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 Thursdays - 1, 8 & 15 August 2019
Time 18:00 - 19:00
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.
 

Stirling Town Nordic Walks 
 
 Month Tuesday
7.00pm - 8.30pm
Thursday
1.30pm - 3.00pm
April Cambuskenneth Footbridge, Abbey Road, Stirling
 
Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre
May Cambusbarron Community Centre Car Park Mayfield Centre
June  Kings Park Main Entrance Bridge of Allan Riverside
 
July 
 
Logie Kirk Car Park Plean Country Park main entrance
August
 
Cambusbarron Community Centre car park Bannockburn Heritage Centre

September
 
Riverside Abbey Road Cambuskenneth footbridge 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
10.07.19 Buchlyvie 4 Buchlyvie School/Health Centre car park
17.07.19 Drymen 9 Buchanan Castle Golf Club car park
24.07.19 Thornhill 40 Thornhill Lion and Unicorn car park Main St
31.07.19 Blanefield Pipe Track 6 Blanefield, car park at St. Kessog's Catholic Church, Behind War Memorial. 
07.08.19 Croftamie 8 Croftamie Wayfarers car park 
14.08.19 Mugdock 36 Mugdock Park Main car park Near Centre
21.08.19  Milton, Loch Ard 16 Milton Forestry car park, FK8 3TF
28.08.19 Killearn, WHW 38 Oakwood Garden Centre car park, G63 9PT
04.09.19  Loch Katrine 37 Trossachs Pier Loch Katrine car park (charges apply)
11.09.19  Dalmary 11 Forestry car park on Drymen to Gartmore Old Road
18.09.19 Kippen 2 Kippen Main Street
25.09.19  Doune 23 Doune Ponds car park on Statiom Wynd

 
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.

Nordic Walking for People Living with Parkinson’s - For more information click here.


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