Wild Things - New Zealand's trail running community
New Zealand's trail running community

Login



don't have an account?

Blandswood and Brunch, Canterbury

Trail Directory proudly supported by Further Faster

Update Your Header Picture

Blandswood and BrunchBeginner

Submitted by Laura Richards

Info Info
Map Loading

Trail Information

8.76km

240m

240m

 

Canterbury

Geraldine

Front country - easily accessible

Loop

Undulating, small hills only

Native bush
Plantation/exotic forest
Open farmlands

Beginner

2:00 (Slow)
1:00 (Moderate)
0:30 (Fast)

-5.4%

+5.4%

Download PDF Guide

Fastest Known Times (FKTs)

Please set your gender to see your position on the FKT leaderboards.

Men

There are currently no male FKTs for Blandswood and Brunch.

Women

There are currently no female FKTs for Blandswood and Brunch.

Filter FKTs

The more , the harder the FKT will be to beat. Learn about Fastest Known Times.

Missing your time?

Register or login as a VIP and get yourself on the FKT leaderboard!

Register Now

Description

Start at 'The Green Man' café on Peel Forest Road, run south on Peel Forest Road for 1/2 a kilometre before turning right onto Dennistoun Rd. Run along Dennistoun Rd for another half kilometre, before it terminates at a beautiful heritage gateway to Peel Forest Estate.

Here the road turns right onto Brake Road, which leads through a vibrant sycamore forest, before winding around farmland to the start of the Dennistoun track.

Head left into the Dennistoun track, which leads through an ancient forest with huge kahikatea, lowland tōtara and mataī, where the track is relatively flat but you will have to hop over many large tree roots on the way.

At each intersection, you come across take a right turn.

Follow the track until it spits you out at Blandswood Road. Take a left turn on Blandswood Road towards the river, and then a right turn up Lookout Road back into the podocarp forest to the start of the Fern Track.

This is the only steep part of this loop. At the top of Lookout Road, run along the beautiful undulating and winding Fern Track for 3 kilometres, enjoying the bird song.

This track can be a little muddy at times, and again you will have to navigate over a few tree roots etc. This track leads you out to Peel Forest Road again.

At the end of the Fern Walk, turn right along Peel Forest Road and head back to 'The Green Man' café for brunch!

Take care on this last section as there are a few undulating sections where cars may find it hard to see you.


Trail Community

Find people who are interested in this run.

You must register or login to view this content.

Features of interest

Includes a section through ancient forest with huge kahikatea, lowland tōtara and mataī, with historic saw pits in the area.


Make Up of Run

Moderate Single Track: 50%

Gravel Road: 20%

Sealed Road: 30%


Route Data

Reviews:

You must register or login to view this content.


Overlapping Runs

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

Peel Forest Tiki Tour

Peel Forest Tiki Tour

Length: 15.40km

A-Peeling!

A-Peeling!

Length: 7.50km


Photos:

You must register or login to view this content.

Your Trail Wishlist

All the runs that are on your To Do list (no limit).

Add to wishlist view wishlist

Your Trail Dreamlist

The runs you most want to do (limited to 10).

Add to dreamlist view dreamlist

Wild Explorers

I did it!
  • Access

    Start at 'The Green Man' café on Peel Forest Road.

    Plenty of parking outside 'The Green Man' and along Peel Forest Road.

    22 km

    18 minutes

    No

    No

  • Staying Safe

    Easy.

    Patchy.

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

    At the end of Blandswood Road (about halfway) there is access to a river.

    Forest tracks can become quite muddy.

    Quite a few raised tree roots throughout both forested tracks.

  • Post run indulgence

    The Green Man
    Peel Forest Road
    http://www.thegreenmanpeelforest.co.nz/

  • Sponsor this trail

    If you are interested in learning about sponsorship opportunities, please get in touch below:

    Submit

Got a favourite trail? Tell us about it.

Share the love and add your favourite trail(s) to our growing trail directory.

Submit A Trail

Become a member today

Start enjoying the many benefits to becoming a member of our thriving community.

Become a member

Great brands at great prices with our VIP member's discount

Stay up to date

Sign up to our newsletter for latest offers and trail guides

Share this trail with a friend:

VIP Membership

Please register as a VIP or login to your VIP account to view this content.

Cancel Login Register

Membership Required

You can see up to three trail guides without being logged in but after that we require you to be logged in to your Free or VIP account. If you don’t yet have an account you can register here.

Login Register