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 Tuesday evenings - 15, 22 and 29 May 2018
Time 7.00pm – 8.30pm
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.

Our walks are on as follows:


Stirling Town Nordic Walks 

 Month Tuesday
7.00pm - 8.30pm
Thursday
1.30pm - 3.00pm
 April Kings Park,
Fountain at front entrance
Logie Kirk car park
 May Kings Park,
Fountain at front entrance
The Battle of Bannockburn,
Visitors Centre


Please note town walks meeting points will be updated monthly.

Rural Nordic walks 

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

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 visit.  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
 
11.04.18
 
Milton, Loch Ard
 
    16
 
Forestry car park beyond Aberfoyle                      
18.04 18 Croftamie     08 Wayfarers car park
    
25.04.18 Dalmary     11 Car park on Old Gartmore-Drymen Rd
 
02.05.18 South of Kippen off A811 main road to Stirling     28 Wright Park Glinns Rd. 
09.05.18 Mugdock Park near Milngavie     36 Main top car park 
       
16.05.18 Cobleland near Aberfoyle     14 Near camp site              
                      
23.05.18 Buchlyvie     04 School/NHS car park     
 
30.05.18 Doune Castle/ surrounds     22 Car park/Moray park     
 
06.06.18 Killearn Pipe Track     27 Top of Branziert Rd        
 
13.06.18 Lochan Spling near Aberfoyle     15 Aberfoyle     
                   
20.06.18 Kippen     02 Main St.                           
 
27.06.18 Garadbhan near Drymen     10
Forestry car park            
  
 
How to find Meeting Points and Parking Places
 
To help you find the correct parking and meeting places we have created an interactive map which can be found at www.activestirling.org.uk/nordicwalking.

To find the meeting point, choose the marker number which corresponds with the marker reference on the schedule.  You can click on the marker and this is what you will see.
 
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.

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.

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