Teva – Arrowood Lux WP

These shoes are great ‘country mooching’ shoes – perfect for walking over uneven terrain, through long wet grass, and great on Tarmac too. The pillow-like comfort and waterproofness is a great combination, and they look smart with jeans, so you don’t look like you’ve dressed for the Himalayas when you’re wandering around National Trust gardens and the like.

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Leki C100 Trail Stick

What converted me to Nordic Walking is that it improved my walking – I get out and about on two feet a lot – having a dog tends to do that. I’ve always been a fast walker but it transpires that I’ve not been very efficient and my posture tends to make people wince. Adding these poles has straightened my back, and my stride and gait have improved no end and going up hills is now child’s play!

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