Further to the previous blog about the British Nordic Walking Challenge Events. I have received information relating to the Nottingham Event due to take place on 12th May 2018.
The distances have been changed to a 5km (3miles), 10km (6miles) and mini Challenges of 1km and 2km (which will be suitable for young, elderly or people who can only walk short distances). Unfortunately the 21km (13 mile) walk has been removed from the event. Martin and I have decided not to attend. Continue reading “British Nordic Walking Challenges – Update”
We are often asked why we recce every walk we do and this is a prime example of why.
Last Saturday we set out to take a look at the Newbiggin and the Carrier’s Way walk, starting from Blanchland. It was a damp and foggy day, even in Sunderland and it wasn’t any different when we arrived in Blanchland, although the rain had eased off. Whilst we were driving up there we could also see the remains of the snow drifts cleared from the road. Continue reading “Blanchland Recce”
Walk: Ebchester and Milkwellburn Wood
Weather: Cloudy but mild for February
Distance of walk: 9 miles
Off we went…
We started in the traditional way, with a warm up and welcome to two new walkers, Sue and Bev, and then off we went. We followed the Derwent walk North and then took an old lane into Ebchester. This took us past the Church of St Ebba, who gave her name to Ebchester. A short walk through the village took us to the start of the walk proper, at the River Derwent. Continue reading “Ebchester and Milkwellburn Wood – 18th February 2018”
Have you wondered where the name Nordic Nuts came from?
When I first started leading Nordic walks (5 years ago) the group decided that we needed a nickname. A lot of thought was put into the name and we decided on Nordic Nuts. Following the inception of Strolls with Poles in December 2017 the name has followed us. Continue reading “Where did the name Nordic Nuts come from?”