Allman Park

Allman Park is in the seaside community of Sooke, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This eleven hectare nature parkland borders on the Sea to Sea Regional Park and was donated by the Allman Family. Located in the Saseenos neighborhood, the park trails are rough and lead across to Ayum Creek. The parkland protects a small section of Ayum Creek and riparian areas. Ayum Creek hosts coho and chum salmon as well as many small insects and invertebrates. The hiking trail connects to a connector to Quimper Summit Trail in the Sea to Sea Regional Park. Grasses and shrubs cover the slopes of the creek while a deciduous forest of alder, big leaf maple and poplar provide shade. There are also hemlock, cedar and fir trees in this second growth forest. This is a peaceful walk in your back yard. This park borders along Ludlow Road Park.

 

Geographical location N48º 24’ 01”  W123º 39’ 22”

 

Allman Park 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 Ludlow Road. The Galloping Goose Trail – Sooke crosses Ludlow Road within a few meters. Continue along Ludlow Road to reach Allman Road. Turn left onto Allman and then take the next right onto Allman Place. The access trail is between 2171 and 2201 where there is a small sign that indicated Ludlow Park; this is also the access to Allman Park. There is a limited parking near this parkland. This is about a forty minute drive from Victoria. There is a city bus stop near Ludlow Road along the Sooke Road.

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