Getting into Nordic Walking
Nordic walking was developed in Finland in the 1930s as summer training for cross-country skiers. It is hugely popular in Europe and, over the last 10 years, has really taken off in the UK. Nordic walking uses special lightweight poles to increase effort and is a low-impact, full-body workout that is gentle on the joints. Although you'll work harder and burn more calories than walking alone, the perceived exertion is about the same. This course is suitable for any age and fitness as long as you are able to walk around four miles at a reasonable pace. The course is open to both complete beginners and those that have tried Nordic walking before. You will work on learning and improving technique as well as discovering some lovely trails on the Marlborough Downs and in the surrounding countryside.