We offer free Nordic walking courses and low cost Nordic walking classes and beginner workshops. If you’re interested in Nordic walking and want to try it, we also offer free Nordic walking tasters.

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Free Nordic walking courses

We offer free (funded) Nordic walking courses in some of our local parks in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.
The courses are sociable, welcoming, and friendly, supporting your health and wellbeing through Nordic walking. Most of our courses have some eligibility requirements so please check before you apply for a place. Below is our course timetable for 2023. Email us or contact Subitha on 07721 711687 for more information or to book.
Location Course Title Day/Time Course dates 2023* Priority given to
Eastville Park
Nordic walking healthier with nature
Wednesdays and Fridays 10-11am
Course 1: 27 March – 22 May
Course 2: 5 June – 24 July
Course 3: 4 Sept – 23 Oct
People who are visibly minority ethnic living in central/east Bristol
Netham Park
Nordic walking diabetes wellbeing
Thursdays 9:30-10:30am
Nordic walking plus social after at Wellspring Settlement
Course 1: 20 April – 25 May
Course 2: 8 June – 13 July
People who are visibly minority ethnic with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes, living in central/east Bristol
St George Park
Nordic walking wellbeing for older adults
Tuesdays 10-11am
Nordic walking plus social after at the Beehive Centre
Course 1: 28 March – 23 May
Course 2: 6 June – 25 July
Course 3: 12 Sept – 31 Oct
People aged 70+
Page Park
Nordic walking healthier with nature
Mondays 10-11am
Course 1: 27 March – 22 May
Course 2: 5 June – 24 July
Course 3: 4 Sept – 23 Oct
People who are visibly minority ethnic/on low incomes living in South Glos
* No classes over the Easter period

Regular Nordic walking classes

We run low-cost regular Nordic walking classes for our course and beginner workshop graduates.

These hour-long classes are run by qualified instructors. They include a warm-up and cool-down and a sociable Nordic walk with technique instruction to help improve your fitness, energy and strength in an enjoyable way.

Most of our regular classes cost £2, but we also offer some free spaces. To see our class timetable and to book and pay online, click on our Book Class button below. This will take you to our online booking system. For help booking or for one of our free spaces please Email us or contact Subitha on 07721 711687.

Nordic walking beginner workshops

Our Beginner workshops teach you the basics to get you started if you’re new to Nordic walking. They are in a small group, cost £10, and are suitable for all fitness levels. Once you’ve done this workshop you can join any of our regular walks.

To book online click on our ‘Book Beginner Workshop’ button below. It will take you to our online booking system. For help booking or for one of our subsidised spaces please Email us or contact Subitha on 07721 711687.

Free Nordic walking tasters

If you want to try Nordic walking, we run fun and friendly Nordic walking tasters. They are led by qualified instructors and will give you a taste of Nordic walking, it’s wellbeing and fitness benefits, and what courses and classes we offer. They are suitable for all fitness levels.

To book online click on our ‘Book a Free Nordic walking taster’ button below. It will take you to our online booking system. For help booking please Email us or contact Subitha on 07721 711687.

Upcoming tasters: