SOCIAL PRESCRIBING

Walk Kernow is pleased to be able to offer 6-week courses for Social Prescribing

If you are a Drs Surgery and are thinking of applying for funding to enable you to offer Nordic Walking as a Social Prescribing activity please do contact us at info@walkkernow.co.uk 

We currently run fully funded courses for the following surgeries...

 

Please click on your Drs Surgery above if you feel you could benefit from a 6 week Nordic Walking Course. If you Drs Surgery isn't listed why not talk to them to see if they are interested in finding out about Nordic Walking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Wednesday 12the June before we start our sessions you will be invited to pop along to the Surgery to meet Kelly your Nordic Walking instructor between 12.30  &  13.30 to have an informal chat about Nordic Walking.  She will be able to answer any concerns you may have and also if required help you register and book your Beginners Workshop. If you don't have a computer or find modern technology a struggle this is the time for you to come along and get help with this. 

 

Beginners Courses

Week 1

Introduction to Nordic Walking and how it began

All about Nordic Walking Poles and how to use them safely

Learn steps 1 - 5 of Nordic Walking

​Week 2

Recap week 1 to make sure everyone is achieving steps 1 to 5

Learn steps 6 - 10 of Nordic Walking including drills to help with technique

​Week 3

Recap week 1 to make sure everyone is achieving steps 6 to 10

You will then be filmed Nordic Walking to help you see how your technique is progressing 

Drills to help with Technique

Week 4

Technique drills followed by hill technique

Week 5

Off for our first Nordic Walk being mindful of technique and incorporating drills and or intervals.

Week 6 

Going over what we have learnt and a celebration Nordic Walk - something special.

During your final sessions, your Instructor will also give you information about the different Nordic Walks that we offer, how to book them once your course has finished, how our Booking System works as well as information about the benefits available to you if you choose to become a Walk Kernow Member.  

What to wear

Please wear comfortable clothes, trainers or walking shoes and plenty of layers. Please, no open shoes, wellington boots or if it’s wet no jeans.

 

What to bring

A water bottle with something to carry it in (bear in mind you need to swing your arms) and a snack such as a cereal bar.

 

Where we meet

UNA SPA car park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What's next? 

 

So now you have completed a Beginners Course.  Don't worry we are not going to leave you! You can now browse the Walk Kernow schedule and choose what walks you would like to join.  Included in this package Walk Kernow will be giving you a FREE 1 yr Membership which gives you:

 

  • Cheaper Nordic Walking Sessions, saving at least £2 per walk!

  • Free pole hire

  • 10% off pole purchase (one set)

  • Access to all Kernect Social Events

  • Access to Kernect Social private Facebook Group

  • Car Sticker

  • 1 Free Technique Session

  • Discount at Hawkshead (Falmouth & Truro)

  • Discount a Cotswold Outdoor (Truro & Online)

  • Discount at Darling Angels

 

*Walk Kernow has the right to change the above benefits at any time

 

 

NB Although we do not cancel for wet weather for our Nordic Walks, our Beginners Workshops are postponed for very wet/windy weather as it makes it very hard to teach and very uncomfortable for you. You will be contacted by email, text then phone as soon as possible for any postponement.

Stennack Surgery

Mawnan Surgery

Falmouth

Surgery

Penryn

Surgery

Meet & greet - optional

 

On Wednesday 12the June before we start our sessions you will be invited to pop along to the Surgery to meet Kelly your Nordic Walking instructor between 12.30  &  13.30 to have an informal chat about Nordic Walking.  She will be able to answer any concerns you may have and also if required help you register and book your Beginners Workshop. If you don't have a computer or find modern technology a struggle this is the time for you to come along and get help with this. 

 

Beginners Courses

Week 1

Introduction to Nordic Walking and how it began

All about Nordic Walking Poles and how to use them safely

Learn steps 1 - 5 of Nordic Walking

​Week 2

Recap week 1 to make sure everyone is achieving steps 1 to 5

Learn steps 6 - 10 of Nordic Walking including drills to help with technique

​Week 3

Recap week 1 to make sure everyone is achieving steps 6 to 10

You will then be filmed Nordic Walking to help you see how your technique is progressing 

Drills to help with Technique

Week 4

Technique drills followed by hill technique

Week 5

Off for our first Nordic Walk being mindful of technique and incorporating drills and or intervals.

Week 6 

Going over what we have learnt and a celebration Nordic Walk - something special.

During your final sessions, your Instructor will also give you information about the different Nordic Walks that we offer, how to book them once your course has finished, how our Booking System works as well as information about the benefits available to you if you choose to become a Walk Kernow Member.  

What to wear

Please wear comfortable clothes, trainers or walking shoes and plenty of layers. Please, no open shoes, wellington boots or if it’s wet no jeans.

 

What to bring

A water bottle with something to carry it in (bear in mind you need to swing your arms) and a snack such as a cereal bar.

 

Where we meet

UNA SPA car park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What's next? 

 

So now you have completed a Beginners Course.  Don't worry we are not going to leave you! You can now browse the Walk Kernow schedule and choose what walks you would like to join.  Included in this package Walk Kernow will be giving you a FREE 1 yr Membership which gives you:

 

  • Cheaper Nordic Walking Sessions, saving at least £2 per walk!

  • Free pole hire

  • 10% off pole purchase (one set)

  • Access to all Kernect Social Events

  • Access to Kernect Social private Facebook Group

  • Car Sticker

  • 1 Free Technique Session

  • Discount at Hawkshead (Falmouth & Truro)

  • Discount a Cotswold Outdoor (Truro & Online)

  • Discount at Darling Angels

 

*Walk Kernow has the right to change the above benefits at any time

 

 

NB Although we do not cancel for wet weather for our Nordic Walks, our Beginners Workshops are postponed for very wet/windy weather as it makes it very hard to teach and very uncomfortable for you. You will be contacted by email, text then phone as soon as possible for any postponement.