Feel Good Walks

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.

Walking is a great way to explore the borough, a great way to keep active, stay healthy and it's good for physical and mental well-being too.

So come along and join us on our Feel Good Walks. Just turn up on the day, there’s no need to book in advance. Please note, there are no official walks on bank holidays.

If you would like to start a walking group for neighbours and friends or support an existing walk as a Walk Leader please get in touch. We provide full training and support for the role and we are looking for more Walk Leaders to join the team.

For more information about walks in Waltham Forest, please contact feel.good@Walthamforest.gov.uk

2024 Programme


(No walks on Bank Holidays)

Friday Hill, Chingford

Every Monday 11am to 12pm: Steady Pace

Meet outside The Chingdale Centre, 19 Chingdale Road, E4 6HZ

Bury Road, Chingford

Every Monday 10:30am to 11am: Gentle Stroll

Meet outside Bury Road Car Park, E4 6AR

Higham Hill Park, Leyton Orient Trust

Every Monday 11am to 11:45am: Steady Pace

Meet at Higham Hill Park, Hecham Close entrance, E17 5QS


North Chingford

Every Tuesday 11am to 12.30pm: Steady Pace

Meet outside Bury Road Car Park, E4 6AR

Leyton - Gentle Stroll

Every Tuesday 11:30am to 12:30pm: Gentle Stroll

Meet at Leyton Sports Ground, E10 6PV

Leytonstone, Davies Lane

Every Tuesday 10:30 to 12pm: Steady Pace

Meet at Pastures Centre, 15 Davies Lane, E11 3DR

Thomas Gamuel Park, Leyton Orient Trust

Every Tuesday 11am to 11:45am: Steady Pace

Meet at Stafford Hall, St Barnabus Road, E17 8JZ


Every other Tuesday 11am to 12:30pm: Steady Pace

Meet at KukooLaLa Cafe, Leyton Jubilee Park E10 7BL

On the alternate Tuesday, the group has an ‘away’ walk, starting in another location. Please email Feel.good@walthamforest.gov.uk for the upcoming home and away walks. 



Every Wednesday 11am to 12.30pm: Steady Pace

Meet at KukooLaLa Cafe, Leyton Jubilee Park E10 7BL

Walthamstow Village Walk 

Every Wednesday 2 to 3pm: Steady Pace

Meet at Waltham Forest Community Hub, 18a Orford Road, E17 9LN

Langthorne Park, Leyton Orient Trust

Every Wednesday 11am to 11:45am: Steady Pace

Meet at Langthorne Park, High Road Leytonstone, Park entrance E11 4YG



Every Thursday 11am to 12.30pm: Steady Pace

Meet at Lakeside Diner, Hollow Ponds E11 1NP

Bury Road, Chingford

Every Thursday 10am to 11am: Brisk Pace

Meet outside Bury Road Car Park, E4 6AR

Coronation Gardens - Leyton Orient Trust

Every Thursday 11am to 11:45am: Steady Pace

Meet at Coronation Gardens, Leyton High Road Entrance, E10 5HG


Highams Park

Every Friday 11am to 12.30pm: Steady Pace

Meet at Humphrys Cafe, The Highams Park, IG8 9RF

ACA Walk

Every Friday 11am to 12pm: Steady Pace

Meet outside the Feel Good Centre, 170 Chingford Road, E17 5AA

Nordic Walking – Leytonstone

Every Friday 10am to 11:30am: Medium to Brisk Pace 

Meet outside Leytonstone Station (Church Lane side) E11 1HE

First Friday of the month there is a “learn to Nordic Walk” walk. Participants must register in advance of attending their first walk by emailing Feel.Good@walthamforest.gov.uk


Walthamstow, GEM Families

First Sunday of the month 2pm to 3pm: Slow pace

Meet by the Coppermill Car Park, E17 7HG

No booking is required, just turn up on the day.


Walking Cricket  Free

Everyone is welcome to join the Walking Cricket at Leyton Sports Ground on Tuesdays from 11 to 12:30pm.

These sessions are completely free and open to men & women, regardless of ability. It’s lots of fun and there’s a chance to have a cup of tea after the session.

These sessions run term time only, for more information please email Feel.Good@walthamforest.gov.uk


Life after Cancer Walks

If you want a gentle way to get back to exercise, walking is perfect.

Find out more on the Ramblers' wellbeing walks website or email: feel.good@walthamforest.gov.uk

Waltham Forest Wanders

Discover Waltham Forest with our walking and cycling trails showcasing a number of famous people and places in the borough and sharing some of Waltham Forest’s lesser-known secrets.

The nine routes can be followed 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 nine routes to choose from. Check out the full guide, or find the individual routes below:

Please note that the Vestry House Museum is currently closed for works, and will reopen in early 2026.

Walking groups

Other walking routes and maps

Free Sports & Wellbeing Programme

The Feel Good team have secured funding to deliver a Free Sports & Wellbeing programme at the Pastures Centre in Leytonstone.

Absolutely no experience is necessary, all the sessions are indoors in a sports hall and everyone is welcome.

The sessions are:

  • adult Pilates – Tuesdays 12:30 to 1:30pm
  • adult Zumba – Fridays 12:30 to 1:30pm
  • inclusive children Multi Sports Sessions aged 4 to 14 years Sunday's 9:15 to 10:15am

For more information and to register, please email Feel.Good@Walthamforest.gov.uk


Parkrun takes place at The Peter May Centre, 135 Wadham Road, Walthamstow E17 4HR.

Parkrun is a 5 kilometers weekly timed event open to all ages and abilities, you need to register to get your barcode and take part.

To find out more, contact Peter May Leisure Centre.

Junior parkrun

Junior Parkrun takes place at Leyton Jubilee Park, Marsh Lane, Leyton, London, E10 7BL

Junior Parkrun is a free, fun, and friendly, consisting of weekly 2 kilometers event for juniors (4 to 14 year olds).​

To find out more, contact leytonjubileejuniors@parkrun.com.

Our parks

Four of our premier parks host regular fitness classes including:

  • Abs, bums and thighs
  • Full body workout
  • Bootcamp

The sessions take place at:

  • Langthorne Park, Leytonstone E11 4YG
  • Leyton Jubilee Park, Leyton E10 7BI
  • Lloyd Park, Walthamstow E17 5JW
  • Ridgeway Park, Chingford E4 6XQ

Find out more and register at our parks.

Cycling activities

Anybody who lives, works or studies in Waltham Forest can receive free cycle training through Cycle Confident. You can receive training 1 to 1 at a time that suits them. The training is also tailored to needs, whether complete beginner, or wanting to try cycling on the road for the first time, or experienced cyclists trying out a commute.

Free Activities include:

  • Dr Bike sessions: free check-ups of your bike (details on Cycle Confident's website)
  • All ability cycling club: weekly cycling session for people of all abilities using a fleet of adapted cycles (details on Bikeworks' website)

For more information, please email: cycling@walthamforest.gov.uk