Sport & Activities

Nordic Walking

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Nordic Walking is an ideal activity for a challenge – whatever your level of fitness.

What is Nordic Walking?

Nordic Walking is an enhanced walking experience that uses poles to work the upper body as well as the legs.  The result is a highly effective all over workout that doesn’t feel like one! Nordic Walking is a solo or group activity that can be done in town or country throughout the year. See it in action.

Why is it better than ordinary walking?

Nordic Walking burns 20-40% more calories than ordinary walking at the same speed.  It feels easier than ordinary walking because the arm, back and stomach muscles helping you move forward and also your weight is spread over two legs and two poles.  It’s like having four-wheel drive!  Planting the poles into the ground is also a great stress reliever after a hard day at work. Click here to find out more.

How fit do I need to be?

If you can walk you can Nordic Walk

How to get started with Nordic Walking?

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 If there isn’t an instructor nearby email Catherine Hughes on or call the British Nordic Walking office on 0845 301 1347 to find out how a taster session can be arranged.

NHS Walking challenge

Once you’ve had a go at Nordic Walking, why not log your miles on the NHS Walking challenge

Nordic Walking UK

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Nordic Walking UK have over 2,000 Instructors in the UK who are trained to deliver a range of courses from wellbeing walking to full exercise referral for those with health issues.  The NWUK workplace programme can help you to set up a programme from your place of work PLUS provide the flexibility to join in with groups nearer to home.  Our Instructors regularly offer FREE Taster sessions and we are happy to offer these to all NHS employees taking part in the challenge.

To find a local participating Instructor click here enter your postcode and click the promotions box.

To set up a workplace Nordic & Fitness walking programme call Kaye or Tyra on 0845 260 9339