News and Community

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

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

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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 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