Mt Cass Reserve

Saturday, 21 April 2018

This is an impressive limestone ridge leading to Mt Cass. The reserve is a joint effort by Transwaste Canterbury Ltd. and the Waipara Valley Promotion Association, and opened in 2006.

The ‘track’ is a circuit that uses farm tracks through farmland. Our group of nine walked an anti-clockwise loop and arrived at the top in a brisk wind. So it’s no surprise that in 2007 MainPower Limited sought a resource consent to build a windfarm on the ridge. Some of the many sheep we saw appeared to be moulting. In fact they are a self-shearing breed so you’ll never see a super-woolly Shrek sheep here!! Our club used to do this trip as Mt Cass – Mt Totara but we no longer have access to Mt Totara. For us it was a short trip. We were back at the cars by 3pm. Thanks go to Marion for leading this trip.

We were: Marion McQuillan ( Leader), Gary Huish, Margo Bowden, Carol Cheong, Geoff & Mary Korver, John Robinson, Jill Fenner, Kerry Moore (KM)