This new pastime was created in Finland, where the people were possibly slightly dissatisfied with the traditional method of walking! However, again my ignorance shines through as Nordic Walking seems to have many health benefits as it uses 80% of our muscles, strengthens our breathing capacity and heart function, helps us lose weight, is good for our joints etc etc.... basically it seems pretty beneficial and not an activity to be missed out on!
So, this morning I woke up bright and early, I dressed in the appropriate gear excited to start what I hoped to become a new hobby. But alas, a quick email check revealed that due to the glorious Welsh weather the walk had been cancelled! I will now have to wait a week to embark on a Nordic walk.......however in the meantime I will share a few pictures of some stunning walks I have managed to do in the area over the past few days. These did not involve any exciting activities (or poles), but sometimes you can't beat an incredible Welsh view!