Nordic Walking burns 46% more calories than ordinary walking and is suitable for all ages abilities. It helps improve posture and offers a full body workout. June & July walks in Lowestoft are £3.50 per walk , Beccles walks are £2.00 (Includes pole hire). All monies are payable to Rachael at the start of the walk. Tuesday July 2nd - Oulton Marshes - Meet in the church car park (NR32 3JP). Tuesday July 9th - Meet at Gunton Woods (just passed the Church). Tuesday July 16th - Meet at Sparrows Nest Car Park. Tuesday July 23rd - Carlton Marshes. Meet at Carlton Marshes Car Park - Burnt Hill Lane, NR33 8HU. Tuesday July 30th - Pakefield Cliffs Walk. Meet in the car park opposite the Jolly Sailors pub. All Beccles walks will be on Tuesdays as well in July, 1.00pm meet at the Common Lane car park.
Who is Nordic Walking suitable for? Nordic Walking is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Your instructor will ensure you stay at the pace or level that is right for you.
How do I get started? Come and join a walk, – you get to try the poles and start to learn how to Nordic walk. If you like it. You will be taken on guided walks, led by Rachael, our qualified Nordic Walking UK instructor.
Will it be too strenuous for me then? No. You are using poles, which is like having two extra legs and your physical effort is spread over your legs and the poles. It won’t feel like you are working hard.
Will I be able to do it? If you can walk you can Nordic walk. Some people take longer to learn the techniques; it’s not a problem to us and its good fun learning!
What should I bring? Whenever you are exercising, it is advisable to bring a drink. Sun screen and hats in hot weather are also important. A small and slim rucksack is also ideal, allowing your arms to freely swing from the shoulder. A waterproof jacket is advisable and all personal medication, if applicable, should be carried at all times. Walking shoes or boots should be comfortable and waterproof, but trainers will be just fine.
Are poles supplied? Yes, for all sessions and guided walks
What clothing is required? Layered clothing is best as it will allow you to adjust to the weather without restricting movement. Breathable fabrics are great and an outer waterproof shell is a must. Gloves can be useful to prevent initially chilly hands
Adults over 50 years of age.
Lowestoft walks are £3.50, Beccles walks are £2.00.