Learn to Nordic Walk at Herrington Park – Mar 2022


Date: Sunday 13 March 2022
Time: 10.00 am
Distance: up to 2 to 3 miles
Difficulty: Easy

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Learn to Nordic Walk at Herrington Park

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Have you heard about Nordic Walking or seen people walking with poles? Do you like walking with a group of friendly like minded people?  Then why not Learn to Nordic Walk at Herrington Park. If you want to read more about Nordic Walking then take a look our article “Why try Nordic Walking?“.

Learn to Nordic Walk session

The format for the session will be:

  • Completion of Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PARQ);
  • Provision of a set of poles (properly set up according to your height);
  • A short introduction about Nordic walking, its benefits and its origin;
  • Instruction on steps 1-5 of the INWA 10 Step Method ™;
  • A 2-3 mile walk at Herrington Park;
  • A cool down/stretching session.

Beginners to Nordic Walking often have questions about it, so we have tried to answer some of the typical questions that people ask.  You can find these in the FAQ section, so why not take a look.

Please contact us if you have any other queries or questions.

Herrington Park

Herrington Park is a country park which is built on the site of a former colliery.  It has a large lake where you will see many bird species .  It is opposite Penshaw Monument.

The Start 

The  session will start at 10.00 am.

We will meet in the car park.  Once you have completed the PARQ and been provided with a set of poles we will make our way onto the grass area

You will be taken through the first 5 steps of the INWA 10 step technique.

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The walk

After the lesson we have found that the best way to get the most out of your session is to practice what you have learned by Nordic Walking, we will walk up to 2-3 miles.

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Penshaw Tearoom

As is tradition, we end with a trip to a tearoom.  Penshaw Tearoom is over the road.  You are very welcome to join us.

Hope to see you there.

Julie and Martin x

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This shows the start location for this walk.

Nearest postcode: DH4 7EL
OS Grid Reference: NZ 33429 53853
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Parking: There is a car park next to the toilets/cafe.
Toilets: There are public toilets at the car park.