The Tramping Group activity takes place every second Friday. Typically we leave at 9am and return by 5pm. You will need to have a basic level of fitness. Before coming on a tramp you may like to give the Walking Group or the Puriri Street Run / Beginners Tramping activity a try.

The tramping group has been running for many years and we have enjoyed trips to just about every part of Canterbury. We go northwards and westward to the Canterbury foothills as far as Arthur’s Pass, down to the Rakaia River and Rangitata Valleys. Another area we visit is Bank’s Peninsula.

Actual walking time varies, depending on location and the capabilities of members on any particular trip. Some are as short as two hours while others may be as long as five. Terrain types vary, with some on flat ground, others are varied and can include climbs. We usually walk on well formed tracks.

It is a good idea to ask about the nature of any scheduled tramp. Some are a lot easier than others but even within the same tramp we do cater for a slower and faster group. Members have input into the tramp location.

You will need suitable footwear and a raincoat as basic requirements.

The health and well-being benefits of walking are well established. If you think you would like to get some great exercise and get out of town for the day we’d love to hear from you. 

Coming up in December

Recent tramps have been up the Mt Cheeseman ski-field road, Lake Emily and Manuka Hut near Lake Heron, and Pines Beach to Pegasus. Coming tramps to the end of the year are the Scott Saddle Track near Mt Hutt, the Kaikoura Walkway near the Conway River, and the Stour River Valley near Lake Heron.

Please talk to Chris or Di for details regarding this group.