Thursday, June 23, 2011


Location: Wild Cove/Gooseberry Cove

Directions to Start Point:
From Sydney follow Hwy 22 going towards Louisbourg,
turn left (East) onto Little Lorraine Rd.
Continue for approx 5K and park on the left side of the Hwy
Please try to get off the shoulder of the road as much as possible.
This is a good opportunity to car pool due to the limited parking on this stretch of highway

SUNDAY, June 26 
Registration begins at 1:30pm
Walk Start Time: 2:00pm
GW, 10k, 3C
Walk Guide/Leader is Elsie Buck

During this walk event participants are asked not to wander off the trail and to remain with the group as much as possible. The Eco-system in this area is very fragile and weather conditions such as wind and fog will change very rapidly.

Here is a quote from Wayne McKay a local writer and hiking/walking enthusiast:
". Gooseberry Cove is one of those rarely visited, magical places on the island. There are a few places like this but Gooseberry Cove has a special feeling all its own. It is the perfect place to take your family and explore. There are beaches in protected coves, impressive rock formations and cliffs, amazing views of the Atlantic coast between Louisbourg and Little Lorraine, loads of seabirds and wetlands full of interesting “small life” – including the bug-eating pitcher plant. The landscape is stark and beautiful upon first glance but teeming with life upon closer inspection. It’s very easy to putter away hours exploring at Gooseberry Cove. It’s a relaxing place that soothes the soul. Time falls away unnoticed and distance has little meaning. It’s a place for slow exploration and filling up on the wonder of the world." Wayne McKay

Friday, June 10, 2011


There will be a General Open Meeting for all CBIH members to discuss the WALK SCHEDULE for the 2012 season.

LOCATION: Cape Breton Regional Library, McConnell Library, 50 Falmouth Street, Sydney
Date: Wednesday, 22 June 2011
TIME: 18:30Hrs (6:30pm)
TOPIC: 2012 Walk Schedule

The meeting is sponsored by the Trails Committee.

Trail Coordinator Elsie Buck
This is your chance to have an input into the schedule for 2012.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

West Mabou Trails and West Mabou Beach Walk Event Start Point Change

Please note that our Start Point has changed slightly.

West Mabou Trails and West Mabou Beach Walk Event

Call and invite a friend to this event!

Everyone of all ages and all abilities can join us for a walk at anytime!
"CAR POOL" and save!!


From Sydney take Hwy 105 to Whycocomagh and take Exit 5 to the right (near Vi's Restaurant and a service station) other point of reference is "The Farmer's Daughter"!

 Using a GPS here is the Postal Code B0E 1X0 (not guaranteed)

Continue on Route252 and watch for highway signs (on the left) indicating to Mabou. Follow route 19 through the Village of Mabou in a southwest direction and then turn right on Colindale Road.
After 5km and just before the pavement ends the Start Point is on the right; Trail and CBIH signs will be on the right.

Please note that our Start Point has changed slightly.

DO NOT go to Beach Road as it is under major construction work.

SUNDAY, 12 June
Registration begins at 1:30pm
Walk Start Time: 2:00pm
GW, 5-10k, 2B 

Walk Leader for this event: Rollie Coombes 902-849-0747 or
We will have a guest walk leader Nadine Hunt from Mabou; Nadine has been out on the trails scouting  a new route for us as there are trails under construction and some windfalls as of last week.

In addition to these changes, the toilet facilities are not available due to construction on Beach Road!!

Note: For those interested there is a  lighthouse that we will see across the Harbour in Mabou. A good photo opportunity.