Saturday, 5 March 2011

Nordic Walking

Had two more successful Nordic Walking sessions today, both were fully booked and all participants seemed to enjoy themselves. It was a chilly start to the day but we soon warmed up as instructors Martin and Sue got us walking around the car park to get us used to the poles and the correct technique. We then set off on a four mile walk along the Edge, unfortunately we were in the fog all day and so views were limited, the groups were of mixed abilities but this didn't matter as we regularly stopped to re-group and discuss how it was going. Everyone found that as they walked further the poles seemed to become part of them rather than feeling strange as they had done at the start. Hopefully some of those who took part will take up the activity as part of their excercise routine as getting out in the countryside for an energetic walk certainly beats going to the gym.
There are more sessions on May 14th for those wanting to give it a go, starting at 10am and 1pm from the National Trust car park on the outskirts of Much Wenlock. The cost is just £6 per person, great value for two hours of tuition and guidance, pole hire is also included. Booking is essential either call 07948072075 or e-mail

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