Crich Walking Festival

26th Apr 2013


Walk into the Weekend - Friday 26th April, 7pm

A gentle walk starting at Crich Butcher's, through the Market Place, up towards Coast Hill and across the fields to Hindersitch Lane then Crich Carr Lane finishing at The Cliff Inn. Dogs welcome, no need to book, just turn up or join us at the The Cliff Inn.


Nordic Walking Introductory Session Part 1 (£25) - 30th April, 7.45-9.45pm (repeated Saturday 11th May)

Suitable for complete beginners, this 2 hour workshop includes lessons 1 & 2 (of 4) of the “Learn to Nordic Walk” course that leads to the NWUK Freedom Card. This workshop can be taken as a stand alone session.

-          Learn the fundamentals of Nordic Walking technique. Gaining forward propulsion from the poles by engaging the correct upper body muscles, understanding correct gait, and coordination
-          Master the hand grip and use of the pole straps in order to develop technique. Adapting the body position and pole angles for walking up and down hills. 


Max Numbers - 12

Age Limit - 18+

No dogs

Fitness Level: Must complete a health screening questionnaire prior to participation. Should be fit enough to walk at a moderate pace on easy terrain for up to 2 hours. 

Food / Drinks: Please bring a small snack and drink with you. 

Kit List: 


·         Comfortable walking shoes or trainers with good treads (shoes are preferable to boots because of the flexibility of the forefoot), however if the weather is poor, boots may be best.

·         Lightweight Waterproof coat

·         Waterproof trousers

·         Close fitting  gloves (not mittens)

·         Hat

·         Small rucksack

·         Small water bottle and snack

·         Any regular medication that you take, even if you think you won’t need it

·            A head torch (not a standard hand held torch)

·         High visibility clothing / vest  (I have some available to borrow – request on booking)

*Booking essential, please call Heather Watson on 07866 368531 or email

Nordic Walking is an enhancement of ordinary walking - it makes something we can all do, twice as effective!It is a specific exercise technique an not simply walking with poles like trecking or rambling. Nordic Walking poles are planted behind you in order to propel you along and engage the upper body as well as the legs. This makes it easier to work quite hard! In order to gain maximum benefit from Nordic Walking, it is essential you learn the correct technique from a qualified instructor. 


Canal and Tea Shop Walk -1st May, 9.30-12.30

A circular 6 mile walk taking in Crich Stand, stunning views over the Derwent Valley, woods and quarries with a tea shop break down on the historic Cromford Canal. (Includes some steep sections).


Geocaching Walk - 2nd May, 5-6pm

An introduction to Geocaching - a walk to discover some hidden 'Geocaches' in Crich. A great way to make a walk more interesting - especially for the kids (or big kids!) Walks will be on well trodden footpaths across the fields and hills locally. If you have a smart phone bring it along and ideally visit the android market / iphone app store and download the free geocaching app. Visit - Geocaching - The Official Global GPS Cache Hunt Site


Moderate Walk - 4th May, 1-3pm

A 5 mile circular walk exploring countryside to the east of Crich. Woodland, fields and ancient farm tracks (may be muddy in places).


Nordic Walking Introductory Session Part 2 (£25) - 7th May

(Details as for Introductory Session part 1, 30th April)

Suitable for those who have completed the Introductory workshop and want to continue to improve technique and gain more from Nordic Walking. You must have completed an Introductory workshop in order to attend.

Build on your skills with lessons 3 & 4 of the “Learn to Nordic Walk” Course:

-          Adding more speed through improved technique, understanding how your body reacts to exercises and learning how to stay within your comfort zone

-          Improving posture and understanding how to use technique, distance, speed and terrain to constantly ensure you get the most out of Nordic Walking.





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