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National park offers free Nordic walking days

Posted 14 October 2011
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National park offers free Nordic walking days
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Walking poles may be much in use in the North York Moors as the national park authority is offering free lessons in Nordic Walking.

A collaboration between the European-funded Coast alive project and the national park is making a limited number of places available on the course, which will include four one-hour lessons in the technique, which would normally cost £69.

Those keen on taking part have until the end of today (October 14th) to apply, with the course taking place at Sleights Cricket Ground.

Nordic walking was invented to help cross country skiers stay in shape during the summer and is said to be helpful in easing back and neck problems.

Those who complete the course will be invited to undertake a Nordic walk along a coastal stretch of The Cleveland Way, a trail the park authority is keen to promote.

Stretching 110 miles from Helmsley to Filey, it starts inland and heads north-east to the coast at Saltburn, before heading south along the coast.

It also includes an ascent of Roseberry Topping and passes through Scarborough and Whitby.