From one hour WALX in your local country park to a half day in the hills, our Explorer WALX capture the variety of scenery, themes and types of WALX that suit your lifestyle. If you love WALX to the pub or WALX with the dog or simply WALX in wild locations we have them all! Whether long, short, tough or gentle we welcome all ages and all levels.
Today`s Walk: Today we are at Bedwyn for a longer walk - 8.5 miles - taking in the Kennet & Avon canal towards Little Bedwyn and then towards Stype and the edges of Shalbourne and then back through the countryside back to the start.
This walk is a longer walk and is open to non-polers. If you would like to try poles please contact me in advance to arrange to borrow some of our strapless activiator poles.
Length and Grade: A 8.5 mile walk with some hills but as long as you can make the distance you should be fine with this walk.
Location: Start at the car park at the village hall in Great Bedwyn.
Notes: There are no facilites on this walk so please bring a snack for a mid walk break where we can sit and take in the views (weather permitting). We will then end at Wendy's Community cafe in Great Bedwyn for a light lunch. You must tell me if you want to join this as I will need to book us a table outside. You can also order take away and eat this in the recreation ground next to the cafe.
Please note walkers must observe social distancing following government guidelines for COVD-19, and keep at least one metre plus apart.
You must re-visit your PARQ and answer all questions including decalrations on COVID 19.
Please bring your own equipement or if you need to borrow poles you will be provided with Activator strapless poles which are much easier to clean.
All activities will respect social distancing guidelines of 1 metre plus apart.
You can wear a mask if you would prefer to but this is not mandatory.
Ashley learned to Nordic walk in 2005 while living in Switzerland and loved how it was a great alternative to running for fitness and calorie burn as well as making those longer hikes much easier! Deciding that she wanted to share her passion for Nordic walking with others, Ashley trained to be an instructor with NWUK in 2015.
Since then she has built up a great group of walkers in the local area who enjoy walks in the downs, on the Kennet and Avon canal and exploring the many areas of outstanding natural beauty in the North Wessex Downs and Pewsey Vale.