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. March and April walks are £3.50 per walk (this includes pole hire) and payable to Rachael at the start of the walk. All walks will start at 9.15am for an hour. Tuesday March 19th - Meet at Normanston Park in front of Jesters Tuesday March 26th - Meet at Carlton Marshes Car Park - Burnt Hill Lane, NR33 8HU Tuesday April 2nd - Meet at Sparrows Nest Car Park Tuesday April 9th - Meet at the Jolly Sailor, Pakefield Tuesday April 16th - Meet at the entrance to Gunton Woods, just passed the Church on the left hand side Tuesday April 23rd - Oulton Marshes - Meet in the car park at St Michaels Church, Church Avenue, NR32 3JP Tuesday April 30th - Meet at Sparrows Nest 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
At all ages. All walks are £3.50 and all monies are payable to Rachael at the beginning of the walk.