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Godley Head loop, Canterbury

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Godley Head loopIntermediate

Submitted by Daniel Redmond

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Trail Information

18.10km

650m

650m

 

Canterbury

Christchurch

Urban fringe

Loop

Undulating, some big hills

Beach
Coastal
Open farmlands
Open ridges/tops

Intermediate

3:00 (Novice)
2:15 (Intermediate)
1:40 (Elite)

-10.6%

+11.5%

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Description

Head up the main road up the hill to the first hairpin corner, where Flowers Track starts and climbs steeply to Nicholson park on the top of the hill. Cross the road and head east down a track to get behind the houses. Head right, and follow the track along the cliffs down to Taylors Mistake beach. On the south end of the beach, pick up the Boulder Bay walkway for a cruisey run (with a few small hills) around the coast to Godley Head. From the Godley Head carpark, pick up the poled Crater Rim track that roughly follows the main ridgeline heading west, all the way to Evans Pass (where the road comes up from Sumner). For a slightly longer but less hilly option for this section, you can follow the road. From Evans Pass head back down into Sumner on the Captain Thomas track which runs along the true left side of the valley. This track ends in a park on the edge of Sumner. Follow your nose back towards the beach through the streets.


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Features of interest

Historic gun emplacements. Coastal cliffs. Post run swim at the beach


Make Up of Run

Untracked / Route only: 0%

Technical Single Track: 5%

Moderate Single Track: 35%

Easy Single Track: 50%

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 0%

Gravel Road: 0%

Sealed Road: 10%


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  • Access

    Clocktower at the Scarborough (east) end of the Sumner esplanade

    Plenty of parking along the esplanade. Purple line bus goes to Sumner from the central city.

    13 km

    22 minutes

    Yes

    No

  • Staying Safe

    Moderate.

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    At the Godley head gun emplacements, you can either run up the road to the carpark, or drop down the trail on the harbour side to get to the same carpark.

    Generally good.

    Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

    A tap can possibly be found at the surf clubs in Taylors Mistake and Sumner, otherwise not much drinkable water on the route

    Very exposed to wind for a large portion of the route

    Watch out for mountain bikers on the Captain Thomas track

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