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Community Mission with Goodgym Exeter

RESULT! Great mission on Sunday 2nd August 2020

Photo: Klara, Goodgym Exeter

Awesome to be part of this Community Mission with Goodgym Exeter! Getting fitter picking litter, counting steps and having fun! RESULT! Afterwards we went for a Nordic Walk and ended with a outdoor coffee!

Read the Report here

Group Walks Started in July

Press Release and Re-Launch in May 2020

Virtual Challenge during August

Article in the Express and Echo

One of the activities on the 20 things to do… list is take part in a virtual Nordic Walk. As we can’t run any group activities at present, this is a great way to challenge yourself and be part of the British Nordic Walking community.

There is a choice of distances – 5km, 10km, and for 2020, 20km – so you can decide which suits you best.

It’s easy to enter and all you need to do prove your time is upload a screenshot from your favourite fitness app. All finishers will receive a medal and the satisfaction of their challenge completed!

Take a look and book your place here…

Links to Exe Nordic Walking’s Re-Launch Articles in Grow Magazine, The Exeter Daily, and Exeter Living Magazine.

Green Circle 20km May Virtual Challenge complete! Also the stats data taken from MapMyWalk and VeryFitPro

20km route and photos
May 20km walk stats

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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.”

Join British Nordic Walking

Membership costs just £12 per year for an individual and £20 for joint membership. Join today to become part of the UK’s most vibrant Nordic Walking community. 

  • A quarterly members’ newsletter with all the latest news on Nordic Walking in the UK. Be first to hear about the latest events, walks, holidays, races, challenges, and offers.
  • Discounted entry rates for the popular British Nordic Walking Challenge Events.
  • British Nordic Walking Member car sticker.
  • 15% off at Cotswolds Outdoor, Snow + Rock, Runners Need and Cycle Surgery – just show your membership card.
  • 10% discount on all on-line clothing purchases at Barefoot Studio Store, stockists of Nordic Walking clothing and kit.
  • Other special member offers. 


Exeter City Council – permission given to walk at King George V Playing Fields and the Quayside

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