The Urban Walk Series presents a group of pleasant urban walks for fitness and fun. Some of the walks are modified Discovery Walks where we try to give additional direction in places where the Discovery Walks can be a bit ambiguous as to where to go next. In addition we present some background information about the area and parks and give detailed directions to the start point. All of the walks begin and end at TTC subway stations or bus and streetcar lines. Also provided is a photo album slideshow of scenes along the walk plus a zipped track log that can be downloaded to your GPS if desired. We hope you enjoy these walks.
For some people one of the many attractions of walking is that you can do it alone and enjoy the tranquillity and beauty of the great outdoors without being disturbed by others. It's an opportunity to get away from it all, recharge your batteries and just enjoy the fresh air. There are many others, however, who prefer to walk within an organised walking group and there can be several benefits to be gained by joining a hiking or walking club.
Many people look upon their leisure time as an opportunity to meet new people other than their close friends to forge new friendships and to get a different perspective on life and exchange views and ideas. Walkers are no different in this regard. Additionally, some walkers feel more secure when out walking with a group especially if they're hiking in unfamiliar and sometimes challenging terrain. Usually in these situations, the group will have a trip leader and their help and support can be invaluable and often gives walkers more confidence to tackle walks which they might otherwise have been reluctant to do on their own.