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Nordic walking exeter


If you're looking for an enjoyable way to improve your health and fitness Nordic walking is a great place to start ......  & Devons' coast and countryside make a stunning backdrop.

With specific Nordic Walking Trails, 2.5K, 4K, and 5K routes at Exeter's Haldon Forest Park, Nordic walking is the ideal way to keep fit well this autumn and winter. It's easy to learn and suitable for all levels of fitness.

To make a start, you just need to learn to Nordic walk by attending a training session, using the British Nordic Walking - INWA 10 Steps Training Method.

This can be done as part of a group or on a 1 to 1 basis. Leki Nordic walking poles are provided for all training sessions. Book some training




Benefits of Nordic Walking:

  • Tones the upper body

  • Effective aerobic exercise

  • Walk faster and hills feel easier! 

  • Takes the pressure off your lower body, great if you have hip, knee, or ankle issues.

  • Outdoors and sociable 


Once you've had some training please join in with our regular Coast and Countryside walks on Tuesday mornings and Nordic fitness walks at Haldon Forest Park. See more



Fiona also teaches Pilates, which is a great complement to Nordic walking. Classes can be seen at Gift vouchers are available for both Nordic walking and Pilates classes.


Hope to meet you soon  



Nordic Walking Devon is run by Fiona Swan, with over 10 years of experience teaching Nordic walking and motivating individuals to keep fit and well. 

Fiona has trained with both British Nordic Walking and Nordic Walking UK, and is also a Pilates Instructor and Personal Trainer with additional qualifications in GP Exercise Referral & Pre and Post Natal exercise and 'Exercise for Lower Back Pain'. Fiona also runs Nordic walking holidays and retreats with walk leader Rachel Dixon who is also a fully qualified forest school teacher.  

Fiona is fully insured, and a member of CIMSPA the Charted Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity. 

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  • Weekly Nordic Fitness Walking
  • Walk the Nordic 2, 4 and 5K routes
  • Socialble group 
Pilates Class



  • Powderham Castle Pilates 
  • Classes
  • One to one
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Enjoy Life Sustainably 


To offset the impact of car travel to lead walks, Nordic Walking Devon now plants 110 trees a month with the help of the carbon offsetting organisation Ecologi. This offsets 0.75 Tonnes of  CO2e a month, the equivalent of 1,861 miles driven in a car. Over a year this will offset 9 Tonnes of CO2e and 22,332 miles. This is 10X more than I actually drive.  

If you would like to offset some of your carbon emissions and monitor my progress, why not sign up as an individual by following this link Nordic Walking Devon | Ecologi Nordic Walking Devon then gets an extra 50 trees planted in its forest! Thank you.    


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Originating from Finland in the 1930's Nordic walking is an activity that engages the upper body as well as the legs. By using poles to propel yourself along you walk much faster and feel lighter. 


The correct placement of the pole, combined with the rhythmic nature of Nordic walking, also helps to improve the range of movement around joints, posture, and balance.


Done correctly Nordic walking feels is a full body workout, burning 20 - 40% more calories than ordinary walking, making it a great activity for overall fitness. 

Public Health England and Active Devon recommends Nordic walking as a way to meet the guidelines for health. 



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