Nordic walking

Nordic Walking uses special poles to enhance walking style, with an upper body technique similar to that of cross country skiing.


Nordic walking courses

Our next 4-week Learn to Nordic Walk course will take place on January 13, 20, 27 and February 3, 2017. The sessions will take place from 11.30am to 12.30pm in Rowntree Park, Terry Avenue, York YO23 1JQ. The cost of the course is £25, which includes the hire of Nordic Walking poles. At the end of the course you will be issued with a Nordic Walking UK Freedom Card, which will enable you to attend affiliated walking groups anywhere in the UK.

For further information or to book a place, please call 01904 553377 or email yorwellbeing@york.gov.uk.


Nordic walking social groups

For those already familiar with the technique, there are several social Nordic Walking groups in York:

Community Nordic Walks

Fridays: 10am to 11am.
Rowntree Park Car Park, Terry Avenue, York YO23 1JQ.
A fast-paced session for experienced walkers led by volunteers. Anyone with a Nordic Walking UK Freedom Passport may attend.
Cost: Free. £2 for pole hire.

Karen Heldt – Personal Trainer

Thursdays: 10am to 11am.
Rawcliffe Country Park Office, Rawcliffe Bar Park and Ride, York YO30 5XZ.
This walk includes additional exercises designed to improve muscle function.
Saturdays: 10am to 11am.
Rowntree Park Reading Café, Terry Avenue, York YO23 1JU.
Wellbeing walk.
For further details or to book call 07771 921888 or email karenheldt@btinternet.com.

Nordic Strides

Tuesdays: 10am to 11am - Wellbeing session; 7pm to 8pm - Workout session.
Held on the Knavesmire, York YO23 1EX.
For details or to book a place, contact Rebecca Paylor on 07912 867823 or visit www.nordicstrides.co.uk.


More information

For futher details, please email yorwellbeing@york.gov.uk or phone 01904 553377.

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