Advanced Booking Required

If you have never attended a Silverfit session before, or your health has changed in any way in the last year, please fill in a PAR-Q – Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire – so that we are aware of any health and medical issues you may have before taking part in our sessions. You need to print this out and bring it along to the session to give to the instructor.

How to Book for a Session

All of our Nordic Walking sessions need to be booked in advance online - please see table below, with the exception of the Hyde Park session with Mark.

  • For Hyde Park bookings only you will need to contact Mark separately at [email protected] by the day before (Monday) if you would like to join. Mark is collecting payment for this session on the day.

If you need Nordic Walking poles provided by the instructor.

For those who need to borrow poles it is essential that you sign up to the sessions beforehand so instructors know how many sets of poles they will need, this will help avoid any disappointment.

Please turn up at least 20 minutes before the session so that everyone can catch up beforehand and enjoy a full session - especially those who need to be set up with poles. Nordic Walk instructors will not normally delay the session for latecomers.

VENUES & TIMINGS (please scroll across if viewing on mobile)


Crystal Palace Park Tuesday – This session has returned as a Silverfit session as of the 19th March 2024.


Day Venue Time Instructor  Meeting place How to book
Monday Docklands/Canada Water 10.00am for 10.30am start Diane until 22nd April, David thereafter Decathlon, 9 Maritime St, London SE16 7FU –  £3 charge when booking online TicketTailor
Tuesday Burgess Park 10.30am for 11am start Ailien Fuorvito Cafe in Burgess Park, 3 Chumleigh St – This session is free to book, if you are able to pay we suggest a £3 donation when booking online TicketTailor
Tuesday Haringey, Lordship Rec 10.50am for 11am start Johanna The Hub Café TicketTailor
Tuesday Hyde Park 10.30am for 11am start Carolyn or Mark (NW Leader) Park Sports, South Carriage Drive, W2 2UH – £5 charge which you can pay in person on the day to Mark. [email protected] Email Mark
Tuesday Kingston, Canbury Gardens 12.45pm registration, 1pm – 2pm Rosie Cooke Canbury Pavilion – £3 charge when booking online TicketTailor
Tuesday Crystal Palace Park 2.20pm registration, 2.30pm walk Sonya Brennan Just inside the Crystal Palace National Sports Leisure Centre, Ledrington Rd, London SE19 2BB – £3 charge when booking online TicketTailor
Wednesday Ashburton Park 9.15am for 9.30am start Anita Ashburton Hall – £3 charge which you can pay in person on the day TicketTailor
Wednesday Whitton 1.15pm for 1.30pm start Kay Whitton Community Centre car park – £3 charge when booking online TicketTailor
Friday Dulwich 10.45am for 11am start Francesca In front of the Dulwich Clocks Café TicketTailor

Project Managers

If you have any questions or issues with Nordic Walking sessions please contact the Project Manager for the session:

Please contact:

Tanya [email protected] for: Ashburton, Burgess Park, Canada Water, Crystal Palace, Dulwich Park, Hyde Park

[email protected] or [email protected] for: Kingston, Whitton

Dana [email protected] for: Haringey


We have taken the difficult decision to stop our involvement with some Nordic Walking sessions due to a lack of funding, however they still continue privately by either the instructor or Silverfit members:

  • Crystal Palace Thursday – this session will be continuing as a ‘friends’ walking group amongst Silverfit members, 10.30am for 10.45am start contact Brenda [email protected] for more information
  • Brockwell Park Tuesday – continues to be run privately by Ailien, contact her at [email protected] for more information
  • Broomfield Park Friday– continues to be run privately by Johanna, contact her at [email protected]

Advice from instructors

During inclement weather it may be useful to think about wearing layers of clothing, that you can take on & off if the weather changes during the walk (e.g. a light waterproof jacket when it rains).

Also please bring water in warmer weather, and wear walking shoes or boots suitable for wet and uneven terrain

Benefits of Nordic Walking:

The fitness and health benefits of Nordic Walking are significantly greater than regular walking, trekking or even jogging, with scientific research from Europe and the USA proving that Nordic Walking:

  • Activates 90% of the body's muscles
  • Burns up to 46% more calories than regular walking
  • Increases aerobic effect by up to 25% compared to regular walking
  • Decreases load and strain on the lower body
  • Tones upper arms, shoulders and back muscles
  • Improves lateral mobility of the spine
  • Develops core stability and strength
  • Promotes an upright posture

These benefits are achieved through the use of specially designed poles and a properly learned and performed Nordic Walking technique, whereby the poles are used as a resistance tool to engage the upper body. The result is a low impact, high results, total body exercise.

As a low impact walking exercise, Nordic Walking is something that can be done and enjoyed individually or as a group activity, anywhere a person can normally walk.

Source of info click here.

Why not give Nordic Walking a try and join us?? 


PHOTOGRAPHY: Please note, sessions are often photographed for marketing purposes. If you attend a session and do not wish to be photographed please let the photographer, Project Manager or instructor know.