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Roxburgh – Bannockburn


Trail Boss: Sandra Cain  Phone: 03 488 1033 Email:

Duration: 4 days                Meet: Tuesday 21st  February        Limit: 50


Your 4 day trail is going to be an experience to remember with awesome scenery from amazing rock formations of the Knobby Range, river track walking and the tussock tops of the Cairnmuirs with its incredible views from Clyde through to Lake Dunstan and beyond. The terrain is really interesting and varied. We will have a great group of walkers with lots of fun and laughter.

Tuesday 21st February: afternoon we cross the Roxburgh Dam and gather at HorseshoeorseshoeHorseshoeHhhhh woolshed the property of Neil McNeish this signifies the beginning of our trail.

Wednesday 22nd: We walk up to the Knobby Range following an historic wagon trail route with its schist stone walls a remnant from the early miners who used the track from Teviot to the Dunstan Diggings. In the afternoon we will have an interesting detour from the track and make our way to Shanty Creek where we will stay the night in Sanders woolshed.

Thursday 23rd: We continue along the track until we reach Graveyard Gully where we descend down a spur to the Graveyard Cemetery then on to cross the Manuherikia River on the Shaky bridge. Another bridged river crossing and we follow the Clutha River via the Earnscleugh Historic Tailings to the Clyde Hall for the night.

Friday 24th: Morning we start the day with a Van shuttle to Cairnmuir Flats before beginning our walk over the undulating tussock tops of the Cairnmuir Range. The views today are quite spectacular.

Saturday 25th: Morning we walk to the Bannockburn Bridge then follow a track through extensive gold diggings, crossing the highway we thread our way through cherry orchards. Arriving at the Cromwell Racecourse we join the other trails for the grand parade.

A high standard of tramping fitness is required as most days involve 6-7 hours tramping over varied terrain. Our backup team will transport your gear, but walkers will need to carry a backpack containing personal effects. Caterers will provide our meals and accommodation will be in a hall and woolsheds.

A safe parking area is available for those wishing to leave their vehicle at Cromwell.

This is a non- smoking trail.

This really is a special and fun trail and an experience you will not want to miss. See you in February.

The shirts for Cromwell 2012 - going back to basic's $35

4 Responses to “Knobby Knee Knockers – Walking trail”

  1. Have a great time Sandra and all the 2012 Cavalcaders. Sorry I can’t be with you this year. Been a busy 12 months since I got back. See you next year! Already looking forward to it….


  2. [...] Sandra Cain – Walking – maximum of 50. Starting near Roxburgh – Knobby range – Alex – … [...]

  3. Gaynor Fox Says:

    Gaynor Fox here Sandra. Hello.
    I am you from Vancouver to confirm today I mailed my
    cheque, and Registration forms to join you on your Knobby Knee Knockers trail in
    I have included a NZ address, as I will be in NZ in December.. Hope to see you soon.

    1. Sandra Cain Says:

      Hi Gaynor.

      Great to hear from you and even better that you will be joining us on our 2012 Cavalcade.I see you are in Vancouver, Canada is one of my favourite countries i shall look forward to hearing of your travels during our trail in February.

      See you in Feb



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