Canterbury Foothills & Forests

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This new edition of Pat Barrett’s popular guide to walking excursions in the greater Canterbury region contains hikes suitable for a range of fitness levels, from families with children to those who aspire to challenging climbs to some of the higher summits. The walks and climbs are organized by region—Rangitata region, Ashburton Lakes and Rakaia Valley, Waimakariri Plains region, Waimakariri Basin and Arthur’s Pass National Park, and the Lewis Pass region—and include useful information such as photographs and full-color maps, walk times, walk grades, access information, nearby natural attractions, and notes on the weather, terrain, and equipment needed. Pat’s personal accounts of some of his favorite walks and climbs will inspire even "armchair trampers" to get out and enjoy the natural splendor of this magnificent region.


Pat Barrett is an outdoorsman with 40 years’ experience. He is the author of six walking and tramping guides, including Southern Lakes Tracks & Trails, and is a regular contributor to Wilderness magazine, as well as to the Press and the Dominion Post.