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Published April 6th 2020
Two walks to choose from in Scott Conservation Park
At the time of writing, Australians are hunkered down in 'hibernation'. There's a limit on having too much fun while we wait for the Covid19 Pandemic to run its course, although it's still possible to enjoy life in a different way.
One thing we can still enjoy is to venture out, with one friend or our house-mate, to enjoy nature at its best and nature truly seems to be at its best right now. Many humans are scared and some are sick but our planet is thriving and giving us plenty to enjoy; fine weather, skies free of air traffic, quiet roads and plenty of time.
I've used my extra time to discover new and different walks not too far from home. I was supposed to be walking in Europe this year but the Fleurieu Peninsula will have to do for now.
Scott Conservation Park is located 55 kilometres south of Adelaide and around 5 kilometres north-west of Currency Creek. I recently set off, with my regular walking companion and co-hibernator, for my first visit.
The park is a long distance from the main road and we saw no passing traffic at all during our time there. The tranquillity of the park is soothing and restorative but drinking water and sun protection are essential, of course, and it's probably good practice to tell someone where you are going and to carry a mobile phone in case of emergency.
Information boards near each carpark show a map of the Watercourse Hike which is a 2.7kms circuit and the Orchid Hike which is 7.3kms long and also a circuit. We decided on the longer walk since we have a lot of time on our hands at the moment.