Alistair Cook



Alistair is based at the Countess of Chester Country Park, Chester

Whats on offer?

I offer weekly Nordic Walking instruction for beginners at the Countess of Chester Country Park under the ‘Nature4Health’ programme.  Sign up for a free 6-week block of instruction, extended by 2 weeks if you take part in a simple research study on the wellbeing benefits of regular green space activity.  Sessions are on Wednesdays at 1.30pm and Fridays at 10.30am and last 1 hour.  Meet at the car park off Countess Court CH1 4ED.  Book in advance to borrow poles.

About Alistair

I am a Health for Life ranger with The Conservation Volunteers and seek to encourage and help people live a healthier and more active lifestyle, whilst spreading awareness of the Countess of Chester Country Park and its value for outdoor physical activity, its convenience for getting out into countryside from the city’s edge and as a place for escape.  In addition to Nordic Walking, I offer health walks, buggy walks, walk-to-run, Green Gym and help host Forest School and Chester parkrun.

Our partners in delivering Nature4Health include Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Trust, Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Trust, Cheshire West & Chester Council, The Land Trust and The Mersey Forest.  The Nature4Health project is funded by Big Lottery Fund.

Get in contact

t:  07767 113136












General Information

British Nordic Walking Instructors are qualified members of INWA, the International Nordic Walking Federation. There are Nordic Walking instructors all over the UK offering everything from Nordic Walking classes, Learn to Nordic Walk workshops, Nordic Walking days out, Nordic walking holidays, personal training, one to one Nordic Walking sessions, to community Nordic Walking groups. British Nordic Walking requires all its instructors to stay up to date with their qualifications so you can be assured of a positive experience with any of our Instructors. Our instructors teach using the INWA 10 step method of learning Nordic Walking, an easy to follow progression to help you master the technique of Nordic Walking. Many of our instructors are also Exel pole retailers and can help you to source and get the right Nordic walking pole for you.