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Nordic Walking Devon


Haldon Forest Park walks 

Mondays - 12.45 - 1.45pm 


Keep fit and well in the great outdoors by walking regularly at spectacular Haldon Foresty Park.  

Walk Haldon's 2.5, 4, or 5k Nordic walking trails, enjoy fabulous views, and improve your health and fitness under the guidance of Fiona Swan, Nordic walking instructor, and qualified Personal Trainer. 

By attending the one-hour class, you will;

  • Walk at your own pace with small groups of like-minded individuals.

  • Learn how to walk more effectively with or without poles. Ongoing tuition is provided.

  • Set your own fitness goals and develop your cardiovascular fitness by monitoring your heart rate by using the 'perceived rate exertion' method. 

  • Meet like-minded individuals in a beautiful forest setting  

  • Feel motivated in a supportive group environment

  • Group warm-up and stretches at the start and finish


Optional refreshments at the Ridge Cafe afterwards. A wide range of light snacks,  lunch, and beverages are served. 

The next Haldon Forest Park Nordic Fitness Walking programme runs from:



Mon 3rd June - 15th July 12.45 pm (6 weeks, not 17th June) Cost £36. 


(If the term has already started pay for the remaining weeks at £6 a session) 



PAYG £9 

Pole hire £2 

To participate you need to have had some Nordic walking training by either having a one-to-one session or by attending a technique class.  


Hope you can join a walk soon.

Contact Fiona

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Dartmoor walks

Friday's 10.30 - 3.30pm

Explore Dartmoor and learn more about the history and nature of the moor. Walks between 7 – 10 miles with a fair amount of ascent. All walks avoid areas with boulder stones, tussocky ground, or bogs - so ideal for Nordic walking.






Summer Programme 

Friday 14th June - 10.30 am - 3- 3.30 pm Explore the Moorland South of Princetown – Walk parts of the Devonport Leat and visit one of the most dramatic stone rows at Hingstone Hill as well as the legendary Crazy Well pool. 


Friday 19th July - 10.30am - 3- 3.30pm South Zeal, Cosdon & the triple stone row Explore various tors and the North side of the moor near Belstone.     


Friday 2nd August - 10.30 am - 3- 3.30 pm - Exploring the moorland west of Princetown – Take in some tors eventually arriving at Langstone Moor and the restored Lewstone Stone Circle (used for target practice in the 2nd world war!) Return via footpaths with exceptional views from the Western Edge of the moor.    


Friday 13th Sept - 10.30 am - 3- 3.30pmShovel Down, Scorhill Down, and Watern Tor – visit the prehistoric settlement of Shovel Down, with various standing stones and stone rows along with Scorhill  Stone Circle, one of Devon’s biggest and most intact stone circles.          


Friday 4th October – 10.30 – 3.30pm Westside of the Moor & Widgery Cross – From Lydford, walk East towards Brat Tor and Widgery Cross, one of the tallest crosses on Dartmoor, to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887. Then onto Great Links Tor, Woodcock Hill, and the Logan Stone.  


Cost £15 or book all walks for £50. Group size is limited to 10.


*Please note that the walks are planned with fair weather in mind, with the opportunity to shorten, or take alternative routes should the weather turn or the progress of the group doesn’t keep timing. For all Dartmoor walks please be prepared with the correct kit for Moorland walking. Advice is given on this* 

If walk is cancelled due to poor weather an alternative date will be given.

Hope you can join a walk soon.

Contact Fiona 

Coast & Countryside walks

Tuesdays 10 - 12pm

Explore Devon with a regular Tuesday morning walk in various stunning locations. Between 4 - 6 miles, the walks are selected for their suitability for Nordic walking, accessibility and parking, along with a great Devonshire cafe or pub for refreshments or lunch afterwards.


The walks are paced to the slowest member of the group. Those who wish to walk faster can go ahead and circulate back to rejoin the group. There is always time to stop and catch your breath and take in the view, like here on the gorgeous Ashcombe Estate. 






The next Coast and Countryside walks programme runs from: 


Tuesday 4th June - 16th July  (6 weeks) Cost £36

Tuesday 23rd July - 13th Aug  (4 weeks) Cost £24


(If the term has already started pay for the remaining weeks at £6 a session) 



PAYG £9 


Pole hire £2 

Contact Fiona for the current Tuesday programme. See the facebook page for a flavour of where we go. 

 The meeting point is confirmed in the weekly group e-mail. To participate you need to be able to walk up to 5 miles and have done some Nordic walking training.  

I hope you can join a walk soon.

Contact Fiona 

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