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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Exciting News – Wallington Hall

We have some very exciting news. 

From February we will be working in partnership with the National Trust at Wallington Hall providing beginner Nordic walking sessions once a month initially. 

The sessions will include a short training session followed by a 2 mile walk around part of Wallington’s grounds. Continue reading “Exciting News – Wallington Hall”

Walks coming up in 2018

We are busy putting the rest of our walks for 2018 onto the website.  However we thought it would be useful to let you know dates and the name of the walk we have planned.  Further details will be added to the website as soon as we have them. Continue reading “Walks coming up in 2018”

First Aid Course – 28/29th July 2018

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This weekend we had to refresh our first aid certificates.  A valid first aid certificate is essential for our business to operate.  However, what we learned on this course will ensure that we can help in any situation, regardless of whether it is on a walk or anywhere else.  Everyone should do this. Continue reading “First Aid Course – 28/29th July 2018”

INWA World Nordic Walking Day – 19th and 20th May 2018

INWA which is the International Nordic Walking Federation have a World Nordic Walking Day (which actually takes place over a weekend).  This year the dates are 19th and 20th May.

On the 19th May we have a walk in Bellingham which will take in Hareshaw Linn.

I hope you can join us to celebrate World Nordic Walking Day.


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Good wishes

I am so grateful to my wonderful Nordic walkers.  These are just a few of the good wishes I received following the start of Strolls with Poles

“Congratulations on your new venture”

“Hope the business goes really well.”

“Good to see you ‘stepping’ out on your own. I like the longer walks in your program for next year.
Good luck with Strolls with Poles and we hope to see you in the New Year.”

“I’m glad to hear that you will continue to lead the walks.”

“Good luck with the new venture, and see you in the New Year!”

“Thank you keeping me in the loop and I am delighted to hear of your new venture”

“Good luck with the new venture and hope to see you on 27th Jan God willing! Have a super Christmas and New Year and keeeep Strolling !!”

“Wishing you luck in your new adventure and all the best for 2018.”

“Fabulous news.
Yes keep me up to date with what’s going on please.”

“Programme looks good, I presume there would be scope to add in the odd walk if someone came up with a good idea.
Well done”

“The programme looks good, at least we are getting together at least twice a month which is better than the once a month.
I hope it really kicks off for you, I will be at as many as I can get to.”

“Have had a quick look at the programme for Jan-Aug 2018… like what you’ve got. Lots of variety & different distances to challenge those wanting longer walks. Looks good!  Also like that you’ve got some “challenge walks in there too.”

“That’s fab. Good for you.”

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Fame for the Nordic Nuts

Fame for the Nordic Nuts.  Tree-mendous news, in time for Christmas Walkers beside the new tree, which has been decorated.

A popular Christmas tree which was cut down – sparking an angry response from locals – has been replaced for the festive season. The tree in the Simonside hills was something of a local landmark, with walkers making the trek each year to decorate it. But it was recently cut down by the Forestry Commission, as part of work to maintain the area’s habitat. The Commission said it was unaware of its local importance and has now planted a new tree, which has subsequently been decorated. A spokeswoman said: “It will remain for the festive period. But it will have to come down again after Christmas as the site is a designated SSSI. The tree stake will remain in place so that the annual tradition can continue.“ – Northumberland Gazette

Read more at: https://www.northumberlandgazette.co.uk/news/tree-mendous-news-in-time-for-christmas-1-8920452

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