This walk recommends a route through the streets of Lyttelton township to link the end of Urumau Reserve Track to the Coastal Path, as part of the Head to Head Walkway.
Status: Open but unmarked.
Start: Northern end of Foster Tce, Lyttelton.
Finish: 7 Park Tce, Lyttelton.
Time: 1 hour one way.
Dogs: Dogs on leash.
Toilets: Located at the Lyttelton Information Centre on Oxford Street.
Access: Footpath, suitable for buggies.
This section of the Head to Head Walkway is unmarked, using existing asphalt footpaths and steps. The recommended route takes you through the steep streets of historic Lyttelton, a bustling port town with a colonial past still apparent in its charming cottages.
Head downhill on Foster Tce to Randolph Tce; continue down Randolph then turn right at Watsons Lane to drop two blocks down to Sumner Road. Turn right and follow Sumner Road uphill, crossing at Oxford Tce to reach London St, the main shopping centre with a large choice of cafes and restaurants. Historic but humble Grubb Cottage is at 62 London St.
Follow London St for three blocks, turn left onto the historic Bridle Path, then follow this down until it becomes Cunningham Tce.
Follow Cunningham Tce around the bend to Simeon Quay, cross the road and turn right uphill then left onto Voelas Rd. Go down one block then cross over and turn right onto Brittan Tce. Follow Brittan Tce until it becomes Park Tce. The entrance to the Coastal Path is at a white gate opposite 7 Park Tce.