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Highbury Fling

Easy/Intermediate
 4.0 (2)

A gentle connection between Fenceline, just above George Denton Park and Ashton Fitchett Drive.


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Map Key

0.9

Miles

1.5

KM

Point to Point

821' 250 m

High

708' 216 m

Low

77' 24 m

Up

113' 35 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Views · Wildlife

Description

This two-way, dual-use track was built to enhance bike access through Polhill Reserve along with Transient and Clinical Trail).

The track broadly follows the contours around the top of Polhill Reserve, producing an overall gentle gradient up from the northern end though with some somewhat steeper undulations along the way. About 0.2 km from the northern end, the track crosses Dopers. At around the halfway point, there is a side track that goes to a lookout.

Most of the track is under mature forest, providing a sense of isolation even though the track would have spectacular views over Wellington if not for the trees in the way. However, the views can be seen from a couple of places: the lookout and a short clearing towards the southern end (where the power lines pass overhead).

Flora & Fauna

Mature forest and regenerating native bush. Plenty of native birds, common to spot Tui, Bellbirds and the odd saddleback.

Contacts

Shared By:

Jonathan Moulds

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  4.0 from 2 votes

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#138

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#10,734

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