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Hiking Series

Get back in touch with nature and come frolic in the forest with FCSSC! This series is packed with Sunsets, Sunrises and sweet new trails.

SAFE RETURN TO PLAY
FALL 2020 League Details:
REMEMBER: Registration Deadline for this league is Monday, September 7, 2020!  

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 hiking series will (obviously!) take place outdoors, where, experts say, transmission of COVID-19 is much less likely.

All fitness levels will be comfortable; participants will be led at a 3-4km/h 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. Hike Ontario is recommending no larger than groups of 10 including the instructor.

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.

As this is an outdoor activity, masks are not required, though masks are strongly encouraged if the group finds themselves in a situation where remaining 6 feet apart is challenging or not possible.

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 Sunsets, sunrises and sweet new trails. This hike series will explore a selection of London's Environmentally Significant Areas and other unique trail systems in and around the city. Hikes are a variety of beginner and intermediate levels and will discover points of interest as well natural flora and wildlife. An average of 3.5-4.5 km/h depending on terrain. Unique and creative twists on traditional hikes are included including varying times. See LOCATION tab above for possible trails. Trails are subject to change.

Hike Dates

SUNDAY
Starts: Week 1 - Sunday, September 13, 2020
Ends: Week 6 - Sunday, October 25, 2020
No hike on October 11 (Thanksgiving);

Weather Reschedule day: November 1, 2020

Total Weeks

6 weeks

Hike Times All treks are roughly 60 minutes and will begin between 7:30 and 9:30am and may include  a 7pm evening sunset time. Please arrive 15 minutes early to locate group/hike leader ensuring a prompt start time.
Price

$60

Location A schedule, including hike locations and times and other detailed information, will be released to participants by September 11, to maximize registration time.

Refunds

Please review our refund policy here before completing your registration.

 

 



REMEMBER: Registration Deadline for this league is Sunday September 6, 2020!  

REMEMBER: Registration Deadline for this league is Sunday September 6, 2020!  

REMEMBER: Registration Deadline for this league is Sunday September 6, 2020!  

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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 in and around the city. A light, steady pace 3-4km/h 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. Group size will be capped at 20 participants.

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. Proper footwear is recommended (firm soled hiker) as hikes will take place on uneven ground and may include puddles and mud. We also 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 often takes place on the best marked and unmarked trails in and around the Forest City. Exact locations will be provided to all paid registrants after the registration deadline and before the first hike (***Note: trail locations may change within 48 hours depending on conditions made during the pre-hike. All changes will be communicated as early as possible).  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:

 

 TVTA trails (Heatley, Miller Rd), Meadowlily Woods, Warbler Woods, Kains Woods, and Medway Valley Heritage Forest, Gibbons Park, Killally Meadows, Westminister Ponds and Sifton Bog but may also include some trails just outside city limits.

 

***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.**