Bring a headlamp or torch. Seriously folks! You'll understand why as you read on....
This Wednesday Night Westie Walk is a spooky circular surbuban route from the Parrs Park Recreation Reserve, through the Waikumete Cemetery and a bundle of dark and lonely walkways.
The scariness starts at Parrs Park as we walk through a quiet isolated area that emerges onto Benita Drive via the first of many walkways. After a long slow slog up Sunnyside Rd (which will NOT be in the least bit sunny), we enter the NW corner of the cemetery and follow roads through Waikumete to exit at the southern point close to the railway line at Glen Eden. We cross West Coast Rd, cut through the shopping mall and wend our way back to Parrs Park via a route that utilises some of the many walkways in the streets south of West Coast Rd. All up we go through eight walkways!
Meeting Point: Parrs Park Recreation Reserve, Gate 1, on West Coast Road. It is also the entrance for the Waterhole Swimming Centre. A large carpark is very close to the road. We meet there.
Distance: Approximately 8 km (loop)
Duration: Approximately 1.5 – 1.75 hours
Difficulty: A surburban walk but with one quite long hill, many dark lonely walkways and a spooky cemetery - but what the hell, live a little! Note: people of a nervous disposition should carefully consider their attendance.
What to wear and bring: Good walking shoes, water, warm jumper and wet weather gear, torch/headlamp, cross to ward off vampires, a large axe (or gun) to kill the zombies, ESP to warn of approaching ghosts, white poncho to scare the pejeebers out of us. Werewolves could be a problem...
We will leave on time in fairness to the whole group.