People in­vited to try out new 11km ‘epic walk’

Central Leader - - NEWS -

Walk­ers can stretch their legs on an 11 kilo­me­tre trek along the Waikowhai Coast next month.

The Puke­ta­papa Lo­cal Board is ar­rang­ing for guides with a knowl­edge of the area to lead a group on a full-day ‘‘epic walk’’ from One­hunga to Lyn­field Cove on April 5.

The walk will take par­tic­i­pants along walk­ing tracks through na­tive bush with views of the Manukau Har­bour.

Puke­ta­papa Lo­cal Board mem­ber Michael Wood says the board hopes it will in­spire people to take more of an ac­tive role in the area’s pro­tec­tion and up­keep.

‘‘We want to show people how valu­able and beau­ti­ful this walk is and to open up the area for people to ex­pe­ri­ence it,’’ he says. ‘‘We’re also hop­ing people come for­ward to vol­un­teer and get ac­tive.’’

The walk re­quires a mod­er­ate level of fit­ness. People should wear sturdy walk­ing shoes and bring plenty of wa­ter, some snacks to eat, a back­pack and a hat.

Lunch will be pro­vided. Trans­port will be avail­able to take par­tic­i­pants back to the start­ing point af­ter the walk.

Walk­ers will meet at the east­ern end of Sea­cliffe Rd by the State High­way 20 pedes­trian cross­ing over­bridge at 10am and will fin­ish be­tween 4pm and 5pm.

Stun­ning scenery: The Waikowhai Coast fea­tures views of the Manukau Har­bour, rare na­tive birdlife and walk­ing tracks.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.