Walking Group


This group will meet at 9:30 a.m. at various Trailheads.  We will do a brisk 60 to 90 minute walk on relatively flat ground.  Weekly walks would be led by those involved.    If you are interested, please contact Pat Bancroft at: patbancroft@telus.net or  Margaret Bates at margaretbates@shaw.ca   Everyone welcome.


A reminder to email Margaret (and copy me) on or before the Monday prior to your walk, so that the info can be sent out to everyone. What this means is you would provide  the information on the walk you are scheduled to lead (60 to 90 minutes) and also let Margaret know where you would like everyone to meet-up and where you will stop for coffee after the walk.   Margaret will then send out the weekly reminder–usually on the Monday evening.   We ask that if you are leading a walk that you try not to have excessive stairs on the walk (e.g., approx. 20 at a time seems to work; more is difficult for those with breathing and knee problems


December 15th — Beaver Lake 

This Friday’s walk is at Beaver Lake in Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park.  We will walk for an hour on a loop at the south-western end of Beaver Lake.  The walk is level and follows the shore of Beaver Lake for the first part, then goes on well-maintained trails through the woods. Part of the trail is the old rail bed for the original Victoria-Sidney railway line.  Lovely views of the lake and pleasant woodland trails.  


Directions: From the stop lights at Pat Bay Hwy 17 and Haliburton/Elk Lake Drive, follow Elk Lake Drive then turn right into entrance to Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park.  Follow the driveway for 400 m. to the main paved parking lot.  You will see a playground and small nature house beside the parking lot.  We will gather at the nature house.   There were some muddy patches when we pre-walked, so please wear suitable footwear.

Note: There are several parking lots. Call us on our cell at 250-532-7200 if you are lost!  

Coffee:  We’ll go to the Ridge Golf Club on Cordova Bay Road after the walk.  Please email us at (judith.jeffrey@gmail.com) if you plan to come on the walk, so that we can reserve space at the Ridge. Thank you.

Friday walks scheduled are:        
  •  December 15th                      Beaver Lake                                              Jeffrey
  • December 22nd                
  • December 29th


Cordova Bay 55+ Association
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