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. 

After the lockdown finished the Tramping group resumed. Tramps have included Taylor’s Mistake to Godley Head and return, Bridle Path to Lyttelton and return, and a trip up to Hanmer to soak in the hot pools.

Coming up in July

In July the following trips are planned:

  • 3rd July: Little River to Birdlings Flat
  • 17th July: Southern Pegasus Bay with optional swim at the New Brighton hot pools
  • 31st July: Victoria Park to Sign of Kiwi and beyond.

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