Cannock Chase Nordic Walking

WALX on The Chase is your gateway to health and fitness delivered in the picturesque Cannock Chase and surrounding woodlands. With walks ranging from gentle Wellbeing walks to high-intensity Nordic walking, whatever level you are at, there is something for everyone to help achieve your goals.

Nordic Walking is an enhancement of ordinary walking – it makes something we can all do… twice as effective! Nordic Walking uses poles to in order to add two major benefits to walking:

  • The use of poles means the upper body muscles are used as well as the legs
  • The poles help to propel the walker along – this means he/she works harder than usual, yet the support given by the poles makes it feel easier!

Nordic Walking is a specific fitness technique and is not to be confused with trekking, hill walking or trail running as the poles are not planted in front of the walker/runner but in a specific way that increases the use of the upper body. It can be done by anybody, anywhere and does not require expensive equipment or clothing.


Please note; to participate in regular Nordic WALX, you are required to have completed our Nordic WALX induction course THE POWER OF POLES. See Walk details for specific address.

Activity information

Cannock Chase Forest, Birches Valley, Rugeley, WS15 2UQ
Grade - Various
See providers website for current timetable
Prices range from £5-7
Is this activity for you?
Open to everyone, any fitness level
Booking essential