About Us

We are a very active and social Nordic Walking Group, offering all levels of walks for all levels of health and fitness. In addition we are qualified and experienced in working in the area of cardiac rehabilitation and exercise with special populations. Our base is High Woods Country Park in Colchester, the first Nordic Walking Park in the UK, but we also have regular walks across North East Essex. We provide Taster and Learn to Walk Sessions so that the Nordic Walking technique can be correctly learnt for the maximum benefits.

Our Health and Wellness walks are particularly ‘mindful’, as we encourage our clients to notice and enjoy being outside in ‘green spaces’.

Penny Parker

Penny is a  retired nurse who has previously specialised in Cardiac Rehabilitation and Diabetes..

Penny is an experienced Nordic Walking Instructor and  has previously taught Pilates and Yoga.
She has taken part in long endurance walks all over the world, including the Inca Trail and the Camino de Santiago . (more…)

Janet Goody

Janet is a Walk Leader who combines this role with a part time job. We are grateful for her  skills leading in all three levels of walks.

Kevin Pigden

Kevin is an experienced Walk Leader who leads the Work Out Walk.  Kevin likes to keep the pace up and walks 6 miles most days to fetch his newspaper !

Christopher Halls

Chris is an experienced Walk Leader who generally leads the Work Out Walk . He has Nordic Walked on many terrains  and on long distances at home and   in   Europe including walking the Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain. Chris also organised and leads the annual walking holiday in Menorca for us.


Robert Brown

Robert  has recently qualified as an Instructor after many years gaining experience  as a  Walk Leader and Nordic Walking ambassador . Bob leads the  Intermediate level walks on many different sites including  Brightlingsea on  alternate Tuesdays .

Gillian Wilson

Gillian is a Walk Leader who enjoys taking part in long walks all over the country. Gill keeps her fitness levels up by Nordic Walking across the park most days before she even starts leading with us !

Diane Archer

Diane is a Walk Leader who enjoys walking with the Ramblers Association and U3A. She also competes in long walks with her poles.

Eleanor Howes

Eleanor is an experienced Nordic Walking Instructor. Previously Eleanor worked as a French teacher for many years and is now enjoying the great outdoors.

Angela King

Angela is an experienced Nordic Walking Instructor having previously worked in London as an exercise instructor.  She also has a regular practice of Yoga, Pilates and Zumba.

Roger Goody

Roger is a Walk Leader who also works part time so we are most grateful for his skills of leadership with us mostly on a Saturday. Roger generally walks with Bob on the intermediate walk


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