Discover Nordic Walking (3601)

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    Start date18th October 2023
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    Time09:45 am
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    LocationRG9 4DW
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    PriceAdults/Seniors £35

Nordic Walking is a fantastic way to turn a simple walk into full body exercise – and we get all the wellness benefits of exercise in the Great Outdoors, too! This fun, engaging 2.5 hr workshop is about learning and developing the correct Nordic Walking technique under the EXPERT guidance of British Nordic Walking Instructors, Philippa and Pat. You will then be able to enjoy the benefits of regular Nordic walking activities as part of an active lifestyle.

Our session starts on the playground at Shiplake, then we go out on the paths over the fields and through the woods. You will learn the INWA 10-steps of Nordic Walking, and you will be given plenty of support and guidance along the way.

Booking via Pipsticks Walks website – please use code 44UT522 to receive the Chilterns Walking Festival special rate.

Additional information

Nordic walking poles will be provided for use during the session (we will also provide advice on the different types of pole and how to buy).
You should wear comfortable clothing and shoes appropriate for outdoor exercise (and the British weather!). A small rucksack or bumbag can be
useful for water, energy snacks and personal items.

Please see for further information.

Part of the activity take place on paths and tracks which may be uneven, rough of muddy. Whilst Nordic Walking is suitable for people from a broad range of abilities, we cannot accommodate wheelchairs or mobility scooters.

Philippa Sanders and Pat Kubesch. Pipsticks Walks, Pipsticks Walks offer guided walking, navigation skills training, and Nordic walking - helping you discover the Chilterns and beyond. Programmed activities and bespoke guiding and training available – more than just a walk! Find us at Philippa and Pat are experienced British Nordic Walking Instructors. They live locally and are passionate about the Chilterns. They will expertly guide you in the Nordic walking technique.
Meet at Memorial Avenue, playing field, Shiplake, RG9 4DW. Car park adjacent to playing field, or roadside.
3 miles
Short walks (up to 3 miles)
2 hours 30 minutes
Fairly easy (some gentle inclines, steps/stiles)
Yes (Bus - Arriva 800 - High Wycombe to Reading (alight Shiplake, Memorial Avenue - 5 min walk) Train - GWR Twyford to Henley (alight Shiplake - 20 min walk) )