Heritage Walks

Go Exploring!

Why not plan a day trip for visitors or lead a walking trail for students or youth groups around:

Brownhill Creek Heritage Trail

This walk takes you through Brownhill Creek valley from Mitcham Reserve through Brownhill Creek Recreation Park to the former market gardens at the end of Brownhill Creek Road.

Brownhill Creek Heritage Trail(1938 kb)

Blackwood Historical 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.

Blackwood Historical Walk(1693 kb)

Colonel Light Gardens Heritage Walk

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.

Colonel Light Gardens Walk Brochure(34238 kb)

Mitcham Village Heritage Walk

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.

Mitcham Village Walk Brochure(1178 kb)

St Marys Walk

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.

St Marys Walk Brochure St%20Marys%20Walk%20Brochure (3663 kb)

Abbottshall Precinct Walk

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.

Abbotshall Precinct Walk Brochure Abbotshall%20Precinct%20Walk%20Brochure (4665 kb)

Brochures are available from the City of Mitcham Civic Centre, Blackwood and Mitcham Libraries, Mitcham Heritage Centre and the Mitcham, Cumberland Park, Blackwood and Hawthorn Community Centres.

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.