Walkers prove they’re poles apart

Forestry Commission rangers (left to right) Emily Holmes and Helen Walton go Nordic walking in Wharncliffe Wood.
Forestry Commission rangers (left to right) Emily Holmes and Helen Walton go Nordic walking in Wharncliffe Wood.
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A STUNNING South Yorkshire woodland will provide the backdrop for a fat-busting exercise session for women next Wednesday.

Wharncliffe Wood, near Sheffield, is the setting for the Forestry Commission’s first ever Nordic walking session at 1pm. The activity - walking with two poles - is an ideal way to improve fitness levels.

Experts say it uses 90 per cent of the body’s muscles, making it much better than walking without sticks.

Forestry Commission health ranger Hannah Darcel said: “Nordic walking has become a real fitness craze and it’s great fun.

“Wharncliffe is a stunning wood, with important conservation sites, archaeology and wildlife, and this event is a great way to discover its charms.”

Beginners are welcome as well as those with experience. The cost is £5 including pole hire, or £3 if you supply your own sticks. Tea and coffee will also be provided.

To book email hannah.darcel@forestry.gsi.gov.uk or call 07789 942 599.