What is Nordic Walking?
Nordic Walking was developed by cross-country skiers in order to keep their upper body fit during summer months. It uses poles with a technique designed to engage muscles in the upper body, improving overall fitness and propelling the walker.
It’s a very different fare to normal walking or trekking. The use of the poles reduces pressure to lower limb joints, up to 40%, and tension to the neck and shoulders. This means the walker will work harder, but the experience will feel easier.
What to expect?
Learn the basics of Nordic walking techniques in the hotel gardens, then move on to hill and speed techniques in preparation for the fells.
Head out with your guide on a 7-mile walk along the Ullswater lake shore, using your new skills and learning to be comfortable with typical lakeland terrain. Increase your cardiovascular and aerobic fitness levels with safe, efficient techniques, taking in the views as you go.
Check in, meet your guide and learn some basic techniques. Book ahead for dinner in Rampsbeck Restaurant.
Have breakfast in Rampsbeck Restaurant then head straight off to Glenridding where you’ll learn Nordic hill and speed techniques.
Take the Ullswater Steamer trip to Howtown, with optional lunch onboard, then begin the 7 mile walk from Howtown to Glenridding with views over Martindale and Boardale.
Spend an evening of free time at Another Place, recover in Swim Club or find a corner The Living Space or the Library.
Wake up to breakfast in Rampsbeck Restaurant, then embark on your exercise. Put all of your techniques together in a fun, fast-paced session of Ski Fit and Nordic walking techniques.