The ACT's border is 306 kms long and crosses a variety of the ACT’s ecosystems, from the majestic alpine forests to diverse lowlands.
The walk is being led by the Conservation Council’s president, Rod Griffiths, who will be joined by a range of other walkers, who can join the walk for part of a stage or any number of stages.
The walk will take 21 days starting on 7 October 2017 from Hall, following the border in a clockwise direction. The route will take in some of the ACT's roughest and most beautiful country, the source of the ACT’s water supply. Yet many of the stages will involve easy and accessible components allowing for varied involvement by participants.
Walkers can join for a part day, a full day, or over a number of days as the border does have a range of access points where people could join or leave the walk. The specific stages and a description of them can be found at here.
The walk will be exciting, challenging, and will allow those participating to experience parts of the ACT less travelled, and for the wider community to gain a better understanding of the heritage and environmental diversity of the ACT. Its two key themes will be the state of the natural environment being passed through and the historic significance of the border, so painstaking surveyed by three teams seeking to provide a secure watershed for the ACT’s water supply.