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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Staying well when social distancing

Whilst the key workers (including Julie) are all keeping things going, the rest of us will be either self isolating or just staying home and social distancing, like we’re told. Those over 70 and with underlying health conditions have been asked to stay indoors for 12 weeks. This is likely to be challenging, especially for …

Looking back on Warkworth to Amble – Jan 2018

This is the first of the posts where we will look back on some of our walks. In this one we are looking back on Warkworth to Amble. Maybe it’ll help you remember and think about the next time you can get out. Hopefully soon. Warkworth to Amble was the first walk that we did …

While we can’t get out

While we can’t get out, we thought we could look back on some of the days out we’ve had and look forward to doing it again soon. Hopefully it will at least fill in a few minutes and help us encourage a positive feeling about the future. We can’t figure out exactly how many walks …