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Big day out

The long ridge extending in the foreground from Little with Middle and then Mt Peel further in the distance. Photo: Lindsay Williams
Distance
10.7km
Total Ascent
1691m
Time
Car Park to Little Mt Peel, 2-2.5hr; Little Mt Peel to Mt Peel, 3hr; Mt Peel to Car park, 4-5hr
Grade
Moderate
Access
Turn-off SH 79 north of Geraldine to Peel Forest. First turn left after the Peel Forest store leads to Blandswood. Veer right before the bridge and park in the obvious area at the start of a steep shingle road. Track starts approximately 400m up at the road end
Map
J37
Mt Peel, Peel Forest Park, Canterbury Mount Peel dominates the distant view from our Timaru living room window and is one we have always wanted to climb. Locally, the mountain...

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