By Gill Stewart at
Our groups around the UK have been growing rapidly since January and no wonder with the quality tuition and variety of walks for people to enjoy!
Here is just a snapshot of what they have been up to already this year from tough challenges to weekend breaks and even a touch of Tai Chi!
Watford Nordic Walking took part in The PEACE HOSPICE LONDON BRIDGES WALK on 24th March – They walked 10 miles and crossed 12 iconic bridges as they enjoyed the iconic sights of our capital city. This was training for many of them and the longest they have ever walked so well done everybody.
It’s a sad Farewell from all at NWUK as Instructor Jackie Reiss from Wimbledon hangs up her poles due to injury. She lead her last walk in March and her fellow Instructors and lovely group will all be sorry to see her go. NWUK and Jackie have been trying to locate an Instructor to take over in the area so if you think you can help – call 0333 1234 540
Meanwhile Anthea Osborne and her group have donated a GATE to be enjoyed by all walkers in the Chilterns. The gate was christened in the sunshine near the beautiful Village of Turville where they enjoyed cake and coffee in the barn afterwards too. Great idea chaps – we love the gate which will promote NW to all who open it!
NWUK Instructors believe in teamwork and they love their groups to meet up and socialise. You can check out some of these ‘meet up’ walks on our new www.nordicwalking.social pages. Nordic Walking Essex joined forces with Watford NW for this well attended special walk
Never ones to shy away from having fun, groups right across the UK donned red noses or got up to antics with their poles in order to raise money for comic relief !
The Norfolk Nordic Walking team completed the Marriott’s Way Half Marathon Their Instructor Rebecca Wheatley said ” We trained together and those miles literally melted away” Why not set yourself a challenge for later this year – we even have a training plan in place for the Purbeck 16 event in September so why not make that your target and get training now!
Another thing we love to do is add new angles to our walks at NWUK and we have recently introduced two new skill sets for our Instructors. In this picture, Janine from Reading is leading a Tai Chi session for her group but if you like something a tad faster paced why not see if your local Instructor has trained to deliver our amazing Speedhyke sessions yet!
Another thing a lot of groups do these days is plan Nordic Walking weekend breaks or holidays. This group from Kent, enjoyed a walking weekend on the Isle of Wight whilst others have explored as far afield as Tuscany and cross country skiing in Norway. They usually welcome others to join them so check out our holiday pages HERE