Why Nordic Walking?

Nordic Walking has become a very popular walking activity for fitness, friendship, feeling healthier and happier!

On our nordic walks we get a workout from even a relatively short walk.

Unlike when walking, Nordic Walking Poles are planted behind you. Pushing down and back through the special straps propels you upwards and along. The technique means that you naturally engage the muscles of the upper body and arms thereby using 90% of your major muscles, and burning 30% more calories. The forward propulsion promotes an improved posture which can help with back and neck problems. Using the poles correctly means your weight is shared through your arms a well as your legs therefore taking the pressure away from your knees and joints.

To get the most out of nordic walking it is advisable to learn the correct technique from a qualified Nordic Walking instructor.

Michael Mosley

Have you heard Michael Mosley’s Nordic Walking Podcast?


Sense of Wellness


Improved posture


Get outdoors

Make new friends



Pressure on joints

Back pain


Stiff joints


Tracy Hall is Lead Instructor at Sherwood Nordic Walking and along with Walk Leaders Liz, Tricia and Elaine has regular walks on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays as well as once a month on a Saturday at various locations across the area including Thoresby Park, Clumber Park, Langold Country Park, Idle Valley Nature reserve and along the Chesterfield canal.