Last few places available for latest Nordic Walking course

Published Wednesday, 11th April 2018

Limited places are available for City of York Council’s latest Learn to Nordic Walk course and residents are being urged to book in advance so they don’t miss out.

Nordic Walking is one of the fastest growing activities in the UK and at the end of the course participants will receive a Nordic Walking UK Freedom Card, which will enable them to attend Nordic Walking groups anywhere in the UK, including several in the York area.

The course starts on Friday 20 April and sessions will take place every Friday for four weeks from 10am until 11am, meeting at the Rowntree Park Reading Café.

The cost of the course is £25, and booking is essential as places are limited. Nordic Walking poles will be provided to all participants.

Residents can book their place by calling 01904 553377 or emailing yorwellbeing@york.gov.uk.

Cllr Nigel Ayre Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Tourism said: “There are so many benefits to Nordic Walking, which uses 90 per cent of the skeletal muscles and burns up to 46 per cent more calories than ordinary walking1.

“Increasingly recognised as a great and fun way to keep fit, Nordic Walking is an activity which people of all ages can enjoy and can be a fantastic way for people to enjoy York’s amazing views whilst getting fit. We are down to our last few places so book now to secure a place.”

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