Walking Workshop Clinic

Walking Workshop Clinic

Saturday 27 June 2020


Do you suffer from aches and pains when out walking or afterwards?  Have you ever wanted to improve your confidence and skills to walk more effectively? 


Often it is the way we move and use our body that causes these problems. The walking workshop clinic day focuses on identifying how we walk and learning skills to move more efficiently across a variety of terrain.  


We will look at:

  • Balance
  • Walking up and down hill
  • Moving over uneven terrain 
  • Breathing
  • Pace and stride length
  • Wearing a rucksack 
  • Use of poles

The morning will be indoors looking at the principles of moving efficiently and applying this to how we walk, stand and sit.  The session will be relaxed, fun and informative.  As it will be a small group of no more than six participants, there will be opportunities for individual support and discussion.  After lunch, we will go out and put our new skills into practise on a walk of approximately 6 miles on varied terrain. 


Your Walk Leader, Rachel Bolton is a summer mountain leader and trained Alexander Technique Teacher.  An Alexander Technique Teacher works with a client on areas such as standing, balance, walking , running and posture. 


More details about the benefits of the Alexander Technique can be found here.


Refreshments are included in the cost, but you will need to bring a packed lunch, or buy one from the excellent cafe next door. 


The cost to join the Walking Workshop Clinic is £35 per person.  Please book and pay below.  You are booking with Rachel Bolton who will deliver the training on the day.

Walking Workshop Clinic


  • Fully booked

Meeting time and place

We meet at 9:15am to be ready to start at 9:30am at the National Stone Centre, Middleton, Wirksworth.  Post code DE4 4LS.  The morning indoor session will be based at the Centre.