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 the 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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Warkworth to Alnmouth – 3rd November 2018

The weather forecast for this walk looked good, as a small group met at the Warkworth Picnic Area car park.  Following the clocks changing, we moved the start time to 10 am.   Everyone arrived early. Warm up completed, we started down to Warkworth beach and towards Alnmouth, which we could see in the distance. Warkworth …

High and Low Force – 28th October 2018

We set off for High and Low Force for the second time this year.  Again, some of the regular group hadn’t been able to make the original walk but really wanted to do this one as they had never been to the area.  So, we put this on again in October. Gibson’s Cave and Summerhill …

November Newsletter

The November newsletter has been sent out.  Don’t forget to click the link. I hope you enjoy reading it.  If you would like it delivered direct to your inbox please sign up on the website. I look forward to seeing you soon. Julie x Link to November newsletter