The Guinea Fowl Trail starts at Sunridge Park and ends at Settlers Park. Most people who do the walk start at the Third Avenue dip at Newton Park.
If you do the walk wear a pair of good shoes and take some water with you, because it can get very hot in the Valley. These days it is advisable to go in a crowd as there have been muggings in the Valley. I was delighted to see that the Baakens Valley Trust also arranges organised walks down the Guinea Fowl Trail.
We are really fortunate to have this piece wilderness in our city, with the indigenous bush and wildlife. We have seen duiker, hares, francolin and guinea fowl in the Third Avenue dip. You may also come across rock rabbits and tortoises on the walk. And just to remind you that you are in Africa, you may even come across a puff adder.