Ross Creek

Running / Walking route near Dunedin in Otago, New Zealand

Name: Ross Creek
Discipline: Running / Walking  Cross Country
Distance: 4 km  /  2 mi. One-way
Duration: 0 day 1 hour 30 minutes one-way
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Route description:
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Starting point

Street: Burma Road
City/Town: Dunedin
Region: Otago


Directions to venue:

Craig de Beer wrote

Looking for a gentle walking track for a Sunday afternoon? Try Ross Creek, just on the north-eastern outskirts of the city. There are a number of access points to Ross Creek trails: to the north-west at Booth Road, the west and Cannington Road, the east at Woodhaugh Road, and few others. We began our walk from the corner of Burma and Polwarth roads on the north-west at an altitude of 130m. We followed the footpath for 0.4km down to Ross Creek Reservoir at 107m. From there we continued for approximately 1km down to the site of the old Woodhaugh Quarry (53m). The Woodhaugh Quarry began operation around the 1900s, and was used to produce metal, stone and sand for roading. Quarrying continued operation until 1949, when the site was used only as a crushing plant for six more years. The only structure that still remains is the explosives store. We made our way back up along the same track past the reservoir for 1.2km, and continued for a further 0.5km to 131m. Avoiding the steps, we headed along the footpath for a further 0.6km and passed a tranquil waterfall (105m), before making our way up to Cannington Road at an altitude of 116m, completing our 4.1km walk through Ross Creek.

 Posted 7 years ago

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