About Us

As a team of qualified Nordic Walking Instructors and Mountain Leaders, we are here to lead you safely into the secret corners of the Ullswater Valley and beyond.

We can tailor your bespoke walking experience to your ability and the fell tops you wish to walk over.  We would give your group the confidence to head into the hills without the worry of reading the map, giving advice ofr each type of terrain along the way.  We can walk up Britain’s Favourite Mountain – Helvellyn, with many different routes, or go on a secret route to find the famous Red Deer of Martindale.

Our team can also organise WALX Holidays in the valley, offering low and high level routes each day on dates to suit you subject to availability.

If you are keen to master the art of Nordic Walking, our aim is to make your exercise experience an inspiration which will become part of your daily life.  We want Nordic Walking to become second nature to those who try it, which should in turn improve mental and physical wellbeing.  By attending regular Explorer WALX for everyone or Nordic WALX for those who have complete our Nordic Walking Course, we hope this is achievable for everyone.  We deliver Explorer WALX, Nordic WALX, Total Body WALX (including Nordic Circuits and Ski Fit Sessions).

If you are keen to come to Lakes to walk in the fells with one of our experienced guides, to master these skills and use your Nordic Techniques in the fells, our team can show you how.  Our accomodation suggestions in the valley include: Crookabeck Farmhouse B&B in Patterdale, and Beech House B&B in Glenridding, and many more.  We also have links with a great company here in The Lakes to set you and your friends or family with unique and special places to stay to give you independence and freedom while you are here… why not give Lakes Holiday Cottages a ring (to request a call back use this link: https://www.lakescottageholiday.co.uk/contact/ ) or search for your ideal cottage on their website: https://www.lakescottageholiday.co.uk/

We can arrange bespoke days in the fells, or you can join one of our regular weekly fell walks, our list of WALX is on our website, or just contact Nic for a list of these coming up til the end of the year.

Nordic Walking uses 90% of our body’s muscles and still allows you to explore & discover the countryside, we are encouraging as many folk as possible to ‘get out there’ with us while we can also tend to the needs of all ages and fitness levels. By Nordic Walking you will burn 46% more calories that normal walking and tone your upper body, this form of exercise will also reduce pressure on your joints, especially knees and hip and helps many athletes who suffer in these areas.

If you are keen to learn, I will happily put on a course to suit you if you find just two friends to join you, and we can find a time each week to fit in with everyone, just give me a call and we can discuss this… 07976 949488.

Rachel Platt

Nicola Sproson

Stepping down from fell running in the Lake District mountains, I discovered Nordic Walking as a kinder alternative to my body.

I have a historic back injury which has been an on going issue with most exercise I have tried, until Nordic Walking! Combined with Pilates classes, Nordic Walking has strengthened my core muscles to support my back. I have been able to increase my fitness and keep my weight balanced by exercising in this way, a magical discovery for anyone!

In my first Nordic Walking race – The Whinlatter 5 – I completed 5 miles in 1 hour 12 minutes… and I am looking for team mates for next year, come and join us and be part of my team!

Rennell Brennan

I am passionate about the outdoors and the potential it holds for us physically mentally and socially all to lead a more healthy active lifestyle.

Whatever you want as a challenge or see as your challenge I enjoy giving folk a helping hand to achieve the best you can be.

I enjoy showing people the beauty are area holds . I love Nordic walking to introduce folk to the outdoors and all the enate benefits it holds its like a free pick me up.
I come from a physically active background and love Nordic walking as it is accessible for all. It keeps you moving and allows you to choice your own active level. It is fab as it adds confidence to people’s walking and allows them to achieve activity and fitness levels to new heights and achieve places they never thought-possible. It allows you to build confidence , be social if you want to and helps your mindfulness.You can build strength and add challenge If you choose.

Nordic walking grounds me and really allows me to engage with nature clients and the outdoors as often my other activities triathlon and mountain biking a hectic. It allows people to be introduced to getting a more physically active lifestyle and moving without feeling like it’s an effort .Poles are extra legs to get you places you would dream to go!

Debbie Jackman

I first became aware of nordic walking in 2004 when it was showcased at an outdoor event in East London, bit too much lycra for me back then. I finally got qualified to teach nordic walking in 2010, and since then have also qualified in Ski Fit and Trek Fit.

For me nordic walking brings so many benefits what ever your level of fitness. I have worked with individuals with Parkinsons to those who are competing in the Lakeland Trails series. Over 5 years of teaching individuals on a one to one and group basis has enabled me to fine tune my instructions and ensure that everyone gets the most from walking with poles.

In addition to Nordic Walking I teach other fitness sessions in the Penrith area from gentle seated sessions to full on Kickboxercise. Qualified in anti and post natal plus children’s fitness and exercise and aging I am able to help a large cross section of the population feel amazing.

I hope you can make one of my walks and look forward to meeting you soon.

Charles Sproson

Having been in the outdoor trade for the last 15 years, I have guided folk in the many benefits of Nordic Walking whilst working in our Outdoor Shop in Windermere. After selling the shop, Mountain Run emerged, my business teaching Navigation and Natural Running. Alongside this I have trained to be a Nordic Walking Instructor and can further client’s skills to run with poles also. Home is high above Glenridding in the heart of the Ullswater Valley, a fabulous backdoor to lead people into the mountains with poles. I hope you can join me in enjoying our beautiful mountains and as explore the valley and fells through Nics Nordic Walks.

Sean Bolland

Louise Greenwood


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