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Nordic Walk - Hauxley and Druridge Bay

Nordic Walk - Hauxley and Druridge Bay

Sat 16th June 2012

Today was going to be a day of shower dodging. Everybody had travelled through all four seasons on their way to the meeting point, Hauxley Nature Reserve.

After a quick warm up we headed around the edge of the reserve out to the beach. After a little time of ‘Nordic Walking on the spot’ which hopefully will help us all take our skills to a higher level we headed south along the beach at a good pace.

The beach became narrower and narrower and at this point we made our way to the path which runs behind the dunes to continue our journey south to Druridge Bay Country Park.

Druridge Bay Country Park was full of VW vehicles as over the weekend the ‘Dub Fest’ was taking place, which is a celebration of everything VW. But for us Nordic walkers the cafe at Druridge was a welcome haven with warm refreshments and a good opportunity to relax and chat to everybody in the group.

Full of energy again we headed back north up the beach and really pushed on giving a true full body workout. Walking on the beach gave everybody a really good opportunity to work on their advanced Nordic Walking technique.

Just as we turned back into Hauxley Nature Reserve the heavens opened and I know for sure i was glad to get the car heaters on during the drive home.

Thanks everybody for coming and I hope you enjoyed this coastal Nordic Walk. It gave everybody a very different environment to get out and really feel the difference that those two poles can make.

Posted By: Julie Barnett | Sat 21st July 2012

I really enjoyed this walk and the weather was interesting for this walk, it varied between sun, wind and rain. It was great to see friends we have made previously and meet some new friends too. As always with the nordic walks along the beach we had to find alternative ways which did involve climbing the sand dunes but this just made us appreciate our poles even more and relish the time we spent on the flat sand.

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