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 Thursday 16, 23 & 30 April 2020
Time 18.30
Venue Kings Park, Stirling - meet at the gates at the main entrance 
Cost 3 sessions - £30
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 Thursday
1.30pm - 3.00pm
January Kings Park Main Enterance
February Logie Church Car Park
March Riverside Cambuskenneth Abbey
April Bannockburn Heritage Centre

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
15.01.20 Buchanan Castle,  Drymen 9 Far end of golf club car park
22.01.20 Aberfoyle 15 Car park near Woollen Mill FK8 3UQ
29.01.20 Clachan of Campsie   Car park near cafe and bike shop G63 7AB
05.02.20 Dalmary 11 FC Car park on Old Gartmore/Drymen road
12.02.20 Doune 22 Car park/Moray Park Meet on Moray St
19.02.20 Gargunnock 1 Car park on Main St. near pub
26.02.20 Mugdock Park 36 Mugdock Country Park main top car park
04.03.20 Thornhill 40 Lion and Unicorn Pub car park
11.03.20 Buchlyvie 4 Primary School/Health Centre car park
18.03.20 Killearn John Muir Way 38 Oakwood Garden Centre car park G63 9PT
25.03.20 Edenmill reservoir 33 Stockiemuir Rd G63 9AX car park
01.04.20 Strathblane  30 *** Church car park
08.04.20 Callander Bochastle 19 Car park beyond Lade Inn on right hand side coming from Callander on A821
15.04.20 Kippen 2 Main St. Kippen. opposite Cross Keys pub
22.04.20 Braeval 18 Forestry car park on A81 east of Aberfoyle



 
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