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Northumberland Nordic Walking Festival 2013

Northumberland Nordic Walking Festival 2013

Tue 17th July 2012

On the 7th April 2013 the first Northumberland Walking Festival takes place at Kirkharle Courtyard, in the heart of Northumberland.

Aimed at everybody, from those who have never Nordic walked right through to experience Nordic walkers who want to take their skills to a new level it is going to be a day for all abilities and all ages.

What is Nordic Walking?

Nordic walking is an enhancement of ordinary walking, and with the use of Nordic Walking poles you use your upper body for your forward momentum. Therefore you walk far quicker when Nordic walking and by using 90% of your skeleton muscles being used it is a true all body workout.

Nordic Walking sometimes gets confused with trekking, but they are two completely different activities. Nordic walking poles are far lighter and you strap yourself into them using a special ‘glove’ which then attaches to your poles. Also Nordic Walking poles are far longer than trekking ones, as they are used with them behind you to create a faster forward momentum.
Nordic walking is a technique and therefore has to be learnt correctly and once the basic technique has to be taught you improve with further coaching from a professional.

With this in mind the Northumberland Nordic Walking festival starts off with taster sessions, for those who have never Nordic walked before. These 45 minute sessions with teach the basics of the technique and just give people a taster of if Nordic walking is for them or not. Poles will be provided so no investment is needed.

After the taster session these people with their newly found skills can then take part in a 2 mile Nordic Walk if they wish to. These are running throughout the day.

For people who already Nordic walk there is an ‘advanced’ class for those people who already Nordic Walk and want to take their skills to a new level.

Again those more advanced Nordic walkers have a 5 mile guided walk in the afternoon, which will again really put there newly improved skills to a real test.

Throughout the day there will be over 10 activities participants can book onto. Places are limited so please do book early.

Prices have been kept to a minimum just to cover costs and with free use of all the equipment it will make for a real day to remember.

You can find out more by clicking here.


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