Nordic walking uses special Nordic Walking Poles, engaging the upper body muscles as well as the legs. This results in a more complete full body workout, burning more calories than ordinary walking. Research shows that Nordic Walking is ideal for those with neck, shoulder, knee and back problems. Nordic Walking Poles are provided FREE of charge to use at the walks.

Getting active can be difficult, but we are here to help. With Walking for Health, you can take part in a free short walk to help you get active and stay active at a pace that works for you. It’s a great way to stretch your legs, explore what’s on your doorstep, and make new friends. For over 12 years, we’ve helped thousands of people like you discover the many benefits of regular group walks. From reducing stress, to losing weight, to sharing laughs,
Walking for Health has something for everyone.

Why walk?

Walking is truly accessible – almost everyone can do it anywhere and at
any time. It won’t cost you anything, and you don’t need any fancy equipment to hit the pavement. If you still need convincing, here are a few positive things that walking can do for your health…

  • Help your heart and lungs work better
  • Lower your blood pressure
  • Keep your weight down
  • Lighten your mood
  • Keep your joints, muscles and bones strong
  • Increase ‘good’ cholesterol

How do I start?

The Active Sunderland Wellness Walking Programme is FREE, fun, friendly, and a perfect way to help you to get more active and to meet new people.
Walkers are advised to wear weather appropriate clothing and footwear and to
bring along a drink. It is also advisable for the winter evening walks to bring a head torch or torch! Please arrive a few minutes early in order to complete the registration process. New walkers are advised to confirm their attendance in advance of their first walk.

For more information on anything contained in this leaflet, contact Laura
Bartlett or Anthony Hindmarch on:
T: 561 4693/561 4578


10:00 am - 11:30 am

Location - Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve,

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