Carol Dent



Carol is based near Lancaster and takes walks around the Lune Valley, Bowland fells, Western Yorkshire dales and South Cumbria

What's on offer?

Walkwild runs a varied programme of activities, including

  • Taster sessions and “Learn Nordic walking” classes
  • Fitness walks, including preparation to participate in Nordic walking Challenge Events
  • Adventure walks: walks typically between 4 and 8 miles over the countryside and hills around the Lune Valley, Bowland fells, Western Yorkshire dales and South Cumbria
  • “Walking in Awareness”- mindfulness in motion.
  • Short Breaks and Holidays

About Carol

I am passionate about outdoor adventure and how this can help people live healthier, wilder and more authentic lives.

An avid fellwalker, climber and caver from an early age, I left my successful corporate career to pursue my love of exploring . I’ve subsequently done many things, including becoming a yachtmaster and sailing my boat on a five year trip to and around the Med, cycling from Swindon to the South of France, a training in arts-based therapy and education, and studying eastern approaches to mindfulness and wellbeing.   I’m now back in the North West of England amongst the hills and fells which are my spiritual home.

I love Nordic walking - over recent years, its helped me on a personal level to restore my self confidence, get fitter and lose (lots!) of weight. Its even got me fit enough, even in my early 60s,  to start fellrunning and compete in Nordic and fell challenge races .  It’s a fantastic all round exercise, and gets me out into the great outdoors every day.

I love to share my passion for Nordic walking and outdoor adventure with others, so If you are in the Lancashire/Western Yorkshire Dales/Cumbria area, check out Walkwild and our programme of activities.

Exercise isn’t just for the young- just the young at heart.


Carol is a qualified British Nordic Walking and INWA Instructor and also holds a YMCA fitness walking qualification.  She is working towards a Mountain Leader qualification.

Get in contact

t:  0771 892 4817












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

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