October: 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. We are spoilt for choice for walks, and we will…Keep Reading

Midsummer party: puzzlewalk, campfire and bbq

On Sunday 25 June, we would be delighted if you would join us for an adventurous puzzle walk/ nature quiz/ treasure hunt, ending with a campfire and barbeque. Make sure to team up with some friends, as you will walk and puzzle your way to our campfire in little teams of 5. You and your friends do not have to be Nordic Walkers, but if you would like to borrow…Keep Reading

June : Join us for a kayak challenge and take part in the Vogalonga in Venice

Join us for a unique weekend in Venice. We will spend our Saturday touring the city as very few others will ever do. Our kayaks will give us the freedom to visit the well known canals and sights as well as the much less known smaller canals of this beautiful city. We will get to know our kayaks, rest, enjoy lovely Venetian food, to get ready for our challenge: The…Keep Reading

Join our May walk: The green banks of the river Thames and a visit to Chiswick House Gardens

Our May walk is on Sunday 21 May 2017. Let’s go for a lovely walk along the river Thames, visit the gardens of Chiswick House, enjoy the views from Hammersmith Bridge and explore a Leg of Mutton… (No, that’s a nature reserve, not Sunday Roast) On our walk we will take some time to explore the gardens and conservatory of Chiswick House. The kitchen gardens are not normally open to…Keep Reading

Join our Easter walk! East London Bluebells and Ancient forests

Looking forward to Easter? Me too! And what better day than Easter Monday to explore ancient forests and woodlands in a lesser known part of London? Join us on Easter Monday for an adventurous Easter Walk, starting only 35 minutes from Denmark Hill station. This walk will lead us through grasslands, heaths and ancient forests, and will end by the intriguing ruin of Lesnes Abbey. Lesnes Abbey Wood is one…Keep Reading

Sea Kayak adventure talk – new date 15 February 2017

Missed Ailien’s story about her sea kayak adventure in September and 7 February? We didn’t want to disappoint you so we have added a new date: Join us 15 February at the Milkwood Bar in Herne Hill for another chance to hear and see it first hand. In June 2016, Fit and Happy Outdoors Founder Ailien got into her kayak and paddled out of the Thames then turned right. She…Keep Reading

Join us for a New Year’s lunch!

Join us for warm wishes and good cheer at the Fit and Happy Outdoors New Year’s Lunch at the Provencal. Catch up with your friends after the Christmas break, or take this chance to meet Nordic walkers who usually walk in a different park, or on a different day. We would love to see you 13 Januari 2017. We will make our way to the Provencal in Herne Hill after…Keep Reading

New coach – new session – welcome Teresa Waite!

I am super excited to be able to announce my cooperation with Teresa Waite, who will be joining Fit and Happy Outdoors. To start with, Teresa will be offering a long awaited Nordic Workout Walk on Saturday mornings 8am in Brockwell Park, starting Saturday 23 May. And those of you who struggle to do a Learn to Nordic Walk class during the week, we now have a Learn to course…Keep Reading

New Nordic walking courses

Spring is here! A great time to start Nordic Walking. Are you enjoying Spring as much as we do? The parks look glorious, and the blossoms and flowers really cheer us up. This is a great time of the year to start something new, so why not give Nordic Walking a try? We have new Nordic Walking courses in South London: Burgess Park, Brockwell Park and Dulwich Park and all…Keep Reading

Adventure walk 14 March – Angels, a famous oak and Nature spirits

Our March adventure walk will start in Nunhead, and we will take plenty of time to explore mysterious Nunhead Cemetary. Overgrown and tumbling tombstones, fallen angels and spectacular views make this a very special place start. Our walk follows through 3 more cemetaries, climbs up One Tree Hill to admire the oak under which Queen Elisabeth rested in 1601 on her way to Lewisham. (actually its younger cousin, same place,…Keep Reading

Adventure walk Saturday 21 February – Abbey wood to Falcon wood

Join the Chain Gang! This year we offer a number of adventure walks following parts of the Green Chain walking route, and this is the first walk along that route for this year. We will start our walk in front of Abbey Wood train station. This walk will lead us through Lesnes Abbey Wood, Bostall Heath, Bostall Wood, Plumstead cemetary, East Wickham open space and Woolwich cemetary, across Shooters Hill…Keep Reading

New Nordic Walking Course Brockwell Park

Why wait until the new year to start Nordic Walking? Join our Nordic Walking Course in Brockwell Park, starting Thursday 4 December. Sign up now and you will be Nordic Walking before Christmas. Come out with us and see how beautiful the park is at this time of the year. Meet new friends, get fit, happy and healthy. More information here:

Need poles or gear? Save money on postage!

As a couple of you wanted to order Nordic Walking poles, gloves, pole bags and other gear, we have arranged another shop ‘n drop with Nordic Walking UK. This way we combine the order which saves you postage. And because your order gets delivered to me first, you don’t have to worry about staying at home for the courier. I will just bring your order to your next class. So,…Keep Reading

Haloween Walk Burgess Park 30 October 2014

Join us on 30 October for a Haloween Walk in Burgess Park! We will meet at 6.30 at the BBQ area between the Lake and Old Kent road. From there, we will start our Nordic Fright Night Walk. Get into the mood: Spooky dress, lightsticks and dayglo assessories are very much encouraged. The walk will last around an hour, after which we will gather around the campfire for some hot…Keep Reading

New Learn to Nordic Walk course start dates Brockwell Park

Would you like to lose weight or inches of your stomach? Want to improve your fitness and stamina? Improve your posture and balance? Feel better in your body and mind? Learn a fun and sociable sport you can do by yourself or with your friends? Would you like to learn how to turn any walk in a workout? Then sign up for our next Learn to Nordic Walk class in…Keep Reading

30 July: Lavender walk in Kent

Join us for this beautiful Lavender walk in Kent along the valley of the dreamy river Darent. We will walk through wheat and lavender fields, past castles and Roman villas and an impressive Victorian Railway bridge. We will walk on small country roads, but mostly off-road and away from the cars. Birthday coming up? We will visit the Hop shop. where you can buy Lavender and lovely gifts and goodies…Keep Reading

Take part in Silver Tuesdays and Get Fit and Happy Outdoors!

Over 50 and not sure about exercise? Fit and Happy Outdoors has teamed up with Silverfit, a charity encouraging wellbeing and lifelong fitness. Getting fit when you are in your golden years can be intimidating and daunting, but it doesn’t need to be. Silverfit aims to help you find an activity you’ll love and companions to practice with. Silverfit is a small charity that wants to raise awareness of the…Keep Reading

Fit and Happy Outdoors Meetup group

Fit and Happy Outdoors has joined Meetup to make it easier for you to find new walks and courses. If you sign up as a member of the London Fit and Happy Outdoors Meetup Group, you will receive an invitation per email when new walks, courses or holidays are announced. With just a couple of clicks you can let us know you are joining a walk and you can even…Keep Reading

Nordic Walking: The solution to your resolution!

New Taster Sessions coming up in Burgess Park (SE5) and Elmstead Wood in Mottingham (SE9). A FREE taster session last for 45 minutes and enables you to get a feel for Nordic walking and its benefits.

Get your Freedom Card

What does the card do? The FREEDOM card is issued by participating Instructors and groups who deliver the bespoke NWUK ‘Learn to Nordic Walk’ programme. This 4 session course is a standardised format that covers basic technique and makes sure you master how to Nordic walk at the correct level in order to achieve your own personal goals. The FREEDOM card is your PASSPORT to walks and events with participating…Keep Reading