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Starting at Newlands Forest Station you walk towards the mountain and take the path to the right where the road forks. The walk is in the shade most of the time due to the large growth of pine trees. This is great when the weather is hot on a typical Cape Town Summer’s day. During the walk there are some great views overlooking Newlands and later some of Bishops Court. You should cross two streams during this walk which are ideal places for a refreshment break or even a picnic.
With the mountain as a backdrop and the scenic views all around, there are some great opportunities for photographs. There are many interlinking paths and if you ever did wonder off track then walk, keeping the mountain behind you, and you should reach a path back to the main road.

   
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Starting Point: Newlands Forest Station
Ending Point:
Newlands Forest Station
Walk Duration: 1¼ hours (Add on for stops)
Type of Terrain:
Dust road for the majority of the way if you stick to the path.
Difficulty:
This is an easy walk. The inclines are not very steep if you stick to the path.
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Route Description and Map:
Route Description:

• The start of the walk begins at Newlands Forest Station.
• Where the road forks to the left and right, go right
• Walk past the helicopter landing pads and wherever the road forks, keep to the left.
• You will reach a lookout point which has a magnificent view of the southern suburbs.
• Now facing the mountain, take the road to the left, the road just above the one from which you have come.
• Follow that road and you will cross a bridge with a stream and also the “woodcutters trail”
• Keep taking the left hand paths, but traveling in a fairly straight line and you will reach another river (sometimes a stream).
• You should see a old ruin of a buiding (probably a pump house), cross the stream just after it.
• There is a little bit of a climb to reach the path again on the otherside of the stream. Once you reach the path go left, down away from the mountain.
• Follow the winding path keeping in mind that you need to head to your left back to the starting point.
• Take all the declining paths, otherwise you will be heading back into the mountain.
• It’s a relatively straight walk now crossing bridges again at the 2 streams on the way back.
• End again at Newlands Forest Station.
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