Arrow and Arden Nordic Walking Newsletter July 2018

Welcome to July– I hope you enjoyed the summer so far!
Below are information about forthcoming special walks, tasters, Learn To Nordic Walk courses, becoming a Walk Leader and healthy eating and photos from the Longest Day Day Challenge.

Forthcoming special walks:
Saturday, 14th July
Dorsington Wood Adventure Walk & Picnic Lunch:

Yorkshire Day Nordic Walk:
1st August – enjoy Yorkshire treats after your walk:—enjoy-Yorkshire-treats-after-our-walk

Carolyn’s Magic of the Malverns –  Jubilee Hill – Another Adventure of discovery around and over the beautiful Malvern Hills as the countryside puts on its summer clothes.
Friday, 6th August:’s-Magic-of-The-Malverns-–-Jubilee-Hill-and-some-more-hidden-pathways

Carolyn’s Marathon Training Malvern 16miles: 16th August – open to all

Carolyn’s Marathon Training Malvern 20 miles: 23rd August – open to all

Carolyn’s Marathon Training Malvern 16 miles: 1st September – open to all–Carolyn’s-Marathon-Training-(16-Miler)

Aston Cantlow to Wootton Wawen 7 miler with half-way stop: Friday, 21st September:–Wootton-Wawen

These are popular walks so please check your diaries and book early to avoid disappointment, we also need to pre-book pubs etc.

Free Tasters

Monday, 16th July Alcester
Monday, 17th September Evesham
Wednesday, 19th September Alcester
Wednesday, 19th Sep 2pm
Thursday, 20th September Stratford upon Avon:

Learn To Nordic Walk

Monday, 24th September Evesham:–Learn-To-Nordic-Walk
Wednesday, 26th September Alcester:–Learn-To-Nordic-Walk
Thursday, 27th September Stratford upon Avon:

Our award-winning technique course can be taught over 2, 3 or 4 sessions, please check the link for details of each course. On request I also offer Learn To Nordic Walk in 1 Day (3hours), please contact me to arrange a date.

Trek Fit and Workout Nordic Style on Fridays

Trek Fit – Nordic Circuits on the move & Workout Nordic Style have been very poorly attended recently. I am looking to move it to another day from September. those of you that enjoyed the sessions and those that would like to have a go please email me your prefered  day/time.  I am keen to provide you with the sessions you would like.

Stratford Wellbeing Group

Fridays, 11:00-11:45
Nordic Wellbeing will take you on a fun journey to improved health and runs currently every Friday.
You will learn how to be fit and strong enough to enjoy taking on new activities and challenges with confidence

Regular Adventure Walks

Mondays 9:45am
Wednesdays 10am & 7pm
Thursdays longer or hillier walks
Saturdays (second of the month) 9:30am

Welcome Walks

Suitable for all and especially for new or returner walkers. I am able to give you advice on your technique and a you can meet new and experienced members of our group!

Evening Walks

Starting at 7pm – Come and join us after a long day at work or stuck in the house, you’ll love it.



Would you like to be a Walk Leader?
As you know Caroline has been trained to be a NWUK walk leader and has enjoyed leading quite a few walks by now. I would like to have a further volunteer walk leader trained this year. If you are interested please let me know. You will attend a one day Walk Leader Training course and also a First Aid course, which I will pay for. Ideally, you would lead 3 walks a month and perhaps cover in my absence if possible. In return I can offer you some free walks to come along. Caroline has very much enjoyed her role as walk leader and she would be more than happy to chat to you about it.

HELP NEEDED for Internatinal Older People Day

I have been asked to be involved in the Engage Festival in Alcester and Stratford upon Avon.
Both  events are run to introduce over 50s to local clubs and activities
Engage Festival on 29th September Stratford upon Avon 10am – 4pm
International Older People Day on 1st October 11am – 2pm Alcester

It would be great to have your support for both days. I am not asking you to be there for the whole event but if you could spare an hour or two that would be greatly appreciate. Please let me know if you are available. It was fabulous to have Evelyn, Sue and Simon at the Alcester Street Market with me.

Challenges for 2019:


I have signed up for one challenge so far.  Big Bear Challenge, Thursday, 8th February at Ryton Pools Park in Coventry. A six hour event. I have already booked a place alongside 17 other participants. If you are interested follow the link:

The Longest Day Challenge we took part in was fabulous and it’s organsided by the same company. We were made very welcome and had a super day!


Glow – Healthy Eating Plans

Nordic Walking has teamed up with Glow. The healthy eating plans are now available at

The easiest and tastiest way to lose weight – without going on a diet!  Complete delicious meal plans for the whole family, delivered daily – inspiration, recipes and shopping lists. Feedback from some members has been very good. “The recipes are easy to make”, “I really like the quick and easy lunches”, “The variety is great and it’s all so simple to make”.  If you are fed up deciding what to cook – this is for you!

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