Nordic walkers finish course

The Sleights Striders walking group
The Sleights Striders walking group

Whitby Nordic walkers have graduated from their training course and will soon be allowed into the great outdoors.

As a result of the four-week course to introduce the group to the benefits of Nordic walking, the Sleights Striders group has now been established.

Following their final training session, the group will now take part in two led walks along the coast between Staithes and Runswick Bay, along the Cleveland Way.

North York Moors spokesperson Rachel McIntosh said: “The Coast Alive project is all about exploring new ways to help people get out and enjoy the coast of the North Sea, while reaping the benefits of fresh air and exercise so I think we’ll be chalking this one up as a success.”

For more information about future Nordic walking events contact instructor Pauline Straw by calling 01751 431671 or email