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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 and can be checked here: http://www.gw.govt.nz/toxic-algae-warnings/

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  • Christine

    Good

    January 10, 2014

  • Brook B.

    Thanks for this Andrew - Sam and Amber asked me to forward on their appreciation :)
    See you next week.

    January 10, 2014

  • Katiepie

    Thanks Andrew for organising this walk. A great turn out of some very awesome dogs and owners. Made me so happy to be able to walk in a local area with dogs dogs hanging out with the team just being dogs!! Looking forward to the next one already. P.s i take full responsibility for my two leading jack astray :-)

    January 10, 2014

  • Kerryjt

    Lovely walk and great to meet you all. Helped Mollys confidence with big dogs! Thanks very much

    1 · January 9, 2014

    • Katiepie

      Molly did so well, and you could see even her eyes were smiling!! Lovely to meet you and her, was a joy to watch her learn so much in one walk

      January 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry something else has come up Thursday night, will try make it tomorrow or next week :-)

    January 7, 2014

    • Andrew W.

      Awesome, thanks Jen. We may have better weather next week. (we may...) :)

      January 9, 2014

  • Katiepie

    Thanks for putting this one up for Thursdays Andrew. I look forward to my two having a play date with Jack each week :)

    January 6, 2014

    • Andrew W.

      My pleasure! One must cater to the demand... :)

      1 · January 7, 2014

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