Purbeck Nordic Walking Festival HUB and General Info

14th - 16th September 2018

HUB and General Info

For 2018 we have a unique and exclusive new HUB in a stunning location just outside Corfe Castle.

It has direct transport links to Wareham and Swanage (road, bus and steam train) plus plenty of parking but its biggest benefit by far if that there are so many amazing walks directly from the Hub and Corfe Castle. Finally, we have been able to add lots more in the way of workshops, presentations, retail outlets, caterers and new for 2018, a music stage to ensure the social side of things does not disappoint!

We will still have a mini HUB (see below) in Swanage and there will be the same amount of walks and workshops as before so it’s still a great place to stay and feel part of things. There will be a mini bus after the social events back from the HUB to Swanage too!

We listen to feedback and made this move partly due to feedback about the social events but also because the festival is growing rapidly and we want to make sure we create a magical experience for everybody. In the past we shared the HUB area in Swanage with the Running Marathon event – although it was a fab location, it meant we were limited in what we could offer in the way of walks and entertainment (due to its urban location). It also meant we had no space for workshops on the Sunday when runners were finishing their event and had less say over the standard of catering etc. 2018 will be fully managed by the NWUK Festival Team (apart from the challenges).

What’s on at the Hub?

The HUB is where we hold presentations, demos and workshops as well as start a lot of walks.

It is where you come to register (and pick up your goodie bag etc.) and get to mingle with other Nordic Walkers as you enjoy browsing the NWUK store and sampling lovely Dorset fayre!

Stalls confirmed so far are:

This year we will also have a FRIDAY NIGHT Supper at the HUB (one of several amazing Friday Night Supper walks see below) which will ensure lots of carbs for those attending the challenges who will also be able to attend a workshop with tips for the gruelling distance events the next day!

On Saturday we will have the PURPLEBECK SPECTACULAR event with a choice of brilliant food options, a bar and live music all set in our tranquil and unique rustic HUB.

OTHER SOCIAL EVENTS

The whole festival is one big social event with cream Tea walks and other themed extravaganzas but watch out for the FRIDAY NIGHT SUPPER walks which are a perfect way to get straight into the spirit wherever you may be staying.

We want you to enjoy the hospitality for the areas so we have pre-booked places at some of the most iconic locations!

These include:-

Paella on the Beach at Joes Café
Fish n Chips Seaside style supper
Pasta Party for the challenge participants
Perfect Pub Walk Supper
Arne Campfire Supper
More to come – watch this space

The Mini Hubs

Thanks to our amazing Partners in and round Purbeck we also have several mini HUBs where we will have a dedicated event host to meet and greet you, provide info and check you into your walks and workshops.

Durlston Country Park

One of the most stunning Country Parks in the UK this park encompasses part of the South west Coastal Path and features everything from cliff top lighthouses and rocky paths to tranquil meadows and ancient woodland.

There is also a Visitor Centre and café which are perfect after the workout walks which are a strong favourite at this location.

Swanage Sand Pit fields in partnership with Tpow

Our sea front HUB in busy bustling and beautiful Swanage.

This is where the challenges finish and where we host many of our Swanage walks and workshops.

RSPB Arne

As part of a much wider partnership with the RSPB which gives NWUK and local Instructors exclusive access to parts of this famous reserve (featured on BBC Autumn watch and Countryfile).

We will have a mini HUB to help us co-ordinate the huge range of walks and activities which will include special Ranger lead walks and a Campfire Supper on the Friday night.

Purbeck  Festival
Key Locations and Hubs

Main Festival Hub

The Main Hub, opposite
Norden
Park and Ride,
just outside Corfe Castle

Main Festival Hub

A351, Wareham BH20, UK

Durlston Country Park

One of the most stunning
Country Parks in the UK
this park encompasses part
of the South west Coastal Path

Durlston Country Park

7 Lighthouse Rd, Swanage BH19 2JH, UK

Swanage Sand Pit fields Hub

Our sea front HUB in busy
bustling and beautiful Swanage

Swanage Sand Pit fields Hub

3 De Moulham Rd, Swanage BH19 1NP, UK

RSPB Arne Hub

As part of a much wider partnership
with the RSPB which gives NWUK
and local Instructors exclusive
access to parts of this famous reserve

RSPB Arne Hub

RSPB Arne, Wareham BH20 5BJ, UK

The Purbeck Nordic Walking Festival

2018 Festival dates – 14th, 15th and 16th September!

11 + 10 =

Contact

Contact: NWUK Festival team
Email : gill@nordicwalking.co.uk
Tel : 0333 1234540
Address : Exercise Anywhere Ltd
French Grass Works
Kingston Road
Worth Matravers
Dorset
BH19 3JP