Walking Group

Looking at the Bird Sculptures at Esquimalt Lagoon
Pictures from the walk along Windsor Park/Oak Bay Centennial Trail 
Along Lochside Trail

This is a year-round activity for members interested in 60 to 90 minute Friday walks on relatively flat surfaces with a maximum of 20 consecutive stairs.    If you are interested in joining, please contact Pat Bancroft at <patbancroft@telus.net> or Margaret Bates at <margaretbates@shaw.ca>   and you will be added to the walkers notice list.   

Walks are scheduled on Friday’s at 9:30 am.   All members take turns in leading a walk,  providing information a week in advance of the meeting location for the walk, and reserving a coffee location. 



– new ideas for walking routes are always welcome
– walks should be 60 to 90 minutes in length
– a notice regarding your walk should be sent to Pat on or before the Monday prior to your walk – please copy Margaret on your notice as she is Pat’s backup.   The notice should include information about the length of the walk,  the meeting location,  the coffee location, and how to reach you 
– maximum 20 stairs in any one place (some of us have knee and breathing problems)
– if snowing, walks are cancelled    
– walks are scheduled whether rain or shine and the leader should be at the starting location
– if heavy rain, the group (who turns up) decides whether to walk or to go for coffee instead of a walk
– if you are unable to lead a walk, it is your responsibility to find someone to take your place and
  to advise Pat and Margaret of this change so that their master lists are always up-to-date
– with vacations, other hikes, family, etc. we realize that you won’t be at some walks–no problem and no pressure
– if you wish to be removed from the distribution list, please contact Pat


Suggestions for walks:  Playfair Park, Island View Beach, Cedar Hill Golf Course, Swan Lake, Wlk Lake, Langford Lake, Sidney, Dean Park, Cordova Bay, Broadmead, Behind Butchart’s Garden, Lochside Trail, Cordova Bay Ridge, Bow Park, Brentwood,  Rithets Bog, Outerbridge Park, Cadboro Bay, Quadra Water Reserve, Sidney Airport, Cattle Point, Oak Bay, etc.  NEW WALKS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME


October 19th — Layritz Park/Technology Park Region  

Meet at 9:30.  Drive to Layritz Park via Wilkinson Road, turn on Glynn Rd (the corner with the  Cornerstone Pentacostal Church), up the hill turn right onto Layritz  Rd and follow to the parking lot at the end of the street.

We will walk down a paved path back to Wilkinson, along Wilkinson sidewalk a short distance, turn onto the Quick’s Bottom trail (smooth gravel/dirt), at the end of which turn uphill on a sidewalk towards the Technology Park, turn into the forest for a gentle dirt up and down trail with some roots, come out into a small meadow area, a bit more woods, then walk down through another meadow trail (dirt, small rocks), then turn back slightly uphill towards the technology park buildings on a gentle wide trail (fine gravel/dirt) before returning to the cars.  There’ll be a view of the lake which sits below the Horticultural Centre of the Pacific (former Glendale Gardens).  Overall a bit of gentle up and down walking.  Some may wish to have poles.  Just under 3 km. and about 1 1/2 hours.

Coffee will be at the Tech Park cafeteria (before returning to the cars) if open to the public, otherwise back at the Ridge.



Friday walks scheduled are: 


  • October 19th                                                                                Harrison
  • October 26th                                                                                Bishop


  • November 2nd                                                                              Tobacco
  • November 9th                                                                                Bancroft
  • November 16th                                                                              Bates/Hughes
  • November 23rd                                                                              Bishop
  • November 30th                                                                              McDonald


  • December 7th                                                                                 Childs
  • December 14th                                                                               Cownden
  • December 21st                                                                                Dutton
  • December 28th                                                                                Harrison


  • January 4th                                                                                      Holmes
  • January 11th                                                                                    Jeffrey
  • January 18th                                                                                    Jergens
  • January 25th                                                                                    Johannessen


  • February 1st                                                                                     Lidstone        
  • February 8th                                                                                     McDonald
  • February 15th                                                                                   Mann/Simmons
  • February 22nd                                                                                   Parton


  • March 1st                                                                                           Pearson
  • March 8th                                                                                           Reid
  • March 15th                                                                                         Robertson
  • March 22nd                                                                                        Sears
  • March 29th                                                                                         Tobacco


  • April 5th                                                                                              Assidi/Wilde  
  • April 12th                                                                                             Bancroft
  • April 19th                                                                                             Bates/Hughes
  • April 26th                                                                                             Bishop









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