Price: £10.00Book Activity
From one hour WALX in your local country park to a half day in the hills, our Explorer WALX capture the variety of scenery, themes and types of WALX that suit your lifestyle. If you love WALX to the pub or WALX with the dog or simply WALX in wild locations we have them all! Whether long, short, tough or gentle we welcome all ages and all levels.
On Wednesdays we like to explore longer walks around the Pewsey Vale and North Wessex Downs.
Todays Walk: Sugar Hill to Liddington Castle and then back via the Ridgeway.
Length and Grade: 5.5 miles with a couple of steep climbs up Sugar Hill and then up to Liddington Castle on the Ridgeway.
Location: Start at the layby on B4192 from Aldbourne to Swindon. There are several places to park - the start of the walk is noted by the What 3 Words link. If this space is full drive to the layby which is a few hundred metres on road towards Swindon.
Notes: Weather may be warm so make sure you have a sunhat, sunscreen and sufficient water for a 2 hour walk.
This walk is led by Sally and will be staggered around 10 minutes behind the first walk and may take the opposite route to observe maximum participants and social distancing measures.
Please note that we have limited this activity to five people for the moment. If you get a notficiation you are on a waiting list - I will contact you to see if you would like an alternative date.
You must re-visit your PARQ and answer all questions including decalrations on COVID 19. Please bring your own equipement or if you need to borrow poles you will be provided with Activator strapless poles which are much easier to clean.
All activities will respect social distancing guidelines of 2 metres apart.
You can wear a mask if you would prefer to but this is not mandatory.
Nordic Walking is an enhancement of ordinary walking – it makes something we can all do… twice as effective! Nordic Walking uses poles to in order to add two major benefits to walking.The use of poles means the upper body muscles are used as well as the legs The poles help to propel the walker along – this means he/she works harder than usual yet the support given by the poles makes it feel easier!
Nordic Walking is a specific fitness technique and is not to be confused with trekking, hill walking or trail running as the poles are not planted in front of the walker/runner but in a specific way that increases the use of the upper body. It can be done by anybody, anywhere and does not require expensive equipment or clothing.
Note: To participate in regular Nordic WALX, you must have completed our Nordic Freedom Course.
For info regarding accommodation & places to visit near this walk visit: The Outdoor Guide