Learn to Nordic Walk

Information from Active Walks Sefton

Learn to Nordic Walk Training Course. We are holding two ‘Learn to Nordic Walk’ courses this month. The Nordic Walking UK courses are 4 hours and split over 2 days.

FREE and Nordic walking poles are provided.

Friday 10th and Friday 17th March. 10.00am – 12.00pm both days.
Meet: Crosby Leisure Centre, Mariners Road, Crosby. L23 6SX

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th March. 10am – 12pm both days.
Meet: Dunes Splash World, Esplanade, Southport. PR8 1RX

To book a place on the course please email walking@sefton.gov.uk and a member of the team will contact you.


Nordic Walking

The U3A holds 2 Nordic Walking sessions weekly in conjunction with Active Sefton. These are held on Monday and Tuesday mornings. Nordic walking is a great way to lose weight and stay healthy, as it strengthens your upper body, and reduces stress on your joints. Walking poles are provided, but before joining a walk members must complete a short training course provided by Active Sefton. email walking @sefton.gov.uk to find out when the next training sessions will be held. Photo shows the Monday group enjoying the sunshine this morning.

Bank Holiday Nordic Walk

Nine of the Monday Morning Nordic walkers met today for a lovely walk in the Spring sunshine. Walking within Jubilee woods we stopped to catch our breath by The Owl, and shelter from the  freezing wind blowing across the fields. In line with the Government guidelines we are still observing the rule of 6 on the walk and continuing to social distance although the angle of the photo makes us seem closer! The official Sefton walks commence in 2 weeks time when we will be able to walk as a large group once again as an organised outdoor activity with Covid secure guidelines in place. But whether in 6’s or a group its great to get out and about together again.

Walk with a ‘buddy’ ?

If you enjoy walking and would like to find a walking buddy, Group Support are willing to set up a What’s App group so members can find a walking  partner/sThe Nordic

Walking Group have this week successfully started this and couples are going out walking keeping to the social distancing rules.

If you do not have access to What’s App if you email me I am willing to try and find you a walking partner🤞 My email address is mnmck21@aol.com or my telephone number is 07900525222 if you want to send me a text

Walking is a great way to keep fit and it is so much more enjoyable doing it with someone else

Nordic Christmas

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Brenda McKenzie very kindly hosted a Christmas get together for the Nordic walking groups last evening. As you can see some of the walkers were very under dressed! Morning walks resume on 6th January at 10:15; evening walks 13th January at 6:30.

Nordic walking Old Roan to Maghull

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As a change from battling through overgrown fields, the group used the canal towpath tonight to walk from Old Roan to Maghull. Setting a steady pace led by one of our five new Nordic walking leaders, we completed the walk in a little over an hour and a quarter. Even though we are still in summer the breeze was keen at times, but was helpful to cool everyone down, however we could have done without the massive downpour just as we were nearing the end of the walk! Hopefully the weather will be kinder next week.

Nordic summer soiree

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The Nordic walkers, both the morning and evening groups, met tonight for a  summer gathering. After the torrential rain at the weekend, we were blessed with a balmy summer evening so were able to congregate in Brenda’s lovely garden. Following a  short walk everyone settled down to an evening of lovely food, plenty of drinks and free flowing, often hilarious conversation. Safe to say it was a lovely evening enjoyed by all. Thanks to Brenda and John for hosting

Nordic Walking Monday Evening

Monday Evening Nordic Walking Group were blessed with a sunny evening when walking last night.  The group continues to improve and now regularly complete a five mile walk in 1.5 hours.  Five of the group have agreed to go on the Nordic Walking Leaders training which is provided by Active Sefton later this month.  Most weeks we have up to 16 members taking part.  We returned to Lydiate on 1st April and have been able to do a different walk each week since that date.  The aim is to see how many different walks we can find.   Next week we are getting the bus to Halsall and walking back along the canal to Lydiate weather permitting.  On 8th July we have decided to do a shorter walk in Maghull and have a get together after.  Appropriate photos will be added to website.!!!!  watch this space. To join this group you do need to complete a free 4 hour training course run by Active Sefton.  Details can be found on their website or visit the Group Support desk on a Tuesday morning.  Poles are also available to borrow on each walk.

There is also a Nordic walk every other Monday morning more details are available from Group Support.

Nordic Walking 10th June

The Monday evening group will be walking  from Halsall to Lydiate along the canal on 10th June.  You would need to have been on the training for Nordic Walking to take part.  If you are interested come to the Group Support desk on a Tuesday morning or text Brenda McKenzie on 07900525222.