Walking at Fawsley Hall
We offer guided walks as well as Nordic walking courses in the surrounds of Fawsley Hall. The Knightley Way was Northamptonshire’s first county path. Established on public rights of way it runs from Badby to Greens Norton. Much of the route passes through attractive countryside formally owned by the Knightley Family of Fawsley Hall.
Fawsley Hall is a Nordic Walking UK, licensed facility, which also happens to be a four star country house hotel and spa, sitting in the most beautiful walking countryside. It is a perfect venue to combine outdoor fitness with complete relaxation and pampering.
For further details please contact the SPA on 01327 892020
What is Nordic Walking?
Nordic walking was originally used by super fit cross country skiers as a way to train during the summer. It soon became evident that this simple but effective activity could be used to improve the mobility and fitness of everyone from athletes to those with health problems.
Nordic Walking is an enhancement of ordinary walking - it makes something we can all do…..... twice as effective!
Nordic Walking uses poles to in order to add two major benefits to walking
- The use of poles means the upper body muscles are used as well as the legs
- The poles help to propel the walker along - this means he/she works harder than usual yet the support given by the poles makes it feel easier!
Nordic Walking is a specific fitness technique and is not to be confused with trekking, hill walking or trail running as the poles are not planted in front of the walker/runner but in a specific way that increases the use of the upper body. It can be done by anybody, anywhere and does not require expensive equipment or clothing.
Nordic Walking is the fastest growing fitness activity in the world and is used by individuals, personal trainers, health clubs, physiotherapists, doctors and health promoters because it is highly effective, affordable and FUN!
Nordic Walking technique MUST be learnt correctly if the participant is to get the most out of the activity - the full Health technique that ensures the whole body works efficiently. Our qualified NWUK instructor Christopher Potts will teach you how to Nordic Walk and lead guided walks along the famous Knightley way.
You will also get to relax and unwind in Fawsley Hall’s award winning spa afterwards.