Get into Nordic Walking at Marlborough Summer School – Week 1 – Course 314
Marlborough College Summer School has been welcoming visitors from all over the world since 1974! This year will take place from 14th July to 10th August 2019 and host an amazing array of more than 500 courses suitable for all ages, abilities and interests.
Our own local instructor Ashley Sandy will be offering an afternoon course for both the complete beginner to learn Nordic Walking and for those who have tried nordic walking before but would like to refresh and improve their technique.
Over the week you will learn how to handle the poles and use them correctly. We will start with the basic techniques of Nordic Walking on the college grounds and then over the week we will take walks in the surrounding countryside practising with the poles and learning to use them on more varied and hilly terrain.
We will use drills and fun exercises to demonstrate techniques. Each day will build on the previous day and working up to longer walks towards the end of the week.
We will enjoy walks in Marlborough Downs, Pewsey Vale, Kennet & Avon Canal and the historical areas around Avebury.
We will also spend time honing your Nordic Walking techniques to ensure you get the most out of your walks. This will include faster, more efficient walking and hill techniques and will always include a full warm up and cool down and stretch at the end of the session.
Each participant will be awarded with a NWUK Freedom passport at the end of the course. This can be used to access hundreds of instructors all around the UK and join their walks and classes.
To really make the most of your time at Summer School, booking a stay in one of the College boarding houses is thoroughly recommended. The College’s historic grounds are conveniently located to enjoy Marlborough’s famous High Street and the beautiful Wiltshire countryside. Plus, as a resident you can take advantage of the excellent cuisine on offer, the pool and gym facilities and free admission to all lectures, recitals and entertainments.
Marlborough College, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1PA United Kingdom