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 qualified nurse who has previously specialised in Cardiac Rehabilitation and Diabetes. Nowadays Penny works as an experienced Nordic Walking Instructor and Pilates Teacher, whilst also training for a Diploma in Yoga.
Penny has taken part in long endurance walks all over the world and found Nordic Walking to be the ideal fitness preparation for this.

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.

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.

Tony Dunne

Tony is an experienced Nordic Walking Instructor who also enjoys long endurance walks, at home and abroad with his Nordic Walking Poles.

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.

Gillian Wilson

Gillian is a Walk Leader who enjoys taking part in long walks all over the country.

Robert Brown

Robert is a Walk Leader, who takes Intermediate level walks on many different sites.


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