Nordic walking


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Nordic walking is a suitable, effective and an enjoyable fitness session for all ages and abilities and is one of the best cardiovascular and toning exercises there is. It’s like cross country skiing without the skis or the snow!

Using the poles, you can tone the upper and lower body at the same time and burn nearly twice as many calories than ordinary walking.

It is a great exercise for improving your posture and balance - it is ideal for neck, shoulder and back problems and also reduces the pressure on knees and hips through the support of the poles.

Nordic walking can be done anywhere – no need for hills, country paths or even snow!

All sessions are very sociable and walking outdoors has been proven to boost mood. The Health Improvement team run these free weekly Nordic walking sessions:

Day Location Meet point Start time
​Monday​Ackworth​Rustic Arms car park​1pm
​Monday​Thornes Park stadium​Reception​1:30pm
​Monday​Frickley Country Park​Main car park​1:30pm
​Tuesday​Savile Park - Castleford​Cricket club car park​9:30am
​Tuesday​Nostell Priory​Top car park​10am
​Wednesday​Pontefract ParkPlay ground car park​1:30pm
​Thursday​Walton Colliery Nature Park​Main car park​9:30am
​Thursday​Pugneys Country Park​Reception​1:30pm
​Thursday​Upton​Library - main desk​10am
​Friday​Newmillerdam​Main car park​1pm

Why is it good?

  • A great full body workout that will not put strain and impact on your joints
  • An excellent fat burning workout
  • Releases tension from neck and shoulders and improves posture
  • Strengthens your back and abdominal muscles

All equipment is provided and the walks will be suitable for all ages and abilities, all you need is sensible footwear and outdoor clothing.

So come join any of our FREE friendly groups for an enjoyable session to improve your health and fitness.

Contact us

Sport and Active Lifestyles

Wakefield One
PO Box 700
Burton Street

01924 307820