22nd Jan 2018 Newsletter
Fantastic to welcome so many new and lovely people to our growing Norfolk Nordic Walking community. We’ve been having great fun on all our walks whilst burning calories and having lively chats at the same time. Definitely the common thread linking us all together is our love of the outdoors and our love of laughter. Nordic walkers have FUN! We’ve come up with ideas to create a Nordic pole that can turn into a selfie stick (Dragons’ Den anyone?), discussed all ranges of topics from the latest in mud proof gaiters to the ethics of queuing etiquette in London vs Norwich and just about everything in between! Particularly popular are the walks that end with food and drinks and that is what Nordic walking is all about! It’s a fabulous exercise that makes those endorphins go wild, it generates a sense of Feel Good – even in the rain, (yes, even in the rain!) and it’s sociable, friendly and diverse. Mix up your walks and you’ll meet new faces who soon become new friends!
Nordic Walks with delicious benefits…
Fancy a mid -week social? How about our 6.30pm Wednesday Night Walk – which starts and ends in the Eagle pub?
Love those walks which are breath-taking at any time of the year? Blickling is a Wednesday weekly winner for those who like to soak up views. (Ask Rebecca about available spaces in her car for a free lift so we can make this an eco-friendlier walk!) Join us and then devour a treat in Muddy Boots Cafe!
Dive into the gorgeous Eaton Park Cafe after our Tuesday 1.15pm walk and also after our Feel Good Friday 12pm walk. We love their tea cakes, cheese scones and bacon & avocado butties. YUM!
Come along for our Saturday Adventure walks and enjoy Rebecca’s Camomile Tea! (Alternatively, bring your own if that does not float your boat!). Also look out for the Adventure Walks which will end in a pub for a sociable spot of lunch.
Next Saturday walk + pub date:
24th February Bramerton Water’s Edge 10.30am Riverside and Trail walk. BOOK FAST TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!
How about a North Norfolk Coastal Adventure? These will be regular once a month events on Sunday & Tuesday and in different spots along the coast. We will enjoy a circular route (2 hours of walking / 5-6 miles on average) and will always endeavour to start / end near a pub. Dates for diaries:
Sunday 18th February Exploring the Burnhams and the Coastal Path 10am
Tuesday 20th February North Norfolk Coastal Circular Adventure 1.30pm
FREEDOM PASSPORT = Save £££s
Hurrah to those of you now with your Freedom Passport. You can now book on any NWUK walks, but if you want to maximise your enjoyment of Nordic walking, remember to register your unique CC Code, claim your FREE Nordic Walking UK Membership card and join the club! You will receive newsletters, priority booking on events, holidays and races, exclusive offers on equipment and benefits negotiated with our partners.
You can then enjoy 10-15% discount in NWUK Online Store and the following fantastic benefits:
!5% off at Cotswold
10% off luxury log cabin breaks with Forest Holidays
A £60 Naked Wines Gift Voucher
25% off Hi-Tec Online
Save 10% off tickets at UKTickets
25% off plus £10 stay spend at Macdonald Hotels!
10% off at Rohan
Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines Exclusive member discounts
10% off all holidays with Headwater
10% off Cotton Traders
10% off cottages.com
Shop n Drop – aka “Christmas Time again…”
Keen to utilise your discount at the NWUK Online Store and buy poles and/or accessories? Not sure which poles to buy? Call our lovely and super-friendly team of experienced Nordic walkers who are at NWUK HQ and have a chat. Use our unique Shop n Drop system and avoid paying for Postage and Packing. LAST ORDERS IN BY THURSDAY 1 FEBRUARY and delivered to Rebecca on Friday 2nd in the afternoon. Orders will then be distributed on your next walk…
For those still completing your Learn to NW courses, there will be a NEW Shop n Drop date in February too for your diaries.
LEARN TO NORDIC WALK IN A DAY!
A few of you have had Tasters but are finding it hard to squeeze in 3 sessions for a Learn to Nordic Walk course. Fear not as help is on the way! Joining forces with the FAB & friendly folk at Burnham Deepdale Campsite and Backpackers, we can offer a LTNW Course in a Day… but why not make a weekend of it and stay the night too? Not brave to camp? They have cosy rooms (singles, doubles and family) plus dorms at mega reasonable prices. That way, you can instantly claim your FREE walk on the following day and stride out along the Coastal Path. Next course date:
Saturday 17th February 10am – 3pm Learn to Nordic Walk course – includes walk in afternoon
Use it or lose it! Please remember the offer of FREE walks is limited to one month after you graduate. Plenty to choose from – so let Rebecca know and you will be booked on.
WALKS TO SUIT YOU!
Anyone want a Whitlingham mid-week walk? What times best suit you to Nordic walk? We try to offer a varied schedule with locations in and around Norwich, but these are dependant on YOU! To build up a walking community, we want to walk in places you love and enjoy and at times that best suit you.
YOUR FEEDBACK MATTERS so we can try to ENSURE we are on track in creating a positive, welcoming outdoor fitness club.
WIN A NWUK £10 GIFT VOUCHER!!!
Entrants must be NWUK members & must have walked with Norfolk Nordic Walking at least once between 1/12/17 and 28/2/18. Draw will be made on 1/3/18.
Ways to enter:
1. You’ll get an entry for every Norfolk Nordic Walk you attend during the competition period!
2. By completing the survey http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/4BEXV/
3. Like & follow Norfolk Nordic Walking’s Facebook page
4. Like & follow NorfolkNordic’s Twitter account (@ NorfolkNordic)
5. Leave us a review on our Norfolk Nordic Walking Facebook page
6. Write a review on our Google page
“I need to be free to walk and I need to walk to be free.”