Last Updated: 30th Jun 2023


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Don't rush to a Conclusion

Porirua, Wellington

Submitted by Joe Benbow

Last Updated: 30th Jun 2023


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Grunt Factor: 6 ?

Gnarl Factor: 12 ?








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Type of Run



Undulating, small hills only

Dog Friendly

Native bush

Plantation/exotic forest

Run Makeup


Sealed Road

Easy Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +3.7%

Average Downhill Gradient: -4.0%


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Nice runnable, dog-friendly loop, which is a local favourite of the Porirua Trailblazers!

Head up the Conclusion Walkway, which starts opposite the Countdown Aotea. The trail cuts through the bush alongside a residential area (ignore all of the side paths) with nice views west to Porirua Harbour.

When you reach Ascot Park, follow the edge of the sports field round to the dog exercise area, then bear left once you're past it. The trail now becomes Bothamley Pathway. Cross Warspite Avenue and continue down through Bothamley Park, keeping right at the intersections. You should soon see the Fairy Lane sign and series of cute, painted rocks which will lead you up to the park exit. Once here, continue straight up Abel Glen and back to the start.

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Plenty of parking in and around the Countdown, and buses also go past here.

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There a few side paths off Conclusion walkway to residential streets but you'll soon realise if you've gone wrong. In Bothamley Park, just keep right at each intersection.

Perfect throughout.

Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, First aid kit, Cellphone


Ascot park gets pretty muddy after rain but most of the other trails are well draining.

Be careful crossing Warspite Avenue as the cars can go pretty fast.

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Really nice wee loop. Enjoyable and 100% runnable. The last 1km is awesome with all the rock art!

Tony Sharpe

August 18, 2023

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