Garni Gorge Hike

Hike:Garni Gorge Hike
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The Hike

What should we know?

Name in local script:Գառնիի կիրճի հեծան
Also known as:Garrnii kirchi hetsan
 
Tour operator(s):
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Environment type:gorge, hill, mountain, river, scree
Location type:rural, town, viewpoint, village

What can we see or do there?

Attractions:, ,
 
Services:N/A
Shops:N/A
 
Animals:
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How much will it cost us?

Currency:Armenian Dram (AMD)
 
Ticket type:Cost:
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Extras:Average Cost:
AMD1,500

When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:1 hour, 30 minutes
 
High season:July, August
Low season:January, February

How can we get in contact?

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Language(s):Armenian, Russian
Timezone:UTC+04:00
Country calling code:+374

How can we get there?

Coordinates:
Geographical feature:Azat River
 
Start location:
End location:H3 Highway
 
Route:There is a path leading down into the gorge immediately to the left of the entrance of . Follow this road down for about 15 minutes. It will turn into a dirt track pretty quickly and shortly after that a trail. You should now be able to see a main track, the river, some old and rusted out picnic tables and some interesting basalt columnar formations. Take the dirt road heading left (east) to complete the Garni Gorge Hike.
 
(continued):Follow this road for about 40 minutes. Along the way, you’ll pass some disused and fenced off areas before reaching the – which is formed of the most impressive section of basalt columns. Just after this formation you’ll come across the and then shortly after that a major fork in the road. Take the turning left up the cobblestone road which will take you back to . Once you reach the crossroads in town (by the tourist information centre), you’ll want to take the right turning heading north to the main H3 highway – about 10 minutes away.
 

What are the numbers and averages?

Altitude:1,100 to 1,400m
Distance:4km

Top Descriptions

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This is a fairly short but pleasant and shady loop hike starting right next to , heading down into Garni Gorge and finishing further along the town of . You’ll descend into the gorge, follow the picturesque river along and beyond some interesting basalt columns called the before passing the and returning back up into town. All in all, this is more of a walk and it shouldn’t take you much longer than an hour and a half, even with a picnic along the way.
 
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Top Tips

There are no facilities once you’re on the trail, so make sure you bring ample water, a few snacks, and some good footwear too.
The section down from can be a little slippery because of the scree. Just take it slowly and you should be fine.
According to the signs, it’s possible to continue walking along this trail for another 9km to . Alternatively, you could take a from the H3 main highway.
 
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Decoration
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Preservation
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English information
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Multilingual information
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Need for Armenian
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Experience needed
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Intensity
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Risk
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Value for money
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Ability to explore
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Beggars
1
Hassle
1
Hawkers
1
Insects
1
Mosquitoes
1
Unwanted attention
1
Picnicking
1
Swimming
1
Awe
1
Captivation
1
Memorability
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Quality
2
Recommendation
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Backpackers
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Congestion
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Popularity
1
Tour groups
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Tourists
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Air quality
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Altitude
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Human factor
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Peacefulness
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Pollution
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Variation in terrain
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Variation in topography
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Awe
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Beauty
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Panorama
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Visibility
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Changeability
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Drought
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Flood
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Humidity
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Rain
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Snow
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Temperature
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Wind
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Birdlife (viewing)
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Wildlife (viewing)
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Accessibility (car)
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Accessibility (foot)
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Accessibility (public transport)
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Signs
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Trails
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Danger (humans)
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Danger (land animals)
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Landslides
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Malaria
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Robbery
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Wild dogs
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Armed guard
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Early start
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Equipment (climbing)
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Equipment (hiking)
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Equipment (weatherproof)
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Flashlights
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Guides
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Map
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Snacks
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Sun protection
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Water purification
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Ability to take photos
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Photogenic factor
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Distance to hospital
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Safety
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Cleanliness
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Kempston 10km Run (Route 1)

Jog:Kempston 10km Run (Route 1)
Location: > > > Kempston
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The Jog

What should we know?

Environment type:field, grass, river
Location type:rural, town
 
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Birds:crows

How can we get there?

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Start location:end of Mill Lane
End location:end of Mill Lane
 
Route:Cross the bridge at the end of Mill Lane and then take an immediate left following the river. Keep following as close to the river as you can. The path might be a bit overgrown, but there’s definitely one there. You will pass under a bridge and then eventually come to the end of the field where the track will loop back on the other side of that field. Follow that track until you are opposite the Mill Lane bridge again.
 
(continued)On your left, you will see a small wooden arched bridge taking you into another field facing the Great Denham housing estate. Take the immediate right through a gate that takes you into the adjacent field and then take the immediate left and follow this path for a little while. After 10 or so minutes you will near a lake/river and then you will have to take another left back into the main field heading towards the housing estate. This path will run out when you reach the buildings, at which point you can turn around and return back the way you came.

What are the numbers and averages?

Altitude:60m
Distance:10km

When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:50 minutes
Busiest day(s):Saturday

Top Descriptions

This is a pleasant and quiet 10km jogging route that takes you away from the traffic and people and through the fields of Kempston and Great Denham. – Daniel
 
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Top Tips

Watch out for stinging nettles. The paths can get a little overgrown, and if you’re running in shorts you’ll soon find out when you’ve gone a little off path.
There can be a good few flies here on a hot day, so try to keep your mouth closed!
There are no shops on this route, so bring water along if you think you’ll need it.
 
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Reviews & Amenities

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Preservation
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Friendliness
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Ascent
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Descent
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Experience needed
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Intensity
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Risk
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Hassle
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Insects
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Mosquitoes
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Noise
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Unwanted attention
1
Memorability
1
Need for maintenance
1
Quality
1
Recommendation
1
Congestion
1
Popularity
1
Air quality
1
Altitude
1
Human factor
1
Peacefulness
1
Pollution
1
Variation in terrain
1
Variation in topography
1
Awe
1
Beauty
1
Panorama
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Visibility
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Changeability
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Drought
0
Flood
1
Humidity
1
Rain
1
Snow
1
Temperature
1
Wind
1
Birdlife (viewing)
1
Wildlife (viewing)
1
Accessibility (car)
1
Accessibility (foot)
1
Accessibility (public transport)
1
Disorientation factor
1
Location factor
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Signs
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Trails
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Danger (humans)
1
Danger (land animals)
1
Robbery
1
Wild dogs
1
Early start
1
Equipment (weatherproof)
1
Sun protection
1
Ability to take photos
1
Photogenic factor
1
Distance to hospital
1
Safety
1
Cleanliness
1
Maintenance

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