En­joy a scenic night walk in hills

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Afive kilo­me­tre walk to one of the most beau­ti­ful views in the Western Bay will be held in June.

The an­nual Pa­pamoaHills Night Walk is in its ninth year, rais­ing funds to sup­port Breast Can­cer Sup­port Ser­vice Tau­ranga Trust.

The walk starts at the Po­plar Lane car park where walk­ers head up the hill and across the park, fin­ish­ing in the Ger (Mon­go­lian Tent) at Sum­mer­hill Recreation Park. It’s awell-marked route­with Youth Search and Res­cue mar­shalls along the way to make sure ev­ery­one stays on the track.

This year it is held on Fri­day and Satur­day, June 29-30. The walk is tra­di­tion­ally held in the win­ter months and is pegged as a great chance to get off the couch, away from your de­vices and have an evening ad­ven­ture.

“Last year was a bit dif­fer­ent be­cause of the log­ging in the park sowe walked in Septem­ber— it­was warmer but not dark enough,” says co-or­gan­iser He­len Alice. “Part of the fun of the walk is com­ing out un­der the moon and stars and do­ing some­thing that the pub­lic are not nor­mally al­lowed to do— walk in the Pa­pamoa Hills Re­serve af­ter dark.”

The walk is about 5km with the ma­jor­ity of the walk be­ing up­hill, to bril­liant views over the city and coast­line un­der the full moon. Walk­ers are re­warded with cake and a hot drink at the top and then are taken back to their ve­hi­cles by minibus.

Walk­ers should be more than 13 years, and must pr­ereg­is­ter. Tick­ets are $28 via www.breast­cancer­bop.org.nz/ page/events.

Be part of a walk at night to beau­ti­ful views, and to fundraise for breast can­cer.

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