Smell and See the Daffodils - Cornwall Park

This walk is an oldie but a goodie – especially at this time of the year when the daffies are displayed in all their glory! We will start out walking through the daffodils on Twin Oaks Drive then continue on the circular path around One Tree Hill to the mountain road entrance. Time to get huffy and puffy and placate the cardio conscience – up we go! We then descend and naturally stop by the icecream stand for those wishing to replenish their bodyfat supplies. [I shall bring my trusty thermos]. We will also call in at the Information Centre which has special information sheets about the daffodils currently in bloom plus information about other options we could include.
Then either explore more of Cornwall Park or head off.

 
Just doing the loop walk and climbing One Tree Hill will take approximately 1.5 hours. Adds-on could be:

•  checking out the stunning daffodil display again

•  follow the Cornwall Park Tree Trail

•  check out the tracks on the right of the park (inclusive of rotunda and pergola)

•  wander off track anywhere in the park (it's allowed)

Here is the site for Cornwall Park. http://www.cornwallpark.co.nz/index.php It includes a downloable pdf of the Tree Trail. http://www.cornwallpark.co.nz/index.php?s=4

Meeting Point: Come into the park from Greenlane West Rd down Pohutukawa Lane to the roundabout and turn right into a large carpark.
Distance: 5 - 10 kms
Duration: 1.5 - 3 hours
Difficulty: Easy on the flat, moderate for the One Tree Hill climb.

What to wear and bring: Good walking shoes, water, warm jumper and wet weather gear.

We leave on time in fairness to the whole group.

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  • Rosie

    Had a lovely walk. Thank you Robyn.

    August 19, 2013

  • JM

    lovely walk, great people and well organised Robyn, thanks again

    August 18, 2013

  • Lyn H.

    Great walk, and the weather was good to us. Thankyou all.

    August 17, 2013

  • Debbie T.

    Hi Robyn, Thanks so much for coming up with such a lovely walk. Debbie

    1 · August 17, 2013

  • Emily W

    Thanks Robyn for a lovely spring walk ! The Auckland Botanic gardens are also beautiful this time of year !

    August 17, 2013

    • Robyn

      Yes they would be! Sue R usually does this walk. Sue - are you planning one?

      August 17, 2013

  • cedric

    Nice group of friendly people. Really needed that walk. Thank you all

    August 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a great walk, great people and the daffodils were glorious. Yippee summer is on its way.

    August 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A really pleasant walk around the park and up the hill, of course, and finished off with another circuit power walking to raise the heart rate. Home in time before the rain. Thanks Robyn for your leadership today

    August 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi is it possible to bring garth a gorgeous golden retriever.

    August 17, 2013

    • Robyn

      The Intrepid walks are not usually for dogs, but Cornwall Park will be full of other people with dogs (and children for that matter). So yes, on a lead (which I think are the Cornwall Park rules).

      August 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks:-) we will leave the gorgeous Garth at home. Good excuse for two walks.

      August 17, 2013

  • cedric

    Hope the weather is good

    August 16, 2013

    • Robyn

      The forecast looks good to me.....no rain until late afternoon, when we will all be back home!

      1 · August 16, 2013

    • cedric

      Hi relinde. Thanks had a bit of arkalis tendinitis so was kinda out of action lol

      August 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to meeting new people. I also love daffodils... shows summer is on its way.

    August 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry I am going to take my visiting sister next weekend, enjoy them

    August 15, 2013

  • Sandra W.

    I'll be there.

    August 14, 2013

  • JM

    good one!

    August 13, 2013

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