May 26 2012

Warrington, Omimi, Slaughterhouse

Published by under Trampers,Year round

No. 98 on old hardcopy list of 113 club tramps. “Omimi Beach Warrington (Tide) Year Round”

Location: 40 km.
26/5/2012. Trampers. Warrington, Omimi, Pryde Rd, Slaughterhouse, Reservoir Hill Rd circuit.

GPS of route, courtesy Ken

Morning Tea at usual place

We lunched at the top of the track that leads through bush above the old Slaughterhouse.

After lunch, Ian proposed, having been encouraged by the land owner, to explore Porteous Hill above the deer fence. From this point on, things got a little confusing. We crossed the deer fence area by a normal low gate and proceeded through the area.

Ken, Keith and Ian set off  to the top of the hill, but George led the others off around it. So, without really planning to do so, we found we had parted company.
The three of us had spied a deer fence gate up at the top and by way of it we easily gained the summit, with its great views.

Silver Peaks from Porteous Hill summit

However, on continuing on, we found the only way to gain Porteous Road and make our way down again, was to climb the deer fence. There’s always a first for everything.
Continuing down, we eventually spotted the other party below us making their way along by their other route.

Warrington Beach from Porteous Hill slopes

So alls well that ends well. The two groups made their respective ways back to the cars. – Ian.
19/5/2010. Trampers. Warrington, Omimi, Pryde Rd, Slaughterhouse, Reservoir Hill Rd circuit. Leaders: Hazel, Ria.

Heading to morning tea spot below trees.

Climbing away from the morning tea stop.

Lunch below Porteous Hill

Ponies

21/5/2008. Trampers. Warrington Slaughterhouse circuit. Easy. Leaders: Ria L, Hazel
Stepping out. Tash, Wendy, Pat

Stepping out. Tash, Wendy, Pat

Leaving our three cars at the end of Warrington’s Park Road, 11 trampers were soon skirting the Paua Factory there and greeting two friendly horses at a gate we had to be careful to leave well roped up again. Along the coast, we chose the paddock option instead of the shoreline whose rounded rocks appeared wet and slippery. We perched

on a slope above the rocks for morning tea, afterwards making our way up and down over several ridges that sloped down to the sea

Thirsty. Bob.

Thirsty. Bob.

Hungry. Bob

Hungry. Bob

until finally climbing to the road-rail crossing at Omimi. The walk was then up the Pryde Road track until a few of us diverted to the old slaughter house where Bob obligingly posed as its next victim. A bit above and beyond that, we enjoyed a  pleasant bush-sheltered lunch, the day mild and calm. The next bit was a steep climb to arrive at a deer fence on Porteous Hill which we elected to skirt on its lower side to eventually reach the Resevoir Road track and so down to the Coast Road and the Anglican Church and its fascinating cemetery. A pathway below it, well-pruned through thick under-growth led us to Park Road again and then back to the cars. Not a long day, with some quite steep climbs however, but providing some wonderful views stretching all the way to the Otago Heads. Thanks to Ria and Hazel  for their leadership. – Ian

31/1/2007. Trampers. Warrington, Omimi, Slaughterhouse. Medium. Leaders: Shirley, Sabina.
Beach between Warrington and Omimi (Bill pic)

Beach between Warrington and Omimi (Bill pic)

Slaughterhouse above Omimi. Pat, George.

Slaughterhouse above Omimi. Pat, George. (Bill pic)

Slaughterhouse above Omimi -2

Slaughterhouse above Omimi -2. Doug (Bill pic)

Lunch above Slaughterhouse. Doug, Pat, Helen, Dianne, Tash, Lex, George.

Lunch above Slaughterhouse. Doug, Pat, Helen, Diane, Tash, Lex, George. (Bill pic)

Zoom shot of Warrington Beach and railway above Doctors Point (Bill pic)

Zoom shot of Warrington Beach and railway above Doctors Point (Bill pic)

Antique byre. (Bill pic)

Antique byre. (Bill pic)

Warrington, Blueskin Bay and Doctors Point. (Bill pic)

Warrington, Blueskin Bay and Doctors Point. (Bill pic)

Anglican Church interior.

Anglican Church interior. Glenice, Helen, Diane, Tash, Pat, Bob, George, Ian, Lex, Doug. (Bill pic)

10/4/2002. Alt. Warrington to Omimi Beach. Medium. Leaders: Denise, Mary Y, Peg C
11/8/1999. Omimi Beach, Warrington. Leaders: Lance and Lois, Mary Y.
9/11/1994. Omimi Beach, Warrington. Medium. Leaders: Marie, Wendy, Evelyn M, Diana
27/11/1991. Omimi Beach, up to Reservoir Hill (Warrington area). Average+. Leaders: Marie, Mary Y, Judith and Hugh.
22/5/1991 Warrington – Omimi Reservoir Hill. Lovely sea views and history. Some boulder-hopping. Medium+. Leaders: Les and Mavis, Denise, George.

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