Nordic Walking week commencing 5th June, 2017
Hi Nordic Walkers,
We have a great week ahead with some lovely walks planned, including an old favourite of many….our Pop Up walk this week is in Woburn and the Safari walk where we’ll get to see the elephants and various other animals along the way (we’ll be safely behind a fence!) If you would like to join us for this walk, please bring a picnic and a drink. This is Booking walk so please let me know if you can come. Did I mention this is the most spectacular time of year to do this walk because the blooms are all out and will take your breath away…
The 2nd leg of our Greensand Ridge series was earlier today and everyone who took part did so well, especially as it turned out to be over 11 miles in the end! Thanks to all of you who came along to this beautiful section of the walk. Thanks too to Sue & Haydn, Pat, Rachel & Tony, Jean & Chris and Gordon for helping with the driving. Already looking forward to next Saturday for the next leg of this Trail. Leg 3 is 8.8 miles long and takes us from Ampthill to Haynes. Through woodland, meadows and little villages this is another super section to walk. If you want to join us, just let me know by Friday. This will be a leisurely walk at Gentle Plus pace. Thanks.
As you know our Thursday morning class is in various locations each week. This week we are starting at a new place which I know you’ll all love. Meeting at Bromham Mill, this walk is located right next to the medieval bridge of 26 arches. You can park around the back where we will begin our walk. There is a lovely little café there so we can have a nice cuppa after our walk. Have I ever told you that I love my job?!
NORDIC WALKING CLASS COSTS:
All evening classes – £5
Moderate & Gentle Plus – £5 or £4 if you have your own Poles
Moderate Plus & Gentle – £5
Super G – £10
Long Distance and Pop Up walks costs dependent on Distance.
Private Sessions: £12.50
SPEED GRADING KEY:
1 = Moderate Plus (for the faster Nordic Walker, optional Hill running)
2 = Moderate (yet challenging)
3 = Gentle Plus (smidge slower than Moderate yet invigorating)
4 = Gentle (marginally slower than G+ class but energizing)
5 = HIT Nordic (High Intensity Training, Tough and exhilarating!)
6 = Super G (Very slow so extra care can be taken)
*BOOKING ESSENTIAL FOR ALL CLASSES MARKED BOLD BY 8PM THE NIGHT BEFORE THE WALK. THANKS.
THIS WEEK’S WALKS:
Monday 10am – Cranfield village Hall, Court Road, Cranfield (2 & 3)
Monday 5pm – Sharpenhoe Clappers, car park on Sharpenhoe Road, Nearest postcode MK45 4SH
Tuesday 8:45am – Ampthill Park, West Car Park (1)*
Tuesday 9am – Ampthill Park, West Car Park (4)*
Tuesday 10am – Ampthill Park, West car park (2) & (3)
Tuesday 11:45am – Super G returning on 27th June
Wednesday 11am – Rowney Warren, Sandy Lane, near Shefford SG17 5QG (2) & (3) – £5*
Wednesday 6pm – Ampthill Park West Car Park (2)*
Wednesday 6:45pm – BEGINNER’S TECHNIQUE COURSE, Ampthill West Car Park
Thursday 10am – Bromham Mill, Bridge End, Bromham MK43 8LP (2) & (3).Café in Mill afterwards!
Thursday 6pm – HIT class returning on 29th June
Thursday 7:30pm – Nordic Social Evening
Friday 10am – POP UP FRIDAY – Woburn Safari Walk & Picnic – 6 miles (2 & 3)*
Saturday 9am – Ampthill Park, West Car Park (4)*
Saturday 9:15am – Ampthill Park, West Car Park (1)*
Saturday 10am – Ampthill Park, West Car Park (2) & (3)
Saturday 11:30am – GREENSAND RIDGE LEG 3 – Ampthill to Haynes (8.8 miles) – meeting in Haynes at 11:30am at The Greyhound pub/road outside pub, Northwood End Road, MK45 3QD. Transfer back to Ampthill for start of the walk at 12pm. – £8.
Pictures this week are from Rowney Warren (Foxglove), Barton Springs & The Greensand Ridge walkers.
Really looking forward to a fab week ahead. See y’all out there!