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Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority

Bannockburn Walk a Mile Trail Information Project

Bannockburn Walk a Mile Trail Information Project
Bannockburn Walk a Mile Trail Information Project

Walk a Mile in Bannockburn with new high-tech, self-guided tour

(Ausable Bayfield Conservation Watershed Map Location # 2) - 76249 Bannockburn Line, Brucefield, Ontario

Driving Directions: From Bayfield or Brucefield take Cty Rd # 3 and turn north at Bannockburn Line.

Professionally-narrated audio tourEnjoy the new self-guided Bannockburn tour. 'Walk a Mile Project' and enhance your Bannockburn experience with new signs, a professionally-narrated audio tour, GPS and pedometers and more!

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You can download the MP3 file using the link below.  This will open a new browser window.
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Please note, file size is a very large 6.7 mb

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GPS and Pedometers for TrailIf you would like a CD to play on a personal audio player please contact Ausable Bayfield Conservation at 519-235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610.

You now have three new high-technology ways to walk beautiful Bannockburn Conservation Area and learn about the natural world around you thanks to the Walk a Mile Trail Information Project.

The project allows people to download a professionally-narrated, self-guided tour onto an iPod or MP3 audio player from a website or CD. They can also track the distance they walk with a pedometer and go to environmental information locations with the help of a Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking device.

Permanent plaques are also located at stations along the self-guided tour route.

Download the audio file now (large file).

Download Bannockburn Guide Book.

'Walk a Mile' is a project of the Friends of the Bayfield River and the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) and was part of the ABCA's 60th Anniversary and '60 Projects for 60 years' campaign. The project was made possible by the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion, Communities in Action Fund as well as the Municipality of Central Huron, Municipality of Bluewater, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, the Huron Stewardship Council, the Bayfield Ratepayers' Association and the Huron County Clean Water Project.

"It's very exciting that people have a reason to be more active, find out about the natural world around them and develop an appreciation for this valuable ecosystem," said Ray Letheren, of Friends of the Bayfield River.
"The support and vision of our funding partners has allowed us to create a leading-edge program that will get people moving and discover the environmental importance of Bannockburn Conservation Area and the Bayfield River."

The former Bannockburn Wildlife Area is located east of Bayfield and from there or Brucefield travel on County Road 3 and turn north at Bannockburn Line.

Early morning walks will reward you with sightings of deer, grouse and numerous songbirds. Bannockburn is home to six different natural communities: wet meadow, eastern white cedar, deciduous forest, old field and mixed scrub and marsh. Hunting and motorized vehicles are not permitted. The trail starts with a boardwalk that is wheelchair accessible. The popular Bannockburn Fall Hike is held annually on the first Sunday of October.

The 'Walk a Mile' self-guided tour compact discs (CDs) are available at Huron County libraries, schools and some public institutions. Area schools have also taken part part in this effort to become more fit and environmentally-aware.

"Physical activity and protection of the Bayfield River are both increasingly important and Walk a Mile moves us many miles towards the accomplishment of these vital goals," said Julie Stellingwerff, Conservation Educator and Team Leader with Ausable Bayfield Conservation.

Bannockburn Fall Hike usually draws hundreds of walking and nature enthusiasts and visitors are asked to BYOM (Bring Your Own Mug) each October and enjoy a glass of complimentary apple cider.

For more information on Walk a Mile or the Bannockburn Fall Hike phone 519-235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610.

For map, guide book, and information on Bannockburn Conservation Area, visit our Bannockburn Conservation Area and Bannockburn Fall Hike pages on this website.