United & Champion Mine Loop, Richmond Forest Park - Mar 2020
A day hike with the Waimea Tramping Club in the Aniseed valley exploring the the United Mine, Champion Mine & Smelter sites. An easy walk up the Roding river and United creek along a 4wd track to the Champion Smelter. The 4wd track continues alongside the river until you cross it and climb steeply to the United Mine. From here a well marked track climbs up on to a spur to the east and up to the tops with great views into both the Champion Creek and United Creek valleys. Track then desends to the Champion Mine track and the mine site nearby. To complete the loop we walked down the valley and took the short cut down to the Roding to complete the loop.
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