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Festival 2020 – tickets are now on sale

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It seems like an age since the sun shone for a whole weekend and there was no mud but it did actually happen and in some style too! Yes the 4th Purbeck Nordic Walking festival was a major success with hundreds of walks and workshops walks in sizzling sunshine! This year our sponsors GRUB’S SHOES,


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Looking after your Nordic Walking Poles

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We know its really muddy out there and your poles are likely to be subjected to wet weather, snow and even road salt soon – here are our tips for giving your poles a little TLC to make sure they keep working perfectly throughout the winter months. To make sure your poles don’t let you


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WALX is born!

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The team behind Nordic Walking UK are launching a new walking fitness concept called WALX in 2020. “For years our Instructors have delivered far more than simple pole walking and now we want everybody to access these classes whether using poles or not” says Gill Stewart Director of Exercise Anywhere the parent company of NWUK


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Rehab WALX – why we use strapless poles for certain medical conditions

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At WALX we have been at the forefront of poles walking for rehabilitation since 2004 when we first brought Nordic Walking into the country and started to work with Age UK Things have moved on since then and our experts now don’t actually recommend Nordic Walking in its pure form for many medical conditions or


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WALX goes live at the PURPLEBECK festival 2019

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2019 was the 4th Purbeck Nordic walking festival (known as PURPLEBECK) It has grown significantly over the years and now attracts 700 plus walkers to a mix of walks, workshops and social events over 3 days every September. This year, WALX sponsored the event and a decision was made to open up some of the


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Tech you need to know about

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Love it or hate it Technology is here to stay and this year at our Purplebeck Festival in September we embraced it both as a way to keep folk safe and to aid research. So, DON’T SWITCH off from this article because we have two APPS that could save you and others from illness or


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ICONIC DORSET WALX

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We are delighted that so many Purbeck festival goers stay in our lovely part of the world for a few extra days and this year we have made sure they can join us to explore further afield. The local Team have put on some stunning walks and as we know some visyors are still not


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Purplebeck goes teccy in 2019

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Love it or hate it Technology is here to stay and this year at Purplebeck we are embracing it both as a way to keep folk safe and to aid research. So, DON’T SWITCH off from this article because we have two APPS that could save you and others from illness or a serious incident


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PAWDIC WALKING at PURPLEBECK 2019

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We are going Canine crazy at the festival this year – not only will we be doing specific workshops on pole walking with dogs, we have opened up some suitable walks for them to join their owners and soak up the festival fun We will have a designated Doggie area under a beautiful Oak tree


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Purbeck Festival – WALKS for ALL

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The Purbeck Nordic Walking Festival  will be inviting non polers to join in the fun this year. It’s all part  of our new strategy to encourage more people to enjoy walking with our qualified Instructors and sociable groups. We recognise that not everybody is ready to master poles and feel that they should not miss


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WALX Inspiration!

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How inspirational is this Chap? John at the front of the picture is now 80 but that did not stop him from walking 26 miles along the Jurassic Coast for Macmillan Cancer recently. In fact, that was only one of his many celebration events… he also had two off road mountain biking parties and a


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Do you need to warm up before your WALX?

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Are you somebody who embraces the warm up exercises at the beginning of a walk or more likely to be grumbling ‘get on with it’ under your breath? YES, our WALX Masters know that some people just can’t see the point of what seems like a lot of twiddling, circling and stamping BUT there are


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