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 10 November 2017 and the weekly sessions will take place from 10am to 11am 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 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 tel: 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, 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 tel: 07771 921888 or email

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 tel: 07912 867823 or visit the Nordic Strides website.

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