Walk Tower Hamlets

Rambers wellbeing walks logoWalk Tower Hamlets is our local scheme of wellbeing walks. There are six weekly walking groups across the borough.

All are based at a local health centre or community centre. Their walks last about 60 to 90 minutes, ending back at the centre. Some of the groups also explore further afield with monthly walks using the DLR to explore alternative destinations.

A weekly wellbeing 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 relevant walk leader before your first walk. Just let them know you’re joining and double-check the arrangements for meeting up.

Weekly walks schedule

Zacchaeus Project, Bethnal Green Methodist Church, Approach Road, E2 9JP (over 50s)

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 5ED

Time: Tuesdays, 10am to 11.30am
Contact: Valerie Sheekey on 07941 800 694

Bow Strollers, Bow Idea Store, Gladstone Place, E3 5EU (for those who prefer a shorter, gentle walk)

Time: Tuesdays, 11am to 12noon
Contact: Philip Kanner on 07873 792 926 or 020 7729 4037

Harford Centre, 115 Harford Street, E1 4FG

Time: Tuesdays, 11.30 am to 1pm

Contact: Khalida Maleque on 020 7780 3113 or khalida.maleque@oceanregeneration.org.uk

Watts Grove (meeting outside the Lighthouse Baptist Church), 135 Devons Road, E3 3QX

Time: Thursdays, 10am to 11.30am
Contact: Naseema Begum on 07939 586 955 or naseema_begum77@hotmail.com

Bethnal Green Library, Bethnal Green Gardens, Cambridge Heath Road, E2 0HL

Time: Thursdays, 11am to 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 8HQ

Time: Thursdays, 1.30 pm to 3pm
Contact: Nick Nickleton-Kumordjie on 07720 891 246 or nyckletyns@gmail.com.

Mile End walking group, meeting outside Mile End tube station

Time: On the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month, 11.30am –1pm
Contact: Philip Kanner on 07873 792 926 or 020 7729 4037

Interested in joining a group?

If you're interested in joining any of the groups – and they’re all free – then it's always best to contact the walk leader in advance of your first walk.

This is so they can look out for you and to double-check the arrangements for meeting up as these can change. At your first walk, you'll need to complete a short registration form.

Find out more about the wellbeing walks in Tower Hamlets.

“It’s almost impossible not to feel good when we’re walking outdoors – it’s a natural mood-booster! And the great news is we don’t need to walk far or fast to feel its effects on our health and wellbeing. Simply getting out is a tonic for our minds and bodies, and it can be sociable too.”

Ramblers Wellbeing Walks

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