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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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Join us this September

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The Purbeck WALX Festival is a safe outdoor celebration of everything to do with walking and healthy living! Set in the stunning Jurassic coastal landscape of ancient Dorset there are dozens of lead walks for all levels (with poles and without) over 3 days PLUS stalls , presentations, experiences and workshops with leading professionals There’s


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Win a £50 voucher for Cotswold Outdoor

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This amazing competition is exclusively for Members of NWUK and WALX Thinking about some new lighter footwear or stay cool t shirts for summer walking? Our Partners Cotswold outdoor have offered the chance for you to WIN a £50 voucher as well as save 15% on line and in store with your Membership card ALL


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Out and About with our groups

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Not quite the Spring/early Summer we were hoping for weather wise but that has not stopped our groups getting back out there! Typical UK  – 4 seasons in one day! As you can see from the small selection of images in this round up below, they have experienced snow, heavy showers and really HOT sunshine!


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A fresh way to exercise…………

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Being outdoors and in nature is proven to boost mood and being active is something everybody NEEDS to do in order to remain healthy. So why not combine the two? Nordic Walking turns a walk into a workout because it involves the upper body as well as the legs which in turn means you tone


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Time is ticking…………

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May is TICK awareness month and as avid walkers we like to stay on top of the latest research on Lyme Disease, the nasty disease carried by these pesky critters who lurk in the undergrowth waiting for you or your dog to brush past. Ticks are attracted to the heat of the passing new ‘host’


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Your daily workout with our experts

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Did you know that the HQ team host a daily on line workout that’s FREE to all walkers who pay for their group walks via monthly DD and low cost to those who prefer to ‘pay n play’? During the COVID lockdowns the HQ team stepped in to deliver a daily on line workout for


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