Jun 20 2019

Gardens – Pinehill return

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2. 20/6/2019. Hikers. North East Valley, Pinehill. Jan and Jenny

On a cold and frosty morning, 27 hikers set off for Malvern Street where we parked up and commenced our hike to Pinehill.  We walked through Woodhaugh park where we located some seating and had our morning tea before setting off along Banks Street and turning left up Dolphin Street which in turn lead onto Gladstone Road. This being the home of Aquinas College.  If you thought we had a good frost in Mosgiel – well it was matched here  and we very cautiously negotiated the footpath, sometimes having to cross the road which was like a skating rink in places.  However we all climbed the hill without mishap and into the sunshine which was a relief! Walking up Pinehill Road we stopped to admire the Church where Shona and Keith were married some 44 years ago on the 28th of this month. 

 We carried on, coming to John’s house where he picked up his dog for a walk up to the end of Pinehill Road & onto the end of a gravel road where we stopped for lunch overlooking a wonderful view of Dunedin and surrounds.

We were all suitably impressed with the view,

C.1) Great view at the top of Pine hillc

Great view at the top of Pine hill. (Clive pic and caption.)

none of us having been up to that spot before – not even Shona!  Sitting there with our backs to the sun,

C.2) Lunch at the topc

Lunch at the top. (Clive pic and caption.)

it was hard to leave, but it was time to head back down the hill again, spotting some wonderful street art in a bus shelter.

C.3) Decorated Pine Hill bus stopc

Decorated Pine Hill bus stop. (Clive pic and caption.)

We turned left at Pinehill School and on down the hill coming to a winding Bucclough Street which eventually lead us down to the 219 Duddington steps

R.Duddingstone Stepsc

Duddingstone Steps. (Raewyn pic and caption.)

and on down to NEV where it was a short walk to the intersection with Banks Street and through Woodhaugh again and back to the cars.  A good 10k was the agreed distance and so called into the Village Green for a well deserved coffee & cake!

Jenny & Jan

24/5/2006 Pinehill – Gardens return Betty B, Dot T, Anne

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