‘Nordic Walking – The Natural Workout’ Newsletter – 14th September 2018

Dear All,

Well, we only just made it back in daylight from the evening walks this week.  Hopefully, it will hold for another couple of weeks and we will still be able to continue to head off across the fields.

In preparation for the dark evenings, I am off on a shopping trip tomorrow looking for lights.  I will report back.  I am not suggestion you need to buy any, but you need to think about what you are wearing, as you need to be seen.  Who remembers the ‘Wear something white at night’ campaign in the 1970s?  😊 😊 😊  I have two or three fluorescent vests that I have acquired over the years and I will have them with me.  We need to stay safe.

What’s New?

Yet again, I have been out & about looking at routes for walks that will survive the Winter weather and be suitable for the dark nights.  As of next month, I will advertise generic walks from meeting points.  The weather is going to be just too unpredictable to specify a route ahead of time.  I am trying to gather a number of routes from each meeting point, so that there is as much variety as possible over the Autumn, Winter and early Spring.


We have three ‘Special’ walks over the next few months.  The Macmillan Big Brew Walk (Friday 28th September) will do what it says on the tin. – support Macmillan.  Please try to join us.  The ‘Long Sunday’ Walk – Hey! Haigh! Away Day! (Sunday 30th September) is an excellent opportunity for a longer walk, followed by lunch, with a bigger group of people.  Finally, I would still like to have a ‘Christmas Walk & Lunch’ on Saturday 8th December, so please put it in your diaries.

More details on all of these are in earlier Newsletters and full details of the first two are on the website.

Learn to Nordic Walk Courses

The Learn to Nordic Walk course starting on Saturday 29th September at 10am on Alder Lane Playing field / Chapel Lane Meadow, Bramble Way, Parbold is proving to be popular 😊.  However, there is still space, if you know anyone who may be interested.

The one that will start on Tuesday 25th September at 4.30pm in the Beacon Country Park in Up Holland will currently be a smaller group, but there are people thinking about it.  If you know any of them, give them a nudge. 😊

The bigger the group, the more varied the ‘characters’, the more of a party each walk will become.  Please spread the word about Nordic Walking and the next two Learn to Nordic Walk Courses.

Walks Available to Book

There are 14 walks available to book and they are listed below.  Just follow the link to my website and you will find all of the details and photographs, and be able to book.


Sunday 16th September at 4pm

  • Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Parbold Hill from Below & Parbold (Parbold)

Monday 17th September at 7pm

  • Yarrow Valley Country Park (Coppull)

Wednesday 19th September at 2pm

  • Up, Down, Over & Under (Appley Bridge)

Thursday 20th September at 10am

  • Rights of way through Appley Bridge & Shevington Vale (Appley Bridge)

Thursday 20th September at 7pm

  • Horses – Iron & 4-legged (Standish)

Friday 21st September at 10am

  • In & Around the Beacon Country Park (Up Holland)

Sunday 23rd September at 4pm

  • Worthington Lakes (Standish)

Monday 24th September at 7pm

  • Orrell Water Park (Orrell)

Wednesday 26th September at 2pm

  • Route 55 (Red Rock, Standish)

Thursday 27th September at 10am

  • Up, Down, Over & Under (Appley Bridge)

Thursday 27th September at 7pm

  • Leeds-Liverpool Canal Northern Circular (Appley Bridge)

Friday 28th September at 10am

  • Macmillan Big Brew Walk in & around Standish – £6 Donation per Walker (Standish)

Sunday 30th September at 9.30am

  • ‘Long Sunday’ Walk – Hey! Haigh! Away Day! (Red Rock, Standish)

Sunday 30th September at 4pm

  • In & Around the Beacon Country Park (Up Holland)

See you all soon.


Updated: September 21, 2018 — 1:44 pm