Walk Tower Hamlets

healthy borough walking programmes

Walk Tower Hamlets is our local health walk scheme. There are currently eight weekly walking groups across the borough – all are based at a local health centre or community centre. These walks typically last about 60 to 90 minutes, ending back at the centre, with some of the groups also exploring further afield with monthly walks using the DLR to get to alternative destinations.

A weekly health walk can be a good way to get regular exercise, meet new people and explore the borough. Don’t worry if you’re a beginner – all levels of walking ability are welcome and there’s a good chance you’ll make new friends as you walk together. It’s best to contact the walk leader before your first walk, just to double-check the arrangements for meeting up.

Weekly walks schedule

Zacchaeus Project, Walter Newby Centre, Approach Road, E2 (over 50s walk)

Time: Mondays 10:30am to 12noon

Contact: Debbie Brady on 020 8983 1568 or debbie.brady@mcth.org.uk

St Stephen’s Health Centre, William Place,off Roman Road, E3

Time: Tuesdays, 10am-11am

Contact: Graham Barker on 07919 221 806 or graham@walkeast.org

Trussler Hall, Grundy Street, E14

Time: Wednesdays, 10am-11.30am

Contact: Lillian Leonard on 020 7987 4961

St Paul's Way Medical Centre, Selsey Street, E14

Time: Wednesdays 10:30am-11:30am

Contact: Onika Winston on 020 7536 3695 or owinston@nhs.net

St Paul's Way Community Centre, 83 St Paul's Way, E3

Time: Thursdays, 10-11:30am

Contact: Graham Barker on 07919 221 806 or graham@walkeast.org

Bethnal Green Library Walking Group

This is a joint activity run by the Club and The Mission Practice in Cambridge Heath Road.  They leave from the Bethnal Green Library.

Time: Thursdays, 11:30am - 1pm

Contact: Wilma Bol on 07908 351 510 or wilma.bol@nhs.net

The Limehouse Practice, Gill Street, E14

Time: Thursdays, 1.30-3pm

Contact: Nick Nickleton-Kumordjie on 07720 891 246 or nyckletyns@gmail.com

'Finding your feet' half-hour walks in Mile End

Time: 1st Tuesday of the month, meet outside Mile End tube station, 12:15 - 12:45pm

Contact: Graham Barker on 0791 922 1806 or graham@walkeast.org

If you'd like to join any of the groups, then it's always best to call the walk leader in advance of your first walk, so that they know to look out for you. At your first walk, you'll need to complete a brief questionnaire to ensure that you're registered.

For more information on walking in Tower Hamlets, or to volunteer to lead local walks (training provided), please call Graham Barker on 0791 922 1806 or email graham@walkeast.org for more details.