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 22 June 2018
  • will take place between 10.00am and 11.00am in Rowntree Park
  • costs £25.00 (includes hire of Nordic Walking poles)

At the end of the course, you'll be issued with a Nordic Walking UK Freedom Card, which means you can attend affiliated walking groups anywhere in the UK.

For further information or to book a place, please contact us.

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
  • meet at: Rowntree Park Car Park
  • cost: free (£2.00 for pole hire)

A fast-paced session for experienced walkers led by volunteers; anyone with a Nordic Walking UK Freedom Card may attend.

Nordic Walks with Karen Heldt, Personal Trainer

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
  • meet at: The Knavesmire

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

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