Lyell, New Zealand
Lyell in circa 1910
Lyell was named by the geologist Julius von Haast after the Scottish geologist Charles Lyell who had popularised that plate tectonics formed mountains, with the locality surrounded by mountain ranges.
The gold rush in Lyell was in 1862. A dray road that was built at the time towards the Lyell Saddle is now the start of the Old Ghost Road, an 85 kilometres (53 mi) mountain biking and walking trail connecting with Seddonville close to the West Coast beaches.
- Media related to Lyell, New Zealand at Wikimedia Commons
- Lyell Walks Information on historic walking/cycling trails from the Department of Conservation, NZ.
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