About Me

Having spent most of my personal life keeping fit and taking part in sport and fitness activities, walking, living and working on Dartmoor, working in the Leisure and Fitness Industry, I decided I needed a new activity to help to keep me fit.

I love the outdoors, don’t particularly like running but wanted something more than walking. On a recent sabbatical – travelling around Europe with my Husband and 2 dogs in our Motorhome for 15 months, I discovered Nordic Walking …

I bought a set of poles, looked up the technique on Google and gave it a try … but found I had trekking poles not Nordic Walking poles (yes there is a difference!).

Trying to learn the Nordic Walking technique from the internet didn’t really work for me, but I could feel the benefits, especially walking the hills, there are a lot of hills in the Alps! I wanted to learn more and realised I could help others to learn too, so when we returned home from our travels I trained to become a Nordic Walking Instructor with British Nordic Walking and Nordic Walking UK … and, in 2014, I established Dartmoor Nordic Walking, passing on my knowledge and experience to you.

I have since added Level 2 Fitness Walking, Level 3 Exercise Referral and Outdoor First Aid to my qualifications and am now a Level 3 Personal Trainer.

Denise Horner