Nordic Walk, Hepburn Woods
Tue 15th February 2011
Guided Walk Date - Sunday 13th Feb 2011
The morning was damp with a slight chill in the air and with poles at the ready the group gathered in the car park. After a brief introduction into Nordic walking and instruction on the basic technique, we set off along the forest tracks ready to burn some calories and create some heat. Everyone got on really well and soon got hang of the technique, quickening the pace as confidence grew.
The group were chattering away as they motored along (Nordic walking is extremely sociable and allows you to talk and walk which has to be a bonus hasnít it girls?) and were amazed at how much ground they were covering without feeling the effort, especially when negotiating a long, steady incline.
After a couple of miles of Nordic walking we paused for a little snacket. It had started to rain quite hard at this point and we took shelter amongst the trees for a little respite. Not wanting to get too cold it wasnít long before we were off again, completing the previous route in reverse so that we took in a steeper incline.
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day even the cold and wet didnít dampen our spirits. I canít wait for the next walk around Humbleton Hill from Wooler Common on Sunday 13 March. Why donít you join me?