Nordic Walking Festival Huge Success


ON September 13 – 15th, 2019, Grub’s attended the fourth Purbeck Nordic Walking Festival in the beautiful county of Dorset.

Also known as the Purplebeck Fest, this annual event brings Nordic Walking fans from across the UK together to enjoy workshops, evening entertainment and of course some stunning walks around the Isle of Purbeck.

Walkers could explore the Jurassic Coast, Brownsea Island, Old Harry Rocks and see the famous small cob and thatch cottage, the birthplace of English author Thomas Hardy.

During the event there were also two distance challenges – a 16 mile route and a 27 mile marathon across rugged terrain.


As well as the walks there were workshops for everyone to get involved with, like perfecting the Nordic Walking technique, yoga, belly dancing, stretching, to a Smovey Workout and many more. 

There was also music entertainment on the Saturday evening with everyone coming together, gathering around the fire with a beverage or having a good dance until late – the Nordic Walkers know how to boogie!

Grub’s have recently teamed up with Nordic Walking UK because of the Discover Shoe. This innovative trainer has standout features to benefit the Nordic Walker.


The RollinGait™ system which is a sole unit that curves along with the foot to meet maximum movement and impact and increases the fluidity of motion, reducing discomfort in lower limbs even after hours of use.

Made from a tough, snag resistant Diamond Rip-Stop™ nylon outer, makes the shoe a strong, versatile piece of footwear perfect for the outdoor terrain and unpredictable weather. 

The waterproof, breathable Hydri-Fuse™ moisture wicking bootie lining, wicks away moisture and helps to provide a comfortable feel, keeping feet warm and dry during fast paced activities.


Said David Foster, CEO of Grub’s Boots Ltd.: “It was brilliant to attend the Nordic Walking festival as it gave us the opportunity to meet the amazing Nordic Walking team and see all the members of this organisation coming together for the love of their sport.

“Thank you to everyone who came to see us on the Grub’s stand in the retail tent, it was great to hear your feedback on our Discover Shoe and we look forward to supporting the Nordic Walking ventures in the future.”