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

Our next four-week Learn to Nordic Walk course will take place on Fridays (17, 24 and 31 March, and 7 April 2017). 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 call 01904 553377 or email

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)

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.
Saturdays: 10am to 11am.
Rowntree Park Reading Café, Terry Avenue, York YO23 1JU.
Wellbeing walk.
For further details or to book, call 07771 921888 or email

Nordic Strides

Tuesdays: 10am to 11am - Wellbeing session; 7pm to 8pm - Workout session.
Held on the Knavesmire, York YO23 1EX.
For details or to book a place, contact Rebecca Paylor on 07912 867823 or visit

More information

For futher details, please email or phone 01904 553377.

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