Tim Bowman

I'd Rather Be Outdoors

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Welcome to I’d Rather Be Outdoors

We offer Nordic Walks in and around Stockport, Marple, High Peak and in Lyme Park.

Our Regular Walks take place on a variety of circular routes around the area, using a mixture of streets, canals, parks, woodland, riverside paths, and bridlepaths. It’s sometimes surprising how quickly you can go from urban to semi rural, I love getting to show off walks or a surprising viewpoint off the beaten track that otherwise may have stayed hidden.

Our walks are on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.   

Sometimes we go further afield for our Longer Walks, Peak District, Macclesfield Forest etc

I’d love to be able to help you get Outdoors too.

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  • NWUK Delivery Partner
  • Nordic Wellbeing
  • Power of Poles

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Activities by Tim Bowman



Tintwistle and Reservoirs


Tintwistle and Reservoirs On this walk we visited some of the less famous reservoirs near Tintwistle using parts of the Pennine Bridleway, Upper and Lower Swineshaw Reservoirs and Walkerwood and Brushes Reservoirs. We set off with some trepidation from the small village of Tintwistle, due to the unfavourable weather reports, and were surprised to get

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Meet the Team

Tim Bowman

Role: Instructor

I’ve had a love for the outdoors and history for as long as I can remember. I love walking my dogs and being out and about, be that in parks, woodlands, hills or cities.

Anywhere as long as it’s outside!

As well as Nordic Walking, I’m into Trail Running, Canicross and Martial Arts.

I like encouraging people to try new things and keep active or challenge themselves and I believe this group is ideal for this.

My Qualifications include Personal Training, Outdoor First Aid, and Exercise Referral.


from members of Tim Bowman


Tim loves what he does and he is good at it. His enthusiasm for being outdoors is motivating and helps me to keep moving. 


I love walking.

I love walking, but I am not good at map reading so I love the fact its all sorted for me, I just have to turn up and follow directions I really enjoy walking and chatting with other members.



It is a pleasurable way of getting regular exercise, especially as it is social as well as being in beautiful surroundings.