Courses for Adults

We offer a range of adult walking courses which are tailored to individual needs. Walking poles are provided for all lessons and are available for a loan fee with a returnable deposit required.

Beginners Courses

Nordic4 Adult Taster

Learn to Nordic Walk 1:1 or with a friend(s)

Nordic4’s Adult Taster Programme (Beginners and 1:1 Support Beginners) are an introductory Session to INWA Nordic walking for fitness and well-being tailored to your individual needs. You can learn 1:1 or with friends!
In these Tasters you will learn how to use the poles correctly, building up your walk and technique at a pace that is right for you.

Beginners Follow-Up

Foundation Steps Embedded / Advanced Technique

A course of 5 lessons to fully embed the Foundation Nordic Walking Technique (INWA) Programme or fully master the Advanced Nordic Walking Technique (INWA) Programme for walkers who have completed the Beginners Walking Taster Course with Nordic4.

“This Beginners Walking Taster is brilliant to teach you physically how to walk firstly without the poles, then how to incorporate them into your Nordic walking. What I enjoyed most about Katie’s style of teaching is that it encompasses fully enjoying nature and I found the body checks very mindful and gives you a break from day to day thoughts and routines. The Downs are a beautiful location to do this. There are also many physical benefits such as improving posture and balance. I would highly recommend a beginners taster to anyone if any walking ability and any age.”

Katie Kennedy


Nordic Walking Fitness Groups

Gentle Walking

Join Katie, Emma and Anne for a one hour walking session for the independent walker who would like to build up their walking time with rest stops if needed.

Come Nordic Walking

Join Emma for a friendly, small group weekly session that is suitable for those who would like to Nordic Walk on flat and sloping ground.

Challenging Nordic Fitness

A fun and enjoyable Nordic Walking fitness programme to get you fit and motivated whilst meeting others. Feel refreshed, positive and enlivened!

Challenge Plus Nordic Fitness

Join Katie, Instructor and Nordic Walking Fitness Instructor for INWA and British Nordic Walking in a Challenge Plus Nordic workout.

Nordic Blast

Join our group of Nordic walkers and experience the benefits of high-intensity Nordic Walks to help build endurance and increase your fitness level further.

“Love the Challenge Plus Nordic Fitness: to sum up fitness, fresh air, variety and fun with excellent tuition which challenges you & is tailored to your needs. It’s a sociable way to explore Bristol’s varied green spaces and meet new people too.”

Sue Luger

Challenging Walking Fitness Group

“Me time, mental health survival kit, great for the mind body and soul, friendship, improving whole body fitness and balance, future proofing my body and mind, joyful, confidence building.”


Challenging Walking Fitness Group

Additional Courses & Walks

Seasonal Walks

Join us for our seasonal walks exploring the beautiful local areas of Bristol and further surrounding countryside.

Catch up with others as we enjoy the changing seasons and all they offer. Open to all Nordic4 walkers these walks are all walked at a steady pace.

Technique Top-Up

Refresh your technique

Katie Atkins,  a National Trainer for INWA and British Nordic Walking teaches these Technique based refresher sessions for Nordic Walkers in Bristol.

“Went on the Seasonal Walk to Black Down to see the bluebells. A superb walk, with so much variety and interest. Katie makes the walk fun and enjoyable as well as informative and it’s a great chance to meet new people too. Well worth booking onto a seasonal walk. Highly recommended.”

Lara Morris

Seasonal Walks

1:1 Support to Sport Nordic Walking Fitness

Support, Encouragement, Extension, Achievement

1:1 sessions to help build confidence in your walking and fitness and be encouraged to achieve a personal, more intensive Fitness goal.

Try a Nordic Walking Away Day for your workplace

Looking for Nordic4Kids and Nordic4Teens walking courses?

All our lessons are tailored to the individual and can be adapted for those with Parkinson’s, hyper mobility or mobility issues.