HOC 50th Anniversary Events
Fall Info Fair - November 3
Nordic Walking – Glen Abbey
Thursday September 21, 2023
Sue and Frank Elias
EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER
(Locality, city and/or landmark)
Glen Abbey Recreation Centre, Oakville
MEETING AND START TIME
Sidewalk from Parking Lot to Glen Abbey Gate
SPECIFIC MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION
(Include exact address, GPS coordinate and/or map)
South West Corner of Parking Lot
1415 Third Line, Oakville
C7P6+69 Oakville, Ontario
43.435096,-79.739542 View Larger Map
Approx. 5 km.
Leisurely / Moderate / Fast
Moderate: 3-4 km per hour
1.5 - 2 hours
Easy / Moderate / Challenging
Easy, sidewalks/asphalt trail
TYPE OF HIKE:
i.e., Loop, There & Back or Combination
HIKE GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Point of interests
From the park, we will head along the multi-purpose trails on Upper Middle Rd – south side, West of Third Line, cross over at Grand Oak Trail, come back the North side of Upper Middle Rd.
Start your winter training with a full body work-out.
Yes. A Must. Leaders appreciate early registration and at least 24 hours before the event.
• 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.
ONLINE REGISTRATION &
HIKER GROUP SIZE
Registration opens 2 weeks before the hike. Up to 15 hikers are welcome to participate in this event
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.
At the start, Sue will review the Urban Poling technique for Nordic walking for anyone interested.
Sue is a certified Urban Poling Instructor.
Check out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-fuF1pUaws
We will have demonstration poles and booties available.
Other Specifics to Your Hike
i.e., social to follow hike
There will be an optional social after the walk:
We will go to the Symposium Café for drinks – Coffee/Tea/Freezies, etc.
HIKE PACE - Leisure: 3 km/hr or less. Moderate: 3-4 km/hr or Fast: 4-5km/hr. All paces are an average and will depend on the terrain and weather. Rest stops are not included in the overall pace.
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 long hills and strenuous footing (some parts of the Bruce Trail, some trails in Short Hills, up and down the escarpment). Please note variations can be expected with wet or icy 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 (2) club activities as a Non-Member. You will have to sign a waiver of participation with the Hike Leader. After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member.
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