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Living Springs Loop, Canterbury

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Living Springs LoopBeginner - Intermediate

Submitted by Tony Sharpe

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Trail Information

7.50km

400m

400m

 

Canterbury

Christchurch

Urban fringe

Loop

Undulating, some big hills

Native bush
Open farmlands
Open tussock/grasslands
Open ridges/tops
Volcanic

Beginner - Intermediate

1:15 (Slow)
1:00 (Moderate)
0:45 (Fast)

-14.2%

+12.9%

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Description

Starting at the Bellbird carpark, head west along the Crater Rim under Cass Knob airport radar and go through a sweet section of native forest. Emerging into the open keep going west until you near Coopers Knob. Look for a stile and a seat in a saddle and jump over into the Living Springs trails all the way down to O'Farrells Track. Take O'Farrells east around the bends to gain the Cass Ridge Track back up to the carpark to finish with a nice grunty ascent. Enjoy the views, some of the best in Christchurch!


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Features of interest

Loop through Living Springs, now it's reopened its trails since the earthquakes


Make Up of Run

Moderate Single Track: 60%

Easy Single Track: 30%

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 10%


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  • Access

    Drive up to the Sign of the Bellbird carpark on the Summit Road and away you go.

    You'll need to drive up or connect via another nearby run, such as the Kennedy's Bush Trail from Halswell.

    14 km

    28 minutes

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  • Staying Safe

    Easy.

    Only place you can really go wrong is down at the farm - make sure you pick up the O'Farrells trac eastbound, its a farm track to start with.

    Generally good.

    Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Windproof jacket, Whistle, First aid kit, Cellphone, Map.

    BYO, no taps or streams here

    Check for lambing closures- usually ok

    Take grippy footwear if its wet

  • Post run indulgence

    Sign of the Kiwi
    Dyers Pass
    http://www.signofthekiwi.co.nz/
    Nice we cafe on the hills on your way home

    Sign of the Takahe
    Cashmere Hill
    https://signofthetakahe.co.nz/
    Great dining, coffee and craft beer

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