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.


– 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


May 25th:  Macaulay Point Park

We will lead a walk through Macaulay Point Park on the Esquimalt waterfront. It should take about an hour or so as we plan on stopping at the Interpretive Boards which outline the history of the park dating back to 1878.  We’ll get to check out the gun placements and other interesting constructions put in place to protect Victoria harbour during various conflicts. The views are impressive and the weather is forecast as mainly sunny.   

We will leave from the boat launch parking lot at the foot of Lampson Street at 9.30 am.   

Coffee will be at McDonald’s just around the corner at 1151 Esquimalt Road by the Archie Browning Sports Centre. There is ample and easy parking in the adjacent Esquimalt Plaza.


Peter and Patsy Dutton




Friday walks scheduled are: 


  • May 25th                                                                                      Dutton


  • June 1st                                                                                        Sears
  • June 8th                                                                                        Parton
  • June 15th                                                                                      Crosby
  • June 22nd                                                                                     Wade
  • June 29th                                                                                      Childs




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