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Nordic walk and Afternoon Tea at Browns Tearoom

Nordic walk and Afternoon Tea at Browns Tearoom Nordic walk and Afternoon Tea season has kicked off for 2018  and we start by visiting Browns of Stagsden Tearooms. Stagsden is a small, rural village in Bedfordshire, about 2 miles from the larger village of Bromham and about 4 miles from the town of Bedford providing an Read more about Nordic walk and Afternoon Tea at Browns Tearoom[…]

The History of Afternoon Tea

The history of Afternoon Tea The history of Afternoon Tea has its roots in Bedfordshire as it was invented by Anna Maria Russell, the Seventh Duchess of Bedford, (3 September 1783 – 3 July 1857)  and we have her to thank for the birth of the quintessentially English tradition of Afternoon Tea, which was introduced in Read more about The History of Afternoon Tea[…]

Exercise is medicine in motion – Couch potatoes beware

Motion is medicine The human body is built to move so medicine is motion. That might seem contradictory to an arthritis patient, but exercise is indeed medicine. Exercise can help to prevent osteoarthritis and it can also certainly have positive effects for those already living with the condition. In the past doctors had a tendency towards inactivity Read more about Exercise is medicine in motion – Couch potatoes beware[…]

Sandy, Bedfordshire lookout point

Sandy, Bedfordshire

Sandy, Bedfordshire Sandy, Bedfordshire, was my home for a few years in the 1990’s and I enjoyed all the surrounding countryside. My experience was that Sandy, Bedfordshire, had a different “feel” about it than Bedford Borough, maybe because it was more traditionally a market gardening area and many of the smallholdings still remain in the Read more about Sandy, Bedfordshire[…]

Wonderful view in Derbyshire

Five Beautiful Nordic Walking Locations in Derbyshire

Many walkers encounter the problem of finding a new place to walk, it can be a hassle finding somewhere where you know it is safe, easy to park, and has a defined route to it. But this may, at the same time, limit where you can actually go, as you may not have knowledge of Read more about Five Beautiful Nordic Walking Locations in Derbyshire[…]

Water is wonderful

The Importance of drinking water during summer

It’s good for you We are forever being told that it is an extremely important part of our lives to drink plenty of water. This is, of course, true. The human body is made up of over 90% of our body weight is water, and drinking regularly benefits your mental, physical and emotional health. During Read more about The Importance of drinking water during summer[…]

Team members Anne Batchelor; Who’s Who at NWWU?

The walkers at Nordic Walk With Us are really loyal to their leaders. I will be doing a blog post on each group over the next few weeks.  I will start with Anne as she is lucky enough to be at the beginning the alphabet and was also the first leader to train up to lead her group. Read more about Team members Anne Batchelor; Who’s Who at NWWU?[…]

“Waterproof” socks – Keep those feet dry

Keep those feet dry with Sealskinz waterproof socks Waterproof socks Looking after our feet is so important and I am sure a lot of us do not appreciate how we take them for granted. Keeping the damp off our skin, for about two hours, in wet conditions  is achievable with the correct equipment this gives Read more about “Waterproof” socks – Keep those feet dry[…]