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 JULY / AUGUST 2022

W/C 18th JULY

FW MONDAY 18th JULY ‘MxN ONLY MONDAY’
Please contact Peter on 07773 608615 for location and more details.

AW TUESDAY 19th JULY ’STYAL & MORLEY GREEN’
Meet 9.30am at Quarry Bank Mill Car Park, Quarry Bank Road, Styal, Wilmslow,SK9 4LA

FW FRIDAY 22nd JULY ‘TATTON PARK’
Meet at 9.30am, at Knutsford entrance. ( 2 hour parking bays next to the park approach.)

W/C 25th JULY

FW MONDAY 25th JULY ‘MxN ONLY MONDAY’
Please contact Peter on 07773 608615 for location and more details.

AW TUESDAY 26th JULY ’HOLMES CHAPEL & RIVER DANE’
Meet 9.30am at Bidlea Dairy Farm Shop & Cafe, Orchard Farm,Twemlow Lane, CW4 8DS

FW FRIDAY 29th JULY ‘TATTON PARK’
Meet at 9.30am, at Knutsford entrance. ( 2 hour parking bays next to the park approach.)

W/C 1st AUGUST

FW MONDAY 1st AUGUST ‘MxN ONLY MONDAY’
Please contact Peter on 07773 608615 for location and more details.

AW TUESDAY 2nd AUGUST ’REDESMERE & CAPESTHORNE’
Meet 9.30am at Redesmere Lake Car Park, Redesmere Lane, Siddington, SK11 9PR.

DW THURSDAY 4th AUGUST ‘JACOBS LADDER, RUSHUP EDGE & MAM TOR FROM EDALE’
Meet 9.30am at Edale Car Park, Water Meadows, Hope Road, Edale, S33 7QZ. (£6 parking charge for all day.)

FW FRIDAY 5th AUGUST ‘TATTON PARK’
Meet at 9.30am, at Knutsford entrance. ( 2 hour parking bays next to the park approach.)

W/C 8th AUGUST

FW MONDAY 8th AUGUST ‘MxN ONLY MONDAY’
Please contact Peter on 07773 608615 for location and more details.

AW TUESDAY 9th AUGUST ’KNUTSFORD’
Meet 9.30am at The Lambing Shed, Moseley Hall Farm, Chelford Road, Knutsford, WA16 8RB.

FW FRIDAY 12th AUGUST ‘TATTON PARK’
Meet at 9.30am, at Knutsford entrance. ( 2 hour parking bays next to the park approach.)

W/C 15th AUGUST

FW MONDAY 15th AUGUST ‘MxN ONLY MONDAY’
Please contact Peter on 07773 608615 for location and more details.

AW TUESDAY 16th AUGUST ’PEOVER HALL’
Meet 9.30am at Grasslands Garden Centre, Free Green Lane, Over Peover, WA16 9QY.

FW FRIDAY 19th AUGUST ‘TATTON PARK’
Meet at 9.30am, at Knutsford entrance. ( 2 hour parking bays next to the park approach.)

W/C 22nd AUGUST

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

AW TUESDAY 23rd AUGUST ’HIGH LEGH & ARLEY’
Meet 9.30am at High Legh Village Hall Car Park, West Lane, High Legh, WA16 6LR

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

W/C 29th AUGUST

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

AW TUESDAY 30th AUGUST ’LYME PARK’
Meet 9.30am at Nelson Pit Visitor Centre Car Park, Lyme Road, Higher Poynton, SK12 1TH.

FW FRIDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER ‘TATTON PARK’
Meet at 9.30am, at 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 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 THIS TRIP IS NOW FULL

MALLORCA APRIL 2022

This is a 4 night, 5 days leisurely to moderate walking trip, ideal if you haven’t been on one of our Mallorca walking trips before, or if you love Puerto Soller and you would like to see more of the Soller Valley and its surroundings.

Sunday 24th April – Thursday 28th April 2022 5 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 THIS TRIP IS NOW FULL.


WALKING THE BEST OF THE SANDSTONE TRAIL

Wednesday 22nd JUNE – Thursday 23rd JUNE 2 DAYS

DETAILS TBC.

MALLORCA OCTOBER 2022

This is a fabulous intermediate to advanced trip combining quieter sections of the GR221 and the superb walks from Puerto Soller.

Sunday 2nd October – Friday 7th October 2022 6 DAYS THIS TRIP IS NOW FULL


Details of more 2022 trips will be added here soon.