About British Nordic Walking

British Nordic Walking is the UK’s only representative of the International Nordic Walking Federation (INWA) and the only body to offer training in the internationally recognised INWA 10 Step Method of Nordic Walking. As such, our instructor training is always based on the latest research from around the world with regard to the technique itself and its health and fitness benefits.

But more than that we are run by the most enthusiastic Nordic Walkers. Everyone from our CEO and our National Trainers, to our Instructors and our growing community of Nordic Walkers is passionate about what we do.

As a Community Interest Company, community is at the heart of everything we do. Our profits are reinvested in initiatives to further develop Nordic Walking as a popular activity for health, well-being and fitness in the UK.

Our Community Interest Statement

Our mission is focused on four principles:

  • Training individuals from local authorities, the health sector, charities, community groups and the private sector to become instructors and walk leaders, with training to international standards approved by INWA, Nordic Walking’s international body.
  • Promoting Nordic Walking to the wider population as a means of improving health and fitness which is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
  • Creating Nordic Walking opportunities for fun walks and challenge walks including through partnerships with charitable and voluntary organisations.
  • Disseminating up-to-date knowledge and research about the health and fitness benefits of Nordic Walking.

If you want to become part of the British Nordic Walking family there are plenty of opportunities from training as a Nordic Walking Instructor or Nordic Walk Leader, to joining a local class, to setting up a community Nordic Walking project. The choice is yours – together, we are Nordic Walking!


British Nordic Walking CIC company number 06636564

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