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Why Walk?

Walking has a huge range of benefits including:

  • For your physical health (for a longer life expectancy, more energy and stamina, improving core muscle strength and boosting the immune system!)
  • For your mental health (for a mood enhancer, stress and anxiety reliever, better sleep, improved memory and a way of calming your mind!)
  • For your neighbourhood! (Every journey walked means less by car, improving air quality and fostering a sense of community)

Waltham Forest Wanders Click to get info

Discover Waltham Forest with our walking and cycling trails to showcase some of our famous people and places and let you in on some of the lesser-known secrets.

The six routes can be done on your own or with family and friends and are a great way to learn more about our borough while enjoying the great outdoor spaces and finding new favourite places.

There are so far six routes to choose from:

Download the full guide or the individual routes by clicking on the links above, or view them on our Living Map.

Feel Good Walks Click to get info

Our Feel Good Walks are suitable for anyone to join and are FREE. They provide a great way for people to get out and about, meet new people and explore some of the beautiful green spaces Waltham Forest has to offer.

Walks are led by trained volunteers and take place across the borough with options for shorter and slower-paced walks. To find out more, or to join a walk, please visit the Walking for health website.