Another Midweek WALK - Hutt River - Kennedy Good Bridge South to Melling Bridge

Do you have an irrational fear of walking the dog on a Wednesday, perhaps you are a member of a secret society that meets on a Wednesday or you are just so darn tuckered out on Wednesday that you can't attend the regular riverbank walk?

Well good news! Due to popular demand, there is now another evening stroll along the Hutt Riverbank, but on a THURSDAY! (I know, whatever will they think of next.)

This walk is about 4km return or about an hour there and back. You can take it as fast or slow as you wish, or even just run around in the park or watch the keen dogs (and possibly humans) take a swim in the river at one of the excellent swimming spots.

As this is a council designated dog exercise area, your dog doesn’t need to be on a lead but it does need to be under control, and you are required to carry a leash.

There is parking at both ends, however the Melling end can get quite busy at times, so we will start at the Kennedy Good Bridge. If coming from the South along SH2 you take the right lane past Kelson, turn right at the lights onto Fairway Drive as if heading to Avalon then immediately turn right into Belmont Domain. Turn left at the little roundabout and head down the back of the school to the riverside parking area. If you went over the bridge, you've missed it!

ALGAE WARNINGS: There have been incidents of Toxic Algae in the Hutt River during the hotter months which can prove fatal if ingested by dogs. Weekly assessment of toxic algae cover is being undertaken at 20 popular swimming sites around the region and if any signs are found we will postpone until the river is clear.

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  • Rachel

    Sorry not well at all have high fever so wont make it tomorrow

    February 20, 2014

    • Katiepie

      Hope you feel better soon Rachel. Looking forward to seeing you and your boy soon

      February 20, 2014

    • Rachel

      thanks Katie...

      February 20, 2014

  • Katiepie

    Hey folks. For the 4th awesome night in a row i am trying to get home by train after cancellations. Boo. Finally on train, but won't make 7 by the time i get home to collect pups. Still coming, but don't wait for me. We'll do a fast walk down and join you on the way back. Beanie stopped losing weight so a fast walk is just what she needs lol.

    2 · February 20, 2014

  • Jason P.

    Thanks to today's fog, I'm able to come! :)

    February 20, 2014

    • Ellery M.

      Nutin' but blue skies and cicadas in Whitby

      February 20, 2014

  • Jason P.

    sorry team, work trip out of town that day and won't be home in time most likely. if i make it in time i'll come along, but someone else may have to supervise extreme dog cliff based activity this week. ;)

    February 14, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm out too sorry... In Auckland on wed and thurs and not home till late. See y'all next week!

      February 17, 2014

    • Andrew W.

      Safe travels Jen!

      February 19, 2014

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