Some of our Crowlas & Ludgvan members recently took part in CFWI’s Nordic Walking day, set in the beautiful Trelissick Estate. It was a lovely day with Shirley, Mary, Val, Julie and Pat all excited about learning to walk in the ‘Nordic Way’.
The event was held in conjunction with Walk Kernow, a local Nordic walking group. The organisers were pleasant and accommodating and the woman who demonstrated the rudiments of Nordic walking was very competent. She explained the importance of the correct use of the sticks, the health benefits and outlined the various walks that Walk Kernow organise throughout Cornwall.
There are various levels of Nordic walking – a 15 mile walk takes place next May. Being Crowlas & Ludgvan WI ladies, we felt we could manage the 15 miles and all five of us are seriously considering signing up for a workshop to get us started. Unfortunately, the session at Trelissick only lasted 30 minutes and we did not in fact do any Nordic walking, but were just given a talk on the techniques.
– Reported by Pat Gloyn