Nordic Walking Weekend – Walk This Way (October)

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Date(s) - 08/10/2016 - 09/10/2016
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Trentham Gardens

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Nordic Walking Weekend |  Walk This Way (October) – £45 per person

Trentham Gardens & Estate – 8th/9th October

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Do you want to learn how to Nordic walk?  Why not join our latest –

Walk This Way – learning the right way to walk COURSE

We’ll be teaching a new group of beginners the British Nordic Walking and INWA 10 Step technique in the beautiful surroundings of Staffordshire’s finest parkland and gardens – Trentham Gardens & Estate.

Following this ‘learn to walk’ course, participants will be invited to join our regular weekly walking groups.  Full details of the benefits of Nordic walking activities, can be found on our Nordic walking page.


Location & Times |  Trentham Gardens & Estate, Staffordshire

Weekend Experience will be held at the beautiful Trentham Gardens (Day 2 entrance fee to the gardens is not included in the purchase price and must be purchased separately) –

Day 1 South Entrance (near Monkey Forest):

Session 1 – 10.30am to 12noon (technique), break for lunch, Session 2 – 1.00pm to 2.30pm (walk practice in landscape).

Day 2 North Entrance (Main Gardens):

Session 3 – 10.30am to 12noon (technique), break for lunch,  Session 4 – 1.00pm to 2.30pm (walk practice around lakeside).

Note:  To gain entry to the gardens for day 2 of the course, participants will need to be Annual Pass Ticket Holders – or alternatively purchase a day ticket to cover entrance fee.  Day tickets will be available on the day from the main gardens or can be purchased on-line, often at a small discount:

(Trentham Estate have kindly granted Human-Nature Escapes CIC access to their landscape for this Nordic walking event, but it is not offered in conjunction or association with them).

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Booking, Payment & Preparation

Early booking is required to avoid disappointment as places are limited.   Please Contact Us to arrange booking and payment.  (Places cannot be secured until payment is received).

All participants will be required to complete a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PARQ), which assesses that your readiness to participate – which will be eMailed to you.  Participants are advised to read the form and assess their readiness to participate and to seek medical advice from their doctor (GP) if unsure.   Please add details of your height to the form, to allow the correct sized poles to be allocated.

All participants must come equipped with suitable clothing and footwear, ensuring that you bring along the following:

  • Trainers with a good cushioned sole and tread/grip to provide a foothold on outdoor surfaces (which can be muddy).  Waterproof trainers are advisable as we will be walking on grass some of the time which may be wet.
  • A waterproof lightweight coat.
  • Leggings or track suit bottoms which are close fitting around the ankles (flared trousers can inhibit walking with poles).
  • Bottled water or alternative drinks, sufficient for all sessions.
  • Sunscreen and hat/cap if the weather is likely to be sunny/hot.
  • Snacks and a packed lunch each day (there are some on-site cafes which may provide an alternative to a packed lunch).
  • Any medication that you might normally need for physical activity.
  • A small compact camera, if you wish to take photos.
  • A small back pack to carry water, snacks and personal belongings.  This should be small enough not to obstruct arm swing movement during the walking.