shoes should I wear?
The very best footwear is waterproof, breathable walking shoes. If you don't have these then trainers
are good (but you'll get wet feet if the grass is wet). Walking boots aren't ideal as the sole is generally too rigid
to be able to roll your foot actively, which is part of the Nordic walking technique.
(Top tip - if you only have
trainers why not buy some waterproof socks to keep your feet dry in wet conditions?)
What clothing should I wear?
special clothing is required. Check out the weather conditions and be sensible. Layered clothing is best, with breathable
fabrics and a waterproof jacket. Nothing bulky though as this will restrict you when you walk. A hat and gloves are important
in cold weather. Jogging bottoms or stretchy trousers are better than jeans.
else should I bring?
Water if the weather is warm and something to carry your phone, keys and water in. A bumbag or small backpack
still walk if it's raining?
Generally yes but if it's very wet we don't go out as
the walking conditions become slippery and unsafe. If in doubt call us before travelling. We never walk in thunderstorms.
Is it true that Nordic walking is a good
for rehabilitation after joint replacement and joint injuries?
Yes. Nordic walking is used extensively
across Europe as a rehabilitative tool for hip and knee surgery. This is because it keeps the hip and knee tracking in the
correct alignment over the foot. It also decreases the strain on these joints by spreading the work load between the
upper and lower body - and the poles of course.