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Don’t be SAD this November

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November is here and despite a mild October, the chill has arrived with it. It’s easy to allow the shorter grey days of November descend around you like a cloud of Autumn fog, driving you to sit by the fire as you reach for those carb rich snacks. However, if you understand this phenomenon which


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Why I nordic walk

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We hear so many stories from people who have discovered Nordic walking and many have their own reasons for loving it so much – here is a powerful tale that has been shared by the amazing Jenny Budden My Nordic Walking Journey My Nordic walking journey starts a few years ago when I was watching


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A weekend to remember

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Our mission is to make walking effective and FUN Festival 2021 raised more smiles than we have ever seen and after such a difficult year, it was a joyous affair! There are too many brilliant images to share in one post but so we will build a gallery of memories but for now, here are


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Every step helps the planet

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As part of our pledge to make 2021 the year we helped make a real difference in the fight against climate change and loss of habitat, the HQ team and local Instructors /Leaders embarked on an exciting project to help protect the amazing Sand dunes which are on our doorstep. We joined Julia Galbenu the


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The things you see when walking!

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We like to look at views and we love to take time to look at the trees, flowers and birds when we are out but it lately our groups seem to discovering weird and wonderful things on their walks too……. We love the ‘Hedge man’ and think that the poles fit him perfectly! The same


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Community WALX works wonders

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We are delighted to have  helped the charity 4wings to set up a sustainable community WALX programme for a group of Women in Liverpool, many of whom are refugees who have had some pretty tough times. The results have been fantastic WALX Instructor Elizabeth Kerley (known to all as Kerley)  delivered a 6 week pole


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Making every step count

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Its OK to take things a little easier during the Summer break although we have been impressed with our Distance challenge group who are all preparing for the 16 and 27 milers at the PURBECK FESTIVAL in September- you can watch their progress here (and it’s not too late to book YOUR challenge place) It’s


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Cotswold Outdoor £50 winner

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Well done to NWUK Member Robert Kletz who has just WON the £50 Cotswold outdoor voucher thanks to telling us What being active outdoors means to him Our independent Judge loved this account because it shows how our walkers can enjoy walks with a variety of groups, attend festivals, try new activities and sometimes even


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Cool(er) walks for Summer

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It’s getting hot out there! Don’t let hotter weather (either here or abroad, if you manage to go) get in the way of your walking! This group in Milton Keynes obviously know all the tricks – cool tech t shirts and a nice woodland walk! Here are our tips for staying cool and safe when


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Our 5 fave ‘holistay’ WALX

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If you are planning to take a good old Holistay in the UK this year, make sure you make the most of the amazing WALX on offer. It’s easier than ever to find walking routes these days but there are lots of sociable group walks you can join and benefit from that local knowledge too!


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Joss Naylor tries out the power of poles

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Joss Naylor MBE is otherwise known as the King of the fells because he has broken so many long distance fell running records. Famed for his ability to scale peaks like a mountain goat (72 in one event) as well as cover distances up to 100 miles he has broken numerous records in his long


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Steps to help the planet!

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We are committing to taking even more GREEN steps in 2021 Here’s how……. Digital Membership cards – We know our members love their plastic Membership cards but we and several of our Partners are trying to avoid single use plastic and so we are moving towards digital cards which are displayed on your phone (with the


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