Strolls With Poles

Natures remedy to clear the winter blues

Rated 5 out of 5
29th January 2023

Thanks to strolls with poles for a fabulous winter walk. Our granddaughter came for the first time and was made to feel so welcome. It means such a lot to me to see her so relaxed and her anxiety melt away. Evidence of the therapeutic effect of walking the Nordic Way with a great group.


Cresswell Beach walk – first Nordic Walking session

Rated 5 out of 5
3rd October 2022

Couldn’t have asked for a better introduction to Nordic Walking, the weather and scenery were stunning, great company and the tuition by Julie and Martin was first rate – will definitely be back for another 🙂

Lesley G

Great group

Rated 5 out of 5
12th June 2022

As I often wander off on a walk when alone this is a great group to join. Friendly, helpful and great coffee shops to start and end in….. recommended completely. Look forward to the next walk 😁😁😁😁👍


Happy and energising 🤩

Rated 5 out of 5
8th February 2022

A group of us had the privilege of meeting Julie and Martin on a beautiful sunny morning in January, where they helped us understand the first stages of nordic walking.

I personally felt so ALIVE and energised, walking with poles and such a great group of people has so many benefits. An experience I will definitely repeat.

Patricia H

I’m really glad I found this group

Rated 5 out of 5
4th January 2022

I first joined Strolls with Poles in spring 2021. After a year of limited social contact, it was a breath of fresh air to be able to join a group in an outdoor activity that felt safe and welcoming. Julie and Martin are both friendly and easy going, making for relaxing get togethers. As someone who likes to be organised, the information both in the form of monthly newsletters and emails ensures all essential information is provided- location details, walk information, length of walk and most importantly, where the toilets are before the start of the walk!

Walking with the group in such varied and beautiful locations always lifts my spirits and knowing it is doing me good physically also is a bonus. Other group members are friendly and it’s great to catch up with a chat in the tea room at the end of the walk.

I’m really glad I found this group and would recommend it to anyone, I even got my sister involved when she was visiting from Scotland – she now Nordic walks too!


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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

Who are 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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Strolls With Poles – Robson Green’s Weekend Escapes

Last year (2022) we were asked if we would like to take part in a TV programme with Robson Green. Obviously, we said yes and back in October 2022, we had the pleasure of filming with Robson and the best selling author L J Ross (Louise). The clips below show our part in the show. …

Allen Banks – 6th Mar 2022

Allen Banks is one of our favourites as the scenery is always beautiful regardless of the time of year. The variation of a tarn, a wooded valley, a beautiful river and it’s bridges makes a wonderful walk. It’s a great place to visit.

Souter Lighthouse to South Shields – 20th Feb 2022

The walk from Souter Lighthouse to South Shields was a day of two halves. The walk out was better than expected. Sunny with showers but beautiful rainbows and moody skies made the already spectacular coast look even better.


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Phone: 0744 349 5622

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