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Published January 13th 2019
A nature walk that's safe for the kids
I'm always on the lookout for new and interesting walks, especially walks that are suitably safe for young children. When my granddaughters come to stay in the school holidays, I like to foster the family tradition of walking. I have found a delightful walking/bicycle track in Port Elliot with interesting things to observe and absolutely no traffic to dodge.
The walking path is just under 2 kms one way but we need to get back to our car so it's really a 4 km walk. A perfect distance for young walkers.
Oscar Wilde described nature as 'a place where birds fly around uncooked'. A slightly cynical definition perhaps but the message I take from this quote is that we don't have to go far from home to immerse ourselves in nature. The hum of cars travelling along Port Elliot Road is vaguely noticeable from the wetlands path but the abundance of birds here definitely confirms that we are in nature.
The path ends near the carpark of the Fleurieu Aquatic Centre. Here we turn around and head back. Of course, we could park and walk from this end and head to the aquatic centre for a cooling swim after our nature walk.