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Wellbeing walks in Camden

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Overview

For further information on all things walking please visit Ramblers webpage

For further information including details on how to join Camden’s Wellbeing walks please visit
Camden Wellbeing Walks

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.

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.

10 Benefits of Walking:

  • can help you burn calories 
  • strengthen your heart
  • can help lower your blood sugar
  • eases joint pain
  • boosts immune function 
  • boosts your energy 
  • improves your mood
  • extend your life expectancy 
  • tones your legs
  • creative thinking

Contact us

For more information on Wellbeing walks in Camden or to set up a walk of your own, email [email protected]

Organised walks in Camden

  • For further information on all things walking please visit Ramblers webpage
     
  • For further information including details on how to join Camden’s Wellbeing walks please visit Camden Wellbeing Walks
     
  • Alternatively you can contact our Camden Walks Scheme Coordinator to find out more about the walks, or discuss setting up your own walk. Email: [email protected] 

Organised walks in Camden

Hampstead Heath Leisurely Group

  • Every Monday (except bank holidays) at 9:50am
  • Meeting point: Parliament Hill cafe

Bookings are no longer required, simply turn up to the meeting place.

This walk is suitable for people living with health conditions or mobility issues. Mobility aids welcome. Suitable for slower walkers. There is a sister walk (Hampstead Heath challenging walk) that goes from Hampstead Heath overground station at the same time. We recommend new walkers try this leisurely walk first and if they find it too easy, they can then try out the Hampstead Heath challenging walk.

For further information please visit Hampstead Heath Walks webpage 

Hampstead Heath Challenging Group

  • Every Monday (except bank holidays) at 9:50am
  • Meeting point: Hampstead Heath Overground station
  • Bookings are no longer required, simply turn up to the meeting place. 

This walk goes across the Heath following a different route each week, often diverging from the main paths, so be prepared for uneven ground and walking uphill. After about an hour, the group stops for refreshments at Kenwood or Parliament Hill Café, occasionally venturing further afield to Golders Hill Park.

Participants can either make their own way home or join the walk leaders to return by a shorter route to the starting point opposite Hampstead Heath Overground station. Please wear shoes comfortable for walking in and bear in mind that the Heath can be muddy. You don’t need anything special but avoid open-toed shoes and smooth soles. 

For further information please visit Hampstead Heath Walks webpage

Likewise Walk

This walk will not be running between December and March 2024. It will start again in March, please feel free to contact us on the details below for more information. 

If you’re looking to gently increase your physical activity and meet new people, our weekly excursions around the local area might be just the ticket. Walks start at the Likewise Hub and take in different local spots each week – we’re lucky to have some great green space nearby, and often stop for a coffee and a chat along the way. 

We want our walks to be open to as many people as possible. A Likewise team member will be present in the group if you have any questions along the way, but if there’s anything else we can do to support you to attend please let us know.

For further information on the walk contact Likewise by:

Phone: 020 7278 4437

Email: [email protected]

Kilburn Community Wellbeing Walks

  • Every Tuesday at 10am Coffee/Tea Morning meet up
  • Every Tuesday at 11am - Kilburn Community wellbeing walk begins
  • Meeting point: Rose Cafe, 243 Kilburn High Rd, London NW6 7JN

All walks will be in and around Kilburn. Walk a different route each week, for no more than 40-60 minutes at a comfortable pace.

Join the Kilburn Community Wellbeing Walk, or for further information contact SHAK by:

Phone: 07462 60 450

Email: [email protected]

Bangladeshi Older Women's Walk

  • Every Thursday at 10:15am
  • Meeting point: Third Age Project, Cumberland Market, London, NW1 3RH

To book or for further information on the walk contact Third Age Project by:

Phone: 020 7383 4922 

Email: [email protected] 

Third Age Project: Weekly Wellbeing Walk

  • Every Thursday at 10:30am
  • Meeting point: Third Age Project, Cumberland Market, Regent's Park, London NW1 3RH

This walk is up to 90 minutes long with an optional refreshment stop. Advanced booking is required. 

To book or for further information on the walk contact Third Age Project by:

Phone: 020 7383 4922 

Email: [email protected]

Third Age Project: Monthly Hampstead Heath walk

  • The last Tuesday of every month
  • Starts 10am Meeting point: Third Age Project, Cumberland Market, Regents Park, London, NW1 3RH
  • Duration : 2 hours  

This walk is up to 2 hours long with an optional refreshment stop. The walk is suitable for older people with long-term health conditions or mobility issues. Mobility aids welcome. 

Advance booking essential.

For more information and to book please contact Third Age Project by:

Phone: 020 7383 4922 

Email [email protected]

Camden Carers Walk

This is a closed group walk specifically for those people who care for others in Camden and are registered with Camden Carers.

For further details and for booking please contact Camden Carers by:

Phone: 020 7428 8950

Email: [email protected]   

Queen's Crescent Walk

  • Fridays (term time only) at 12pm
  • Meeting point: The Dome 170 Weedington Road, Queens Crescent NW5 4NU

This walk was originally set up for people with learning disabilities, but everyone is welcome. The walk is hosted by QQF (Quite Quite Fantastic Charity)

For further details about this walk please contact QQF by:

Phone: 07817 192 839 

Email: [email protected] 

Rise and Shine – an early morning mindful walk

 A gentle paced, mindful walk to re-energise and rejuvenate you mid-week! Ideal for individuals who love walking first thing, want to stretch their legs on the way to work or before working from home. The sessions are led by Mimi, an experienced ecotherapist, meditation and walk leader. As a mindful walk, the first half of the walk will be silent, with the second half of the walk open for socialising of you wish. Please note that we ask that you turn off completely all smart devices/watches/phones for the duration of the walk so as not to disturb the group or your own experience. 

This is a linear walking route which goes through Primrose Hill and Regents Park following a different route each week, we often diverge from the main paths, so be prepared for uneven ground and walking uphill. Please wear shoes comfortable for walking in and bear in mind that the park can be muddy at times. You don’t need anything special but avoid open-toed shoes and smooth soles. We will sometimes go to a nearby cafe after the walk and everyone is free to join or to make their own way home or to work at the end of the walk. 

You will be asked to fill in a walker registration form on your first walk so please leave enough time for this. Do note that you must be there for the registration at the start of the walk to participate on the walk and cannot join part way through. 

The start and finish locations will vary from week to week so to stay up to date and get information on any changes then please ensure that you check Mimis website the night before or the morning of the walk, details below. Mimi also sends live updates of walks and any changes to scheduled events on her Telegram app group channel, which you are more than welcome to join. 

If you'd like to attend this walk please turn up to the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. All walks will leave on time.

1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month 
Starts at 7:30am sharp (meet at 7:15am)

For information go to www.pasithea.me or speak to Mimi on your first walk. 
 

Walk Timetable 

Monday

Walk Hampstead Heath More challenging walk Hampstead Heath Leisurely walk
Time 10am - 12pm 10am - 11am
Meeting Point Hampstead Heath Overground Station, 
South End Road, 
NW3 2QD
Parliament Hill Cafe
Transport links Bus - 46, 168, C11 Bus - 214, C11 or C2 to William Ellis School

Train - Gospel Oak Overground Station

 

Tuesday

Walk Likewise Walk Third Age Project Monthly Hampstead Heath Wellbeing Walk
Time 1pm - 3pm 10am - 12pm
Meeting Point Likewise,
8 Fairhazel Gardens,
NW6 3SG
Third Age Project, Cumberland Market, Regents Park, London, NW1 3RH
Transport links Train - South Hampstead Overground station, Swiss Cottage Underground station 10 minute walk from Euston station

 

Walk Kilburn Community Wellbeing Walks
Time 11am or 10am to join the coffee meet up
Meeting Point Rose Cafe, 
243 Kilburn High Rd,
London NW6 7JN
Transport links Bus - 16 , 31, 316, 328, 332, 98
Tube - Bakerloo Line
Train - Thameslink

 

Wednesday

WALK

Rise & Shine mindfulness walk
(First and third Wednesday of each month)

Time

                                7.30am

Meeting point

        Varies please check www.pasithea.me 

Thursday

Walk Third Age Project Wellbeing Walk Bangladeshi Older Women's Walk Camden Carers Walk
Time 10:30am - 11:30am 10:15am - 12:00pm 10:30am - 12:30pm
Meeting Point Third Age Project, Cumberland Market, Regent's Park, London NW1 3RH Third Age Project,
Cumberland Market, NW1 3RH
 
Transport links Bus - 24, 27, 29, 134

Train - Euston or Euston Square Station
Bus - 24, 27, 29, 134 From Hampstead Road

88 From Albany Street
 
Booking required? No booking.

Just arrive at meeting point
To book call 020 7383 4922 To book call 020 7428 8953

 

Friday
(Term Time Only)

Walk Queens Crescent Walk
Time 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Meeting Point The Dome,
170 Weedington Road,
Queens Crescent,
NW5 4NU
Transport links Bus - 27, 46

Train - Kentish Town West 

Contact us

For more information about Wellbeing Walks in Camden, email [email protected]

Informal walks in Camden

Belsize walk guide

From Primrose Hill to Parliament Hill, a two- and half-hour leisure walk through Camden, seeing architectural and historical buildings and places of interest along the way. This walk is not led by a walk leader but can be completed by everyone, and includes places to sit and stop.

To start the walk and for more information on locations and maps please view Belsize Walk Guide (PDF) and Belsize Walk Poster (PDF).

Walking tube map

Walking can be a quick and easy alternative to the tube when getting around London and of course it is free and comes with all the mental and physical health benefits that physical activity can provide. The TFL’s walking tube map shows how long it takes to walk between stations on the same line, this is especially useful during the busiest times which are between 05:45-08:15 and 16:00-17:30 Monday to Friday. 

Footways

Footways is a network of quiet and enjoyable routes for walking in London. To view their maps and more information visit the Footways webpage.

Camden's parks and green spaces

Camden has many parks and green spaces that are ideal for walking around or to use as walk destinations or rest points. The locations of Camden’s Parks and Green spaces can be seen on the Parks in Camden webpages

For further information about Informal walks in Camden please email [email protected]

Canal and Rivers Trust

The Canal and River Trust has over 2,000 miles of level towpaths along some of the best waterside scenery England and Wales have to offer. Take a walk today and feel better by water.

The Trust works hard to ensure its towpaths are open and accessible so you can enjoy a waterside ramble whatever the time of year. Aside from lock flights, your path is level and there's little chance of getting lost.

The unfolding scenery of a canal-side stroll also takes some beating. Where else could you find such a mix of wildlife, architecture, countryside and of course, the thing that brings it all to life, narrowboats?

If you're looking for great canal or river walks, the Trust's routes map will point you in the right direction. Alternatively, just head for your local towpath and follow your nose.

For more information, visit canalrivertrust.org.uk

Wellbeing Walks in Regents Park 

Join us on a guided mindfulness in nature walk to disconnect from the day and reconnect with yourself and nature.

Visit the Royal Parks website for more information.