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

We hold 'Learn to Nordic Walk' courses throughout the year. Our next four week course begins on Friday 5 January 2018 and the weekly sessions will take place from 10.00am to 11.00am in Rowntree Park.

The cost of the course is £25.00, which includes the hire of Nordic Walking poles.

At the end of the course you'll 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 email: or telephone: 01904 553377.

Nordic Walking social groups

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

Community Nordic Walks

Fridays: 10.00am to 11.00am.
Rowntree Park Car Park, 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 (£2.00 for pole hire).

Nordic walks with Karen Heldt, Personal Trainer

Thursdays: 10.00am to 11.00am.
Rawcliffe Country Park Office, Rawcliffe Bar Park and Ride, York, YO30 5XZ.

This walk includes additional exercises designed to improve muscle function.

For further details or to book email: or telephone: 07771 921888.

Nordic Strides

  • Tuesdays: 10.00am to 11.00am - wellbeing session
  • Tuesdays: 7.00pm to 8.00pm - workout session

The Knavesmire, York, YO23 1EX.

For details or to book a place, contact Rebecca Paylor on telephone: 07912 867823 or visit the Nordic Strides website.

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