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, Bow Road Methodist Church, Merchant Street, E3

Time: Mondays 10.30am to 12noon

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

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

Time: Tuesdays, 10-11am

Contact: Valerie Sheekey on 07941 800 694.

Chrisp Street Market (meeting outside Post Office), E14

Time: Wednesdays, 10-11.30am

Contact: Lillian Leonard on 020 7987 4961

Watts Grove Group (meeting outside Lighthouse Baptist Church), 135 Devons Road, E3

Time: Thursdays, 10-11.30am

Contact: Naseema Begum on 07939 586955.

Bethnal Green Library Walking Group, E2

Time: Thursdays, 11.30am-1pm

Contact: Anne Ambrose on 07762 473 665 or anne.ambrose@btinternet.com.
Mike Beauchamp on 07941 538 691 or mikeabeauchamp@hotmail.com.

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: First 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.