June Newsletter

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Well May continued where April left off, with lots of highs but the odd low, including the weather! 12 NeWTs actually managed to hear a cuckoo on our longer Cuckoo Walk (and it wasn’t just a single cuckoo, it went on and on and on!), Jane went to Guernsey to recce for our trip in August, we launched out monthly Walk & Dine sessions, and we welcomed Kieran, Paula, Anne and Ruth who completed their Learn To Nordic Walk courses!

And now for the main low point of the month. If you didn’t already know, Jane has hurt her leg 🤦‍♀️ We are trying to keep as many walks running as possible but please bear with us as we won’t be able to run all walks, and longer walk locations might have to be re-jigged

Our next Walk & Dine is on Saturday 2 July in Matley, Stalybridge. Monthly Members should have already received an invitation email allowing them to book; booking will open up to everybody else on Friday 3 June. Book early as spaces are limited!

Check out our video below for a quick recap of our May walks ⬇️⬇️⬇️


GREAT NEWS! Whilst the roadworks are still on Mottram Moor near the Gun Inn traffic light, they are ahead of schedule and the diversion has gone! That means traffic is back to normal, still slow but no more 30 minutes delays!

2022 Challenge
We’re following in the footsteps of Forrest Gump! With over 800 miles walked in May we’ve reached 4019.5 miles! Remember, the more walks you join, the more likely we are to complete the distance

Challenge Blog

Monthly Awards

Each month we announce who has Nordic walked the furthest, and joined the most sessions. Congratulations to Debbie M, Jayne and Ruth who topped the leader board for both awards! 
Most Miles Walked
🥇 Debbie M (50.5 miles)   🥈 Jayne (46.2 miles)   🥉 Ruth (42.5 miles)
Most Sessions Attended
🥇 Debbie M & Jayne (13)   🥉 Ruth (11)

Calendar Competition

Each month we ask you to share your walk photos as part of our calendar competition and the winner (or winners) will be used in our NeWTs 2023 calendar

April’s winning photo was of the River Goyt and was submitted by Jane H

Deadline to vote for May’s photos is midnight on Sunday 5 June
Click on the link below, then click on your favourite photos (there’s no submit button, just make sure the heart underneath the photo(s) goes pink. Click again on the photo to remove your vote). Vote for as many or as few photos as you want


We still have spaces on our Guernsey holiday (1-5 August 2022)
contact Jane if you’d like any further information

Join us for a few days away walking in Guernsey.
You are responsible for booking your own travel & accommodation (approx £400 total based on 2 people sharing)

Additional costs will include travel around Guernsey, lunch/evening meals & walks. All walks are optional but we would expect you to join some of them. There is a circular bus route around the island so it should be easy enough to cut a walk short if needed


Deadline 5pm on Wednesday 22 June1) Click on the link below ⬇️⬇️⬇️
2) Add items to your basket
3) Go to checkout
4) Enter code janelees24 in the voucher box to add your order to our shop’n’drop (p&p cost will reduce to £0)
5) Enter your address & payment details
6) Everything will be delivered to Jane on Friday 24 June ready for you to collect at your next walk!

If you have any questions about poles (or any other equipment), feel free to email Jane or speak to her on your next walk

NWUK Store

Sunday 12 June (9:30am)
Longer Walk: Digley Reservoir (6 miles)

A beautiful but hilly (!) walk around Holme Valley
Book here

Saturday 25 June (10am)
Longer Walk: TBC

All details to be confirmed
Book here

Saturday 9 July (10am)
Longer Walk: TBC

All details to be confirmed
Book here

Sunday 24 July (9:30am)
Longer Walk: Etherow Country Park (Distance TBC)

All details to be confirmed
Book here

Sunday 14 August (9:30am)
Longer Walk: Around Ripponden (7.5 miles)
A route taking in Ryburn Reservoir and Baitings Dam. Lunch at The Boothwood Inn afterwards
Book here

Date TBC
Longer Walk: Macclesfield & Peak Forest Canals (8 miles)

A fabulous, mainly flat walk, taking in the Macclesfield & Peak Forest canals, Marple Ridge and Lyme Park

Sunday 11 December (1:30pm)
Christmas Meal
Details TBC but get the date in your diary now!


Join us for a FREE 30 minute taster session! It will give you a taste of how light you’ll feel on your feet, how your whole body is mobilised and why you need to take the time to learn the technique from a qualified NWUK instructor

Nordic Walking poles will be provided and we will be walking on good paths. All poles will be cleaned before & after use, and straps will be washed after every use


Learn to Nordic WalkLearn how to Nordic walk for fitness or just for fun in a relaxed group atmosphere. We’ll take you through the basics of Nordic walking so that you get the most from your efforts

You will learn how to use the poles to improve your posture and get your whole body mobilised and learn how to increase (and decrease!) intensity so that you control the exercise. All of this means that you`re working at the level that`s right for you

Click here to find a course to suit you!

If you can’t find a taster/course date to suit you, please do contact Jane and we can arrange a date

Don’t forget you can contact Jane via text, phone or email if you have any questions. Hopefully we’ll see you very soon

Norman the Newt

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