Wed Night Westie: Spookie Walkie - cemetery and walkways

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.

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  • Hilda

    A very good walk and good company. Thank you Robyn for your scouting and preparing. All your effort ensured a well co-ordinated experience.

    July 26, 2013

  • Julie

    I enjoyed the walk very much. All members were really freindly and I felt very welcome. Thanks to all who did the spookie walk.

    July 26, 2013

  • Aaron K

    Hi Robyn thank you for arranging this walk. It was a wonderful evening and had great company for the walk.
    Cheers
    Aaron K

    July 25, 2013

  • Robyn

    I drove through the cemetery today looking for the portaloos from last night (I was trying to identify a track that comes out by the loos) and I got lost! Gosh that place is huge.

    July 25, 2013

  • Bruce

    Excellent walk - thank you Robyn - spectacular night views - beautiful evening - excellent company

    July 25, 2013

  • JM

    very enjoyable walk and not too spookie at all! Thanks for organising it Robyn.

    July 25, 2013

  • Laurel

    Lovely gentle hills. Great walk, thanks Robyn

    July 24, 2013

  • Sandra W.

    Sorry, I'm developing a head cold so will pass tonight.

    July 24, 2013

  • Ali

    Coming down with a chest infection, so will pass on the walk tonight.

    July 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is it full moon tomorrow???

    July 23, 2013

  • Helen

    Really sorry but I'm going to have to drop out as I'm still sick. Shame as I was looking forward to being spooked

    July 23, 2013

  • Aaron K

    Hi Elizabeth I will like to join this Wed walk please.
    Thank you
    Regards aaron k

    July 23, 2013

  • Sandra W.

    Sorry, my guest has other commitments so will be unable to come.

    July 22, 2013

  • Sim A.

    I live around the corner. If the zombies do attack, I'll provide the hot chocolate and marshmallows for recovery.

    July 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I just arrived and I'm excited to try this!

    July 20, 2013

  • Hilda

    Patrick coming

    July 11, 2013

  • Ali

    Sounds like fun...

    July 10, 2013

  • Sandra W.

    Will be good to catch up with everyone.

    July 10, 2013

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