Strolls With Poles

Expert Tuition

“Thank you for your expert tuition, lovely walk and super cake. I really enjoyed the companionship. I’ll be back. Maggie” – Maggie Haigh

“Really good session.  Feeling the shoulders a little today! Thanks again Julie and Martin.” – Sandra Grant

“Bamburgh beach! my first outing with Strolls with Poles! What fun!” – Sylvia Dahabra


Welcome to the home of Strolls With Poles!  Walking for fun as well as for fitness.

Our walk leader, Julie, is a fully qualified Nordic Walking Instructor, hence the poles.

Please browse our programme of planned Nordic walks and contact Julie if you would like more information.

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What is Nordic Walking?

What is Nordic Walking?

We are often asked “What is Nordic Walking?”.  Nordic Walking uses specially designed poles to enhance your natural walking experience.  With a technique that is similar to the upper body action of classic cross country skiing, Nordic Walking becomes a genuine whole body exercise that can be enjoyed at many levels, from walking for health to athletic Nordic running.  More than 10 million people globally enjoy this outdoor activity all year round.

How will it benefit my body?

Nordic Walking combines the simplicity and accessibility of walking with simultaneous core and upper body conditioning similar to Nordic skiing. The result is a full body workout, which means that you:

> burn up to 46% more calories compared to walking without Nordic walking poles
> release tension in the neck and shoulders
> improve your posture and gait
> strengthen your back and abdominal muscles
> reduce the impact on the joints

And because Nordic Walking doesn’t feel like hard work you’ll be happy to walk further and for longer.

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About us

What is Strolls With Poles?

If you enjoy a stroll, especially using Nordic Walking poles, then Strolls With Poles is for you.  Take a look around the website to learn more about us.

We specialise in enjoying fun, relaxing and friendly walks in a variety of beautiful locations in the North East of England.  We sometimes even venture further afield, taking part in challenge walks and away days.

As a reward we always end (sometimes during) our walks enjoying tea and cakes, in local tea rooms and cafes.

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Blawearie – 6th April 2019

As can be seen above, the weather wasn’t ideal for this walk. The recce was done on a very clear day and the views were great and panoramic. Never mind though, us Nordic Walkers are hardy souls and set off anyway, although there were a few considering just missing out the walk and going straight …

Craster – 3rd March 2019

The forecast for today’s walk was to be windy but dry. We all met at the Tourist Information Centre. We started with our warm up and set off. Our walk took us towards the harbour and along the Northumberland Coastal path to Dunstanburgh Castle. This area is excellent for Nordic walking as it is relatively …

Lesbury – 24th February 2019

Another beautiful day in February took us to Lesbury. We all met at the big tree in Lesbury and welcomed Kath to her first Strolls with Poles walk. As always we started with a warm up and set off. We crossed Lesbury Bridge which dates to the late 1500 or early 1600s. Early in the …