Current Projects

Where it is working

Our TEAM have extensive experience in the delivery of walking based exercise referral and physical activity promotion projects

We provide complete packages for LOCAL AUTHORITY PROJECTS, CLINICS, CARE HOMES, HEALTH WALKS and CHARITIES

Our simple solutions match the skills of your employees/volunteers and with the training and tools they need to deliver a safe and sustainable programme. We can also provide and advise on insurance, equipment, health screening, risk assessment plus participation reporting. Our tailor made packages will ensure the outcomes you want and work within your budget.

Speak to the Team on 0333 1234 540 or e mail gill@nordicwalking.co.uk

Here are just a few EXAMPLES of our COMMUNITY projects

SWINDON

The Community WALX Swindon project is an initiative set up by Swindon Borough Council and the Live Well Swindon team in collaboration with WASPs (Wiltshire and Swindon Sports Partnership) and funding via a Sport England bid

This initiative aims to provide low cost peer led WALX Activator pole walking in green spaces all over Swindon. Read more

WAKEFIELD

Coordinated by Wakefield Council (Health Improvement department funded by Public Health) and started in 1999 as Health Walks and later as Nordic Walks in 2011. Today an average of 200 individual walkers attend the FREE Nordic Walking sessions over 10 locations on 5 week days. Read more

ERRDIG NATIONAL TRUST

Nordic Walking group started about 7 years ago as part of a National Trust initiative called ‘Let the Outdoors Move You’ but has since evolved into its current form since late 2015. A low cost £1 a walk donation sees between 80 and 100 walkers per week Read more

BEXLEY COUNCIL

Nordic Walking group set by the local Council in 2013. 6- 7 walks per week, a mix of FREE walks once a quarter plus a monthly package of £15 a month which provides access to Workout Walks. Currently attracting an average of 558 walkers per month. 4 Instructors and 19 volunteer leaders. Read more

ACTIVE WALKS SEFTON 

Active Walks Sefton project started in 2011 by Sefton Council/Public Health team. The project has 12 walks a week with average attendance of 200 people per week. The team which comprises of 1 NWUK Instructor 1 Comm. Instructor and 19 leaders offer Free walks, courses & poles Read more

ST GEORGES UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL LONDON

Initially we worked to devlop a project for the Integrated Falls service in 2014 but this soon expanded into other Departments and to date we have trained circa 40 physios to use poles within the neuro, mental health and community outreach programmes. The focus is on empowering patients to lead their peers too.

 

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We held a taster session yesterday and to our surprise 45 people attended – we had done mini flyers, placed it in a local newsletter so we were surprised but pleased.
After the session 28 people wished to attend the ‘Learn to Nordic’ course so that is something to keep us busy after Christmas. The walks are doing well across the 4 walks we have 60 people attending regularly. All 4 walks will be weekly after Christmas. We’ll be training 12 walk leaders in February!
Active Sefton
Over 1,000 people have participated in the project which has involved a mix of NWUK independent Instructors and our own team across the county. We are now cascade training our own Nordic walk leaders in order to keep up with the waiting lists!
Next step is to trial the NWUK weight loss plan with 3 GP surgeries, so watch this space.
Hendriette Thorn GO Active
 
NORDIC WALKING IN THE FORESTS in Partnership with Forestry England
Exodus Travel