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Nordic Walking Article – Guardian Newspaper

Not so long ago I was approached by Lisa Buckingham, Health & Fitness Journalist on the Guardian Newspaper, and asked whether I would like to contribute to an article about ways to improve our walking – of course, I said ‘yes’! After a great chat with Lisa, in which she outlined her plan, I arranged with […]

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Winter Nordic Walking Weekend – 12-14 January 2018

Winter Nordic Walking Weekend – 12-14 January 2018

What is it?  The “Winter Nordic Walking Weekend” is aimed at Nordic Walkers who want to experience and enjoy the winter conditions, mountains and surrounding areas safe in the knowledge that they are being led by an experienced and qualified International Mountain Leader who has been exploring and leading expeditions in the Brecon Beacons National Park for over 15 years.

When?  Arrival is from 4pm on Friday 12th January. Each days walking starts at around 9.00am and finishes around 4pm with “tea & cake”.

Where and What is the Accommodation?  Llanddeusant Youth Hostel, Brecon Beacons.

The Red Lion is a 200-year old former Inn located in the heart of the Black Mountain on the western edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park overlooking the Sawdde Valley, and is ideally suited as a base for this Hill Skills Course, and for getting away from everyday life for the weekend. Upon entering the Hostel, you pass through the ‘boot and drying room’ before entering the open plan living downstairs, comprising sitting room, dining room and self-catering kitchen, meaning you can be toasty in front of the open log fire and still be part of everything going on. Upstairs there are 5 bedrooms (sleeping, 8, 6, 4, 4, 4). Bed linen is provided. There are also 2 showers and 3 toilets, with hand basins in each of the bedrooms.

When can I arrive? The accommodation is available from Friday afternoon at 4pm, and we will have exclusive use until we depart on Sunday afternoon. There is also ample parking for 10 vehicles.

What are the sleeping arrangements?  Llanddeusant Youth Hostel has 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 20 people.

What is the Cost?  The “Winter Nordic Walking Weekend” is £220.00. A £50 non-refundable deposit is required by 16th November 2017, with the balance to be paid by 14th December 2017.

An “Early Bird Fee” of £200.00 is available when booking and full payment are received by 16th November 2017.

What is included in the all-inclusive Residential Cost?  2 nights B&B, lunches on Saturday and Sunday, dinner on Friday & Saturday evening plus ‘tea & cakes’ on Saturday afternoon. Tea & coffee will be available throughout the weekend, as will orange squash and Ribena.

How do I book?  Please contact Steve ( asap, for a ‘Booking Form‘ and additional details of how to pay your deposit/full payment will be forwarded.





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Discounted – Beginners Nordic Walking Course

The aim of the “Introduction to Nordic Walking Course” is to teach you the basic skills required to successfully and effectively Nordic Walk in a safe, enjoyable and fun way. During this course in Malmesbury, Wiltshire you will learn about the basic techniques of Nordic Walking; how to warm up and cool down safely and […]

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Early Bird Fee – Tuscany Trails 2017

We are heading to the Garfagnana region of Tuscany again this June for more walking in this amazingly quiet part of Italy… These are the views of some of last years Nordic Walkers who joined us… Helen’s views of her “Tuscany Trails 2016” experience… Accommodation…..  “a stunning setting with beautiful views, fantastic food, warm welcoming hosts […]

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9.45am – Nordic Walking for Fitness

Daytime Session – this session is a minimum of 1 hour of group Group Nordic Walking starting at various locations around Malmesbury and surrounding villages, each session will be followed by 15 minutes of cool down and appropriate stretching. This session may also be a “Trail Walk”, thus up to 4 hours duration. The location and start time of each session will be published in the weeks ahead.

Nordic Walking is a sociable, fun and full-body workout activity, it is suitable for all levels of fitness ability and exercise experience.

“We start and finish together as a group and in the middle everyone is challenged according to their own ability.”

Fees – we provide the specific Nordic Walking poles should you require them. Cost £8.50 with own Nordic Walking poles; and £11 with hire of Nordic Walking poles. Trail Walks start from £12 per session with the option to purchase a “Buy 5 Get 1 Free” deal for Gemini Outdoor Members. We can also provide you with a wide variety of poles for purchase from 20% carbon to 100% Carbon.

We also have a wide range of fee packages from £42 per month for unlimited Nordic Walking and “Buy 5 Get 1 Free” schemes. Please see our website for details

Contact – please contact us to book onto this session, or enquire about our wide range of activities that we regularly undertake both in the UK and overseas.

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Colours of poles may vary from the photographs on the website.