Nordic Walking

We are running regular beginners courses so get in touch and let us get you started.

Once you have completed a beginners courses you can join our regular Nordic Walking activities.

On our group walks you will be guided on a risk assessed route that has been chosen for its interest, distance, location, parking and, if possible, its facilities.

Each Nordic Walk is led by either Sara or me or both of us. We are instructor members of British Nordic Walking and the International Nordic Walking Federation. I also hold the Lowland Walk Leader qualification. We both have up to date outdoor first aid qualifications. We are fully insured to lead and take you out.

We will give on-going coaching on technique should you wish - just ask!

You will meet lovely like-minded people on our group walks, and you can enjoy the route without the worry about where you are going, in the knowledge that the route is safe and suitable.

So, switch off and enjoy your walk with us.

Please remember:

All our Nordic Walks can be booked on Reservio up to 30 days in advance and can also be cancelled when circumstances change:

  • Once booked you will get confirmation of your booking via email and a reminder email the evening before the walk.
  • Cost of walks is £21.60/month or £7.50 per walk. Please pay by transfer to: Positive Steps Fitness and Wellbeing Ltd, Sort Code: 20-16-12/Account Number 33357538. Parking charges may apply at some locations
  • Please note, where there are fewer than 3 people booked on a walk we may take the decision to cancel it and we will inform you.


We are committed to ensuring our events are safe and working within the UK Government guideline

Kevin and Team

Bury to Clare Challenge 2019


12 May 2019

This event is hugely popular and usually sells out early, so sign-up soon to secure your place!

18 mile run or walk, in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care. A route over the gently undulating countryside of West Suffolk, through the villages of Hawstead, Whepstead, Somerton and others, with several churches along the way.

The route will be marked. The challenge is to complete the challenge within 8 hrs. Medals to all finishers. Includes option to complete this as a relay for teams of up to three.

Distance: 18 miles

Suitable for: Anyone.

Medals: All finishers will be awarded a beautiful medal to celebrate their achievement

Places available: 425

Event Details

Start time: Walkers start 9 am, Runners 10:30 am

Results details: We use chip (electronic) timing at our events, and also may be manually recording your race number at checkpoints/finish for safety reasons. Please ensure your race number is clearly visible to marshals at all times. We will endeavour to check & publish results within 48 hours of the event finish.

Entry cost: Solo entries - UKA affiliated £22, Unaffiliated £24. Relay team entries £48

Refunds: There will be no refunds for this event

Deferment: Entries cannot be deferred on this event

Transport: Option to leave your car at the finish in Clare and get the coach back to Nowton Park in time for the start. Cost of coach £10 per person (must be booked when you enter).

Postponement: Should it be necessary to postpone the race due to no fault of Positive Steps Fitness and Wellbeing Ltd, we will reschedule the event to another date in the current year or in the following year. Participants will be given the option to transfer to the rescheduled event or to be given a voucher code of an equivalent value for a future event.

Race numbers: To be collected on the day at registration

Cut off: All participants must complete the challenge by 5pm

Refreshments: Drinks & snacks will be provided at checkpoints.

First aid: Emergency number: 07955495016. This should be programmed into your phones. Marshalls will be at the start, checkpoints and on the route, wearing hi-vis jackets so should be recognisable. In the case of an emergency you should if possible make your way to the nearest checkpoint. If this is not possible you call either the emergency number OR 999 if it’s a life-threatening situation. A first aider will provide assistance at the drinks station or on the course in an emergency.

Friends/family: Supporters are very welcome. There are parking, toilet and cafe facilities at start and finish.

Contact: Kevin Marshall on 07955 495016

Charity information:

St Nicholas Hospice Care is a local charity supporting people and families in West Suffolk and Thetford who are living with a life-shortening illness.

All of their services are provided completely free of charge so you taking part in this challenge ensures that they can continue to provide vital care to people in your local area.

If you would like more information about the Hospice, its services or its events please visit, email or call 01284 766133.

Course Details

Start locations

Nowton Park, Bury Road, Nowton, Bury St Edmunds IP29 5LU
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Finish location

Clare Castle Country Park, Suffolk CO10 8NW
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Race Rules

The race will be held under UK Athletics rules (permit applied for).

Dogs – England Athletics insurance does NOT allow dogs in events. It is with regret that no dogs will be allowed on this event.

Essential Kit

Road shoes/walking shoes should be fine (unless we have a lot of rain in the week prior!)

No essential kit but based on previous experience bear in mind the sun - so a hat, sun lotion and water should be on your kit list!