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Free Nordic walking wellness courses from East Trees and Charlotte Keel Health Centres near Eastville Park.

These short learn to Nordic walk courses combine Nordic walking with nature-based activities in local green spaces to support mental and physical wellbeing. They are suitable for most fitness levels and are sociable, friendly and fun.

Nordic walking is the same as ordinary walking, but you use two poles to help you walk more confidently and with good posture. The programme is organised by Let’s Walk Bristol and the classes are run by qualified instructors. Specialist Nordic walking poles will be provided and you can continue to borrow the poles once the course if over. You will receive Nordic walking achievement certificate on completion.

Advance booking is essential. Please contact Subitha to book or if you have any questions: Email: Tel: 07783 083542

East Trees Health Centre Charlotte Keel Health Centre Eastville Park
Classes are on Wednesdays 10-11am Classes are on Fridays 10-11am

Classes are on Saturdays 10:30-11:30am

6 April – 25 May (eight weeks) 1 April – 27 May (eight weeks)(no walk on 15 April) 4 June – 2 July (5 weeks)

8 June – 27 July (eight weeks)(women only)

10 June – 29 July (eight weeks)   

7 September – 12 October (six weeks)

9 September – 14 October (six weeks)(women only)



Henrietta, a 64 year old with a previous history of breast cancer described herself as a non-exerciser who occasionally ‘dragged herself out for an hour’s walk’. She attended a Nordic Walking taster session previously, and noted the positive impact it had on her health and wellbeing.

Thanks to a Nordic walking taster, funded by Age UK Bristol, and support from the Nordic Walking Wellness team, Henrietta has gone from a non-exerciser to Nordic walking three times a week. She has qualified as a Nordic walking instructor, is helping with the Nordic Walking Wellness project, and wants to establish a new Nordic walking group for the local Chinese community.  At the age of 64 she has learned a new skill and has gone from being someone who never did well in school PE lessons to becoming an exercise instructor. In her own words ‘I really consider it my biggest achievement (amongst the many many during my lifetime) in my life’.

These courses are funded by Age UK Bristol and Sport England