Shakespeare TasterBeginner - Intermediate
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Beginner - Intermediate
Starting at the carpark you will see the gate through the predator proof fence. Enter here and follow the yellow trail markers (heritage trail) through the native bush. Once exiting the bush you head up the hill through some farmlands. You should see the poles through the paddock but head to your left so you can exit through the gate at top and then head up to the lookout. Once you have had your full of the views head back along (the way you came) the gravel road along the top of the ridge and it will start heading down, on your right you will see the gate into the farmlands. Follow this route again following the yellow trail markers. This trail will continue again until another gate through the predator proof fence. Here cross the road and continue following the pole route through the paddock. This will eventually get you down the hill to the beach to a road to your right, follow this road briefly until the track continues on your right. This will take you through the wetlands, across another road and then back to the carpark.
Though is is a short route you can check out the signs for additional track options. The Heritage trail is the best for the bush, the other trails use a lot of the gravel roads.
Features of interest
360 Views of Auckland
Make Up of Run
Moderate Single Track: 20%
Easy Single Track: 70%
Gravel Road: 5%
Sealed Road: 5%
The following trails overlap with this run to some degree. You may wish to combine them but please note that to qualify for FKTs on these runs you should record a separate Strava activity for each
End of whangaparaoa Road, last carpark at the end on right.
Make navigation of this route super-easy by using the Capra app on your phone. View on Capra .
Just keep an eye out for the yellow markers
Long-sleeved thermal top, Windproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.
farmlands get very muddy in rain and its get very cold in the wind
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