Welcome!

 

The Big Ben Memorial Trail Initiative was established by volunteers in 2005 as a ‘Works-in-Progress’ venture  to construct a non-motorized wilderness trailhead routing to accommodate horses [not all non-motorized wilderness trails in North America accommodate horses]. The proposed trailhead is located in Lanark County’s Lavant Forest .

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Lanark County approved the project ‘in-principle’, August 2011.

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The project has moved forward considerably since 2011. In 2012, construction of a new parking facility occurred followed by preliminary scouting for a proposed trailhead routing to connect to the Bottle Lake Road that accesses 2 scenic destinations and several views including a Point of  Interest.

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By 2013, portions of proposed trailhead routing was found. Spring 2014, saw completion of a proposed trail routing then tagged for approval. Upon approval, preliminary work on portions of the proposed trailhead routing was conducted and completed in July 2014. [See Preliminary Trailhead Work following this page.]

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Lanark County is located in Eastern Ontario, West of Ottawa [Nation’s Capital] and East of Kingston.

The website’s INDEX is located at the TOP OF EACH PAGE.

The Initiative wishes to acknowledge and express its sincere appreciation and gratitude to our Corporate Sponsor, XPLORNET Communications, Inc. for hosting its website.

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Also, as the Initiative’s Domain Host, XPLORNET provides excellent technical support and is one of our ‘Moral’ Supporters.

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• Important Announcement •

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The Big Ben Memorial Trail Initiative’s Founder and Patroness, Gayda Errett,  will no longer serve as Co-ordinator of the trail project.

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The Initiative’s Project Trail Manager for Construction and Development, along with the Advisor and Retired Trail Scouting Master, will continue with the existing plans to move the project forward.

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