READY MONEY TRAIL

Domett Road

The Cheviot Hills Reserve centres around the original plantings and homestead of William "Ready Money" Robinson, the colourful landowner of the Cheviot Hills estate from 1857 to 1889. The reserve is a peaceful woodland of exotic and native trees.

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Domett Road
Cheviot

READY MONEY TRAIL

Distance: 3km
Fitness Level: Easy - mixed use track

A beautiful circuit through the woodlands of the historic Cheviot Hill Reserve. 

The Ready Money Trail is a 3 km dual use trail for walking and mountain biking through the Cheviot Hills Reserve. The benched and signposted trail meanders through magnificent plantations of oak, eucalyptus and conifers, and takes in several historic sites. The trail leads up to a lookout over the Cheviot basin, and in Spring, much of the trail is through extensive plantings of daffodils.

The trail’s name celebrates the Cheviot Hills landowner Ready Money Robinson, who earned his nickname for buying the North Canterbury estate with a wheelbarrow of cash at the Lands and Deeds office in Nelson. The foundations of Ready Money’s mansion house are a feature of the Cheviot Hills Reserve and historic photographs of the estate in its heyday are inside the nearby cricket pavilion.

The trail is suitable for all levels of fitness and can be incorporated into the larger walking circuit from Cheviot down the Gore Bay Road, into the Cheviot Hills Reserve and back to Cheviot via a walking track along State Highway 1.


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Information correct as at: 05 September 2023

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