Welcome to Nordic Walking Devon 

If you're looking for an enjoyable way to improve your health and fitness Nordic Walking is a great place to start. Devon's beautiful coast and countryside, with miles of suitable paths, makes a stunning location for outdoor exercise. As an increasingly popular activity, with specific trails now at Haldon Forest Park, Nordic walking is easy to learn, suitable for all levels of fitness, and poles are available to use in all of the classes. Book a Nordic Walking Devon one-to-one private tuition session or the British Nordic Walking 10 Steps course today.   

Why is Nordic Walking effective? By using poles for propulsion you engage all of the major muscles, including the upper body and core. This improves both upper body strength & cardiovascular fitness.  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. Nordic walking is recommended by Public Health England as a way to meet the recommended guidelines for health. 

If you would like to try Nordic walking before signing up for the full course, why not try it with a short taster class at either Haldon Forest Park or National Trust Killerton. The taster class is free. If you like, then go on to learn the full technique by attending the British Nordic Walking INWA 10 Steps course.


Weekly Coast and Countryside Walks and Nordic Fitness Walks are held Haldon Forest Park throughout the year.  

Hope you can join us soon.


Kind regards


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

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

Accreditations with British Nordic Walking and the Federation of International Nordic Walking.   







  • Weekly Nordic Fitness Walking
  • Walk the Nordic 2, 4 and 5K routes
  • Socialble group 
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  • Powderham Castle Pilates 
  • Classes
  • One to one

What is Nordic Walking?


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


If done correctly it's a full body workout, burning 20 -40% more calories than ordinary walking making it a great activity for overall fitness and weight loss!

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Nordic walking is recommended by many health professionals, including GP's and physiotherapists as it's suitable for most levels of fitness and is very effective.

It's easy to learn and can be done by anyone, anywhere and does not require expensive equipment or clothing.