Arrow and Arden Nordic Walking Newsletter September 2018

Welcome to September  – “Step it up” for National vascular disease awareness month


It’s less than 2 weeks until Caroline, Evelyn and myself are walking 27 miles at the Purbeck Nordic Walking Festival on 15th September. I am immensely proud of the hard work and progress both Caroline and Evelyn have made and wish the Best of Luck and a fabulous day!


Below are information about forthcoming special walks, tasters, Learn To Nordic Walk courses, becoming a Walk Leader and healthy eating, new classes starting this month.



Forthcoming special walks:


26th September: National Fitness Day – Join us for this free walk in Oversley Wood, Alcester – suitable for all!—Nordic-wander-from-Oversley,-Alcester

Aston Cantlow to Wootton Wawen 7 miler with half-way stop: Friday, 5th October:–Wootton-Wawen


Baddesley Clinton, Gunpowder Plot Walk: Monday, 5th November:

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

Saturday, 8th September, Barton near Bidford on Avon:

Thursday, 20th September Stratford upon Avon:

Wednesday, 26th September Alcester – National Fitness Day–-Free-Nordic-Walking-Taster-

Learn To Nordic Walk

Wednesday, 3rd October Alcester:–Learn-To-Nordic-Walk

Thursday, 27th September Stratford upon Avon:

Saturday, 6th October Alcester: Learn To Nordic Walk in 1 session:

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.


Regular Adventure Walks

Mondays 9:45am
Every other Wednesday 7pm
Fridays 9:45am
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 Glow Worm Walkers – new winter schedule starting!
Wednesdays, every fortnight starting at 7pm – Come and join us after a long day at work or stuck in the house, you’ll love it. First 10 walkers will receive a free light for their poles. Remember your head torch or pole lights & high viz vest.


Starting from Scratch:
This hour activity is ideal for those who want to start to be more active and to change their lifestyle, it is ideal if you need to develop a basic fitness level. There is a mindful session included.

FIRST SESSION: Thursday, 20th September in Stratford upon Avon:


Energise your body and mind! This activity is a good way to come away from the daily grind. It is a brisk walk and will challenge you appropriatley.  At the end of the session you will feel more energised and ready to take on anything. There is a mindfulness activity included.
You do need to be a Freedom Passport holder.
FIRST SESSION. Thursday, 20th September in Stratford upon Avon


International 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 excellent. “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! Shopping lists are supplied, too!


Why become a monthly member?
 If you are walking once or twice most weeks you will be making savings and have additional benefits. It’s also easier to book and more motivational. If you want to have a chat I can work out if it’s financially beneficial for you.




I’m looking forward to see you soon!

Yours, Kathrin