Learn to Nordic walk by undertaking the British Nordic Walking, INWA 10 -Step training course.


Developed by 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.



Wed 21st Sept 12- 1.30pm (Steps 1 - 6) & Wed 28th Sept 12 - 1.30 pm(Steps 7-10) - Haldon Forest Park Book now

 *One-day course*

Fri 21st Oct 10- 11.30am (Steps 1 - 6)  & 12.30 - 2.00 pm (Steps 7-10) - Haldon Forest Park - Book now


Places are limited - To reserve your place book online or email  


By undertaking the course and learning to Nordic walk over a number of sessions, there is time to break the process down into key steps, consolidate the learning and practice various drills. Steps 1 - 6 cover the basics and Steps 7 - 10 cover full arm extension and progressive Nordic walking. Basically adding speed through technique.  If the course is canceled due to poor weather you can carry your booking forward to a future date. 


If you prefer a more personal approach a private one-to-one or group session may be just for you.  

Fiona is a fully qualified and insured British Nordic Walking instructor. She also has Personal Training and GP Exercise Referral qualifications along with current Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Outdoor First Aid Certification. 

One-to-one 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 sessions - £45  (add £5 for any extra individuals)  



If would just like to give the poles a try why not sign up for one of my free taster classes at Haldon Forest Park. The taster class is suitable for all fitness levels and Nordic walking poles are provided. 


Wednesday 14th Sept - 1 pm - Haldon Forest Park. Reserve your free spot  

Places are limited - To reserve your place email




Practice your technique and enjoy Devon with our weekly walks. 


Nordic fitness walking at Haldon Forest Park on the 2.5K, 4K and 5K Nordic trails on Mondays at 12.45 pm and Wednesdays at 2 pm.



Coast and Countryside walks are Tuesday's  10 - 12pm 

For more details see here


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  • Nordic walking poles - available to use in my classes

  • Comfortable layered clothing- suitable for the weather, slim gloves wintertime.

  • Flexible soled shoes, walking shoes or trainers. 

  • Waterproof, both jacket and trousers for longer walks (ideally breathable) 

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

  • Water and light snacks.

  • Any medication you need.


Differ from trekking poles as they have specially designed gloves, which are left and right-handed. The two poles are identical. 

To Nordic walk effectively, poles need to be correctly sized for your height, so that they are 'planted' in the correct position of 45 degrees. This allows you to push downwards and backward, to propel yourself forwards. This increases upper body engagement and walking speed.

On hard surfaces, such as cycle trails, 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.

Please note with the absence of the glove trekking poles cannot be used for Nordic walking.

See the glove & paws in the picture.

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