Nordic Walking at Trill Farm

Nordic Walking uses specially designed poles (not trekking poles) to enhance your natural walking experience. With a technique that is similar to the upper body action of classic cross-country skiing, Nordic Walking becomes a genuinely whole body exercise that can be enjoyed at many levels, from walking for health to athletic Nordic running. More than 10 million people globally enjoy this outdoor activity all year round.

Nordic Walking is safe for everyone. The poles mean that effort is shared between the upper and lower body and it actually feels easier than normal walking, particularly uphill. It's really good exercise for problem areas such as the arms, stomach and bottom. But forget "No pain no gain", this is "No pain all gain"! Nordic Walking puts less strain on joints than other activities and can be very effective for people recovering from illness or injury. It can also help with a range of side effects caused by cancer treatment.

This half day course will teach you the 10 steps of the full technique to maximise the benefits of Nordic Walking. Each session will start with a gentle warm up, and throughout the courses we will complete a series of enjoyable drills and exercises rounded off with a walk to take in the changes in the seasons of the beautiful countryside around Trill Farm.

Walking poles will be provided and advice about purchase of your own poles, equipment etc will also be given.

Please dress appropriately for the British weather, bring water and rain clothes and wear sturdy hiking boots.

Do join us for a Farm Lunch afterwards in the Old Dairy Kitchen, served at 1pm. To book please visit the Old Dairy Kitchen website. 


Course Leader: Gillian Butcher

Gillian is an instructor with the ‘British Nordic Walking’ association and teaches in the Lyme Bay area. She also runs a variety of weekly guided Nordic Walks for her groups of walkers. Her clients range in fitness from those who wish to improve their cardio fitness and strength, achieve weight loss to those who require post operative rehabilitation. She also works with a local cancer support group.

Living close to Trill Farm in the village of Musbury, she spends her days Nordic Walking in the beautiful countryside and of East Devon and West Dorset.


Course times: 10am - 1pm

This course does not include a lunch. If you would like to book yourself in for one of our delicious, organic & seasonal Farm Lunches at the Old Dairy Kitchen please contact Chris Onions on 07999 923089.