Hello! My name is Tracy and I am Lead Instructor at Sherwood Nordic Walking.
I discovered Nordic Walking in 2016 when I was looking for an outdoor activity that would get me away from my desk and help me to become active outdoors. As soon as I joined my local Nordic Walking group and started walking regularly I found I had more energy, felt uplifted and generally happier and able to get on with my day-to-day life. I also made some fabulous new friends.
I love being outside in the fresh air, appreciating our beautiful countryside and noticing nature as it changes through the seasons – with Nordic Walking I can do all of this and get a great work out at the same time!
I am originally from Snowdonia and when I moved ‘Up North’ to the North Nottinghamshire/South Yorkshire border I struggled to find a local Nordic Walking group that offered me a good variety of walks not too far from my new home. A dear friend suggested I train as an Instructor and set up my own group. I trained with and am accredited to British Nordic Walking and am proud to teach the INWA (International Nordic Walking) 10-step technique.
I am fully insured and outdoor first aid training and offer monthly Beginner’s Technique courses and plenty of Adventure walks of 4-6 miles every week day. Our Walk Leader-led slower Adventure walks of 4 miles take place once a week.
Our regular venues for walks include Thoresby Park, Langold Country Park, Clumber Park, RSPB Sherwood Forest, The Chesterfield Canal and Idle Valley. We also meet at various pub carparks and cafes and have a variety of countryside walks.
Nordic walking and meeting new and interesting people is so good for the mind, body and soul. Give it a go, we would love to meet you!