Week commencing 3rd February 2020

Nordic Walks week commencing
3rd February 2020

Welcome to all my Newbies who completed or are just about to complete their Technique course.  We have Andrea, Steve, Danny, Angie, Shaufun, Joanne, Penny, Angela, Ann, Catherine, Sylvia and Julie.  I know you’ll make them feel very welcome.   

For my Newbies, you will see a list below of the walks coming up this week the one’s highlighted in Yellow are Booking classes and you can do this by emailing: elaine@walk2fitness.co.uk or text 07894791527 or via the website www.walk2fitness.co.uk.  The grading key will let you know which walks are suitable for your particular speed.  Striders is the fastest group, then Mod 1, Mod 2, Mod 3 and Gentle.  If you need any help or advice, don’t hesitate to let me know.  

You can hire poles from me at £1 per session but if you would like to buy your own you can have a look here: 
Amazon have good deals too but just make sure you buy Nordic Walking poles which have the strap as this allows you to do the full technique.   Let me know if you need any help.  Thanks. 

As you can see from the above photo the inaugural Womble walk was well attended and we had a beautiful sunny day to stroll around the lovely village of Harlington before having a yummy lunch at the Pub.   This week we are heading to Willen Lake in Milton Keynes to walk around the lake and have lunch at Camphill cafe. 

There is a small car park so car sharing is advised.  If you would like to car share, let me know by Tuesday afternoon and we’ll meet  at Ampthill Park West car park on Wednesday at 11:20am; otherwise we will see you at Willen Lake to start the walk at 12pm.  The address is Japonica Lane, Willen Park South, Milton Keynes, MK15 9JY  There is also a car park the other side of the road to this and it costs £1.20 for 2 hours. 

This is a 3.5 mile walk and the pace is Mod 2 & 3.  £6 
If you’re staying for a light lunch please have a look at the website http://camphillmk.co/cafe/
please book on by Tuesday noon.  Thanks everyone.  

We have a POP UP walk this week and you will need your Paws.  For the Newbies, Paws are the rubber tips that go on the bottom of the poles to prevent vibration on harder surfaces.  If you wish to have food after this walk, please have a look at the menu and let me know your choices by Wednesday evening.  https://www.anchorinngreatbarford.co.uk/s_foodanddrink.asp


Pop Up FRIDAY – 7th February – Bedford to Great Barford linear walk – park at The Anchor Inn (picture above) in Great Barford at 10am and we’ll car share to Priory Business Park, Stannard Way just off the A421. 7.5 miles (Mod 2 pace) £7 PAWS

Pop Up FRIDAY – 21st February – Kempston Mill to Danish Camp, Willington linear walk – park at The Danish Camp at 10am and we’ll car share to Kempston Mill – 8 miles – (Mod 2 Pace) £8 PAWS for the majority of the walk

SUNDAY, February 23rd – Woburn Public car park to Eversholt circular.  6 miles Paws for only a part of this walk. (Mod 2 Pace) £7

Greensand Country Festival Walks in May

WEDNESDAY 13th May – 10am – Forest Centre, Marston Moretaine to Ampthill Park – 8 miles – Parking at Ampthill Park West Car Park we will then car share to the Forest Centre to start the walk. £8 (Mod 2 pace)

FRIDAY 22nd May – 11am – Ampthill to Steppingley circular walk – 7 miles – Parking at the West Car park in Ampthill Park. £7 (Mod 2 & 3 pace)

WEDNESDAY 27th May – 10:30am – Greensand Ridge Ampthill Park to Woburn – 10 miles – Parking at the public car park in Woburn we will car share to Ampthill Park to begin this fab walk.  £9 (Mod 2 pace)

See you all out there on the trails!