Wednesday Outtings 2021


DatePlanned Trip
NOTE:These are subject to change at any time according to circumstances on the day.
27 JanGraeme May Memorial Cycle Start at Guppy Road, Taradale and go along the stopbanks to Puketapu and maybe Moteo.
03 FebWorking Bee Bring your tools to help at Lake Opouahi Sanctuary where HB KiwiRecovery Programme operates. Bring your trimming tools.
10 FebCycle Round Hastings Start at Pakowhai Park, go along the stopbanks and past Fernhill to our favourite scone spot at the golf club.
17Febgview Hut In to Ruahine FP and hope that the wind has gone somewhere else.
24 FebRodger’s Ride Cycle through Havelock North and Hastings
03 MarGalbraith Hut New destination for the mid-weekers to an interesting historical building off Napier-Taupo Road.
10 MarMystery Ride Mr Lyn will have some fun cycling arranged for us.
17 MarKaweka FP Up to 4100 and along the ridge to Kiwi Saddle; Lakes walks are  available if you don’t feel like climbing a hill.
24 MarCHB Cycle Some interesting roads in the Tikokino area.
31 MarHavelock North Reserves Walk through a series of lovely gardens and stands of bush.
07 AprCycle Near Raukawa On country roads with hills to tackle today; start at Maraekakaho and go up Whakapirau to the high ground; could also go to Aorangi Road
14 AprFred’s Farm We hope to get a look at plantings and maybe caves at Fred Chesterman’s place in Maraetotara Valley.
21 AprCycle Seafield Road Ride up and down to Bay View or go along the estuary flatlands.
28 AprKaweka Hut Site An attractive bush walk from the Lakes to check where HTC’s earliest hut sat until 2003.
05 MayLocal Cycle Somewhere around the cycleways and roads of Napier/Hastings.
12 MayHappy Daze Over farmland to lovely bush in the Ruahine foothills.
19 MayCHB Cycle Another country ride probably near Waipukurau or Otane.
26 MayHappy Daze Hut Over farmland to lovely bush in the Ruahine foothills.
2 JuneCycle from Clive
9 JuneSunrise Hut Up to the #1 hut in the Ruahine Range through different forest levels. Shorter trips available on the Swamp Track or even over to the Waipawa Forks Hut.
16 JuneCycle through Havelock North and Hastings
23 JuneTe Mata Park
30 JuneTukituki Cycle
07 JulyTutira Walkway Start from Ridgemount Road and enjoy a walk above the lake.
14 JulyCycle from Guppy Road, Taradale Head for Puketapu and then carry on to Moteo/Swamp Road orDartmoor/Sacred Hill as the mood takes us.
21 JulyBlowhard Bush Another look at the lovely limestone features and mature trees at this Forest & Bird reserve on the Napier-Taihape road.
28 JulyCycle Near Raukawa Leave from Maraekakaho and go up Whakapirau; from there it’s Argyll East or Raukawa circuit. If people want a lower-level ride there is always Aorangi Road.
04 AugBeach Walk Probably in CHB – Kairakau, Blackhead, Pourerere, Porangahau are some of the choices, 
11 AugCycling Around Hastings One of our favourites: start at Pakowhai Park and cruise along the stopbanks to Omahu, Roys Hill and eventually to Hastings Golf Club before returning through Flaxmere.
18 AugNapier Hill A good winter workout up and down the streets above the city as we tackle lots of stairways.
25 AugRodger’s Ride Cycle with Rodger through the environs of Hastings and Havelock North – a mixture of streets and trails.
01 SeptMacIntosh Hut A good hike to the plateau; those who don’t fancy the big hill can potter about The Lakes.
08 SeptSeafield Circuit Cycle from Park Island in Taradale to Bayview – take the high road or the low whichever suits you on the day. Plenty of options for eBikes and non-powered cycles alike.
15 SeptSpooners Hill Lovely bush to walk through near Tutira with a moderate climb to the top among the tomos.
22SeptWheeling in CHB Start at Otane, go east and south along Racecourse Road before venturing further afield.
29 SeptGold Creek Another favourite, walking along this ridge in the beech forests of eastern Ruahine FP. Go to the hut down in the valley or stop at the top before returning the same way. 
06 OctClifton Cycle Head from River Road along the new trail beside Waimarama Road and then out to the coast or vice-versa.
13 OctBoundary Stream Walk right through or do the section from Shine Falls to look at the limestone formations and waterfall.
20 OctCycle to Mohi Bush Down and up Maraetotara Road to the reserve overlooking the valley; check on pest control that we helped install some years ago. 
27 OctKaweka Hut Site An attractive bush walk to where HTC’s earliest hut sat until 2003. Or you can go in another direction to The Lakes or even 4100.
03 NovApley Road Circuit From Awatoto to the hills around Puketapu and back along the cycleways.
10 NovBlue Lake Inland from Tutira Store, past Opouahi then over farmland to this interesting spot.
17 NovBiking in CHB Start on the Waipawa to Waipukurau trail then beyond the town, maybe south, maybe west as the organiser sees fit.
24 NovLongview Hut We didn’t make it earlier in the year so let’s have another try for this great location in the Ruahine Range. No wind wanted!
01 DecCrownthorpe Circuit Cycle through lovely countryside from Pukehamoamoa – a couple of moderate hills.
08 DecMount Erin Ramble A new walk up to one of the local mountaintops with great views over Hawke’s Bay.
15 DecXmas Cycle Last cycle ride of the year – members can decide their favourite place.
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