Finding your activities

Getting active as you are older is a great thing to do. There is plenty of choice of activity in Camden. Ranging from a walk to a workout at a wide range of venues, from community centres to gyms.

 

  • Find all the fun and favourite activities for older adults near you using our Camden Sports and Physical activity map.
     
  • Several Camden leisure centres provide specialist classes for older adults, often with a strong social element. In the south of the Borough the YMCA has great over 60s club.
     
  • Working in partnership with Camden Council, Better provide leisure opportunities for Camden residents including the Better Camden 55+ Club Activity Programme
     
  • Recommend me provides information about a much wider range of activities, including physical activity in Camden for over 65s. 

Choosing the right level of physical activity

Getting active can make a massive difference to your health and well-being,  if you want to find sessions that work at the right level for you, the pyramid diagram below explains types of activity and the qualifications of instructors who might lead them.

Whilst any physical activity is good, if you have a health condition or  want to get your strength back after a fall, it is good idea to  find one that is delivered by someone who is qualified to work with your age group or health condition.

Older Adults Physical Activity Guide

View the Older Adults Physical Activity Guide

Older adult pyramid diagram

 

Free swimming

Did you know free swimming is available for Camden residents aged 60+, weekdays 7am-12pm at our Better Camden leisure centres?  To access this offer, all you need is to be a Camden resident and have a Pay and Play card which costs £5.50 per year. 


If you are interested in swimming but feel you have limited mobility so you aren’t able to access the pool, at Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre and Kentish Town Sports Centre we have a PoolPod. This is the latest innovation to access the pool in a safe, secure and friendly way.
 

 

Camden Health Walk

Join our free weekly health walks.

Our organised walks are relaxed, friendly and a great chance to meet new people.

At each of our walks, there are toilets and benches along the route. Many of our walks also finish at cafes for social opportunities.

No prior booking needed  (apart from the Camden Carers Walk) , although each group meets 10 minutes before the walk starts and leaves promptly. Walks typically last 30-90 minutes. No specialist equipment needed, just wear clothes and shoes comfortable for walking.

 

Mondays

Name: Hampstead Heath Walk - a more challenging walk

Time: 10am - 12pm

Meeting Point: Hampstead Heath Overground Station, South End Road, NW3 2QD

Transport: Buses 46, 168, C11

Booking Needed: No, just arrive at the meeting point

 

Name: Parliament Hill Walk- a leisurely walk

Time: 10am - 11am

Meeting Point: Parliament Hill Cafe 

Transport: Buses 214, C11 or C2 William Ellis School  or Train - Gospel Oak Overground Station

Booking Needed: No, just arrive at the meeting point

 


Tuesdays

Name: Likewise Walk - anyone is welcome, it starts at the mental health and well-being centre

Time: 2pm - 3pm

Meeting Point: Likewise, 9 Fairhazel Gardens, NW6 3SG

Transport: South Hampstead Overgorund Station or Swiss Cottage Underground Station or Buses 268, 46, 31, 189

Booking Needed: No, just arrive at the meeting point

 

 

Wednesdays

Name: Regent's Park Walk - these walks are held every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month

Time: 9:45am - 3pm

Meeting Point: West Euston Partnership One Stop Shop, 29-31 Hampstead Road, NW1 3JA

Transport: Warren Street Station or Euston Station or  Buses 24, 27, 29, 134

Booking Needed: No, just arrive at the meeting point

 


Thursdays

Name: Regent's Park Women's Walk

Time: 10:30am - 11:30am

Meeting Point: Green Light Pharmacy, 64-62 Hampstead Road, NW1 2NU

Transport: Warren Street Station or  Euston Station or  Buses 24, 27, 29, 134

Booking Needed: No, just arrive at the meeting point

 

Name: Camden Carers Walk

Time: 10:30am - 11:30am

Booking Needed: Yes, please call in advance to book your place - 0207 428 8953

 


Fridays

Name: Queens Crescent Walk - this walk is for adults with learning disabilities

Time: 12pm - 12:30pm

Meeting Point: Queens Crescent Community Association, 45 Ashdown Crescent, NW5 4QE

Transport: Buses 24, 46, 393 or Gospel Oak Overground Station or Chalk Farm Underground Station 

 

 


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