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[Cancelled] Beagle Walk – Sun 29th August – Lake Kainui, Horsham Downs, Hamilton

Unfortunately this walk is cancelled due to the lockdown.

Location: Lake Kainui, Horsham Downs, Hamilton
Date: Sunday 29th August 2021
Time: 9.45am for a 10am start
Meeting Place: Car Park opposite 398 Lake Rd, Horsham Downs
Directions: Click here to view the location on Google Maps
Parking: Car Park opposite 398 Lake Rd, Horsham Downs

Meeting Place: Car Park opposite 398 Lake Rd, Horsham Downs – off Lake Rd and down the driveway at the bottom – see photos below and look out for the Auckland Beagle Club flag. There are toilets here but be advised – it is a long drop!!

Route: This is a very picturesque flat walk with a metal track suitable for prams and wheelchairs. Lake Kanui is a peat lake of about 25 hectares. Most of the areas with larger trees have been turned into Fairy Forests with elaborate decorations by schoolchildren. The walk is exposed to wind off the lake so dress appropriately. The lake is sometimes subject to algae bloom after heavy rains so look for the warning signs and dogs should not go in the water or drink it. Please note there are no rubbish bins on the walk.

Directions:
<From North>
Head south on SHW 1
Take the Gordonton/Taupiri exit
Keep left to continue on Gordonton Road/SHW 1B, follow signs for Cambridge
After 5.4 Kms, turn Right onto Lake Road (signs for Horotui)
Travel 4.8 Kms to arrive at entrance of Lake Kainui (Lake D) on your right
Parking down the drive way
<From South>
Take SHW 1 & turn off at Ngaruawahia/Horotui off ramp
Take first exit at round about toward Horotui
Turn right at the lights onto Horotui Bridge Road – over bridge to roundabout
Take first left onto River Road
Drive 400m and turn Right onto Lake Road (Signs for Horsham Downs)
Stay on Lake Road 4.1 Kms and turn left where it meets with Horsham Downs Road at a T intersection and entrance to Lake Kainui is on left about 1 Km.

Walk Time: Approximately 60 minutes.

On leash/Off leash: This is an on lead walk at all times because there may be nesting waterfowl. Fine of $300 applies if caught off leash. Please contact Ray Linton Brown on 021618465 if you have any queries.

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.

Beagle Walk – Sun 16th February 2020 – Taitua Arboretum, Hamilton

Location: Taitua Arboretum, Hamilton
Date: Sunday the 16th February 2020
Time: 9.45am for a 10am start
Meeting Place: The Main Car Park
Directions: Click here to view the location on Google Maps
Parking: The Main Car Park

Meeting Place: The main Car Park as you drive through the gate on Taitua Rd. Look out for the Auckland Beagle Club flag. Please take care as there are chickens running free all around and dogs must be on lead at all times.

Route: The walk is mostly flat with a few slight hills. It’s an easy walk with lots of shade and suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. There are toilets and drinking water beside the car park. The area is full of lovely mature trees and lakes with birdlife.

Directions: From Auckland it’s about 20 mins from Ngaruawahia and once there, turn toward Hamilton and Whatawhata. Howden Rd will be on the right and then take Taitua Rd on the left.


Walk Time:
Approximately 60 minutes.

On leash/Off leash: This is an on leash area at all times due to wildlife.

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.

Contact: Please contact Ray Linton-Brown if you have any queries about this walk 021 618 465 or 09 256 1268.

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 costs from $15 per year and includes benefits such as a catered fun day in December, 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.