Over the 4th and 5th of May. I had the pleasure of leading a walk during the festival and attending a walk and a couple of workshops during my two days there.
The hub of the festival was in the beautiful grounds of Tissington Hall which looked stunning in all the sunshine over the duration.
On Friday I joined a mindful Nordic Walk which was quite enlightening and helped the group focus on being part of the walk rather than just doing the walk. It was a lovely walk of approx 3km with plenty of stops to look, listen and be. Later in the afternoon I joined in a Stretching Workshop (lookout for some new stretches and techniques on our regular walks) which was fun and a nice reminder of some tips and ideas.
In the evening there was some entertainment from CoreConcept Nordic Walking who played a major part in organising the festival by the way of a dance routine! Afterwards the BBQ was declared open and there were loads of tasty food options whilst we chatted all things Nordic Walking.
Saturday arrived and we set off on our 10km walk from Tissington to Thorpe Cloud and back, the group ended up being split into two as some walkers were booked on another 10km walk in the afternoon and wanted to get back to Tissington for lunch. (Each group had a leader and a backmarker, with GPS trackers and First Aid Kits, which thankfully were not needed)
In the afternoon I took part in Trekfit which requires using your imagination and resistance bands with Nordic Walking poles to get even more out of your walk and a good giggle along the way.
Have a look at The Gallery for more photos.
I’d certainly recommend going if they do one next year, or there’s always Purbeck in September………………