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
20.03.19 Balloch Park 35 Car park opposite fish and chip shop. Main St Balloch
27.03.19 Braeval, Aberfoyle 18 Braeval FC Car Park
03.04.19 Carron Reservoir shore 34 Carron Valley main car park FK6 5JL
10.04.19 Kippen 2 Main Street opposite Cross Keys    FK8 3DN
17.04.19 Edenmill 33 Eden Mill café, off A 809 south of Auchengillan and Queen’s View G63 9AX
24.04.19 Dalmary 11 Dalmary FC Car Park on Old Drymen Road south of Gartmore and Dalmary
01.05.19 Schoenstatt Campsie Glen   Clachan of Campsie G63 7AB
08.05.19 Milton Loch Ard 16 Loch Ard/Milton  FC Car Park FK8 3TF
15.05..19 Cobleland Aberfoyle/Gartmore 14 At crossroads opposite caravan park entrance FK8 3RR
22.05.19 Oakwood 38 Oakwood Garden Centre car park G63 9PT
29.05.19 Doune Castle 22 Football field entrance Moray Street behind Church FK16 6BJ
05.06.19 Gargunnock  1 Main Street opposite Gargunnock Inn   FK8 3BW
12.06.19 Callander Bochastle 19 Bochastle Car Park opposite side of A821  west of Lade Inn  FK17 8HD
19.06.19 Balmaha 25 Public Car Park opposite Oak Tree Inn  G63 0JQ
26.06.19 Killearn Pipe track 27 road at top of loop in Branziert Rd North, G63 9RF

 
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