Nordic Walking this Wednesday

A unique opportunity to learn the basics of Nordic walking, an exciting outdoor walking technique using specially designed walking poles is taking place in Ballymoney on Wednesday, July 27.

Nordic walking burns on average 20% more calories than normal walking at the same speed, plus most people find it makes walking more comfortable.

More calories, less effort! Join Countryside Officers, Lindsay Dunlop (Ballymena) and Sonya Crawford (Ballymoney) for a taster session in this gentle and enjoyable walking workout.

Numbers are limited to 24 persons by pre-booked ticket on a first come basis. Tickets costing £3 per person, are available by telephoning 028 2766 0227 or by calling in person to Riada House, 14 Charles Street, Ballymoney.

Following tuition, participants will practice the technique throughout Riverside Park. Light refreshments will be provided on the return journey. Poles will be provided for this event. Sorry, no children on this occasion.

Ticket holders should meet in the Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre Car Park at 7.00pm. For more information on this walk or other walking events in the Programme please contact the Countryside Access Officer on 028 276 60236 or visit