TO GO TRAMPING: you must ring the leader before 7:00pm the previous night. Also check the meeting place as this varies. Trampers should bring lunch, enough food and drink to last all day, sun hat, sun block and clothing for all weather conditions. A raincoat and warm hat are essential. Have a change of clothing and footwear, and a plastic bag for wet/muddy boots in the car.
LOCATOR BEACONS If leaders want a beacon for their trip, contact Diane Dixon. Anyone wanting to use the beacon for private trips, when not being used on club trips, will not be charged for their use, but it should be returned in the condition it was lent. If the beacon is set off or otherwise lost or damaged then the borrower is to bear the cost of replacement. We will take two beacons for all Wednesday tramps so that if we split into two groups each will have a beacon. Please ask for one before separating.
SUNDAY TRAMPS – When Avon TC has no Sunday tramp, you can always join up with Hagley Tramping Club with whom we have reciprocal arrangements. Please check their website for details of the Hagley programme – www.hagleytrampingclub.net.nz
Tuesday 2nd 7.30 pm Club Meeting Diane Dixon
A meeting to discuss the future direction of Avon Tramping. To be held at Judy Murphy’s.
Wednesday 3rd 08.30 Tiromoana Bush Lynne Bull
A good old standby. Steep downhill to the beach with steep return. Meet at Sturrocks Rd Easy
Wednesday 10th 0900 South Shore Wendy Wallace
A chance to see changes in the landscape. Easy. Meet at New Brighton Library
Wednesday 17th 0900 Groynes and Beyond Francis Harre
Easy trip though it has been known to produce blisters. Meet at the end of Sawyers Arms Rd
Wednesday 24th 0900 Ohinetahi Circuit Julie Loke
Medium trip climbing on the Port Hills above Governors Bay. Meet at PMH car park (north end)
Thursday 25th 0900 Breakfast Judy Murphy
Wednesday 31st 0900 Kennedys Bush to Bellbird Marie Roberts
Easyish climb to summit road and along to the Bellbird. Meet at Halswell Quarr
Wednesday 7th 0900 Captain Thomas Track Marilyn Begg
Meet by Van Asch School Sumner
Wednesday 14th 0900 Bowenvale Lynne Bull
Meet in the Bowenvale car park.
Wednesday 21st 0800 Ben Lomond Diane Dixon
We haven’t done this in a while. An easy medium tramp near the Hurunui River on farm tracks. Meet at Sturrocks Rd
Wednesday 28th 08.30 Victoria Park To Bellbird Francis Harre
Easy trip in Victoria Park, up to the Crater Rim Walkway and along to the Bellbird. Meet at PMH car park north end.
Thursday 29th 0900 Breakfast. Judy Murphy
Wed 4th 08.30 Flagpole Diane Dixon
Easy medium – some solid climbs. Meet at Yaldhurst Hotel carpark.
Wed 11th 0900 Tussock Farm Diane Dixon
A new addition to an older tramp. Medium easy with a hard climb to start the day.
Meet at the Duncan Park, Port Hills Rd opposite the French Bakery factory.
Wed 18th 0900 Saddle Hill Judy Eden
Somewhere between easy and medium. Meet at Halswell Library carpark.
Wed 25th 0900 Café Walk Diane Dixon
Not a walk in the park. There are hills to climb. Meeting at PMH carpark (South end)
Thurs 26th 0900 Breakfast Judy Murphy
October 2nd 0800 Weka Pass Coach Road Wendy Wallace
Easy trip on the Old Coach Road. Meet at Sturrocks Rd