To pole or not to pole? Introduction to Nordic walking (0019)

Monday 19 Oct ~ 2:00 PM

Why go Nordic walking? Learn for yourself the fantastic benefits of pole walking. A fun & enjoyable way to improve your fitness in the beautiful outdoors. Improve cardiovascular health, strengthen muscles, better posture, help with weight management
These are sessions that focus on technique in a relatively small area. How to use the poles to propel you forward on the flat, help you uphill, & support you on the downhills.

easy/fairly easy - the level will be geared to the ability of the participants

Route Details

2 miles
1 hour
Fairly easy (some gentle inclines, steps/stiles)



Meeting arrangements

Aldbury sports ground carpark, Stocks Road, HP23 5RU

Walk Leader

Hilary Warrell, Chilterns Nordic Walking.

Public Transport Links

Tring station 5 minutes drive away

Family Friendly

Probably best suited to approx age 10+

Further Information

Aldbury is a very picturesque village with 2 pubs & a cafe for refreshments afterwards

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Our Sponsors


This project has been part funded by the The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development through the Chilterns LEADER programme. The grant received through this programme has helped make these festivals happen. 


Mercure Thame Lambert Hotel is our prime sponsor for the Chilterns Walking Festival. The hotel is ideally located with lots of walks and rides from the doorstep, including the Ridgeway National Trail, the Icknield Way and the Chilterns Cycleway close by. There are circular walks too taking you up into the beechwoods and the nearby Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve. The Lambert Hotel welcomes walkers and cyclists, it is an ideal stop-off for lunch or tea and is a great touring based for those staying over. The hotel is located near J6 of the M40 and there is a 24 hour bus service (the Oxford Tube)between London and Oxford which stops just a few minutes walk from the hotel. 


A family owned and run Henley brewer and award-winning pub company which has been at the heart of British life for over 200 years. Many of the company's 132 pubs are located in picturesque rural and town centre settings across The Chilterns.


A membership organisation dedicated to conserving, celebrating and caring for all of the Chilterns’ unique landscape.





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