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Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking is an enhancement on regular walking but using poles.

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Walking

An Overview of Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking uses specially designed poles to enhance your natural walking experience. With a technique that is similar to the upper body action of classic cross country skiing, Nordic Walking becomes a genuinely whole body exercise that can be enjoyed at many levels, from walking for health to athletic Nordic running.

Benefits

Nordic Walking combines the simplicity and accessibility of walking with simultaneous core and upper body conditioning similar to Nordic skiing. The result is a full body workout, which means that you: burn up to 46% more calories compared to walking without poles, release tension in the neck and shoulders, improve your posture and gait, strengthen your back and abdominal muscles and reduce the impact on the joints. Because Nordic Walking doesn't feel like hard work you?ll be happy to walk further and for longer.

Costs

It can be done by anybody, anywhere and does not require expensive equipment or clothing.

Equipment

Getting the correct poles is the most important thing to concentrate on when starting to Nordic Walk - it is also important not to confuse these with ordinary trekking or walking poles. Nordic Walking poles have 3 main components: the Pole Shaft, the Grip / Hand strap and the Basket / Paw.

Facts

Nordic Walking was originally a training regime for cross country skiers

Find Nordic Walking Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

National Governing Bodies

British Nordic Walking CIC

Contact Name
Rebecca Williams
Contact Email
info@britishnordicwalking.org.uk
Contact Telephone
0115 848 3801

Nordic Walking UK

Contact Name
General Enquiries
Contact Email
info@nordicwalking.co.uk
Contact Telephone
0845 260 9339

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Active Rutland

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Sport in Desford

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British Nordic Walking CIC

British Nordic Walking sets up Nordic Walking groups in the community for the general public and for specific long term condition/disability groups. The organisation trains volunteers and paid coaches to become Nordic Walking instructors and Nordic Walk

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Partners

  • Active Leicester
    Equality Standard
    Charnwood LSA
    Active Oadby and Wigston
    NWL LSA
  • Active Rutland
    Melton LSA
    Active Partnerships
    Harborough LSA
    Blaby LSA
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Sport England
    Safeguarding
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth

Partners

  • Sport England
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    Active Partnerships
  • Safeguarding
    Active Rutland
  • Equality Standard
    Charnwood LSA
  • Melton LSA
    NWL LSA
  • Active Oadby and Wigston
    Active Leicester
  • Blaby LSA
    Harborough LSA