Bruce Perkins

NWUK Brand Ambassador

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I’ve spent four decades in the armed forces while playing hockey at all levels from club through county to international masters’, so when I retired to North Devon, Nordic walking was the answer to my need for a new exercise fix. It’s a great reason to get up and out in any weather and at any time of day to meet new people and North Devon is an ideal spot with its vast range of sand, sea and grasslands to explore.

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How to Prevent Blisters


In case you are susceptible to them, why not check out the link Expert Advice Guide on preventing blisters before you set off on your walk? Blisters are one of the most common ailments to affect walkers/hikers of all levels, and for those prone to them, they can be a real nuisance that could potentially

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What to Wear


This is a simple guide to the essentials for new-comers to Nordic Walking. This guide is specifically for those who have just completed their Nordic Walking Learn2, gained their Freedom Passports and may not have walked much before & are now planning on lower-level walks on well-trodden paths, (South West Coastal Path is exhilarating) beaches, […]

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT While it is common sense that you need to eat something before attempting any kind of workout have you actually considered what food you should eat? The best foods to eat before exercising depend on the type of workout and your personal goal. When choosing a pre-workout meal, it is important to […]

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Choosing Nordic Walking Poles (a brief insight)


There are 4 key types of Nordic walking poles A FIXED length poleis not adjustable and therefore the walker MUST be confident they have the right height and are not likely to develop and improve their technique substantially An EXTENDABLE poleis virtually a fixed pole but there is the option to extend to make it fit EXACTLY […]

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