Here are just a few of the many testimonials we receive every week from people who have made lifestyle changes and are feeling a lot better than when it started…..

Sue from Reading was determined to complete 5 miles by Christmas having taken up Nordic walking to address low fitness levels, earlier in the year. We are delighted to say…. here she is doing just that with the support from her Instructor and group.welcome sue xmas 2017 sue 5 miles before xmas 2017



Here are some more motivating quotes accompanied by pictures of lots of people gaining their FREEDOM passports.

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“Thank you Mike (Instructor)  for your patience, and clear, calm instruction. This is a life changer for us. Christopher has come on leaps and bounds since his heart attack and triple bypass this summer. During those dark days we never imagined doing this type of activity – thank you for introducing us to this wonderful activity. We would highly recommend Nordic Walking to anyone wanting to improve their physical health but also mental health. There is nothing like being outside in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside to make any situation seem better. Your guidance has been invaluable. We also appreciate the advice on the right clothing and shoes. Now fully equipped we will be out in all weathers. Looking forward to joining in some walks now that we have our passport x” Lynne G

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“Within a few weeks of starting Nordic Walking, I noticed a huge improvement to a shoulder problem I have had for some time. The NW technique with poles has given me a workout for my shoulders without even realising it. Together with the stretches in the ‘warm up’ I have regained almost all range of movement in my ‘bad’ shoulder. More importantly, I have been able to use my shoulder without pain. What a fantastic and enjoyable way to get fit. Thanks Ian “




I have just completed my 4 weeks training in Nordic walking with St Albans Nordic Walking and can honestly say that I have thoroughly enjoyed it. I was encouraged to try it by a friend but was dubious because I have recently been diagnosed as having significant arthritis in my knee and exercise was proving to be painful. I have been trying to find a form of exercise that would strengthen my knee without causing further damage and Nordic walking appears to be perfect. I can walk at a rate that suits me whilst being part of a group and the use of poles means that pressure and impact on my knees is greatly reduced. I also have some arthritis in my hands and Savita has worked with me to find poles that are comfortable to use.
I was surprised to find that Nordic walking exercises not only your legs but also your upper body. This improves your posture which stays with you after you have finished the session. It is also a very sociable exercise with options to join groups on several days during the week.”

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“It’s such a great workout. And it’s one of the most accessible and mentally comfortable for someone like me who is overweight. You have a lot of the strain taken off your joints, you get a great workout, and you don’t have to worry about loads of people staring at you in a gym.” 





freedom 2I learnt the basics of Nordic Walking in April and haven’t looked back.  I enjoy being outdoors so started joining my local group to enjoy activity with others. There is great group cohesion and where possible walks end with a drink and chat. I went on to choose walks with more emphasis on my technique in order to reap extra body benefits. Presently I am half way through a ‘Fit for life’ course, also attending other workout walks to support me so that my end of course assessment is good!
More importantly, I am changing my mindset to enable me to face the temporary discomforts that accompany fitness training (previously avoided where possible) and I am now enjoying life. Many walks are near home but with the help of the group I am extending the area that I cover and am looking forward to joining others in pastures new.”

WELL? What are you waiting for? BOOK a FREE TASTER today here 

Nordic Walking gift guide

Every year we get calls from confused non Nordic walkers who thought that it would be easy to buy something for the pole walking enthusiast in their family until they realised it can be more technical than they thought! . SO – here’s our ULTIMATE NORDIC WALKING GIFT GUIDE 2017

xmas gift book and polesGIFTS FOR BEGINNERS

If you know somebody who wants to get started why not choose one of our STARTER packs which include a book and a pair of poles?

Alternatively, we can supply vouchers which can be redeemed with the local Delivery Partner Instructor for a four session ‘Learn to Nordic Walk course’ or maybe a one to one trial session.


For the ultimate Luxury gift why not book them into the exclusive NWUK Learn to Nordic Walk spa breaks with our partner CHAMPNEYS – tuition from the NWUK experts, spa treatments, luxury accommodation, delicious healthy meals and a pair of poles! For something a little more rustic, why not book a mindful Nordic walking break in a shepherds hut with views over the Yorkshire Wolds. Check out these breaks and more on our amazing holidays and events website


Although most regular Nordic Walkers already have their own poles there are some models that most would be more than happy to upgrade to. Those with Aluminium poles may welcome a pair with carbon shafts for instance or a more luxury model with enhanced adjustment mechanisms or straps. Others may be seeking telescopic poles for when they go travelling if their current ones do not fit inside a suitcase. If you get stuck, our team of expert elves can really help you to get it just right – call 0333 1234 540

Accessories are a great choice and there are plenty to choose from – we asked a local group and here’s what they said they would like…..

LESU paws were top of the list – perfect for keeping hands clean as you never have to take them off and the L.E.D. ones are a great safety feature during the darker months (only fit Leki poles though) See HERE

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Gloves were also a popular gift choice for this time of year and we only supply ones that will fit into NW straps to help you get it just right

Waist belts, Sealskinz Waterproof socks and of course the lovely purple Nordic walking UK headbands and neckwarmers all featured quite highly too – The list goes on but you can see all of our NW accessories HERE






Become a member of Nordic Walking UK and save £££s

Check out our NEW Nordic Walking UK Membership card  – the must have for all Nordic walkers……….

Membership CardBecoming a member is the best way for you to maximise your enjoyment of Nordic Walking. Whether you want to find local groups, improve your technique, attend our members courses, join us on our breaks and holidays, or become a walk leader or instructor, the membership provides a gateway to the World of Nordic Walking in the UK and abroad. You will receive newsletters, priority bookings for events, holidays & races, exclusive offers on equipment and benefits negotiated with our partners.


Members can enjoy a 10-15% discount in the NWUK Online Store and the following fantastic benefits:

15% off at Cotswold Outdoor!
Providing vast range of clothing, accessories and equipment for outdoor activities. Rab, The North Face, Berghaus, Jack Wolfskin, Merrell, Mountain Equipment and Salomon are just some of the top brands stocked in-store.

10% off luxury cabin breaks with Forest HolidaysEscape to a luxury woodland cabin and choose to stay at one of nine stunning Forest Holidays locations – all set exclusively on Forestry Commission land. Whichever location you choose, you can relax in your private hot tub, or for those more active, take a stroll along one of the many woodland trails, hire bikes for all the family and set off on an exhilarating cycle or try your hand at archery.With a range of cabins sleeping 2-10 people Forest Holidays are perfect for either families, groups or couples as there really is something for everyone. You can even bring the dog and stay in a pet-friendly cabin!www.forestholidays.co.uk
A £60 Naked Wines Gift Voucher!
To spend at online wine retailer and independent winemakers


25% off Hi-Tec Online
Global sports and outdoor footwear brand Hi-Tec Sports specialise in walking and hiking footwear catering to all levels of walking, whether you enjoy walking in the local park or exploring mountain trails.


Save an exclusive 10% on theatre tickets
Access to over 100 musicals and plays, opera, ballet and dance shows. Get fantastic ticket deals and best available tickets on shows such as The Lion King, Wicked, Billy Elliot the Musical, Jersey Boys, War Horse and many, many more! Even better, with us you’ll get an exclusive 10% discount on top!


hotel-banner25% off plus £10 per stay spend in Macdonald Hotels!

With over 45 Macdonald Hotels & Resorts across the UK, you don’t have too travel far to experience stunning locations with breath-taking views, total luxury and relaxation, or opt for city centre vibrancy or a family adventure…


10% off at Rohan

Rohan clothing is light, highly packable, quick drying, protective and easy to care – perfect for the outdoors and travel.

10% off Fred Olsen Cruises

This saving is in addition to any promotional discounts on offer at the time of booking. What’s more, friends and family travelling on your booking will qualify too!

Departing from 10 ports around the UK to over 200 destinations worldwide, your Fred. Olsen Cruise is closer than you think.

10% off all holidays with Headwater

HEADWATER MASTER WITH STRAPLINEDo more than visit… discover. Headwater specialises in the relaxed side of activity, offering a selection of the finest walking, cycling, canoeing and cross-country skiing holidays throughout Europe, as well as a selection of exciting long-haul destinations!

10% off Cotton Traders

Discover practical casuals designed for everyday life and outdoor adventures – quality that you can rely on without skimping on style. We go to great lengths to source comfortable fabrics that are built to last, with a rainbow of colours and a huge range of sizes to choose from – so whether you’re an XS or 5XL, you’ll find something to suit you. To welcome you, you can enjoy 10% off when you spend £25 online at cottontraders.com. Cotton on to style, quality and value today.

10% off with cottages.com
Discover rural cottages, rustic farmhouses and modern apartments in the UK and beautiful villas and gites overseas. With over 13,000 properties to choose from you are sure to find your dream holiday.
Choose to stay for a short break of 2, 3 or 4 nights or stay 7 nights or longer. Prices start from as little as £9 per person, per night which is excellent value. Also thousands of properties are pet friendly so all the family can enjoy a holiday!
All properties are annually inspected and graded by our regional managers and our grading scheme is supported by Visit England and their Gold Awards.

And many more! Our membership team are constantly negotiating new benefits and getting new partners on board.


As a limited introductory offer, you can get a years membership with Nordic Walking UK for just £9.95* or for FREE* with a valid FREEDOM activation code (see below)

Click here to join TODAY by registering on our NWUK  membership page

If you have completed a Learn to Nordic Walk course and previously registered a freedom card, freedom passport or competence card you can upgrade to this NEW membership for FREE * Simply login rather than registering on the membership page. If you do not have a freedom activation code (beginning with CC), please speak to your instructor.

*a small fee of £2.50 is payable to cover cost of card, postage & packing will be required



Nordic Walkers spring into Fund raising

Uncle bulgariaAs usual, Nordic Walkers have been busy taking challenges and raising money for a range of good causes. Whilst some managed huge distances, others completed personal challenges but all are NWUK heroes…..

Jackie Reiss and the STRIDE OUTDOORS group got in the Sport relief spirit with a last minute charity collection on their regular Sunday morning walk on Wimbledon common. They met up with one of the areas famous rubbish collecting residents too! Check out Uncle Bulgaria with his poles!

NKristen1WUK Instructor Kristen Pratt completed a 60km fund-raising walk in the blazing 34 Celsius heat to support research in Women’s Cancers in Perth, Australia. Kristen said “It was humbling to walk with so many cancer survivors, women with cancer undergoing treatment, and families and friends of people who hadn’t made it.” Kristin and her sister raised money for
the Perkins Institute to accelerate their impressive research into breast and ovarian cancers.

We think the following two amazing ladies deserve a mention…………….

IMG_0092This is Shelia Bradfield from Nordic Walking North East Essex who completed 7 miles Nordic walking between Clacton and Walton Pier to raise money for her local hospice. We met the lovely Sheila in Seville last year and we know what a transformation she has undergone since starting Nordic Walking – What a great achievement, well done Shelia!



NWUK walk leader Eileen Bartlett from Llanelli celebrated her 65th birthday by Nordic walking a 26 mile marathon along the Llanelli Coastal Path! Eileen raised over £450 for physical disability charity Phab Kids. Well done Eileen!

Instructor Lynne and Nordic walkers Jenny, Terry, Chris, Katie and Catherine completed a 23.6 mile coastal walk from Oakhaven Hospice in Lymington, Hampshire to Lewis Manning Hospice in Lilliput, Dorset and the lovely Maureen and Terri did 13.5 miles! The total is still currently being calculated, but a big well done to you all – what a fantastic cause!group pic

We’d love to hear your fundraising stories, please send these to Chloe on sales@nordicwalking.co.uk




How Nordic Walking has changed my life…

We get lots of calls and emails every week from people wanting to tell us how joining their local group has improved a medical condition or changed their outlook on life – here are a couple of stories we thought we would share with you….
juneh-200x247June Holden is 69 years young and has been a regular Nordic Walker with Core Concept (Instructor Sam Armstrong) for several years. She has always been an active sporty type and immediately became a keen regular with the group. Her natural outgoing personality and skills learned from a lifetime in business soon meant that she was training to be a walk leader and helping Sam with promotion and organisation.


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Last year, she mad a huge leap and set about taking her full Instructor qualification despite a busy home life and a few other pressures. June has studied hard to complete the NWUK Diploma which has included her level 2 fitness Instructor qualification and modules that cover everything from planning safe routes to social media. Our NWUK support team have been impressed with her dedication and positivity and were all delighted when the formal notification came through that she had passed with flying colours.

Her Instructor, Sam and the rest of the group (pictured above) are also very proud of June and she is now enjoying delivering her own tuition courses and pitching in with marketing and other duties to help the group to continue to grow. Martin Christie NWUK Tutor said –

“June is a great ambassador for Nordic Walking and proof that age is no barrier if you want to achieve something positive and put your heart and soul into it! – we love having her on board as she really is the best example of what Nordic Walking UK Instructors represent.”

A final word from June herself ….

“Anybody can take up Nordic walking at any stage and it’s extremely good for rehabilitation after hip or knee operations, or after a heart attack or stroke. It’s also great for boosting your confidence and as a form of stress relief, or perhaps if you’re overcoming bereavement as you tend to get caught up in the moment and lose yourself – it’s a wonderful feeling, and I’ve discovered so much beautiful countryside on my doorstep through Nordic walking.”


My Health has Improved and I feel a lot better – Angela’s story

“Three years ago I took up Nordic walking by accident.  I went to see my doctor about migraines and on the way out he asked me if I knew about Nordic Walking.  I looked it up and saw one of the things it helped with was posture/shoulder tension.  I signed up, did my learn to, got my poles and started walking.  I reported back to the doctor on my next visit.  He looked a bit puzzled.  He had just been wondering what Nordic walking was not recommending it.  Anyway, I continued.  I rarely miss a week.  I lost weight and it definitely lifted my depression.  I feel lots better now a days.  So much so that my doctor is now also Nordic walking.

I am with the Towcester group and we meet every Saturday and some evenings in the summer.  My partner has now also joined me.  and I have trained to be a volunteer leader.”


Nordic walking has given me back my confidence – Elaine’s story

“For several years I have had limited and worsening mobility due to having multiple sclerosis and little confidence to try exercise in any form, especially any involving a gym. I used to enjoy walking in the countryside but this was becoming very limited due to my worsening medical condition.

I came across a Nordic Walking course advertised by my local council as a Wellbeing initiative and after a bit of persuasion from friends I decided to give it a go. I am so glad I did. Following four training sessions with very patient and understanding expert Nordic Walking tutors Kerley and Ted, and a little help from a MS physiotherapist and a small device that helps to raise one of my feet, I graduated which enabled me to join the main walking group.

Nordic Walking  has given me back confidence to walk in and enjoy the countryside once again and increased my self esteem. It is also an excellent opportunity to meet people and I look forward to the weekly group session. Everyone looks after and supports each other, and though I am usually the one trailing at the back or slowing people down on occasion with the odd steep step, I am never made to feel a nuisance or hindrance and we always have a laugh. A lovely group of people.

I still need a walking stick as an aid for normal daily walking but I can feel my fitness and strength increasing because of Nordic Walking, and I can once again experience and enjoy the benefits of the great outdoors.”


Out N About Spring 2016

What a busy season we have had. The HQ team have travelled far and wide and local groups have supported events and joined forces to enjoy some amazing walks……

NWUK delivered the first Instructor training course in Singapore in April and are proud of how hard all of the new Instructors have worked to gain their NWUK qualifications. This group of ladies who all represent an inspirational group called Trekkers Asia were enjoying their practical training with our Tutor Denise Page on the stunning Sentosa Island. Watch this space for details of their launch in Singapore.

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Meanwhile in Malaysia NWUK Instructor Toh Ee who operates her classes on a charitable basis has become a delivery partner and is now busy issuing FREEDOM passes and ensuring her Nordic Walking club members enjoy all the benefits of being part of the NWUK Family!



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The annual Grasmere Gallop 10k Nordic Walk organised by the National Trust proved more popular than ever with over 150 Nordic Walkers joining the NWUK HQ team to enjoy the beauty of the Lake District in stunning 26 degree sunshine.

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Unlike last year, which was freezing, this made the event even more special as groups from right across the UK met up and socialised on the playing fields and in the Cafes around the Village. Purple Goodie bags were handed out to all the Nordic Walkers by Gill, Mike and Martin from HQ and it was great to everyone arranging to meet up again in Purbeck. Entry is open for the Grasmere Gallop event next year which is on the 3rd June – click here for details and be sure to put TEAM NWUK in the team box!


saddleworth inv walkInstructor Caroline Fisher from Saddleworth Nordic Walking arranged a great walk across the Moors – she was joined by other Instructors and their group who are pictured here enjoying the expansive views. A great day was had by all and more invitation walks are planned – Freedom passport holders can book these via the NWUK booking system


It was a busy time for ragdale 2Caroline who also represented NWUK as the Instructor for a luxury break at Ragdale Hall where these lucky Ladies enjoyed a range of spa treatments and the chance to master Nordic Walking technique and gain their Freedom passports

This group from Dorset Nordic went on their annual sojourn to Guernsey with their Instructor Lynne Martin  – they had a lovely day with Guernsey Instructor Jane Tullier and her walkers. They walked just under 10 miles with beautiful spring flowers and stunning bluebells and reported that the Guernsey hospitality was wonderful!


brockenhurst group at encombeOn a less favourable day, this group of Nordic Walkers from the New Forest experienced some of the scenery we have in store for you at the Festival in September. Their Instructor Suzanne from Brockenhurst NW brought them to visit us in HQ land and they were lucky enough to enjoy a cold but stunning walk led by Mike from HQ!

13445627_497228120469154_6034390496398207606_nv2More recently Mercian Nordic Walking held an Ascot themed mini festival of their own with Instructors bringing groups from Derbyshire and elsewhere to enjoy the canalside walks and social evening which was by all accounts a great night.

We love hearing about the group meet ups and seeing all of the photos so keep them coming in folks – send to gill@nordicwalking.co.uk

Purbeck Nordic Walking Festival – BOOK NOW!

dc8ce083-7263-49e4-8657-a2c3ea4613fbWe are really excited to be inviting Nordic walkers to our home in Dorset and have planned some amazing walks and workshops for you across three days in September. Come and join us on the Jurassic Coast for a Nordic walking spectacular which is suitable for all levels. Places are limited so we advise to book your place as soon as you can!


Whether you (or your friends) want to get started at a Taster session, improve technique in a workshop or simply join us on scenic, themed and challenging nordic walks – there will be a HUGE welcome and a fun relaxed atmosphere at our hub overlooking Swanage Bay.


We are also delighted to be part of the Purbeck Outdoor weekend and have included a 16 mile and a Marathon challenge event exclusively for Nordic Walkers so if you are up for a challenge, come and get the T-Shirt and Medal!

Visit www.nordicwalking.events to see what we have in store for you. Bookings are now open so choose the right package for you and we will see you in September.

As this is our first UK Festival we are keen to not exceed our maximum numbers so places will be limited. Registration is first come first served and date of registration will be taken into consideration for any walks or workshops that may have number restrictions due to location, theme or specialist leaders. Enjoy browsing the website and hopefully, we will see you in Purbeck soon!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us or call 0333 1234 540


PS – We will be constantly updating the website as confirmation from leaders, experts and locations come through. Rest assured there will be plenty to see and do!
Click here to visit the Purbeck Festival Website


Purbeck previews………….. Winspit & the ‘East Man’ walk

As we count down towards the Nordic Walking event of the year, we thought we would give you some bitesize snippets of the walks we have planned for you at the PURBECK NORDIC WALKING FESTIVAL. Join the HQ team over the next few months as we pre walk the selected routes in order to make sure we can provide accurate details on the event website (coming soon we promise!)

worth matraversLast weekend we ventured to the heart of the Purbeck stone quarrying village Worth Matravers – famous for its iconic pub the Square and Compass and of course being the home of our NWUK HQ!

We were checking out one of the easy shorter routes today to make sure the terrain has dried out after the winter rains and none of the coastal path has disappeared into the sea since we were last there! Like many others in the area, this walk joins the South West coastal path and our team are building loops in a range of distances so we can ensure everybody gets to see our stunning coastline.20160417_115256_resized

Following a sharp frost (the first for a long time in these parts) we set off in sparkling sunshine from the Parish Council car park in Worth Matravers and put our heads down to avoid temptation as we passed the Pub where early mountain bikers were already enjoying well earned coffee breaks as they took in the view. We watched the arrival of Swallows (or maybe Swifts) as they circled above in celebration at returning to the UK after their winter in the sun. We wondered wistfully if we might be waving goodbye to the same group during the early morning ‘bird migration walk’ on the same cliff tops during the Festival in September.

20160417_141109_resizedSetting off across the disused open cast quarries towards the glistening sea, we overtook a group of adventurers who were setting off to ‘enjoy???’ some Coasteering and a few families’ out for their Sunday strolls complete with dogs and all terrain buggies. As we traversed the first two fields where livestock grazed lazily, we encountered our first mud in a dip where their hooves have carved deep holes during the wetter months. There was a clean route through although yours truly failed to find it (as usual) as you can see from the shoe! Rest assured, this will be dry as a bone in September!

20160417_115051_resizedWe followed the track towards the sea and came out above the stunning rocky cove at Winspit where the waves were lapping over the huge rock platform that looks almost like a stone floor in an old Manor House. The adventurers dropped down the steep path towards the cove eager to jump into the sea, explore caves and scramble over ledges but we sat and watched a couple of South West coast path walkers climb the ridge on the other side of the cove before we turned left to walk towards Swanage ( the festival hub). Before taking our designated path back on the circular route to Worth Matravers we took a detour along the cliffs to watch climbers clinging to the old quarry faces set in caves where stone ‘roofs’ are held in place by stacks of stones!

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With views out towards the lighthouse at Durlston Country Park (one of our hosts for the Festival) and the lighthouse, we got distracted by the abundance of sea kale and rock samphire and made a note to tip off our friendly forager who will be leading a free food fest walk for us in September.

Two young sea fisherman were casting huge lines into the sea several feet below and they told us that the calm spring weather was a welcome change from days when the sea pounds the cliffs and the spray makes them to retreat into the caves.

20160417_122805_resizedBack on the path, we headed up some stone steps (thanks National Trust!) to what is known as East Man and followed the Coast Path towards Seacombe where we dropped down into a glorious sheltered gully beautifully named Seacombe bottom! Here we followed the track back inland and started the climb back up towards the Village. The climb is gentle to start with but gets steeper towards the top where once again, the national Trust have put in some stone steps to make it easier. At the top a gate leads into a field where chubby lambs skipped around whilst their Mothers gathered for a drink at a trough as the heat of the sunshine began to take its toll. The short climb and midday sun led us to peel off a layer and we sympathised with our woolly friends who were clearly looking forward to a visit from the shearer!

sq and compassA short walk and climb over a stone stile and we were back in Worth Matravers and heading for the pub which is now frequented by walkers, cyclists and lovers of STRONG local Ciders but has a history that includes smuggling and providing respite for the local quarrymen. The Pub has a garden where huge stone slab serve as benches and tables whilst the tiny serving hatch remains the same it it has for nearly 100 years. Completely unspoilt it now also includes a fossil museum and outdoor cider cart and as we approached we soon realised that we were in for a treat as the sound of sea shanties drifted towards us. Live music is also a regular feature and our stunning spring walk ended with a cool cider, the obligatory pasty and music from the Wareham Whalers a local sea shanty group.


Waylaid by some local Nordic walkers out with their poles, we were ‘forced’ to stay for another ‘half’ and were so glad we did when a group of French musicians from Normandy struck up their mix of shanty style songs that bizarrely included Breton bagpipes, tin whistles and bongo drums!!!! Trust us, it was amazing and as we reluctantly set off to write the risk assessment of the walk we agreed that there is nowhere quite like the Square and Compass and it has to be included in the Festival! Watch out for loops that include the Priests way, Winspit, St Aldhems and Dancing Ledge and you will be near enough to pop in for a Cider and a sing song – See you there!

For more information about the festival in September click HERE and be sure to register your interest today!


May is National Walking Month!

May is National Walking Month, which is all about encouraging people to walk more throughout May – a great excuse to go out Nordic walking in the Spring sunshine!

Nordic Walking UK have set up a series of sessions all over the UK for the weekend of 14th & 15th May offering you a chance to catch up on the latest techniques if you have let things slide or to get started with Nordic walking if you haven’t already :-

nw-taster-walk-500-white_v1Taster Sessions – a session for novices and newbies to Nordic walking. Learn about the benefits of Nordic walking and how it’s far more than walking with poles



nw-learn-to-nordic-walk-500-white_v2Learn to Nordic Walk Courses – our award-winning four week Learn to Nordic Walk course will take you through four ‘gears’ to help you master the techinique of Nordic walking required in order to achieve your personal health and fitness goals



Technique Refresher Sessions – if you completed a Learn to Nordic walk course a while back but feel like you need a refresher on your technique to ensure you are getting the maximum benefit from your poles – a refresher session is for you



Conversion Courses – if you have been Nordic walking for years but have never received structured tuition from a NWUK qualified Instructor, come along and we will work with you to ensure that you understand the current NWUK teaching methods and terminology and issue you with a FREEDOM Passport to demonstrate this!

To find your closest sessions put in your postcode in the search box HERE and book your place now – each session will show with the icons above!

You might find it helps to search activities and then you can select the type of session you think you need. If no activities show, you can widen the search or call your local Instructor to find out what they have on offer. As we are still adding Instructors and Activities in many areas – call us on 0333 1234 540 if you cant find what you are looking for and we will do what we can. Please also let us know if they do not return your call so we can check their listing and remove if necessary – email support@nordicwalking.co.uk and let them know who you contacted.


What Nordic Walking has done for me – inspirational true stories

50 sports stretch 2What we love most about our work at NWUK HQ is receiving e mails and phones calls from people who simply want to tell us how great Nordic Walking makes them feel and often how brilliant their Instructor is too!

We thought we would share some of the stories with you:-


Carol lost 1.5 stone, warded off the threat of a knee operation and reduced her diabetes drugs – read her own words here

Lynne told us that Nordic walking has changed her life beyond belief after being widowed in 2011  – read her inspirational story here

Anna has MS and called us to relate how she has amazed her specialists since being introduced to EXERSTRIDER walking poles by her NWUK Instructor. Read her story here


“Being out in the open (in all weathers) walking as part of a group. Knowing it is good for me. Socialising afterwards with tea and cake”. says JOHN

ELIZABETH says – “Better than going to the gym… great exercise fresh air good company coffee and scones afterwards. And the feel good buzz that follows exercise in the great outdoors. Beach or country park equally great!!”

RHONA commented “You literally feel like you’re flying through the countryside. Feels weightless on the joints but great cardio etc workout. I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!! ”

“Enjoying the great outdoors, fresh air, discovering parts of the county I never knew existed all with great company having lots of lols with the tea and coffee breaks thanks to our lovely Nordic chief Lesley Julian. Great physically and mentally :)” MANDY told us

RACHEL simply said “The feeling a few hours later! Awake and full of energy!”

If you have any questions about Nordic Walking call our experts on 0333 1234 540 or find your local Instructor by popping your postcode HERE

If you would like to share your story and inspire others – e mail gill@nordicwalking.co.uk