#WeAreNordicWalking (2401)

Saturday 16 Oct ~ 1:30 PM

Nordic Walking is a fantastic way to turn a simple walk into full body exercise - and we get all the wellness benefits of exercise in the Great Outdoors, too! This fun, engaging 2.5 hr workshop is about learning and developing the correct Nordic Walking technique under the EXPERT guidance of British Nordic Walking Instructors, Philippa and Pat. You will then be able to enjoy the benefits of regular Nordic walking activities as part of an active lifestyle.  Our session starts on the playground at Shiplake, then we go out on the paths over the fields and through the woods. You will learn the INWA 10-steps of Nordic Walking, and you will be given plenty of support and guidance along the way.

Route Details

3 miles
2.75 hours
Fairly easy (some gentle inclines, steps/stiles)


Adults £25

Meeting arrangements

Meet at Memorial Avenue, playing field, Shiplake, RG9 4DW. Car park adjacent to playing field, or roadside.

Walk Leader

Philippa Sanders, Pipsticks Walks

Public Transport Links

Bus - Arriva 800 - High Wycombe to Reading (alight Shiplake, Memorial Avenue - 5 min walk) Train - GWR Twyford to Henley (alight Shiplake - 20 min walk)

Family Friendly

Young people age 14 and over are welcome, but must be accompanied by their parent/guardian who shall be responsible for then at all times during the activity.


Part of the activity take place on paths and tracks which may be uneven, rough of muddy. Whilst Nordic Walking is suitable for a people from a broad range of abilities, we cannot accommodate wheelchairs or mobility scooters.

Further Information

Nordic walking poles will be provided for use during the session (we will also provide advice on the different types of pole and how buy).
You should wear comfortable clothing and shoes appropriate for outdoor exercise (and the British weather!).  A small rucksack or bumbag can be useful for water, energy snacks and personal items.
Please see www.pipstickswalks.co.uk for further information.

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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.