Welcome to Brockley Nordic Walking!

London’s many parks and urban pavements offer great opportunities for Nordic Walking in and around the city. Nordic Walking can be done anywhere; there is no need for hills, country paths or even snow!

Nordic Walking is a fun, sociable way to exercise outdoors, and is accessible to walkers of all ages and fitness levels. Poles are provided by the instructor, so there is no need for expensive equipment or clothing.

Great for all fitness levels & abilities

Nordic Walking is unique in that it provides health & fitness benefits for everybody from those with medical problems to the super fit. Whatever age, fitness level or

goal – Nordic Walking is suitable, effective and enjoyable.

Benefits include

  • Tones the upper and lower body at the same time
  • Uses 90% of the skeletal muscles
  • Burns up to 46% more calories than ordinary walking
  • Reduces the pressure on knees and joints
  • Great for the heart and lungs
  • Idealfor neck, shoulder and back problems
  • The poles help to propel the walker along – this means that although they are moving faster and working harder than usual, the support given by the poles makes it feel easier!
  • It can be done anywhere – no need for hills, country paths or even snow!
  • It appeals to all ages and fitness levels
  • No need to wear special exercise clothing, only good comfortable footwear required!
  • It is very sociable; participants can chat as they go!
  • It is easy to learn and to keep up
  • It combines exercise with the outdoors which has been proven to boost mood and relieve stress

Nordic Walking is a specific fitness technique and is not to be confused with trekking, hill walking or trail running as the poles are not planted in front of the walker but in a way that increases the use of the upper body. Nordic Walking technique must be learnt correctly if the walker is to get the most out of the activity.

Nordic Walking was developed in the 1960s as a summer training method for very fit competitive cross country skiers in Finland who started to use poles in their training when there was no snow. They soon realised the technique was a perfect training aid that kept their heart and lungs in top condition, and ensured upper and lower body muscles remained in top shape off-season. Nordic Walking quickly became a popular fitness method for the general public too, and has a great following across Scandinavia, mainland Europe, North America and as far away as in Japan! It is fast gaining popularity in the UK and London too!


2-week Learn to Nordic Walk for Fitness courses

These 2-week courses are aimed at 18+ women and men who are already physically active and wish to learn the safe and effective Nordic Walking technique to improve their fitness & to complement an existing fitness regime.

You will learn the safe & effective basic Nordic Walking technique to turn a walk into a workout, explore the progressive technique to get 95% of your skeletal muscles working, and can try out a bit of Nordic Running & Skipping too!

Places are limited to 5 to allow for more individual tuition. No equipment is required as poles are provided. The course runs at Hilly Fields Park in Brockley, Lewisham. Course fee £30. Please refer to the online schedule for the next dates!Book online

Nordic Walking Technique Refresher sessions

These hour-long sessions are aimed at those Nordic Walkers who may not have attended sessions for a while, who feel a little rusty with their technique, who suspect they may have fallen into bad habits & feel like they could benefit from refreshing their technique knowledge and skills to get more out of the regular Nordic Walking sessions. Session fee £10.

Places are limited to 5 to allow for more individual tuition. Bring your own poles or request them at the time of booking. The sessions run at Hilly Fields Park in Brockley, Lewisham. Session fee £10. Please refer to the online schedule for the next dates! Book online

1-2-1 Nordic Walking sessions

If you prefer to learn at your own pace at a time that suits you, if you are returning to exercise after an operation or health issues, or if it has simply been a while since you last picked up your poles, why not book in for a 1-2-1 class with Laura? Sessions can be arranged at a park near you on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, as well as weekend afternoons. Session fee £40.00. Email brockleynordicwalking@gmail.com to enquire.


Nordic Walking Classes

These regular mixed-level open sessions are available to walkers who have completed a Learn To Nordic Walk course with a qualified Nordic Walking instructor. Prior online booking is essential for all sessions as places are currently limited to 15. Please refer to the online schedule for the most up to date class schedule & too book. Book online

Date: Wednesdays
Time: 10:00 – 11:00am
Location: Hilly Fields Park, Brockley, Lewisham Book online

Date: Sundays
Time: 10:00 – 11:00am
Location: Hilly Fields Park, Brockley, Lewisham Book online