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Coreconcept Nordic Walking Holidays and Events

We are delighted to announce this exciting joint trip with Nicky Sproson from Nics Nordic Walking.

This iconic 20 route leads you around the Lake Shores of Ullswater over 3 days, giving views into the mountains as far as Blencathra and the Helvellyn range as you summit Gowbarrow.

We arrive on Sunday 21st July to start walking on Monday for 3 days.

You can choose to stay over for another night at the end of the trip or leave after the walking on Wednesday. Whichever way you do it there are lots of options for you to stay to enjoy this super trip with us.

The cost of this Walking Holiday will include:
• 2 Dinners in the village of Glenridding
• 2 Lunch boxes – Nicky Sproson specials – no rubbish, and far too healthy lunches!
• 1 lunch in the secret café in the fells – Lowther Barn at Sandwick
• 3 x Ullswater Steamer Trips either to start or finish your walk
• 3 days of guided walking around the route by Nics Nordic Walks team of experienced walk leaders, giving guidance over the typical Lakeland terrain.
• OPTIONAL EXTRA – Mountain Day to be designed by Nic with the group who choose this option – many many options available for different ascents or technicalities! (additional cost of £30 per person, minimum 6 persons.
• OPTIONAL EXTRA – Navigation talk by Charles Sproson of Mountain Run – £95 costs to be shared between everyone attending

Price: £295 (£100 deposit payable upon booking)

Suggested Accommodation:
Inn On The Lake -– lovely Hotel right on the lake shore of Ullswater – recommended by Nic
(Nics Nordic Walks Special Rate – quote ‘Ullswater Way’ when booking)
Inn On the Lake Rates negotiated for this break:
£190.00 Standard View (no views), per room, per night
£210.00 Fell View per room, per night
£105.00 Fell View single room, per night
£230.00 Lake View per room, per night

The Glenridding hotel alternative hotel in Glenridding
The Patterdale Hotel -cheap and cheerful in Patterdale, the next door village 1 mile away

Lovely B&B’s:
Crookabeck Luxury Farmhouse – a Fabulous farmhouse in Patterdale
Crookey Cottage – Patterdale, next door to Crookabeck and home of Hazel the holistic massage girl! Also traditional farmhouse
Beech House – Glenridding
Mosscrag Guest House – Glenridding
Deepdale and Dovedale – Glenridding


Reserve your place through Sam via 07860478409

For all the below events please book via the booking system on the calendar page –

Well Fest Derby – Saturday September 29th 8-4pm

Join us at the Well Fest Derby 2018 at the Round House, refer us to friends to try out Nordic Walking at this event or come along and see the vast range of Wellbeing for health, mind and food for yourselves. Hosting some amazing local health and fitness talent showcasing the latest in exercise and wellness from the independent sector. As well as experts for the mind and soul with a collection of healthy food to get your taste buds tingling.

Blenheim Palace and the Picture Perfect Parkland – Friday October 26th/27th 2018

Join Kate Wilkinson from Dreaming Spires Nordic Walking and Coreconcept Mid Derbyshire Nordic Walking for this bespoke day with the option of staying over.

Together we have designed a day that will tick all the boxes that you need from an Adventure day/days out. Starting in Woodstock, Oxfordshire we will be walking around the parkland and footpaths of Blenheim Palace with spectacular views of the palace and the stunning vistas created by Capability Brown. Stopping in Coombe for lunch and an optional visit to the Oxfordshire museum and a cuppa at the end of the day in the museum or at a cafe, followed by dinner at The Crown pub in Woodstock.

Join us on a beautiful circular walk the following day from Thrupp, which will take us along the canal, across fields and through woodland. We’ll finish the walk at Annie’s Tea Room where you’ll get the opportunity to enjoy the famous freshly baked scones (highly recommended!).

Advance booking essential – If you decide to stay overnight very early room reservation will be required. I have included some suggestions in the listing.

Culture Fest and Dinner Walk – Wednesday October 31st 2018

Join us on a mid-afternoon cultural tour of Derby Cathedral Tower, a private tour of St Marys Bridge Chapel plus a Discover Derby River and City walk afterwards.
The walk follows on with dinner at Dolce-Salato Italian Restaurant, Queen St.
Advance booking essential – As numbers are really vital for this walk to pre-book all the relevant places I would appreciate early bookings. Tower tickets have sold out for 3.40pm, anyone booking now will be on the 2.40pm tour. This will be a cash sale added on the day payable to Sam who has purchased the tickets.

Christmas at Hardwick Hall – More glass than wall – Thursday November 29th 2018

Hardwick Hall Christmas Nordic Day with Chesterfield Nordic Walking and Coreconcept Mid Derbyshire Laura Daniels from Chesterfield Nordic Walking is hosting this special day for us.
We have planned a 3-hour walk and this will be split into two parts including a tour around the inside of Hardwick Hall which will be decorated for Christmas.The Hall was home to Bess of Hardwick and was also used as Malfoy Manor in the Harry Potter Film “The Deathly Hallows Part 1″ so it’s a
must see for any Potter fans!
Advance booking essential – no late bookings please.

Traditional Christmas Festive Nordic Walk and Lunch – Friday December 7th

Once again we will be meeting up to celebrate the season in true Coreconcept stile. If this will be your first time joining us then all I can say is ‘get the tinsel ready’! We love dressing up.
You do not have to join us on the walk to attend the lunch but you do need to inform Sam for your menu choices. Menus will be going out very soon so please book this day in order to receive your menu choice.

Watch this space for more trips announced soon:

Chamonix June 2019