By Gill Stewart at
We were delighted to help with the signage of the first specific Nordic Walking Park in the UK. The concept was the brainchild of NWUK level 4 Instructor Penny Parker who runs Nordic Walking across Essex and specialises in wellbeing and exercise referral.
A qualified Nurse, Penny is passionate about helping people to find ways to be more active and she approached her local council to see if they would consider adding some waymarked Nordic walking routes to High Woods Country Park near Colchester.
Penny is pictured here with her group and we would like to congratulate her, High Woods country park and the local Council for all their hard work.
We hope that this is the start of something much bigger and want to hear from any other parks or visitor attractions that would like to include, Nordic walking routes, pole hire and tuition in a bid to help people enjoy an outdoor cross training experience like no other!