Hamish’s Nordic Academy.

Mission Statement: To promote the use and enjoyment of Orienteering , Nordic Walking and Fitness Training for young people in both  education and the workplace. As well as making the sports accessible to all sectors of society  across the Northwest.

 Nordic Walking

I am a National Trainer  with British Nordic Walking. Research has shown that Nordic Walking has many health benefits, providing whole of body exercise.. I am keen to promote this sport both in schools where it has been shown to help young people who aren’t keen on exercise to do more exercise and amongst adults in the Rossendale and Burnley areas. As a National Trainer I  run courses for people who want to become Instructors.

Nordic Walking for Schools

I offer Taster Days for schools taking small classes for Nordic Walking. These have proved very popular with those schools which have taken them up. I am also able to offer Teacher Training courses so that schools can do there own Nordic Walking long term. The course is a day long and will firstly teach you How to Nordic Walk and then how to teach children. 

Nordic Walking is 20-40% more effective than walking providing whole body exercise.


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Nordic Walking in Schools.


Between 2009 and 2013 I worked for British Orienteering and local clubs as a coach working at all levels of ability. This included working in Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, running after school clubs, and coaching university orienteering clubs. My role has also been to develop participation, coaching in various Orienteering Clubs across the Northwest. I have coached all age groups from 7 to 70.

Personal Training

I am now offering Personal Training to new clients in the Rossendale area. This can take place either at home, your place of work or at Marl Pits in the fresh air. Now online help and motivation. For £20 per month you get a 1 hour session and continuous online help and motivation. 

Bookings can be made here.

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You can contact me via the following methods:

Email: hamish@hamish-nworienteering.co.uk
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Phone: 07967 318501