Beginners’ Nordic walking at Sacrewell

Beginners' Nordic walking sessions at Sacrewell EMN-151217-095217001
Beginners' Nordic walking sessions at Sacrewell EMN-151217-095217001

If you’re looking for a new way to shift the Christmas pounds, want to meet new people and fancy getting out in the fresh air this January, then look no further than Sacrewell near Wansford.

Sacrewell is hosting beginners’ Nordic walking sessions on Friday mornings throughout January, followed by an optional social in the cafe afterwards.

Sacrewell Farm is a 550-acre site, with right of way footpaths on hard-standing and through fields, so makes a great venue for country walking.

Sacrewell is working with qualified instructor Kathy Horner for four weeks to get the group moving, and if successful, hope to make the sessions a regular event.

Events manager Megan Allen said: “Nordic walking uses poles for upper body exercise as well as lower, and has numerous health benefits regardless of age or ability, including increased fitness, better posture and weight loss.

“As Sacrewell’s in such a rural area, we wanted to encourage people who might not easily access other exercise classes to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful landscape that we’re a part of.”

The first session is on January 8 from 11am and is free to all. It will be followed by a question and answer session in the cafe.

There will be three further sessions on January 15, 22 and 29 and it will cost £40 for the course.

For more information about Nordic walking visit www.nordicwalkit.co.uk