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Nordic Walking Sessions at Wirral Walking Festival

Coordinated by Wirral Council’s Parks and Countryside Service, we are delighted to reintroduce Nordic Walking sessions as part of Wirral Walking Festival for 2019.

Nordic Walking was originally a summer training regime for cross-country skiers. It is based on using specially designed walking poles in a way that harnesses the power of the upper body to propel you forward as you walk.

It’s now a recognised way to turn a walk into whole-body exercise that can be done by anybody, anywhere. Regular Nordic Walking can lower your risk of chronic illnesses, such as; heart disease, type 2 diabetes, asthma, stroke and some forms of cancer. Nordic Walking, like any other form of exercise, can also be used as part of an exercise programme to lose weight.

Wirral Walking Festival highlights the variety of walks that take place on the peninsula in May each year and invites you to discover the historic towns and villages and the diverse landscapes that make the Wirral Peninsula such a wonderful place.

Many of the walks included within the festival are part of an annual programme from contributors and local groups that take place throughout the year and Nordic Walking is no different. As a way to celebrate the Wirral Walking Festival 2019, you are invited to come along to a free introductory session to learn the basic Nordic Walking technique.

The free Nordic Walking sessions will take place on Monday 20th & 27th May with an 11.45am start. Each session will last 75 minutes and will include an introduction and training as well as a two mile walk, starting and finishing at Wirral Country Park Visitor Centre, CH61 0HN. Places are limited and restricted to one free session per person so booking is essential. Only registered assistance dogs are permitted. 

To book a space at one of the walks, simply visit the Dancing in the Rain website.