NWP News 4/08/2019

Good evening,

another day, another month. Where is this year disappearing?

Hopefully some of you joined me in the “2-minute magic” challenge this past week. It’s tough, I know, committing to something new, even two minutes, but when you do some wheels start to turn in other areas of your life. Partly due to the task you are committing to, but also due to the mere fact that you are showing commitment to yourself. The universe loves that and rewards you in ways you can’t always fathom out.

If you didn’t manage to join us yet, then check out last week’s email for instructions and get those 2-minute slots diarised for this coming week.

Good luck.


Lots of people on holiday this past week so some of the walks have been quieter.

If you are away, but still keeping up with these emails then we are wishing you a wonderful time experiencing new pastures. If you’ve not shared any picks in the Facebook group as yet, then feel free.

Let’s see your poles. Let’s see your purple tops. Let’s see your smiles.


Moor Park Get Together

A great turn out today of the general public at this event hosted by Preston City Council and GLL.

The rain even held off until I had packed my stand into the car, so I am grateful for that.

We had some adults and some kids come along and try both the Nordic walking poles and the Smoveys and some good reactions.


August Adventure Walk – Eden Valley

Only a couple of weeks away now. Get yourself booked on !

Join Nordic Walking Preston on their August adventure walk from Kirkby Stephen in the Eden Valley, Power and Poetry.

The walk will take in the industry heritage of the area with a stretch along the old South Durham & Lancashire Railway line and the Merrygiill & Podgill Viaducts (Power!) and the Kirkby Stephen Poetry Trail, 12 poems along the theme of ‘A Year in the Life of a Fellside Farmer’ by local poet Meg Peacocke dotted on a circular route just outside of the town (Poetry!).

A description of the Poetry Trail with all the poems is available for a small cost from the local tourist information in Kirkby Stephen. Alternatively, you can just listen to Sue or Andy and they will read them to you from their copy!

The normal walk is 7.75 mls (12.47 km) with a reasonable 899 ft (274 m) of ascent. The normal walk can be extended for those walkers that wish to take in additional views along the river Eden for a total of 9.43 mls (15.17 km) with 1250 ft (381 m) of ascent.

The ascent on both walks is relatively gentle with only a short slightly steeper section moving up to Stains Bank before getting onto the old railway. The surfaces are varied from tarmac to grass fields, wildflower meadows to gravel tracks, concrete to earth. There are 3 wooden stiles, 2 solid wooden bridges and a few gates to get over or through. With lunch, this should take 4 to 5 hours.

It will start at 10 am on Sunday 18th August from the free car park off Christian Head. If coming from the M6, once in Kirkby Stephen go along the main road and after the church turn left at a mini-roundabout into Silver Street which then becomes Christian Head.

Parking is signposted on your left after a short distance before you get to the school.

Public toilets are available near the start of the walk, before crossing the Eden over Frank’s Bridge.

After the walk there are a selection of local cafes or pubs to visit for refreshment and ice cream! Sue and Andy tried some out several times to ensure they were good enough for you!

Please bring a packed lunch and water, we will be eating a picnic at some point on the walk. We will give more advice on appropriate footwear and clothes nearer the time when the weather may become clearer. At the moment, prepare for everything!

Book your place via this link.


Here are your walks for this week:

Monday 18:45 – Chorley Wanderer – Astley Park


Tuesday 18:45 – Timeout Tuesday -Broughton Business Park, North with Sue & Andy


Wednesday 18:15 – Wednesday Workout – Haslam Park with Matt


Friday  9:30am – Friday Roamer – Cuerden Valley Park with Angela


Saturday 9:15 am – Rise and Shine – Avenham Park with Andy & Sue


Have a fantastic week. All the best.



Not yet Nordic walking ?

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Updated: August 4, 2019 — 8:28 pm