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Meet our New Instructor

As you will know, Dave qualified as an Instructor a few weeks ago now, we have added Dave’s bio to our growing team on the website… If you would like to be considered to join the Team initially as a Nordic Walking Leader and perhaps later as a INWA Nordic Walking Instructor, then please speak […]

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Keep Hydrating…

With long distance walks looming on our horizon; it’s important that we protect ourselves externally from the sun with a hat, sun glasses and high spf suncream etc. Internally, our bodies are working like billio! Producing sweat through exercise , muscles getting warmer and the effects of dehydration becoming more prevalent! Temperatures have risen markedly […]

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Poles in the Peaks

With temperatures soaring all over the UK, we realised how lucky we had been in booking this weekend for our “Peak District Nordic Walking Weekend” way back in January. Seizing the opportunity to catch up with old friends who are becoming regulars on our weekend trips; we gathered at The Old Nags Head pub in […]

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Looking after your Nordic Walking poles…

The following is purely advice, based upon experience in order to help you look after your poles… Warm Weather During warm conditions please do not leave your poles in your car; if you have to, do not leave them in direct sunlight. Your pole grips and metal tips are glued in position, thus hot weather […]

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Inspiration…

What is Inspiration? Let me tell you a story….almost 18 months ago, whilst enjoying the sun and trekking in Tuscany I received an email from a chap in our home area who was interested in learning how to Nordic Walk; he had just been cleared by his medical team to start exercising following hip surgery […]

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Sign Up for the “Gauzebrook Gallivant 2018”

It’s that time of year again folks, when we don the boots, rucksack and head-off around the countryside visiting all the villages within the Gauzebrook Group. The  “Gauzebrook Gallivant” is so much more than just another charity walk ~ its an adventure, a chance to relax and take in stunning countryside, chat to folk from […]

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Kilimanjaro ~ One Step at a Time

A year ago, several email and phone calls between Gemini Outdoor and 360 Expeditions resulted in the seeds of an Expediton to walk up Kilimanjaro; something 360 had a proven track record and pedigree for, and an opportunity GO wanted to explore with our clients. Throughout the intervening period we both attracted an excellent group […]

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First Views of Uhuru

Scorched earth, a recently rain filled water hole and a meandering river were the first signs of Africa taking off from Nairobi as daylight broke. Having been advised to sit on the left hand seats for an aerial view of Kilimanjaro, we were looking forward to ‘warm African hospitality’ as described by our hostess and […]

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Prior Planning & Preparation

The act of going on an Expedition is the culmination of prior planning and preparation. Seven months ago, with my good buddies Roy & Dave signed up to join me on Kilimanjaro, we started training and talking about our “Kili” trip. So began, for us and our superstar GO Members who joined us for the […]

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