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Nordic Walking

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

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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.


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.


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


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.


Nordic Walking was originally a training regime for cross country skiers

Find Nordic Walking Activities Near You

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Connecting Actively to Nature

CAN is an exciting programme that supports and inspires inactive people aged over 55, in Devon, Torbay and Plymouth, to connect actively to nature. This includes people with multiple barriers to ac

Better Health

Sat, 01 Aug 2020

Your health matters. There has never been a better time to kickstart your health.

This Girl Can

Tue, 01 Sep 2020

No one gets to choose how you exercise other than you. Your body, your call. And whatever that looks like, we think it’s worth celebrating.

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British Nordic Walking CIC

Contact Name
Rebecca Williams
Contact Email
Contact Telephone
0115 848 3801

Nordic Walking UK

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General Enquiries
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0845 260 9339
Exe Nordic Walking

Exe Nordic Walking

Sue is an INWA qualified Nordic Walking Instructor,
Learn the INWA 10 step technique method.
Join group walks in Natures' Outdoor Gym,
Enjoy walking and chatting,
Make friends,
Enjoy exercise,
Meander, Ripple or Rapid walks available.

Nordic Walk Devon

Nordic Walk Devon

Nordic Walking Devon provides training and weekly leisure and fitness walks in the South Devon area. All levels of fitness welcome.

Nordic walk - Meander -  Mincinglake Valley Park

Nordic walk - Meander - Mincinglake Valley Park

Join us for a Nordic walk through the park, using your Nordic walking technique to enhance your natural walking style. Great views, hills to climb, moving more in natures gym. Small group walks in our local green spaces.

One of 8 walks
Rapid, Ripple or Meander

Nordic walking for beginners

Nordic walking for beginners

Are you looking for a way to get more active? This course is designed for people over 55 who are currently inactive. Learn how to Nordic Walk in a supportive, friendly environment. Naturally Healthy.

Learn the Nordic Walking Technique

Learn the Nordic Walking Technique

Learn the INWA 10 steps for good technique. Contact Sue for 1:1 or 1:2 courses at a time to suit you. Keep up-to-date via our website.
INWA’s original 10 Step Method, a tried and tested way of ensuring Nordic Walkers adopt the best posture and technique to get the most out of Nordic Walking as they progress through the Method. Developed by sports scientists and biomechanics experts, in conjunction with the development of ergonomically designed poles, this method of teaching Nordic Walking is recognised internationally.

Nordic Walk - Ripple - Ludwell Valley Park

Nordic Walk - Ripple - Ludwell Valley Park

A lovely Ripple Nordic walk in Ludwell Valley Park enjoying being outside, walking using our poles to enhance our walking experience. There are hills on this walk. Small group walk, enjoying each others company while walking. On this walk we enjoy moving a little faster than a Meander walk.

One of 8 weekly Nordic walks at different speeds.

Beginner activity classes for the over 55s at Haldon Forest Park

Beginner activity classes for the over 55s at Haldon Forest Park

Haldon Forest hosts a number of free beginner courses throughout the year, please contact us for more information.

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