We are a friendly group of instructors of love to share their passion for Nordic Walking and helping people to achieve their goals. Nothing make us happier than to see someone learn about Nordic Walking, fall in love with it and then use it hit their personal weight loss or fitness goals. Wiltshire Nordic Walking provides walks and classes for everyone across Wiltshire.
You don’t have to be a member and you will always be welcome. Nordic Walking is great fun and our instructors will not only ensure that you reach your health goals but that you have a great time doing it! You will learn all you need to know in a relaxed friendly atmosphere with the Learn To Nordic Walk course. Wiltshire Nordic Walking looks after its walkers, there will never be a shortage of interesting walks and people to meet!
You can read about each class and instructor on our website. We cater for all ages and level of fitness.
I’m a qualified Nordic Walking instructor, nutrition and weight management advisor and England Athletics Leader in Running Fitness. I’m also a marathon and ultra-distance power walker and have taken part in walking events around the world. I love Nordic walking because it allows me to spend time outdoors discovering all the wonders of the beautiful Wiltshire and Avon countryside.
The walks I offer include workout walks, adventure walks, wellbeing, fitness (power walking) and individual (personal training) walks.
I’m also a wine professional and will be offering walks around local vineyards, finishing with a wine tasting for those who wish to imbibe.
Ashley has always enjoyed keeping fit but preferred outdoor fitness such as running and hiking to being indoors in the gym. Over the years she has undertaken many challenge runs and walks from Race to Life to the Great South Run.
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! Ashley continued to enjoy Nordic walking on return to the UK but was frustrated that there was no-one to teach her friends how to join her.
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.
Community WALX Swindon
Trish Cowie is the co-ordinator for the Community WALX Swindon project which is an initiative set up by Swindon Borough Council (where she is Physical Activity and Health Improvement Manager)and Wiltshire and Swindon Sports (WASPs) This initiative aims to provide low cost peer led pole walking in green spaces all over Swindon. The Team will comprise of qualified Exercise Referral Instructors and volunteer Leaders and participants will be signposted on to NWUK activities in the surrounding areas.