Trailside numbered markers can help you measure your progress in kilometres. You will not be starting at “zero,” as these concrete markers include the original distance of the branch railway line from Wingatui, (south of Dunedin) to Middlemarch – the section is still serviced by the Taieri Gorge Train.
You will either;
start or end your trip at the 64 km mark at Middlemarch or,
start or end your trip at the 215 km mark at Clyde.