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 SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2021

W/C 20th SEPTEMBER

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

AW TUESDAY 21st SEPTEMBER ‘CHELFORD’
Meet 9.30am at The Egerton Arms, Knutsford Road, Chelford, SK11 9BB

FW FRIDAY 24th SEPTEMBER ‘TATTON PARK’
Meet at 9.30am, Knutsford entrance.(2 Hour parking bays next to the park approach.)

W/C 27th SEPTEMBER

FW MONDAY 27th SEPTEMBER ‘MxN ONLY MONDAY’
Please contact Peter on 07773 608615 for location and more details.

AW TUESDAY 28th SEPTEMBER ‘REDESMERE & CAPESTHORNE’
Meet 9.30am at Redesmere Lake car park, Redesmere Lane, Siddington, (SK11 9JU N.B. This is the postcode for the sailing club. DO NOT turn into the track, continue to next lane on the left.)

FW FRIDAY 1st OCTOBER ‘TATTON PARK’
Meet at 9.30am, Knutsford entrance.(2 Hour parking bays next to the park approach.)

W/C 4th OCTOBER

FW MONDAY 4th OCTOBER ‘MxN ONLY MONDAY’
Please contact Peter on 07773 608615 for location and more details.

AW TUESDAY 5th OCTOBER ’HIGH LEGH & ARLEY’
Meet 9.30am at High Legh Village Hall car park, West Lane, High Legh, Knutsford, WA16 6LR

FW FRIDAY 8th OCTOBER ‘TATTON PARK’
Meet at 9.30am, Knutsford entrance.(2 Hour parking bays next to the park approach.)

W/C 11th OCTOBER

FW MONDAY 11th OCTOBER ‘MxN ONLY MONDAY’
Please contact Peter on 07773 608615 for location and more details.

AW TUESDAY 12th OCTOBER ’SWETTENHAM & KERMINCHAM’
Meet 9.30am at Swettenham Arms, Swettenhan Village, CW12 2LF

TASTER WEDNESDAY 13th OCTOBER ‘TATTON PARK’
Meet at 10.30am. Inside the park, Knutsford entrance, car park on the right after the archway.

FW FRIDAY 15th OCTOBER ‘TATTON PARK’
Meet at 9.30am, Knutsford entrance.(2 Hour parking bays next to the park approach.)

W/C 18th OCTOBER

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

AW TUESDAY 19th OCTOBER ’PLUMLEY’
Meet 9.30am at The Golden Pheasant, Plumley Moor Road, WA16 9RX

LTNW WEDNESDAY 20th OCTOBER ‘TATTON PARK’
Meet at 10.30am. Inside the park, Knutsford entrance, car park on the right after the archway.

DW THURSDAY 21st OCTOBER ‘Cressbrookdale & Monsal Trail from Eyam’
Meet 9.30am at Hawkhill Road car park, Eyam S32 5QP (P&D charges apply.)

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

W/C 25th OCTOBER

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

AW TUESDAY 26th OCTOBER ’STYAL & MORLEY GREEN’
Meet 9.30am at Quarry Bank Mill car park, Styal, SK9 4LA

LTNW WEDNESDAY 27th OCTOBER ‘TATTON PARK’
Meet at 10.30am. Inside the park, Knutsford entrance, car park on the right after the archway.

FW FRIDAY 29th OCTOBER ‘TATTON PARK’
Meet at 9.30am, 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.

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Nordic Walking Trips 2021

Join us on one of our Nordic Walking trips.

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

Due to the ongoing Corona virus pandemic we feel that we should take the opportunity to explore the best of what England has to offer.

See below for more detailed information on each trip.


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 6th June – Tuesday 8th June 2021 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS FULL

LUDLOW

What can we say about Ludlow – its a market town in Shropshire, England, surrounding by beautiful, peaceful rolling hills. The town is near the confluence of the rivers Corve and Teme. The oldest part is the medieval walled town, founded in the late 11th century after the Norman Conquest of England. It is centred on a small hill which lies on the eastern bank of a bend of the River Teme. Situated on this hill are Ludlow Castle and the parish church, St Laurence’s, the largest in the county.  From there the streets slope downward to the River Teme, and northward toward the River Corve. The town is in a sheltered spot beneath Mortimer Forest and the Clee Hills, which the spectacular walking provides amazing views of the town.

Monday 5th July – Wednesday 7th July 2021 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS FULL

Wednesday 21st July – Friday 23d July 2021 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS FULL


WALKING THE BEST OF THE LAKE DISTRICT

This is the ultimate low level circular route around the very loveliest parts of the Lake District. The views and sights in the stirring landscape of Britain’s UNESCO World Heritage are unrivalled. It incorporates lakeside paths, quiet country lanes, a section of the Cumbria Way and also some of the best not frequented paths that provide truly jaw dropping moments as the surrounding views of high fells, gushing streams, traditional stone villages and beautiful lakes appear.

The mileages for this walk are not huge as it is too good to rush and there are great lunch stops each day.

Monday 6th – Thursday 9th September 2021        4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS  


Details of more 2021 trips will be added here soon.