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 take part in our Nordic walks you must first complete 3 consecutive weeks of one of the following blocks of training as detailed below:-

Dates Time Venue
1) Tuesday 9, 16 & 23 May 2017 7.00pm - 8.30pm Kings Park, Stirling
2) Wednesday 10, 17 and 24 May, 2017 1.30pm - 3.00pm Moray Park, Doune
3) Wednesday 13, 20 and 27 September, 2017 1.30pm - 3.00pm Moray Park, Doune
4) Thursday 14, 21 and 28 September, 2017 1.30pm - 3.00pm Kings Park, Stirling

The sessions focus on correct technique to ensure you get the most benefit from Nordic walking, Poles are provided and we ask that you complete all 3 days of the session before joining your first walk.

To book your training session please call our bookings team on 01786 273555.  The cost is £20 for the 3 dates. Thereafter all walks are FREE. If the dates above are not suitable please email us on walking@activestirling.org.uk and we can add your details to our waiting list.

Our walks are on as follows......

Stirling Town Nordic Walks 
Month Tuesday
7.00pm - 8.30pm
Thursday
1.30pm - 3.00pm
August Logie Kirk Car Park Plean Country Park
September Bridge of Allan Library The Mayfield 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
Date Venue Meeting point - marker ref number
  19 July - 16 August Summer Break 19 July - 16 August Summer Break
16 August Croftamie Wayfarers Inn - Ref 8
23 August Braeval near Aberfoyle Forestry car park - Ref 18
30 Aug Buchlyvie
School/NHS car park - Ref 4
6 Sept Mugdock, Milngavie
Mugdock Country Park car park - Ref 36
13 Sept Gartmore House Lower car park beyond house - Ref 13
20 Sept Loch Katrine Bottom end of public car park - Ref 37
27 Sept Doune Ponds Public car park - Ref 23
04 Oct Blanefield Pipetrack St Kessog's Church car park - Ref 6
11 Oct Milton Loch Ard Forestry car park - Ref 16
18 Oct Garadbhan Forestry car park - Ref 10
25 Oct Bochastle Bochastle car park - Ref 19
1 Nov Oakwood WHW>Gartness Garden Centre car park - Ref 38
8 Nov Above Kippen Wright Park, Glinns Road - Ref 28
15 Nov Lochan Spling Junction on Statute Labour Rd - Ref 39
22 Nov Thornhill Community Hall - Ref 24
29 Nov Strathblane Kirkhouse Inn car park - Ref 30
6 Dec Kippen Main Street - Ref 2

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 contact email us on walking@activestirling.org.uk