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WALX is born!

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Following a year of consultation and two years of planning we launched our NEW BRAND……………. WALX at Countryfile Live 2019 and Ellie was one of the first to discover it! WALX is our trademark protected name that not only helps us to appeal to a wider community (no poles required!)..Read More


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Biggest FESTIVAL yet!

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The 2019 Purbeck Nordic Walking Festival was held in our iconic location nestled under Corfe Castle in Dorset – the 4th event we had held in Purbeck, it was 3 days of walking , talking, eating and learning with a fair bit of dancing and singing thrown in too! With..Read More


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BBC One show

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2019 started with a media frenzy as NWUK teams appeared on the One show and Julia Bradbury’s favourite Walks in the January. More opportunities for the Purple people to mingle with the stars as they helped to promote the message that outdoor exercise was fun and effective!


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Gill speaks at WI Fair

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The WI held their UK Fair at Alexandra Palace in 2017 and Gill was invited as expert speaker to talk about walking, the benefits of using poles and how being outside can benefit your health. The ripple effect was that local Instructors were invited to speak to their local WI..Read More


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Countryfile Live 2018

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Back at a very hot Blenheim Palace – the team managed to keep the demos going as crowds ran for shade in 30 degree temperatures! Gill was on stage talking to local radio and Instructors form all over the UK took it in turns to spread the word about Nordic..Read More


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New Exercise Anywhere Portal

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Always ahead of the curve, we wanted to protect our walkers and leaders from the risks associated with turning up on a walk that was too difficult or unsuitable for due to medical issues. We also wanted to make sure that Instructors could manage their admin and communication, avoid taking..Read More


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Countryfile Live 2017

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Back at Blenheim Palace for Countryfile Live and this time it was Ellie who got the Nordic Walking demo! Our team had a ball down by the Riverside as we encouraged folk to pick up some poles and experience the whole body workout! We even added a song and dance..Read More


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Keswick Festival 2018

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Back in the Lakes again with our trusty trailer and Dome – fingers crossed for good weather and the chance to actually meet people this year! What a difference form the storms of 2017 – it was HOT HOT HOT and we had packed Taster sessions and huge interest on..Read More


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Keswick Mountain Festival

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The HQ Team were getting more requests to attend shows, exhibitions and festivals so enter the BIG PURPLE DOME! There would be no missing the NWUK Team from now on that’s for sure! The Dome was a massive hit at the Keswick Mountain Festival and it even survived the storms..Read More


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New Festival location!

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By 2018 we had outgrown the Festival field in Swanage and wanted our own exclusive location in a more central position with better transport links. Our stunning Festival HUB in Corfe Castle was a great hit…views of the Castle, walking distance to the Village and with great bus and even..Read More


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Countryfile Live

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In August 2016 we joined the Countryfile Live Team at Blenheim Palace – Instructors from across the UK manned the stand and helped with Tasters and Demos. We managed to chat to Adam and other presenters from the show about Nordic Walking too


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Second Purbeck Festival

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The word was out….. Nordic Walkers wanted to get together, learn more and enjoy amazing walks. Once again despite a massive storm removing our Marquees the night before, we managed to host a fantastic second festival event in Swanage. Over 500 people joined us for the iconic walks, challenges and..Read More


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