There is a fantastic range of events that take place in and around Ullswater each year that celebrate the rich diversity, local history, culture and beauty of the area. Highlights include the world famous Marmalade Festival, the popular Winter Droving, Ullswater Walking Festival or Ullswater’s very own Daff Fest. Or perhaps one of the many sporting events, such as the Ullswater Triathlon or the Epic Lakes Swim is more your cup of tea?
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Learn to Nordic Walk for the Fells
10th February @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm£35
Description for each course:
This course consists of 1 session, of 3 hours to master all the techniques…. learn the fundamentals of the Nordic Walking technique. Gaining forward propulsion from the poles by engaging the correct upper body muscles, understanding correct gait and co-ordination. Basic, Hills & Speed and also cover moving over rougher ground, typical to the Lake District.
Benefits of Nordic walking:
Enhances your cardiovascular and aerobic fitness levels
Reduces pressure off lower limb joints by 40%
Uses 40% more calories than normal walking is a big incentive for most too!
Strengthen back, core and pelvic floor muscles
Loosening back and shoulder muscles, which appeals to those working at a desk…
All-in-all a win win for exercising outdoors!
Our qualified Nordic Walking Instructor, Mountain Leader & Navigation Coach, Nicky Sproson lives in the heart of the Ullswater Valley and enjoys inspiring those wishing to exercise outdoors, and increase their ’Skills for Hills’! Bur dont be put off, Nordic Walking can be for everyone and our courses are tailored to all those joining us on the day, being suitable for all ages and fitness levels, the course is not about the actual walk, but to learn new skills with the use of Nordic Walking poles.
Course Times: 10am-2pm
Course cost: £35
We also offer private tuition at £20 per hour, or £15 per hour per person for 2 people.
We can also set up a course to suit you and your friends if our course dates for 2022 dont work with your holiday dates, just get in touch.
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