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Learn to Nordic Walk - FREE for 55+

If you can walk, you can Nordic Walk!

Mentored by Charlotte AtkinsonMentor summary: Connecting People with Nature
Organisation links:
Charlotte's Wood
Location address: Eye, IP21 5LT
Chosen age group:

For ages: 18+ years

Available tickets:
Over 55 Free
Next date: Wednesday 5th Oct,

A summary

"If you can walk, you can Nordic Walk!" Would you like to learn the technique? If so, this 8-week 'Learn to Nordic Walk - 55+' course at Charlotte's Wood in Wilby might be just what you need! Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. Thanks to funding from the 'Still on the Go' project, this course is FREE for people over 55. During the first 4 sessions participants will be introduced to the 10 steps of the British Nordic Walking technique. These sessions will run from 4-5pm on the following Wednesdays: 5th October 2022, 12th October 2022, 19th October 2022 and 26th October 2022. In the following 4 sessions there will be the opportunity to practise, refine and perfect the Nordic Walking technique. These sessions will be slightly earlier (due to the shorter day length) running from 2-3pm on Wednesdays 23rd November 2022, 30th November 2022, 7th December 2022 and 14th December 2022. Ideally participants will attend all 8 sessions. Charlotte is a British Nordic Walking Ins...

Charlotte Atkinson·Connecting People with Nature
Charlotte has over 20 years’ experience of working with children, schools and families as a primary school teacher, headteacher, educational consultant, Forest School leader and trainer. She is a qualified Level 3 Forest School practitioner with over 10 years' experience of leading Forest School sessions with children aged 2-11 years. Charlotte is a Forest School Association (FSA) endorsed trainer and trainer assessor. She provides guidance with setting up and running Forest School as well as practical delivery of sessions and support with bid-writing and site design. Charlotte is a British Nordic Walking instructor and runs regular ‘Learn to Nordic Walk’ programmes at Charlotte’s Wood. She has a diploma in 'Shinrin Yoku' and provides guided Forest Bathing sessions at the woodland.

What is Nordic Walking?

Nordic Walking uses specially designed poles to enhance your natural walking experience. With a technique that is similar to the upper body action of classic cross-country skiing, Nordic Walking is a whole body exercise that can be enjoyed at many levels, from walking for health to athletic Nordic running. More than 10 million people globally enjoy this outdoor activity all year round. Nordic Walking combines the simplicity and accessibility of walking with simultaneous core and upper body conditioning similar to Nordic skiing. The result is a full body workout, which means that you: • burn up to 46% more calories compared to walking without poles • release tension in the neck and shoulders • improve your posture and gait • strengthen your back and abdominal muscles • reduce the impact on the joints And because Nordic Walking doesn’t feel like hard work, you’ll be happy to walk further and for longer.

Learning aims

To learn and improve the Nordic Walking technique.

About the sessions

* The sessions will take place at Charlotte’s Wood in Wilby. The address is Sundial Cottage, London City Road, Wilby, IP21 5LT. There is limited parking at the venue so if possible, please park at Wilby Coronation Hall, on London City Road (IP21 5LE) and then walk 400m up London City Road (away from the village). We are on the left, just past ‘The Shingles’. There is a pair of mirrors opposite the entrance. Toilets are available at the venue. * For each session, please ensure that you are appropriately clothed for the session which will take place entirely outdoors (regardless of the weather!) Loose, warm layers are recommended, with waterproofs if it is wet, thin gloves and walking shoes or trainers rather than boots. * Please bring a drink with you. * I will provide Nordic Walking poles for you to use during the course. Once you have booked your place, please send me a message via Eequ to let me know your height so that I can prepare poles of the right length for you. * On...

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Sundial Cottage, London City Road, Eye, Suffolk, IP21 5LT

Pricing information

Ticket: Over 55 £0Ticket description: Tickets are free for those aged 55+. If you are younger send a message to enquire about availability

Pricing information


My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.

No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.


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