Sherwood Nordic Walking
Nordic Walking is a sociable and easy way make big changes to your mental, physical and social wellbeing
Sherwood Nordic Walking is based in around Worksop, Retford and the Sherwood Forest on the North Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire border.
We run regular Technique courses at Thoresby Park and Clumber Park.
Our regular Adventure walks take place in a variety of locations from lakesides to ancient forests, bridleways to the Chesterfield canal.
Originally a summer training regime for cross-country skiers in Finland, Nordic Walking is an enhancement of your natural walking posture. Using specially designed walking poles, similar to ski poles, the Nordic Walking technique makes something we do naturally, twice as effective by engaging 90% of your major muscles! The poles help to tone the core, to work the arms and also propel you forward to walk quicker!
In order to gain maximum benefit from Nordic Walking it is essential to learn the correct technique from a qualified Nordic Walking instructor.
Tracy Hall is Lead Instructor at Sherwood Nordic Walking and along with Walk Leaders Liz and Tricia has regular walks on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at various locations across the area including Thoresby Park, Clumber Park, Langold Country Park, Idle Valley Nature reserve and along the Chesterfield canal.
WHY NORDIC WALKING?
Why not? It is an outdoor activity that anyone can try. There are so many health and wellness benefits. Once you discover them you won’t look back. Learning the technique can quickly turn your natural walk into a workout. The poles enable you to use 90% of your muscles (95% if you chat with a friend)!
WHY SHERWOOD NORDIC WALKING?
Variety is the spice of life and as Sherwood Nordic Walking we offer a range of walks from short, lakeside strolls, nature reserve meanders to fast-paced workout walks through Clumber Park, Sherwood Forest and along the Chesterfield canal. If you want to try something new, that has proven health, fitness and wellbeing benefits then Nordic walking could be for you.