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 Wednesday 06, 13 & 20 November 2019
Time 13:00 - 14:30
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.
 

Stirling Town Nordic Walks 
 
 Month Tuesday
7.00pm - 8.30pm
Thursday
1.30pm - 3.00pm
October Bridge of Allan Library in the Car Park
 
Logie Church car park
November  Winter Break no walks Mayfield Centre car park
 
December Winter Break no walks Winter Break No Walks
 
January 
 
Winter Break no walks
Winter Break no walks until week
Commencing 16th January meet 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
02.10.19 Gargunnock 1 Main St. opposite Gargunnock Inn
09.10.19 Edenmill Cafe 33 Stockiemuir Rd, Blanefield G639AX
16.10.19 Callander 21 Riverside car park, parking charges
23.10 19 Schoenstatt Campsie Glen   Bus terminal Car Park Clachan of Campsie G63 7AB
30.10.19 Pipe track Killearn 27 Top of Branziert Road North, Killearn
06.11.19 Balloch Park 3 Car park, main St. opposite fish & chip shop
13.11.19 Milton Loch Ard 16 Top Milton forestry car park
20.11.19 Kippen Gun Club 3 Car park, check marker ref. for where it is
27.11.19 Strathblane to Lennoxtown 30 Church of Scotland car park
04.12.19 Garadhban above Drymen 10 Walk at 12.00 from forestry car park then Christmas lunch afterwards
11.12.19 No walk    
18.12.19 No walk    
25.12.19 No walk    
08.01.20 Kippen 2 Main St. Kippen



 
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