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 2 March 2018 and the weekly sessions will take place from 10.00am to 11.00am in Rowntree Park.

The cost of the course is £25, 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
  • meet at: 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 for pole hire).

Nordic walks with Karen Heldt, Personal Trainer

  • Thursdays: 10.00am to 11.00am
  • meet at: 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
  • meet at: 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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