North Cheshire Nordic Walking

Welcome

North Cheshire Nordic Walking holds Nordic Walking events throughout the year, around the beautiful Cheshire countryside, including Tatton Park, Dunham Massey, Wilmslow, Alderley Edge and The Peovers. 

We arrange regular weekly guided walks and run courses (Taster Sessions, ‘Learn to Nordic Walk’ Technique Courses and Technique Refresher Sessions) as well as walking challenges, charity walks, short breaks and social events. 

In addition to the regular weekly walks, we organise very popular Day Walks and Trips including to the Lake District, Wales, the Peak District and beyond.

What is Nordic Walking?

Nordic walking uses poles, but is completely different to walking with trekking poles. Walking the Nordic way will give you many benefits which include an all over body workout. By using the poles you will be working the upper body as well as the lower so using 90% of all the major muscles in the body. Burn up to 46% more calories per hour and improve your fitness level by up to 20% compared to normal walking.

Nordic walking has its roots in cross-country skiing however it is an activity that works for everyone – whatever your goal

What are the benefits of Nordic Walking?

  • Becoming more active
  • Improving your fitness levels
  • Losing weight
  • Overcoming a medical condition
  • Training for a specific sport or challenge
  • Enjoying the great outdoors
  • Or simply meeting people and having fun!

It is a great, low impact, aerobic, toning and weight bearing exercise, done outdoors.


  • “If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.”– Hippocrates

COVID 19 UPDATE MARCH 2021.

As long as there are no adverse developments with Covid-19 and the government “road map” can be adhered to, we expect that as instructors we will be able to teach and lead group walks of up to 30 people from Monday 29 March 2021. However, this will not be fully confirmed by the government until Monday 22 March and, depending on what is said at that point, there could still be further details to be clarified.

We are therefore planning a schedule of walks starting from Monday 29 March, however we are aware that we may need to change or cancel those plans should there be changes announced to the “road map”.

Exercise is vital as part of our fight against COVID 19 and our walks are lead by fully qualified Instructors who are trained to help people gain and maintain all aspects of fitness in safe but sociable groups.

The measures we have in place are very comprehensive and include:-

All participants MUST complete a PARQ health screening which includes COVID 19 questions and is updated for every walk.

On walks, we remain 2 metres apart and ensure that leaders are aware of ‘droplet spread’ when positioning people.

We are insured for a group size of up to 30 but consider a safe group size is 12 participants plus Instructors and Leaders during this pandemic.

As a COVID secure business, delivering EXERCISE through Nordic walking the Govt guidelines state that it is acceptable to continue providing organised outdoor exercise, for the physical and mental health of participants regardless of which Tier your local area is in. See Guidance FAQs WHAT YOU CAN and CAN’T DO.

Masks and hand sanitisers are provided with the latter being advised for meet and greet areas such as car parks where social distancing may be difficult (we do not advise masks to be worn during exercise in accordance with WHO guidelines) All participants must also carry hand sanitiser and use it after touching any gates or railings etc, although these are generally managed by the leaders.

All routes are risk assessed to avoid busy areas, contact with other members of the public/exercisers and ‘pinch points where distancing is not possible. As mentioned above all routes and locations are risk assessed in accordance with safe group size.

Please use your own poles.

WALKS – SCHEDULE NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2021

W/C 22nd NOVEMBER

FW MONDAY 22nd NOVEMBER ‘MxN ONLY MONDAY’
Please contact Peter on 07773 608615 for location and more details.

AW TUESDAY 23rd NOVEMBER ’Cranage & Goostrey’
Meet 9.30am at Woodside Golf Club, Knutsford Road, Cranage, CW4 8HJ

LTNW WEDNESDAY 24th NOVEMBER ‘TATTON PARK’
Meet at 1.30pm. Inside the park, Knutsford entrance, car park on the right after the archway.

FW FRIDAY 26th NOVEMBER ‘TATTON PARK’
Meet at 9.30am, Knutsford entrance.(2 Hour parking bays next to the park approach.)

W/C 29th NOVEMBER

FW MONDAY 29th NOVEMBER ‘MxN ONLY MONDAY’
Please contact Peter on 07773 608615 for location and more details.

AW TUESDAY 30th NOVEMBER ’WILMSLOW’
Meet 9.30am at Lindow Common car park, Racecourse Road, Wilmslow, SK9 5LR

LTNW WEDNESDAY 1st DECEMBER ‘TATTON PARK’
Meet at 1.30pm. Inside the park, Knutsford entrance, car park on the right after the archway.

FW FRIDAY 3rd DECEMBER ‘TATTON PARK’
Meet at 9.30am, Knutsford entrance.(2 Hour parking bays next to the park approach.)

W/C 6th DECEMBER

FW MONDAY 6th DECEMBER ‘MxN ONLY MONDAY’
Please contact Peter on 07773 608615 for location and more details.

AW TUESDAY 7th DECEMBER ’TATTON PERIMETER with MINCE PIE STOP’
Meet 9.30am at Tatton Park, Knutsford entrance.

FW FRIDAY 10th DECEMBER ‘TATTON PARK’
Meet at 9.30am, Knutsford entrance.(2 Hour parking bays next to the park approach.)

W/C 13th DECEMBER

FW MONDAY 13th DECEMBER ‘MxN ONLY MONDAY’
Please contact Peter on 07773 608615 for location and more details.

AW TUESDAY 14th DECEMBER ’KNUTSFORD’
Meet 9.30am at The Lambing Shed, Moseley Hall Farm, Chelford Road, Knutsford, WA16 8RB

FW FRIDAY 17th DECEMBER ‘TATTON PARK’
Meet at 9.30am, Knutsford entrance.(2 Hour parking bays next to the park approach.)

W/C 20th DECEMBER

FW MONDAY 20th DECEMBER ‘MxN ONLY MONDAY’
Please contact Peter on 07773 608615 for location and more details.

AW TUESDAY 21st DECEMBER ’ALDERLEY EDGE’
Meet 9.30am at The NT Wizard Car Park, Macclesfield Road, Alderley Edge, SK10 4UB

FW FRIDAY 24th DECEMBER ‘TATTON PARK’
Meet at 9.30am, at The Big Layby, Mobberley Road, Knutsford.

AW = Adventure Walk – 6 miles Approx. 2 hours

WW = Wellness Walk – 4 miles Approx. 1 1/2 hours

FW = Fitness Walk – 5/6 miles Approx 2 hours

DW = Day Walk – 11/15 miles Approx 5/6 hours walking.

LTNW = Learn to Nordic Walk

MDTW = Middle distance training walk – 9/10 miles 3/4 hours.

News

Nordic Walking Trips 2022

Join us on one of our Nordic Walking trips.

Our short walking holidays take us further afield than our usual Cheshire stomping ground.

See below for more detailed information on each trip.


A WELSH ADVENTURE – ANGLESEY & CONWAY

This is a fabulous three days walking with a combination of walks which gives fantastic variety and a real feel for the different aspects of our lovely Welsh coastline.

Sunday 27th March – Tuesday 29th March 2022 3 DAYS

THE ULLSWATER WAY

This is a new 20 mile walking route that circumnavigates the stunning Ullswater through a spectacular landscape rich in history and cultural heritage.  

We walk the full circuit of the lake over two days using a combination of steamer and taxi transport to return to our base at the very gorgeous Pooley Bridge. We then do a circular walk over to Askham and the historic Lowther Castle. If you haven’t visited the North Eastern part of the Lake District before this is a great trip to explore this really lovely quiet area.

Sunday 22nd May – Tuesday 24th May 2022 3 DAYS



Details of more 2022 trips will be added here soon.