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. New for 2015 we now also have fortnightly walks in Victoria Park and a monthly walk in Mile End.

Weekly walks schedule

Bethnal Green Walking Group

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

Time: Thursdays 11:30am to 12:30pm

Contact: wilma.bol@nhs.net or 07908 351510

Merchant Street Health Centre, E3

Time: Tuesdays, 9:30-11am

Contact: Luckey Begum on 07507 556922 or Luckey.Begum@bbbc.org.uk

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

Time: Tuesdays, 9:30-11am

Contact: Riarna Pinnock on 07507 556 923 or Riarna.Pinnock@bbbc.org.uk

Trussler Hall, Grundy Street, E14

Time: Wednesdays, 10-11.30am

Contact: Lillian Leonard on 020 7987 4961

Appian Court, Parnell Road, E3 (over-50s walk)

Time: Thursdays, 9.30-11am

Contact: Ricky Sian on 07507 556 908 or Jagdish.Sian@bbbc.org.uk

St Paul's Way Centre, 84 St Paul's Way, E3 (women-only walk)

Time: Thursdays, 9.30-11am

Contact: Khudeja Chowdhury on 07951 034 656 or Khudeja.Chowdhury@bbbc.org.uk

Gill Street Health Centre, Limehouse, E14

Time: Thursdays, 1.30-3pm

Contact: Tracy Tundervary on 07827 966323 or tracy.tundervary@nhs.net

Wilton's Music Hall, Graces Alley, E1

Time: Fridays, 9.30-10.30am

Contact: David Graham on 020 3468 5670 or d.graham@wiltons.org.uk

Monthly Mile End half-hour walks

Time: 1st Wednesday of the month, meet outside Mile End tube station, 10am-10.30am

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

Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

Themed history and wildlife walks each month.

Contact: Ken Greenway on 07904 186 981

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.

Bethnal Green

This is a joint activity run by the Club, The Mission Practice in Cambridge Heath Road and a Health Trainer from the Osmani Centre.

Time: Thursdays 11.30am to 12.30pm, leave from the Bethnal Green Library.
Contact: wilma.bol@nhs.net or 07908 351510.