Toll Gate Circuit - Windback Wednesday
Have you hiked the Toll Gate Circuit in Glen Osmond?
This one hour walk includes beautiful views of Adelaide city and provides a glimpse into the mining history of Glen Osmond. On the hillside is the chimney stack of the Glen Osmond Smelting Works. The chimney was constructed in 1849 and is the oldest surviving smelter chimney in South Australia. It was built to smelt ore from nearby mines, but was hardly used.
The stack was later painted white and served as a guide for ships in the Gulf for many years. Mine Chimney reserve was established in 1976 when a resident transferred land to the City of Burnside.
For information on how to access this walking trail visit the link below.
Pictured: Glen Osmond Smelting Works Chimney, 2021