August 24th to September 1st, 2024

Nordic walking taster session

Pencaitland Railway path

Date  Thursday 18th August

Time  6pm

Meet  at Woodhall picnic site, Pencaitland Railway Path, A6093

To book  contact Jane Miller on 07578 993998 or email

Organised by  Hiddentoun Nordic Walking Club

Hiddentoun Nordic Walking Club is offering a Nordic Walking session for people to enjoy as part of the Walking Festival. The walk starts at 6pm on Thursday 18th August meeting point at the Pencaitland Railway path car park with Woodhall Picnic site. All are welcome but please note that you will need to register beforehand with Jane Miller, the Nordic walking instructor.

Information from Jane Miller:

What is Nordic walking?
It is a safe, social, fun walking technique led by a qualified Nordic walking instructor.

If you would like to try a taster session as part of the walking festival, please get in touch.

I have Nordic walking poles to use at each session and I have full Instructor insurance courtesy of British Nordic Walking.

You will

  • burn around 20%-30% more calories compared to walking without poles
  • release tension in your neck and shoulders
  • improve your posture and gait
  • strengthen your back and abdominal muscles
  • reduce the¬†impact on your joints
  • it’s an ideal activity if you have not exercised for a while or dislike traditional sports or gym activities
  • it’s helpful if you have had an injury as the poles can support and guide you while you work to improve fitness as part of your rehabilitation
  • it’s great for athletes for cross training/ski fitness
  • it provides people and groups with a sociable way to keep fit
  • and it is fantastic if you would like to shed a few pounds
  • and because Nordic Walking does not feel like hard work, you will be happy to walk further and for longer

Nordic walking is a supportive and welcoming way for you to start to enjoy the many benefits of being physically active.