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Walking is a great way to keep active. Physical activity helps us feels happier and being in nature helps reduce stress.

These are our regular weekly walks. You can just turn up at the start except where we recommend you contact the walk leader listed before your first walk. For other nearby walks see walkingforhealth and Walk4Life.

​Day/time ​Location ​Meeting point ​Walking duration and additional details
Mondays 6.30pm Hilly Fields
evening walk
Meet by benches outside Bowling Club on Tyrwhitt Road Choice of routes – one hilly, one flat, smooth even paths. Walk lasts 30–45 minutes. No walks in winter months (Nov to late Mar). 
Tuesdays 2pm Ladywell Fields ​Meet in the Riverside reception area in Lewisham Hospital Walk lasts 20–45 minutes. This is a level walking route with good paths. You can do half a lap (20 minutes), a full lap or two!
Tuesdays 11am Sydenham Wells Park ​Meet by the benches near the pond

Walk lasts for up to 45 minutes. There are a choice of routes – level, smooth paths or choose to go up the hill through wooded area.

Contact Iris 020 8693 9525.

Tuesdays 9.45am Beckenham Place Park ​Meet at Mansion House car park Choice of three circular walks from 30 minutes to 1 hour. The short walk will be on level, smooth paths. Others will include slopes and rough ground going through woodland.
Wednesdays 10am Bellingham (with Well London volunteers) ​Meet outside St Dunstan’s Church, Bellingham Green

Walk lasts 30–45 minutes. Long slope at the start and some gentle slopes in the park, even ground and paths.

Contact Sarah Nana 07830 988 809.

Wednesdays 10am From New Cross: walks in the south east London area ​Meet at Barnes Wallis Centre, Wild Goose Drive SE14 5LL (near New Cross Fire station) Walk lasts 60 minutes in different parks each week, including Russia Docks, Peckham Rye, Dulwich, Southwark and Burgess Parks (we go by public transport so bring your travel pass).

Contact Jane at Just Older Youth (JOY) 020 7732 7458.
Wednesdays 10.30am Lewisham paths and parks (MIND Peer Support Volunteer led walks)

​Meet at Glassmill Leisure Centre, 
41 Loampit Vale 
SE13 7FT

One hour walks at various locations. Café at the end where possible. Booking essential.

Contact Smita 07850 639 811 to register.
Wednesdays 10.30am

Grove Park and beyond

 

 

​Meet at Ringway Centre on Baring Road SE12 0DS Varied routes, may be up to 90 minutes, through woodland and parks, some with rough ground or slopes.

Before your first walk please contact Sonja 07836 548870.
​Thursdays 9am ​Deptford Park ​Meet at 9am at the playground in Deptford Park. ​Walk for 30–45 minutes within the park. Mostly smooth, level paths with different  route options so you can walk as slow or as fast as you wish. The park also has outdoor gym facilities to use after the walk.
Thursdays 11am Horniman Gardens ​Meet by the benches inside the main gates This is a hilly park so there are some slopes but you can choose more level routes. Some weeks we go into the nature trail with rough ground / steps. Walk for up to 45 minutes. Last week of month, the walk is followed by an activity with the museum.
Thursdays 11am Ladywell Fields ​Meet in the Riverside reception area in Lewisham Hospital Walk lasts 20–45 minutes. This is a level walking route with good paths. You can do half a lap (20 minutes), a full lap or two!
Thursdays 10am South-east London Explorers ​Meet by the tables and chairs at the tea kiosk near the Clock Tower, Lewisham High Street Use public transport to travel to different local routes each week (own fares or travel passes needed). Walk for 45–60 minutes then tea in a café. Varied routes and may include slopes, steps and rough ground.
​Saturdays 2pm ​Downham parks and woodlands ​Meet in the cafe at Downham Health & Leisure Centre. ​Walk for up to an hour on a variety of routes in the local area. The routes may include long slopes, rough ground under foot, and steps.

Nordic walking

​Day ​Location ​Details ​Contact
​Wednesdays 1.30pm ​Forster Memorial Park ​Sessions for beginners to learn the techniques

sonya.nordicwalking@gmail.com

​Thursdays 10am ​Manor House Gardens ​​Sessions for beginners to learn the techniques sonya.nordicwalking@gmail.com
​Fridays 6pm ​Bellingham ​​​Sessions for beginners to learn the techniques sonya.nordicwalking@gmail.com
Saturdays 10.15am​ Ladywell Fields​ Sessions for beginners to learn the techniques. Tim on 07999 379195
or email Laura at
brockleynordicwalking@gmail.com

Join our team of volunteer walk leaders

Want to get a bit more involved? Like meeting new people? Fancy setting up a new walk in your area? Please contact us on Freephone 0808 141 0118 or using the details below to find out about free training for walk leaders.

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Contact

Lewisham Healthy Walks co-ordinator
Waldron Health Centre
Stanley Street
Se8 4bg
Tel:
020 3049 3485

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