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 2022

W/C 14th NOVEMBER

FW MONDAY 14th NOVEMBER ‘MxN ONLY MONDAY’
Please contact Peter on 07773 608615 for location and more details.

AW TUESDAY 15th NOVEMBER ‘OVER PEOVER’
Meet 9.30am at The Dog Inn, Wellbank Lane, Over Peover, WA16 8UP

FW FRIDAY 18th NOVEMBER ‘TATTON PARK’
Meet at 9.30am, at Knutsford entrance. (2-hour parking bays next to the park approach.)

W/C 21st NOVEMBER

FW MONDAY 21st NOVEMBER ‘MxN ONLY MONDAY’
Please contact Peter on 07773 608615 for location and more details.

AW TUESDAY 22nd NOVEMBER ‘ALDERLEY EDGE’
Meet 9.30am at the NT Wizard Car Park. Wilmslow Road, Alderley Edge, SK9 7QA. (Parking charges apply.)

FW FRIDAY 25th NOVEMBER ‘TATTON PARK’
Meet at 9.30am, at Knutsford entrance. (2-hour parking bays next to the park approach.)

W/C 28th NOVEMBER

FW MONDAY 28th NOVEMBER ‘MxN ONLY MONDAY’
Please contact Peter on 07773 608615 for location and more details.

AW TUESDAY 29th NOVEMBER ‘MARBURY & ANDERTON’
Meet 9.30am at Cumberland Car Park, Leicester Street, Northwich, CW9 5LA. (£1 parking charge.)

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

W/C 5th DECEMBER

FW MONDAY 5th DECEMBER ‘MxN ONLY MONDAY’
Please contact Peter on 07773 608615 for location and more details.

AW TUESDAY 6th DECEMBER ‘SWETTENHAM’
Meet 9.30am at The Swettenham Arms, Swettenham, CW4 7AB

FW FRIDAY 9th DECEMBER ‘TATTON PARK’
Meet at 9.30am, at Knutsford entrance. (2-hour parking bays next to the park approach.)

W/C 12th DECEMBER

FW MONDAY 12th DECEMBER ‘MxN ONLY MONDAY’
Please contact Peter on 07773 608615 for location and more details.

AW TUESDAY 13th DECEMBER ‘CHRISTMAS WALK & LUNCH’
Meet 9.30am Venue TBC.

FW FRIDAY 16th DECEMBER ‘TATTON PARK’
Meet at 9.30am, at Knutsford entrance. (2-hour parking bays next to the park approach.)

W/C 19th DECEMBER

FW MONDAY 19th DECEMBER ‘MxN ONLY MONDAY’
Please contact Peter on 07773 608615 for location and more details.

AW TUESDAY 20th DECEMBER ‘TATTON PARK FULL PERIMETER’
Meet 9.30am at the Big Layby, Mobberley Road, Knutsford, (Near Travis Perkins water tower)

FW FRIDAY 23rd DECEMBER ‘TATTON PARK CHRISTMAS MINCE PIE WALK’
Meet 9.30am at the Big Layby, Mobberley Road, Knutsford, (Near Travis Perkins water tower)

W/C 26th DECEMBER

FW WEDNESDAY 28th DECEMBER ‘MACCLESFIELD FOREST HILL STOMP’
Meet 9.30am at Teggs Nose Country Park, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield. SK11 0AP

FW FRIDAY 30th DECEMBER ‘TATTON PARK’
Meet 9.30am at the Knutsford entrance. (2-hour parking bays next to the park approach.)

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 2023

Join us on one of our Nordic Walking trips.

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

All the UK trips are three days / two nights. A £75 deposit is required to reserve your place. The balance is due 6 weeks prior to the trip.

See below for more detailed information on each trip.


THE COTSWOLDS APRIL 16 – 18

England’s second largest protected landscape, after the Lake District, and the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales. Quintessential England……..chocolate box pretty………gentle, undulating hills…..all the usual cliches, but also lush green valleys, and stunning plateaus and ‘edges’ – the Cotswolds can be a place of stirring drama and the best loved place to experience that is on the Edge, the limestone escarpment with its biblical views stretching across the Vales of the Severn, Berkeley and Gloucester, Forest of Dean, the jagged Malverns and the morose mountains of Wales. Perfect for Nordic walking!

THIS TRIP IS NOW FULL.

THE ULLSWATER WAY MAY 14 – 16

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.

THIS TRIP IS NOW FULL.

NORTH YORKSHIRE JUNE 11 – 13

This is a new area for us to explore. The North York Moors National Park is 553 square miles of very varied terrain, comprising the largest continuous expanse of heather moorland in England. The moors are of no great height yet offer a wonderful sense of spaciousness, with extensive views under a ‘big sky’. There are also verdant dales, as well as a remarkable cliff coastline. The long distance Cleveland Way wraps itself around the moors and coast, but there are many other walks that explore the rich variety of the area, focusing on its charm, history, heritage and wildlife. The NYM can be divided into seven regions within the National Park. On this first trip we are going to explore the South Western corner – the Hambleton Hills and the Tabular Hills.

THIS TRIP IS NOW FULL.

THE PEAK DISTRICT SEPTEMBER 3 – 5


The Peak District National Park – exquisitely beautiful countryside, interesting and varied landscapes, Chatsworth, the River Wye, Monsal Dale & the Monsal Trail, dramatic edges, secluded dales……. Need I say more?? The three walks will take in all of the above and more!

THIS TRIP IS NOW FULL.