Nordic walking

 

Our Nordic walks are now FREE so come along and join us as we explore many different routes across central & rural Stirling.

Nordic walking is a technique that is similar to the upper body action of classic cross country ski-ing - it becomes a whole body exercise that can be enjoyed at many levels and burn a whopping 46% more calories than regular walking without poles. To get the most out of Nordic walking please note that you should be fit enough to walk for over an hour at a brisk pace.
 

To take part in our Nordic walks we ask that you first complete 3 consecutive weeks of training as detailed below:-
 

Dates Thursday Afternoon - 17, 24 & 31 January 2019
Time 12:30 - 13:30
Venue Kings park, Stirling - meet at the gates at the main entrance 
Cost 3 sessions - £20
Poles will be provided


The sessions focus on correct technique to ensure you get the most benefit from Nordic walking. Poles are provided and we ask that you try and complete all 3 training sessions before joining your first walk. To book contact Bookings on 01786 273555.

Nordic Walking Taster Session

Dates:    27 December 2018,  03 & 10 January 2019
Time:     
 
11:00 - 13:00
Location:  Kings Park Stirling Main Entrance Gates


These FREE Nordic Walking taster sessions are standalone no need to complete the 3. Join any date that suits.
They are designed for anyone who would like to try Nordic Walking for the 1st time and or anyone who wants to refresh their skills. Or why not join us for a short fun Nordic Walk.
The sessions will focus on basic technique and a short walk. If you have your own poles please bring them otherwise poles will be provided. The most suitable foot wear are shoes that allow free movement of the ankles, hill walking boots can restrict this.
To book contact Bookings on 01786 273555

Our walks are on as follows:
 

Stirling Town Nordic Walks 
 
 Month Tuesday
7.00pm - 8.30pm
Thursday
1.30pm - 3.00pm
January No Walk Kings Park Main Entrance

Please note town walks meeting points will be updated monthly.

Rural Nordic walks 

Weekly walks take place on Wednesdays from 1.30pm – 3.00-3.15pm

Timetable for Rural Nordic Walking Programme
 
To take part in our Nordic walks you need to attend our training sessions.  These sessions focus on correct technique to ensure you get the most benefit from Nordic walking. For training dates and how to book please visit www.activestirling.org.uk/nordicwalking
  
 
Our weekly walks take place on Wednesdays at 1.30pm – 3.00-3.15.pm

Date Walking area Marker ref. Meeting point
16.01.19 Buchlyvie 4 School/NHS car park
23.01.19 Thornhill 40 Lion and Unicorn Pub car park
30.01.19 Croftamie 8 Wayfarers Car Park
06.02.19 Buchanan Castle Drymen 9 Buchanan Castle Golf Course car park
13.02.19 Gargunnock 1 Main St. near shop
20.02.19 Mugdock 36 Mugdock top main car park
27.02.19 Gartmore 12 Main St. Village Hall
06.03.19 Doune 22 Moray Park near Football field
13.03.19 Garadhban near Drymen 10 Garadhban forestry car park above Drymen
20.03.19 Balloch Park 35 Car park opposite fish and chip shop. Main St Balloch

 
How to find Meeting Points and Parking Places
 
To use the map:

Go to Reference Map 

Find the Meeting point and choose the marker number which corresponds with the marker ref on the schedule.  You can either click on the marker or choose from the list on the left of the screen.  

Zooming in shows more detail and by clicking on the directional icon you can get driving directions
from any location.  Please note that we don’t always give postcodes as one code can cover quite a large rural area and so may not be accurate in Sat Nav.
 
If the weather does not look suitable due to snow, ice etc please phone or text to check if the walk is actually on or decide if you want to walk or not.

For any further information on Nordic walking please email us on walking@activestirling.org.uk