Old Soil Bureau

Name

Old Soil Bureau

Location

Hutt Valley, Wellington, New Zealand

Overview

Steep circuit around the Old Soil Bureau.

Grade

Intermediate

Access

Bike and Foot

Description

From Shaftesbury Grove head along an initially rolling track until, at around the 0.8km mark, you encounter a large water tank. On the western side of the tank there is a closed track that goes down towards the actual old soil bureau.

Instead of going that way, head up the hill on the southern side of the water tank and continue to the summit (which is very near the southern-most point of the track). Some parts of the climb are quite steep, though only for short bursts at a time.

From the summit, the track drops 200m down to the Eastern Hutt Road at an almost constant 18% gradient.

The section of track from the water tank to the summit is a narrow sealed road, though the seal is getting a bit rough around the edges.

Getting there

Starts at the end of Shaftesbury Grove, off Holborn Drive.

Ends on the Eastern Hutt Road.

Length

2.86km

Conditions

Sealed road

Last modified

9 Jan 2010 by Ian

Created by

Ian

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