WALX Activity: Houghton to Bignor Hill (Pace 2/3)

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Pace: Moderate

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Intensity: Medium

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Gradient: Medium

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Nordic WALX

Price: £7.00

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Main Instructor:

WALX Coast and Country

Hosted By:

Mary-Jane Newman

Walk Description:

This is a great  start to your week. The walk is roughly 2 hours. Our walk will take us through the beautiful woodland trails and bridle paths of Houghton Forest.

This walk changes weekly as there are so many wonderful areas to explore.  Occasionally we will work our way to the South Downs Way to include Bury or Bignor Hill. The terrain includes hills and some chalk paths. It can be muddy underfoot on wet days but the views are worth it.    

This walk is the perfect way to work on your fitness in a fabulous setting. Come and enjoy walking in the local countryside, take in the views, fresh air and company of the group, whilst being active outdoors.

If you are new to the group, please ask advice before booking this walk.  

PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE PARKING CHARGES!

 

70p per hour and £1.80 for 2 hours.

 

The parking app is JUST PARK

 

PACE Explained:

PACE 1  Approximately 3 to 3.5 miles per hour. A comfortable pace for anyone who wants to walk and talk. There is time to stop and take photos etc.  

PACE 2 Approximately 3.5 to 4.5 miles per hour. This is a steady pace which might make your breathing a little heavier, especially on the hills. 

PACE 3 Approximately 4.5 to 5 miles per hour. This is for the more experienced walker who knows they can push the pace. There will be times where they will be breathless but there is also recovery (usually on the flat or downhill).  

Please be assured that we have a NO DROP POLICY (no none gets left behind) and the walk leaders will always ensure we use different methods to cater for different needs within the group.

 

A gentle safe way to walk yourself fitter! This is a gentle session which will help build up your stamina with the benefit of using Nordic Walking poles to help with balance. They take the pressure off your knees and lower back. This session is suitable for those who want to build up to the longer or more vigorous walks or may have concerns about their health and are looking for an easier pace on a good terrain. Many of our members are seeing the benefits of participating in the wellness sessions. 

Results have included a reduction in blood pressure, improvements in breathing, better balance and a general feeling of wellbeing. We have a lot of fun as we exercise in the fresh air. This is a very social session and we encourage chatting! 

You do not have to have a passport to join wellbeing classes. Be good to yourself and book now!

PACE Explained:

PACE 1  Approximately 3 to 3.5 miles per hour. A comfortable pace for anyone who wants to walk and talk. There is time to stop and take photos etc.

PACE 2 Approximately 3.5 to 4.5 miles per hour. This is a steady pace which might make your breathing a little heavier, especially on the hills.

PACE 3 Approximately 4.5 to 5 miles per hour. This is for the more experienced walker who knows they can push the pace. There will be times where they will be breathless but there is also recovery (usually on the flat or downhill).

Please be assured that we have a NO DROP POLICY (no none gets left behind) and the walk leaders will always ensure we use different methods to cater for different needs within the group.

 

You can do an unlimited number of walks and exercise sessions, including online classes for as little as £25 per month. This is as little as £3.12 per session if you attend twice a week.

 

This includes all of your walks and access to a whole timetable of Virtual Live fitness sessions. You can workout in the comfort of your own home and still have the company of others. 

 

 

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