Meet Sue

Sue in Riverside Valley Park
Sue Holden

My passion for Nordic Walking has been growing over the last few years. I start walking more to get ready to join a trek in 2016. In January 2018 I started Nordic walking and became more passionate about it! Now I’m a qualified INWA Nordic Walking Instructor and teaching the technique to small groups and leading fitness/move more walks. You will see me out and about Nordic walking in Exeter, please say hello!

Last September my daughter left home to start university. So I am taking the opportunity to share my love of Nordic Walking, and to start working and walking with you.

I’m keeping my courses and move more Nordic walks Exeter based, using our local open spaces and wonderful parks, there will be a bus stop near our meeting point, car parking or somewhere to lock up your bicycle. I’m planning daytime and evening, weekday and weekend courses and walks, join me, hit the red button below.

To contact Sue Holden:

  • By telephone on 07799 413237 – if you reach the answering machine, please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I am able
  • By email at


Sue is a natural teacher, enthusiastic and professional. I found the Learn to Nordic walk 1:1 sessions with Sue enjoyably challenging and rewarding, and feel equipped to set off on my own with my poles aiming to improve my posture and gait !

Sarah, recently retired, Exton

Sue’s accreditations and affiliations

Thanks to Louise Reynolds for the Parkrun photo

I become a qualified INWA Nordic Walking Instructor after attending a British Nordic Walking course under the INWA education programme. I’m also a qualified First Aider. Previously, I taught in primary schools and have volunteered in a website and social media role. I have an Enhanced DBS Certificate.

I’d like you to learn the technique, purchase poles, then go off and walk whenever you want to, build it into you daily activities. Walk to work, walk in your lunch break, walk in the morning, evening, at weekends, locally from your own front door. Join my Move More walks, the Parkrun, the British Nordic Walking Challenges and INWA events. You can also join our private Facebook group to connect with other Nordic Walkers in Exeter, and arrange impromptu daytime or evening walks. Let’s get Exeter Nordic Walking!

What a fantastic way to be outdoors with others, moving more without noticing, and so good for your well-being and health!

I look forward to meeting you.