Try Nordic walking, courtesy of Uttlesford District Council

Two women enjoy some Nordic walking
Two women enjoy some Nordic walking

As part of its drive to promote the sport UDC is holding another taster session for the sport at the Recreation Ground in Dunmow.

Please meet at the Dourdan Pavilion Car Park, CM6 1AX on February 27 at 9.15am for a 9.30am start.

Nordic walking involves using poles to give your whole body a workout and is becoming increasingly popular in Britain.

Nordic walking exercises the upper body muscles as well as the legs in the same way as a cross-trainer in the gym.

Councillor Howard Rolfe, Uttlesford DC cabinet member for communities and partnerships with responsibility for health and wellbeing said: “This is a great way for residents to get out and about, have fun and get fit at the same time.

“If you enjoy walking, come along and try Nordic walking.”

UDC has developed a weekly Nordic walking programme across Uttlesford.

On completion of the course you will be able join other like-minded people walking to keep fit.

The Nordic walking taster session is ideal for those who like outdoor activity and would be interested in giving Nordic walking a go.

Following the taster session a four-week course starts on Thursday 6 March until and including March 27 at the same venue and time.

Each session lasts approximately one hour and the cost for the course is £39 (Nordic walking poles are provided).

On completion of the course, participants will receive a free five-walk UDC Nordic walking card, worth £20.

Spaces are limited so anyone interested should reserve a place in advance by calling the council’s Customer Service Centre on 01799 510510.

People taking part should download and complete a health questionnaire in advance and bring it with them on the day.

The form can be found at

Anyone with concerns about health issues can contact qualified Nordic walking instructor Paul Goddard in advance via email at by texting or calling 07794 867344 or turn up 15 minutes early for the session.