|Location:||Bethells Beach, West Auckland|
|Date:||Saturday 15th May 2021|
|Time:||9.45am for a 10am start|
|Meeting Place:||Car Parkat the end of Bethells Rd|
|Directions:||Click here to view the location on Google Maps|
|Parking:||Car Parkat the end of Bethells Rd|
Meeting Place: Car Parkat the end of Bethells Rd – see photos below and look out for the Auckland Beagle Club flag.There are toilets here and a coffee cart type café that sometimes opens at weekends.
Route: Bethells is a wild surf beach that stretches 2 kms along the west coast and is made up of volcanic sand. It is a stunning landscape of unstable dunes, cliffs, rocks, a stream and caves. Endangered dotterels nest in the dunes and sometimes blue penguins roost in the sea cave at the south end of the beach – dogs must be on a lead on this part of the beach. Across the outflow of the Waitakere River is a great off leash area in Waitakere Bay. We will be crossing this river (which is usually ankle deep) so wear suitable footwear that can easily be removed or is able to get wet e.g. crocs.
Directions: Take the North Western Motorway to Exit 16 onto Lincoln Rd then turn right into Universal Drive. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Swanson Rd. Continue through Swanson and veer left into Scenic Dr. Turn right into Te Henga Rd and continue straight ahead onto Bethells Rd to the beach. Takes about 45 mins from central Auckland.
Walk Time: Approximately 60 minutes.
On leash/Off leash: See above. Most of the walk is on lead but there is an off leash area.Please contact Ray Linton Brown on 021618465 if you have any queries.
Cup of Tea anyone? Can I please encourage you all to stay and socialize after the walk? The club will be providing free morning tea for members. Non-members welcome to join, koha donation.
Remember: It is advisable not to leave any valuables in vehicles, and to wear appropriate clothing and footwear for poor weather conditions and off road walking.
Don’t forget to take water and poo bags for your dogs.
Rain, hail or shine our Beagle walks go ahead On the day!
Non members are welcome to attend up to three of our beagle walks, after that, we would love for you to become a member. Membership fee is $20 per year and includes benefits such as snacks and drinks after some of the walks, and a regular newsletter.
Please always bring doggy doo bags and leads.
Contact Ray on 021 618 465 for any additional information or questions regarding the walk.
Please turn up in plenty of time on the day so that walks can start promptly.