Historic walk to open soon

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Technicians and local interests line upto plant another feather in Clutha’s historical and recreational cap.

Pictured (from left) are contractor Jesse Shute, archaeologist Nick Sutton, Graeme Storer, Lenny Greene, Envisage New Zealand consultant Simon Noble, Ian Young of Wenita Forest Products, Dianne Schnarr, Allan Thomson, CDC support and development adviser Jean Proctor, Beau Williams and James Durham gathered outside the fan›house featured on the yet›to›be›named track in Needle St, Kaitangata.

Wenita, Walking Access New Zealand and Kai Developments began trailblazing the roughly 1.8km walk and cycleway inside about 300ha of forestry land two weeks ago.

By mid-autumn, visitors should be free to explore the looped, leafy ramble through glades of gum trees and conifers and examine the 1923 minehead building which housed machinery to refresh the atmosphere deep within the coal mine.

REPORT & PHOTOS: NICK BROOK