Put on your hiking boots because Nordic walking classes are coming to St Albans.

Everyone Active and Nordic Walking UK will be offering a programme of classes at Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre in September.

Taster classes and four tuition courses will also run during the summer.

Gill Stewart, director of Nordic Walking UK, said: “We have programmes right across the UK but Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre has to be one of the best venues we have ever used.

“The Everyone Active team are excited about the launch of the programme and the location on the edge of a stunning park is ideal for a full range of walks from wellbeing to work out.”

Lesley Garner, Everyone Active general manager, said: “We are very excited about this partnership and proud to be offering this new and exciting activity to our members.

“The sessions will be hosted by key Nordic Walking UK Instructor Martin Christie, who runs very successful programmes elsewhere, and will be a fun, sociable way to keep fit.”

The sessions will take place in Verulamium Park. To book please go to: http://www.westminsterlodgenordicwalking.co.uk/.