Around robinson road in the north-east of riverhead - the whole block east of Long Bush road is completely free of gorse and has very little vegetation, just has thinnings of varying ages ranging from about a year old to only a couple of years off being usable.
Nice, thats one area I never really went to, it always looked a bit steep. There are new motor X tracks in there as well apparently.
The area I checked out for Rob a couple of years ago was around Chatham Rd in the nor-west. Some really nice bits then some thinned crap and some vague green areas but again basically no gorse. Not quite enough good bits to link together for a proper area but might be good in 4-5 years. Worth going for a run round over there.
Yeah there were a few more tracks then we expected but it wasn't too steep. Rob mentioned to me about that area up in the most northern part of riverhead however the Lidar didn't cover it so I don't have a map of it. Might go for a run up that way sometime though anyway and see how it looks.