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Great South West Walk

Intermediate

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163.3 mile 262.9 kilometer loop
98% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 9,120' 2,780 m
Descent: -9,120' -2,780 m
High: 729' 222 m
Low: 2' 1 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)

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Trail shared by Shane Emanuelle

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A large looped course through several parks and nature reserves and private land with camping sites along the way.

Shane Emanuelle

Features Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

Portland is the largest town nearby, and is located at the eastern end of the loop. Nelson, is at the western end, but is very small and shouldn't be relied upon for major supplies. Mount Gambier is a little further away to the west and is similarly sized as Portland.

Runner Notes

Bring plenty of water, as there is scant quantities available along the trail.

Description

The trail can be done in either direction. It can be done as a whole loop or in sections. There are many campsites along the way to facilitate overnight stays for backpacking, fastpacking, and running. Overall, there are very few climbs, and the trail is pretty flat. RunnerS will encounter long beach sections which can be more or less difficult depending on the tides. There are great views over Glenelg River and Bridgewater Bay, and runners will enjoy varied scenery from coastal to native bush to grasslands and pastures to pine forests and some small sections through towns.

Flora & Fauna

Coastal, native forests, pastures, pine plantations

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Portland, Vic
Dec 13, 2018 near Portland, AU
Cape Nelson Lighthouse
Dec 13, 2018 near Portland, AU
Beach in Cape Bridgewater
Dec 13, 2018 near Portland, AU
Boardwalk
Dec 13, 2018 near Worrolong, AU
Beach views
Dec 13, 2018 near Worrolong, AU
Cape Nelson Lighthouse
Dec 13, 2018 near Portland, AU

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