Rai Valley kick start RWNZ walking challenge 21-Oct-2011

October 21, 2011 10:15 pm

Rai Valley Branch and the Progress League of Rai Valley invite members and the public to the opening of the Mt Barrett Walkway on 22 October. Diane Payton says: “This section of walking track will be the beginning of a new walkway, The first stage will link the Rai Valley Anzac Memorial with the Mt Richmond Estate.”Participants have two options, the more challenging begins at 1.30pm at the Memorial. Mt Barrett is 846ft above sea level. Bring your afternoon tea and a drink to enjoy on the summit whilst taking in the amazing scenery.The alternative easier walk is the grounds and arboretum at Mt Richmond Estate. The trees were planted in the late 1930s by the staff of the former New Zealand Forest Service. Dogs are permitted on the walks on leads. 

The walkway is part of a community project made possible by the collaboration and generosity of landowners. This event will be Rai Valley branch’s effort for the ACWW ‘Walk the Length of New Zealand’ challenge.

For more information email [email protected] 

The Challenge!

If you are making plans for to be part of the ACWW / RWNZ Walk the Length of New Zealand Challenge, please be sure to let us know – email national office [email protected] . NZ is approximately 1600 kilometres in length, and each region is being challenged to walk their share – ie 230 kilometres.

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