Enlightened Nordic Walking

Teaching the fun Nordic Walking Technique in the picturesque South Wales Valleys We offer Learn to Nordic Walk Course
Come & Try Taster Sessions
Weight Loss Programme
Regular Walks/Classes
Nordic Endurance
Fitness Walks/Classes
Barefoot Walking


John Ratey, MD

"While most people are probably aware that there is a mutually impactful relationship between our bodies and our minds, few realize just how consistent physical activity can change the brain’s structure and function."

[09/12/16]   Quick update for you all, still waiting on the broadband to be installed in the new house, if you want to know about any upcoming walks/lessons, please give me a ring


Nordic Walking UK

"If you don’t like Nordic walking, you don’t like life." - a fantastic comment from Chitra Ramaswamy in this great Guardian article, featuring our very own NWUK Instructor Trevor from Edinburgh!

[08/31/16]   Please bare with me over the next couple of days, I am moving house so everything is currently packed away


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Impressed to see the Prime Minister using two poles on her holidays in Switzerland (all the Saturday papers). Especially as the Telegraph mentioned how the NHS describe NW as a great all round way to get fit too http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/12/theresa-may-pictured-on-walking-holiday-in-the-swiss-alps/

justgiving.com 13/08/2016

Read Lyndsey's story

justgiving.com Lyndsey is raising money to help Alzheimer's Society

[08/10/16]   I am now offering the Learn to Nordic Walk Course which is normally an hour lesson a week for four weeks as a one day course.

Hopefully by doing the whole session in one day it makes it easier for people who have work and or other commitments, to attend the course and not miss out on any of part of the steps needed in learning the technique so that you get the most enjoyment out of your Nordic Walking

[03/31/16]   I hope everyone had a good Easter. Mine involved a trip to a&e but hopefully everything will get sorted soon enough and everything will be back to normal next week.

On a more positive note I recently invested in some new feet for my Nordic Walking poles, so that they will make learning to Nordic Walk at more easier and fun.


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Amazing video about Nordic Walking featuring NWUK Instructors Philippa and Karen from Scotland - Get inspired and contact your local Instructor! http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/get-inspired/35651818

[01/20/16]   Very cold start this morning. Be careful of any ice out there and wrap up warm


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I am thinking of join up for the Race to the Stones Event

Another couple of great events we're involved in. Fancy a Nordic walking challenge this year? How about one of these...

Race to the Stones - a 100K race along the historic Ridgeway - More info: http://www.nordicwalking-holidays.com/events/race-to-the-stones-2016/

Race to the King Ultramarathon along South Downs Way - More info: http://www.nordicwalking-holidays.com/events/race-to-the-king-2016/

[01/09/16]   Hello and good morning to all the new members who have signed up recently.
Had a little problem with the system yesterday so my new timetable of lessons did not get published on the website. Will hopefully correct this today once i get back. I will list them on here as well so if any of you are interested in one of these dates let me know and i will be in touch


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MONDAY MOTIVATOR - perfect for the New Year too - Read Carol's story about how Nordic Walking UK programmes helped her lose weight, improve health and love exercise!

" I’ve done it all: the sweaty gym, humiliating aerobics classes (where I mostly end up on the wrong foot and facing the wrong way). So, when someone suggested Nordic Walking, I rolled my eyes and snorted pathetically into my cappuccino.

A year on, the reality has been a total revelation and I feel like a new person. I’m 1.5 st lighter (having struggled more and more with my weight). My whole body feels like it has loosened up, the threat of knee replacement has been lifted and I feel years younger. The best news for me is my top up medication for type II Diabetes had to be halved earlier in the year and now has been cut out altogether. Result!!!

I love it all: the sun, the rain, the wind on my face, it makes me feel completely alive and happy. I’m aware of all my senses. We are so incredibly lucky to live amongst the most beautiful scenery and every corner turned offers glimpses of elusive wildlife and stunning views. I am also blessed to share walking with a fabulous, caring, hilarious bunch. We’re a bit naughty, some are a bit competitive and we’re all very grateful to have found our waistlines and optimized our health whilst having the best fun. The sense of achievement is immense and laughter muscles ache more than anything else. What’s not to love?!

I have immense respect for Adele, the Instructor too. She is wonderful and ensures everyone is kept physically safe but challenged. Routes are checked and rechecked for an interesting variety of terrain and ‘appreciation’ points long before we meet. There’s advice on gear as well as fun, stress free ways to improve technique and maximize fitness levels. We’re all individuals with different stamina, different problems to address and different motivations. Adele manages all of us with the utmost professionalism and great, great humour.

If anyone is worried about getting fit, this is the most motivating and by far the easiest way I’ve found. An hour and a half a week is enough to bring major changes to health and happiness and I’m so pleased and relieved I gave it a go! A huge thank you for being amazing Adele, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate Nordic Walking with you!

Find your local group here and you could be feeling these benefits within weeks.... https://exercise-anywhere.com/

[12/24/15]   We at Enlightened Nordic Walking would like to wish all our followers a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year

bbc.co.uk 03/12/2015

Nordic Walking in Bramcote Park, Nottingham, Series 29, Ramblings - BBC Radio 4

bbc.co.uk Clare Balding joins a group of Nordic walkers in Bramcote Park, Nottingham.

nhs.uk 05/11/2015

Is a brisk walk better for losing weight than going to the gym? - Health News - NHS Choices

nhs.uk "A brisk 30-minute walk five days a week is more effective than any other form of exercise for keeping weight down," The Times reports. That is the reported conclusion of two researchers who looked at data from the annual English Health Surveys from 1999 to 2012.

telegraph.co.uk 29/10/2015

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome sufferers 'can overcome symptoms of ME with positive thinking and exercise'

telegraph.co.uk Oxford University has found ME is not actually a chronic illness

[10/26/15]   I hope everyone had a good weekend and remembered to put the clocks back an hour.
Please be careful when out walking especially up on the hills as sunset will be arriving sooner now.

[10/08/15]   Some great upcoming walks guys. Get your bookings in quick as only limited spaces available on some of these.
There are loads more to come




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CF40 2DL

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