Free Nordic Walking Course

9:30am — 11:00am

Learning to Nordic Walk with Nordic Walking for Health Summer 2018 Photo A by Maria Scard v2

free nordic walking course 

Nordic walking improves your health and well-being by allowing you to move more naturally whilst combining aerobic movement with muscle-strengthening exercises, all whilst being outside in nature. 

The free Nordic Walking Course consists of four 1.5 hour sessions and will run over two days a week apart. Participants are expected to complete and return a pre-course readiness questionnaire and to attend all four sessions in order to learn foundation-level Nordic walking techniques safely & effectively.

Saturday 21 May, Stanmer Park

Session 1 – 9.30 to 11am
Session 2 – 11.45am to 1.15pm

Saturday 28 May, Stanmer Park

Session 3 – 9.30 to 11am
Session 4 – 11.45am to 1.15pm

If you fit into one of the below categories, you’re eligible to take part in a free Nordic walking beginner course in Stanmer Park before 31 March 2023:

There are four broad categories of people likely to benefit from Nordic walking – people who:

  1. are comparatively healthy, e.g. those seeking a healthier, and better quality of, life across the life course
  2. have defined health risk factors and self-reported health problems, e.g. overweight, high blood pressure, back pain and mild to moderate anxiety, depression or stress, including carers and the bereaved
  3. live with certain long-term/progressive conditions, e.g. diabetes, cancer, heart disease, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, asthma, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis & fibromyalgia
  4. are recovering from medical treatment/rehabilitation, e.g. for cancer, heart disease, stroke and joint replacement & similar operations.

Allocation of places

In order to allocate firm course places, participants must have a certain level of walking fitness and a clear understanding of what kind of exercise Nordic walking involves.

Walking fitness

Are you able to walk comfortably for half an hour at a brisk pace, i.e. to the extent that you are breathing harder, feeling warmer, perhaps starting to sweat, but still able to talk with the person at your side ?


Our policy is to postpone sessions if over 30mph wind with/without rain is forecast or ice/snow is covering our tracks. Another session will then be offered to try and ensure people don’t miss out.


Specialist Nordic walking poles are provided on the course. If you decide to take up Nordic walking having successfully completed a course, you will be supplied with a pair of poles free of charge.

More information

Nordic walking is learned by participating in a course led by an accredited instructor.

These courses:

  • are not the same as a GP Referral for Exercise or Exercise on Prescription Scheme
  • require warming up at the beginning of sessions and stretching at the end
  • enable participants to reach the foundation level of technique for Nordic walking on-road, off-road, on the flat and over gentle ups and downs.


To book a place or make an enquiry, email Nordic Walking for Health or text/phone 07813 524587.

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