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Bannock Burn, Otago

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Bannock BurnBeginner - Intermediate

Submitted by Kieran Philip

Info Info

Trail Information

31.60km

785m

785m

622m

Otago

Cromwell

Front country - easily accessible

Loop

Very hilly

Riverside
Open farmlands
Open ridges/tops

Beginner - Intermediate

4:00 (Novice)
3:00 (Intermediate)
2:30 (Elite)

-6.2%

+7.2%

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Description

Head off from the bridge and over to Bannockburn Inlet. Head right on Patterson Rd and follow until you reach a farm track on the right hand side. Follow this and stick with it all the way along Bannockburn Creek (Bannock Burn). Once at the top of this track you will reach a gravel road (Hawksburn Rd) which you take a right and follow it and then Bannockburn Rd all the way back to the car, a nice long downhill.


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Features of interest

Lots of good views, nice Central Otago countryside - a lot of the time seems a lot more remote than it actually is.


Make Up of Run

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 45%

Gravel Road: 30%

Sealed Road: 25%


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  • Access

    South side of Bannockburn Bridge.

    Some parking off the side of the road, nice public area to leave your car.

    6 km

    7 minutes

    No

    Yes
    Name: Alistair Hamilton - Cairnmuir Station
    Telephone: 0274791858

  • Staying Safe

    Easy.

    Generally good.

    Thermal leggings, Long-sleeved thermal top, Windproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Survival blanket, Cellphone, Map.

    Can fill up from Bannockburn Creek when you cross it, but I would treat it before drinking to be sure it wasn't going to cause you issues (I have had it untreated and not had problems though).

    Can get quite exposed up on top, so windproof and waterproof would be required in nasty conditions.

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