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 evenings - 3, 10 and 17 October 2018
Time 7.00pm – 8.30pm
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.

Our walks are on as follows:


Stirling Town Nordic Walks 

 Month Tuesday
7.00pm - 8.30pm
Thursday
1.30pm - 3.00pm
August Highland Gate pub carpark, Drip Road, Raploch        Plean Country Park,
main entrance car park
September The Riverside end of Cambuskenneth Bridge, Riverside Drive Blairforkie Drive, garden area on RHS, 50m from Bridge of Allan bridge


Please note town walks meeting points will be updated monthly.

Rural Nordic walks 

Weekly walks take place on Wednesdays from 1.30pm – 3.00pm

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 visit.  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

PLEASE NOTE: Our walk on Wednesday 19 September 2018 has been cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.


Date Walking Area Marker ref Meeting Point
04.07.18 Bochastle, near Callandar 19 Forestry car park
11.07.18 Killearn West Highland and John Muir way 38 Oakwood nursery
Car park
18.07.18 Mugdock park paths 36 Main car park near centre
25.07.18 Carron Reservoir paths 34 Main car park
Cash required for machine
01.08.18 Blanefield  Pipe track 06 Behind  War Memorial in St. Kessog’s church car park
08.08.18 Balloch Park 35 car park, Main Street
15.08.18 Doune Ponds 23 car park near Doune Ponds
22.08.18 Gartmore area 12 Gartmore Village Square
29.08.18 Kippen 2 Kippen Main St.
05.09.18 Thornhill area   Lion and the Unicorn pub car park
Thornhill Main Street
12.09.18 Croftamie area 8 Wayfarers car park
19.09.18 WALK CANCELLED WALK CANCELLED WALK CANCELLED
26.09.18 Westwards from Gargunnock 1 Meet Main Street opposite Gargunnock Inn FK8 3BW

Date Walking Area Marker ref Meeting Point
03.10.18 Strathblane 7 car park opposite church
10.10.18 Callander 21 Riverside car park,parking charges
17.10.18 Balmaha 25 car park opposite Oak Tree Inn
24.10.18 Buchanan Castle near Drymen 9 Buchanan Castle Golf Club Golf Course
31.10.18 Trossachs Pier Loch Katrine 37 bottom end of car park
07.11.18 Clachan of Campsie G66 7AB park in square near bike shop 
14.11.18 Dykehead near Lake of Menteith A8034, half way between Arnprior and Port of Menteith park in front of Dykehead House 
21.11.18 Oakwood John Muir Way/West Highland Way 38 car park at Oakwood Garden Centre
28.11.18 Kippen Gun Club 3 Gun Club car park 
05.12.18 Dalmary    walk at 12.00 and Christmas lunch afterwards 11 forestry car park
09.01.18 Aberfoyle 15 Scottish Wool Centre car park

  
 
How to find Meeting Points and Parking Places
 
To find the meeting point, choose the marker number which corresponds with the marker reference on the schedule.  You can click on the marker and this is what you will see.
 
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.

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 email us on walking@activestirling.org.uk