48 - Ridgeway Hills

Great views over Tahunanui to Tasman Bay as you take a figure of eight through one of Nelson's new housing areas.


Time: 1 hour

Area: Enner Glynn

Start Location: Heading away from Nelson turn left off Waimea Road to the Ridgeway. Your starting point is the Poplar Reserve on the right hand side of the Ridgeway subdivision.

Download the Ridgeway Hills map (56KB PDF)

Route directions

Take the walking path through tree plantings to the top, where there is a seat and a short set of steps leading down to Arapiki Road.

Walk down the steep hill through pleasant residential gardens to The Ridgeway and turn right - crossing over to the footpath. Carry on and just before the Enner Glynn School take a right turn into Baigent Road. Up and over the crest of the hill, turn right into Newman Drive. At the top follow the road around the right side of the hill with a view out over Stoke and the airport to Rabbit Island. At the top you also get a southern view over to Jenkins Creek.

At the head of the valley a track leads into the plantings of the Bolwell Reserve. The Bolwell Reserve is named after Waverney and David Bolwell who became a legend in Nelson for community service that included encouraging youngsters to plant trees and enjoy the outdoors. This track takes you down the hill to your starting point, opposite Poplar Reserve.