About Us

I’d Rather Be Outdoors is a Delivery Partner for Nordic Walking UK.

It is primarily a Nordic Walking group which has walks in and around the Stockport area with most of our members being new to Nordic Walking. We launched in the September of 2016.

Walks are offered Tuesday to Saturday. (Adventure Walks, Workout Walks)

There are Beginners Courses scheduled regularly, however if you can’t make published dates we may be able to arrange extra courses, or one to one tuition.

Four times a month we have longer walks for those who want a more challenging walk.

Some of the Benefits of Nordic Walking are

  • Can help improve your posture and reduces the stress on knee and hip joints.
  • The use of poles means the upper body muscles are used as well as the legs.
  • The poles help to propel the walker along – this means you may work harder than usual yet the support given by the poles makes it feel easier!



Tim Bowman

I’ve had a love for the outdoors and history for as long as I can remember. I love walking my dogs and being out and about, be that in parks, woodlands, hills or cities.

Anywhere as long as it’s outside!

As well as Nordic Walking, I’m into Trail Running, Canicross and Martial Arts.

I like encouraging people to try new things and keep active or challenge themselves and I believe this group is ideal for this.

My Qualifications include Personal Training, Outdoor First Aid, and Exercise Referral.

Lyme Park NT

Welcome to Lyme. Nestling on the edge of the Peak District, Lyme was once home to the Legh family and, in its heyday a great sporting estate.

Step back in time to the Regency era – a time which saw great rejuvenation for Lyme. Enjoy lavish interiors, try out the piano, read a book in the library, or take the children to play in the nursery and the school room.

The 1,400 acre estate with its medieval herd of red deer offers fantastic walks and stunning views.

For a more tranquil walk explore the elegant Rose Garden, Ravine Garden or the luxurious herbaceous borders next to the reflecting lake where a certain Mr Darcy met Miss Bennet in the BBC production of ‘Pride and Prejudice’.

Children can let off steam in Crow Wood Playscape with its giant slide, badger den and rope walks, whilst the nearby Timber Yard Cafe offers delicious hot and cold snacks, soups and range of cakes.



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