People who use the Link Pathway can contribute to it's on-going maintenance by donating through the Link Pathway Trust's Givealittle page.
The Link Pathway is a community initiated project to create a high quality dual-use and free-to-use pathway on public land that links communities between Havelock and Picton in the Inner Marlborough Sounds, NZ. The finished pathway will be 42 k's long, with many shorter sections along the way catering for a range of opportunities and time-frames. Part of the Link Pathway incorporates a re-discovered bridle path that was built in 1862 and has lain abandoned for over 130 years. The Link Pathway passes through a range of features, including sounds foreshore, mature beech forests, remnant podocarps, tidal estuaries, vistas of the inner sounds, and pleasant farm-land. Other existing tracks and trails can be accessed from the Link Pathway, including the Queen Charlotte Track, and the Cullensville / Waikakaho track.
The Link Pathway is a community initiated project to create a high quality dual-use pathway on public land connecting communities between Havelock and Picton in the Inner Marlborough Sounds, NZ. All Givealittle funds will be used for maintenance of the pathway.
Storm Damage to Link Pathway 17 August 2021
The Link Pathway Trust is really grateful for over 70 donations totaling almost $10,000 since the storm on17 July.
Since the storm, we have assessed all the damage, and developed a strategy for getting less damaged sections open asap. Volunteers have been working hard clearing mud and debris between Anakiwa and Picton. This 24 kilometre section is usable again, though narrow and muddy in some short areas.
We have also made a start on the more severely damaged Mahakipawa Hill section, with our small digger beginning the massive task of clearing slips, and work beginning on repairing some washed out culverts and stream crossings.
Where the damaged pathway is close to the damaged road, the repairs are particularly tricky, and we will need to have Marlborough Roads cooperation and help in restoring both road and pathway. Some of these areas of pathway will take considerable time and money to repair.
Your donations are hugely appreciated!