A warm halcyon autumnal day in Heaton Park feeling on top of the world with a panoramic view of Manchester and beyond, life couldn’t be better! I started Nordic walking with a taster day followed by a course and since getting my NWUK freedom passport have enjoyed a variety of walks in lovely locations. Following a nasty attack of shingles and feeling that I had lost some of my ‘joie de vie’ I feel that I am really benefiting from my walks with Susan. I am rebuilding my body strength and improving my stamina.The walks are companionable and I have met like-minded people. Purchasing my own poles enables me to walk whenever I want to, feel energised and enrich the mind body and soul. Many thanks for today’s walk feel energised.