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Winton Trail Circuit, Southland

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Winton Trail CircuitBeginner

Submitted by Andre Chalmers

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Totally/mostly flat

Native bush
Plantation/exotic forest
Open farmlands


1:30 (Slow)
1:00 (Moderate)
0:45 (Fast)



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Starting at Moore Road Carpark it is easier to run anti clockwise but can be done clockwise. When on single trail it is really clear where to go - simply follow the trail around with open grassland, some closed tree sections with a nice stream beside you. You will pop out on to a road section, look for all the signage and follow the road straight. You have to cross the road a few times so look for traffic.
You will enter a suburban area - pay close attention to the small markers at ground level which show you the way.
You then enter Ivy Russell Reserve which has many trees and grass areas.
Continue along with open views, you will come to the highlight of the loop - Moores Reserve - which has a lovely curvy trail which runs through native bush.
The trail leads you back through a residential area. Again, follow the ground markers which leads you back to town.
Cross the road and run back to the carpark.

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Features of interest

There is some really nice native forest, lots of replanting around the course. The best forest is in Moores Reserve featuring some lovely podocarp trees. Look for the Winton Water Tower which quite high and is visible in the centre of the circuit.
Look out for the really colourful communal garden plot near the main road, you will run past it and it is very creative.

Make Up of Run

Easy Single Track: 85%

Gravel Road: 5%

Sealed Road: 10%

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  • Access

    Start at one of the carparks, I started at the Moore Road carpark.
    You could also start at the Ivy Russell Reserve carpark (off Welsh Rd), or the large Moores Reserve carpark (off Price Rd)

    If staying in Winton you can walk/run to the track, or simply self drive to a carpark.

    1 km

    2 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    In the residential areas look for the signs and ground markers or it is easy to take a wrong turn.

    Generally good.

    Cellphone, Map.

    There are a few spots where water fountains are available on the trail.

    This trail can easily be done any time of year.

    The main hazard to look out for is traffic on roads when running along or across them.

  • Post run indulgence

    Wintons Top Pub
    327 Great North Road, Winton
    Great hearty food, good value. Large open space with trees and lawn.

    Subway Winton
    290 Great N Rd, Winton 9783
    Custom make your own creation to fill yourself up after your workout.

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