Whilst we take a break from regular classes over the Christmas holidays why not to get out and about exploring by yourself? There’s some fabulous trails near Bristol and they’re easier to navigate than you might think – with excellent walk guides, well marked paths and some very useful apps to help you on your way. Here’s some inspiration:
I’ve had a flurry of pole enquiries recently so I thought it time to post about what’s new, what’s popular, and what’s best for you. Having your own pair of Nordic walking poles is liberating. It enables you to go out any time you want, not just when there’s an organised walk on. You can use them when and where you like and you know that you have exactly the right sort of pole for you.
Water resistant, breathable, flexible, comfortable, supportive, lightweight, grippy walking boots. It’s the Nordic walking equivalent of gold dust – and about as difficult to find. No wonder it’s the topic of conversation that comes up during most walks. And like the weather, we never seem to tire of talking about it!
I know that the Autumn is a time that many of you switch from walking shoes to boots so here’s a few things to consider if you are about to buy a pair:
Sunny tinged with cold and wet is the most positive spin I can put on the last few weeks. It feels as though we are already transitioning from summer to autumn, with dewy mornings and shortening evenings. So it’s as well to think about adapting our walking kit accordingly. Here’s some things to consider:
I always relish the springtime weather, especially when like this year we have a dry spell and I’m no longer squelching through mud. It’s easy to get caught out clothing-wise though as there’s inevitably an unexpected deluge or a cold snap. So here’s a few pointers to keep you comfortable:
We have three stunning long walks to offer you this April – a 2 hour local walk through the Wraxall valley; the magnificent Crook Peak ridge walk; and the ever popular Sand Bay circular walk. These longer walks are the perfect opportunity to see some of the beautiful countryside around Bristol and to use your Nordic walking skills on different terrain. You will be amazed at how much easier hills and uneven surfaces become – and how far you can walk!