July 2019 Newsletter

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Tunstall Reservoir – 30th June 2019

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The start for Tunstall Reservoir is in Wolsingham. So, we arrived early, only to find Sharon was there already. Along with Sharon, we welcomed several others back.

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Pilgrim’s Causeway – 23rd June 2019

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The Pilgrim’s Causeway is a bit special for everyone who does it and it’s always popular. For some it is a spiritual walk, for others it’s just fun. Regardless, people are never disappointed.

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High Cup Nick Recce – 16th June 2019

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High Cup Nick

High Cup Nick is a place we have been considering for a while. It’s not a traditional Northumberland walk but it is one of those iconic Pennine locations.

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Memory Walk Recce – 15th June 2019

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We decided to recce the Memory Walk, which will take place on Saturday 26th October. The decision had already been made to do the walk in Druridge Bay, mainly because of it’s length. It’s just long enough to get a 22km walk in. What we didn’t know was exactly where the half way points of each walk would be. So, off we went to find out.

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Leki Nordic Walking poles

There are currently eighteen different Nordic Walking poles in the Leki range. We have listed them in order of RRP (Recommended Retail Price) here. We have also highlighted the key features of each pole and given a short review.

If you are thinking of purchasing poles, try clicking on the images of the poles. Where possible, they will take you to Amazon, where they can be purchased.

You might be asking “Why do they need eighteen different poles?” Well, they are all slightly different and have features and a price to suit everyone. If you feel that it’s all a bit confusing, we have written an article on how to choose Nordic Walking poles. This should shed some light on the differences and help you choose the best poles for you.

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Learn to Nordic Walk at Wallington – 9th June 2019

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This was our fifth Learn to Nordic Walk session at Wallington. As usual, we all met up in the Visitors Centre and started from there. Paperwork was completed and poles measured and handed out, we set off for the courtyard.

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Morpeth to Bothal Walk – 8th June 2019

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We were wondering whether or not the Morpeth to Bothal walk would go ahead. It had been a very wet night and some were doubtful about the weather conditions for the walk. However, the Met Office forecast said that the rain would ease. So, it was on.

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Which Nordic Walking poles should I buy?

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Many people ask us “which Nordic Walking poles should I buy?”. This is a difficult question to answer, as there are so many factors that should influence a purchase. There are also many manufacturers of Nordic Walking poles. Our current preference is Leki, mainly because we like the gloves and glove attachment as well as the pole adjustment mechanism.

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Walk programme for Summer/Autumn 2019

We are busy putting the rest of our walks for 2019 onto the website.  However, we thought it would be useful to let you know dates and the names of the walks we have planned.  The link below will allow you to download the programme, as it stands. Further details will be added to the website as soon as we have them.

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