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Take a look at some of the wonderful testimonials that we have received.

Learn to Nordic Walk @ Wallington

Rated 5 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 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 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 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 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

Training Session

Rated 5 out of 5
19th March 2023

I’ve just had a training session with Julie which I must say was very thorough. She is very enthusiastic about Nordic Walking and the way she imparted her knowledge about it was most enjoyable. I’m really looking forward to going on my first walk with Stoll With Polls.



Rated 5 out of 5
7th March 2023

I thoroughly enjoyed the Strolls with Poles training walk at Wallington Hall on the morning of 5 March 2023. Everything about the way we were dealt with us was totally professional. From arrival we were warmly greeted and completed a questionnaire covering our health and necessary details.

Julie and Martin were excellent. They treated each of us with respect, showed interest in us and were really good at getting the basics across (even though I realised my co-ordination was even worse than I thought it was!), and encouraged and supported throughout the session.

It was a relaxed atmosphere; but at all times they monitored each individual and ensured that they were safe and not left to their own devices.

I intend to continue with this and hopefully get the hang of it! Highly recommended

Rory B

Introduction to Nordic Walking

Rated 5 out of 5
6th March 2023

I thoroughly enjoyed meeting up with like-minded individuals to participate in Strolls with Poles training walk at Wallington Hall.

Julie and Martin succeeded in making the initial session both informative and fun. They were respectful of each individual and ensured that all ages and abilities were monitored , encouraged and supported throughout the session. The setting of Wallington Hall with its glorious grounds helped to make this a lovely experience!

I look forward to joining in, and to becoming more adept at Nordic Walking in the months to come.

Debbie M

Loved every minute!!

Rated 5 out of 5
5th March 2023

Absolutely loved leaning to Nordic Walk with Julie and Martin today! The session was relaxed, fun and taught in a way which is accessible to everyone!

I would recommend that everyone gives it a go!


Excellent Taster Session

Rated 5 out of 5
7th February 2023

Very well managed, informative and friendly introduction to Nordic walking at Wallington. Thank you.


Training day

Rated 5 out of 5
5th February 2023

Enjoyed our training day at Wallington today on a beautiful February day. Had fun, made new friends and learnt something new.


Natures remedy to clear the winter blues

Rated 5 out of 5
29th January 2023

Thanks to strolls with poles for a fabulous winter walk. Our granddaughter came for the first time and was made to feel so welcome. It means such a lot to me to see her so relaxed and her anxiety melt away. Evidence of the therapeutic effect of walking the Nordic Way with a great group.


Cresswell Beach walk – first Nordic Walking session

Rated 5 out of 5
3rd October 2022

Couldn’t have asked for a better introduction to Nordic Walking, the weather and scenery were stunning, great company and the tuition by Julie and Martin was first rate – will definitely be back for another 🙂

Lesley G

Great group

Rated 5 out of 5
12th June 2022

As I often wander off on a walk when alone this is a great group to join. Friendly, helpful and great coffee shops to start and end in….. recommended completely. Look forward to the next walk ????????????????????


Happy and energising ????

Rated 5 out of 5
8th February 2022

A group of us had the privilege of meeting Julie and Martin on a beautiful sunny morning in January, where they helped us understand the first stages of nordic walking.

I personally felt so ALIVE and energised, walking with poles and such a great group of people has so many benefits. An experience I will definitely repeat.

Patricia H

I’m really glad I found this group

Rated 5 out of 5
4th January 2022

I first joined Strolls with Poles in spring 2021. After a year of limited social contact, it was a breath of fresh air to be able to join a group in an outdoor activity that felt safe and welcoming. Julie and Martin are both friendly and easy going, making for relaxing get togethers. As someone who likes to be organised, the information both in the form of monthly newsletters and emails ensures all essential information is provided- location details, walk information, length of walk and most importantly, where the toilets are before the start of the walk!

Walking with the group in such varied and beautiful locations always lifts my spirits and knowing it is doing me good physically also is a bonus. Other group members are friendly and it’s great to catch up with a chat in the tea room at the end of the walk.

I’m really glad I found this group and would recommend it to anyone, I even got my sister involved when she was visiting from Scotland – she now Nordic walks too!


Have Fun and Get Fit

Rated 5 out of 5
4th January 2022

Really relaxing and fun time, with people who make you feel welcome. Scenery great and the cake at the end isn’t bad either. Plus you get fitter, what’s not to like.

Dave T

Dave T

I have enjoyed every minute

Rated 5 out of 5
3rd January 2022

I have discovered areas of the countryside I have never before visited, walking in the company of some great people in sunshine, rain, wind and fog and yes I have enjoyed every minute!

I was a bit apprehensive when I signed up for my first walk – I wasn’t very sure at all and had lots of questions.

Was I going to be fit enough? Would I hold everyone back? I surprised myself as to what I can do – walking and especially going up hills has proved easier with poles. Despite health issues limiting how often I could get out walking – I found the walks ideal with enough to challenge me but plenty of opportunities to stop and admire the view!

Would I be the odd one out faced with a clique of people who were already friends? From the very first moment I felt included – just as much a part of the group as if I had been going for years. It’s very relaxed and you can chat as much or as little as you want

How would I manage with the poles? Julie’s style of teaching is always encouraging and helpful. I have now done a basic instruction course but that was only after two walks – and I was pleasantly surprised how much I had picked up on my two walks I had already done. If I’m out walking now without poles – I miss them!


Joining was the best thing I’ve done in years

Rated 5 out of 5
3rd January 2022

I have been walking with Julie and Martin since the start of Strolls with Poles and just love it! The walks are varied and well planned, visiting some of the most beautiful spots in the North East. Everyone is made to feel so welcome no matter their fitness or walking experience. They have given me the confidence to try walks I never thought I could achieve and I have gone from a couch potato to doing long distance walks. Julie you are a star.


Great walks, great folks to walk with.

Rated 5 out of 5
2nd January 2022

I moved to Northumberland in March 2021, and joining Strolls with Poles has enabled me to get out and explore the area. Julie and Martin are great instructors,supportive and make you feel very welcome. The walks cover all areas, and walking with the group is not hard as everybody supports and encourages each other and there are plenty of opportunities to stop and admire the view. I would recommend Strolls with Poles to anybody who wants to walk and explore our wonderful countryside with friendly folks and get fitter as a bonus, and there is always the tea shop at the end as a bonus.


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