September 2013 – Nordic Walking an Introduction – course

New courses for Hexham starting September 2013

Nordic Thursday return – afternoons 4-5 or evening 6-7  in September – starting Thursday 5th.

Nordic Walking – an Introduction

in association with QEHS – more details to follow.

Spring programme

Watch Out for the Spring Nordic Walking programme at Kielder coming soon.


2012 has been a difficult year with family circumstances

I have kept sane through personal walking with my poles.

The weather and economic downturn have also affected my Nordic Walking activities

ROLL on 2013

Kielder Marathon



What an experience



Kielder Challenge Walk – Nordic Poles

Great walk yesterday, 25.4 miles in a leisurely 7 hours 45 minutes amble.

Met an old friend and walked most of the route together.

Lots of cheerful, sociable folk – thanks to the support team for water and bananas


Next event for me is the Kielder Marathon next month – oh err …

Kielder Challenge Walk tomorrow

Wow – doesn’t it all come around very quickly?

8am tomorrow and I will be at Hawkhope Car Park on N side of the dam wall ready will many others to walk around little old Kielder Water.

The challenge walk is run by Jon Monks of Shepherds Walks each year and is open to runners, walkers and Nordic Walkers.

With a starting field of 200 and walking counter-clockwise ( up to Kielder on North side – south to Leaplish and back to the start ) it should be great fun.

Where did the summer go?

A busy summer for Jill’s B&B and Self Catering Cottage has meant all of a sudden it looks like autumn, leaves turning, mornings getting darker, cooling down, even the midges are not so prevalent.

Training for the old marathon in October has suffered too – lucky to get out once a week for a run and finding it hard to get past 16miles.

The school holidays have meant it has been hard to get the girls out for the regular Friday morning Nordic Walk too.