About Us

‘It’s been more than just improving my fitness and loosing weight; I’ve simply enjoyed being out in the open air in all weathers which has given my life a real buzz – thanks Mark!’  SB, Thames Ditton


goBuzz Nordic Walking is a great way to exercise with like-minded people in the great outdoors such as Richmond Park.  Mark is fully licensed to take groups walking in the Royal Parks which means his insurance, qualifications and risk assessments have all been certified and checked.

Stop Press – Please see the News tab for information on road closures in Richmond Park in September 2018

Nordic Walking Evening Walk Drawdown Schedule

And Informal Gathering

Due to the early closure of the Park as Autumn approaches the evening walks will be revised as follows:

  • Week beginning 10 September – 18:00 hrs from Kingston Gate car park
  • Week beginning 24 September – 17:30 hrs from Kingston Gate car park
  • The last evening walk will be on Wednesday 26 September
  • Monday 1 October – 19:30 hrs The Black Horse Pub, Norbiton, KT2 6QP

Summer Programme (1 July –  30 September 2018):


09:15 – 10:45 Monday Morning Walk (Grade 3*), Roehampton Gate

18:30 – 19:30 Evening Walk (Grade 2.5*), Pembroke Lodge (see above ref Autumn drawdown)


09:15 – 10:45 Regular Walk (Grade 3.5*), Roehampton Gate


18:30 – 19:30 Evening Walk (Grade 2.5*), Pembroke Lodge (see above ref Autumn drawdown)


09:30 – 10:30 The Nordic Stroll (Grade 2*), Pembroke Lodge


09:00 – 10:30 Regular Walk (overall grade 3* but up to 3.5* for lead group), Broomfield Hill

Saturday   09:00 – 10:30 Regular Walk (Grade 3*), Kingston Gate

11:00 – 12:00 Gentle Walk (2.5*), Kingston Gate

*Grading System

The grade (number after title of walk) equates to the maximum speed (mph) that we would achieve during that walk.  It is also the minimum speed that someone joining that walk should be able to maintain for the duration of that walk.  It doesn’t mean to say that we will be walking constantly at that speed.  But we will endeavour to get to that speed as conditions permit.

Next Learn to Nordic Walk Course

Normally people who start Nordic Walking need to do a technique course first.  The course consists of 4 x one hour lessons spread over 4 weeks, gradually building up the technique and use of the poles.  There is a Friday morning course starting on 2 November (at 11:00 hrs) and a Saturday lunchtime course on 3 November (at 12:30 hrs) both starting from Kingston Gate car park in Richmond Park.  If you can’t make one Friday you can attend the Saturday lesson instead (and vice versa).

To book click on the Activities tab and scroll down to the relevant course.

For more information phone 07544776754 or email – gobuzznordicwalking@gmail.com.

Not sure if Nordic Walking is for you? Taster Walk Wednesday 26 September, 10:00 hrs at Pembroke Lodge

This taster Nordic Walk, costing only £5, gets you started with the basics.  It gives you a feel for Nordic Walking and helps you decide whether you would like to learn the full technique by joining one of the Learn to Nordic Walk courses.  To book go to the Activities tab, scroll down to the Taster Walk.

Lesson one of the Learn to Nordic Walk Course (2 or 3 November) can also be used as a Taster Walk for only £12.

For more information phone 07544776754 or email – gobuzznordicwalking@gmail.com. 

Sports Massage

Level 3 qualified (St Mary’s University) offering 3 types of massage: Sports, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Stretching or Relaxation massage.  Phone or email for more details regarding appointments, cost etc or visit https://gobuzzmassage.co.uk/

Personal Training at a glance:

Personal training conducted outdoors or from the comfort of your own home/garden.  The goBuzz personal training classes vary as follows:

– Traditional one-to-one

– One-to-one using Nordic Walking as the exercise medium

– Small group training (max group size 4)

– Small group training using Nordic Walking as the exercise medium (max group size 4)

Mark is also a running coach helping people improve their running technique.  He has trained groups and individuals to prepare for marathons as well as those that just wish to make their parkrun a bit easier!


Nordic Walking Instructor

Master Personal Trainer

Sports Massage Therapist

First Aid (First Responder)

DBS Checked

Registered Fitness Professional Level 2 and 3

Fitness and Motivation Coach

Certificate in Nutrition and Weight Management

Certificate in Functional Training and Sports

Certificate in Clinical Exercise and Specific Populations

Certificate in Motivation and Lifestyle Coaching

Leadership in Running Fitness

AthleFit Coach

Mountain Leader (Summer)

Mountain Expedition Leader (Winter)

Mark Pattinson

Mark founded goBuzz Nordic Walking and Personal Training in order to share his love of walking. As well as being a Nordic Walking instructor Mark is also a fully qualified Personal Trainer and Mountain Leader. He has been lucky enough to lead groups trekking in the Himalayas, the Alps, Mount Kenya and all the major National Parks in the UK. However, don’t be afraid, the classes are set at a pace commensurate with the fitness levels of those taking part and designed to help you achieve your own personal fitness goals.

Nordic Walking offers huge benefits for people who have reduced fitness due to injury, illness, lack of exercise or confidence; another reason why Mark decided to become an instructor. There is no greater pleasure for a fitness instructor than seeing clients improve and get much more out of each and every day. Nordic Walking can be modified for any level of fitness and ability. If you want to improve your posture, breathing, stamina, mobility, flexibility and tone your muscles then join me in Richmond Park. Plus, the social aspect of Nordic Walking is a key part of its success. Nordic Walking is a fabulous and enjoyable way to exercise.


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