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Festivals and Breaks – come and join us!

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If you want to expand your horizons, explore new areas and enjoy a host of professionally lead walks in a stunning location, a WALX festival or break could be just what you are looking for Last weekend, two of our WALX groups got together to organise a fantastic  weekend of walking in the Lake District.


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Travel tips for walkers

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Planning a trip this Summer? See below for some tips to make holiday travel and walking comfortable …in all weathers! Tip 1 – Check your airlines policy on poles! If you plan on travelling with your Walking poles this Summer be aware……… Very few airlines will allow you to board with poles as hand luggage.


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Are you tick aware?

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Its tick awareness month so we have teamed up with Botanic Protect and Lyme Disease UK to provide a FREE webinar to help YOU be tick aware. Here’s a message from Suzanne, the founder of Botanic Protect, the first repellent brand in the UK dedicated to tick prevention. Hello! I started Botanic Protect in 2019 to


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Extendable Nordic walking poles

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Nordic walking poles can be a tad confusing especially to newcomers so we thought we would help you to understand with a series of articles about certain groups of poles – how they adjust and why this matters! We thought it best to start with the EXTENDABLE poles because they are the’ go to’ poles


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Fizan Impulse Nordic walking poles

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We are excited about the latest innovation in Nordic walking poles because our mission is to make it easy to learn and natural to do. That’s why we are embracing the latest pole design from Fizan in Italy which harnesses a simple ‘corrective angle’ concept that’s not new to poles or sport but is a


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9 Operations won’t stop Anna!

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Retired nurse, Anna Wardle is not one to give up due to pain or discomfort but this 62 year Nordic Walker has endured 9 Orthopaedic operations including a hip replacement and a subsequent revision after a dislocation. The first Hip operation was at the age of 51 and it wasn’t until the revision when she


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Say Halo to really ‘GOOD’ coffee

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Many of our blogs feature coffee in some way, a group enjoying a coffee after a walk or an Instructor handing out coffees from their ‘Car boot Cafe’ in a muddy layby! So, it’s no surprise that our HQ is also fuelled by good coffee! But what is good coffee? That’s both good taste AND


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Nordic walking and my COPD

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Nick Scudamore from London shared this amazing story with us…….. “I have lived with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) since childhood.  If you can imagine having a heavy chest cold every day of your life you will get the idea.  It would make you a little shy of exercise, wouldn’t it?  Why work up a


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34 walkers cover 17,000 miles in 2021

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 Armed with their Nordic walking poles 34 walkers, with an average age of 70, managed to walk 17,000 miles in one year. At the beginning of 2021 when the country was in lockdown Nordic walking leader Stephen Knight of set a challenge for his walking group based around Amersham, Farnham Common and Gerrards Cross in Bucks. He asked them


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Nutrition bites with Lucie

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We asked our resident nutrition expert Lucie Cormack what she believes are the best ways to kick start a healthy eating regime As followers of her LIVE Nutrition bites webinars every Wednesday evening will know – its all about eating FRESH, SEASONAL food plus healthy seeds, nuts and grains. But how do you prepare them


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11 stone lighter – Justin’s story

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Last year we featured Justin Moors from Dorset who shed an incredible 8 stone in 2020 following a health scare and the sad loss of his Sister. Justin had a heart condition which was related to the fact that he was morbidly obese and despite lockdown literally walked his way to fitness. We thought we


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Nutrition bites – healthy eating workshops

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As the Festive season comes to an end, you may feel in need of a few weeks of healthier eating so we have just the thing for you. Join our expert Lucie for Nutrition bites every Wednesday evening at 7 pm – it’s a live session where Lucie outlines some simple food facts, provides healthy


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