Corona Virus – Safety Considerations

Corona Virus – Covid 19 Update 15th March 2020 Hello Nordic Walking family, As they say, ‘we live in interesting times!’    My individual and collective aim is to think of ways in which we can make ourselves and others as safe as possible whilst trying to live our life as this virus journeys through the […]

Car Park Café – tasty treats

At Test Valley Nordic Walking – Even if we are not near a local café, no matter where we are, we always replenish and have a cup of tea or coffee and it always involves ‘power balls’, muffins or cake!   Its’ a great way to socialise after our walk or hard work at the […]


Come and join Test Valley Nordic Walking on 7th December for some Festive Fitness & Crafting.  To celebrate Christmas together we propose to go for a 5 mile walk and then return to the cosy and warm Nether Wallop Village Hall for some hot spiced apple and tasty cakes.  We will then have a card […]

And we are now off Nordic Walking!

What a month!  We are all feeling blessed by the sunshine. Having such lovely weather certainly makes planning on what to where when we go out walking that much easier – just as long as we apply the sunscreen and put the  all important hat and sunglasses on!  The summer fields and hedgerows have been […]

Gear One!

Learn to Nordic Walking lesson one is all about ‘gear one’ which is about getting power from your whole upper body with an effective arm swing to more you forwards.  As I launch Test Valley Nordic Walking I feel that being in ‘gear one’ is a good metaphor for where I am at this morning! […]

Endings and Beginnings

Endings and Beginnings On 30th June 2003 I began work in a fantastic charity called Alabare Christian Care & Support as their Learning Disabilities Service Manager and on 20th April 2018 it will be my last working day as their Care & Support Director which is a post I have held since 2012.  I have […]