By Gill Stewart at
It’s been a busy year again at NWUK – here are just a few of the highlights
The NWUK trailer hit the road this Summer and was seen in Scotland, the Lake District and even Blenheim Palace. Packed with equipment, goodies and information about Nordic Walking, watch out for it at an event near you in 2018!
NWUK Instructors Tracy and Sharon from Watford NW group visited the Royal National Orthopaedic hospital to work with Orthotic & Prosthetic Users earlier this year.
read more in the RNOH newsletter here
The South West Coast Path is close to our hearts at NWUK as it features in many of our local walks and the Purbeck festival. That’s why we were so delighted that 37 Nordic Walkers from a range of groups and as far away as Watford helped us raise vital cash for its upkeep by taking part in the final leg of the SWCP challenge.
NWUK Instructor Bart from Lytham St Annes spread the NW message far and wide when he met lots of keen walkers on a recent trip to Japan. He even inspired some of them to book into the NWUK Purbeck Festival too which was lovely! Hopefully their trip will inspire more people to join us again next year?
We love this picture of Bart with his poles but wish the cloak had a touch more purple!!
Dame Kelly Holmes joined NWUK Instructor Janine Lewis (and her team which includes her flamingo Flo!) to help promote physical activity in Reading. Dame Kelly even had a go at Nordic walking by all accounts. Janine is one of many NWUK Instructors who flew the Purple flag this summer – well done to you all
Team NWUK entertained the crowds at the Countryfile Live show in August and had a ball introducing the thousands of visitors to the marvels of pole walking. We will be back in 2018 so come and see us (wear purple and be prepared to sing along!)
Hazel Smith, a NWUK Instructor from Hertfordshire managed to get 231 people to take part in a NW tuition class for a world record attempt in aid of the charity CHIPs. The event in September raised over 1,000 and a lot of fun was had by all.
Great effort Hazel and all involved!
SKY NEWS visited NWUK at one of their favourite partnership and festival sites, the RSPB reserve at Arne in Dorset to interview Gill and some amazing local walkers for a feature about Women in Sport
The piece aired twice on 5th Dec