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Nordic Walking event

You don’t have to spend a bundle cash in gym fees to lose calories as woodland rangers come up with a better way to get fighting fit.

The Forestry Commission is staging a Nordic walking session in 1,200 hectare (3,000 acre) Sherwood Pines Forest Park, near Clipstone, on 16 January.  Experts say walking with poles sheds the pounds quicker than normal hiking, making the pastime a surefire way to get leaner.

Free buggyfit sessions for mums and dads are also being run every Friday at 1.30pm in the New Year, while beginners wanting to put on running shoes can join Run in England’s pilot project in the beauty spot every Thursday at 10.15am.  Hannah Darcel from the Forestry Commission said:

“Everyone one is feeling the pinch in their wallets at the moment and these events are a low cost way of keeping fit, making friends and exploring the fantastic Notts countryside.”

Nordic walking costs between £2 and £5 and running from £2.

For more details contact Hannah Darcel on 01623 821452 or 07789942599 or email

Note to Editors

Forestry Commission England is the government department responsible for protecting, expanding and promoting the sustainable management of woods and forests and increasing their value to society and the environment. Forestry makes a real contribution to sustainable development, providing social and environmental benefits arising from planting and managing attractive, as well as productive, woodlands.

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