19 April: Fit and Happy with Parkinson’s- Taster session

Fit and Happy with Parkinson’s, does that sound possible to you? In February we started a new course for people in the early stages of Parkinson’s, and our current participants are loving it. In order to give more people a chance to try out this unique new class, we have two free tasters coming up in April: Thursday 12 and Thursday 19 February in Dulwich Park. Do you know anyone…Keep Reading

14 April: Bluebell walk in the Combe Valley

Join us on Bluebell walk in the Combe Valley: Northwood to Rickmansworth. Saturday 14 April 2018 – Join us for this fabulous walk with a great mixture of ancient woods, open country side, old villages, the grand Union Canal and the lakes near Rickmansworth. We will start our walk exploring the ancient Ruislip woods. With a bit of luck, the bluebells and woodland flowers will be out in full force…Keep Reading

17 March: A walk along the Thames, Hampton Court and Bushy Park

Explore green London and Nordic Walking. A great combination! For this walk we will start our walk where we ended our last Thames walk: in Teddington. From the station we will retrace our steps to the river Thames and follow the river westward until we see Hampton Court. We will cross the river to have a closer look, then explore Bushy Park behind the palace. Along the river we will…Keep Reading

4 March: Last minute tips for Big Half

Here are some Tips for if you are Nordic Walking the Big Half (marathon)! Most of the documentation you have received from the Big Half is written for runners, but it might be slightly different if you are Nordic Walking. 1) You do not have to use the bag drop! Runners don’t like having a backpack on their backs, but that doesn’t mean you can’t. Please dress the way you…Keep Reading

24 February: A snowdrop walk in ancient East London Forests

High time to revisit one of our most favourite walks: Following the Green Chain walk from Falconwood to Abbeywood. We love those ancient forests and woodlands in this often overseen part of London. This walk will lead us through grasslands, heaths and ancient forests, and will end by the intriguing ruin of Lesnes Abbey. We hope to see lots of snowdrops, and if we are lucky, the wood Anemones and…Keep Reading

10 February: A walk along the Lea from Lee Valley to Mile End

Join us for this fabulous walk from the Lea Valley back to east London. We will start our walk in Cheshunt, following part of the long-distance path that starts at the source of the river in Leagrave, near Luton, and ends in Limehouse basin. Along our way, we will find many reminders of the many uses this river has served in history. There is evidence of its use for transport…Keep Reading

28 January – A walk along the green banks of the Thames

Our third Explorer walk of the year we will return to the banks of the Thames, this time we will walk from Barnes bridge, through some pretty villages along the river bank and will pass some grand houses like Syon House and Ham House. We will end our walk in Teddington, from where we can easily get a train back to our parts of London. You don’t have to have…Keep Reading

18 January: An evening walk to see Lumiere London

Lumiere London is back! Let’s go and see it together on Thursday 18 January: Get fit while socialising and enjoying art. And you will see some of the most iconic parts of London, too. How cool is that. Be ready to be bowled over, we loved it when they came to London before! We will meet at 6.30 pm in Waterloo Station and will be out most of the evening….Keep Reading

13 January: Explore London’s Green spaces – Petts Wood to Hayes

Nordic Walking in London. Get fit and explore surprisingly green London. This time we will grab our Nordic Walking poles to explore the country side of south London. Charles Darwin lived close by and we will visit the Wilberforce Oak that witnessed the beginning of the end of the slave trade. On our second Explorer walks of the year we will return to South London, and explore the green spaces…Keep Reading

1 January: A Fit and Happy New Year’s walk through Royal Parks, Little Venice and Camden

A healthy start of the year: Join us for a New Year’s Nordic Walk on Monday 1 January 2018 On our first Explorer walks of the year we will explore the Royal Parks and (re)discover many of London’s attractions and historic sites. We will start our walk in front of Buckingham Palace. We will walk through Green park, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens to Bayswater and Paddington, and on to…Keep Reading

17 December: Nordic Walking from Finsbury Park to Hampstead Heath

Nordic Walking around London. On this second of our two Explorer walks in December we will return to north London to explore the area between Finsbury Park and Hampstead Heath. This walk takes us along the Stoke Newington reservoirs, along the new river, beautiful Finsbury Park, through London’s longest nature reserve -along a disused railway line-, through Highgate and Hampstead Heath. En route we will dip through cuttings and under…Keep Reading

9 December: Nordic Walking in Epping Forest

Nordic Walking and Exploring London. A great combination. Get fit, meet new friends and enjoy nature, all without even leaving the Big Smoke. On this first of our two Explorer walks in December we will explore the grassland, glades, and splendid woodlands of Epping Forest, once part of the vast royal hunting grounds of the Forest of Essex. This walk takes us through a varied mixture of dense woodland and…Keep Reading

19 November: Join our Explorer walk in Guildford

Our November Explorer walk will explore the area between Guildford and Dorking. We will follow the river Wey and its historic towpaths, the North Downs Way and Pilgrim’s Way. We will take time to visit a very special chapel on our way, which is one of the best examples of Art Nouveau in the UK. For hundreds of years, this historic route was used by those making pilgrimages to pray…Keep Reading

27 October: Fright night walk and Haloween Party

Mad Old Bats, Witches and Wizzards, Ghosts and Pumpkins, please get your outfit ready, adorn yourself with some lights* and get ready for our Fright Night walk! Please save the date and join us for the 4th annual Fit and Happy Outdoors Fright night walk. As is the tradition by now, it will be followed by our famous Chilli and Pumpkin soup and we might find some Marshmallows for on…Keep Reading

October walk: The beginning and end of Daylight Saving Time

Nordic Walking and exploring London. A great combination! Our October walk is a walk in the woods and fields to enjoy the colours of autumn and some spectacular views. This time we will explore some hidden gems in Bromley in South East London. Will you join us? This is possibly the best place in London to celebrate the last day before the time “Falls back” for Autumn: this walk will…Keep Reading

Get a spring in your step: join our Nordic Walking week in Holland

The Netherlands is of course not just about tulips and cheese, but we will definitely see a lot of those. And cows, lots of cows. And canals, and windmills and lots and lots of bicycles. But we will be mostly Nordic Walking, not cycling. Come and join us for a fabulous holiday week in the Netherlands in April 2018! You will be sleeping in your own room in a very…Keep Reading

Still 2 places available for our Nordic Walking week in Ithaka Greece

Come and join us for this incredible holiday in Ithaka, Greece! In October, when London will be getting grey and wet, Greece is still warm and mostly dry. Most of the tourists will have gone by then, but it is an amazing time to go. No longer swelteringly hot, we can explore this beautiful unspoilt island in the Ionian sea. For more information and to sign up, please go to…Keep Reading

23 September: A green walk from Wimbledon to Richmond

Nordic Walking in London. Join us for our September walk: a beautiful walk from Wimbledon to Richmond. After two walks outside of London, it is time to explore the green walkways of London again. And this one proves once more that it is possible to go for miles and miles, without ever walking on a road. It includes the little-known gem of Cannizaro Park, the wide – and surprisingly wild…Keep Reading

Tony covers classes while Ailien practices Nordic limping

Ailien is temporarily out of action. While she was moving some furniture she managed to drop a marble tabletop on her foot. Her big toe didn’t like it and broke. The doctor tells her to keep it high, keep it iced and to rest it for a while. This means no Nordic Walking for her for 2-3 weeks. Tony has been so kind to offer to run the classes in…Keep Reading

19 August: A seaside walk from Faversham to Whitstable

Come and join us on this beautiful Seaside walk to celebrate summer. We will start this walk in Faversham, then followe the little known marshy coast of North Kent to Whitstable, where we can dip our feet in the sea and enjoy a drink and some seafood, before we take the train back home. Faversham is an unexpected delight, with picture book medieval streets radiating from a pretty and bustling…Keep Reading