Witako Reserve (Ecclesfield Reserve)
Hutt Valley, Wellington, New Zealand
Rough but pleasant walk through regenerating bush and Beach Forest
Set back from the road it is easy to miss the signs to Ecclesfield Reserve on Blue Mountains Road in Pinehaven. There is a gentle and well marked loop walk in Pinehaven, and a longer route through Witako Scenic Reserve which is the main route mapped here. The Witako reserve track is signposted off the Ecclesfield loop as a "route". It is well formed but is a little rooted and muddy in places but no real issues if you have good footwear. There are warning signs about falling trees in the area near the Rimutaka prison where some old pine trees have been ring-barked. There are several side-track off the main track which you may wish to explore. The main track comes out at the end of Chichester drive. There are some good views to be had along the route.
Parking is better at the Chichester Drive end. It is walking distance from the Pinehaven shops.
4 Dec 2016 by ledzep
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