Nordic Walking week commencing 8th October, 2018
Our Barton Springs walk was a beaut this week with sunshine dappled through the trees and the usual amazing views that take your breath away (See group pic above) We will try to do this one again before the weather makes it too slippy on the chalky trails.
Icknield Way (See pictures above)
The two risk assessments we did this week were also jam packed with views to die for! Both legs were about 11 miles (our GPS and phones and fitbits all varied!) The section from Ivinghoe Beacon Dunstable had one tough long hill with steps but this was okay if you take your time and stop if necessary. There were of course other undulations. A lunch stop at Whipsnade Tree Cathedral before a comfort break at Dunstable Downs. The second leg from Dunstable to Streatley had a few smaller hills. The first half hour of the second section was not the best because of being rerouted but after that bit, be prepared for stunning views and a fantastic pub stop at The Fancott Arms. There were two fields with nice cows that had no interest in us at all.
Sunday 21st October – 1st leg 10:30am start
(parking at The White Lion Pub, Dunstable)
Sunday 28th October – 2nd leg 10:30am start
(parking at Streatley Village Hall)
BOOKING ESSENTIAL by 7th October (£8 each leg) Bring packed lunches.
POP UP FRIDAY – WOBURN SAFARI WALK – 19th October 10am – Woburn Public Car park.
Due to popular demand we will again do this spectacular walk where we take in the wonderful countryside around Woburn including walking through the safari park to see the elephants and other animals. Bring a snack. 6 miles with stop half way. £7 BOOKING ESSENTIAL
CRANFIELD GENTLE CLASSES – 4 WEEK PROGRAMME
I will be starting a Gentle class of 30 minutes in Cranfield on Monday 15th October at 9:15am. This class is for any walker who needs to ease back into Nordic Walking to build up stamina. After the 4 week programme this class will start at 10am and will last 45 minutes and will be a Gentle Plus pace. This will be a Booking class. Thanks. £5
NORDIC WALKING CLASS COSTS:
All evening classes – £5
Moderate – £5
Striders & Gentle – £5
Super G – £10
Long Distance and Pop Up walks costs dependent on Distance.
Private Sessions: £12.50 – £15
Pole Hire £1
3 = Moderate (2 Speeds to choose from)
4 = Gentle Plus (a smidge slower than Mod 2)
5 = Gentle (slow, steady, energizing)
Monday 10am – Cranfield Village Hall, Court Road, Cranfield (3&4)
Monday 12pm – Beginners Course Session Three, Ampthill*
Tuesday 8:45am – Ampthill Park Hub Car Park (1)*
Tuesday 9am – Ampthill Park, West Car Park (5)*
Tuesday 10am – Ampthill Park West Car Park (3&4)
Wednesday 5:45pm – Ampthill Park West Car Park (3)*
Thursday 10am – Woburn, Public Car park (3&4)
Saturday 9am – Ampthill Park, West Car Park (5)*
Saturday 9:15am – Ampthill Park, West Car Park (1)*
Saturday 10am – Ampthill Park, West Car Park (3&4)
Saturday 11am – Beginners Course Session Three, Ampthill FULLY BOOKED.NEWBIES
A Big welcome to our new Walkers who have completed their Courses, they are: Bev, Susan, Pat W, John, Fiona, Sherry, Jane, Sue R, and Jen P.
Just to let my new walkers know and to remind my current walkers that ALL walks marked in BOLD need to be booked by 8pm the night before the intended walk. You can do this simply by dropping me an email or text. Failure to do so may mean I don’t meet the minimum number for the class and it will be cancelled.
A good place to view Nordic Walking Poles is on www.nordicwalking.co.uk. If you need any advice, please let me know. Thanks.