In­trepid walk­ers take on tracks

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

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.

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