Nordic Walking

Why Nordic Walk?

Nordic walking uses specifically designed poles to enhance your natural walking experience.  Although a very simple concept it’s important to learn the correct technique so you can get the most from your poles and experience all the health benefits Nordic walking has to offer. 

With the official INWA technique you will learn in 10 steps how to walk using ALL your muscles, both upper and lower extremities for a FULL BODY WORKOUT, and how to use your poles to propel you forward, making it easier to walk and lessening the impact in your joints.  You’ll be able to walk faster and longer and have fun doing it - so much easier and more social than running, yet burns almost as many calories. The health benefits are numerous and everyone can do it regardless of age or ability. Although easy to learn, they say it takes about 3 months to master.  With plenty of practise you will begin to  incorporate nordic walking into your way or life, experience improved posture, health and well being.

"Now you know why, come and try"


"As a family we haved just done an hour's introduction to Nordic walking. We had a fantastic time, it was fun, informative and Ali was great with the whole family.  Looking forward to the other courses"

August 29, 2018

Nordic walking at The Hub

Ali is a qualified British Nordic Walking instructor currently running classes in Kington and Hay-on-Wye. KIngton classes meet at The Walking Hub. Hay-On-Wye classes meet at the Oxford Road carpark. Please look through the description of classes on offer below and then check the calendar of events to see if there is a class that suits you.  

Please contact Ali with any questions and to book your class. 

Please note that classes may be canceled at short notice due to extreme weather (not light rain!) or if less than 2 people sign up and more classes may be added per request. 

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Not sure yet but want to know more?

An hour long fun and easy introduction to Nordic walking. A chance to try out the poles, learn the health benefits and see for yourself just how fun and beneficial Nordic walking can be. 

£6 p.p. with complimentary pole use

(limit 12) 


Ready to get stuck in?

Four weekly hour-long sessions to learn the INWA 10 step technique of Nordic walking.  Progress at a leisurely pace, introducing new steps each week until you have learned the full technique, leaving plenty of time to practice on your own in-between classes.

£40 p.p. with complimentary pole use

(limit 6)


Want to learn it all in one day?

A four-hour day course where you will learn the full technique and all 10 steps in one day.  Perfect for people with tight schedules and those who prefer to learn quickly.  Be prepared for a tiring day with lots of information. We usually take an hour for lunch. 

£40 p.p. with complimentary pole use

(limit 6)


Something special in mind?

Why not have Ali to yourself, so individual needs can me met more thoroughly?  Or do have a group of people with special requirements?  Ali is happy to discuss any possibility. 

1:1 is £20 per hour.  Anything else per arrangement


Feeling social and need to get outdoors?

Grab your poles and join Ali for a Nordic walk.

Must have attended a learn to nordic walk class

£6 per walk (limit 12)

2019 Calendar