Ecclesfield reserve is on Blue Mountains Road next to number 31. Ecclesfield Reserve was donated to the Royal Forest and Bird Society in 1965 by Miss E M North.
There is limited parking available.
The beech forest on these 4 hectares of Forest & Bird reserve is part of the largest stand of beech in the Wellington region. Well marked walking tracks lead through tawa and beech forest on the hillside.
In the western corner on Te Kouka Knob there is a vantage point. A delightful place to visit on a fine day. Allow about 30 minutes for the round trip. There is a small parking space, enough for two cars.
Ecclesfield Reserve is home to several walking tracks which interconnect.
The walking tracks at Ecclesfield Reserve are considered to be intermediate level walking tracks.
The track to the west [Witako Reserve Track] is rough and does not have clear markings, however it is a favorite by many bikers in the region.
Multiple tracks (40 minutes)
The reserve has walking tracks through tawa and beech forest. Many other native trees and plants can be found. The tracks are well marked with a look-out situated at the western corner of the reserve on the Te Kouka Knob. Views of the surrounding area can also be obtained from other vantage points.
Pack your bag, tell someone where you are going and when you’ll be back, take some food and water, wear clothes and footwear suitable to the weather conditions, and enjoy Upper Hutt’s beautiful outdoors!
For information about the Royal Forest and Bird Society, visit www.forestandbird.org.nz
Address: 33 Blue Mountains Road, Pinehaven, Upper Hutt 5019, Nueva Zelanda
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