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. North Cheshire Nordic Walking was started in September 2012 by Bev Devereaux.

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. We are fortunate to have Ian Burgess, another qualified Instructor and two Walk Leaders who have been walking with Bev regularly since 2012 who help and support her with the walks.

In addition to the regular weekly walks, we organise Day Walks and Trips including to the Lake District, Wales 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

This Month’s Walks

W/C 19th OCTOBER

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

AW TUESDAY 20th OCTOBER ‘MORLEY GREEN & STYAL’
Meet 9.30am at Quarry Bank Mill car park, Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 4LA

FW FRIDAY 23rd OCTOBER ‘TATTON PARK’
Meet at 9.30am, Knutsford entrance.(2 Hour parking bays next to the park approach.)

W/C 26th OCTOBER

FW MONDAY 26th OCTOBER ‘MxN ONLY MONDAY’
Please contact Peter on 07773 608615 for location and more details.

AW TUESDAY 27th OCTOBER ‘CAREY PARK & MARBURY’
Meet 9.30am at Cumberland Car Park, Leicester St, Northwich CW9 5LQ

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

W/C 2nd NOVEMBER

FW MONDAY 2nd NOVEMBER ‘MxN ONLY MONDAY’
Please contact Peter on 07773 608615 for location and more details.

AW TUESDAY 3rd NOVEMBER ‘DUNHAM PARK & TPT’
Meet 9.30am at Lavender Barn Tearoom, Dog Farm, School Lane, Dunham Massey, Altrincham WA14 4TR

FW FRIDAY 6th NOVEMBER ‘TATTON PARK’
Meet at 9.30am, Knutsford entrance.(2 Hour parking bays next to the park approach.)

W/C 9th NOVEMBER

FW MONDAY 9th NOVEMBER ‘MxN ONLY MONDAY’
Please contact Peter on 07773 608615 for location and more details.

AW TUESDAY 10th NOVEMBER ‘SWETTENHAM’
Meet 9.30am at The Swettenham Arms Car Park, Swettenham, CW12 2LF.

FW FRIDAY 13th NOVEMBER ‘TATTON PARK’
Meet at 9.30am, Knutsford entrance.(2 Hour parking bays next to the park approach.)

W/C 16th NOVEMBER

FW MONDAY 16th NOVEMBER ‘MxN ONLY MONDAY’
Please contact Peter on 07773 608615 for location and more details.

AW TUESDAY 17th NOVEMBER ‘PEOVER HALL’
Meet 9.30am at Grasslands Garden Centre, Free Green Lane, Knutsford, WA16 9QY

FW FRIDAY 20th NOVEMBER ‘TATTON PARK’
Meet at 9.30am, Knutsford entrance.(2 Hour parking bays next to the park approach.)

W/C 23rd NOVEMBER

FW MONDAY 23rd NOVEMBER ‘MxN ONLY MONDAY’
Please contact Peter on 07773 608615 for location and more details.

AW TUESDAY 24th NOVEMBER ‘WILMSLOW’
Meet 9.30am at Lindow Common Car Park, Racecourse Road, SK9 5NQ Opposite large pub that used to be the Boddington Arms.

FW FRIDAY 27th NOVEMBER ‘TATTON PARK’
Meet at 9.30am, Knutsford entrance.(2 Hour parking bays next to the park approach.)


AW = Adventure Walk

HS = Hill Stomp

WW = Wellness Walk

FW = Fitness Walk

DW = Day Walk

LTNW = Learn to Nordic Walk

MDTW = Middle distance training walk

News

Nordic Walking Trips 2021

Join us on one of our longer Nordic Walking trips

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

See below for more detailed information on each trip.


NORDIC WALKING WINTER SPA BREAKS

BANISH THE WINTER BLUES !

There is nothing better than getting away for some winter walking and indulgent spa time.

Join us for our two day / one night breaks at luxurious hotels in the Lake District.

DATES

Sunday 28th February – Monday 1st March

 The Langdale Country Club near Elterwater

I am planning some 1 night, 2 days Lake District walking at The Langdale Country Club Spa Hotel in the Lakes. Please let me know if you are interested in joining us for either dates. This 4* hotel has a lovely pool and spa which we can use to revive and refresh after our exhilarating 9/10 mile walks or if the weather is really grim there is the option to do shorter walks and enjoy the facilities. The cost includes Dinner, Bed & Breakfast and two days guided walking.

TWIN ROOM SHARING £130.   DOUBLE ROOM SINGLE OCCUPANCY   £190.



SPRING WALKING BREAKS

LAKE DISTRICT CONISTON

SUNDAY 28th MARCH 2021 – TUESDAY 30th MARCH 2021

We will be based at the newly refurbished Coniston Inn, which is located on the Northern shores of Coniston Water with sensational lake and fell views. The scope for Nordic walking from this location is superb; many of the most beautiful parts of the Lake District are easily accessible from here.

2 NIGHTS / 3 DAYS NORDIC WALKING.

GRADE: MODERATE

Designed to be suitable for most walkers in good health who exercise regularly. This walking holiday is predominantly on good paths. We would expect you to have had some experience of walking in the mountains. You should be prepared to deal with hiking in bad weather if necessary. Expect to walk for between 4-6 hours per day and with ascent and descents of up to 500m (1640ft) per day.

PROVISIONAL ITINERARY

DAY 1 Arrive at The Coniston Inn at 9.15am for coffee. Ferry to Lake Bank, Southern end of Coniston Lake. 9 mile walk back to hotel along The Cumbria Way.

DAY 2    12 mile walk The Tilberthwaite Valley and Tarn Hows.

DAY 3    12 mile walk Grizedale Forest & Hawkshead.

COST INCLUDES

3 days’ guided walking

2 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast

Ferry trip on first day Coniston Steam Yacht Gondola.

TWIN ROOM SHARING    £180

SINGLE OCCUPANCY  £225  (subject to availability)

NOT INCLUDED

Transport to/from the venue, lunches and  drinks.


MALLORCA TRIPS  2021

MALLORCA  SERRA DE TRAMUNTANA     SOLLER VALLEY

SUNDAY 19th SEPTEMBER 2021 – THURSDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 2021

4 NIGHTS / 5 DAYS NORDIC WALKING

This walking trip is based for three nights in the beautiful Soller Valley doing mostly circular walks and one night in Palma where we walk the promenade to the old fishing port of Portixol.

3 Nights at Hotel Es Port, 1 night at Hotel Almudania, Palma.

Includes:

4 nights Bed & Breakfast in 4* hotels

All transfers on Mallorca

Tourist Tax.

5 Days guided walking.

£420 sharing in a Twin room, £570 single occupancy (subject to availability)

Not Included:

Flights to Palma, lunches, evening meals and drinks.

GRADE: MODERATE

Designed to be suitable for most walkers in good health who exercise regularly. This walking holiday is predominantly on good paths. We would expect you to have had some experience of walking in the mountains. You should be prepared to deal with hiking in bad weather if necessary. Expect to walk for between 4-6 hours per day and with ascent and descents of up to 500m (1640ft) per day.

MALLORCA  SERRA DE TRAMUNTANA      BEST OF GR221

26th SEPTEMBER – 1st OCTOBER             5 NIGHTS / 6 DAYS NORDIC WALKING THIS TRIP IS NOW FULL.

This trip aims to hike some of the more remote sections of the glorious GR221 trail – a truly beautiful route through the UNESCO World Heritage Site that ranks among the top treks in Europe. Imagine wild limestone mountains rising up above a jade green sea, with pine trees sculpting the horizons. Quaint little villages, fruit orchards, olive groves, and farmers working in the fields as you stroll along the trail pretty much sums up this experience. This is the ‘hidden’ Mallorca, and most certainly not the Mallorca of busy beach holidays!

The first two nights we will be based at the beautiful terraced village of Banyalbufar with its ancient houses and gorgeous views to the sea. We will then walk to and spend the next night in Valldemossa, then transfer by taxi to e either Soller or Port Soller for the remaining 2 nights.

Includes:

5 nights Bed & Breakfast in 3* or 4* hotels

Al transfers and luggage transfers (where required.)

Tourist Tax.

6 Days guided walking.

£470 sharing in a Twin room, £670 single occupancy (subject to availability)

Not Included:

Flights to Palma, lunches, evening meals and drinks.

GRADE: ADVANCED

Suitable for those of you who consider yourself ‘hill-walkers’, these trips involve longer days on good paths and tracks. A good level of fitness is required as these treks can involve considerable amounts of ascent and descent and the occasional difficult day on rougher paths. We would expect you to have previous experience of walking on consecutive days in the hills, and have experience of hiking in bad weather. Expect to walk 5-7 hours per day with ascents and descents of up to 950m, 3150ft.

Details of more 2021 trips will be added here soon.