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Adventures of a Nordic Walker – The Camino De Santiago

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As someone already with a love of walking you may have already been aware of and caught BBC2’s recent programme “Pilgrimage – The Road to Santiago”. If not, don’t despair it can still be caught on BBC iplayer and it’s worth a watch as it may inspire you to give it a go. The show follows


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Multi Functional Pole – Fusion

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It is well known that you can use a Nordic Walking pole for Trekking, but NOT the other way round.  The reason is simple – you need the specific hand strap to perform the technique correctly and Trekking poles do not come with this.  However, The ‘clever chaps’ at Gabel have come up with a


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New Gabel Poles

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Gabel have been busy……… with many subtle changes to the 2012 line up which are making them the affordable alternative more established brands such as Leki.  Now in their 3rd year in the UK, Gabel have been listening to our customers and Instructors and have made some great changes, were sure you will like…..


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Do you need a Hard Case?

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A great new introductory offer for you.  We now have some hard pole cases to protect your assets when your travelling or storing them.  These hard PVC cases have a canvas cover, carry handle and foam padding in the ends.  


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The Smartest tip in Town

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Exciting news – the brand new 2012 Leki poles have arrived and feature a very clever new Paw system called the ‘Smart Tip’.  No longer the need to take your paws on and off you poles on different terrains, or losing them to the nearest drain or muddy patch, they simply click up to reveal


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Equipment Handouts for you to use

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The retail team have now produced some equipment handouts for instructors to give out to your customers that will give them some ideas on what equipment they can buy through you.  These include essentials such as backpacks, head torches, and discounted Nordic Walking Starter Packs. These handouts are available to download from the NWUK Instructor area –


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Maintaining your Nordic Walking Poles

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We know its really muddy out there and your poles have been subjected to wet weather, snow and road salt recently – here are our tips for giving your poles a little TLC to make sure they keep working perfectly. To make sure your poles don’t let you down you should: Always clean your poles after


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Bang on Trend……….Nordic Style

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You may be completely new to this phenomenon of Nordic Walking, or just after some new equipment to keep you looking top dog with your friends, but with so many options to choose from, what are the 3 main influences when buying your kit?


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The power of the pole

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How can we check that we are getting the most from our poles? Nordic Walking is known for being a really sociable way to exercise, this is great for motivation but can actually affect the results that people get from the activity as time goes on. It’s easy to fall into the trap of Nordic


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