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:
- meet: Rowntree Park Reading Café
- cost: £35.00 (including pole hire)
You'll be issued with a Nordic Walking UK Freedom Card at the end of the course, which allows you to attend affiliated walking groups anywhere in the UK.
The next course takes place on the following Fridays, from 10.00am to 11.00am:
- 1 November
- 8 November
- 15 November
- 22 November
Visit Exercise Anywhere for further information or to book a place.
Community Nordic walking
We're currently running fast-paced volunteer-led sessions for those already familiar with Nordic walking. These sessions are free, but there is a £2.00 charge for pole hire.
Anyone with a Nordic Walking UK Freedom Card is welcome to attend.
Rawcliffe Bar Country Park Nordic walking sessions
- Wednesdays from 10.00am to 11.00am
- meet at Rawcliffe Bar Country Park rangers hut
Rowntree Park Nordic walking sessions
- Fridays from 10.00am to 11.00am
- meet at Rowntree Park Reading Café