Nordic Walking Watford was started in 2012 by Jane Thomas, and is now owned and managed by Lead Instructor, Tracy Reeve.
We offer a comprehensive programme of TASTER sessions, LEARN TO NORDIC WALK courses and regular GROUP WALKS all around the Watford area & surrounding countryside. We have walks to suit all levels of fitness and ability and we continue throughout the year.
Tracy, along with our experienced walk leaders, guarantee you a very warm welcome at Nordic Walking Watford. All of our walk leaders have attended both WALK LEADER and FIRST AID training, so you can be confident you are in capable hands.
All of our sessions are friendly and sociable, and many of the regular Nordic walks finish in cafes/pubs for after walk refreshments, so why not come along and make some new friends along the way too!
Tracy is an accredited Instructor and Delivery Partner for Nordic Walking UK. She is the owner of Nordic Walking Watford and delivers Learn to Nordic walk courses, Taster and Refresher sessions, as well as leading regular walks during the week, mainly during school term times.
“Having had two children and several courses of treatment for Breast Cancer, I started 2015 at an all-time low in terms of fitness and wellbeing. I knew I wanted to get back into regular exercise but was struggling to find something that would work for me. I stumbled across Nordic Walking, liked the idea of exercising outdoors and booked my course… I was hooked!
Fast forward to 2019, and I am fitter than I have been for a long time, a few stone lighter and loving Nordic Walking! I now enjoy taking part in endurance walking and successfully completed the iconic Race to the Stones in July 2016, Race to the King and the Purbeck Marathon in 2017 and the Yorkshire Three Peaks in 2018.
I firmly believe that Nordic Walking has something to offer everyone – from those who haven’t exercised for some time through to those who train regularly. As a Nordic Walking Instructor, I aim to encourage and inspire people to get active through Nordic Walking and realise the many benefits it can bring.
Our walks are always enjoyable, even on a rainy day, and the members of our group are very supportive and encouraging of each other.”
Fiona is an accredited NWUK Leader, and will mainly be leading walks during school holidays, but may provide occasional cover for any of the other Adventure walks too.
First Aid trained.
‘I bought some poles a few years ago on the recommendation of my brother. “You’ll love it!” he said. Well this year 2015 at Easter I finally took them out of the cupboard and signed up for Jane’s course. And yes, he was right, I do love Nordic Walking. It’s wonderful getting out into the countryside and seeing parts of the area I never knew existed. I really enjoy the social element and I know I wouldn’t go as far or as fast without the company, never mind going out in the dark. I took part in my first Nordic Walking event in November 2015 and amazed myself by completing the 20km challenge. I’m fitter and happier because of Nordic Walking. Great idea little bro!’
Caroline is an accredited NWUK Leader and will mainly be leading the Sunday Adventure Walks, but will be providing cover for other Adventure walks when needed.
Caroline is First Aid trained
After returning from a stint of traveling overseas, I decided to make more of the wonderful outdoors the UK has to offer. I climbed Snowdon in 2014 and was thirsty for more. I signed up to the Yorkshire 3 peaks challenge for July 2015, which required regular training and I stumbled across Nordic walking. One taster session and I knew it was for me and I haven’t looked back.
I also started running in late 2015 and found Nordic walking a great cross training exercise to that which helped my endeavour to run the London Marathon in 2018. I have Nordic walked my way through a 20km event 2015, Race to the stones 2016, NWUK Purbeck marathon & Scafell Pike 2017, the Yorkshire 3 peaks and the iconic Dales Way 2018.
As well as the obvious physical health benefits, it has been lovely to connect & socialise with like-minded people. Whatever your fitness goal, large or small, Nordic Walking is fabulous for mind, body & soul. I hope to see you out there!
Jacquie has several years experience of walk leading and joined Nordic Walking Watford in Autumn 2019.
Jacquie will be regularly leading our Monday afternoon walk at Rickmansworth.
First Aid trained.
I’ve always worked at keeping myself fit and Nordic Walking ticks all the boxes. Fresh air, good company, and a full-body workout. You can take it gently or you can give it your all. I just love it – even when it’s raining!