Craster Nordic Walk
Sun 2nd October 2011
Craster Nordic Walk – Sunday 25 September 2012
The sun was shining, the sky was blue, what a wonderful day for Nordic walking!
We all met up outside the Craster Tourist Information Centre and is was great to see familiar faces from previous Nordic Walks and from the very successful taster sessions that Shepherds Walks has recently organised.
After a short briefing and fighting the urge to succumb to a Craster kipper in a bun, we started the session with a few warm up exercises to loosen up one or two stiff joints before setting off along a country path heading towards Dunstan Steads.
It wasnít long before the layers were being stripped off as the temperature, and our pace, started to rise. Turning left at a gate we followed the path along a farmerís field up a slight incline after which we stopped to take a short breather and to re-attach our paws before heading off again, only this time along a concrete path.
We eventually arrived at Embleton and made our way down through the dunes to come out onto the wide expanse of white sandy beach of the beautiful Embleton bay with great views over to Dunstanburgh Castle.
We decided to have a break here and partake in a light snack. We could have stayed there for the rest of the day, but now it was time for a real workout on the beach. Everyone rose to the challenge and really worked hard at perfecting their Nordic walking technique and were surprised at how much ground they covered in a relatively short time and with very little perceived effort. Ah - the magic of Nordic walking!
We exited the beach via a small track leading up through the dunes and followed the wide grassy path as it skirted around the base of the mighty Dunstanburgh castle. The clouds had started to gather now and it was noticeably cooler as we headed towards the pretty harbour village of Craster. Before heading off into the village we cooled down with some stretching exercises then followed the road back to the car park where we started the walk.
We all had a fantastic time and everyone enjoyed the walk and after saying our goodbyes, all met up again in Robsonís buying Craster kippers! I have to say mine were absolutely yummy!
Would love to see you all again soon but in the meantime, keeeeeep Nordic walking!