Nordic walkers in the Lake District
Walkers on the fells above Ullswater
Another Place, The Lake
Two walkers in the Lake District


Stay at Another Place for two nights and explore the trails of the Lake District with our professional Nordic Walking instructor and guide.

Developed by cross-country skiers, Nordic Walking is an active fitness technique designed to get your upper body working. Use 90% of your muscles and burn 40% more calories than normal walking.

Nordic walking break

Nordic Walking retreat programme

Date: Monday 2 July – Wednesday 4 July
Cost: From £415 per person bed and breakfast
Duration: Three days and two nights 
Up to 12. Price based on two people and sharing a standard double room, bed & breakfast.

To book our Nordic walking break
please contact our events team:



Walkers on the trails above Ullswater

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.

Day one

Check in, meet your guide and learn some basic techniques. Book ahead for dinner in Rampsbeck Restaurant.

Day two

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.

Day three

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.

A group of walkers and their dog

What to bring?

Be aware that the weather can turn quickly even in summer, visit the walking page for some more tips on how to prepare. You will need:

  • Waterproof coat and trousers
  • Running tights or walking trousers (please do not wear jeans)
  • Walking shoes or trail shoes
  • A hat or buff
  • Thin gloves
  • Water bottle
  • Spare layers
  • Nordic Walking poles will be provided, with a variety to test during the course

A full risk assessment of the routes will be taken within a week prior to your activity break and your instructor will advise you of the correct kit and footwear.