Strolls With Poles

Learn to Nordic Walk @ Wallington

Rated 5.0 out of 5
10th September 2023

Great session, loved it all. Really good instruction without being overwhelming – walk was a great way to learn and the group were lovely. Cuppa at the end in the tea rooms finished the day off nicely! Anyone thinking about giving it a go – just go for it, you won’t regret it.

Sarah K

The Best Day!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
15th June 2023

My friend and I joined Julie and her lovely group of Nordic walkers to walk up Humbleton Hill. It was a perfect day from start to finish. We are beginners and Julie very patiently taught us the rudiments of Nordic walking. The group were so friendly and welcoming and we finished up with a delicious afternoon tea, chat and laughs at the distillery. Will definitely be joining you again Julie. Thank you! Hilary xx

Hilary S

A very friendly bunch of people

Rated 5.0 out of 5
3rd June 2023

You’d struggle to find a more welcoming, engaging and supportive group of walkers. The feeling of camaraderie between everyone is incredibly refreshing and makes the group so easy to get along with. Everyone I’ve met is enthusiastic about walking and enjoying socialising with others. Would highly recommend participating, there’s guaranteed a friendly face on every walk.

Rob H

1st experience of Nordic walking

Rated 5.0 out of 5
2nd April 2023

Thoroughly enjoyed the morning session. Julie is a brilliant instructor, and made sure everyone felt comfortable taking part. There was a lovely friendly atmosphere and the time flew by. Looking forward to another session. Thank you Julie and Adele for coming up to Berwick!

Jill D

Howick and Craster

Rated 5.0 out of 5
25th March 2023

What an amazing day I’ve had with Julie, Martin and the Strolls with poles family. Enjoying the sights and sounds of our wonderful Northumbrian coastline in the company of a fantastic group of people who always make you feel welcome. What a brilliant way to spend a Saturday.

Kirsty F

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Welcome to the home of Strolls With Poles!  Walking for fun as well as for fitness.

Our walk leader, Julie, is a fully qualified Nordic Walking Instructor, hence the poles.

Please browse our programme of planned Nordic walks and contact Julie if you would like more information.

Strolls with Poles – Nordic Walking for Fun and Fitness

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What is Nordic Walking?

We are often asked “What is Nordic Walking?”

Nordic Walking uses specially designed poles to enhance your natural walking style.  It uses a technique that is similar to the upper body action of cross country skiing.  Indeed this is where Nordic Walking stems from.

Nordic Walking becomes a whole body exercise which can be enjoyed by everyone, no matter what your age and fitness level.  From the gentler walking for health to the more athletic Nordic running.

More than 10 million people in over 40 countries around the world enjoy this outdoor activity all year round.

How will Nordic Walking benefit me and my body?

Nordic Walking poles share the effort between your upper and lower body and combine the simplicity and accessibility of walking to create a full body low impact workout.

The benefits of Nordic Walking are:

  • it can release tension in your neck and shoulders
  • it will improve your posture and gait
  • you can strengthen your back and abdominal muscles
  • it can tone problem areas such as the upper arms (bingo wings) and abdominal muscles
  • it reduces the impact on your joints
  • It can be very effective for people with mobility issues or those recovering from illness or injury
  • you can burn from 20% up to 46% more calories compared to walking without Nordic Walking poles
  • it actually feels easier than normal walking, particularly uphill because the effort is shared between the upper and lower body

Because Nordic Walking doesn’t feel like hard work
you will be happy to walk further and for longer.

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About us

Who are Strolls With Poles?

If you enjoy a stroll, especially using Nordic Walking poles, then Strolls With Poles is for you.  Take a look around the website to learn more about us.

We specialise in enjoying fun, relaxing and friendly walks in a variety of beautiful locations in the North East of England.  We sometimes even venture further afield, taking part in challenge walks and away days.

As a reward we always end (sometimes during) our walks enjoying tea and cakes, in local tea rooms and cafes.

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Allen Banks – 6th Mar 2022

Allen Banks is one of our favourites as the scenery is always beautiful regardless of the time of year. The variation of a tarn, a wooded valley, a beautiful river and it’s bridges makes a wonderful walk. It’s a great place to visit.