A Nordic walking taster session will be held at the Recreation Ground in Dunmow on Thursday. Nordic walking involves using poles to give a whole body workout.

Following the taster session, which begins at 9.15am, a four week course starts on March 6.

Each session lasts about 1.5 hours and the course costs £39.

On completion of the course, participants will receive a free five-walk UDC Nordic walking card, worth £20.

Booking essential and space limited, call Uttlesford Council on 01799 510510 for more information and visit uttlesford.gov.uk/nordicwalking to complete a health questionnaire before attending.