Welcome to Canning Walker

Gaynor Schoeman Canning Walker

Foot powered attempts on the Canning Stock Route are my passion. Yep, strange one, but there you go.

In addition to having travelled the Canning Stock Route four times in the past five years, in ways less travelled, my goal is to provide the most accurate and comprehensive database of foot powered attempts on the Canning Stock Route.

Regulars will notice some changes to this website, the main one being that there are now individual pages per attempt. These pages are expanding, telling a more detailed story, so keep coming back to catch up on the latest insight into what it takes to walk or cycle the Canning Stock Route!

What's new? A six page article in Western 4WDriver, an Australian 4x4 magazine, entitled 'A Walker on the Canning'. Click on the appropriate banner to download the PDF  ------->>>>>

Happy Reading!

Sarah Marquis

Sarah Marquis - 2003 CSR Walker - photo www.sarahmarquis.ch 2003 Supported CSR Walker Sarah Marquis of Switzerland

Reading Sarah's story 'The Desert Hiker' she talks of a great many people disbelieving her achievement of walking through the Australian Outback alone, living off the land for 17 months, a distance of 14 000kms.

When I came across Sarah's story, I was intrigued. Getting a copy of the book was difficult. The online purchase system on her website www.sarahmarquis.ch did not work and there was no response to my queries on her Facebook page or website. But I am persistent.


First Solo Walk of Australia's Canning Stock Route

End of the CSR for Gaynor Schoeman Canning WalkerThe Canning Walker's Challenge for 2013

Starting from Billiluna in the north near Halls Creek on 31 May 2013, Gaynor Schoeman walked solo for 66 days, carrying a backpack of 30kg, finishing 1657km later in the tiny outback goldfields town of Wiluna on 05 August 2013.

Gaynor was raising money for quadriplegics wheelchair rugby players under the banner Walk 4 Wheels, and Walk 4 Wings in memory of hangglider pilot and friend, Bruce McClunan, who broke his neck on 1st April 2011.

Many class this walk as unsupported, done in the same way as the first successful walkers lead by Murray Rankin in 1976. Whilst I did not walk with vehicle support, or with another person, without the help of Andy Sutcliffe in establishing my supply route before the walk, and my food sponsors, this walk would not have been possible. For this reason I class my 2013 desert walk only as SOLO .... by my own  standards.

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What's new? Western 4WDriver pubished a 6 page article entitled 'A Walker on the Canning'.

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