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Hiking Nordic Walking – Shell Park

  • 05 Oct 2023
  • 6:00 PM
  • Shell Park, 3307 Lakeshore Rd W, Oakville
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Registration

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

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HIKE TITLE

Nordic Walking Shell Park

DATE

Thursday Oct 5, 2023

HIKE LEADER(S)

Sue and Frank Elias

EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER

fselias@cogeco.ca   416-556-2638

GENERAL LOCATION

Shell Park, Oakville

MEETING AND START TIME

6:00 p.m.

SPECIFIC MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION

Shell Park – 1st Parking lot on the right
3307 Lakeshore Rd W, Oakville, ON L6L 6S6

N43.3798832,W-79.7175214

Shell Park link

DISTANCE

Approx. 5 km.

PACE:

Moderate: 3-4 km per hour

DURATION APPROX

1.5 - 2 hours

TERRAIN:

Easy, sidewalks/asphalt trail

TYPE OF HIKE:

Out and back

HIKE GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Point of interests

From the park, we head east and take the trails from South Shell Park and go west to Burloak Waterfront Park. 

On the way back, we will take the multi-purpose trail on Lakeshore Rd W. back to Shell Park.

Start your winter training with a full body work-out.

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.

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

Bring water and snacks. 

Washrooms at Shell Park (near Soccer fields) and Burloak Waterfront Park.

GUIDING NOTES:

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.

Attention Past Members:  You are not entitled to two trial activities. Please renew your membership to take advantage of all that the Club has to offer.


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