The walkway is an attractive and tranquil riverbank walk. Changes of direction and elevation provide variety as there are steep slopes and river flats. There is a well-maintained path through bush and farmland with some steep gradients following the natural contou and swing-bridge at the halfway point.
Look out for the two weirs built to dam the river and supply water to the Cardiff Co-operative Dairy Factory that operated from 1891 to 1951.
After the swing-bridge, a short side track leads to a cliff-top lookout platform with views of the mountain, the surrounding farmland and a 55m natural gas pipeline bridge. You can also enjoy beautiful views of the river and its stony banks from a picnic area which is located a short stroll from the carpark. This walkway was developed by members of the Cardiff Branch of Federated Farmers to coincide with the centennial of the Cardiff School and District in May 1986.
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