Put a spring in your step on our Nordic Walking break

Mar 21, 2017
Posted in: Ragdale Hall News   Posted by: Joni Appleton


Today marks the official start of Spring and the clocks will go forward this weekend, so it’s the perfect time to think about embracing the great outdoors and getting active again.

But have you ever thought about doing just that with a small group of like-minded people, while learning a new skill with a recognised instructor (and in a great location, if we may say so ourselves!)

Nordic walking is a simple but effective way to exercise and can contribute significantly towards general wellbeing too.

We’ve designed our Nordic Walking break with Caroline Fisher (of Nordic Walking UK) to offer a great balance of activity and relaxation, and with two levels available it’s suitable for anyone completely new to Nordic Walking as well as those who already have the Nordic Walking UK Passport and would like to develop their skills.

Caroline runs a Nordic Walking UK group in the northwest and led the very successful break here with us last year.


She dropped us a line recently and said: “Hello there! Spring has certainly sprung up in Saddleworth as this picture of me with some lovely purple crocuses shows. How good of them to be in my brand colour!

“It’s made me think that it’s not long til I’m back at Ragdale to take the Nordic Walking Break! #excited! I enjoyed last year so much and we had a great time. This year there are both ‘beginner’ and ‘intermediate’ courses and I’m hoping to see some familiar faces, and some new ones.”

And on the Ragdale Hall Nordic Walking break we’ve included two 25-minute spa treatments to complement your exercise – and you can explore our Thermal Spa and pools throughout your stay, so we’re confident you’ll completely relax  (and did we mention breakfast in bed too?)

If you have any queries about the break, or would like to ask Caroline any questions, please comment below and we will get back to you. We hope to see you soon!

2 responses to “Put a spring in your step on our Nordic Walking break”

  1. Angela Feather says:

    Would Nordic walking be alright for a fit 80 year old. I still play tennis but might not have the stamina to walk for miles at a fast pace though I walk my dogs daily and go on the cross trainer at the gym. What I’d like to know is how energetic is the beginners Nordic walking class please.

    • Dear Angela – many thanks for your enquiry. We passed your question on to Caroline and she says: ‘The beginner’s course would be a perfect introduction to Nordic Walking for you. The course is broken into manageable segments and, as the fitness of everyone taking part may vary, is completely inclusive. The lovely countryside around Ragdale Hall is perfect beginners’ terrain and the only walk of any distance more than a mile or so is taken at a leisurely pace to put into practice the new skills you will learn.’ We hope this helps but please let us know if you have any further queries – and we hope to welcome you to Ragdale on the break!

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