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Hiking Series

Get back with nature. Clear your head and enjoy some fresh air while exploring London's forests with FCSSC!

SAFE RETURN TO PLAY
SUMMER 2020 League Details:
REMEMBER: Registration Deadline for this league is Friday, June 26!  

Payment must be received in full by the deadline to secure a spot in the league/program of your choice!

Safe Return to Play

This hike series will take place outdoors, where, experts say, transmission of COVID-19 is much less likely.

All fitness levels will be comfortable; participants can trek at their own pace. You will enjoy meeting new members, getting in touch with nature, and learning to love the great outdoors!

This group will meet current social gathering limits. At the time of this registration we are restricted to 9 participants so that, including the instructor, we will respect the current 10 person gathering limit.

All participants must stay 6 feet apart at all times, including before, during and after hiking. Carpooling to locations is not permitted unless from same household bubble.

The hike leader will have hand sanitizer available. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own.

All participants are asked to bring their own snacks and water bottle. No sharing.

All other Safe Return to Play Guidelines must also be followed. Please read.

What to Expect This hike series will explore a selection of London's Environmentally Significant Area's. Hikes are a variety of beginner and intermediate levels and will discover points of interest as well natural flora and wildlife.

Hike Dates

SUNDAY
Starts: Week 1 - Sunday, June 28, 2020
Ends: Week 5 - Sunday, July 26, 2020

Total Weeks

5 weeks

Hike Times All treks are roughly 60 minutes and will begin at 8:30am due to summer weather (beat the heat!). Please arrive 15 minutes early to locate group/hike leader ensuring a prompt start time.
Price

$50

Location A schedule, including hike locations and other participant information, will be released to participants on June 26, to maximize registration time.

Refunds

Please review our refund policy here before completing your registration.

 

 



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Sport Info

 

Spirit of the Program This hike series is intended for beginners or social enthusiasts offering an introduction to a variety of local hiking trails while exploring unique points of interest at a majority of local Environmentally Significant Areas (ESA's). A light, steady pace will be kept with 1-2 short breaks along the way (as required).

Class Size

A minimum of 6 participants is required to run the program. Class size will be capped at 9 participants to meet the gathering limit of 10 people.

Equipment

Participants are recommended to bring a small backpack carrying a hat, sunglasses, their own water bottle, sunscreen and bug spray. Light pants and hiking shoes are recommended and a light rain coat should be considered accessible. Walking poles are welcomed. Camera's are optional. A face mask and hand sanitizer are recommended.

Participant Information All paid participants will receive detailed information about the program after registration closes.
Age & Waivers All participants MUST be 19 years of age or older, no exceptions. All participants must comply with FCSSC's Safe Return to Play Guidelines for the safety of all members, staff, and facility/program providers.
All participants MUST sign a waiver before participating, no exceptions. Signing the waiver on-line is super easy, just follow the steps during registration & checkout.

 

 

Rules

                 Hiking Rules             

 

1) Check the weather, dress appropriately, tell someone where you are going and for how long, and have some fun!

2) Recommended Equipment: Participants are required to bring their own personal equipment/gear if they should feel the need, such as poles, hat and sunglasses and a rain jacket. We strongly recommend bringing sunscreen and bug spray along with 1L of drinking water in a back pack on every trek.   

3) Dogs: IF all registered members are comfortable with dogs, and IF trails allow dogs, they are welcome to join ON LEASH. Canine participation is not guaranteed at time of registration. No dogs allowed on the first hike (this is when participant canine comfort levels will be determined.)

Location

The hiking series will take place on the best marked trails and most interesting Environmentally Sensitive Areas in and around the Forest City. Exact locations will be provided to all paid registrants after the registration deadline and before the first hike! Please note that personal transportation is required as not all trails are accessible by public transportation. We may explore trails that are up to 30 minutes outside of the city's core.

Possible trails include:

Westminster Ponds, Kains Woods, Medway Valley Forest, The Coves, Fanshawe Conservation Area, Strathroy Conservation Area, Coldstream, Miller Rd, Komoka Park

***Location information is as known at time of posting.  Locations are subject to change at any time. Additional locations may be added to accommodate demand.**