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Nordic walking at Cranbrook

Register your interest in funded Community Nordic Walking Projects in Wonford, Cowick Barton – St Thomas and Cranbrook.

Leave your details and I will contact you when we have information about the courses.

Celebrating our 2021 walks

Video celebrating walks in 2021

Funded Courses for the over 55 year olds looking to become more active at Cowick Barton Playing Fields.

Are you over 55 years old and looking for a new way to start being physically active again? Thanks to funding from Active Devon as part of the Connecting Actively to Nature project a Learn to Nordic Walk Course will be running in Cowick Barton in January. This course is run by Exe Nordic Walking, Exeter, Devon and supported by Cowick Roots & Recreation, CB St Thomas and Wellbeing Exeter – Be Active – Alphington & St Thomas. The Courses are six weeks long and you are asked to commit to the full six weeks. Course one starts Tuesday 11th January.Course two starts Friday 4th February.Nordic walking poles will be available for use during the course and afterwards.We hope that after the course you will want to join the Nordic Walkers of Cowick Barton group and walk regularly together. Book soon as there are only six places for each course.…/nordic-walking-six-week…

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Nordic Walkers needed to help with Covid-19 Research

Running Through is a research project from the University of Nottingham to investigate the impact of Covid-19 on the running community – and now on the Nordic Walking community too.

Click on the link button below

“This is a brilliant opportunity for Nordic walkers to help some valuable research” FP BNW

Thank you

Group Walks Timetable

Group Nordic Walk Timetable

Exeter Green Circle

The Green Circle is a 12.5 mile route around and through Exeter’s streets and green spaces. I hope you enjoy the route in the video below.

Exeter Green Circle February Nordic Walk

Exeter Green Circle for Hospiscare

Completed on the 1st December in aid of Hospiscare please visit my Virgin page to make a donation to see the video of the route please visit the Facebook page. Thank you for your kind donations.

Exeter Green Circle

Lockdown Walking Tips – Get more from your walk

NB** If anything starts to hurt please stop the movement** you may feel some muscles soreness afterwards, this is because you have used them. Try these tips at your own risk listen to your body.**

Brisk Walking Tip 1

Walking Tip 1 – Swing Your Arms

Brisk Walking Tip 2

Walking Tip 2 – Posture

Walking Tip 3

Brisk walking Public Health England guidance quoted in the video

Walking Tip 3 Hands

Walking Tip 4

Walking Tip 4 Feet

Nordic Walking with Judi Spiers

Read Judie Spiers on Monday

Press Release and Re-Launch in May 2020

Article in the Express and Echo

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Exeter Parkrun (suspended)

Exeter Riverside parkrun – Sue walks quite often and volunteers, so when you register look for Exe Nordic Walking in the list of clubs and Nordic Walk the parkrun with us, let’s build a Nordic Walking community who walk the parkrun.

Adventure Therapy Funding

Find out more about Adventure Therapy and how funding can help you enjoy the benefits of Nordic Walking.

“Our mission is to improve the emotional wellbeing of children and adults with unique health conditions, impairments or limitations through outdoor and adventure-led activities.

Activities are provided free of charge to our clients and we are funded entirely by charitable donations and the kindness and generosity of the communities we serve.”

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Help us… and help us to help others 

The Covid pandemic has affected British Nordic Walking as it has many other organisations. It has hit our main income stream hard but we have been working diligently behind the scenes and are determined to come out of these difficult times stronger. 

Your support will help us to both build British Nordic Walking CIC into a resilient organisation that supports and grows Nordic Walking throughout the UK and give support to small charity and community projects. 

Choose your donation – and your reward.

Exeter Walks

Here is a Link to John Harris’s Walking England, with local routes for you to enjoy


Exeter City Council – permission given to walk at King George V Playing Fields, the Quayside and on other risk assessed routes.

Devon Wildlife Trust – permission given to walk at Ludwell Valley Park, Mincinglake Valley Park and Riverside Valley Park

Powderham Castle – permission to walk and hold courses on Tuesday afternoons

East Devon District Council – permission to walk on Exmouth Beach meeting at the Life Boat Station on Thursday evenings