen.
  • Ensure you have wet weath­er gear, par­tic­u­lar­ly on long walks as weath­er con­di­tions can change quickly.
  • Keep stocked up on your body’s nat­ur­al fuel by drink­ing plen­ty of water.
  • Car­ry suf­fi­cient water for you and your trav­el­ling com­pan­ions – at least 4 litres of water per per­son per day – and don’t rely on tanks or creeks in parks for drink­ing water.
  • Take your rub­bish with you.
  • Move qui­et­ly near stock and wildlife.
  • Car­ry insect repellent.

Which walks do you enjoy in our parks? We’d love to hear your ideas and tips in the com­ments sec­tion below.

This con­tent was pro­duced in part­ner­ship with  Good Living