By Gill Stewart at
We are delighted to welcome Lorien, Lauren and Gilly pictured here with the rest of the Dorset Nordic Walking Instructor team. We are your local branch of a wider UK network that provides over 2,000 walks and classes a week!
Lauren and Gilly have been walk leaders for a while now and we are proud to have supported them through the Exercise Anywhere Diploma training which now means we can offer more tuition and workout sessions in Blandford, Wimborne and our NEW location Avon Heath Country Park. At Dorset Nordic Walking all of our Instructors are qualified and signed up to the Outdoor code of Practice which means you can be assured they are professional and operate using the National FREEDOM programme which means your medical information and payment details are held securely and in accordance with the law.
Lorien comes from a rehabilitation background and although he specialises in Exercise for the older Adult, he will be helping us to promote the power of the poles in Poole and Bournemouth as well as offering our specific wellbeing programme at Avon heath County Park and the Littledown Centre in Bournemouth
If you are concerned about your health or fitness levels, this is the programme for you! John and Sally Challis based in Purbeck also offer a range of gentle walks including for groups with specific conditions, including a recent partnership with a dementia group at Holton Lee which is proving really popular. Dorset Nordic Walking have also teamed up with BH Live who run a comprehensive Exercise referral scheme in the area and will be using pole walking (with the Activator strapless rehabilitation poles) as part of their remit in the future. The aim is to be able to signpost people to the Dorset NW regular sessions to provide a wide variety of stunning but suitable walks for all levels.
We are also delighted to be working with the team at Thorncombe woods (Thomas Hardys birthplace) to provide regular sessions in this ancient and extensive Forest which is tranquil yet really accessible due to its proximity to the A 35 and Dorchester.
Don’t forget we also work closely with the RSPB at Arne, Durlston Country Park, Upton Country Park, Knoll House Hotel, Springfield House Hotel and The Blue Pool too!
We are working hard to add more venues, leaders and Instructors right across Dorset in order to make sure that there are sessions suitable for all levels at times that suit YOU too. Let us know what you would like to see near you or if you fancy joining us as a leader or Instructor in order to help us add more variety…….get in touch on 0333 1234 540