This wonderful slightly secret spot is not far from the quirky town of Tapanui.
This is great place to enjoy the spoils of the Taste of Clutha trail.
Manicured lawns spill down to the river's edge framed by forest.
There are even some serious stone bbq's to help you cook your feast.
Whether you stop for a picnic and some tipple and tucker or just want to indulge in a spot of daydreaming, then live Leithen like a local.
There is also a little further off the beaten track a lovely reserve at Park Hill, not far from Heriot, where you can also lounge on the lawn and relax by the river. (it's the last photo on the changing carousel)