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The Mitcham Village Walk Brochure has been prepared to help visitors to enjoy pleasant walks whilst discovering the special features of the Mitcham Village Historic (Conservation) Zone and surrounding areas. As well as the main walk, two others have also been included around St Michael's and Upper Mitcham and the three Mitcham cemeteries on Blythewood Road.
The St Marys Walk Brochure will enable visitors to discover the historical and social urbanisation of a significant but little-known suburb, once a village and rural paddocks, of Adelaide. A 1949 aerial photograph of St Marys is provided to appreciate the rapid change from rustic country to suburbanisation and industrialisation.
Colonel Light Gardens
This brochure has been prepared to allow the community to enjoy a pleasant walk and to discover the special planning features which make Colonel Light Gardens so historically important.
The Abbottshall Precinct Walk Brochure is a short walk around Mitcham, just west of Belair Road, between Lower Mitcham and Hawthorn. The walk begins in beautiful 'Nellie's Garden' adjoining Mitcham Railway Station through quiet residential streets, past the tranquil Brownhill Creek and a variety of parks and reserves.
Brown Hill Creek
Whistlers Way takes you on a recreational walk from Belair to Goodwood exploring the natural environment and the built heritage along Brown Hill Creek familiar to pioneer Thomas Whistler. This walk has the unique feature of a number of sidewalks which links with the Mitcham Village and the Abbotshall Walk Brochures.
Blackwood Heritage Walk
The walk explores Blackwood from Coromandel Railway Station, along beautiful residential tree-lined streets with diverse architectural styles as well as through the business district where evidence of the early village businesses can still be found.
Brochures are available from the City of Mitcham Civic Centre, Blackwood and Mitcham Libraries, Mitcham Heritage Centre, Mitcham, Cumberland Park, Blackwood and Hawthorn Community Centres, the Works Depot, or by contacting the Community Information Service on 8372 8812.
A fold-out map, which includes numbers to refer to features described along the walks, is provided in each brochure.
For more information on Trails in the Mitcham Council area visit www.southaustraliantrails.com.