What Our Nordic Walkers Say..

Very inspiring

Excellent introduction from Debra. Certainly will take things forward and thoroughly recommend her and Nordic walking for anyone of any age and ability. She was able to tune into my individual interest, ability and goals, very

Sarah Catliff
March 13, 2024

Thoroughly enjoyed

Thoroughly enjoyed this morning despite the weather didn’t know what to expect but was very informative and very interesting the instructor was fab I definitely intend to make it a regular thing thank you very

March 4, 2024


Excellent introductory session with Sarah. Looking forward to meeting for another

February 23, 2024

Enjoyed the session

I very much enjoyed to session with Rachael and the help and encouragement she gave. I will continue with a session every week as I find it a very good form of exercise as well as having a pleasant social element. Thank you very much Rachael for making it

February 5, 2024

Spring in my Step

I’ve just attended a beginners’ workshop led by Ros. It was friendly, well-organised, informative and, best of all, great fun. I walked home with a spring in my

Laura Demery
January 29, 2024

Excited about doing more!

I really enjoyed my Nordic Walking trial on the Downs with Ros this morning. I found it quite hard to get right but I definitely want to persevere as I can see what the benefits would be. I feel quite excited about doing

Anna Halama
January 28, 2024

Very Friendly

First Bath Nordic walk at Victoria Park. Very friendly and welcoming group. Good combination of hill and flat walking and I also enjoyed the cafe afterwards! I’m looking forward to moving to Bath and becoming a

Sally O'Brien
January 23, 2024

1st Nordic Walk

Really enjoyed my 1st Nordic walk with Oldbury Court group last Friday. Was made to feel very welcome…thank

Liz Fisher
January 22, 2024

fantastic experience

The introduction to nordic walking on the Downs was a fantastic experience and highly recommended. My next session is already booked and it feels like a nordic walking kind of

Bernie Ritchie
January 13, 2024

Enjoyed the session

Enjoyed the session….wish I could do it again tomorrow but will have to wait until next

Liz Fisher
January 12, 2024

Well structured

Joined excellent beginners class run by Ros. Very enjoyable with only 3 of us so we had individualised advice and support. The class was well structured starting with absolute basics and good progression during the hour session, leaving us with an idea of what we could achieve if we continued and with more practice. A

January 8, 2024


Armelle Young
January 4, 2024


Great Beginners’ session with Debra and follow on with

Carol Friend
December 19, 2023

Enjoyable & Instructive

The introductory session with Rachael was both enjoyable and instructive (not to mention gently strenuous). We learned some useful improvements to our current technique and how to avoid getting into “bad” habits. We were both motivated to do more as a result of this experience and hope to join in some of the mixed ability

Chris Leonard
December 14, 2023


Excellent course, great instructor. Looking forward to learning

Valerie Moore
November 14, 2023

Confidence to Exercise

Strength with Rachael Class Rachael has guided us through the sessions with her knowledge of fitness and health training. It has given me confidence to exercise my muscles to be efficient and stronger,without injury. I enjoy the use of resistance bands and kettlebells, the agreeable atmosphere and

November 13, 2023

Strength with Rachael

I’m so enjoying Rachael’s class I feel completely hooked. Rachael’s such an awesome tutor, informative, easy to follow and it’s a joy to be in her class. I always leave feeling uplifted and with a sense of well being. Combining what I’m learning in class with some gentle home workouts (using Rachael’s excercises) is really

November 9, 2023

Will definitely sign up!

Really enjoyed my first session with Rachel today. Harder than I had expected but in a good way. Will definitely sign up for more

Kerstin Price
October 5, 2023


Really great beginners’ session. Thanks to Sarah for helpful, encouraging coaching.

Paul Beyes
October 2, 2023

Great introductory session

Had a great introductory session with Clair at Oldbury Court. Thoroughly enjoyed it and will be booking onto a session

Lucy Ludwig
September 17, 2023

Rachael was fantastic

My time with Rachael was fantastic. I had been very anxious prior to meeting her – wondering if I was up to it. From the outset, Rachael was reassuring, encouraging and very clear in her instructions, assessment and points to focus on. The time sped by.. I really loved the experience and am now keen

Ros Baker
August 25, 2023

Brightened my day

Really enjoyed nordic walking and guidance of Ros. Brightened my day and looking forward to next class.

Ipec Ozturk
August 12, 2023

Lovely group

Really great class, lovely group, fantastic leader and very much enjoyed all of the

Imogen Hirst
August 10, 2023

Complete revelation!

Absolutely wonderful and a complete revelation! With advanced osteoarthritis in my right hip, I have become accustomed to moving slowly however this session allowed me to move at a decent pace without pain for the first time in a long time. Rachel was a super teacher – thorough, kind and supportive but also really good

Kerry Eaton
August 10, 2023

Thank you!

Thank you Ros, I enjoyed the Beginners Workshop today and I’ll definitely be booking more walks

Mary Rogowski
July 26, 2023

Very Friendly

I walk with the Bath Nordic Walking group. The leaders are excellent and the groups are very friendly. There is always a choice of routes. Highly

Jenny Steele
July 25, 2023

Booking some more

Thank you so much Ros…I really enjoyed my first Nordic walk this morning! I’ll definitely be booking some

Lucy Baker
July 20, 2023

Fantastic introduction

Fantastic introduction to Nordic Walking with Rachael this morning on the Downs. She made the process easy to understand, took time and care to ensure that we were doing it properly and has motivated us to do

Carol Mason
July 12, 2023

Really friendly and enjoyable

Roz was really patient whilst I was learning the first parts of Nordic walking. Really friendly and enjoyable

Anne Pavloff
July 4, 2023

Love the Nordic walkers and Staff

Love the Nordic walkers and staff- lovely people, and love enjoying the chats as well as the exercise with like minded people. A special shout out to Lorna’s Tuesday troopers and Jenny on a Friday. Thanks for always being so positive and encouraging, and making the walks

Jill Smith
July 3, 2023

Inspired to continue!

I really enjoyed my introductory session with Debra this morning. She was very friendly and explained everything very clearly. I definitely feel inspired to

Kath Jenkins
June 29, 2023

Purchased my own poles

Thoroughly enjoyed my induction to Nordic Walking on the Downs this morning. So much so, I went straight to Ellis Brigham and purchased my own

Teresa Edgar
June 5, 2023

Great fun

The session was great fun, and informative. I’ll be signing up for Nordic Walking in Bath. Thank

Lisa Hirst
June 5, 2023

Off to enrol for more walks

Really enjoyed this mornings, introduction to Nordic Walking. I’ve never done it before, never even held Nordic Walking poles before, but the instructor, Ros, was brilliant, explained everything clearly, patiently and with enthusiasm for her sport. Off to enrol for more walks. Thank

Susan McCulloch
March 25, 2023

Thoroughly enjoyable

Thorough enjoyable. Clear instruction and very welcoming. We look forward to joining some walks and getting

Eve Alden
March 6, 2023

Thank you

Nordic Walking is something that has interested me for a while but, due to work, I was unable to try. Now retired and took the opportunity to join a beginners group. Roz explained the principles before we started and kept checking on us, during the walk, to make sure we were doing it correctly. Definitely

Susan Krencjasz
February 23, 2023

Uplifted and energised

Just been on my beginners class walk. Ros made us feel really welcomed and gave some great training tips. It was such a friendly group and I felt uplifted and energised by the session. Looking forward to booking into another

Sally Marshall
February 18, 2023

Great morning

Just had an excellent walk around Bath Park with excellent instruction from Debra and the Saturday group…great company and all levels catered for, it was good to be back. Thank you

Jane Woodland
February 5, 2023

Brilliant morning

Brilliant morning really enjoyed it – clair was a great instructor lots of enthusiasm and great tuition. Really keen to undertake some more sessions thank you

Lisa Walker
February 3, 2023

Informative and interesting

Deb was a delight as always. She made the refresher session informative and interesting. Deb corrected our technique and we finished the session much improved. Highly

Joe Webb
January 21, 2023

Relaxed and fun

The beginner’s workshop (run by Debra) was excellent – it was well organised and at the same time felt relaxed and fun. The pre-session information was very helpful and I liked that the group was small as that made learning about the technique easier. I found it helpful being able to practice and get feedback

Philippa Spencer
January 20, 2023

Excellent training!

Excellent training! Felt very much at

Ingrid Fijnheer
January 20, 2023

Had a great time

Had a great time at the beginners workshop receiving clear instruction on the basic technique. I can’t wait to join my first walk! Thank you

Sarah Bothwick
January 18, 2023

Excellent Introduction

This was an excellent introduction to Nordic Walking: friendly, informative and reassuring and great that numbers are limited so you feel confident that you’re being properly coached on a close to individual basis. It was also nice to meet new people, who I may come across again at future

Sue Walsh
January 14, 2023

Friendly Group

Debra was a very good teacher. Clear instructions, step by step stages and she made the group feel friendly. I felt very exercised after the hour in a good way. I’ll definitely come

Judith Holland
November 28, 2022

Really enjoyed it

I really enjoyed the beginner session and am looking forward to joining a mixed ability

Linda Cole
November 24, 2022

Very well led..

Beautiful walk in excellent company, very well led. Thank

October 31, 2022

Really Helpful

This was a really helpful session and very encouraging. Looking forward to booking my next

Lorraine Watkins
October 26, 2022

The Experience was Perfect.

I completed the beginner session today and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Clair made me feel so welcome and was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and a genuinely lovely person, she put my anxiety at complete ease. I thoroughly enjoyed my Nordic Walking Experience and even with my numerous chronic health conditions I was able to pick up the

Cathy Avery
October 14, 2022

Enjoyed Every Bit Of It

My first actual Nordic Walking session, and I enjoyed every bit of it – even arriving back soaked in sweat, which I hadn’t anticipated! Looking forward to mastering the techniques in the future. Many thanks to

Christine Hall
September 12, 2022

A Good Workout

Really enjoyed the introductory class. Feel like I have have had a good workout. Will be doing some more Nordic walking and would like to get to the stage where I don’t have to think about the technique too

Cathryn Brown
August 31, 2022

Clear,Concise & Great Fun

Really enjoyed my first experience of Nordic walking: Debra was great at explaining the method and also all the practical benefits of it. The lesson was not only clear and concise but also great fun. Many thanks

Chris Davies
July 19, 2022

Excellent Tutor

Debra was an excellent tutor. She broke down the initial steps we needed to take into clear and understandable actions. She was very careful to ensure our comfort on what was probably the hottest day this year. Thoroughly incompetent still, I was suitably enthused by Debra’s teaching to plan another session. Many

Rachel Bowles
July 19, 2022

Instructor was great

The instructor (Ros) was great. She explained the technique very clearly. It was fun, but harder than I thought. Definitely worth it. Thank

Araceli Martin
July 6, 2022

Clear & Friendly

I very much enjoyed the beginners class today. Everything was explained in a clear friendly way. I’m inspired to book classes and develop my Nordic walking

Elaine Musgrove
June 23, 2022

Thanks to Ros

First ever session this morning…..this was fun and what I was expecting ie. I didn’t master it immediately but was heaps better by the end of the session thanks to Ros for making that possible. I shall be back to master the

Annie Holland
June 23, 2022

Loved It

Loved it! I was beginning to despair as to what exercises I could do and that would improve my bad back and think I’ve found it. Really friendly and professional

Lou Clark
May 11, 2022

Can’t wait to do more

Great session fun and harder than it looks but can’t wait to do more thank

Nick Coombes
May 11, 2022

Loved every minute of it

I had my Nordic Walking beginners session today with Ros and loved every minute of it. Having health issues I was concerned I wouldn’t be able to keep up but Ros was very encouraging and reassured me that I could go at my own pace. The class was small enough that we all got really

Claire Heathcote
May 10, 2022

Very friendly and professional

Excellent. Lindsay was lovely. Very friendly and professional. I learnt loads, including that my left arm has a mind of its own. Really enjoyed it and looking forward to booking a

Kris Marotta
April 5, 2022

Really enjoyed my beginner’s session

Really enjoyed my beginner’s session. The instructor Ros was patient, knowledgeable and helped me feel relaxed in learning a new skill. Looking forward to more Nordic

Joan Munro
April 5, 2022

Inspiring session

Always wanted to know the difference between normal hiking and Nordic Walking. Such an inspiring session from Ros and I learnt so much. Totally fired up to incorporate this into my fitness regime. Huge thank you

Anne Gibson
February 26, 2022

Fantastic session

I had a fantastic session with Ros this morning, a really effective and inspiring introduction to Nordic

Anna Goodenough
February 16, 2022

Great intro session.

Clear instruction, friendly, supportive, patient and fun. It’s harder than you

Sarah Pimblett
February 8, 2022

Definitely be back

Great introduction to Nordic Walking today with Lindsay…..I will definitely be back.

Jane Woodland
February 8, 2022

Relaxed & Friendly

It was a great experience. We were shown the basics in a relaxed & friendly atmosphere and given the opportunity to practise. We are now looking forward to building on what we have learnt and being Nordic pole walkers. Thank

Anne-Marie Goddard
February 1, 2022

Best thing

Thankyou Ros and other walkers. Had a great beginners class this morning and wow I am feeling it this pm. Ros you are great , friendly , clear instructions and lovely personality. Thankyou Ps going to class next

Dorothea Morgan
January 26, 2022

Made me feel at ease

Ros was very welcoming and made me feel at ease. I really enjoyed the class and am looking forward to doing more. Thank you

Claire Davies
January 13, 2022

Absolutely Loved It

Absolutely loved my beginners session with Ros. She was patient,professional,knowledgeable & good fun. I learnt so much & loved how it felt to walk using many more muscle groups than I ever have before! Ros explained everything so thoroughly & the reasons why we do things in a certain way. I live in Chippenham but

January 12, 2022


Really enjoyed the lesson and Lindsay’s enthusiasm for NW was almost infectious! A little more to perfecting the technique than I thought. Felt good and ready to do

Jackie Barker
December 1, 2021

First ever session

Did my first ever Nordic walking session today and am completely hooked. Definitely feel as though a few muscles have woken up and need a bit more attention. Learning the techniques and remembering everything will take a while for it to come naturally so first thing I did leaving the Downs was call in to

Michele Lavelle
November 21, 2021

Good fun while exercising

Thank you Debra for a great introduction to Nordic walking. Very clear instructions and your enthusiasm was catching! Looking forward to joining a group

Pamela Reed
October 20, 2021

Clear,Patient & Friendly

Ros is a brilliant instructor – clear, patient and friendly. I really enjoyed the

Kathy Pollard
September 22, 2021

Roll on my next walk

Thank you Ros for a very enjoyable day on my introduction to Nordic Walking. With excellent instructions on how to use the poles and wonderful company I will definitely be doing it again. Roll on my next

Carol Trowse
September 19, 2021

Solsbury Hill Walk

Great walk with Lindsay yesterday. Fab weather and amazing views. Thank you so

Lynda Scales
September 13, 2021

Friendly and enjoyable

I really enjoyed the beginner class today. Ros is an excellent teacher – she made everyone welcome, the whole experience was very friendly and

Clair Besant
September 6, 2021

A great way to start exercising again

I was annoyingly late due to traffic hold ups and was expecting to have missed the class, but Ros couldn’t have been more accommodating letting me join and catch up. Really friendly class at good beginner pace to go through techniques and it feels like a great way to start exercising again after recovering from

Trish Hill
September 6, 2021

Great introductory session

Great introductory session with Debra in Bath. Informative, reassuring and fun. I’ll be back. Thanks

Laura Wilkins
July 31, 2021

Easy & Relaxed

Nicely eased into and not as though being taught. Easy and relaxed but with a positive outcome. Well worth the money and will be calling back to get further training and group

Chris Bassett
July 22, 2021

So glad I took the plunge!

I was really nervous about joining a class, but after 18 months of Covid restrictions and working from home I decided I needed to make changes in life and took the plunge! I chose Nordic walking due to the full package of benefits it offered. I cannot thank Ros enough (instructor) for providing a relaxed,

Trudy Channon
July 9, 2021


Excellent explanations and demonstration of the technique of Nordic walking. Fun and exhilarating! Thank you

Françoise Mathers
June 19, 2021

Clear & Encouraging

Very clear and encouraging instruction from Ros. I’m hooked after my first walk! I absolutely loved it, and it was very mindful. I noticed after my first walk, my chest and spine has also increased flexibility. I will definitely recommend you give it a

June 4, 2021

Interesting, challenging and fun.

Having led a fairly sedentary life apart from a bit of fair-weather walking and gardening, I thought it was about time I started to increase my fitness and strength. I don’t play sports, don’t fancy going to gyms or swimming pools but I wanted to try something new. I signed up for a Nordic Walking

May 27, 2021

Totally Hooked !

I had always wanted to run but never really enjoyed it. Then I heard about Nordic walking on the radio and thought I would give it a try. So I booked onto a beginners workshop and was hooked. I have been Nordic walking for 5 years now and love it. I signed up for the

May 27, 2021

Friendly & Welcoming

I really enjoy Nordic Walking. It is so enjoyable to do an exercise outside and appreciate nature at the same time. I feel we have a general body workout. Also the instructor and other walkers are friendly and

May 27, 2021

A great way to get fit and be sociable

I joined BNW over 3 years ago and it has been brilliant at improving my fitness, posture and core strength. I have made new friends who I have been able to walk with during various lockdowns, which has kept me fit and sane !! They have also organised great trips away in the past, which

May 27, 2021

Excellent, helpful and supportive.

I started Nordic walking in July 2020 to improve my fitness. I thoroughly enjoy the sessions. The instructors in Bath are excellent, very helpful and

May 27, 2021

Simply Awesome !

I should really write 2 reviews: one for the sport of Nordic Walking, which is simply awesome and so good for you, and one for Bristol Nordic Walking who put on amazing walks in great places. Seriously, if you want to get fit without injuring yourself, meet some lovely people and spend lots of time

May 27, 2021