Altitude: 1048m to 1076m. Gain: 15m. Loss: 30m . Gradient: 1 deg (Flat)
A short 2km walk down the graveled Whittle Road connects the Iron Whare access at the fire dam to the Black Birch roadend at Littles Clearing. Despite being on a road, the walk is spectacular with the backdrop of the Kaweka main range ahead across the manuka-covered plateau.