Take a stroll in the countryside – Nordic walking style

Wigan Leisure Culture Trust and the Healthy Living Team were offering the chance to try different types of walking at Three Sisters recreation park.'Pictured are walkers trying Nordic Walking
Wigan Leisure Culture Trust and the Healthy Living Team were offering the chance to try different types of walking at Three Sisters recreation park.'Pictured are walkers trying Nordic Walking

The Northumberland Nordic Walking Festival is taking place in Rothbury this Saturday.

Run by Shepherds Walks, which is based in the village, the event is suitable for people of all ages and abilities and any level of experience.

Nordic walking is an enhancement of ordinary walking, and with the use of Nordic walking poles, you use your upper body for forward momentum.

It means you walk far quicker when Nordic walking and by using 90 per cent of your skeleton muscles, it is a true all-body workout.

The festival starts off with taster sessions for those who have never Nordic walked before.

These short classes will teach the basics of the technique and give people the chance to see if Nordic walking is for them or not.

After the taster session, there will be a 1.5-mile Nordic walk in the afternoon.

For people who are already used to the technique and want to take their skills to a new level, there will be an advanced class.

This will be followed by a six-mile guided walk.

There will also be many activities throughout the day that participants can book onto.

Poles can be provided.

Places are limited so booking as soon as possible is advised.

For more information, visit shepherdswalks.co.uk or call 01669 621044.