Packford Green Space

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The Packford Green Space is in the seaside community of Sooke, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. Managed by the Land Conservancy of British Columbia, the Packford Covenant was formed in two thousand and seven. This green space is along the historical water main as shown in the photograph. There are Garry oak meadows among the rocky outcrops. Western red cedar forest are in the wet land areas and the Douglas fir forest is along the slopes in-between. The green space is twenty two hectares in size. The green space contributes to regional connectivity. This is a terrific moss walk along the old water main. This is not a good route for walking dogs as a good portion of this hike is on the concrete pipe.

 

Geographical location N48º 24’ 18”  W123º 38’ 19”

 

Peckford Green Space can be reached from the Trans-Canada Highway. Take the Langford Parkway exit and follow along to reach Sooke Road (Hwy 14). Follow Sooke Road and as the road descends around the Sooke Basin turn right onto Glinz Lake Road.  There is a limited parking near this parkland about one and half kilometers along the road. This is about a forty minute drive from Victoria. There is a city bus stop along Sooke Road.

http://conservancy.bc.ca/2015/08/packford-covenant-water-main-and-walking-trail/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fdj33LCmZG4

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