Bookings now open DSWAA autumn field trip Willunga & Strathalbyn SA
April 4 - April 5
Featuring the geology, heritage and dry stone walls of the Willunga and Strathalbyn regions of South Australia.
Our Autumn Field Trip has been planned to be a spectacular journey through a region famous for its slate quarries, heritage buildings and dry stone walls and structures.
Committee member Bruce Munday has tailored a weekend of tours, visits, talks and dining experiences, with members and friends travelling by bus to a variety of destinations in and around Willunga and Strathalbyn.
The weekend will include:
- An informal dinner at Aldinga Arts Eco-Village on Friday evening (for those coming from out of town, max 20 people).
- A Saturday tour commencing with a visit by bus (from Willunga) to Martin’s Slate Quarry, Willunga Slate Museum (catered lunch), Delabole Quarry chapel and other places of interest including properties with interesting old and new dry stone walls.
- A group dinner on Saturday evening where your pizza making skills will be tested!
- A talk by architect Phil Harris (see his article in Issue 47 of the “Flag Stone”).
- A Sunday tour of the Strathalbyn/Highland Valley area, featuring visits by bus to a number of historic properties, and including a catered lunch in Woodchester, with the tour concluding around 4.00pm.
Including : guided tours by bus, two lunches, one dinner (drinks at own cost), tour notes, etc.
Members: Saturday $60, Sunday $50, both days $110
Non-members: Saturday $70. Sunday $60, both days $130
Friday dinner cost is $20 (payable at the door, drinks at own cost)
You will make your own arrangements for travel to and from Willunga on the Saturday and Strathalbyn on the Sunday and for your accommodation.
Further information (What to bring, what to wear, safety procedures, meeting and venue arrangements, etc.) will be sent to all registrants two weeks prior to the weekend.
Enquiries: Jim Holdsworth, phone 0417 648 218
Bruce Munday, phone 0417 895 249; firstname.lastname@example.org