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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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To reduce the impact of Nordic Walking Devon's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from driving a diesel car to lead walks, run this website, purchase walking equipment and stationary, etc, Nordic Walking Devon funds the work of climate organisation Ecologi. To date, Nordic Walking Devon has funded projects that have resulted in 10 fewer tonnes of carbon entering the atmosphereThat’s the equivalent of 24,814 miles driven by the average car. When my car is end of its life I will exchange it for a low-emitting electric car.    

Did you know that 1 tonne is 1000Kg.  That's equivalent to 500 2k CO2 fire extinguishers!

If you would like to follow my progress, please follow this link Nordic Walking Devon | Ecologi Thank You.    

Protect the Planet 

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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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