Over recent days I’ve been featuring photos taken along the Riesling Trail in the Clare Valley, South Australia. This part of my home state features many beautiful scenes, most of them highlighting either the many vineyards or the iconic red gum trees, like those shown above.
During Easter this year my family and I walked along this trail, tackling it in easy stages. I had a hard time concentrating on the walking; everywhere I looked I saw another photographic opportunity. I’ll be sharing more of these shots in coming days.
The Riesling Trail follows the old railway line through the valley. The rails and sleepers were removed some years ago and replaced with compacted gravel making walking and cycling a wonderful delight. An added bonus for wine lovers are the many wineries within a few minutes walk of the trail.
Walking the Riesling Trail from Auburn to just north of Clare in the mid north of South Australia is a wonderful way to experience this beautiful part of our state. The Clare Valley is renowned for its excellent wineries and the walking track passes near to many of them.
The Riesling Trail follows the old railway line which was dismantled some years ago. The rails, sleepers and ballast were replaced with compacted gravel. Consequently it is both easy walking and great for cycling along. On the Easter weekend earlier this year my family traversed a good part of this wonderful part of the state. I’ll be showing more photos of the countryside there in the coming days.