Frequently Asked Questions


Are poles supplied?    For Learn to Nordic walk courses, yes. For your first couple of group walks we can lend you poles but then you will need to buy your own 


What footwear is required?   Walking shoes or boots should be comfortable and waterproof and allow flexion of the foot



What clothing is required?   Layered clothing is best as it will allow you to adjust to the weather without restricting movement. Breathable fabrics are great and an outer waterproof shell is a must. Gloves can be useful to prevent initially chilly hands



Do walks go ahead in all weathers?   Yes, unless the weather is a risk, i.e. high winds, torrential rain, thunder and lightning, however changes may be made to the walks rather than cancelled



Do you have to be fit?   Not at all, your fitness will improve over time as the technique is very effective, and you can choose a walk suitable for your fitness level



Do you have to be a certain age?   No, it is suitable for all ages and abilities



Can I come on my own?   Of course, you will make lots of new friends as my groups are all very sociable and friendly



What should I bring?   Whenever you are exercising, it is advisable to bring a drink, on longer walks a healthy snack such as nuts or a banana is recommended.  Sun screen and hats in hot weather are also important.  A small and slim rucksack is also ideal, allowing your arms to freely swing from the shoulder.  A waterproof jacket is advisable and all personal medication, if applicable, should be carried at all times