Intrepid walkers take on tracks
Great, challenging walks in the South Waikato pulled more than 40 participants at the weekend.
Twenty three people turned up for Te Waihou walk and 22 for Top of the Spring.
South Waikato’s Sport Waikato co-ordinator Gilly Alexander said the Top Of The Spring was a walk suited for the more intrepid. Starting at Kinleith Forest from the elevated position on Scorpion Rd with great views across the volcanic landscape, walkers headed down off the plateau to see where the Waihou River actually starts.
She said the walk continued past the early logging tramway tunnel and out to Galaxy Rd before entrants were collected there and delivered back to their vehicles.
Te Waihou walk was a huge success too, she said.
‘‘This beautiful walk along the Waihou River encompasses the spectacular Blue Spring.
She said walkers learnt about the history of the track and the river during the 5.2 km walk.
Keep walking: The routes of the Echo Walking Festival were not for the faint hearted.