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Hiking Nordic Walking - Burlington - Sherwood Forest Park

  • 28 May 2022
  • 9:30 AM
  • Sherwood Forest Park, Burlington
  • 10

Registration

  • Registration opens 2 weeks before the hike
  • Non-members are welcome to participate in two club events prior to joining.

Register

HIKE TITLE

Nordic Walking – Burlington - Sherwood Forest Park

DATE

Saturday May 28, 2022

HIKE LEADER(S)

Sue and Frank Elias

EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER

fselias@cogeco.ca  416-556-2638

GENERAL LOCATION

Sherwood Forest Park
43.387300, -79.750243

START TIME

Meet at 9:30 a.m. for 15 minutes of instruction    

MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION

Sherwood Forest Park – east entrance

Turn west off Burloak onto Prince William Drive, turn right (north) onto Fothergill Rd. There are two parking lots, meet on the trail where it crosses Fothergill Rd.

Do not use the west entrance off Fairview St.

DISTANCE

Approx. 6 km.

PACE:

Leisurely / Moderate / Fast

Moderate: 3-4 km per hour

DURATION APPROX

1.5 - 2 hours

TERRAIN:

Easy / Moderate / Challenging

Moderate, some hills, sidewalks/asphalt trail

TYPE OF HIKE:

Out and back

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Point of interests

From the park, we head west and will turn around at Nelson Park.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Yes. A Must. Leaders appreciate early registration and at least 24 hours before the event.

CANCELLATION

   If your plans change, please self-cancel as soon as possible so that other HOC members may take your spot.

   The club may cancel due to bad weather that may impact the safety of participants or due to low attendance.

REGISTRATION OPENS

2 weeks before the hike

WHAT TO BRING

This is a Nordic walk so bring your telescoping hiking/walking poles with rubber booties as we will be on asphalt and concrete most of the time. At the start Sue will teach the Urban Poling technique for Nordic walking.  Sue was recently certified as an Urban Poling Instructor.
See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-fuF1pUaws

We will have some demonstration poles and booties available.  If your poles don’t have rubber booties check online for your pole manufacturer details.

Bring water and snacks.  Rain gear and/or sunscreen.

There are washrooms near the baseball diamonds.
(Open – May 14-Oct.10 2022)

IMPORTANT COVID REMINDERS

The club’s Covid-19 Safety Guidelines will be observed.  

GUIDING NOTES:

HIKE PACE - Leisurely: 3 km/hr. or less. Moderate: 3-4 km/hr. or Fast: 4-5km/hr. All paces are average and depending on the terrain.

 

TERRAIN - Easy: mostly flat and usually good footing (i.e., rail trails, Confederation Park, Bay Front Park), Moderate: some hills and/or poor footing (Bruce Trail, Dundas Valley, etc.) and Challenging: steep hills and strenuous footing (Bruce Trail, some trails in Short Hills, Dundas Valley and Red Hill Valley). Please note variations can be expected with weather conditions.

Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member. After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member.

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