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We strive to promote Nordic Walking and our Instructors on a daily basis. Our Press team are always happy to provide content, expert comments and images – please contact

BBC RADIO WILTSHIRE – Instructor Ashley Sandy and members of her group feature on the show demonstrating Nordic walking and explaining the benefits. Listen here

REDDITCH ADVERTISER – Instructor Kathrin Foster and her Nordic walking group are holding various fundraising activities for Comic Relief. Read more here

SARACENS TV – Wonderful and inspiring video about the Love to Move programme by the Saracens Sports Foundation delivered by NWUK Instructor Daniela Boyce… Watch it here

BBC RADIO 4 – Winchester Nordic walkers and Instructor Christiane Livingston feature in this BBC News article about fitness trackers which was also covered in the You and Yours Programme on Radio 4 on 24 Feb See article here

BBC NEWS – Winchester Nordic walkers and Instructor Christiane Livingston feature in this BBC News article about fitness trackers. Read more here

ABOUT MY AREA – South Northamptonshire Council are offering Learn to Nordic Walk courses to the community. Read more here

ST HELENS STAR – Kym Smith and Son, Daniel take part in the Nordic walking Marathon at the Purbeck NW Festival in memory of Mother/ Grand Mother Hilda raising money for Age UK. Read more here

BBC ONE – BBC Breakfast Sports Presenter Mike Bushell visits the Purbeck Hills and joins us on a Nordic walk to learn about Nordic walking and it’s benefits. Watch the full feature here

GUARDIAN –  a review of Nordic walking as a form of outdoor fitness. “If you don’t like Nordic walking, you don’t like life.” – comment from journalist Chitra Ramaswamy. Read the full the article here

DAILY MAIL –  Mention of Nordic Walking UK in an article about Teresa May walking with poles on holiday and a letter from one of our walkers who wrote in. Read both articles here

BBC RADIO 2 –  Instructor Tug Wilson was featured as part of the Jeremy Vine show on 16 August talking about the benefits of Nordic Walking.

GUARDIAN –  An interview with Nordic walker Jay Sohal – ‘On a workout walk you’ll be huffing and puffing the whole way’. Read the article here

BBC RADIO 4 –  Nordic walker Jon Petty who is visually impaired, regularly enjoys walking in Suffolk. Listen to how Nordic walking helped him! Listen from 10 mins in here

BBC RADIO LANCASHIRE –  NWUK instructors in Lancs talk about the benefits of Nordic walking and how to get started! Listen from 39.45 mins in here

BROMSGROVE STANDARD –  Instructor Ian Northcott and a group of his walkers take part in a 24-hour race through the Cotswold in aid of homeless charity Socks & Chocs. The entrants are required to walk a 9km course as many times as they can in the space of 24-hours.” Read the article here

ST ALBANS REVIEW – Everyone Active and Nordic Walking UK are working in partnership and will be offering a programme of classes at Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre in September. Read the article here

SUNDAY WORLD – Outdoor workouts to try – Nordic walking, not just walking with poles! Read the article here

POLICE RESETTLEMENT MAGAZINE – Ian Northcott’s new career as a nordic walking instructor, after 10 years in the army and 23 years in Birmingham police. Read the article on p.59 here

BROMSGROVE STANDARD-  Well done to Elaine Griffiths who started as a volunteer walk leader for Mercian Nordic Walking and loved it so much she has now become a full Nordic Walking UK Instructor – read article here

MAGGIES CANCER CENTRE-  NWUK instructor Carolyn Garritt talks about cancer and how Nordic walking can help with the symptoms of cancer treatment – listen to the podcast (from 45 minutes in) here

THE GREAT OUTDOORS MAGAZINE-  NWUK instructor Caroline Fisher takes comedian Ed Byrne out Nordic walking – read the article here

BBC RADIO SOLENT –  NWUK instructor Vicki Edwards talks about the benefits and technique of Nordic walking and all about our Purbeck Nordic Walking festival. Listen to the interview in full from 12.45 mins here

DERBYSHIRE SPORT –  Nordic walking taking Chesterfield by storm with NWUK Instructor Laura Daniels – read the article here

SADDLEWORTH INDEPENDENT –  NWUK Instructor Caroline Fisher’s group ‘puts best foot forward’ – read the article here

HEMEL GAZETTE – NWUK instructor Karen Lem and her group are due to tackle the Race to the Stones Ultra Marathon this summer!

YOURS MAGAZINE –  5 new exercises to try in 2016 – read the article here

HERTS & ESSEX OBSERVER –  Get fit this New Year and learn to Nordic walk with Uttlesford District Council – read the article here

YOURS MAGAZINE –  Q & A feature – is Nordic walking a good form of exercise for people with joint problems?

HENLEY ON THAMES –  Festive Fundraiser – NWUK Instructor Sally Dance – read the article here

CHESTER CHRONICLE –  Nordic Walking Instructor Elizabeth Kerley and Active Cheshire partner up to increase the number of people exercising regularly in Cheshire – read the article here

BBC HEREFORD & WORCESTER RADIO –  Instructor Ian Northcott talks about Nordic Walking (part 1 – 0:49.56 – 0:53.42 & part 2 – 1:53.32 – 1:57.0) – listen to the interview here

CHICHESTER OBSERVER –  Nordic Walkers in Chichester Nordic Walk in the Chichester Half Marathon!

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE ONLINE –  Newcastle Freeman Hospital pilots NWUK exercise programmes to help transplant patients – read the article here

ORDNANCE SURVEY –  Beginners Guide to Nordic Walking blog – read here

SAGA MAGAZINE – A feature about the Learn to Nordic Walk Programme and the ideal starter Nordic pole.

BLACKPOOL GAZETTE – Bart from Stepping Out Nordic Walking talks about the benefits and his activities across Fydle, Wyre and Preston.

LYTHAM ST ANNES EXPRESS – The Stepping Out Nordic Walking Group and Cancer survivor Gemma McDonald took part in Race For Life with their pink walking poles – read article here.

VITA MAGAZINE (BREAST CANCER CARE ) – Jane a Participant on the fantastic HEAL project run by York city Council explains how NW helped her on the way to recovery.

NOW MAGAZINE –  We give some top tips to the TOWIE ladies on how to Nordic walk. Issue out on July 6th 2015.

TOP SANTE MAGAZINE –  Health benefits of Nordic walking and how to get started. Issueut on July 1st 2015.

BROMSGROVE STANDARD –  Journalist Beth Wright takes the NWUK Learn to Nordic Walk course with our Instructor Ian Northcott – read the article here

THE GUARDIAN –  NWUK Instructor Tug Wilson takes a Guardian journalist for a Nordic walk in the London Docklands – read the article here

THE GUARDIAN –  Mention of our online booking system – read the article here

CHAT MAGAZINE –  Community Instructor Alice Denham tells her inspirational story of how Nordic Walking helped her recover from her stroke in June 18th’s issue.

FEMALE FIRST –  Our very own Gill Stewart gives advice on improving your posture. Read the article here

CUMBRIA CRACK-  Congratulations to our NWUK Instructor Debbie Jackman who was the joint second lady to pass the finish line out of 127 participants at the National Trust Grasmere Gallop 10K Nordic Walk on Saturday 6th June. Read all about it here

CHESTER CHRONICLE –  A day in the life of Nordic Walking UK instructor Kerley – really shows how hard our amazing team work! Read the article here

WOMEN & HOME MAGAZINE In July’s issue, Nordic Walking is featured in an article for ‘sports that change your shape’ Some great tips and benefits are mentioned and readers are encouraged to try out a Nordic Walking UK taster session.

OK! ONLINE (4th June 2015) – Again, not a NWUK story but another angle on pole walking – A second article featuring the TOWIE girls hiking in Marbella read it here

DAILY MAIL ONLINE (4th June 2015) – Not a NWUK story but another angle on pole walking as it gains popularity – TOWIE girls take up hiking in Marbella in a bid to stay in shape! – proof that pole walking is not just for the older generation read it here

DAILY MAIL ONLINE (3rd June 2015) – Feature on Sonya Brennan who turned her life around, lost 5 stone and went from being a participant in a council run physical activity programme to leading 5 classes a week as an Instructor for NWUK Read it here

FEMAIL – MAIL ONLINE  May 26th – The Mail Online has included ‘The Complete Guide to Nordic Walking’ on Femail’s carousel of must-have fitness products. Alongside information on what the guide has to offer, the piece also mentions the USPs Nordic walking has to offer. An image, price details and a link to the site are also included

THE GUARDIAN May 22nd – A great article about the benfits of Nordic Walking and how it is suitable for all levels – the articled includes a quote form NWUK experts and a link to the website where it advises people they can find a class suitable for them – read it here

BROMSGROVE  NEWS New NWUK Instructor Ian Northcott is already well known for his charity work and for being the ‘busking bobby’this article outlines his new venture as an Instructor read it here

THE WHARF ON LINE – this London based on line website featured our top tips for Nordic Walking in Canary Wharf as part of the May is the month of walking campaign. See here

EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS – Taking a walk on the wild side with NWUK Instructor Trevor Jones – Read it here

SAGA ONLINE – Another article that features how Nordic walking can help make a walk a workout – featuring comments from our team and a link to the NWUK website. Read it here 

FEMALE FIRST (May 2015) – Nordic walking is included in their 6 tips for turning a walk into a workout – links to NWUK website to help people to find their local Instructor – click here to read the article

COMMUNITY SPORT NETWORK BLOG  – Click this LINK to read the article

SPIRIT & DESTINY MAGAZINE – Their book of the month in the April edition was….The Complete Guide to Nordic Walking! It outlines how it can help whether you are a novice or expert and offers a multitude of tips, advice and motivational support. 

LAKE DISTRICT & LANCASHIRE LIFE MAGAZINE – This article outlines how the inspirational Edwina Rickards Collinson changed her life and overcame ill health.Now a community Instructor, she helps to spread the word and help others to realise how regular exercise can be both fun and life changing!

FIT & WELL MAGAZINE Karen Dower aged 55 describes how she lost 5 stone by combining regular Nordic walking with sensible eating. She emphasizes the positives of walking with a group in Chichester which her husband also attends.

DAILY TELEGRAPH – Sarah Rainey writes about the trend for ‘Viking fitness’ and how popular Nordic Walking is becoming in the UK . She points readers to the NWUK website for more information. See article here

PRIMA MAGAZINE – Prima FEB 2015 issue includes a four-page bumper feature in their February issue titled, “Let’s get fit Nordic style!”. The feature includes expert comment from NWUK, including the benefits of walking, how to boost your walk and how to improve your technique using the poles. It also includes details of the NWUK book, alongside top kit choices with accompanying credits for Finally, the piece also features three case studies.

 FEEL GOOD YOU featured ‘The Complete Guide to Nordic Walking’ on the magazine’s Fitness Insider pages, detailing the benefits of exercising with Nordic Walking UK during the winter months. The feature credits the book as well as the Nordic Walking UK website.  The guide also leads the ‘Exercise’ section of My Weekly Lifestyle Special’s ‘Healthy Reading’ section, detailing the benefits of Nordic Walking UK alongside what readers can find and gain from the book. 

 FIT and WELL (from Woman’s own Magazine)  included comment from NWUK in a round-up of the must-have kit to boost your walking. The piece includes the Gabel Stretch Lite poles, which are drawing the customer to

 SUNDAY OBSERVER – A great promotion for wellbeing breaks with WOLDS END in Yorkshire who have teamed up with NWUK to promote breaks with Tutor Jason Feavers.

WOMENS REALM – December 2014 In an article about Xmas treats the magazine suggest Nordic walking courses and has a link to the NWUK website.

WOMAN MAGAZINE – Nice little box feature in their ‘3 ways to boost your health this week’. It mentions the rise in popularity of the activity and recommends readers buy the Complete Guide to Nordic Walking.

BT ON LINE – (Circulation 8,700,000) – BT Online included Nordic Walking UK in a feature on ‘natural cures for winter’s aches and pains’. Under the sub-heading ‘regular exercise’, the journalist recommends Nordic Walking UK as a ‘great, easy-to-do activity’ which can help shift pressure from joints to strong muscles. The coverage also includes a hyperlink to the Nordic Walking UK website.

GLAM – How to kick start your winter regime features quotes about outdoor exercise and promotes the NWUK book read more here

RUNCORN and WIDNES WORLD –This great article in a Local Paper outlines how NWUK delivery partners are combining their medical skills with Nordic Walking to transform the health of their community – read more here

SAGA MAGAZINE – An article about how Nordic Walking is ideal for people as they age because it is easy on the joints – links to NWUK website.

THE INDEPENDENT – Nordic walking was featured in an article about why the Autumn is a great time to get outside and why it is good for you to do so. The article quotes NWUK experts, features the Complete Guide and links to the NWUK website. Read here

MISS FIT LONDON – BLOG – This fitness blogger outlines her try out with Martin Christie in an article called More fun than you can shake a stick at! Read more here

THE WHARFThis magazine which centres on London’s Docklands featured the Complete Guide to Nordic Walking and mentions how NWUK have a network of classes on offer across the UK – Local delivery partner Tug Wilson is listed as the person to get in touch with for tuition in the Docklands and East London area.

WOMEN’S FITNESS MAGAZINE – An article containing tips from Gill Stewart of NWUK about Nordic Walking and working out outdoors. Read here

RED ONLINE – Gill Stewart from NWUK shares her expert tips on how to turn a walk into a workout – link to the NWUK website with a mention of how to find a local Instructor. Read here

VANTAGE MAGAZINE – North London glossy magazine writes up about the ‘latest new exercise craze’ following a trial session on Hampstead Heath with the group from the Matt Roberts club.

CRUISE INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE-Review of the Complete Guide and advising cruisers to make use of it both at home and whilst on a cruise.

YOUR FITNESS MAGAZINE –Camilla Dallerup of Strictly come dancing fame reviews the Complete Guide to Nordic Walking and says that as an advocate of walking she loves the concept of Nordic walking and found the guide made her feel comfortable about giving it a try.

VEGETARIAN LIVING MAGAZINE – An outline of Nordic Walking with a link to an on line competition to win a copy of the Complete Guide to Nordic Walking. See HERE

MY WEEKLY MAGAZINE – The magazine featured the ‘Complete Guide to Nordic Walking’ in the ‘Good to know’ health section. The feature includes a description of the book and stockist information.

THE TIMES – 23rd August – the benefits of Nordic walking were outlined by Peta Bee in their walking for fitness supplement. 

WOMENS WEEKLY MAGAZINE – Gill Stewart featured in the ‘How the Experts’ keep healthy’ slot on their weekly health choices page. Gill outlines why Nordic walking keeps her mind and body healthy.

DAILY MAIL ON SUNDAY – A brief outline and link to the NWUK website in their two page pull out about walking for weight loss but unfortunately an inaccurate reference to Nordic walkers using ‘sprung poles’ to gain more benefits!

ORDNANCE SURVEY BLOG – Our partners Ordnance survey (who offer discounts to our members) featured NW on their blog with a link to the NWUK website click HERE

FACULTY OF SPORT & EXERCISE MEDICINE Our exercise referral expert (and Tutor) Jason Feavers writes about the use of NW for referred patients – read it HERE

RUNNING FITNESS MAGAZINE September edition. Great article about how Nordic walking can be used as a fitness training technique for a number of sports and tips from Gill Stewart at NWUK on how runners might benefit from it

WE HEART LIVING – on line article about Slimming down with Nordic Walking which included a link to NWUK website to help people locate a class near them- read it here

HEALTH and FITNESS MAGAZINE August edition – Take a Hike article – lots of information about Nordic Walking and tips from NWUK expert Gill Stewart.

YOURS ON LINE – 11th July – Article about how beneficial Nordic walking can be and how to find an instructor or group. Links to NWUK website. Read it here

HUFFINGTON POST  – The Huffington Post (UK) is a website covering politics, world news, sport, entertainment, celebrity, comedy, culture, style, technology, lifestyle, education and has an extensive blog section. In this blog article they explore ways to get fit outdoors and Louise Day Fitness guru from Champneys  health Spa explains why Nordic Walking is so effective. Read it here

BRITISH OBESITY SOCIETY – An article about NW for the obese written by Gill Stewart from NWUK was featured on the British Obesity Society blog – click HERE to read it


FHM MAGAZINE – January – journalist tries a Nordic walking class on Hampstead and is shocked by just how tough it was!

WOMENS WALKING MAGAZINE – Articles about stroke recovery, ski fitness and testimonials from a group of Nordic walkers in Cheltenham all with links to NWUK website.

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