Nordic Walking

We are running regular beginners courses so get in touch and let us get you started.

Once you have completed a beginners courses you can join our regular Nordic Walking activities.

On our group walks you will be guided on a risk assessed route that has been chosen for its interest, distance, location, parking and, if possible, its facilities.

Each Nordic Walk is led by either Sara or me or both of us. We are instructor members of British Nordic Walking and the International Nordic Walking Federation. I also hold the Lowland Walk Leader qualification. We both have up to date outdoor first aid qualifications. We are fully insured to lead and take you out.

We will give on-going coaching on technique should you wish - just ask!

You will meet lovely like-minded people on our group walks, and you can enjoy the route without the worry about where you are going, in the knowledge that the route is safe and suitable.

So, switch off and enjoy your walk with us.

Please remember:

All our Nordic Walks can be booked on Reservio up to 30 days in advance and can also be cancelled when circumstances change: https://positive-steps-nordic-walking.reservio.com

  • Once booked you will get confirmation of your booking via email and a reminder email the evening before the walk.
  • Cost of walks is £21.60/month or £7.50 per walk. Please pay by transfer to: Positive Steps Fitness and Wellbeing Ltd, Sort Code: 20-16-12/Account Number 33357538. Parking charges may apply at some locations
  • Please note, where there are fewer than 3 people booked on a walk we may take the decision to cancel it and we will inform you.

EVENTS

We are committed to ensuring our events are safe and working within the UK Government guideline

Kevin and Team

Upcoming Walks, Sessions + Courses

Regular

Mondays - Needham Lake Coddenham Rd IP6 8NU

Start time from 9:30am, choice of 1hr /3 miles , 1hr/ 3.5 miles or longer up to 6 miles/1 1/2 hrs.

CONTACT
Kevin Marshall on 07955 495016
kevin@positivestepspt.co.uk

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Regular

Tuesdays Nordic Walk

These walk will start from various locations across Suffolk, starting at 9:45am and 10:00am - please check the schedule for the location of each weeks Nordic Walk.

CONTACT
Kevin Marshall on 07955 495016
kevin@positivestepspt.co.uk

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Regular

Wednesday - Ickworth National Trust

Start time 11:00am, we have two options approx. 3.5 miles, and approx. 3 miles, both walks last approximately 1 hour.

CONTACT
Kevin Marshall on 07955 495016
kevin@positivestepspt.co.uk

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Regular

Thursday Evening - Ickworth NT

Start time currently 3:30pm meet in the overflow car park. Our Nordic Walk last approx. 1 hour, both Sara and I will be there so can accommodation everyone

CONTACT
Sara 07967126571

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Regular

Friday Morning - Ickworth National Trust

Early Nordic Walk starting at 9:15am - 90minutes. Then at 11:00am two options shorter approx.3.5 miles, and approx. 3 miles, both last approximately 1 hour.

CONTACT
Kevin Marshall on 07955 495016
kevin@positivestepspt.co.uk

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Regular

Saturday Morning - West Stow Country Park IP28 6HG

Starts at 9:30am - Options of 4 or 6 miles approx.. Our Nordic Walk are mainly in the lovely Kings Forest.

CONTACT
Kevin Marshall on 07955 495016
kevin@positivestepspt.co.uk

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Regular

Saturday afternoon - PhysiOptima, 48 Bury Rd, Newmarket CB8 7BT

Starts at 1:00pm Our Nordic Walk takes us onto the Gallops approx. 4 miles

CONTACT
Sara 07967126571

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Technique Course

Ickworth NT - Beginners course

The course will be held on Thursday 5 and 12 May both sessions starting at 6:00pm and last 90 minutes. There will be a follow up session after a month to review progress.

The cost for the 4-hour course is £50, which includes loan of poles.

It will help you to not only learn Nordic walking technique but will help you to use it in order to achieve your personal health and fitness goals. Each session adds another 'gear' and helps you to understand how to gain propulsion, gradually increase the workload and learn how to Nordic walk for fitness, weight loss or fun!

CONTACT
Kevin Marshall on 07955 495016
kevin@positivestepspt.co.uk

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Holiday

Nidderdale Way

We will travel up on Sunday 19 June and come home on Friday 24 June
We will be staying in the Old Swan Hotel Harrogate, the cost of the hotel is still to be finalised, but it is looking likely to be £491 per room for B&B. To be confirmed as soon as possible.
We will Nordic Walk the Nidderdale Way a 53-mile trail through the wonderful landscape of Nidderdale. Sara and I are doing a recce of the route over Easter and will finalise the schedule after that. However, we are looking at circa. 13 miles per day broken down into a morning and afternoon walk with a lunch break in the middle. The walk would be at a steady pace, with plenty of stops to admire the wonderful views, take photos and enjoy just being there.
We will arrange transport each day to our starting and finishing points back to the Old Swan. The cost for this will be determined nearer the time.
Our charges for leading the walking are £125 per person.


CONTACT
Kevin Marshall on 07955 495016
kevin@positivestepspt.co.uk

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Testimonials

"I retired in March last year, and was aware I needed to improve my fitness level. I booked a Nordic walking introductory session through the Suffolk Walking Festival website, which I enjoyed and joined the group to learn how to Nordic walk. Every Monday we met at Needham Lake and with Sara’s instruction and patience we learnt each element of the skills which make up Nordic walking, we thought it would never come together.

Once proficient I continued with the health walk in the first instance, which helped me gain confidence in my ability. I progressed on to the one hour walk and then the longer walk on a Monday. I now walk twice a week and I completed the 8.7 mile walk at Walberswick on 5th January, my longest walk with the group so far! I find the groups friendly and look forward to the walks each week.

Since I commenced regular Nordic walking, I am fitter, and under the supervision of my doctor I have been able to reduce my blood pressure and diabetic medication. In 2019 I am looking forward to the Hunstanton walking weekend and the two days on the Norfolk Coastal Path. Last May I did not anticipate that I would be walking as far and regularly as I am."

Maggie 2019

"I am visually impaired and to my knowledge Kevin had not previously instructed a VI person to Nordic walk before but he took the time and trouble to consult with Angela (a brilliant local sight loss professional and fellow Nordic walker) for valuable guidance and support. This gave me the confidence to give it a try and I'm so glad I did.

After a few 1 to 1 sessions of instruction from Kevin I was able to gain enough confidence to walk with the main group which is great. Kevin arranges for one of the team to walk with me as a guide to constantly issue friendly verbal instructions throughout the walk and when a little unsure I just use the walking poles as a white cane substitute to navigate the more intricate obstructions.

I will be looking to do some long walks in the very near future and with Kevin and the teams great support have every confidence it will be possible."

Jon P, September 2015

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