Learn how to plan a Nordic Walking session to have fun whilst staying safe and well-prepared, whatever the conditions!
For more tips to help you prepare for Nordic Walking, take a look at the other videos in our series!
Learn some helpful tips to adopt when preparing for a Nordic Walking session that will help you make the most of your outing.
Music : ALTER K
Voice-over by volunteer: Scarlet Sherriff & Rebecca Large
Preparing your nordic walk
in this video you are going to learn how to prepare for your nordic walk.
To prepare for your walk, follow these four steps: be aware of the weather forecast and the difficulty of your route, organise your bag or your sports belt, check the condition of your kit and tell a relative or close friend that you are going on a walk.
Firstly: be aware of the weather forecast and the difficulty of your route.
Before you leave, get to know the weather conditions so that you can adjust your clothing accordingly.
For your safety, avoid going out in stormy weather or during the hottest part of the day.
Plan in advance how much time your route will take and how far you want to go.
You can then decide how much food and water you need to take with you.
Secondly, prepare your bag.
In your bag, carry something to keep you hydrated, a light snack, a telephone and a small medical kit.
To avoid discomfort during your walk, your bag must be as light as possible. Carry only what is absolutely necessary.
Thirdly, check the condition of your kit.
Check the condition of the soles of your shoes.
The soles must not be cracked or coming unstuck.
Also check the condition of the ends of your poles, which can wear out quickly.
If the bevelled ends, or paws, don't touch the ground or if the metal tips have worn through, change them.
Fourth, let at least one of your relatives know if you are planning a long walk.
Always have a fully charged telephone with you, so that you can stay in touch and can call for help in case of an accident.
You now know how to plan your nordic walks to ensure you are completely safe. Have a good walk!