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This event is part of the Brecks Outdoor Festival

Nordic Walking Taster Session

An introductory walk using the British Nordic Walking technique. Learn the basic steps to use the poles correctly, and meet other walkers too.

September 17, 2024
10.00am - 11.30am
West Stow Country Park
Car Park

Nordic Walking Taster Session

This friendly taster session will give the participants a good insight into what Nordic Walking is all about, including the history and pole advice. The physical and mental benefits of exercising in a social environment, immersed in nature will be very apparent. Nordic walking is suitable for anyone that can walk, from support to sport. All levels of fitness are welcome.
West Stow country park is the perfect escape from busy lives. Learning a new hobby and meeting new people can be very rewarding.
The taster will include various exercises and drills with the poles to help give the feel of the technique and what muscles are used.
By the end the participants will have a good understanding of the benefits of walking with poles, with particular focus on improving their posture and learning how to walk more actively.

Nordic Walking has low perceived effort, burning more calories and using more muscles than walking without poles. It turns you into a four legged animal so is great for anyone with joint or back problems. Using the correct technique can help relieve neck and shoulder tension. The health rewards are endless. If you enjoy walking and being outdoors then why not come and have a go.

Nordic Walking Taster Session

When: Tuesday 17th September

Where: West Stow Country Park

Time: 10.00 – 11.30

Distance: 2 miles

Meeting Point: Meet near the Café at West Stow Country Park

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Tickets: £10 – Note you must be 16 or over. Book Here: The Brecks Fen Edge and Rivers LPS Events – 6 Upcoming Activities and Tickets | Eventbrite

Further Information:

Any age over 16 years, no upper age limit. Participants to fill in a brief health consent form.

Facilities: There are  toilet facilities and a café on site.

What to wear/bring: Please wear sensible supportive footwear with a good tread. Dress according to the weather in thin layers rather than bulky clothes. Bring water and a small backpack or bumbag to carry your essentials in.

Transport: Parking is available on site.  Note: it is a Pay and Display car park – fees apply