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Walking in a Winter Wonderland!

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As the clocks go back, the nights draw in and the temperature drops, the temptation to stay indoors becomes greater – But there is no reason why you can’t still enjoy the British countryside and the benefits of Nordic Walking. There’s an old saying “there is no such thing as bad weather just bad clothing”


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The art of dressing for the outdoors!

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As the winter chill descends, it is tempting to venture out in a big thick winter coat but this can cause problems as you become more active and if it is not ‘breathable’ you will become very damp underneath it as you sweat. So how do you stay warm, yet dry? It’s all a matter


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Get into the swing with our daily smovey workout

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Whether you are a regular Nordic walker and very active or somebody who is interested but not yet ventured out with some poles the SMOVEY is the must have exercise tool of 2012. Just 10 – 20 minutes a day will give you NOTICEABLE results. The Smovey is not simply a weight that you swing as


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Day Trippin’ – Have you got everything?

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As we approach mid summer and the days stretch on and on, there is no better time to pack up your gear and head out on one of the many walking trails a bit further afield from your local routes.  Here is our guide to all the essentials you may need to really make the


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Maintaining your Nordic Walking Poles

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We know its really muddy out there and your poles have been subjected to wet weather, snow and road salt recently – here are our tips for giving your poles a little TLC to make sure they keep working perfectly. To make sure your poles don’t let you down you should: Always clean your poles after


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Bang on Trend……….Nordic Style

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You may be completely new to this phenomenon of Nordic Walking, or just after some new equipment to keep you looking top dog with your friends, but with so many options to choose from, what are the 3 main influences when buying your kit?


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Paws For Thought

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Nordic Walking poles have rubber ‘paws’ which cover the carbide tips for use on hard surfaces like pavements. In principle it’s recommended that you remove these when walking on softer ground as you get more traction from the tips whilst it’s always advisable to pop them back on when on tarmac etc. The paws are


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We’re all going on a……… Nordic Walking Holiday

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So…… you love Nordic Walking with your local instructor but you want to travel to more exotic climates with your poles to experience some of the fantastic routes and holidays now available (see the holiday section on our website for some ideas). But transporting your poles can cause problems, especially if you have fixed length


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The power of the pole

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How can we check that we are getting the most from our poles? Nordic Walking is known for being a really sociable way to exercise, this is great for motivation but can actually affect the results that people get from the activity as time goes on. It’s easy to fall into the trap of Nordic


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