British Nordic Walking Events for 2021

The events theme for 2021 is "working together" 

This year we'll be working with partners to provide plenty of Nordic Walking opportunities. Covid-willing some of these will be real-world events. Others will be virtual races and challenges in collaboration with some of our favourite organisations.

Upcoming events

The Bun Run, Welbeck Estate

A 5km or 10km through beautiful parkland at Welbeck Estate, north Nottinghamshire, including areas not normally open to the public.

The Bun Run Welbeck

Date: Saturday, 11 September 2021
Time: 10:00am
Venue: Welbeck Estate, Welbeck, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 3LL
Max Entries: 1,000
Distance: 5km, 10km

Nordic Walkers are very welcome.

Let's Walk Bristol

A weekend full of walks and activities to suit all fitness levels with social events in the evenings. Most of the walks are Nordic walking friendly.

Lets Walk Bristol

Date: Weekend of 1st-3rd October 2021
Time: Start times vary depending on the walk.
Venue: Locations in and around Bristol

More details and booking here...




Thoresby Leaf Kick

A terrific autumnal trail run in the beautiful grounds of Thoresby Park, north Nottinghamshire.

Thoresby Leaf Kick

Date: Sunday, 17th October 2021
Time: 10:30am
Venue: Thoresby Park, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire NG22 9EP
Max Entries: 1,500
Distance: 5km, 10km, 10miles + 13.1miles

Nordic Walkers are welcome and given their own start time.

More details and booking here...

Curious Coddiwomple Challenge Walk

Choose to walk one, two or three of the self-guided walks in the Goring Gap on the borders of Oxfordshire and Berkshire.

Curious Coddiwomple challenge walk

Date: Sunday, 24th October 2021
Time: Registration from 8:30am, arrive for your time slot
Venue: The Morrell Room, Church Lane, Streatley RG8 9HT
Max Entries: 75
Distance: Three routes, each approximately 5 miles/8km

Walkers and Nordic Walkers only. No runners, no dogs.

More details and booking here...

Past events

Race the moon

Virtual challenge to complete 28 miles in 28 days that runs from 12 April 2021 to 11 May 2021

Race the moon challenge for Parkinson's

Race the moon is a fantastic initiative from our friends at Sport Parkinson's, raising money through this virtual challenge for Cure Parkinson's and their own fund to support people living with Parkinson's to become more active.

The race begins on 12 April after a virtual gathering on 11 April, World Parkinson's Day. The mission is to encourage people with Parkinson’s, their families and their friends to complete as many miles as they can, using the time to discover new and different sports and activities, whilst they #RaceTheMoon in a series of challenges that are out of this world.

You can join the challenge on Race Nation to complete 28 miles in 28 days (or more if you like).

Event hashtags: #RaceTheMoon #28in28 #ExerciseMatters

Grimsthorpe Gallop

Set in the beautiful grounds of Grimsthorpe Castle, in the delightfully charming Lincolnshire countryside just 10mins off the A1.

Grimsthorpe Gallop 2021 Nordic Walking

Date: Sunday, 13th June 2021
Time: 09:00am
Venue: Grimsthorpe Castle, Bourne, PE10 0LZ
Max Entries: 1,000
Distance: 5km, 10km, 10miles + 13.1miles

Nordic Walkers are welcome and given their own start time.