The quiet neighborhood of Lands End in North Saanich has many excellent pathways that connect to non-thoroughfare roads. Many of these green spaces, like the four accessible from Hedgerow Drive, contain a peaceful natural trail through this forested area. This neighborhood on northern region of the Saanich Peninsula has some steep hills with excellent views that make it worth the efforts. You may find walkers, runner, hikers, cyclists and equestrians enjoying the Douglas-fir, Arbutus, cedar and maple trees in the second growth forest green spaces. The view points from Hedgerow are mainly toward the waters of Cowichan Bay and Satellite Channel in the Salish Sea as well as Mount Tuam on Saltspring Island.
Geographic coordinates for first trail marker N48° 41’ 22” W123° 25’ 60”
You can get to Hedgerow Drive Green Space from Pat Bay Highway. As you near the ferry terminal in Swartz Bay, stay to the right to exit the highway. At the light turn left and follow the signs to Lands End Road. Travel along Lands End Road until you reach Hedgerow Drive. Turn left onto Hedgerow Drive then look for the small yellow hiking markers on the left side of the drive. There is trail access from two sites along Hedgerow that connect via Cascara Crescent. Further up Hedgerow Drive, again on the left is another green space with a wide pathway to Elderberry Way. And near the top of Hedgerow Drive is the footpath that connects to Horth Hill Park, a 300 meter walk, as well as to Tanager Road. There is limited road side parking near all access points.