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Heathcote River Run - Opawa to Hoon Hay, Canterbury

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Heathcote River Run - Opawa to Hoon HayBeginner

Submitted by Corey Woodward

Info Info

Trail Information

9.21km

20m

15m

 

Canterbury

Christchurch

Urban

Point to Point (one way)

Totally/mostly flat

Riverside

Beginner

1:20 (Slow)
1:00 (Moderate)
0:40 (Fast)

-1.4%

+1.4%

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Description

A point to point run (unless you head back again) up one side of the Heathcote River as it winds it's way through numerous suburbs. There are options to switch sides of the river if a change appeals. Toilet facilities are in the public library on Colombo Street.


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Features of interest

Plenty of river views


Make Up of Run

Easy Single Track: 55%

Sealed Road: 45%


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  • Access

    Start where Opawa Road meets the Heathcote River

    Plenty of roadside parking. Buses do run in this area, just not sure of timetable or exact stops.

    4 km

    11 minutes

    Yes

    No

  • Staying Safe

    Easy.

    Just follow the river...

    Perfect throughout.

    Windproof jacket, Beanie/thermal headwear, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

    I didn't see any water facilities on the course but there may be a drink fountain in the Colombo Street library. Recommend carrying your own water supply.

    Path may be prone to flooding at times of the year. Avoid if there has been recent torrential rain.

    There are a lot of road crossings, please take care when crossing

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