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Walking poles needed for Dartmoor Nordic event

Posted 1 December 2009
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Walking poles needed for Dartmoor Nordic event
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The sport of Nordic walking may be unfamiliar to some lovers of the outdoors but those near to Dartmoor can try it out this month, the national park authority has revealed.

A course is being held at Postbridge on December 12th, which will include tuition and lasts for two and a half hours from 10:30 GMT.

The sport is said to help people burn more calories by using the upper body more than normal walking, the authority noted.

It also stated that the activity involves the use of walking poles, which may prompt those keen to try the sport to find a trekking pole supplier in the south-west, such as the Go Outdoors store in Bristol.

The upper body benefits of the sport include making the spine stronger by increasing its rotation with each step, according to Nordic Walking UK.

Walkers in the national park can enjoy the only terrain in England rising over 2,000 ft above sea level, the highest point being High Willhays at 2,039 ft.

Posted by Brandon Egley