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Nordic Walk it! for FUN, FITNESS or SPORT  - Programme and list of scheduled walks

"Our events programme has been designed to offer a wide range of options to meet your needs and is fully supported by qualified leaders.  

This is such a great way to improve the quality of your life on a physical and emotional level.

We look forward to adventuring out with you"  

Jo Douglas 

Monday: 9.30 am - Rutland  

21/10 - Edith Weston, The Wheatsheaf CP, LE15 8EZ 

28/10 - Cold Overton, Gates Nursery, Somerby Rd, LE15 7QB

Tuesday: 12.30 pm - Harborough

15/10 - The Waterfront, Union Wharf, Mkt Harborough. LE16 7UW

22/10 - Great Oxendon, Waterloo Farm Leisure, Harborough Road. LE16 8NB

29/10 - Baggrave Hall, South Croxton, Leics. LE7 9JB

Tuesday: 7 pm - Rutland & Stamford 

(No dogs)

15/10 - Uppingham CC,  London Rd, LE15 9TJ

22/10 - Oakham, Burley Road carpark, LE15 6DH

29/10 - Stamford, Bath Row Car Park, PE9 2WE

Wednesday: 9.30 am - Rutland

(3rd or 4th walk OPTIONAL 7-mile extended walk - £3.50 additional charge) 

16/10 - Launde Abbey, Launde Road, LE7 9XB (Hilly)

23/10 - Harringworth, Nr Cenotaph, Seaton Road, NN17 3AF (Hilly)

30/10 - Rhyall, Green Dragon, The Square, PE9 4HJ (Hilly)

Wednesday Sports : 7 - 8 pm - Rutland  

Focussing on Technique, Speed, Stamina and Endurance. Contact Jo Douglas to discuss suitability.

16/10 - Hambleton Peninsula, park nr Hambleton Hall. LE15 8TH (Stamina)

23/10 - Manton, Horse & Jockey Pub, St Marys Rd, LE15 8SU (10K)

Thursday: 9.30 am - Harborough 

17/10 - Ashley, Outside Farm Shop, Main St, LE16 8HG

24/10 - Illston on the Hill, Dead End of Main St, LE7 9EG

31/10 - Gumley, Outside The Bell Inn, Main St,  LE16 7RU

Friday: 9.30 am - Stamford

(1st walk upto 7-mile extended walk ONLY - £3.50 additional charge)

18/10 - Little Bytham, Rassals Nursery, Station Rd, NG33 4RA 

25/10 - Kings Cliffe, Active Sports Centre, Station Rd, PE8 6YH 

(NB 25/10 - There is an alternative location for those completing the Beginners Course = William Cecil)

Saturday: 9.30 am - Rutland

 Wellbeing and Walk n Talk group (3rd walk OPTIONAL 10-mile walk - addition fee) 

19/10 - Stokerston, verge end of Chruch Ln, LE15 9JD (Hilly)  (No Wellbeing)

26/10 - Market Overton, The Lodge, Main Street. LE15 7PL

Charity Walks

During October & November we are looking to raise money for our chosen Charity.  It would be lovely to have you join us.

Nordic Walk it! is raising money for Air Ambulance

What to bring in addition to your enthusiasm?  A packed lunch, and at least a litre of water per person, money for your drinks at the pub!

Be prepared: For whatever the weather! 


Date: 20th October. £10 per person.

Start:  Uppingham 9.30 am.    

End: Easton-on-the-hilll (approximately 4 pm)

Distance:  15 mile linear walk

Meeting in the Uppingham Market Square - hopefully with a bacon butty from the Falcon (additional cost), following the winding River Welland as it weaves it's way through Bisbrooke, Seaton, Harringworht, over Turtle Bridge, to Barrowden (for lunch), then on to Tixover, Geeston and last but not least Easton on the Hill.  This is a super 15-mile linear walk.  

Date: 3rd November. £10 per person.

Start:  Tugby 9.30 am.   End: Tugby (approximately 2 pm)

Distance: 11.5 circular walk, with the option to to complete half as a linear walk

Meeting at Tugby, we take a southerly route towards Glooston using roads and footpaths (roughly 5 miles) where we can stop for lunch. Anyone who wants to do a shorter walk can finish here or start here to join us for the walk back to Tugby. Leaving Glooston we head out westerly along the old roman road, then take the route towards Noseley Hall which can be seen in the distance. Nosely Hall has been in the Hazlerigg family since 1419. Leaving Noseley Park we then continue north through the Rolleston Estate, once the home of Lord Churchill, Winston Churchill's cousin, who was Lord in Waiting to Queen Victoria. Carrying on Northwards across fields, we then return back to Tugby. Roughly 12 miles with a lunch stop at 5 miles. Approx 4 hours in total.

Explorer Walks

Saturday 10+ mile Long Walks starting at 9.30 am 

- Minimum of 6 participants requirements.   

- Pricing = £14 pay as you go, £7 for members or 2 walks off your card.

NEXT 10-mile + Long Walks.... 

Email to reserve your place stating names and which walk

- TBC - none planned as we're running charity walks in October and November

Registrations (minimum 6 required to run)


Payment options for group walks: 

  • Pay as you go - £7.00 
  • Block purchase - £35 for 6 sessions - essentially giving you 1 free walk. Each block is valid for for 3 months. 
  • Monthly membership Single £24.00, Joint £46.00 - Entitling each person to attend 2 walks per week and a 50% discount on Explorer Walks/Trips (unless otherwise stated).  This option is great if you know you would like to walk 4 or more times a month*.
  • Extended Walks prices will be published alongside the walk and are dependent on length of time.
  • The Sports Group has it's own payment options:  £8.00 pay as you go, £12 10K walk, or £30 monthly membership*.
  • Pole hire: £2.00 per session.

*Terms and conditions

Membership works on the basis that you make regular payments (including when on holiday or taking time off) and is via standing order - so you remain in control.  This option offers great value for money and a regular income for me.  Your have a entitlement to attend 2 walks per week, but if you are going away I am happy for you to transfer a walk before/after your trip.

There is a 1-month notice period should you wish to terminate.  Bank details supplied on request.

Inclement Weather Policy:  

  • We WILL walk in snow, rain and wind if it is safe to travel to the appointed destination.  
  • Walks MAY be cancelled if gale force winds, torrential rain, thunder and lightning is forecast.  
  • If cancelling a walk a note will be placed at the top of this page one hour in advance.

Dog Policy

Experienced walkers are welcome to bring their dogs (unless otherwise indicated) as long as they can be controlled off and on leads, interact well with other walkers/dogs, and can get across styles. The owner must respect any signage pertaining to dogs on the walk, such as please keep your dog on a lead, and maintain control of the dog at all times, take full responsibility for its actions and clean up after it. 3rd party insurance must be in place. Owners are also asked to arrive 15 minutes in advance so that their dog is settled prior to the walk.