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 Course
12th September 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 13th September 2017 @ 4:00 pm£45
This course consists of 2 sessions, on 2 consecutive days (2 x 2 hours). In each of the sessions, as we progress through the Nordic Walking Gears, we will have a short teaching session followed by a short Nordic walk to practice your new skill as it progresses each day.
We will ensure you master the technique and feel confident to Nordic Walk. If you can’t make all the sessions, please do not worry as we go over all the Gears every session.
This course covers the following:
Session one –
You will 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.
Mastering handgrip and use of the pole straps in order to develop technique by adapting the body position and pole angles for walking up and down hills.
Session two –
Adding more speed through improved technique, understanding how your body reacts to exercise and learning how to stay within your comfort zone.
Improving posture and understanding how to use technique, distance, speed and terrain to constantly ensure you get the most out of your Nordic walking!
We will lend out the poles, so all you need is suitable comfortable Trainers and clothes, and waterproofs in case of the changeable Lake District weather! Bring a water bottle in a small rucksack if you wish.
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