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 4-week 'Learn to Nordic Walk' courses throughout the year.

Courses will be held from 10.00am to 11.00am on the following dates:

  • 23, 30 November and 7, 14 December 2018
  • 11, 18, 25 January and 1 February 2019
  • 15, 22, 29 March and 5 April 2019

The group meets at the Rowntree Park Reading Café.

The cost of the course is £30 including pole hire. At the end 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, contact Paul Ramskill on telephone: 01904 553372 or email

Community Nordic Walking

For those already familiar with Nordic Walking, we're currently running a fast-paced volunteer-led session:

  • Fridays: 10.00am to 11.00am
  • meet at: Rowntree Park Reading Café
  • cost: free (£2.00 for pole hire)

Anyone with a Nordic Walking UK Freedom Card is welcome to attend.

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