WHAT WALKS WILL YOU CHOOSE TO COME ON?
Are you wanting to be in Top Gear, or do you prefer a leisurely pace? Are you looking for longer adventures or prefer fixed locations? Whatever you choose, you will all experience the magic that comes from being outside with the poles. Here’s the low-down on the week’s walks…
9.30am Kickstart Monday – Workout walk!
It’s always a pleasure in these gorgeous Spring months to get out and about and ‘soak up’ some Vitamin D. This walk is at a brisk pace using mainly Gear 2 with Gear 3 bursts, ensuring you are getting the most from your workout. Some good hills for exertion – optional – but excellent if you are looking for a Monday livener to kick-start your week, plus a great cafe for a caffeine boost at the end of the walk!
10.30am Whitlingham Wellbeing walk TWO miler
This hour of walking is at a gentle pace, but with a few static exercises along the way to improve balance, coordination and strength. Meet the Smoveys and resistance bands!
1.30pm Tuesday Adventure Walk – 1.5 HOUR Gear 2 WALK
These will usually be within a 5 mile radius of Norwich and give you an opportunity for a longer walk in places like High Ash Farm, the Yare Valley, UEA, Park to Park, Whitlingham Country Park, Burlingham Woods and once a month, over on the Coastal Path. Each week is different. Variety is the spice of life!
6.30pm Tuesday Evening Walk @ UEA
A great way to wind down after the day – this is a fun, sociable and invigorating hour of Feel Good exercise!
10am Summertime at Beautiful Blickling Estate
Stunning scenery, historical connections, gorgeous architecture, well manicured gardens, rolling parkland, turrets, lakeside views, gnarled woodlands, a sense of timelessness… and a well deserved treat in the Muddy Boots Cafe – What could be better? This is a 3.5 mile walk and yet suitable for all abilities as there are opportunities for those who want a challenge to get up to Gear 3 and add in extra distance if they choose…
1.30pm Eaton Wellbeing Gear 1 Springtime Walk
A gentle safe way to walk yourself fitter and relish being outside in ever-glorious Spring! Birds in the sky, flowers in abundance, and the fresh air feeling which is such a tonic whilst exercising!
These walks include exercises that help with flexibility, balance and strength whilst using poles to improve general fitness and increase joint mobility. Suitable for those who want to build up to the longer or more vigorous walks or may have concerns about their health.
11.30am Catton Park Wellbeing Gear 1 Feel Good Walk
Catton Park is a hidden gem in Norwich. A great place for a gentler walk, at a pace to suit YOU! Soak it up and enjoy being in the Great Outdoors with wonderful views of the old hall… Throw in some horticulturalists into the group and the walk then takes on new life, plus who can spot the cathedral’s spire? Join us and find out…
1.45pm Stepping up (hills) and back (in time) at Caistor St Edmund
This is such a great place for a cardio/workout Nordic walk! There are amazing views from Boudicca’s Way over High Ash Farm and beyond towards Norwich. All walks are on wide grass tracks that are specifically designed for side by side walking, an added bonus as we love to walk and chat! This is a great Gear 2/3 walk with a choice of undulating tracks and paths leading us up around the site and back. Hills add that extra zing!
11am. Feel Fit Fridays @ Eaton/UEA
These fun one hour walks are designed to boost fitness in a sociable crowd with gorgeous views of the UEA Broad and woods. A great way to feel fantastic on a Friday, followed by delicious treats (optional of course!) in the Eaton Park Cafe…. What’s not to like?
WEEKENDS Either SATURDAY or SUNDAY
10am Adventure Walks – 2 + hours
Simply enjoy sociable Nordic walking in stunning locations with amazing views and get the ‘feel-good’ factor from the poles! These are the walks that will take you to new places, on your doorstep, that you did not know existed in Norfolk. Adventure Walks offer an opportunity to use Nordic Walking as a means of enjoying the landscape while walking in a social context. We cover longer distances on mixed terrain, so you achieve a workout simply by completing the walk!