Cromwell to ClydeIntermediate - Experienced
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Front country - easily accessible
Point to Point (one way)
Undulating, some big hills
Intermediate - Experienced
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Route leaves 'Old Cromwell' and heads along the Kawarau River track until you get to the Bannockburn bridge. Cross this and follow tarseal road until you hit gravel at the Nevis Rd turnoff. Take a left and head along Hawksburn Rd. You then follow this road all the way to just outside Clyde where you hit tarseal again and take a left in to Clyde. The route is a 4WD track most of the way and winds itself around the back of the Cairnmuir Hills, it is the path less traveled to Clyde and is worth an explore - nothing like reaching the end of the Cairnmuir Flats and seeing Clyde down below you.
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Features of interest
Main interest is in seeing the road less traveled.
Make Up of Run
Easy Single Track: 7%
Farm Road / 4WD Track: 39%
Gravel Road: 30%
Sealed Road: 24%
Carpark at the Cromwell Memorial Hill, Monaghan St.
Plenty of parking in parking lot on Monaghan St.
Left at Nevis Rd/Hawksburn Rd corner.
Lightweight fleece top, Windproof jacket, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.
Water at Bannockburn Creek (18km in) if you are game, you may want to add a sterilising tablet though as it still flows through a fair bit of farmlands before that point.
May be snowy in middle of winter, but unlikely. Wind chill factor is the most important thing to be aware of as it is quite exposed.
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