Cannons Head

Name

Cannons Head

Location

Belmont Regional Park, Wellington, New Zealand

Overview

Farm track connection from Dress Circle to Duck Creek.

Grade

Intermediate

Access

Bike and Foot

Description

This is a quick way to drop from the Belmont Regional Park hill tops down towards Porirua. Alternatively, this is a demanding climb.

From the intersection with Dress Circle, the first section is a gentle cruise along a grassy farm track. After abruptly dropping down a very steep (28%) grassy slope to a gate, the track continues down the hill along a sheep track before opening out to a rocky farm road under the transmission lines. This road will take you down to an intersection, where you have a choice of continuing along the gravel road (which is Duck Creek) or head up the hill opposite via Maara Roa.

Getting there

Top end branches off Dress Circle about 0.9km from the Cannons Head summit, or about 0.6km from Round Knob, at a sign that says "Cannons Creek".

The bottom end is on Duck Creek, almost opposite the end of Maara Roa.

Length

1.44km

Conditions

Double track

Last modified

17 Jan 2010 by Ian

Created by

Ian

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