The Purbeck Nordic Walking Marathon and Purbeck Nordic 16

Nordic Walking UK and the PURBECK Marathon team have joined forces to create two stunning challenge events specifically for Nordic Walkers which we believe will grow into legendary routes for enthusiasts from around the world

Come and enjoy spectacular scenery and camaraderie as you challenge YOURSELF to tackle these iconic routes along the Coastal paths and wild terrain of the Isle of Purbeck. Whilst there are medals and T shirts for all finishers, these events are not all about speed or racing so feel free to take part as a group or to go it alone.

You will walk along cliff tops, through country parks, past stunning coves and through lost villages. Views of Castles, steam railways, lighthouses and breath taking scenery will make up for the tough parts where you will be climbing or descending the chalk ridges to define the area which is a World heritage site.

The challenges are not lead walks so you do need to enter separately and get a number in order to take part so we can make sure you finish and get the medal! 

Go on challenge yourself and think how good it will feel when you cross the finish line and can enjoy the BBQ on the grassy slopes overlooking Swanage Bay!

See you there!

The Purbeck Nordic Marathon

Takes place on the 16th September 2017

The Purbeck Nordic 16

Takes place on the 16th September 2017

NEW for 2017 we are showcasing SPEED HIKING on the 27 mile event.

This new sport is for those who like to cover the ground fast with poles! If you enter this category, it is acceptable to run where appropriate and even bound or skip your way round!

Please note that none of the above are acceptable in the NW categories

The Purbeck Nordic Walking Festival

Thank you to everybody who took part in the 2017 Purbeck Festival - see you all next year!

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