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South Downs Nordic Walking is run by Louise Padelopoulos, in the heart of the South Downs National Park. Louise is a qualified International Nordic Walking Instructor and Mountain Leader Trainee.





I am passionate about the natural environment and exploring it on foot. I love nothing better than being outdoors and sharing my love of and passion for walking with others. My walks have taken me from chalk hills of the South Downs through to the moorlands, mountains and ancient landscapes of the North West coast of Scotland.  


Over the years I have learnt the importance of keep healthy and fit, and like many of us I much prefer nature's gym. Keeping well should be enjoyable and fun; not something we struggle to get out of bed or off the sofa for.  I found Nordic Walking to be the perfect solution - it combines exercise, fresh air and good company, plus the odd cup of post-walk tea and cake (all in moderation of course!).


I look foward to seeing you on a walk very soon, Louise.

New Forest March 2017 SDC12488