- have a go!

Fancy trying out nordic 

Next Thursday, July 23 from 6.45 to 9pm there is a unique opportunity to learn the basics of Nordic Walking on Benone Strand with NWUK qualified instructor Sonya Crawford of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council.

Nordic walking is an enhancement of ordinary walking and uses poles to add two major benefits; it uses the upper body muscles as well as the legs and the poles help to propel the walker along meaning you work harder than usual, yet it feels easier - more calories less effort.

During the walk participants will dip into the amazing dunes of Benone, and the neighbouring Umbra, a Wildlife Trust nature reserve, to learn more about the biodiversity of these special places and Rachel Bain, Biodiversity Officer will be on hand to highlight the key features.

Come along for an informal taster session in this gentle and enjoyable walking workout whilst enjoying the flora and fauna.

Numbers are limited to 14 persons by pre-booked ticket on a first come basis.

Tickets costing £2 per person, are available by telephoning 028 2766 0227 or by calling in person to Riada House, 14 Charles Street, Ballymoney.

Light refreshments will conclude the event.

Nordic poles will be provided. Not suitable for children under 12.

The three mile walk is relatively flat with some undulation and is suitable for most walkers.

Participants should wear comfortable shoes or trainers and meet promptly at 6.45pm at the Benone Tourist Complex, Seacoast Road,