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We came to Armagh along the main road, but didn't want to return this way, as we knew the Valley of Armagh Olive Estate and Glendalough Wines were on another road that would take us to where we were going. The cellar door is open 7days a week.
The road was dirt and in good condition. On our journey, we drove through a beautiful stand of Gum Trees. Views, and like many in this district, were great! We saw acres and acres of vineyards, Olive trees, Sheep grazing in the paddocks, and old abandoned homes.
Nobody seems to want the first settlers home, built strongly out of the local stone, some just need inside attention to make them liveable again.
I read the Armagh Valley is similar to valleys in the Tuscany and Umbria regions of Italy.
This road brought us out by the Clare Racecourse.
Updated Jul 2, 2012
The village of Armagh was settled by Irish immigrants and named after their town and county of Armagh in Ireland.
First settled in 1850, there is very little left of Armagh now. A nearby copper mine had been built at Emu Flat and this is why Armagh was established. The mine was never a success, closing down in 1910.
Armagh area is now known for producing wine and olive oil.
Most of the orignal old town has vanished leaving only a brick kiln, claypit, a few houses and the Miner’s Home Hotel, now a private museum. The old Church was now privately owned, and didn't look the safest with the many large cracks through-out the building.
One little Cottage, known as St. Georges Cottage  was painted and cared for. I was happy to see this, as what a shame if all evidence of our 1st pioneer's houses disappeared, no longer available for future generations to see!
Armagh is a short drive on the main road to Blyth.
Written Jul 2, 2012
Traversing the picturesque Clare Valley wine region, the Riesling Trail is one of the first rail-trails to be developed in South Australia. Developed by the Office for Recreation and Sport and the Clare Valley community, the trail runs for 27-kilometres along the old Riverton to Spalding railway line.
The trail runs between the towns of Clare and Auburn - approximately two hours drive north of Adelaide. It's suitable for recreational walkers and is sealed and suitable for road bikes, as well as wheelchairs and pushers. Named after the grape and wine variety that the region is famous for, the Riesling Trail travels past many cellar doors and other visitor attractions, making it ideal for those wanting a leisurely walk with a distraction or two!
There are numerous loop trails which allow users to return to their starting point without traveling over old ground. Car parking is available in Clare, Sevenhill, Watervale and Auburn.
Written Jan 31, 2005