Lewisham Council - Walking for pleasure

Walking for pleasure

You are not alone if you include walking as one of your hobbies – it’s the most popular outdoor recreational activity in Britain.

Walks in the borough


You can walk to Blackheath from different parts of the borough, using these detailed routes that include local landmarks, areas of interest and places for a cup of tea on route. 



Riverside walks

Discover hidden parts of the borough, find out about plants and wildlife and the borough's ecological history.

River wades, walks and talks

Get to know the rivers and green spaces in your area at these free events this spring and summer.

Walk It

Devise your own walking route and pick up suggestions for circular routes where you can choose how long you walk for - see WalkIt website for more.

Creekside low tide walks

Creekside Education Trust in Deptford offers guided walks up the creek - something for those who love mud!

Green Chain walks

One of London's six big walking routes. It's made up of various different routes, many manageable in a few hours. See Walk London for more information.

London Footprints walks

Routes and notes for self-guided walks throughout London, including specific routes in Deptford, Ladywell, St Johns and Ladywell. See London Footprints website for routes throughout London.

Walking beyond the borough

The Ramblers

Walk London

The Saturday Walkers Club

Transport for London: Walking

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Council services over the Christmas and New Year period

Find out about changes to council services over the Christmas and New Year period.


Never Mind the Networking - coffee morning

Good Hope Cafe 
12 December 8am to 10am

Local meet-up for local businesses and creatives hosted by Studio Change

Fit bus transport to exercise for older people Free

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 
12 December 9am to 1pm

Our minibus is picking older, isolated people up from 'hubs' in the local community and take them to exercise sessions available in Downham, Whitefoot, Grove Park and Catford South.

Stop Smoking Clinic - Honor Oak Practice Free

Honor Oak Practice 
12 December 9am to 12 noon

Free and friendly help from the stop smoking team

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