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Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking is an enhancement on regular walking but using poles.

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Walking

An Overview of Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking uses specially designed poles to enhance your natural walking experience. With a technique that is similar to the upper body action of classic cross country skiing, Nordic Walking becomes a genuinely whole body exercise that can be enjoyed at many levels, from walking for health to athletic Nordic running.

Benefits

Nordic Walking combines the simplicity and accessibility of walking with simultaneous core and upper body conditioning similar to Nordic skiing. The result is a full body workout, which means that you: burn up to 46% more calories compared to walking without poles, release tension in the neck and shoulders, improve your posture and gait, strengthen your back and abdominal muscles and reduce the impact on the joints. Because Nordic Walking doesn't feel like hard work you?ll be happy to walk further and for longer.

Costs

It can be done by anybody, anywhere and does not require expensive equipment or clothing.

Equipment

Getting the correct poles is the most important thing to concentrate on when starting to Nordic Walk - it is also important not to confuse these with ordinary trekking or walking poles. Nordic Walking poles have 3 main components: the Pole Shaft, the Grip / Hand strap and the Basket / Paw.

Facts

Nordic Walking was originally a training regime for cross country skiers

Find Nordic Walking Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

National Governing Bodies

British Nordic Walking CIC

Contact Name
Rebecca Williams
Contact Email
info@britishnordicwalking.org.uk
Contact Telephone
0115 848 3801

Nordic Walking UK

Contact Name
General Enquiries
Contact Email
info@nordicwalking.co.uk
Contact Telephone
0845 260 9339

BH Live

BH Live is the south coast’s leading operator of leisure and event venues; a social enterprise that designs and builds engaging experiences to inspire people and enrich lives.

Ferndown Leisure Centre

A leisure centre catering for all ages and abilities

Activate Coast & Greenspace, Dorset Councils Health & Activity Team

The Activate Coast and Greenspace programme aims to encourage people to get more active through a wide range of coast and countryside based activities.

Nordic Walking - Taster - West Moors

Nordic Walking - Taster - West Moors

An opportunity to find out about Nordic Walking and see the benefits that this exercise can give you.

Nordic Walking - Taster - Moors Valley Country Park

Nordic Walking - Taster - Moors Valley Country Park

A taster session to see if this activity is for you and to find out about the benefits this exercise can give you.

Nordic Walking - Learn to - Moors Valley Country Park

Nordic Walking - Learn to - Moors Valley Country Park

An opportunity to learn the full technique of Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking - Learn to - Moors Valley Country Park

Nordic Walking - Learn to - Moors Valley Country Park

An opportunity to learn the technique of Nordic Walking.

Nordic Walking - Learn to - Moors Valley Country park

Nordic Walking - Learn to - Moors Valley Country park

An opportunity to learn the Nordic Walking technique

Nordic Walking - Learn to - Kingston Lacy

Nordic Walking - Learn to - Kingston Lacy

An opportunity to learn the technique of Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking - Taster - Kingston Lacy

Nordic Walking - Taster - Kingston Lacy

An opportunity to see if Nordic Walking could be the activity for you and to find out about the benefits this exercise can give you.

Nordic Walking - Learn to - Kingston Lacy

Nordic Walking - Learn to - Kingston Lacy

An opportunity to learn the technique of Nordic Walking

Monthly Nordic Adventure Walk

Monthly Nordic Adventure Walk

These monthly two hour Adventure Nordic Walks will help you improve your fitness and endurance whilst exploring the beautiful countryside, guided by a qualified Nordic Walking Instructor. Nordic Walking poles are provided. A learn to course must have been completed prior to taking part.

Monthly Nordic Adventure Walk

Monthly Nordic Adventure Walk

These monthly two hour Adventure Nordic Walks will help you improve your fitness and endurance whilst exploring the beautiful countryside, guided by a qualified Nordic Walking Instructor. Nordic Walking poles are provided. A learn to course must have been completed prior to taking part.