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Nordic Pole Walking

Where are the best places and are their any groups who do Nordic Pole Walking?

Answers

  • VisitScotlandJulieVisitScotlandJulie Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Hello @NordicPoleWalker

    Here are some places that offer Nordic or cross-country ski-ing. I would imagine that these are also great locations for this activity. 

    http://www.slochd.co.uk/nordic.html
    http://hnoc.nordicski.co.uk/
    https://www.visitscotland.com/info/towns-villages/clashindarroch-forest-p254071

    Perhaps someone who has experience of doing this can recommend a few locations also.  :)
  • FofomaFofoma Member ✭✭✭
    My sister did that in Carrbridge - 1st email link and thoroughly enjoyed it. There were loads of people on skis in the Glenmore Forest at the weekend and both my husband and I both said that we would love to have a go!
  • LeeLee Member
    If you like Nordic trekking (walking with poles) you should consider the Birkie Trail Run Festival in northern Wisconsin, USA.  It is in the beautiful forests while during peak leaves of autumn.  Quite lovely!  I’ve also partaken of the American Birkebeiner cross-country ski race in the same community.  It is North America’s largest cross-country ski race and quite a site to behold.  Last year there were skiers from 46 US states and 22 countries.  
  • MogMJMRMogMJMR Member ✭✭
    If you chose the 2nd link, the Nordic Ski Centre, Huntly, Aberdeenshire; don't miss some of the fabulous attractions in the surrounding area:

    https://www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/places/huntly-castle/ Huntly Castle, excepting Dunnottar, is my personal favourite of ruined Castle - with fireplaces and carvings and many floors in tack you can really imagine living there.

    Dean's Shortbread Centre is ideal for a spot of lunch.

    For more unusal and interesting information on Huntly check out https://www.deveron-projects.com/home/

    The iCentre in the town is located in the Square and is open from Easter to October  - I found the staff really friendly and helpful.
    Mogmjmr
    Based in the Scottish Borders, Aberdeenshire has a special place in my heart.
  • fishyprofishypro Member ✭✭✭
    Hi @NordicPoleWalker, I would suggest The Pass of Killiecrankie between Pitlochry & Blair Atholl, Perthshire. From Pitlochry, follow the high street (North). Turn left on Clunie Bridge Road and pass the boathouse to the left. Follow the path pass the bridge and up in to the forest of Faskally. Continue on this path until you get to Killiecrankie visitor centre where you can have a well earned rest with a Coffee & Cake and decide wether to take the bus back to Pitlochry or to cross the river and double back on the otherside. The walk each way is approx. 3 hours of flat terrain.
    Hope this helps you out. Let me know if you require any other help. Otherwise check out Walkhighlands for more walks in Scotland. Below is a photo of the pass of killiecrankie.

    Best regards
    fishypro
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