Ever Heard of Nordic Walking?
Nordic Walking is a fast growing activity, for all ages and fitness levels to gain fitness, lose weight and improve your health.
Unlike when walking, Nordic Walking Poles are planted behind you in order to propel you along. This engages the upper body and makes you feel lighter on your feet. It means you use 90% of your major muscles, burn 30% extra calories and it takes the pressure off your knees and joints and is great for back and neck problems. You can get the most out of even a fairly short walk.
However it is crucial to learn the correct technique from a qualified Nordic Walking UK instructor.
I live in Thorpe, a few miles from Ashbourne and 0.5 mile from Dovedale with the famous stepping stones and Thorpe Cloud.
I do most of my walks from my house in Thorpe into the Dovedale area, and I have other classes in Rocester at Abbotsholme school near Uttoxeter and in Dimmings Dale (Alton). If enough interest, I am happy to organise more groups in other areas of the White Peaks.