The Eastern Walkway

June 10th, 2012 at 12:21 pm by David Farrar

Eastern Walkway


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Ever since DC Girl moved to Seatoun, have been keen to do the Eastern Walkway as so close to her place. We started at the Pass of Branda and it is a steep climb up the hill.

Once you get to the top, there are some excellent views of the harbour and hills.

Moving along coastline, you might think it is all flat once you are at the top. But actually you go up and down several more times, until you reach the Ataturk memorial at Tarakena Bay. A very nice grassed area with great views.

The walk is just under 5 kms, but the number of climbs means that it does take around 90 minutes to do the return trip, so you feel like it has been a longer trek.

A popular walk, with heaps of joggers and dog walkers. Rugby came along also, and did his best to trip me up while going down the steps.

There’s a number of side-routes one can do also, so plan to explore them at some stage.

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3 Responses to “The Eastern Walkway”

  1. Johnboy (16,994 comments) says:

    “There‚Äôs a number of side-routes one can do also, so plan to explore them at some stage.”

    Wouldn’t drop down to the beach below the Pass of Branda. Though should be safe this time of year! :)

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  2. David Farrar (1,901 comments) says:

    Heh we were on the other side of the pass, but indeed that beach is often best avoided.

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  3. Johnboy (16,994 comments) says:

    You would only have been slightly amused given the current temperatures!

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