Walk tall naturally with purpose

Footwear & Clothing


Nordic Walking for Health recommends wearing comfortable walking or outdoor trail shoes. The sole must have good grip and waterproofing is a good idea. Walking boots can be problematic if the upper part covering the ankle is stiff or the laces around the neck of the boot are tied too tight as this can impair free movement of the lower leg over the ankle.


Nordic Walking for Health recommends lightweight clothing appropriate for the weather conditions on the day, including light gloves, a hat and a waterproof jacket for cold and wet weather and suncream/block and sunglasses in sunny weather. It is better to wear several light layers of clothing rather than heavier, thicker clothing. It is also advisable not to wear something likely to flap at the sides of the body.

Rucksacks & Bags

Nordic Walking for Health recommends carrying personal belongings and water in a waist or bum bag as rucksacks and shoulder bags are likely to swing around too much.

A good range of outdoors clothing and footwear, including some dedicated to Nordic Walking, is available for purchase at the following retailers:

Brighton & Hove and Shoreham-By-Sea

Nick Rivett Intersport

64 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2FP

01273 731780 Map Website

Eastbourne, Lewes, Seaford & surrounding areas

The Outdoor Shop

10 Cliffe High St, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2AH

01273 487840 Map Email Website

Intersport of Lewes

53 Cliffe High Street, Lewes, BN7 2AN

01273 475235 Map Website


1 Stoke Manor Close, Seaford, BN25 3RE

01323 896197 Map Email Website

Ashdown Forest

Global Adventurer

The Square, Forest Row, RH18 5ES

01342 825069 Map Email Website