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 several four-week Learn to Nordic Walk courses throughout the year. 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 contact tel: 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).

Nordic walks with 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.

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.
The Knavesmire, York YO23 1EX.
For details or to book a place, contact Rebecca Paylor on 07912 867823 or visit the Nordic Strides website.

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