Meet at 10.00am and start the walk at 10.15am
see flyer here
On Sunday 30th August we have permission to meet and walk the dogs in the Maramarua Forest and there is a track which is not too steep, has some water holes (for the dog’s enjoyment) and will give us as long as we like to walk with forest on one side and farmland on the other side.
It will be a there and back the same way walk unless anyone is very keen as the circular routes take several hours to walk and are easier on a horse!
As usual these walks are not suitable for dogs under 10 months as they can get over done by the bigger dogs and the excitement of the occasion. Also we will be parking outside the forest gate so all dogs must be on leads until they get into the forest.
The tracks are firm and good walking shoes or sneakers will be fine. Of course other clothes depend on what the weather is like, but the walk will be on rain, hail, or snow!! However the only real worry is if there are very high winds blowing at the time, as forest trees can lose their branches in those conditions and that can be dangerous. If there is a doubt phone the contact numbers below.
Drive to Maramarua along State Highway 2 (stick to the speed limits – the traffic cops are everywhere along that road)! Turn right into Ferndale Road – on one corner is the Pukeko’s Nest Cafe and on the other corner is the Maramarua Vet Clinic.
Follow Ferndale Road for 3.5kms until you see the start of the forestry on your left. Where the trees start there is our gate set back off the road. Park there.
Click here to see what the parking place looks like
We will meet at 10.00am and start the walk at 10.15am
The Pukeko’s Nest Cafe is also a good refreshment place for after the walk!
Sally Felton 0272294803
Mike Gething 0272442143
Pat Woollaston 02749449143
See here for some photos taken at a previous walk at this spot