BRITISH NORDIC WALKING 10 Step training method 

Learn to Nordic walk by undertaking the British Nordic Walking, INWA 10-Step training method. Developed by sports scientists and biomechanics experts, and the International Nordic Walking Association, it's a tried and tested way of ensuring individuals adopt the best posture and technique to get the most out of Nordic Walking. The cost of the course is £39. Poles provided for sessions.



Mon 20th June (Steps 1 - 6)  &  Mon 27th June (Steps 7-10) -  2.30 - 4.00 pm - Haldon Forest Park  Book Training


*One day course*

Friday 29th July (Steps 1 - 6) 10- 11.30am  & (Steps 7-10) -  12.30 - 2.00 pm - Haldon Forest Park  Book Training 


Training spaces are limited to 8 people, so please book early. If poor weather the course will be canceled and you can carry your booking forward to a future set of dates. Thank you.


The first session covers steps 1 - 6 (the basics) and the second session covers steps 7 - 10 (Nordic walking progression and walking for health and fitness).   


By undertaking the course and learning the technique over a number of sessions, there is time to break the process down into key steps, consolidate the learning and practice various drills. As the course is internationally recognised you will become part of a British Nordic Walking network both in the UK and abroad. Nordic walking poles are provided for all training sessions. 


If you prefer a more personal approach a private one-to-one or group session may be just for you, especially if you would like to combine Nordic walking training with bespoke fitness advice to meet your individual needs.

Fiona is fully qualified and insured. Has current Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Outdoor First Aid Certification.  She also has Level 3 Personal Training and GP Exercise Referral qualifications.

Sessions are held at either Haldon Forest Park or another location by mutual agreement. Please do call to discuss your requirements. Flexibility is key!

Private 1 to 1 session - £40 

Private 1 to 2 session - £45       (add £5 for any extra individuals)  




If you're unsure about Nordic walking and would just like to give the poles a try to get a feel for the benefits, the propulsion aspect of Nordic walking, and how you engage your upper body as well as the legs why not sign up for one of my free taster classes at Haldon Forest Park or other location. 

Held as part of a group free taster session is suitable for all fitness levels and Nordic walking poles are provided. 


Monday 13th June- 1.45 - 2.30pm - Haldon Forest Park 

Wednesday 29th June- 2 - 2.45pm - Kenton Park Estate 

Places are limited - To reserve your place email   








To attend a Nordic walking session all you need is:

Nordic walking poles - available to use in my classes

Comfortable clothing, suitable for walking 

Flexible soled trainers or walking shoes 


A slim rucksac is ideal, enabling your shoulders and arms to swing freely, supporting the Nordic technique.  

Water - to keep hydrated


Nordic Walking Poles are different from trekking poles as they have specially designed gloves, which are left and right-handed. The two poles themselves are identical.  To get started poles need to be correctly sized for your height, so that once you are underway with the Nordic walking technique the pole is 'planted' in the correct position, at around 45 degrees to the ground. This allows you to push downwards and backward, effectively pushing yourself forward and walking faster as a result. On roads or cycle trails, you add an angled removable rubber ‘paw’, to the tip to allow for traction. 

Advice on Nordic walking poles is given as part of Fiona's classes.

Trekking poles cannot be used for Nordic walking as they don't have the hand glove. It's like using a tennis racket for badminton. You just wouldn't do it.



Nordic walking sessions using the designated 2.5k, 4k and 5K Nordic trails are held at Haldon Forest Park on Mondays 12.15 pm and Thursdays at 11am.


Coast and Countryside Nordic walks are held every Tuesday at various south Devon locations at 10am 

For more details see here


Hope you can join a group class soon!