Track Grade:  Walking Medium Track
Duration of Event:  4 – 5 hours, briefing 8.45am, walk starts 9am

BOOKINGS CLOSE 8pm Friday  March 1 2019


Starting from and ending at the Croquet Club in the beautiful Esplanade in Palmerston North City, this walk travels along and over the Manawatu River, through native bush in Bledisloe Park and up several steep climbs.  This walk will take you through a number of small reserves, and you’ll experience great views across the city, out to the Tararua and Ruahine Ranges,  to Massey University and our beautiful surrounding countryside.  With many stopping points across a variety of walkways, you will have time to learn more about the area and enjoy the scenery, making this a very rewarding walk by the guides of the Manawatu Striders Club.

Please bring adequate food and drink, and ensure you are wearing appropriate footwear.

The meeting point is the Croquet Club beside the carpark in the Esplanade is found by accessing the first turn to the right once you enter the Esplanade by Manawaroa Street off Fitzherbert Avenue.

After this walk, there is the opportunity to enjoy a rest, some conversation and a refreshment at the Esplanade Café.

This is a very suitable walk to be undertaken along with another longer or more challenging walk on the Sunday.

Date:  Saturday 2nd March 2019, Briefing starts 8.30am

Depart:  Esplanade, Manawaroa Street, (off Fitzherbert Avenue), Palmerston North – car park next to Croquet Club/Striders/Cricket Rooms (behind Esplanade Cafe) –  Briefing starts at 8.30am, with the walk commencing immediately after the briefing
Distance:  approximately 13 kilometres

Walking Time: 3.5 to 4.5 hours

Cost: $5 + $ for Cafe Esplanade (optional). At the end of the walk members of the group will be given a chance to undertake a guided half hour tour through the Wildbase Facility in the Esplanade if they wish. If further details are required ring Bob 027-208-3719

Limited to 25 people, book now to avoid disappointment. 

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL – no ticket sales on the day.

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